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"" And by the way luis✩USA, the EU and the British Empire was pushing for a war with…"

luis✩USA replied Jul 19, 2018 to Judicial Watch: Obama Administration Knew Of The Benghazi Attack 10 Days in Advance

11 Aug 2, 2018
Reply by Hank Jordan

"Hank, "Hacked" or phished, it doesn't matter.  Putin is a murderer!  And I don't tru…"

luis✩USA replied Jul 19, 2018 to Judicial Watch: Obama Administration Knew Of The Benghazi Attack 10 Days in Advance

11 Aug 2, 2018
Reply by Hank Jordan

"President Trump's clarification of what he said in Helsinki was proper, acceptable,…"

luis✩USA replied Jul 18, 2018 to Judicial Watch: Obama Administration Knew Of The Benghazi Attack 10 Days in Advance

11 Aug 2, 2018
Reply by Hank Jordan

"ps:  This would be a great opportunity for President Trump out point out that what t…"

luis✩USA replied Jul 12, 2018 to RESISTING THE RESISTERS

11 Jul 20, 2018
Reply by Mrs.Tif Morgan

"A couple of points, Tif.  1. We are not a part of the European Union.  That's what t…"

luis✩USA replied Jul 12, 2018 to RESISTING THE RESISTERS

11 Jul 20, 2018
Reply by Mrs.Tif Morgan

"Article 3 of the original language and responsibility of the European Alliance reads…"

luis✩USA replied Jul 11, 2018 to RESISTING THE RESISTERS

11 Jul 20, 2018
Reply by Mrs.Tif Morgan

"Once the SCOTUS decision against the unions sunk in - it hit me. That case was suppo…"

luis✩USA replied Jun 27, 2018 to Ladies And Gents, I Give You The Beginnings Of The Maxine-Democrats

4 Jun 27, 2018
Reply by luis✩USA

"These are the latest Midterm results: NEW YORK Bronx born, Ocasio-Cortez (28), beat…"

luis✩USA replied Jun 27, 2018 to Ladies And Gents, I Give You The Beginnings Of The Maxine-Democrats

4 Jun 27, 2018
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"" [Venezuelans]  have no interest in Governor Jerry Brown's offer," Uuuum...Just a…"

luis✩USA replied Jun 26, 2018 to Jerry Brown Signs Deal With Venezuela To Oversee Los Angeles Elections

12 Jul 1, 2018
Reply by Hank Jordan

"Venezuela, huh?!  GREAT IDEA!  Communists of the world UNITE!   ps:  Just when I t…"

luis✩USA replied Jun 25, 2018 to Jerry Brown Signs Deal With Venezuela To Oversee Los Angeles Elections

12 Jul 1, 2018
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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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