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"I won't vote for Christie, either.  Not only only that, but if they put him on the t…"

James P. Murphy replied Mar 8, 2014 to Poll: 30% of Republicans Won't Vote for Christie, 50% of All Voters Reject Jeb Bush

96 Mar 10, 2014
Reply by RFB_Mod

"He's right.  And if it comes to "secession,"  which I believe, in the long run it wi…"

James P. Murphy replied Mar 8, 2014 to Rick Perry Calls For “A Little Rebellion” Among The States

66 Mar 11, 2014
Reply by Ray Hause

"Nor should it be.  I can think of nothing that could be more blatantly racist than t…"

James P. Murphy replied Mar 8, 2014 to US State Department: Recognition of 'Jewish state' not a precondition to peace talks

31 Mar 9, 2014
Reply by Thomas Walker


"Not surprising.  The ultimate target of the leftist-liberal establishment, in the US…"

James P. Murphy replied Mar 8, 2014 to NJ Gun Law Critic Targeted By State Police 72 Hours Prior To Hearing

96 Mar 14, 2014
Reply by AZRanger

"This is just though talk, but in fairness to Putin, let's recognize that every other…"

James P. Murphy replied Mar 7, 2014 to Putin Mocks the West and Threatens to Turn Off Gas

19 Mar 10, 2014
Reply by Dwight Carmichael

"This is the  way to go.   The States have to devise a way to completely bypass the F…"

James P. Murphy replied Mar 7, 2014 to Historic: 1st state adopts plan to rein in feds

114 Feb 11, 2015
Reply by Ronald A. Nelson Col.USA (Ret)

"Actually, although I am a proud Tea Party member, notwithstanding the opinions of a…"

James P. Murphy replied Mar 7, 2014 to How The Western Press Is Getting It Terribly Wrong In Ukraine

21 Mar 7, 2014
Reply by James P. Murphy


"You know, this whole thing is ridiculous and just shows the incredible weakness and…"

James P. Murphy replied Mar 6, 2014 to Lois Lerner Fears for her Life if She Testifies at Wednesday’s Oversight Hearing

187 Mar 7, 2014
Reply by Johnny Christensen(GI Joe angel)


"Why is it the responsibility of the US to defend Israel?   The huge foreign aid subs…"

James P. Murphy replied Mar 5, 2014 to Obama: US won’t be able to defend Israel if peace talks fail

207 Mar 15, 2014
Reply by Oleg Gielman


"Maybe that "Constitution State" motto that the State of Connecticut "proudly" puts o…"

James P. Murphy replied Mar 5, 2014 to Pro-Gun Connecticut Republican Unseats Anti-Gun Democrat After 40 Years of Control

94 May 12, 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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