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THERE IS NOTHING "DEMOCRATIC" ABOUT THE DEMOCRAT PARTY

  I find it disturbing, and more than a bit inappropriate, when I hear people to refer to the party of hate, vitriol, and totalitarianism…

Started by Bob Russell

9 Oct 16, 2018
Reply by Mrs.Tif Morgan

POLITICIANS PERVERTING MEDICARE TO BUY VOTES AND ENSLAVE WE THE PEOPLE

POLITICIANS PERVERTING MEDICARE TO BUY VOTES AND ENSLAVE WE THE PEOPLE I have been seeing ads on TV touting that Medicare has 40 million MO…

Started by Bob Russell

5 Jul 4, 2017
Reply by Bob Russell

A Violent Era in America’s Future

Once again, the left has attempted to show outrage over the rights of the American people being used to have credible debate. Our political…

Started by John Velisek USN (Ret.0

0 May 27, 2017

THE U S A NEEDS JESUS IN THE FOREFRONT AGAIN IF WE ARE TO SURVIVE AS A FREE NATION

THE U S A NEEDS JESUS IN THE FOREFRONT AGAIN IF WE ARE TO SURVIVE AS A FREE NATION This nation, the United States of America, was establish…

Started by Bob Russell

9 Mar 15, 2017
Reply by Dale Heathman

STILL PRAYING FOR AMERICA

STILL PRAYING FOR AMERICA Last November I wrote an article that I titled "A Prayer For America".  It was truly a prayer for our nation, ask…

Started by Bob Russell

0 Jan 24, 2017

CHRISTIANS, RISE UP AND TAKE THE NATION BACK GOD WILL BE WITH US AS WE DO

I started this article on Sunday evening August 7, 2016 but am not sure when I will have it ready for publication as I usually work on an a…

Started by Bob Russell

0 Aug 9, 2016

DON'T LOOK TO THE WRONG PERSON AS "SAVIOR" OF THE USA

I have heard people say and have read in online posts that all people who want to save the nation from destruction must vote for Donald Tru…

Started by Bob Russell

0 Jul 27, 2016

Fascism vs. Socialism

Conservative Review Not all “isms” are the same…

Started by John Watson

0 Apr 23, 2016

Will you choose liberty, or just a new boss?

LIBERTY, OR JUST A NEW BOSS By: Matt KibbeSocialist Bernie Sanders is beating Hillary Clinton over the head with his figurative Birkenstock…

Started by John Watson

11 Mar 30, 2016
Reply by martin smith lll

George Will: Brace Yourself for the Authoritarian Moment

Published on Mar 16, 2016 NOTE: For a full transcript and more links and resources, go to http://reason.com/reasontv/2016/03/14/george-wi

Started by John Watson

1 Mar 16, 2016
Reply by Odessa taft

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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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