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Texas Border: Things Americans Have No Clue About – Burying the Dead Found on Ranches

by Maggie • May 9, 2014 • POLL: What should be done about Illegal Aliens in the United States? The responsibility of local counties to bury…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

48 May 16, 2014
Reply by DeniseInAZ

VIDEO: Trey Gowdy lays the smack down to stunned media on Benghazi

Published by: Dan Calabrese on Monday May 12th, 2014 "You are supposed to provide oversight. That's why you have special liberties and th…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

83 May 13, 2014
Reply by DeniseInAZ

Boehner: Dem boycott won't impede investigation

May 12, 2014, 02:34 pm  By Russell Berman  A Democratic boycott of the House Benghazi select committee won’t stop its investigation, Spea…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

0 May 12, 2014

House votes to create Benghazi select committee

  The House voted Thursday to pass a resolution creating a select committee to further investigate the massacre at the U.S. consulate in in…

Started by Ralph E WallSr

0 May 10, 2014

Democrats Prepare to Throw Temper Tantrums Over Benghazi Select Committee

Imagine that, Pelosi throwing a temper tantrum… Check it out: Late yesterday House Speaker John Boehner announced the new Benghazi se…

Started by Ralph E WallSr

29 May 9, 2014
Reply by Barry Lamar McCleskey

Gowdy rebuffs Pelosi: The select committee WON’T be evenly divided because ‘elections have consequences’

Nancy Pelosi suggested to Fox News that the Select Committee should be evenly divided among Republicans and Democrats. But Trey Gowdy says…

Started by Linda Hahn

0 May 6, 2014

Only Poor ‘People of Color’ who Vote Democrat Matter to Nancy Pelosi

Can you imagine a Republican saying the things that Nancy Pelosi says and still remain in office? Democrats don’t care how idiotic their el…

Started by Ralph E WallSr

0 Apr 24, 2014

CLOWARD-PIVEN: Government Dependence Has Reached Epidemic Levels

Did you know that the number of Americans getting benefits from the federal government each month exceeds the number of full-time workers i…

Started by Linda Hahn

0 Apr 23, 2014

Pelosi Calls Pro-Lifers ‘Dumb’ While Accepting Margaret Sanger Award at Planned Parenthood Gala

March 29, 2014 |  | By: Heather Clark     NEW YORK – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called pro-lifers ‘dumb’ during her acceptance sp…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

31 Apr 1, 2014
Reply by Gerald V. Todd

Pelosi Laughably Claims Democrats Are The Jobs Party

Posted 03/21/2014 06:54 PM ET "We just couldn't be prouder," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said of the health reform that has been se…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

49 Mar 24, 2014
Reply by John Thomas Dunlap




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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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