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Young Republican Wants To Give Party Fresh Face In Congress, With No Scandals Or Controversies

Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D, Fla), 7th Congressional District will have her hands full with a new young voice for the Republican Party in 202…

Started by Wayne Dupree

4 Jun 9
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5/16/18 AMNESTY ALERT Republican Lawmakers Move to Force Vote on Immigration and Dreamer Amnesty

President Trump won the 2016 election in an electoral landslide after promising to build a border wall and crack down on illegal immigratio…

Started by Kat

19 May 18, 2018
Reply by Hank Jordan

Freedom Caucus chair doesn’t see replacing Ryan as speaker prior to November elections

Republican Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina said he doesn’t expect the race to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan to take shape until afte…

Started by Kat

6 Apr 22, 2018
Reply by Jea9

New Strzok-Page Texts Suggest Coordination Between Obama WH, CIA, FBI, DOJ AND DEMS Early in Trump-Russia Witch Hunt

Newly uncovered text messages between FBI lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page suggests there was coordination between the Obama White Hous…

Started by Kat

4 Mar 30, 2018
Reply by Ronald A. Nelson Col.USA (Ret)

Congress returns with bipartisan plans for tougher gun control laws

Congress appears to be settling on the outlines of consensus for action on stricter gun controls, with moves to strengthen the background…

Started by Kat

28 Mar 7, 2018
Reply by Kat

The House has approved two amendments to the Department of Homeland Security spending bill

The House has approved two amendments to the Department of Homeland Security spending bill that would defund Pres. Obama's executive amne…

Started by Kat

1 Nov 14, 2017
Reply by Mrs.Tif Morgan

Will House GOP Leadership and DACA Task Force Buck Trump's Wishes with DACA Amnesty?

Pres. Trump sat down with FOX News's Sean Hannity on Wednesday night to discuss a number of issues, including his recently released immig…

Started by Kat

1 Oct 13, 2017
Reply by Jea9

Establishment GOP Unnverved At Being Put On Notice by Bannon

Republicans holding seats in both chambers of Congress are “put out” with former White House strategist Steve Bannon issuing a statement t…

Started by Kat

0 Oct 12, 2017

Sen. Durbin Admits ‘DREAM Act’ a Ploy for Open-Ended Amnesty

Democratic leader Sen. Richard Durbin confirmed to Breitbart News that the Dream Act amnesty is open-ended and larger than his advertised…

Started by Kat

3 Oct 9, 2017
Reply by Kat

“I’m Sick And Tired Of Nothing Happening”: GOP Grows Worried As Donors Issue Threat

Wachtell sent a direct message to Mitch McConnell. “Just do something.” Republican leaders are worried about a revolution. A growing movem…

Started by Marilyn Calkins

1 Oct 8, 2017
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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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