John Lepera's Groups (22)

  • Washington Tea Party

    121 members Latest Activity: Jul 7, 2015

    Marked by the State Seal, this page is for organizing events and outreach for all of the Washington Regions.…

  • Colorado Tea Party

    93 members Latest Activity: Aug 20, 2017

    This page is for organizing events and outreach for all of the Colorado Regions. This state group is intended for Colorado Patriots with focused…

  • Alabama Tea Party

    91 members Latest Activity: Aug 19, 2015

    Marked by the State Seal, this page is for organizing events and outreach for all of the Alabama Regions. This state group is intended for Alabama…

  • Iowa Tea Party

    41 members Latest Activity: Jan 31, 2016

    Marked by the State Seal, this page is for organizing events and outreach for all of the Iowa Regions. This state group is intended for Iowa…

  • Mississippi Tea Party

    47 members Latest Activity: Apr 29, 2017

    Marked by the State Seal, this page is for organizing events and outreach for all of the Mississippi Regions. This state group is intended for…

  • Arkansas Tea Party

    56 members Latest Activity: Apr 15, 2017

    Marked by the State Seal, this page is for organizing events and outreach for all of the Arkansas Regions. This state group is intended for…

  • Kansas Tea Party

    56 members Latest Activity: Feb 20, 2016

    Marked by the State Seal, this page is for organizing events and outreach for all of the Kansas Regions. This state group is intended for Kansas…

  • Utah Tea Party

    43 members Latest Activity: Jul 5, 2017

    Marked by the State Seal, this page is for organizing events and outreach for all of the Utah Regions. This state group is intended for Utah…

  • West Virginia Tea Party

    47 members Latest Activity: Mar 26

    Marked by the State Seal, this page is for organizing events and outreach for all of the West Virginia…

  • Independents

    28 members Latest Activity: Aug 6, 2013 For Political Candidates who have no political party. George Washington refuse to align himself with a political party, because of the issues we are…

  • Nevada Tea Party

    63 members Latest Activity: Jul 24, 2014

    Marked by the State Seal, this page is for organizing events and outreach for all of the Nevada Regions. This state group is intended for Nevada…

  • Maryland

    74 members Latest Activity: Nov 29, 2014

    Marked by the State Seal, this page is for organizing events and outreach for all of the Maryland Regions. This state group is intended for…

  • Missouri Tea Party

    119 members Latest Activity: Nov 16, 2018

    Marked by the State Seal, this page is for organizing events and outreach for all of the Missouri Regions. This state group is intended for…

  • Pennsylvania Tea Party

    205 members Latest Activity: Feb 29, 2016

    Marked by the State Seal, this page is for organizing events and outreach for all of the Pennsylvania Regions. This state group is intended for…

  • Young Conservatives

    52 members Latest Activity: Mar 27, 2018

    (<21yr) This group is to encourage young Americans to learn our founding principles and organize to Restore America.

  • Tennessee Tea Party

    131 members Latest Activity: Jul 22, 2016

    Marked by the State Seal, this page is for organizing events and outreach for all of the Tennesee Regions. This state group is intended for…

  • Indiana Tea Party

    99 members Latest Activity: Mar 15, 2016

    Marked by the State Seal, this page is for organizing events and outreach for all of the Indiana Regions.…

  • Christians

    95 members Latest Activity: Jan 4, 2018

    Welcome to the Christian Tea Party group! This group is dedicated to the biblical principles of our founding fathers.

  • Florida Tea Party

    345 members Latest Activity: Mar 14, 2017

    Marked by the State Seal, this page is for organizing events and outreach for all of the Florida Regions.…

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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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