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Oh Please!! Nutty Nan says Congress living 'paycheck to paycheck'!

So you think you’ve got it bad? Try being in Congress. Those poor bastards are practically homeless. You may not know, or care, that the d…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

40 Mar 1, 2015
Reply by Jo Anne Savage

Nancy Pelosi: Bibi Coming To Congress Might Upset Iran

by Jordan Schachtel29 Jan 2015Washington, D.C.1410 The House of Representatives’ senior ranking Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, said on Wednesday…

Started by Kat

38 Feb 11, 2015
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Democrats Too Busy To Meet With Netanyahu – But Party Down at Grammy Awards

Remember when Pelosi told reporters that schedules happen and Democrats were just too busy to meet with the Jewish PM? Well guess the…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

14 Feb 9, 2015
Reply by DeniseInAZ

Pelosi: Netanyahu Coming To Congress Might Upset Iran

(Breitbart) – The House of Representatives’ senior ranking Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, said on Wednesday she was concerned that if Israeli Pri…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

0 Jan 29, 2015

LIberals are rewriting America’s History to Create an Ignorant Electorate

Liberals are rewriting America’s history to create a past that does not exist and to eradicate the one the does. Their goal is to create a…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

18 Jan 29, 2015
Reply by Jo Gonzalez

Nutty Nan Whines About Boehner, But Snubbed Bush In 2007 By Visiting Syria’s Assad

(The Right Scoop) - Well look at this little bit of hypocrisy from the former Speak of the House and current Chupacabra member of the Hous…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

1 Jan 24, 2015
Reply by Frankmusic

Nancy Pelosi: Boehner Says ‘I Rule, I’ll Decide’ On Netanyahu Invite

(Newsmax) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blasted Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Prime Minister Benjamin…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

0 Jan 24, 2015

Whistleblower: Pelosi Covered Up Role In Financial Crisis

(Investors Business Daily) - Subprime Scandal: We’ve long suspected the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission wasn’t honest in examining eve…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

0 Jan 24, 2015

Pelosi, Congress approved of enhanced interrogation, CIA documents show

In the midst of enormous controversy over the release of a Democrat-generated report regarding the CIA's alleged "torture" of suspected te…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

19 Dec 14, 2014
Reply by June Gagnon

Back in Saigon: The Senate Intelligence Committee Report

The Senate’s misleadingly dubbed “torture report,” an executive summary of which was released by the Senate Intelligence Committee, is a sh…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

5 Dec 13, 2014
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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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