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Anti-Trump Sen. Corker Resigns Amid Criminal Probe

The truth about Sen. Corker’s resignation Lost in the coverage of the announcement by Senator Bob Corker that he would not run is the fact…

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7 Oct 11, 2017
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Police Adviser: Moore Primary Victory In Alabama A Rejection Of ‘Kook Morality’

“Judge Roy Moore’s 10-point victory in the Alabama Senate Republican primary is a striking rejection of kook morality,” John M. Snyder said…

Started by Marilyn Calkins

0 Sep 28, 2017

Stranger Danger: Donald Trump Announces Plans to Campaign for ‘Big Luther’ in Alabama

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Saturday night that he plans to campaign for Luther Strange in Alabama, a seriously risky move…

Started by Marilyn Calkins

0 Sep 18, 2017

Senate Republicans near votes to replace Obamacare with state block grants

Senate Republicans pushing to replace Obamacare with state block grants are making real noise before their window to act closes, insisting…

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0 Sep 18, 2017

Steve King: If Reports Correct ‘Trump Base Is Blown Up, Destroyed, Irreparable’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) gave a catastrophic assessment of President Donald Trump’s reportedly hatched amnesty deal with Sen. Chuck Schumer…

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3 Sep 15, 2017
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Illinois Lawmakers Vote to Make 'Barack Obama Day' a State Holiday

While former President Barack Obama was celebrating his birthday on Friday, Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner was signing a measure t…

Started by Marilyn Calkins

6 Aug 10, 2017
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Gingrich: Mueller’s Law Firm Gave 99.81% of Its Donations to Hillary Clinton Last Year

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Thursday that 99.81% of donations from special counsel Robert Mueller‘s…

Started by Marilyn Calkins

7 Jul 23, 2017
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Media Shocked As Details of Clinton-Linked Death of Klaus Eberwein Emerge

Over the past decades, there have been many conspiracy theories about people who were close to Bill and Hillary Clinton’s corrupt politica…

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44 Jul 23, 2017
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State Department Opens Probe on Hillary Clinton

The State Department has set its sights on Hillary Clinton with a new investigation into her handling of classified information during her…

Started by Marilyn Calkins

10 Jun 23, 2017
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Former DHS Secretary For Obama Rushes to Capitol Hill to ‘Voluntarily Assist Senate Intel Committee’ on Russia Probe

Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary under Obama, Jeh Johnson rushed to Capitol Hill for no reason other than to ‘voluntarily a…

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4 Jun 19, 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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