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"That will make the middle of the country's vote meaningless. The progressive sociali…"

Dwight Carmichael replied Apr 16, 2014 to Democrats Conspiring to Rig Electoral College, Law Passed in 9 States So Far

32 Apr 17, 2014
Reply by Joan M Dixon

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"That sounds good, but will never make the Senate floor."

Dwight Carmichael replied Apr 16, 2014 to They’re Going There Buddy – Bill To Cut Off Eric Holder’s Pay in House

71 Apr 21, 2014
Reply by Carolan La Vallee Asst. Admin.

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"Well that's a good reason for voting for Rand."

Dwight Carmichael replied Apr 16, 2014 to Repub Peter King: Rand Paul presidency would be 'disastrous'

51 Apr 24, 2014
Reply by AHP1081

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"More states should be like Oklahoma."

Dwight Carmichael replied Apr 15, 2014 to Oklahoma Governor Signs Minimum Wage Hike Ban

25 Apr 16, 2014
Reply by Roger L. Meyer

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"I was taught to believe that college wasn't for everybody. It has to be earned."

Dwight Carmichael replied Apr 15, 2014 to White is not right: Campus admins ask for help weeding out white people

85 Apr 29, 2014
Reply by Historian

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"I agree 100%"

Dwight Carmichael replied Apr 15, 2014 to Woman living in luxury sentenced for stealing up to $377,000 in welfare benefits

35 Apr 17, 2014
Reply by james l higgerson

"What they need protection from dogs, or are they to be ammo dumps?"

Dwight Carmichael replied Apr 15, 2014 to US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases

44 Apr 19, 2014
Reply by Frankmusic

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"The feds are about to open a can of worms. The people will only take so much."

Dwight Carmichael replied Apr 15, 2014 to Bundy Brothers: ‘We don’t fear Harry Reid,’

53 Apr 17, 2014
Reply by Mitch Fanning

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"All the states should do this."

Dwight Carmichael replied Apr 15, 2014 to Kansas lawmakers killing tenure: Union money or Political arm twisting Won't Save It

22 Apr 15, 2014
Reply by Debra A Shawver

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"Just what I thought. This will be another Waco against one family. The federal gover…"

Dwight Carmichael replied Apr 15, 2014 to Sheriff Mack: Sources Inside The BLM and Las Vegas Metro Say Feds Are Planning A Raid On Bundy Home

104 Apr 18, 2014
Reply by Ronald A. Nelson Col.USA (Ret)

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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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