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"These days, just about everything on left wing sites are lies."

Howiem replied Mar 2, 2017 to “Fact-Checker” Website Tells Total Trump Lies

34 Mar 4, 2017
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"Ryan do something right?  Only in a Tom Clancy novel."

Howiem replied Feb 28, 2017 to Cruz: 'Do Democrats Understand They Need to Control the House to Impeach?'

32 Feb 28, 2017
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"It is now a non-issue. The bill is dead Arizona House Speaker declares controversial…"

Howiem replied Feb 27, 2017 to Arizona Senate votes to seize assets of those who plan, participate in protests that turn violent

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"I doubt they are stupid enough to think they can win at the ballot box by turning of…"

Howiem replied Feb 27, 2017 to Study: Democrats can't base comeback on non-white voters

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"I do not believe that is accurate. Sports figures, like applicants for a job at MacD…"

Howiem replied Feb 27, 2017 to YOU’RE FIRED: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick is Finally Gone. What’s Your Response?

52 Mar 4, 2017
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"Just wait. Tomorrow the Dems will blame Pres. Trump for Russian hacks of the Muslim'…"

Howiem replied Feb 27, 2017 to #DemExit Trends on Twitter as Democrats are FURIOUS Over Corrupt Pick for DNC Chair

37 Feb 27, 2017
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"The Dems are always talking about "who we are"...now everyone can see who they are."

Howiem replied Feb 26, 2017 to #DemExit Trends on Twitter as Democrats are FURIOUS Over Corrupt Pick for DNC Chair

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"Next year it may be known as the Former White House Correspondents' Association dinn…"

Howiem replied Feb 26, 2017 to TRUMP IS RIGHT TO SKIP THE CORRESPONDENTS' DINNER

26 Feb 28, 2017
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"They can invent fake grounds...it's the votes that they don't have."

Howiem replied Feb 25, 2017 to Cruz: 'Do Democrats Understand They Need to Control the House to Impeach?'

32 Feb 28, 2017
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"No one will have to commend the Dems for choosing Muslim Ellison, as they just elect…"

Howiem replied Feb 25, 2017 to Cruz: 'Do Democrats Understand They Need to Control the House to Impeach?'

32 Feb 28, 2017
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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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