And here’s a story of ultimate hypocrisy from the left & fake news media.
When President Trump allowed “zero-tolerance” to be enforced on the border, the left went insane. Some families were separated, and pictures posted online that showed kids in “cages” or holding cells were attributed to Trump. The truth was, the photos were from 2014 when Obama was president. The Associated Press even fact-checked it, stating: “The president is correct, however, in saying that photos of children in holding cells were misrepresented online as showing the effects of Trump’s immigration policy.
The photos, taken by The Associated Press, were from 2014, during the Obama administration, and showed children who came to the border without their parents and were being housed at a Customs and Border Protection center in Nogales, Arizona. The photos were identified as such but wrongly described online as illustrating imprisonment under Trump. Various activists expressed horror about the scene until it was pointed out that Trump had nothing to do with it.”
Now, during that same period in 2014, there was a surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the border. The left is always crowing how much they care for migrants & migrant children, but under Obama, Border Patrol agents literally had to spend their personal money to buy food & necessities for illegal immigrant children who were caught. Obama’s admin didn’t give the Border Patrol money to take care of the kids. Don’t hear that on CNN now, do you?
Breitbart is reporting:
“Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told Breitbart News that border agents spent “their own money” to provide diapers, formula, toys, and other basic necessities to children in their custody during the Obama administration. He offered his remarks in a Monday interview with Breitbart News Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight.
Judd said, “Back in 2014, at the height of the children that were crossing the border without parents — the unaccompanied minors — when we took them into custody, we did not even have the basic necessities for those children, such as formula, such as diapers, and frankly, toys for these children to play with while we were waiting to put them into the hands of ICE.”
Judd added, “It was our border patrol agents that were going out with their own money they were buying these basic necessities for these children when the Obama administration wasn’t even giving us the resources in order to take care of these children. Yet you don’t hear that.”
Judd recalled the 2003 death of James Epling, a border agent who died after saving a drowning migrant in the Colorado River in Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico border.
“Let’s talk about James Epling, the border patrol agent out of Yuma, who went into the Colorado River to try to save an illegal alien and lost his life,” remarked Judd. “[James Epling] left behind three small children and a wife that was pregnant to try to save the life of somebody who was drowning in the Colorado River that shouldn’t have been in the United States in the first place. Yet you don’t hear about that. When James Epling died, it was barely a blip on the radar to the mainstream media, yet of course you’re only going to hear when an illegal alien passes away in our custody.”
Judd noted how certain Democrats, the “mainstream media,” and “hard left” are framing the December 8 death of Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin — a 7-year-old migrant girl from Guatemala who died while in the Border Patrol’s custody — as the result of negligent border agents.”
So Obama and his administration who say they have so much empathy for illegals & their kids, didn’t even provide resources for the Border Patrol to take care of the unaccompanied minors. Why didn’t we see it all over mainstream media? If Trump had done this it would be all over left wing news and they’d be calling for his head. Total hypocrisy from the left & fake news MSM.
There is some good news in all of this. Border Patrol agents may never have to use their own money to provide for illegal unaccompanied minors again. That thanks to the effort of triple-amputee vet Airman Brian Kolfage. Airman Kolfage has raised $8 million for Trump’s wall in just 3 days and the number gets higher by the second. You can donate to help build the wall, and you’ll be helping everyone, including the Border Patrol!
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