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"We need USEXIT of the UN. Global equality means the US becomes Uganda not the other…"

Tom Gallagher replied Jun 27, 2016 to UN announces Propaganda initiative with advertising’s ‘Big Six’ to support Sustainable Development Goals

18 Jun 27, 2016
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"Well at least the ghost in the Whitehouse is consistent when it comes to honoring hi…"

Tom Gallagher replied May 7, 2016 to Obama commutes prison sentences for 58 drug offenders - including 18 jailed for life

30 May 8, 2016
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"Well at least the ghost in the Whitehouse is consistent when it comes to honoring hi…"

Tom Gallagher replied May 7, 2016 to Obama commutes prison sentences for 58 drug offenders - including 18 jailed for life

30 May 8, 2016
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""Negative Partisanship" .... Way to invent another meaningless buzz phrase professor…"

Tom Gallagher replied May 7, 2016 to Top reason Americans will vote for Trump: 'To stop Clinton'

125 May 18, 2016
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""Negative Partisanship" .... Way to invent another meaningless buzz phrase professor…"

Tom Gallagher replied May 7, 2016 to Top reason Americans will vote for Trump: 'To stop Clinton'

125 May 18, 2016
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"I question the need to route a rail delivery from Chicago needing to go anywhere nea…"

Tom Gallagher replied Apr 23, 2016 to More Than 500 Pounds of Explosives Stolen From Train

28 Apr 25, 2016
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"I wonder how much they paid to silence this guy? Or how they managed to make him an…"

Tom Gallagher replied Apr 23, 2016 to Clinton IT staffer refuses to testify after immunity deal

20 May 8, 2016
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"Nobody is going to vote for dirty Hillary. Trump is going to beat her senseless with…"

Tom Gallagher replied Apr 22, 2016 to I am back after a Sabbatical....

548 Apr 25, 2016
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"Magnus there's just no weekend pleasing you. Trump has gone out and hired the best a…"

Tom Gallagher replied Apr 22, 2016 to I am back after a Sabbatical....

548 Apr 25, 2016
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"All previous residents of the public housing unit located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.…"

Tom Gallagher replied Apr 22, 2016 to Human Ego Stands in the Way of Saving America

23 Apr 22, 2016
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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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