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"CC&Rs. Details here: #11 Inalienable Rights and the Ideal Society"

Anthony Ibbott replied Feb 24, 2017 to Mexican Drug Cartel Operating in U.S. Suburb More than 1,500 Miles from Border

32 Feb 24, 2017
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"Never learned the lessons from alcohol prohibition. Sad. Those who never learned his…"

Anthony Ibbott replied Feb 18, 2017 to Mexican Drug Cartel Operating in U.S. Suburb More than 1,500 Miles from Border

32 Feb 24, 2017
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"They don't dare. The thing about Islam is there is no separation of church and state…"

Anthony Ibbott replied Feb 18, 2017 to Former Marine Flees Iraq After Facebook Warning About Iraqi Refugees Goes Viral

30 Feb 18, 2017
Reply by Ronald A. Nelson Col.USA (Ret)

"I'm eager to see the day when presidents are rated for how many improper laws they h…"

Anthony Ibbott replied Jan 19, 2017 to Obama- Worst legislative record in history

32 Jan 20, 2017
Reply by John Barr


"Why is the Mexican government partially funded by drug producers?  So that the law e…"

Anthony Ibbott replied Jan 12, 2017 to Protests In Mexico Push Country To Brink Of Revolution And Nobody's Talking About It

105 Jan 19, 2017
Reply by Oren Long

"We need to be yelling from the rooftops that the proper function of government is to…"

Anthony Ibbott replied Jan 7, 2017 to Obamacare Was ‘Lie From The Beginning’ Says Trump

28 Jan 8, 2017
Reply by June Gagnon

"As Jefferson observed "...that the legitimate powers of government reach actions onl…"

Anthony Ibbott replied Dec 11, 2016 to Critics of Islam on Trial in Europe: Wilders Convicted

20 Dec 15, 2016
Reply by luis✩USA

"The fact that a recount comes out even 1 vote different tells me that someone wasn't…"

Anthony Ibbott replied Dec 7, 2016 to Hillary Clinton Loses 18,422 Votes in Day 3 of Wisconsin Recount

50 Dec 11, 2016
Reply by John Barr

"Agreed. :-)"

Anthony Ibbott replied Dec 6, 2016 to Trump promises ‘consequences’ for companies that ship jobs out of U.S.

40 Dec 6, 2016
Reply by John Barr

"That's never a problem. Sellers charge what the market will bear. Meaning, if you ch…"

Anthony Ibbott replied Dec 6, 2016 to Trump promises ‘consequences’ for companies that ship jobs out of U.S.

40 Dec 6, 2016
Reply by John Barr




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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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