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"This reply is to Col. Nelson, Jea9, and Frankmusic, all of which I have a lot of res…"

Dale Heathman replied Jan 11, 2018 to Trump Brakes Campaign Promises... Just another politician?

42 Jan 22, 2018
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"This is my final comment on this site. I know, who cares. Nobody, but me. The TCCP h…"

Dale Heathman replied Oct 27, 2017 to James Comey Tweets Ominous Death Threat To Trump

43 Oct 28, 2017
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"Hank, and Tif, My intention is not to sound mean, angry, or as Tif said, " old fuddy…"

Dale Heathman replied Oct 16, 2017 to The Tea Party Command Centers' New Video

14 Oct 17, 2017
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"Grow the hell up."

Dale Heathman replied Oct 16, 2017 to The Tea Party Command Centers' New Video

14 Oct 17, 2017
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"The fountains of Learning and Religion are corrupted, overthrown by a perverted lawl…"

Dale Heathman replied Oct 15, 2017 to Do You Actually Care About Your Child's Education and Privacy???

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"yournewswire.com site is filled with articles said to be penned by a Sean Adl-Tabata…"

Dale Heathman replied Oct 15, 2017 to Mandalay Bay Owners: Police Timeline Is An Outright LIE

5 Oct 15, 2017
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"I, too, admire this ability, this talent to write in this fashion. Thank you, kind s…"

Dale Heathman replied Oct 14, 2017 to Long Grows The Shadow Of Tyranny Upon The Land

5 Oct 14, 2017
Reply by Ronald A. Nelson Col.USA (Ret)

"I am glad you interpreted that euphemism at the end. I would have spent days working…"

Dale Heathman replied Oct 13, 2017 to Detroit Firefighter IMMEDIATELY Fired As “Racially Insensitive” Gift Brought To Work

33 Oct 15, 2017
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"I don't for a moment believe that phony figure officially rendering Blacks as a mere…"

Dale Heathman replied Oct 13, 2017 to Detroit Firefighter IMMEDIATELY Fired As “Racially Insensitive” Gift Brought To Work

33 Oct 15, 2017
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"Compromise is like cancer. Once it spreads from merely reaching an agreement to the…"

Dale Heathman replied Oct 13, 2017 to “I Want Our Laws Enforced”: Widow SLAMS Texas Court As Illegal’s Sentencing Revealed

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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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