Immigration  Issues


Although lately there is some concern about Islamic terrorists entering the U.S. just by walking across the undefended border, this country's primary immigration problem involves Spanish-speaking people immigrating — often illegally — and failing to assimilate into the American mainstream.  Of course, assimilation is much easier for those who learn to speak English.  No reasonable English-speaking person would consider visiting or living in — or sneaking into — Mexico or Central America for more than a few hours without knowing how to speak at least a little Spanish.  The same is true of any other country.  You wouldn't last long in Germany without speaking German.

In my opinion, assimilation is impeded by Spanish-language broadcasting as much as anything else.  If all US radio and TV stations broadcast in English only, immigrants from other countries would be much less comfortable — they would feel like foreigners — and they would have a powerful incentive to learn our language or go home.  That might sound heartless and mean, in the short term, but in the long run we would all be better off.

Consider the story of the Tower of Babel in the 11th chapter of Genesis.  God himself inflicted multi-lingual confusion as punishment in order to keep people from getting any work done.  And it worked.

Of course, if I were living in poverty south of the border, I'd try to move to the U.S. myself.  The United States is such an attractive place that people are abandoning their homelands to sneak into this country any way they can.  But once they do, in my opinion, they should at least learn the language, demonstrate that they will be peaceful and productive members of society, and try to blend in with everybody else.  Otherwise, the great "melting pot" doesn't melt anything.  If there are people who want to come to this country so badly that they'll accept difficult jobs that nobody else wants, that's great, but for everyone's benefit, we should all be able to communicate with one another.

The point of this page is that unrestricted immigration opens the door to terrorists, violent criminals, and people who are only coming here to absorb benefits from the American taxpayer.  Various subtopics are covered on pages of their own, listed below.

President Bush sometimes says that illegal immigrants find work because they'll do "the jobs Americans don't want."  This makes a great sound bite for the evening news, but it is not entirely true.  Hispanic immigrants from dirt-poor countries south of the border are willing to do difficult, dirty, hot, degrading, and/or dangerous work for the minimum wage, or less, and send a substantial portion of their earnings back to their home country.  But employers can't find U.S. citizens to do the work for (at least) two major reasons:  One is a minimum wage that is too high, and the other is the multi-billion dollar welfare state.


Anchor Babies and the Use of Children for Emotional Leverage to Expand Immigration
English as our official language
Lies about Illegal Immigration and Border Security
Welfare programs attract illegal aliens
The strain on America's health care system
Driver's licenses for illegal aliens?
Traffic accidents involving illegal aliens
Many illegal immigrants were already violent criminals when they arrived
Illegal immigration is a threat to national security
Many Mexicans would prefer to forcibly reclaim the southwestern U.S.

Background, overview and recap articles:

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Has the US Government Declared War on Its Citizens?  For more than forty years, Americans have begged the federal government to put a stop to illegal immigration.  Instead, Congress has done nothing but push various forms of amnesty for those whose first act upon entering this country is to break its immigration laws.  Rather than listening to voters and securing our porous borders, lawmakers have chosen to ridicule Americans as xenophobic for daring to believe that it is not healthy for the United States to have tens of millions of foreign nationals creating a parallel nation within our own.  Sex-trafficking, narco-terrorism, identity theft, drained public resources, and cultural clashes have all accompanied a federal government policy that can be described, at best, as intentionally not enforcing existing immigration law, or at worst, as willfully countermanding enforceable law by aiding and abetting border crossers with promises of social welfare upon arrival and publicly funded relocation services across the continent.  More and more Democrat-controlled jurisdictions are going so far as to demand that illegal aliens be given the right to vote in elections, effectively nullifying American citizens' votes with those of citizens of foreign nations.

Are We in a Revolution and Don't Even Know It?  If it is true that two million illegal aliens will cross the southern border with impunity in the current fiscal year, then the Biden agenda is apparently to help erode the idea of citizenship and anybody defined as an American.  Under the socialist ethos, the indigent in Yucatan and the impoverished migrant from Nigeria have as much right to enter and live in the United States as U.S. citizens.  And their respective rights under the living Constitution are now nearly identical.  In just seven months, our southern border has vanished.  Apparently, it was an artificial construct that obstructed the migrations of the global community.  We are back to a natural, pre-civilizational and Rousseauian idea of freeing migrating tribes from the chains of civilization.  And what better way to start than dispensing with unique borders, citizenship, and the idea of a nation state?

The American Descent into Madness.  Two million people are anticipated to cross the southern border, en masse and illegally, over a 12-month period.  If that absurdity were to continue, we would be adding the equivalent of a major U.S. city every year.  The new arrivals have three things in common:  Their first act was to break U.S. law by entering the country.  Their second was to break the law by residing here illegally.  And their third will be to find false identification or other illegal means to continue breaking the law.  One does not arrive as a guest in a foreign country and immediately violate the laws of his host — unless one holds those laws in contempt.  Arrivals now cross a border that had been virtually closed to illegal immigration by January 2021.  In the cynical and immoral logic of illegal immigration (that cares little for the concerns either of would-be legal immigrants or U.S. citizens), arrivals will be dependent upon the state and thus become constituents of progressives who engineered their arrival.  Yet the issue is not illegal immigration per se.  If protests were to continue in Cuba, and 1 million Cubans boated to Miami, the Biden Administration would stop the influx, in terror that so many anti-Communists might tip Florida red forever.  How strange that the U.S. government is considering going door-to-door to bully the unvaccinated, even as it ignores the daily influx of thousands from Mexico and Latin America, without worrying whether they are carrying or vaccinated for COVID-19.

Illegal immigration:  A masterstroke in race-baiting.  Our country is being fiercely attacked from within by the Marxist mob movement.  There are several areas of our society it is assaulting to overthrow our constitutional government.  The Democrats in Congress are strongly promoting an open border policy.  They understand that large influxes of illegal aliens could greatly affect the voting outcome of elections.  It also would provide for slave labor for companies, while at the same time lowering the standard of living for the American worker.  The catastrophe at our southwest border with the illegal invasion is immediately eliminating our sovereignty as a nation.  We cannot be a free and independent country without enforceable borders.  The Marxists from the White House to the halls of Congress care nothing about what this is doing to our country.  The only thing they are concerned about is obtaining their communist goals at the expense of our nation.

When Wuhan Virus Departs, World Will Be Changed.  [T]he United States has been under pressure from the Democrats to render the southern border with Mexico effectively nugatory, blocking President Donald Trump's wall at every turn in the courts, ignoring federal authority regarding immigration, and doing their best to prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from arresting and deporting criminal illegal aliens.  Just a few days ago, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden was calling Trump's handling of the Wuhan virus crisis "xenophobic."  But now that the virus has shut down commerce and travel from New York to California, Americans are less tolerant of law-flouting than they were a month ago.  That old folks should be confined to quarters for up to four months while the homeless turn the sidewalks into open-air latrines, Hollywood, the lifeblood of Los Angeles, essentially shuts down production, and movie theaters across the nation close.  As 30,000 illegals continue to cross the southwest border per month, open borders have suddenly become a luxury even a liberal can no longer afford.

Mass Migration Is Immoral.  When countries, particularly wealthy ones, open their borders to mass migration, it inevitably creates a vacuum that draws millions, if not billions, of the rest of the world's population.  It's often a dangerous journey, and many die on the way.  Certainly, should they make it, their lives can be improved from what they were.  But, would the world truly be a better place if all who would live somewhere else got their wish?  What about those left twisting in the wind in the countries migrants are fleeing from?  Those too poor, too frail, too tied down, or even too afraid to make the move?  Assuming, as the left is prone to do, that all or even most migrants are 'good people,' does it negatively impact their countries of origin to lose so many 'good people,' people who, were they to take positive action where God placed them, could make their own country a better place?

Immigration Hurts American Workers.  Consider that more than 45 million legal immigrants currently reside in America.  On top of this there are at least another 20 million illegal migrants.  And yet, American wages are actually lower than they were in 1973.  If immigration is so good for American workers, then why did wages stagnate when the era of mass migration began?  Why do we see wages rise after crackdowns on illegal aliens and "temporary" foreign workers time and time again?  Why is California — an immigrant magnet — America's poorest state, "home" to 170,000 homeless Americans who are the victims of an income distribution more inequitable than Guatemala's?  Contrast this with Japan.  Since 1980, Japan's GDP growth per capita has actually outpaced America's — despite the fact that Japan has next to no immigration.  How is it possible that Japan has prospered without benefiting from the "economic rocket fuel" that is mass immigration?  Could it be that the libertarians are wrong?

How we became the world's suckers on immigration.  The United States is one of only two developed countries in the world (the other is Canada, and even it has some restrictions we don't have) with full "birthright citizenship," meaning that any child born when his mother was physically present within the geographical borders of the U.S. automatically gets a U.S. birth certificate and a Social Security card.  That means legal immigrants, pregnant women sneaking in on tourist visas, travelers on a three-week vacation, cheap foreign workers on "temporary" visas and, in some cases, foreign diplomats.  And that's not all.  We're the only country but two that confers automatic citizenship on children born to illegal aliens, or "anchor babies."  This is not "birthright citizenship," which refers to children born to legal immigrants.

Immigration:  The Path To Power.  MIT says our illegal immigrant population is about 22 million.  Yale says it is between 16 and 30 million.  The 11 million figure so popular in the media is ridiculous and a total lie.  The Democrat leadership desperately needs new Democrats to fill the empty space left by former middle-class Democrats they have long abandoned.  This is not about some new healthcare program or race relations or whatever.  They could not care less.  It is about power.  Every Democrat presidential candidate is united on this.

Trump is not a racist; he's pushing the Overton window to normal.  It was not so long ago that we expected people who came to America as immigrants to (a) recognize that they were invited guests, rather than entitled squatters; and (b) not to bad mouth their new country.  I know what I'm talking about, for I grew up in a world of immigrants.  Not only did my parents come from another country, so did all of their friends, as well as the parents of my own friends.  All of these immigrants, without exception, came here legally with some, such as my father, a Polish citizen, waiting years before they were allowed in thanks to national quotas.  All of these immigrants, without exception, either had to bring money with them or have someone sponsor them so that they did not become a charge on the public.  And all of these immigrants, without exception, worked hard.  Some made it financially; some, like my father, never did.  But all of them recognized that their being in America was a rare privilege.

Trump vs. the Radical Squad.  The founding fathers were not against immigration per se.  Neither is President Trump.  However, the founding fathers, like President Trump, believe that immigrants who are admitted to this country should serve the interests of American citizens, not the other way around. [...] The Democrat Party is becoming the party of open borders, led by the four radical congresswomen who do not want any enforcement of our nation's immigration laws, let alone the closing of any loopholes.

A look at all of Trump's enemies: [#1] The Democratic Party.  The sanctuary party is blocking urgent legislative immigration reform.  Democrats' top priority is to flood the U.S. with millions of illegals, and then, one day, when they control Congress and the White House, declare them all voting citizens.  Using the chain migration laws, if each immigrant sponsors ten relatives to be admitted, 30 million illegals legalized yields 300 million new American voters.  In the meantime, they intend to nibble around the fringes with assorted voting frauds like DMV and same-day voter registration, liberal mail-in voting, and ballot-harvesting.  Importing a new dependent underclass is part of the Democrats' new DNA.  Any attempt at integrity of the ballot is vilified.  Any legislative effort to reform immigration is a call to arms for the Left.  They even scoff at describing the horde of invaders as a "crisis."

The folly of free healthcare for everybody in the world.  "Mexican immigration over the border is a good thing," the late Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman said in a famous 1978 lecture, before stipulating, "but it's only good so long as it's illegal."  Friedman, a libertarian icon and champion of the economic benefits of free immigration, had very little in common with today's Trumpists on this issue.  But he explained a paradox of illegal immigration this way:  "as long as it's illegal the people who come in do not qualify for welfare, they don't qualify for Social Security, they don't qualify for all the other myriads of benefits that we pour out from our left pocket into our right pocket, and so, as long as they don't qualify, they migrate to jobs.  They take jobs that most residents of this country are unwilling to take, they provide employers with workers of a kind they cannot get — they're hard workers, they're good workers — and they are clearly better off."

To be a nation of laws, we must enforce those laws.  The Left constantly argues that illegal aliens are Americans who simply haven't received the proper paperwork.  But we expect Americans to obey the law, and particularly to conform to judicial orders.  In fact, we impose fines, sanctions, and even jail time when people fail to follow court-issued orders.  Americans even expect the president to comply with judicial orders.  After all, they are orders and not requests.  Right now, we have 1 million individuals illegally in America who have been told by a judicial officer, "you must leave our country," but they refuse to leave.  That means that, not just by virtue of legal process or by entering or remaining in the country illegally, these people do not share American values.  These illegal aliens are thumbing their nose at the underpinnings of America's unique greatness:  All of us are equal before the law.

Laura Ingraham Understands the End Goal of Mass Migration.  On a podcast episode, she claims that Democrats "value the benefits that illegal immigrants will get over the value of a sovereign and independent and free nation, that is well within its sovereign right to enforce her borders."  Ingraham also noted that Democrats would always retort that "We're for legal immigration."  But now with how entrenched mass migration has become, she understands what is truly at play.  No, you're for replacing the current American population, or swamping the current American population, with a new population of people who are perhaps more hospitable to socialist ideals.

Christians Don't Have to Support Open Borders.  There is no doubt that Christians must have a special concern for the plight of refugees — those who are forced from their homes either because of natural disasters or man-made calamities; indeed, that is a constant teaching of the Catholic Church.  Even refugees, however, do not have an unqualified right of entry; their entry claims must always be weighed against our duty to accept them.  The test is whether their entry benefits and is in the interest of American citizens.  We can think of a sliding scale that presents a different moral calculation depending on the classification of those who seek entry:  refugees, criminals, and economic migrants.  As we've seen, on one end of the spectrum are refugees.  But even they do not have a presumptive right of entry, though they certainly have a very strong claim.  The easiest case involves criminals and others who wish to strike at the heart of civil society — whether they plan to do it at the border or are likely to become involved in such destabilizing activity after they're admitted.  These persons can be excluded categorically; their interests weigh not at all on the scale, and the United States is not in any way obligated to admit them.

Why amnesty isn't the answer.  With the news full of reports about more caravans headed for the border and immigration agents overwhelmed by surging numbers of migrants seeking asylum, it may seem like an odd time for our leaders in Washington to be proposing amnesty.  Yet that's what happened recently, as speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi proudly announced a proposal that would allow more than 2 million aliens to apply for U.S. citizenship.  Contrast this overture against President Trump's immigration agenda — a robust physical barrier, asylum reform, and an end to catch-and-release, among others — and it's clear that America is at a crossroads with not only our immigration policy, but our long-range direction as a nation.  An apolitical assessment of the situation would raise a simple question:  what is truly in the best long-term interests of the country?  When viewed through that prism, it is crystal-clear that more amnesty is not the answer.

Cost to U.S. Taxpayers $5.3 Billion: 429,000 Annual Immigrant Birth Costs.  Hidden in every federal budget, and unknown to 99 percent of Americans, your two U.S. Senators and House member use your money to pay for millions of legal and illegal immigrants flooding into America annually. [...]
  •   [L]egal immigrants accounted for 12.4 percent (494,000) of all births annually and illegal immigrants accounted for 7.5 percent (297,000) annually.
  •   The 297,000 births per year to illegal immigrants are more than the total number of births to all mothers in any state except California and Texas.  They are also more than the total number of births in 16 states combined, plus the District of Columbia.
  •   The estimated 28,000 births to illegal immigrants in just the Los Angles metro area are more than the total number of births in any of 14 states or the District of Columbia.
  •   More than half (54 percent) of births to immigrants (legal and illegal) are entirely or largely paid for by taxpayers because the mother is on Medicaid or uninsured.
  •   Illegal immigrants account for 11 percent (198,000) of all publicly funded births, and legal immigrants are another 13 percent (231,000).
  •   We roughly estimate that the annual cost to taxpayers for births to immigrants (legal and illegal) is $5.3 billion; $2.4 billion of which is for illegal immigrants.

Immigration to America Is Not What It Used to Be
  [#4]   Immigrants today arrive via 10-hour hops on an airliner.  In the past, waves of immigrants spent 10 months traversing land and sea in a journey of staggering expense and significant dangers.  While this isn't universally true, particularly for the overland migrants that cross America's southern border, the general point stands:  coming to America today does not require the commitment it required in the past.
  [#5]   Similarly, in the past, immigrants pretty much renounced their countries of origin.  They made a one-way trip and they adopted the language and values of America.  Today, retaining cultural unity with one's country of origin is a few clicks on the internet, a cheap telephone call, an affordable airfare. [...]
  [#6]   Immigrants in the past arrived in an America that had a voracious need for unskilled workers.  Today the American economy is relentlessly automating jobs that used to require unskilled labor, and the American population already has a surplus of unskilled workers.
  [#7]   Immigrants today are arriving in a welfare state, where they are assured of food, shelter, and medical care that are, in general, orders of magnitude better than anything available to them in their native countries.  This creates a completely different incentive to today's immigrants.  In past centuries, immigrants came to America to find freedom and to work.  Today they are offered a smorgasbord of taxpayer-funded social services.
  [#8]   Immigrant students today — especially in the coastal urban centers where most of them settle — enter a public education system that teaches them with a reverse-racist, anti-capitalist bias.  They are taught in our public schools not to assimilate, but to "celebrate diversity"; not to earn opportunities through hard work, but through fighting discrimination.

The Constitution Isn't in Crisis, but the Border Still Is.  The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday [3/14/2019] followed the lead of the Democratic House and voted to disapprove President Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.  The success of the disapproval vote was expected in the House, where Democrats keep waving their arms and saying "It's fine!" while women and children are violently sexually assaulted, the highest number of arrests at the border since 2008 are tallied, sanctuary cities are protecting murderers, and drug seizures are up at a time when drugs are killing more people than guns, car crashes, or HIV/AIDS ever did in a single year.

The Game Is Rigged.  We currently grant one million legal permanent residencies to people from around the world every year.  The number of green card holders is expected to increase by 10 million by 2025.  That's more than the current combined population of Dallas, St. Louis, Denver, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.  Now multiply that number by at least three and a half.  Thanks to our chain migration system, created in 1952 and expanded exponentially by Congress in 1965 and 1990, these new immigrants can sponsor their entire extended families:  parents, spouses, adult children and their children, and siblings and their children.  Princeton University researchers found that recently admitted immigrants sponsored an average of 3.45 additional relatives each.  An estimated 85,000 refugees and 20,000-plus asylees enter the country annually through an overwhelmed system so rife with fraud and abuse that the process is jokingly dubbed "refugee roulette" by immigration lawyers.  In total, from fiscal year 2008 to 2017, the U.S. gave green cards to more than 2 million migrants for various humanitarian claims — a population larger than the city of Philadelphia.  Nearly half a million more immigrants in that time frame got in through the diversity visa lottery.  Illegal aliens are eligible if a legal family member wins the jackpot.

Democrats Are Border Crisis Deniers.  We are facing a dozen crises at our border.  They are impossible to miss:  We are facing an illegal immigration crisis.  Our nation is being overrun.  Democrats can't see it.  They are in denial.  We are facing an illegal alien crime wave in America.  How many more innocent American children and cops must die before we acknowledge the crisis?  Democrats can't see it.  They are in denial.  There is an illegal alien gang crisis.  MS-13 is filling our streets with cold-blooded killers. [...] There is a child sex trafficking crisis. [...] There is a drug trafficking crisis. [...] There is a prison crisis.  Our prisons are filled with illegal aliens who have committed serious crimes such as rape and murder.  Why should we pay the bill? [...] There is the threat of a disease epidemic.  Whether it's tuberculosis or this new polio-like disease that leaves children paralyzed overnight, who knows what new diseases and tragedies are coming in through that open border? [...] There is a welfare and national debt crisis.  Millions of illegal aliens already in our country cost over $160 billion per year in welfare, food stamps, court, police and prison costs.  More come every day.

Each illegal immigrant costs US $82G, conservative think tank claims.  Every new illegal immigrant that enters the United States will cost more than $82,000 each over their lifetime, a conservative think tank that advocates for lower immigration levels has claimed.  The Center for Immigration Studies updated their 2012 analysis which put the average lifetime net fiscal cost of a border crosser at $74,722.  In the six years since, the price has jumped to $82,191.  The think tank's analysis has come into question however, with multiple outlets pushing back on its numbers and methodology.  The new figure by the CIS estimates what it takes to protect the border, educate, house and feed illegal immigrants and makes the assumption they will spend a lifetime on various welfare programs.

The Absurdity of an Open Border.  Both parties want an unrestricted flood of immigrants to America, but for different reasons.  Democrats want a permanent underclass that reliably votes Democrat.  Republicans want cheap labor to keep their Chamber of Commerce donors happy.  Neither party acknowledges any negative consequences of the current open borders policy, allowing far more than voters and workers to enter our country.  Ignored are the contagious diseases, still uncommon in America, being brought across the borders.  Or the criminals we read about daily in the news, raping and killing Americans.  Not to mention potential terrorists.

Illegal Aliens Cost Taxpayers $100+ Billion Annually.  [Scroll down]  In fact, if all Americans paid taxes at the same rate illegal aliens did, the budget deficit would be at least quadruple what it is now.  According to prior estimates of mine based off the size of the 2017 labor force, if we were to replace the entire labor force with illegal immigrants and have them pay all their taxes (including state and local) to the feds, the federal government would've collected approximately $240 billion in tax revenue in 2017, as opposed to the $3.3 trillion that the Federal government actually collected.

Trump should shut down the southern border AND the government until we fix our immigration system.  By some estimates, the cost of illegal immigrants in the country is costing the American taxpayer between $116-$134 billion annually.  Now we find out in the last few weeks that 63 percent of non-citizens, half of which are here illegally, are on some form of welfare — again, funded by the American taxpayer.  And the longer non-citizens are in the country, the more likely they are to be on some form of welfare.  If they've been here ten years or more, the percentage goes up to 70 percent.  For comparison, only about 30 percent of native-born American citizens are on some form of welfare.  Now take in those statistics and throw in the fact that over the next 20 years between 7 to 8 million new immigrants will come into the United States via chain migration.  Statistics show that those immigrants, by a two to one margin, favor the Democratic Party.  Why?  Because they want a greater welfare state.

Democrats Deny These Immigration Truths.  Both the Senate and the House oath of offices are nearly identical.  They begin like this:  "I do solemnly swear or affirm that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same."  At this point, are we even sure that Chuck and Nancy took the oath?  I have a news flash for the dynamic duo:  When migrants illegally cross our borders, whether they come to work or to collect welfare, using false documents, whether they come to deal drugs or join murderous gangs that are already here, this does constitute a foreign enemy action.

The Word 'Mean' is Leftists' Lethal Weapon.  Fully supported by American leftists, illegals are [defying America].  They are invading our country whether we like it or not, arrogantly breaking our immigration laws.  They demand to feed on our welfare safety-net set up for Americans.  Outrageously, Obama gave illegals freebies unavailable to Americans — free attorneys and more.  Obama used taxpayers' money to spend over 60 grand per illegal to settle them in America.  We spend $11 to $22 billion each year on freebies for illegals.  Obama spread illegals around the country, irresponsibly putting medically untested children of illegals into our schools infecting our kids with strange diseases. [...] The illegals invading our country today have no desire to become Americans; no desire to assimilate.  Quite the opposite.  Illegals give learning English, embracing our culture, and honoring our flag their middle fingers.  Fake news hides the fact that many of the thousands of young men illegally invading our country are known gang members.

Alternatives to the Nihilistic Futility of Mass Immigration.  [Scroll down]  None of this is sustainable.  Socialism, whether through foreign aid to developing nations, or through more government benefits approved with the swing voters coming from developed nations, eventually collapses.  Productive citizens, outvoted, overtaxed, and disenfranchised in their own nations, lose their incentives to work hard.  This leads to several inevitable conclusions.  First, it is beyond the capacity of developed nations to accommodate ongoing migrations from the developing world.  Just the increase in Africa's population each decade exceeds the entire current population of the United States or Western Europe.  Second, current foreign aid policies are completely unsustainable, because they facilitate this population increase without improving any of the other "humanitarian indicators" that might lead to a cultural shift towards lower birth rates.  Third, while it is possible to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, the more people there are, the harder that gets.

No Country for Caravans.  Right now, just beyond our southern border are hundreds of foreign nationals champing at the bit to violate our sovereignty.  They have no regard for our laws or for our way of life and we are not now prepared, or even willing, to instill such regard in them.  They will soon be joined by thousands more, and, if this wave is successful in penetrating our borders, perhaps millions more will be emboldened to come.  Will Trump find the resolve that Reagan could not muster?  Or will he capitulate like his predecessors and let our sovereignty go quietly into the night?

Stop the caravan and build the wall to keep deadly drugs out and save lives.  A perfect storm is brewing in the Southern Hemisphere and making its way north to the United States.  Heroin, fentanyl and other opioids already pour through America's southern border and this infiltration is one of three elements that will feed the perfect storm.  Every day, 115 Americans die from opioid overdoses and from tainted drugs passing through our border with Mexico.  The second element is MS-13, the brutal gang that is a drug courier of choice used by the Mexican drug cartels for distribution of these drugs within the United States.  When these two elements are mixed with the third element — the caravan of several thousand people, mostly men, seeking to break through our southern border — you complete a toxic combination leading to a perfect storm.

Border surge highest since 2011; each illegal immigrant costs $70,000 — 7x deportation price.  The net costs to taxpayers for every illegal immigrant who sneaks into the United States has reached nearly $70,000, about seven times the cost of deporting them, and about $70 billion, according to a new report.  And, according to federal Census data, the surge of legal and illegal immigrants across the Mexico-U.S. border has reached a new high since 2011 and matched the historic high of 1.75 million set in 1999.  The latest Census data from 2016 shows that immigrants continue to come into the United States, both legally and illegally, and the costs to taxpayers in enforcement and social services continues to rise — even when offset by the taxes they pay.

Immigration — The left's recruiting tool and deceptive marketing ploy
[#1]   40% of all workers in LA County (10.2 million people) are working for cash; and not paying taxes.  This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants, working without a green card.  (Donald Trump was right)
[#2]   95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
[#3]   75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.
[#4]   Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.
[#5]   Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals; they are here illegally.
[#6]   Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.
[#7]   The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.
[#8]   Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.
[#9]   21 radio stations in LA are Spanish-speaking.
[#10]   In LA County, 5.1 million people speak English; 3.9 million, speak Spanish.  (There are 10.2 million people, in LA County.
(All 10 of the above facts were published in the Los Angeles Times)
Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare.
Over 70% of the United States' annual population growth, (and over 90% of California, Florida and New York), results from Immigration.  Also, 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.  But the left feels that pandering to the masses of border crossers will lead to a tantalizing treasure trove of steady stalwart supporters ensuring decades if not generations of liberal control.

No justice for taxpaying Americans.  There are two systems of justice, but it's not so much about race as it is about immigration status.  If you're an American, chances are you get hard time.  If you're an illegal immigrant, you get everything, and I do mean everything, including an EBT card, MassHealth and a Sect. 8 housing certificate.  First, when the "racist" cops say you have the right to remain silent, the illegal says "no habla" English.  He gets a translator.  He claims he's "indigent," so he gets a public defender.  If he's charged with OUI, the public defender hires a psychologist (also on the taxpayers' dime) to say that the illegal immigrant "lacks the enzyme" to metabolize alcohol and thus can't be held accountable for killing some gringo.  But the real double standard kicks in when the undocumented Democrat gets to the courtroom.  A taxpaying American can only dream of the kid-gloves treatment these Third World fiends get.

Open Borders Are Not Libertarian So Long As America Is A Welfare State.  "Progressives" have been calling for unrestricted immigration, for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and for granting voting rights to illegal immigrants.  "Open borders" advocates decry opponents as racist. [...] Slightly over one-fourth of the children in the United States are now either immigrants or the children of immigrants.  Since the total expenditures on public schooling in the U.S. is almost $700 billion per year, this cost is far greater than the GDP gains cited by Dalmia, and greater than the $50 billion she cites for "The Wall."  It's also greater than the annual $104 billion for food stamps, the $46 billion for Section 8 housing programs, or the $30 billion for Aid to Families with Dependent Children for all residents, citizen or non-citizen.  Immigrants also use other social services, but public education for all children residing in the United States is mandatory.  In nineteenth-century America, supposedly with the open borders policies libertarians favor, immigrant children were not legally excluded from the labor market or mandated a public education.

The Republican Party:  Not Much of a Horse But the Only One in the Corral.  The first economic consequence of mass immigration is lower labor costs across the economy, from lettuce pickers to computer programmers, and that pushes historic quantities of money up to America's corporate owners and executives.  The working and middle classes endure the economic downside in the form of fewer jobs and much lower wages.  This has all been discussed ad nauseam before.  But it can't be repeated too often:  Mass immigration has been an economic bonanza for major owners and executives and an economic disaster for the other 80% of the population.

No One Has A 'Right' To Immigrate Into The United States.  Is there a human right to immigrate?  Many defenders of open borders think so.  Individuals, they argue, are entitled to freedom of movement, which entails the right to immigrate from one country to another.  This view has found support in the newly elected president of Mexico, who remarked that there is a "human right" to move to the United States.  This appeal to freedom of movement is dubious argument for a number of reasons.  For starters, freedom of movement is not unlimited:  my freedom of movement does not give me the right to move into your home.

The Left Want to Abolish ICE. What Does That Mean?  ICE is a division within the Department of Homeland Security that is responsible for immigration enforcement, smuggling investigations, and terrorism prevention.  It's split into several subdivisions, including Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), which actually carries out arrests and deportations, and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), which tackles drug- and terrorism-related issues.  ICE has about 20,000 employees, with 400 offices and $6 billion in annual funding.  ICE is not the entity directly responsible for policing the border — that is Customs and Border Protection, although ICE does deport some of the people CBP apprehends.  ICE is also not the entity responsible for the recent family separation controversy — that is CBP again, which apprehends immigrants at the border, and the Department of Justice, which prosecutes them.

Invasion U.S.A.  This is no longer immigration, this is an invasion to take advantage of our wealth, culture and resources.  As radio talk show host Michael Savage recently said, "The lifeboat is full." I think it is tipping over.  If a million, or more, armed men crossed our border, or any border, it would be considered an invasion.  Yet, if the same number of men, women and children illegally cross our borders, unarmed, seeking our wealth and playing upon our kindness, we are expected to welcome them with open arms.

Democracy requires borders.  It was telling to watch how Democrats and left-wing commentators responded.  Having shed tears all week about family separation and traumatized children, Trump's opponents began objecting to any detention of families entering the U.S. illegally.  A chorus of critics described the new policy as "handcuffs for all."  An MSNBC host portrayed as a dark "totalitarian" act the very idea of a border guard stopping and arresting an illegal immigrant.  Behind these objections is a premise that goes unstated because it is radical and deeply unpopular.  It is that border enforcement is itself illegitimate.

The Asylum Crisis Is a Security Challenge, Not a Legal Problem.  Congress cannot enact a law that prevents Central American migrants from flooding the border.  Or, one supposes, it can enact a thousand such laws and look on in Canute-like futility as the incursion continues.  Passing laws is not a serious response to a security challenge, and an unserious response always emboldens the challenger.  Outsiders can overwhelm a national border by armed force or, if the nation is not willing to defend its border, by sheer numbers.  Either way, the challenge can be answered only by the deployment of physical barriers and armed force sufficient to deny the onslaught and discourage others from coming.  Only after the crisis is over, after the security threat is contained, can we establish a legal process backed by resources scaled to handle the number of outsiders realistically expected to petition for entry.

The immorality of the open-borders Left.  We have two choices when it comes to border security and interior enforcement.  We can continue telegraphing the message that when you come here with children you are home free.  This will continue fueling the drug crisis, growing MS-13, enriching the drug cartels, inducing sex trafficking and terrible crimes at the border, encouraging illegals to kidnap children to gain admission, and causing death and mayhem on both sides of the border.  Or we could finally deter this behavior by announcing an end to any immigration requests not processed in a controlled environment through our embassy.  If you are concerned about "separating children" and don't support the latter path, then you need to seriously examine your values and priorities.  The entirety of the epidemic-level increase in both drugs and MS-13 began around 2014-2015 with the rise of UACs and the collapse of interior enforcement against criminal alien drug trafficking networks operating in our major cities.  That was all precipitated by the rise of the "dreamer" political movement incentivizing people to come here as children or to bring children here to gain admission through catch-and-release.

The Education America Needs.  We spend billions every year on illegal immigration; that is, on persons who drive down wages even as they contribute nothing to the welfare state from which they derive a great deal.  (Studies estimate that 50 to 60 percent of illegal immigrants receive entitlements.)  Not to mention the many crimes — drug-related and otherwise — that result from such illegal entry.

Pelosi's 'Immoral, Ineffective and Expensive' Argument.  If you try to attend next month's Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, you better have a ticket or some other type of pass that allows you to legally enter the facility.  If you don't, you won't get in.  They have built a great big beautiful wall around that field, which, according to the stadium's website, was constructed with $1.129 billion in private and public money.  To enter, you will need to pass through a gate, where people will verify whether you have the right to do so.  Because of this, you can bet almost no one will migrate from other parts of the country or the world to see if they can illegally penetrate the security around the Super Bowl and attend the game for free.  They know they cannot succeed.  So, they will not try.  That will also spare them the misery of standing outside in Minnesota in February.  The NFL [...] is more serious about border security at its stadiums than Congress has been in recent decades about border security in the American southwest.

How to Report Illegal Aliens.  Under federal law, any non-U.S. citizen is an alien.  Aliens who have entered the United States without permission, or who have violated the terms of their admission, are identified under the law as illegal aliens.  That is a fact, not an issue for debate.  It doesn't matter whether someone crossed our nation's borders illegally or overstayed a visa, their presence in the country is illegal which makes them deportable under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

The U.S. Has More Immigrants Than Any Other Country.  A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that the U.S. has more than 40 million immigrants, more than any other country in the world.  It also takes in about one-fifth of the world's total migrants.  The report looks at trends from 1960 to 2015.  According to the report in 2015 the U.S. hit a record high of 43.2 million immigrants accounting for 13.4% of the population, the same number that is used by the Center of Immigration Studies.  This is four times higher than in 1960 when only 9.7 million immigrants lived in the U.S., accounting for only 5.4% of the population.

The Case Against Immigration.  In the United States, there is strong evidence that the national interest has not been well served by the country's immigration policy over the last five decades.  Even as levels of immigration have approached historic highs, debate on the topic has been subdued, and policymakers and opinion leaders in both parties have tended to overstate the benefits and understate or ignore the costs of immigration.  It would make a great deal of sense for the country to reform its immigration policies by more vigorously enforcing existing laws, and by moving away from the current system, which primarily admits immigrants based on family relationships, toward one based on the interests of Americans.

Law Takes a Holiday.  The law states that foreign nationals cannot enter and permanently reside in the United States without going through a checkpoint and in most cases obtaining a legal visa or green card.  But immigration law has been all but ignored.  Or it was redefined as not committing additional crimes while otherwise violating immigration law.  Then the law was effectively watered down further to allow entering and residing illegally if not committing "serious" crimes.  Now, the adjective "serious" is being redefined as something that does not lead to too many deportations.  The logical end is no immigration law at all — and open borders.

The Mainstream Media Have Forfeited All Respect.  In 1988 there were 16 million immigrants (including fewer than 1 million illegal aliens) living in the United States.  Today, that number has skyrocketed to 42.4 million (including an estimated 12 million illegal aliens).  This enormous increase (165%) in the immigrant population (while the overall population growth was just 29%) has not only put pressure on a stagnant job market, but also has been a major factor in the decline of median income in the country as well as skyrocketing public spending.  Rather than report the facts, the media chose instead to highlight human-interest stories about the plight of an illegal immigrant family whenever one could be found, to extensively and sympathetically cover immigrant marches and demonstrations, to highlight accusations of alleged xenophobia and intolerance, and generally be an ombudsman for the immigrant population.

These 16 quotes prove America can exclude or deport any immigrant — for any reason.  The ubiquitous notion among the political and legal establishment that there are any constitutional limitations on our sovereign right to exclude any immigrant for any reason is the most dangerous constitutional crisis we are facing in the coming months.  It is one of the reasons why I wrote "Stolen Sovereignty" — as a reminder of our history, traditions, and laws on immigration and sovereignty.  Based on 200 years of case law, the accepted laws of nation states, and the principles of the social compact, popular sovereignty, and jurisdictional sovereignty, the American people — as expressed through their elected representatives — have the right to exclude or deport any non-citizen for any reason.  The prudence of such a move is a political question best dealt with by the political branches of government depending on the situation at hand.  But the courts have absolutely no ability to force the political branches to allow aliens to remain in this country against statutes passed by Congress.  There is no due process for aliens to remain in the country in the same way non-citizens have full due process when facing jail time or indefinite detention.  That is the most settled area of law.  Even those who aren't politically comfortable with exercising this power to the max must concede that it is a dangerous proposition to cede the legal right to exercise that power.

Time for a Complete Halt on All Immigration.  This is a serious proposal — and a necessary one.  Consider:  with the U.S. having a replacement-level fertility rate of 2.1 children per woman, immigration is the only reason our population is increasing.  As to this, our numbers have swelled from 100 million people in 1915 to 200 million in 1968 to 320 million today.  And it's projected they will reach approximately 400 million just after 2050.  Obviously, such growth involves strain on natural resources, social services and infrastructure.  Yet while the Left purports to care about the environment, it also pursues open-border policies with jihadist-like zeal.  But when will enough population be enough?  When it stands at 450 million?  A half billion?  A billion?  The Left likes to push "family planning."  But what about national-family planning?

30 to 40 Million Illegals Can Be Deported.  The first thing to recognize is that the illegal alien problem arose because of the 1987 Reagan Amnesty nearly 30 years ago.  By some estimates, up to 40 million people have entered the USA illegally since that time, so encouraging them to leave may take an extended period of time as well. [...] Somehow, the left and corporatist right have come to believe that our country would collapse without illegal immigration and open borders.  We should remind those bleeding hearts who support the invasion of our country by third-worlders that, for example, fresh produce somehow made its way to market before 1987 without illegals living here.  Note also that countries with strict immigration policies and zero illegal immigration enjoy ample supplies of fruits and vegetables.

Immigration, the Supreme Court and President Obama.  In 2014, President Barack Obama signed 12 executive orders directing various agencies in the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security to refrain from deporting some 4 million adult immigrants illegally present in the United States if they are the parents of children born here or legally present here and if they hold a job, obtain a high-school diploma or its equivalent, pay taxes and stay out of prison.  Unfortunately for the president, the conditions he established for avoiding deportation had been rejected by Congress.  In response to the executive orders, 26 states and the House of Representatives sued the president and the recipients of the orders, seeking to prevent them from being enforced.

How The Cloward-Piven Strategy Is Driving The United States To Collapse.  Illegal Immigration on its own is already one of the most important threats to the future of the United States, because it reflects a deliberate attempt by our political elite to displace and supplant its native population with one that will always vote for them, remain dependent on welfare, and take jobs from Americans by working "under the table" at wages that American citizens cannot survive on.  This raises a logical question:  if illegal immigration already displaces such a great number of Americans and creates so much controversy and strife, why keep bringing in as many as possible?  A further question to ask is why do so now, as opposed to waiting until the economy is better?  Our nation is nowhere near the point of recovery since nearly 50% of Americans are already on one form or another of government assistance, our nation has an interest rate student loan bubble that will both burst soon, and an economy that is either being outsourced or stolen by thieves with H1B visas.  All of these factors clearly show that our nation is at its breaking point, yet we have a political elite that wishes to first enact unconditional amnesty and then import migrants from shady 3rd world countries.  Any rational observer will realize that adding 13 million MORE welfare, public assistance or student loan recipients may likely cause the entire system to collapse due to inefficiency and a lack of adequate funding.

Chilling Timeline:  Obama's Dismantling of U.S. Immigration Laws.  The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has recently released a video they call a summary of the "Obama Immigration Policy Timeline Wrecking Ball" which outlines steps Obama has taken from the beginning of his presidency to dismantle enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.  The video also shows how Hillary Clinton assisted his actions.  The video is a must see by every American.  It explains what Obama meant when he promised to "fundamentally transform" America.  One of the reasons why President Obama is so concerned about Donald Trump winning the White House in 2016, is because Trump has built his campaign around the promise of stopping illegal immigration and building a wall on the Mexican border.  Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has embraced illegal immigrants, promising to enact amnesty within her first 100 days in office and said she will "fight for immigration reform that provides a full and equal path to citizenship."  [Video clip]

Timely news and commentary: This is an original compilation, Copyright © 2022 by Andrew K. Dart

U.N. Says Joe Biden's Border Is 'Deadliest Land Crossing in the World'.  President Joe Biden's border with Mexico is the deadliest land crossing in the world, according to a United Nations group, the International Organization for Migration.  "More than 1,238 lives have been lost during migration in the [north, central and south] Americas in 2021, among them at least 51 children," said the group's July 1 report.

Texas Sheriff:  Open Border Is Transforming America to Marxist State.  Sheriffs in Texas are experiencing the impact of the border crisis in their counties every day — whether it's armed cartel operatives smuggling illegal immigrants, vehicle pursuits resulting in crashes and deaths, or drug overdose deaths from fentanyl brought across the southern border.  In Goliad, Sheriff Roy Boyd sits 200 miles from the Texas-Mexico border, between McAllen and Houston — a major transport corridor of illegal immigrants and illicit goods.  As a 29-year law enforcement veteran in the region, Boyd said he's never seen a border crisis so bad or border-related crime so egregious.

DHS to Enforce 'Remain in Mexico' Policy for Several More Weeks, Warn Migrants Not to Come:  Mayorkas.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on July 3 that his department will continue to warn migrants to not show up at the U.S.-Mexico border, as the current "Remain in Mexico" policy isn't going away for "several weeks."  Appearing on CBS's "Face the Nation," Mayorkas was asked whether the border enforcement agencies have the manpower and resources needed to handle "thousands of people who departed on Friday and are moving toward the U.S. border." He responded by blaming "exploitative smugglers" who use "false information" to motivate migrants to illegally cross the border.  "We have said repeatedly and we continue to warn people not to take the dangerous journey," Mayorkas told CBS's Margaret Brennan, noting that his department is working with "our partners to the south" to "break up very often" migrant caravans.  "We continue to enforce immigration law, as is our legal responsibility.

Who Are the Real Insurrectionists?  [Scroll down]  There is no border.  For two years, Joe Biden, again in true revolutionary fashion, has simply abrogated federal immigration law by fiat.  In less than two years, he has welcomed 3 million illegal aliens without audit — or COVID-19 tests or vaccinations — during a pandemic in which unvaccinated federal employees and military personnel faced dismissal.  Biden had taken an oath of office to faithfully execute the laws of the United States, but then shortly thereafter destroyed immigration laws as we knew them.  No prior president has simply rendered an entire corpus of law null and void.

1,700 Migrants [were] Arrested in Texas Border Town in One Day.  Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 1,772 migrants after they crossed the Rio Grande in a single day in Eagle Pass.  The steady stream of migrants apprehended after crossing the river included one group numbering more than 500. On Thursday, the number of apprehensions exceeded any other single day total for the city according to the source.  A source operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection told Breitbart Texas that Del Rio Sector agents lead the nation of late in apprehensions.  The source said the increase in apprehensions is forcing the agency to deal with constant overcrowding at processing facilities.  More than 2,000 migrants were arrested on Thursday throughout the Del Rio Sector — most chose to enter the United States in Eagle Pass.

Supreme Court Unwisely Lets Biden End Program Making Illegal Aliens Remain in Mexico.  The Remain in Mexico program (formally known as the Migration Protection Protocols) was implemented by the Trump administration in early 2019 to stop the caravans of illegal aliens who were coming to our border, claiming a fear of returning to their home country, and getting released into the U.S., often never to be seen again.  The Trump administration was the first to use the 1996 congressional authority that permits the Department of Homeland Security to return non-Mexican aliens arriving by land from Mexico to Mexico while their claims for asylum or eligibility to be in the U.S. were determined.  The program worked.  The caravans stopped, and illegal alien encounters declined when human smugglers and would-be illegal aliens learned that saying they were entitled to asylum was no longer the golden ticket into the U.S.  This was particularly important because the overwhelming majority of such claims have proven to be fraudulent.

Smuggling suspect in mass migrant deaths was already on ICE's radar.  The man accused of orchestrating the smuggling journey that cost 53 migrants their lives was already under "active investigation" by ICE agents in Texas, according to court documents.  Christian Martinez was tied to the smuggling by text messages found on the phone of Homero Zamorano Jr., who was found hiding at the spot where the truck and its dead bodies were abandoned, and whom authorities have identified as the driver.  After realizing Mr. Martinez was already on their radar, ICE Homeland Security Investigations agents in Texas worked with police in his hometown of Palestine, Texas, to identify a confidential informant who knows him.

Supreme Court Ends 'Remain in Mexico' Policy.  "Remain in Mexico" (officially termed the Migrant Protection Protocols) is an immigration policy created in response to the surge of immigrants coming across the southern border from Mexico.  Originally implemented in January 2019 under the administration of President Donald Trump, it required that non-Mexican migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. remain in Mexico until their U.S. immigration court date.  According to federal immigration law, the federal government is supposed to detain immigrants while they await the hearing of their case.  However, Congress has never allocated enough money to detain the rising number of illegal migrants who need to be detained.  Under "Remain in Mexico," the U.S. government may return migrants to Mexico if there is no room in the detention centers.  However, President Joe Biden wishes to release the migrants into the United States and simply hope they show up for their court dates.

Fed-up Texas sheriff drives 4 migrants back to border to deport them.  A Texas sheriff personally drove four illegal immigrants he'd apprehended back to the US-Mexico border to deport them, insisting he's been left with no choice given the current border crisis.  Kinney County Sheriff Brad Coe told the Epoch Times the migrants were discovered after a suspected smuggling vehicle his deputies were pursuing crashed on Wednesday morning.  Five illegal immigrants were found inside the vehicle, including a woman who had to be taken to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.  The sheriff said Border Patrol agents had told him they could only apprehend the four other migrants if they'd been medically assessed at a hospital first.

Supreme Court allows Biden to end Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' policy.  The Supreme Court handed President Joe Biden a victory Thursday [6/30/2022], ruling that he can shut down a Trump administration program designed to restrict immigration at the southern border.  The court said in a 5-4 ruling that the Biden administration acted properly in seeking to end the "Remain in Mexico" policy, formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols.  It required people seeking asylum at the southern border, mainly from Central America, to wait in Mexico while their claims were decided.

Two Americans face capital charges in Texas migrant deaths case.  Federal prosecutors announced capital smuggling charges Wednesday against two men they say were involved with the truck found on the side of a San Antonio road with the bodies of dozens of dead illegal immigrants packed inside.  Authorities have identified Homero Zamorano Jr., an American citizen, as the driver of the truck, and have also connected Christian Martinez to the smuggling attempt.  Mr. Zamorano, 45, faces a charge of smuggling resulting in death, which carries a possible death sentence.  Mr. Martinez, 28, was charged with conspiracy to smuggle aliens resulting in death, which prosecutors said also carries a potential death sentence.  Police found 48 dead bodies when they reached the truck, and five more people have died since being taken to the hospital, for a current death toll of 53.  Eleven others were still hospitalized as of Wednesday.

Of course Biden's policies are to blame for this migrant tragedy.  "These deaths are on Biden.  They are a result of his deadly open border policies."  That's what Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted Monday [6/27/2022] upon learning of a truck full of dead illegal immigrants being smuggled through San Antonio.  Was he right?  There's certainly plenty of blame to go around.  The smugglers bear the most direct responsibility for the tragedy.  They fleece the migrants (derided as "chickens"), shoot competitors, rape little girls — truly the scum of the earth.  The corrupt and dysfunctional leadership of the countries these people are fleeing also bear responsibility, for making their countries the kinds of places people want to flee from.  The illegal immigrants themselves are adults, of course, and put children at risk by hiring criminals.  But there's no getting around the fact that President Joe Biden shoulders a big part of the blame.  Regardless of US policy, some foreigners are going to take foolish, often deadly, risks to come to America.  But when Biden issued what smugglers call "La Invitación" to prospective illegal immigrants worldwide, what did he think was going to happen?

The wages of Biden's open border: 46 found dead in a San Antonio truck.  [Scroll down]  It doesn't matter if they were illegal border crossers at this point, they were human beings and nobody deserves to die a cruel suffocating death like that — as some kind of misplaced or forgotten cargo, with some human smuggler stepping away to save himself for unknown reasons, perhaps fear of arrest or not being paid or something else.  The size of the death count is comparable to that of a cartel massacre of migrants who didn't pay the crossing fees that happened in the north of Mexico years ago, after a mass grave was discovered.  Well, now the mass graves are happening here in the states, big ones, consistent with huge human smuggling syndicates and the cartel organized cash it takes to organize them.  Freelance border coyotes taking a family at a time across the Rio Grande can't pull off these kinds of operations such as what was found in the truck, which had to have been an experienced operation.  That means that someone out there enabled these illegal migrant organizations to get very, very big, both from extended "business," and from the cartel expectation that the truck would never be intercepted nor break down, or whatever it was that happened that led to the truck becoming an abandoned death chamber on a street in San Antonio.

250 Migrants Cross into Texas Border Town in One Hour.  More than 250 migrants in separate groups were witnessed crossing into the city [of Eagle Pass, Texas] in the span of an hour Monday night [6/27/2022].  The group that appears in the video numbered nearly 100 and was immediately preceded by a group of more than 150 a short distance away, according to Border Patrol agents.  As the large groups crossed at nightfall, authorities in San Antonio, worked to investigate the deaths of 50 migrants who perished after being smuggled in a sealed tractor trailer near the Interstate 35/Loop 410 interchange.  Speaking to reporters about the tragedy, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, flying aboard Air Force One, reiterated the Biden Administration's position concerning the situation at the southwest border.

Driver of Texas migrant truck was reportedly 'very high on meth'.  The driver of the sweltering tractor-trailer truck where at least 51 migrants were found dead in Texas was allegedly "very high on meth" when he was nabbed, authorities said.  Homero Zamorano, 45, was taken into custody in a nearby field after he allegedly abandoned the 18-wheeler with dozens of migrants stashed in the back in a desolate area in San Antonio on Monday.  "He was very high on meth when he was arrested nearby and had to be taken to the hospital," a law enforcement official told the San Antonio Express News.  Following the grim discovery of the bodies inside the truck Monday evening, investigators were able to trace the vehicle's registration to a San Antonio address that they placed under surveillance, authorities said.

47 Migrants Found Dead in Abandoned Trailer in Texas Smuggling Incident.  Police near San Antonio report that 46 migrants are dead and at least 16 others were transported to local hospitals after being locked inside a tractor-trailer.  Officials found the tractor-trailer on the southwest side of San Antonio on a back road near Interstate 35. Police say the driver may have been involved in a human smuggling incident.  A senior law enforcement source on the scene told Breitbart Texas that 46 migrants were declared dead on the scene or at area hospitals and at least 16 others were taken to area hospitals.  A source on the scene says they have a person of interest in custody.  That person was also reportedly transported to an area hospital.  At least 60 migrants were packed inside the trailer.

Biden Is Nowhere To Be Found After Unleashing Total Chaos At The Southern Border.  I was at the border just this week.  If President Joe Biden cared, he'd be there too.  His Department of Homeland Security (DHS) quietly released its latest batch of catastrophic border numbers.  More than 239,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended in May — the highest monthly total in DHS history.  Taking a step back, this means a shocking 3.5 million illegal immigrants have now crossed into the U.S. since Biden took office.  This is not normal, nor is it accidental.  It is a cataclysmic destruction of our sovereign borders at the expense of the American people.  Biden and his administration are to blame.  In his first 100 days, Biden issued countless executive actions, including halting construction of the border wall and ending Trump's successful "Remain in Mexico" policy under the banner of "compassion."  It was not Americans thanking him — but the illegal immigrants trying to cross over.

Biden sneaking amnesty through for a million illegal border crossers.  Who says crime doesn't pay?  When you can cross the border illegally, and not only be allowed to stay here, collect big benefits, and actually be allowed to apply for citizenship as a reward for your lawbreaking, why wouldn't you come without papers instead of come the legal way?  You'd be a fool not to.  Applying legally and waiting years for entry at great personal expense with no adjacent benefits is a fool's errand, given the Biden administration's current policies.  That's the shocking reality revealed in a report from the Washington Examiner showing that the Biden administration is now .... ever so quietly ... dropping charges against tens of thousands of unvetted illegal border crossers and visa overstayers, leaving them with clean records and incredibly, the "right" to apply for green cards and U.S. citizenship.  If the current pace of that continues, at least a million are going to be effectively amnestied by 2024, the Examiner reports.

Finding our Way Through a Wilderness of Mirrors.  We are passing through a time when the elite of our society call right, wrong and wrong, right, and when evil is called good and good is called evil.  Before we consider what can be done, let's take a walk through the current upside-down priorities of the various agencies of our government:  The Biden administration's open border policy with Mexico, which has facilitated the entry of a record number of unvetted immigrants and criminal elements has added to the already extreme crime epidemic that has swept across cities in America — most all of which are suffering from exasperated and thinly-stretched police forces.

Multiple Large Migrant Groups Apprehended in South Texas Border Sector.  Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents encountered multiple large migrant groups illegally crossing the border from Mexico into Texas.  The groups totaled more than 500 migrants including 146 unaccompanied migrant children.  During a 48-hour period ending on June 16, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents encountered 512 migrants in three large-group crossings, according to information obtained from Border Patrol officials.  The groups included migrants from Cuba, Central America, and South America.

The mainstream media's lies on secret migrant flights.  For a classic example of shoddy, dishonest journalism that serves as pure propaganda for the Biden administration, look no further than NPR's attempt to discredit our reporting on the secret flights ferrying illegal migrants from the southern border to unsuspecting communities around the country.  NPR did not mention The Post in Monday's story, only its permanent bugbear Fox News and Tucker Carlson who admirably followed up, but the journalism it pooh-poohs is ours.  "Republicans and right-wing media ... accuse the Biden administration of organizing secret migrant flights ... but NPR's Joel Rose reports that rhetoric is often at odds with the facts."  Really?  A single source was interviewed, a migrant activist.  NPR assured listeners there's nothing unusual about the surge in illegal migration, and all that's happening with these late-night charter flights is kids are being reunited with their parents, which supposedly was routine under the Trump administration.

Five Reasons to Impeach Joe Biden.  [#2] Biden's violation of U.S. immigration law constitutes treason.  Biden has abused his office by violating the laws he has sworn to defend.  He has undermined national security by opening the southern border to millions of unvetted, low-skilled, uneducated, third-world economic migrants, many of whom are known terrorists, criminals, and people infected with COVID.  The open border policy "is an inside attack on our democracy," said former Trump policy adviser Stephen Miller.  "The president is working systematically to allow people to invade our country against our laws to consume public benefits, to take American jobs, and to threaten public safety."  Adding insult to injury, Biden is shipping hordes of illegals to secret destinations without informing the American public.  The Pentagon has confirmed that it is using Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas to fly illegal immigrants to undisclosed parts of the country.  We don't know where they are going or what happens to them when they get there.

DHS released nearly 100K illegal aliens in just one month:  Tip of the invasion iceberg.  In one respect, when DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told Rep. Chip Roy at a recent House Judiciary Committee hearing that the DHS has operational control over the border, he wasn't lying.  His department is now releasing close to 100,000 illegal aliens per month into the interior of the country.  Thus, this is actually a controlled and purposeful mass migration, although there are many more gotaways that funnel through our border during the chaos.  Either way, our country can't last with such a volume of invaders until there is a new president in 2025.  Arizona and Texas, buttressed by the other red states, must take action now.  Fox News' Bill Melugin is reporting that the DHS acknowledged in a recent court document that CBP and ICE released or paroled 95,318 illegal aliens just in the month of May.  They are all coming to a city near you.  And this has been going on for a year and a half and will likely continue for another two and a half years if Texas and Arizona Republicans don't secure their own border.

Greg Abbott has spent $2.9 million in taxpayer funds sending 1,700 illegal immigrants in buses to Washington DC.  Texas taxpayers are paying the price for Governor Greg Abbott's plan to bus migrants who crossed into the U.S. illegally to Washington, D.C.  As of June 7, $2.9 million in taxpayer funds have sent only 1,778 immigrants to the nation's capital, according to Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) documents — and the figure is expected to rise as more buses have already been deployed and Abbott shows no signs of slowing the stunt.  More than $1 million of the total cost has gone toward security alone, while taxpayers are also footing the bill for drivers and GPS tracking, among other things.

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That's $1,631 per capita.  Wouldn't it be cheaper to send them back across the border?

Biden DHS Instructs Border Patrol Agents to Not Apprehend Migrants near Walls, Rio Grande.  A new Border Patrol enforcement policy has been disseminated to agents warning them not to enforce immigration laws or attempt to arrest migrants near waterways, walls, canals, or other barriers.  According to a CBP source, the policy most likely foreshadows pending administrative disciplinary charges against members of the agency's Horse Patrol Unit lodged during the Haitian migrant crisis in Del Rio.  The source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, says the document also warns against repatriating migrants without due process by encouraging them to return to Mexico.  The memorandum from Tony L. Barker, Acting Chief of the Border Patrol's Law Enforcement Directorate, was disseminated on Friday.

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Joe Biden — or whoever makes his decisions and pulls his strings — is effectively moving the border northward by telling the Border Patrol not to enforce the international boundary right where it is.  Give them an inch, and they'll definitely take a mile.

Libertarians: It's Americans' Fault Illegal Migrants Die.  Migrant Haitians are drowning in the Atlantic, and it is Americans' fault, says Reason magazine, a libertarian publication.  "With land-based migration proving difficult, some desperate Haitians are attempting to reach American soil aboard overcrowded ships," says the June 13 article, which is headlined "America's Harsh Immigration Restrictions Mean Haitians Drown Trying To Get Here." [...] "Significant numbers of people are losing their lives because the administration is luring them to take these foolish risks," responded Mark Krikorian, the director of the Center for Immigration Studies.

Texas's Gov. Abbott blocks and breaks that gargantuan incoming caravan.  Joe Biden is letting one of the largest illegal migrant caravans in history move into the U.S., with no effort to stop it.  Texas's governor, Greg Abbott, isn't.  According to a very interesting report by Todd Bensman of the Center for Immigration Studies, the record-sized 15,000-strong caravan has run into interference from the Texas governor, and his counterpart in the adjacent Mexican state of Coahuila, who had the foresight to sign an agreement in April about border security.

DHS plans to punish Border Patrol agents already cleared in 'whipping' of migrants.  The Biden administration was left with egg all over its face when, after embracing a phony leftist narrative about Border Patrol agents "whipping" migrants illegally crossing into the U.S., it quietly dropped the matter and hoped no one would notice.  They should have apologized to the agents.  Instead, they're coming for the agents a second time.

Team of Fools:  Biden's Cabinet Picks Prove He is Unfit to Lead.  I have written extensively about Biden's shortcomings.  Nothing exceeds his capacity for choosing the wrong people.  It would be difficult to zero in on Biden's worst choice, but his Homeland Security Secretary would be a good candidate.  Alejandro Mayorkas has me somewhat confused.  I can't tell if he is a consummate liar or just plain delusional.  Mayorkas claimed that his message to migrants heading to the U.S. is:  "Do not come."  Then he declared that "Our border is not open."  He also asserted his department has "a handle" on migration.  "We're not letting people loose," he said.  More blatant lies never have been uttered.  In direct contradiction to his statements and his sworn duty to uphold the law, Mayorkas deliberately has allowed more than a million to cross our southern border illegally.  "The vast majority of those people are single adults — not families fleeing poverty," said Liz Peek on Fox News, "and the total includes 40 men on the terror watch list.  Under Mayorkas, deaths due to drug overdoses topped 100,000 for the first time ever, the vast majority from fentanyl, imported from China and Mexico across our southern border."

Biden has filled admin with open border activists who 'do not care': Brandon Judd.  National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd criticized open border "activists" within the White House Tuesday for the migrant crisis at the southern border.  On "America's Newsroom," Judd argued President Biden and his staff "do not care" about the issues created by illegal immigration like drug smuggling, human trafficking and economic strain so long as they achieve their political agenda.  [Video clip]

Supreme Court Rules Thousands of Immigrants Can Be Detained Indefinitely.  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that immigrants detained in the United States are not entitled to a bond hearing, a decision that means that the thousands of people with open immigration cases who are currently in federal holding facilities can continue to be detained indefinitely.  The high court also ruled that federal courts lack the authority to grant class-wide relief to detainees.  In other words, if any detainees want to argue in the future that they have a right to a bond hearing, they will need to bring their cases individually, despite the fact that immigrants are not entitled to counsel during immigration proceedings.

No, They're Not Sending Their Best.  America is one of the most welcoming nations on the planet, but you would never know it listening to our mass media. [...] The likes of U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ana Navarro on "The View," and MSNBC's Mehdi Hasan have done very well for themselves in the United States, but they don't do a very good job of showing their gratitude.  Imagine if you invited someone over for dinner and they spent the night making snide comments about your out-of-date kitchen.  It's just not polite.  Many of these figures wear the "child of immigrants" and "hyphenated-American" labels like honorifics ("I love hyphens," Navarro says), a wise career move in a time that treats borders as arbitrary lines and those who cross them illegally as more worthy than Americans.  These super-citizens are not shy about exercising their privileges.  They never stop talking about their foreign background, which they use as a cudgel against the native-born.  They tend to become particularly voluble in the aftermath of politically charged events with the potential to transform the culture and laws of the United States.

Supreme Court rules noncitizens not entitled to bond hearings.  On Monday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that unlawful migrants to the United States are not entitled to a bond hearing.  The opinion stems from the migration of Antonio Arteaga-Martinez.  Arteaga-Martinez, a Mexican Citizen, came to the United States unlawfully on four occasions without inspection until May 2018, when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a warrant for Arteaga-Martinez's arrest after he had been living and working in the United States for almost six years.  ICE's detention of Arteaga-Martinez did not come with the opportunity for a bond hearing and he was set to be removed from the United States.

It is time to admit that the American left is malevolent.  From the moment Joe Biden illegitimately took office, he opened the border to migrants from all over the world, over 175 countries, and secretly transports them to towns and cities throughout America, amongst unsuspecting citizens.  Thousands of them are ill with a variety of third world diseases and of course covid.  Thousands of them are vicious gang members, human sex traffickers and/or pedophiles.  Thousands of unaccompanied minors have been trafficked with the administration's knowledge and approval.  All of the migrants pay the Mexican drug cartels thousands of dollars to be "crossed over" into the US.  The cartels are netting millions of dollars a week in payments for getting migrants into America for what many of them believe will lead to citizenship and a free ride.  Of course, many of them are economic migrants who seek better and safer lives for themselves and their families.  They are people who are used to and willing to work.  But the jobs they get are jobs American citizens might have had for better wages.  The Biden administration does not care about those American citizens who will be denied a living wage because millions of migrants will take those jobs for less.

Border Patrol cannot see path forward under Biden: 'There is no morale'.  U.S. Border Patrol agents stationed along the southern border have nothing left in the tank.  For months, agents have warned that morale within the ranks of the federal law enforcement organization is sinking, but the last shreds of spirit have since been dashed by outright animosity from the Biden administration, agents told the Washington Examiner.  "Under Biden, things are the worst they have ever been by far," said one agent who is based in Arizona.  "Agents are calling in all the time.  You always hear, 'It doesn't matter,' or, 'What's the point?' in reference to doing our job.  Agents are afraid of ending up on the news for doing their job or getting in trouble for doing their job.  There is no morale."

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Criticizes Texas Governor Greg Abbott for Refusing to Send Illegal Aliens Back to Mexico.  While Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is known for his staunch opposition to the Wuhan virus lockdowns, he has gradually built a reputation as a budding immigration patriot.  According to a report by Brandon Walters at Texas Scorecard, DeSantis is pushing the envelope by criticizing Texas Governor Greg Abbott for his refusal to send illegal aliens back to Mexico.  DeSantis's statements came at a time when illegal border crossers are knifing through the southern border at alarming levels.  "They let them come across and then you give them to the feds, and the feds just release them anyways," DeSantis declared, per a report from Florida Politics.  "What they need to do, Texas, is Texas should just send them back across the border."

The Subordinate Citizen.  The Biden administration blasted the Trump southern border wall and canceled all further funding.  Yet it just appropriated $40 billion to Ukraine to ensure that it does not lose its border war against Russian aggression.  That is a tiny percentage of the federal budget.  But the aid is full of symbolic irony, nonetheless.  The multibillion-dollar appropriation would have more than covered the completion of the entire wall along our own southern border.  An outside observer might conclude that the U.S. government intends to uphold the universal idea of national sovereignty, internationally recognized borders, and the security of citizens inside their own country — as long as they are not American citizens.

Biden says nations 'need to halt the dangerous ways people are migrating' and announces plan to send refugees to Spain.  President Joe Biden tore into unlawful immigration in a speech at the Summit of the Americas where he and other leaders vowed to crack down on human smuggling as they announced a new accord.  Biden laced his remarks with tough talk amid record immigration, addressing an issue that has caused his administration political problems from his first days in office.  'We need to halt the dangerous and unlawful ways people are migrating,' he said.  Biden intoned in Los Angeles, where he is hosting the summit.

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[#1] Instead of flying people to Spain, presumably by the thousands, would it not be easier and cheaper to build the border wall and repel the invasion there?  [#2] What did Spain do to deserve an influx of Mexican freeloaders and deadbeats?

Texas AG Calls New Court Ruling 'Massive Defeat' for Biden DHS on Border.  As RedState readers know by now, the Biden Administration's Department of Homeland Security is — to put it delicately — selective about when it thinks agents should enforce immigration law on the border — and on Friday, a judge's decision put that on hold.  [Tweet]  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had something to say in the wake of the ruling, in part calling the Abbott administration's win a "massive defeat" on the DHS' shirking its role in "detain[ing] criminal illegals."  [Tweet]

Billionaires Beg Joe Biden to Loosen Rules for Foreign H-1B Visa Workers.  A coalition of multinational corporations and the United States Chamber of Commerce is begging President Joe Biden's administration to loosen rules for foreign H-1B visa workers to pack the labor market with more foreign workers.  In a letter to Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the corporate coalition requests the administration allow the spouses and children of foreign H-1B visa workers to take jobs in the U.S. labor market.

'Glam migration:' The illegal immigrant wore Versace.  A U.S. senator was stunned during his recent border trip when he saw an illegal immigrant who'd just jumped the boundary in a Versace dress.  Sen. James Lankford, fresh off a Memorial Day trip to the border in Yuma, Arizona, reported back to colleagues this week on the piles of wall-building materials he saw rusting in the elements, just a mile down the road from a gap in the border wall where migrants could pour through with ease.  The Oklahoma Republican said illegal crossers will step over the boundary and wait for Border Patrol agents to come to pick them up, figuring — usually correctly — that they'll be processed and quickly released into the U.S. to go on to their destinations.

Biden Continues Obama's 'Fundamental Transformation' of America.  Biden has abandoned any semblance of immigration law.  Hundreds of thousands of migrants are now crossing the southern border each month.  More than 1 million crossed the border illegally in 2021.  Estimates place the number of people living in the U.S. illegally at approximately 11.5 million.  If true, that population has increased by more than 10% in just one year.  (Some experts say the number is much higher.  The Foundation for American Immigration Reform estimated the number of illegal immigrants to be more than 12 million in 2017.)  More than 1 million migrants have already entered the country illegally in the first five months of 2022; Border Security reports that 267,175 illegal migrants were apprehended or detected last month.  Another caravan — anticipated to be the largest ever with up to 15,000 people — is headed to the U.S. border now.  What is Biden doing?  Nothing.

Homeland Security will transport migrants to Los Angeles and Dallas as they await deportation proceedings.  The Department of Homeland Security is reportedly planning to send migrants awaiting deportation proceedings deeper into the U.S, and to cities including Los Angeles.  It is one of a number of measures under consideration as U.S. authorities prepare for the end of Title 42 and an expected surge in arrivals.  It comes amid overcrowding at the border, where Customs and Border Protection are already being forced to release migrants in ease conditions at some shelters.  And a thousands-strong caravan is making its way through Mexico.  The new model would transport migrants to cities including Albuquerque, Houston and Dallas, where DHS is already preparing shelters.

Just Stop It!  Open borders harm us in several ways.  They damage the purpose of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent legislation that, through set-asides and hiring quotas, aimed to alleviate a century of discrimination to help Black Americans rise in the economy more quickly and join the middle class.  The left replaced the term "African Americans" with "Persons of Color" to describe those entitled to benefit.  This term greatly dilutes Black representation in those efforts and broadly means anyone "not White."  POC immigrants now take entry-level and blue-collar jobs, displacing the very African Americans who were intended to benefit from these programs.  We also face harm from an uncontained flood of people who don't assimilate, including drug mules, child sex traffickers, and terrorists.  Marxists use illegals as mere pawns to overwhelm the system, leading to decline, and adding to spending and inflation.  It has nothing to do with compassion.

Mexico waves through a 15,000-strong migrant caravan.  Our friends the Mexicans, as one might call them, have shown their "friendship" with the U.S., and more specifically the Biden administration, by waving through a huge migrant caravan for illegal entry into the U.S.  The caravan is headed to the States from southern Mexico, stretches 32 miles, and is said to have up to 15,000 "asylum seekers," waving the flags of the countries they are desperate not to be sent back to.  Prior to that, the migrants had been holed up in Tapachula, supposedly awaiting their permits for work in Mexico, or asylum claim adjudication, having largely been stopped and put there after illegally breaking through Mexico's Guatemalan border.  Now organizers of the caravan say Mexico is issuing the permits, whose chief value to the migrants is not the opportunity to work, but as a travel pass.  News outlets report that most migrants will ignore the work offer and move right on through to the U.S. border.  Once they illegally cross, they know that with Joe Biden's border policies, the goodies will flow, and they can stay.  Who'd want to stay and work a low-wage job in Mexico instead?

Why isn't Mexico stopping the caravan?  We just learned that a new migrant caravan is coming north. [...] Up here, the impotent Biden administration is going to play word games (asylum seekers), dump this on the overwhelmed Border Patrol, and put the illegal border crossers on a midnight plane to somewhere. [...] So what do we do now?  First of all, we need to confront the governments of Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua and tell them to stop it.  Cuba is desperate for cash and we could cancel all U.S.-Havana flights immediately.  I'm convinced that the Castro regime is desperately trying to get rid of people.  Second, what about Mexico?  The article points out that Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez-Obrador is trying to play the role of the humanitarian.  Why doesn't he offer residence to the "caravan-istas"? Invite them to stay in Mexico.

Mexican President Calls for American Superstate, Open Borders.  Mexico's president is reviving calls for a continental superstate that would combine North American employers and South American employees — and sideline tens of millions of middle-class Americans.  "I will go in July to visit [President Joe Biden] at the White House and I want to discuss with him the issue of the integration of all America," President Andrés Manuel López-Obrador said at a press conference in Mexico's presidential palace.  He continued:  "My position is that, just as how the European community was created ... we have to do that in America."

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Obviously AMLO wants Mexico's criminals to flow this way, and America's money to flow that way.  No, thanks.  Build the wall!  (And more prisons.)

Border Conveyor Belt Continues.  When the time came to finally board the idling charter bus, a Cuban named George who illegally swam the Rio Grande two days earlier ran to be first in line and start his new "forever" life inside America.  George staked his claim as some 200 other illegal border-crossers, many still carrying their belongings in plastic detention center bags, formed behind him three and four abreast in a line stretching half a football field long. [...] The well-oiled process CIS observed in Del Rio gave rise to scenes where incoming Border Patrol buses disgorge their passengers fresh from processing stations right next to outbound Greyhound buses loading up with de facto immigrants heading to new American lives.  On May 20, a Louisiana federal judge ruled that the Biden administration can't kill the Title 42 expulsions, which also deny access to the U.S. asylum system, and must for now continue expelling border-crossing aliens.  But that ruling appears to be proving no imposition at all for escalating numbers of them.  A roaring, expanding conveyor belt of buses and airplanes is hauling thousands of previously expellable crossers like George into American cities, out of ear shot or sight of the American public.

Biden's Diabolical Plan:  Bureaucrats To Grant Asylum, Not Judges.  Biden has started the first phase of a program in Texas to have government bureaucrats grant asylum, without having it adjudicated by a court.  Such a program based on government employees making the decisions without a judge or prosecutor would be very vulnerable to infiltration by open-borders radicals and also to bribery.  This would open the floodgates at the border even much wider than they are already, making it nearly impossible to deport these bureaucrat-designated "asylees" in the future.  This new, very great threat to our national sovereignty is being implemented by edict, a rule change, not by changing the law.  Texas and other states have filed a lawsuit to have it stopped.  We already have chaos at the border even with Title 42 still in place.  The Border Patrol has been turned into an organization that assists the cartels in helping mostly unqualified asylum claimant to cross the border illegally, instead of protecting the border as is their original mission.  Title 42 is supposed to require all illegal border crossers to be returned to Mexico, but Biden has made so many loopholes and exceptions to the policy that a large proportion of them are still being released into the US.

Largest ever migrant caravan begins walk across entire length of Mexico to U.S. border.  The largest-ever migrant caravan is beginning its trek to the US-Mexico border.  The estimated number of migrants in the caravan ranges from about 11,000 to 15,000.  Most of them are women and children.  The news of the caravan comes at a particularly awkward time for the Biden administration.  Biden's Summit of the Americas is supposed to begin Monday in Los Angeles.  As often happens with the Biden administration, details about the Summit are murky.  As of the middle of last week, the leaders who will attend has not been confirmed.  The caravan plans to leave Tapachula, a city on the Mexico-Guatemala border, on Monday, the same day the Summit of the Americas is set to begin.  Other caravans have left from Tapachula in the past but this one is said to be the largest one ever.  The migrants in the caravan aren't just from Central America, they are from countries around the world, from as far away as Africa and India.

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This influx would stop overnight if the U.S. government made it abundantly clear that [#1] anyone caught sneaking into this country will be deported to a remote and desolate point somewhere on the earth, the name of which will not be revealed to the deportee, and [#2] anyone entering this country legally after January 31, 2021, will be ineligible to vote or to receive government benefits of any kind.

Will the secret New York migrant flights ever stop?  As illegal migration at the southern border breaks new records, the Biden administration has upped the frequency of its secret flights to an industrial scale.  Migrant flights into New York have ratcheted up in recent weeks to almost one per night, and now a new airport is being utilized to cater for the overflow, in an apparent bid by the administration to avoid images of border chaos before the November mid-term elections.  New York Stewart International Airport, in the Hudson Valley, is taking up the slack for Westchester County Airport, according to video provided to The [New York] Post by Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino.  "It's just an expansion of this program and a second airport no one thought they would go through, either to be clandestine or because of a need for another runway,' says Astorino.

Like the US, England is being buried under illegal aliens and economic migrants.  With Biden in office, America's southern border has vanished entirely.  Illegal aliens crossed the border over 1.6 million times in 2021 and, this year, they're going to break that record, given that they're marching across the border at the rate of around 200,000 per month (a number that may increase if Biden gets rid of the Title 42 health restriction).  Once here, if the illegal aliens are caught, the government feeds them, clothes them, gives them free baby formula (if they need it), and ships them across the country to wherever they want to go.  But believe it or not, we're the lucky ones.  What's happening in Europe and, especially, in England is infinitely worse.

Buried News:  Customs and Border Protection is recruiting single moms as 'asylum seekers' — in Mexico.  The New York Times did an interesting, but biased photo story of how illegal immigrants cross the border to claim asylum in the U.S., one segment of a long chain of events that has seen the transport of more than a million so-called "asylum seekers" into the U.S. in the Joe Biden era.  [Excerpts omitted for brevity.]  Did we read that right?  Someone at Customs and Border Protection is actually recruiting illegal migrants from a foreign country to come into the states to seek "asylum"?  Humanitarian exceptions?  What if these people are bringing in COVID — or tuberculosis, monkey pox, malaria, leishmanosis, or any of a host of diseases migrants are known to carry from their countries of orgin, if not pick up while willingly placing themselves in the hands of human smugglers, who have zero concerns for migrant health?  The story does say that the migrants are tested for COVID when they are brought in, but it does not say that the migrants who test positive for COVID are sent back.

Feds bust extensive Uber smuggling ring at northern border.  Federal authorities say Rajinder Pal Singh had figured out a pretty sweet scam, smuggling illegal immigrants from India across the northern border and into the Seattle area — by putting them in Ubers.  Investigators revealed evidence of more than 90 Uber trips they say showed patterns of smuggling that they connected to Mr. Singh from just one Uber account.  And they traced a total of 17 accounts to his organization, according to court documents.  Mr. Singh's arrest late last month underscored the dangers and vulnerabilities at the northern border, far from the U.S.-Mexico boundary that gets most of the attention these days.

The U.S. Government Pays to Bus In Thousands of Migrants over the Southern Border Daily.  U.S. border officials are quietly bussing a vast flood of wage-cutting, rent-spiking migrants into Americans' towns and cities, despite the court-ordered preservation of the Title 42 barrier.  "It's like 8,000 to 9,000 a day now," and there are more on the way, migration monitor Todd Bensman told Breitbart News.  U.S. border chief Alejandro Mayorkas and his pro-migration deputies are using the Title 42 barrier to send some Central American single men and families back to Mexico.  But Mayorkas is cutting loopholes in the barrier to place everyone else on government-funded buses to cities and towns around the United States, said Bensman, who works for the Center for Immigration Studies.

Our Economic Misery Isn't an Accident, It's the Plan.  Two million illegal aliens are expected to invade America because the Biden administration is paying a whole lot of attention to keeping the border open.  That's why it's busy fighting in court to dump Title 42 so that every illegal alien who crosses the border will be sure to come here.  When an administration makes increasing the flow of illegal aliens a core legal priority for the DOJ, that means it's paying a whole lot of attention to it. [...] The Biden administration doesn't believe that there should be a border.  That's why the border is open wider than Biden's brain on a Tuesday night.

Congressman: Baby formula stocked at border for migrants 'like a Costco'.  On a trip to visit the United States-Mexico border this week, Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) said he saw well-stocked warehouses with a variety of supplies including baby formula.  The facility for unaccompanied minors and families in Donna, Texas is stocked high "like a Costco" with baby formula, Carter said in a Thursday interview with Fox News.  While the border patrol facilities for migrants are well-stocked, Texas is one of the states worst-affected by the baby formula shortage, according to data from the market research group IRI.  The congressman said he and his colleagues were specifically on the lookout for formula at the border facilities.

Illegal immigrant population soars to 11.6 million.  President Joe Biden's open borders policies have led to a more than 10% surge in the United States's illegal immigrant population, according to a new review of federal data.  Numbers reviewed by the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the illegal population grew from 10.2 million when Biden took office to 11.6 million in April.  "This means that illegal immigrants accounted for some 1.35 million (about two-thirds) of the two million growth in the total foreign-born population since President Biden took office," according to the analysis from the Center for Immigration Studies.  As a result, the foreign-born population in the nation, which includes legal and illegal immigrants, is 47 million, or 14.3% of the total population, the highest in 112 years.

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The illegal immigrant population has been well over 11 million for at least 12 years and the actual number is probably closer to 30 million.  None of the illegal aliens are leaving, at least not at the rate that new arrivals come in.

2 million new faces in 16 months:  The Biden era's foreign-born boom.  In a new analysis for the Center for Immigration Studies, my colleague Karen Zeigler and I show that the total foreign-born or immigrant population reached 47 million in April 2022 — the highest number ever in American history, and an increase of 2 million in just the first 16 months of the Biden administration.  These numbers are extraordinary, not only because they indicate that America has lost control of its borders, but also because they raise profound questions about how many people the country can successfully integrate.  The new estimates are derived from the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey (CPS), collected each month for the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  The foreign-born include all persons who were not US citizens at birth.

Biden to announce new plan for migration — at a summit Mexico is boycotting.  Really?  The guy who invited 2 million illegal migrants in as "asylum seekers" is now wanting to keep them out?  That's just a whiff of the problem, here's the big one:  Mexico has no intention of attending the conference.  Mexico and a whole lot of the rest of the 34 or so countries in the regional grouping are planning to boycott the gathering, because Biden has not invited Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua to come. [...] U.S. officials, according to the Reuters report, are downplaying the possibility of any problems to the plan with Mexico not in attendance.  Yeah, sure.  But with Mexico likely out, all we have are questions as to what kind of migration plan is this?

Uvalde Schools [have been] Locked Down at Least 48 Times This Academic Year.  The Uvalde public school district is no stranger to campus lockdowns.  In October 2021, Mayor Don McLaughlin reported the district had been forced into lockdowns 48 times during the first few months of the school year, largely due to human smuggler pursuits near campuses.  At the time, Uvalde Mayor McLaughlin joined with a commission of local government representatives of Kinney and Uvalde Counties to demand action from the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) regarding the growing border crisis, Breitbart Texas' Randy Clark reported.  The county and city officials detailed the consequential impact of the border crisis on local resources.

Drew Hernandez shows illegal immigrants being released into the US by NGOs.  Video taken near the southern border has revealed illegal immigrants being process and bussed from Eagle Pass, Texas to various places across the United States.  The video, taken by journalist and Frontlines host Drew Hernandez, was filmed outside of the Border Patrol station in Eagle Pass.  The station is part of the Del Rio sector in Texas, which is one of the busiest.  [Video clip]

A Dark Age in America.  Our southern border is nonexistent, and politicians are loath to do anything about it.  Illegal aliens pour across and then demand — as if it were their God-given right — support and acceptance.  If they're intercepted by Border Patrol, they get medical care and free transport to wherever they want to go.  Without background checks, security checks, or anything other than a rudimentary health screening, they are handed documents telling them to report for a sanctuary hearing at some far-future date.  Then they're released.  Of course, none will show up for that hearing.  They will remain and be given driver's licenses, de facto voting rights, EBT cards, housing, and ongoing medical care — all at taxpayer expense.  And that's now, before Title 42 is repealed!  Then a floodgate will open, exponentially compounding the problem and the cost.  Children of illegals fill our schools, slowing education as they are taught just enough English to be able to do their lessons at the expense of American children.  With the illegals flows a river of drugs.  Every five minutes, one person in America dies of fentanyl.  Yet our government does nothing.

Immigration Disappears From Kamala Harris' Public Schedule.  It was her first overseas trip, and Vice President Harris, recently deputized to address what the White House calls "the root causes of migration," was in Guatemala trying to break through with a simple message.  "Do not come," Harris told would-be migrants last June.  "Do not come.  The United States will continue to enforce our laws and secure our borders."  They did not listen, or if any migrants did hear Harris last year, many ignored her message.  Just last month, according to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, 234,088 migrants were apprehended at the southern border, the highest mark ever recorded.

Gov. Abbott says he will send more than 400 buses of migrants to DC.  Governor Greg Abbott said Monday [5/23/2022] that Texas has been forced to 'fight' against the Biden administration regarding border security and said he wants to flood Washington, D.C. with 450 buses of migrants so the nations' capital can experience what his state's communities are facing.  The governor, speaking at a press conference in Eagle Pass, Texas on Monday afternoon, said that the cities and towns in his state are seeing 'illegal migrants dumped off in their communities' by the busloads every day.  'They had no capability of dealing with them,' Abbott told the press gathered in Eagle Pass City Hall. 'And they talked about having to put them on buses and send them up to San Antonio.  I said, I've got a better idea — we're going to send them to Washington, D.C.'

Want to Visit America?  Forget Getting a Visa.  Just Walk Across the Border.  [Scroll down]  If a Nigerian woman wants to visit her boyfriend in Atlanta, or Denver, for example, she will have to wait 760 days just for an embassy appointment.  A family from Colombia hoping to visit Disney World will wait 696 days for their visa appointment.  A physician in Mexico wanting to attend an American medical conference won't get an appointment for 570 days, long after the medical meeting is over.  Yet the irony is that if that same physician, family, or woman made their way to the U.S. southern border, they could sashay across, and if even apprehended crossing, they could claim persecution, ask for asylum, and be granted entry into the U.S. They would also receive a welcome basket of goodies including food stamps, Medicaid health insurance, Social Security income, and other forms of assistance, including free education for their children.

It Sure Looks Like Joe Biden Is Trying to Purposely Destroy the Country.  Biden and his handlers continue to fight tooth and nail to completely destroy the border, and that's assuming they haven't already completed the task.  The Border Patrol is essentially ineffective at this point, with hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants crossing a month.  Facilities are full, local cities have no resources to help, and deportations are happening at a painstakingly slow rate compared to the overall influx.  And what's Biden doing?  He's still fighting to lift Title 42, which as I noted above, only remains in place because Republican-led states have won battles in court.

Justice Department announces it will appeal after federal judge blocks Biden from lifting Title 42.  The Biden says it disagrees with the ruling by a Louisiana federal judge which blocked them from ending Title 42 — as the Justice Department announces it will appeal.  White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that the authority to make decisions on public health policy nationally 'should rest with the Centers for Disease Control, not with a single district court.  Judge Robert Summerhays, a Trump appointee in the Western District of Louisiana, had granted a preliminary injunction on the Biden administration's move to end the restriction on Monday in response to lawsuits from two dozen Republican states, led by Arizona, Louisiana and Missouri.

Federal judge Blocks Biden from lifting Title 42 at the border.  The Biden says it disagrees with the ruling by a Louisiana federal judge which blocked them from ending Title 42 — as the Justice Department announces it will appeal.  White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that the authority to make decisions on public health policy nationally 'should rest with the Centers for Disease Control, not with a single district court.  Judge Robert Summerhays, a Trump appointee in the Western District of Louisiana, had granted a preliminary injunction on the Biden administration's move to end the restriction on Monday in response to lawsuits from two dozen Republican states, led by Arizona, Louisiana and Missouri.

Federal Judge Blocks Biden From Ending Trump-Era Border Policy.  A federal judge ruled Friday that the Biden administration's move to end Title 42, the pandemic health policy used to quickly expel illegal migrants, must be paused, siding with Republican attorneys general who sued the administration.  "The Court agrees with the Plaintiff States that a nation-wide injunction is necessary for complete relief given the ability of immigrants crossing the border to move freely from one state to another," Judge Robert Summerhays said in his decision.

Conservative justice sides with liberal judges in 5-4 SCOTUS ruling on illegal immigrant deportation.  In the case of an illegal immigrant seeking to avoid deportation, a ruling of 5-4 against found the United State Supreme Court in disagreement as to their specific role within the constitutional framework and Justice Neil Gorsuch sided with his liberal peers.  Pankajkumar Patel had entered the country illegally in the 90s with his wife Jyotsnaben and had endeavored to adjust his status in 2007 with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  However, when seeking to obtain his Georgia driver's license, Patel had erroneously indicated that he was already a citizen and so his discretionary adjustment had been denied.  The case of Patel v. Garland was heard by SCOTUS after Patel had appealed to the 11th Circuit Court following the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) attempting to deport him and his wife.  Writing for the majority, Justice Amy Coney Barrett was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Brett Kavanaugh in ruling the matter was outside their purview because Congress had set forth the rules Attorney General Merrick Garland's Justice Department was required to follow.

You are paying for migrants to take charter flights.  Secret government charter flights paid for by taxpayer funds are quietly transporting migrants from the southern border to other cities across the U.S.  The flights, which take off from border cities like El Paso, Texas, are taking busloads of illegal aliens to various cities around the country including Jacksonville, Florida, Alexandria, Louisiana and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Lawmakers are demanding more transparency about the flights and where the migrants are going, with some state and regional leaders alleging they were not informed about the relocation plans.

DeSantis Plans to Use Funds to Bus Illegal Immigrants Dumped in Florida to Biden's Delaware.  No one has "done more to help the cartels" than President Biden with his embrace of radical open-border policies, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said on Wednesday, noting that Americans are "bracing" for the administration's repeal of Title 42 and warning that his administration plans to bus illegal immigrants dumped in Florida to Biden's Delaware.  Americans are "bracing" for the Biden administration to end the Trump-era Title 42 at the southern border, which allowed agents to more easily turn illegal immigrants away.  Last week, a federal judge in Louisiana extended the temporary restraining order preventing the Biden administration from ending the rule.

The Editor says...
If the illegal aliens have been moved to Florida, rather than being deported, then the federal government has abdicated its responsibility to deport them, and (it seems to me) the states should be legally able to deport the aliens to Central or South America, if that's what it takes to send a clear message.

Is Biden's 'Success' Our Mess?  Apparently, what most in the country see as disasters, Biden envisions as success.  Take the border — or rather its disappearance.  Never in U.S. history has an administration simply canceled immigration laws, opened the border, and welcomed in millions of illegal aliens.  All arrive illegally, and without audit, or vaccinations and tests in times of a pandemic.  Cartels now import lethal drugs at will into the United States.  We have no idea how many terrorists walk across the border each day.  Almost all the millions who break the law by entering are poor, without high school diplomas or English skills, and in dire need of massive federal and state housing, food, education, legal, and health subsidies.

Border Patrol Using Rare 'Parole' Exemption to Quickly Release Tens of Thousands of Illegal Aliens Into US.  U.S. Border Patrol has started to use, on a mass scale, a special "parole" exception that was previously used sparingly to allow tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the United States for at least a year, The Epoch Times has learned.  Under parole status, illegal immigrants don't have to provide Border Patrol with evidence of credible fear for asylum and are permitted entry without any preconditions, except a quick background check in the U.S. crime database.  A Customs and Border Protection spokesman said the parole designation allows for overwhelmed Border Patrol stations to process large numbers of illegal aliens "significantly faster" and release them into the country much faster than the more involved current system — which releases an illegal alien with a notice to appear that includes a court date for their first immigration hearing.

Migrant Encounters Hit Record High As Biden Looks To End Title 42 Next Week.  Migrant encounters at the southern border hit a record high in April, according to new filings from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Fox News' Bill Melugin reported.  The record-setting month comes as President Joe Biden looks to end Title 42, a Trump-era policy allowing Border Patrol to turn away migrants at the border due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Biden Subsidizes Business with 35K Foreign Workers to Hire for U.S. Jobs as Nearly 12M Americans Remain Jobless.  President Joe Biden is subsidizing businesses with 35,000 more foreign H-2B visa workers to hire for non-agricultural jobs in the United States, even as nearly 12 million Americans remain jobless.  On Monday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that the administration would begin allowing businesses to hire up to 35,000 additional foreign H-2B visa workers for nonagricultural jobs in construction, hospitality, and landscaping.

234,088 migrants [were] encountered at southern border in April, [the] most in a century.  The number of migrants encountered attempting to enter the United States illegally from Mexico rose in April, surpassing all previous records over the past century, an indication of the scale of the illegal immigration crisis at the border.  U.S. border officials intercepted 234,088 migrants attempting to enter the country illegally last month, according to a federal court document obtained by the Washington Examiner late Monday [5/16/2022].  In the first 15 full months of President Joe Biden's term in office, federal law enforcement at the southern border have stopped more than 2.75 million people attempting to cross into the United States without permission.

Dozens of migrants released onto streets of El Paso as shelters near capacity.  About 100 immigrants claiming asylum were released into downtown El Paso, Texas, Sunday as federal facilities and nonprofit migrant shelters reach capacity in the border city, according to the El Paso Times.  The migrants were released before dawn, and some quickly made plans to travel on to other cities, while others lingered on the streets of El Paso or at the airport — too broke to leave or book a hotel.  These immigrants have cleared the initial steps in their asylum case and are authorized to be in the US until a judge makes a ruling, which can often take years.  When they are released by federal authorities, the migrants give Immigration and Customs Enforcement an address where they can be found, are often tracked by ICE and must check in as they move through the legal process.

Senator Probes Biden Admin for Offloading Baby Formula to Illegal Immigrants.  Congress is investigating the Biden administration for reportedly shipping pallets of baby formula to illegal immigrants, according to a copy of the probe obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.  Sen. Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) is asking the Department of Homeland Security and the Food and Drug Administration to provide information on the steps it is taking to combat the nationwide shortage of baby formula in light of reports that illegal immigrants detained by federal authorities are receiving "pallets" of formula at detention centers.  "As hard-working American parents struggle to find infant formula, a recent news report indicated that illegal immigrants detained by Border Patrol may not be experiencing these difficulties," Johnson writes in a letter sent Friday to Biden administration leaders.  "A member of Congress reportedly obtained photographs from a Border Patrol agent showing that shelves at a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detention center in McAllen, Texas, are stocked with 'pallets' of baby formula."

The Absolute Lunacy of Catch and Release.  The Gordian knot of our nation's immigration crisis involves few policy disasters more burdensome than "catch-and-release."  While many Americans have heard the phrase, most do not understand why it is such a problem.  Catch-and-release has become an umbrella term for a host of policies and practices that allow for a porous border and let untold numbers of illegal aliens live in the country with little fear of deportation.  It specifically refers to the scenario in which law enforcement officers apprehend someone here illegally.  Instead of detaining the person until his case may be heard before an immigration judge, he is instead released into the country until he's notified of a hearing date.  A fishing term, catch-and-release came into political practice during the administration of George W. Bush.  Michael Chertoff, Bush's homeland security chief, had pledged in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee to "return every single illegal entrant — no exceptions."  While Chertoff pushed for more detentions, catch-and-release made a comeback under Barack Obama and was not threatened again until Donald Trump targeted it as one of the centerpieces of this immigration enforcement push.

Migration crisis has worsened despite Biden's pledge to address 'root causes'.  President Joe Biden pledged to end the migration crisis by addressing the root causes that have led millions to flee Central America for the U.S. southern border.  Sixteen months into Biden's tenure, though, the situation at the U.S. border with Mexico is far worse, and the administration's efforts to improve conditions in migrants' home countries have not amounted to much.  Encounters of illegal immigrants at the southern border are at all-time highs.

Biden administration makes sure that children of illegal immigrants are well fed.  This week, the US Department of Health and Human Services launched a page online entitled Fact Sheet:  Helping Families Find Formula During the Infant Formula Shortage.  The shortage is based on a recall by Abbott Nutrition on much of its powdered formula lines after four infants fell ill and two sadly died.  The manufacturer claims there was no connection between the illnesses, deaths and their product.  They are waiting on the all-clear from the Food and Drug Administration to resume production.

Lifting Title 42 Will Mean Fewer Border Patrol Agents in Field.  Border security experts expect the nation will bear the consequences of more illegal immigration whether the Biden administration ends a key public health measure by the end of the month or does it later.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last month that the policy, known as Title 42, would expire May 23.  President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security has estimated that could mean an influx of 18,000 migrants a day who cross the border illegally.

Illegal immigrants pouring in without worrying about being caught
Here's a train of illegal immigrants who crossed the border while you were eating lunch.  [Tweet]

Biden Admin Sends Massive Amount Of Baby Formula To Illegal Immigrants.  Under the Biden admin, America has been put last in every way possible.  Recent reports from the Southern Border have revealed that the Biden admin has been sending pallets of baby formula to migrant holding facilities.  The shipments of baby formula to the illegal immigrants come in the midst of a severe shortage of baby formula across the country.  Since April, the quantity of infant formula available across the country has dropped by forty percent, leaving parents of newborns scrambling to find nourishment that they can give to their children.  In addition, Abbott Laboratories issued a recall for Similac, which has made the shortage of formula even worse during the past few months.

Border detention center looks stocked with baby formula despite shortage.  As American families deal with a shortage of baby formula across the US, a Florida Republican lawmaker has released images of dozens of boxes of the coveted product at a migrant processing facility near the US-Mexico border.  Rep. Kat Cammack shared pictures of "pallets" of infant formula at the Ursula Migrant Processing Center in McAllen, Texas on her Twitter and Facebook pages Wednesday [5/11/2022].  "The first photo is from this morning at the Ursula Processing Center at the U.S. border.  Shelves and pallets packed with baby formula," she wrote in a tweet accompanying side-by-side photographs of full and bare shelves.  "The second is from a shelf right here at home.  Formula is scarce.  This is what America last looks like."

Whistleblower Confirms Brian Craig Was Right About Baby Formula Shortage!  Steve Kane Radio Show co-host Brian Craig speculated on May 10 that he believes that the federal government is stockpiling baby formula in order to provide it to illegal aliens crossing the border.  Well, lo and behold, just ONE day later on May 11, Florida Congresswoman Kat Cammack informed the world that a border patrol whistleblower confirmed that Brian was exactly right.  A photo was provided of the Ursula Processing Center in Texas showing full shelves of baby formula.

Lawmaker Says Migrants Are Getting 'Pallets' Of Baby Formula Amid Nationwide Shortage.  Migrants are receiving ample supplies of baby formula, according to Republican Florida Rep. Kat Cammack, while Americans are experiencing severe formula shortages.  Photos allegedly taken by a Border Patrol agent at the Ursula Processing Center in McAllen, Texas showed fully stocked shelves of baby formula supposedly given to migrants, according to a Wednesday Twitter post by Cammack.  The photos come as Americans across the country are seeing empty shelves where stores used to have baby formula as a result of the supply chain crisis and product recalls.

GOP rep says illegal migrants sent 'pallets' of hard-to-find baby formula.  Pallets of baby formula are being sent to holding facilities at the border amid a shortage that has seen many parents unable to find it at their local stores, according to a GOP representative.  "They are sending pallets, pallets of baby formula to the border," Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., said in a video posted to Facebook Wednesday.  "Meanwhile, in our own district at home, we cannot find baby formula."  Cammack posted pictures to social media of empty formula shelves in Florida next to the pallets of food being sent to the border, saying in the video that a concerned border patrol agent sent her the image.

Zero Horsepower:  Media-Driven Scandal Leaves Border Patrol Agents Without Critical Tool.  The Border Patrol agents cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the wake of a media-driven frenzy over images falsely suggesting they whipped Haitian migrants are nonetheless prohibited from riding horses, hobbling their ability to secure swaths of the border inaccessible by car, according to a Border Patrol union representative.  All of the agents implicated in the controversy have been cleared by the Department of Homeland Security to carry out most of their professional duties, according to Chris Cabrera, a spokesman for the National Border Patrol Council and Local 3307.

Joe Biden's puppeteers, for whom none of us voted, are doing everything they can to make bad problems worse.
DEA Quietly Removes Narco-Busting Aircraft From Mexico As Drug Overdoses Skyrocket.  As overdose-induced deaths skyrocket to record highs in the U.S, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has quietly relocated a plane fundamental to anti-narcotics operations in Mexico, according to Reuters.  The DEA plane was moved to Texas after Mexican officials revoked its parking spot, according to an anonymous U.S. government official and two security sources, Reuters reported.  The move coincides with new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that shows over 100,000 Americans have died of drug overdoses in 2021, which is a 15% increase from 2020 and a 30% increase from 2019 driven largely by the the use of fentanyl and methamphetamine.  China is the primary source of fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances trafficked into the U.S., and the drug is often smuggled into the country at the southern border, according to the DEA.  Border officials have seized record amounts of fentanyl from traffickers in 2022.

Garland says judges may consider criminal illegal immigrants' mental health when considering asylum claims.  Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday said that immigration judges can now consider the mental health status of an illegal immigrant convicted of an aggravated felony when considering their asylum claim or whether to withhold their deportation — overruling a prior decision by a top immigration appeals board.  The Immigration and Nationality Act makes illegal immigrants ineligible for both asylum and withholding of removal — where illegal immigrants are not returned because they have a fear of persecution if returned to their country of origin — if they have been convicted of a "particularly serious crime" that constitutes a danger to the community.

Biden is a human- and drug-trafficking monster.  Starting on the day he was illegitimately inaugurated, Joe Biden began his joint operation with the drug cartels that control the border between the US and Mexico.  By stopping the building of the border wall (and leaving the paid-for supplies to rust in the desert) he declared the border open to all comers, luring thousands of naïve migrants wanting a better life to risk their lives to get here.  But the opened border was open as well to the cartels that traffic in drugs and humans, especially young girls.  Biden effectively went into business with the most brutal, barbaric people on the planet.  These criminal organizations long ago discovered that they could double the massive profits they rake in from drug smuggling by trafficking human beings.  Joe Biden joined forces with the most lethal criminal organizations on day one of his presidency.  He invited disaffected migrants from around the world to flock to our southern border; they would be welcomed he said and indeed they have been, all two millions-plus of them.

White House blew off public input on policy extending work permits for illegal immigrants.  The Biden administration cut corners in its rush to announce new rules extending work permits for foreigners in the U.S., including many illegal immigrants, and the divergence from standard procedures could imperil the legality of the policy.  Not only did Homeland Security dispense with the usual notice-and-comment period for new regulations, but the White House Office of Management and Budget, which gives final approval to rules, blew off a required meeting with stakeholders, according to would-be attendees.  "This entire regulatory effort is a complete disregard of the Administrative Procedure Act, and they're doing this basically to cover their tracks and avoid accountability for a lot of the policies they've instituted," said Robert Law, director of regulatory affairs at the Center for Immigration Studies, who requested the meeting to share feedback on the new policy.

US billionaires' demand for 'golden passport' schemes that sell citizenships to 'safe' countries for up to $6.5 million.  Soaring numbers of wealthy Americans are buying 'golden passports' that grant them citizenship to New Zealand, Portugal and other 'safe' countries over fears of impending civil war in their home country.  Henley & Partners, a firm that helps the wealthy shop around for citizenship across the globe, said sales to American nationals worth between $50 million and $20 billion have shot up more than 337 percent since 2019, Business Insider reported.  Countries involved — including Portugal, Malta, New Zealand and Austria offer citizenship or visas that lead to citizenship in return for heavy investment in the host national, and a visit of just a few days there each year.

Texas Bar Foundation under investigation for allegedly encouraging, financing illegal immigration.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced an investigation Friday [5/6/2022] into the Texas Bar Foundation, saying he's heard complaints the lawyers' group is funneling taxpayers' money to organizations that encourage and fund illegal immigration.  Mr. Paxton asked the bar to turn over its charitable giving lists for the past 10 years, as well as any documents detailing how those decisions were made.  He said he's received complaints from Rep. Troy Nehls, Texas Republican, and members of the public about the bar foundation's behavior.

Migrants Bused To DC Don't Stay There.  Here's Where They're Going.  Roughly 40 migrants arrived in Washington Wednesday [5/4/2022] morning on buses chartered from Texas as part of Gov. Greg Abbott's effort to bring migrants to the nation's capital, and each of them told the Daily Caller News Foundation that they had no plans to stay.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pledged to bus migrants to Washington on April 6 after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) announced that Title 42, the policy used to quickly expel certain migrants during the COVID-19 pandemic, will end May 23.  However, the migrants on the bus Wednesday told the DCNF they were heading to Florida, Maine, New York and Kentucky.  One group of men from Cuba and Venezuela said they were going to Florida, and one of them told the DCNF he was going to Miami.

DHS Secretary Admits Scale of Illegal Alien Crisis, 1.5 million Unlawful Border Entrants Since January 21st.  The scale of the illegal alien influx into the United States is starting to get more attention.  One of the reasons for the increased spotlight is the scale of the numbers DHS is forced to admit.  In this brief video segment DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas admits since January 21st:  836,000 released illegal aliens, plus 207,000 unaccompanied children (UAC's), plus 200k to 400,000 that got away and avoided detention.  Add that up and we have 1.3 to 1.6 million illegal aliens through the southern border in the last three months.

At King Ranch, migrant waves are threatening a Texas institution.  [Scroll down]  But King Ranch is in trouble, and it's not from drought or cattle prices.  The sprawling South Texas ranch is being overrun with migrants traveling up from the U.S. border to Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and other points north.  If King Ranch is in trouble, Texas is in trouble.  On a recent tour of the Rio Grande Valley, the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Border Security Coalition learned of the sprawling ranch's new challenges.  They range from migrants traveling through the property on foot — often with fatal consequences, in a land that was once known as the Wild Horse Desert for its inhospitality, to cars, trucks and vans attempting to evade law enforcement by driving through fences, gates and even bar ditches.  Sometimes, the heat from their catalytic converters causes brush fires — fires that can quickly spread.

Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas Says DHS Prepared to Facilitate Import of 500,000 Illegal Aliens Per Month.  While appearing on an ironically named CNN broadcast "The State of Our Union", Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tells John King's ex-wife, that for several months ("since Sept 2021") DHS has been preparing to start handling and processing 18,000 illegal aliens per day (540,000/mo) as soon as CDC Title 42 is lifted.  If DHS estimates are accurate, between now and the November mid-term election, DHS will import an additional 3,000,000 illegal aliens from various nations around the world, through the U.S-Mexico border.  Cumulatively, this arrival estimate will put the number of illegal aliens arriving in the United States during Joe Biden's first two years in office somewhere north of 10 million people.  For scale, that's an imported group of illegal aliens three times the size of the population of Mississippi.  [Video clip]  If his own estimates are correct, in combination with prior arrivals, the aggregate number of illegal aliens will easily exceed 50 million by the end of the year; more than twice the population of Pennsylvania and Ohio combined.

Our Immigration System Isn't Broken, Democrats Are.  Our immigration system worked just fine (not perfectly, mind you, but fine) until a few years ago.  What happened then?  Democrats decided to stop deportations in any real way.  Yes, Democrats had already screwed it up by introducing the concept of birthright citizenship — meaning anyone born here to illegal aliens was given citizenship, a concept so incredibly stupid it's only been adopted by third world hell-holes and the United States, thanks to Democrats.  But the stopping of deportations made things exponentially worse.  Sanctuary cities and states made it clear to would-be illegal aliens that the thousands of dollars they were thinking about dropping on the drug cartels to smuggle them or their children several thousand miles would not be in vain.  The odds of them being returned to wherever they're from if they made it to, say, California were slim to none, even if they committed heinous crimes, because California changed its laws to protect non-citizens over citizens.  Kill a citizen and you might face deportation after a prison sentence, but rob a liquor store or drive drunk repeatedly, abuse a child or spouse?  Meh, the chances the state bothers to call federal immigration authorities increases only slightly, but still don't register in any real way.

DHS [is] expecting up to 18K migrants daily once Title 42 is lifted:  Mayorkas.  As many as 18,000 migrants could cross the southern border daily once the Trump-era Title 42 health regulation is lifted, increasing the strain on federal officials already stretched thin trying to contain the crisis, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas admitted on Sunday [5/1/2022].  "Title 42 is a public health authority.  So what we started to do in September of last year was prepare for its end. ... We're not projecting 18,000, but what we do in the department is we plan for different scenarios, so we're ready for anything," Mayorkas said on CNN's "State of the Union."  When host Dana Bash pressed Mayorkas on if the Department of Homeland Security would be able to handle that kind of surge, he said the department would be prepared — but admitted the system would be under "extraordinary strain."

50 Migrants Cross Heavily Polluted Border River into California.  El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of more than 50 migrants after they illegally crossed the New River into California.  Officials called the river "one of the most polluted bodies of water in North America."  El Centro Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gregory K. Bovino tweeted a video showing a group of more than 50 migrants illegally crossing a polluted border river from Mexico into California.

6 Takeaways as House Republicans Accuse Homeland Security Chief of 'Intentional' Border Crisis.  According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents last month logged over 221,000 "encounters" with illegal aliens along the border, a 33% jump from February.  In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee [4/28/2022], Mayorkas argued that the situation at the border is under "operational control," as the law requires.  Republicans on the committee repeatedly rejected this claim, some saying President Joe Biden's appointee should be impeached and removed for intentionally neglecting his duty under the law.  They pointed to the huge increase in illegal immigrants trying to cross into America and what they said is a lack of policy to address the real issues driving the crisis.

Mayorkas reveals insane plan to divert VA resources from health care for veterans to serve illegals at the border.  In addition to being an immoral betrayal of our pledge to care for those who served us in uniform and politically insane, this diversion if resources would be unnecessary if Biden fulfilled his oath of office and enforced the law.

Critics Blast Biden Admin Attempt to Use Veteran Resources for Border Crisis.  During his recent testimony before Congress, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas informed lawmakers that the Biden administration was considering diverting resources from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to deal with Biden's border debacle.  This includes not just funding but also VA nurses and doctors who are tasked with caring for America's veterans, and who may now be sent to care for illegal immigrants.  It's a ludicrous idea and a terrible decision that Biden seems ready to make.  Veterans' health care has struggled in the past — notably during the last time Biden was in the White House as Vice President in the Obama administration.  America's veterans deserve the best possible care as a small benefit in return for their service to our country and defense of our freedom.  But Biden thinks those who care for veterans can just be shuffled around as his administration flails about trying to handle the border crisis his policies created.  One that's about to get much worse if Biden succeeds in terminating Title 42.

Mayorkas looks to divert VA funding to illegal immigrants.  When Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas recently unveiled his "six pillar plan" for dealing with the crisis on our southern border, he certainly didn't mention this truly awful idea.  During his recent testimony before Congress, Mayorkas slipped in one option that Joe Biden is reportedly considering.  In order to provide better care for the tens of thousands of illegal aliens streaming across the border, the White House is looking at the possibility of diverting funding from the Veterans Administration for that situation.  Additionally, some of the doctors and nurses tasked with caring for our veterans could be reassigned to providing care for the illegals.

Republicans tears into DHS Secretary Mayorkas for 'deliberately trying to overwhelm the US with millions of illegal migrants'.  Representative Jim Jordan accused on Thursday the Biden administration of 'deliberately' and 'intentionally' causing the southern border crisis as Republicans tore into Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for being 'out of touch' and a 'traitor.'  The House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member said during his opening statement that Mayorkas will face questions on why he implemented policies that led to the chaos.  'It's intentional, it has to be,' Jordan said at the top of his remarks to the body on Thursday morning [4/28/2022].

Biden's open border:  One of the most successful voter drives in Democrats' history.  To fully understand how Democrats plan to turn America into a single-party state, take a look at two of their seemingly disparate actions shortly after President Biden's inauguration.  In Washington, Democrats immediately pushed legislation to fundamentally take over state-run elections to greatly loosen voter registration rules.  While GOP senators stalled the bill in January, Democrats have vowed to enact the unprecedented federalization, somehow, someday.  At the southern border, Mr. Biden has illegally opened the gates to just about anyone — be they drug and sex traffickers, or migrant job seekers, or sex offenders or other criminals.  The brutal Mexican drug cartels are getting richer.  Their Chinese-produced fentanyl is killing record numbers of Americans.  Official count of people illegally entering the U.S. is in the millions in 2021-22 and will go even higher the rest of Mr. Biden's term because he wants it to.  Take the two separately or together — federalized ballot counting and opened borders — and you've got yourself a successful Democratic voter drive.

[There is] Not enough transportation out of border towns for migrants crossing en masse.  Airports and bus companies are struggling to keep up with the transportation needs of southern border towns strained by the number of migrants released by the Biden administration after crossing the border without authorization.  The shortages in transportation can mean that migrants have nowhere to go during the day or overnight, imposing new difficulties for residents of places like Eagle Pass, the remote Texas border town that has become ground zero of the migration crisis in recent weeks.  "This border issue — it's a mess.  I would describe it as chaos right now," Eagle Pass Mayor Rolando Salinas said.  "You have large groups coming in.  It's become normal to see a group of 20 people on Main Street, at Dairy Queen, at the lake.  A lot of them have been released.  They're just walking around our city."

Illegal immigrant population grew by 1 million in Biden's first year, analysis finds.  The illegal immigrant population in the United States increased by roughly 1 million during President Joe Biden 's first year in office, according to a new analysis.  A study from the Federation for American Immigration Reform viewed by Fox News estimates that the population of illegal immigrants had jumped from 14.5 million in 2020 up to 15.5 million.  The analysis from the conservative group found that the increased numbers cost taxpayers at least $143.1 billion, a $9.4 billion increase from 2020.

Illegal immigrant population increased by 1 million in Biden's first year: analysis.  The number of illegal immigrants living in the United States increased by approximately a million in the first year of the Biden administration, and cost the American taxpayer an additional $9.4 billion, according to a new analysis by a conservative group.  The study, an early copy of which was obtained by Fox News Digital, was written by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) which advocates for lower levels of immigration overall.  The study estimates that there are approximately 15.5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, up from 14.5 million in 2020.  Other estimates have typically put that number at around 11 million for years, but immigration hawks have expressed skepticism that the number has stayed flat given the increased activity at the border.

Report: Illegal Immigration Grew by One Million in Biden's First Year, Costing Taxpayers $9.4 Billion.  The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) revealed that America saw illegal immigration increase "by approximately a million" during President Joe Biden's first year.  The increase costs taxpayers "an additional $9.4 billion."
States with the most illegal immigrants:
  •   California: 3.3 million
  •   Texas: 2.2 million
  •   Florida: 1.2 million
  •   New York: 1.1 million
States with the fewest illegal immigrants:
  •   North Dakota: 6,000
  •   West Virginia: 6,000

Federal judge grants temporary restraining order to STOP the Biden administration lifting Title 42 at the border.  A federal judge in Louisiana has agreed to issue a temporary restraining order to keep Title 42, the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) Covid-19 border restriction, in place after a lawsuit from Missouri, Louisiana and Arizona.  'This is a huge victory for border security, but the fight continues on,' Missouri attorney general Eric Schmitt wrote on Twitter announcing the news.  'I am so proud of the lawyers from our office who just got a Temporary Restraining Order to keep Title 42 in place.  We will continue to fight the Biden administration's open border policies,' Arizona attorney general Mark Brnovich wrote on Twitter.  Nineteen other states have signed onto the lawsuit since the three states originally filed it.

Federal Judge Issues Temporary Injunction Keeping Title 42 Immigration Rule in Place Pending Further Court Action.  U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays has agreed to issue a temporary restraining order blocking the administration's planned May 23 lifting of the CDC immigration rule known as Title 42. [...] NBC is reporting that more than 170,000 illegal aliens, most not from Mexico, are waiting on the other side of the U.S. border for Title 42 to be lifted.  [Video clip]

SCOTUS to Hear Case Over Joe Biden Ending 'Remain in Mexico' Border Policy.  The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) is scheduled to hear a case on Tuesday that will decide whether President Joe Biden illegally terminated the Migration Protection Protocols, known as former President Trump's "Remain in Mexico" program.  In 2019, Trump instated the Remain in Mexico program that helped effectively eliminate the policy of Catch and Release at the U.S.-Mexico border.  Rather than apprehending and releasing border crossers into the U.S. interior, the program required officials to return border crossers to Mexico while awaiting their asylum and immigration hearings in U.S. courts.  On June 1, 2021, Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas issued a memorandum terminating Remain in Mexico.

Top House GOP leadership sends letter to Mayorkas calling him "unsuitable for office"They aren't wrong.  More than 50 House Republicans, including top leadership, signed a letter to DHS Secretary Mayorkas in which they called him unsuitable for office.  Essentially they accuse him of a dereliction of duty.  Who can blame them?  They stop short of calling for him to step down, which is a shame.  Instead they ask for answers to a series of questions.  The letter will not change anything, unfortunately.  Republican lawmakers have questioned Mayorkas and criticized him since the Biden border crisis got underway.  It does no good.  He ignores Congressional criticism.  He isn't going to be fired because he is doing as Biden wants him to do, which is to allow illegal migrants to cross the border and remain in the United States.

Coming to America:  Food Insecurity Is Inevitable.  There is an unprecedented crisis on our southern border as an invasion of illegal immigrants continues to pour into our country.  This is leading to a massive increase in illegal drugs, which is contributing to a record number of drug overdose deaths.  Fueled by a rise in illegal drugs, illegal immigrants and "woke" prosecutors in urban areas, violent crime is skyrocketing in America.

White House continues clandestine migrant flights to NYC area.  A plane full of migrants was unloaded and dispersed to various locations in the New York City area Friday night under cover of darkness, the latest in a series of clandestine flights authorized by the White House.  The flights resumed earlier this month after a Post exposé led to their suspension last year.  On Friday, the Post watched as a group of migrants disembarked from an iAero Airways flight from Jacksonville, Fla. that landed at Westchester County Airport at 9:48 p.m.

Biden to Dems:  We're ending Title 42 no matter how much you complain.  That collective gulp you hear comes from incumbent Democrats checking to see if it's too late in the midterm cycle to retire.  Politico reports that Joe Biden will go full speed ahead on his decision to end Title 42 on the southern border, which used the pandemic to eject undocumented border-crossers rather than the normal catch-and-release policies preferred by Biden.  His own party has lost confidence in Biden's ability to manage the border crisis, which Politico acknowledges [...]

6,000 Migrants in Tijuana Waiting to Rush U.S.-Mexico Border When Joe Biden Ends Title 42.  President Joe Biden's top Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials are privately admitting that up to 6,000 foreign nationals are in Tijuana, Mexico, waiting to rush the United States-Mexico border when the president ends the Title 42 public health authority on May 23.  Sources close to Breitbart News said DHS officials noted that 3,000 to 6,000 foreign nationals are in shelters in Tijuana — the Mexican city just across the southern border from San Diego, California — waiting for Biden's scheduled end to Title 42.

Tidal Wave Nears Border, but Team Biden Goes Full Steam Ahead.  A disaster is looming.  President Joe Biden appears to be going full steam ahead on ending Title 42.  This is the health policy, created in the 1940s and implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under President Donald Trump, that allowed the swift deportation of illegal immigrants during the pandemic to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.  It has been one of the few things keeping the exploding southern border numbers under even the slightest control during the Biden presidency.  The administration announced it would end Title 42 on May 23, but according to Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin, it is starting to peel it away even sooner.

The deadly cost of illegal aliens in America.  Aside from being potential Democrat voters, illegal aliens offer little to America.  We're constantly told they do the jobs Americans won't do, but that's just ex post facto rationalization.  Either Americans will do the jobs if illegal aliens won't or Congress will be pushed to change quotas for those who can enter legally.  So that's not a benefit.  The illegal aliens whose biggest criminal activity is breaking and entering into America create slums, drive down wages, destroy schools, suck up welfare, and bring new and ugly diseases into America.  They are expensive and destructive.  Meanwhile, the professional criminal element floods America with deadly drugs, engages in sex-trafficking, rapes women and children, and kills people through drunk driving and out-and-out murder.  And all of them destroy the property and livelihoods of those people unlucky enough to live along the border while Biden is destroying that border.  There is no benefit to Americans from illegal immigration.  (Planned, legal immigration is a different story.)  For the illegal aliens, the calculation is entirely different.  Once they make it into America, they get care packages, welfare, phones, free transportation, free education for their children, and health benefits, as well as being hooked into job networks for illegal aliens.

Title 42 is about more than just COVID cases.  One of the most striking things about our political class is how few have visited our southern border — including Joe Biden.  This means that, when Biden talks airily about removing Title 42 controls over entry in America, he has no idea that a lot more than COVID is coming across the border.  Some senators are taking notice. [...] Perhaps Biden would if he'd ever bothered to go to the border.  There's no indication that Biden has been to the border even once in the past decade and more.  That also means he's never met with overwhelmed local residents or our courageous, exhausted border patrol.  Likewise, Vice President Harris has never effectively acted on Biden's or our behalf in dealing with the major health, cartel-based drug- or human-trafficking situation, or the abandonment of toddlers and other children at the border.

Democrats: We'll Keep Border Barrier If Republicans OK More Legal Migration.  Democrats and their business-backed allies are hinting they want the Republicans to okay more legal migration in exchange for keeping border barriers against illegal migration.  "I don't think there's any incentive for the Republicans to deal," amid Democratic threats to lift the Title 42 border barrier against migration, responded Jessica Vaughan, the policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies.  "The Republicans know enough to insist on a clean extension of Title 42, not one encumbered with the Democrats' wish list items," she said, [...]

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This is no bargain.  There are no "border barriers against illegal migration."  The border has been all but completely wide open since Biden was given the office of President.

Tenth Migrant Bus Arrives in Washington D.C..  True to his word, Texas Governor Greg Abbott continues to send buses of illegal migrants to President Biden's D.C. doorstep.  The Lone Star gov has now sent a total of ten buses from the southern border.  "By busing migrants to Washington, D.C., the Biden Administration will be able to more immediately meet the needs of the people they are allowing to cross our border," Abbott said last week.  "Texas should not have to bear the burden of the Biden Administration's failure to secure our border."  "Abbott told 'Hannity' earlier this week that he was forced to come up with 'new ideas to do the federal government's job' as border checkpoints struggle to manage the flow of people attempting to enter the United States and amid the Biden administration's move to eliminate the Title 42 expulsion provision," Fox reports.

Still more secret migrant flights, why is Biden keeping this off the books?  Another suspected migrant flight landed in White Plains late Tuesday night, the fifth such flight in the past six days.  The iAero airlines flight WQ491 from El Paso, Texas, via Jacksonville, Fla., landed at 10:33 p.m.  The same iAero plane shuttled back and forth between El Paso and New York over Easter weekend.  On Saturday, it landed at 11:33 p.m.  On Monday it landed at 10:17 p.m.  If it were not for The Post, the public would not be aware of any of the Biden administration's charter flights, which are fanning out every night, all over the country, delivering illegal migrants from the southern border to oblivious communities.  After a lull late last year, in recent weeks "the charters are back with a fury," says a whistleblower from Avelo Airlines, one of three charter companies raking in millions of taxpayer dollars whisking migrants out of sight.  Staffers are disturbed by the secrecy of the operation, and the prospect that they are participating in a human-trafficking operation, the whistleblower says.

More Democrats Split With Biden as White House Hints at No Delay in Scrapping Title 42.  A dozen Democrats have urged for a comprehensive plan to address the expected influx of migrants at the southern border before the Biden administration ends Title 42 expulsions.  The White House said on April 20 it's "planning and preparing for the end" of the Trump-era public health order, which was implemented amid the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 and has since been rejecting asylum-seekers at U.S. borders.  The ongoing migrant expulsions policy is set to expire on May 23 under the Biden administration, as press secretary Jennifer Psaki said current funding levels will not meet the needs of law enforcement agencies once Title 42 is lifted.  The move sparked outrage among Republicans and a growing list of Democrats, including those in tough races for November midterms seeking reelections or other positions, are breaking up with Biden on the reversal.

How America Became La La Land.  America these last 14 months resembles a dystopia.  It is becoming partly the world of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, partly the poet Homer's land of the Lotus-Eaters.  Nothing seems to be working.  And no one in control seems to care.  The once secure border of 2020 vanished.  Two-million people have crossed the southern border illegally in the last twelve months.  Millions more are on the way.  The Biden Administration unilaterally and simply destroyed existing immigration law.  What followed was surreal.  The administration claimed COVID was again on the horizon.  So it justified forcing American citizens to keep wearing masks in public buildings and transportation.  But at the same time, it waived all such requirements for illegal entrants.  Citizens who obeyed our laws had to mask up; foreign nationals who broke them did not need to take such precautions.

Joe Biden, strangling on his own border policies.  Joe Biden seems to recognize that he's strangling on his own border policies, and not for the first time.  This time, though, he's looking for a way out. [...] Thus far, nine Democrats from key swing and border states, who stand to lose their own congressional and Senate seats once the human waves commence, have signed on to the call to Biden to just stop, change course, do something to avoid the flood of people that's coming.  For Biden, that's a quandary.  Of course he wants to let every illegal into the U.S. as the open-borders lobby calls for.  He did that the day he entered office, issuing no-deportations executive orders for his first 100 days, breaking the U.S. treaty with Mexico signed by President Trump on forcing illegal aliens to wait out their phony claims for asylum in Mexico, ending bans on migrants from terrorist hellholes, trying to shell out $400,000 payouts to migrants separated from kids at the border, halting construction of the border wall at great taxpayer cost, and appointing incompetent Kamala Harris to play border czar, all of which triggered the ongoing border surge.

DHS answers Congressman's questions about illegal immigration under Biden; answers are terrifying.  [Scroll down]  Question 10 asks for information on "Migrants who have unlawfully entered the United States, since January 20, 2021, who (A) were apprehended by CBP" and (B) are included one a list maintained by the Federal Government relating to terrorists or individuals prohibited from boarding a commercial aircraft."  DHS answered:  "From January 20, 2021, through December 31, 2021, U.S. Border Patrol conducted 1,911,942 encounters nationwide to include 1,083,275 Title 42 expulsions and 828,667 Title 8 apprehensions."  It noted the same individual can potentially be subject to expulsion under Title 42 multiple times.  As for those on a terror watchlist, CBP Operations "has arrested 42 subjects who were on the terror watchlist and attempted to enter the United States illegally.  These numbers are inclusive of anyone who may be on the No-Fly List."

Biden's Smartphones for Illegal Aliens Shouldn't Replace Detention.  The announcement that the Biden administration is giving free smartphones to illegal aliens who recently crossed the border understandably has incensed Americans.  It brings back memories of "Obamaphones."  Although the "Bidenphone" has limited functionality and provides better immigration enforcement awareness than none at all, it underscores the better options of preventing illegal immigration and detaining those who do enter the country unlawfully.  In a nutshell, the Biden administration doesn't want to detain deportable aliens because it knows that detention is more likely to lead to deportation.  The open borders advocates have access to the same key data as the rest of the public found within the 2020 Department of Homeland Security Enforcement Lifecycle Report.  The open borders crowd knows that if illegal aliens are detained and receive a final order of removal from an immigration judge, they'll be removed 98% of the time.  The same DHS report also shows that unless a deportable alien is fully detained, 85% of them won't be removed from the U.S.

26 Governors Create Border Strike Force 'In the Absence of Federal Leadership'.  Twenty-six U.S. governors, all Republican, announced the creation of a Border Strike Force to "disrupt and dismantle transnational criminal organizations" on April 19.  The group of governors signed a memorandum of understanding, pledging to work together to "serve as a force multiplier to target cartels and criminal networks financially and operationally."  "Together, governors will improve public safety, protect victims from horrific crimes, reduce the amount of drugs in our communities, and alleviate the humanitarian crisis at the Southern Border," the agreement states.  The group includes two border states — Arizona and Texas — as well as 24 others:  Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Ten Democrats [are] joining Republicans in opposing Biden's plan to end Title 42.  Centrist Democrats and those up for reelection in November may have taken a hint from polls that show the public is upset with the administration's handling of the border and chosen to inch away from Biden.  More than half, 56%, of poll respondents oppose ending Title 42, according to an April 6 Morning Consult/Politico survey.  The results make Biden's decision his "most unpopular decision so far."  The conclusion of Title 42 could create an optics nightmare for Democrats months before voters go to the polls, as well as a national security concern.  Homeland security officials anticipate as many as 18,000 people a day could be encountered trying to enter the United States in the six weeks after Title 42 ends, far more than the several thousand encountered per day at present.

Border Patrol stopped 23 people on terrorist database at southern border in 2021: CBP data.  Border Patrol apprehended at least 23 people coming across the southern border whose names are on the terror watchlist in 2021, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data obtained by Fox News.  Between Jan. 20 and Dec. 27, 2021, there were 23 encounters with individuals whose names matched on the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB).  Four were in the Rio Grande Valley Sector, 4 in Del Rio Sector, 3 in El Paso Sector, 2 in Tucson Sector, 2 in Yuma Sector, 4 in El Centro Sector and 4 in San Diego Sector.  The information was provided to Fox News in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted in December.

It's Not Just Joe Biden.  The United States Has A Potemkin Government.  [Scroll down]  These people are also taking precisely zero action while the United States's sovereignty, safety, and national security are deliberately sabotaged by a United Nations-assisted stampede over our border that will result in even more social strife and strain on our chronically ineffective and soon-bankrupt safety nets, not to mention likely terrorist attacks.  If they do anything, it's prattle mindlessly on TV about how immigrants are "part of the fabric of America" when our public schools and other institutions can't even assimilate native-born Americans and haven't been able to do so for decades, all while these same people and their friends have ostensibly held power.

What would be the point of impeachment if he had already resigned by then?  Asking for Nixon.
Sec. Mayorkas should 'resign and be impeached' over southern border crisis:  Tom Homan.  Seven hundred thousand got-aways since Joe Biden became president.  Seven hundred thousand people entered this country illegally and not arrested.  How many of them are in the screening database?  Just last month 67,000 got-aways.  These aren't Tom Homan numbers, these are based on camera traffic, drone traffic, and sensor traffic that border patrol records but can't respond to.  Here is what people need to be worried about.  After 9/11 we put a lot of processes in place where terrorists couldn't get into the United States.  The Visa Security Program.  The no-fly list.  The terrorist screening database.  You can't get into this country with any derogatory information at all.  You are not getting a visa and plane ticket.  Those processes mean nothing if you can walk across the southwest border unscathed like 700,000 people did.  This is a huge issue.

Report: Biden May Back Down on Ending Title 42 as GOP Sounds Alarm on Illegal Immigration.  President Joe Biden is considering backing down on plans to end the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Title 42 — the public health authority that has doubled as a border control measure — as Republican lawmakers head to the United States-Mexico border to sound the alarm on illegal immigration.  On Tuesday [4/19/2022], a source told Axios that Biden and his top agency officials are considering not following through on their current plans to end the use of Title 42 on May 23 — a move that they admit could bring a wave of illegal immigration never seen before in American history.

Trump-Endorsed AZ Gubernatorial Candidate Kari Lake On Securing Southern Border.  Arizona Gubernatorial Candidate Kari Lake recently appeared on Real America with Dan Ball to discuss the invasion of our southern border in Arizona, where thousands are pouring into our country each day.  The Gateway Pundit reported that massive waves of illegal immigrants are preparing to storm the southern border when Joe Biden ends the Trump-era Title 42 on May 23.  18,000 people per day or over 500,000 per month are expected to invade the United States.  Many of these people are dangerous criminals and victims of human trafficking.

20 House Republicans Demand ICE Data on Arrests, Deportations Withheld by Biden.  House Republicans are demanding that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas produce key immigration enforcement data that they argue is being hidden from the public by the Biden administration, according to a letter exclusively obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.  The letter, sent Thursday, is led by Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, and co-signed by 19 other Republican lawmakers who argue that delayed data for fiscal year 2021 from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement showing significant decreases in arrests provided only a "limited" and "inadequate" look into the agency's enforcement and removal actions.

The unauthorized immigrant population never changes
Arrests of Illegal Aliens at the Border Surge to More Than 220,000 in March.  The number of illegal aliens arrested at the border in March hit 221,303 — the highest yet number of arrests at the border during the Biden presidency.  That's 28% higher than March 2021 when 173,277 migrants were encountered.  In March 2020, just 34,460 illegals were arrested at the border.  The number of illegals arrested at the border in March surpasses any single month during all of 2021.  There were 219,953 illegals arrested at the border in July 2021.

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Those numbers don't include the tens of thousands who escaped detection and capture.  Yet somehow "The number of illegal aliens in the U.S." remains unchanged at 11 million, like some immutable constant.  It is a lie:  Apparently the government lies about the numbers and the news media passes it along without question.

TX Sheriff:  Border Patrol Told Me to Be Ready for Ports of Entry Being Overrun, 'We're Talking about' Deputies in 'Riot Gear'.  During a portion of an interview with NBC News aired on Monday's [4/18/2022] edition of "NBC Nightly News," Hidalgo County, TX Sheriff Eddie Guerra (D) urged the Biden administration to reconsider its decision to rescind Title 42 and said that Border Patrol told him to have his officers ready in case ports of entry are overwhelmed and this means "deputies dressed in their riot gear with their shields and their helmets and batons to keep the crowd at bay."  NBC News Correspondent Julia Ainsley introduced her interview with Guerra by saying, "Migrants who cross through the Rio Grande Valley come through this bus station in downtown McAllen.  And officials here worry that if the numbers get too high, it could overwhelm the bus station, the shelters, leaving people with nowhere to go and sleeping on the street."

Democrats desert Biden over looming border disaster.  Centrist Democrats and those up for reelection in November are taking a hint from polls that show the public is upset with the administration's handling of the border, urging them to inch away from President Joe Biden.  Over the past several weeks, seven Senate Democrats have come out against the Biden administration's plan to terminate Title 42, a pandemic public health authority used to turn away the majority of illegal immigrants who come across the southern border.  Biden announced earlier this month that Title 42 would be rescinded on May 23.  In the two years that it has been in effect, the United States has expelled 1.6 million people through the authority, though some were turned away more than once.  But homeland security officials anticipate as many as 18,000 people a day could be encountered trying to enter the U.S. in the six weeks after Title 42 ends.  The possibility is both an optics nightmare for Democrats and a national security concern.

Mexican Cartels Fly 9,000 Drone Flights into U.S. to Surveil Law Enforcement Operations.  Mexican drug cartels have conducted more than 9,000 drone flights into U.S. airspace in the last year to surveil American law enforcement and security operations in the southern border region, a senior Homeland Security official told Judicial Watch this week.  The drones are observing federal, state, county, and city agencies near the Mexican border, including the U.S. Border Patrol, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas National Guard, county sheriffs and local police.  The Border Patrol, which operates under Customs and Border Protection (CBP), has captured about a dozen of the drones, and accessed the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles' (UAVs) guidance and memory systems to gain intelligence information, according to a high-level official at the agency.

Biden Releases 756K Border Crossers, Population Larger than Boston, into American Communities Since Taking Office.  President Joe Biden's administration has released more than 750,000 border crossers and illegal aliens, a foreign population larger than the population of Boston, Massachusetts, into the United States since taking office in January 2021, a court brief confirms.  The brief, dated April 14 and filed in the Supreme Court by Stephen Miller's America First Legal Foundation, details the extent to which Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has put its Catch and Release network into overdrive in just a little over 12 months.

Biden White House on track to make deportations a thing of the past.  Earlier this month, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a memo to prosecutors that gives them the discretion to dismiss deportation cases that they deem to be a low priority, putting the agency more in line with Joe Biden's immigration agenda.  The memo encourages ICE attorneys to dismiss deportation cases against illegal aliens and other non-citizens if they, for example, have already been living in the United States for a long period of time, do not pose a national security threat, or do not pose any public safety threat. [...] In sum, Biden wants the public to believe these actions will make the immigration system fairer and more efficient.  However, actions speak louder than words, and a cursory look at what the Biden administration has done thus far reveals what this memo is really meant to be — the latest move to effectively abolish ICE without having to actually abolish ICE.

Third Bus of Migrants Arrives in DC from Texas.  A third bus with migrants arrived in Washington, D.C., on Friday and unloaded near Union Station, just blocks from the U.S. Capitol, following orders from Texas Governor Greg Abbott.  "On April 6, Gov. Abbott ordered the Texas Division of Emergency Management to prepare buses to transport DHS-released migrants on a voluntary basis from their drop-off location to Washington, D.C.," reported Breitbart News' Bob Price.

Border Patrol says that a record 221,303 migrants were encountered at the Southern border in March.  A new record for border encounters was set last month, new data shows, as the Biden administration readies to end the Trump-era pandemic restrictions in a move critics say will result in a surge in illegal crossings from Mexico.  Former acting ICE director Tom Homan on Friday night accused Joe Biden of doing 'nothing' to deal with the issue, and pointed out that more people had died making the journey under Biden than any president he could recall.  'The Biden administration keeps saying the Trump policies are inhumane,' he told Fox News's Sean Hannity.  'Let me be clear on this.  More migrants have died under the first year of Joe Biden on U.S. soil than any year I can remember.  'A record number — more migrants are dying under Joe Biden, and over 100,000 Americans have died over overdose deaths of fentanyl comes across that southwest border.

How History Will View the Biden Years.  [Scroll down]  Biden immediately dismantled many of former President Donald Trump's border security policies.  That's not surprising from a Democratic politician.  But Biden had no replacement plan.  He took down policies that were working and didn't bother to put in place any plan of his own to secure the border.  When the predictable crisis followed, the Biden team's first reaction was to pretend that everything was fine; there was no crisis.  When you have the majority of the media on your team, you can try audacious explanations like that, but it was too much.  Like the CNN reporter proclaiming riot cities "mostly peaceful" in a camera shot with burning buildings in the background, there's a level of political spin that will just never work.  Following an election where many Democrats openly advocated for open borders and decriminalizing illegal border crossing, the political blame for the crisis at the border landed squarely in the president's lap.

Buses Arriving in DC With Illegal Aliens Blow up One of Biden's Biggest Lies and Leave the WH Babbling.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott proved that he wasn't just fooling around or pulling a publicity stunt when he told Joe Biden that if he continued on his path of allowing illegal aliens to stream into Texas, he, Abbott, would be shipping some of the people to Washington, D.C. for Biden to have to deal with.  He made good on that promise, with the first buses showing up in D.C. this week.  Abbott said that Texas towns are just not able to deal with the huge influx anymore. [...] But Fox picked up on something interesting — the people getting off the first bus were mostly single adult males.  Remember when the Biden team claimed that single adult males were mostly being expelled under Title 42 and the people allowed to stay were largely families and children?  The tale of the bus tells something different.  [Tweet]

Liberal 2022 candidates come out against Biden's repeal of Title 42, slam admin for 'lack of a plan'.  Democrats candidates in the midterm elections are joining in the criticism that the Biden administration doesn't have a OK plan to end enforcement of the federal law known as Title 42, used during the pandemic to migrants and COVID-19 out of the U.S.  Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke hit at the administration for what he considers failing to come up with a plan for border communities to deal with the expected surge in immigration by ending Title 42 enforcement.  "It does not make sense to end this until there is a real plan and the capacity in place to handle those and address those that come over, he told the Texas Tribune on Tuesday.  "We have yet to hear a plan from the Biden administration to address the dynamic we will have on the border once Title 42 ends."

The First Busload Full Of Illegals From Texas Are Dumped Just Blocks From The Capitol In DC.  A bus from Texas arrived in Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning, transporting dozens of illegal immigrants as part of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's new plan to counter federal immigration policies during an ongoing border crisis.  The bus pulled up at approximately 8 a.m. local time, blocks away from the U.S. Capitol building.  Fox News has learned that they came from the Del Rio sector in Texas, after coming to the U.S. from Colombia, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.  Upon the bus's arrival in Washington, D.C., individuals disembarked one by one except for family units who exited together.

Majorities see Biden's latest border order as huge mistake.  President Joe Biden's plan to lift Title 42, the pandemic edict allowing for the blanket expulsion of migrants entering the United States at the southern border, lacks support from not only Republicans but also the majority of independents and a significant number of Democrats across the country.  The administration announced April 1 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would lift the Trump-era order starting May 23, allowing for the normal processing of refugee asylum requests inside the U.S.  The administration has repeatedly stated that the order is a "public health" measure meant to stop the spread of COVID-19, as opposed to what some left-wing activists have described as a cruel immigration restriction put in place by Biden's predecessor.

Biden [is] Rolling Out the Welcome Mat for Illegal Migrants.  Illegal border crossers will no longer be treated like criminals but more like customers.  The president's fiscal budget, presented March 28, cuts funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement by 8 percent despite an expected surge in migrants and reduces detention beds.  Meanwhile, Mr. Biden's increasing funding for a speedier service for migrants entering the country illegally, with more flights and ground transportation.  Kind of like a travel agency.  As of late May, Customs and Border Protection officials will not be able to send back migrants using Title 42, a legal tool devised to limit immigration during Covid.  Illegal immigration is predicted to surge to 18,000 people a day.  Biden isn't planning to deter it, only to accommodate it.  There will be no punishment for sneaking into the country, or what the White House prefers to call "irregular" immigration.

To Secure The Border, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Should Shut It Down.  Amid the churn of recent headlines about inflation and the war in Ukraine, you might have missed what's happening right now on the southwest border — not the ongoing border crisis, but something very much related to it.  For the past few days, commercial traffic between the United States and Mexico has ground to a halt.  On Monday [4/11/2022], Mexican truckers blocked north and southbound lanes on the Mexico side of the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge in Pharr, Texas.  They did it to protest Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's decision last week to order state troopers to inspect all northbound commercial trucks, something usually done by federal authorities.  The state inspections immediately caused massive delays at ports of entry all along the border, triggering a second protest by truckers waiting to cross into El Paso on Monday afternoon, with trucks blocking both northbound and southbound lanes in Juarez.

Biden's Radical Open Borders Policies Prompt Pushback.  President Joe Biden is about to blow open the floodgates on illegal immigration at the border, and the governor of Texas is vowing to push back.  "To help local officials whose communities are being overwhelmed by hordes of illegal immigrants who are being dropped off by the administration, Texas is providing charter buses to send these illegal immigrants who have been dropped off by the Biden administration to Washington, D.C.," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said at a Wednesday press conference.  That may not resolve the issue, but at least it sends a message to Washington that this is a Washington-caused crisis that's becoming intolerable for beleaguered border states.  In response to the Texas governor, a White House spokesman said that "enforcement of our country's immigration laws lies with the federal government, not a state."  At this point, however, "enforcement" seems like a poor choice of a word for describing what the Biden administration is doing at the border.

Andy Biggs:  Biden Could Bring 30K Illegal Aliens to U.S. Border Every Day with End of Title 42.  Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) says President Joe Biden could potentially entice 20,000 to 30,000 border crossers and illegal aliens to the United States-Mexico border every day if he follows through on plans to end the Title 42 public health authority.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that Biden will end Title 42 on May 23.  The authority, which serves as a border control measure, has allowed federal immigration officials to quickly return nearly two million illegal aliens to their native countries over the last two years.

Biden Admin Slows Migrant Drop-Offs in Texas After Governor Orders Them Bused to DC.  Texas officials report the Biden administration stopped dropping off released migrants in many cities across the state following Governor Greg Abbott's order to start busing them to Washington, D.C. From the Texas Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley, Texas city officials sent the State requests for assistance in offering bus transportation for any released migrants who voluntarily want to catch a ride to the nation's capital.  The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) dispatched multiple buses to areas where community leaders expressed concerns about the federal government dropping off migrants in their cities, TDEM spokesman Seth Christensen said in a written statement.  He said Texas "has the capability to send as many [buses] as necessary to fulfill the requests from mayors and county judges."

Psaki says no to free smartphones, paid monthly plans for US citizens, only for illegal immigrants.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki deflected from answering a question by Fox News reporter Peter Doocy during her press briefing on Friday [4/8/2022] when he asked her if the Biden administration will give Americans smartphones since they are providing them to illegal immigrants in order to track them.  Doocy asked if the administration had a "plan to give free smartphones to U.S. citizens" as they have reportedly been freely handing them out to those illegally entering the U.S.  "Should we not be tracking migrants who irregularly cross the border?" Psaki asked, expertly avoiding the question.  "Well, it'd be great if anybody that wanted a free phone and a free monthly plan could get one," Doocy sarcastically told her.  "So is that going to be an offer for everybody or just people that walk into the country illegally?"

Will Joe Biden Bring the U.S. Down With Him?  Many of Biden's gaffes and much of his political mischief fit seamlessly into the Democrat plan for the nation. [...] The situation on the southern border is an avowed catastrophe, for which the clueless Kamala Harris has taken much of the blame.  She has been roundly condemned for failing in her duty to attend to the security breach, which was her remit, when it should have been obvious that abandoning border security was the purpose all along.  Doing nothing, she did her job.  Biden's recent announcement ending the Title 42 Illegal Immigration Rule, which forced the return of more than half of illegal immigrants, is proof positive of the Democrats' abiding intention to destabilize the nation.

Has Biden become expendable?  Why are the media suddenly attacking the president when they supported many of his policies during the 2020 primaries? [...] The corrupt media called President Trump's border fence "racist" while praising Biden's promise to provide free health care for anyone crossing the southern border illegally.  With such a generous and rewarding immigration policy, the media knew that the southern border would see an explosion of illegal crossings — and so there was.  As illegal entries hit record levels, murder, drug crimes, and sex crimes skyrocketed in the border states.  Suddenly, Biden's border policy was being criticized by the propaganda media.  They were all in until things started collapsing.

Texas governor's plan to bus illegals to Washington D.C is amusing, but not practical.  Homeland Security reported that more than 2.5 million illegal immigrants crossed the southern border since Biden took over.  The Title 42 policy, that President Trump implemented during the pandemic, empowers border officials quickly to expel migrants on health grounds.  Under Biden, that will be terminated on May 23.  The migrant caravans are now massing in Central America and Mexico, and would-be illegals have told the press they are tightly focused on that day.  Once the surge of migrants makes it in the states, the migrants are then transported to poor and working-class neighborhoods.  The result is that working-class citizens either lose their jobs, or else face depressed wages because the migrants often work off the books for less than the minimum wage and don't pay taxes.  Resources such as hospitals, law enforcement, and fire services that are meager in working-class areas, are already overburdened.  Free spaces such as pavement and parks that are occupied by migrants are rendered unhygienic.

No Matter If Title 42 Stays Or Goes, A Massive Migrant Influx Is Coming.  It's a well-established fact that the U.S. border crisis began shortly after President Joe Biden assumed office and rescinded most of former President Donald Trump's border security policies.  Now, Biden and his team are working to remove one of the last lines of defenses left over from the Trump administration's border policy toolbox.  Two years ago under Trump, the Centers for Disease Control instituted a public health order called Title 42 to expedite the expulsion of illegal border crossers during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The policy was designed to prevent overcrowding in border facilities, which policymakers feared would lead to the rapid spread of Covid-19 along the border.

'It's a gimmick': [Governor] Abbott['s] plan to bus illegal immigrants to D.C. [is] slammed for being voluntary.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott grabbed headlines Wednesday by promising to put illegal immigrants on charter buses and send them to Washington, D.C., in response to the Biden administration rescinding Title 42.  At a press conference announcing this "unprecedented" step, the Republican governor painted a picture of Texas National Guard soldiers being sent to the border in riot gear to herd migrants onto these buses, which outraged migrant and open-borders advocates.  Many conservatives and border hawks cheered Abbott's actions, but new details of the plan released by the governor's office once the TV cameras were put away show his order is much less impactful than it would at first appear.  Specifically, a press release from Abbott clarifies that the trip to D.C. will be voluntary for illegal immigrants.

Leaked DHS Document Reveals Biden's Mass-Migration Plan Offers 'Broadscale Release Mechanisms'.  The Department of Homeland Security is disseminating a mass migration plan devoid of removal mechanisms to replace the soon-to-end CDC Title 42 emergency order.  The plan predicts that DHS traditional processing capabilities will be overwhelmed and require an increase in the use of "broadscale release mechanisms."  The plan, reviewed by Breitbart Texas, acknowledges the end of Title 42 will likely result in a surge in illegal migration along the southwest border.  The increase is already manifesting itself as apprehensions rise.  In March, Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 200,000 migrants.

Migrants are being handed cell phones so ICE can keep track of them.  Republicans want Texas to declare an 'invasion' at the southern border to give permissions for state troopers and National Guard members to turn back migrants as the country braces for Title 42 to end next month.  Immigration enforcement is giving migrants who are released into the U.S. smartphones with tracking apps installed so they can keep track of released illegal immigrants.  Parole release migrants are being released into the country and are asked to turn themselves into Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a city of their choice and are being given government phones to track them.

Hundreds of Ukrainian refugees are crammed into temporary camps at the Mexico border.  Hundreds of Ukrainian refugees who fled to Mexico are sitting in a makeshift refuge at a Tijuana sports center as they wait to enter the United States, authorities said today [4/5/2022].  The facility was converted into a government shelter after some 400 Ukrainians — about 30 percent of whom are children — arrived to the northern Mexican city over the weekend.  Images show those who have fled the devastating scenes in Ukraine sleeping on the floor and waiting with their belonging — including arrays of food supplies, blankets and children's toys — strewn around tents and sleeping mats.

Thousands of desperate Ukrainians fleeing Putin's invasion pile into Mexican shelters and wait to enter America.  In the past week the number of Ukrainian refugees waiting in Mexico to seek asylum in the U.S. has swelled from hundreds to thousands, after the Biden administration agreed to accept 100,000 this year.  Many sleep on the ground in a gymnasium converted into a makeshift shelter in Tijuana, a suitcase containing their life's possessions beside them.  They await their number to be called out, when they will get the opportunity to a border agent in hopes of being granted humanitarian parole and allowed into the U.S.  Despite the surge in refugees, only about 150 are being allowed into the U.S. each day due to Customs and Border Patrol staff stretched thin.  Entrances are expected to speed up in the coming days.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to send buses of migrants to DC ahead of surge.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered state troopers on Wednesday to begin stopping and inspecting commercial vehicles coming across the U.S-Mexico border and said bus charters would be offered to take illegal migrants to Washington, D.C., in a dig at President Biden and Congress.  With only seven weeks to go until the Biden administration lifts the Title 42 immigration order, Abbott announced multiple measures to protect his state and combat the massive influx of migrants anticipated to cross the border this spring.  "To help local officials — because communities are being overwhelmed by hordes of illegal immigrants who are being dropped off by the Biden Administration — Texas is providing charter buses for these illegal immigrants who have been dropped off to Washington, D.C.," the Republican governor said Wednesday [4/6/2022].

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Announces He Will Use Charter Buses to Send Illegal Immigrants to Washington D.C..  Texas Governor Greg Abbott will begin to use charter buses to ship illegal immigrants to Washington, D.C., as part of his strategy for the overwhelming influx of illegal immigrants.  Governor Abbott held a press conference today concerning Texas' border security efforts in response to the Biden admin's decision to drop Title 42 at the border on May 23.  Joe Biden announced that he plans to drop a Trump-era order blocking asylum seekers at the U.S. border on May 23.  Title 42 was used by President Trump in 2020 to expel migrants seeking asylum during the Covid pandemic.

Greg Abbott Announces Major 'Charter Bus' Policy for Illegals Dumped in Texas.  Republican governors have been complaining for months about how the Biden administration has been transporting illegal immigrants into their states, sometimes in the dead of night when they think no one is watching, and dumping them in areas that have already been deluged by the influx of illegal immigrants who made it across the border as the result of President Biden's disastrous open borders policy.  For instance, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' public safety czar Larry Keefe pointed out back in November that they had discovered the Biden administration had been flying illegal immigrants into the state under the cover of darkness.  Keefe also said that when he reached out to the DHS and the DOJ find out who issued the directive, no answer was given.  DeSantis made a vow at the time to begin using charter buses to send them to Biden's home state of Delaware.

Joe Biden's hidden amnesty is already underway.  As Joe Biden asks Congress to formally grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, his administration has already created a sort of hidden amnesty that could accomplish his extremist immigration agenda without congressional approval.  Last year the Biden administration resettled more than 146,000 unaccompanied alien children (UACs) into the U.S., a number larger than the population of many U.S. cities.  These numbers are alarmingly high, especially considering the lax vetting standards we've seen under Biden.  According to data from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Biden administration has lost track of nearly 20,000 of these illegal aliens.  Losing track of 20,000 illegal border crossers demonstrates a shocking amount of negligence, even by the low standards of this administration.  It also shows that the Biden administration is committed to the cause of amnesty, even if that means quietly resettling illegal aliens without the permission of Congress.

Miles of border [are] left unguarded as [the] Border Patrol struggles with surge.  The Border Patrol's Del Rio sector covers 240 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border.  There are days when not a single agent is actually guarding the line, said Jon Anfinsen, president of the National Border Patrol Council's Del Rio chapter.  "We've had days with no agents patrolling whatsoever.  Those that are out there are doing transportation duties, picking up groups that are turning themselves in, or doing processing," Mr. Arfinsen told Republican members of Congress on Monday [4/4/2022].

Already stretched thin, border agents must now use politically correct pronouns under new edict.  Battered by COVID-19, waves of illegal immigrants and fears of even larger surges ahead, Customs and Border Protection officers have a new burden: they must now be sure to use proper pronouns for LGBTQI+ migrants.  The new requirement was included Thursday at the bottom of a much larger announcement by the Homeland Security Department concerning changes instituted on International Trans Day of Visibility.  "Facilitating effective communication at U.S. ports of entry and beyond:  CBP has provided a job aid and memorandum to all staff that will serve as a guide for facilitating effective communication with the diverse public CBP serves, including LGBTQI+ individuals," the agency said.

Biden administration tells ICE prosecutors to dismiss cases of migrants who didn't cross border recently.  The White House is instructing federal immigration prosecutors to consider dismissing older cases of immigrants who are not public safety threats as the administration braces for massive influx of migrations at the southern border once the pandemic-era Title 42 ends next month.  An internal memo issued on Monday to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) prosecutors was obtained by BuzzFeed News, and details the latest effort from President Joe Biden's administration to reshape the immigration system.  The guidance was written by chief ICE attorney Kerry Doyle, a Biden appointee, was sent to prosecutors on Monday and represents another attempt by the agency to emphasize the discretion prosecutors have in court and lower the backlog of cases in immigration court.

Border state Democrats 'frightened' by Biden's election year Title 42 call.  The Biden administration's decision to end the public health emergency power that permitted the deportation of roughly 1.7 million migrants because of the pandemic is being questioned by Democrats before the 2022 midterm elections.  The decision to end Title 42 in May, which the White House has repeatedly attributed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, coincides with an anticipated worst-case-scenario surge of up to 18,000 border crossings a day as migrants take advantage of warmer weather before the fall elections.

McCarthy: Biden 'abdicated his responsibilities at our border' with Title 42 repeal.  House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy on Friday accused President Biden of having "abdicated his responsibilities" at the southern border and making the ongoing migrant crisis worse after the administration announced that it is lifting the Title 42 public health order.  "Today's decision confirms that President Biden has abdicated his responsibilities at our borders and is actively working to make the border crisis worse," McCarthy said in a statement.  "From day one of his administration, he has failed to protect our nation's security and to secure the border."  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Friday announced that it will be terminating the Title 42 public health policy, that has been used by both the Trump and Biden administrations to quickly expel migrants at the southern border since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, on May 23.

Biden opens the Title 42 gates — prepare for madness.  As if the border crisis isn't damaging enough, with 2.5 million illegal migrants having crossed into the United States since Joe Biden took office, now the administration is going to make it exponentially worse by unwinding the last Trump-era restriction.  The Title 42 policy, implemented by the Trump administration during the pandemic to allow border officials quickly to expel migrants on public health grounds, will be terminated next month, the CDC announced Friday [4/1/2022].  Title 42 was the last tool border officials had left to stem the flow of illegal migration from more than 150 countries across the southern border.  Now, they are anticipating a doubling or tripling of numbers to as many as 18,000 a day.  We know what that means.  More secret migrant flights fanning out from the southern border to a town near you.

Biden Administration Announces May 23rd as Trigger Date for Open Border Migration.  As millions of global economic migrants have been flooding into Central America and Mexico, awaiting the official date for the U.S. Southern border gates to be removed allowing unfettered open border travel, the people behind Joe Biden have announced May 23rd will be the official open border date.  Officially known as the Title-42 border control effort, the prior CDC determination that blocked cross border travel based on the COVID-19 pandemic, the restriction will be removed effective May 23rd.  There are millions of global migrants backed-up below the southern U.S. border awaiting the change.  While many voices within the professional political class will deny the removal of Title-42 will result in a totally open border, those who operate the collapsing process of border security have noted it will be impossible to legally process all of the entrants, and the Biden administration have signaled they have no intent to turn anyone away for any reason.

Donald Trump says US will be 'deluged by illegal immigration' after Biden drops Title 42 border restrictions.  Donald Trump blasted President Joe Biden's repeal of a pandemic-era border restriction at a rally Saturday night — claiming the decision will result in a 'deluge of illegal immigration.'  The former president claimed at his Save America rally in Michigan that he had the 'most secure border in the history of our nation,' but warned that with Biden's ''foolhardy' repeal of Title 42, 'We will be deluged by illegal immigration.'  'We're being invaded by millions and millions of people,' Trump added, claiming that '10 to 12 million people' would flood the country if Title 42 were to be repealed — adding on to what he said has been the 'largest number of illegal immigrants' entering the country.

Joe Biden [will] Open the Border on May 23.  President Joe Biden's deputies have announced they will lift the Title 42 barrier at the southern border on May 23, allowing a vast wave of wage-cutting, rent-spiking migrants into America's job and housing markets.  "We are increasing our capacity to process new arrivals, evaluate asylum requests," said a statement from Alejandro Mayorkas, who heads Biden's Department of Homeland Security and is trying to build an extra immigration system that operates alongside annual limits set by Congress.  The formal announcement implies that the president will not block the border-opening plan by his deputies.

The Editor says...
Who came up with the plan — the "deputies," or the alleged President?  Who is really in charge of the Executive Branch?

Border Patrol Has Already Picked Up 1 Million Illegals in 2022.  According to a source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Border Patrol agents have already apprehended more than one million illegal aliens in the southwest sectors in Fiscal Year 2022. The benchmark was reportedly reached on Thursday, the source told Breitbart News. [...] Another growing problem is the number of "migrants" from Cuba.  In February, roughly 16,550 Cubans were apprehended along the southwest border — a spike of more than 300 percent, compared to February 2021. Moreover, fewer than 100 of the 16,550 Cubans arrested in February were ordered out of the country, per the Remain in Mexico program.  As those interested in such things — that should be all of us — might recall, Biden formally ended the Remain in Mexico program in June 2021, after suspending it earlier in the year.

Get Ready for a Border Surge the Likes of Which Our Country Has Never Seen.  Open borders advocates — including those who serve in the Biden administration and on Capitol Hill — have been demanding that President Biden end Title 42 since the day he took office during a full-blown pandemic.  Title 42 is a public health provision that was invoked by the Trump administration in 2020 at the onset of the COVID pandemic, allowing for the expedited removal of people crossing our borders illegally.  While it is impossible to quantify a negative, it is reasonable to assume that preventing significant numbers of people traveling in large groups and coming from countries where vaccination rates were low to nonexistent, saved a lot of lives.  Despite its success, many in the Biden administration have always viewed Title 42 not as an essential public health policy, but an obstacle to mass migration.

The border: 'No imaginable scenario' to avoid another disaster.  The chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, Raul Ortiz, recently said his officers have encountered 1 million illegal border crossers in the first six months of fiscal year 2022 — that is, since Oct. 1, 2021.  That is a big increase over fiscal year 2021, when there were 1.734 million encounters in the entire year.  And that was a big increase over fiscal year 2020, during the pandemic, when there were 458,000 encounters, and fiscal year 2019, when there were 977,000 encounters, which was a record high at the time.  Now, with 1 million in just the first half of the year, and with the peak migration months not yet begun, the Border Patrol is overwhelmed.

Obama's DHS Secretary Calls Biden Border Crisis 'Unsustainable'.  How bad is Joe Biden's border crisis?  It's so bad that Barack Obama's former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson called it "unsustainable" on MSNBC Wednesday [3/30/2022].  A day earlier, the Department of Homeland Security reported that they were anticipating 18,000 illegal immigrant encounters daily — especially after Title 42 is removed.  "The border is a tough issue.  I am waiting to see when and if they drop Title 42 for the southern border.  It is the, frankly, a way to keep the numbers down, although these numbers are pretty high," said Johnson.

Biden's border surge plan is worse than it looks.  Joe Biden knows there's a border surge coming.  He's expected to drop Title 42 COVID restrictions on illegal entrants as of May 23 and the human waves are expected to at least double from what was seen last year.  Some two to three million illegal border crossers are forecast to make landfall in the United States and with no fear of deportation, and establish themselves here permanently.  Right now, in just one Texas corridor, at Eagle Pass, some 7,000 illegal border crossers from 157 countries are rolling through daily.  That number is expected to soar to 18,000 a day once Title 42 is gone.

Now even Democrats urge Biden not to drop Title 42: Senators warn there isn't a proper plan in place for 'mass migrant event' on May 23.  Now Democrats are coming out against President Joe Biden ending Title 42, breaking with the party by claiming the administration doesn't have any alternatives in place to quell the impending mass migration influx.  New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassen tweeted Wednesday [3/30/2022]:  'I am concerned that there is not a sufficient plan in place to address the steep increase in border crossings that could result from this reported decision.'  'This preemptive repeal threatens border security at a time when the administration should be focused on strengthening it,' she added.

Illegal immigrant population soars to 11.4 million.  The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. soared by more than 1 million last year, reaching 11.4 million as of this January, according to new research released Tuesday that puts new contours on the border chaos under President Biden.  The surge is the largest in two decades and is among the largest single-year increases in U.S. history, said Steven A. Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies, the lead researcher who wrote the paper.  He used Census Bureau numbers to calculate the trajectory of the unauthorized population, figuring there were about 11.5 million in January 2019, that figure plummeted to 10.2 million by the start of 2021, then soared to 11.4 million at the start of this year.

The Editor says...
In my opinion, the illegal alien population in the U.S. is probably around 30 million, but the news media has been saying "11 million" for at least the last 20 years, regardless of how many record-breaking months of illegal entry we've seen.

Border State Democrats Beg Biden: 'Consider Dangerous Impact' Illegal Immigration Has on Our Communities.  More elected Democrats, representing America's border communities, are pleading with President Joe Biden to enforce Trump-era border controls to protect their constituents from a massive wave of illegal immigration.  On Wednesday [3/30/2022], Biden officials spoke anonymously to the Associated Press, revealing that the administration has plans to end the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Title 42 order that gives federal immigration agents broad authority to quickly return border crossers and illegal aliens to their native countries.

Just in time for midterms, Joe Biden sets off the mother of migrant surges.  The U.S. Border Patrol expects a record surge of migrants from 157 countries crossing our border illegally with most presenting spurious claims to "asylum." [...] Joe Biden has set the conditions for an even bigger surge — on two fronts.  One is in his executive order to replace immigration judges with newly created "asylum officers" brought in from the NGO open-borders ranks, to make decisions on asylum claims.  These are people you can bet will rubber stamp all asylum claims, regardless of what the law says.  The second incentivizer is in Biden's expected decision to scrap Title 42, an erratically employed executive order that allows Border Patrol agents to deport back illegal crossers on COVID concerns.  Based on the numbers of COVID-spreading migrants [...], it's pretty obvious that that order was only used on some migrants.  Now, it won't be used on any of them if the rule is rescinded on May 23, which seems likely following whatever recommendation the CDC puts out as its de facto union masters direct.

Biden administration to scrap Title 42 border policy by May 23 despite warnings: reports.  The Biden administration is planning to scrap a Trump-era public health policy restricting illegal immigration by May 23 — despite repeated warnings from Democratic lawmakers who represent border states, according to multiple reports.  White House director of communications Kate Bedingfield did not confirm the plans reported by CNN and the Associated Press when asked by reporters Wednesday [3/30/2022], referring the matter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  "Title 42 is a public health directive," Bedingfield said.  "It is not an immigration or migration enforcement measure."  "We have every expectation that when the CDC ultimately decides it's appropriate to lift Title 42, there will be an influx of people to the border," Bedingfield added.  "And so we are doing a lot of work to plan for that contingency."

Biden Administration to Lift Title 42 Border Policy Allowing Immediate Deportation.  The Biden administration will end the Title 42 public health order that allows border agents to immediately expel illegal border crossers, according to multiple reports.  The order was initially handed down under the Trump administration in the early days of the Covid pandemic, and renewed by the Biden administration in August 2021.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will order an end to the Title 42 policy this week, people familiar with the plans told the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.  A draft of the new order reviewed by the Journal states that "there is no longer a serious danger" that migrants could spread Covid in border detention facilities.

DHS preparing for unprecedented Title 42 border rush of up to 18,000 migrants per day.  A couple of weeks ago we learned there was concern within the Biden administration that Title 42, which allows the border patrol to quickly remove immigrants on health grounds, might be allowed to expire this week.  And if that were to happen there was concern that the already high numbers of migrants at the border would spike.  The situation was worrisome enough that Sens. Sinema and Kelly of Arizona sent a letter asking to see the Biden administration's plan for dealing with the potential crisis that could unfold if Title 42 were to abruptly end.

50 people flee from semi-truck in McClain County.  Authorities are investigating after dozens of people jumped out of the back of a semi-truck during a traffic stop.  On Monday night [3/28/2022], law enforcement attempted to pull over a semi-truck near I-35 and Hwy 59 in McClain County.  When the truck pulled over, officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol say between 50 and 75 people jumped out of the truck.  At this point, investigators believe the people are undocumented immigrants.

The Editor says...
Hmmm.  Yes, they might be "undocumented immigrants," also known as illegal aliens.  Brilliant deduction, Sherlock — particularly since nobody else acts like that.

The Sheer Madness of Today's Left.  The southern border since late January 2021, for all intents and purposes, has ceased to exist.  That is unless we are talking about Cuban and Russian refugees who seem to the Left to be too politically independent to embrace as victim constituents needing left-wing permanent government patronage.  Yet the midterms loom.  One of the most unpopular of Joe Biden's initiatives is his welcoming of nearly 2 million impoverished, unvaccinated, unaudited, and untested illegal immigrants to cross the southern border.  By any fair measure, Biden deliberately violated his oath of office by failing to enforce U.S. immigration laws.  Political agendas outweighed his own promises to uphold the sanctity of federal law.  Yet he fears polls.  Of all the Biden failures, the southern border and illegal immigration seem to infuriate Americans of all persuasions the most.

Biden Is Failing in the Courtroom, Too.  [O]n immigration, Biden, his agencies, and his policies have been getting clobbered in federal courts across the land.  Since his inauguration, Biden has fared about as well in court as Michael Spinks did against Mike Tyson in the boxing ring.  The latest knockout took place this week, when an Ohio federal district court granted a preliminary injunction against Biden's orders that prevent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents from arresting and deporting most of those in the country illegally.  While in office for just over a year, the Biden Administration has also lost cases on controversies including stimulus checks for aliens, COVID expulsions, H1-B visa fraud, lawless reentry into the country, the Migrant Protection Protocol's (MPP) "Remain in Mexico" policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and removal orders for illegal aliens.

As Midterms Approach, Dems Suddenly Want More Border Security.  As encounters at the southern border continue to increase, and midterm elections approach, Democrats seem to be shifting their messaging on border security.  The Daily Wire's Ben Johnson joined Georgia Howe and John Bickley for Thursday's episode of "Morning Wire" to explain Democrats' changing strategy on the border.  Johnson highlighted President Joe Biden's "surprising" mention of border security during his "State of the Union" address on March 1.  He also mentioned that "the message has filtered down through the party ranks.  The newspaper Roll Call, which covers Capitol Hill, ran a story on Tuesday, titled 'Democrats Emphasize Border Security as Midterms Loom.'"  Democratic House members like Abigail Spanberger (VA) and Elissa Slotkin (MI) are supporting tighter border security "through technology or by hiring more Border Patrol agents," Johnson said.

Biden will welcome 100,000 of the 3.6 Million Ukrainian refugees fleeing Putin's war following criticism he wasn't doing enough.  The United States will accept up [to] 100,000 refugees fleeing the war in the Ukraine, the Biden administration announced on Thursday [3/24/2022].  The announcement came during President Joe Biden's trip to Europe where he's meeting with leaders of NATO, the G7 and the European Union in three back-to-back emergency sessions to deal with Russia's invasion of the Ukraine.  It's meant to help ease the humantarian criss taking place in Eastern Europe, where nearly 3.5 million Ukrainians have fled their bombarded country in one of the biggest refugee crisises since World War II.  Refugees have flooded into Europe and some have even made their way to the southern border of the United States, trying to enter the country that way.

Texas Dept. of Public Safety Lt.: 'This Year's Going to Be Catastrophic' on the Border and Worse Than 2021.  On Friday's [3/18/2022] broadcast of the Fox Business Network's "Evening Edit," Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Christopher Olivarez said that "we thought last year was complete chaos" on the border, but "this year's going to be catastrophic."  And that "we have the most unsecured border that we have seen in decades."  Olivarez said, "[A]t this time, right now, we have the most unsecured border that we have seen in decades. ... Last year, for fiscal year 2021, between the months of February through October, there were over 397,000 encounters.  Now this year alone, fiscal year 2022, same timeframe, five months, from October through February, over 837,000 encounters.  That goes to show you that when we thought last year was complete chaos, this year's going to be catastrophic.  These numbers are going to surpass last year's numbers.  And we need to brace ourselves, but I'm telling you right now... this is a very — national security threat, not only to the state of Texas, but to the entire country."

Texas Lawmaker Blasts Biden's Open Borders for Illegal Immigration, Fentanyl Crises.  Americans in every state — not just those in the southwest — should be concerned about President Joe Biden's lack of border security and the resulting drug crisis, a Texas congressman says.  "Every state is a border state now," said Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas.  "I think the government has spent about $350 million this past year on transportation costs to let people come across the southern border, whether it be Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, or California, and fly them or bus them all over our country."

Illegal Southwest Border Crossings Surge to 158K in February.  Migrant apprehensions in February jumped to nearly 160,000 after declining one month earlier.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced on Tuesday that Border Patrol agents apprehended 158,132 migrants who illegally crossed the border between ports of entry, according to CBP's Southwest Land Border Encounters report.  The apprehensions represent an increase over the previous year's February report when agents apprehended only 97,643 migrants, the largest number of migrants apprehended in February since 2000.

Axios: Biden administration fearful of "mass migration event", set up war room operation.  The Biden administration knows it has a looming "mass migration event" in the very near future when it ends the use of Title 42 at the southern border.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) quietly set up the Southwest Border Coordination Center (SBCC) to coordinate its response.  Think of it as a war room to game out the coming flood of illegal migrants to the southern border.  I say that SBCC was quietly created because before the reporting today by Axios, the war room wasn't reported on in the media.  The reason for the nervous preparation for a mass event is because with the pandemic essentially ending, at least as far as government mandates go, Title 42 will soon end and illegal migrants won't immediately be expelled because of public health policy.  Implementation of Title 42 was recommended by the CDC to President Trump when the pandemic began.  It allows Border Patrol agents to immediately expel illegal migrants without hearing asylum claims.

Biden sued for withholding info on controversial migrant housing contracts.  A nonprofit watchdog group has sued the Biden administration for its failure to turn over documents that explain how massive government contracts to detain migrants at the border were awarded to a former Biden transition team member.  The Washington-based American Accountability Foundation on Wednesday filed two lawsuits against the departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security for not releasing documents about contracts each department gave to the nonprofit organization Endeavors last spring.  The AAF submitted two Freedom of Information Act requests 11 months ago for all communications in an effort to determine if there was a "quid pro quo" between government officials and a former Biden official, Andrew Lorenzen-Strait, following the Washington Examiner's investigation in March 2021.

Biden Weakens Border As Illegal Crossings, Cartel Unrest Grows.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported 164,973 encounters with illegal crossers at the Southern U.S. border in February, putting the border agency on track to exceed 2 million apprehensions in the 2022 fiscal year, an all-time record.  Of these February encounters, more than 75 percent, 126,151, were single adults.  That number is up 11 percent since January when CBP documented 113,132 apprehensions of single adult border crossers.  While apprehensions of individuals in family units decreased 17 percent from 31,998 in January to 26,582 in February, CBP encounters with unaccompanied children increased by 37 percent, to 12,011, leaving an average of 520 children in custody each day in February.

Reality is catching up to Biden on the border.  If President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security was proud of its record on immigration enforcement, its annual U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operations report would have come out as it normally does: shortly after the fiscal year ended last September.  But Biden doesn't want voters to know just how radically he has changed this nation's immigration enforcement policies.  So the fiscal 2021 report was delayed for months and months until its release last week.  It confirmed what every immigration observer already knew:  Deportations have plummeted under Biden.

Rep. Chip Roy to Seek Impeachment Proceedings Against DHS Head Mayorkas.  Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) will attempt to bring impeachment proceedings against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, documents obtained by The Epoch Times show.  The move caps off a full year of Republican dissatisfaction with Mayorkas, who as the DHS secretary is in charge of border security.  In the past year, the United States has seen unprecedented levels of illegal immigration.  Estimates of how many illegal aliens have entered the country since Biden took office vary, but U.S. Customs and Border Protection data show that about 2 million people illegally crossed the border in 2021, a nearly fourfold increase from illegal crossings a year earlier.  In addition, deportation rates have plunged under Mayorkas' leadership of the DHS.  In 2021, 68 percent fewer illegal immigrants were deported in comparison to 2020; Compared to 2019, the DHS deported 78 percent fewer illegal immigrants.  Responsibility for the situation, according to a letter penned by Roy's office to GOP leadership, lies squarely with Mayorkas.

Officials Assail Biden Inaction: 'Mexican Cartels Basically Control Our Border Now'.  As the fentanyl crisis ravages the country, elected officials and former border protection and drug enforcement officers are calling on the Biden administration to take action to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.  "If you look at the age group of people between 18 and 45 over the past year, the leading cause of death is not COVID.  It's not cancer.  It's not car wrecks.  It's not guns.  The leading cause of death with that age group is fentanyl, and it is devastating," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said during a panel discussion hosted by The Heritage Foundation on Thursday [3/10/2022].

Border Patrol Apprehends 165,000 Migrants in February, Up 60 Percent from Previous Year.  U.S. border agents encountered 164,973 migrants at the southern border in February, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data released on Tuesday [3/15/2022].  The number marked an over 60 percent increase from February 2021, which saw 101,099 encounters at the U.S.-Mexico border.  "February... registered a slight uptick in the number of encounters along the Southwest border, with most individuals arriving from Mexico and the Northern Triangle, and the majority of noncitizens expelled under Title 42," CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus said in a statement.

200 Migrants [were] Released by Feds to NGO Shelter in Texas near Border.  Federal officials released approximately 200 migrants in less than an hour to a shelter in the Texas border community of Eagle Pass.  The migrants observed by Breitbart Texas all appeared to be adult single males.  A bus operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection pulled up in front of the Mission Border Hope shelter on late this week to drop off a group of migrants.  After a brief confrontation with shelter managers, Breitbart Texas filmed approximately 50 migrants being released by the federal agency into the border community.

ICE announces massive drops in arrests, deportations.  The Biden administration slashed interior immigration arrests by about half compared to the Trump years, according to an overdue report released Friday that details the massive changes at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  ICE said it made 74,082 arrests in fiscal year 2021, down from more than 103,000 the previous year and more than 143,000 in 2019.  Actual deportations also plummeted to 59,011.  Under former President Barack Obama, those numbers topped 400,000 in some years, and under former President Donald Trump, they topped 300,000 in some years.  Deportations of gang members dipped by more than 50% compared to the middle of the Trump years.

Border Breakdown:  Treason, Not Incompetence.  In this episode of "Beyond the Cover," host Gary Benoit interviews the story's author, R. Cort Kirkwood, who makes a very strong case that the border breakdown is by design, not incompetence, and that the word treason is apropos.  He also explains why the political elites have effectively erased the border.  [Video clip]

Top 10 ways Biden deluded himself during his State of the Union.  Three million people from around the world trying to illegally break into the country is an invasion he is ignoring.  He handed control of the border to the ruthless cartels, and even demonized horseback border patrol agents falsely accused of whipping illegal migrants.  He boasted about "joint patrols with Mexico and Guatemala to catch more human traffickers," but his administration is providing an essential link in the trafficking chain when it flies illegal migrants secretly around the country in the dead of night.

NY Times:  Democrats Flip to Republican in 'Political Upheaval' of Border Towns.  A couple of years after former President Trump made significant gains in often Hispanic-majority Democrat counties along the United States-Mexico border in Texas, a wave of Democrats in one particular community are switching parties to join the GOP.  In Terrell County, Texas, the New York Times reports that multiple elected officials are opting to run — for the first time — as Republicans rather than as Democrats in a "quiet political upheaval" across U.S. border towns, fueled mostly by rising crime and constant waves of illegal immigration.

7 Major Failures of the Biden Presidency.  [#1] The Border Crisis:  Security at the southern border has been an ongoing disaster, though one barely given coverage by the legacy media.  The massive spike in border crossings initially was excused by Biden allies in the media as a "seasonal" problem.  It was seasonal all right:  open-borders season.  Since Biden took office, a historic surge of migrants has crossed the border illegally in numbers that are the highest in decades.  And the problem isn't abating.  According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. agents logged 153,941 migrant encounters in January.  This was double the number of encounters the previous January, and quadruple the number from the January before that.

Texas ranchers turn down Biden aid for illegal immigration damages.  Texas ranchers are rejecting an offer from the federal government to cover property damages resulting from illegal immigration and drug smuggling, fearing the aid will come with strings attached and won't help with the underlying problems at the border.  A Department of Agriculture initiative to pay landowners across the state for a wide array of losses they sustained due to a surge in trespassers traveling from the border north into Texas is being met with skepticism and calls for President Joe Biden to secure the border.

Memo sent to CBP agents on southern border asks for volunteers to go to Poland.  A memo to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working on the U.S.-Mexico border asks for volunteers to temporarily work in Poland to assist Ukrainian-Americans, legal U.S. residents, and their immediate families fleeing Russia's invasion.  At first glance, this seems like another ridiculous idea coming from the Biden administration.  It probably is but it is following how DHS handled processing Afghan refugees just six months ago.

Del Rio is new center of border crisis with 31,000 migrants stopped in January.  The remote border town that made headlines last September as tens of thousands of Haitians crossed into it from Mexico has become the top destination for migrants and the epicenter of the border crisis.  Last month, 30,773 people were encountered illegally crossing the border in Border Patrol's Del Rio sector, which spans 240 miles of the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico boundary.  For each of the town of Del Rio's 34,673 residents, one noncitizen was taken into custody.

Biden border crisis: 14 Republican attorney generals call for Mayorkas to resign.  Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas has failed to do his job to secure the southern border so fourteen Republican attorneys general are calling for his resignation.  They wrote to Mayorkas on Tuesday demanding his immediate resignation.  It's an exercise in futility since Mayorkas is simply carrying out Biden's orders.  The Biden border crisis is by design.  Since his first day in office, Biden has worked to undo every policy and program used by the previous administration on the issue of illegal migration.  Biden put a freeze on deportations and stopped the Remain in Mexico program, for example, though those actions have been the subject of legal action from border states.  Florida AG Ashley Moody is leading this effort.

Report: U.S. Immigrant Population Hits Record 46.6 Million.  The U.S. population of legal immigrants and illegal migrants hit 46.6 million in January, up roughly 1.6 million since President Joe Biden was inaugurated, according to federal data posted by the Center for Immigration Studies.  "The 46.6 million immigrants (legal and illegal) in the country in January 2022 is the largest number recorded in any government survey or decennial census going back to 1850," the CIS says in a report released on February 23.

DHS eyes more welfare for legal immigrants as Supreme Court hears challenge.  The Biden administration has moved to make it more attractive for immigrants to sign up for welfare, laying down a marker just days before the Supreme Court is slated to take up the issue in a legal challenge seeking to restore stricter Trump-era rules.  The Homeland Security Department released a proposal to raise the bar for becoming a "public charge."  Joining programs such as Medicaid won't be counted against most immigrants, it said.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said immigrants "will not be penalized for choosing to access the health benefits and other supplemental government services available to them."

Biden to pay Texas ranchers, farmers for migrant damages, offers nothing new to stop the flow.  The Biden administration, after pressure from ranchers and farmers, has agreed to reimburse Texan landowners for damages caused by illegal immigrants, but failed to address the ongoing crisis at the border.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Wednesday that they would be releasing funds through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to provide financial assistance to farmers and ranchers on the southern border.  The funding for this endeavor come from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) "which provides financial and technical assistance" to "address natural resource concerns."  The concerns in question are the "damage to fields and farming infrastructure, including fencing and water structures."

Supreme Court Takes Up Review of 'Remain in Mexico' Policy.  The Supreme Court on Friday [2/18/2022] agreed to hear President Joe Biden's request to terminate the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" policy.  Formally called the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), the program requires the federal government to send migrants back to Mexico while their asylum hearings are pending.  "The case will be set for argument in the second week of the April 2022 argument session," the Supreme Court wrote.  Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) suspended new enrollments into the MPP during his first month in office last January.  A legal battle ensued when Biden's DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas issued a memo terminating the program in June.  Then, Texas-based federal Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk ordered Biden to "enforce and implement MPP in good faith" following a lawsuit from Texas and Missouri.

The Biden Border Solution:  More Facilities to Get Migrants in Even Faster.  [Scroll down]  "The decision was made, according to the document, after analyzing surge patterns from migrants.  The permanent facilities will replace temporary facilities in the same sectors.  The sectors in the memo have faced some of the highest numbers of migrants in the entire country.  Del Rio, for example, saw more than 259,000 migrants apprehended in the 2021 fiscal year," WFB adds.  This is the exact opposite of a solution — it doubles down on crazy.  And it doesn't exactly address Agent Garza's concerns about human trafficking and drug smuggling.

7,000 U.S. Doctors [are] Sidelined Every Year by Foreigners Winning Taxpayer-Funded Residencies.  Every year, more than 7,000 American citizens and green card-holders lose out on United States taxpayer-funded residencies to foreign nationals despite having earned their degrees as medical graduate physicians, bombshell congressional testimony reveals.  Kevin Lynn with Doctors Without Jobs unveiled the data to the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship on Tuesday, sounding the alarm on "graduate medical education profiteers."  "Each year, over 7,000 U.S. citizens and lawful permanent resident medical graduate physicians — with include seniors and prior-year graduates — do not match for a medical residency, all of whom are qualified, ready, and willing doctors who have been sidelined and are waiting to serve their communities now," Lynn said.

Joe Biden, Alchemist?  [Scroll down]  Competing with this failure was the Biden failure at the border.  Distilling this mess was even trickier, because most of Biden's supporters believe that he successfully turned a secure border into a golden open one.  So again, Biden was the proverbial alchemist who insisted that his own pig iron policies actually created a 24-karat border, albeit unperceivable to ordinary Americans.  Most Americans polled expressed their horror at the idea of nearly 2 million pouring across the border — illegally, without means of support, unvaccinated and untested in a time of pandemic, without English or skills, cutting ahead of patiently waiting legal applicants, unvetted with no idea how many had criminal records.  All that required more of Biden's alchemy to turn that dross into glitter.  As a result, we were told that apprehensions for a time were up (e.g., if you let in millions and detain only a small fraction, that tiny number can still exceed the sum of detentions during times of a secure border with almost no illegal crossings.)  Then we were told it was the fault of Mexico and Central America — as if for the first time in history they dared to export human capital to rein in $60 billion in annual remittances.

'Ghost Flights': The Mystery of the Migrant Kids the Feds Are Spiriting Into the U.S. Interior.  After months of delay, the Department of Homeland Security replied late last month to a Congressional demand for information about the number of illegal migrants the department has flown from border towns to communities around the country.  In 2021, it said, 71,617 were dropped off in nearly 20 cities including locales as far from the Mexican border as Atlanta, Chicago, New York and Philadelphia.  Immigration experts critical of the Biden administration's permissive immigration policies believe those numbers are incomplete, especially regarding the most vulnerable migrants, those under 18, whom DHS classifies as "unaccompanied children."  The agency says some 40,000 of the total transported are such minors, but that number is only a fraction of the 147,000 "encounters" the agency reports having with unaccompanied migrant children at the southern border between January and October 2021.  Paramount among the questions raised by the transports is what happens to the unaccompanied children once they leave the airport?  The major cities DHS lists, the experts say, are probably simply way stations rather than final destinations.

2K Migrants Cross into One West Texas Border Sector in 2 Days.  Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 2,000 migrants during a 48-hour period in what is becoming the nation's busiest sector.  Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens tweeted photos showing groups of migrants being apprehended after they illegally cross the border from Mexico into Texas.  The chief reported his agents arrested more than 2,000 migrants, including unaccompanied children, in a 48-hour time frame.

Time to worry: the Biden government is redefining core principles.  [Scroll down]  And just yesterday, Townhall's Spencer Brown caught a significant change to the mission statement for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services:  The old version:  ["]U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administers the nation's lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity and promise by efficiently and fairly adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring our values.["]  That's straightforward enough:  America is a nation of laws, some of which govern immigration, and the USCIS is responsible for enforcing those laws fairly and in a way that protects Americans and America.  The new version is much shorter:  ["]USCIS upholds America's promise as a nation of welcome and possibility with fairness, integrity, and respect for all we serve.["]  Suddenly, USCIS is unconcerned with the rule of law and unconcerned with protecting Americans.  It is, instead, an organization that exists to make life easier for the millions of illegal aliens the Biden administration is encouraging to enter America and then, once they are in America, funding and resettling in districts that willfully refuse to vote for Democrats.

If saving money is the goal, keep them out of the country at the first opportunity.  But that's not really the goal.
Biden is planning on putting single migrant adults caught on the Mexican border under house arrest in Baltimore and Houston.  The Biden administration is looking to place hundreds of migrants under part-time house arrest, as a cheaper alternative to holding them at detention facilities amid record-high crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border.  The 120-day pilot program will begin in Houston and Baltimore, where 100 to 200 single adults placed under house arrest in each location, according to a notice sent by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and reviewed by Reuters.  The so-called 'home curfew' pilot would cost just $6-8 per day, far less than the $142 daily cost of immigration detention.

The Editor says...
I am in favor of the "home curfew" plan — provided that the "home" is on the other side of the border.

Miranda Devine On DHS Flying Illegal Migrants:  This Just Looks Like A Federal Government "Scam".  Fox News Contributor Miranda Devine discusses DHS flying illegal migrants to different parts of the U.S. in the middle of the night and who Biden's potential pick to replace Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer:  "Last October we went and staked out Westchester airport after a tipoff that these planes were coming in, and we saw three of them come in.  We followed the buses, we saw that they were disgorging these illegal migrants at one point into a rest stop in New Jersey to be picked up by supposedly family or so-called sponsors.  There didn't seem to be any vetting of these people.  I mean, it just looks like a deliberate scam to get as many people away from the southern border as quickly as possible by the federal government so that the optics down there don't look terrible.  And they are flying them all over the country, as you said, whether it be California, Louisiana, New York, New Jersey.  There are flights going every single day, charter flights, and it is costing, you know, tens of millions, probably hundreds of millions of dollars. [...]"  [Video clip]

Trump Border Chief Reveals 'Invasion' at Southern Border.  The crisis on our southern border continues to get worse by the day, critics say.  Washington's failure to control illegal immigration is resulting in an influx of drugs and gang violence that makes the country less safe.  Mark Morgan, acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection during the Trump administration, is furious that a solid southern border has been transformed into the Wild West in the first year of the Biden administration.

Reuters: Joe Biden Delivers Latino Child Labor to Slaughterhouses.  The Reuters news agency has exposed one small corner of the federal government's extraction of debt-trapped child workers from poor countries for use in low-wage, low-tech, dangerous workplaces.  From Enterprise, Alabama, the news agency reported on a teenager who was delivered by federal officials to an Alabama home close to a chicken processing company: [...]

Mexican authorities evict Tijuana migrant camp near border.  About a hundred members of the police, National Guard and army on Sunday evicted 381 migrants, mainly Central Americans and Mexicans, from a makeshift camp they had been staying in for almost a year in Tijuana at the U.S. border crossing.  The migrants' tents around El Chaparral crossing were demolished with the help of excavators and trucks while their inhabitants loaded their few belongings into bags and suitcases to be transferred to three local shelters.

Can the Border Patrol survive Joe Biden?  The Biden administration has transformed and imperiled the mission of the Border Patrol through migration policies that have led to a crisis at the southern border, current and former agents say.  Border Patrol agents broke protocol to claim in interviews with the Washington Examiner that their jobs have been remade since President Joe Biden took office a year ago.  They say that they have been redirected from fulfilling a law enforcement and national security role to working as though they were in an Ellis Island-style welcome center.  Four of the agents agreed to speak anonymously about their concerns even though doing so risks termination.  The rising frustration among agents has also manifested in leaked videos of the rank and file in angry confrontations with leadership in recent private meetings.  Still other agents have had enough and have quit the agency, anticipating that matters won't change in the next three years.

Independent journo exposes who is funding illegal immigrant flights.  Independent journalist Ali Bradley interviewed Sister Norma Pimentel of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley concerning the non-governmental organization's funding of airline tickets for illegal immigrants and how taxpayer money is being used to subsidize it.  The reporter previously interviewed Sister Pimentel in August.  The revelation concerning the NGO sparked further outrage over the Biden administration facilitating the transporting of illegal immigrants from the southern border to towns and cities across the nation.  The administration has been secretly flying them in the dead of night without notice for months.  Catholic Charities appears to be supporting the illegal activity on moral grounds.

Catholic Charity Admits Receiving Money From Biden Administration to Traffic Illegals Across U.S..  The leader of the Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley (CCRGV) has admitted their organization is taking federal money to traffic illegal aliens across the U.S. after they invade the border.  "We got lucky to be reimbursed for some of the efforts that we have been doing for so long and that's good and that is taxpayer money," said Sister Norma Pimentel, who works as CCRGV executive director.

What's the deal with Biden's 'ghost flights' of illegal aliens?  Is the Biden administration quietly importing large numbers of illegal aliens through midnight flights?  That would be a reasonable conclusion based on recent reports about the Biden administration's resettlement process.  The White House is being accused of chartering flights for hundreds of "mostly minor-age" illegal aliens to Pennsylvania, according to a report.

Illegal immigrants [are being] smuggled inside portable toilets.  Border Patrol agents found 14 illegal immigrants stuffed inside two portable toilets last week and arrested an American man who said he was being paid to smuggle them deeper into the U.S.  Agents sniffed out the smuggling operation after receiving a report of a drone incursion near McAllen, Texas.  When they responded, the agents found a pickup truck pulling a flatbed trailer with two portable toilets.  The truck refused to pull over at first but eventually yielded, and when agents approached, they said they saw shoes through a partially open toilet door.

DeSantis strikes against Biden immigration policy with amended lawsuit.  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Attorney General Ashley Moody filed an amended complaint saying the Biden administration's latest immigration policy is unlawful.  The new policy, called "Parole + Alternatives to Detention," releases illegal immigrants within the borders of the United States without starting a legal process for removal.  The complaint states that federal immigration officials are assisting migrants in resettling around the country and that the Transportation Security Administration is "accepting immigration arrest warrants as identification sufficient to board a domestic flight."

Calls for DHS Secretary to Be Impeached.  The Heritage Foundation's new president and its homeland security team are calling for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to be impeached by Republicans if he will not step down due to his terrible handling of the ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.  The think tank is the latest conservative heavyweight to call for impeachment as Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) says he will lead the charge of impeaching Mayorkas if Republicans take back Congress in the upcoming midterms.  It also comes after Mayorkas' disastrous meetings with Border Patrol agents stationed at the southern border, where agents vented their frustrations at the Biden administration's open border policies and they leaked audio and video of the tense meetings to the media.  In addition to the high number of illegal crossings agents have had to deal with in 2021, they were frustrated they have been unable to arrest hardened criminals and seize drugs, like fentanyl, because they are often bogged down with processing family units and children who willingly gave themselves up.

Leaked video shows federal contractors flying migrants to suburban NY.  Leaked video shows migrants being transported on secret charter flights under the cover of night from southern border states to Westchester, New York.  "The government is betraying the American people," a federal contractor told a Westchester County police officer in a conversation recorded on the officer's body camera on the tarmac of a Westchester airport on Aug. 13, 2021.  The footage was obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request by former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.  Reports first surfaced of such flights back in October when the New York Post captured video of the scene at the airport in White Plains, New York.

Biden's Apathy Toward His Drug-Plagued Border Crisis Is Killing People.  Drug overdoses in the U.S., many fentanyl-related, reached record highs in 2021 and are on track to cause more deaths in 2022 as President Joe Biden ignores his ongoing crisis at the southern border, which is responsible for a large portion of drug trafficking in the nation.  Biden and his team at the White House are intentionally ignoring the growing border crisis even though since the beginning of the 2021 calendar year, border officials arrested more than 2 million illegal aliens, often aided and funded by the United Nations, at the southern U.S. border.  Already, Customs and Border Protection data indicates that apprehensions on the U.S.-Mexico border in the 2022 fiscal year will exceed 2 million.

Biden Encourages Massive Illegal Immigration and Tries To Hide It With Secret Flights.  The Biden administration doesn't want media attention on illegal immigration, its open border policies, or the results of those policies.  How do we know?  A security officer just said so, in an explosive video of secretive, dark-of-night flights transporting illegal immigrants to various points throughout the U.S.  This video merits coast-to-coast media coverage, not just to expose the administration's stealth operations that flout the laws, but to encourage Americans and leaders at all levels of government to demand that the administration start protecting our border, our country, and our citizens.

Video Shows 4 Busloads Of Illegals, Mostly Young Males, Being Dumped Into Florida.  Dozens of single, mostly male adult migrants were shuttled from a makeshift processing center in Texas to a local airport for flights to various US cities — marking the first time such a transfer has been captured on video amid the ongoing border crisis, according to a report Tuesday.  The scene began unfolding Sunday outside a parking garage in Brownsville, where a makeshift processing center was set up in a vacant office, Fox News said.  A video recording shows a line of men and women being escorted into the office, after which some of them left and got into taxi cabs that arrived to pick them up.  [Video clip]

Cartels Have Operational Control of US Border, Are 'Terrorizing' the US, Says Rep. Chip Roy.  Mexican cartels are making billions of dollars from drug trafficking, human smuggling, and exploiting the U.S. border, Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) said.  Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 1.3 million illegal immigrants crossing into Texas from Mexico in 2021, while hundreds of thousands more weren't captured.  Seizures of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl have sharply increased, as have overdose deaths in the United States.  "We have 100,000 Americans die from opioid poisonings.  They're not really overdoses — they're poisonings," Roy told NTD's "Capitol Report" on Jan. 28.  "China is moving it through Mexico, cartels are making money, China is getting empowered, America's getting hammered — all because this administration refuses to do its job of securing the border."

The brains behind Biden's border disaster.  Before Afghanistan, before inflation, before omicron, President Joe Biden's first failure in office occurred at the southern border.  In March, Biden tried to claim that the flood of migrants illegally crossing from Mexico was just a seasonal blip , but that talking point quickly expired.  By April, even CNN was calling the situation at the border a crisis, and by the end of his first year in office, a record 2 million migrants were arrested while illegally crossing the border.  Another 2 million are expected next year.  The cause of Biden's border crisis is obvious to any honest person:  On his first day in office, Biden ended the "Remain in Mexico" program that former President Donald Trump had created to close a loophole that migrants were exploiting in our asylum process.  With this loophole reopened, migrants began exploiting it again.  According to a New Yorker profile published this week, this never occurred to the staff Biden appointed to implement his immigration policies.

What will it take for Biden to stop sneaking illegal migrants in the US?  Border agents are in open revolt, slamming Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Border Patrol chief Raul Ortiz when they visited to try to boost morale.  "You're allowing illegal aliens to be dropped off in communities," one fumed.  Security contractors for the administration's secret flights are outraged, too, with one calling the operation "the government betraying the American people."  A [New York] Post exposé got the flights to Westchester stopped, while revealing that the migrants brought in include clear adults as well as the minors Team Biden claimed.  But the operation continues across the country.  This seems to be Biden's real answer to the flood of more than 2 million migrants who've entered illegally in his first year:  Publicize the few you send back, while spreading the rest out, including single men with criminal records such as assault and drug possession.  Indeed, fresh video from San Antonio, Texas, shows young men streaming in with the feds' aid.

GOP states sue to stop Biden's special program for Central American kids.  Republican attorneys general broadened their legal battle against President Biden's immigration policies in a new lawsuit announced Friday that challenges a federal program to shortcut the smuggling journey and bring children directly from Central America.  The Central American Minors program, or CAM, allows people already in the U.S. to petition to bring their children legally even if the parents jumped the border to get here.  The Biden team says the program is a recognition of reality — the children are surging here already, usually braving a torturous trip that can involve assault, rape and sickness, so eliminating the need for that trip can save lives.

Joe Biden, enemy of America.  From the moment Joe Biden stepped into the Oval Office as president it became clear that he stole the job in order to destroy America from within. [...] He stopped the construction of the southern border wall, costing more jobs and leaving millions of dollars' worth of equipment rotting in the desert.  Biden would not even let Texas use the construction materials themselves; any wall would impede the Biden plan to import over two million migrants from around the world, to be given funds and to spread them throughout the nation into unsuspecting cities. [...] As those Border Patrol and ICE agents can attest, Biden is now a full partner in collusion with the drug and human traffickers that are the cartels.  In fact, Biden is probably, it's fair to say, the largest sex and human trafficker on the planet right now.

Biden covers up huge influx of illegal migrants.  Last summer I was notified of secret overnight flights coming into Westchester County Airport that were transporting thousands of illegal immigrants apprehended at the southern border.  Having overseen the airport during my tenure as county executive, I knew that flights arriving after midnight are not allowed so I started asking questions publicly.  Who are on these planes?  Have they been vetted and COVID tested?  How many flights so far and how many more are scheduled?  Where are these illegal immigrants being placed and who is paying for all this?  Have background checks been done, especially on the adults?  What happened next was entirely predictable.  I and other local residents were called "racist" and "xenophobic" simply for asking questions.  Seemingly, neither the current county executive nor the governor cared or had any interest in knowing what was happening in their jurisdiction.

What to make of Biden secretly transporting illegal aliens into the US.  Two days ago, the New York Post reported the following:  "Under cover of darkness, every night the federal government is transporting illegal migrants as fast as it can away from the border on secret charter flights into unsuspecting communities around the country.  Officials have lied and obstructed the few journalists who have tried to reveal the truth."  This has been an old Democrat project.  They begin by inviting illegal immigrants either explicitly or implicitly through various public forums.  They then allow numerous illegal aliens into the country by opening up the border.  Since these migrants are uneducated, unskilled, and impoverished they depend on government welfare for their survival.  This makes them a permanent underclass who the Democrats think will be perennially subservient to them.  Many of these migrants eventually are transferred to locations where Republicans traditionally win.  The Democrats know they can never convince conservatives to vote for their radical left-wing policies.  So they drown the impact of these resident voters by giving voting rights to a sufficient number of migrants to facilitate a Democrat win.  Soon they plan to have a permanent presence in the House, Senate, and the White House.

Single Adult Male Migrants Cross the Border with No ID, Given a Notarized Paper.  Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.) said Wednesday [1/26/2022] that the groups of single adult male migrants being transported to other parts of the country are "not the family units" that the Biden administration "has played in front of cameras, saying these are people fleeing desperate situations."  Instead, many don't undergo background checks or even have identification.  They just get "a notarized piece of paper" saying "I am who I say I am," and they're able to board a plane and go anywhere in the United States, the congresswoman told Fox Business's "Mornings with Maria Bartiromo."  "This is not the family units that is the administration has played in front of cameras, saying these are people fleeing desperate situations.  No, there are a lot of young single-adult males that have crossed, and I personally have seen them at the border myself.  The background checks are certainly not sufficient," she said.

'Betraying the American people': Leaked video reveals Joe Biden's 'hush hush' migrant invasion.  While Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi go all out to protect Ukraine's national sovereignty, at the same time they are orchestrating a clandestine invasion of America across the southern border.  Two million illegal immigrants from dozens of countries crossed over from Mexico last year, and the Biden administration is facilitating the cartels' people-smuggling operation — at taxpayer expense.  Under cover of darkness, every night the federal government is transporting illegal migrants as fast as it can away from the border on secret charter flights into unsuspecting communities around the country.  Officials have lied and obstructed the few journalists who have tried to reveal the truth.  This is nothing short of a betrayal of the American people.  And that's not just me saying it — those are exactly the words of one federal government contractor employed to transport migrants from the southern border to the airport in White Plains.

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"I Told You So" Doesn't Even Begin To Do It.  [Scroll down]  I'm quite certain this would be an impeachable offense were Donald Trump still president. [...] But he, and we, were called "racists" and demonized as "deplorable" haters.  Deplorables standing in the way of them lining their pockets and giving our country over to global rule.  So let ME be clear:  "undocumented" — a euphemism for illegal alien — isn't a race, it's a criminal.  So stop calling me a racist for objecting to 25 million criminals being dispersed throughout our country.  We're being overrun by people whose primary interest in this country is getting better stuff for free courtesy of the American taxpayer, and we've got an old man at the wheel yelling at the sky about the end of the world because... weather.  When you live in a country where you can get arrested for fishing or hunting without a license or for trying to eat in a restaurant without your vax card but not for entering the country illegally... well, your country is being run by a bunch of idiots.

The Biden Thug Gang Are Using ICE To Relocated and Release Countless Illegals, Mostly Young Men Into The US.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations have been turned into an "unofficial travel coordination agency," and agents are made to coordinate travel for some illegal immigrants with criminal records, an ICE source told Fox News on Wednesday [1/26/2022].  The ICE official was reacting to Fox News' reporting that single adult illegal immigrants are being quickly processed and released into the U.S. in large numbers via a hub in Brownsville, Texas.  Fox News footage showed several federally contracted buses dropping off dozens of mostly male migrants at a parking garage in Brownsville, Texas.  Black tarps were set up with a makeshift sign that said "Border Patrol drop-off" above it.  [Video clip]

Tag Team:  Kamala eggs on illegal immigrants from Honduras, Joe sneaks them in back home.  It's doubtful that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris like one another, but there seems to be a coordinated effort between the two to bring in more illegal immigrants to the states, something they are succeding at rather spectacularly.  How else do we explain Kamala Harris's trip to Honduras, to attend the presidential inauguration of radical left-wing presidenta, Xiomara Castro, while Joe Biden's minions are sneaking in illegals by the thousands away from the cameras and flying them at taxpayer expense to their destinations of choice?  Biden's turned the immigration enforcement agencies into a concierge, valet and taxi service for illegals.  Kamala, meanwhile, is down there to bring in corporations and NGOs to enable.

Biden Admin Caught Allegedly Releasing Large Number Of Single Adult Illegal Aliens Into U.S..  Fox News reporter Bill Melugin caught Democrat President Joe Biden's administration allegedly releasing a large group of single adult illegal aliens into the United States in Texas.  "Fox witnessed men go into a small, unmarked office, then re-emerge moments later as multiple taxi cabs then showed up to collect the migrants — who were then shuttled off to nearby Harlingen Airport.  There were no children or migrant families among the groups," Fox News reported.  "Several of the migrants told Fox that they had crossed illegally that morning, paying approximately $2,000 per person to cartel smugglers.  They also said they were flying to destinations including Miami, Houston and Atlanta."  The city of Brownsville told Fox News that it works with the Biden administration to to facilitate "the transfer of these migrants to their final destination by allowing them to use services to contact their families, NGOs, or a taxicab."

It's Not Just Illegal Aliens Our Southern Border Guards Against.  Back when he assumed office, President Biden essentially implemented an open borders policy.  It's been a disaster on top of his other disasters, with millions of illegal invaders flooding into the country from around the world in the middle of a pandemic.  Day by day, additional threats are emerging that illustrate that he needs to change course before it's too late. [...] The world is getting more dangerous by the day, with bad actors from around the world gearing up to take full advantage of Biden's weakness, if not downright dementia.  The open southern border would be the perfect avenue to wreak havoc with law enforcement tasked with babysitting over border security.  Even worse, the coyotes running the smuggling operations along the border can simply distract the Border Patrol at one point to bring in far more dangerous people or contraband at another.

Tennessee bill would relocate illegal immigrants to Biden's hometown.  A Tennessee bill filed Wednesday [1/26/2022] would relocate illegal immigrants to the hometowns of President Joe Biden and other top Democratic leaders who are overseeing the border crisis.  Tennessee state Rep. Bruce Griffey introduced the bill in an effort to highlight the need for increased border security.  "The Biden administration is quietly moving thousands of illegals to various states, including Tennessee, by putting them on planes and buses and transporting them in the middle of the night, and we should return them to their sender," Griffey said in a statement.  "I imagine that if we relocated them to the backyards of those responsible for allowing the flood of illegal immigration across our border, then those with federal power might be more apt to secure the border and secure it quickly."

DHS Secretary Had a Disastrous Meeting with Border Patrol Agents.  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas' meeting with Border Patrol agents in the Yuma Sector on Wednesday did not go well after he admitted the staggering number of illegal border crossings has made the agents' job more difficult.  In an audio recording of his remarks to the agents, which was obtained by Townhall, Mayorkas conceded the massive influx of people illegally crossing into the sector, along with the rest of the southern sectors, has not been easy.  "The job has not gotten any easier over the last few months and it was very, very difficult throughout 2021.  I know apprehending families and kids is not what you signed up to do.  And now we got a composition that is changing even more with Cubans, Venezuelans, Nicaraguans, and the like, it just gets more difficult," Mayorkas said in the recording.

Illegal Immigrant Apprehensions Reach 20-Year High in Biden's First Year.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents apprehended more than 2 million migrants at the southwest border during President Joe Biden's first year in office, likely the highest number in over 20 years, according to a National Review analysis of CBP data.  According to the data, agents encountered 2,033,863 migrants at the border in 2021, with the vast majority — more than 1.9 million — being apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol officers.  The rest were apprehended by Office of Field Operations agents at U.S. ports of entry.

Biden official:  American interest in Ukraine is ensuring borders are "inviolate".  A fun leftover from yesterday and our latest entry in the Someone Left The Irony On Department.  With brinksmanship escalating between the US, the European Union, and Ukraine, CNN's John Berman asks a solid question: why should Americans care about the fate of this country on the eastern edge of Europe?  Jonathan Finer, deputy national security adviser to Joe Biden, says we should be all about enforcing border security and recognizing national sovereignty. [...] This administration refuses to address our own border crisis that Biden and Kamala Harris touched off with their campaign rhetoric and bungled policy reversals.  They won't even talk about it now, trying their best to distract from the tsunami of migration that is still overwhelming our border security apparatus.

Democrats suddenly value border security, just not the US border.  Nancy Pelosi is even more agitated tonight than usual.  On a conference call just hours ago, Pelosi demanded that her members vote immediately on a piece of legislation she says is critical to our national security.  The bill she's talking about, among other things, affirms the central importance of national borders.  Well, of course, it does.  Without a border, you can't have a country.  And Nancy Pelosi firmly believes that.  In fact, she believes it so strongly she's directing the Biden administration to develop an urgent new plan to keep the border secure.  In fact, not simply secure, but in the words of the new legislation, Section 208, inviolable, meaning impossible to breach.  Walled up and buttoned-down.  Bulletproof.  That's quite a border.  But why wouldn't it be?  When it comes to borders, Nancy Pelosi isn't messing around.  Are you surprised to hear this?  Well, you may have misunderstood.  Pelosi isn't talking about the U.S. border, the one that's currently open.  She's talking about the Ukrainian border, the one that actually matters.

DHS encountered a record 2 million illegal immigrants on southern border in 2021.  Homeland Security recorded more than 2 million encounters with illegal immigrants at the southern border last year, shattering previous records, as the Biden administration relaxed the country's immigration policies.  The department released final December numbers on Monday and announced a snap visit by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the border later this week to try to take stock of the situation.  He'll likely hear the grim details from agents themselves:  The numbers have never looked worse for border illegal activity.

Now the UN is 'helping' rejected migrants recover 'repressed memories' to get asylum status.  Todd Bensman, who's doing yeoman's work on the international rackets enabling big migrant surges at the U.S. border, has found the United Nations at the nexus of the matter, aiding and abetting illegal immigration into the U.S., and not for the first time. [...] How very convenient.  And how very phony.  So many rejected migrants now have repressed memories of torture and political persecution that all of them now qualify for asylum status in the states.  All they have to do is visit one of these United Nations-funded chop shops and they'll cook up a good narrative for them to present.  The 'science' of 'repressed memories' has long been a controversial matter, given that most of it is junk science.

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Why does the United States host and support the United Nations, while the UN is actively undermining the U.S.?

On Crime, You Must Ask The Right Questions To Get Good Answers.  Herman Cain was fond of saying that you need to ask "the Right Questions."  His point was simple.  If you saw a car slammed into a tree, you didn't worry about what color it was. [...] In short, you had to consider what was most important at the moment, and then proceed to other questions only as the more important ones were answered.  A classic example of failure to do this was Vice President Harris's assertion that we had migrants crossing our southern border illegally because of climate change at home.  If we assume that climate change is real and has bad effects, she might be right about it having some minor effect, but there won't be any migrants who agree with her.  They all risked their lives to find a better life in a freer country than they had at home.  The Chief Cackler flunked the first rule by never asking any questions, much less the right ones.

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I have questions for VP Harris:  Why would the climate change in every country but the U.S. — so severely that thousands of people had to move here?  Does climate change stop at the Rio Grande?  Why can't the climate refugees stop in Mexico?  How did you get your job, and how do you keep it?

The TSA's stunning admission about how illegal aliens board American planes.  In response to a congressman's request for information based upon a whistleblower's tip, the TSA admitted that illegal aliens are allowed to fly even if the only identification they have is an arrest warrant or warrant of removal from DHS related to their illegal status.  So, while you're flashing the REAL ID driver's license that was a total pain to obtain, the illegal alien in front of you just shows his arrest warrant.  That'll teach those illegal aliens not to break into our country. [...] Someone who is in the country illegally shouldn't have the privilege of hopping onto an airplane.  Even as Joe Biden has made masks mandatory and is contemplating forcing vaccines on air travelers, illegal aliens have been flying around America as if they own it.  Once again, leftists are punishing American citizens and legal residents, while at the same time making it clear that people who are illegally in this country get special treatment.  I don't believe that America has ever before suffered a governing class that despises the people it governs.

Border Sheriff: 'Extremely Organized' Large Groups of Illegal Aliens Sneaking Through Texas County.  Traveling at night with backpacks and dark clothing, large groups of up to 50 illegal aliens, mostly young men from Mexico, are clandestinely traversing this small Texas county doing everything possible to avoid getting caught.  While small groups have been crossing the U.S.-Mexico border into Kinney County, Texas, for years, now it's large, well-organized groups that have law enforcement worried.  "It's extremely organized," Kinney County Sheriff Brad Coe told The Epoch Times on Jan. 18.  "And the groups are getting bigger.  Even if you run a group of 25 and they get caught, you're tied up, so you can run your group of 50 and 60 somewhere else.  Or you can run your drugs through."

The Border Crisis Is Bad, But In Mexico A Larger Crisis Looms.  [Scroll down]  And it's not as simple as cartels versus the government because the two groups often overlap.  Last March, a former mayor of the town of Aguililla, about 50 miles south of Tepalcatepec, was arrested in Guatemala on a U.S. warrant for allegedly brokering a $4 million deal on behalf of the United Cartels.  The plan was to ship a half-ton of methamphetamine to Florida, hidden in concrete tiles and house paint.  With the assistance of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the former mayor was taken into custody in Guatemala City and the drugs in Florida were seized.  It was the largest meth seizure in Miami-Dade County history.  Hours after the arrest, CJNG attacked Aguililla in force.  According to some reports, 26 people were killed in what amounted to a massacre.  Eight of them were decapitated.  Cartel violence of this sort is getting worse in Mexico.

Tim Perry out as chief of staff at ICE.  Timothy Perry is out as chief of staff at ICE amid questions over the deportation agency's plummeting arrest numbers.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed his departure but did not give a reason for the sudden change.  One law enforcement source said Mr. Perry was ousted by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over concern about ICE's enforcement numbers, which show a serious deterioration in the agency's operations over the last year.

It is as if Cloward and Piven are in charge of the border.
Biden buries immigration courts in 'avalanche' with 1.6 million pending cases amid border crisis.  The number of immigration cases waiting to be decided in federal court has increased at a faster rate under the Biden administration than under any other president, according to a report published Tuesday by a nonpartisan research organization.  Nearly 1.6 million people have cases pending in the U.S. immigration court system, the most ever recorded in history, according to the Transnational Records Access Clearinghouse, an affiliate of Syracuse University in New York.  The dramatic increase means illegal immigrants will wait years before having their claims decided, and that is expected to grow worse as the southern border crisis intensifies.  Of the total number of backlogged cases, 305,427 cases were added to the docket since March 2021, when the number of noncitizens illegally crossing the southern border from Mexico surged to the highest levels ever seen.  The onslaught of cases has buried the fewer than 500 immigration judges nationwide in an "avalanche."

Human Smugglers Earn $1B from U.S.-Mexico Border in December 2021.  Internal U.S. Customs and Border protection documents reviewed by Breitbart Texas report that human smugglers received up to $1 billion in December 2021 alone.  On average, migrants claimed to have paid smugglers more than $5,000 per person — with more than 170,000 apprehended in the month.  The number is likely much higher considering more than 400,000 migrants are believed to have eluded Border Patrol apprehension in 2021.  The document shows migrants, on average, paid more than $8,000 each to human traffickers in the San Diego sector.  Migrants interviewed in the Del Rio Sector admitted to paying slightly more than $4,000 per person.

If you like Africa so much, stay there!
Illegal Bushmeat Confiscated From Travelers At MSP Airport.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say they have confiscated bushmeat multiple times since December at the Minneapolis-St.  Paul International Airport.  CBP said officers seized over 100 pounds in the last week of December from U.S. citizens returning from Liberia.  The trend "could have deadly effects and lead to another outbreak of disease," a release said.  The passengers declared "fish" on their written and verbal declarations, but upon further inspection, officers found fish and bushmeat in the same package.  The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says bushmeat is raw or minimally processed meat which comes from wild animals such as monkeys, cane rats, bats, and other nonhuman primates.  The meat, which is often smoked, dried, or salted, poses a risk of human infection and the spread of Ebola virus.

Pennsylvania State GOP proposes bill to divert 'secret' migrant flights to Biden's home state of Delaware.  Pennsylvania's Republican-led state senate has plans to put forth a bill that would divert flights carrying migrants across the U.S. to President Biden's home state of Delaware.  The bill would implement a 'transportation program' to address the 'unauthorized relocation' of undocumented migrants to Pennsylvania.  'If the federal government is not willing to provide extra dollars to communities that have experienced increased strain on their healthcare systems, increased number of students in school districts and education costs and other services within our communities, then they shouldn't be forced to take on more illegal immigrants and the additional financial responsibility,' state Sen. Mario Scavello of Mount Pocono wrote in a memo announcing the legislation.

Pennsylvania Republicans to draft bill to relocate migrants on Biden DHS flights to Delaware.  Republicans in the Pennsylvania State Senate plan to draft a bill that would relocate migrants entering the state on Biden administration-sponsored flights to the president's home state of Delaware.  State Sen. Mario Scavello, a Republican from Mount Pocono, issued a memo to colleagues asking them to support the forthcoming bill.  "In the very near future, I intend to introduce legislation to address the influx of illegal immigrants being relocated into Pennsylvania," Scavello wrote, adding that his legislation will be fashioned after similar intentions voiced by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.  The legislation would implement a transportation program for the relocation of migrants from the commonwealth to the neighboring state of Delaware, according to Scavello's memo.

Texas judge rules apprehension of illegal immigrant by soldiers along Rio Grande was Unconstitutional.  A county judge in Texas dealt a blow to Governor Greg Abbott's controversial 'Operation Lone Star' after ruling his national guard's apprehension of an illegal immigrant unconstitutional Thursday.  Operation Lone Star was created by Abbott amidst a wave of illegal immigrants from Central America crossing the US-Mexico border.  It deploys law enforcement in areas human and drug smugglers are known to use.  The ruling could see the initiative stifled with attorneys saying that it could open a path for other immigrants to challenge their detention.

Biden's Immigration Policy Should Infuriate Hispanics.  Believing they can gain votes needed for a permanent majority, Democrats engage in a cynical practice of open borders that is harmful to those who attempt the trip.  At least 650 individuals died while attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in 2021, with hundreds others either unaccounted for on land or lost attempting to reach Florida by sea.  Many thousands suffered abuse, including rape, at the hands of gang members.  Even after arriving, illegals may be forced into indentured service of some kind.  A border policy constructed around vote-getting is bound to fail, and Biden's border policy is a catastrophe.  Under President Trump, the border was quickly secured and the flood of illegal migrants halted.

Homeland Security Launches 'Climate Change Professionals Program' Amid Historic Illegal Border Crossings Surge.  The Department of Homeland Security has announced a "climate change professionals program" while the historic number of illegal border crossings continues to increase.  Officials expect illegal crossings at the southern border to hit 2 million in 2021 for the first time in history, but DHS officials announced a program to tackle the "growing focus on adapting to climate change and resilience."  "The Climate Change Professionals Program will be instrumental in helping the Department adapt to our changing climate by providing hands-on experience and guidance to young professionals interested in climate adaptation and resilience," said Secretary Mayorkas.

DHS Cannot Account for 50K Migrants Released in 2021.  Data released by the Department of Homeland Security show more than 50,000 migrants released by the agency with instructions to report to ICE once at their desired U.S. location have failed to do so.  The Notice to Report (NTR) process was instituted to help the Border Patrol ease detention facility overcrowding in 2021.  The federal disclosure covers the period between March and August 2021.  Of more than 270,000 migrants released by DHS, roughly 104,000 were placed in the NTR system which trusts the migrant to voluntarily report to ICE at their intended U.S. destination to begin the deportation process.

American Taxpayers [were] Charged Millions to Provide Illegal Aliens with Free Lawyers.  American taxpayers, often unbeknownst to them, are being charged to the sum of millions to provide illegal aliens in various cities with free legal representation, an investigation exclusively shared with Breitbart News reveals.  The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) reviewed expenditures for cities that have implemented a deportation defense program that provides illegal aliens and foreign nationals with free legal representation to fight their deportations from the United States.

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Obviously, it isn't "free legal representation" if somebody is paying for it.

We haven't LOST control, we have FORFEITED control.
Former Border Commissioner: 'We Have Lost Control of the Southwest Border'.  The southwest border during President Joe Biden's first year in office reached historic levels of illegal crossings, pulling agents off the front line and leaving large swaths of the border unpatrolled.  Drugs, especially fentanyl, flowed in, and overdose deaths are at an all-time high.  "What we're experiencing now on the southwest border is a complete, utter catastrophe," Mark Morgan, former acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which oversees Border Patrol, told The Epoch Times on Jan. 7.  "We have lost control of the southwest border."  During the 2021 calendar year, Border Patrol agents apprehended close to 2 million illegal immigrants from 150 different countries along the southwest border — more than double 2019, the last pre-pandemic year, according to CBP data.  Last year, Border Patrol agents detected, but didn't catch, an additional 600,000 illegal border crossers, known as "gotaways," Morgan said.

Biden Frees Record Number of Illegal Aliens into U.S. via 'Catch and Release'.  President Joe Biden has released a record number of border crossers and illegal aliens into the United States interior via a little-known federal program used as part of a larger "Catch and Release" policy.  As of late December 2021, Biden has placed about 150,755 border crossers into the government's Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program, wherein border crossers are apprehended and quickly released into the U.S. interior with minimal tracking.  In some circumstances, ATD simply places ankle monitors on border crossers before releasing them into the U.S. interior.  Border crossers often tear the ankle monitors off.  In other circumstances, ATD asks border crossers to report to the government via telephone or be monitored by a smartphone application.

Biden Withholds Annual Report on Deportations.  The Biden administration has yet to release a report that details the number of illegal immigrants removed from the United States in 2021, keeping the public in the dark about its handling of the immigration crisis.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement did not release its annual report in 2021, a departure from standard agency practice since at least 2011.  In each of the last nine years, ICE released the report in the final weeks of the calendar year, most recently on Dec. 23, 2020 during the Trump administration.  It is unclear whether ICE has completed the report, which provides a lengthy summary of the agency's enforcement and removal operations, as well as immigration-related security threats.  A spokeswoman for the immigration agency told the Washington Free Beacon a release date for the report has not been determined.

New DHS data reveals the border is no longer a Mexican problem.  The old model of illegal immigration along the southern border was shattered in 2021, according to data released by the Department of Homeland Security this week that shows the demographics of the typical border jumper have been completely rewritten.  Mexicans, who for decades represented the overwhelming number of illegal immigrants, dropped to 28% of the flow, their lowest share "in recorded history," according to Customs and Border Protection.  Meanwhile, the number of women and girls jumping the border soared to nearly 400,000, more than doubling the average in recent years.  The figures were released in a belated fiscal 2021 data dump from Customs and Border Protection, which included a warning that the shifting demographics are making jobs more challenging for immigration agents.

Flights carrying illegal immigrants [are] now landing in Pennsylvania: reports.  Pennsylvania has become the latest location where flights filled with illegal immigrants are being flown under the cover of darkness, according to reports.  At least five flights carrying the illegal immigrants landed at airports in Scranton and Allentown late last month from Texas, local outlet WFMZ reported.  Former GOP Congressman Lou Barletta, who is running for Pennsylvania governor, claimed the flights were sent at night by the Biden administration.

Biden's First Year:  Illegal Immigration to U.S. Outpaces Populations of Major American Cities.  President Joe Biden's first year in office has resulted in record illegal immigration to the United States and defiance to constructing new border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.  By the end of the month, analysts project that nearly two million illegal aliens will have attempted to cross the southern border since Biden took office — hundreds of thousands of which have been released into the U.S. interior.

White House asks Supreme Court to intervene in Remain in Mexico legal battle.  The Biden border crisis is entirely self-made.  Joe Biden put a halt to the Trump administration's border security policies in the first days of his administration.  Those executive actions along with his campaign promises of blanket amnesty, no deportations, and ending construction of the border wall all came together before he was even inaugurated to create the current humanitarian and public health crisis on the southern border.  Biden governs as a member of the open borders wing of the Democrat Party.  One of the first policies to be nixed by Biden was the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), commonly called the Remain in Mexico policy.  In January 2019 the Trump administration installed the Remain in Mexico policy in cooperation with the Mexican government.

Federal judge rules immigration law provision unconstitutional for 'disparate impact on Latinx persons'.  Federal courts are now wrestling with the underpinnings of an immigration law provision and whether or not it is racist.  A federal judge in Nevada ruled that Section 1326, a law making it a felony to reenter the United States after being deported, is unconstitutional.  The Department of Justice has appealed the case, now sending it to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.  Judge Miranda Du, an Obama appointee, issued the original order in August saying the law was passed with racist antecedents and discriminatory intent against Latinos, violating the Equal Protection Clause.

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Hmmm.  I wonder why nobody in the Congress noticed the law was unconstitutional while they were voting on it.

Liberal Judge Rules Ousting Illegal Aliens Who Reenter the Country 'Racist' and 'Unconstitutional'.  It may surprise you to learn that the most common type of case federal prosecutors bring is not for drugs or fraud, as many think.  As reported by The Washington Times, that honor goes to cases against illegal aliens who try to reenter the country after having been deported.  And almost all those charged are Hispanic, of course.  Now, according to The Times, federal courts are facing the ridiculous question of whether the "imbalance" in deportations means U.S. immigration law is [...] racist.  Ridiculous?  One court in Nevada has ruled it means exactly that.  Judge Miranda Du, an Obama appointee [no kidding?], said the section of immigration law that makes it a felony for an illegal alien previously ousted to sneak back into the country "has racist antecedents dating to the 1920s."  This is insane.  Though the law has been updated since then, noted The Times, Congress has never "confronted the racist, nativist roots" of the law, Du ruled.  She said that fact — coupled with the overwhelmingly Hispanic targets for prosecution — makes the law unconstitutional.  This is beyond insane.

Senate Republicans Move to Ban Federal Funds From States, Cities That Allow Illegal Aliens to Vote.  Let's begin with a basic premise that should be supported by every loyal citizen of every country on the planet:  Non-citizens should not be allowed to vote in elections.  Period.  That should not even be a question.  Unless you're a Congressional Democrat, that is.  In that case, undocumented Democrats are your thing.  As reported by John Solomon's Just the News, the issue of "non-citizen" voting first came to a boil big-time at the end of the 2018 Georgia governor's race, when Democrat Stacey Abrams suggested the "blue wave" of voters she hoped would put in her office included the "documented and undocumented," the latter a ridiculous Democrat term for illegal aliens.  Abrams denied she was referring to illegal aliens.  However, last time I checked my Democrat decoder ring, "undocumented" was code for "illegal."  Meanwhile, cities in at least three states have authorized illegal aliens to vote, while Georgia ponders a constitutional amendment to ban it.

Report: U.S. Govt Chartered Christmas 'Ghost Flights' to Carry Illegal Migrants into Pennsylvania.  Chartered jets carrying mostly minor-age, illegal immigrants into Scranton, Pennsylvania have attracted the attention of leading conservative lawmakers in the state, The National Pulse can reveal.  Congressman Dan Meuser as well as gubernatorial candidate Lou Barletta have urged immigration authorities as well as Governor Tom Wolf to explain what one source told The National Pulse were "ghost flights" into Scranton International Airport over the course of December.  The term "ghost flight" was used to describe the secretive nature of the flights, some of which arrived at night, without passenger manifests being made available.  Beginning on December 11th and set to conclude on December 30th, hundreds of what are believed to be underage, illegal immigrants have been flown into the Pennsylvania by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Border Patrol Agent: 'Utilize Your Second Amendment' for Safety.  Thirteen-year Border Patrol Agent Roy Cantu warns that Biden's border crisis could soon get worse and urges Americans to "utilize your Second Amendment" for safety.  FOX News reports that Cantu told the NRA that Biden's vaccine mandate for all federal employees means agents must either get vaccinated or give up their jobs.

Analysis: Biden on Pace to Bring 2M Illegal Aliens to U.S. by Year End.  President Joe Biden is on pace to bring nearly 2,000,000 border crossers and illegal aliens to the United States-Mexico border in 2021, new analysis projects.  The analysis, from Princeton Policy Advisors President Steven Kopits, estimates that Biden will have enticed about 1.92 million border crossers and illegal aliens to have made the often deadly journey to the southern border from January to December 2021.

As Biden's Border Crisis Rages, Armed Texans Arrive to Round Up Illegal Aliens.  A new Texas law is attracting armed groups with body armor, long guns and high tech drones to the border.  Some local officials are welcoming them, according to The Wall Street Journal.  The new law allows migrants to be arrested for trespassing.  The armed groups intend to find the illegals and deliver them to law enforcement officials for arrest.

This is not news.  Everybody knows this already.
Foreign-born population soars to new record under Biden; highest rate of immigrants since 1910.  The U.S. has had a massive surge in immigration this year, with as many as 1.5 million newcomers and a record 46.2 million foreign-born people, according to a report for the Center for Immigration Studies.  After a deep trough last year, likely because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the travel and migration restrictions imposed to control the spread, the flow of people rebounded around the time President Biden was elected.  In numbers never seen before, they are coming legally through airports and land border crossings and illegally across the Rio Grande and remote regions of Arizona and California.

The madness of King Brandon.  The summer of 2021 brought hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants into this country via an unenforced border that many described as "porous."  Despite draconian COVID restrictions and required testing for many Americans who live here, Biden turned a blind eye to health concerns and guarding our border.  Instead, he allowed what can only be described as a foreign invasion from virtually anyone, regardless of COVID or vaccination status, who wanted to enter our country along our alleged southern border.  The border wall that President Trump worked to build and fought Congress to fund was disregarded by Biden, and ramshackle, filthy tent cities were set up inside our country by the hordes of illegal migrant families who walked into our country to gain de facto citizenship, courtesy of the Biden administration.  For their trouble, illegal aliens were rewarded with free (American taxpayer-funded) health care, welfare, transportation, career and education assistance, and even $1,400 stimulus checks.

Tucker Carlson:  Biden's southern border policy may be the most destructive thing any administration has done.  Jupiter is a pretty little town on the east coast of Florida — it's about 90 miles north of Miami.  It's not a huge place.  It's a safe and orderly place.  Tons of nice people live there.  Not all of them, by the way, are rich, which is unusual for a coastal town.  It's a normal place.  In other words, it's the country you remember.  You wouldn't mind living there, for sure.  But over the weekend, Jupiter, Florida, looked less like the America of 1980 and more like the America that Joe Biden is busy creating right now, which is to say chaotic, crazy, out-of-control.  Families sitting on the beach in Jupiter this Sunday watch slack-jawed as a boat carrying dozens of unemployed, illegal immigrant Haitians suddenly pulled up onshore.  The people inside the boat hopped out, ran through the waves, and scattered.  Not what you expect on a Sunday on the beach, but not everybody in Jupiter was surprised to see this happen.  Another boat full of Haitians had landed there just that summer, so it's becoming a regular occurrence in Jupiter, Florida.

Border arrests up in November as Biden releases more illegal immigrants into US.  President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security has reduced the number of migrant families detained for illegally crossing the southern border to zero, according to a report this week.  But this milestone wasn't reached by ending the surge of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border.  Quite the opposite.  The number of illegal immigrants who were arrested crossing the border rose in November to 173,600.  That is up 5% from the 164,000 arrested in October, and it is more than double the 72,000 caught last November.  The only way that Biden was able to reduce the number of illegal immigrant families detained at the border was to release them into the United States.  Many of these migrants will try to win asylum status from immigration judges, but almost none of them will succeed since they are economic migrants and don't qualify for asylum.

United Nations Grantee Uses U.S. Tax Dollars To Fund Illegal Immigration.  During a recent trip to a Reynosa, Mexico migrant camp, I took photos of a United Nations-supported International Organization for Migration (IOM) operation to hand out cash debit cards to intending and repeat border crossers.  One of two workers at a plastic folding table inside the Reynosa camp, which was filled to capacity with at least 1,200 mostly U.S.-expelled Central Americans, said they were distributing the cards for IOM to help migrants waiting until they cross the Rio Grande at greater leisure to claim asylum, for which most will be declared ineligible years later.  Many parents, for instance, got about $400 every 15 days, I was told, or $800 a month if they were still there to collect it, although the support level varied.

Joe Biden [is] Flying Illegal Aliens, Deported by Trump, Back to U.S..  President Joe Biden's administration is flying illegal aliens, previously deported by former President Donald Trump's administration, back to the United States.  This week, National Public Radio (NPR) reported that two previously deported illegal aliens, Claudio Rojas of Argentina and Jean Montrevil of Haiti, have since been brought back to the U.S. after they claimed that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency retaliated against them for their open borders advocacy.  Before his 2019 deportation, Rojas had lived as an illegal alien for 19 years while Montrevil was deported in 2018 following more than a decade in the U.S.  Attorneys for the illegal aliens are now demanding that both be given amnesty as reparations for being deported from the U.S. by the Trump administration.

DHS eases screening for some refugees to save time.  Homeland Security has ditched an interview requirement for spouses and children of refugees who want to come to the U.S. as a package deal, saying it was taking too long to complete the cases without much benefit from the extra work.  The move is the latest deletion of a Trump-era security policy.  The Biden team said requiring interviews was "inconsistent" with President Biden's executive orders calling for a more inclusive immigration system.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the government's legal immigration agency, said it can still do interviews on a case-by-case basis, but only when "there is a need to do so."

The 5th Circuit Delivers a Shockingly Ruthless Rebuke of Joe Biden's Lawlessness.  Upon taking office, Joe Biden pulled out his pen and phone and nixed the measure that had stemmed the tide of unqualified asylum applicants and trafficking of children.  Soon after, with the Obama-era policy of releasing illegal immigrants into the interior with a court date back in place, the current surge at the border began.  That surge has continued, reaching record levels over 2021.  Eventually, the courts got involved after several states sued, leading to an order to reinstate the "Remain in Mexico" policy.  Last month, the Biden administration made the move to follow that order, including securing a deal with Mexico, whose president had opposed ending the program in the first place.  Of course, that move wasn't willingly, as the government sought to appeal the decision.  Now, the 5th Circuit has slapped down that attempt at an appeal, and the decision is absolutely savage.

DeSantis: Biden effectively running 'human smuggling operation' with secret flights into Florida.  ["]The border is obviously a disaster and some people say, 'Well, that's a problem for Texas or Arizona.'  Well, actually, the Biden administration puts people on planes and flies them into Florida in the wee hours of the morning.  They've done over 70 flights in the last six months, dump people here.  And we had — a few weeks ago — one of those people that Biden dumped, ended up committing a murder in northeast Florida.  So, these are crimes that would not have happened but for Biden's recklessness.["]

Good News!  Illegal Migrants Are Allowed to Fly Without ID.  Good news: the Biden administration has once again proven that it is not "racist" by allowing illegal migrants to board commercial flights around the country even though they don't have identification.  And really, what could possibly go wrong?  This disturbing revelation comes from Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas), who has been investigating the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as part of a larger investigation into what the Daily Caller described as "whistleblower documents alleging an operation to move migrants across the country without standard documentation." [...] Said Gooden:  "When I asked a border patrol officer about TSA allowing migrants to fly with no identification, they told me a Notice to Appear is not sufficient identification and they often have to take migrants at their word that they are who they say they are.  TSA and non-profit groups are putting millions of Americans travelling for Christmas at risk by allowing these unknown and unvetted migrants to board planes and fly across the country."

Mayor Declares Emergency in Arizona City Rocked by Illegal Immigration.  The mayor of an Arizona border city that has nearly 100,000 residents declared a state of emergency on Dec. 9 due to the soaring numbers of illegal immigrants flooding in from Mexico.  Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls said he issued the declaration "due to the unprecedented numbers of migrants entering the city prior to being processed and released by Border Patrol."  The action enables the city to receive state and federal funding to try to combat the crisis.  Apprehensions of illegal immigrants in Border Patrol's Yuma Sector have shot up since President Joe Biden took office in January.

Biden's dangerous deportation drop.  Unless something drastically changes over the next two months, more than 2 million migrants will have been arrested while illegally attempting to cross the southern border during President Joe Biden's first year in office.  Under Biden's open-borders policies, hundreds of thousands of these migrants were then released into the United States, often flown at taxpayer expense, to their final destination.  There, they will apply for asylum, a process that will take years, and the vast majority of them (more than 85%) will lose their asylum claims.  But that doesn't mean they will be deported.  Even before Biden became president, only a tiny percentage of the over 10 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. were being deported each year.  And now, under Biden, that number has dropped to almost zero.

DeSantis: 'We Can't Just Have People Who Are from Foreign Countries Displacing the Needs of Our Own People'.  Friday [12/10/2021] on FNC's "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) explained his state's new policy aimed at preventing the Biden administration from surreptitiously placing illegal immigrants in Florida.  The Sunshine State governor said such measures were justified because they prioritize his own citizens over those here illegally.  "For one, any of these contractors that are facilitating Biden's illegal policies by bringing people into Florida, oftentimes flying in at two o'clock in the morning with no notice to the State, anyone who is doing that forfeits the ability to have contracts with State and local government in the State of Florida, and they are going to be responsible for providing restitution to the State of Florida for every single person that they bring because when they dump somebody, a lot of costs end up being borne by the State in the future, whether that's education, healthcare, whether that's the criminal justice system," DeSantis said.

Ron DeSantis fights back against Biden illegal immigrant flights.  Now that the City Council has generously granted noncitizens the vote, it should be obvious why President Biden has laid out the welcome mat to migrants at the southern border.  Today's illegal migrant is tomorrow's Democratic voter, goes the calculus, and pesky formalities like citizenship just delay the glorious process.  Fittingly, one of Mayor Bill de Blasio's last acts of vandalism against the city will be to sign this abomination into law.  Cue Gov. Ron DeSantis, who plans to deport illegal migrants flown secretly into Florida from the southern border by the Biden administration.  Destination:  Delaware, the president's home state, or Martha's Vineyard, Barack Obama's holiday paradise.  "If you sent [them] to Delaware or Martha's Vineyard, that border would be secure the next day," DeSantis said Friday.

DeSantis Proposes $8 Million in Budget to Relocate Illegal Immigrants to Delaware, Martha's Vineyard.  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis set $8 million in his 2022-23 budget to transport illegal immigrants out of The Sunshine State.  He proposed the spending in the Freedom First Budget to protect against harms resulting from illegal immigration.  The spending may include the transportation of unauthorized aliens located within Florida to other states or the District of Columbia.  "In yesterday's budget, I put in $8 million for us to be able to transport people illegally [in the United States] out of the state of Florida," he said during a press conference on Friday.  The Republican governor listed Delaware, President Joe Biden's hometown state, and Martha's Vineyard, where former President Barack Obama owns a mansion, as potential destinations to relocate the illegal immigrants.

Ron DeSantis comes out with a five-point workable plan to get around Biden on illegal immigation.  The more you look at Florida's governor, Ron DeSantis, the more you like him.  Here's his new plan on how to deal with Joe Biden's open borders policies that have brought the surge of illegal aliens into the country, in a neatly presented, effectively communicated Twitter summary:  [Tweet]  It's impressive, frankly for multiple reasons.  First, as noted above, it's effective Twitter communication, fearlessly getting the word out and summing up the precise details for all to read quickly.  Second, it's well in tune with what Americans are most thinking about in these days of Joe Biden's failed presidency.

Yuma Border Sector Shows 2600 Percent Increase in Migrants in October.  The Border Patrol in Yuma saw roughly 1,000 migrants cross into the United States daily between Friday and Monday, according to the agency.  Many believe the surge is related to a pending restart of the Trump era "Remain in Mexico" program.  The pace of illegal crossings add to already record-breaking arrest numbers from the once quiet sector.  Federal statistics show Yuma's apprehension increase in October 2021 is 2,647 percent over October 2020.  According to CBP, out of the nine southwest Border Patrol Sectors, Yuma is trailing only the Rio Grande Valley and the Del Rio Sectors in apprehensions.

Governor Ron DeSantis Outlines Legislation Targeting Private Sector Contractors Who Facilitate Unlawful Immigration.  Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is proposing an interesting legislative approach to curb the White House illegal immigration process.  In essence, what the Florida legislature will be enacting are laws that restrict any private company from doing business in Florida if they are participating in the federal programs to distribute illegal aliens.  If a federal contractor facilitates the transport, housing or subsidy of an illegal alien into Florida the state will block that contractor from any state level business relationship.

Fort Bragg soldier to be deported after faking marriage to get green card.  A Fort Bragg soldier will be deported after she pleaded guilty to one count of visa fraud for faking her marriage to a United States citizen in order to get a green card, federal officials announced.  Maryam Movsum Hasanova, 35, originally from Azerbaijan, entered the US as an exchange visitor, however that status expired in March 2014, federal prosecutors said.  In early 2015, she met a US citizen, identified only as S.V.M. in court documents, who agreed to the sham marriage to Hasanova in exchange for $15,000.  The two were married in New York in October 2015.  Hasanova and her new fake hubby submitted paperwork to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services asking that her status be changed to a lawful, permanent resident of the US.  The two were interviewed at the USCIS office in New York City, where they "attested under oath they were married in good faith," prosecutors said.

Yuma Shows What Happens When Border Patrol Is Unable to Patrol the Border.  The illegal immigrants had been waiting by the gap in the border wall by Morelos Dam all day on Wednesday.  No Border Patrol transportation, or even an agent in a pickup truck, had come by to take them away, so they decided to walk to the Border Patrol station about 9 miles into town.  The group of around 100 walked into Yuma's city limits, passing by neighborhoods, with some making a quick pit stop at a local McDonald's.  Frank, a local contractor, pulled over on his way to dinner to talk with me in astonishment, saying he had never seen something like this in Yuma before. [...] Some of the illegal immigrants were given rides by local residents or taxis and dropped off at Border Patrol's Yuma Sector Headquarters.  Others completed their journey by walking the whole way.  Once at the station, they walked up to a gate and banged on it to let the agents know they were outside.  Agents would come out and let them in to be processed.

Arizona to deploy National Guard after hundreds of migrants rush border at Yuma, surrender to Border Patrol.  Several hundred migrants have entered the U.S. illegally in the past day in Yuma, Ariz., overwhelming law enforcement capacity in the region, local news reports say.  More than 1,500 migrants came across from Sonora, Mexico, on Monday and other groups were spotted near Morelos Dam across the border, the Yuma Sun reported.  The Yuma County Sheriff's office has been fielding 911 calls since Sunday from migrants requesting water and to be picked up; one Border Patrol official told the newspaper the agency is trying to pick up every migrant but "there just aren't enough agents."

Democrats don't care about inflation, the poor, the middle class, women, or science.  They care about raw power.  As their poll numbers drop and inflation becomes more of an issue, Democrats are pretending they care and suddenly have a solution.  They want more immigrants to fill jobs at lower wages in the "informal economy."  Of course, Democrats have always wanted more immigrants, whatever the inflation rate is, so this is just a new, worthless talking point.  If more immigrants solved the inflation problem, wouldn't Biden's open borders and the sanctuary cities and states not enforcing the laws have solved the problem?

Republican senators introduce bill to block settlement payments to separated illegal immigrants.  Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell will introduce the Protect American Taxpayer Dollars from Illegal Immigration Act.  The legislation would bar the use of federal funds, including the Judgment Fund, which pays for court judgments and lawsuit settlements against the federal government, for illegal immigrants if the settlements are related to their detention at the border after Jan. 20, 2017.  The bill is in response to reported plans by the administration to settle with illegal immigrants who were separated from family members during the Trump administration and are suing the government as a result.

Death by Politics.  President Joe Biden has purposely left our southern border defenseless.  By design or chance, he has partnered with the drug cartels.  Fentanyl is flooding into our country.  This drug, 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine, is killing thousands of our people, yet this leader allows such to continue day after day.  How much money is kicked upward to Democratic politicians by the cartels and gangs that now operate in the USA?  Another number that eludes us is the number of women and children dying in the attempt to reach the U.S.  We will probably never know.

Texas Law Enforcement Reports Reveal Scope of the Border Crisis.  In one week, 22,651 illegal aliens from 40 countries were apprehended in Texas near the U.S.‑Mexico border, according to a Nov. 2 law enforcement report issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety and obtained by The Epoch Times.  The reporting week encompassed the seven days from Oct. 27 through Nov. 2, and according to the previous week's numbers and a report from May, the numbers have been this high for months.  Law enforcement arrested 48 fugitives and 13 gang members.  In addition, more than 4,000 pounds of marijuana, 669 pounds of methamphetamine, and 87 pounds of cocaine were seized.  Also confiscated were 27 handguns, three long guns, and more than $188,000 in cash.  In the past six months, three separate currency seizures each exceeded $1.5 million.

In one week, 22,651 Illegal Aliens from 40 countries [were] Caught in Texas.  The Border Operations Sector Assessment reports are issued weekly to law enforcement but the public is not given the information.  The Border Operations Sector Assessment (BOSA) is a report of criminal activity, trends, and statistics from the six JOIC regions in TEXAS and Mexico that is disseminated to a wide audience of federal, state, and local law enforcement.  It's kept classified.  The Epoch Times secured a one-week report through FOIA but they won't release past reports.  Reports detail drug seizures, gang activity, and illegal crossings — including the capture of individuals from terror-prone countries in Texas alone.

Caravan with 2,000 Central American and Caribbean migrants bound for the United States sets off from southern Mexico.  A group of 2,000 migrants and asylum seekers marched off from the southern Mexico municipality of Tapachula across from the Guatemalan border overnight Sunday in the latest in a series of caravans setting out for the United States.  The caravan is the fourth to form in the state of Chiapas since Friday and had advanced approximately 15 miles, reaching the town of Huehuetán, a witness told Reuters.  The group is mostly made up of families from Central America and the Caribbean who are escaping from violence, poverty and hunger criss in their home countries.

Maryland seafood company owner gets probation after hiring illegal immigrants.  The owner of a Maryland seafood and ice processing company that employed at least 89 illegal immigrants was sentenced last week to a year of probation and a $15,000 fine, and had to promise to use E-Verify to screen new hires in the future.  Philip J. "Jamie" Harrington III worked out the deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to a single charge of unlawful employment of illegal immigrants.  His company, Captain Phip's Seafood, was sentenced to three years of probation and a fine of $240,000 for felony visa fraud.  Harrington also asked that his probation officer allow him to make his usual trips this year to Florida and the Bahamas for Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year's holidays.

Biden bill would give amnesty to 6.5 million illegal immigrants, CBO says.  More than 6 million illegal immigrants in the United States would be granted amnesty and allowed to obtain government benefits by House Democrats' Build Back Better Act, according to a review by the Congressional Budget Office.  The CBO concluded in November that approximately 6.5 million noncitizens who live in the U.S. largely as a result of illegally crossing the southern border before January 2011 would be granted parole and immediately go from being unlawfully present to lawfully present.  The proposal would be the largest-ever amnesty, double the size of the one that went through during the Reagan administration in 1986.  The term amnesty refers to being pardoned, in this case for the federal offense of illegally entering the country between ports of entry and residing in the U.S. without permission.

Biden Hasn't Released Report To American Public On How Many Illegal Aliens Are In U.S.: Report.  Democrat President Joe Biden's administration has reportedly failed to disclose information to the American people related to the number of illegal aliens in the United States.  The Department of Homeland of Security (DHS) has given Congress the report on the number of illegal aliens that are in the U.S. on expired visas but has not disclosed the information to the American public.

Biden Admin Withholds Report on Illegal Immigrant Population.  The Biden administration has yet to publicly disclose critical information on the number of illegal immigrants in the United States, a violation of congressional guidance and a departure from federal transparency standards.  The Department of Homeland Security has given Congress its report on the number of foreign nationals who remain in the United States on expired visas, but the information has not been subsequently released to the public, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.  Stretching back to at least the Obama administration, DHS has made the annual report on suspected visa overstays available to the public shortly after giving it to Congress.

United Nations is Handing Out $800 Debit Cards to Illegal Migrant Families in Mexico Heading to US.  Todd Bensman, a Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies recently traveled to Mexico where he is reporting on the tens of thousands of illegal aliens heading to the open US Southern Border.  In Reynosa, Mexico, at a migrant camp, Bensman witnessed the United Nations IOM handing out free debit cards to aspiring US border crossers.  The IOM workers with the United Nations said a migrant family of four gets about $800 a month.  Todd said he watched long lines of migrants get their UN debit cards — paid for by US taxpayers.

Large Migrant Group Rushes [the] Border in West Texas.  Border Patrol agents in Del Rio apprehended more than 250 migrants crossing the Rio Grande in a single group.  The group, according to a source within Customs and Border Protection (CBP) crossed the river into the United States on Sunday near the Del Rio International Bridge where more than 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants were held in a makeshift detention camp in September.  The source says the nationalities of the migrants were a mix of mostly Venezuelan and Cuban migrants.  The source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, says the nearly 300 migrants are being held under the port of entry while they await transportation to nearby Border Patrol stations in the region.

ICE arrests plummeted under Biden guidance; officers averaged an arrest every two months.  ICE authorized just 20,858 arrests in the six months after the Biden administration announced new rules restricting which illegal immigrants could be targeted — or an average of just one arrest every two months for each deportation officer.  That's down exponentially from the Trump years, when the rate averaged two arrests each month, and it's even worse compared to the peak Obama years, when the ratio was about four arrests each month.  But even though U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it's catching fewer people overall, it's arresting more aggravated felons, which ICE says is proof the new rules are working to allow officers to focus on the most valuable targets.

Border Crossings Are at an All-Time High.  The Homeland Security Department Is Prioritizing 'Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.'.  As patrol agents are overwhelmed with an all-time high number of crossings at the southern border, the Department of Homeland Security is prioritizing "diversity, equity, and inclusion" (DEI) in the 2022 fiscal year, according to documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.  In a November report that outlined initiatives for agencies such as Customs and Border Protection, DHS listed compliance with federal regulations as first among six "priorities."  The second was "diversity, equity, and inclusion" — above "customer experience" and "cybersecurity."  The department sent the report to staff members following a town hall-like meeting, during which agency heads emphasized to staff the importance of DEI efforts.

State troopers overwhelmed with rising illegal migration in West Texas.  Texas state troopers deployed to the border in remote West Texas to serve as backup to the overstretched Border Patrol are overwhelmed responding to the increasing number of illegal migrants who try to outrun them.  The Texas Department of Public Safety has rerouted more than 1,000 officers from their normal duties to the border since March, when the number of people illegally crossing from Mexico into the United States began to spike across the state.  West Texas, normally the quietest place along the state's 1,250-mile shared border with Mexico, is being inundated with groups of people crossing, all of whom are trying to evade capture, law enforcement told the Washington Examiner.

A Border Sheriff's Reality.  Border sheriffs in Arizona have long reckoned with illegal immigration, trodden for decades over the same sagebrush routes now used by the Sinaloa Cartel to ensure its majority share of the American drug trade.  Unlawful waves of migration have waxed and waned over the years, contingent upon the party in power.  Bush 43 wrestled with it, leaving it to flourish under Obama.  Trump brought it to an all-time low behind hundreds of miles of new and replacement wall fortified by Title 42 and Migrant Protection Protocols that kept the phalanxes of border crashers inside Mexico.  The Biden doctrine on unlawful migration has been to put a match to all things Trump while continuing to chip away at any regulatory headwinds that might slow the invasion.

People should be angry about Joe Biden's Rittenhouse verdict twaddle.  So Joe Biden is "angry and concerned" that a 17-year-old who defended himself against armed adult criminals got acquitted by a Kenosha jury in a trial.  [Biden quote omitted for brevity.]  Biden says he's angry and concerned over Rittenhouse acquittal for Kenosha killings, but 'we have to abide by it.'  Prior to that, he tried to smear Rittenhouse as a white supremacist. [...] I've never heard Biden that he is "angry and concerned" about the following:  All the violent rioters and protesters in cities who killed and injured cops and others and committed arson and looted and never got charged.  All the career criminals who are let out of jail repeatedly, by lenient judges and politicians, and who go on to commit other violent crimes.  The cartels at the border who run drugs, humans and guns across his open border and are now getting very rich indeed from human-smuggling fees.

Nonprofits showing illegals how to get around US, get free hotel stays: pol says.  A Republican congressman from Texas says nonprofits are creating a national security threat involving illegal immigrants — handing out information packets to migrants that show how to move around the country without identification and get put up in hotels for free.  Rep. Lance Gooden told "Fox & Friends" that he was tipped off about the secretive operation by a whistleblower from San Diego who handed over the kinds of information the groups are giving migrants.  Working on the tip, Gooden traveled to California where he found migrants were being housed hotels in the city, including The Four Points by Sheraton where rates start at $159 a night.  "I managed to get in the gates, I demanded entry once and was refused.  I talked a guard into letting me in on another occasion and when I was in there I saw busses pulling up, probably about 100 migrants over an hour got off of these busses," Gooden told Fox News on Monday [11/15/2021].

Kamala Harris Meets With Mexican President To Talk About Everything But The Border.  Vice President Kamala Harris met with Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador to discuss everything but the border, according to a Thursday press release.  Harris and Obrador didn't appear to discuss the Biden administration's pending implementation of former President Donald Trump's Remain in Mexico program or other issues overwhelming U.S. border officials, such as increased migration to the country, according to the statement.  "Vice President Harris and President López Obrador agreed to continue working together to address the root causes of migration from Central America and the need for a regional approach to migration in the Western Hemisphere," according to the press release.

Hey, RINOs!  How's all this working for you?  President Trump issued an executive order banning federal funds from contractors who conduct Critical Race Theory (CRT) training.  He saw this theory for what it is: a race-based "pre-trial guilty verdict" of racism, which is itself, by definition, racism.  Boom, by a stroke of the pen, he declared it un-American and gone!  Biden?  In a 180-degree turn, he reinstituted CRT and has promoted the metastasis of this divisive Marxist ideology all across the nation, angering millions of people, especially parents who do not want this racist nonsense taught to their children in K-12 education.

Illegal Immigrants would Get $10.5 Billion from Reconciliation Bill.  Based on the reconciliation bill, a $1.9 trillion monstrosity, one would be forgiven for thinking that Democrats don't want to stop with subsidizing non-working Americans, but want to go ahead and subsidize illegal immigrants too!  The bill, which Team Biden is pressing Congress to pass, includes a provision that would expand the child tax credit to pay for the children of illegal immigrants.  According to a RealClearPolitics report, the expanded tax credit would be available to every illegal immigrant child and would cost American taxpayers $10.5 billion.  Here's what RCP reported about the ridiculous provision:  ["]This includes the roughly 600,000 unaccompanied minors and persons in family units stopped at the border in FY2021 and released into the country pending a hearing.  Cash welfare to illegal immigrants is not just costly; it also encourages more illegal immigration.["]

Federally Funded Non-Profits Are Running Illegal Immigrant Processing Centers in Nice Hotels, Helping Migrants Avoid Arrest.  The Biden administration has deputized non-profit groups to move illegal migrants across the nation, allowing the charities to put them up in nice hotels and give them instructions on how to avoid capture.  Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas) said Monday that a whistleblower told him about an ongoing operation in San Diego, and decided to go there to see for himself what is going on.  "What I found were nonprofits that were running secretive closed-down hotels, the four point Sheraton Sea World, a Wyndham, a Ramada Inn," he revealed on Fox and Friends.  Gooden said that he witnessed buses unloading about 100 illegal immigrants in about an hour at one hotel, and they were welcomed by the charity "with open arms."  Once the migrants are processed, and tested for COVID, Gooden said they are each given a packet, which detail how they can get past the TSA at the airport without any identification, as well as how to enroll their children in American schools.  "It's encouraging illegal immigration!" Gooden declared.

Lee Presses Mayorkas:  What's Going to Happen to Border When Agents Get Fired Over the Vaccine Mandate?  Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) pressed Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday over the impact of President Biden's vaccine mandate on federal employees.  What will happen if thousands of the 16,000-17,000 Border Patrol agents at the southern border are sidelined over their vaccination status, he wondered.  "This ties back to your desire to give yourself an A for effort on dealing with workforce issues," Lee said.  "But what happens when you've got potentially thousands of those, a pretty large percentage, who might soon become ineligible to work based on their vaccination status?  Does that hurt or help the operational control of the border?"  While touting the "tremendous uptick" in the percentage of agents who are getting vaccinated, Mayorkas could only "hope that does not materialize."

Welcome packet reveals concierge travel service for Biden illegals, courtesy of nonprofits.  Like travel agents preparing customers for a cruise, nonprofits working with the Biden administration have created detailed itineraries and information packets to help illegal aliens travel to wherever they want to go in the U.S., according to documents obtained by a Texas congressman.  Often courtesy of American taxpayers struggling to pay their bills during surging inflation, illegals are given free quality hotel rooms, plane tickets and transportation to the airport, travel maps, and instructions to TSA to bypass photo ID requirements, according to the documents shared with Just the News.  The prototype packet, which was provided by a whistleblower to Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas), undermines Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas' claim that the southern border is closed.  Instead, it highlights an extensive network of nonprofits, corporations and family foundations working together to circumvent immigration laws passed by Congress.

Four Highlights of Mayorkas' Senate Testimony on Border Crisis.  [#4] Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., inquired why the Biden administration had stopped constructing the border wall after the new president took office.  "Can you explain to me why a wall is effective and necessary at the White House and the Biden beach house, but not at the southern border?"  Mayorkas answered that a wall wouldn't work for the entire southern border.  "There are thousands of miles along the southern border," he said, then talked about the "diversity and the terrain" there.  "Therefore, the key to border security is fundamentally advanced technology," Mayorkas said.  "That is the most effective means because we're not going to construct a border wall on the ragged and jagged cliffs."  The Trump administration's border security measures also included investing in such technology to monitor border crossings and catch illegal immigrants.

Spain:  Migration Crisis Spirals Out of Control.  Prosecutors in Spain have charged a dozen North African migrants with sedition for illegally entering the country by forcing a commercial airliner to land on Spanish territory.  The plot, months in the making and unmatched in audacity, has demonstrated that commandeering airliners is a cheaper and safer way to reach Europe than paying people-smugglers thousands of euros for perilous sea crossings.  Spanish authorities, notorious for closing a blind eye to illegal immigration from North Africa, fear that the plot has set a precedent that will be repeated, not only in Spain but at other airports in Europe.

Hundreds of Adult Illegals Caught Posing as 'Unaccompanied Minors'.  More than 500 illegal aliens apprehended in one border sector during Fiscal Year 2021 claimed they were children when they were actually adults, according to reports.  El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents encountered nearly 23,000 unaccompanied minors between October 1, 2020, and September 30, 2021.  Additionally, they caught 559 adult aliens lying about their ages.  In the past six weeks, at least 55 more illegals have reportedly been busted falsely passing themselves off as underage, indicating FY 2022 could see even higher numbers than the previous year in ElPaso sector.  Border Patrol spokesman Carlos Rivera told Border Report seasoned agents are usually able to detect fraudulent documents and identify fake 'kids' by analyzing behavior, physical characteristics, and body language.

More on how the public feels about those massive payments to illegal aliens.  The other day, Ed Morrissey looked at a recent Trafalgar poll sampling the nation's feelings about massive reparations payments for families who were separated at the southern border.  That would be the result of a pending lawsuit that the State Department is reportedly considering a settlement on.  It's a payment plan that Joe Biden initially called "garbage," before deciding that he was actually perfectly fine with it after all.  But were Trafalgar's numbers an outlier?  After all, the national opposition to the payments reflected in that poll was pretty much off the charts, showing nearly 67% disapproval, with well over half "strongly" disapproving.

Biden's spending bill drops key child tax credit requirement that could pay out billions to illegal immigrants.  President Biden's massive $1.75 trillion spending bill would drop a component of the child tax credit program that could lead to billions in payouts to illegal immigrants.  Tucked away on page 1,647 of the Build Back Better Act, the Democrats' social spending package, is a provision that would repeal the Social Security number requirement to obtain child tax credits.  This change would expand child tax credits to parents of illegal immigrants who don't have Social Security numbers.  Steven Camarota, a Center for Immigration Studies researcher, estimated that eliminating the requirement could result in up to $2.3 billion in additional child tax credit payouts to illegal immigrants.

Biden's border crisis:  Countries refuse to take migrants back.  As if the backlog of processing illegal migrants isn't jammed up enough due to the sheer number of them, the latest twist is that some countries refuse to take back their citizens.  The countries that the largest number of migrants are coming from are Venezuela and Nicaragua.  Venezuela is where the largest number of migrants comes from now, exceeding the number of Mexicans coming across the border.  Axios has a report that 800 Venezuelan migrants have crossed the border illegally every day for the last two weeks.  This squares with reports from last summer about the growing problem of Venezuelans fleeing that country due to its complete collapse under the leadership of Nicolás Maduro.  Last June those with the means to leave were already coming "in droves".  A record 13,400 crossed the border illegally in October.

Steel company that smuggled illegal immigrant workers forfeits $6 million to feds.  A steel manufacturing company has been ordered to forfeit $6 million — a near-financial death sentence — after admitting it had run a pipeline for "dozens" illegal immigrants from Mexico to come and work for it, undercutting competitors.  All Steel Carports Inc. told the court in a sentencing memo that owner Ignacio Chavez, who came to the U.S illegally himself before winning legal residency in 2009, didn't consider hiring illegal immigrants to be a big deal.  "In his culture laws are there but few respect them," the company's lawyers wrote.  The Biden administration cut him a break, dropping human smuggling and money laundering charges the Trump administration had brought.

The Editor says...
In other words, the Trump administration enforced federal immigration laws, and the Biden administration has no respect for those laws.

Biden's 'Build Back Better Act' Gives $800M in Cash Payments to Illegal Aliens Released into U.S..  President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better Act," a filibuster-proof $1.75 trillion budget reconciliation package, would give $800 million worth of cash payments to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who were recently released into the United States interior, a new analysis states.  As Breitbart News previously reported, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) analyzed the cost to American taxpayers if Biden's expanded Child Tax Credit for illegal aliens was extended for at least another year as part of the reconciliation package.

DHS Refuses to Disclose Data on the Release of Illegal Immigrants.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is refusing to provide information about the total number of illegal immigrants and border crossers that have entered the United States since January when President Biden took office, according to Breitbart News.  Though "limited data" was provided by the DHS in October revealing that "the agency had released 'at least 500,000' border crossers and illegal aliens into the U.S. interior since the beginning of the year," they would not respond to probing questions that would reveal details on "how and where border crossers and illegal aliens are being released."

DeSantis floats sending migrants to Delaware in response to Biden admin's migrant flights to Florida.  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday floated sending migrants to President Biden's home state of Delaware, in response to the dozens of migrant flights DeSantis says have landed in Florida at the behest of the Biden administration.  "If they're going to come here, we'll provide buses," DeSantis said of the migrants on the flights.  "I will send them to Delaware and do that."  "If he's not going to support the border being secure, then he should be able to have everyone there," he said.  The Republican governor has been ramping up his battle with the administration over migrant flights into Jacksonville.  His office told The Washington Examiner that there have been more than 70 flights of migrants into the Sunshine State since the summer.

The collusive lawsuit between the ACLU and the Biden administration for immigration reparations is an illegal and unethical sham.  The ACLU sued the United States for money on behalf of illegal immigrants for being separated from their children when they were caught and detained at the border.  The Wall Street Journal reported a few weeks ago that the Department of Justice was considering settling the case for about $450,000 per individual — a settlement amounting to over a million dollars in the case of a family of three and over two million for a family of five.  The basis for the ACLU's lawsuit on behalf of the immigrants is not clear.  Most legal experts agree that whatever the morality of putting children into shelters, it is lawful.  That's what happens when parents commit a crime and are incarcerated.  The lawsuit appears designed to establish new judge-made law to the effect that when the crime is illegal immigration, the children must be incarcerated with the parents (who may or may not actually be their parents) in an adult prison.  That of course would be untenable.  Which is why immigration activists are pushing it.  Being a generous people, Americans would not allow the incarceration of children in adult prisons, and so the effect would be to prevent the incarceration of the parents too.

Leaked document:  Border Patrol may lose half of its agents over COVID vaccine mandate.  The deadline for federal employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 is November 22.  Federal employees who are not vaccinated, or obtain an exemption, by that date are subject to termination.  It's hard to imagine a worse time to lose a substantial amount of border patrol agents than during the Biden Border Crisis.  Former chief operating officer of CBP from 2019 to 2021, Mark Morgan, obtained a document from a source inside CBP.  The leaked document shows nearly half of CBP agents have not registered their COVID vaccination status and 10% of those who have registered have not received a shot.  The federal mandate issued by Biden may result in the loss of over half of border patrol agents.

Feds ponder how much to pay illegal immigrants.  Members of Congress who die in office customarily have a year's salary, currently $174,000, as a payout to their survivors.  Families of U.S. service members who die on active duty get a $100,000 death gratuity.  Japanese Americans, forced out of their homes and into internment camps for more than two years during World War II, collected $20,000 payments four decades later.  That's worth about $46,000 in today's dollars.  Lawmakers and legal experts are looking at those kinds of payments as the Biden administration considers cutting $450,000 checks — nearly 10 times the inflation-adjusted rate paid to the internees — to compensate illegal immigrants who say they suffered emotional trauma from family separations as a result of President Trump's zero-tolerance border policy.  One legal expert characterized $450,000 checks as "quite generous" compared with other payouts that courts have authorized, but figuring out the proper comparison is fraught with complications.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Discusses State Efforts To Block Biden's Distribution of Criminal Illegal Aliens into Florida.  During a speech in Jacksonville earlier today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis discussed some of the potential state actions that can be taken to block the distribution of illegal aliens into the state.  Joe Biden has been sending covert flights of illegal alien border crossers into Florida in the late night hours.  Governor DeSantis is now looking at punitive damages, or state level punishment, against the private sector contractors who are facilitating the transport.  Additionally, DeSantis noted one potential solution would be for Florida state law enforcement to put the illegal aliens onto chartered buses and sending them to Joe Biden's home state of Delaware.

Biden's America:  Illegal Aliens [are] Worth More than U.S. Soldiers.  The Biden administration is considering payments of $450,000 to illegal aliens — per person — for "immigrant families that were separated during the Trump administration" after illegal entering into the United States.  The payments would be part of a settlement of a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of illegal alien families.  The total settlement amount is reported to be at least $1 billion of federal taxpayer funds.  On November 4, 2021, President Joe Biden told reporters that payments to families separated at the Mexico border are, "Not gonna' happen."  When pressed further concerning the likelihood such payments would actually encourage more migrants to try to cross into the United States, Biden said, "If you guys keep sending that garbage out, yeah.  But it's not true."  Within 24 hours, the White House reversed itself completely and claimed that Biden was "perfectly comfortable" making the settlement payments.  This situation raises, again, the question of whether Biden has any idea what administration officials around him are doing.  It appears that officials who actually run the government are making decisions and acting on major public policy issues without telling the president.

'Send Them To Delaware': DeSantis Threatens Action Over Secret Migrant Flights.  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is threatening legal action after his administration claimed that the federal government sent 70 planes carrying young migrants to Jacksonville from the US-Mexico border region under cover of darkness this summer.  At a news conference Wednesday, the Republican DeSantis said that his office is looking at all legal avenues of recourse after going public with their allegation this weekend.  "We're going to get together and figure out what we can do in the immediate term to protect folks in Florida," DeSantis told reporters.  The governor acknowledged his options are limited because the federal government exercises control over airspace and immigration.  But, he reasoned, "if they're not doing that, then clearly the state should be able to come in and provide protections, and so that's what we're going to be looking to do."  DeSantis also suggested the state should buy bus tickets to send the migrants elsewhere.

The Editor says...
I presume that the state lacks the authority to deport illegal aliens, but the aliens would probably be happy to accept a bus ticket to Maine or Oregon.  Preferably a charter bus that won't stop until after it leaves Florida.  And please don't stop the bus in Texas or Oklahoma.

What I Saw At Our Southern Border.  Those in charge of our country are not interested in you or your grievances.  They're interested in one thing: fundamentally transforming this country and all but guaranteeing the demise of western civilization.  The shifting demographic of this nation will ensure that the United States of America as we know it will disappear.  Millions have invaded our country, possessing no allegiance to this nation or its history and as people with little in common are forced to live together, not even speaking the same language, cultural clashes will ensue.  Our government has ceased to perform its most basic function and we have simply been too lazy to notice or even care.  The total stand down at our border is symbolic of what is happening in the rest of the country.  The border, our nation's debt, the fracturing of our culture, and the decline in living standards are all tied together.  One trip to the border and you understand that the defund the police movement is simply an extension of the policy implemented at our borders.

Biden Administration Sends Notices to Appear to Tens of Thousands of Illegal Immigrants Inside US.  President Joe Biden's administration is sending notices to tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who were released into the U.S. interior without being given a date to appear in court, the government confirmed to The Epoch Times.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) "is mailing charging documents to place noncitizens in removal proceedings who have been paroled or released under prosecutorial discretion by Customs and Border Protection," an ICE spokesman told The Epoch Times in an email.  The illegal immigrants, numbering about 78,000, will receive packets of documents, including documents directing them to report to the ICE office closest to where they're living, and that they will be processed for possible deportation.

The Texas Attorney General Versus the Biden Administration.  On August 7, 2021, I wrote about how states along our southern border could thwart the Biden (*) administration's material support for the drug cartels and the crimes being committed by invoking the RICO Statute. [...] Since August, I have spoken to several people with legal expertise, and each said RICO would be the wrong approach because federal prosecutors would be needed, and that will not happen in Biden's DOJ.  There might be a ray of hope, however. [...] Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been relentlessly taking on every manner of illegality by the Biden (*) administration and, as the headline teases, one of the two new lawsuits in the making will take on an apparently clandestine effort to bring illegal immigrant families to the United States.  AG Paxton is quoted:  "The Biden administration now is working on flying other family members, minors, up at taxpayer expense, flying them to the United States to reunite with the rest of their family," he told the John Solomon Reports podcast.  "One, that's completely illegal.  There's nothing that allows for that in the federal law.  In effect, it's a complete violation of law. [...]"

Must-see Tucker Carlson video about the cause of America's woes.  Biden is aware that he's failing, but rather than step away from the White House, he meekly does whatever his handlers tell him to do.  That's where security lies.  Unfortunately, his handlers are unchained ideologues.  A good government tries to benefit its people and ensure the greatest prosperity and happiness for the greatest number.  A government filled with ideologues is so focused on its utopian visions that it is willing to destroy the people to "save" them.  That's why, for example, that despite polls showing that over two thirds of Americans oppose reparations for illegal aliens, Biden's government is going forward with the plan.  For the ideologues, taking massive sums of money from struggling Americans to give to people who illegally entered our country is a means to achieve permanent Democrat political power and all the wonders it will bring.

Congress Can Prevent the Biden Administration from Paying Illegal Aliens with Taxpayer Funds.  Amidst the security and humanitarian crisis along the U.S. southern border, the Biden Administration is considering payments of $450,000 to illegal aliens — per person — who were removed or detained during the 2018 zero tolerance policy for illegal entry into the country.  The payments of federal taxpayer funds would be part of a settlement of a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of illegal-alien families.  The total settlement amount is reported to be at least $1 billion.  Congress can act immediately to prevent the disbursement of any taxpayer funds to illegal aliens and remove the jurisdiction of federal courts to hear any such claims.  Financial payments to illegal aliens would obviously encourage even more illegal immigration and frivolous litigation.

Biden's Borderline Madness.  Joe Biden is calling "garbage" the Wall Street Journal report that his Justice Department wants to pay $450,000 to every illegal "separated under the Trump administration."  The real trash here is the notion that the separation policy began with Trump.  "Even if the immigration law is executed with perfection, there will be parents separated from their children."  That was Cecilia Muñoz, White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, in an October 18, 2011 interview with Gretchen Gavett of PBS.  The problem, according to Muñoz, was "a broken system of laws, and the answer to that problem is reforming the law."  In the meantime, "even broken laws have to be enforced."  Therefore, parents would be separated from their children, with substantial benefits for those housing the separated.  Before her White House gig, Cecilia Muñoz was vice president of the National Council of La Raza.

Biden rages that illegal aliens 'deserve compensation'.  Following a series of contradictory statements around $450,000 taxpayer payoffs to illegals separated at the border, Joe Biden came out in a finger-pointing rage to let a reporter know that these lawbreakers "deserve compensation."  [Video clip]  [Transcript]  Which not only contradicts his previous claim that $450,000 payouts to illegal aliens are "garbage" reports, it's also patent nonsense.  "The last administration" which Biden refers to, and it has a name, was following U.S. law as it's currently written, not engaging in "outrageous behavior."  Before the Trump administration halted the practice of separating adults caught breaking into the country with children, the Trump administration had been following the law of the Flores Settlement.  That's the 1997 law which states that minors caught breaking into the U.S. can only be held for three days in detention under ordinary circumstances, but lawbreaking adults can be held longer.  That law necessitates breaking up supposed family units given the prescribed detention periods, and it was hardly any invention of Trump's.  It also was done during the Obama administration, and likely others before it.

Joe Biden is all-in for open borders.  Until recently, there was still hope the Biden administration would reverse course and bring law and order back to the southern border.  Those hopes were annihilated on Oct. 29, when Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas released a curt, four-page memo terminating, once again, Donald Trump's Migrant Protection Protocols.  Before the COVID pandemic, the program had successfully brought order to the southern border by ending the release of illegal immigrants into the United States.  Before its creation, illegal immigrants arrested for illegally crossing the southern border would tell Customs and Border Protection agents that they feared returning to their home countries.  All of these migrants had been coached on what specifically to say by human traffickers and drug cartels they paid to smuggle them to the border.  These words triggered the need for a determination by an immigration court judge as to whether the illegal immigrant in question actually deserved asylum.  But since tens of thousands of migrants are exploiting this loophole every month, the immigration court system doesn't have the capacity to hear their cases in a timely manner.

Now Biden defends migrant compensation payments he called 'garbage' three days ago.  President Joe Biden furiously defended a plan to send payments to families separated at the southern border Saturday, days after calling a report that the payments were as much as $450,000 'garbage.'  Biden was speaking at a press conference touting the passage of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill when he was asked about the payments.  Fox News' David Spunt asked:  'You said last week, that this report about migrant families at the border getting payments was garbage.'

Biden sent 70 secret night flights of migrants from border to Florida.  More than 70 flights transporting migrants from the southern border to Jacksonville have landed in the dark of night in recent months as the Biden administration struggles to empty overflowing border facilities, the office of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said.  It is the first time the state of Florida has disclosed the number of confirmed flights arriving in the state since the summer.  The governor's office has scrambled in recent weeks to uncover who is facilitating the mystery flights landing in northern Florida daily, but the Biden administration has refused to disclose any information, one official said.

The Editor says...
I've seen one report that indicates the immigrant distribution flights originate in Abilene, Texas, but I've seen no other reports that mention the point of origin.  The drive from Del Rio to Abilene is about 250 miles, and is quite scenic, if you like being in the middle of nowhere.  But apparently these journeys take place after dark, so there's really nothing to see, even if the buses have windows.

Migrants from Uzbekistan, Eritrea Appear at Texas Border.  In separate events, local Border Patrol Agents and their Brackettville-stationed colleagues apprehended migrants from two counties designated by the Department of Homeland Security as "special interest."  The arrests triggered immediate reporting to DHS headquarters.  According to a source within Customs and Border Protection, the incidents occurred on Monday [11/1/2021] and involved one group of 13 Eritreans and a separate family of three from Uzbekistan.  The source says the first arrests took place in Eagle Pass when agents spotted 13 mostly male Eritrean nationals attempting to evade arrest.  The Eritreans were in a residential neighborhood several miles from the Rio Grande.

The Editor says...
The most obvious question at this point is, "Where did you get the money to travel 8,700 miles from Eritrea or the 6,500 miles from Uzbekistan to Mexico?  Whatever the motivation for such a move, it probably has more to do with food stamps than with global warming, but guess which one will get the blame (or the credit)?

Biden is either lying, was never told or forgot about $450K migrant payouts.  President Joe Biden "may not have been fully briefed about the actions of his very own Justice Department," the ACLU said, after Clueless Joe angrily called a report that Justice would give $450,000-per-person payoffs to illegal immigrant families separated at the border "garbage."  And that's the Biden administration in a nutshell, isn't it?  We've got:
  •   A terrible policy.
  •   Biden not knowing what [...] is going on.
  •   The president insulting the press, in this case both the Wall Street Journal, which revealed the payoffs, and Fox News' Peter Doocy, who had the temerity to ask about it.
We have no doubt the Journal's reporting is correct.  A shakedown by the ACLU and solving everything with a big check is directly from the liberal playbook.  And it will, as Doocy notes, encourage even more migrants to illegally cross the border — something neither the ACLU nor the administration thinks is a bad thing.

Biden's $450,000 'garbage'.  For Joe Biden, reports of $450,000 payouts to illegal border crossers are "garbage" — as is the suggestion that any such payouts would incentive more illegal border crossing.  Biden's [mendacious] response came as a result of a question from Fox News's Peter Doocy:  [Tweet with video clip.] [...] Never mind that the original report came not from some blog but from the Wall Street Journal.  It's "garbage," Joe says.  Move along.  Yet House Republicans are taking action to stop it.  And the left-wing lawyers crafting these payouts are protesting.

Democrats block GOP attempt to derail Biden's $450,000 payments to illegal immigrants.  Republicans moved this week to block $450,000 payments to illegal immigrants who were part of family separations during the Trump administration, but they saw their first attempt quashed by Senate Democrats.  The payments are being pondered by President Biden's task force assigned to help reunify and compensate families snared by the Trump zero-tolerance border policy, which led to thousands of family separations.  Some migrants would be in line to collect $450,000 in federal money, and the total bill could top $1 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the negotiations.

White House backtracks and admits Biden will pay separated migrants after he called $450K proposal 'garbage' yesterday.  White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Thursday that President Biden is 'perfectly comfortable' with cash payouts to migrant families separated at the border, but insisted the settlements won't be as high as $450,000.  Fox News' Peter Doocy asked Jean-Pierre during the briefing what Biden meant when he called the reports of payments 'garbage' after the ACLU claimed that he 'hadn't been briefed properly.  Jean-Pierre, standing in for Jen Psaki after her COVID diagnosis, responded by saying that settlements were happening, and he was responding to the claim that they could be close to half-a-million dollars.

White House:  Actually, Joe Biden 'Perfectly Comfortable' with Payouts for Illegal Immigrants.  The White House on Thursday [11/4/2021] reversed a comment made by President Joe Biden that his administration would not issue payouts to illegal immigrants suing the federal government.  White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden was actually "perfectly comfortable" with the idea, despite his comment Wednesday insisting it was "not going to happen." [...] Biden previously called reports that the Department of Justice was considering payouts to individual illegal immigrants who were separated during former President Donald Trump's "Zero Tolerance" immigration enforcement policy "garbage" and "not true."  But Jean-Pierre said Biden was specifically referring to the idea of the reported $450,000 price tag, not the overall concept of a payout.

Biden's Response to a Question About Giving $450,000 to Illegal Aliens in DOJ Settlement Case Should Alarm Everyone.  During a press conference this afternoon, to promote vaccines for children 5 to 11 years old, Fox News journalist Peter Ducey [sic] asked Joe Biden about the DOJ settlement agreement with ACLU and immigration lawyers to pay illegal aliens $450,000 per person as compensation for their pain and suffering.  You need to watch Joe Biden's response carefully, because what he said should alarm everyone.  Within the response which includes "that's not going to happen", it is clear that Joe Biden has absolutely NO IDEA what the journalist was talking about.  From the position of Joe Biden, the Fox reporter was speaking 'fake news'.  [Video clip]

Biden labels report government to pay separated immigrants $450,000 'garbage'.  President Biden responded Wednesday to a report that suggested his administration was mulling whether to make $450,000 payments to immigrants who were separated from their families at the border under former President Trump's administration, calling the reporting "garbage" and saying that it is "not gonna happen."  Following remarks at the White House where he urged parents to get their children vaccinated, Biden was asked by Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy about the Wall Street Journal's report and whether he believes it "might incentivize" immigrants to attempt to enter America illegally.  Biden responded, "If you guys keep sending that garbage out, yeah, but it's not true."

Biden: $450K to illegal immigrants?  "Garbage report"! NYT, ACLU: *Ahem*.  "Garbage" in, garbage out, I suppose.  Joe Biden thought he'd scored a point on Fox News by telling Peter Doocy, and ended up with looking clueless about his own administration.  Biden tried to blame Fox for incentivizing illegal immigration by filing a "garbage" report that his administration would pay $450,000 per person in a settlement over separated families in the Trump administration.  There were only two problems with Biden's argument.  First, it got reported by the Wall Street Journal, not Fox.  And second, [...]

Citizenship path for illegal immigrants to cost taxpayers more than $500 billion.  Offering a path to citizenship to illegal immigrants and opening the doors to more legal immigrants will cost the federal government more than $500 billion over the next few decades, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday [11/3/2021].  The costs would come chiefly to Social Security, Medicare and other social safety net programs that the new, and newly legalized, immigrants would be able to access, the budget analysts said.  The nonpartisan budget agency analyzed House Democrats' plan to update the window of eligibility for illegal immigrants to adjust their status to legal immigrants, and to expand availability of green cards, or legal immigrant visas, to more foreign citizens.

Analysis: Biden Proposal Could Turn Illegal Alien Families into Millionaires.  A plan being circulated by President Joe Biden's administration to provide border crossers, subjected to former President Trump's "Zero Tolerance" policy, with $450,000 reparations-style payouts has the potential to turn illegal alien families into millionaires seemingly overnight, a new analysis states.  The Biden administration is weighing whether to provide border crossers — who were subjected to the Zero Tolerance policy — with $450,000 each as part of a payout in lawsuits filed.  The plan could cost American taxpayers about $1 billion.

Report: 'At Least 160,000 Illegal Immigrants' Have Been Released Into U.S. Since March.  Fox News Reporter Bill Melugin out of Los Angeles has been covering the border crisis and tweeted bombshell documents from Border Patrol unearthing the number of illegal immigrants the Biden administration has actually let through the U.S. borders.  Melugin tweeted a copy of the document with the caption "NEW/THREAD: According to Border Patrol documents provided by a source, the federal gov has released over 70,000 illegal immigrants into the U.S. since August 6, including 31,977 released via parole (temp legal status, eligible for work permits).  94,570 released via NTR since 3/20."

26 Democrats Ask Federal Agencies to Investigate if Texas Migrant Arrests Violate [the US] Constitution.  Democratic members of Congress are asking the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. attorney general to investigate whether arrests of migrants violate constitutional rights.  Over two dozen Democratic members have joined together to investigate "legal problems that have arisen out of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's border security initiative to arrest and jail migrants on state criminal charges" reports Austin's local CBS station.  Specifically, the 26 Democrats sent a letter asking the federal bureaus to investigate Abbott's "catch and jail" immigration policy.  The representatives claim the policy violates the U.S. Constitution because of violations of state law and logistical problems that have resulted from the thousands of arrests.

The Investigation of Those "Horrible" Border Patrol Agents on Horses Has Vanished.  Way back on Sept. 24, President Joe Biden finally paid attention to the southern border when he displayed anger at hard-working U.S. Border Patrol agents, vowing that they "will pay" — for something that did not occur.  "It was horrible what — to see, as you saw — to see people treated like they did: horses nearly running them over and people being strapped.  It's outrageous.  I promise you, those people will pay," Biden hyperbolically rambled.  "They will be — an investigation is underway now, and there will be consequences.  It's an embarrassment.  But beyond an embarrassment, it's dangerous; it's wrong.  It sends the wrong message around the world.  It's simply not who we are."  Three days prior, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told MSNBC, "We need this resolved swiftly.  I anticipate that the results of the investigation will be available by the end of next week and I've committed to making the results public."

Report: Joe Biden Releases More than Half a Million Border Crossers into U.S..  More than half a million border crossers and illegal aliens have been released into the United States interior since January, predominately by President Joe Biden's administration, newly released data reveals.  In a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) revealed the extent to which the Biden administration is operating likely the most expansive Catch and Release process for border crossers and illegal aliens.

This Can't Be True.  This administration is doing real harm to a frighteningly wide swath of people every day, with every new policy and proclamation.  Now there's a new one that could be the most unbelievable thing ever:  Progressives want to give $450K to every illegal alien for the "psychological trauma" all of them suffered from being separated at the border during the Trump years.  Can they be serious?  The talk is that this will come about by executive order, bypassing Congress, where even some Democrats would likely reject this insanity.  If this happens, it exponentially increases the incentive to come here illegally.  It'll explode the national debt beyond all bounds of manageability.  It will crush the taxpayer and threaten the foundation of our economic system, from every angle.  Yet it's being talked about seriously.  Whether it actually comes to pass or not is not the point.  The point is that to the new Progressive way of thinking and governing, no entitlement is too much; no amount of government vote-buying bribery is beyond the pale.

Mayorkas admits Remain in Mexico policy works but administration launches second attempt to end it.  The Biden administration is making a second attempt at eliminating a Trump-era agreement with Mexico that proved to slow the flow of illegal migrants crossing the southern border.  The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), commonly known as the Remain in Mexico policy, is to be reinstated in November under a court order.  Joe Biden eliminated the Remain in Mexico policy as one of his first acts as president.  With the sweep of a pen, Biden busily ended as much of the previous administration's policies and agreements with Mexico as possible.  Biden ran on eliminating border security measures, essentially caving to progressive activists who demand open borders.  His actions caused the Biden border crisis we now see, with hundreds of thousands of migrants flooding the southern border with impunity.

Biden's 'Build Back Better' Budget Includes $80B Wealth Transfer To Illegal Aliens.  President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better Act," a filibuster-proof $1.75 trillion budget reconciliation package, includes an $80 billion wealth transfer from Americans to illegal aliens via child tax credits.  This week, Democrats unveiled a reconciliation package that they negotiated with the Biden administration that would extend the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for another year and deliver billions of dollars to illegal aliens who would be able to claim the tax credit without ever having to work.  Specifically, as Breitbart News reported, estimates project that, if passed, the budget would provide illegal aliens with about $80 billion in child tax credits over the course of a decade — a massive cost to American taxpayers who would have to foot the bill.

Biden Administration Makes Insane Proposal of Million-Dollar Payouts to Illegals.  Rep. Doug Lamborn pointed out that $450,000 is more than the 9/11 victim's fund — and this new proposal is for people who entered our country completely illegally.  Can you imagine how many more are now making a beeline for our open border after hearing about this incredible largesse?  If you want to get some laughs, or maybe vengeance, take a look at the comments section on the Daily Mail's coverage of the story that ranges from "I'm a Democrat and this is the dumbest thing I ever heard" to Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) tweeting, "It's unthinkable to pay a burglar who broke into your home for the 'psychological trauma' they endured during the crime."  Well, maybe that's not funny.  In fact, the whole thing isn't very funny, when you think about it.

The true heinousness of the proposed $450,000 payments to illegal aliens.  The Biden administration, in cooperation with the American Civil Liberties Union, is preparing to excavate your wallet because some illegal immigrants were separated from their families for a short time when they criminally crossed our fenceless Southern border. [...] In many cases, the children and adults were not really part of the same family.  The adults simply rented the children from Mexican professional human-smuggling "coyotes" so the illegals could fake the special immigration status reserved for families.  Of course, even though everything the immigrants did was totally illegal, the ACLU found a welcoming administration in the Bidenistas.  According to the lawyers, the children suffered from heat exhaustion and malnutrition in the cages the Obama Administration built.  It does not matter that the heat exhaustion and malnutrition resulted from the kids' extended trek across the blazing hot Mexican desert with no food or water.  Once the young people crossed the border, they were put into air-conditioned detention centers, received three full meals a day, medical attention, and everything else you would expect in a typical government giveaway.

Biden Regime Rescinds Remain in Mexico Again Since It Costs Too Much.  The Biden administration is once again rescinding former President Trump's Remain in Mexico policy, according to  He doesn't want anything to impede his open borders as millions of phony asylum seekers pour through.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) first moved in June to scrap the policy, which Trump introduced in 2019.  It mandates the mostly fake asylum seekers to await a potential ruling in their case in Mexico.  The Biden regime sued and won an initial victory from Texas and Missouri, which argued the Biden administration too hastily withdrew the policy.

What kind of "homeland security" is this?
DHS issues memo to cancel 'Remain in Mexico' border policy.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas issued a new memo Friday [10/29/2021] seeking to cancel the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" border policy that helped solve the previous migrant surge.  The move comes even as Mr. Mayorkas is trying to restart the program under a federal judge's injunction.  In a lengthy memo, the Department of Homeland Security said the U.S. cannot assure the safety of people it pushes back across the border under the policy, officially known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, and the government doesn't want to spend the money needed to improve conditions in Mexico.

The Editor says...
If the U.S. taxpayers began to spend money on refurbishing Mexico, every contiguous country from Guatemala to Argentina would demand the same.  Yes, Mexico is a mess.  Cleaning it up is Mexico's problem.  By all means, remain in Mexico — or Haiti, or wherever you're from.  The United States has plenty of unskilled freeloaders already.

Border Patrol tallies record 557 migrant deaths on US-Mexico border in 2021 fiscal year.  US Border Patrol recorded more migrant deaths on the US southern border in fiscal year 2021 than in any prior year on record, according to data shared by the agency Thursday [10/28/2021].  There were 557 Southwest border deaths during the fiscal year, which ended September 30.  That's up from 254 deaths in fiscal year 2020 and 300 deaths in 2019, marking a significant increase amid a 30-record year for border crossings.  The agency data on deaths dates to 1998.  A majority of migrant border deaths have been related to heat exposure, according to the agency.  Migrants often face dangerous terrain and can get lost as they try to make their way to the US.

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The situation is probably far worse on the south side of the border.

Border crisis hits classrooms as unaccompanied minors flood NY schools.  America's crisis at the border is now a crisis in New York public schools.  The Biden Administration is flooding New York City and Long Island communities with thousands of unaccompanied immigrant minors captured crossing the Mexico-US border, often arriving here, as The Post recently reported, via clandestine flights in the middle of the night.  The arrival of these children, mostly teenage boys, in local schools is creating a classroom crisis that is strapping educational resources, costing taxpayers millions in un-budgeted dollars, and aiding gang-recruiting efforts, argue parents, teachers and immigration experts.  "We're at maxed capacity for kids with special needs, but they'll keep sending them," lamented one high school teacher in Queens, among the communities hardest hit by the illegal-immigrant student dump.

Biden Administration Expands List of 'Sensitive' Places Where Immigration Officers Cannot Make Arrests.  President Joe Biden's top homeland security official on Wednesday ordered immigration officers not to arrest illegal immigrants at a number of places, including food banks and shelters.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas detailed the safe spaces for illegal aliens in a memorandum to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers.  "Sensitive locations" where officers were barred from detaining people in the country illegally previously constituted of a small number of settings, including churches, hospitals, and schools.  The locations are now being referred to as "protected areas."  Mayorkas added social services establishments like homeless shelters, anywhere disaster or emergency relief is being provided, and places where children gather, including playgrounds, childcare centers, and school bus stops.

Migrant Caravan Marches to U.S. on Mexican Highway.  An estimated 3,000 to 5,000 mostly Central American and Haitian migrants continue their trek through southern Mexico to reach the United States.  The video shows a portion of the caravan filmed on Monday.  The video, provided by a source within CBP, was captured by Mexican authorities who are monitoring the group.  The video shows migrants pushing baby strollers and carrying personal belongings as they fill several lanes of a public highway.  According to the source, the group is still attempting to push through the southern state of Chiapas.  The source says the group has avoided at least one attempt by the National Institute of Migration (INM) and other Mexican authorities to deter them from continuing north.

The Biden administration's mind-boggling cash giveaway to illegal aliens.  Aside from exploitative nonprofits and opportunistic politicians, very few Americans invited illegal aliens to break our immigration laws intentionally — their very first act in the United States.  Indeed, many Americans have had negative interactions with illegals, examples of which we see on an almost daily basis.  Just the other day, a drunk-driving illegal alien killed a five-year-old girl, and there are other stories of thefts, robberies, sexual assaults.  There are very few things anyone can point to that would be considered a benefit to having them around.  Only crazed Democrats could find a way to excuse this.  Of course, Joe Biden has almost erased our southern border in an act of petty vindictiveness against President Trump and law-abiding Americans.

Biden administration is considering awarding $450,000 per person to families separated at the border under Trump's zero-tolerance policy.  The Biden administration is considering paying out a whopping $450,000 per person to families separated at the southern border as it tries to settle lawsuits with migrants who say the policy caused them lasting psychological damage.  Officials from the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services are considering the payments that could total close to $1 million for two people within the same family, people familiar told the Wall Street Journal.  The American Civil Liberties Union, which represents the separated families, has identified about 5,500 children separated from parents at the border during the course of the Trump-era policy.

Biden Wants To Give Separated Illegal Immigrants $450,000 Per Person.  The Biden administration is mulling a plan to offer immigrant families separated during the Trump administration $450,000 per person in compensation, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter.  The payments [are] part of an inter-agency solution to several lawsuits filed on behalf of separated parents and children claiming lasting psychological trauma could amount to nearly $1 million per family, though 'the final numbers could shift,' according to the report.  According to sources, most of the families crossing into the US from Mexico included one parent and one child.  Depending on circumstances, many families could get smaller payouts.

Biden Administration In Talks To Pay Illegal Immigrants $450,000 Per Person.  If the Biden administration were trying to convince Americans it had little sympathy for the economic distress, growing shortages, and job uncertainty many are facing, one way to do it would be to offer an extreme amount of money to illegal immigrant families who claim they were victims of separations under Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy.  It sounds insane, right?  Well brace yourselves.  That is, in fact, what the Biden administration is in talks to do. [...] Although the numbers aren't final, the payout could reach the staggering amount of more than $1 billion.  That's a whole lot of cheese for what the families say were health, mental and otherwise, problems caused by actions they themselves decided to inflict on their children when they made the decision to enter the country illegally.

Texas Republicans join Rep Chip Roy in calling for Sec Mayorkas' impeachment for 'undeniable and unavoidable damages' on US due to border crisis.  A number of Texas Republicans have signed on to Rep. Chip Roy's memo calling for the impeachment of Homeland Security Sec.  Alejandro Mayorkas, after the border officials apprehended a record 1.7 million migrants trying to cross illegally during the 2021 fiscal year.  The letter takes issue with Mayorkas terminating the border wall, failing to take adequate legal action against illegal migrants and causing CBP to become overwhelmed, releasing migrants into the interior of the US and refusing to enforce interior immigration laws.  Roy writes that Mayorkas has refused to expel most migrants under Title 42 and has ended the Migrant Protection Protocols, or the Remain in Mexico program.

Biden administration expands no-go zones where ICE can't arrest illegal immigrants.  The Department of Homeland Security has expanded its list of locations off-limits for enforcement to include anywhere near graveyards, community organization offices and any area where children "gather" — effectively blocking officers from making arrests across many urban areas.  The rules, issued Wednesday [10/27/2021], are designed to give illegal immigrants and others associated with them access to essential services without fear of arrest, said Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.  "This principle is fundamental," Mr. Mayorkas said in a memo.  "We can accomplish our enforcement mission without denying or limiting individuals' access to needed medical care, children access to their schools, the displaced access to food and shelter, people of faith access to their places of worship, and more."

The Editor says...
Here are a few words of feedback for Secretary Mayorkas:  [#1] The "displaced" are present in this country voluntarily.  We can safely presume that they knew it was illegal to cross the international border when they did so; thus, any inconvenience they suffer is their own fault.  [#2] The illegal immigrants you're so eager to serve (at taxpayers' expense) don't have a right to medical care, schools, food or shelter.  They are trespassers, not guests.  Whether they are sick, or hungry, or about to give birth, they should be swiftly deported.  The word will get around quickly.  [#3] "This principle is fundamental," Mr. Mayorkas.  If you had done your job, none of these unfortunate people would have made it into the U.S.

1,000 state troopers and Texas Rangers deploy to the border as 3,000 migrants prepare to arrive in days.  A unit of 1,000 state police officers and Texas Rangers assigned to monitor areas along the Lone Star State's 1,241 miles of border with Mexico is readying to guard against the next surge of migrants looking to defy President Joe Biden's administration.  A month has passed since Texas state law enforcement agents played a role in preventing some 15,000 migrants — mostly Haitians — from crossing the United States-Mexico border.  The state troopers and Rangers would be expected to do the same in the coming days, but with a smaller caravan of migrants predominantly led by Central Americans that is marching through southern Mexico toward the United States.

New Migrant Caravan Clashes With Mexican Feds Before March To U.S..  A caravan of thousands of migrants, mostly Haitian and Central Americans, started making their way to Mexico City with the intent of reaching the U.S. border.  Migrants clashed with immigration authorities and broke through blockades set in southern Mexico.  Officials estimate between 2,000 to 3,100 people formed the initial caravan over the weekend with additional migrants expected to join along the way, potentially swelling the group's size to 5,000, Noticieros Televisa reported.

Democrats Are Actively Seeking To Eradicate America's Unique Culture.  Right now, the open border is a national stab wound.  Democrats are deliberately keeping the wound open. [...] After all, they seem quite capable of defending turf when they want to.  When they actually care about protecting something — like themselves, for example — they're suddenly highly competent, fully capable of finding money and resources, and able to things done.  They built a wall.  That's one example.  They built it around the Capital Building, remember?  It was up and fully functional within days.  They also seem extremely good at keeping people out of certain areas when it's time to oversee vote-counting during an election, or when it's time to protect their personal homes or gated neighborhoods.  But when it's our homes or neighborhoods, suddenly they're flummoxed.  But why would they be doing it on purpose?  Answer:  to gain power.

Massive Illegal Immigrant Zombie Horde Barrels Right Through Mexican Forces, Heads Towards America.  A massive and organized migrant caravan is on its way from southern Mexico toward the U.S., and has already surged past a blockade by Mexican forces attempting to stop it from getting to the U.S.-Mexico border.  Organizers tell Fox News that there are thousands of migrants in the caravan, setting off from Tapachula, Mexico — some carrying American flags and signs with President Biden's name.  Tapachula is in the south of the country on the border with Guatemala.  The caravan is not merely a group of migrants congregating together, organizers made migrants who wished to participate in the caravan to register with a QR code on their phones or a web link to participate.

Nine months that shook the world:  A list of Biden's failures.  [For example,] The southern border.  While Biden all but said his hands were tied by Trump's agreement to take our troops out of Afghanistan, he felt no such need to continue the stay-in-Mexico policy for refugees that Trump successfully negotiated with the Mexican president.  The result is the ongoing crisis at the southern border.  Illegal crossings at that border have soared since January.  A record number — 1.7 million — have illegally entered the nation at that border so far in 2021.  They are unmasked and not checked to see if they are infected by the COVID-19 virus.

Border Patrol to fire up to 5K agents over vaccine mandate.  U.S. Border Patrol plans to fire agents who don't receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  According to reports on Friday, the agency is looking to enforce Joe Biden's federal vaccine mandate by the end of November.  They said those who refuse to do so without an approved religious or medical exemption could face action up to termination.  Critics have said this would only further complicate the crisis at the southern border, where over 1.5 million illegal immigrants have crossed in 2021 alone.  Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs (R) said he believes as many as 5,000 agents could separate from Border Patrol over the issue.

The Editor says...
Illegal aliens aren't required to have vaccinations, but the Border Patrol is.  To whom does that make any sense?

192,001 migrants caught in September; border notches one of worst years on record.  Homeland Security reported another 192,001 encounters with illegal immigrants on the southwestern border in September, topping off one of the worst fiscal years on record.  The monthly total marked a slight decline from July and August, which Customs and Border Protection touted as a needed improvement.  But the numbers were still startlingly bad for an administration that insists it has things under control along the boundary with Mexico.

Tens of thousands of Brazilians and Venezuelans illegally cross US-Mexico border.  Tens of thousands of migrants from South America have flown into Mexico and crossed into a remote part of Arizona since late summer, as word spreads far beyond Central America that the United States's southern border is penetrable, according to two people familiar with the change in migration trends.  More than 7,000 Brazilians and Venezuelans were encountered illegally crossing the border near Yuma in August, an unusually high number of people to come from countries outside the usual El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico, whose citizens most often flee to the U.S.

Why Is Biden Moving Refugees.  Not only does Biden prefer foreigners over his fellow Americans, he lacks the integrity to be transparent about it.  How else could one explain the fact that his administration is dispersing illegal aliens throughout the country via secret flights under cover of darkness?  If Americans supported allowing unchecked numbers of foreigners into the country, this kind of subterfuge would not be necessary.  To land these planes in broad daylight, however, would invite protests and images that would embarrass the Biden White House, like those from the shameful Afghanistan retreat and the more than 10,000 Haitians under that bridge in Del Rio, Texas.  So instead, untold numbers of foreigners are being dumped into communities while their citizens are asleep and none the wiser.  That is neither transparent, competent, nor compassionate.  Such chicanery creates another battle over states' rights versus federal authority, and the anti-border crowd's duplicity on the issue is predictable.  During the Trump Administration, "the resistance" was all-in for the cause of cities and states with sanctuary laws that harbor illegal aliens from deportation.

Levin: Migrant flights 'all about politics', targeting suburbs: 'They're not going to Newark or Camden'.  Fox News host Mark Levin said Tuesday [10/19/2021] he believes there is a clear geopolitical aspect to the Biden administration's secretive migrant flights and ensuing shuttling of illegal immigrants to suburban locations in the Mid-Atlantic and South.  Levin cited the New York Post's bombshell report from earlier in the week that revealed thousands of young migrants landing in the dead of night at Westchester Airport in White Plains, New York, where the passengers are then bused to various drop off points.  "Aren't you sick of government operating this way, under cover of dark — without the American people even knowing what's taking place?" Levin asked his audience on "The Mark Levin Show on Westwood One", calling out liberal mainstream newspapers for largely ignoring the situation.

Migrants using QR code to organize caravan headed toward Mexico City.  Migrants from Central American countries and Haiti are turning to technology to organize a caravan headed toward the country's capitol where they intend to ask immigration officials there for help establishing their refugee status to avoid getting deported from the country.  A QR code is being shared among migrants that links to an online consent form saying the person agrees to pay for their own travel expenses.  The announcement is in Spanish and Haitian Creole, according to the organization Pueblos Unidos Migrantes.  Most migrants are heading north from Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico after growing frustrated while waiting for permission from Mexico's National Institute for Migration to stay in the country as refugees.

Facebook users [are] allowed to share advice, tips on crossing border illegally.  Facebook has acknowledged it allows people to share information on how to immigrate illegally or be smuggled into the U.S., saying it crafted the policy to give them a shot at asylum and prevent them from relying on human traffickers.  The company made the admission in a private letter to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich.  Mr. Brnovich was stunned by the revelation and wrote a letter late last week to the Justice Department.  He asked U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to open an investigation into the social media giant and find a way to "stop its active encouragement and facilitation of illegal entry."

The definition of abet
Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 1939, page 2.

There's a Reason Why Most Don't Know About Joe Biden's Secret Flights.  We all know the border is a mess. [...] Of all the crises engulfing this White House, this one was avoidable.  Biden just decided to create a new one because a) he is a legitimate moron, and b) he wanted to show the Democratic base he wasn't Trump.  Well, Trump had it right on the border and nothing says failure than scurrying around a bunch of illegals in the dead of night to avoid the press.  For weeks, the Biden administration has been transporting illegal minors in the dead of night, but The New York Post did some digging around. [...] Send them home, Joe.  That's what you should do, but you won't.  You probably don't know what's going on, just like in Afghanistan, just like with your jobs plan, just like with spiking inflation, or the global supply chain crisis.  You don't know because you cannot do the job.  You're mentally too slow.  You're inept.  And you cannot do this from the basement.  Also, you need to answer questions.

GOP Rep. Tony Gonzales says 100,000 migrants are heading towards the US from Central America and 52 were stopped in Panama because of terrorism ties.  Texas Republican Rep. Tony Gonzalez said Monday [10/18/2021] that Panama foreign minister Erica Mouynes told him that as many as 100,000 migrants have crossed through her country on the way to the US, and 52 of those they apprehended had ties to al-Qaeda.  Speaking on the 'Real America' podcast with GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, the San Antonio congressman said the situation in Del Rio, Texas is the 'worst I've ever seen it.'  He said that Mouynes came to visit him and a number of other lawmakers to get word out about the coming onslaught.

Ted Cruz wants to ship illegal immigrants to Democratic states.  Tired of having Texas bear the brunt of the border crisis, Sen. Ted Cruz is proposing a different idea:  Ship newly arrived illegal immigrants to deep blue territories like New England or California, and see how they handle it.  He even proposed putting one of the new ports of entry for processing illegal immigrants in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, which is President Biden's vacation retreat.  The Republican senator on Tuesday [10/19/2021] announced his bill, the Stop the Surge Act, which he said would bring the border problems straight to "where Democrat elites host their cocktail parties."

Ted Cruz Introduces Bill That Would Send Illegal Immigrants To The Towns Of Rich White Liberals For Processing.  In the midst of the ongoing border crisis, Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz filed legislation on Tuesday that would establish processing centers for illegal immigrants in areas such as Martha's Vineyard and other Democrat-led communities.  Earlier this month, Cruz said:  "For the past ten months, President Biden and his administration have willingly surrendered the United States' southern border to dangerous criminal cartels, with no thought given to the South Texas border communities like McAllen and Del Rio, which are running low on resources from dealing with this massive influx of illegal immigrants[.]"  The legislation was introduced before Cruz made his statement.

In New York it's now illegal to threaten to report someone to ICE.  It is now illegal in New York to threaten to report someone's immigration status.  Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law last week a bill that classifies such threats as extortion or coercion.  Previously, such threats were treated as a crime solely in cases of labor and sex trafficking.  "This legislation will protect New Yorkers from bad actors who use extortion or coercion due to their immigration status, and make our state safer against vile threats and intimidation," Hochul said in a press release.  California, Colorado, Maryland and Virginia have enacted similar pieces of legislation.

Joe Biden Jetting Planeloads of Cabinet, Aides to Europe to Combat Climate Change.  Joe Biden will demonstrate his determination to fight climate change by flying more than a dozen Cabinet members across the Atlantic next week — in several passenger jets consuming tons of fossil fuels at high altitudes.  Plus, of course, Biden's own customized 747 Air Force One with remote-control window shades.  Biden will take the four-engine goliath another 2,450 miles to Rome and back for what seems like yet another monthly G-20 meeting.  And then, of course, when in Rome, the ardent abortion advocate will flaunt his Roman Catholic faith in an audience with Pope Francis, trying to snuff simmering rumors of his impending excommunication.  All this for the Democrat to show participants in the U.N.'s Climate Change Conference in Glasgow how all-in he is to save the global environment from the terrible things that other wanton humans are doing to cause and worsen global warming for their own ends.

Biden secretly flying underage migrants into NY in dead of night.  Planeloads of underage migrants are being flown secretly into suburban New York in an effort by President Biden's administration to quietly resettle them across the region, The [New York] Post has learned.  The charter flights originate in Texas, where the ongoing border crisis has overwhelmed local immigration officials, and have been underway since at least August, according to sources familiar with the matter.  Last week, The Post saw two planes land at the Westchester County Airport, where most of the passengers who got off appeared to be children and teens, with a small portion appearing to be men in their 20s.  Westchester County cops stood by as the passengers — whose flights arrived at 10:49 p.m.  Wednesday and 9:52 p.m.  Friday — got off and piled into buses.  Some of them were later seen meeting up with relatives or sponsors in New Jersey, or being dropped off at a residential facility on Long Island.

It's 28 dollars per capita.  What will that buy?  The added bureaucracy will cost more than that.
Biden administration provides $20 million to assist 700,000 migrants seeking asylum in US.  The U.S. government announced Friday it will provide more than $20 million to nearly 700,000 asylum seeks, refugees and vulnerable migrants in Central America and Mexico.  The additional funding, provided through the Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), will "help meet urgent humanitarian needs," and brings the total humanitarian assistance for Central America and Mexico to more than $331 million for Fiscal Year 2021, according to the state department's spokesperson Ned Price.

Lawrence Jones blasts Biden admin over border catastrophe: 'Get down here and do your job!'  'Fox & Friends" reporter Lawrence Jones described what is going on at the U.S. border involving the danger the cartels pose to the National Guard while bluntly telling the Biden administration to "get down here and do your job."  The Texas Department of Public Safety is reporting that suspected cartel members were taunting Texas National Guard troops and firing shots across the border at them in Roma, Texas this week, according to Fox News.  Lawrence Jones was on the ground with Texas officials getting a firsthand look at what was transpiring there.  "It was rough out there when it comes to what these National Guardsmen are dealing with as well the troopers on the ground," Jones stated.  "We can't confirm they are part of the cartel, we just know the cartel works with these people."

Border Agents Feel Hopeless: 'We're not making any difference'.  Morale among Border Patrol agents has plummeted to an all-time low as they struggle to process unprecedented volumes of illegal immigrants, while knowing they're unable to secure the border against cartel activity.  Many blame their own leadership for enabling it.  "Day after day, they just look like they want to eat their gun," an agent told The Epoch Times, referring to some local agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector, who he says are bearing the brunt of it.  "They just look like hell.  It's hard to put it — you just start seeing the life leaving people's faces."

Biden's Deputies Resign Over Chaotic Immigration Policy: 'Complete Lack Of Direction'.  A handful of open-border zealots and advocates of immigration enforcement as a deterrent have quit President Joe Biden's agencies amid infighting between the two camps over the president's chaotic and unpopular migration policies.  The political turmoil born out of the Haitian migrant caravan that gathered at a makeshift camp in Del Rio, Texas, laid bare the months-long internal rift between political appointees with vastly different views on immigration.

Biden to reimplement Trump's Remain in Mexico in November.  The Biden administration told the courts late Thursday that it plans to reimplement the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" policy in mid-November if it can get buy-in from the neighboring government.  The move comes after an initial victory by Texas and Missouri in a suit that argued the Biden administration too hastily withdrew the policy, under which the U.S. transported 70,000 asylum-seekers to Mexico to await a determination in their case.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has appealed the case and is working on a memo to rescind the program anew, but it is still required to reimplement what was formally termed the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) "in good faith."

The rise of the middle class migration:  South American families are flying to Mexico, getting a cab and crossing illegally into US, Yuma border chief claims.  While hundreds of thousands of poor migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. have trekked on foot from South and Central America in the last eight months, there has also been a rise in middle class migrants flooding the southern border.  These so-called middle class migrants often fly to Mexico's northern border on pre-planned flights and cross into the U.S. by cab or another car hire, a Border Patrol chief in Arizona told the Wall Street Journal.  'They got off the plane and went to a cab or to a bus,' Chris Clem, Border Patrol's chief patrol agent in Yuma, said.

CBP to Report Record of Nearly 2 Million Migrants Encountered in 2021.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection is set to report just under 2 million migrant encounters nationwide for the recently ended Fiscal Year 2021.  The number of migrants encountered by Border Patrol agents and CBP officers jumped 202 percent over the previous year's roughly 647,000.  CBP Officers and Border Patrol agents encountered nearly 1.96 million migrants nationwide during FY21 which ended on September 30, according to a highly placed source operating under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security.  A document from the agency reviewed by Breitbart Texas revealed the record-breaking level of migrant encounters along the U.S.-Mexico Border.

The Time Has Come To Nobly Save Or Meanly Lose.  Our country is being invaded by hundreds of thousands of persons of unknown character and health.  In addition to COVID, diseases unknown in the United States for decades are entering our shores.  The government is sending sociopaths, the mentally ill, and terrorists to live in our communities.  Our federal laws do not allow persons to enter the country unvetted.  Therefore, we must demand that the laws be faithfully executed and that Congress pass no new spending bills until the border is closed and an assessment can be made.

Leaked documents reveal shocking numbers of illegal migrants [are being] released into the U.S..  The number of illegal migrants released into the United States by the Biden administration is staggering.  Fox News obtained an exclusive story with documents from the Border Patrol.  They are being released with little or no supervision and no fear of deportation.  The fact is that no matter how many times DHS Secretary Mayorkas says the border is closed, the numbers don't lie.  Since March, at least 160,000 illegal migrants have been released into the United States.  There is a broad use of limited parole authority that made more than 30,000 migrants eligible for work permits since August.  To point to the obvious, that's 30,000 jobs taken from legal residents.

DHS drafts plan to allow fraudsters to keep citizenship.  The Homeland Security Department is circulating a draft proposal that would severely curtail its attempts to strip citizenship from people who were naturalized based on fraud.  The Washington Times saw a draft of the memo, from Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the heads of the three immigration agencies.  The memo says people might not apply for citizenship because they worry about losing it in the future.  "Naturalized citizens deserve finality and security in their rights as citizens," the memo says.  "Department policies should not cause a chilling effect or barriers for lawful permanent residents seeking to naturalize."

DHS Chief Orders ICE to End Mass Raids of Workplaces of Suspected Illegal Aliens.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas issued a memo Tuesday [10/12/2021] ordering immigration and border agents to stop raids and arrests at workplaces of suspected illegal aliens.  "The deployment of mass worksite operations, sometimes resulting in the simultaneous arrest of hundreds of workers, was not focused on the most pernicious aspect of our country's unauthorized employment challenge: exploitative employers," Mayorkas said in the three-page memo.  "These highly visible operations misallocated enforcement resources while chilling, and even serving as a tool of retaliation for, worker cooperation in workplace standards investigations."  The memo [...] calls the agencies to shift their focus toward "unscrupulous employers who exploit the vulnerability of undocumented workers."

DHS Secretary:  As Many as 12,000 Illegal Haitian Immigrants Released Into the US in Recent Days.  Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said on Sept. 26 that a significant number of Haitian illegal immigrants who had amassed along the U.S.-Mexico border last week are being released into the United States.  About 12,400 of 17,000 Haitians are having their cases heard by immigration courts, Mayorkas said, adding that some 5,000 are being processed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  Only about 3,000 are in detention, he said.  "Approximately, I think it's about 10,000 or so, 12,000," Mayorkas told "Fox News Sunday" when he was asked about the number of Haitian illegal aliens who have been released into the interior of the United States.  The number could rise as 5,000 more cases are processed, he said.

Leaked Biden Admin Border Patrol Docs Show 'Mass Release' Of 160,000 Illegal Immigrants.  Leaked documents from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) obtained by Fox News' Bill Melugin show that the Biden administration initiated a "mass release" of 160,000 illegal immigrants into the United States beginning in March amid a record-setting number of border crossings — and 70,000 of those releases happened in the last two months.  "At least 160,000 illegal immigrants have been released into the U.S., often with little to no supervision, by the Biden administration since March — including a broad use of limited parole authorities to make more than 30,000 eligible for work permits since August," according to Fox News. 'The documents give a partial snapshot into how the Biden administration has been releasing enormous numbers of migrants into the U.S., often with little to no oversight, supervision or immediate risk of deportation."  Melugin posted some of the documents on Twitter, and they appear to show that the U.S. government has released around 90,000 asylum seekers, who crossed the border illegally and eventually encountered CBP, with "notices to report" — a demand letter that requires the immigrants to check in with an Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office when they settle in an American city and begin the asylum process.

The Editor says...
Ri-i-i-ight.  They'll either "begin the asylum process," or they'll begin the disappearance process.

Leaked Border Patrol docs show mass release of illegal immigrants into US by Biden administration.  At least 160,000 illegal immigrants have been released into the U.S., often with little to no supervision, by the Biden administration since March — including a broad use of limited parole authorities to make more than 30,000 eligible for work permits since August, Border Patrol documents obtained by Fox News show.  The documents give a partial snapshot into how the Biden administration has been releasing enormous numbers of migrants into the U.S., often with little to no oversight, supervision or immediate risk of deportation.  Since March 20, at least 94,570 illegal immigrants have been released into the U.S. with Notices to Report.  Those who receive such a notice are only required to check in with an ICE office when they get to their final destination — which could be anywhere across the country.  Those who check in are not deported or detained as their immigration proceedings move forward.

Orchestrated crisis to bring tens of thousands of people to southern border in coming weeks.  Tens of thousands of migrants from other countries are making their way north to the southern border, an open border activist and government officials warn.  Irineo Mujica, Director of Pueblo Sin Fronteras, an NGO that provides "shelter and safety to migrants and refugees in transit" and accompanies them "in their journey," says a new Haitian caravan is making its way to the U.S. border from Tapachula, Mexico.  He also says 800 Haitians and Central Americans are crossing the Guatemalan border every day making their way north.  The Haitian caravan is supposed to leave around Oct. 25 from Mexico, with or without clearance from Mexico, he says.

DHS secretary orders ICE to stop targeting illegal immigrants at jobs.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas issued new orders Tuesday halting ICE from going after large numbers of illegal immigrants at job sites, saying it is a waste of resources and actually helps unscrupulous employers abuse unauthorized workers.  Mr. Mayorkas said he wants his department's three immigration agencies to come up with new strategies to target employers while leaving the illegal immigrants unscathed.  But those solutions are in the future.  For now, he said, "mass worksite operations" must cease.

Migrant Caravan Activist Says They Are 'Ready For War'.  A new Haitian caravan is headed for the United States in 20 states and the man leading them says they are prepared for "war."  The migrant caravan advocate who is in Southern Mexico says that his group is going to head to the U.S. border from Tapachula around Oct. 25, a Border Report translation said.  "We are leaving in 20 days," Irineo Mujica said in a video shared on Tuesday on social media.  "We prefer to march with (travel) papers. [...] And this time, with papers or without papers, we are ready for war.  If the National Guard comes and they are cowardly enough to beat women and children, let them prepare because God's hand is with us."

The Editor says...
If God's hand is with you, why do you have to move to the U.S.?

Biden Admin Cancels Border Wall Contracts As U.S. Expects Record Surge In Illegal Immigration.  Democrat President Joe Biden's administration announced on Friday that it is canceling multiple contracts to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border as U.S. Border Patrol braces for a record surge in illegal immigration in October.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the Biden administration will "cancel the remaining border barrier contracts located within U.S. Border Patrol's (USBP) Laredo Sector and all border barrier contracts located in the Rio Grande Valley Sector." [...] The Biden administration's announcement comes just days after reports that the administration is expecting a surge of up to 400,000 migrants attempting to illegally cross the southern border in October — nearly double the 21-year record broken in July, when over 210,000 migrants illegally crossed the southern border.  The day after the news broke of the expected surge in illegal immigration, Rodney Scott, the Biden administration's former chief of the United States Border Patrol, revealed that the Biden administration had "shut down" investments in new technology to secure the border.

Exposing the Left's Border Scam Is Now a 'Hate Crime'.  Like Prohibition-era bootleggers unloading barrels of whiskey in broad daylight, the anti-borders Left has been flouting the law in public for decades as it enables a vast and profitable human trafficking operation through south Texas.  In today's gaslit, no-accountability culture, the problem isn't finding the crime, but in naming the perpetrators and exposing their motives.  Financial gain is obviously a big incentive in the immigration scam against America.  Numerous beneficiaries include the cartels that traffic the people, "charities" that get a piece of the action for moving the human cargo throughout the country, and stateside businesses that reap the benefit of cheap foreign labor.  These parties seem largely indifferent to being called out for their roles in the scam.  It comes from a confidence in knowing that, regardless of who knows what, the operation will roll on without so much as a speed bump.

Mexican cartels firing machine guns across the Rio Grande at National Guard troops.  I believe that there's a word for a situation in which munitions are fired across an international border aimed at troops defending that border.  It is a "war."  Fox News' Bill Melugin — the preeminent journalist on the story of our southern border — captured video of tracer rounds at night coming across the Rio Grande, and the taunts that accompanied them.

Clearly an act of war:
Mexican cartel fires a machine gun across the border into the US with bullets zipping above a National Guard observation post as migrants flood in.  Suspected members of a Mexican cartel were caught on video firing multiple rounds of bullets across the border into Texas on Thursday [10/7/2021].  The footage was captured by a reporter amid reports that Texas National Guard members in Starr County have seen cartel gunfights increase near the border recently.  Fox's Bill Melugin, who claimed to have seen everything, added that the National Guardsmen were not certain whether this was a shootout or just meant to intimidate.

Arizona border just as 'out of control' as Texas, Gov. Doug Ducey warns.  Texas has been the center of the border crisis, but Arizona is also in peril and bearing the brunt of Mexican cartels' smuggling of people into the United States at record-high levels, its governor said.  "What's already happening in Yuma is reflective of what's happening on the Texas border," Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said in an interview with the Washington Examiner in Mission, Texas.  "Arizona is a border state.  We faced this before, but we've never faced a crisis this large in 21 years."

Biden apologizes to Haiti, but not Americans, for Haitian land invasion of United States.  You may not have liked his 'mean' tweets or his demeanor on the national or global stage, but one thing extremely positive about Donald Trump is that he was the most "America First" president we've had since Ronald Reagan.  Everything Trump did, policy wise, was done in regard to how it would first benefit America and Americans.  Never once did he put other people or other countries' interests ahead of ours.  And for that, nearly 75 million people voted to reelect him last fall, the most ever for a Republican nominee (we can talk some other time about the phony 81 million votes Joe Biden allegedly got).  But speaking of Biden, the 'America First' policies are gone with Trump, and it's obvious in everything the mind-addled 'president' does.

69 Percent of Hispanics Disapprove of Biden's Handling of Immigration.  Amid the border crisis, which escalated last week with the apprehension of over ten thousand Haitian migrants, President Biden has fallen out of favor with the majority of Hispanic Americans over his handling of immigration policy.  Sixty-nine percent of Hispanics disapprove of Biden's handling of immigration, while only 23 percent approve, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday [10/6/2021].  As for the Biden administration's handling of deportations of illegal aliens, 41 percent of Hispanic respondents say it is "not aggressive enough" while 20 percent say Biden has been "acting appropriately."  As thousands of Haitian migrants have been released into the country, under the pretense that they will return for a court date in a couple of years to have their asylum cases adjudicated, many Republican lawmakers predict that they will disappear into the interior, if historical patterns hold.

More than 400,000 sneaked over southern border and got away in past year, former Border Patrol head says.  The U.S. Border Patrol reported more than 400,000 people who illegally crossed the border were able to get away without being arrested over just the past 12 months, according to the agency's previous leader.  "We have over 400,000 documented gotaways, people or incidents, where people cross the border, got away this last year," former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott said in an interview that aired on Fox News Tuesday evening [10/5/2021].

Ugandan Family That Paid 5k To Mexican Smugglers Caught On Cam Being Escorted Onto Plane Without IDs.  From 100 Percent Fed Up:  On July 15, retired ICE Special Agent Victor Avila bought a ticket to fly on an American Airlines partner, One World from McAllen, TX.  While waiting in a room filled with illegal aliens waiting to be shipped to their new homes in various communities across America, he struck up a conversation with a woman from Uganda.  According to Victor Avila, "The women from Uganda spoke perfect English and was more than happy to share" information on how she made it from Uganda to the United States.  The Ugandan woman, who was preparing to board the American Airlines flight in McAllen, TX, told Avila that she, her husband, and toddler were headed for Portland, Oregon.  Victor asked her how they got from Uganda to McAllen, Texas?  The Ugandan woman explained that she and her family flew directly from Uganda to Mexico City, Mexico, where they met with a smuggler who they paid $5,000 per family member to secure their passage across the Mexican border to Texas.  [Video clip]

Biden's Migrant Crisis Is Getting People Killed.  Recent reports indicate that a significant number of migrants attempting to make the journey to the southern border have died along the way.  The issue is migrants attempting to make it to the southern border by walking through the Darien Gap, which CBS News describes as "a 60-mile stretch of lawless jungle."  Migrants are traveling through the Darien Gap to reach Panama, and from there, continue on to the southern border.  The report notes that "at least 50 bodies have reportedly been found this year, but the real death toll is estimated to be four times higher."  The Darien Gap is particularly dangerous due to harsh conditions — especially in summer weather — and the presence of cartels and gangs, who prey upon those seeking to gain entry to the United States.

Noncitizen Voting in Vermont [is] Part of Democrats' 'Long Game'.  Noncitizens will be able to vote in two Vermont cities as part of a growing national trend, unless lawsuits prevent new laws from taking effect.  The cities of Montpelier, with about 7,375 residents, and Winooski, with about 7,335, both will allow noncitizens to vote in local elections for offices such as mayor, city council, and school board.  Related changes to the two city charters required the approval of voters as well as the state's Democrat-controlled Legislature, which in June overrode a veto by Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican.  "These are very liberal cities with progressive Democrats," Rob Roper, president of the Ethan Allen Institute, a free-market think tank based in Montpelier, told The Daily Signal.

Unsustainable.  At the end of September, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas issued a memo to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials laying out new guidelines for enforcing immigration law.  Mayorkas's memo would exempt from deportation most illegal immigrants who entered the United States before November 2020 unless they had some connection to terrorism or had engaged in serious criminal conduct.  The new approach could both worsen problems at the southern border and make a badly needed political settlement on immigration harder to attain.  The word "immigrant" does not occur once in Mayorkas's memo.  Instead, he classifies illegal immigrants as "undocumented noncitizens."  Mayorkas declares that "the fact an individual is a removable noncitizen therefore should not alone be the basis of an enforcement action against them."  Under the terms of the memo, someone being in the country illegally would not be sufficient reason for the federal government to pursue deportation.

Texas braces for surge of 60,000 Haitian migrants.  State officials are bracing for what could be the largest surge of migrants ever to attempt to enter the country illegally from Mexico, weeks after thousands of Haitians did so.  While border security falls under the federal government's responsibility, the Biden administration has significantly reined in the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  This has resulted in fewer deportations and many people being released into the United States after illegally crossing the border, potentially incentivizing more illegal migration.  Overwhelmed Border Patrol agents have been pulled from the border to process people in custody, leaving the border unguarded in many regions.

Catch-and-release at border up more than 430,000% in August.  What a difference a year makes on the border.  In August 2020, the Trump administration managed something stunning.  Border Patrol agents caught more than 47,000 illegal immigrants and immediately released just 10 of them into the interior.  This August, under President Biden, the Border Patrol made more than 195,000 arrests and released 43,941 people — an increase of more than 430,000%.  Security experts say that's the difference between a secure border and an unprecedented migrant surge.

Lucky us:  Illegal alien militants plan more obnoxious protests.  At a time when illegals are surging to the border in historic numbers, and public support for amnesty is collapsing, it would seem logical for illegal alien amnesty activists to just lie low.  But nope, they've decided that now's about the time to step up the obnoxious, disruptive protests, along with harassment of U.S. elected officials.  And if things go as they've always gone, it will once again be to their grief.

Guess what else showed up in the reconciliation bill for illegal aliens.  I suppose we should have seen this one coming, particularly considering the malarkey that the Democrats have been trying to shovel into the so-called reconciliation bill from day one.  After failing twice to convince the Senate Parliamentarian to allow some form of general amnesty for illegal aliens as part of what is supposed to be a spending bill, some actual spending has now shown up.  Only this facet also represents a significant policy change, and possibly an illegal one at that.  Stowed away in the bill is a provision that would allow anyone residing in the United States who provides an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to apply for the Child Tax Credit.  Currently, all filers are required to provide a Social Security Number.

Border Patrol Union's Judd: 'I've Never Seen the Morale Any Lower than It Is Right Now'.  Even though President Joe Biden has been in office only eight-and-a-half months, his policies have had a remarkably negative impact on the morale of the Border Patrol, according to National Border Patrol Council president Brandon Judd.  During an interview [...] Judd, whose organization is the Border Patrol's union, said he had never seen morale any lower than right now and blamed Biden directly.

Between Afghanistan and Immigration, Have We Ever Had a Less Competent President?  [Scroll down]  The second completely self-generated Biden crisis is immigration.  As with many other issues, it's now apparent that more than anything else, Biden's goal was to undo what former President Donald Trump had done on immigration.  The dominant far-left activist wing of his party had campaigned on open borders.  This is not a concept that sane people find comforting.  Countries need borders.  Biden claims to understand this, but his actions to date have destroyed the border security measures in place when he took office.  To recap, when Trump first took office, the southern border was in crisis.  Human smugglers and left-wing activists realized there was no need to sneak across our border; if a migrant showed up and claimed political asylum and a fear of persecution in their home country, we would release them to an American community until a hearing could be held.  The vast majority would then never show up for the hearing.  Our goodwill was abused by those seeking to game our system.

Democrats need better arguments for their agenda than 'Orange Man Bad'.  Incautiously, Democrats plunged into policymaking without making anything like cognizable policy arguments.  Trump had reduced illegal immigration by extending walls on the Mexican border and persuading Mexico's president to hold asylum-seekers in Mexico until their (usually baseless) claims could be ruled on.  Both policies were ditched on Day 1 of the Biden administration.  The policy argument:  "Orange man bad."  Now, we see the easily predictable results.  Border apprehensions are headed toward 2 million this year — the highest since the 1998-2000 boom years.  So-called asylum-seekers from Central America have been joined by Middle Easterners, Africans and, most recently, by some 20,000 Haitians, previously settled in Chile and Brazil, huddled under a bridge heading to Del Rio, Texas.  Vice President Kamala Harris' pathetic plea, "Don't come," has been overwhelmed by the evidence that most of those who do come illegally are ushered into the United States and told to meet court dates that everyone knows most won't.  The likely result is something like 1 million new illegal immigrants in the United States this year.

DHS Prepared for Worst-Case October Scenario in Which 400,000 Illegal Migrants Pour Across Border.  DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas asked department officials if they were prepared for a "worst-case" scenario in which 400,000 illegal immigrants rushed across the southern border in the month of October alone, according to reporting from NBC.  Such a massive inflow of migrants across the southern border would have smashed the records for the most illegal immigration in one month, which Biden's administration broke in July with 210,000 migrants entering the United States.  Mayorkas was concerned with the pending termination of Title 42, a public health authority implemented by the Trump administration that allowed quick expulsion of illegals on account of the coronavirus.  A liberal judge had ordered the Biden administration to cease use of Title 42 in September, with the ruling taking effect on Thursday [9/30/2021].  However, at the last minute, a federal appeals court upheld the legality of Title 42, keeping it in place.

Isn't this what the telephone is for?
Biden aides dispatched to Haiti for listening tour as 60,000 migrants head toward border.  Two senior U.S. diplomats met face to face with leaders in Haiti this week as the Biden administration looks to stabilize its approach to the island nation and calm pressures from home.  Brian Nichols, President Joe Biden's newly confirmed assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, and Juan Gonzalez, National Security Council senior director, arrived in Port-au-Prince Thursday [9/30/2021] after a stop in Miami.  There, they met with Haitian and Cuban American leaders to discuss the challenges facing both of their countries.

DHS fears up to 400,000 migrants could cross the border in October.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas reportedly asked his officials whether the department was ready to handle the possibility of up to 400,000 migrants, nearly double the 21-year high seen in July, crossing the border in October.  Despite public attempts to appear in control of the situation at the southwest border, a phone call between Mayorkas and senior officials earlier this week shows a Biden administration scrambling to contain a growing crisis.  Mayorkas asked on the call if the border was ready for a worst-case scenario of 350,000 to 400,000 migrants crossing the border next month, two DHS officials told NBC.

New Mayorkas memo effectively opens the border.  Anyone who's an economic migrant looking for a job can come in now.  There won't be any more instant deportations on COVID, or even recent-crosser grounds.  No need for the family thing anymore, no need to travel in families or send a child in alone; you can be a single, military-aged young man traveling alone, and you can break into the U.S. and still find yourself at to the bottom of the enforcement priority list.  A deportation won't happen.  What's more, Mayorkas says every migrant they apprehend, assuming they will do that at all, needs to be fully vetted and background-checked for terrorist, espionage, and criminal proclivities before becoming a priority for deportation.  Good luck with that.

Destroying America, Overtly or Covertly.  It's almost laughable to hear some in the liberal media claim we have a "moral obligation" to help immigrants when we are ignoring the plight of women in Afghanistan and so many other areas to which the word "moral" might rightly be attached.  Reaction to the open border has been as predictable as the coming of the fall season.  Some Democratic progressives shout "racism" because the latest flood includes Haitians.  Signs rapidly appear.  Some say, "Stop deportation now!" Where did the signs come from?  Who are the people carrying them, and where do they come from?  Is someone paying them?  The media never ask these questions.  Illegal immigrants are not only attracted by low-paying jobs, but by lots of free stuff, like access to health care and public schools, all paid for by American taxpayers.  If a pregnant noncitizen gives birth on U.S. soil, her child instantly becomes a U.S. citizen with all the benefits of full citizenship.  One of the few political leaders responding to this crisis is Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican.  Abbott has ordered state police to close off parts of the border because the migrants are violating Texas law.  For this, he is being pilloried and even sued by the Biden administration, though the White House announced just recently that it would swiftly begin to deport Haitian migrants flooding into Del Rio, Texas.  But where's Vice President Kamala Harris, who was assigned to fix our border crisis?

Panama warns of looming Haitian migrant wave, tens of thousands on the way.  Nearly 30,000 Haitian migrants have already made their way over the U.S.-Mexico border in recent weeks, but Panama's foreign minister says far more are on their way — and she has been sounding the alarm for months.  In a new interview with Axios, Foreign Minister Erika Mouynes said that since the beginning of 2021 more than 85,000 Haitians have crossed through Panama and that she believes "they all are heading toward the U.S."

Border Crisis Update For September 29, 2021.  Both the Biden Administration and his [director] of "Homeland Security" seem to view illegal aliens as a precious resource that they must avoid deporting at all costs.  [Numerous tweets]

Border Patrol Breaks All-Time Migrant Apprehension Record in 2021.  With less than 48 hours left in Fiscal Year 2021, the Border Patrol has already surpassed the total number of migrant apprehensions made in any year along the southwest border since the agency's inception in 1924.  A source within Customs and Border Protection notes the unofficial apprehension record shows more than 1,646,000 for the year as of Wednesday [9/29/2021].  The total reflects arrests made within the nine southwest Border Patrol Sectors from California to Texas.  According to CBP, the previous record stood since 2000 when 1,643,679 were arrested.

Ted Cruz Points Out What's Been Missing From the Senate Judiciary Committee.  During a working session on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) berated Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin for refusing to hold a single hearing about the catastrophe continuing to unfold at the U.S. southern border with Mexico.  [Tweet]  During a speech on the Senate floor late last week, Cruz detailed the impact unfettered illegal immigration is having on Texas communities.  "When I was in Del Rio, the 700 people under the bridge had become 10,503.  That's what the total was the day I was there.  10,503 packed in deplorable conditions.  They'd already crossed into the United States.  They were packed under that bridge because the Border Patrol lacks the capacity to process anything close to that number.  Within a couple more days, the 10,503 had become 15,000 people.  That's unprecedented.  To put that in perspective, the city of Del Rio has a population of 35,000 people — nearly half the population of Del Rio was under that bridge," Cruz said.

Biden administration trying again to end 'Remain in Mexico' policy.  The Biden administration has not given up on doing away with the so-called "Remain in Mexico" policy known officially as the Migrant Protection Protocols, despite being ordered by a court to reinstate the program implemented by former President Trump.  The policy requires asylum seekers at the southern border to remain in Mexico while they await hearings to determine their eligibility and status, rather than allowing a release of migrants into the U.S.  The Biden administration first attempted to end the program in June but was sued by Texas and Missouri.  Those states' attorneys general argued that ending the policy was harmful to the country and that the way it was terminated was illegal.

Decoding the Democrat Fantasy of Open Borders.  [Scroll down]  The left knows that they have been emphatically rejected in the arena of ideas.  There is no place on the earth that can boast of sustained prosperity under a left-wing regime.  Since they cannot win red states, they have devised a plan to dilute the impact of Republican voters by flooding the country with impoverished and unskilled migrants.  These individuals may end up partially or totally dependent upon taxpayers' funds all their life.  The left gives them welfare money enough to keep their heads above the water.  The grateful migrants become lifelong Democrat voters.  The older residents are branded as 'deplorables' and they need not be won over; they are just replaced with new Democrat voters.  This is the only way the Democrats can permanently remain in power. [...] This would explain why migrants are clandestinely bussed to red states.  The illegal immigrant may well agree to work for lower than minimum wage, which is a blessing for big businesses, who are Democrat donors.

DeSantis Moves To Stop Biden From Flooding Florida With Illegal Aliens.  Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday announced new actions that his administration is taking to stop Democrat President Joe Biden from flooding the state with illegal aliens from the crisis that Biden created on the U.S.-Mexico border. [...] DeSantis has previously pressed the Biden administration to provide transparency concerning where they are shipping the illegal aliens in the state, and the administration refused to respond.

Florida Sues Biden Administration Over Release of Illegal Immigrants.  The Biden administration's repeated release of illegal immigrants has drawn a legal challenge from the state of Florida.  Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, a Republican, sued the federal government over its "catch-and-release" policy, which has led to the freeing of over 225,000 illegal immigrants this year.  The lawsuit primarily concerns the treatment of immigrants seeking asylum, which is granted in cases where authorities rule they have a legitimate fear of persecution based on their race, religion, or several other reasons.  Federal law requires the government to detain the asylum seekers until authorities rule on their case.  But under President Joe Biden, it has released at least 225,000 illegal immigrants, including asylum seekers, so far, according to Customs and Border Protection data.  "Releasing this many arriving aliens into the interior necessarily means that the government is violating congressional commands in the immigration laws," the 23-page suit, filed in federal court in Pensacola, states.

Florida sues Biden administration over catch-and-release policy, alleging violation of federal law.  The state of Florida is suing the Biden administration over its "illegal" catch-and-release policies at the Southern Border, saying they cause harm to the state's "quasi-sovereign interests," while claiming officials are either in violation of federal immigration law, or simply abusing their authority.  Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody filed the suit against the administration Tuesday, as part of a joint effort with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to "uphold the rule of law despite the Biden administration's decision to violate the law."  The suit was filed in the Pensacola Division of the Northern District of Florida.  Moody is not seeking a preliminary injunction.  The defendants in the suit are the Department of Homeland Security, its component agencies, like Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), as well as Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, top officials from ICE, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  The attorney general is also suing the United States itself.

Biden DHS Secretary Opposes Wall Because It's A "Proud Tradition" For People To Cross Border Illegally For Asylum.  During a Sunday morning [9/26/2021] interview with far-left Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, Biden DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the Biden administration opposes the border wall because it's a "proud tradition" for the United States to let people in illegally through the southern border.  "Why did you allow them in the country in the first place?  Why didn't you build — forgive me — a wall?  Or a fence, from stopping this flood of people from coming across the dam.  It looks like a highway when they cross the Rio Grande," Wallace asked.  The response from Mayorkas was simply mindblowing.  "It is the policy of this administration that we do not agree with the building of the wall.  The law provides that individuals can make a claim for humanitarian relief, that is actually one of our proudest traditions," he said.

Democrats' Budget 'Plan B' Would Give Amnesty to at Least 7M Illegal Aliens.  A plan being worked on by Senate Democrats would slip amnesty for roughly seven million illegal aliens into a filibuster-proof budget reconciliation package, a new analysis finds.  This month, Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough rejected a plan by Democrats to include an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens into a reconciliation package, which would only need majority support in the Senate.

Didn't anyone see the 14,000 Haitians?  Last week, we had dinner with Mexican friends who said two things about the border crisis.  First, they commented that Mexicans are sick and tired of foreigners walking through their country.  Second, our friends are not the only ones asking how the Haitians got to the US.  After all, it is a "long walk" to go from Guatemala to Del Rio, Texas. [...] How did this happen in a country where "federales" search bus stations for Central Americans going north?  To be fair, Mexicans enjoy a lot of freedom but illegal immigrants have always had a hard time evading the authorities.  Just talk to any Central American who's had to endure the interviews and intimidation of Mexican authorities.  Young women are especially scared to death of being seen at stores or bus depots.  One young woman from El Salvador told me that women avoid talking to give away their accents.  So how did 14,000 black Haitians walk through Mexico?  They don't speak Spanish and they sure look different.  There aren't a lot of black Mexicans.  Who helped them?  Well, someone did and my friends in Mexico fear that criminal elements are behind it all.  They charge to move people and probably pay off a few authorities on the walk north.

Does Biden Believe That Laws Should Only Be Observed Selectively?  Biden's lawlessness is particularly acute and painful on our Southern border.  Immediately after becoming president, old Joe halted Trump's border wall construction and, more or less openly, invited illegals to swarm in.  As part of this, he halted congressionally approved spending on the wall.  Some legal experts believe this broke the law. [...] Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who sued the Biden administration, said, ["]President Biden's outright refusal to enforce the law is exacerbating an unprecedented border crisis.  By failing to take custody of criminal aliens and giving no explanation for this reckless policy change, the Biden administration is demonstrating a blatant disregard for Texans' and Americans' safety.["]

Thousands of mostly Haitian migrants traverse Panama on way to United States.  Up to 4,000 migrants, most of them Haitians, have passed through the treacherous jungles of the Darien Gap in Panama on the Colombian border as they make their way north to the United States, two Panamanian government sources said.  An impromptu camp arose in recent weeks on the U.S.-Mexican border that included Haitians, adding to President Joe Biden's migration policy headaches.  At its peak on Sept. 18 there were some 15,000 people there as Haitians flee economic, political and social chaos in their homeland.

The Symptoms of Our Insanity.  In the fiscal year 2021-22, how could an anticipated two million illegal aliens simply swarm the border, illegally cross it, continue to reside in the United States illegally, and do so in a time of a pandemic without either a COVID-19 test or vaccination?  Who has unilaterally decided that U.S. executive officials could forsake their oaths to enforce existing laws, and simply decide to nullify American immigration law?  Are we a neo-Confederacy in which the nullification of federal law is now normal, whether at the border or in some 550 sanctuary jurisdictions?  Most of the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens have headed northward in response to the wink-and-nod open borders advocacy of Joe Biden and his brag that he had stopped all construction of the supposedly impractical replacement and new sections of the border wall — whose current cessation point doubled as the start-off point of the current mass influx.

Life along the border collapses as Biden fiddles.  Take all of the imagery you have seen of the over 14,000 Haitian migrants camped under an international bridge in the small Texas border town of Del Rio and add the complications of disease, public excrement, unbearable heat, and heightened frustrations.  It has led to violence that has injured Border Patrol officers.  Now close your eyes and imagine it is 100 times worse.  Because that's what it is, said Texas Rep. Tony Gonzales, the freshman Republican who represents 42% of the border.  The overwhelmed city of Del Rio had been in a rapidly deteriorating crisis situation when illegal immigrants first began surging into the community in January, but Gonzales now says the situation here is a "Category 5" and that the environment is unlike anything he has ever seen before.  "I arrived here today to pure chaos," he said.  "I've never seen it in this environment.  There literally is no border left."

Anatomy of a Hoax.  The Haitian migrant crisis is another catastrophe in a series of disasters that plagues the beleaguered Harris-Biden administration.  There were harrowing images and videos of Haitian migrants wading across the top of a dam over the Rio Grande River to get to Texas.  There was also footage of over fifteen thousand migrants crowding in what appeared to be a makeshift migrant camp under the International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas.  Whenever a crisis arises, the first instinct of the Democrats is not to resolve the problem.  They instead focus on punishing the messenger, blocking the story, and spinning the narrative to distract.  They know they can rely on their myriad lackeys in the mainstream media to spin any story to their advantage.  A day after the videos were made public, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) brought in a two-week flight restriction over Del Rio, Texas.  This enabled them to block the Fox News drone from taking videos of immigrants under the bridge after mass border crossing by thousands of Haitians.  Embarrassed by the resulting controversy, the outrageous order later was rescinded.  But that was just not enough, they desperately needed another angle to distract from this obvious catastrophe.

Governor Abbott to Border Patrol officers:  If you are fired, I'll hire you.  [Governor] Abbott was a guest on Fox News Sunday [9/26/2021] and host Chris Wallace asked his thoughts on Biden's witchhunt against the horse patrol.  Even the photographer who took the pictures that originally went viral on social media and sparked the Democrats' disinformation campaign against Border Patrol in Del Rio clarified that he saw no one whipping or "strapping" migrants as they came to the shore of the Rio Grande River.  "Strapping" is the word used by Biden on Friday to justify an investigation.  Abbott's face turned visibly angry and he said that if any officers are fired, he will hire the horse patrol officers.  He rightly accused both Mayorkas and Biden of failing to "secure the sovereignty of the United States."

Biden White House's lies [are] a matter of life and death.  Lie 1:  The southern border is closed.  No, it's wide open, by design, and yet Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Vice President Kamala Harris keep telling us, "The border is closed."  We can see with our own eyes, mainly thanks to Fox News, that illegal immigrants from all over the world are flooding in from Mexico, under the watchful gaze of Border Patrol agents who have been ordered to stand down. [...] Lie 2:  Border Patrol agents on horseback "whipped" Haitian migrants.  After trying to stop Fox News' drone from filming the makeshift refugee camp under the Del Rio bridge, the Biden administration realized it had an optics problem.  So Border Patrol was given permission to stop the flood of migrants who were crossing the Rio Grande.  They used horses as crowd control on the rocky riverbank.  If they had not done so, it is unlikely Mayorkas would have been able to clear the migrant camp by Friday, as Biden had instructed.  Twitter activists seized on an image of the operation to falsely accuse the agents of strapping the migrants with horse whips.  What they said were whips were reins.  The administration's rush to judgment was shameful.  The agents were taken off active duty pending an investigation and horse patrols were suspended, thus removing one of the last remaining tools to secure the border.

Abandoned IDs found at US border show Haitian migrants held Chilean refugee status: report.  Amid the Biden administration's ongoing border crisis, it appears a number of Haitian migrants held Chilean refugee status, according to abandoned ID cards found at the United States-Mexico border near where more than 15,000 migrants camped under the Del Rio bridge in Texas.  As reported previously by The Post Millennial, the mass congregation of Haitian migrants previously lived and worked in Latin American countries as refugees, mainly Chile and Brazil.  The migrants generally had access to housing and gainful employment, but decided to move to the United States for opportunity there.  According to immigration experts, the Haitian migrants believed President Joe Biden "opened the border so we decided we could upgrade our lifestyle."

Border Chaos Reflects Migrants' Home Countries.  The United States and Mexico share the largest border between a first and third world country on earth, and Mexico has long been a source of significant illegal immigration.  Poverty, high crime, and social problems on the Mexican side lead naturally to movement north, absent strong efforts to prevent it.  Think of it as demographic osmosis.  Someone not paying attention might assume, therefore, that the large camps of immigrants appearing suddenly on the U.S.-Mexican border are made up of Mexicans.  But the presence of so many different nationalities — Salvadorans, Guatemalans, Middle Easterners, Africans, and now Haitians — is a product of the interplay of refugee law and Mexico's function as a transit point.  Once the migrants make it into the United States, they can claim asylum.  Mexico now permits them to transit, though they used to take a harder line, worried about the economic competition with their own people already living in the United States, as well as the impact of such migrants on Mexico itself.

Top Republican:  Biden releasing Haitian migrants with 'virtually no chance' they'll report to ICE.  New York Republican Rep. John Katko, ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, told Just the News that he's "looking into" whether the Biden Administration's decision to release thousands of migrants without court dates is a violation of law.  The released migrants were reportedly asked to report to Immigration and Customs Enforcement but only a small percentage followed through.  The administration recently allowed the release of an unknown number of Haitian migrants without court dates.  "What the current immigration policy is, is they don't get a court date before they get released," Katko said Friday on Capitol Hill.  "That's what this administration has decided to do.  What they've basically said is, they get a piece of paper saying in six months or whatever, call this number, and we'll tell you when your court date is.  And so obviously, 90 to 99% of them will not do that, and that's a huge problem."  Katko was asked if the Biden administration's actions are in violation of the law or an administrative issue.  "I think it's more of an administrative prerogative, technically, but it's a good question, whether it's a violation of law, we're looking into it, but it's not clear," he replied.

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What's the definition of a "Top Republican?"

DHS warning: influx of Haitians coming by sea and 20,000 by land.  The Department of Homeland Security is warning of a possible influx of Haitian migrants headed to the United States by boat.  This is according to an intelligence alert obtained by Yahoo News.  The alert, which was unclassified and marked "for official use only," was issued on Thursday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of Intelligence.  It states that Border Patrol apprehensions of Haitian migrants in Miami and Puerto Rico have been on the rise since May, "with September likely to be the highest month in fiscal year (FY) 2021."

Mayorkas Finally admits 12,000 illegal Haitians out of 17,000 have been released into the US, and number could go 'even higher'.  Alejandro Mayorkas finally admitted on Sunday that 12,000 Haitian migrants have been released into the U.S., claiming that number could go up as 5,000 other cases are still being processed and confusingly says not stopping illegal immigration is a 'proud tradition.'  'Approximately, I think it's about 10,000 or so — 12,000 thousand,' Mayorkas told Fox News Sunday when asked how many have already been released into the country.  'It could be even higher,' he added.  'The number that are returned could be even higher.  What we do is we follow the law as Congress has passed it.'

DHS Secretary:  As Many as 12,000 Illegal Haitian Immigrants [have been] Released Into the US in Recent Days.  Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said on Sept. 26 that a significant number of Haitian illegal immigrants who had amassed along the U.S.-Mexico border last week are being released into the United States.  About 12,400 of 17,000 Haitians are having their cases heard by immigration courts, Mayorkas said, adding that some 5,000 are being processed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  Only about 3,000 are in detention, he said.  "Approximately, I think it's about 10,000 or so, 12,000," Mayorkas told "Fox News Sunday" when he was asked about the number of Haitian illegal aliens who have been released into the interior of the United States.  The number could rise as 5,000 more cases are processed, he said.

Texas governor to Border Patrol agents under investigation: 'I will hire you'.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday [9/26/2021] defended U.S. Border Patrol agents seen charging at migrants on horseback, saying he would hire them if they fear being fired.  "You have a job in the state of Texas," he told host Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday."  "I will hire you to help Texas secure our border."  Images surfaced last week showing Border Patrol agents moving on horseback with reins against Haitian migrants seeking to enter the United States in Del Rio, Texas, though the photographer later said some of the pictures could be "misconstrued" as showing the agents behaving badly when they weren't.

Tulsi Gabbard Says Biden 'Needs To Apologize' For Throwing Border Agents Under The Bus.  Former Democratic Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said Saturday that President Joe Biden "needs to apologize to the American people" for falsely accusing border patrol agents of "strapping" illegal immigrants from Haiti.  "I consider Joe Biden a friend.  But he's absolutely wrong and he needs to apologize to the American people for saying what he said," Gabbard told Fox News' "Watters' World."  "And here's why.  He's somebody who's been very outspoken about being against autocrats and dictators.  But what he essentially did was act as judge, jury and executioner for these customs and border patrol agents on horseback," the former Democratic presidential candidate continued.

Why Your Otherwise Smart Friends Think Stupid Things.  Joe Biden has never before demonstrated the slightest concern about Haitians until thousands crossed the southern border and were camped out under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas.  As late as 1994 he said, "If Haiti just quietly sinks into the Caribbean or rose up 300 feet, it shouldn't matter a whole lot in terms of our interest."  But the picture of the migrant camp certainly riled the open borders fanciers with horrible pictures of destitute illegal migrants camping by the thousands under the bridge.  The FAA even momentarily banned Fox News from overhead drone coverage of the scene.  One photographer on the ground, Paul Ratje, captured pictures of horse-riding border patrol members preventing the people from scattering off into the country where they would avoid even minimal processing.  City folks who populate newsrooms and left-wing social media may never have seen the split reins the border patrols riders use to control the horses, but seeing them, they rushed to publication Ratje's shots, claiming the riders were whipping the migrants.  Not so, said the photographer, but the fake account spread far and was bought hook, line, and sinker by the administration.

Border Patrol Council head says Biden would be arrested for 'aiding and abetting' illegal immigrants if he wasn't president.  The President of the National Border Patrol Council, Brandon Judd, told Fox News on Thursday [9/23/2021] that he would arrest Joe Biden for "aiding and abetting" if he wasn't president.  Judd told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he's been patrolling the borders since Bill Clinton was president, and of all the border policies he's worked under, President Donald Trump's "were by far the best," but President Joe Biden "completely and totally dismantled all of those policies."  "And when you look at our Border Patrol agents, when they are sent down there to that job, and by the way, Mayorkas was down on the border, and he saw the horses, he knew the horses were out there, and now he's making, doing a 180," Judd added.  [Video clip]  "But when our agents are out there trying to patrol the border, do their job to the best of their ability, then they're vilified by the president," he continued.

Officials say as many as 30,000 migrants flooded Del Rio, all have been cleared from camp.  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Friday that all migrants camped out under the Del Rio International Bridge in southern Texas have been cleared.  "As of this morning, there are no longer any migrants in the camp underneath the Del Rio International Bridge," the secretary told reporters.  Mayorkas said that up to 30,000 people were encountered in Del Rio since Sept. 9 and that as many as 15,000 were concentrated there at one time.

Joe Biden Declares War on [the] Border Patrol.  Despite the fact that the photos of migrants allegedly being whipped by Border Patrol agents have been debunked by the man who took them, some news outlets are clinging to the story that agents were riding migrants down like Cossacks.  Of note, the photographer's statement is oddly missing from the CNN website.  Although they did include the president's remarks about the story-that-wasn't-there.  Huh.  Who'd a thunk it?  After all, why tell the truth when there are fires and egos that need to be stoked by a generous helping of gasoline?  By now, you likely know that on Friday, Joe Biden commented:  "To see people treated like they did, horses barely running over, people being strapped — it's outrageous... I promise you, those people will pay.  There will be an investigation underway now and there will be consequences.  There will be consequences."  And yes, Biden is merely regurgitating what he was fed.  And knowing that makes his statement all the more odious.  This is full-blown left-wing emotional manipulation on display.  This is the outrage machine under full steam.  This is lying.  They know it and they don't care.

Thousands of Haiti migrants flee Del Rio, try to reach border again: report.  Thousands of Haitian migrants who fled the makeshift encampment at Del Rio, Texas, rather than be deported to their country of origin this week have reportedly opted to lie low in Mexico as they gear up for another attempt to cross into the US.  The Daily Mail reported Friday [9/24/2021] that some migrants who left the camp under the Del Rio International bridge had been seen buying bus tickets in the bordering city of Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, that would take them to major transport hubs like Mexico City and Monterrey.  Some bought tickets for Nogales, a Mexico border city which adjoins a city of the same name in Arizona.  "They just fled back over that river [Rio Grande] and ran.  Hundreds and hundreds of them that I saw.  I personally saw," Todd Bensman, the senior national security fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies told the outlet.  "They told me they were fleeing because of the deportation flights."

Look past the hand-waving, and you'll see a wide open Mexican border.  Soon after Bill Melugin of Fox News began beaming drone footage of the many thousands of Haitians gathered under the bridge in Del Rio, Texas, Biden's open borders zealot in charge of DHS, Alejandro Mayorkas, ordered two nearby border checkpoints abandoned.  The reason given was to redirect those personnel to help process the Haitians.  The media reported that those checkpoints had been "closed," leading the viewer to believe that traffic had been rerouted.  But that was not the case.  The fifty thousand vehicles those checkpoints inspect during an average week continued to move through, only now no one was checking them for drugs or trafficked humans.  This happened while Mayorkas was giving a news conference under the Del Rio bridge, insisting that the U.S. border was definitely "not open."  In fact, the border in the Del Rio sector was wide open.

Border Patrol stunned as Biden goes to war with his own agents over false 'whipping' allegations.  President Biden on Friday [9/24/2021] left Border Patrol agents stunned after repeating debunked claims that Del Rio agents whipped or "strapped" Haitian migrants, while promising to make those agents "pay."  Biden weighed in on the controversy over images that emerged Sunday of agents on horseback blocking Haitian migrants from entering the U.S.  Claims that agents, who were using long reins to control their horses, were using "whips" were quickly debunked by officials and other agents — but activists and elected Democrats have continued to fuel it.  The photographer who took the images said Friday he did not see any agents whipping migrants.

Haitian migrants hijack buses, further embarrassing Biden administration.  Multiple reports say that Haitian migrants, ostensibly in federal custody, have "hijacked" several buses while being transported and forced out their drivers.  The incidents, they say, have occurred while migrants have been taken from the camp beneath the Del Rio — Ciudad Acuna International Bridge to processing centers across the region, as well as from the processing centers to local airports for deportation flights, and could cause the U.S. government's immigration enforcement operations to be halted.  A senior federal law enforcement official recently told the Washington Examiner:  "They've been basically overpowering the drivers and they've actually hijacked a couple of the buses and driven them down the road a little ways and escaped.  This happened multiple times."

Leftists force mass Third World immigration by deceiving us into feeling guilty.  Milton Friedman, the economist, was such a libertarian that he supported open borders.  However, there was a caveat to this support:  "It's just obvious you can't have free immigration and a welfare state."  It's obvious, of course, because having both spells imminent national bankruptcy.  But that's exactly what leftists are selling to America and they're using false historic narratives to create in native-born Americans a sense of guilt so profound that they're willingly opening the borders to those who will irrevocably drain the nation's wealth.

Why 15,000 Migrants Ended Up in One Spot on the U.S.-Mexico Border.  When some 15,000 people crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico in the past week or so, it brought a spotlight on this Texas border town of 35,000, which has not been a historically popular crossing point (though it has seen more than 200,000 migrant encounters in the last year).  It also raised the question of why and how so many migrants, particularly Haitians, arrived at the same time and the same place along the border.

Civilization requires deterrence.  [Scroll down]  With a border wall, an end to catch and release, and tough jawboning of the Mexican and Central American governments, a new American deterrent stance in 2019-20 discouraged once unstoppable waves of illegal immigrants.  Northern bound migrants knew that even if they reached and crossed the border, there was a good chance all such effort would be for naught, given quick apprehension and deportation.  So, in their rational calculations, illegal aliens waited at home for less deterrent times.  And they found them when Joe Biden stopped construction on the wall, renewed catch and release, and eased pressures on Mexico to interrupt caravans headed northward.

[The] White House [has] ordered border authorities to clear out [the Del Rio] bridge by Friday evening ahead of BLM protest:  Sources.  The Biden administration has set a deadline of Friday night to clear out the Haitian migrant camp that has caused major headaches for the White House, sources told the Washington Examiner.  Two senior officials within the Department of Homeland Security said the camp, underneath the Del Rio-Acuna International Bridge, is creating bad "optics" and drawing renewed scrutiny to the administration's inability to curb illegal immigration.  At one point, more than 15,000 people were in the camp, though the number had dwindled to less than a third of that by Thursday [9/23/2021].

The Bidenization of America.  The southern border, which the homeland security secretary assures us is "closed" but privately says is "unsustainable" and where the president said the problems were "seasonal" and would abate during the summer, is now almost completely open to unprecedented masses of illegal migrants from all over the world, with no regard to their suitability to reside in the United States and no ability even to test them for COVID.  It is an open artery only slightly plausibly explained by the Democrats' desire to admit so many foreigners while they shed the requirement of citizenship to vote, that they become electorally immovable, and this horrifying sequence of institutionalized policy failures becomes permanent.

National Sabotage by Immigration.  Beneath the surface of Biden's genial Uncle Joe schtick is an executive branch controlled by some of the most dogmatic left-wing apparatchiks ever seen in American politics.  Among their witch's brew of radical ideas, they have seized upon immigration as one of the quickest and most effective ways to transform the country to their vision.  It is becoming increasingly difficult to give this administration the benefit of the doubt on anything.  That became nearly impossible after independent journalist John Solomon broke the news of a letter from recently departed Border Patrol chief Rodney Scott to Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate and its homeland security and governmental affairs committee.  In his letter, Scott described a culture in the current administration where inexperienced political appointees routinely ignore or reject common-sense recommendations from career immigration enforcement professionals.

European Travelers Were Banned For 18 Months While A Permanent Illegal Alien Population Was Encouraged To Come And Stay?  [Scroll down]  To recap:  Joe Biden has encouraged and allowed millions of illegal aliens to seek permanent residency in the United States.  They have not been vetted for infectious disease, an ability to contribute to our country through gainful employment or shared values, nor for previous connections to ideologies that hate this country.  In the midst of a supposedly terrifying pandemic and vaccine mandates for citizens, they have also not been subject to the same rigorous expectations.  It is the height of hypocrisy.  At the same time, though, despite a vaccine rollout going as far back as the Trump presidency, European travelers (not even permanent, asylum- and resident-seeking aliens; just travelers!) have been all denied entry.  Compounding this confusion, I had friends and family vacation in Europe this summer.  They spent weeks hopping from country to country before flying home.  At that point, how is there exposure any different than a holder of an EU passport?

White House Does Not Know if Joe Biden Has Ever Visited Southern Border.  The White House admitted Wednesday [9/22/2021] they did not know if President Joe Biden had ever visited the Southern border to demonstrate his commitment to border security.  "I will have to look back in my history books and check the times he's been to the Southern border," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in response to a question from Fox News reporter Peter Doocy during the daily White House briefing.  It remains unclear whether Biden has ever been to the Southern border, as he spent most of his political career as a U.S. senator representing Delaware.

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It is painfully obvious that Joe Biden cannot "demonstrate his commitment to border security," because border security is the last thing he wants.

Psaki Announces Del Rio Border Patrol Will No Longer Use Horses in Response to False 'Whip' Narrative.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Thursday that Border Patrol agents will no longer be permitted to use horses to guard the border in Del Rio, Texas, after "horrific" photos emerged of agents swinging long reins while interacting with Haitian migrants.  The announcement comes after the media caused a frenzy by falsely portraying the videos and photos as showing agents hitting the migrants with whips.  It was later revealed that the agents were in fact wielding the long reins that make it easier to maintain control of their horses, according to Border Control chief Raul Ortiz.

Have 5,000 Haitians been released into US? Official figures show that 9,700 are being processed — but that does not include immigrants simply let go from Texas border camp.  The White House is still refusing to reveal how many Haitian migrants have come to the US despite promising to do so yesterday.  Jen Psaki on Wednesday [9/22/2012] promised to release the figures after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) failed to.  However partial information released Thursday accounts for only 10,000 of the 15,000 that the DHS said earlier in the week had come to the southern border.

Thousands of Haitian migrants who flocked to Del Rio were already working and living comfortably as refugees in Chile.  The thousands of Haitians who have turned up in Del Rio, Texas didn't migrate from Haiti at all but from Chile, where they had been granted asylum and were working and living comfortably as refugees.  The dozens of Chilean identity cards that litter the ground in Ciudad Acuna, just across the Rio Grande from Del Rio, all bear distinctly non-Hispanic names.  There is Prosper Pierre for instance, or Linode Lafleur or Eddyson Jean-Charles.  None of the cards carries a name such as Gonzalez or Muñoz or Rojas.

Americans know who's to blame for the border crisis.  A majority of Americans blame President Biden for the border crisis, a new poll shows, as the administration is caught lying about the makeshift refugee camp under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas.  About two-thirds of the 15,000 Haitians living in unsanitary conditions under the bridge have been moved out since Saturday, as local authorities try to regain control.  Just over 5,000 migrants remained yesterday afternoon [9/21/2021].  But the tough talk from the administration that they would be deported back to Haiti under a special Trump-era pandemic health order has turned out to be hot air.  Most of the migrants have been secretly released into the community, according to whistleblowers and reporters on the ground, and the administration is determined to hide the truth.

Biden's Border Botch Is No Accident.  The massive influx of illegal immigrants on our nation's southern border almost defies description.  The Biden administration has actively sought this disaster in a bid to undermine the integrity of both our border and our nation's rule of law.  President Joe Biden is responsible for this human crisis, and should answer for it.  We're already seeing 200,000 or so people each month reach our borders.  But things have changed dramatically.  After the July 22 assassination of Haiti's president, some 15,000 Haitians showed up, many in Del Rio, Texas, swelling the ranks of the thousands of Central Americans and Mexican citizens already at the border waiting to come across.  Another 20,000 or so Haitians might soon be on their way from South America, according to NBC News.  Meanwhile, thousands more have already been released into the U.S., with little screening, while just a relative handful have been sent back to their country, according to news reports.

White House Will Not Say How Many Illegal Haitian Migrants Have Been Deported and How Many Released into U.S..  No one from the Biden administration has been willing to give any explanation about the status of the more than 16,000 Haitian migrants who illegally crossed into the U.S. at the Del Rio, Texas, border sector.  For two days, Dept of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has refused to say how many have been deported and/or how many have been released.  Today the White House was again asked about the simple issue of answering those questions.  The White House continues to obfuscate and dodge the question.  Given the nature of the ideology within the Biden administration; specifically, how the Obama team are the real open border players making the decisions; it is almost a guarantee the majority of the 16,000+ Haitian illegal aliens have been transferred and dispersed deeper into the U.S. mainland.

Cruz: South Texas Democrats Threatening to Leave Party over 'Open Borders'.  Wednesday [9/22/2021], during an appearance on FNC's "The Ingraham Angle," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Democrats in South Texas, which he explained was a long-time Democratic Party stronghold, were weighing leaving the party over the Biden administration's handling of the U.S.-Mexico border.  Cruz also said that as long as the Biden administration refused to apply the law, the problem would worsen. [...] "Most of the local elected officials in South Texas are Democrats, and that's long been a Democratic area of the state," Cruz continued.  "I got to tell you, every elected Democrat I met with was so horrified by what's happening at the border.  They said to me over and over again, they said, Listen, if the Democratic Party is the party of open borders, count me out.  I can't support this."

Why are there thousands of Haitian migrants at the Texas border?  Illegal border crossings by people all over the world are at a 20-year high, and Haitians are making up a growing part of that.  Haiti is a country with extreme political, economic and humanitarian problems, including most recently an assassinated president and a deadly earthquake.  Immigration experts have seen an increase in Haitian migrants over the past few months.  Many of the Haitians at the border now — most estimates say there are more than 10,000 — were actually migrants from a different earthquake, the horrific one in 2010.  They settled in South America, but for a host of reasons, many have tried to come to the United States.  It can be economic.  "A worker coming from Chile to the U.S. can expect a 3.5-times higher income coming here," said Alex Nowrasteh, an immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank.  A worsening pandemic in countries such as Brazil is also possibly playing a role in Haitians deciding to move north.

Biden administration releases Haitian migrant families at [a] Del Rio gas station.  Haitian migrant families who illegally crossed the southern border and lived in a makeshift camp beneath an international bridge are being released into the United States, contradicting the Biden administration's claims that they would be removed from the country.  Border Patrol released just over a dozen Haitian migrants at a gas station Wednesday evening [9/22/2021].  Large government-contracted buses drop off families twice a day at a gas station on a busy commercial road in the middle of town.

Biden flies Haitians to Florida in the middle of the night.  Two officials speaking with the AP said that the Haitian migrants camped in the Texas border town of Del Rio have been released into the U.S., undercutting expulsion vows.  By the way, it's not expulsion.  It's deportation because they came in illegally.  Some, not many, were sent back and they were violent.  DHS confirms to Fox News that Haitian migrants on a deportation flight back to Haiti caused "two separate disruptions" on the tarmac in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Three ICE officers were "injured and sustained non-life-threatening injuries."  Haitian crowd control police responded.  Biden's cabal is sending future Democrats to Florida.  They were released and found in the airport waiting for paid flights to Florida.  Biden's cabal is turning Florida deep blue with new Democrats and their anchor babies.  Over 300 Haitian women are pregnant or giving birth under the bridge in Del Rio.

Would they be better off in Haiti?
Images of migrant camp under Texas bridge show misery, squalor.  Images coming out of the makeshift migrant camp under a bridge in a Texas border town reveal the horrendous conditions thousands of people are living in — from seeking shelter from the brutal sun inside tents fashioned from pieces of cloth to using jugs of water to bathe, all the while surrounded by ever-growing mounds of garbage.  The humanitarian crisis underway on the border near Del Rio, Texas, includes adults, children and babies among the estimated 12,000 mostly Haitian migrants waiting to be processed by US border officials.  Meanwhile, Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered state vehicles to create a makeshift wall along the border to block people [from] crossing the Rio Grande river, according to a report.

Sen.  Hawley presses Mayorkas on border crisis.  Sen.  Josh Hawley grilled Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the Biden administration's efforts to stem the flow of illegal immigrants and whether it accepts responsibility for the humanitarian crisis created by the 15,000 Haitian migrants who massed near a border town in Texas.  Hawley (R-Mo.) pointed out that for the second straight month, in July and August, US Customs and Border Protection officials encountered more than 200,000 illegal immigrants, and he asked Mayorkas if the administration's plan to curb the surge was working.  "We are implementing the plan, Sen.  Hawley, and I can walk through the measures we've taken," Mayorkas responded during a hearing before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday [9/21/2021].

Unbelievable pictures capture third world conditions in migrant camp under Del Rio bridge.  Horrific photos have emerged of the squalid and fetid migrant camp in Del Rio, Texas that is currently home to thousands of Haitian migrants who've flocked to the US in the latest border crisis to hit Joe Biden.  Desperate migrants, many of them families with young children, are being forced to sleep on the dirty ground or — if they're fortunate — cardboard boxes folded out flat.  Many of the 8,600 who remain there have resorted to fashioning makeshift tents using discarded clothing and tree branches in order to provide at least some shelter from the elements.

The "disappearing Haitians" mystery is solved.  You've been lied to.  Yesterday, when writing about the conflicting stories coming out of the Del Rio Haitian encampment, I concluded my analysis with an assumption.  "There's more to this story than we're being told."  A number of things being reported about how the Biden administration has been dealing with more than 14,000 Haitians, particularly the aggressive tactics being employed and the rapid deportation schedule, simply didn't add up.  Part of that just comes down to the math.  We were told that flights leaving for Haiti were only carrying a bit more than 100 deportees each.  Basic math suggests that it would take several weeks to send them all home at that pace.  And yet by yesterday, the number of Haitians was reportedly down to roughly 7,000.  Sure, some of them may have gone back over the border to Mexico (where they would face deportation anyway), but not half of the entire camp, right?  Well, the Associated Press seems to have cracked the case.  There are lots of Haitian migrants who are no longer camping out under the overpass near Del Rio.  But they weren't all put on planes and sent home as Alejandro Mayorkas promised on Monday.  Thousands of them were simply bussed to other areas along the border and released.

They Intend to Destroy America.  Since the installed regime's illogical, reflexive, and disastrous (some say illegal) repeal of every measure the Trump administration enacted to secure the border, the situation has continually degraded before our eyes (at least when the news media honestly reports what is happening).  The evidence of the humanitarian crisis is overwhelming: the number of illegal aliens found dead on South Texas brush country ranches has increased; fatalities on the border states' roads and highways have also risen from illicit human traffickers' attempts to evade border protection or law enforcement officers and the human toll exacted on those who cross the border, endure the elements, and face over-crowded processing facilities is impossible to calculate.  None of it is compassionate, and none of it is for the illegal aliens' welfare because unknown numbers have become indentured servants to the criminal enterprises that brought them to the United States.  They will likely never know freedom.  The Democrat party, its apparatus, and the installed administration all want to change America's demographics to have more "voters" who are dependent on government largesse and will vote Democrat, cementing its permanent political power.  It is a sickening subjugation of the rightful, legal citizens of the United States.  Resist.

Why are Haitians sent home but Mexicans and Central Americans get to stay?  Joe Biden's border policy would be comical if it weren't so destructive and tragic.  He in effect tells would-be immigrants, "Please don't come but, if you do, we'll let you in and let you stay."  Predictably, they do come, they do get let in, and they do stay.  Put another way, they come, they see and they conquer — all at the implicit invitation of the president.  How long before they get dinner at the White House?  Millions come.  Border towns are overrun.  Sanitation is bad.  Conditions are horrendous, filthy and unprecedented.  Twenty-six state governors begged Biden to take time out from (another) vacation to discuss the matter.  On behalf of the American people they represent, the governors asked that our immigration laws be enforced — that these illegal immigrants be prevented from committing their illegal act of entering and staying in the United States, not to mention whatever additional illegal acts they may commit once they're here.  Biden ignored the governors.

Texas finishes the wall! 'Steel barrier' of hundreds of state trooper SUVs line the border in 'unprecedented' move to stem the tide of Haitian migrants.  Texas Governor Greg Abbot has been forced to use 'unprecedented' methods to prevent more Haitian migrants from entering U.S. by creating a 'steel barrier' of hundreds of vehicles at the border.  Abbott visited the U.S.-Mexican border on Tuesday and praised DPS and Texas National Guard for creating the barrier by using hundreds of state-owned vehicles, almost all of which appear to be bulky SUVs.  The vehicles are lined up outside Del Rio in Texas, which has seen an influx of 14,600 migrants who crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico into the US. An estimated 8,600 remained in the town of 35,000 people as of Tuesday night, with 1,083 so far deported back to Haiti.

NBC: Another 20,000+ Haitians May Migrate to Texas.  More than 20,000 Haitians now living in South America may try to copy the Texas migration success of their fellow nationals, according to NBC News. [...] Multiple media reports say President Joe Biden's deputies are allowing thousands of the Haitian migrants at the Del Rio landing site to move into the United States — if they bring children with them.  Adults without children are reportedly being sent home to Haiti, even if they were living in South America before they reached the U.S. border.

Kamala Harris Wants Biden Administration Investigated for Failed Border Policies She is in Charge of.  It might sound like a weird headline, but the currently installed occupant of the White House specifically put Kamala Harris in charge of the southern border issues.  After several months of doing nothing, likely coordinating with the Obama crew that operates almost exclusively in her background, Kamala Harris pokes her head out of her bunker today and demands an investigation into issues at the border she personally is supposed to be in charge of.  Not surprisingly, the ideological media who travel with her don't even recognize the stupidity of what the appointed border czar Harris just said.

Sen. Ron Johnson Grills Secretary Mayorkas About 'Closed' Borders Claim.  Johnson:  Now, let me ask you a couple questions here.  This committee received — it was dated Sept. 11, but apparently this letter was not received until Thursday.  I didn't find out about it until yesterday.  I released it to the public immediately — by recently retired U.S. Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott.  In this letter, former Chief Scott states he is sickened by the avoidable and rapid disintegration of what was arguably the most effective border security in our nation's history.  And of course, the chart shows it.  We'd pretty well secured the border.  We'd stopped the flow of unaccompanied children.  We'd stopped the flow of family units because of the Migrant Protection Protocols, the agreements that President [Donald] Trump put in place, the building of the wall.  We were serious about border security until your administration took office.  You stood before this committee and said that you would enforce the laws.  You have not done that.

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Is Secretary Mayorkas worried about keeping his job?  Probably not.  Who was the last cabinet-level bureaucrat who was fired because of poor performance?

Biden's negligent and cruel Del Rio disaster.  "How could Biden do this to us?" Haitian migrant Sonia Piard asked reporters after being forced off a chartered plane in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  "We did not know we were going back to Haiti," Piard continued.  "Nobody told us we were going back to Haiti."  Piard is just one of hundreds, but soon to be thousands, of Haitian migrants who will be flown back to Haiti from the United States after living throughout Central and South America for almost a decade.  They are victims of a Biden administration catastrophically but characteristically out of touch with the chaos that their open-borders policies have created and dangerously desperate to restore order.

Bait And Switch, The Bridge To Nowhere, And The Soft Underbelly Of Future Promise.  "The Bridge to Nowhere" is a term where extraordinary resources are required to complete a connection to a destination that has no real value.  Recent limited coverage of the Del Rio, Texas Bridge is an example of the depths of both the Bait and Switch and the Bridge to Nowhere phenomena.  The implied invitation of the Biden administration to ignore our border and Illegal immigration laws has resulted in the development of a Shanty Town under the bridge in Del Rio, Texas.  The influx of humans and the sanitation and ingestion challenges are beyond our capabilities.  Most of these people are from Haiti, a country which has seen terrible destruction and devastation from Hurricanes and corrupt governments.  Their journey was about 2000 miles and they are a very poor nation.  Connecting the dots on who is funding this migration is an unanswered question.  The Del Rio Bridge is only one example of the out of control dilemma of our Southern Border.  When coupled with the lack of interest in controlling the impact of the massive influx of illegal immigrants and the relocation of tens of thousands of refugees throughout our states, the extreme mask, vaccine and booster mandates on the rest of our population seem overstated, to say the least.

'Wrong Way' Biden Flies The Nation Into Yet Another Crisis.  If President Joe Biden's navigating skills were any good, the southern border would be calm, inflation under control, every American safely out of Afghanistan, and COVID defeated.  Instead, we are left to wonder how it is that his sense of direction can be so fabulously wrong.  At his first-ever press conference from the White House in March, a reporter asked Biden about the surge at the border, which happened to coincide with his taking office.  "The truth of the matter is, nothing has changed," Biden, after suggesting that he'd studied the immigration charts, said.  "It happens every single solitary year.  There is a significant increase in the number of people coming to the border in the winter months of January, February, March.["]  "The reason they're coming," he went on, "is that it's the time they can travel with the least likelihood of dying on the way because of the heat in the desert."  At the end of April, Biden reassured the nation that he'd flown past the problem.  "Well, look, it's way down now.  We've now gotten control."  Right.

Understanding the Haitian refugee crisis on the border.  I offer a few comments on the Haitian migrant crises.  First, this is mostly self-inflicted by the Biden administration.  The Haitians heard Biden's call for economic "refugees" to come here.  They understood that Biden had reversed Trump-era policies.  So it should come as no surprise that they decided to try their luck.  Second, it is remarkable that the administration largely succeeded in downplaying the crises for so long.  Having a pliant media at its disposal was a factor.  It was only after the migrant shantytown was populated by about 15,000 people, who were running out of rations and living in unsanitary conditions, with many more coming across the Rio Grande every day, that the media had to start covering the story.  Third, the unfolding humanitarian crises led to, guess what, the Biden administration re-imposing Trump-era policies it and the media had decried during the campaign as racist and cruel.

'A sea of misery of biblical proportions'.  Within hours of his inauguration, President Biden stopped the building of the border wall and made it clear to all comers around the world that our border is open.  He invited all those migrants who have arrived from all over the world to enter what the left swears is an irreparably racist nation.  Hmmm.  The nearly twenty thousand Haitians now baking in the Texas sun were invited, too.  More are said to be on their way.  Babies are being born in what is a nightmare of "Bidenvilles," our very own refugee camps with all the filth and hunger that implies.  Most of those stranded there paid the cartels thousands of dollars to get here; the women and girls are routinely sexually abused on the journey and in the camps.  Over a million people, 200K per month, have entered the U.S. since Biden took office; who knows how many escaped notice, the "gotaways"?  As press secretary Jennifer Psaki confirmed, these migrants are not tested for COVID, nor are they required to be vaxxed.  The American citizens of Del Rio, the Texan town under siege, are quarantined if they test positive, but the illegal aliens are free to spread out into the interior of the country at taxpayer expense.

U.S. Releasing Haitian Migrants On 'Very Large Scale,' Report Says.  The situation in Del Rio has become the latest source of trouble for the Biden administration.  Haitians have been arriving in the thousands and camping out under or around a bridge in the small border town amid ongoing instability in their country, which was rocked by a massive earthquake in August and the shocking assassination of its president in July.  U.S. officials began ramping up expulsion of these migrants over the weekend, but quickly drew bipartisan scrutiny for images depicting aggressive tactics from border patrol agents corralling people on horseback.  [Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro] Mayorkas told Congress on Tuesday [9/21/2021] he planned to have the make-shift refugee camp in Del Rio cleared out within 10 days.  The Homeland Security chief explained this will be done through a mix of flights back to Haiti and moving migrants quickly "to other processing centers to ensure their security and the safety of the community."

Haitian migrants revolt in custody and seize control of privately contracted bus.  Haitian migrants who were being transported on a federally contracted private bus away from the border revolted during the ride and overtook control of the commercial vehicle before escaping, according to two law enforcement officials.  A large white bus bound for San Antonio, Texas, was overtaken Monday afternoon during the two-and-a-half-hour trip from the international bridge in Del Rio.  The migrants on board had been picked up from the makeshift migrant camp, where thousands are waiting to be taken into custody, two federal law enforcement agents told the Washington Examiner.  "They did break out of the bus, and they did escape," a senior federal law enforcement official confirmed to the Washington Examiner on Tuesday [9/21/2021].

GOP investigates FAA drone ban that shut down coverage of migrant camp.  Republican investigators demanded answers Tuesday from the Federal Aviation Administration over its decision last week to impose a ban on drone flights near the Texas migrant camp that sprang up on the banks of the Rio Grande.  Kentucky Rep. James Comer and fellow Republicans on the House Oversight Committee said the ban was "totally devoid" of a justification and, given the details, it's tough to avoid the conclusion that the FAA was trying to protect the Biden administration from embarrassing images.  "Using government resources to conduct such blatant censorship is exactly the kind of abuse of power that must be rooted out of our government — to say nothing to the basic lack of transparency," the House Republicans wrote in a letter that The Washington Times obtained first.

Mayorkas Won't Admit Border Crisis Exists While Standing in Overrun Del Rio.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas channeled more of the same willful ignorance that's typified the Biden administration's handling of the illegal immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border during a press conference in Del Rio, Texas, on Monday [9/20/2021].  More than 13,000 illegal immigrants, including many from Haiti, crossing the Rio Grande to illegally enter the United States in recent days has led to the creation of an unofficial refugee camp as thousands of migrants huddle under Del Rio's International Bridge.

GOP State Governors Must ACT On Biden's Border Disaster.  The Del Rio disaster is merely a symptom of Biden's treasonous Open Borders policy.  Consider what this man is doing:
  •   While he imposes vaccine mandates on American citizens, he admits that illegal aliens, such as the Haitians, won't have to get the jab.
  •   The Border Patrol still catches and releases many of the "migrants" they detain, often without giving them a court date.
  •   The Regime rushes through "asylum" seekers and expedites green cards for Afghan "refugees" and guest workers.

Omar calls on Schumer, White House to 'ignore' Senate parliamentarian on path to citizenship.  The Senate parliamentarian determined that lawmakers cannot include a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens in a budget reconciliation package, but Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is pushing the Senate and the Biden administration to do it anyway.  Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough determined Sunday night [9/19/2021] that the provision fell outside the scope of what is allowed in a reconciliation bill[,] which cannot be filibustered, thus requiring the support of only a simple majority in the Senate.  "This ruling by the parliamentarian, is only a recommendation.  @SenSchumer and the @WhiteHouse can and should ignore it," Omar said.  "We can't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to do the right thing."

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If you're trying "to do the right thing," maybe you should play by the rules.

August Jobs Report Bad — And Worse Given American Worker Displacement (Which Regime Media Doesn't Report).  The news is worse than the Regime Media is reporting — immigrants took most of what few new jobs there were.  Consequently, American Worker Displacement is inching up again — at exactly the moment when the Biden Administration is scheming to push through an unprecedented Amnesty/ Immigration Surge via the budget reconciliation process and has also allowed the southern border to collapse.  The Biden Rush at the border had never stopped, it just mysteriously dropped out of Regime Media headlines.

The truth behind the Texas bridge migrants.  While the president took a long weekend relaxing at the beach in Delaware, another self-imposed crisis blew up in his face.  The migrant shantytown under a concrete overpass in Del Rio, Texas, had ballooned to 15,000 souls, mainly Haitians.  They were running out of food and water amid dangerously unsanitary conditions.  With a pipeline of hundreds more flooding across the Rio Grande from Mexico every day, a humanitarian disaster was unfolding and the media were starting to pay attention.  On Wednesday, 9,000 had arrived.  By Saturday, 6,000 more had crossed the river with no impediment.  The border was wide open.  There wasn't even a sign to stop them.  They set up camp in the shade under the International Bridge and soon had overwhelmed the port-a-potties provided by authorities.  They were sleeping on the ground under rough tents fashioned from sticks and trash bags, washing their clothes in the river.  The garbage piled up, and some of the migrants took to crossing back into Mexico to buy supplies.

Congressman Releases New Photos of Del Rio Crisis: 'Has Reached a Boiling Point'.  Rep. August Pfluger (R-Texas) is sounding alarm after after spending a day in the border town of Del Rio, Texas, where the illegal immigrants crisis, he said, "has reached a boiling point."  Pfluger posted on Twitter new photos showing the makeshift campsite full of individuals who illegally entered the United States and took shelter underneath the border bridge connecting Del Rio to Ciudad Acuña, Mexico.  He noted that there the crowd has grown to 15,000 on Saturday from 12,000 just the day before, with "hundreds more gathering every hour."

Del Rio Mayor Calls Out Biden, Harris for Failing to Visit Border in Crisis: 'Why Aren't You Here?'.  Democratic Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano has called out President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for failing to make an appearance at his town as it battles with an overwhelming illegal immigrant crisis that has left Border Patrol agents struggling to process thousands of people.  More than 15,000 illegal immigrants, including Haitian, Cuban, and Venezuelan nationals, have illegally entered the United States in recent days and taken shelter underneath the border bridge connecting Del Rio, a Texas town of about 35,000 people, to Ciudad Acuña, Mexico.  While numerous official figures and congressmen, including Rep. August Pfluger (R-Texas) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), have visited the town, shared images, and urged the Biden administration to take action, both Biden and Harris have been noticeably absent.

Senate parliamentarian rules amnesty out of reconciliation.  Politico reports that the Senate parliamentarian, Elizabeth MacDonough, has decided that providing a pathway to legal status and citizenship for illegal immigrants is not a budget-related matter, and therefore cannot be enacted through the "reconciliation" process.  This seems to mean that when the Democrats finally get around to passing budget reconciliation legislation, which they can do with a simple Senate majority, it will not include amnesty.  To accomplish amnesty, the Dems will need 60 votes, and they don't have them.

Senate Parliamentarian Blocks Democrats From Including Amnesty in Gargantuan Reconciliation Bill.  Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough on Sunday ruled Democrats cannot include amnesty in their gargantuan reconciliation bill because it not a budget-related matter.  The Democrats are pushing their $3.5 trillion "infrastructure" bill through budget reconciliation to go around Republicans because it will only need a simple majority to pass.  Democrat lawmakers tried to sneak immigration reform in the infrastructure bill because they know it will never pass in a vote that requires at least 60 votes to pass.  The Senate Parliamentarian rejected the Democrats' effort to give illegals a pathway to citizenship because it would lead to "other, life-changing federal, state and societal benefits."

Democrats cannot use [their] $3.5 trillion spending bill to give millions of immigrants a pathway to citizenship, Senate's parliamentarian rules.  Democrats cannot use their $3.5 trillion spending bill to give millions of immigrants a pathway to citizenship, the Senate's parliamentarian ruled late Sunday in a crushing blow to the party's agenda.  The decision by Elizabeth MacDonough, the Senate's nonpartisan interpreter of its rules, is a potentially damaging setback for President Joe Biden, congressional Democrats and their allies in the pro-immigration and progressive communities.  It badly damages Democrats' hopes of unilaterally enacting — over Republican opposition — changes letting several categories of immigrants gain permanent residence and possibly citizenship by issuing 8 million green cards.

Joe Biden is in way over his head.  The number, variety, magnitude, and speed of recent national and global crises have all clearly and without any doubt demonstrated that Joe Biden and his administration are simply in way over their heads and way beyond their abilities to understand and to respond to these events appropriately and intelligently. [...] Our southern border is, in reality, no longer a border.  Many thousands of migrants are camped under a bridge in U.S. territory.  And the administration seems surprised about it and scrambling to come up with any sort of plan to deal with it!  How can well over 10,000 people from Haiti and other countries make their way to a border bridge without our government collecting intelligence about the migration and being prepared for the event — and even taking measures to avoid and prevent the crisis?

So how did 15,000 Haitians suddenly find their way to Del Rio, Texas?  The migrant mass of some 15,000 mostly Haitians now illegally on U.S. territory in a squalid, never-before-seen shantytown under a bridge near Del Rio, Texas, demands some answers.  Here's how bad it is:  [Tweet]  It's natural to want to know how this formed?  Why is it so big?  Why did it end up at Del Rio, Texas, a town ill-equipped to accommodate them?  How did these people fly or sail from faraway Haiti?  Are more on the way?  And where the heck is Joe Biden and his brainless, disengaged border czar, Kamala Harris?  Joe was last seen at the beach in Delaware as this crisis fireballed and Harris was last seen flipping a coin to kick off a sports event.  The only actual action from this administration in this monster crisis has been a hamfisted attempt to shut down a Fox News drone in a bid to halt photos of the specter from being broadcast to the public.

Texas Governor Sends Highway Patrol, National Guard to Block Migrants at Border.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott deployed a contingent of Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol troopers to stop the free flow of mostly Haitian migrants from crossing the Rio Grande.  The force of nearly 1,000 troopers and National Guard soldiers entered the makeshift migrant camp housing nearly 15,000 migrants under the Del Rio International Bridge.  On Saturday afternoon [9/18/2021], the troopers used vehicles and barbed wire to block access to a weir dam stretching the Rio Grande.  The migrants utilized the dam as the primary crossing point from Mexico into the makeshift camp.

Biden Administration Allows Border Invasion to Continue — Massive Crisis Overwhelms Del Rio Border Sector in Texas.  The efforts of the Biden administration to collapse the U.S. immigration system and open the borders to unrestricted illegal alien migration are being extremely successful.  Tens of thousands of illegal border crossers are now assembled in Del Rio, Texas, hometown to the Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, Raul Ortiz.  The issue has become so overwhelming Ortiz told Houston media, "We've never seen a migration population explode so quickly on the immediate border like we saw over the last 72 hours."  Approximately 13,000 illegal aliens are now encamped underneath the overpass of the international bridge connecting Del Rio, Texas, to Ciudad Acuña in the Mexican state of Coahuila.

Joe Biden goes to the beach.  The border is being flooded by 15,000 illegal migrants massing under a bridge near Del Rio, Texas in the biggest migrant massing in U.S. history.  For the Border Patrol, it's a disaster.  There's no practical means of processing all of them into the country as is the Biden practice, meaning, no time to give them court-appearance papers, no time to vet them, no time to fingerprint them, no time to do the entire rigamarole for their fake asylum claims which will be rejected in any case.  The New York Times notes that most of the migrants are country-shoppers, previously resettled refugees from other South American countries, who have come to the U.S. in search of a better benefit package, which creates particular problems in deporting them back.  Worse still, there's a humanitarian crisis building, with no resources to feed them, house them, test them for COVID and other diseases, let alone time to vaccinate them.  Some are having babies.  The garbage they've created and strewn around has now reached heights of ten feet.  Many are building shacks to create an imported shantytown just like the places they left back home.

Scrappy Fox News teaches Biden administration's censors a lesson.  In the crudest crypto-censorship since dictators made newsprint unavailable, the Biden administration tried to shut down Fox News's coverage of the border crisis by cutting off its drone access for camera shots, depriving the network of the ability to broadcast the actual news in pictures as it was happening on the ground.  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which has never been misused in this way, claimed its two-week shutoff was all about public safety.  Thomas Lifson wrote about the sorry spectacle here.  Here's the real reason:  Fox News's original reporting, done by Bill Melugin (a must-follow on Twitter), documented a historic crisis building at the border as tens of thousands of migrants swarmed into the U.S. near Del Rio, Texas.  The photos were shocking and embarrassing to the Biden administration.  The Bidenites wanted those pictures shut down.  Coverage like Fox's was clearly making an impact on public opinion and had the potential to force the Bidenites to take action to halt the unprecedented invasion or else face voter consequences.

'We hope the US can help us': Haitian migrants in Texas wait on border, seeking asylum.  Riquet Terneus, 34, left Haiti with his wife and 7-year-old daughter three months ago, searching for a new home for his family.  "Haiti doesn't provide safety," he said.  "People are scared to go out on the street.  If you need any services or a hospital, there's nowhere to go."  In the months since Terneus left, Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated and a 7.2 magnitude earthquake killed more than 2,000 in the small nation.  Terneus says the worst part of the journey from South America was crossing the rainforest on foot in Panama's Darien Gap.  After a month of waiting in Tapachula, Chiapas on Mexico's southern border, Terneus took buses north to Del Rio, Texas.

US closes Del Rio border crossing as thousands of migrants illegally cross.  The federal agency that oversees U.S. borders made the unprecedented move to shut down a port of entry between Mexico and Texas in response to an unmanageable flow of migrants arriving in the thousands overnight.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of Trade announced Friday evening that the Del Rio Port of Entry in Texas would immediately stop operating, stopping traffic headed north into the United States or south into Mexico. [...] All vehicular traffic will have to travel an hour's drive to the next closest open port of entry between Eagle Pass, Texas, and Piedras Negras, Mexico.

Shocking Fox report: our border is wide-open, masses equal to Texas towns, they're coming in taxis.  Fox News applied for permission to fly the drone over the Del Rio bridge and it was granted by the same FAA that banned them.  The head of the FAA is answerable to Pothole Pete Buttigieg.  The Texas DPS gave Fox reporter Bill Melugin a ride in their helicopter, allowing him to get the same border shots the drone had access to.  The FAA received a lot of blowback and looked dangerously partisan.  Biden went on vacation during this so he doesn't have to answer a single question.  These numbers equal a significant number of Texas towns.  We are no longer America and will have no say over our nation in the future.  These are the people who will vote with totalitarian Democrats and determine our future.

Illegal Immigrant Numbers Explode In Del Rio, Now Nearly 10k, Most From Haiti, Biden Puts Ban On Drones Filming.  The number of migrants, predominantly from Haiti, waiting under the International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas has doubled to more than 10,000 in a single day, with sources telling Fox News that the situation is "out of control" and Border Patrol is overwhelmed.  Drone footage from Fox News shows the number of migrants under the bridge, who are just waiting to be apprehended by Border Patrol, has surged within a single day.  [Video clip]

Wait: Isn't Kamala In Charge Of This Mess?  And now this weekend traffic and weather update from Del Rio,TX:  [Video clip]  Expect long delays as traffic backs up at the International Bridge due to deconstruction on the American side.  There should be a deluge of Haitians with widely scattered Mexicans and a few gusts of terrorists throughout the weekend.  The extended outlook calls for more of the same with inevitable flooding and no relief in sight.  Despite this fact the Federal Government is not expected to declare the area a disaster zone.  When contacted, a spokesmouth for the Administration commented that the visitors were behaving better than the insurrectionists of 1/6, noting that it appeared they were all lining up in an orderly fashion to present themselves to border guards as required prior to entering the already deluged country.

Biden to begin 'deportation blitz' as soon as tomorrow and restart the repatriation flights to Haiti he cancelled a week ago.  The Biden administration has begun preparing deportation flights to Haiti in order to curb the number of undocumented migrants flooding into Del Rio, Texas, after nearly 14,000 immigrants began camping in the area as thousand continue to arrive.  Department of Homeland Security officials are planning as many as eight flights per day to Haiti, starting on Sunday, about a week since President Joe Biden cancelled repatriation flights to Haiti.  Haiti — which is recovering from a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that killed more than 2,000 people and damaged more than 100,000 homes — is prepared to only accept at least three flights a day, but Biden's administration will push for the eight, The Washington Post reported.

Mass of Migrants Crosses Rio Grande, Enters U.S. Illegally as Border Crisis Worsens.  Taking advantage of an apparent lapse in border security at the junction of Del Rio, Texas and Mexico, hundreds of migrants crossed the Rio Grande River and illegally entered the United States.  Video footage recorded by Fox News depicts masses of people wading into the water to reach the other side.  [Tweet]  Within the last day, an estimated 11,000 migrants have congregated under the Del Rio international bridge, waiting to be apprehended by U.S. border patrol for processing.  Many of the migrants have set up encampments and shelters, according to photos Fox News captured.  The federal government is reportedly bringing in school buses from the local Texas school district to help transport the crowds of migrants under the bridge, an anonymous U.S. Border Patrol source told Bill Melugin of Fox News.

Biden Admin Shuts Down All Border Patrol Checkpoints in Laredo Sector.  U.S. Border Patrol officials closed all highway immigration checkpoints operating in the Laredo Sector on Friday evening in response to the Haitian migrant crisis unfolding in Del Rio, Texas, according to a source within Customs and Border Protection.  The Laredo Sector operates six permanent checkpoints including one of the busiest checkpoints in the nation located on the I-35 Interstate corridor between Laredo and San Antonio.  Laredo Sector Border Patrol highway checkpoints inspect thousands of vehicles daily.  Staffing normally reserved for the inspections that result in the seizure of countless migrants and illicit narcotics will be diverted to assist with the care, transport, and processing of more than 10,000 mostly Haitian migrants detained under the Del Rio International Bridge.

Laredo Border Patrol checkpoints left unmanned.  Checkpoints in and out of Laredo have been shut down.  In a video interview, U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar told KGNS the decision comes from the Federal Government as it tries to send available Border Patrol agents to Del Rio due to the influx of migrants.  It's been an overwhelming situation for Del Rio officials to handle for the past 48 hours.  More than 12,000 migrants, mostly from Haiti, have been gathering under the international bridge between Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña, Mexico.  Officials are scrambling to bring reinforcements from across the country.

Biden sparks new border crisis: 10,000 Haitians gather under Texas bridge in just a week after president quietly ended deportation flights to the country.  Governor Greg Abbott has slammed Joe Biden for the 'complete disarray' at the US-Mexico border which has left agents 'overwhelmed' as the number of Haitian migrants camped out under a bridge in Texas has now swelled to around 12,000.  The Texas governor announced he was sending National Guard troops and officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety to the state's ports of entry to 'deter crossings' as he compared the migrant crisis to the chaotic withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.  'The Biden administration is in complete disarray and is handling the border crisis as badly as the evacuation from Afghanistan,' he said.

Fox Reporter Outfoxes Biden FAA After They Try to Stop His Drone Coverage of Huge Illegal Alien Influx.  Fox's Bill Melugin has been reporting on the horrible situation at the International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas for the past two days.  [Tweets]  You can see the massive number of people there.  So could other Americans from Fox's drone coverage.  That must have made someone in the Biden team unhappy, so suddenly the FAA told Fox they were banned from flying their drones over the bridge for the next two weeks for a "special security reason."

US to send migrants gathered under Texas bridge back to Haiti:  Report.  The Biden administration is planning to send thousands of migrants who have gathered under a bridge near a Texas border crossing back to their home nation of Haiti beginning Sunday, the Associated Press reported Friday night.  The AP cited an official who said that between five and eight flights per day would depart from various cities in an effort to relieve the pressure on local and federal officials in the city of Del Rio.  It was not immediately clear which cities would be used for the departure flights.  More than 13,000 migrants, the vast majority from Haiti, were estimated to have taken shelter under the International Bridge that connects Del Rio with Ciudad Acuna, Mexico as of Friday night — and hundreds more are arriving each day.

"This Is Illegal" - Republican Senator Blasts FAA Decision To Ground Drones Filming Texas Bridge Border Chaos.  Republican South Carolina Sen. John Kennedy said Friday that the FAA's grounding of all drones near that Texas bridge is fulfilling the Biden administration's goal to hide the "lunacy" of its "open border" policy. [...] The Border Patrol denied that grounding the drones has anything to do with news gathering and said that it "requested the temporary flight restriction due to drones interfering with law enforcement flights on the border."

Surge of Haitians at the border shows Team Biden really has no clue what to do.  Why hasn't Vice President Kamala Harris visited Port-au-Prince?  She insisted that you need to examine the "root causes" in order to handle the border crisis.  Well, in the past few months, Haiti's president was assassinated and the island nation was hit by an earthquake and a hurricane.  Those are some root causes.  But Harris didn't visit Haiti, and President Joe Biden's administration barely reacted to the unrest — sending USAID to offer some nominal assistance.  The Biden administration did nothing to make Haiti a more stable place to live, and through words and action sent the message that the US border is wide open.  After all, US Customs and Border Protection says it has encountered 1,002,722 unique individuals crossing the border — illegally or asking for asylum — just in the first eight months of this year.  Tens or hundreds of thousands more surely enter without being caught.  The Haitians saw that Guatemalans and Hondurans and Ecuadorians were being waved right in — why not them?

Border Patrol to Shut Down All Sector Checkpoints as Migrant Border Bridge Detention Camp Swells to 10K.  A law enforcement source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) tells Breitbart Texas that the unfolding Haitian migrant crisis is forcing the agency to shut down normal operations at all inland Del Rio Sector Border Patrol highway checkpoints.  Staffing typically reserved for inspecting thousands of vehicles daily will be diverted to assist with the care, transport, and processing of 10,000 mostly Haitian migrants currently detained under the Del Rio International Bridge.  According to the source not authorized to speak to the media, the shutdown will begin at 12 am local time on Friday [9/17/2021] and last until an orderly process to deal with the migrants at the makeshift camp is established.  The immigration checkpoints are the last line of defense for the Border Patrol.

Ted Cruz Releases Close Up Video Footage Of 10,000+ 'Illegal Aliens' Under Overpass.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released video that he recorded in Del Rio, Texas, of the national security and humanitarian disaster that has unfolded on Democrat President Joe Biden's watch.  The video showed thousands upon thousands of illegal aliens who were being held by the Biden administration under an overpass.  Cruz said that more than 10,000 were being held.  "The reason they're here is simple," Cruz says in the video.  "Eight days ago, the Biden administration made a political decision, a political decision to cancel deportation flights to Haiti.  They did that on September 8th.  Eight days later these numbers appear."

Sen. Cruz Finds 10,503 People Waiting for Border Patrol Under a Texas Bridge.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), with his cell phone, is picking up where Fox News was forced to leave off — videotaping the mass of illegal immigrants crowded together under a Del Rio, Texas bridge, all waiting for the overwhelmed Border Patrol agents to process them.  Fox News says the Federal Aviation Administration has now imposed flight restrictions on the Fox News drone that flew over the swelling crowd earlier Thursday [9/16/2021].  Cruz says the Biden White House is trying to prevent the American people from seeing the continuing disaster at the southwest border:  "The drone footage started this morning, and people across the country were horrified, and I guess the political operatives at the Biden white House saw that and decided the last thing they want is Fox News actually reporting on what is happening down here.  So now the FAA is saying please, no journalists allowed," Cruz said:  [Video clip]

The Editor says...
Texas has two Republican Senators.  One is Ted Cruz, who is at the Mexican border looking at the mess.  The other is John Cornyn, who is completely silent and invisible.

Footage shows hundreds of illegal migrants streaming across border into Texas.  Stunning helicopter footage shot Friday [9/17/2021] shows hundreds of illegal immigrants streaming into Texas from Mexico across the Rio Grande — with no intervention form authorities on either side of the border.  One day after the Federal Aviation Administration prevented Fox News from using a drone to capture images of thousands of illegal immigrants sheltering under the Texas bridge, the outlet is now able to capture aerial footage from a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter.  On Thursday, the FAA instituted a two-week flight restriction over the city of Del Rio, Texas that has seen over 10,000 illegal immigrants sheltering under the Del Rio International Bridge as they wait to be processed by border patrol.

Biden admin to step up deportation of Haitians to address migrant surge, documents say.  As more than 10,000 mainly Haitian migrants shelter under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, as part of a new surge of migration to that stretch of the U.S. border, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is planning to ramp up deportation flights to Haiti over the next week, according to internal documents obtained by NBC News.  Next week, ICE plans to fly eight deportation flights to Haiti and will then increase that number to 10 per week, according to one of the documents.  A few deportation flights just restarted in the past few days in response to the surge of Haitians.  The flights had previously been paused by the Biden administration in response to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti on Aug. 14.  A single deportation flight can hold around 135 migrants, Department of Homeland Security officials said.

Biden Admin Moves To Shut Down Drones On Southern Border As They Reveal His Crisis To The World.  The Biden administration moved to shut down drones flying in an area along the U.S. southern border where the administration has thousands upon thousands of migrants being held under an overpass.  Fox News reported that, according to law enforcement sources, the majority of those being held under the overpass are Haitians.  The report comes as the Biden administration once again suffered a catastrophic month at the border for the month of August, according to reports this week.  "We've learned that the FAA just implemented a two week TFR (Temporary Flight Restrictions) over the international bridge in Del Rio, TX, meaning we can no longer fly our FOX drone over it to show images of the thousands of migrants," Fox News reporter Bill Melugin tweeted.  "FAA says 'special security reason.'"

FNC's Melugin:  New FAA Rule Keeps Us from Filming Del Rio Situation with Drone, We've Used It at Border for Seven Months Without Issue.  On Thursday's [9/16/2021] broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Fox News National Correspondent Bill Melugin reported that the FAA has imposed a temporary flight restriction for the area around the bridge where thousands of migrants are congregating near Del Rio, TX, and as a result, Fox can't use its drone to capture aerial footage of the situation around the bridge.  Melugin also said they've used the drone around the border for seven months and it hasn't been a problem until now.  Melugin said, "We've been using our drone to show everybody these remarkable pictures. ... We just learned that the FAA has put out a temporary flight restriction, a TFR, in the area immediately around the port of entry where that bridge is.  What does that mean?  It means our drone can no longer fly and show those images. [...]"

No Fly Zone:  FAA Shuts Down Fox News Drone Exposing Border Crisis.  In an apparent attempt to cover up the border crisis, the Biden administration has shut down Fox News's ability to fly their drone over the U.S.-Mexico border to report on the border crisis, which swelled in August and again in the last 24 hours.  On Thursday's [9/16/2021] Special Report, national correspondent Bill Melugin showed the over 9,000-person crowd of illegals under the international bridge.  But on Tucker Carlson Tonight, two hours later, he was forced to report that the FAA had issued a temporary flight restriction or TFR over the entire area.  "Stunning footage out of Del Rio, Texas on Thursday.  As our Fox Flight Team drone shows thousands of migrants crammed under the international bridge waiting to be processed after crossing illegally into the United States," he reported on Special Report.

DC Judge Emmett Sullivan Blocks Trump-Era Rule Banning Illegal Alien Families from Crossing US Border.  Corrupt DC Judge Emmett Sullivan blocked a Trump-era expulsion of migrant illegal alien families caught crossing the border into the United States.  Democrats and crooked DC Judge Emmett Sullivan believe in open borders.  Last month over 200,000 illegal aliens from all over the world were apprehended at the open US southern border.

Thousands of Haitian migrants pour across the border at Del Rio as makeshift camp swells to 10,000.  Thousands of migrants continue to converge in a makeshift camp under the bridge that connects Del Rio, Texas and Mexico's Ciudad Acuña, in the latest border emergency and humanitarian crisis facing US President Joe Biden.  The camp had swelled to some 10,000 migrants on Thursday, with thousands seen wading across the Rio Grande River daily.  Most are Haitians, with some Cubans, Venezuelans and Nicaraguans also present.  Amid the surge of the highly infectious Delta variant, the crowded conditions of the camp also raised concerns about the possibility of COVID-19 outbreaks endangering the health of the migrants.

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The last time I went to Mexico, it was on foot in Acuña, in 1971, with a high-school group.  After a couple of hours, I was really glad to get back into the U.S.

The Left seeks to remove any and all controls on asylum.  One might assume that even the most radical fringes of the American Left would be fairly content about the state of things in this country today, particularly on immigration.  After all, the Biden administration has given them pretty much everything they wanted to erode our borders and the rule of law.  Any such assumption would be incorrect, as anti-borders forces are pushing like never before for even more extremist policies to transform this country into a place most people would not recognize or desire to live.  The most recent example of this is took place in the U.S. District Court of Southern California.  An Obama-appointed judge ruled that the government's "metering" policy of turning back asylum-seekers to points of entry in Mexico to be unconstitutional.  While this may sound like another garden-variety immigration case in federal court, it represents a sharp detour from both policy and the government's approach to immigration.

FAA prevents Fox News drone from filming thousands of illegals gathered at Del Rio, TX crossing.  CNN, MSNBC and the alphabet networks have all have ignored the massive invasion of illegal aliens touched off by the Biden administrations' welcome mat.  They, and their Democrat colleagues do not want the public to see evidence of the 200,000 a month arriving.  Fox News, to its everlasting honor, is covering the invasion thoroughly, and has been using drones to show the magnitude of the problem.  Until just a few hours ago.  On Tucker Carlson's top-rated program, news broke that the FAA has grounded the drone Fox was using at Del Rio to show at least 10,000 Haitians sheltering under a bridge on the US side of the border:  [Video clip]

Biden's Border Crisis Rages On; TV News Airtime Down 94%.  The crisis along the U.S. southern border is still terrible, and the liberal news media still don't care.  According to the latest statistics from U.S. Customs and Border Security, there were 208,887 encounters along the southern border, only a slight decrease from a revised 213,534 reported in July, a 21-year record.  Yet broadcast evening news coverage in August was virtually nil:  Just 6 minutes, 28 seconds on the Big Three during the entire month, including weekends.  That's four minutes, 12 seconds on the NBC Nightly News; two minutes and 16 seconds on the CBS Evening News, and nothing — zero minutes and zero seconds — on ABC's World News Tonight in August.  This is barely unchanged from July, when those same newscasts spent just four minutes, 20 seconds on the border crisis, despite the worsening numbers.

Migrant crowd waiting under Texas border bridge doubles to 8K overnight.  The number of migrants waiting under a bridge in Texas to be apprehended by the Border Patrol has doubled overnight and now tops 8,000 people, according to a report Thursday [9/16/2021].  Drone footage shot by Fox News shows the sea of migrants, the majority from Haiti, under the International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas, and sources tell the network the situation is "out of control" and that Border Patrol agents are overwhelmed.  There were about 4,000 migrants at the bridge Wednesday, but the number spiked overnight to around 8,200.  A law enforcement official told Fox News most of the crowd is made up of Haitians and more are arriving every moment.

'National Magazine of Texas' Marvels That Hispanic Texans Are Voting Republican.  [Scroll down]  Tejanos have been in Texas for generations, from the time when it was part of the Spanish Empire.  Badly misunderstood and under-reported is the fact that Tejanos are and have been part of the culture of Texas long before we Anglos showed up. [...] They're Texans and American citizens.  They resisted elitist dictator Santa Anna, fought at the Alamo and San Jacinto, they've served in every major war defending the United States, they've won Medals of Honor and have state veterans homes named after them — and their communities are the most directly affected by the chaos that out-of-state Democrats tend to unleash on the border.  They serve in the Border Patrol and the Coast Guard, and they work in the oil fields and own thriving businesses.  Coyotes, cartels, drugs, and trafficking all affect Tejano communities first, while the rich Democrats who party at the Met are unaffected personally and weaponize the border as a racial cudgel.  RGV citizens are not happy about that and they know whom to blame.

Shocking photos show 4,500 migrants camped under [a] bridge in [a] Texas community.  An impromptu migrant camp under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, has swollen to more than 4,500 people, according to Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez, who said it's become an untenable situation for all involved.  Shocking photos show the crush of people, some sleeping on the ground, with clothes strung around them on lines or concrete barriers.  The camp had been hovering in the hundreds of occupants for several weeks, but a new surge of a couple hundred people a day has sent the number skyrocketing.

Democrats Continue to Lose Ground in Texas as Hispanic Voters Turn Their Back on the Left.  The blue wave that the left said was going to hit Texas continues to recede further and further back as numbers continue to show Democrats losing ground in the Lone Star State.  According to Texas Monthly, Starr County is turning red by leaps and bounds with Republicans showing up in droves and increasing their presence by the triple digits while Zapata County is seeing red for the first time in decades.

3,000 Migrants [are being] Forced to Camp Under [a] Border Bridge in Texas.  A source within CBP provided Breitbart Texas a video of the makeshift camp erected under the local international bridge.  The source, not authorized to speak to the media, says the total number of detainees continues to rise and will imminently reach at least 3,000.  The brief video shows the entire span of the international bridge that sits on the United States-side of the border being used to provide shelter for mostly Haitian migrants.  Water tanks and portable outdoor toilets are in place as hundreds of migrants arrive on a daily basis.  The situation developing for the Border Patrol continues to worsen by the hour.  On Monday, the number of migrants under the bridge reached 2,000.

Border Agents Encounter[ed] 200,000 Migrants in August.  Border agents encountered over 200,000 migrants attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border during the month of August.  Agents encountered 208,887 migrants in August, the second consecutive month with over 200,000 encounters, a senior Department of Homeland Security official told Fox News on Wednesday.  Agents saw 212,672 migrants in July, the first time in 21 years that encounters rose above 200,000.  The number of migrants apprehended in August increased 317 percent from August 2020, when Customs and Border Protection reported 50,014 encounters, and a 233 percent increase from August 2019, when 62,707 migrants were apprehended.

Nearly 8 Million Illegal Immigrants to Get Amnesty Under Biden's Budget Resolution Says House GOP.  Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee strictly oppose the immigration reform measures in the committee's portion of the Democrats' $3.5 trillion budget resolution package because they say the bill grants amnesty to nearly 8 million illegal immigrants and encourages more people to flood the southern border.  "June was the highest month on record until July when 212,000 enforcement encounters took place; my guess is August will be higher yet.  So, what are Democrats focused on in this legislation?  Putting amnesty in a bill for — approximately 8 million illegal immigrants — in a bill that spends $3.5 trillion," Jordan said in his opening statement to the House Judiciary Committee hearing Monday [9/13/2021].  Jordan said he opposes the immigration reform bill put forth by Democrats in the FY 2022 budget resolution, because it fails to protect American citizens and adhere to our founding documents.

Joe Biden Is a Total Failure.  The open artery at the southern border where the nodding Homeland security secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, repeated for six months that "the border is closed" saw 1.2 million people swarm illegally into the United States, many thousands of them on live television.  Mayorkas has been overheard to say that the status of the border is "unsustainable," but this assessment seems not to have reached Washington.

Desperate rancher near Southern border: 'Dead bodies piling up here.  Where's Joe Biden?'  While dramatic news about Afghanistan and COVID-19 lockdowns has dominated much of the news cycle, ranchers on the US-Mexico border have a front row view of the crisis that continues to unfold there, such as the accumulation of "[President] Biden bodies" Rancher and lawyer Brett Smith of Kinnie, Texas told Fox News on Monday [9/6/2021] that upwards of $60,000 worth of damage has been done to his land from illegal immigrants overwhelming the southern border.  Smith told "Fox & Friends" that in addition, bodies are piling up as illegal immigrants die in attempts to reach locations within the U.S. and have reached such an extent that "we've started calling them Biden bodies...  It's from one policy [that] this is occurring, and it's the same policy that can be stopped by one person but it's not happening."  He went on to state that "it's time for lawmakers to stop placing Americans in second place to illegal immigrants."

Get ready for more Central American migrant caravans.  Now that Joe Biden has transported some 100,000 unvetted Afghani "refugees" to the U.S., the Central American migrant caravans are back, too. [...] As in the past, the photo show the migrants waving the flags of the [c]ountries they are deperate not to be sent back to.  And accordding to other reports, the migrants are coming as a group to protest the slow U.S. asylum process.  They see themselves as entitled to faster customer service from the U.S., despite the fact that they don't add much value to the U.S. economy, few speak English, and most will assimilate into the U.S. underclass.  The fact that migration officials are now inundaded with Afghani "refugees" to process isn't going to bring any results, which may mean the protest isn't all that serious and what they really want is for Joe Biden to just let them in with no vetting at all.

The New York Post goes on patrol with feds to witness Biden's border crisis first hand.  Shortly after President Biden took office in 2021, he rolled back strict immigration policies instituted by his predecessor, including a "remain in Mexico" mandate which resulted in thousands of non-Mexican migrants waiting in Mexico for immigration hearings in the US.  Thousands of migrants poured across the border in the early days of the Biden administration, spurred by promises made by smugglers that they would be more welcome under the new regime, immigration experts said.  In March Biden put Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of the border crisis, and delivered the belated message:  "Don't come over."  After a brief visit to Guatemala to discuss "root causes" and an even shorter stop at the border in June, Harris has barely talked about it — and nothing has changed.  Crossings are still as high as ever.  It's the crisis that Biden is either ignoring — or doesn't care that it's happening.

2K Hatian, Venezuelan Migrants Cross Border into West Texas this Week.  More than 2,000 mostly Haitian and Venezuelan migrants crossed the Rio Grande at Del Rio, Texas, during the past week.  Several hundred migrants remain at the river's edge awaiting transport and processing due to logistical problems plaguing the Border Patrol.  The flow of more than 2,000 such migrants in a week is such that the Border Patrol cannot keep up with the detention space required to detain the large groups at temporary detention and processing facilities in the area, according to a source with CBP who spoke with Breitbart Texas under the condition of anonimity.  It is not uncommon for outdoor space to be used for detention due to the increase in migrant crossings in the area, Breitbart reported.

Biden Builds Another Migrant Detention Center Near Border In Texas.  The Border Patrol announced it will begin construction of another soft-sided migrant detention facility in response to the continuing surge of illegal border crossings.  The facility in Laredo, Texas, like others recently constructed along the state's border with Mexico, will accommodate 500 migrants and will be completed in late September.  The facility will be similar in appearance to other facilities constructed in Eagle Pass and Donna, Texas, earlier this year.  The new facility will assist the agency in accommodating the influx of migrants that forced the agency to resort to outdoor detention recently as existing facilities face issues of overcrowding.  According to Border Patrol officials, the facility will hire and employ contract medical, security, cleaning, and care staff for the migrants being housed.

Importing Enemies.  Importing as many immigrants as possible, from cultures as alien to traditional America as possible, is the ruling class's top priority, after protecting its own wealth and power. [...] But does anyone really believe that America has, or ever had — even over the duration of two decades — 200,000 "allies" in Afghanistan?  That we ever employed even a fraction of that number as translators?  The claim is risible on its face.  The regime has in any case already admitted that, of the roughly 111,600 Afghans (as compared to 5,400 American citizens) already evacuated, it has no idea who the vast majority of them are.  Our masters tell us that we must save "allies" and "translators" — and then in the next breath admit that they're indiscriminately taking anyone.  People who act and speak this brazenly do so out of a deep reservoir of contempt and hatred.  The message is "We can do and say whatever we want; we can lie and contradict ourselves within the same sentence, and there's nothing you can do about it.  In fact, if you object, or even notice, we will use our power to crush you."

Democrats urge DHS to waive fees for Afghan migrants.  A group of Democrats is urging Homeland Security to cancel the fees that normally would have been charged for Afghans who are being evacuated to the U.S., saying they are worried the need to pay will hold up some applications and cost some would-be migrants their lives.  Rep. Jim Himes, who is leading the push, said they don't want to see corners cut on the security side.  "But charging a filing fee that holds up the entire process and potentially costs refugees their lives doesn't make Americans any safer," he said.  "It's exactly the type of red tape we need to cut through if we're serious about saving as many lives as we can."

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One could easily surmise that the U.S. is importing "refugees" who were in no danger where they were.  Certainly not as much danger as an American citizen in the same place.  And now, more likely than not, the new arrivals will be permanent parasites, they will never learn English, and they will always vote for the socialist Democrats.

The case for impeachment.  Article II also obligates the President to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." These include the immigration laws.  Article IV requires the federal government to protect every state against invasion.  Clearly, by opening the southern border, President Biden has failed to faithfully execute the immigration laws, to fulfill his constitutional duty to protect the states against invasion or to protect the health and safety of our citizens.  The political rationale for opening the border to Central Americans is to change the demographics of the country to bolster the rolls of Democrat voters.  Many states do not require citizenship as a requirement for voter registration, and several automatically register people to vote when they are issued a drivers' license.  Cubans, however, are unwelcome, presumably because they tend to vote Republican.  More than a million aliens have entered illegally since Biden took office.  Many who cross illegally carry COVID, or are members of criminal gangs, bringing fentanyl, heroin, meth, or children trafficked into sexual slavery.  It is outrageous that a President would sacrifice the health and safety of his citizens to solidify his Party's grip on power.

Border deaths soar; 2021 could break all-time record.  Rogelio Perez Gutierrez probably saw the lights of La Jolla from the boat in the minutes before he and 13 other migrants were ordered to strip off their life jackets, jump into the water and swim for it.  That was as close as he would get.  Many of the migrants struggled in the water.  Gutierrez had it the worst.  The others recalled to agents that he slipped under the Pacific Ocean surf before they saw his lifeless body floating near the panga boat that was supposed to have brought them to shore.

DeSantis Blasts Biden Admin For Relocating Illegal Aliens in Florida: 'We Cannot Abide the Lawlessness'.  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis tore into the Biden administration over its relocation of illegal migrants to his there without notifying state officials or bothering to ask for permission to place them.  In his letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, DeSantis, a Republican seen as a leading GOP presidential contender in 2024 if former President Donald Trump doesn't run, said putting illegal migrants in Florida undermines the state's effort to ensure that "criminal aliens are not released back into our communities."  DeSantis began by reminding Mayorkas he wrote to the DHS chief in April requesting that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents take into custody illegal alien felons who were completing their sentences in his state, while also noting that he asked ICE to inform Florida state law enforcement officials when the agency released criminal aliens, but to no avail.

Democracy doesn't work in tribal societies like Afghanistan — or America.  Most Americans traditionally are not tribal, except in the American nationalism sense.  They're products of a melting pot of British, Italians, Irish, Mexican, African, Indian and so on.  They've seen themselves as Americans.  Virtually all Americans in our history have spoken the common language.  They either immigrated from an English-speaking country or learned English shortly after arriving. [...] But American culture is changing. [...] Immigrants are encouraged not to learn the common language and not to assimilate into Americanism — despite their desire to do so.  Anyone who suggests they should, is shouted down and cancelled as racist.

DHS approved thousands of ineligible immigrants to work in U.S.: Audit.  The Department of Homeland Security approved thousands of noncitizens to work in the U.S. even though its own system tried to flag them as probably ineligible, according to a new inspector general report that paints a grim picture of the government's best tool for weeding out undocumented immigrant workers.  The E-Verify system also confirmed work authorization for about 280,000 noncitizens in 2019 without actually matching them to photos online, opening an avenue for fraud that undocumented immigrants could exploit to take jobs, the Homeland Security inspector general said.  Over the years, the biggest concern about E-Verify was that it would wrongly reject citizens or immigrants who were permitted to work.  But the new report suggests the larger issue is that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is approving people who should not be taking American jobs.

Supreme Court Allows Revival of Trump-Era 'Remain in Mexico' Asylum Policy.  The Supreme Court on Tuesday [8/24/2021] refused to block a ruling from a federal judge in Texas requiring the Biden administration to reinstate a Trump-era immigration program that forces asylum seekers arriving at the southwestern border to await approval in Mexico.  The court's brief unsigned order said that the administration had appeared to act arbitrarily and capriciously in rescinding the program, citing a decision last year refusing to let the Trump administration rescind the Obama-era program protecting the young immigrants known as dreamers.

Supreme Court Rules Against Biden, Reinstates Trump's 'Remain In Mexico' Policy.  The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday [8/24/2021] against the Biden administration's attempt to end former President Donald Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy.  In a 6-3 vote, the court rejected the administration's bid to block U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk's ruling that revived the enforcement of the policy.  The high court said the administration failed to show the decision to end the policy was not arbitrary and capricious.  Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented.

Supreme Court Orders Reinstatement of 'Remain in Mexico' Policy in [a] Blow to Biden Admin.  The Supreme Court on Tuesday [8/24/2021] declined to block a lower-court ruling that will require the Biden administration to reinstate the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" policy for asylum seekers at the U.S. border.  The court's three liberal justices dissented, saying they would have granted the administration's request to halt the lower court's order.  The administration had sought to end the policy, formally known as Migrant Protection Protocols, which forces migrants to await their U.S. immigration court dates in Mexico.  The program was first suspended when Biden took office and was later formally terminated.  However, Texas and Missouri sued to challenge the Biden administration's decision to end the program.

Border Patrol agents say they aren't allowed to do their job, feel 'downtrodden, almost dead inside'.  There were 212,672 people apprehended at the United States southern border in July, the highest number in 21 years and a 13% increase from June.  There were more than 19,000 unaccompanied children detained at the border, likely the second-highest total on record, according to the Associated Press.  The massive influx of illegal immigrants arrived during some of the hottest summer weeks, which is typically when border crossings decrease due to the scorching heat.  The overwhelming flood of illegal immigrants and the lack of tools to do their job has allegedly crushed the morale of U.S. Border Patrol agents.

The Drossy Touch of Joe Biden.  Almost everything Joe Biden has touched since entering office has turned to dross. [...] Biden took a secure border, along with increasingly legal-only immigration, and then destroyed both.  He stopped construction of the border wall, encouraged an expected 2 million illegal entries over the current fiscal year, promised amnesties, and resumed "catch and release."  He did all that at a time of a pandemic, exempting illegal aliens from all the requirements of COVID testing and mass vaccinations that he had hectored his own citizens about getting.  With planned mass amnesties and millions more invited to cross illegally in the next three years, was Biden seeking to found a new American nation within the now passé old American nation?  Did he believe that Americans did not deserve their citizenship and newcomers from south of the border were somehow more worthy?  Did he see the 2 million new residents as instant voters under new relaxed rules of balloting?

While you were watching Afghanistan, Dems were pushing through amnesty.  Democrats are misdirecting.  While everyone is concentrating on the Afghanistan crisis, Democrats are pushing through their radical agenda.  Right now, all eyes are on Afghanistan and it's understandable. [...] But with all eyes on Afghanistan, the Democrats are using this as an opportunity to ram through amnesty.  They have already added amnesty provisions to the annual spending package.  Amnesty would legalize millions of illegal aliens.  The bill sets aside 107 Billion to pay for it.  Experts estimate that this funding would allow Democrats to legalize a little more than 10 million illegal aliens.  These are illegal aliens who broke the law, and continue to break the law by remaining in this country.  Under this plan, they would all get to stay.

US Supreme Court Intervenes in 'Remain in Mexico' Case, Blocking Program's Revival.  The U.S. Supreme Court on Aug. 20 temporarily blocked the reinstatement of the "Remain in Mexico" program, intervening just hours before President Joe Biden's administration would have had to restart the policy.  Justice Samuel Alito, a George W. Bush nominee, in a one-page order, stayed a ruling by a federal judge that was poised to go into effect on Aug. 21.  That ruling would have forced the Biden administration to restart the Trump-era program, formally known as the Migrant Policy Protocols (MPP).  The Biden administration ended the program on June 1, triggering a lawsuit from the states of Texas and Missouri.  Alito issued the order after the U.S. government filed an emergency motion with the nation's top court.  He said he was blocking the lower court ruling so that the full Supreme Court could consider the application.  He has asked the states that are challenging the Biden administration's reversal of the policy to respond to the administration's request by Aug. 24.

More than 1 million people entered U.S. illegally in first six months of 2021.  The number of people entering the U.S. illegally who were processed by Border Patrol from January through July of this year totaled more than 1.1 million, enough to create the 10th largest city in the U.S. and more than the populations of nine states individually.  Currently, the tenth largest city is San Jose, Calif., with a population of 1.03 million.  To date, the number is also greater than each of the populations of [nine U.S. states] and the District of Columbia.  If the numbers continue at the current rate, those crossing the southern border illegally will total close to the population of the fourth largest city of Houston, with a population of 2.3 million, a population greater than 15 states and the District of Columbia.

Biden asks Supreme Court to block order reinstating 'Remain in Mexico' policy.  The Biden administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday [8/20/2021] to overturn a lower court's order that it revive the Trump-era policy requiring asylum-seekers at the southern border to stay in Mexico while their applications are processed.  The Department of Justice filed an application for an immediate stay of a judge's order to reinstate the "Remain in Mexico" policy.  The order is set to go into effect after midnight Saturday.  "It requires the government to abruptly reinstate a broad and controversial immigration enforcement program that has been formally suspended for seven months and largely dormant for nearly nine months before that," the department said in its brief on Friday.

Illegals Streaming Across The Rio Grande Openly Thank Biden For Opening Border.  Migrants fresh off the Rio Grande river expressing their support for President Biden and their dislike of President Trump.  One of the migrants said that if Trump was still the president, he would not have made the journey to the United States.  [Video clip]

Judge Blocks Biden Administration From Limiting Arrests of Illegal Immigrants.  President Joe Biden's administration cannot, for now, curtail arrests of illegal immigrants, a federal judge ruled on Thursday, delivering another setback to the White House's immigration agenda.  U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton, a Trump nominee, granted a preliminary injunction sought by the states of Texas and Louisiana against two memorandums issued by Biden administration officials earlier this year that sought to "prioritize" certain categories of illegal immigrants.  The case involves an immigration law provision that stipulates that illegal immigrants who had committed crimes shall be taken into federal custody after they're released, but the Biden administration's memos attempted to direct Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) resources to detain illegal aliens based on the nature of the crime.  Texas and Louisiana argued that Biden's memo would prevent ICE agents from arresting and deporting other illegal aliens who had a criminal history.

Red Cross Pamphlet Facilitates Illegal Immigration, Says Expert.  Rancher John Sewell recently picked up a pamphlet that had fallen from the backpack of an illegal immigrant who was trespassing on his property near Uvalde, Texas — about 50 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.  On one side is a map that details transport routes from Panama to the United States.  It pinpoints in great detail where migrants can find shelter or get medical help along the way.  The other side is full of useful information, in Spanish, including how to more safely travel through forests and jungles, find shelter, get medical help, and deal with immigration authorities.  It was published by the Red Cross and is titled "Messages of Self-Help for Migrants."

Biden is handling the border just as incompetently as he handled Afghanistan.  President Joe Biden's claim that it was "highly unlikely" the Taliban would overrun and own the whole of Afghanistan will go down in history as one of the worst judgments in presidential history.  But it was nothing new.  Biden has been equally incompetent all along in his handling of the southern border — it just took a catastrophic failure like the one in Afghanistan to draw attention to how incompetently he is performing in other areas.  Even worse, the danger from Biden's misjudgment at the border hits much closer to home.

'A Pitiful, Helpless Giant'.  Virtually every week for the first six-and-a-half months of the new administration, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has solemnly explained, "The southern border is closed."  Finally, on Thursday, he was overheard explaining to some border officials that the position was extremely serious and "unsustainable."  As people from all over the world are now flooding in across the southern border at the rate of more than 200,000 a month, and border control officials are giving interviews every day in which they indiscriminately tell the media what a desperate and hopeless situation it is with tens of thousands of the incoming migrants being COVID-19 carriers who are then released into the United States, the only excuse White House press secretary Jen Psaki can offer is the administration came into office and found an immigration system that was "badly broken."  In fact, the southern border was in better condition than it had been since the time of Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy.  The Biden Administration immediately decided to stop construction of the wall that was within a couple of months of completion, not even bothering to paint it (which means it will have to be rebuilt altogether by the next administration), and to return to the "catch-and-release" policy that apprehends illegal migrants and then releases them into the country on the theory they will return later for a court date (which, in fact, almost never happens).

Illegal Immigrant Parenting and Character Formation.  During presidential political campaigns, a frequent question posed is, "What will we do with millions of illegal immigrants already in America?  And how about the thousands more arriving constantly?"  These are the wrong questions.  The more precise and important questions are:
  •   What will good immigrant parents decide to do about their illegal situation and status?
  •   What impact over time do parents living in the shadows of illegal, unethical, and criminal status have on their own character structure and by psychological influence, the character structure of their children?
  •   Does the shadowy atmosphere of being an "illegal" cause denial of that reality?
  •   Does denial or repression about being illegal often cause defiance, rebellion, and a false sense of entitlement?
  •   Does being illegal often cause a passive sense of psychological invisibility and submissiveness?
  •   Is skipping to the head of the line to gain American citizenship and potential prosperity a violation of personal conscience?
  •   Why did an illegal immigrant parent not fight for freedom, safety, and prosperity in his or her country of origin?
What are personality, character, and character disorders as they relate to the parenting processes of illegal immigrant parents and the impact on their children's character?  Little has been written about the unconscious psychosocial aspects of illegal immigrant's identities and actions as parents.

Afghanis face 14-step U.S. visa process as Taliban streams into Kabul.  Illegals at the border?  Come on in.  Based on the news photos seen on Twitter, the Taliban is at the gates of Kabul, and the Saigon-style U.S. evacuations have begun. [...] According to the Wall Street Journal, getting a visa to the U.S., even in these conditions, is a 14-step process. [...] Fourteen steps?  For people they presumably already know and have already worked with?  Translators, spies, interpreters, other people who've taken risks for us?  The time is short, the monsters are circling, and like everyone else, the visa applicants probably believed the U.S. intelligece assessments that Kabul would fall in 90 days, not 72 hours (or less).  The people who need to get out number by one report 80,000 people if families are included, and according to this report from Politico, there had been no U.S. planning for them, despite having several months to do it from the date that Biden announced the pullout. [...] The bigger irony, though, is that as these bona fide refugees are gummed up in visa paperwork, the southern border is seeing a surge of people with no serious asylum cases into the country, no questions asked.

Texas border town seeing 'record-breaking' numbers of stash houses of migrants evading Border Patrol.  More than 5,000 illegal immigrants have been discovered inside stash houses around Laredo, Texas, since last fall, according to local authorities, an indication of how many are evading Border Patrol agents at the United States-Mexico border and getting away.  Since President Joe Biden took office in January, the number of migrants encountered illegally coming across the border has reached a 21-year high.  Laredo has seen an increase in the number of people who are sneaking past law enforcement on the border and making it to stash houses where smugglers hold their human cargo before moving them further into the country, according to Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz.  "We continue to see a rise in the stash houses," Saenz, a Democrat, said in a phone call this week.  "I'm worried.  This is why I've been shouting and screaming to the federal government to send more resources, more Border Patrol."

Reality Bites Biden's Policies.  In Texas, U.S. District Court judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk dealt a blow to Biden's immigration policies.  The Biden Administration had allowed everyone in, and then assert that the detention facilities were insufficient to hold them all and release them to go throughout the country, often without even a hearing date.  The judge ordered the president to "enforce and implement [Migrant Protections Protocols, commonly referred to as 'Remain in Mexico'] in good faith until such a time as it has been lawfully rescinded in compliance with the [Administrative Procedure Act] and until such a time as the federal government has sufficient detention capacity to detain all aliens subject to mandatory detention under Section 1355 without releasing any aliens because of a lack of detention resources."

An American apocalypse — why people of all classes, races are filled with fear.  Americans are growing angrier by the day in a way different from prior sagebrush revolts such as the 1960s Silent Majority or Tea Party furor of over a decade ago.  The rage at the current status quo this time is not just fueled by conservatives.  For the first time in their lives, all Americans of all classes and races are starting to fear a self-created apocalypse that threatens their families' safety and the American way of life.  The border is not just porous as in the pre-Trump past.  It is nonexistent.  Some 2 million people may cross illegally in the current fiscal year — with complete impunity.  There is zero effort to stop them.  Officials daily hector Americans to get vaccinated and tested for COVID.  But they are mute about illegal entrants, some of them infected with the virus.

DHS Uses Small Texas Airport to Disperse Illegal Immigrants Released from Detention.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly using a small regional airport in central Texas to disperse large groups of illegal immigrants throughout the U.S. after releasing them from detention facilities in other parts of the state, city and federal sources confirm.  Local authorities in the city where this is occurring, Abilene, are being kept in the dark and a federal lawmaker is demanding an end to the "reckless and irresponsible practice" as well as answers from DHS after a series of local news reports exposed the covert operation.  Abilene is located about 180 miles west of Dallas and has a population of around 120,000.  The area's airport is run by the city and its transportation director reveals in a news story that local officials are not aware of what exactly is going on with the illegal immigrant flights.  The airport is only given 24 to 48 hours of notice before flights arrive, according to Abilene Director of Transportation Don Green, who verifies the planes are private charters from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the DHS agency in charge.  The Texas news conglomerate, which also publishes reports in Spanish, writes that it "shot video of strange activity at the airport" and includes the footage on its website.  It shows immigrants exiting unmarked planes, getting frisked, then boarding buses.  Some footage includes buses arriving at the airport where immigrants are seen getting off and boarding planes to different parts of the U.S.  Republican Jodey Arrington, who represents the area in the U.S. House, says the flights have been coming into Abilene Airport for some time and his office has contacted ICE for more information but the agency has essentially blown him off.  The congressman also reveals that he has called numerous local officials and not one has been notified by the federal government of the covert ICE operations at Abilene Airport.  That includes county commissioners, judges, city mayors and state legislators who are being kept in the dark by ICE and DHS about the activity.

Border Patrol agents come under fire from Mexico while arresting illegal immigrants.  Border Patrol agents arresting a group of illegal immigrants in southern California earlier this week say they came under gunfire from the Mexican side of the border.  Agents were about 250 yards north of the border near Otay Mountain and were taking the group of migrants to vehicles when they heard the incoming gunfire.  The agents and migrants all took cover and a Customs and Border Protection helicopter responded, but couldn't track anyone.  Mexican authorities checked their side of the border and reported that witnesses saw people fleeing in a pickup truck and motorcycle.  But police learned no more details.

Tucker's Enemies.  You don't need to know anything about Hungary to recognize that the people who've savaged Tucker Carlson all over the media for going there earlier this month are telling whoppers about it.  Because what they say about Hungary in their rants about Tucker is intimately bound up with what they say in those very same rants about America.  Quite simply, they hate the Orbán regime, and Tucker's defense of it, for the same reason they despise flyover Americans.  To begin with, they hate them for their patriotism. [...] For these people, you see, "Christianity" and "Western civilization" are fighting words.  To the progressive mind, it's fine to take seriously your identity as a Muslim or Hindu, but a Christian is by definition an oppressor; similarly, exalting Eastern cultures is dandy, but Western civilization?  It's the seat of all oppression.  Which brings us to the ultimate offense, in these people's eyes:  opposition to open borders and mass immigration.

Illegal immigration insanity, and how to stop it.  It is madness for the United States not to control its borders and who lives here. [...] Everyone knows why it is happening.  Democrats want to do to the rest of the country what they did to California.  By flooding California with millions of poor people from third-world countries, Democrats were able to transform California from a vibrant two-party center-right state to single-party far-left Democrat rule of all three branches of government.  To state the obvious, poor people need more government services and are more likely to vote for Democrats than Republicans.

'Massive Win' for Missouri AG Eric Schmitt in 'Remain in Mexico' Suit.  While not every decision handed down by a federal judge on Friday is likely to be met with applause by those on the right, the one signed by Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk of the Northern District of Texas is a welcome one.  In a 53-page opinion, Judge Kacsmaryk, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, upheld the "Migrant Protection Protocols" (MPP) put in place by the Department of Homeland Security during the Trump administration.  Under the MPP, the "Remain in Mexico" policy returned some migrants to Mexico pending their removal proceedings.

Remain-in-Mexico court ruling [is] a win for Texas, Missouri over Biden admin.  A federal judge on Friday [8/13/2021] ordered the Biden administration to "enforce and implement" the Trump-era Remain-in-Mexico policy in response to a lawsuit from Texas and Missouri, which claimed that the administration's attempt to terminate the policy was illegal and harmful.  The two Republican states had sought a preliminary injunction against the administration's June 1 memo formally ending the policy — officially called the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). They argued that the ending of the policy was in breach of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA).  The ruling by Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, orders the Biden administration "to enforce and implement MPP in good faith" until it has been "lawfully rescinded" in compliance with the APA, and until the federal government has enough detention capacity to detail all migrants subject to mandatory detention.

The Four Horsemen of the Biden Apocalypse.  In the waning days of the Trump administration, the country was showing signs of economic improvement, people were feeling more confident about battling COVID, and the border was relatively secure as the wall was finally being constructed. [...] Biden inherited a secure border and immediately decided to destroy the progress of President Donald Trump and create an unmitigated disaster for Americans.  The border wall was foolishly stopped, the policy of "catch and release" was reinstituted, the "Remain in Mexico" policy was ended, and illegal aliens were given an invitation to enter the United States.  As a result, the flood of illegal aliens has been unprecedented.  The number of new apprehensions is increasing each month at the border, reaching the highest level in 25 years in July.  Over 210,000 illegal aliens were apprehended on the southern border last month.  Simultaneously, an untold number of people have been entering the country without detection.

DEA Officials [have been] Directed To Stop Saying 'Mexican Cartel'.  Officials at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have been directed by their headquarters to stop using the term "Mexican cartel" when speaking with the media, according to an email exclusively obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation from a government official.  A portion of the email sent mid-July stated:  "Also, we need to now avoid saying 'Mexican cartel' or discussing the Mexican government or LE cooperation with Mexico.  Please continue using 'drug cartel,' TCO, DTO, etc."

Top Biden Officials Visit Mexico to Discuss Illegal Migration While Kamala Harris Relegated to Phone Duty.  Senior U.S. officials made a surprise visit to Mexico Tuesday to discuss bilateral cooperation on reducing illegal migrants crossing into the U.S. in record numbers.  Notably missing from the trip was Vice President Kamala Harris, charged by President Joe Biden to work with Mexico and Central America on addressing alleged "root causes" driving migrants from Central America's Northern Triangle (NT) countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras to make the dangerous journey to the U.S. illegally.  The White House did not provide a readout of the meeting until a day after the event.  Americans and the rest of the world learned of the high-level event from social media posts by the Mexican foreign ministry highlighting the event as it was occurring.

Border Patrol Encountered 212,000 Migrants in July, Breaking 21-Year Record.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced Thursday that border patrol agents apprehended over 212,000 undocumented migrants in July, breaking the 200,000 threshold for the first time in 21 years, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data.  During a stop at the border in Texas, Mayorkas commented that 212,672 migrants were encountered in July, a 13 percent increase over the influx of 188,000 migrants encountered in June.  He acknowledged that the rapidly deteriorating situation at the border constitutes a crisis, calling it "one of the toughest challenges we face."

'Woke' nonsense is warping everyday life.  Americans are growing angrier by the day, but in a way different from prior sagebrush revolts such as the 1960s Silent Majority or the Tea Party movement over a decade ago.  The rage this time is not just fueled by conservatives.  For the first time in their lives, Americans of all classes and races are starting to fear a self-created apocalypse that threatens their family's safety and the American way of life.  The border is not just porous as in the pre-Trump past.  It is arguably nonexistent.  Some 2 million people may cross illegally in the current fiscal year, according to reports — with complete impunity.  There is zero effort to stop them.  Officials hector Americans daily to get vaccinated and tested for COVID-19.  But they are mute about illegal entrants, some of them no doubt infected with the virus.

Biden admin reportedly using Central Texas town as hub to distribute illegal immigrants into U.S..  Abilene, Texas, has emerged as the hub of a clandestine network that ships illegal immigrants across America, according to a new report.  According to KTAB-TV, agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement bring illegal immigrants to Abilene Regional Airport, where they are flown to destinations across the U.S.  The operation also reportedly involves planes that bring illegal immigrants to the airport.  The passengers are then loaded onto buses that depart from the airport to points unknown, the outlet reported.

American Armageddon.  Americans are growing angrier by the day in a way different from prior sagebrush revolts such as the 1960s Silent Majority or Tea Party furor of over a decade ago.  The rage at the current status quo this time is not just fueled by conservatives.  For the first time in their lives, all Americans of all classes and races are starting to fear a self-created apocalypse that threatens their families' safety and the American way of life.  The border is not just porous as in the pre-Trump past.  It is nonexistent.  Some 2 million people may cross illegally in the current fiscal year — with complete impunity.  There is zero effort to stop them.  Officials daily hector Americans to get vaccinated and tested for COVID.  But they are mute about illegal entrants, some of them infected with the virus.  Have we ever had a president who made no pretense about destroying federal immigration law and asking of Americans what he does not of illegal aliens?

Biden admin working with 'Abolish ICE' activists to halt deportation of criminal aliens.  More and more, President Joe Biden appears to be little more than a figurehead for the radical left, who helped elect him and appear to control his administration.  The American people were sold a bill of goods about Biden being a middle-of-the-road candidate looking for common ground, but that is far from what they got.  In decision after decision, the Biden administration is governing from the left, to the point where radical activists are steering policy.  Look no further than U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, where an "Abolish ICE" activist intervened at the very top to get a temporary stay of deportation for an illegal immigrant with a criminal record, according to emails obtained by Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight."  [Video clip]

'Our Hands Are Completely Tied': Border Patrol Union Chief's Take on Border Crisis.  The crisis at the border is unlike anything the country has seen before, the head of the Border Patrol's labor union tells The Daily Signal.  "This surge is bigger than we've ever seen before," Brandon Judd, a Border Patrol agent who is president of the National Border Patrol Council, serving in that capacity since March 2013, says in a video interview.  "Again, the day-over-day increase, the week-over-week, the month-over-month."  The situation facing the Border Patrol is a crisis, Judd says, who has served as one of its agents for over 22 years and argues that, because of Biden administration policies, "our hands are completely tied."  [Video clip]

Fed-up border patrol agents leak insane video from facility housing illegals near the border.  Border agents are reportedly fed up with the handling of the border crisis by the Biden administration and are now leaking videos of just how overcrowded some of these facilities are near the border.  Julio Rosas, from Town Hall, posted this stunning video on Twitter showing illegals crammed in a room so tight that they are literally sitting and laying body to body in the room:  [Tweet]

Biden Administration Orders ICE Agents Not to Arrest, Deport Victims of Crime.  The Biden administration issued guidance on Aug. 11 instructing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to refrain from arresting and deporting illegal immigrants who were victims of crimes and those who are applying for victim-based immigration benefits.  Described as a "victim-centered approach" to enforcement, the new policy will see ICE agents cease taking action against illegal immigrants who have applied for visas specifically offered to victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, child neglect, or abuse, according to the guidance issued by Acting ICE Director Tae Johnson.  T-visas are designated for victims of human trafficking, and U-visas are meant for victims of violent crimes in the United States.  The memo to ICE agents states that the goal of a victim-centered investigation and prosecution is to focus on minimizing any undue stress, harm, and trauma to the victim.

Minorities drive population growth in US while number of white people declines for the first time, according to census report.  For the first time in U.S history, the number of white people in the nation is expected to show a decline when racial breakdowns of the 2020 Census are reported this week.  The data, set to be released on August 12, will reveal just how much the ethnic and racial make up of the nation has shifted over the past decade, according to preliminary data seen by The Washington Post.  'Twenty years ago if you told people this was going to be the case, they wouldn't have believed you,' said William Frey, demographer at the Brookings Institution. 'The country is changing dramatically.'

Impeach Joe Biden.  In just about seven months in office, Biden is surpassing what it took James Buchanan and Jimmy Carter — two of the most wretched presidents in U.S. history — to achieve in four years. [...] Biden is dissolving our southern border.  Isn't that grounds for impeachment?  Isn't it a president's duty to "protect and defend" the nation by preventing hordes of illegals from entering the country?  But dereliction is Biden's lesser offense.  His southern border policy flouts his duty as chief executive.  Biden's defiance isn't the result of misplaced compassion or incompetence.  Very naïve Americans persist in characterizing the border crisis as due to the Biden administration's bungling mismanagement.  That's simply not true.  As Tucker Carlson repeatedly points out, the southern border breakdown is premeditated.  The White House and congressional Democrats know what they're doing and why.

Washington Post:  Biden's Migration Policy Is 'Politically Toxic'.  President Joe Biden's border disaster is "politically toxic" for Democrats, according to the Washington Post's editorial board. [...] In reality, the semi-open border policy is powered by the self-serving and very deliberate political alliance of progressives and investors.  That same alliance can also explain the Washington Post's narcissistic and minimal coverage of migration economics.  But that rational alliance is dangerous to the Democratic Party's traditional goals because the public is deeply opposed to wealth-shifting, wage-cutting economic migration.  One symptom is a deep internal split in the Democratic Party, which is largely hidden by the media's refusal to cover migration's pocketbook impact.

Over 1K migrants [are] released daily into McAllen, Texas.  Hotels are reportedly overwhelmed by the influx of migrants coming into the border town of McAllen, Texas.  According to reports by Breitbart on Saturday, Catholic Charities Respite Center is struggling to deal with the massive numbers of migrants released into the town.  Catholic Charities is the organization paying for the use of the hotels to quarantine over 1,000 COVID positive migrants outside border patrol's overflow facility.  The group also welcomed migrants into the town in order to set up arrangements to travel across the U.S.

Why aren't congressional Republicans impeaching Biden now?  We all know that the Democrats fight dirty; always have, always will.  The Republicans on the other hand just sit back and let them lie, cheat and steal as if it would be rude to call them out for their crimes.  They seem to delight in being known as the polite party.  As a result, the left is plowing them under with glee.  They impeached President Trump twice over nothing, less than nothing.  And now, as Biden is transforming the country and its demographics before the world's eyes by encouraging migrants from all over the world to illegally enter the U.S. over the southern border, the Republicans are as usual sitting back and doing nothing.  Never mind that while the administration demands American citizens be vaxxed and masked, these migrants endure no such mandates.  Some are spreading COVID and all are welcomed. [...] This is an obvious national security nightmare as thousands of those entering the country are criminals of the worst kinds.  If this is not an impeachable offense what is?

Why the Border Crisis Is Here to Stay.  The federal government is aiding and abetting illegal immigration.  That is a violation of federal law and thus another manifestation of Biden's disregard for his solemn duty to execute the laws faithfully, on unabashed display this week with his dictatorial eviction-moratorium decree, which he and his administration concede is unconstitutional.  Immigration law commands that aliens who do not have a legal right to be present in the United States "shall be detained pending a final determination of credible fear of persecution and, if found not to have such a fear, until removed."  That is, even those who credibly claim to fear persecution if returned from whence they came — the infinitesimally small percentage of legitimate refugees among the hordes now seeking entry — are supposed to be held in custody until that claim is fully adjudicated.  But Biden has signaled that the border is open and that those who try to cross illegally stand an excellent chance of getting in and staying.  Rhetorically, the president pretends the laws are being enforced, but he knows this is impossible in the conditions he has willfully created.

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Biden's Open Border & the Open Question.  If a frank enemy of the United States had taker over the executive branch this past January, I wonder if he would conduct himself one whit differently than have Joe Biden, his administration, and his Democratic enablers in Congress and the media.

New York has billions for unemployed illegal aliens.  As inflation in America soars, our federal and state governments are forcing America's squeezed taxpayers to fund people who refuse to work and illegal aliens.  For months, now, we've been aware that people are still sucking up stimulus money but refusing to work despite the seemingly endless supply of available jobs.  Now, in New York State, they'll be joined by illegal aliens who can apply to receive money from a $2.1 billion fund specifically set up to give taxpayer money to illegal aliens and "nontraditional workers."  In this way, Democrat states contribute to America's dissolution as a sovereign nation.  Let's start with the stimulus to put New York's policy into its proper perspective.  When it comes to the stimulus, we all know that people are being paid not to work. [...] The problem is the mostly illegal and always perverse incentives that our federal and state governments are offering.  They entice able-bodied people into sloth and dependency and burden the economy with illiterate, often sick immigrants who do not share American values and are here only to become future Democrat voters.

Politico's U-Turn: 'Biden's Vision for the Border has Gone Bust'.  That was fast.  On Monday [8/2/2021], Politico declared that "the White House continues to keep the southern border largely closed during the pandemic."  Yet by Thursday, Politico warned, "Biden's vision for the border has gone bust.  But what's Plan B?"  So why the dramatic change?  Could the answer be Governor Ron DeSantis who on Wednesday gave a scorching reply to Joe Biden who criticized the Florida governor for his approach to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Homeland Security Using COVID Order to Fly Illegal Immigrants Into Mexico's Interior.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday [8/6/2021] confirmed it is using Title 42 to fly illegal immigrants from the U.S.-Mexico border into Mexico's interior.  Title 42 is the COVID-19-related rule created under the Trump administration that can be invoked to expel single adults and some families who crossed the border illegally, allowing for the rapid deportation of illegal aliens due to the pandemic.  The rule was extended last week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  A spokesperson for the agency, which oversees Customs and Border Protection (CBP), told The Epoch Times that "as part of the United States' mitigation efforts in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant, the Department of Homeland Security has begun to transport individuals expelled under Title 42 by plane to the Mexican interior."

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This is excellent news.  If I were in charge, I would fly them to Yucatán or Chiapas.  Or to Central America, if that's where they came from.

Is There A Way For The States To Stop Biden's Border Madness?  Just the other day, a van carrying illegal aliens crashed at high speeds, killing ten (and putting the U.S. on the hook for the medical care of the other 20).  It is hardly a secret, but a well-known and established fact, that the Mexican drug cartels are profiting from the human trafficking that takes place on the border.  "Stash houses" are being discovered and shut down with increasing frequency. [...] Even the American Civil Liberties Union — neither a paragon nor a repository of conservative values — cannot escape the truth that the illegal immigrants crossing our borders will be subjected to years of exploitation and indentured servitude.  The ACLU rightly calls it what it is — slavery.

WH Journos Continue to Smear DeSantis While Doocy Asks Real Questions.  On Thursday afternoon [8/5/2021], the White House press corps kept up what's come off as a collusion effort with the Biden administration to malign Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) (and fellow Governor Greg Abbott of Texas) for his refusal to open the door to new Covid restrictions and lockdowns.  Meanwhile, Fox's Peter Doocy did his own thing in asking real questions of Press Secretary Jen Psaki with Thursday's installment focusing on the viral comments from Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-MO) about defunding the police and Team Biden keeping out vaccinated foreigners while allowing unvaccinated illegal immigrants to flood the southern border.

Rural Michigan Town Commission Rejects Illegal Alien Resettlement Center.  A proposal to open a federally funded resettlement center to house illegal alien teenage boys in a small central Michigan city was dealt a severe setback on Wednesday [8/4/2021].  The Alma, Michigan, planning commission on Aug. 4 voted 4 [to] 2 to reject the conditional rezoning request of Bethany Christian Services (BCS), a Grand Rapids-based non-profit, to open what it said was "a small group shelter for short-term care of low-risk children between the ages of 12 and 17 until they can be reunited with their families or placed in foster care."  The non-profit had announced plans to contract with the federal government to house and care for between 15 to 25 illegal immigrant youths at the proposed Alma facility, and expects the operation to create about 50 jobs.

What is going on in this country?  As the Biden administration continues to peel away the accomplishments of his predecessor, what I hear most from family, friends, and social media posters is a fear that Democrats have become power-mad with their recent ascendancy to a majority position in the House and Senate.  They wonder if the current crop of radical officials is hell-bent on weakening, and ultimately destroying, the country that gave them those positions.  Beginning with reversing President Trump's southern border policies, which has led to an invasion of illegal aliens unprecedented in our history, to the shutdown of the Keystone pipeline, taking away our energy independence, and several other policy changes that adversely affect our safety and our economy, one has to suspect the motives of those in charge. [...] Moreover, as we watch in horror as potentially millions of migrants from all over the world walk casually into our country, Democrats will look us in the face and say things are getting better.

Hey Dems:  Your Policies Led These 11 People to Pay $10K Each to Take a Death Trip Over the Border.  Although Vice President Kamala Harris refuses to acknowledge it, we indeed have a humanitarian and criminal crisis along our southern border.  Since the Biden administration hastily reversed Trump-era policies that had dramatically slowed the pace of illegal immigration, cartels have been working overtime to recoup the human smuggling income they lost during the Trump years.  According to US Border Patrol sources, the going rate to be smuggled over the border is $10,000 a person, and there's no guarantee that the smuggled will arrive healthily or even arrive at all.  Such was the case Wednesday morning when a van carrying 30 people (yes, you read that correctly) crashed near Encino, Texas, about 80 miles north of the US/Mexico border, killing 11 people and severely injuring 20 more.

DPS: Crash leaves at least 10 possible migrants dead, multiple injured.  A total of 10 people have been killed in a crash in Encino, Texas Wednesday afternoon [8/4/2021].  Over a dozen were injured.  The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) originally told ValleyCentral at that 11 migrants died.  An update by DPS at 6:45 p.m. stated that 10 people were confirmed to be dead, and are believed to be migrants.  Wednesday night, DPS officials confirmed the driver and nine others were killed in the crash.

Graphic: 10 Migrants Dead, 20 Injured in Smuggling Rollover Crash in Texas near Border.  At least ten migrants are dead and 20 others injured in a rollover crash in Brooks County, Texas.  The crash occurred on U.S. Highway 281 approximately 70 miles north of the Texas-Mexico border.  Brooks County Sheriff Benny Martinez told Breitbart Texas that a human smuggling van overloaded crashed on Wednesday evening killing at least 10 migrants.  He said approximately 20 others were transported to multiple area hospitals.  The smugglers packed approximately 30 people into the single utility van.

The Editor says...
Encino and Falfurrias are two of the most middle-of-nowhere places I've ever driven through.  It's a really bad place to have a wreck.  Falfurrias makes McAllen look like Houston.

Amnesty Is Not Infrastructure.  The $1.2 trillion bipartisan "infrastructure" deal merely paves the road for Democrats to pass the largest amnesty for illegal aliens in American history.  Even absent this planned societal transformation, the bill is bad policy, as it is not focused on actual "hard" infrastructure.  Congress should pump the brakes on this wasteful infrastructure package that will ensure amnesty for up to 22 million illegal aliens and put an end to the historic Biden border crisis.

Number of migrants stopped at US-Mexico border in July surpasses 200K, reaches TWENTY-year high.  Southern border apprehensions reached a 20-year high in the month of July, surpassing 200,000 to bring the year-to-date number to over 1 million, according to preliminary figures.  U.S. authorities stopped approximately 210,000 at the U.S. Mexico border in July, bringing the total in 2021 up to around 1,111,000, or more than enough to populate the 10th most-populous city in the U.S., San Jose, Calif.  There were just over 40,000 apprehensions in July 2020, and 81,000 in July 2019. In June 2021, 188,829 had been apprehended at the border.

Federal judge blocks Texas governor's get-tough policy to block migrants from leaving border.  A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order against Texas on Tuesday, blocking Gov. Greg Abbott's latest get-tough border policy aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from dispersing throughout his state.  Judge Kathleen Cardone, a Bush appointee to the bench, said Texas was interfering with the way the federal government wanted to carry out its immigration policy.  The two-page ruling is a victory for President Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, giving them a continued free hand in catching and releasing tens of thousands of illegal immigrants each month.  Mr. Abbott had said he feared the migrants were spurring a COVID surge, and he flexed state powers to order troopers to block any non-law enforcement vehicle believed to be carrying migrants away from the border area.

Joe Biden to Provide Illegals With Free Lawyers As They Try Invading the Southern Border.  President Joe Biden is gearing up to use your tax dollars to send an army of lawyers to the southern border to help thousands of illegal aliens who are trying to enter the United States.  You heard that right.  Joe Biden wants to spend millions of dollars to help criminals who are illegally entering the United States with your money.

Biden administration keeps processing DACA applications, despite judicial order to stop.  How determined is the Biden administration to let illegal aliens in?  Well, according to the latest report from Breitbart, determined enough to put in overtime to defy a judicial order. [...] It's a strange thing, seeing the federal government defy a judicial order in order to benefit foreign nationals illegally present in the country.  They claim it's a "mistake," but that doesn't hold water — according to Robert Law at the Center for Immigration Studies, they actually put in overtime on the weekend, something they rarely do, all to get those nine cases through.

Nearly a thousand illegal immigrants [are being] held under a bridge in Texas, video shows.  New video shows nearly a thousand illegal immigrants being held by border patrol agents under a bridge near the southern border in Texas — with a top Republican calling it an "absolute catastrophe," as the Biden administration continues to take heat for the escalating migrant crisis.  "An absolute catastrophe from Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and House & Senate Democrats.  #BidenBorderCrisis," GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) wrote on Twitter Sunday, linking to the footage posted by Bill Melugin of Fox News in Los Angeles.  "NEW: This is the largest group of migrants we've ever seen being held by Border Patrol under Anzalduas Bridge in Mission, TX.  Looks like it could be up to 1,000 people.  We can only get a look at the area with our drone.  There's a popular Rio Grande crossing area nearby," Melugin posted along with drone footage of the incident.

Chip Roy:  Monthly Illegal Immigration to U.S. Reached Highest Level Since 2000.  Monthly illegal immigration to the United States reached the highest level last month since the year 2000, according to Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX).  On Monday [8/2/2021], Roy posted online a breakdown of preliminary illegal immigration totals from July where he states that last month hit the highest levels since 2000 with more than 205,000 border crossers encountered by federal immigration officials and 37,400 known got-aways, that is, illegal aliens who successfully crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.  The preliminary totals indicate that there have been at least 1.3 million border crossers encountered by federal immigration officials at the southern border for Fiscal Year 2021, which started October 1, 2020.

No refunds, no returns.
Mexico bars US from returning many migrant families, threatening to make border crisis worse.  Mexico has barred the United States from sending migrant families back across the border, using emergency measures put in place at the start of the pandemic, the Washington Examiner has learned, a development that threatens to exacerbate the border crisis.  The decision to prohibit a great number of non-Mexican migrant families from returning to Mexico is expected to force Border Patrol to release more people into the U.S. because it lacks space at existing facilities to hold the thousands coming into custody daily.  More than 20,000 people were encountered last week in the busiest of the border's nine regions, the Rio Grande Valley.  It marked the most people ever apprehended in a week in the region.

Stop using taxpayer money to give illegal immigrants free flights.  Under the Biden administration, illegal immigration has reached a near-historic high, as more than 1 million people have flooded over the border in recent months.  Unfortunately, this has included drug cartels, criminals, sex traffickers, and unaccompanied minors.  Moreover, in the month of June, the number of attempted illegal immigrants crossing our southern border hit a 21-year high.  President Joe Biden has insisted that the June spike is "seasonal," even though this is historically inaccurate due to temperature rise in the months of May and June that makes the journey perilous and dangerous.  Furthermore, rather than discouraging these illegal crossings, the Biden administration is encouraging this activity with incentives such as free airline transportation for illegal immigrants that is subsidized by taxpayers.  Aside from this obvious tax burden for the public, we are already dealing with other deleterious effects of unwise liberal policy.

Why Can't Biden Stop This Invasion?  America used to regard its southern border as sacrosanct and vulnerable, requiring constant vigilance and occasional action to secure.  "Biden is conducting the border policy of a failed state."  And how is President Joe Biden handling his sworn presidential duty to defend the states of the Union from invasion?  This June, 188,800 illegals crossed into the United States — a rate of more than 6,000 a day.  Nearly a million have arrived in the six months since Biden swore an oath to defend the Constitution that obligates him to protect the states against invasion.  As for "getaways," migrants who enter illegally but evade contact with the Border Patrol and other U.S. authorities and then vanish into our midst, their numbers have been running at about 30,000 a month.  If the present rate of illegal entries continues, Biden, by the end of his first year as President, will have failed to stop perhaps 2 million illegal aliens from having breached our southern border.

Texas rancher on hook for $60k in damage from migrants: 'Sad day where we have to force president to act'.  A Texas rancher lamented the thousands of dollars in damage to his property caused by illegal immigrants and admitted residents in his county don't feel safe anymore.  Brent Smith told Fox News host Steve Doocy that he and his Kinney County neighbors can't enjoy their own backyards due to safety fears as President Joe Biden's immigration policies have led to a migrant "invasion" in the Texas locality.  "We've had a lot of property damage.  Our county's basically at the epicenter of an invasion, in my view," Smith told "Fox & Friends" on Monday.

Biden wants taxpayers to pay for lawyers for illegal aliens.  The Biden administration believes that border violators have more rights than American citizens.  If you or I try to enter our homeland from a foreign country, we are required to provide a negative COVID test, but an illegal entrant on the southern border faces no such necessity.  And receives complimentary transportation to the destination of his/her/their choice courtesy of our taxes, to boot.  While Americans are guaranteed legal representation in criminal cases regardless of ability to pay, when it comes to civil court proceedings, we're all on our own.  But if the Biden administration gets its plan passed, illegal aliens will benefit from taxpayer-funded lawyers in these civil cases, even though another law forbids such assistance.

Report: Nearly 190K illegal immigrant encounters in June.  Customs and Border Protection said they've accounted for nearly 190,000 migrants attempting to illegally cross the southwest border in June.  CBP officials said they've seen a high number of distress from migrants abandoned by smugglers with no regard for human life amid intense heat.  According to officials, the migrants are not warned of the tough conditions they will be forced to battle along their journey.  "It is a very desolate land, a very arduous land, a land that is very hard to cross.  It presents a lot of risks," said CBP spokesperson Carlos Rivera.  "The temperature, it's hard to cross this land.  They can suffer dehydration.  They don't tell them how many days they could be in the desert either."

Biden plans to give amnesty to 8 million at once in a spending bill.  CDC Director lies about illegals with COV at the border and Biden plans to give amnesty and a path to citizenship to millions.  If you want to see an even more out-of-control border, then wait until Joe Biden legalizes at least another 8 million illegals.  That's the plan and he's calling it "immigration infrastructure."  They will all vote for Democrats as soon as they can get to a poll, legally or not.  [Video clip]

They Aren't 'Migrants,' They Are Illegal Aliens.  There was a time, believe it or not, when illegal aliens were called illegal aliens by everyone.  Why?  Because that's exactly what they are.  But if you can control the language, you can eventually control everything.  That's the left's strategy and it has worked.  Now, even many so-called conservative media outlets use the terminology of the left while discussing the issue.  Rather than reports about illegal aliens, the term leftists have declared to be unacceptable, you hear about "migrants" or the "migrant crisis."  The thing is, these illegal aliens swarming the border are not migrants.  Merriam-Webster, which surprisingly has not changed their definition to placate the left (at least not yet), defines migrant as, "a person who moves regularly in order to find work especially in harvesting crops."  While that might be a tiny part of what is flooding the border, it is decidedly not the majority.  The vast majority are coming here to stay, with no intention of getting right with the law, simply hoping the law will make them right retroactively.

McAllen Mayor:  Migrant Situation 'Getting Horrible,' We Can't Hold Them 'In One Place Unless They Want to Be'.  On Friday's [7/30/2021] broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom," McAllen, TX Mayor Javier Villalobos (R) stated that the migrant situation is "getting horrible," hotels are filling up, and migrants can't be held "in one place unless they want to be."  Villalobos said the situation is "getting horrible, and we do need some help."

The banality of our destructors.  This is not another knock on Biden.  And it is not really another knock on Kamala.  While neither is a Rhodes scholar, they were smart enough to work the system to become the top man and top woman in the federal government. [...] Kamala's staff released its "U.S. Strategy for Addressing the Root Causes of Migration in Central America."  The cover letter reveals that in school they wrote essays for length not communication.  It begins, "In Central America, the root causes of migration run deep — and migration from the region has a direct impact on the United States.  For that reason, our nation must consistently engage with the region to address the hardships that cause people to leave Central America and come to our border. [...]"  Their use of "root causes" reminds me of what Mary Poppins said about supercalifragilisticexpialidocious:  "If you say it loud enough, you'll always sound precocious."  And that is how "root causes" works.  Democrats are always looking for root causes.  What they mean is substituting the actual solution (in this case, building a border wall) with what they really want to do (import Central American welfare recipients to overwhelm red states).  But the poor quality of writing reveals the shortcomings of a staff made up of the deputies to the Obama administration.  It is like a Xerox copy of a copy that's been Xeroxed 10 times before.

Attorney General sues Abbott over ban on transporting COVID-infected migrants.  Governor Abbott signed an order Wednesday [7/28/2021] banning ground transportation of migrants who "pose a risk of carrying COVID-19 into Texas communities."  The purpose of such an order is to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in border communities due to the flood of migrants.  "DPS is to stop & reroute, or impound any vehicle being used to transport illegal migrants who have been detained by Border Patrol."  In order for the Border Patrol to ease the overcrowding of shelters along the border, they are releasing the illegal migrants into communities who are then bussed out to other places, either in Texas or other states.  COVID-19 infected illegal migrants are making their way into communities and local officials are concerned about the public health of their residents.  Without help from the federal government, Governor Abbott has little choice but to take matters into his own hands.  So he did.  Responding to pleas from local officials for help, like Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez, Abbott signed the ban on ground transportation.  The negative reaction from critics, including Attorney General Merrick Garland, came quickly.  Garland threatened to sue Abbott if he didn't rescind the order.

The Editor says...
The Attorney General, on behalf of whoever runs the Biden administration, has intentionally abdicated the enforcement of the U.S. border with Meico.  It is therefore necessary for Governor Greg Abbott to pick up the slack.

Biden's Baleful Border Betrayal.  Is there anything the left won't blame on its fantastical scapegoat, climate change?  Don't bet on it.  Its latest dodge is blaming the border crisis, which it created, on the climate crisis, which it invented.  A Politico article is headlined, "It's Not a Border Crisis.  It's a Climate Crisis."  That's a convenient twofer.  Never let an opportunity to blame a crisis on climate change go to waste.  Well played.  But to the left, I guess the border catastrophe isn't a crisis.  How could you support open borders and think that the invasion by invitation is a crisis?  How could America-resenting leftists regard the influx of millions of new Democrat voters a crisis?  It would be like the Democrats being apoplectic over federal spending.  Nope.  Not gonna happen.  If only these migrants knew that leftist policies are on the way to turning this country into a socialist state — you know, the kind they're escaping from.

DOJ sues Texas to prevent troopers from stopping cars carrying [illegal im]migrants.  Gov. Greg Abbott claims the Biden administration has caused a 'constitutional crisis' after the U.S. Justice Department sued Texas to prevent troopers from stopping cars carrying migrants.  Abbott issued the statement after U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Justice Department had filed a lawsuit over an executive order the governor signed on Wednesday.  The Executive Order GA-37 tasked the Texas Department of Public Safety with stopping any vehicle suspected of carrying migrants and reroute them to their origin or impound them, claiming that they pose a risk of spreading the COVID-19.

Kamala Harris:  We Can't Secure The Border Until We Transform Central America Into A Paradise.  In just five months, it seems Vice President Kamala Harris has managed to crack the code on illegal immigration.  All we have to do to ensure that Central Americans stop illegally crossing our border is to transform the Northern Triangle countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador into stable, prosperous democracies.  That's it!  That's the answer!  Harris's office on Thursday [7/29/2021] released what it calls a "Root Causes Strategy" that lays out, in just 18 pages, what decades of policymakers and successive administrations have apparently missed: the reason so many Central Americans come to the United States illegally, it turns out, is because their countries are plagued by poverty, crime, corruption, and violence.  Solve those problems and bang! — you solve illegal immigration.  But seriously, the vice president's "root causes" document amounts to a heap of bureaucratic nonsense from an administration that has never taken illegal immigration seriously and whose own policies have turned the border crisis into a maelstrom of chaos.

Thousands of Illegal Aliens Force Proxy Ports of Entry to Form Along Border.  The singular focus is palpable.  Once migrants leave the bus station in the Mexican border city of Acuña, it's a brief taxi ride or walk to the banks of the Rio Grande and to their ultimate goal — the United States.  The taxi driver charges 50 pesos for the three-minute drive, double the regular fare, but no one quibbles.  A rocky but well-worn path leads down to the shore, and the migrants walk briskly and with purpose.  Many, especially the Haitians, pause to tear up and discard the paperwork they have with them — passports, visas, and identification cards are strewn all over the ground.  They're told it's harder to be deported from the United States if they don't bring ID.  Two elderly Mexican men are raking through the trash to find anything of value.  To them, the passports are trash.  They end up among the piles to be burned, as evidenced by the numerous heaps of ashes.

Do We Have to Watch Their Wretched Movie All Over Again?  Does the United States need 1 or 2 million new illegal immigrants?  The Biden administration apparently thinks so.  It has opened the southern border to tens of thousands of supposed asylum seekers; not just from Central America and Mexico but also from Haiti, the Middle East and Africa.  The illegal immigrant population increased from 3.5 million in the 1990s to 8.4 million in 2000 and peaked at 12.2 million in 2007, then dropped and leveled off at 10.5 million in 2017, according to Pew Research.  The 2007-08 recession reduced low-skill immigration over the southern border to zero.  Trump administration agreements with Mexico kept it down.  As a result, low-skill Americans saw greater percentage wage gains than the rich, even as immigrant inflow became increasingly high-skill.  What was so terrible about that?

War of words between Texas Gov. Abbott, AG Garland over migrant order.  Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott accused the Biden administration Thursday [7/29/2021] of "jeopardizing the health and safety of Texans on a daily basis" after Attorney General Merrick Garland threatened a lawsuit over a new order allowing state troopers to stop and turn around vehicles suspected of carrying illegal immigrants.  In a letter to Abbott, Garland claimed the governor's order was "dangerous" as well as "contrary to federal law and cannot be enforced."  The attorney general also claimed the order was unconstitutional, as it "interferes with [federal] immigration enforcement" and obstructs the "release of individuals and the ability of those individuals to comply with federal immigration law."  Garland concluded the letter by declaring that if Abbott did not rescind his order, the attorney general would "pursue all appropriate legal remedies to ensure that Texas does not interfere with the functions of the federal government."

Nearly 90 Percent Of Illegal Immigrants Let In By Biden Have Refused To Report To ICE As Required.  Nearly 90 percent of the 50,000 migrants released by the Biden administration have not yet reported to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement within the required 60-day window.  While at least 27,000 of the illegal aliens still have time within their allotted 60 days to report to ICE, Axios reported that at least 16,000 of those whose window of time has expired have disregarded the honor system and "not showed up."  "That's 2.4 no-shows for every one that has checked in," the report states.

The Editor says...
The honor system was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.*

Sen. Cruz: 'No' to Pathway to Citizenship, Border is 'Not Remotely' Secure.  When asked whether illegal aliens should be given a pathway to citizenship, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said, "No," and added that the U.S.-Mexico border is "not remotely" secure.  At the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday [7/28/2021], CNS News asked the senator, "Should illegal aliens be given a pathway to citizenship?"  Senator Cruz said, "No."  In a follow-up question, CNS News asked, "And is our southwest border secure now?"  "Not remotely," he said.  "We're seeing a greater volume of illegal immigration than any time in the last 21 years."

Migrants arrive to US border from all over the world: 'We are seeing a permanent change'.  Migrants from countries far beyond Central America are increasingly arriving at the country's borders under the Biden administration, specifically to come across the U.S.-Mexico border illegally and risk getting caught.  Since the start of the government's fiscal year in October 2020, Border Patrol agents nationwide have encountered significantly more people from the Caribbean, Central Europe, and South America than last year.  Although migrants from Mexico and Central America make up roughly 75% of all illegal immigrants at the northern, southern, and coastal borders, far more people from other countries are arriving.  Some have traveled thousands of miles and across oceans for the chance to get into the United States, predominantly by walking across the southern border.  "We are seeing a permanent change in migration at the U.S.-Mexico border.  And now it's expanding," said Theresa Cardinal Brown, managing director of immigration and cross-border policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington.  "We're seeing huge increases in people, not from the Central American countries and not from Mexico, which means this is now just the migration route."

Biden moves to speed up asylum claims in step toward overhaul of immigration system.  The Biden administration plans to speed up how migrants who show up at the southern border can seek asylum.  The plan, outlined in a statement from the White House this week, is to replace immigration judges with asylum officers to decide asylum claims.  However, it does not deter migrants from traveling to and illegally crossing the border, as former President Donald Trump had sought to do.  Such a move would be a step toward fulfilling President Joe Biden's campaign pledge to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, moving away from Trump administration policies meant to limit migration and toward measures to bring migrants in more quickly.  Under the White House's blueprint to reform the asylum process, asylum officers within the Department of Homeland Security will not only continue the preliminary screenings, known as credible fear screenings, but also the officers will make the final decision to grant asylum or not.

Whistleblowers say they were told to downplay Covid outbreak among migrant kids at shelter.  Two more whistleblowers have come forward to allege that children were mistreated by contractors and senior federal employee managers at a Department Health and Human Services migrant shelter in Fort Bliss, Texas, earlier this year, and also say HHS told them to downplay hundreds of Covid infections among children held at the facility.  "Covid was widespread among children and eventually spread to many employees.  Hundreds of children contracted Covid in the overcrowded conditions.  Adequate masks were not consistently provided to children, nor was their use consistently enforced," the whistleblowers, Arthur Pearlstein and Lauren Reinhold, said in a federal whistleblower complaint filed Wednesday [7/28/2021.]

Texas Gov. Abbott clamps down on migrant transports to stop COVID-19 spread in communities.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order restricting the transport of migrants in the Lone Star State after news that COVID-positive illegal immigrants were being dumped in a small border community.  The Republican governor's mandate forbids any person other than a "federal, state, or local law-enforcement official" from moving migrants.  The order also directs the Texas Department of Public Safety to "stop any" car or truck in violation of the order and "reroute such a vehicle back to its point of origin or a port of entry." DPS is further authorized to impound cars that refuse to be redirected.  "The dramatic rise in unlawful border crossings has also led to a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases among unlawful migrants who have made their way into our state, and we must do more to protect Texans from this virus and reduce the burden on our communities," Abbott said in a statement.  "This Executive Order will reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure in our communities."

Cruz: DHS blocking Cuban refugees from entering U.S. because they 'tend to vote Republican'.  Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz blasted Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for saying that Cubans who come to the U.S. by sea will be turned away as his department releases thousands of illegal migrants, stopped at the southern border, into U.S. communities.  According to a report on Tuesday, border patrol has released about 50,000 illegal immigrants without a date to appear in court, and only 13% of them have reported to an ICE office.  In the past, migrants eligible for release into the U.S. after being caught at the border were assigned court dates.  Former President Donald Trump reached an agreement with Mexico that required migrants awaiting their court hearings to remain in Mexico instead of the U.S. The Biden administration terminated that agreement.

Greg Abbott Just Escalated His War on Illegal Immigration in a Huge Way.  Gov. Greg Abbott is apparently throwing caution to the wind with his latest move to curb illegal immigration in his home state of Texas.  Today, Abbott announced that enforcement agencies under his control, specifically the National Guard, will now begin arresting illegal immigrants crossing the border.  This came on the heels of news that nearly 90% of the 50,000 illegal immigrants released by the Biden administration without a court date have even bothered to check in as required.

Kamala's five-pronged strategy for Biden's border crisis and are you kidding me?  [Scroll down]  Not only is the strategy a rehash of what has been done for decades by past administrations with little success but Kamala escalates U.S. involvement in domestic policies of Northern Triangle countries.  The 18-page report released divides the strategy into several pillars.  Mind you, Kamala didn't call a press briefing and answer questions about her plan.  She simply issued a statement.  The Biden administration promised to be the most transparent of any administration ever before but the reality is that both she and Biden avoid the press as much as possible and limit opportunities for questions on just about anything — except maybe questions about Joe's ice cream treats.

Texas police learn COVID-positive illegal immigrants sent to local hotels, after Whataburger encounter.  Authorities in South Texas said Tuesday they've learned that illegal immigrants who have possibly tested positive for COVID-19 were being released from federal custody to a Catholic charity, which booked hotel rooms for them without notifying local officials.  The La Joya Police Department said a patrol officer was waved down Monday by someone concerned about a group that appeared to be sick at a Whataburger fast food restaurant.  The officer found a family inside who were coughing and sneezing and not adhering to health guidelines, including the wearing of masks, authorities said during a news conference.  A manager told the officer they wanted the people to leave the establishment because they were making everyone inside "uneasy."  When the officer approached the migrants, they said they had tested positive for the coronavirus and had been apprehended by Border Patrol agents several days prior before being released.

Did the Texas Fleebagger Democrats Bring COVID to Washington From Biden's Unprotected Border?  A little over a week ago my colleague Charlie Martin noted that the Democrat legislators who abandoned their jobs in Texas and flew on a posh private jet to Washington may have created a COVID super-spreader event. [...] Well, here's another piece to add to the Democrats' utterly irresponsible behavior:  They went to the nation's capital from Texas, a border state that Biden has left totally undefended from the historic surge in illegal immigration across that border.  We reported on Wednesday [7/28/2021] about the disturbing discovery of a COVID-positive family of illegals who were found at a Whataburger in La Joya, Texas.  La Joya is a small town of just over 4,000.  But in that town, at least one hotel is fully occupied with COVID-positive illegal migrants.  According to Fox News, they are being housed and presumably fed on the federal dollar under contract with Catholic Charities.  Catholic Charities is assisting people in breaking U.S. immigration law and now endangering an entire community with its management of that motel (and others?).

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The Catholics are helping to import illegal aliens for the same reason the Democrats are.  The newcomers are likely to become Democrat voters, and are probably already Catholic.  This means more money and more power for both groups, but only if the illegal aliens are imported in wholesale quantities.

13 percent of released migrants appear at ICE offices, report says.  Just 13 percent of the roughly 50,000 illegal immigrants released in the US without a court date — and ordered to report to Immigration and Customs Enforcement — have bothered to show up, a new report said.  The illegal immigrants were given a list of addresses and contacts for ICE offices across the country and directed to report to one of them in the expectation that they would appear after reaching their destination to seek work permits, Axios reported on Tuesday [7/27/2021].  Just 6,700 migrants who arrived in the US between mid-March and mid-July showed up at ICE offices as of Monday, the report said, citing data from the Department of Homeland Security.

Gov. Abbott:  Biden Admin's Plan Is Catch and Release — Texas Plan Is Catch and Jail.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Sunday [7/25/2021] revealed that Texas was arresting and jailing illegal immigrants to combat the border crisis amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  Abbott, highlighting that President Joe Biden and his administration's catch and release plan in place is "opening the floodgates for people who are coming from countries where there is an extremely low vaccination rate," told Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures" that Texas is catching and jailing illegal aliens.

Unrestricted Mass Border Invasion Continues.  The head for the Rio Grand Valley (RGV) sector of the U.S. Border Patrol, Brian Hastings, sent an alarming tweet message earlier today [7/25/2021].  According to Hastings:  "It's the hottest part of the summer and apprehensions are skyrocketing!  USBP Apprehensions surpassed the 1-million milestone in June.  NOW, this week alone, #RGV has apprehended more than 20K illegally present migrants."  One million illegal aliens walk into the country while Joe Biden claims to be concerned about the spread of COVID-19?

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Another million illegal aliens walked into the country, yet the total number of illegal aliens (reported by the news media) remains a constant 11 million.  It never increases.

Will Congress Now Try to 'Amnesty' Us?  Congress may soon attempt to pass the biggest amnesty for illegal immigrants in a generation, even though recent polling overwhelmingly shows that most voters oppose amnesty.  If lawmakers defy their constituents and pass the bill anyways, it'll worsen the crisis at the border — and make it even harder for Americans to find good jobs.  Earlier this year, the White House proposed a sweeping immigration package that would have offered legal status, and eventually citizenship, to over 11 million people who crossed the border illegally or overstayed their visas.  That plan would have also greatly expanded the number of legal foreign workers coming to the United States to fill jobs.

On the Migrant Trail in Costa Rica.  In a new video, the Center for Immigration Studies examines the conveyor belt carrying migrants from countries beyond Central America and Mexico — including from terrorist-plagued countries — to the U.S. border.  A CIS expert documents smugglers as they move their cargo from northern Costa Rica across the border to Nicaragua, in one stage on an unimpeded migrant trail that is largely ignored by both the U.S. and local governments.  The video follows up on the Center's prior four-part blog series on "extra-continental" alien smuggling:  "A United Nations of Mass Illegal Immigration".  [Video clip]

Texas Begins Arresting Illegal Immigrants for Trespassing as Part of Gov. Greg Abbott's Border Security Plan.  Authorities in Texas have begun arresting illegal immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border on trespassing charges, according to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who has blamed the Biden administration for the surge in illegal immigration and has put in motion his own border security plan to crack down on illegal crossings.  "Texas has begun arresting illegal immigrants who are trespassing in Texas or vandalizing property & fences.  They are now being sent to this jail rather than being released like the Biden Admin. has been doing.  We are adding more officers, National Guard & jails," Abbott said in a tweet Thursday [7/22/2021].  So far, at least 10 people have been jailed, with more on the way, authorities said Thursday.  The detainees are being held at what had been an empty state prison in Dilley, Texas, about 100 miles north of the border city of Laredo, according to Robert Hurst, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.  The converted facility will be able to hold more than 950 people, he said.

'Not enough seats': Buses leaving Texas border town packed with illegal migrants.  Buses leaving the Texas city at the heart of the border crisis are struggling to keep up with business — because they're full of illegal immigrants released into the US by overwhelmed Border Patrol agents, The Post has learned.  Since the crisis erupted following President Biden's election, the four bus companies that operate out of the Central Station bus terminal in McAllen, Texas, have added as many as six daily routes, totaling 250 seats — but it's still not enough, City Manager Roy Rodriguez said.  "We don't have enough private bus seats to get everyone out," Rodriguez told The [New York] Post.  The demand for tickets out of town is at a "record" high, with "most, if not all" of the recent increase coming from migrants who were caught crossing the border illegally and released pending future court appearances, Rodriguez said, citing information pulled together by McAllen Transit Director Mario Delgado.

Homeland Security Announces Border and Travel Restrictions for American Citizens Due to COVID, But Border Will Remain Wide Open for Illegal Aliens.  They are rubbing it in our faces now.  As CTH warned yesterday [7/20/2021], this is not hypocrisy — this is the United States Government, Department of Homeland Security, initiating an enhanced and intentional effort to antagonize lawful American people into a place of extreme anger.  This is not hypocrisy.  The Dept of Homeland Security (DHS) is now announcing enhanced travel restrictions for law-abiding Americans, blocking non-essential travel into Mexico and Canada.  Simultaneous to this the same, ironically named, Homeland Security is facilitating a mass influx of illegal entry into the United States.  Stay aware and evaluate this for what it is.  This is an intentional effort to provoke American citizens.  This is Alinsky methods deployed at a federal and institutional level.

'More and More Devastating': Congresswoman Details Third Trip to Border.  Rep. Lauren Boebert just returned from another fact-finding trip to the southern border. [...] "I've gone three times now to the border, and each time, it's just more and more devastating, and the reality of this crisis is brought more into perspective of what's really taking place.  I was down in McAllen, Texas, most recently with [former] President [Donald] Trump, and I saw groups of unaccompanied minors, dozens of groups of unaccompanied minors," Boebert says.  "And these children didn't have adults with them because of the Biden policies, because [President Joe] Biden is encouraging families to self-separate.  If your child is 6 years of age or under, then you could cross with them, but if they're older than that, then they can't cross with you.  So, they have a better chance of crossing the border without their children, putting their children in the hands of the [human smuggling] cartel and risking their lives."

Here's Joe Biden's report card after six months in the White House.  The first marking period is over and President Biden's grades are coming in. [...] Within weeks of Biden's election victory, hundreds of Hondurans began organizing caravans to the US on social media following a pair of hurricanes that devastated the Central American country amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.  And although Biden reversed course and said he wouldn't immediately undo Trump's asylum restrictions, just days before his inauguration, one Honduran migrant whose caravan was stopped at the Guatemalan border told CNN that the incoming president was "going to help all of us."  "He's giving us 100 days to get to the US and give us legal ... papers, so we can get a better life for our kids, and for our families," the man added.

Pausing a minute to consider the damage leftism does to America.  We have an entire chapter in the United States Code dedicated to who may come into our country, along with the orderly procedures for letting those people in.  What's clear under the law is that people don't just get to walk across the border.  Except that's exactly what they're doing in Del Rio.  The Democrats want compliant people who expect a corrupt government as long as they get their welfare payments.  [Three video clips]  While these people just walk right in, the Biden government is banning Cuban refugees escaping a true political dictatorship (these are people who know how bad socialism is) and Haitian refugees escaping civil collapse (these are people who succeed in America, putting the life to the Critical Race Theory claim about systemic racism).  Another thing:  The number of COVID cases along the border has surged by 900%.  However, Obama's Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, thinks you should be banned from working or having access to children if you refuse to get vaccinated — with a vaccine that the renegade Texas representatives revealed does not stop you from either catching or sharing the virus.

CBP is Letting in Hundreds of Illegal Aliens Across Border, While Cubans Are Denied.  We reported earlier on the massive surge of people at the border and how a huge number of the folks coming in are now positive for the Wuhan coronavirus, with a 900% surge in the last two weeks.  You can see from these stunning videos from Fox LA's Bill Melugin, with people at the gates, how crazy it is.  Hundreds just showing up and demanding to be let in.  The kicker?  Most of them were just let in.  First, the CBP seemed to just be letting in the families, then they basically let everyone in, including the single adult males.

Video shows hundreds of migrants try to force way past Texas border agents.  Hundreds of migrants in Mexico converged at a gate on the border in Del Rio, Texas, Monday morning, and tried to force their way into the United States as Border Patrol agents and law enforcement struggled to hold the line.  The violent confrontation began when US authorities, including state troopers, started admitting select migrant families through the gate and into the US. But soon, single adults and others not chosen attempted to force their way through the gate along with the families, making it hard for US officials to close the massive door behind each family.  Eight federal agents and police officers pushed back on the gate to prevent the hundreds of people on the Mexican side from pushing their way through.  The majority of migrants attempting to get through the gate were men, according to a video recording posted to Twitter amid the commotion.

Joe Biden's Fears Are Expressed and They Show How Far Gone He Is.  There are a few parts to this.  To begin, Biden should be scared.  Illegal immigration, contrary to the conventional wisdom at the time, ended up being a major factor in Donald Trump winning the GOP primary and ultimately the presidency.  It's not 2008 anymore, where border issues don't really animate large swaths of voters.  Illegal immigration may not be higher than the economy on the list of issues people care about, but for Republicans and many independents, it's still way up there.  The more chaos at the border, the more incompetent the Democrats, including Joe Biden, look.  That kind of failure will have a major impact in 2022 and 2024 if things don't change, and that's assuming it's not already too late to undo the damage caused.  I'm of the mind that it likely is.

He Doesn't Seem to Know It, But Joe Biden's Problems Are Mounting Fast.  Joe Biden reaches the six-month mark of his presidency in a few days.  It just seems much longer. [...] Take the Southern border.  Please.  In the last fiscal year under Donald Trump's "Stay in Mexico, Amigos" enforcement policies, border agents arrested 458,000 illegals, a 53 percent drop from the previous year.  So far this fiscal year under Biden's Bienvenidos policy, agents have arrested more than one million illegals with still three more months to go.  That's already the most since 2005.  But you don't hear much about this border chaos, because Kamala Harris has already been there to straighten things out.  Large demonstrations for "Libertad" broke out in Cuba this month.  Once they're breathing freedom, emigres from there tend to vote Republican.  So, the Biden administration told them not to come.

DeSantis joined Abbott at the border for a security briefing, fleebagger responds.  Florida Governor Ron DeSantis traveled to the Texas border to receive a security briefing with Governor Abbott on Saturday [7/17/2021].  In June, DeSantis responded to a plea issued from Abbott and Arizona Governor Ducey to all fifty governors — help border states secure the southern border.  Some governors responded with pledges of sending National Guardsmen and law enforcement to work with agencies on the ground.  DeSantis answered, "Florida has your back."  According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Florida sent 58 personnel as well as a plane and five shallow water boats.

Joe Biden wants amnesty, but US tally of illegal immigrants is deeply flawed.  Having indulged an unhealthy interest in human migration for decades, I've been intrigued by how the number of illegal immigrants that journalists cite as living in the United States never changes.  For years on end, I've read that the population of America's "undocumented" — a euphemism that seems to upbraid the receiving country's bureaucrats for failing to issue its woefully overlooked residents the proper papers — is 11 million.  With the artificial precision that often attends these unverifiable figures, which derive their authority from sheer repetition, some journalists will quote the number as 11.3 million.  Oh, there was a brief period about 15 years ago when that standard statistic rose to 13 million, but then it popped right back down to 11 again, without any headlines about a stampede of 2 million suddenly ploughing over the Mexican border in the southern direction.

Analysis: Joe Biden's Open Border to Drive 1.7M Illegal Aliens to U.S. in 2021.  President Joe Biden's deliberate open borders policy is expected to drive nearly 1.7 million illegal aliens to the United States-Mexico border by the end of 2021, new analysis projects.  On Friday [7/16/2021], the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealed that more than 178,000 border crossers were encountered by federal immigration officials in June along the border.  This total does not include illegal aliens who successfully crossed into the U.S., undetected by federal immigration officials.  Steven Kopits with Princeton Policy Advisors projects that Biden's "deliberate policy of holding the border open" will invite close to 1.7 million illegal aliens arriving at the border this calendar year — making it the worst year for illegal immigration in American history.

Republicans sound alarm on Democrats' amnesty push for illegal immigrants in $3.5T budget package.  Republicans are sounding the alarm over a Democratic push to include amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants in their budget reconciliation proposal, with the possibility that the effort could get through without the need for any Republican support.  "Conservatives need to focus on a critical fight that hasn't gotten enough attention: the Democrats' effort to stuff amnesty into a reconciliation bill," Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., tweeted Tuesday as part of a lengthy thread.

Democrats plan to to slip immigration changes into $3.5T budget bill, pass without GOP votes.  Expected to be included in the Congressional Democrats' $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill is language that will advance the party's goals for immigration reform.  Working with the White House, a group of top Capitol Hill Democrats are workshopping placing a handful of immigration measures into the spending bill that will likely be passed via budget reconciliation, that is with no Republican support.  For years, efforts to reform the American immigration system have stalled as Democrats and Republicans fail to make any sort of meaningful bipartisan progress on the issue.  Now, Democrats are opting to strategically move forward potentially without the need for bipartisan agreement.  As Democrats in Washington scramble to complete the full version of the so-called bipartisan infrastructure bill ahead of an initial procedural vote next Wednesday, details of the massive spending plan meant to accompany the infrastructure legislation are nowhere near fleshed-out, including how they plan to insert immigration policy into a spending bill.

Migrant arrests at southern border rose yet again in June to 188,000, topping 1M this fiscal year.  There were nearly 190,000 migrant encounters at the southern border in June, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Friday — yet another rise in what were already sky-high border numbers, and bringing the total of encounters in fiscal year (FY) 2021 to more than 1 million.  CBP said that 188,829 migrants were encountered at the southern border, an increase from the 180,034 encountered in May.  It is also a sharp rise since when President Biden took office — there were 78,442 encounters in January.

Big surprise:  Migrants released with instructions to report to ICE within 60 days aren't showing up.  Usually when a migrant is picked up at the border and makes a claim of asylum, the border patrol processes those claims and gives the migrants a "notice to appear" in a specific court at a specific time.  But back in April the Associated Press reported that because of the big surge of migrants at the border, many were being released into the interior of the country with just an instruction which told them to report to an ICE facility within 60 days for processing: [...] So the idea was to clear out the border holding facilities as quickly as possible because they were overloaded.  Instead of doing the time consuming work to process migrants on site, they would get the instructions about showing up at an ICE facility within 60 days at which point they would be processed and receive the usual notice to appear in court.  It has been more than 60 days since this process began so how do you imagine it's going?  If you guessed that it has been a complete failure, you're smarter than the Biden administration.

Almost a million migrants have apprehended at the border since January.  From January to May, 711,784 migrants were encountered by Customs and Border Protection at the southern border — five times the amount during the same period in 2020 — and the Biden administration is on track to encounter 1 million by the end of July.  CBP's latest data, released in June, show that there were 180,034 encounters with illegal crossers in May, the highest of any month in the last 20 years.  The spike in migration under President Joe Biden's administration continues to grow with no signs of it coming to a stop any time soon.  The numbers for June have not yet been updated on CBP's webpage, but pictures emerge at least weekly of groups of hundreds of migrants turning themselves over to U.S. immigration authorities at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Biden is using the military to ship illegal aliens across America.  Tucker Carlson opened his show Wednesday night [7/14/2021] by announcing that he'd gotten information from a whistleblower about Biden's latest activity to bring illegal aliens into America.  It turns out that the military has been involved in secretly transporting illegal aliens (or as the military coyly calls them, "undocumented non-citizens") to resettle them in America's heartland.  The administration is acting illegally and there's a good argument every person involved — the President, Vice President, congressional Democrats, and the military officers signing off on this scheme — must be impeached.

Immigration 'amnesty' could be career-ending vote for Senate Democrats:  Poll.  As the Senate, nudged along by West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, moves to include immigration for millions of illegal immigrants in an infrastructure bill, new polling shows it could be a career killer for several Democrats up for reelection next year.  Data provided to Secrets by the Federation for American Immigration Reform found most blame President Joe Biden for the border crisis and that a large majority believes that providing a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants in the legislation would only make the crisis worse.  One early draft of the infrastructure bill would put $150 billion to immigration policies, including the path to citizenship.

Nearly 190,000 border crossings seen in June, busts Biden's claim it's seasonal.  U.S. border officials are expected to reveal soon that they encountered nearly 190,000 illegal immigrants in June, a 450% explosion over last June and the latest sign that President Joe Biden's open-door policy has completely redrawn migration patterns.  Unofficial and preliminary calculations suggest that the number will be 188,000, said a knowledgeable source.  At such a high level, it would show the flaw in the claims by the administration and the media that the Biden surge so far has been simply a seasonal trend that would stall in hot months.  Typically in summer, numbers do decline on the southern border.  Last June, the total was 33,000.  In June 2019, it was 104,311 and in 2018, 43,189.  The June 2020 numbers were affected by the COVID-19 rules barring entry and former President Donald Trump's diplomatic success in getting Mexico to hold migrants pending approval of their applications to enter the United States.  That all changed when Biden came to office.  In May, there were 180,034 arrests, a 20-year high.

It turns out Democrats want an open border only as to some refugees.  If there's one policy most closely associated with the Biden administration, it has to be the illegal open border policy.  President Trump turned over to Biden a border that was remarkably well-controlled.  The day after Biden entered the White House, that was all gone.  We now effectively have no border and, if Americans dismayed by this fact complain, they're told they're cruel people who want the Latin Americans, sex offenders, and Islamists pouring unchecked over the border to suffer from poverty in their native countries.  On Tuesday [7/13/2021], however, the Biden administration announced that there are limits to its welcome mat.  If you're Cuban or Haitian, don't come here.

Catch-and-release migrants defy Homeland Security orders to check in.  Few illegal immigrants caught and released at the border on promises of turning themselves in to ICE later are showing up, defying Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas' assurances of a "high rate" of compliance and leaving the department with few options for tracking down the migrants.  At best, the appearance rate is less than 25%, according to data from members of Congress and from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  It may be much lower.  That means thousands of illegal immigrants have defied their first orders from the Homeland Security Department and become fugitives.  That bodes ill for the chances of getting them to comply with their court dates and, if they lose their cases, their deportations.

The Democrats' Topsy-Turvy Spin Machine.  The guessing game of how long the levitation of the Biden presidency can be taken seriously seems to be entering a new phase.  The deluge of illegal entries into the United States at the southern border is now running at a rate of closer to 3 million than 2 million a year and yet we still see and hear the bobbling talking head of the Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas assuring us, "The southern border is closed."  The media has provided almost no coverage of this calamitous invasion. [...] The oceanic influx of unskilled labor at the southern border cannot fail to aggravate unemployment and depress the incomes for the vulnerable sectors of what, under President Trump, was a fully employed workforce.

Border Situation 'Worst I've Ever Seen': Rep. Williams.  The crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border has deteriorated sharply amid concerns the Biden administration will end a key Trump-era provision that enables speedy expulsion of illegal immigrants, Republican lawmakers told The Epoch Times.  The number of illegal immigrant captures at the border has soared in recent months, since President Joe Biden was sworn in.  The United States is spending billions of dollars to deal with the repercussions, including hundreds of millions to shelter unaccompanied minors.  More smuggling is happening, counties are running out of jail space, and deaths are rising as the hot summer weather kicks in.  "It's the worst I've ever seen it," Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), who visited the border last month with former President Donald Trump, told The Epoch Times.

Should Congress Legalize Illegal Aliens Through a Budget Process?  Consider These 7 Points.  Congressional Democrats are considering breaking budget rules to enact controversial changes to immigration law.  President Joe Biden has endorsed using the so-called budget reconciliation process to enact his multitrillion spending agenda, which would allow Congress to pass spending and tax increases along party lines, bypassing the filibuster in the evenly divided Senate.  But Democrats threaten to oppose any reconciliation bill that doesn't include a special pathway to full citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants.  However, these changes in immigration policy likely would run afoul of the rules that govern what lawmakers may include in a budget reconciliation bill.

Soldier's sham marriage conviction exposes immigration fraud ring in military.  An Army soldier's conviction on marriage fraud charges last week pulled the curtain back on what experts say is a problem within the military, with troops entering into sham unions with immigrants who are in the country illegally in order to earn more money for themselves and to help the migrants stay in the country.  Samuel Manu Agyapong, a Ghanaian immigrant who'd already won U.S. citizenship for himself, was found guilty of helping an undocumented immigrant — a fellow Ghanaian — through a bogus marriage.  Barbara Oppong parlayed it into a pathway to citizenship, while Agyapong got a significant boost in pay for being married.

Radical leftists call for armed confrontation for any state that enforces borders.  As states pursue rule of law at the border amid a record surge of illegal migrants and Biden administration inaction, open border activists are getting busy. [...] [T]hey don't want protection of the U.S. border from migrant surges, they want the feds to turn their guns on states that seek to do the job the feds won't do.  Which is pretty twisted logic.  It's almost as if the cartels have donned activist skin suits and advocated their invader agenda.  LULAC's Wikipedia page notes that the group, like the Cesar Chavez United Farmworkers, originally opposed illegal immigration.  Now they've switched, and seem to be doing the cartels' bidding.  Something funny happened to them.  What's more, the rage of these open-border activists — who are very well funded, by the way — likely comes with political muscle, an 'or else' to Joe, if he doesn't comply with their demands.

Open Border Activists Demand White House Confront The "Insurrection of Rebellious States".  This was so predictable CTH wrote about it [elsewhere].  Several states responded to the call from Texas Governor Greg Abbott asking for allied states to send law enforcement and national guard to secure the southern border after the Biden administration actively, intentionally and purposefully works to keep it open.  With the potential for cooperation from states, what I call "extreme federalism", to secure the border regardless of the Federal inaction, an assembly of various activist groups are petitioning the White House to confront the states with direct military action.  The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), a far-left communist advance group, is asking Joe Biden to fight the state effort with all measures possible, including armed confrontation.

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I am in favor of "direct military action" and "armed confrontation" at the border, if that's what it takes to stop illegal immigration.  The socialist Democrats want to defend illegal immigration by using military force against US!

Tensions Run High on Border as Crisis Worsens.  Once a relatively quiet region for illegal border crossings, the Del Rio Sector is now the second busiest, after the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas.  "We've seen a tremendous increase.  So far this fiscal year, today, we've caught 144,000 people in the Del Rio sector," Sector Chief Austin Skero said on June 24.  Agents in the sector have also had a 1,400 percent increase in arrests of illegal aliens with sex-related criminal convictions so far this fiscal year, compared to the same period last year, Skero said.  A large number of the detainees had convictions for crimes involving a minor.  "There isn't a day that goes by that I don't read a paper or a report from my agents that talks about criminal aliens, sexual offenders that they've apprehended out there," newly appointed Acting Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz said at an event in Del Rio on June 24.

Ohio makes it six states sending military and police to respond to Biden border crisis.  Ohio will send National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border to help federal and local law enforcement respond to sustained high levels of illegal immigration.  The announcement over the weekend from Republican Gov. Mike DeWine makes it the sixth state that has volunteered its police officers or National Guard following a request from Republican Govs.  Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona in June.  All six volunteering states have Republican governors.  Ohio will send 185 members of its Army National Guard to the southern border, joining the ranks of Arkansas and South Dakota, which each opted to send Guard members instead of law enforcement.

WaPo/ABC Poll:  Majority of Americans Disapprove of Joe Biden's Open Border.  A majority of American adults disapprove of President Joe Biden's open United States-Mexico border where border crossers are regularly apprehended, briefly detained, and released into the U.S. interior, a new poll reveals.  A Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that about 51 percent of Americans disapprove of Biden's handling of "the immigration situation at the U.S.-Mexico border" where illegal immigration is set for one of the worst years in American history.  Meanwhile, only 33 percent of Americans approve of Biden's handling of illegal immigration at the southern border.

Biden's Fourth of July:  DHS Promises to Bring Deported Illegal Aliens Back to U.S..  President Joe Biden's administration has announced a federal initiative to bring back to the United States illegal aliens who were deported for committing crimes but who are the relatives of American service members, as well as Veterans and service members who were deported after committing crimes.  On July 4th weekend, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas revealed the details of the initiative designed to bring back to the U.S. illegal alien service members, their illegal alien relatives, and Veterans who were deported after having committed crimes.

Biden Administration Announces Campaign to Make it Easier for Millions of Immigrants to Become Citizens.  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced Friday that the Biden administration is launching an inter-agency effort to make millions of immigrants living in the United States citizens.  President Joe Biden asked federal agencies to work on "welcoming strategies that promote integration, inclusion, and citizenship," through an executive order.  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Friday [7/2/2021] the agency's plan to "breaking down barriers to U.S. citizenship" and promote naturalization for immigrants who are eligible.  The federal campaign will actively recruit eligible immigrants and eliminate many naturalization rules that the Trump administration put in place so more people can apply.

Broken system:  Deportation backlog now nearly three years for average case.  More than 1.3 million people are currently awaiting deportation decisions in immigration courts, and the average case has been pending for nearly three years, according to new data that sheds light on just how broken the U.S. immigration system has become.  A decade ago just 300,000 cases were pending, and even three years ago it was fewer than 770,000 cases, meaning the government has netted more than 550,000 cases on its docket since 2018, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

What the Media Don't Tell You About Biden's Illegal Immigration Crisis.  Once upon a time, President Joe Biden put Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of the border crisis — what the Biden administration is calling a "challenge."  Back during the Democratic presidential debates, Biden said he would make sure a surge would happen at the border.  As of today, Border Patrol has intercepted nearly 180,000 people trying to illegally cross the border, not to mention the many others who got away.  Meanwhile, the mayor of Del Rio, Texas, is pleading with the Biden administration to put a halt to releasing immigrants in their city, saying they don't have the resources to house and accommodate migrants.  In this episode, Larry suggests that this crisis would have ended yesterday if illegal aliens-turned-citizens-turned-voters pulled the lever overwhelmingly for Republicans.  [Video clip]

Biden Admin To Launch Government-Wide Effort To Make Up To 9 Million Immigrants Citizens.  The Biden administration is expected to launch a government-wide effort to make up to 9 million immigrants living in the U.S. citizens, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Friday [7/2/2021].  President Joe Biden asked federal agencies to work on "welcoming strategies that promote integration, inclusion, and citizenship," through an executive order, according to CNN.  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the agency's plan to "breaking down barriers to U.S. citizenship" and promote naturalization for immigrants who are eligible.

Biden Administration Announces Campaign to Make it Easier for Millions of Immigrants to Become Citizens.  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced Friday [7/2/2021] that the Biden administration is launching an inter-agency effort to make millions of immigrants living in the United States citizens.  President Joe Biden asked federal agencies to work on "welcoming strategies that promote integration, inclusion, and citizenship," through an executive order.  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Friday the agency's plan to "breaking down barriers to U.S. citizenship" and promote naturalization for immigrants who are eligible.  The federal campaign will actively recruit eligible immigrants and eliminate many naturalization rules that the Trump administration put in place so more people can apply.

Report: Biden Plots End to Border Controls Despite Their Popularity.  President Joe Biden is plotting an end to border controls that experts have said have kept a lid on a wave of unprecedented illegal immigration.  The border controls, polls have shown, are overwhelmingly popular with Americans.  Biden administration officials and those familiar with the plans told the Wall Street Journal that the president is planning to end use of the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Title 42 order for migrant families arriving at the United States-Mexico border while keeping it in place, for the time being, for single adult border crossers.

Homan: Biden Is the 'First President in the History of This Nation That's Actively Facilitating Illegal Immigration'.  Friday [6/25/2021] on FNC's "Hannity," former ICE Director Tom Homan, now a Fox News contributor, slammed the Biden administration on the heels of Vice President Kamala Harris' trip to El Paso.  Homan told fill-in host Jesse Watters that Harris should have "been embarrassed" by the circumstances at the U.S.-Mexico border.  [Video clip]  "[I] might hear you mention Kamala Harris at El Paso border today," he said.  "What a shame.  She should have been embarrassed.  She's going to go down there and see the men and women who she called Nazis.  She's going to see the men and women she said run concentration camps.  She claimed the Border Patrol treated these illegal immigrants with zero compassion and humanity.  And one thing she didn't do while she was down there, why don't you talk to the men and women wearing their green uniform, ask them, does the wall work?  And they would have said, yes, it does work.  It stops drugs.  It stops illegal immigration.  Why did you stop building it?"

A Constitutional Approach to the Border Crisis.  Texas is transferring $250 million from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to a disaster fund to build its own wall along the border with Mexico.  While technically this is the federal government's responsibility, if the federal government is unwilling or unable to act, the Founding Fathers would have been more than enthusiastic to see local governments taking this duty up for themselves.  The Founders greatly distrusted a strong centralized government, as evidenced by the weak Articles of Confederation that they wrote to organize the country.  Florida announced that it will send law enforcement to Texas and Arizona to assist along the border.  Nebraska announced that it would do the same.  Have some states found a way around bumbling federal policies?  It seems so.

Are SCOTUS's three remaining reliable liberals clueless on immigration?  "[W]hy would Congress want to deny a bond hearing to individuals who reasonably fear persecution or torture, and who, as a result, face proceedings that may last for many months or years (while their withholding-only proceedings wend their way toward completion)? I can find no satisfactory answer to this question."  A seemingly perplexed Justice Stephen Breyer wrote this (and was predictably joined in bewilderment by the Court's two other liberal justices, Sotomayor and Kagan) in his June 29 dissenting opinion in Johnson v. Guzman Chavez, the recent case in which the majority found that, in layman's terms, deported aliens who re-enter the U.S. illegally are not entitled to a bond hearing while they await their current adjudication.

Hundreds of Migrant Families Released into South Texas After Trump Visit.  The day after former President Donald Trump's visit to the region, dozens of Border Patrol-contracted vans and buses carrying recently released migrants arrived at the downtown offices of Catholic Charities Respite Center.  According to a law enforcement source within Customs and Border Protection, more than 5,300 migrants were apprehended on Wednesday nationwide.  More than 2,000 of those occurred in the Rio Grande Valley on the same day former President Trump toured the area.  Health and Human Services reported 471 unaccompanied migrant children were part of Wednesday's total.

ICE Agents, Sheriffs Sue Biden Over 'Unlawful' Deportation Policy.  A group of sheriffs and active Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have filed suit against the Biden administration for its "unlawful and unconstitutional" requirements regarding the arrest and deportation of illegal aliens.  The plaintiffs are seeking an injunction to a Feb. 18 memorandum that they say "commands ICE officers to violate the specific terms of federal immigration law."  "The relief we are seeking is that the court order ICE and the Department of Homeland Security to simply follow the law," lead attorney Kris Kobach said after filing the suit at the Galveston federal courthouse on July 1.  "To follow the specific laws ... that require them to detain and deport certain illegal aliens."  The lawsuit alleges that "many extremely dangerous illegal aliens who would have been detained prior to the February 18 Memorandum are now not being detained — against the wishes of the ICE officers seeking to detain them, and in violation of federal statutes requiring their detention and/or removal."

Report: Biden's DHS May Release 100K More Migrants into the U.S. Annually.  President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is weighing a plan to release 100,000 more migrants into the United States interior annually, in addition to the thousands released monthly from DHS custody.  The proposed DHS plan, first reported by Axios, would expand on the Biden administration's massive Catch and Release operation where border crossers are routinely put into DHS facilities or migrant hotels for a few days before being bused or flown into the U.S. interior.

Jim Hogg County In Texas Busts a Fake FedEx Truck, Operated by the Cartel, Filled With Illegals.  Jim Hogg County Sheriff's Department deputies are being overrun with cartel smuggling operations, officials told 3News.  Recently, deputies followed what they thought was a FedEx truck through Hebbronville.  Video shows that once the truck stops, it was not driving around delivering packages but instead was loaded down with over a dozen immigrants.  Unfortunately, the chief deputy was standing in their way when they piled out of the van.  [Video clip]

Trump Cheered at Hannity Border Town Hall and Drops Hint About Future Run.  President Donald Trump and Gov. Greg Abbott both appeared on Sean Hannity's show tonight in a town hall about the border.  It was an event with an extremely enthusiastic and favorable crowd for Trump.  [Tweet]  Hannity started it by comparing and contrasting how Trump got the border in hand.  How Trump got the number of people illegally entering to fall because of all his efforts including the Remain in Mexico policy, building 500 miles of new border wall, and discouraging people from coming.  As opposed to the Biden/Harris team whose policies encouraged people to come illegally.  Biden reversed almost all of Trump's border "fixes."  So naturally, suddenly, the border became a complete mess, as Hannity noted, with Biden literally telling migrants to "surge the border."

Tucker Carlson Outlines the Biden Administration Logistic Program to Facilitate the Southern Border Invasion.  Beyond the insanity of the U.S. southern border being unsecured, many people wonder how this entire logistical process is funded.  The answer is quite simple; within every federal spending and appropriation bill there are carve-outs for various segments of the process.  The Department of Homeland Security and Department of Health and Human Services receive hundreds of billions in supplemental appropriation funding from within each federal spending package.  Each of the COVID relief bills contained money to facilitate various elements of this process.  Federal housing grants, food assistance programs, education funding, employment and income assistance, all of it, every single spending package, contains funding mechanisms to support the border invasion.

Establishment Media Admits 'Biden Has Struggled to Find Footing' on Border Crisis as Trump Arrives to Inspect Wall.  The "Biden administration has... struggled to find its footing" on the border crisis, establishment media admitted Wednesday [6/30/2021].  "In the early months of his presidency, Biden's team stumbled with a surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the border, as shelters became overwhelmed and officials strained to process the influx of children," the Washington Post reported.  The Post then slammed the administration for not rescinding "the Trump-era public health rule that allows the United States to expel migrants, including people seeking asylum, during the coronavirus pandemic."  But the Post did defend President Joe Biden's approach to immigration, claiming, "His administration canceled construction contracts for further walls at the border."

The Top Ten Pending Eruptions.  [#4] The border crises/invasion:  Of course all will be well now that Kamala has visited El Paso, but we don't see a lot of hope here.  I'm thrilled that Texas has taken this bull by its horns and pledged to finish its part of the wall.  I'm pleased to see that both Florida and Nebraska are sending troops down there to help out.  But the solution we were well on way to has vanished.  The situation is deadly with summer scorching the deserts; cartels attacking ranch owners on the border; and drugs, disease, and criminals flooding in.

Texas Gov. Abbott to visit border with Trump as he [Trump — not Abbott] becomes biggest thorn in Biden's side.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is vowing to do what he claims "the Biden administration is refusing to do" when it comes to border security.  Taking it one step forward, this week the two-term Republican governor will tour the U.S.-Mexican border with former President Trump as he pledges to continue building a border wall.  Wednesday's encounter with Trump along the border, which will likely grab plenty of coverage from coast to coast, comes after Abbott in recent weeks has also signed bills restricting the teaching of critical race theory in his state and allowing Texas to carry weapons without a license.  It also comes two weeks before the state legislature — under orders from the governor — will return for a special session to pass legislation tightening voting access rules, another GOP priority.

Greg Abbott Executes a Hilarious but Completely Necessary Troll Using Biden's 'Stimulus' Money.  With the Biden administration abdicating its duty to enforce border laws, causing a massive surge in illegal immigration, Texas is taking matters into its own hands.  But it's where Abbott is getting the funding that is going to turn heads.  [Tweet]  The money in Biden's plan was purposely void of strings attached because the game was to shower blue states with money, allowing them to bail out their mismanaged budgets and perpetuate left-wing priorities.  Abbott has turned that on its head, instead, using a significant portion of the money given to Texas to help build a border wall in his state.

Supreme Court says [there is] no right to [a] hearing for some immigrants.  The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday [6/29/2021] that the government can indefinitely detain certain immigrants who say they will face persecution or torture if they are deported to their native countries.  Over the dissent of three liberal justices, the court held 6-3 that the immigrants are not entitled to a hearing about whether they should be released while the government evaluates their claims.  Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the court that "those aliens are not entitled to a bond hearing."

Already Deported Illegal Aliens Have No Right to Seek Release on Bond, Supreme Court Rules.  The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that previously deported illegal aliens again facing deportation who claim a fear of persecution if they are removed to their country of origin may be indefinitely detained by the government.  Over the dissent of its three Democrat-appointed justices, the high court found that those noncitizens aren't entitled to a hearing about whether they should be released while the government processes their claims.  Justice Samuel Alito wrote the court's opinion in Johnson v. Guzman Sanchez, which was made public on June 29.  Oral arguments took place telephonically on Jan. 11. Before that, both the trial court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled against the government.  Not allowing people who have already been deported to seek release on bond makes sense, Alito wrote in the court's opinion.

Let Me Help You with That Root Cause Analysis, Kamala.  It doesn't take formal training in problem solving to know when you have a crisis which is recognized as such by everyone except the Biden administration and the Democrats with bylines, also known as the media.  It is incumbent to first go observe the problem.  In this case, our much smarter Vice President chose to visit Mexico and Guatemala.  I am fairly sure you can't see McAllen from there.  So, the VP explained to the inquiring minds of the media that she is only now visiting the border (sort of) because this was the second step in her process to see the effects, with the first being the trip to Mexico and Guatemala for the old root cause determination.  Yet, before even reaching a consensus regarding those root causes, Harris told Guatemalans, "Don't come" to the United States.  I don't think she meant it.  She got some support for her methods from Texas congresswoman Victoria Escobar, who welcomed Harris with, "Welcome to my home.  Welcome to the new Ellis Island."

Rep. Chip Roy wonders what Texas gains from being in 'a union that won't secure it's own border'.  Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy raised concerns over why his state should remain in the union if it will not receive support to secure the southern border during a recent interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation.  "Every state in the union should send resources to the state of Texas to help us secure the border," he told the DCNF, "because [...] Texas is going to secure this border if the United States of America is failing to uphold its end of the bargain of our having a union."  "I've got people in Texas that are starting to rattle about 'what are we getting out of this equation?  What are we getting out of being part of a union that won't secure its own border?'" Roy told the DCNF.  "You know what — it's our border, too."  Roy emphasized how Texas "has a duty as a state, as a sovereign people, to defend ourselves."  "This is pure John Locke kind of stuff," he told the DCNF.  "The first duty of government — to secure the people" and to "take care of our communities."

Why Illegal Immigrants Are Being Released Without Court Dates.  Under circumstances at the southern border created by Biden administration actions, the contentious "catch and release" of illegal immigrants has become a bit more complicated, as the Border Patrol is now releasing thousands of illegal aliens into the country without a court date.  Generally, after apprehension, it's the Border Patrol that processes the illegal border crossers and issues a notice for them to appear in immigration court.  However, with the flood of migrants crossing the border, the Border Patrol instead has begun issuing them a "notice to report" to Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 60 days.  Even border hawks are split on its potential effectiveness.  A chief complaint is that the Biden administration is engaged in something lacking statutory teeth.  On the other hand, the illegal border crossers getting only a "notice to report" will not have an automatic formal status in the country.

Disappearances rise on Mexico's 'highway of death' to border.  As many as 50 people are missing after setting out on three-hour car trips this year between Mexico's industrial hub of Monterrey and the border city of Nuevo Laredo on a well-traveled stretch of road local media have dubbed "the highway of death."  Relatives say family members simply vanished.

Harvard poll: 80% see border disaster, want Trump closure restored, reject teaching critical race theory.  The Biden administration is failing big time with its inability to control illegal immigration, adding it to one of several issues that could doom Democrats if left unchecked.  In a new Harvard/Harris poll, an overwhelming 80% said that illegal immigration is a serious issue and one that needs more attention than what President Joe Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris are giving.  What's more, 68% said that signals from Biden's White House are encouraging illegal immigration, and 55% believe that former President Donald Trump's border closing policies should have been left in place.

Five Shots of Optimism for Freedom-Lovers.  [#2]  Because the federal government has failed in its duty to protect American lives and property and seems intent on creating the worst border crisis since the Mexican-American War, Arizona and Texas bypassed the feds on June 10 and sent a distress call seeking help from any state willing to engage hostile forces waging war against American citizens.  Florida governor Ron DeSantis and Nebraska governor Pete Ricketts both answered the call because only a coalition of free American states can pick up the slack when the federal government aids drug cartels, human traffickers, and criminal gangs across the country.  Texas governor Greg Abbott has announced that Texas will build its own border wall and finish the job that President Trump started.  When the federal government abandons its post, a coalition of the willing must fill the gap and seal the breach.

4 Keys to Understanding How Illegal Immigrants Fly to New Homes in America.  Two Republican governors are calling for the Senate to investigate why the Biden administration hasn't notified state and local governments before transporting illegal immigrants to their jurisdictions and releasing them there.  Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee wrote a letter of support to Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who has called repeatedly for a hearing on the crisis on the southern border.  "We believe this hearing should also address the Biden administration's failure to provide notice and transparency in their movement of unaccompanied migrant children into states," Reynolds and Lee said in the June 10 letter to Grassley.  These two governors, both Republicans, have been among the most vocal critics of the Biden administration's policy of using domestic flights to relocate illegal immigrants.

Texas forced to empty out prison to accommodate illegal immigrants they're being forced to arrest.  As the Biden administration continues to abdicate its obligation to defend the southern border, states such as Texas have decided to take matters into their own hands.  Unfortunately, the law of unintended consequences will force the Lonestar State to empty out a prison located in south Texas in order to make room for an expected influx of inmates arrested for illegally crossing the border, the Epoch Times reports.  A spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), Jeremy Desel said that officials will be transferring inmates from the Dolph Briscoe Unit prison in Dilley, Texas, to other prisons in order to accommodate the expected surge.

Biden administration forces head of Border Patrol to leave post immediately.  The Biden administration is forcing out the career law enforcement official overseeing the U.S. Border Patrol and will temporarily replace him with the second in command, the Washington Examiner has learned.  Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott informed regional chiefs from around the country in a video conference Wednesday of his plans to leave, according to three people with knowledge of the conversation.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made the final decision to get rid of Scott, all three people said.  One person said the move was not related to Scott's performance over the past 18 months or how he has handled the surge of people coming across the southern border since President Joe Biden took office.  Instead, the move was "completely driven by politics," even though Scott's position is apolitical and he is a 29-year law enforcement official at the Border Patrol.

Biden Forces Out Border Patrol Chief Who Refused to Call "Illegal Aliens", "Migrants".  While the Biden administration is focused on pushing racially divisive critical race theory on the military, it's also taking time out to trash what's left of border security. [...] During the Trump administration, the media feigned outrage that some of Obama's people were being pushed out.  There were articles and op-eds about the dangers of politicizing agencies and undermining career personnel.  Now the media is openly cheering when career professionals are forced out for doing their jobs.

Texas children's migrant center:  Panic attacks, suicidal attempts plague despondent detainees.  Unaccompanied minors are being housed at Fort Bliss, just north of El Paso, Texas.  A temporary shelter was required at the Army base to accommodate the overwhelming number of children crossing the southern border.  It is described as a tent city in the Texas desert.  It currently houses 1,600 teenagers but can hold up to 10,000 if necessary.  The huge spike in illegal migration since Biden took office quickly filled available shelters along the Rio Grande Valley border so the shelter on the base in El Paso — the far western part of Texas — was opened to ease overcrowding.

2020 Update:  How Many Illegal Aliens Live in the United States?  As of 2020, FAIR estimates that there are approximately 14.5 million illegal aliens residing within the United States.  This number is marginally higher than FAIR's previous estimate of 14.3 million in 2019.  Based on FAIR's most recent comprehensive fiscal cost study, illegal aliens are likely imposing a net fiscal burden of at least $133.7 billion.  That's an increase of nearly $2 billion over the past year.

Texas Border Crossers in for Nasty Surprise from Nebraska.  Nebraska Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts has had enough of illegal immigrants flooding into his state and he's about to take major action.  Ricketts plans to send over two dozen Nebraska State Patrol Officers to Del Rio, Texas, to assist officers with the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.  "Nebraska is stepping up to help Texas respond to the ongoing crisis on their border with Mexico," Ricketts said in a statement.

A Hope and Prayer for the Biden Administration.  The worst foreign policy-related failure of this administration is the horrible mess on the southern border.  Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas solemnly announces "The border is closed" as television viewers are treated to the sight of masses of illegal immigrants pouring into the country overland and wading through the shallowest stretches of the Rio Grande.  Presumably the administration will act to end this tragic charade, amplified by the fiasco of the vice president's visit to Central America highlighting her and Biden's aversion to going to the border.  The best that can be said, and without much conviction, is that this absurdly credulous definition of asylum will soon give way to the resumption of Trump's very successful policies called by other names with the connivance of the docile Democratic political media.

Biden's Policies Feed a Criminal Monopoly.  Mexican criminal cartels — not U.S. border communities, nor illegal immigrants — are the beneficiaries of President Joe Biden's open border policies.  Biden's neglect of border security is feeding the money-making machine of the Mexican cartels, a criminal enterprise that exploits immigrants by taking their money — and sometimes their lives.  "[The cartels] have the northern border of Mexico sealed," Jay Whetten, a rancher residing in Cochise County, Arizona, told me in an interview.  "Nobody comes through that border illegally without their authorization."  In May 2021, Border Patrol encounters with illegal immigrants from the Mexican border increased 674% as compared to May 2020, demonstrating the magnitude of the increase in business for Mexican cartels.  And, according to a veteran Department of Homeland Security law enforcement officer, these are only the crossings of which Border Patrol is aware.

Border Officials Have Found More Than 200 Dead Migrants Since October And Rescued Thousands.  Border officials recorded over 200 migrant deaths and about 7,000 rescues for migrants who attempted to illegally enter the U.S. since October 2020, a Customs and Border Protection spokesperson told the Daily Caller News Foundation Thursday.  Migrants continue to try and enter the U.S illegally despite high temperatures and other dangers, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) spokesperson told the DCNF.  Border officials rescued at least 60 migrants and a suspected smuggler this week and have discovered over 203 dead migrants since October 2020.  "CBP's message for anyone who is thinking of entering the United States illegally along the Southern border is simple:  don't do it," a CBP spokesperson told the DCNF.  "When migrants cross the border illegally, they put their lives in peril.  The terrain along the border is extreme, the summer heat is severe, and the miles of desert migrants must hike after crossing the border in many areas are unforgiving."

Smuggling Illegal Aliens Around Border Patrol Is Booming Business for Drivers.  Social media platforms, encrypted messaging apps, and Google map pin drops are being utilized to move thousands of illegal aliens around Border Patrol checkpoints and eventually to large U.S. cities.  In Texas, drivers are recruited on social media — lured by the promise of quick cash — to haul illegal aliens to San Antonio, Houston, Austin, or Dallas.  One U.S. citizen-driver told The Epoch Times he was promised $1,000 per person for the seven Guatemalans he was moving from Kinney County to San Antonio.  The Del Rio region of the Texas-Mexico border is largely ranchland, with small communities dotted in between and linked by rural roads.

Late-night flights carrying migrant children arrive in Chattanooga.  Chattanooga's Wilson Air Center is receiving planes carrying migrant children who are being bused to multiple southeastern cities during overnight hours.  Channel 3 obtained video of one of those planes arriving Friday, May 14 shortly before 1:30 a.m.  A second video, shared with Channel 3, shows more children arriving late Saturday night.  According to the source who provided the video, a third plane carrying children arrived Friday afternoon.  Flight records confirm that a fourth plane arrived early Wednesday morning, May 19.

Garland vacates two Trump-era orders that made it hard for immigrants to win asylum.  Attorney General Merrick Garland vacated two Trump-era immigration orders Wednesday that had made it difficult for many immigrants entering the U.S. to win their asylum cases.  Garland said in a statement that immigration court judges should ignore both decisions until they undergo a rulemaking process with public comment.  The first, known as the Matter of A-B, issued by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, made it nearly impossible for victims of domestic violence or gang violence to qualify for asylum.  Sessions had said women unable to leave violent relationships did not count as a "particular social group" under the definition of asylum.

Trump to Visit Southern Border to 'Shine a Spotlight' on Biden's 'Crimes Against Our Nation'.  Donald Trump has accepted Texas Governor Greg Abbott's invitation to join him on an official visit to the United States' southern border, he announced in a statement.  The visit will take place Wednesday, June 30, 2021.  "The Biden Administration inherited from me the strongest, safest, and most secure border in U.S history and in mere weeks they turned it into the single worst border crisis in U.S history," Trump said.  "It's an unmitigated disaster zone."  "We went from detain-and-remove to catch-and-release.  We went from having border security that was the envy of the world to a lawless border that is now pitied around the world.  Biden and Harris have handed control of our border over to cartels, criminals, and coyotes," Trump said.  "Drug dealers, MS-13 gang members, human smugglers, sex traffickers, and the criminal elements of the world now have free reign."

Kamala Harris offers new bag of goodies to illegal aliens who've come to the US.  'Do not come, do not come,' as she said on her recent vice presidential trip to Guatemala.  But if you do, she's got some goodies for you.  Which is a whale of a mixed message, one that's likely to reduce her credibility even further than it already has gone.  It's likely to encourage more would-be illegal border crossers to come on in.  Seriously, is offering full legalization to DACA recipients likely to discourage illegal border crossers to stop sending their kids in?  They've alread gotten Joe Biden's word that unaccompanied minors won't be sent back, that's where the soaring child migrant surge, with all the crying kids dumped by smugglers in the desert, is coming from[.]  Why would anyone heed her 'do not come, do not come' exhortation, when now she's showing them that if they do come, they'll get the golden goose?

Calamity Kamala Is An International Laughingstock.  Upon becoming president, Joe Biden created a disaster at the nation's southern border.  He foolishly ordered an immediate halt to the construction of our border wall.  He also abandoned Trump administration policies that were clearly working.  The result has been a massive increase in the number of illegal immigrants entering the United States.  This stampede of migrants has overwhelmed our resources at the border and created a true humanitarian catastrophe.  To show he was taking action to deal with the problem, Biden appointed Vice President Kamala Harris to be his point person on the border crisis.  Even though he has selected crazed leftists for many of the positions in his administration, choosing Harris may have been his worst appointment. [...] Her performance as vice president has been even worse, so it is mystifying why Biden would choose her for such an important role as dealing with the border crisis.  In this position, she has been even worse than expected, acting in an arrogant, ill-informed manner that has only exacerbated the crisis.

Day 83 of Kamala Harris's border czar caper, and a new round of migrant detention centers go up.  Eighty-three days into Kamala Harris's tenure as Joe Biden's border czar, a slew of new border detention facilities are suddenly being constructed.  Those are to house the growing wave of illegal border crossers.  Seems that Harris hasn't been effective. [...] Fact is, the problem is getting worse.  And here's the border surge problem by the Border Patrol's official numbers.  These are the land-based southwest border "encounters."
  •   January: 75,313
  •   February: 97,640
  •   March: 169,204
  •   April: 173,686
  •   May: 172,011
This month, they're reportedly on track to surpass 180,000.  The surge is getting bigger, even as the hot summer months beckon.  Breitbart cites one reason for the likeliness of all the newly constructed detention facilities:  Joe plans to rescind the Centers for Disease Control order that states that on the grounds of COVID risk in the time of the pandemic, unvetted migrants rolling in illegally need to be immediately sent back, (except, as Joe has determined, unaccompanied children, which is why the kid surge still goes full blast).

Some yapping from Chihuahua:  Mexican beauty queen with Miss Universe title wants to tell us how to run our country.  Back in the old days, beauty queens would tell us their fondest desire was for ... whirled peas.  Nowadays, it's all about telling gringo how to run his country.  Which is the buried news we got from an interview with the newly crowned Miss Universe from Chihuahua, Mexico, Andrea Meza, who told Fox News with characteristic breathiness: [...] Somehow America's the target because America's the bad guy and she's inclined to use her beauty-queen megaphone to tell all the world's nations about it.  Somehow, I don't think this "conditions" statement is a bid to tell migrants not to emigrate to the states illegally, paying coyotes thousands of dollars for the illegal trip up norte.  More likely, it's that gringo doesn't do enough for them.  Is she going to tell the Mexicans just how terrible life in the states is so they don't emigrate here illegally?  I'm gonna say 'no' especially since she said she's meeting with the Mexican consulate in New York and we all know that they've got an agenda.

Mexico voted in their midterms yesterday.  Insane fact: 97 politicians were assassinated just during this election cycle!  Just a normal midterm election cycle in Mexico, where the cartels call the shots ... and send the shots.  That's right, leading up to yesterday's midterm elections down there, 97 politicians had been assassinated.  Along with almost a thousand being attacked in some way, shape, or form.  Just in this election cycle!

Kamala Harris Tells Spanish Media U.S. Is A 'Safe Haven' For Migrants.  [Scroll down]  People are flying in from all over the world to cross our border.  Reuters reported last month how Gypsies from Romania are flying in from Paris then meeting up with smugglers in Mexico City to waltz right in:  [Tweet]  DHS head Alejandro Mayorkas and HHS's Rachel Levine appear to be working together to fly these illegal migrants all over the country, targeting red states like Iowa and Tennessee for cultural and demographic enrichment.  [Video clips]  It's all going according to plan.  As Biden said at a White House Summit in early 2015 with Mayorkas at his side, America being flooded with an "unrelenting" "wave" of migrants is something we should be "most proud of."

How Facebook is fueling the border crisis by failing to close down dozens of groups offering passage into the US.  Facebook has been blamed for fueling the border crisis as human smugglers are using its platform to organize the passage of desperate migrants into the US in exchange for as little as $1,700.  Dozens of Facebook pages and groups openly offer illegal crossings across the US-Mexico border, posting prices, routes, discount options, videos they claim show successful trips — and even testimonials from what they claim to be happy customers.

Ducey, Abbott ask other 48 governors to send law enforcement to help patrol US border.  Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent a joint letter to the governors of the 48 other states asking them to send additional law enforcement staff and resources to help patrol their states' borders with Mexico.  Ducey published a copy of the letter on Thursday afternoon, timing its publication with a border summit that Abbott kicked off in Del Rio, Texas.  In their letter, both Republican governors claim the administration of President Joe Biden "has proven unwilling or unable" to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, citing a 20-year high in migrant encounters in the month of May as evidence of an "open-border disaster."

Illegal Border Crossings Keep Climbing; 180,000 Apprehended in May.  Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehended 180,034 individuals illegally entering the United States in May, the highest number seen in a single month in 21 years.  The agency said the majority, more than 112,000, were expelled under the Title 42 emergency health provision.  Former President Donald Trump implemented Title 42 in March 2020, which effectively closed the border to nonessential travel in an attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  It allowed for Border Patrol to turn back illegal border-crossers almost immediately, rather than for them to be placed in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody for a more protracted process through deportation proceedings under Title 8.

Ohio Senate Candidate Bernie Moreno: 'We Don't Have a Country if We Can't Enforce Our Border'.  Ohio Republican Bernie Moreno, a candidate for U.S. Senate, has released a video message telling those seeking to immigrate to America illegally to "wait in line."  "Everyone is angry when you're waiting your turn and someone cuts in line, whether at a grocery store, an airline gate, or a public bathroom," Moreno says in the video.  "But when an illegal immigrant cuts the line, no one is angrier than the legal immigrant — I should know.  My family came here when I was five years old."

Illegal border crossing attempts reach new high under Biden: 180,000 in May.  Federal law enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border stopped 180,034 people who tried to enter the country illegally in May, the highest number in more than two decades, signaling a worsening of the crisis that has troubled President Joe Biden's early tenure.  The May total, recording those who tried to get into the United States by sneaking in between land crossings or were denied entry at border checkpoints, was up from 178,622 in April and 172,331 in March.  Roughly 8,000 of the 180,034 people whom border authorities encountered were denied entry at a port of entry, while the remainder went across the border through unfenced areas.

On A Remote Stretch Of Texas Borderland, The Whole World Is Crossing The Rio Grande.  Something strange is happening here in remote Val Verde County, Texas: the whole world is showing up.  In recent months, migrants from far-flung places like Haiti, Venezuela, Africa, and even Uzbekistan have appeared on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, and waded across.  Their numbers include families with small children, pregnant women, and the elderly.  Not all of them make it.  Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez says he and his deputies have seen nine drownings in the county since January — already double last year's total.  The first one was on Jan. 17, a 33-year-old woman from Haiti.  "She was pregnant with twins, at term.  So we're counting all three."

Illegal Border Crossings by Venezuelans [are] Up More Than 8000%.  Customs and Border Patrol, (CBP) reports that 10,864 Venezuelans have crossed the border this fiscal year, which began on October 1, 2020 — in just the Del Rio sector.  The Del Rio sector covers 47 counties and 245 miles of border along the Rio Grande in Southwest Texas.  Last fiscal year the number of illegal immigrants from Venezuela was 135.  If my calculator is accurate, that's a 7947.71% increase.  All thanks to Gropey Joe Biden.

Border surge sends prices soaring; smugglers can earn $200,000.  Victoria Perez spent 10 months as a migrant smuggler.  When agents finally caught up with her, she told them she had made $200,000 over that time, working two days a week, driving migrants through a Border Patrol highway checkpoint near El Paso, Texas.  She charged $1,500 per person when the checkpoint was operating but only $600 when the checkpoint was closed because the risk was low and the roads were wide open, she told agents.

Scottsdale residents furious as Biden admin converts hotel into ICE detention center 'under cover of darkness'.  Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Scottsdale, Arizona residents are furious over the Biden administration converting a local hotel into an ICE detention center that will house hundreds of illegal immigrants.  Brnovich castigated federal government leaders over the move that positions the facility near schools and a senior living facility.  Two hundred angry residents protested Saturday [6/5/2021] against the development and no public input was requested.  The Scottsdale Police Department didn't even get a say in the matter and were only notified of the decision the day before migrants were transferred.  "The President is using Arizona as an experiment with his reckless border policies," the attorney general previously said.  "I will continue to stand up for Arizonans and do everything I can to stop the Biden Administration's attempt to abolish ICE.  All of us will pay the price, not only with our tax dollars, but also with our national security, and the safety of our families."

'Like Giving Whiskey And Car Keys To A Teenager': Sen. Kennedy Mocks Giving Guatemala Taxpayer Money.  Republican Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy said Tuesday [6/8/2021] that giving the "corrupted administration" in Guatemala more taxpayer money is "like giving whiskey and car keys to a teenager."  "I think that the reason the vice president went to Guatemala and met with President [Alejandro] Giammattei is to offer him billions and billions of American taxpayer dollars to try to make his country better, and with no disrespect but that's like giving whiskey and car keys to a teenager," Kennedy told "Fox & Friends."  "President Giammattei is an authoritarian.  He presides over a corrupted administration.  They're probably going to steal the money.  Corruption is rampant," Kennedy continued.

United States Sees Surge in Extra-Continental Illegal Migration.  There is no question that migrants from Latin America have taken advantage of President Joe Biden's open border policies; the scores of migrants flooding over our southern border are proof.  However, have foreign nationals from beyond the Western Hemisphere followed suit?  According to a new report by Todd Bensman of the Center for Immigration Studies, Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) traveled to the Panama-Colombia border to witness the influx of migrants entering from the Colombia side to make their way north.  The impetus for Rep. Tiffany's journey follows concerns that extra-continentals originating from terror-prone nations are traveling to the United States.  Extra-continental migrants are U.S.-bound foreign nationals from non-Spanish-speaking countries or regions of the world such as Brazil, Haiti, Africa, South Asia, or the Middle East.  The Darien Gap, which straddles between Colombia and Panama, has served as a path for extra-continentals in South America traveling north.

10,864 Venezuelans Pour Into Texas Border Region, Up From 135 Last Year.  On any given day in Del Rio, hundreds of Venezuelans wade across the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States.  They're carrying more belongings than illegal aliens from most other countries.  One woman, who said she was a photographer back home, had her professional Nikon camera equipment in her backpack.  They arrive on shore and proceed to change into dry clothes, discarding the wet ones on the ground.  Discarded shoes, many looking new, dot the pathway up from the river in two main locations.  Some pull toothbrushes and clean their teeth.  The carrizo cane next to the dirt road rustles as many find cover to go to the bathroom.  State Troopers are usually onsite in a large dusty parking area to greet them and pass out water as well as granola bars to the hungry.  The wrappers are often discarded on the ground unless a law enforcement officer points them to a trash bag.

'We Have the Support of the President.' For These Americans, Human Trafficking at the Border Is a Form of Political Activism.  An increasing number of U.S. citizens — who consider themselves "political activists" — are taking money from Mexican cartels to receive illegal immigrants into the U.S. from the Mexican border and smuggle them into the interior of the United States.  They do so believing that President Joe Biden condones their actions, thanks to his administration's rhetoric and policies on immigration.  "Since the influx of [illegal immigrants] started to pick up ... the smugglers driving vehicles [on the U.S. side] are now predominantly U.S. citizens and basically work for the cartels.  They are getting very reimbursed for their efforts," an Arizona rancher, who wished to remain anonymous, told me in an interview.  "The [Santa Cruz County sheriff] said when they are apprehended, the smugglers tell him, 'We have the support of the president.'"

Report: Joe Biden May Allow Foreign Nationals to Secure U.S. Citizenship Without Standard FBI Vetting.  President Joe Biden may soon allow legal immigrants with green cards to secure American citizenship without undergoing a standard name check by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  Center for Immigration Studies Director of Regulatory Affairs and Policy Robert Law writes that sources with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have indicated that the Biden administration is planning to drop the standard FBI name vetting process for legal immigrants applying to gain American citizenship.

North Carolina HS Student Denied His Deploma After Refusing To Take Of Mexican Flag Over His Graduation Gown.  A TikTok video of a North Carolina graduating senior has gone viral after he was denied his diploma for wearing a Mexican flag over his graduation gown.  Adolfo Hurtado was filming his cousin, Ever Lopez, during the ceremony, watching him walk down the stage at Asheboro High School wearing a Mexican flag draped over his gown, when he appeared to get stopped by a faculty member.  Lopez was seen initially taking off the flag but kept it on after audience members encouraged him to do so, Hurtado said in the video.  The ceremony was also live-streamed on Asheboro City School's Facebook account.  [Video clip]

Vermont Republican Governor Seeks to Give Non-Citizens Voting Rights in Local Elections.  Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) is asking state lawmakers to pass an elections law that would allow non-citizens across the state to vote in local municipality elections.  Scott vetoed two pieces of legislation that sought to give non-citizens the right to vote in local elections in Montpelier and Winooski, Vermont.  However, he said he is not opposed to the plan but wants state legislatures to send him a bill that would give non-citizens the right to vote, statewide, in local elections.

Ex-ICE Director Slams Biden's Border Policies: 'Worst I've Seen in 35 Years'.  Former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan said Joe Biden's border policy "the most inhumane policy that I've seen in my 35 years."  Homan weighed in on the crisis after Texas Gov. Greg Abbot announced a disaster declaration amid gangs and drug cartels pouring into the state.  "The men and women of the Border Patrol are the only piece of humanity on that border," Homan said.

Our Increasingly Unrecognizable Civilization.  [Scroll down]  Functioning societies, at least since the Peace of Westphalia three centuries ago, have borders.  America has no southern border and no plans to get one.  The official position of our government seems to be that any of the seven billion persons on this planet has a right to come and stay in the U.S. for three years, until his or her assigned court date comes up.  As the number of people with pending cases continues to grow, that three years will extend out to five or seven or 15 years.  If we get all seven billion people to come here, the court system will break down entirely and maybe we can go back to having a functioning border. [...] We're told there's a health emergency.  We're told we can't open our businesses or attend weddings or funerals.  Yet at the same time, every day, thousands of people pour across the southern border, test positive for COVID, and are then driven to a nice hotel and put up there at taxpayers' expense.

Single male illegals are being flown to somewhere USA.  Single males are often gang-related or soon will be.  They also make great Antifa and BLMers.  A report detailing the Biden administration's "lottery" migration policy, resulting in the mass release of border-crossers into the U.S. interior, reveals that DHS is flying single male adult border crossers into the country in addition to Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) and adult border crossers arriving with children.  In one recent case, 15 single adult male border crossers were apprehended crossing the southern border, sent to a DHS facility, and then bused or put on domestic commercial flights into various U.S. cities.  According to the report, the Biden administration is letting go 15 percent of single male adults and about 65 percent of the adults who have children in the U.S.

Hundreds of Scottsdale Patriots Protest Surprise Biden Migrant Safehouse In their Neighborhood.  On Wednesday [6/2/2021], Patriots in Scottsdale, Arizona rallied in protest of Joe Biden's new America Last open border policy.  As The Gateway Pundit reported on Tuesday, a North Scottsdale hotel is now acting as shelter for illegal immigrants who are being nurtured and housed by the American taxpayer.  Thank you to the freedom fighters who submit tips, photos and videos.  You are doing a great service to the nation.

The New Secession Crisis: The Democrats have already left the Union.  The Democrats have already seceded from America's historic conception of nationhood in many respects: [...] THEY have engaged in bureaucratic and judicial nullification of our laws, particularly on immigration — perhaps the most important element in determining who makes up the American polity.  Donald Trump ran on the platform of toughening up immigration policy.  It was his defining issue.  Yet the Left made a mockery of the rule of law, using the bureaucracy to throw up procedural roadblock after procedural roadblock to Trump's agenda, while left-wing judges issued blatantly absurd rulings using invented doctrines to block Trump's rescission of Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals order and accuse the administration of a "Muslim ban" that, in fact, was based heavily on an earlier Obama Administration effort.

Abbott issues disaster declaration in response to border crisis.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday [6/1/2021] issued a disaster declaration in response to several hundred thousand immigrants illegally entering the U.S. through Texas since President Joe Biden's border policies began in January.  The five-page order comes roughly two months after Abbott initiated Operation Lonestar on March 6, directing the Texas Department of Public Safety to protect Texans from increased crime being committed by immigrants.  Abbott's order directs DPS to enforce all federal and state criminal laws, including criminal trespassing, smuggling and human trafficking.  The legislature just passed a biennial budget, which allocates an additional $1 billion to fund DPS border security efforts.

What if there are 50 million by the time it becomes law?
Biden officially Ends Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' policy and urges Congress to clear the way for 11 million immigrants to get citizenship.  The Biden administration on Tuesday [6/1/2021] formally ended a Trump-era immigration policy that forced asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court.  A seven-page memo by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas marked the end of the 'Migrant Protection Protocols,' which returned about 70,000 asylum-seekers to Mexico from January 2019 until it was halted on President Joe Biden's first day in office two years later.  The move came the same day as the Biden administration marked the first day of National Immigrant Heritage Month by asking Congress to pass the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which Biden pitched his first day in office, providing a way for an estimated 11 million undocumented people to legally stay in the U.S.

Kamala Harris's aides reportedly in 'panic' after Joe Biden made her his migrant czar.  Apparently, no one in the Kamala Harris camp was thrilled when Joe Biden fobbed off onto her the job of stemming the surge at the border. [...] "Most qualified" was definitely a joke, which would be the best explanation as to why they could panic.  Some of course, told CNN she was actually thrilled, but let's just say the publicity-loving, selfie-taking Harris's failure to visit the border or hold any press conferences tells a different story.  The staff argument, though, that it might be misconstrued, and become a public relations problem, is pure nonsense.  You can't solve a border surge by ignoring a border, Republicans noted in the report, so the claims that Harris was onto some separate issue from that was happening at the border, and that there was absolutely nothing to learn from people on the ground at the border, whether they were Border Patrol agents or actual migrants, is horse hockey.  That nonsense was easily discernable by the Republicans the report said the staffers were panicking about, if for nothing else than their criticisms resonated with voters.

Supreme Court Rules Asylum Applicants Bear Burden of Proof, Reversing 9th Circuit.  Unanimously ruling against a Chinese asylum claimant, the Supreme Court reversed the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, finding that immigration judges don't have to explicitly state that an asylum seeker's story isn't credible when finding against him.  The court's opinion in the case, Garland v. Dai, court file 19-1155, was written by Justice Neil Gorsuch.  "The Ninth Circuit has long applied a special rule in immigration disputes," Gorsuch wrote.  "The rule provides that, in the absence of an explicit adverse credibility determination by an immigration judge or the Board of Immigration Appeals, a reviewing court must treat a petitioning alien's testimony as credible and true."

Harris' team says dealing with the border is not her job and focus is only on 'root causes' of migration.  Vice President Kamala Harris' was tasked by President Biden with dealing with the crisis at the US-Mexico border, but now she's distancing herself from that crisis she cannot solve.  Harris' team explained that Harris isn't supposed to be dealing with the border, that this was never her job.  Instead, she's meant to handle the "root causes" of migration.  For Harris, those include climate change and violence against LGBTQ people.  White House reporter Natasha Bertrand told CNN that Harris' "team has come out and said publicly:  'Look, we do not own the issues at the border, we are not managing the issues at the border, this is for the Secretary of Homeland Security, this is for the people on the NSC who are dealing explicitly with this issue in the United States.  The Vice President is going to be dealing exclusively with diplomacy.'"

Arizona Sheriff Describes How the Border Has Changed Under Biden.  The effort to curb illegal immigration in his Arizona border jurisdiction has deteriorated dramatically since President Joe Biden took office, Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels says.  "When President Biden declared the southwest border a nonemergency, it stopped the physical barrier going up, it stopped all infrastructure completion, it stopped the subterraneal technology, it froze that construction on-site," Dannels said in an interview with The Daily Signal.  Dannels described "cables out of the ground, trenches, bridges not done, roadways not done."  The wall project is "environmentally in disarray, it's physically in disarray," the border sheriff added.  "And what's going to happen after our monsoon season, which is in July, it's going to wipe out most of what's even been done there," Dannels said.

Report: Joe Biden's DHS May Bring Deported Illegal Aliens Back to U.S..  President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may consider a plan to bring deported illegal aliens back to the United States, presumably paid for by American taxpayers.  The open borders lobby shared a plan with the Biden administration to bring illegal aliens deported by former President Donald Trump's administration back to the U.S., according to the Associated Press (AP).  More than 935,000 illegal aliens were deported by the Trump administration.

Deception Wearing the Mask of Truth.  [Scroll down]  Biden/Harris have endorsed, supported, and invited the unrestrained abject horror of drug trafficking, sex trafficking, and human trafficking via a deliberately porous open southern border, resettling unaccompanied children all across America.  Illegal alien sex and child trafficking continues with impunity under Biden's open borders policy while a surge in overdose deaths from methamphetamine,and oxycontin laced with fentanyl — all managed by Mexican cartels given sanctuary by Joe Biden — merits a VP Kamala Harris response that "climate change is the root provocation for the border challenges, and Mexico should plant more trees."  Decency?  No, neither stupidity nor incompetence, instead an abomination and disinformation by design.

Laughable: Kamala Harris's big corporate 'root causes' plan for Central America.  So in her quest to find all those root causes for the current migrant surge into the U.S., Kamala Harris has focused on Central America, where two-thirds of the illegal aliens pouring over our border are coming from.  And not surprisingly, instead of going to the border and asking a border surger about it, or even doing diplomacy, as she claims, she's got big plans to bring in huge corporations and NGOs to the region, kind of like the United Fruit Company, which lefties in the past have complained about.  It's downright laughable.

Trump West Point advisory board appointee says government is replacing Americans with European heritage with migrants.  A decorated Army veteran appointed by Donald Trump to West Point's advisory board at the end of his presidency has suggested that Joe Biden is deliberately bringing in migrants in a bid to change the demographic balance to help Democrats.  Colonel Douglas Macgregor, 68, was appointed by Trump on December 8 for a three-year term on the board, which provides independent advice to the president on morale, curriculum, discipline, and other issues at West Point.

Venezuelan Migrant Fleeing Across U.S. Border Slams Americans Who 'Don't Know The Reality Of Socialism'.  A migrant crossing the southern U.S. border from Venezuela with just his wife, his daughter, and a backpack said he doesn't believe supporters of socialism should be in the United States and warned they are ignorant of its catastrophic consequences.  Speaking earlier this week with Jorge Ventura, a reporter with the Daily Caller who has been reporting on the border crisis from Del Rio, Texas, the migrant man said, "I'm sure that the people who say [they support socialism] don't know the reality of socialism," according to a translation by The Washington Examiner.  "These people are the middle class and upper-middle class," the man further explained, indicating to the other migrants around him.  "And they're leaving [Venezuela]."  [Video clip]

Biden transition team official's consulting firm advised contractor handed millions to house migrants.  A Biden-Harris transition team official who worked on border issues was simultaneously advising the organization that ended up getting hundreds of millions of dollars in immigration contracts from the government.  This week, the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general launched an investigation examining how its agency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, selected a small Texas-based nonprofit organization known as Family Endeavors to house migrant families in hotels.  New information obtained exclusively by the Washington Examiner revealed that the Family Endeavors employee believed to have brokered the deal, a former ICE official, was advising Family Endeavors while he was on the Biden-Harris transition team, where he may have had knowledge of the government's plans to change border policies and known what housing needs would arise.  Lawyers familiar with the situation said it raises more red flags beyond the existing conflicts of interest that members of Congress have urged to investigate.

DHS Secretary Insists 'Border Is Closed,' Defends Response to Migrant Crisis.  During a House Appropriations Committee hearing, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday insisted that "the border is closed" and defended the Biden administration's management of the influx of migrants illegally entering the United States.  Republicans demanded answers from Mayorkas about the relaxed interior enforcement his department has been directing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to do, including restricting agents' ability to arrest and deport the majority of immigrants.

Washington Won't Let Border Patrol Arrest Human Smugglers Offloading Aliens Right in Front of Them.  The Border Patrol agents working under the international bridge here got busy fast with "processing" duty after the first three rubber rafts delivered their loads of illegal immigrant families.  But with another raft about to land, the occupied Border Patrol supervisory agent on scene asked a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) officer to please go over and bring those immigrants in for processing, but to do so with this proviso:  "Don't arrest him," the supervisor warned about the raft's paddler, who would soon stand on U.S. soil within arm's reach of the DPS officer to land the immigrants.

GOP Sen. Rick Scott to block DHS nominees until Biden visits border.  Sen. Rick Scott said Thursday [5/27/2021] he will block top Homeland Security nominees until President Biden makes a trip to the southern border to get a firsthand look at the situation.  Mr. Scott revealed his stance at a confirmation hearing with three nominees, the picks for deputy secretary, general counsel, and undersecretary for strategy, policy and plans.  He said it wasn't anything personal toward the three nominees, but rather a statement about Mr. Biden's approach to the border.

Five reasons not to be optimistic about America's future.  [#4] Illegal immigration poses an existential threat to the nation.  Both parties in Congress have failed to acknowledge the threat, let alone deal with it.  When millions of aliens are permitted to enter the U.S. illegally, and sanctuary cities and states can deliberately disregard federal statutes, the rule of law becomes a thing of the past and we no longer have a country.  The economic costs of taking in 100 million or 300 million or more "refugees" would tear us apart.  The social costs of deadly drugs, violent criminals, and terrorists constitute the worst public safety issue since World War II. But the most dangerous likely results of open borders are the destruction of the two-party system and the forced implementation of socialism by the left wing of the Democratic Party.

Another illegal graduates, proudly waving the flag of the country he'd do anything to not be sent back to.  It's spring graduations these days, and out come the illegals, proudly waving the flags of the nations they don't want to be sent back to.  That was the case again in San Diego, where one illegal immigrant, Javier Diego Jacinto, wildly waved the Mexican flag at his graduation from San Diego State University, touting his status as a DACA recipient, and gave interviews for the television cameras.  He's not the first.

'Functionally Abolished': ICE Averaging 'One Arrest Every Two Months' Amid Border Crisis.  President Joe Biden has effectively abolished the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency through heavy restrictions on its operations, ICE officers say.  ICE deportations numbered an all-time low last month with 2,962 illegal immigrants returned to their home countries.  Plummeting immigration enforcement is a result of new policies Biden implemented that restrict who qualifies for deportation and what actions ICE is authorized to take.

ICE agents complain Biden has stopped them from doing their job.  Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says he wants to make 'significant changes' to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement — as 'frustrated' agents at the agency say the Biden Administration 'doesn't have their backs'.  Mayorkas made the claim in an interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday [5/25/2021], as ICE deportations drop to a record low.  Less than 3,000 illegal immigrants were expelled from the United States last month by ICE, despite border crossings surging to a 20 year high.

Biden's Border Policy Is an Economic Boon for Cartels, Assault on American Communities.  [O]n the U.S.-Mexican border, the harsh truth is that Biden's "system" has led to booming business for the human and drug traffickers of the Mexican cartels.  In Cochise County, Arizona, rancher Jay Whetten told me in an interview how the Biden administration's reversal of Trump-era border policies — tantamount to "telling people to come in" — has greatly increased the human and drug smuggling businesses of the cartels.  "The cartels are really, really, making a lot of money today," said Whetten, who is former president of the Arizona Cattle Growers Association.  "They have the northern border of Mexico sealed.  Nobody comes through that border illegally without their authorization.  It's a money-making machine for them, and they don't care about these people."

Six Blatant and Damaging Lies by President Joe Biden.  [#6] There is no border crisis, and this surge in migrants "happens every single, solitary year.  Nothing has changed."  [Rebuttal:]  Even though categorizing a situation as a "crisis" is subjective, this assertion by Biden and his Administration is clearly a lie because anyone with the slightest level of objectivity can see how dire things are at the border.  Even NBC News, which is essentially just a component of the White House's communications team, admits as much; explaining that illegal border crossings are at a 20-year high.  There are children being kept in the same facilities ('cages') which Presidents Trump and Obama used, there are eight-times more migrants being detained now than at any time during Trump's term, and all of this is happening amid a pandemic the Administration is still trying to hype as problematic.  Biden and his cronies are lying through their teeth.

1,000 Migrants Apprehended in One Day in Single Texas Border Sector.  Del Rio Sector agents set a new record for single-day migrant apprehensions on Thursday with the arrest of more than 1,000 migrants.  The apprehensions came during the interdiction of 27 smuggling attempts in addition to arrests along the border.  Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Austin Skero tweeted the news of a record-setting apprehension of more than 1,000 migrants in a single day.

DHS grants deportation amnesty for 100,000 Haitians.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced Saturday he was opening a new grant of Temporary Protected Status for Haitians living in the U.S., saying that country's unrest is so bad that people shouldn't be forced to return home.  Advocacy groups said perhaps 100,000 Haitians living in the U.S. — many of them illegally — can be protected.  TPS grants them a deportation amnesty and allows them to obtain legal work permits, Social Security numbers and some taxpayer benefits.  "Haiti is currently experiencing serious security concerns, social unrest, an increase in human rights abuses, crippling poverty, and lack of basic resources, which are exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic," Mr. Mayorkas said.

ICE [is] Unable to Track Most Illegal Immigrants Released Into Country.  As thousands of illegal immigrants are released into the United States every week, the agency responsible for enforcement is unable to keep tabs on most of them.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tae Johnson admitted to Congress that "there's certainly some gaps in our ability to track" illegal immigrants being released.  After being apprehended at the border, illegal immigrants are processed by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to determine who they are and whether they're subject to being immediately turned back under the current Title 42 public health provision.  Single adults from Spanish-speaking nations are almost all subject to immediate expulsion under Title 42, according to Acting CBP Commissioner Troy Miller.  But Border Patrol is also encountering more illegal aliens from non-Spanish speaking nations, in particular Brazil and Haiti.

Biden Admin Caught Secretly Flying Illegal Migrant Children Into Key Red State.  Plugged-in politicos and concerned Americans know that Joe Biden has, in just a few short months, created a nightmarish chaotic situation along the U.S.-Mexico border after his reversal of former President Donald Trump's enforcement-heavy policies.  It was predictable and in fact was predicted:  Reducing enforcement of existing laws against illegal immigration; re-implementing 'catch-and-release' into the interior; ending 'Remain in Mexico'; neutering Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and ordering wall construction halted all have produced the desired result.  Yes, desired.  Biden's left-wing handlers knew exactly the conditions they would create when they set down those first dozen or so executive orders on his first day in office reversing the Trump border enforcement legacy.

Video shows Biden administration 'secretly' flying migrant children into Tennessee.  Tennessee lawmakers have accused President Joe Biden's administration of secretly flying migrant children into their state without consulting them — as Kamala Harris faces growing pressure to visit the southern border to address the crisis.  Several videos obtained by WRCB-TV Channel 3 show a handful of planes carrying minor migrants arriving at Chattanooga's Wilson Air Center during overnight hours.  Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn said in a statement the transportation of migrants there is taking place in 'the dead of night without the knowledge or permission of the communities involved.'

Biden's border crisis — after seeing it firsthand, we think this is the solution.  Last month, we had the opportunity to visit our southern border and see this migrant crisis firsthand.  While we were there, we saw a 5-year-old girl all alone.  She was in tears — not knowing where she is or where her family may have gone.  Children were crammed into overcrowded facilities, huddled on the hard ground with only a silver, solar blanket to keep warm.  Ten percent of the children were COVID-positive.  Everywhere we looked, we saw children who were, quite simply put, traumatized.

A Disaster Entirely of Biden's Making.  The more we learn about the true dimensions of the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, the worse it is.  Now, a new report says that in the last few months U.S. authorities have encountered illegal border crossers not just from Mexico, or the Northern Triangle countries, but from 160 nations around the globe.  People are coming to Mexico from the most distant spots on the planet in order to cross illegally into the United States, confident that President Joe Biden will let them stay.  And Biden is doing just that.  "More than 12,500 Ecuadoreans were encountered in March, up from 3,568 in January," the New York Times reports.  "Nearly 4,000 Brazilians and more than 3,500 Venezuelans were intercepted, up from just 300 and 284, respectively, in January.  The numbers in coming months are expected to be higher."  And then there are the migrants coming from India and Asia.

Media in Full Spin Mode to Cover for Biden's Failures.  Joe Biden's presidency is spiraling out of control.  By any reasonable metric he has failed as a commander in chief.  He has failed on immigration, he has failed on the economy, he has failed to create jobs, he has failed on foreign policy, he has failed on handling the pandemic, he has failed to unite the country, and he has failed as a leader.  But that's not what the mainstream media would have us believe. [...] In April, 178,622 migrants entered our country illegally, marking a 3 percent increase over the 172,000 who broke the law in March, the highest number in 20 years.  But don't worry; Biden in his own words has "now gotten control" of the situation, and there's still no reason for Vice President Kamala Harris to visit the border.

How the AP Slanted Border Coverage to Hide the Crisis.  Typically, news organizations rush to cover crises, real or perceived.  The Associated Press has taken a different tack, using its influential style guide to play down the human drama unfolding at the southern border.  While internal Customs and Border Protection documents repeatedly refer to an immigration "surge" at the border, according to records reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon, the AP recommends journalists no longer use such descriptions to avoid offense and maintain supposed "neutrality." Other documents, circulated internally throughout Customs and Border Protection in May, instruct officials on processing "the surge of undocumented individuals as efficiently as possible."  The move by AP, a response to left-wing activists who demanded gentler language from reporters when covering immigration, fundamentally changed how newsrooms across the country covered the Biden administration's response to a historical influx of migrants in the president's first 100 days in office.

Biden's HUD to let illegal immigrants use taxpayer funds for public housing.  Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge said Monday the Biden administration won't prevent illegal immigrants from access to public housing, as she announced a program to deliver $5 billion in emergency housing vouchers aimed at preventing homelessness.  Asked if the administration would pursue a Trump-era policy to make sure that only U.S. citizens receive housing aid, Ms. Fudge said, "The answer is no."  "We are doing everything we can possibly to take any living person in this nation off the streets," she told reporters.  "That's kind of our posture."

Biden Revokes Trump Border Policy, Welcomes Migrants Without Means for Health Care.  President Joe Biden will reverse former President Donald Trump's policy to require immigrants to have the means to pay for health care so they would not rely on government programs, he said during a meeting with so-called Dreamers on Friday [5/14/2021]. [...] U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered 178,622 migrants trying to enter the U.S. in April, a 3 percent increase from approximately 172,000 in March, the highest number of encounters in two decades.

TV Buries Biden's Worse-than-Ever Border Crisis.  New numbers show the crisis at the U.S. southern border actually worsened in April, but the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts have drastically cut back on their coverage of the Biden administration's ongoing debacle.  In April, the number of encounters at the Southwest border region, as reported by U.S. Customs and Border Protection was 178,622, an increase from the then-record-breaking 173,348 in March.  The number of unaccompanied children intercepted in April was a still-high 17,171, compared to 18,960 in March.  Earlier this week, the Associated Press reported that "the number of migrant children in government custody more than doubled in the past two months....  Attorneys, advocates and mental health experts say that while some shelters are safe and provide adequate care, others are endangering children's health and safety."

Immigrant bought land where he crossed the border illegally and allows others to do the same.  An immigrant who purchased the land where he crossed over into the U.S. illegally said he won't stop other migrants from doing the same, BuzzFeed News reported Friday [5/14/2021].  Ociel Mendoza illegally entered the U.S. when he was 18-years-old and looking for seasonal work on Texas ranches, according to BuzzFeed News.  Mendoza bought the land where he illegally crossed into the country over 40 years earlier, and now allows other migrants looking for a better life to come through the area.

Biden [is] beset by crises following reversals of Trump policies.  According to the most recent figures, the Customs and Border Patrol agency encountered more than 178,000 illegal migrants crossing into the United States via the southern border in April.  That figure is up slightly from the already-high 172,000 recorded in March.  Nearly half a million illegal crossers have been shuttled through the immigration system and released into the U.S. since Biden assumed office, and countless thousands more have come in undetected.  Within a few days of arrival most migrants "have legal documents, and are sent on their way to all four corners of the United States," according to Todd Bensman, a fellow with the Center for Immigration Studies who is stationed at the Texas-Mexico border.  On his first day in office, Biden took major steps to reverse Trump border policies, including:
  •   Funding to complete the border wall was halted
  •   The Migrant Protection Protocols — also known as the Remain in Mexico policy — was repealed
  •   The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 was sent to Congress.

Migrant Encounters at Southwest Border Jump 944 Percent over April 2020.  The number of migrants encountered by officers and agents operating under U.S. Customs and Border Protection along the southwest border with Mexico jumped for the 11th straight month.  In April, Border Patrol agents and CBP officers encountered more than 178,000 migrants — a nearly 945 percent increase over the same month in 2020.  CBP officers and Border Patrol agents encountered more than 178,000 migrants in April 2021.  This represents an increase of three percent over the record spike in March and a 944 percent increase over April 2020's reported 17,106 encounters, according to a source operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection not authorized to speak publicly on the numbers.

Extraordinary immigration charts show how Biden's inauguration triggered surge in migration.  New charts reveals exactly how Joe Biden's inauguration triggered a surge of immigrants arriving at the southern border, despite repeated claims from administration officials that they inherited a broken system.  The graphs — showing that border detentions and child arrivals dropped to their lowest level in years at the end of 2020 before rocketing as soon as Biden took office — derailed efforts by the top U.S. homeland security official to deliver a rosy message when he appeared before senators on Thursday [5/13/2021].  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was forced on the defensive after Sen. Ron Johnson produced his dramatic red chart displaying 'border apprehensions.'

Republicans demand answers about Biden administration no-bid contracts for housing migrants.  Top House Republicans are seeking internal correspondence between Biden administration officials overseeing the response to the border crisis and the organization to which it awarded $617 million in no-bid contracts for housing migrants, according to documents obtained by the Washington Examiner.  As the border crisis began in February, the government opted to house migrant families and children in hotels rather than in existing facilities.  Republicans say that the decision is costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars that do not need to be spent and that they are concerned about the contractor's insider connection to the White House.

Biden [is] pushing out [the] second-highest US border official.  The Biden administration is pushing out the most senior career official at the country's largest law enforcement agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, according to two people with firsthand knowledge.  Political appointees at the Department of Homeland Security chose not to keep CBP Deputy Commissioner Robert Perez on as the second in command of the federal agency.  Perez was promoted to his position at CBP headquarters in Washington in July 2018 and oversaw operations of trade, travel, immigration, and national security at land, air, and sea borders.  Biden officials attempted to demote Perez, a 29-year federal law enforcement officer, by transferring him to an office in Tucson, Arizona.  Perez now plans to retire, the people said.

Arizona attorney general urges Biden to remove Kamala Harris as 'border czar'.  The Arizona attorney general urged President Joe Biden to remove Vice President Kamala Harris as the border czar in a letter Wednesday [5/12/2021].  Attorney General Mark Brnovich requested in his letter that Harris be replaced as the overseer of the border due to the ongoing migrant crisis.  Brnovich criticized Harris for not making a visit to the border and called her response to the crisis a "slap in the face" to the citizens of Arizona.

White House:  Joe Biden Focused on Making Life Better for Migrants, Not Visiting the Border.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday that President Joe Biden was focused on making life better for unattended migrant minors on the border, not traveling to the southern border to address the crisis.  "Our focus remains on solutions," she said at the White House daily press briefing.  She dismissed calls for President Biden to visit the southern border to address the crisis, arguing it would not help the children found unattended on the border.  "If going to the border changed that or helped that, that would be one thing, but our focus is on implementing pieces so we can make their lives better," she said.

Deputy White House director said ICE 'doesn't have to exist,' told protesters to 'shut-it-down'.  The Biden White House's new deputy director for political strategy and outreach encouraged people to "look up your nearest ICE office and shut-it-down" and said ICE "doesn't have to exist" in 2018 tweets.  "If you're looking for a way to help — look up your nearest ICE office and shut-it-down," Natalie Montelongo wrote on Twitter on June 21, 2018, in response to a story about anti-ICE protests in Portland.

178,622 attempted to cross US-Mexico border illegally in April, the most in two decades.  Federal law enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border stopped 178,622 people trying to enter the country illegally in April, the highest amount in more than two decades.  The April total is up 3% from 172,331 in March, which was a 20-year high for the number of people who tried to get into the United States by sneaking over between land crossings or were denied entry at border checkpoints.  Roughly 5,160 of the 178,622 people encountered were denied entry at a port of entry, while the remainder went across the border in unfenced areas.

Biden to Provide Taxpayer-Funded Grants to Illegal Aliens.  Every politician takes care of his base.  Biden's base just happens to be illegal. [...] Democrats and their media are perversely celebrating taxpayer money being stolen for the use of foreign students, criminals, and illegal aliens.  That, in a nutshell, is what the Democrats stand for.

Texas Border Patrol agents spend less than 50% of time patrolling border amid migrant surge.  Border Patrol agents in some of the hardest-hit areas of the migrant surge are being pulled off the front lines and spending most of their time processing and taking care of illegal immigrants, according to law enforcement officials who ticked off the grim statistics of the situation for The Washington Times.  The Del Rio sector of Texas says assaults on agents have doubled compared with last year, and high-speed pursuits are up 40%.  Arrests of migrants with sex offense records are up more than 2,500% in the sector, a region of the border that was relatively quiet for the past decade but became a major crossing point this year after the Biden administration erased get-tough policies.

I Spoke With Residents at the Border.  American Citizens Are Paying Criminal Costs Because of Biden's Policies.  The flood of illegal immigrants from across the southern border is only one of many threats to America's national security that have increased recently, thanks to the Biden administration's contempt for the rule of law.  The administration's actions at the border have left federal and local law enforcement, large-scale ranchers and small businesses, and families and homeowners bewildered — wondering why their government would leave them so vulnerable — in what was described by Arizona rancher John Ladd as the worst criminal activity at the border that he has ever seen.  A third-generation rancher, Ladd told me that the full truth about President Joe Biden's border policies is rarely reported.  "The caliber of people that are coming now are criminals, what we are getting are not maids and gardeners, these people are working for the cartel," he said in an interview with me.

Biden 'sue & settle' scheme: fly deported illegals back to US, give reparations.  The Biden administration is looking to happily 'settle" with the ACLU over 1,000 [for now] illegal aliens who were deported under Donald Trump.  The government will fly them back to the US and give them compensation/reparations from taxpayer-funded benefits.  This is a sham.  This is more of the Obama 'sue and settle' scheme where some far-left group sues the government as the administration smiles and winks.  The next step is the government gladly settling because the far-left group is doing exactly what they want.  It's a great way to avoid Congress if you don't want to be bothered and prefer dictatorship.

White House official fesses up that Biden admin 'had a plan from the beginning' on migrant surge.  President Joe Biden's administration finally fessed up to the cause of the crisis at the border, brought about by the influx of unaccompanied children arriving in the United States in droves since Biden took office.  That was the plan all along.

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If you find this surprising, you don't know much about Democrats.

Rep. Henry Cuellar, one of Biden's harshest critics on the migrant surge, is urging White House to listen to border towns.  In a small park nestled between the Rio Grande River and an outlet mall, Rep. Henry Cuellar stood under a tree — one of the few spots offering relief from the sun on this 101-degree April afternoon — as he looked across the border towards Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. [...] "In Laredo, you have people that are trying to evade, single male adults, you got stash houses, you got people that are being crammed in the 18 wheelers," he said during an interview with USA TODAY.  "So a lot of times people only see the one that pulls out or at our heart, and that is the unaccompanied kids and the family.  But what about the darker side?  There is a darker side."

Amnesty *and* "reparations" for deported illegal aliens?  Of course, under the Biden administration, most of that activity has ground to a halt and our ICE and Border Patrol agents are probably sharpening up their skills at playing solitaire.  But what about the illegal aliens who were deported while Donald Trump was still in office?  President Joe Biden is apparently not satisfied with simply ending the previous administration's border control policies, but is looking to actually reverse some of the progress that had been made.  The White House is reportedly in negotiations with the American Civil Liberty Union who are representing more than 1,000 deported illegals who have children inside our country under the protection of Health and Human Services.  They are proposing that the taxpayers pay to fly the deported parents back to the United States, grant them amnesty and some sort of legal resident status, reunite them with the children and then pay them "reparations" for the trouble they've been put through.

Border In Chaos: 17 Texas Counties Declare Emergencies, Border Patrol Dismantles Multiple Human Smuggling Operations.  Earlier this week, PJ Media was the first to report that 12 Texas counties have declared emergencies due to the chaos the Biden border policies are causing.  Since then, we have learned that four more counties have declared emergencies, bringing the total to 17.  The additional counties that have or are set to declare emergencies are Davis, Medina, Terrell, Val Verde, and Live Oak.  The land area these counties cover includes regions well away from the border and is larger than many whole states.

Toward a National Liberation Movement.  Domestic tyrants prefer sealed borders to shut subjects in and keep strangers out.  Forts, fences, checkpoints, and minefields bear witness to these concerns.  Colonialists on the other hand have been avid importers of people.  Some, usually from the homeland, strengthen their base of political support.  Others, slaves and "coolies," are brought in to provide cheap labor.  In both instances, the aim is a more tractable and profitable population, successfully achieved during the early colonization of the Americas.  The same phenomenon is transforming the United States today.

Kamala Harris Doesn't Care About Solving the Border Crisis.  With the exception of those who may have glanced at the February edition of Vogue magazine or recently browsed the New York Times style section, we have not seen or heard much from Kamala Harris since she was sworn in as the 49th vice president of the United States on January 20.  We did, however, learn from the Washington Post that Harris likes to crochet and that she recently "learned about a special hand-dyed yarn" after visiting a knitting shop in Alexandria, Virginia.  On March 24, the vice president's low visibility seemed likely to change when President Biden tapped Harris to lead the ongoing border crisis that has spiraled out of control since his Executive Orders (EOs) on immigration have reversed many of former President Trump's immigration policies, including Trump's "zero tolerance" stance on prosecuting illegal border crossings.  Harris is the "most qualified person" to lead the effort, Biden said after anointing the vice president the border czar.

There Is No Crisis.  Among the biggest elephants in the White House briefing room is the border.  Until recently, press secretary Jen Psaki just told the truth about it.  "There is no crisis at the border," she said.  And of course there isn't, from where she stands.  It's all going according to plan: encourage as many immigrants as possible to enter U.S. illegally, where they will eventually become citizens (or not), and vote reliably Democrat for two generations.  Pretty simple, really. [...] No nation with a comprehensive network of social welfare programs can accommodate infinite numbers of immigrants.  When limits set by Congress are overruled by a macabre episode of "Survivor" set in the Mexican desert, the impact on entitlement programs, as well as schools, hospitals, and law enforcement is immediate.  An impact on jobs is a given.  The only question is how great it will be.

Immigrants with Biden T-shirts
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Says President Trump Started the Border Crisis, Joe Biden Trying to Clean it Up.  A remarkable display of Alinsky-inspired hubris today from the White House Press Secretary.  [Psaki quote omitted for brevity.]  What this tells me is[,] in the background political operatives (and polling) are telling the JoeBama administration the border crisis is a toxic issue that will likely hurt the Democrats in the next mid-term election cycle.  The White House response to deploy the Alinsky gaslighting is a very familiar tactic when there is urgency amid the liars to get out in front of a politically damaging position.  Unfortunately for Psaki, the reality, facts and a poor decision to give Biden T-shirts to the illegal alien horde, begs to differ.

How TSA Explains Allowing Illegal Immigrants to Fly With You.  The Transportation Security Administration has an "established process" for identifying illegal immigrants who board domestic flights to a new home in America, a spokeswoman told The Daily Signal, although the Biden administration formally refers to this population as "undocumented."  The TSA was responding to a Daily Signal report Friday about such commercial flights carrying illegal aliens — specifically one that departed McAllen International Airport in Texas the day before — and the security waiver necessary for them to board without showing required identification.  Amid the new surge of illegal immigrants at the southern border, the Biden administration has facilitated putting some of them on flights to cross the United States to new destinations at taxpayers' expense.

Border Patrol Chief Makes Huge Revelation Days After Biden Declared Crisis Under 'Control'.  Not long after Joe Biden claimed the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is "under control," new data reveals that Biden could not be further from the truth.  Chief Patrol Agent Chris Clem tweeted that the Yuma Sector, which stretches across Arizona's border with Mexico, apprehended over 1,600 illegal immigrants over the weekend.  And that is just at one major border sector.  There are dozens more. [...] Biden's border crisis continues to get worse by the day.  A new report reveals that the administration is apprehending nearly 6,000 illegal immigrants a day at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Jen Psaki Starts Press Briefing With Major Whopper About the Border Crisis, Here Are the Actual Facts.  On more than one occasion, Psaki has straight-up lied about various elements of the Biden border crisis, most notably about the fact that there even is a crisis.  The gaslighting has simply been off the charts with this administration on this issue, and they should not be allowed to get away with it.  As per the norm, it happened earlier today during the daily press briefing.  Psaki started things off by declaring that the rush of migrants to the border started under the Trump administration, and claimed the Biden administration was working hard to solve the problem Trump allegedly "exacerbated."

A complete inversion of the truth:
Jen Psaki says Biden deserves CREDIT for 'improvements' at the southern border after 'four years of destruction and chaos' under Trump.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki believes President Biden deserves credit for how he has handled the border and blamed Donald Trump for the migrant surge and the overflowing immigration system.  'After four years of an immigration system rooted in destructive and chaotic policies, President Biden is taking the challenge head on and building a fair, orderly and human immigration system,' the White House press secretary said at the top of her briefing.

Biden Raises Refugee Cap to 62,500.  President Joe Biden said on Monday [5/3/2021] he has resurrected a plan to raise refugee admissions this year to 62,500 after initially keeping the refugee cap at a historically low level. [...] Biden formally reversed himself just two weeks after his administration announced it would keep the cap at the 15,000 level set by former President Donald Trump.

Felons, detainees released to the streets, not being picked up by immigration officials.  Undocumented, locked up and facing deportation — but not so fast.  Our Investigation has found some detainees or convicted felons have been released to the streets instead of being picked up by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE.  [Video clip]  As Fox San Antonio uncovered at least 36 inmates at the Bexar County Jail had to be released even though they had an ICE detainer.  That detainer as Aristides Jimenez, the former agent in-charge of South Texas Homeland Security Investigations, explains means that they are released directly to ICE custody.  But when the detainer is lifted these people go free instead of being deported.

Migrant 'Got-Away' Total Exceeds 185K this Year, Says Source.  A law enforcement source within Customs and Border Protection says more than 185,000 migrants escaped Border Patrol apprehension so far this fiscal year.  On average, more than 30,000 illegal aliens avoided capture in the last 22 days the source said.  Breitbart Texas reported in mid-April, the "got-away" total exceeded more than 155,000 leaving Border Patrol leadership frustrated.  Last year, 69,000 illegal migrants managed to avoid apprehension by the Border Patrol.  In just over seven months of this fiscal year, which began on October 1, 2020, the number of "got-aways" nearly tripled last year's totals.  Sources report the sharpest increase began in January.

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Hmmm.  What happened in January that would cause such a stampede?  Oh yes — Joe Biden was installed as President and opened the border.

Biden confirms he WILL raise refugee cap from 15,000 to 62,500 this year.  President Joe Biden has confirmed he will raise the cap on refugees allowed into the U.S. from 15,000 to 62,500 this year after facing stark criticism from his own party.  The administration had previously announced an effort to raise the cap up from 15,000 after getting blasted by critics including Democratic 'squad' members Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.  The series of U-turns came to a head in April, when the administration had indicated it would move to raise the cap — days after initially justifying a 15,000 figure for the current fiscal year from the holdover Trump administration.

Over 1,000 US Bound Migrants [are] Living On The Streets Of Tijuana, Mexico.  The Daily Caller's Jorge Ventura visited a migrant camp in Tijuana, Mexico, to give an exclusive look into the inside the gathering.  More than 1,000 migrants are living in the makeshift camp and told Ventura they want to seek asylum in the U.S. but have not been allowed to enter.  The facility has been open for approximately three months.  Businesses located just across the street told Ventura the overwhelming migrant presence was affecting their business and that they've essentially lost all customers who don't want to venture to the area due to the migrants.  Ventura reported that there were more than 500 tents at the camp.

Illegal Immigrants Fly American, Courtesy of Biden Border Policy.  About 14 separate families or groups of illegal immigrants boarded a flight Thursday at McAllen International Airport in Texas, the man in charge of border security during the Trump administration told The Daily Signal.  Mark Morgan, former commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said he watched from a nearby seat as the illegal immigrants boarded the American Airlines flight just after 3 p.m.  CDT at the airport of the border town.  "By the eighth or ninth family is when I decided to take pictures," Morgan told The Daily Signal on Friday.  "I decided to take a video when I saw a large family with an infant child."

The blues are getting worried about the border mess.  Over the last few weeks, we've heard from a lot of border mayors and congressmen about the mess in their neighborhood.  My guess is that a lot of them would have preferred for V.P. Harris to come to Laredo, Texas instead of having a virtual talk with the President of Guatemala.  Anyway, it's not surprising that blues are starting to complain about the Biden policy, especially those facing re-election in 2022 like Senator Mark Kelly in Arizona.  President Biden said nothing of consequence about the border the other night, and the blues are not happy.

Biden's First Hundred Days:  A Failing Report Card.  [Scroll down]  Then there's Biden's disaster on the southern border.  Biden's stopping border wall construction and his restrictions on deportations have created a humanitarian crisis for the thousands of unaccompanied minors who have crossed the border in response to Biden's welcome mat.  They currently huddle together in temporary shelters, a high percentage infected with COVID, many of whom will be released to infect citizens.  Biden's border policies have been a bonanza for the Mexican cartels, both financially and in terms of sexual exploitation of female migrants.  Moreover, because the crisis of the unaccompanied minors has drawn border patrol agents away from policing the border, and because of the gaps left when Biden halted border-wall construction, the cartels now can easily smuggle in drugs, gang members, sex offenders, and potential terrorists.

Just 8% of Americans favor unlimited immigration.  Among Americans, a hefty majority say that the total number of immigrants admitted to the U.S. each year should be 1 million or less according to a substantial new survey from the Cato Institute.  Only 8% of the respondents agreed that "as many as want to come should be allowed in the U.S." — while 9% said the number admitted should be zero, as in "0."  Here are the essential findings:  19% of the respondents a year would prefer 1 million immigrants be admitted; 17% said 500,000, while 16% said 25,000.  Another 12% favored 100,000; 7% said 50,000 was the preferred number.  Just 3% were comfortable with admitting 5 million immigrants in a year, while 1% favored admitting 10 million.

Count of Illegal Alien Population Excluded from U.S. Census Data.  An estimation of the number of illegal aliens living in the United States is excluded from early data released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau thanks to executive orders from President Joe Biden.  Census Bureau officials released population totals this week, revealing that the U.S. population stands at about 331,449,281 residents, adding more than 22,700,000 residents since 2010. Still unknown is how many of those nearly 331.5 million U.S. residents are illegal aliens.

Eighteen-wheelers unloading migrants and drugs, and 'cartels are having a field day'.  "It's never been this busy," one agent told Todd Bensman of the Center for Immigration Studies.  He has been on the border charting the impact of Biden's border-opening policies, dubbed "la invitacion" by illegal immigrants.  Bensman wrote in a new report, "Eighteen-wheeler tractor-trailer rigs and trucks of all sizes now pull right up to the river in unending succession to unload people and drug cargo in broad daylight along the long empty stretches of riverside territory.  Police chases of immigrant transport vehicles are now commonplace in towns further inland for the first time.  And border patrol agents, largely unreinforced despite new circumstances, are chasing groups through the desert day and night, losing most and strained beyond capacity to impact what's happening, they say."

'We're Being Overrun,' Arizona Lawmaker Says of Border Crisis.  Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., says his state is being overwhelmed by the crisis at the southern border.  "We're being overrun," Gosar tells The Daily Signal.  "I mean, I was down in Yuma a week and a half ago, and we saw 'coyotes' just bring children over and just give themselves up.  One 'coyote,' in the evening, she brought in two young boys, [ages] 7 and 10, and five girls, 11 to 17," he says.  "None of them were related.  They were being overwhelmed.  And you saw the mayor of Gila County basically say they have 'no room at the inn.'  They have run out of resources," the Arizona Republican adds.

The White House Declares Everything A 'Crisis' Except The One At The Border.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki walked back President Joe Biden's comments last week claiming the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is a "crisis."  Psaki said, "The president does not feel that children coming to our border seeking refuge from violence, economic hardships, and other dire circumstances is a crisis."  The Biden administration has continually refused to acknowledge that significantly higher numbers of migrants coming to the United States constitutes a threat or surge, but has swiftly characterized numerous other things as crises.  For starters, there is an immigration crisis ensuing in America.  More than 172,000 migrants were encountered at the border in March alone, compared to a little more than 34,000 migrants encountered in March 2020.

US to send $310M to Central America, train Guatemala 'task force': Kamala Harris.  The United States will send an additional $310 million in aid to the Northern Triangle countries and train a Guatemalan "task force" in an effort to upend the migrant crisis overwhelming authorities at the southern border, Vice President Kamala Harris announced.  The announcement came in a statement Monday from Harris' chief spokeswoman and senior adviser Symone Sanders after the VP's meeting with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei.  "In light of the dire situation and acute suffering faced by millions of people in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, Vice President Harris announced an additional $310 million in U.S. government support for humanitarian relief and to address food insecurity," a portion of Sanders' statement read.  Of the $310 million, $255 million will go toward humanitarian relief while $55 million will address food insecurity in the region.

Questions for Kamala
Madame Vice President, in your view, what is the purpose of the U.S. border?
Are you aware of any countries that maintain a border policy like the one the Harris-Biden Administration is implementing?
In 2014, then-Vice President Joe Biden said the foreign nationals coming to the United States in caravans were "already Americans."  As the current vice president of the United States, is that also your view?
When Central American parents send minor children to the border in the company of smugglers, does that in any way constitute child abuse?
Are you opposed to human trafficking?
Are you in favor of admitting any foreign national to the United States without screening for COVID-19 or any other disease?
Are you in favor of admitting any foreign national with a criminal record to the United States?
Are you aware of how many foreign nationals are now present in the United States illegally?
Should any foreign national illegally present in the United States ever be deported for any reason?
Should foreign nationals illegally (or legally) present in the United States ever vote in any U.S. election?
Should foreign nationals illegally present in the United States ever receive benefits funded by U.S. taxpayers?
Why in your view is the United States the preferred destination of migrants when countries such as Costa Rica, Panama, and Cuba are much closer?

Kamala's Kinsley gaffe on border policy.  On whose behalf does Kamala Harris work?  She seems to have unintentionally provided the answer yesterday.  Liberal pundit Michael Kinsley gained a degree of immortality when he wrote, "A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth — some obvious truth he isn't supposed to say."  Yesterday, VP Kamala Harris, speaking about her planned video meetings today with Guatemalan "community leaders," revealed her true priorities, and they don't make the interests of American citizens her top concern:  [Video clip]

Biden Administration Stops Fines For Illegal Immigrants Who Fail To Leave US, Cancels Their Debt.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Friday that fines for illegal immigrants who fail to leave the United States would cease, according to a DHS press release.  At the direction of Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rescinded two delegation orders relating to financial penalties.  The fines, which were first put in place in 2018 by the Trump administration, collected "civil financial penalties for noncitizens who fail[ed] to depart the U.S," according to the press release.  ICE Delegation No. 006-2020, "Delegation of Authority to Administer Certain Provisions Relating to Civil Penalties for Failure to Depart," was deemed as counterintuitive "to the agency's best interests."

Unaccompanied Alien Children Given Copy of Kamala Harris Book Upon Arrival — Same Process Baltimore Mayor Was Arrested For.  Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was arrested for using her authorship of a book as a pay-to-play scheme for personal financial gain.  In what appears to be a similar situation, unaccompanied alien children (UAC's) are being given a book authored by Kamala Harris. [...] You can be sure that if Trump books were being purchased with taxpayer funds to be distributed to thousands of people, the leftists would immediately demand an investigation.  However, when Kamala Harris does it... crickets.

They could be, but they won't.
VP Kamala Harris:  Migrant surges 'not going to be solved overnight'.  Vice President Kamala Harris said Sunday [4/25/2021] a mix of aid and diplomacy will make progress in stemming the migrant surge, but she lowered expectations for an immediate fix, saying the flight of people from Central America to the southern U.S. border is "not going to be solved overnight."  President Biden put Ms. Harris in charge of dealing with the migrant surge, which has become an early and visible challenge for the administration.  The White House has pointed to cyclical surges at the border, though some migrants have cited Mr. Biden's own policy changes for coming.  Ms. Harris hasn't visited the border, though she has traveled extensively around the U.S., sparking criticism.

Texas A.G. gets a legal assist from Trump's immigration hawk in lawsuit over COVID-19 risk at border.  Texas was the first state to sue the Biden administration.  That lawsuit was over Biden's executive order to put a freeze on deportations of illegal immigrants.  Additional lawsuits followed the first one.  The lawsuits included one which demands that Biden reinstate Trump's Remain-in-Mexico policy.  That agreement with Mexico was very successful in easing the flood of migrants entering Texas, overwhelming border patrol personnel and law enforcement officers.  Rest assured, Paxton will be a frequent filer.  COVID-19 is a threat at overcrowded border facilities and intake shelters.  Large numbers of migrants are being released and put on buses to other locations in Texas or out of state though they test positive for COVID-19. Border patrol agents have been unable to keep up with the heavy demand for testing illegal migrants as they enter the United States.

Biden Admin Cancels Fines For Illegal Aliens Who Fail To Leave U.S.: Doesn't Serve Our 'Best Interest'.  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced on Friday that he directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to cancel fining illegal aliens who fail to leave the United States, claiming that fining people who are illegally in the U.S. runs "counter to the agency's best interest."  "There is no indication that these penalties promoted compliance with noncitizens' departure obligations," Mayorkas said.  "We can enforce our immigration laws without resorting to ineffective and unnecessary punitive measures."

There are no "climate migrants."  The climate on this side of the border is the same as the climate to the south.
AP: Biden Mulling Offering Asylum or Other Legal Protections to Climate Migrants.  President Joe Biden's administration may provide immigration rights and citizenship to many foreign "climate migrants" who claim they are being displaced by climate change, the Associated Press (AP) reported this week. [...] President Biden issued an executive order on February 4 ordering national security adviser Jake Sullivan to produce a report by August 3 on "Planning for the Impact of Climate Change on Migration," including options for protecting and resettling climate change-displaced persons.  On Thursday, Refugees International announced the formation of an expert task force on climate change and migration in response to the same executive order.  Referring to the "climate crisis" early this week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken asserted that climate changes are fueling the surge of migrants from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras that is currently overwhelming resources and immigration authorities at America's border with Mexico.

US pays child migrant sponsors to travel to the border: report.  The government is paying travel costs for sponsors trying to pick up migrant children from shelters, amid the surge of unaccompanied children seeking asylum at the border.  The policy underscores the White House's urgency to get the children out of beleaguered and overcrowded shelters, according to Axios.  About 275 minor migrants have been arriving at the southern border from Central America everyday, and about 20,000 are reportedly in federal custody.  The US is not turning them away for humanitarian reasons.

The Editor says...
I was generally in agreement until the last sentence.  The U.S. is not turning them away for purely political reasons.

Migrants living in hotels under $86.9M taxpayer-funded ICE contract are seen being picked up from an Arizona Holiday Inn and taken to the airport.  New video and images show groups of migrants being taken from an Arizona Holiday Inn that has been converted into a shelter and being dropped off at an airport.  The footage shared with by Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs purportedly shows children and adults who have recently crossed the border getting onto buses at the hotel in Chandler en route to catch flights.  The hotel is one of seven Immigration and Customs Enforcement have taken over as part of an $86.9 million to house 1,200 migrants until September to ease the overflowing detention facilities.

Conservative Group Targets Kamala Harris with 'Wrong Border' Newspaper Ad.  Vice President Kamala Harris made a trip to New Hampshire Friday where she was greeted by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu and a newspaper ad criticizing her unwillingness to travel to the southern border.  The ad, which has been purchased by the Independent Leadership for New Hampshire PAC, features a photo of Kamala with a headline that reads, "Madame Vice President, you're on the wrong border."  "Over 2,000 miles away, a humanitarian crisis on the nation's southern border demands your attention," the advertisement states, including facts about the crisis at the border, like "172,331 border apprehensions in March alone" and "Over 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children in U.S. custody."

Senate Republicans, Democrats Meet to Discuss Amnesty for Illegal Aliens.  A group of Senate Republicans and Democrats met privately this week to discuss striking a deal on immigration — mainly on providing amnesty to potentially millions of illegal aliens enrolled and eligible for former President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) led a meeting with 12 other Senate Republicans and Democrats to explore the possibility of passing an amnesty to give legal status to 3.5 million enrolled and eligible DACA illegal aliens.

Biden rings another dinner triangle for illegals to surge on in.  In the midst of a border crisis he claims isn't happening, Joe Biden has a peculiar means of stopping it:  By inviting more of them in.

Climate refugees?  Really?
Biden rings another dinner triangle for illegals to surge on in.  If the entire Earth is frying up hot from global warming, why would changing the latitude and longitude of a particular group of foreign nationals make any difference to them, or, for that matter, help the Earth to 'heal,' as the lefties like to put it?  Isn't the prospect of bringing foreign nationals to hurricane and wildfire zones afflicting the states as a supposed result of global warming, taking them from the frying pan to the fire? [...] The climate-change canard is specifically mentioned in lefty literature as the reason why Central American peasants are leaving their subsistence farms and claiming asylum in the United States.  Never mind that urbanization of this kind has happened all over Latin America, and for many, many years.  Climate had nothing to do with it.  Poverty did.

Arizona Gov. Ducey Declares Border Emergency Because Biden Won't.  Biden's only contributions to the situation thus far were first to put Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of it, only to have her promptly disappear.  He then decided to alleviate the humanitarian crisis by ordering law enforcement to use more "inclusive language" when referring to illegal aliens.  Ducey said he was issuing a Declaration of Emergency and deploying the Arizona National Guard to the border.  While making the announcement, Ducey made no effort to hide his irritation and frustration with the Biden administration, saying, "It's clear that they have no plan.  They can't even agree whether this is a crisis or not."  Once more, with feeling:  it is most definitely a crisis.

Democrats Could End Border Crisis Quickly.  Instead, They're Making It Worse.  President Joe Biden inherited the most secure southern border in American history.  Under the Trump-Pence administration, we built more than 450 miles of the world's most robust border wall, reducing illegal crossings by over 90%.  We abolished the absurd practice of "catch and release."  We ended asylum fraud through a groundbreaking partnership with Mexico known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, requiring illegal aliens who are seeking asylum to remain in Mexico while their cases are adjudicated.  And during the pandemic, we authorized sweeping emergency measures to immediately remove virtually every illegal immigrant apprehended at the southern border, to protect the health and safety of American citizens.  For years, politicians promised to secure the border.  Under the last administration, we delivered.  And yet, in just three short months, the Biden administration and Democrats in Congress have unleashed the worst border crisis in the history of our country.

Border cartels use TikTok, social media to recruit American teens to smuggle migrants for cash.  Cartels at the southern border are targeting American teenagers on social media to get them to do their dirty work of smuggling illegal immigrants into the U.S. — the latest sign of the escalating chaos at the border.  Images obtained by Fox News shows the ads cartels are using on social media apps like TikTok, where they offer more than $3,000 a ride for teens and young adults to come drive smuggled migrants into the U.S. when they reach the border.

ICE Officers Instructed to Censor Arrest Reports Per New Biden Policy.  An ICE Enforcement and Removal officer revealed to Breitbart Texas a recent email disseminating instructions to censor reports when listing particular facts involving the incarceration of criminal aliens.  The email tells officers to redact information prior to submission to Immigration Courts or the public as part of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  The source, who wished to remain anonymous, believes the instructions are designed to hide the full truth when criminal aliens are released instead of deported and then commit subsequent crimes.

Isn't this what the RICO laws are for?
Joe Biden creating 'sophisticated, organized illegal immigration,' Michigan Republican charges.  A first-term Republican congresswoman accused the Biden administration of effectively abetting the cartels' human trafficking in the way that it resettles children who come over the border alone.  Rep. Lisa McClain of Michigan claimed the U.S. government was facilitating the back-end of the smuggling process after a trip to tour a government holding facility in her home state on Monday [4/19/2021].  "What I saw, quite honestly, was sophisticated, organized illegal immigration," said McClain.  "I choose those words very, very carefully because the system and the process that I observed was unbelievable."

If they HAD been wearing masks, they'd probably be dead.
Nearly 150 Illegals Caught By Border Patrol Inside Tractor-Trailer; NONE Were Wearing Masks.  U.S. Border Patrol agents caught nearly 150 illegal immigrants who were hiding inside a tractor-trailer — and none of them were wearing masks.  Agents in Laredo, Texas apprehended 149 illegal immigrants in the back of a tractor-trailer during a checkpoint stop on Interstate Highway 35, Customs and Border Protection announced on Monday.

Unbearable conditions like this are usually seen only in Japanese commuter trains!
Border Patrol scan detects one hundred and fifty migrants crammed inside tractor-trailer at Texas checkpoint.  A total of 149 undocumented immigrants were discovered inside a tractor trailer during a roadside inspection in Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement.  U.S. Border Patrol agents ordered the driver of a commercial truck to stop at a checkpoint on Interstate 36 [sic] north of Laredo on Friday.  While scanning the truck, Border Patrol agents detected abnormalities within the trailer.  The agents then opened the truck's cargo area and found the migrants, CBP said in the statement released Monday [4/19/2021].

The Editor says...
The only Interstate highway that goes to Laredo is Interstate 35.

Joe Biden Has Already Betrayed The Christians Who Voted For Him As The 'More Moral' Candidate.  Many Christians are feeling frustrated with the Biden administration.  A recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal points to how Joe Biden's flip-flop on refugees is frustrating evangelicals who foolishly voted for him last November.  As the Journal contributor noted, they have a reason to feel betrayed.  Believers who care about values, life, and religious liberty continue to find that the new administration has let them down time and time again.  While Biden may attend Mass regularly, many of his policy positions raise questions of how diligently he practices his Catholic faith outside the four walls of his church.  The Journal op-ed, written by Sheila Joiner of Fort Worth, Texas, said she voted for Biden in large part because of his promise to restore the refugee resettlement program.  Last fall Biden pledged to raise the annual cap on refugees to 125,000, a move that in Joiner's words "sold" her on his candidacy.  But in the space of a few hours last Friday, the Biden administration went through a very public flip-flop on the issue.

Joe Biden Is The Worst President Ever On Immigration.  We thought it was a breakthrough of sorts when President Joe Biden finally threw in the towel and admitted he had created a "crisis" on the nation's border.  Alas, just one day later, the White House issued a "clarification."  He was really just talking about Central America, not the border.  So it's now official:  Biden is the worst president for protecting our border ever.  We don't take that charge lightly.  But how else can you describe a man who takes a problem that was for all intents and purposes fixed and, within the space of a mere three months, turns it back into a catastrophe?  It's sheer border policy incompetence.  White House spokesperson Jen Psaki, who executes a high-speed 180-degree spin-turn better than anyone outside of NASCAR, said, "the president does not feel that children coming to our border ... is a crisis".

'Unbearable' conditions push Biden administration to close Houston migrant center.  The Biden administration over the weekend shuttered a Houston warehouse that housed unaccompanied migrant children following allegations that the nonprofit organization running the site failed to provide adequate living conditions for hundreds of young girls, multiple sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) opened the warehouse early this month in response to the surge of migrants arriving at the southern border.  Exclusive video shot by ABC News showed buses removing more than 100 girls from the emergency intake center on Saturday.  Until its closure, the facility had been run by a Houston-based nonprofit with no prior experience housing unaccompanied migrant children.

Facility housing migrant girls mysteriously shut down after death of HHS staffer, report on crowding.  The only notice that a migrant facility for girls in Texas was set to close was the buses rolling up on Saturday morning [4/17/2021] to take the girls away, according to the site sponsor.  The fact that it came after the Houston Chronicle reported that a Dept. of Health and Human Services staffer died at the facility Friday night makes the incident that much more curious — the death was reportedly unrelated to the transfer of the girls.  "We actually found out when we started seeing these buses arriving this morning," said Pastor Jose Ortega with the site's sponsor organization, the National Association of Christian Churches.

'Subsidizing Human Trafficking': Lara Logan Says Biden Admin Uses Taxpayer Dollars To Enable Smugglers.  Fox Nation host Lara Logan said Saturday [4/17/2021] that the Biden administration's border polices amount to "subsidizing human trafficking of children and adults."  "We are subsidizing human trafficking of children and adults: men and women," Logan told Fox News' "Watters' World[.]"  "The administration uses taxpayer dollars — your money, my money — every taxpayer in America.  When they use their funds to transport these kids all over the country and send them into different markets, different areas first to live in for the cartels, different markets for sex trafficking and other cartel activity," Logan continued.

Biden:  There are no more 'illegal aliens' in America.  In its latest redefinition of terms, the Biden administration on Monday ordered federal agencies to refer to "illegal aliens" as the "undocumented."  Fox News reported the order came in the form of memos to the leaders of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  The agencies must avoid the terms "illegal alien," "alien" and "assimilation."  Instead, they should use "noncitizen or migrant," "undocumented" and "integration."  The new language obscures the fact that noncitizens, designated by federal law as "aliens," who enter the United States without permission have engaged in an illegal act.  A federal law uses the term "illegal alien."

Joe Biden Now Describes Migrant Rush on the Border as a 'Crisis'.  President Joe Biden finally described the rush of unaccompanied minor migrants to the border as a "crisis" on Saturday [4/17/2021], despite himself and members of his administration previously refusing to use the word to describe the situation.  Biden spoke to reporters about the border crisis after a round of golf at the Delaware Country Club on Saturday.  He commented on the crisis as he explained why he reversed his position on raising the caps set by former President Donald Trump on refugees. [...] Preliminary data shows more than 18,500 unaccompanied children crossed the border in March, 60 percent more than the previous record of 11,494 in May 2019.

Border Agents Ordered to Abandon DNA Tests That Trump Used To Identify 'Fake Families'.  The Biden administration is directing Border Patrol agents to dramatically decrease using DNA tests on apprehended migrants at the border, which was used by the Trump administration to identify "fake families."  Border officials are now administering fewer rapid DNA tests among migrant families amid as the border crisis is raging under Joe Biden.

Border agents performing fewer DNA tests to catch fake families under Biden.  The Biden administration is running few DNA tests on migrant families encountered at the southern border despite smugglers' tendency to hide "fake" families in with the legitimate groups.  Border officials are conducting fewer rapid DNA tests among migrant families amid soaring numbers of family arrivals than they did during the 2019 border crisis when the same number of families was being encountered each month, according to Homeland Security data obtained by the Washington Examiner.  More than 52,000 people came across the southern border as part of a family group in March, and no more than a few dozen people took rapid DNA tests to verify the adult and child were related, based on the federal numbers.

The Issue Americans Care More About Than Coronavirus.  As the immigration crisis worsens, Republicans have been especially critical of Vice President Kamala Harris, who was tapped last month to be the point person in addressing the root causes of the border crisis.  She has yet to visit the border but announced Wednesday [4/14/2021] she'd be traveling to the Northern Triangle "soon."  "It has been 3 weeks since President Biden appointed VP Harris to oversee the border.  Since then, the crisis has only continued to spiral out of control," House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said on Twitter this week.  "The VP has not traveled to the border, held a press conference, or offered ANY plan to mitigate the ongoing crisis."

Guatemala: We have no idea what Biden and Harris are talking about.  On Monday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced some good news on the illegal immigration front.  A deal had been struck with Guatemala, also involving Mexico and Honduras, wherein they would increase the number of troops and security personnel along their border and frequently used migration routes to stem the flow of migrants heading north.  She went on to say that Guatemala had "surged 1,500 police and military personnel" to the border with Honduras as part of this effort.  So that's good news, right?  It doesn't do anything about the crowds currently amassed at the US-Mexico border, but if you can slow down the next wave, that's better than nothing.

Joe Biden's Border Chaos Crashes His Poll Numbers.  President Joe Biden's half-open, half-closed border is creating chaos south of the border and is pulverizing his support among Latino and independents likely voters north of the border.  Biden's policies have gotten him 64 percent disapproval among independents, and 55 percent disapproval among Latinos, according to a Quinnipiac poll of 1,237 adults, conducted April 8-12.  Just 22 percent of swing-voting independents and 27 percent of Latinos support Biden's policy to extricate hundreds of thousands of migrants from their countries into a Hunger Games-style obstacle course, so they can be used in the U.S. economy.

Even Congress Doesn't Know Where Illegal Immigrants Are Being Shipped Throughout The U.S..  Illegal immigrants flooding across the border are being dispersed throughout the U.S., often by government officials — but even Congress doesn't know where they're ending up, according to a Thursday [4/15/2021] letter from Republican lawmakers.  A letter sent to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, and signed by thirty-three Republican congressman, requested:
  •   The name and location of each U.S. city and town where illegal immigrants have been sent, transported, or provided ability or funding to travel to, or allowed to travel to by other funding including their own or private funding for all individuals who entered the U.S. without visas; and
  •   For each named U.S. city or town, the total number of immigrants who have been sent, transported, or provided ability or funding to travel to, or allowed to travel to by other funding including their own or private funding to such city or town.
The measures being taken on the border are so drastic that federal employees at entirely unrelated agencies were asked to take four months of paid leave to relocate to the southern border to help find destinations for unaccompanied minors.

Kat Cammack to Newsmax TV: Mayorkas 'Too Scared, Too Cowardly' to Face Border Agents.  Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., told Newsmax TV on Thursday [4/15/2021] that Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas was "too scared" and "too cowardly" to meet with Border Patrol agents face-to-face during his last trip to the Southwest border.  Cammack said on "American Agenda" that "as an American citizen, this is outrageous that all this finger pointing is going on.  Oh, it's this person's responsibility, that person's responsibility.  The American people elected this administration to lead so they need to step up and do just that."  The congresswoman claimed that Mayorkas "never left the airport" during his recent trip to Texas, where Fox News reports he met with sheriffs in El Paso and agreed to regular meetings with Sheriff Mark Dannels, who chairs the National Sheriffs Association Border Security Committee.  This was the secretary's third trip to the border since February, according to Fox News.

Jen Psaki calls 'confusion' surrounding Kamala Harris' role in dealing with the migrant crisis 'perplexing' as she says immigration policy has never been a 'one-woman' job.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday [4/15/2021] that the 'confusion' surrounding Vice President Kamala Harris' role in dealing with the migrant crisis is 'perplexing,' arguging immigration policy has never been a 'one-woman' job.  During Thursday's briefing, a reporter pointed to criticism of Harris coming from Republicans and asked if the White House viewed the vice president's diplomatic role as being 'disconnected' from the border.

Kamala Harris comes out of the woodwork with her plan to solve all those 'root causes' of migrant surge.  After appearing on milk carton memes from Republicans mocking her as AWOL in being Joe Biden's border crisis czar, Kamala Harris has dropped her crocheting, snacking, and home decor battles to bring herself out of the woodwork.  Wednesday [4/14/2021], she held a press conference and Zoom-like roundtable on just what she plans to do about the migrant surge at the border, looking for all those "root causes." [...] Where does that sense of entitlement to live in the U.S. come from in these surging illegal migrants?  Who gives it to them?  Maybe it comes from radicals in Joe's own party?  It would explain why Kamala doesn't want to find out what she should find out of the root causes of the border surge straight from the illegals themselves.  She wouldn't be publicly comfortable with the answer.  Because yes, that's a root cause — an amazing sense of entitlement to live in the U.S. without waiting in line, let alone contributing, a "right" to partake in the life of the U.S. and all proffered benefits.  No, the border is dirty and dusty and full of political hazards with cameras as migrant surgers come in at the unguarded border under some of the most inhuman conditions.

2nd Texas Child Migrant Shelter Under Scrutiny amid Sex Abuse, COVID Concerns.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) sent a letter last week to Vice President Kamala Harris, demanding the Biden Administration close the Health and Human Services Emergency Intake Site (EIS) for unaccompanied migrant children located at the Freeman Expo Center in San Antonio.  In new developments, law enforcement sources say authorities are now looking at conditions at another facility in the Rio Grande Valley.  A law enforcement source within CBP, speaking on a condition of anonymity, says Texas Rangers visited the Donna facility in recent days to investigate conditions.  Rangers conduct major violent crime, public corruption, cold case, and officer-involved shooting investigations.  They also oversee the Texas Department of Public Safety's border security and crisis negotiation programs.

Biden Releases 6.4K 'Remain in Mexico' Migrants into U.S. with Route to Secure Work Permits.  President Joe Biden's administration has released more than 6,400 migrants enrolled in the now-defunct "Remain in Mexico" program into the United States interior, offering them work permits to take American jobs, Breitbart News has learned.  After taking office in January, Biden ended the Remain in Mexico program, which had proven remarkably effective in eliminating the Catch and Release policy whereby border crossers are apprehended and subsequently released into the U.S. interior while awaiting their asylum hearings.  As of February, of the more than 71,000 asylum cases under Remain in Mexico, less than one percent of foreign nationals were found to have a legitimate asylum claim.

ICE priority arrests [are] down 75% under Biden.  ICE made 75% fewer priority arrests over the first seven weeks of the Biden administration than during the same period last year, according to data obtained by The Washington Times that shows even the highest-ranking cases involving national security or public safety have seen significant drops.  The drops come as the new administration says it wants to marshal limited resources at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to focus on bad actors instead of rank-and-file illegal immigrants.  It's fulfilled that latter promise, but appears to be struggling to find the bad actors.

Border crisis is becoming Biden's Achilles' heel.  Immigration has emerged as a weak point for President Joe Biden as he presides over one of the largest migrant surges at the southern border in years, a crisis showing little sign of abating.  More than 172,000 migrants rushed the border last month alone, based on government apprehension statistics.  That number included nearly 19,000 unaccompanied minors.  While the White House has blamed a number of different factors for the border problem — weather, conditions in the migrants' home countries, the reality of occasional surges that happen under presidents of both parties — the Biden administration has conceded that the "hope" created by its approach to immigration policy has played a role.

Tucker's magnificent statement about Democrats disenfranchising Americans.  [Scroll down]  During his 20-minute opening monologue, Tucker explained precisely what's happening.  Ironically, it began under Reagan, who was flimflammed into believing the Democrats when they told him that, if he'd just sign an amnesty bill for the illegal aliens already in America, then the borders could be closed.  Since then, Democrats have been using illegal immigration as a vehicle to bring in an entirely new voting population that is reliably Democrat in orientation.  Every one of these illegal votes dilutes a legal American's vote and denies us a say in our country.  Tucker pointed out that the Democrats don't even try to govern for Americans anymore.  Instead, the fundamental transformation about which Obama spoke isn't being done through persuasion; it's being done through population replacement.  This isn't about skin color; it's about values.  Through the importation of new, illegal voters, we are being transformed from a constitutional republic with a free market into a socialist country, all without the say-so of the American people.

Retired ICE Special Agent Victor Avila:  No Rules Are Being Followed On Border : No ID's Needed To Board Flights.  Retired ICE Special Agent Victor Avila joined 100 Percent Fed Up and the Gateway Pundit today on a LIVE podcast to explain what's really happening on our southern border — and it's worse than everyone thought.  Victor explained that in addition to COVID, the massive influx of illegal immigrants are bringing other dangerous viruses and diseases to the U.S. Thanks to Biden's $86 million contribution that was allotted courtesy of the American taxpayer, to house tens of thousands of foreign invaders, the illegal aliens who are COVID positive are being shipped out to hotels or transported by plane to locations across America.  Remember when Democrats accused Trump supporters who attended his rallies criminals for being part of his "super spreader" outdoor rallies?

Is Joe Biden setting up Kamala Harris to fail?  Joe Biden handed Kamala Harris the job of "point person" for the border crisis on March 24, and for three weeks now, she's been AWOL.  She's an embarrassment to the Biden administration at this point, as New York Post columnist Miranda Devine notes, pointing to the growing severity of the crisis.  Joe, in fact, actually created the crisis, first by incentivizing child migration with a vow that no illegal child migrant, even one brimming with COVID, could ever be sent back, and bringing back catch-and-release for everyone else.  Biden's also suspended construction of the border wall, which has turned into a gift to the human-smuggling rackets.  He's rescinded President Trump's Migrant Protection Protocols and diplomatic agreements with Mexico and Central America to keep illegal migration minimal.  U.S. diplomats now are reduced to pleading with Central American states to hold fair elections, make themselves transparent, end corruption, and respect separations of powers, all standard elements of democracy repeated to them a million times by past administrations, which Joe and Kamala don't actually follow themselves.

Why Biden Is Breaking America.  Biden created a crisis at the border after President Donald Trump had fixed it through almost sheer force of will, despite Democrats trying to check him at every turn.  Trump's ability to make a deal with Mexico to essentially become the wall, in addition to building more wall on our border, was astounding.  But Biden deliberately undid that achievement on purpose, creating a humanitarian and public safety crisis, Goodwin observes, because he stopped the wall, did away with the 'Remain in Mexico' policy and said no unaccompanied minor would be blocked from entry.

The border is even worse than you think.  Anyone paying attention to the news knows the situation on the U.S.-Mexico border is terrible.  Anyone who actually visits the border discovers it is worse than that.  Here is what is most striking about the government's response to the unprecedented surge of illegal border crossers:  It is entirely improvised.  Jury-rigged.  Thrown together in a scramble to accommodate thousands of migrants who were not coming just months ago.  And the reason it is being improvised is that during his first days in office, President Joe Biden blew up the foundation of the government's handling of migrants.  With a series of executive actions, Biden threw out key policies with nothing ready to replace them.  And he did it using rhetoric that invited migrants to rush to the border — more than 172,000 in March alone, including nearly 19,000 unaccompanied children.

Migrant family holding center virtually empty as Biden spends millions on hotels.  A massive immigration holding center in Texas is hardly being used amid the worsening border situation as the Biden administration instead opts to dole out multimillion, taxpayer-funded contracts to house families in hotels.  The Biden administration has spent $87 million to put families in seven hotels across Arizona and Texas rather than place them in similar permanent family facilities, according to two people familiar with the administration's plans.  Sources said the Karnes County Family Residential Center is far better equipped to hold hundreds of families even amid the coronavirus pandemic but claimed Biden officials are making a "PR play" and are concerned about the "optics" of holding people at a facility that is operated by a for-profit group.

Texas Gov. Abbott warns border woes 'will get worse,' points to 'bipartisan response' to Biden admin.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Sunday [4/11/2021] that in his state it's not just Republicans who are pushing back against the Biden administration as migrants surge to the southern border in record numbers.  According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, there were more than 172,000 border stops in March — the most in 20 years — and 20,822 unaccompanied minors are in federal custody.  Republicans have blamed the spike on Biden's immigration policies, but Abbott insists that in Texas they are not alone.  "This is a bipartisan response to the Biden administration because you have Democrat members of the United States Congress, you have Democratic members of the state legislature, as well as Democrat local officials who are pushing back against the Biden administration as much as conservatives in the state of Texas," the Republican governor told "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace.

Report: Biden Giving Federal Employees Paid Leave to Help Border Crossers.  President Joe Biden's administration is reportedly begging federal employees from various agencies to take paid leave to provide care to thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) arriving at the United States-Mexico border.  A report by the New York Times this weekend alleges the Biden administration is sending emails to federal employees asking them to take paid leave to help care for UACs who are arriving by the thousands every month.

A Part of The Immigration Crisis Story Everyone is Missing.  Ohio Representative Jim Jordan appears with Maria Bartiromo [4/11/2021] to discuss his visit to the U.S-Mexico border and what he personally witnessed.  Jim Jordan outlines how the JoeBama administration is blocking people from documenting the scale of the crisis and concludes the resulting influx is exactly what the administration wants.  [Video clip]  Many people (conservative media and politicians specifically) are misinterpreting the removal of the Biden administration's Southern Border coordinator, Roberta Jacobson, from office.  Jacobson was not removed from her position for being ineffective, her removal was announced because her goal was successfully accomplished. [...] Roberta Jacobson was put into position in January by those in control of the Biden administration specifically to coordinate this mass migration influx.  Her mission was to create the crisis, not to prevent it.

Biden Border Coordinator Roberta Jacobson stepping down.  The Biden administration's Southern Border coordinator will step down at the end of the month as officials continue to struggle with a large influx of migrants trying to enter the United States.  Roberta Jacobson, the former ambassador to Mexico, was chosen as President Biden's border czar amid pressure from lawmakers to address what some are calling a "crisis" at the southern border.  "Consistent with her commitment to serve in the administration's first 100 days, Ambassador Jacobson will retire from her role as Coordinator at the end of this month," National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said in a statement.

Rep. Jordan slams Biden admin for limiting media's access to migrant facilities amid surge at border.  Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan argued on Sunday [4/11/2021] that the reason the press is not allowed to visit migrant facilities is because the Biden administration does not "want the American people to know what's going on."  Jordan made the comment on "Sunday Morning Futures" during an exclusive interview with host Maria Bartiromo following a recent trip to the U.S. southern border where he toured a migrant facility in Donna, Texas.  Bartiromo noted that he and the group of lawmakers he toured the facility with were barred from taking any photographs and when they asked for written permission to film "they were told by Biden's handlers it's a moot point."  Jordan acknowledged that was the case and stressed that the press weren't allowed in to the facility.  He stressed, that based on what he had witnessed during his trip to the border, "these conditions are just not appropriate at all."

Gohmert Posts Video Showing Signs in DHS Bags Directing Illegal Migrants to BP Facilities.  As usual, Republicans appear to be the only ones trying to sound the alarm about the worsening crisis regarding the massive influx of illegal migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border, especially Republicans from border states.  In recent weeks, Republicans from Texas especially have led delegations to the state to talk to Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who are struggling to deal with the influx.  In March alone, for instance, a record 170,000 migrants were intercepted crossing illegally into the U.S., with 1,000 or more getting away... each day.

Biden's latest Wile-e-Coyote scheme to fix border crisis:  Paying would-be illegals to stay home.  As the border crisis gets bigger and bigger, the Biden administration is running out of ideas.  Latest weather balloon to be floated around is the possibility of U.S. taxpayer checks to pay would-be illegals in Central America to stay home. [...] It's a typical liberal idea of throwing cash at a problem instead of solving it.  After all, it would be just as easy to enforce U.S. immigration law, and who knows, make a treaty with the nations whose nationals are so eager to leave as well as the transit country Mexico.  Who knows?  They might even encourage people to use the existing legal process for immigration into the U.S, but that's not how the Biden administration "thinks."  Too Trumpy, as it happens.  Better to throw cash at the problem instead.

Biden Administration Opening Facilities In Two Crucial Swing States To House Illegal Immigrants.  President Joe Biden's administration is instructing long-term facilities that hold immigrant children to lift capacity restrictions enacted during the coronavirus pandemic to open up much-needed beds in a system facing sharply increasing needs.  In the meantime, migrant parents have said they have no idea where their children have gone after crossing the border into America, as some are about to be housed as far away as Michigan due to the overwhelming number of arrivals.  Moms and dads already settled in the US are being forced to deal with the agonizing weeks-long wait to hear any news of their children's whereabouts or wellbeing as the federal government struggles to cope with the influx of migrants crossing the border from Mexico into the US in recent months.  Last month, almost 19,000 children made the journey alone, marking the highest monthly total in all of American history.

CBP Statistics Released — Agents Took 172,331 Illegal Aliens Into Custody in March, Then Released Them.  The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has released the statistics from March apprehensions at the southern U.S. border and the numbers are stunning.  More than 172,000 aliens crossed into the country illegally, approximately ten percent were unaccompanied minors (18,890), the rest were intact families.  The mass influx, by all accounts an intentionally driven invasion, is the largest mass migration of illegal aliens into the United States in over 20 years.  The border patrol is overwhelmed and Homeland Security facilities are beyond capacity to control the crisis.

Arizona AG says Kamala Harris is refusing to visit despite being named border czar.  Arizona's attorney general said Thursday [4/8/2021] Kamala Harris has not responded to his requests to visit the crisis-hit border, as Republicans released video of migrants crossing the Rio Grande just a few feet behind them.  'I guess if you were a philosopher you would say no response is a very loud response because we've not received any response,' Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in an interview with Fox.  Harris was named border czar last month by President Joe Biden as the administration faces a growing emergency with record numbers of illegal immigrants arriving in the U.S. and border facilities quickly becoming overcrowded and understaffed.

Joe Biden Border Czar Roberta Jacobson Stepping Down.  President Joe Biden's "border czar" will leave the White House, as the administration continues struggling to handle the migration crisis on the Southern border.  Former U.S. ambassador to Mexico Roberta S. Jacobson, who was appointed by Biden to lead the diplomatic effort in Central America, will leave her position at the end of April, she revealed to the New York Times.

Biden's New Security Reality.  Despite a media blackout, the truth about the situation is evident, and the cartels and human traffickers are well aware of America's new attitude towards illegal immigration and are raking in the profits as they benefit from enabling human transport as well as activities related to illegal drug trafficking and other criminal activities.  Now we've seen detention centers that were built to house individuals awaiting their day in court date to determine their fate in the U.S. become filled well beyond capacity.  But despite this, Department of Homeland Security Chief Alejandro Mayorkas claimed just weeks ago that there was no crisis at the border, while simultaneously acknowledging that the U.S. is on pace to encounter more illegals on the southern border than at any time in the last two decades.

Another grim sign the Biden admin aims to hide the worst news from the border.  The US Customs and Border Patrol just took down its press release announcing the apprehension of two suspected terrorists in Southern California after just a day.  The agency described them as Yemeni nationals named on the FBI terrorism watchlist and "No Fly" list.  CBP agents found both suspects in the El Centro sector of California several hours from the US-Mexico border.  One reportedly had a cellphone SIM card hidden in his shoe.  This, after Republican pressure forced the CBP to confirm last month that four suspected terrorists on the FBI's watchlist, three Yemenis and a Serb, had been stopped at the border since October.  Now it's up to six ... that we know of.

Catch-and-Bus: Thousands of Freed Border-Crossing Immigrants Are Dispersing Across America.  The buses rolling in a steady daily succession out of Del Rio — one charter a day, seven days a week, and before that weeks of filling Greyhound buses — represent a microcosm of a much broader aspect of the unfolding mass-migration crisis at the southern border that has attracted limited media coverage and occurs largely outside public view.  Tens of thousands of immigrants caught illegally crossing the border and then released under the new leniency policy of President Joe Biden are now dispersing to four corners of the United States on buses, with some of the more moneyed ones taking passenger jets.  As best as the Center for Immigration Studies can determine from interviews and scattered media reporting, the buses are leaving regularly from Del Rio, the Texas Rio Grande Valley communities, and Laredo, but the busing also appears to be going on in Arizona, as well as in California.

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