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"Now why did you have to go an insult the Howdy Doody Gang"

J Alfred Lemire replied Apr 6, 2017 to WikiLeaks: Re: (Now Chelsea involved in scandal?)

39 Apr 15, 2017
Reply by Charles S Imwold

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"The heck with cutting funding arrest the city leaders for Obstruction of Justice."

J Alfred Lemire replied Feb 11, 2017 to 'We're going to see more': Sanctuary cities cave in face of Trump's funding threats

42 Mar 16, 2017
Reply by Jaime N. Salomon, Jr.,MD

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"Stop with the money just send in the Federal Marshals an arrest them. "

J Alfred Lemire replied Jan 26, 2017 to Top 10 U.S. Sanctuary Cities Face Roughly $2.27 Billion In Cuts By Trump Policy

41 Jan 31, 2017
Reply by julie Michael cohen

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"I've said before send in the Federal Marshals an arrest the Mayor, the City Council…"

J Alfred Lemire replied Jan 13, 2017 to Illegal Aliens Are Flocking To Chicago Before Trump’s Inauguration Because It’s A ‘Sanctuary City’

50 Jan 17, 2017
Reply by Jeff Noncent

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"The more the merrier. "

J Alfred Lemire replied Jan 8, 2017 to Media Runs Sob Stories About Mexicans Losing Jobs To Trump’s America

51 Jan 9, 2017
Reply by Eugene P. Clark

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" Send in the Federal Marshals an arrest the Mayors, City Councilman & an the Pol…"

J Alfred Lemire replied Dec 26, 2016 to Cities Launch Legal Defense Fund for Illegal Aliens

24 Dec 29, 2016
Reply by Dennis Gronquist

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"No fight at all..All the new head of the EPA has to do is say all rules & regula…"

J Alfred Lemire replied Dec 20, 2016 to EPA Halts Coal-Busting Climate Regs As Trump Era Nears

30 Dec 24, 2016

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"The reason there was 400,000 drop in Republicans registrations was they left the Sta…"

J Alfred Lemire replied Dec 17, 2016 to It's Official: Clinton's Popular Vote Win Came Entirely From California

67 Dec 20, 2016
Reply by Norma R. Thompson

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"The first thing to do is replace the head of the EPA an the the first thing the new…"

J Alfred Lemire replied Nov 26, 2016 to Fixing the Most Dangerous Branch

30 Nov 27, 2016
Reply by Eugene P. Clark

"When Trump gets in he should send in the Federal Marshals to arrest the Mayors for v…"

J Alfred Lemire replied Nov 17, 2016 to Chicago Joins With Other Sanctuary Cities Vowing Defiance of Trump

24 Nov 22, 2016
Reply by Steve Russak

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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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