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"The young have been set up for debt. About 35 years, on the Phil Donahue show there…"

LoisD replied Mar 4, 2017 to Obama's Legacy: Half Of College Students Now Expect Taxpayers To Bail Them Out

30 Mar 6, 2017
Reply by Charles Teachout

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"I agree! "

LoisD replied Mar 4, 2017 to Obama's Legacy: Half Of College Students Now Expect Taxpayers To Bail Them Out

30 Mar 6, 2017
Reply by Charles Teachout

"Many years ago, while participating in an illegal alien protect, I came face to face…"

LoisD replied Mar 2, 2017 to Father of Son Killed By Illegal Immigrant on Dems Booing Trump Immigration Policy: ‘I Just Ignore Them, Like They Do Me’

27 Mar 4, 2017
Reply by Philip D. Steenbergen

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"Taking the white man's money, simply put.   It's globalism, the serpent seeds work,…"

LoisD replied Feb 24, 2017 to Feds Paid $1 Billion in Social Security Benefits to Individuals Without a SSN

72 Feb 27, 2017
Reply by Randal W. Howard

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"The Social Security system was a communist gimmick to take people's money, bank it,…"

LoisD replied Feb 24, 2017 to Feds Paid $1 Billion in Social Security Benefits to Individuals Without a SSN

72 Feb 27, 2017
Reply by Randal W. Howard

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"I ask, just what does that mean?  All men are created equal?  They have blood, bones…"

LoisD replied Feb 24, 2017 to Feds Paid $1 Billion in Social Security Benefits to Individuals Without a SSN

72 Feb 27, 2017
Reply by Randal W. Howard

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"This is why the peoples should be segregated, to prevent turmoil.  If segregated, th…"

LoisD replied Feb 24, 2017 to UMich students demand no-whites-allowed space to plot ‘social justice’ activism

50 Mar 14, 2017
Reply by Robert William Metcalf

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"I agree about finding REAL colleges.  I recommend HOME SCHOOL in the formative years…"

LoisD replied Feb 24, 2017 to UMich students demand no-whites-allowed space to plot ‘social justice’ activism

50 Mar 14, 2017
Reply by Robert William Metcalf

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"While I dislike no peaceful peoples, I don't approve of the immigration of peoples w…"

LoisD replied Feb 14, 2017 to Judicial Watch: ‘Unlawful’ State Dept ‘Stonewalled’ Request for Refugee Travel Loan, Taxpayer Loss Info

16 Apr 25, 2018
Reply by Ronald A. Nelson Col.USA (Ret)

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"Several years ago, the MinuteMen were called to go up north of the state to help a f…"

LoisD replied Feb 12, 2017 to Mexican Drug Cartel Operating in U.S. Suburb More than 1,500 Miles from Border

32 Feb 24, 2017
Reply by Anthony Ibbott

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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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