Obama's cages for immigrant children
Jun 29, 2019
Politics is a strange bird that probably should be allowed to go extinct. In years past, virtually all of the Democrats made great speeches about how illegal immigrants ought not to receive the same benefits that legal immigrants receive. Ten years later, all that has now changed.
Likewise, when the “cages” were built for the children of illegal immigrants during the Obama administration by Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson, no one complained—least of all, the Democrats themselves. At that time, no Democrat called them “cages.” But now when those same “cages” are used by immigration officials today, the Democrats are blaming President Trump for mistreating children. Such is the nature of politics today, where lies, hypocrisy, and misrepresentations are normal and expected.
Obama's former ICE chief, tasked with handling illegal aliens, has said it was Obama who came up with the idea of putting illegal immigrant children in the “cages,” not President Donald Trump.
Despite this fact, the Democrats are using the 'children in the cages' narrative to ignite outrage mobs against Trump as crucial aspects of their 2020 campaigns.
Thomas Homan, who was Obama’s executive associate director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement between May 2013 and 2017, was responsible for “promoting public safety and national security by maintaining direct oversight of critical ICE programs and operations to identify, locate, arrest, detain and remove illegal aliens from the United States."
He also served as Acting Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since 2017….
“You still keeping kids in cages?” He snapped, “I would answer the question, ‘The kids are being housed in the same facility built under the Obama administration.’
If you want to call them cages, call them cages. But if the left wants to call them cages and the Democrats want to call them cages, then they have to accept the fact that they were built and funded in FY 2015.”