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"Ruth Ginsburg should be considered mentally unstable and relieved from her position…"

Drew Dowdy replied Feb 16, 2017 to Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg favors decriminalizing pedophilia and child sex trafficking

64 Feb 19, 2017
Reply by Jea9

"Bill Kristol is a hypocritical pussy. Look at that fat slob talking about lazy white…"

Drew Dowdy replied Feb 15, 2017 to Bill Kristol Says ‘Lazy’ White Working Class Should Be Replaced By ‘New Americans’

78 Feb 15, 2017
Reply by douglas a hawkins

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"Marc Lamont talks about what we need to separate. He needs to separate his head from…"

Drew Dowdy replied Feb 14, 2017 to CNN Idiot Marc Lamont Hill says “there have been right wing riots on college campuses” but can’t name any examples

30 Feb 16, 2017
Reply by Roberto Benitez

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"Trump should give only a one time payment of $162 million in exchange that Californi…"

Drew Dowdy replied Feb 13, 2017 to CA Gov. Jerry Brown Asks Trump For Fed Funds To Cleanup Storm Damage

75 Feb 13, 2017
Reply by Ronald A. Nelson Col.USA (Ret)

"Thumbs up. Keep up the good work."

Drew Dowdy replied Feb 13, 2017 to VIDEO: Border Patrol Refuses To Let Muslim Into Country After Finding Dangerous Material On Her Cellphone

33 Feb 15, 2017
Reply by Jea9

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"President Trump is the president who is actually making America move forward by tope…"

Drew Dowdy replied Feb 11, 2017 to 'We're going to see more': Sanctuary cities cave in face of Trump's funding threats

42 Mar 16, 2017
Reply by Jaime N. Salomon, Jr.,MD

"Obviously they weren't working for the American people. And the majority of the peop…"

Drew Dowdy replied Feb 9, 2017 to Council on Foreign Relations: Treason Against The United States

7 Feb 9, 2017
Reply by Drew Dowdy

"That's only part of it. We lost our industry over NAFTA."

Drew Dowdy replied Feb 9, 2017 to Council on Foreign Relations: Treason Against The United States

7 Feb 9, 2017
Reply by Drew Dowdy

"The Clintons made sure NAFTA passed, sending our industry out of the country. The de…"

Drew Dowdy replied Feb 9, 2017 to Council on Foreign Relations: Treason Against The United States

7 Feb 9, 2017
Reply by Drew Dowdy

"Hey Hillary; Tell us again how you consulted Elanor Roosevelt from the grave when yo…"

Drew Dowdy replied Feb 9, 2017 to ‘The Future Is Female’: Hillary Clinton’s First Post-Election Statement Reminds Us Why She Lost

23 Feb 12, 2017
Reply by Bobbi Martin

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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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