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There is nothing "progressive" about "progressivism." The so-called "Progressive Caucus" is the renamed Communist Party USA

There is nothing "progressive" about "progressivism." The so-called "Progressive Caucus" is actually the renamed Communist Party USA, and h…

Started by Deplorable Me

0 Aug 28

Dealing with the enemy

By now, everyone who is not living under a rock has heard of “Mad Max” Maxine waters and her call to ramp up the violence against our Presi…

Started by John Velisek USN (Ret.0

1 Jul 24, 2018
Reply by Mrs.Tif Morgan

A Response to a lady who doesn't understand what Republicans are about

Monica Brown IMO it was Lyndon Johnson's Great Society that declared war on the poor and miorities by offering them things for "free" that…

Started by Gerald V. Todd

0 Jul 18, 2016

The RedBlue one-sided debate over Donald Trump

The standard procedure for a debate requires pro and con views. The RedBlue America debate over Trump was a joke with two cons agreeing wit…

Started by Gerald V. Todd

0 Jul 17, 2015

TPCC: American Second Declaration of Causes (with Table of Contents)

If you are serious about taking about taking back our country, how about using this upcoming weekend to form or join a "Committee of Safety…

Started by Don Mashak

0 Jul 4, 2015

TPCC: Against an Article V Constitutional Convention of States

It may surprise the majority of Americans that there is a movement(s) transpiring to call a Article V Constitutional Convention of States.…

Started by Don Mashak

0 Apr 5, 2015

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The Stalinist purge of the Democrat party

In Soviet Russia for a period of four years a great terror overcame the communist party in what later became known as the great purge. It w…

Started by Dee

20 Mar 8, 2015
Reply by Eugene P. Clark

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Catholic League's Donohue: Faithless Obama 'Believes in Nothing

Bill Donohue, president of The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, says President Obama has no religious faith — and believes…

Started by Dee

25 Feb 10, 2015
Reply by Brian Massie

TPCC: Don Mashak's Suggested 2015 New Year's Resolutions

2014 Saw the public exposure and admission by Progressives of the true natural of the philosophy of Government. Progressive Professor Jonat…

Started by Don Mashak

0 Jan 1, 2015

TPCC: US Courts: Crisis of Credibility - Not just Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter

For the past several weeks, protests... some violent, have erupted across America in the wake of Grand Jury decisions in Ferguson, MO and S…

Started by Don Mashak

0 Dec 30, 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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