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"This is sedition and should be dealt with swiftly and appropriately."

Lynn Connelly replied Feb 12, 2017 to Obama is scheming to sabotage Trump’s presidency

45 Feb 13, 2017
Reply by Thomas sandoval

"So basically what he is saying is that it's Trump versus the globalist/NWO crowd. We…"

Lynn Connelly replied Jan 23, 2017 to German Press: "That Was No Presidential Speech; That Was A Declaration Of War"

40 Jan 26, 2017
Reply by Jea9

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"Since most of the majority of the Democratic votes in California, were no doubt from…"

Lynn Connelly replied Dec 27, 2016 to Obama insists Trump win no indicator Democrats’ vision for U.S. is ‘a fantasy’

41 Dec 30, 2016
Reply by Frankmusic

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"The Bushes backed Cruz. What part of that don't you understand?"

Lynn Connelly replied Jul 17, 2016 to One more attack and you can hand Trump the keys to the White House

61 Jul 23, 2016
Reply by Jea9

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"Exactly Wolfcat. How do you vote in a man with a name like Barack Hussein Obama seve…"

Lynn Connelly replied Jun 15, 2016 to Furious Obama accuses Trump of making America less safe by attacking Muslims - and slams Republican's demands to say 'radical Islam' as 'yapping'

38 Jun 19, 2016
Reply by Randal W. Howard

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"Another wealthy elitist oh so willing to sell out our country and our history, the s…"

Lynn Connelly replied Jun 11, 2016 to Author Stephen King: Trump Is ‘The Last Stand’ of the Sexist, Racist American Male

21 Jun 12, 2016
Reply by John Barr

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"It's becoming a society reminescent of "Lord of the Flies". Will we save ourselves a…"

Lynn Connelly replied Apr 26, 2016 to Unhappy America: Will The United States Collapse Due To An Internal Societal Meltdown?

29 May 2, 2016
Reply by Michael G. Thompson

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"Just one more thing....recently saw a post that Cruz's father, involved in rhe oil i…"

Lynn Connelly replied Apr 17, 2016 to The Media Tarring of Ted Cruz

111 Apr 25, 2016
Reply by Jo Gonzalez

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"Lyn, I think we're getting people confused here. My spot on remark to Patricia invol…"

Lynn Connelly replied Apr 17, 2016 to The Media Tarring of Ted Cruz

111 Apr 25, 2016
Reply by Jo Gonzalez

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"And to finish off the evening let me state that I found the explanation of NBC, by C…"

Lynn Connelly replied Apr 17, 2016 to The Media Tarring of Ted Cruz

111 Apr 25, 2016
Reply by Jo Gonzalez

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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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