Friday, September 13, 2019
Did anyone watch the Democratic debate last night? Not gonna lie, it was pretty boring. Especially the first 11 hours when the candidates talked endlessly about their plans for healthcare despite the fact that, spoiler alert, a president cannot enact any health care plan on their own.
Eventually they got to the good stuff: immigration.
Moderator Jorge Ramos asked Joe Biden this pretty pointed question: "Why should Latinos trust you?"
Biden's answer: "We didn't lock people up in cages. We didn't separate families. We didn't do all of those things[.]"
Not so fast, Mr. Vice President. I spent a week in Artesia, NM in the winter of 2014. I was there to help women and children--locked in cages and separated from any adult males traveling with them--try to secure the right to leave detention on bond.
I can say from personal experience that you did lock people up in cages. In fact, you locked kids in cages. You separated families.
I saw it. I was there. I remember.