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"He wasn't convicted yet only accused, and he could have been instrumental in bringin…"

Michael Dennis Smith replied Aug 11 to There Is a God After All: Jeffrey Epstein Dies a day after Release of Court Documents

10 Aug 11
Reply by Mrs.Tif Morgan

""S*** HAPPENS" ?     I think you meant  "Clintons Happens" !  "Dead men tell no tale…"

Michael Dennis Smith replied Aug 11 to There Is a God After All: Jeffrey Epstein Dies a day after Release of Court Documents

10 Aug 11
Reply by Mrs.Tif Morgan

"Maybe you would rather have Hillary ??  Trump is dealing with enough RINO's"

Michael Dennis Smith replied Jan 7 to Where Is Our Border Fund Trump: Foreign Aid Was a Big Winner in the Budget Trump Signed Last Week

23 Jan 9
Reply by Henry Massingale

""If God could sing , would He"? I think you are hearing the voice of God ."

Michael Dennis Smith replied Feb 10, 2018 to If God Could Sing 'Would He'

46 Feb 12, 2018
Reply by Mrs.Tif Morgan

"I think the "secret society" is the gang of progressive billionaires that are curren…"

Michael Dennis Smith replied Jan 25, 2018 to The DOJ-FBI Swamp

2 Jan 25, 2018
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"It has been said that the United States of America will fall and not a single shot w…"

Michael Dennis Smith replied Jan 23, 2018 to New California Law Allows Illegal Immigrants To Vote Legally

22 Jan 25, 2018
Reply by Jo Gonzalez

""Hope and Chains"?"

Michael Dennis Smith replied Jan 14, 2018 to First Uranium One Indictment Issued In Hillary Clinton Bribery Scandal

26 Jan 18, 2018
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"I hope everyone has a wonderful time celebrating the birthday of Jesus. Merry Christ…"

Michael Dennis Smith replied Dec 23, 2017 to Christmas 1950 To 2017

8 Jan 3, 2018
Reply by Henry Massingale

"Hillary has been running her mouth ,running from the truth, running for president ,r…"

Michael Dennis Smith replied Dec 13, 2017 to FBI Officials Were Reminded ‘Clinton Has To Win’ During 2016 Probe

4 Dec 14, 2017
Reply by Mrs.Tif Morgan

"I watched her show briefly, until I found out that she was completely void of any mo…"

Michael Dennis Smith replied Dec 11, 2017 to Hah-Hah! Anti-Trumpster Chelsea Handler's Show Canceled

9 Dec 12, 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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