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"Jo, I would not be so quick to side with the above Author or her HuffPost buddies. T…"

DAVID SWANSON replied Jan 7, 2016 to TPP, Public Comment Period Open!

18 Mar 7, 2016
Reply by Kat

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"My suggestion is.... BUY MORE AMMO. "

DAVID SWANSON replied Dec 19, 2015 to John Holdren, Obama's Science Czar, says: Forced abortions and mass sterilization needed to save the planet

41 Jan 13, 2016
Reply by Callum Hugh Elliott

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"These spoiled brats need to have their smart-phones taken away and be sent out into…"

DAVID SWANSON replied Nov 14, 2015 to MIZZOU CAMPUS ACTIVISTS AND BLACK LIVES MATTER COMPLAIN ABOUT PARIS STEALING THE SPOTLIGHT

54 Nov 17, 2015
Reply by Tom Gallagher

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"Spot-on!"

DAVID SWANSON replied Oct 28, 2015 to District claims teacher ‘distraught’ after forcing students to deny God is real

35 Oct 31, 2015
Reply by Honest Glenn

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"Thank you Rush. Jeesh... It's hard to imagine Gloria was once posed for Playboy. She…"

DAVID SWANSON replied Oct 23, 2015 to Gloria Steinem Blames Rush Limbaugh for Ruining Word Feminism

39 Oct 25, 2015
Reply by Michael G. Thompson

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"No... and Hell No! "

DAVID SWANSON replied Oct 22, 2015 to Got a spare $73 billion lying around? Obama wants US taxpayers to bail out Puerto Rico

29 Oct 26, 2015
Reply by Honest Glenn

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"CAIR can kiss my shiny Christian butt! Muhammad was a child molesting fraud."

DAVID SWANSON replied Oct 13, 2015 to CAIR Demands Tennessee 7th Graders Learn ‘Muhammad Is The Messenger Of God’

114 Oct 30, 2015
Reply by Jason K

"I have been telling people the very same thing for the last 7 years. I kinda wish th…"

DAVID SWANSON replied Oct 3, 2015 to Obama Admin & UN Announce Global Police Force to Fight “Extremism” in US Cities

659 Oct 20, 2015
Reply by Mrs.Tif Morgan

"If the Global Police force come to take guns from U.S. Citizens, there will be a nee…"

DAVID SWANSON replied Oct 3, 2015 to Obama Admin & UN Announce Global Police Force to Fight “Extremism” in US Cities

659 Oct 20, 2015
Reply by Mrs.Tif Morgan

"There may be a lot of dead people because of this action and it won't be on our side."

DAVID SWANSON replied Oct 3, 2015 to Obama Admin & UN Announce Global Police Force to Fight “Extremism” in US Cities

659 Oct 20, 2015
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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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