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Liberal push to erase history expands beyond Confederate generals and segregationists

A California town’s effort to remove a statue of former President William McKinley shows that the leftist bent for erasing politically inc…

Started by Kat

1 Apr 10, 2018
Reply by Jea9

Democrats vs. ICE

As Trump Derangement Syndrome drives the increasingly bold radical wing of the Democratic Party to flex its muscles, a proposal to abolish…

Started by Kat

1 Mar 14, 2018
Reply by Kat

Immigration and California

Let’s discuss the current debacle taking place in California. Progressive socialists like Jerry Brown, Xavier Becerra,  2020 Presidential h…

Started by John Velisek USN (Ret.0

3 Mar 12, 2018
Reply by 9thA

ICE Confirms Illegal Alien Responsible For California Fires (Media Blackout)

 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have confirmed that an illegal alien was responsible for starting the devastating wildfires…

Started by Mrs.Tif Morgan

2 Dec 17, 2017
Reply by Hank Jordan

Dershowitz delivers Berkeley an ultimatum: Change your anti-free speech ways or face a lawsuit

Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz said Thursday if the University of California, Berkeley doesn’t change its guidelines for campus spea…

Started by Marilyn Calkins

0 Sep 28, 2017

State Legislature OKs Law To Make California ‘Sanctuary State’

The bill was introduced just before President Trump's inauguration. State lawmakers acted Saturday to clear the last legislative hurdles…

Started by Marilyn Calkins

0 Sep 16, 2017

Finally! Parents Begin Removing Their Children From Public Indoctrination Center Over Teaching Transgenderism

The Sacramento, California, charter school that garnered media attention for a transgender book being read in a kindergarten class and send…

Started by Marilyn Calkins

4 Sep 6, 2017
Reply by Philip D. Steenbergen

California Just Got Closer to Leaving America. Should We Let Them Go?

Californians angered by the election of President Trump are preparing to depart from the Republic after losing one election. Xavier Bec…

Started by Marilyn Calkins

22 Aug 3, 2017
Reply by Marilyn Calkins

California college chancellor wants to abolish algebra requirement, calls it a ‘civil rights issue’

The chancellor of California’s community college system said he wants to abolish the college algebra requirement and called it a “civil rig…

Started by Marilyn Calkins

64 Aug 2, 2017
Reply by Jea9

California Upholds ‘Right’ For Pedophiles To Marry 10 Year Old Children

Lawmakers in California have upheld the rights for pedophiles to legally marry children as young as 10 years old, in a sick and twisted rul…

Started by Mrs.Tif Morgan

42 Jul 13, 2017
Reply by Hank Jordan

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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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