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"    It's no wonder Mr. Badalament had a Muslim poem "only", recited aloud over the i…"

CWD replied Sep 12, 2013 to Pledge of Allegiance skipped, Muslim poem read at Boston school on 9/11

166 Sep 17, 2013

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"Uh oh! Harry's done it again. Harry. Better wipe your mouth with toilet paper with a…"

CWD replied Sep 12, 2013 to Harry Reid: Anti-government 'anarchists' have taken over Congress

37 Sep 15, 2013
Reply by Kay Trudell

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"  Are you telling us yet another lie? Limited action and no boots on the ground? ---…"

CWD replied Sep 3, 2013 to SOLDIERS SPEAK OUT ON SYRIA: 'We Are Stretched Thin, Tired, And Broke'

107 Sep 8, 2013
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"Actually, It was England where he ran off to to further his education and to talk do…"

CWD replied Sep 3, 2013 to Rangel: Bring back the draft before launching air strikes in Syria

86 Sep 18, 2013
Reply by American 1st

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"Maybe their happy with their gay marriages, food stamps, Obamaphones and other freeb…"

CWD replied Sep 2, 2013 to The mask is off: They hated Bush, not war

11 Sep 7, 2013
Reply by Thomas L. Stafford

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"This administration has shamed our military by accusing them falsely of being terror…"

CWD replied Sep 2, 2013 to SOLDIERS SPEAK OUT ON SYRIA: 'We Are Stretched Thin, Tired, And Broke'

107 Sep 8, 2013
Reply by Ralph S. Rastopsoff

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" And you don't think the police will turn on you? They did in Germany, Russia, China…"

CWD replied Sep 2, 2013 to Woman violently arrested for playing banjo in wrong place at Syria war protest in Philly

39 Sep 3, 2013
Reply by A_Nobody

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"    Syria Is To Blame?   WRONG: He shot himself in the foot with his deceit and blat…"

CWD replied Aug 31, 2013 to Obama's Approval Rating Plummets To Its Lowest Point Ever, And Syria Is To Blame

65 Sep 17, 2013
Reply by Gene Szymanski

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"It appears the NSA and IRS has more influence than we thought possible."

CWD replied Aug 30, 2013 to Appeals court says White House visitor logs can be kept from public

40 Aug 31, 2013
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"  My guess? : Boehner is the COURT JESTER  for the KING Obama. Why else would Boehne…"

CWD replied Aug 30, 2013 to Obama Gives 2 New Executive Actions on Gun Control

52 Sep 1, 2013
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Fact Check:   'Joe Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Lock People Up In Cages’

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed, on immigration: “We didn’t lock people up in cages.”

VERDICT: FALSE. The “cages” were built by the Obama-Biden administration.

Univision moderator Jorge Ramos asked Biden at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, why Latinos should trust him after the Obama administration continued deporting “undocumented immigrants.”

Biden claimed that the Obama administration’s policies were more humane than those of President Donald Trump: “We didn’t lock people up in cages,” he said.

In fact, the “cages” were built by the Obama administration to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally in 2014.

Originally, the Obama administration was “warehousing” children — literally — in overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities. Breitbart News broke the story of the surge, which was partly triggered by Obama’s policy of allowing illegal alien children who entered the country as minors to stay in the country (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA).

Above image credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File

The above photo was published by the Associated Press in June 2014, and the photo below is of Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, touring a Border Patrol facility with “cages.”


Above: Border Patrol officers escort Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer through the department’s Nogales processing facility for immigrant children. (Photo courtesy Barry Bahler/Department of Homeland Security)

The “cages” are chain-link enclosures in Border Patrol processing facilities that are meant to protect children from adults in custody. They are not permanent accommodations.

In mid-2018, as the Trump administration began enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy that stopped the “catch-and-release” policy of letting illegal aliens go after they were arrested. Detaining adults and children meant that children had to be processed separately; the enclosures prevented adults from harming children.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, children were not housed in “cages.” They were processed and then taken to shelters, where they were given medical care, toiletries, education, recreation, and counseling, and where staff attempted to find relatives or sponsors to whom they could be released.

Democrats began tweeting images of “kids in cages” to condemn the Trump administration. Journalists, too, shared those images.

One problem: they were taken during the Obama administration.

Public outrage at the images led President Trump to end the policy, and require families to be detained together.

Democrats keep repeating the mistake, however: in July, they had to delete a tweet that used an image from the Obama era and cited the “inhumane treatment” of children by the Trump administration.

Republicans argue that not detaining illegal aliens is actually the cruel policy, because it encourages migrants to undertake a dangerous journey, often guided by cartels and smugglers.

As Breitbart News’ Alana Mastrangelo noted recently:

But what’s worse than “cages,” however, are reports of migrant children also being handed over to human traffickers during the Obama administration — while Biden was vice president — according to the New York Times. Between October 2013 and July 2015 alone, nearly 80,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries were detained by U.S. authorities.

It remains unclear how many of the tens of thousands of children were handed over to human traffickers — including sex traffickers — during that span of nearly two years, as those cases are reportedly not tracked.

“Others were ransomed by the very smugglers to whom their families paid thousands of dollars to sneak them into the United States,” reported the New York Times in 2015, during Obama’s presidency and Biden’s vice presidency. “Some lost limbs during the journey or found themselves sold into sexual slavery.”

Biden told voters in South Carolina last month that he would close all border detention facilities, guaranteeing that the migrant flow would continue.

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