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"Ray: You are insulting person. Bristol has nothing to do with her mother supporting…"

Lawrence replied Jan 20, 2016 to It’s Official: Sarah Palin Is Endorsing Donald Trump for President

84 Jan 21, 2016
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"Victoria: Look at big picture and view all evidence and not take others word for it.…"

Lawrence replied Jan 20, 2016 to It’s Official: Sarah Palin Is Endorsing Donald Trump for President

84 Jan 21, 2016
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"John: Do you really believe you know more than Sarah? If you did we would be in trou…"

Lawrence replied Jan 20, 2016 to It’s Official: Sarah Palin Is Endorsing Donald Trump for President

84 Jan 21, 2016
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"Ben is absolutely correct. The black community has the BET awards so why are they co…"

Lawrence replied Jan 20, 2016 to Carson on all-white Oscars: 'Americans have far more important concerns'

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"Brian: Please inform to rest of us. Those that want to save USA believe Glenn has so…"

Lawrence replied Jan 18, 2016 to 'He looks like hell': Donald Trump unloads on Glenn Beck after being accused of voting for Obama

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"Beck is lost in his own little world. At one time respected,today waste."

Lawrence replied Jan 17, 2016 to 'He looks like hell': Donald Trump unloads on Glenn Beck after being accused of voting for Obama

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"This woman has brain of jackass. How she ever got to be professor is beyond common s…"

Lawrence replied Jan 14, 2016 to After THIS profanity-laced rant against cops, professor gets personal invite to meet Obama

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"I have been saying this from day one. Merkel is a liberal loving Muslim at heart. Sh…"

Lawrence replied Jan 14, 2016 to Hungarian Paper Slams Merkel: ‘No Bastards On Earth More Abominable Than Liberal Pigs Digging Europe’s Grave

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"I am vet from many years ago and agree with you.   Larry chiefland ,florida"

Lawrence replied Jan 13, 2016 to Obama: The Country is Divided, But Hey, At Least It’s Not the Civil War

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"Hope the next president arrest him and all in white house. We could have nice hangin…"

Lawrence replied Jan 13, 2016 to Do you think Obama will abandon America?

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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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