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"I say once the real conservatives take over the country again we put every demoncat…"

Concerned Citizen replied Nov 17, 2013 to Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY): Yeah, "We All Knew" Obama Was Lying About Keeping Your Health Insurance

95 Dec 10, 2013
Reply by Glenn Modracek

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"I remember when they were poisoning the feeble minded with their 'we are going to be…"

Concerned Citizen replied Nov 17, 2013 to Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY): Yeah, "We All Knew" Obama Was Lying About Keeping Your Health Insurance

95 Dec 10, 2013
Reply by Glenn Modracek

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"This administration wants to and has done nothing but rob Peter to pay Paul.  They a…"

Concerned Citizen replied Nov 16, 2013 to Obama Betrayal Of Whites Continues

58 Nov 18, 2013
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"Nothing this administration does makes any moral, legal, or economical sense unless…"

Concerned Citizen replied Nov 10, 2013 to PUBLIC REVOLTS AGAINST OBAMA, POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT'S AMNESTY EFFORTS

101 Jul 7, 2014
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"Amen Charles Munroe!! She is the worst possible candidate.  If we have to live throu…"

Concerned Citizen replied Nov 3, 2013 to Schumer: '2016 is Hillary’s time'

65 Nov 18, 2013
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"My head is spinning.  There is finally REAL people standing up for the American Peop…"

Concerned Citizen replied Oct 21, 2013 to Rand Paul introducing constitutional amendment holding government officials to same standard as American people

51 Oct 27, 2013
Reply by Jeff Noncent

"I really enjoyed reading your response Emma. It is very inspiring!! God Bless"

Concerned Citizen replied Oct 19, 2013 to Left demands: Charge Ted Cruz with sedition

134 Oct 28, 2013
Reply by Jeff Noncent

"I know this may not seem like a victory for the Tea Party but...It is a huge victory…"

Concerned Citizen replied Oct 17, 2013 to Brit Hume: Tea Party Arose from GOP Establishment Failure to Restrain Govt. Spending

24 Oct 18, 2013
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"Just donated....DRIVE ON"

Concerned Citizen replied Oct 3, 2013 to Truckers Ride Oct 11, 12, 13 on DC: Updated information on Locations to Meet

109 Oct 10, 2013
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"AMEN!  Thanks be to God. "

Concerned Citizen replied Oct 3, 2013 to Truckers Ride Oct 11, 12, 13 on DC: Updated information on Locations to Meet

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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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