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Meghan McCain — If Dems Cannibalize Each Other, That’s What Trump Wants

The crows of The View were speaking on former Vice-President Joe Biden and how he seems not to be able to get over how the Democrats treat…

Started by Wayne Dupree

2 Jun 9
Reply by Hank Jordan

It’s Time for Robert Mueller to Show His Hand…or Fold

It’s time for someone to reign in Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Supposedly, the political backlash would be too harsh for President…

Started by Marilyn Calkins

3 Sep 28, 2017
Reply by Dale Heathman

Never Forget: Obama Put Neo-Nazis in Power in the Ukraine, and They Are Now Arming North Korea

In 2014, the Obama Administration stood with Ukrainian Neo-Nazis against the encroaching presence of Russian troops and sympathizers alike.…

Started by Marilyn Calkins

2 Aug 15, 2017
Reply by Frankmusic

Dick Cheney Poisoned Hundreds of US Troops—They’re Dying & Were Just Told They Can’t Sue

The families of suffering and dying Iraqi veterans, who breathed in toxic fumes because of the negligence of military contractors, receiv…

Started by Marilyn Calkins

0 Jul 23, 2017

Matt Lauer Says He ‘Burst Out Crying’ Watching Obama Award Biden Medal of Freedom

From NewsBusters: Following a gushing report on Friday’s NBC Today about President Obama awarding Vice President Joe Biden with the Presi…

Started by Marilyn Calkins

49 Jan 18, 2017
Reply by Frankmusic

In 2006, These Democrats Still in Office Voted to Build a Wall

Editor’s note: During an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer declared, “We’re not going to help [Trump] build h…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

1 Nov 22, 2016
Reply by Hank Jordan

What is Biden waiting for?

Obama said flatly during a '60 Minutes' interview on Sunday that 'No,' he did not know Clinton sidestepped security protocols with her home…

Started by davidfarrar

0 Oct 16, 2015

Obama Administration and UN Announce “GLOBAL POLICE FORCE” to Fight “Extremism” IN US CITIES

Obama Administration and UN Announce “GLOBAL POLICE FORCE” to Fight “Extremism” IN US CITIES Posted by Pamela Geller Wednesday,…

Started by Karol Hancock

1 Oct 2, 2015
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Joe Biden meets Elizabeth Warren in Washington as 2016 decision nears

Vice-President Joe Biden on Saturday left the seclusion of the Delaware home where he has been weighing a presidential run, to meet Elizab…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

0 Aug 24, 2015

Who will the Democrats replace Hillary Clinton with?

In 2008 Hillary Clinton was heir apparent to The Resolute desk in the oval office at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. American's began to catch on…

Started by Michael Dozier,PhD

22 Aug 23, 2015
Reply by J. C. (Jack) Rose

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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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