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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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 © 2021 by Andrew K. Dart

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."

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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.

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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."

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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]

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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.

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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?).

The Editor says...
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.

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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.

Biden Border Policy Goes South.  When the inevitable assessments of President Biden's first 100 days in office begin to appear, his precipitous actions pursuant to illegal immigration at the southern border will be judged by most honest observers to have been his worst blunder.  That is certainly the perspective of the majority of Americans, according to three recent public opinion surveys.  An NPR/Marist poll, for example, found that 53 percent of respondents disapproved of Biden's handling of immigration.  An ABC News/Ipsos poll found that 57 percent were dissatisfied with his management of the situation, particularly as it affects unaccompanied minors.  An AP/NORC poll found that 55 percent were unhappy with Biden's performance on border security.

Republican House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy demands Kamala Harris attend FBI briefing on border crisis after two Yemeni men on the watchlist and a MS-13 member were caught crossing into the US.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy wants Vice President Kamala Harris to address the capture of two Yemeni nationals on the terror watchlist who crossed into the U.S. from Mexico.  McCarthy told Fox News that he requested a classified briefing from the FBI and CIA on the matter and said Harris should attend.  'I know she hasn't been to the border,' McCarthy told Fox.  'I don't know if she's ever been briefing on this, but I think it'd be important that all leaders, because this isn't about Republican or Democrat, this is about the security of our nation.  And everybody should be making sure our nation is secure.'

Deputy Border Patrol Chief: 'Way Over 100,000 People' 'Have Gotten Away from Us This Year'.  On Monday's [4/5/2021] broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom," Deputy Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz stated that "way over 100,000 people" have gotten away from the Border Patrol so far this year.  Ortiz said, [relevant remarks begin around 3:30] "We have technology and we have some resources out there that give us an estimate of how many people are actually getting away from us and we continue to try and refine and have as much confidence in that statistic as we can.  But I can tell you that, so far, it's been way over 100,000 people that have gotten away from us this year.  But the Border Patrol agents, as well as our law enforcement partners, are doing everything we can.  Our resources are just stretched awfully thin right now."  [Video clip]

Joe Biden Gets Devastating News From New Poll Over His Handling Of The Border Crisis.  A new poll reveals that a majority of Americans disapprove of Joe Biden's immigration policies and handling of the U.S.-Mexico border crisis.  According to an AP-NORC poll, 56 percent of people disapprove of Biden's stance on immigration, with 55 percent disapproving on the current border situation — the two worst readings of the issues included.  The poll found that helping migrant children at the border is among Americans' highest immigration priorities.  Almost 50% say providing safe treatment of unaccompanied children when they are apprehended should be a high priority, and 65% say the same about reuniting families separated at the border.  The border crisis created by the Biden administration is about to get a lot worse in the coming months.

Biden administration 'pleads with NASA to get their employees to volunteer' at overcrowded border facilities.  NASA has sent their employees an email asking if they would volunteer at Joe Biden's overcrowded camps for migrants crossing the border.  In an email obtained by The Intercept's Ken Klippenstein, the space agency said the Department of Health and Human Services was looking for people to put themselves for 120 days of work to help unaccompanied kids coming from Mexico.  Several other agencies are believed to have received similar requests. has reached out to Health and Human Services for comment.

California's migrant mess.  California, epicenter of the nation's illegal immigrant population and the first sanctuary state, hasn't seen its borders overrun due to the nearly complete border wall.  The state's economy had already been smothered by extended COVID-19 lockdowns, businesses fleeing to other states, and children kept home and out of school.  But relief was short-lived.  San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, all Democrats, worked out a plan to bring 1,450 minor girls to the San Diego Convention Center as a way to ease conditions in Texas.  More than 500 girls are now on-site, with the rest to arrive shortly.  And 70 brought COVID-19 with them.

People smugglers are using Facebook to promote '100% safe' journeys across the US border.  Human smuggling networks have been hawking their services on Facebook, guaranteeing illegal entry to America for Central American migrants, including unaccompanied children.  The smugglers, NBC News reported, are charging $8,000 for the '100 percent' safe voyage which includes a perilous passage through the U.S.-Mexico border that has claimed the lives of many.  The since-deleted messages were posted on public Facebook pages, some which were named 'Migrants from Various Countries in Mexico' and 'Migrants in the Mexico-U.S.A. Border Awaiting Hearing.'

On the front lines of the border crisis.  The sleepy-looking downtown of McAllen would give passersby no reason to believe it is the epicenter of a border surge that threatens to consume the Biden administration's first months.  A large converted nightclub space with blacked-out windows has been transformed into a resting spot for migrant families, 600 of which are released to the Catholic Charities organization every day.  An armed security guard stands at the front doors, which are locked for the safety of the masses inside.  Conditions back home in northern Central American countries have prompted multiple migration surges over the past decade.  And while the U.S. government was hyperfocused on it under the Obama and Trump administrations, Sister Norma Seni Pimentel, executive director of the Catholic Charities humanitarian respite center, said they failed to address the push factors sufficiently.  As a result, smugglers are still easily able to entice the vulnerable into taking on debts in the thousands in return for getting them to America.

Joe Biden's border crisis.  Democrats and the liberal media are policing the words we should use to describe the absolute catastrophe we're witnessing each day at the southern border.  They don't like "crisis" or "surge."  So, let us propose this description: Joe Biden's fault.  Biden came into office with a gift.  The previous administration labored ceaselessly and effectively to prevent the precise problem that we're now seeing.  Former President Donald Trump and his White House worked with the governments of Mexico and Central America to stem the endless tide of migrants making their way to southern Texas seeking asylum.  True, Trump took a heavy-handed approach, cutting some foreign aid to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador with hopes that it would spur them to action.  He also put pressure on Mexico to keep migrants on their side of our shared border, where they would have to wait for their case to be adjudicated, which could take months, or simply return home.

Barrasso says Biden administration is 'trying to hide' border crisis as migrants are crammed in facilities 'like sardines'.  Republican Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso slammed the Biden administration for what he described as cramming unaccompanied minors "like sardines" in facilities and "trying to hide" the crisis at the border from the public.  "This is both a humanitarian crisis and a national security crisis," Barrasso told Fox News's Maria Bartiromo on Sunday.  "You may have seen the numbers today are the highest in history of unaccompanied minors currently in captivity.  They are crammed in like sardines.  And this is what the Biden administration is trying to hide from the American public."  Barrasso was among the group of Republican senators who visited the border at the end of March and recalled how he and other lawmakers were told to delete photos they took of the facilities.

Sen. Barrasso says he was told to delete photos of border facilities.  Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, the third-ranking Republican in the Senate, on Sunday [4/4/2021] said he was told to delete photos of migrant facilities at the border — as he claimed children are being packed "like sardines" inside.  "This is both a humanitarian crisis and a national security crisis," Barrasso said during an interview on Fox News.  Barrasso said on "Sunday Morning Futures" that GOP senators were told by officials to delete photos they took of the facilities during a recent visit to the US-Mexico border.  "We were told to delete the pictures," he said.  "No one did.  You've seen the video coming out of all of these kids crammed together under the foil blankets, huddling together."

Report: Biden Administration Busing 'Thousands' of Illegals Aliens to Red States to Get Permanent Status.  Biden's border crisis is spreading nationwide, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies.  The new administration is pursuing an immigration policy dubbed "catch-and-bus" with the aim of establishing undocumented immigrants in states in the interior of the United States.  The Biden "smuggling routes" have gone largely unreported by media outlets that are fixated on the disastrous border crisis, where children are being kept in unsanitary conditions within detention facilities that violate COVID protocols.  According to an original investigation by CIS, a veritable "conveyor belt" of busesfrom Texas, Arizona and California are transporting "thousands" of undocumented immigrants into America's heartland.

Border Patrol Is So Overwhelmed That Nearly 1000 Migrants A Day Are Crossing Unpursued.  U.S. Border Patrol agents are letting nearly 1,000 illegal aliens cross the border every day unpursued because they are focused on tending to the overwhelming number of unaccompanied minors and migrant families flooding holding centers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials told the Washington Post on Friday [4/2/2021].  Instead of focusing on the surging number of "got aways" crossing the border without being apprehended or tracked, border patrol agents are preoccupied tending to the record number of migrants in custody due to President Joe Biden's refusal to send some illegal aliens back to their home country.

Mark Levin: Dems are using immigrants, border chaos to usher in 'one-party rule'.  Chaos ravages our southern border.  Inhumane conditions abound as wave after wave of immigrants are packed into holding facilities.  Overwhelmed, the Border Patrol is at a breaking point, said Mark Levin on the latest episode of "LevinTV."  Levin believes this is precisely what the Democrats have planned for years.  After all, amnesty plus citizenship equals Democrat voters.  And unless something is done, this surge of illegal immigration will set the stage for a permanent one-party rule by the Democrats right here in America.  [Video clip]

Psaki Dodges Question About Smugglers Throwing Small Children Over Border Wall.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki dodged a question on Thursday [4/1/2021] about smugglers throwing small children over the southern border wall, and instead shifted attention to the reporter's motivation for asking the question.  "And then, on immigration, has the White House considered beefing up border security now that there is video of a three-year-old and a five-year-old being thrown over the wall in New Mexico?" Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked.  Psaki said that the administration has "spoken out about our concerns" regarding what the smugglers are doing.  "Yes, but they still got close enough — as you guys are talking about addressing root causes in the region — for a smuggler to throw them over a wall into the desert," Doocy said.  "And I'm just curious what the White House is doing to stop that from happening?["]  "And are you concerned more about the kids' safety or are you concerned about kids getting in?" Psaki asked.  "Or tell me more about your concern here."

The Editor says...
The answer to your question depends on what your concern is.  Brilliant.

Border Crossings Reached Highest Level in 15 Years Last Month:  Report.  Apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border reached a 15-year high in March, with Border Patrol agents taking more than 171,000 migrants into custody, according to a new report.  The figure represents a sharp increase from the 78,442 migrants apprehended in January, according to preliminary U.S. Customs and Border Protection data published by the Washington Post, as the Biden administration struggles to get a handle on the influx of migrants — especially unaccompanied minors — attempting to enter the country.

Big Media's Coverage of Trump's Versus Biden's Border Crisis — More Evidence the Media in the US Is Biased and Dishonest.  The media in the US is perhaps the most corrupt and dishonest group of people in the world today.  They are one-sided and severely biased.  Their actions during the 2020 Election were repulsive and they are again showing their real colors in the way they are reporting Biden's self-made crisis at the border.  Newsbusters released a video showing the differences between how the biased and sick media in the US reported immigrants at the border under President Trump and today under Biden.  The differences are disgusting (not shocking since we are well aware of the media's bias):  [Video clip]

State Finalizing Plan to Immediately Give Illegal Immigrants Checks of Over $20,000.  Democrats in New York are working on creating a fund that would give some illegal aliens and ex-convicts more than $27,000 apiece in direct payments for financial hardships related to the coronavirus pandemic.  Politico reported Tuesday [3/30/2021] that Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office is in talks with state lawmakers to create something called the Excluded Workers Fund, which would offer direct payments to "undocumented immigrants and formerly incarcerated individuals" who missed out on work opportunities amid the pandemic.  "Right now discussions are around eligibility and access," Democratic state Sen. Jessica Ramos told the outlet.

UN 'Migration Networks' to Facilitate Migration Stir Concern.  The United Nations' role in immigration policy is growing worldwide with the establishment of a UN "Network for Migration" in dozens of countries to facilitate large migratory flows, sparking alarm among American border-security advocates already concerned about mass migration and the escalating crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.  The UN networks, which are led by a coalition of UN agencies, exist to support the implementation of the controversial "Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration" (GCM) adopted by the UN and over 150 of its member states in December of 2018.  Among other goals, the global agreement aims to facilitate the expansion of what the UN describes as "regular migration," providing more legal pathways for would-be immigrants seeking to re-settle in wealthier countries such as the United States.

The Editor says...
"Such as" the United States sounds reasonable, but what are the names of the other countries that the U.N. is pumping people into?

Border crossers get 1 year 'renewable' amnesty and Social Security card.  The Biden administration is granting thousands of illegal border crossers one-year renewable permits to stay in the United States to apply for asylum, a process that can take years.  What's more, according to a new report, they are allowed to receive Social Security cards, paving the way to government benefits and jobs.  Immigration expert Todd Bensman, who has been embedded in the process for the Center for Immigration Studies, said in a new report that an estimated 34,000 recent border crossers have already been distributed around the country with the documents.  He said that if the migrant qualifies to stay, and most do under the Biden rules, they are given a COVID test then documents to stay before being guided to a privately run service that buses them around the country.

The Editor says...
Next thing you know, the illegal aliens will be getting Social Security checks.

'The cruelty is the point'.  [Scroll down]  At one particularly overcrowded U.S. Border Patrol facility in Donna, Texas, an official told reporters:  "The capacity for this location for COVID purposes is 250.  Previous to COVID, the total capacity was one thousand.  Now, we're holding over 4,100 subjects in this location alone.  So you do the math.  We're way over capacity."  The short version:  Families are separated and there are thousands of young people jammed into holding pens awaiting processing.  There is no doubt that President Biden's policy is behind the latest surge.  The president and his administration have made clear that the U.S. will accept unaccompanied children but not family units, and not individual adults.  At his news conference last week, Biden said, "We're sending back the vast majority of the families that are coming."  Even though that is not entirely true, the U.S. message to would-be migrants, from the mouth of the president himself, is:  If you come as a family, we will turn you away.  If you send your children by themselves, we will take them.  Biden's policy has given those families a clear incentive to self-separate in the interest of at least getting their children inside the United States.

The 10 Radical New Rules That Are Changing America.  [#4] The immigrant is mostly preferable to the citizen.  The newcomer, unlike the host, is not stained by the sins of America's founding and history.  Most citizens currently must follow quarantine rules and social distancing, stay out of school and obey all the laws.  Yet those entering the United States illegally need not follow such apparently superfluous COVID-19 rules.  Their children should be immediately schooled without worry of quarantine.  Immigrants need not worry about their illegal entry or residence in America.  Our elites believe illegal entrants more closely resemble the "founders" than do legal citizens, about half of whom they consider irredeemable.

Media Gets First Look Inside Severely Overcrowded Migrant Facility In Texas.  After weeks of denying journalists access to an overcrowded migrant facility at the U.S.-Mexico border, reporters were finally allowed in to get their first look.  A pool of selected reporters and photographers was allowed into the center in Donna, Texas, where more than 4,000 migrants are held.  Some 3,400 are unaccompanied minors.  Photos show migrants packed into plexiglass pods, strewn with shiny Mylar blankets.  "There are eight 'pods' in total — critics have called them 'cages' in reference to criticism leveled at the Trump administration — each containing 500-600 migrants," Fox News reported.

If Cesar Chavez's Bust Could Talk.  On Wednesday, First Lady Jill Biden will celebrate National Border Control Day.  Well, sort of.  March 31 would have been Cesar Chavez's 94th birthday, and the president's wife is scheduled to attend a ceremony honoring the late labor leader at his United Farm Workers union's first headquarters in California's Central Valley.  Chavez's lifelong advocacy for tight borders and against illegal immigration are the reasons his birthday is increasingly celebrated as National Border Control Day.  But the first lady isn't likely to mention any of that, especially given her husband's responsibility for sparking the current border disaster.

Shocking New Video Shows Just How Bad Things Are Getting at the Border.  The surge of illegal immigration at the border isn't ending anytime soon.  Joe Biden and his administration have tried to toe a line that can't be toed, and the result has been a humanitarian disaster that was absolutely preventable.  All that had to be done was to keep Donald Trump's policies in place.  But that would have required giving the bad orange man some credit so we instead get shocking videos like this on a near-daily basis now.  [Video clip]

Say, Whatever Happened To Biden's Transparency Pledge?  Just two months into his presidency, Joe Biden has already decided that transparency isn't so important after all, at least when it comes to the border crisis, and that keeping people in the dark is good policy.  Of course, Biden still refuses to admit that there even is a crisis at the border.  At his press conference last week, he acted as though the flood of unaccompanied children into the U.S. was as routine as flowers in the spring.  "Nothing has changed," he 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.  That happens every year."  It's not true, of course.  Last year, the number of illegal crossings dropped in each of the months Biden claims it always spikes. [...] So, clearly, something has changed.  Even if what Biden said were true, that a massive surge of unaccompanied children happens every year, it means he was caught entirely flat-footed for this supposedly predictable event.

Here's The Crisis:  Journalists Tour Texas CBP Facility, Report Massive Overcrowding.  Two reporters from the Associated Press and a camera crew from CBS News were allowed inside the Donna, Texas holding facility today.  What they witnessed was massive overcrowding with 4,100 people packed in a space which ought to only hold 250.

Biden administration finally lets media into the biggest shelter for migrant children — which is at 1,700% capacity and where one in seven kids have COVID.  President Joe Biden's administration has allowed journalists inside its main border detention facility for migrant children for the first time, after weeks of shutting the media out and releasing their own photos.  The tour on Tuesday [3/30/2021] revealed a severely overcrowded tent structure in Donna, Texas, where more than 4,000 migrants, including children and families, are crammed into pods.  The youngest are kept in a large play pen with mats on the floor for sleeping, because the facility is at 1,700% capacity and the dormitories are full.

Arizona Sheriff 60 Miles From Border Sees Spike in Arrests of Illegal Immigrants.  A sheriff whose Arizona county is 60 miles from the southern border says his county is experience a direct impact from the flood of illegal immigrants streaming into the U.S. from Mexico.  "We just this morning had a procedure where we chased a car," Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb told The Daily Signal in an interview Wednesday [3/24/2021].  "We had to release the canine on ... the driver," Lamb said.  "And there was seven undocumented aliens in there.  Three of them were children.  This is something we're dealing with every day, when my county, which is 60 miles off the border....  It's 49 apprehensions in one day."  Border county sheriffs across the southwest have seen a steadily increasing uptick in illegal crossings since President Joe Biden took office.

DHS begs for border volunteers, offers COVID-19 vaccines in exchange.  Homeland Security issued a new plea Monday [3/29/2021] for volunteers to head to the border to help handle the surge of illegal immigrants and said those who do want to go can jump the line to get COVID-19 vaccines.  The urgent request from Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas underscores the difficulty the administration is having, even as it declines to label the situation a crisis.  "We still need assistance," Mr. Mayorkas wrote to the department's employees.

The Editor says...
If there is no crisis, why is he begging for help?

Psaki says VP Harris isn't in charge of border crisis, just 'root causes'.  President Biden's big announcement that Vice President Kamala Harris is in charge of the crisis at the US-Mexico border was apparently just some "confusion" — and she is merely tasked with addressing its "root causes," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday [3/29/2021].  Psaki issued the stunning clarification less than a week after Biden told reporters that he was delegating one of the most pressing issues of his young presidency to the veep.  "The vice president of the United States will be helping lead that effort, specifically the root causes — not the border, there's some confusion over that," Psaki said during her daily press briefing.

The Editor says...
The root causes appear to be the U.S. welfare-state gravy train, halting the construction of the border fence, absence of the National Guard and the U.S. Army at the porous border, "anchor baby" laws, Spanish-language broadcasting, unlimited wire transfers ("remittances") of money to the folks back home, and free medical care 24/7 at the nearest hospital emergency room.   Vice  President Kamala Harris isn't going to do anything about any of it.

Kamala Harris' schedule shows Team Biden's true border priorities.  Is anyone here in charge?  President Joe Biden last week tasked Vice President Kamala Harris with leading the White House response to the near-record surge of migrants crossing the southern border.  Yet her schedule doesn't have a single immigration-related meeting.  Why doesn't Harris seem to be doing anything to solve what she now calls "a huge problem"?  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday "clarified" that the veep is only in charge of diplomacy to address the problem's "root causes."  Huh?  Did it really take nearly a week to set the record straight, or did the president change his mind?  Maybe Harris decided she didn't want the job.  After all, leaked administration documents show that frontline agencies expect the number of unaccompanied children crossing to soon double (again) to far above record levels.

[The] DHS [has been] urged to stop dumping illegal immigrants into tiny border towns with no resources.  Rep. Andy Biggs on Monday [3/29/2021] urged Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and the Border Patrol to notify local officials before releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants into tiny border towns that lack the resources to help them.  Biggs, an Arizona Republican, says he "remains concerned" about the decision to release so many lawbreakers into unsuspecting towns and slammed Homeland Security and the Border Patrol for failing to provide members of Congress with answers to basic questions about the unplanned desert drop-offs.  "I request that DHS refrain from releasing aliens into communities without first coordinating with local elected officials and stop releasing aliens without NTAs (Notices to Appear)," he wrote in a letter sent to Mayorkas, Troy Miller, the acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, and John Modlin, the head of the Border Patrol's Tucson sector.

Who's going to teach all the illegal alien children coming here?  On Monday [3/29/2021], we learned that the San Diego Board of Education is sending teachers to the San Diego Convention Center to give in-person education to the illegal alien kids there.  The most obviously wrong thing about that, of course, is that our kids are not getting in-person education.  But I don't want to comment about the obvious.  I want to talk about the insane rant from a Sacramento teacher who hates Americans, especially white Americans.  Unless we do something, it's these insane teachers who will ultimately end up indoctrinating the new students who will be pouring into American schools.

States are trying to get Biden to enforce the 'public charge rule'.  Fourteen states have filed an emergency application with the Supreme Court stating that they want to defend the public charge rule, which the Biden administration is refusing to defend in Court.  I'm going to sound like a simpleton here, but I'm a little confused as to the debate about the rule.  The reality is that the Biden administration is violating the law.  You and I don't get to do that, so why does the federal government?  I admit that my work for the past 34 years was mostly in state, not federal, law.  Still, I did manage to pick up a few things.  Here's what I know:  Under the Constitution, Congress passes the laws, which reside in the United States Code, and it's the President's job to oversee their enforcement.

Biden's border cruelty.  The professional bleeding hearts publicly speak against a border crisis.  They moan about the fate of women and children.  But the bleeding hearts planned and executed this crisis.  They invited the cruelty by lying about President Emeritus Donald Trump.  The bleeding hearts embraced the human trafficking of women and children, despite the abuse they face from the people who transport them to the border.  Illegal aliens are treated as chattel.  We have known about this for over a decade, and yet liberals and the Washington Establishment support the trafficking of human beings.  Amnesty International said in 2010, "An estimated 6 out of 10 migrant women and girls experience sexual violence, allegedly prompting some people smugglers to demand that women receive contraceptive injections ahead of the journey, to avoid them falling pregnant as a result of rape."  In 2019, the Washington Post lied and denied that Amnesty International ever said this.  The wall discourages this migration.  This administration encourages it.  Upon his installation in the Oval Office, Chairman Xiden illegally stopped construction of the wall, unilaterally ended agreements with Mexico and other Latin American countries to curb illegal migration, and otherwise aided and abetted this human trafficking.  Liberals obfuscate his role in the surge of illegal aliens, but Xiden opened the gates of the nation.

Biden Staffer Blocks Cruz From Taking Video at Migrant Facility.  Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) showed video of a woman he identified as a Biden administration staffer blocking him from recording at a migrant facility on this week's broadcast of Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures." [3/28/2021]  While Cruz was trying to film at the Border Patrol facility in Donna, Texas, the staffer blocking his camera said, "Please give dignity to the people.  Please give dignity to the people."  Cruz said, "So you work for the commissioner.  You're a senior adviser.  You were hired two weeks ago, and you're instructed to ask us to not have any pictures taken here because the political leadership at DHS does not want the American people to know it."  The staffer responded, "Please don't treat the people as such."  Cruz said, "Your policies are unfortunately trying to hide them.  I understand that you were instructed.  I respect them, and I want to fix this situation, and the administration that you work for is responsible for these conditions."

Senators Visiting Border Witness Cartel Members Taunting Border Patrol.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) traveled to the border this week and spent time with Border Patrol during a night shift in McAllen, TX.  While visiting the Rio Grande river, the Senators claimed they could hear cartel members "taunting Americans" and "taunting border patrol."  "We are at the edge of the river; on the other side of the river is Mexico," a video posted by Cruz on Twitter began.  "On the other side of the river, we have been listening to and seeing cartel members, human traffickers — right on the other side of the river."  Cruz went on to say that the cartel members have been "Waving flashlights, yelling and taunting Americans — taunting border patrol because they know under the current policy of the Biden administration they can flood over here."

Cuellar shares second batch of photos from migrant detention facilities.  Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar shared a second batch of photos from a migrant holding facility along the southern border.  The new photos, which aired during a segment of CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday [3/28/2021], depicted children packed into crowded rooms, many of them covered in foil blankets as they awaited processing.

Biden Tries to Shut Down News Coverage at the Border.  The Biden administration is desperately trying to prevent the American people from realizing the extent of the fiasco at our Southern border.  Thus, loyal Democrat Chris Wallace this morning criticized Biden, pointing out that the Trump administration was more transparent.  The Biden administration has repeatedly tried to prevent photos and videos of conditions at the border from reaching the American people.  Late last week, a delegation of 18 senators visited the border, in particular the Donna, Texas facility that has been the center of the crisis.  The Biden administration sent a political operative (as described by Senator Ted Cruz) to try to block Cruz from filming the Donna disaster:  [Video clip]

Kamala Harris MIA during border crisis:  Where is she?  The Biden administration is putting out a call for government volunteers to report for duty amid the significant surge at the border, but many are asking, Where is the person deputized to 'fix' the line-in-the-sand crisis?  As the immigration mess at the southern border gets more and more out of hand, Vice President Kamala Harris remains inexplicably silent.  Even after President Biden officially tapped the VP Wednesday to lead in response to border challenges, there aren't any plans for her to travel south or even address the issue.  According to the Office of the Vice President, Harris had no events this past weekend and no mention of border-related activity.  This comes as the Biden administration is now asking for government volunteers to help manage the migrant surge.

Texas Democrat [Excoriates] Biden Over Border Crisis.  President Joe Biden is so into open borders that even some Democrats are starting to criticize his handling of the immigration situation.  Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) recently slammed the Biden administration for its frustrating lack of transparency regarding the migrant crisis created by his open borders promises made during the 2020 campaign.  During a Friday [3/26/2021] appearance on Fox News' "America Reports," Cuellar complained that the president has not been forthcoming about the details of the migrant crisis and the steps his administration is taking to address the matter. [...] Since Biden rolled back former President Donald Trump's immigration measures, more and more migrants have been trying to gain access into the United States, and it does not appear that the flow of immigrants is slowing down anytime soon.

Chris Wallace Confronts Psaki About Media Access to Border Facilities: 'You Are Being Less Transparent Than the Trump Administration'.  Fox News' Chris Wallace spoke with White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Sunday and opened by asking about the migrant surge at the border — particularly the lack of media access to border facilities.  President Joe Biden was questioned on that issue during his Thursday press conference.  He said, "You'll have full access to everything once we get this thing moving."  Wallace noted to Psaki that "the only way we know how bad conditions are" right now is because of pictures that members of Congress released.  "These kids are living in these conditions now.  They're not living in these conditions some indeterminate time from now when the president says everything will be fixed," he said, asking why reporters can't be allowed in to those facilities in a safe way.  [Video clip]

Biden Staffer Tries to Block Ted Cruz From Taking Video of Conditions at CBP Facility, Cruz Busts Her on Camera.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and the rest of the Congressional delegation were sending out pictures and videos of what they had been observing at the border as well as at the CBP facilities and holding areas.  The pictures and videos showed everything from cartels at the river to the overcrowded CBP facilities that were turning into a humanitarian crisis because of the overflow.  Apparently, that was too much for the Biden team.  Cruz was taking video inside the Donna, Texas facility.  Reports are that the Donna facility is packed far beyond capacity with 700 people in pods meant for 80 according to one of the members of the delegation.  But as they were trying to show that on the video, a person who Cruz identified as a Biden staffer tried to block him, Cruz explained this morning [3/28/2021] on "Sunday Morning Futures."

This is not immigration or political asylum.  Our family came here from Cuba back in 1964.  We came here legally and because of the generosity of the American people.  They offered us an opportunity to come here and start a new life.  Last, but not least, we came to the U.S. in an orderly fashion.  Sorry, but that's not what we are watching at the U.S.-Mexico border.  What we see there is chaos brought to you by a U.S. president who did not have the backbone to tell the immigration activists to shut up.

Parallels between Biden's border policy and Cuomo's nursing home scandal.  Some friends of mine have been making interesting comparisons of the parallels between the completely unnecessary crises created by President Biden (at the border) and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. [...]
Spreading COVID
  •   Biden requires CBP to allow COVID positive illegal migrants into our country and is spreading them across the country
  •   Cuomo sent COVID-positive elders into nursing homes, killing almost 15,000 vulnerable seniors there
Predictability of a self-created crisis
  •   The Biden border crisis was not only predictable but he was warned about what would happen
  •   Cuomo was warned by doctors who work in nursing homes about the risks to the other residents
  •   Biden is refusing to allow the media and American people to see the conditions in which illegal immigrants are held, especially children, and has delayed releasing the numbers of illegals allowed entry or not
  •   Cuomo notoriously and probably illegally covered up the number of nursing home deaths
Refusing to use Trump-provided solutions
  •   Biden abandoned Trump's successful border security arrangements with Mexico, his safe third country agreements with Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras to apply for asylum in their home countries, and ended border wall construction
  •   Cuomo didn't take advantage of the Federal assistance in creating hospital facilities in the Javits Center and the USNS Comfort hospital ship
Lack of preparation
  •   Biden issued executive orders on the border without being prepared in terms of personnel, procedures, or facilities to deal with their consequences
  •   Cuomo left nursing homes being unprepared and unequipped in terms of personnel, procedures, and facilities to isolate those admitted with COVID or otherwise protect the other residents
Family separation
  •   Biden encouraged family separations by encouraging unaccompanied minors
  •   Cuomo caused permanent family separations with elders' deaths while isolated from their family in long-term care facilities

Piles of People:  New Photos Show What Biden Is Trying to Hide at the Border.  Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz has released new and never seen before photos from inside an overcrowded Customs and Border Protection facility in Donna, Texas.  These are the types of facilities the Biden administration has banned media from entering or touring.

GOP senators shut down talk of immigration deal until border crisis is solved.  Republican senators on Friday [3/26/2021] indicated that discussion of possible immigration deals to give illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship would be off the table until the crisis at the southern border is ended.  "How can you pass an immigration bill when you have an open border?" Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said at a press conference at the border.  "If they want to accomplish anything on immigration and I want to help them, it would be securing the border."  "You've got to stop the bleeding before you can take care of the problem," he said.  Grassley was one of a group of Senate Republicans making the trip to the south Texas border and expressed horror at the mounting crisis — viewing packed border facilities and speaking to overwhelmed border agents.

'These Are The Biden Cages': Sen. Cruz Posts Shocking Video Of Border Crisis, Smugglers.  Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) posted alarming video of a cramped migrant camp along the southern border and apparent cartel members and human traffickers taunting Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande.  Cruz, who made a trip to the border on Friday with 18 other senators, ripped President Joe Biden for his immigration policies and implored the president to reverse course.  "These are the Biden cages," the Texas senator captioned video of a cramped migrant camp.  "Thousands of kids, in the midst of a pandemic, crammed in at 1500% capacity.  This is just one of the 'pods' at Donna," he said.  "There are SEVEN more, equally full."

Biden's DHS chief Alejandro Mayorkas Fires all but three members of his advisory council in the middle of the border crisis.  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief Alejandro Mayorkas has been slammed for firing 32 members of the agency's advisory council, including several Donald Trump allies, in the middle of the border crisis.  Mayorkas announced the shock move to 'reconstitute' the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) in a letter to the ousted members Friday telling them that their place on the council had ended effective immediately, with only three members kept on in their roles.  'I am considering how the HSAC can bring the greatest value to the Department and how the expertise, judgment, and counsel of its members can be harnessed most effectively to advance the Department's mission,' he wrote.

Senator James Lankford Snuck Into A Migrant Camp At The Southern Border And What He Found Is Not Pretty.  Senator James Lankford snuck into a migrant camp in McAllen, Texas and filmed it and what he found is a disaster.  Hundreds of people living under a bridge with a disastrously chaotic system that will bring on more and more humanitarian issues.  This was an area that the media is NOT ALLOWED access to.  [Video clip]

GOP senators visit border facilities, reveal shocking pictures and data, including 10% Covid positivity.  Yesterday [3/26/2021], Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz led a delegation of Republican senators on a tour of border facilities, including those holding children, and then held a riveting 45-minute press conference afterward that was carried live on Fox News.  When I checked CNN and MSNBC, there was a blackout of this extremely interesting and newsworthy event.  A video of the presser is embedded below, and if you missed it, I recommend it for both the information it delivered and for the passion that it evoked.

Senator Collins:  I Toured the Border.  Cartel Members Taunted Us.  Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins toured the U.S.-Mexico border overnight with a delegation led by Texas Republican Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn.  The trip continues through Mission, Texas today [3/26/2021] with a boat tour, but they've already seen the crisis first hand.

Ted Cruz leads 18 GOP senators in branding Biden's border crisis 'inhumane' on tour of migrant camp.  Senator Ted Cruz and 18 of his Republican colleagues have released shocking photos and video showing children packed into migrant camps, blaming President Joe Biden for the crisis at the southern border.  'This is inhumane, it is wrong and it is the direct consequence of policy decisions by the Biden administration to stop building the wall, to return to catch-and-release, and to end the stay-in-Mexico policy,' Cruz said at a press conference on Friday [3/26/2021].  Cruz, Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma and others shared heartbreaking images of a severely overcrowded holding facility in Donna, Texas, where Lankford said that 'pods' designed to hold 80 children are packed with more than 700.

Fugitive busts cap busy week for border patrol amid migrant surge.  Federal agents arrested three wanted criminals in 12 hours this week at the overwhelmed US-Mexico border.  US Border Patrol and Customs agents arrested a driver and passenger at a border checkpoint near Hebbronville after finding they had active warrants for burglary and larceny, officials said.  The fugitives were questioned after a K9 agent sniffed out personal-use marijuana, methamphetamines, and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, the US Border Patrol in Laredo said in a Facebook post.  The suspects were extradited to police departments in Texas and Florida.

Gallup CEO Warns Biden: 42 Million Migrants Want Entry to U.S..  The CEO of Gallup has publicly warned President Joe Biden that approximately 42 million people south of Texas want to migrate into the United States.  In a blog post published on Wednesday [3/24/2021], Jim Clifton, the chairman and CEO of the Gallup polling company, warned Biden as he and his administration struggle to deal with the surge of migration at the border.

Border authorities released 2,000 migrants into US without notices to appear in court.  Border Patrol has released roughly 2,000 people into the United States without providing them the legal documents that mandate they appear in immigration court, effectively relying on them to hold themselves accountable for illegally entering the country, according to a Democratic congressman.  "I thought it was 150 people that they have released without a Notice to Appear, but it actually is getting now closer to 2,000 people they released," Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Democrat from Texas, told the Washington Examiner.  "I told the person, 'Repeat it one more time.' Two thousand.  I thought it was bad when it was 150, but it's now closer to 2,000 people."  It is unprecedented for Border Patrol to catch and release illegal immigrants into the U.S. without a mechanism to ensure they enter legal proceedings.  Historically, when border authorities become overwhelmed, taking more people into custody than they can hold in facilities, those buildings become overcrowded, and families may be released into the country with documents that tell them when and where to appear in court for illegally crossing the border, which is a misdemeanor the first time and a felony anytime thereafter.

GOP Senators Visit the Border: 'We Could Hear the Cartel Members Taunting Us Across the River'.  Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), one of several GOP lawmakers who visited the southern border on Friday [3/26/2021], said she could "hear the cartel members taunting" them across the river and declared the situation a "crisis."  "1 AM — I spent the last 3 hours with Border Patrol on night shift in McAllen, TX.  18 Senators learning about the huge influx, 3,000 people per day, including unaccompanied children, illegally entering," Collins said in a Friday morning social media thread detailing her visit to the border.

'Human Traffickers & Cartel Members' — Cruz Gives Firsthand Look At What He Has Seen On Senate Border Trip.  Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz gave a firsthand look at what he is seeing on Senate Republicans' border trip amid the crisis, saying he encountered human traffickers and cartel members.  Cruz posted several videos and photos on Twitter of his trip to the border, showing what he is seeing on his trip with 18 other Republican senators.  Warning of human trafficking, an increase in drugs coming across the border and more, Cruz slammed President Joe Biden and his administration for not acknowledging the crisis.  "That's Mexico and you can see there are three smugglers right there standing on the Mexican side looking at us.  They have been shining their flashlights at us, they are yelling at us," Cruz said in one of the videos.

President Biden's Border Crisis Borders on Treason.  Once again, America has an illegal immigration crisis on its hands, and there's only one person to blame:  President Biden. [...] According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, federal authorities are encountering an average of nearly 600 unaccompanied migrant children per day — up from 313 children a day last month.  In 2019, barely 200 unaccompanied migrant children were crossing the border daily on average — a more than twofold increase between the Trump and Biden administrations.  Southwest border crossings are now on pace for the highest levels in two decades.  It gets even worse.  Under the Biden administration, Border Patrol agents are now considering releasing illegal immigrants who claim asylum without issuing a "Notice to Appear."  In other words, illegal immigrants may depart custody without a court date.  Put another way, they are invading the United States without repercussions.  All the while, caravans of illegal immigrants continue to make their way to the southern border, overwhelming federal authorities who are desperate for any semblance of help from President Biden.

Migrants Pay $500 for Fake UN Documents to Travel Through Mexico.  Cartel-connected human smugglers are selling fake United Nations documents to migrants who want to move freely through Mexico as they travel to the U.S. border.  Federal law enforcement officials in Mexico revealed exclusive details to Breitbart Texas about an investigation targeting document forgers.  At a cost of $300 to $500 USD, "guides" or human smugglers offer a fake document packet from the United Nations Refugee Agency and a Mexican ID card.  Document dealers promise safe passage and eventual entry in the U.S.

Biden's Plan to House Illegal Immigrants in Hotels to Cost Taxpayers $72,000 per Border-Crosser.  In a fresh twist on the Biden administration's decision to house illegal immigrants at hotel facilities, crunching the numbers on the $86.9 million that is set to be spent on 1,239 beds shows that the cost to U.S. taxpayers will be nearly $72,000 per border-crosser housed.  "That works out to $71,666.67 per migrant, paid by your tax dollars, meaning that you are now a co-conspirator to one of the largest smuggling schemes in history," wrote Andrew Arthur, a fellow with the Center for Immigration Studies, a conservative policy research nonprofit.  Officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed to The Epoch Times that the Biden administration plans to use hotel facilities to accommodate family units unlawfully crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.  "The $86.9 million contract provides 1,239 beds and other necessary services," said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tae D. Johnson.

Reminder from Gallup: 42 million people want to migrate to America.  Today, Gallup CEO Jim Clifton published a short blog post highlighting some survey results about potential migration. [...] Some might conclude Clifton is trying to weigh in to the current border crisis debate in a way that puts pressure on the Biden administration.  But it's worth noting that the data he's citing isn't new.  In fact, he wrote a very similar blog post back in Feb. 2019, the last time we were discussing a very similar crisis at the border.

Biden's Woeful Press Conference.  Reporters aren't in the practice, obviously, of being particularly tough on President Biden.  But at his first press conference as president this afternoon [3/25/2021], Cecilia Vega of ABC News politely nailed him to the wall on a key failure of his border policy.  She told an affecting story of meeting a nine-year-old boy at the border who had walked to the U.S. from Honduras, and said that when she called the boy's mother, the woman explained that she had sent him to the U.S. because she believed that Biden would let him into the country.  This, of course, is exactly why there's been a surge at the border.  Biden created an exemption in Title 42 — the public-health authority that President Trump had used to turn back migrants during the pandemic — specifically for minors, and predictably there's been a surge of minors.

Migrant surge:  Biden appoints Kamala Harris to come to his rescue.  Is there anyone more unfit for the job of "point person" or "leading diplomatic efforts" during the current migrant border surge than Vice President Kamala Harris?  It's an absolutely certain failure.  Naming Harris the "point person" on the Biden-created border surge such a bad idea that one almost wonders if Joe Biden did it on purpose.  After all, as the Sydney Morning Post notes in its headline:  "'It will not be easy:'  Biden hands Kamala Harris problem he couldn't fix."  The already failed Biden policy that triggered this current border surge is now a leading issue with the public that's eating into Biden's poll numbers.  According to a Hill-HarrisX survey, a "large majority" (76%) consider the illegal alien surge "a crisis."  A Gallup poll reports that 42 million would-be migrants from Latin America alone want entry.  A Politico/Morning Consult poll conducted in early February found that of Biden's seven least popular executive orders, five were immigration-related.

Republicans Furious After DHS Releases Migrants into US Without Court Dates.  Furious Republican lawmakers sent a scathing letter to the Department of Homeland Security this week after the agency reportedly released illegal migrants into the United States without court dates.  "Despite your repeated claims that 'the border is secure,' these reports raise serious questions about DHS' commitment to faithfully enforcing the law," said the statement signed by 14 legislators.  "Multiple Border Patrol agents confirmed the new process to Fox News, revealing that they have been directed to use prosecutorial discretion to forgo the hours-long process of paperwork required to issue an NTA amid the surge of migrants at the border," reports Fox News.

Mexico's president says Biden immigration policies prompting border surge.  Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador asserted that the Biden administration's immigration policies have contributed to a surge of migrants that has overwhelmed facilities at the southern border in recent weeks.  President Biden reversed several Trump-era immigration measures, loosening restrictions for asylum claimants and ending a policy that required migrants to remain in Mexico while making their case to enter the United States.  Lopez Obrador said the changes prompted migrants fleeing harsh conditions in Central America to risk the journey to the border.  "Expectations were created that with the Government of President Biden there would be a better treatment of migrants," Lopez Obrador said at a press conference.  "And this has caused Central American migrants, and also from our country, wanting to cross the border thinking that it is easier to do so."

Biden's border baloney.  The administration sent Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Sunday shows with an impossible job — to defend President Biden's policies that have led to a massive rush of illegal crossers at the U.S.-Mexico border.  Mayorkas' assignment was to make a simple — and false — declaration.  "The border is closed," he told ABC's "This Week."  "The border is closed," he told NBC's "Meet the Press."  "The border is closed," he told "Fox News Sunday."  It was a preposterous statement.  Everyone knows the Biden administration is struggling to find places to accommodate the more than 15,000 unaccompanied minors who have crossed the border illegally in the last few weeks.  The administration is keeping the young people in jails, in tents, in hotel rooms.  Axios reported Sunday that the administration "has awarded an $86 million contract for hotel rooms near the border to hold around 1,200 migrant family members who cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

Also posted under Lies about immigration and border security.

Why Do They Want to Turn Whites Into Minority?  Some observers and commentators, and I used to share their believes in this matter, speculated that the borders were left wide-open and the immigration laws unenforced because the ruling party wanted to grow its prospective electorate, as some two-thirds of the "migrants" ended up voting Democrat as soon as they had a chance.  But this was a weak explanation under the circumstances of the rigged elections system that, based on what we all have seen in the past four months, was able to deliver predetermined results to the party of choice of those who controlled the system.  As a mater of fact, the Democrats don't need [any] illegal "immigrants" to maintain their grasp of power; they already have a system in place that works, and coming legislation is going to further solidify it.

H.R. 1 is Emblematic of the Crisis of American Democracy.  There is no evidence at all after 60 days of the new administration, of any disposition to collaborate with moderate Republicans in a centrist response to the many policy challenges the administration faces. [...] There is no conceivable alternative interpretation of the administration's performance to date than that, as is widely accused and not even energetically denied, the Democrats intend to admit practically unlimited numbers of unskilled and unscreened people into the United States and qualify them immediately as voters.  At the same time, they intend to eliminate any procedure for the verification of votes, the monitoring of the eligibility of voters, or of the correct allocation of votes to the places of residential districts of the electors.

Report: 3,000 Illegals Packed in Detention Camp Meant for 250, Biden Has Kids in Cages.  Thousands of Illegal aliens are packed like sardines into a detention camp where they sleep on floors, wrapped in what appear to be aluminum thermal blankets, Project Veritas revealed on Monday [3/22/2021].  The report on the Biden Regime's facility in Donna, Texas, contains images of illegals confined in cubicles that resemble greenhouses for growing food on a forbidden planet in a sci-fi film.  Many of the illegals have the China Virus, PV reported, and many are minors.  The problem?  For years, Biden, the leftist media, and the open-borders lobby accused President Trump of keeping "kids in cages."  Biden has kids in cages, and they can't get a regular shower.

Biden administration awards ICE $86M contract to secure hotel rooms for illegal families.  The Biden administration has awarded ICE an $86.9 million contract for hotel rooms near the border to provide temporary shelter and processing services for families who have not been expelled from the United States but have been placed in immigration proceedings for their removal.  The contract, through Texas-based nonprofit Endeavors, provides 1,239 beds and "other necessary services."  The families will receive a comprehensive health assessment, including COVID-19 testing.

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That's 70,137 per hotel room.  Was that the lowest bidder?

ICE signs contract for 1,200 more detention beds to fight border surge.  ICE said Monday [3/22/2021] it has signed a contract to set up more than 1,200 new detention beds to process migrant families, in a move that expands the agency's ability to test new arrivals for the coronavirus.  Tae Johnson, the acting director at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the contract is worth $86.9 million, and it will pay for "temporary shelter and processing services" for families who are not immediately turned back at the border, and who will instead be released into the U.S.  The number of such families has been soaring in recent weeks, drawn by changes in immigration policy under the Biden administration as well as lessening cooperation from Mexico in taking families back.

GOP Rep. Gimenez on Border Crisis: 'Basically, It's Modern-Day Slavery'.  Sunday on Fox News Channel's "The Next Revolution," Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) discussed his recent visit to see firsthand the crisis at United States' border with Mexico.  Gimenez described the situation at the border as "modern-day slavery."  He added the border crisis is seeing the molestation of young females, indentured servitude until families can come up with the funds for being transported across the border, and the murdering of immigrants who cannot come up with the funds.

Human Traffickers Made Up To $14 Million Per Day In February Border Rush:  Report.  Human trafficking organizations sending men, women and children over the US-Mexico border to take advantage of President Biden's backfiring immigration policies earned as much as $14 million per day in February, according to Fox News, citing sources within the US Border Patrol.

Biden Accidentally Admits He Will Re Establish TRUMP Border Policy As Crisis Spirals Out Of Control.  After Joe Biden was installed in the White House in January, he immediately began to lay waste to dozens of Trump-era policies that put America first.  One of the effective policies he axed was Trump's "remain in Mexico" policy, which required migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. to remain in Mexico while their asylum claims were processed.  Now, just two months later, Biden is realizing how badly he screwed up.  While quickly speaking to reporters on Sunday [3/21/2021], Biden said he would "re-establish what existed before", which was this exact "Remain In Mexico" policy that worked so well under Trump.  "Why do you think the message to the migrants, telling them to stay home, don't come now, why do you think that hasn't resonated yet?  What more can be done sir?" a reporter asked.  "A lot more.  We're in the process of doing it now, including making sure that we re-establish what existed before, which was they can stay in place and make their case from their home countries," Biden responded.

Biden tells reporters he will 're-establish what existed before' and tell 'refugees' to apply for asylum from their home countries.  With President Biden's mental health at issue, we never know how seriously to take what he says.  But a remark he made to some reporters on the White House lawn Sunday [3/21/2021] is drawing both chuckles and concern. [...] This was President Trump's policy, one that Biden reversed upon taking office, causing the crisis.  This is a sudden reversal, if it is not a gaffe.  Watch for yourself and make up your own mind about his mental state:  [Video clip] [...] Will he be asked about this apparent policy reversal at his first press conference?  Not if he calls on reporters from a list prepared by his handlers.

Illegal Immigrants to Receive $4.38 Billion in Stimulus Checks:  Report.  As Americans start to receive the latest round of stimulus checks, a new analysis reveals that about $4.38 billion will also go to illegal immigrants.  The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that 2.65 million illegal immigrants have Social Security numbers that allow them to receive stimulus checks.  This group of illegal immigrants can be described as "aliens temporarily present without status," according to Steven Camarota, director of research for the Center for Immigration Studies.  "These individuals are in the country illegally and could be required to leave.  Yet, under the current system, they are still given work authorization and Social Security numbers," he said.  They include Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status recipients.  In addition, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued 882,000 work authorizations and Social Security numbers to other illegal immigrants in fiscal year 2020, the analysis states.  These include asylum applicants, as well as those applying for adjustment of status and suspension of deportation, among other categories.

Biden admin releases photos of crowded migrant processing center at border amid transparency criticism.  Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Tuesday [3/23/2021] released photos of the temporary facilities being used to process migrant children who are found crossing the U.S. southern border.  The photos show crowded quarters, including children sleeping shoulder-to-shoulder on mats on the floor with aluminum blankets and on benches.  Another photo shows dozens of children in a transparent pen similar to a cage.

Abbott: Hey, There Is Not A Fence Around The Midlands [sic] Detention Facility, Launches Investigation Into Safety Concerns.  Governor Abbott appeared on Fox and Friends Monday morning [3/22/2021] and told the co-hosts that he had two items of news to deliver.  The topic was the flood of illegal migrants into Texas and the holding facility that the Biden administration is using to house unaccompanied minors in Midland.  A Texas state senator delivered troubling news to the governor.  As he spoke, he told the audience that there is no fencing around the Midland facility.  The facility was hastily opened up to accommodate the overflow of unaccompanied minors from the U.S.-Mexico border.  It was formerly a 'man camp' for oilfield workers run by Cotton Logistics and it is now referred to as an Emergency Intake Facility.  The governor said there are both public safety concerns and public health concerns with the facility.  He has launched an investigation into safety conditions at the Midland facility as well as others in Texas.

Media Declares Biden Political Crisis.  Over the last several days and reaching a crescendo today, the mainstream media has been sounding the newsroom equivalent of a four-alarm fire over the growing chaos at the southern border, because the Biden team are persisting with their Baghdad Bob act over the matter.  See, for example, how the morning news shows depicted the matter:  [Video clip]  All of the media stories right now should be understood as memos from the PR wing to Biden and the rest of the Democratic leadership that the chaos at the southern border threatens political catastrophe.

ABC Shocked at Biden's Border Incompetence After 'Hardline' Trump White House.  The journalists at Good Morning America on Monday [3/22/2021] marveled at the incompetence of the Biden administration's border policy, even calling it a "crisis."  But reporter Cecilia Vega still managed to use loaded language, deriding the Trump White House's "hardline" efforts.  Showing that things have gotten so bad even liberal network journalists can't hide it anymore, Robin Roberts marveled, "Now to the crisis at the border."  Vega was frank in describing the Biden-created chaos:  "The Biden administration, they moved quickly to overturn many of Trump's hardline immigration policies.  But critics say they did that without having a plan in place on the ground out here to manage the surge of migrants that followed."

Photos: Migrants Fly 'Biden for President 2020' Flag in Mexico While Awaiting U.S. Entry.  Hundreds of migrants are waiting in an encampment in Tijuana, Mexico, until they can be processed and potentially released into the United States interior by President Joe Biden's administration.  Photos captured of the encampment show a "Biden for President 2020" flag waving as migrants stay huddled in tents.  The photos show the scale to which migrants are sitting in close range to the U.S.-Mexico border in the hopes of being released into the U.S. interior.

Mexican cartels are seizing on Biden's lax border policies to run multimillion-dollar human trafficking scheme.  Ruthless Mexican cartels are exploiting Joe Biden's relaxed immigration stance to turn people trafficking into a billion-dollar racket 'worth more than dope', a investigation can reveal.  The president tore up hardline Trump policies after taking office but denies sparking a crisis along the southern border where authorities are struggling to deal with a surge in migrant families and unaccompanied kids crossing illegally.  A slew of experts and well-placed law enforcement sources have told, however, that notorious drug gangs including the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas are seizing upon the reforms to ratchet up human trafficking operations.

James O'Keefe STUNS, Leaks Photos Of Border Crisis Biden and Psaki Don't Want You to See.  Project Veritas uncovered some photos that Joe Biden and company won't appreciate the public seeing.  [Video clip]

The shameful inhumanity of Joe Biden's border policies.  A lot of people have wondered why the Biden administration hasn't taken the communist Chinese to task for the way they are treating the Uighur population.  Now that photographs are emerging from the facilities on our southern border where the Biden administration is collecting illegal immigrants, the reason for Biden's silence is obvious:  You can't scold the Chinese for civilian concentration camps when you've set up your own inhumane concentration camps on American soil.  The Biden administration is hiding what's happening at the border but, as leaked photos make clear, what's going on in Texas is outrageous.  Tens of thousands of people, including over 15,000 children, more than 5,000 of whom are unaccompanied, are herded together in dangerous, unsanitary conditions.  Children are going hungry and there is no "usable running water."  Additionally, a contagious disease is working its way through the interned population, one so deadly that Democrats shut down America for a year because of it.  There also reports that the women and children gathered under these conditions are prey for sex traffickers and sexual predators.

The Army should be at the Mexican border
President Trump Releases New Statement on Border Crisis Following DHS Secretary Mayorkas Pathetic Justifications on Sunday Talk Shows.  Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas was confronted today [3/21/2021] on multiple mainstream media outlets about the complete failure of the JoeBama administration to handle a border crisis they created.  The secretary was apparently not prepared for the media to turn on him and stumbled through pathetic justifications on television.

Even [the] liberal media [is] fed up with [the] Biden administration over lack of access to border crisis, absence of pressers.  The left is starting to turn on President Biden over a lack of transparency regarding the crisis along the Mexican border, while other liberals are peeved he hasn't conducted a formal press conference two months after taking office.  The Daily Beast quoted a "veteran White House correspondent" Sunday [3/21/2021] who anonymously trashed the Biden administration for not holding a formal press conference yet.  "It's a problem," the unnamed correspondent said.  "Who are we kidding here?  More than two months without a press conference?  Come on!"  The correspondent said the lack of availability is "stretching the bounds of access and transparency" and accused Biden of "ducking" responsibilities.

Crenshaw tears into MSNBC host blaming Trump for border crisis.  U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, had his hands full debating immigration policy with MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan, who was all but representing the Biden administration.  According to the network, the White House "is attempting to solve the influx of migrants at the border."  This being the same influx they are largely responsible for.  Their joust began on Twitter and, given that Crenshaw is a former U.S. Navy SEAL who did five tours of duty, he had no issue facing off with Hasan on national television.

Team Biden's disgraceful border media blackout.  There's only one thing not open on the southern border: media access to the operations of Customs and Border Protection.  In a totalitarian effort at hiding the truth, the Biden administration has blocked the press.  Veteran photojournalist John Moore raised the alarm on Twitter over the weekend:  "I respectfully ask US Customs and Border Protection to stop blocking media access to their border operations," he wrote.  "I have photographed CBP under Bush, Obama and Trump but now — zero access is granted to media.  These long-lens images taken from the Mexican side."  That's right:  He had to cross the border himself to shoot unrestricted.  There's more press freedom in Mexico than in the United States.

Border Photographer Sounds the Alarm on Biden's Insane Media Blackout.  Getty photojournalist John Moore took to Twitter to sound the alarm on the Biden administration's decision to bar media outlets from reporting on conditions in Border Patrol facilities.  According to Moore, there is "no modern precedent for a full physical ban" on allowing reporters into facilities.  Moore — who has photographed Border Patrol facilities under Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump — shared a lengthy Twitter thread about his experience.  He included a few images he was able to capture utilizing long lenses.

Democratic border-town mayor:  Biden admin handling of crisis 'a slap in the face'.  He's putting people over his party.  The Democratic mayor of a southern border town says he's incensed over the Biden administration's handling of the immigration crisis in his backyard — and he's "pleading" with Washington to do more to stem the stream of migrants pouring into his small city.  "You have a breach on national security levels that have never before been seen in modern history and you're not even batting an eye about it, you're not even calling it a 'crisis', you're calling it a quote unquote challenge," Mayor Bruno Lozano, a Democrat who represents Del Rio, Texas, told The [New York] Post on Sunday.  "It's a slap in the face."

Trump Eviscerates Biden's Border Policy: 'Turned National Triumph Into National Disaster'.  On Sunday [3/21/2021], after Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas repeatedly claimed that President Donald Trump left a mess for Joe Biden to clean up, even though the opposite is the case.  Trump responded to these claims with a blistering statement.  "We proudly handed the Biden Administration the most secure border in history.  All they had to do was keep this smooth-running system on autopilot.  Instead, in the span of a just few weeks, the Biden Administration has turned a national triumph into a national disaster.  They are in way over their heads and taking on water fast," the former president declared.

First Pictures of Biden's Border Facilities Are Leaked, and They Are Really Bad.  As RedState has been chronicling, the situation at the border has devolved into a full-blown crisis.  Thousands of people are crossing illegally every day, including unaccompanied minors.  Those children are being stuffed into far over-capacity facilities, unable to shower, sleeping on floors, and generally existing in terrible conditions.

ICE securing hotel rooms to hold growing number of migrant families.  The Biden administration has awarded an $86 million contract for hotel rooms near the border to hold around 1,200 migrant family members who cross the U.S.-Mexico border, DHS officials confirmed to Axios.  It's a sign of growing numbers of migrant families trying to come to the U.S. — in addition to already overwhelming numbers of kids crossing the border without their parents or legal guardians.  Both trends appear to be straining government resources.

Joe Biden: 'At Some Point I Will' Visit the Border.  President Joe Biden told reporters Sunday [3/21/2021] he would visit the Southern border "at some point," appearing unwilling to commit to the idea soon.  "At some point, I will, yes," Biden replied when a reporter asked if he would visit the border.  Biden spoke to reporters as he returned from his weekend trip to Camp David.  When asked if he would visit some of the detention facilities for migrants personally, Biden replied, "I know what's going on in those facilities."

The Editor says...
Allow me to make a bold prediction:  Joe Biden isn't going to the Mexican border.  Not this month.  Not next month.  Not ever.

[The] Border Patrol in [the] Rio Grande Valley [is] releasing illegal crossers into US without [a] court date.  Fox News confirmed Sunday [3/21/2021] that Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) have begun to process and release illegal border crossers who claim asylum without issuing a Notice to Appear (NTA) — allowing them to depart custody without scheduling a court date for a hearing.  The unprecedented move places the responsibility of seeking an asylum hearing on the migrants through Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or legal assistance.

Corporate Donors Dominate Push to Give Amnesty to 4.4M Illegal Aliens.  Multinational corporate executives, who often serve as the biggest donors for the nation's political class, are the driving forces behind an amnesty plan passed by House Democrats and nine House Republicans.  Last week, the House passed H.R. 6, known as the "Dream and Promise Act of 2021," to provide potentially 4.4 million illegal aliens with amnesty and put them on a track for American citizenship.  All 218 House Democrats voted to support the amnesty and nine House Republicans joined them, including:
  •   Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE)
  •   Rep. Maria Salazar (R-FL)
  •   Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)
  •   Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)
  •   Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)
  •   Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
  •   Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)
  •   Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-FL)
  •   Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)

Texas Gov. Abbott says Biden's migrant crisis is now a 'humanitarian disaster' amid COVID outbreak at hastily constructed child holding facility which has no 'usable running water'.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called the border crisis a 'humanitarian disaster' as COVID cases surge among teens held in a hastily constructed federal holding facility for child migrants with no drinkable water.  The detention center in Midland County, currently holding more than 400 youths, was opened on Sunday after federal officials converted a 'man camp' for oilfield workers to help handle a massive surge in illegal border crossings, including many unaccompanied minors.  More than 10 percent of the camp's population has tested positive for COVID-19 and at least one child had to be hospitalized.  And on Friday, Texas officials issued a dire warning that well water used at the holding site could be contaminated with arsenic or other toxins.

Biden giving media 'zero access' to border operations: photojournalist.  Award-winning photojournalist John Moore blasted the Biden administration for giving "zero access" to the media to observe Customs and Border Protection operations at the southern border.  Moore took to Twitter to lament the lack of transparency as a surge of migrants trying to enter the country has put a strain on resources.  "I respectfully ask US Customs and Border Protection to stop blocking media access to their border operations," Moore tweeted Friday.  "I have photographed CBP under Bush, Obama and Trump but now - zero access is granted to media.  These long lens images taken from the Mexican side."  Moore, a Getty Images correspondent, won the World Press Photo Foundation's 2019 photo of the year for his image of a Honduran toddler crying while her mother is detained by Border Patrol agents.

Biden's Illegal Immigration Agenda Creates Another Child Smuggling Crisis.  Those in government know full well the tragic consequences of opening our borders.  Rather than being motivated by compassion, they seek to gain power, and they're willing to sacrifice some of the most vulnerable people to do it.  The Biden administration's recent open-borders immigration policy and talk of potential amnesty has predictably resulted in a dramatic rise in unaccompanied children risking their lives to enter the United States across our southern border.  The number of children coming without parents is now more than 430 a day, with immigration experts predicting an influx of more than 100,000 unaccompanied children by the end of 2021.  Parents are paying murderous drug cartels thousands of dollars to smuggle their children across the border.  Some children are traveling across two or three countries to get here.

GOP representative predicts 1 million migrants at the border by summertime.  Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) on Sunday [3/21/2021] predicted 1 million migrants will attempt to enter the United States by the summer, as the Biden administration deals with a surge at the border.  "It's going to get worse.  It's going to get a lot worse, springtime, summer, more and more come over.  The messages coming back that, 'Hey, we got a new president; come on inl; We're open for business to the traffickers,' " McCaul told host Martha Raddatz on ABC's "This Week."  "I predict a million people trying to get into this country by the summertime," McCaul said.

The Editor says...
There may be a million illegal immigrants by the summer, and another million by the winter; but a year from now, the news media will still say, "there are 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.," as if that number is written in stone.

Biden gives cartel human-smugglers an 'assist' by handing out free hotel rooms to illegal migrants.  [I]llegal migrant families (or "families") who make it illegally across to the states get free hotel rooms, courtesy of Joe Biden and the U.S. taxpayer.  That's what Biden has mandated in his self-created border crisis that didn't exist until he started offering immigration line-cutters benefits, and not surprisingly, the migrants are pouring over.  Now some new goodies await at the finish line. [...] What [this] amounts to is Joe Biden trying to hide the crisis by throwing money at NGOs and hoping no one notices the unvetted illegals, some with COVID, filling up border town hotel rooms.  No kids in cages pictures seems to be the aim, given Biden's effort to cover up such news from the media.  Now with the migrants scattered about in private hotel rooms in border towns, the Biden logic is that perhaps the media will go away.  That's a service-added for the cartels, which do entice migrants to leave their homes based on such goodies and not surprisingly they make lots of money off these crossings.  The free hotels will add more.  Thanks, Joe.

Biden Administration Awards $86 Million Contract for Hotel Rooms for Migrants to Manage the Crisis at the Border.  Axios is reporting today [3/20/2021] that the Biden administration has awarded an $86 million contract to house 1,200 migrant family members in hotels along the Texas and Arizona borders with Mexico as it tries to deal with the backlog of registration and processing the thousands of migrants caught while crossing the border — or surrendering themselves after crossing the border with a plan for how to be allowed to remain.

Biden Administration Flying Migrants to Northern Border for Processing.  No one should worry.  The Biden administration says there's absolutely, positively, cross-my-heart-and-hope-to-die no crisis in any way, shape, or form at the border.  Claims to the contrary are just right-wing propaganda and misinformation.  So why will ICE be flying hundreds of migrants a day to border facilities hundreds of miles away near the Canadian border?  Perhaps Biden wants us to pretend the border surge is mostly Canadians fleeing the oppressive Ottawa regime.  Or perhaps it's a surge in Eskimo and Aleut peoples fleeing climate change.  I'm sure the president would dearly love either scenario to be true, but alas, they are not.  And his refusal to acknowledge the crisis has become almost comical.

Don't say 'crisis': Biden team complicates border drama by refusing to utter dreaded word.  The Biden administration's refusal to call the migrant surge at the Mexico border a "crisis" might be making it harder to deal with.  President Biden's aides stonewall reporters who demand clarity on migrant numbers.  The administration instead blasts former President Donald Trump for the "cruelty" of his immigration policy.  This dodging has stoked congressional Republicans and the White House press, who are intensifying their demand for details.  Daily jousting about the label "crisis" has drawn extra attention to what is widely seen as a weak policy at the border.

WaPo: Biden Admin Planning To Fly Migrants From Mexican Border To Northern States.  Following reports that there are more than 13,000 unaccompanied minors in U.S. custody and that steady streams of people illegally crossing the border continue to add to an already massive processing backlog for ICE, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has asked for air support to move people to states along the Canadian border, according to the Washington Post.  Adding to the existing 1000 people waiting to be processed, another group of 1000 illegal immigrants crossed the southern border in just hours on Friday.  Though the Biden administration declines to call the surge of illegal crossings and dangerous overcrowding at detention facilities a "crisis," the situation has grown beyond what CBP along the U.S. — Mexico border can handle.

Biden's Rhetoric on Immigration Fueling Humanitarian and Security Crisis:  Rep. Babin.  Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) said Friday [3/19/2021] that President Joe Biden's rhetoric was fueling what he described as a humanitarian and national security crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.  After taking office, President Joe Biden rushed to end some border policies of his predecessor, proposed a pathway to citizenship for millions of people in the United States illegally, and promised in an executive order to "create a humane asylum system."  While the Biden administration has insisted that would-be immigrants should still follow the legal process for entering the country and that the border has not, as some contend, been flung open, the recent surge of illegal immigration suggests that is how it's being interpreted by many.  In recent days, the numbers of children and families caught trying to enter the United States illegally from Mexico has grown to magnitudes unseen since before the pandemic.  Customs and Border Protection has noted a more than 100 percent month-over-month increase in February in two categories of illegal aliens — family units and unaccompanied minors.

TX Gov. Greg Abbott Sounds the Alarm:  Border Surge Is Now a 'Disaster'.  We reported earlier that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) would be leading a delegation to the border to get answers from the Biden team whether they want to provide them or not on the crisis going on there.  But it seems to be getting worse by the hour.  First, the state and local governments have been up in arms because the Biden team never even told them that they would be sending the kids there or setting up a facility, just suddenly they showed up without consent or warning in Midland, Texas.

Senators see dire conditions in packed border stations, as officials consider flying migrants north.  Migrant children and families are dangerously packed into holding facilities on the southwest border, lawmakers and child-welfare monitors warned Friday, as Customs and Border Protection weighed taking the emergency step of putting migrant families on airplanes to states near the Canadian border for processing.  The strain of a sudden, sharp spike in apprehensions became clear as Department of Homeland Security officials and Democratic and Republican lawmakers toured the El Paso sector of the border and saw hundreds of children packed into large, open rooms and families streaming across the border at night.  Conditions were even worse hundreds of miles to the southeast in the Rio Grande Valley, a court-appointed monitor told a federal judge Friday [3/19/2021], saying the crowding in Border Patrol facilities was "profound," "not sustainable" and at risk of unraveling.

Texas sheriff in charge of US-Mexico border says it's 'basically open,' blames Biden.  A sheriff whose county sits on the Mexican border said the new surge of migrants essentially has an open door into the United States — and he believes the "crisis" will only get worse if the Biden administration doesn't take swift action.  "Now, basically, the border's open," Sheriff J.E. Guerra told The [New York] Post late Wednesday afternoon [3/17/2021]shortly after a ride-along with one of the department's sergeants.  "We're hopeful with this administration, [Biden's] got an opportunity starting now but let's wait and see, they've got to make a decision here pretty quick because as long as they think that, 'Hey, the border's open,' here comes the flood, they've got to stop that."

Jen Psaki used phrase 'crisis on the border,' then walked it back moments later.  As America faces a surge of migrants along its southern border, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki used the phrase "crisis on the border" on Thursday when answering a reporter's question, but walked the comment back when another reporter pointed out that she had used the term.  A reporter pressed Psaki about whether the move to send vaccines to Mexico had "any strings attached," related to expectations for Mexico to help address the situation at America's southern border.  "There have been expectations set outside of, unrelated to, any vaccine doses or requests for them, that they would be partners in dealing with the crisis on the border," Psaki said.

White House Secy.  Jen Psaki calls issues at border a 'crisis' before claiming she meant 'challenges'.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki got a slip of the tongue after she called the situation at the border a "crisis." On Thursday, Psaki used the term when she responded to a question about whether Mexico has any expectations on the Biden administration's handling of the migrant surge at the border.  "There have been expectations set outside of — unrelated to — any vaccine doses or requests for them that would be partners in dealing with the crisis at the border," Psaki stated.  The administration has downplayed the problems at the southern border, including the massive migrant influx since Joe Biden took office.  When called out for dubbing it a crisis, Psaki claimed she meant to say "challenges" at the border.

Biden wants AMLO to clean up Biden's mess.
Report: Biden [is] quietly telling Mexico to curb [the] surge of migrants.  The Biden administration has been quietly urging Mexico to increase its efforts to stem the flow of Latin American migrants, according to a New York Times report Thursday [3/18/2021].  This report came the same day that the administration announced plans to share millions of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses with Mexico and Canada.  At Thursday's press briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the United States was planning to send 2.5 million doses of the vaccine to Mexico and 1.5 million to Canada, adding that it was "not finalized yet, but that is our aim."

Ted Cruz Rips Biden Up, Down and Sideways on Border Crisis, Bringing Delegation to Border To Get Transparency.  As we've previously reported, Joe Biden has created a huge mess with illegal aliens flooding in at the border.  Now the facilities that people and kids are being held in stuffed to the overflowing.  On top of that, the Biden team keeps trying to sell us this narrative that they have it all under control, it's not really a crisis although sometimes they slip up on that.  But even the liberal media isn't buying that it isn't.  But the Biden folks have been trying to make it hard on any media trying to report what's actually going on.

Texas Gov. Abbott reports COVID outbreak, no 'usable running water' at migrant holding facility.  [Quoting Gov. Abbott:]  We've known this is a crisis.  What I learned in just the past hour shows that we are now dealing with a humanitarian disaster.  I need to talk to you about two of the three locations where migrants are being held in Texas ... in addition to the Dallas location, there's the location in Carrizo Springs, which is in south Texas, as well as in Midland.  What we learned in Midland, just in the past hour, [are] two things.  One is they have no proven clean running water at the location.  They were using well water that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has informed the federal government has not been proven to be safe.  There's no telling what could be in there, including the possibility of arsenic.  So the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is evaluating the water, the running water.  So there is no viable, usable running water at the location in Midland.

Biden admin considering flying Latin American migrants to states near Canadian border: report.  As crossings along the southern border surge to near-record levels, the Biden administration is considering flying migrants to states near the Canadian border, according to a report.  Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requested the plane support from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Friday after 1,000 migrant families and unaccompanied minors crossed the Rio Grande into South Texas Friday morning, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials told The Washington Post.  Border agents still have another 1,000 migrants they were unable to process last night, according to communications reviewed by the Post.  The backups at CBP are exacerbated by the nearly 4,500 unaccompanied children being held in detention centers and tent sites at the border, many beyond the legal three-day limit.

Under Biden, US Will Resemble Lands Immigrants Left.  [I]mmigrants can only contribute beneficially to American society if they absorb and internalize its values and they themselves become absorbed and integrated into the overarching socio-cultural fabric of the host nation — otherwise they will, almost inevitably, become an onerous and disruptive element.  But when immigrants arrive in unrestricted, unregulated masses, such integration and absorption are liable to be very difficult, indeed, virtually impossible.  Thus, the social values and mores to which they are liable to be exposed and in which they remain immersed, are those of their country of origin, which they left, rather than those of the country of destination, in which they reside.  As the presence of such immigrant inflows increase, the environment in which they live will inevitably begin to resemble that which they left.  Thus, for example, instead of a Mexican immigrant becoming Americanized, more and more of America will be transformed into Mexico.

The Editor says...
Yes, but it will be Mexico with the addition of food stamps, AFDC, WIC, and food handouts.  The Democrats will make sure all the new arrivals are fully dependent on Big Government.

'I do not know of one individual that does not think walls work,' Border Patrol union chief says.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified to Congress this week that Border Patrol agents aren't necessarily fans of the border wall.  The head of the agents' union says that's just not true.  "I do not know of one individual that does not think the wall works," said Brandon Judd, an agent who is also president of the National Border Patrol Council, representing thousands of line agents.

Video: Reporters Demand To Know Why They Have ZERO Access To Border Crisis.  As the immigration crisis on the border worsens every day, reporters demanded Wednesday [3/17/2021] to know why they have not been given any access to facilities housing migrants, and why border officials have effectively been placed under a gag order, as reported by NBC News.  During the White House press briefing, Jen Psaki was grilled by reporter after reporter on why an administration that promised transparency is doing the exact opposite.  "It's now been three weeks since I think in this room, you were first asked about getting us some press access.  Why [have] we still not [seen] any images inside these facilities?" one reporter asked.  [Video clip]

Texas Democrat Sheriff: 'Basically, the Border Is Open... Cartels are Making a Killing Right Now'.  A Democrat Texas Sheriff working along the US-Mexico border weighed-in this week on the escalating humanitarian crisis sweeping the region; saying the area is "basically open" to migrants and "cartels are making a killing" through human trafficking.  "Now, basically, the border's open," Sheriff J.E. Guerra told the New York Post.  "The new administration came in, they changed policy, and I don't think that our federal government was prepared to have the adequate resources and you're seeing the results of that right now," the sheriff stated.  "They don't have the resources, the boots on the ground, nor the infrastructure to handle what you're seeing and I believe that it's going to get worse if the administration doesn't go back, or limit the policy.  So I feel for my partners, my federal partners."

Kobach: Biden Planned Surge to Bring in Illegals.  Goal Is Citizenship, Turn Texas Blue.  President Biden knew exactly what he was doing when he reversed almost every one of his predecessors' tough immigration policies with a farago of executive orders.  Biden's plan, immigration expert Kris Kobach wrote at Breitbart, was to cause the "crisis" at the border to swamp the nation with illegals.  They will eventually become citizens and turn Texas blue, wrote the former Kansas secretary of state.  And that, of course, means permanent Democrat control of the presidency and perhaps, the Congress.  The evidence for Kobach's claim:  Biden's promises of open borders, and a massive march of illegals into the country.  Border agents have apprehended almost 180,000 illegals at the southern border with Mexico since Biden took office.

The Biden Administration Is Imposing A Media Blackout At The Border.  On Wednesday [3/17/2021], NBC News reported the Biden administration has imposed what amounts to a media blackout at the southwest border amid a worsening crisis.  Border Patrol agents, including sector chiefs and press officers, are under an unofficial gag order not to answer questions from the press, according to four current and two former Customs and Border Protection officials who spoke to NBC News on condition of anonymity.  Federal officials along the border, they say, have been verbally instructed — there is no official memo, no paper-trail — to deny all press requests for ride-alongs and refer all media inquiries, even from local reporters, to Washington.  Officials responsible for gathering data about the number of illegal immigrants in federal custody, they say, have been told not to share that information with anyone to prevent possible leaks.

House OKs path to citizenship for millions, including 'Dreamers'.  The House of Representatives on Thursday [3/18/2021] voted to approve a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants, including farmworkers and "Dreamers" brought to the country illegally as minors.  The American Dream and Promise Act passed 228-197 with nine Republicans joining all Democrats voting in favor.  The bill would benefit young migrants and refugees with Temporary Protected Status.  The Farm Workforce Modernization Act passed 247-174 with 30 Republicans joining most Democrats in favor and one Democrat voting in opposition.

Keywords: insolent, stonewalling, incompetent.
White House Press Secretary Questioned about Biden Administration Muzzling Customs and Border Patrol, Response:  "ask them".  Today [3/17/2021] Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about Customs and Border Patrol officers informing media they are not allowed to talk about the border crisis per instructions from DHS and the White House.  The response from the White House is talk to DHS.  [Video clip]

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas: 'Extraordinarily Disrespectful' to Ask Me About Illegal Alien Crime Victims.  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas asserts it is "extraordinarily disrespectful" to ask him about American victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens.  During a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday [3/17/2021], Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) asked Mayorkas about illegal alien crime victims.  Specifically, Cammack referenced the case of 19-year-old Amber Scott, a high school cheerleader at the time in Douglas County, Colorado, who was kidnapped at knifepoint in 2006 by 25-year-old illegal alien Pedro Martinez.

Illegal Immigration's Consequences Are the Pits.  Good Ol' Joe signed an executive order restoring asylum processing at the border, exchanging Trump's successful "catch and throw back into line" process for the former "catch and release" practice.  One effect of this is that sick illegals who are caught and released are not tested for SARS-CoV2.  That's some real compassion there.  And now, thanks in large part to Nancy's delaying tactics, $1,400 each is flowing to an untold number of illegals.  Zing!  Hundreds of thousands are now surging toward our borders; many millions are seriously contemplating that move. [...] The entire border is controlled by one cartel or another; all potential illegal immigrants must pay to pass.  Human traffickers force travelers into years of bondage to pay off their debts.  Rape and abuse along the way are routine.  Murder is not uncommon.  Mexico has been corrupted and continues to be destabilized by the vast and powerful criminality these organizations manage.  Some of the largest and most violent of these cartels are operating in dozens of other countries.

Biden issues gag order on Border Patrol, does all he can to cover up illegal alien surge.  Joe Biden has triggered a massive border surge, with the latest stats showing 100,000 detentions in last month alone.  Count the people who escaped detention, as much as 80% of them, according to this 2019 exploration of the issue from leftist Politifact, and the total is much, much, higher.  What's old Joe who created this mess with his many invitations to illegals to come on in to do?  Instead of warning of deportations, or vowing to yank amnesty, or promising new fences, or warning of prison, or something, his cowardly solution is to deny it.  Anybody notice that suddenly, there are no news pictures?  No kids in cages, no human squalor, such as leaked out during the Obama administration, when Obama triggered a surge.  The Border Patrol, meanwhile, reports that it's under gag orders from the White House.

Texas Governor Blames Biden for Surge of Migrant Minors at Border, Seeks Access to Detainees.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott in Dallas on Wednesday [3/17/2021] about the growing surge of migrants at the U.S. border with Mexico.  The governor directly blamed President Joe Biden's open borders policies for the humanitarian crisis.  Governor Abbott spoke at a hotel located across the street from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas where FEMA is housing some 3,000 teenage boys ages 15 to 17.  Breitbart Texas reported the teens would stay at the convention center for up to 90 days.  "These sites are a direct result of President Biden's reckless open border policies that are causing a surge in crossings and cartel activity," Abbott said.  "The administration has yet to provide answers that Texans deserve."

Smug Jen Psaki Announces Any 10-Year Old in the World Who Makes It Across the US Southern Border Will Be Allowed to Stay Here.  On Wednesday [3/17/2021] Biden White House Spokesperson Jen Psaki was asked about the endless stream of illegal aliens streaming into the US since Joe Biden opened the southern border.  The US is currently facing its biggest migrant surge into the US in 20 years.

Migrants Mass at U.S.-Mexico Border, Pinning Hopes on Biden.  Members of a group of migrants living in a new border encampment here have a message for the new U.S. president printed on their T-shirts:  "Biden please let us in!" Despite statements from the new administration that it won't let in large numbers of migrants anytime soon, hundreds of people have set up tents in a plaza just across from the U.S. border.  They say they believe President Biden, who campaigned on reversing Trump administration immigration policies, will soon welcome them.  "I'm paying rent [in Tijuana], but we have to be here in case they call my number," said Francisca Aguilar Garcia, pointing to a pile of blankets on a sidewalk where she and her family have slept for the past few weeks.  A Honduran native, Ms. Aguilar is hoping to enter the U.S. and claim asylum along with her husband, two sons and nephew.

Pelosi, Dems push citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants amid 'overwhelming' border surge.  House Democrats are rushing this week to approve citizenship rights for millions of illegal immigrants already in the U.S., even as the homeland security secretary warned that agents are arresting more border jumpers than they have in two decades.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi has teed up votes on one bill to grant quick legal status and a path to naturalization to farmworkers and another bill to do the same for young adult "Dreamers" and other migrants in the U.S. under the Temporary Protected Status program.  About half of the country's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants might be eligible under one or the other of the bills.

The Editor says...
Attention all incompetent news writers:  Please stop using the cliché "11 million illegal immigrants," as if that's a physical constant.  The actual number is probably three times that many.

Texas AG Ken Paxton Takes the Lead in Moving to Stop Biden's Radical Agenda.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton vowed to continue to take the lead in fighting the radical agenda of the Biden administration in an opinion piece for Fox News.  One of Biden's earliest executive orders, which would essentially stop all immigration enforcement except in cases of espionage and terrorism, would have a significant impact on Texas.  The state has the largest portion of the border with Mexico inside its state lines.  Paxton filed a lawsuit alleging that this is an abdication of the administration's responsibility to enforce federally enacted laws two days after the order was signed.  His filing in the Southern District of Texas resulted in a restraining order preventing the administration from implementing the moratorium on deportations.  A nationwide injunction has extended this ruling.  As much as district court judges' issuing nationwide orders is controversial, a porous border affects all states.  Once illegal immigrants are released, they travel all over the United States to reunite with family or friends.

DHS Officials Warned Biden Transition Team About Revoking Trump Border Policies, Former Top Adviser Says.  Career officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned then-President-elect Joe Biden's transition team that revoking President Donald Trump's border policies would have "catastrophic consequences," according to Stephen Miller, who served as Trump's top adviser on immigration issues at the White House.  "Biden's transition team was warned by career DHS officials that terminating our proven border security measures would lead to catastrophic consequences. ... They ignored those warnings and voluntarily unleashed chaos," Miller wrote on Twitter on March 17.  "By 2020 — defeating a flood of meritless years-long litigation — we had in place the most effective, rock-solid, profound border security measures ever realized.  Biden inherited an unbeatable system.  He then immediately shredded it & created this rapidly-escalating emergency."  Miller, who is now a senior adviser to Trump, made the remarks in response to a news report about Biden telling Central American migrants to stay in their communities and not make the trek to the United States to cross the border illegally.

Fact-Checking DHS Chief's Dishonest Statement on Border Crisis.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas released a factually challenged and misleading statement Tuesday [3/16/2021] about the crisis on the border.  As specialists in immigration policy at The Heritage Foundation, we're going to correct the record here on Mayorkas' erroneous claims in a comprehensive response.  Claim No. 1:  "The expulsion of single adults does not pose an operational challenge for the Border Patrol ... "  Rating:  False.  One wonders whether Mayorkas ran this line by the men and women of the Border Patrol before saying it publicly, because if he had, he would've been embarrassed to make such a claim.  Our Border Patrol agents are apprehending 4,500 to 6,000 illegal aliens per day.  Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said in 2019 that under the Obama administration, 1,000 apprehensions was a crisis.  We are at six times this volume today, and to suggest that dealing with this massive increase is not an operational challenge for the Border Patrol is to deny not just reality, but basic math.

Biden's Migrant Blackout.  Is there something missing from press coverage of the thousands of unaccompanied children who have illegally crossed the U.S. border from Mexico and are now in the custody of the Biden administration?  Yes, there is something missing — pictures.  Descriptions of the conditions in which the children are being held indicate a worsening situation.  "Hundreds of immigrant children and teenagers have been detained at a Border Patrol tent facility in packed conditions, with some sleeping on the floor because there aren't enough mats," The Associated Press reported recently from Donna, Texas, citing nonprofit lawyers who had interviewed the children but had not been allowed to inspect the facility.  Some of the young people had been held for more than a week — that's against the law — and had not been allowed to phone parents or relatives.  "Despite concerns about coronavirus," the AP continued, "the children are kept so closely together that they can touch the person next to them, the lawyers said.  Some have had to wait five days or more to shower, and there isn't always soap available, just shampoo, according to the lawyers."

Democratic Strategist Says Media Should Pressure Biden Regarding The 'Full On Crisis' At The Border.  Democratic political strategist Doug Schoen says the situation at the border is a "full on crisis" and the media is using a double standard to cover the increasingly tense situation while speaking to the Daily Caller's Brianna Lyman.  "We have a crisis, a full on crisis," Schoen said.  "Unless the Biden administration takes the issue on forcefully, we will have a full on crisis of politics and more important substance as we go forward."  Schoen said one of the causes for the recent surge at the border is that the Democratic Party won't promote a bipartisan immigration policy.

Most are not actual refugees.  They're just hungry international vagrants looking for a handout.
Funding approved for refugee resettlement programs across NYS.  On Monday, Assemblymember Jon Rivera and Senator Sean Ryan announced that funding for the New York State Enhanced Services to Refugees Program had "overwhelming support" in both Legislative houses.  As part of the 2021 state budget, the Assembly approved $3 million in funding.  The next steps for the approval process are pending.  The Enhanced Services to Refugees Program provides services so that refugees can successfully integrate into local communities.  The program began in 2017 in response to the federal government's pull back on refugee resettlement support.  Rivera and Ryan say refugees and immigrants have been instrumental in reversing the population decline in cities like Buffalo.  Over 90% settle in Upstate New York, which makes the Program "vital" to the region.

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If the population declined in Buffalo, there must be a reason.  There's no reason to bring in foreigners just so every house in Buffalo will be occupied.  How did this idea work out for France, England, Italy, Greece, and Germany?  Not too well.

So the border mess is Trump's fault?  The latest from the Biden White House is that they inherited a mess on the U.S.-Mexico border. [...] Yes, Biden broke it, and he needs to fix it or at least reverse course on the border.  Beyond the "kids on the border," what we have here is a contrast in leadership.  President Trump led by looking out for U.S. interests and enforcing the law.  On the other hand, President Biden has not enforced the law and could not stand up to the immigration activists even in the middle of a pandemic.  So the mess will get messier, and the voters will ask aloud:  how is any of this good for me or my family?

Biden should thank Trump, not blame him, for what he left.  [Scroll down]  This is what Biden is doing at the border.  He has begun to dismantle the policies that Trump put in place to control the migrant crisis of 2018-2019. As numbers predictably surge again, his Homeland Security secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, has absurdly called out Trump for having "dismantled our nation's immigration system in its entirety."  Speaker Nancy Pelosi chimed in over the weekend, claiming that "what the administration has inherited is a broken system at the border."  To the contrary, Biden has done the breaking.  The Trump administration had found ways, entirely in keeping with our laws, to turn away illegal immigrants during the pandemic and to discourage bogus asylum-seekers by making them wait in Mexico while their claims are adjudicated.  The Biden administration has blown holes in this arrangement without any evident follow-up plan except, of course, to maintain that Trump is to blame.

The border is wide open.  Sara A. Carter described an "overwhelming" crisis at the U.S. Mexico border, during the Sunday night Fox News show "The Next Revolution" with Steve Hilton.  Moreover, law enforcement officials attempting to mitigate the issue feel their "hands are tied," she said.  Carter recently returned from two border trips to McAllen and Brownsville, Texas and Yuma, Arizona.  "Many of them (migrants)... they're sitting there, people are crossing the border, turning themselves in, they're asking them to take off their shoelaces, they're asking them to remove their belts, they're basically saying 'welcome to America, you're not going to be kicked out, let's take you and get you processed,'" Carter explained.  She added, "And now the problem is is that it's overwhelming right now.  The facilities are overwhelmed.  You have over 9,300 children in the month of February."

DHS secretary:  Illegal immigration on border at highest rate in two decades.  The number of illegal immigrants trying to jump the border is on pace for the highest rate in two decades, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday [3/16/2021], delivering a sobering account just a day before he is to face Congress.  He placed blame for the situation on Mexico's lessening cooperation, on the conditions in other countries, on the coronavirus and on the Trump administration — but did not mention President Biden's changes, which many migrants themselves are citing as their reason for coming now.  In particular, Mr. Mayorkas said the Trump team left "no plans" for protecting Border Patrol agents and others on the front lines from the coronavirus.

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An effective president comes up with his own plans.  If President Trump had left detailed plans on the desk, Biden probably would have ignored them, and blamed Trump anyway.

Covert Biden Admin Border Tour Continues with No Media Allowed.  Law enforcement sources report the acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will continue his southern border tour in the Del Rio Sector on Saturday.  Officials denied an interview request from Breitbart Texas, calling the event a "no-media visit."  CBP denied a formal request from Breitbart Texas to speak with CBP Senior Officials Performing the Duties of the Commissioner, Troy Miller, about what his observations during his border tour have been and what plans the administration has to address them.  CBP officials sharply responded, "Sorry but this is strictly a no-media visit" when asked if the Acting Commissioner would allow for a media visit and answer questions.  As sources previously reported, the Biden administration is tightly controlling the messaging on an ever-growing immigration crisis[.]

Why you haven't seen photos from inside migrant facilities.  Despite pledges of "transparency," the Biden administration has prevented the public from seeing any photos or videos from inside federal facilities where migrant children and families are being held in overcrowded rooms for longer-than-permissible periods — all amid the coronavirus pandemic. [...] Reporters have not been allowed inside buildings and tents where thousands of families and children have passed through after being apprehended on the border then transferred to other agency facilities for longer-term holding.  The media were also not permitted into federal facilities prior to the Biden administration except for in rare circumstances in which the facility invited reporters for a tour.  Any person visiting such a facility, including lawmakers and media, must lock up his or her phone, camera, and any other recording devices in lockers before entering areas where people are held.

Dick Durbin:  Biden's Amnesty Plan for Illegal Aliens 'Doesn't Have Support'.  Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-IL) said there is not enough support in Congress to pass President Joe Biden's amnesty plan for millions of illegal aliens.  Last month, House and Senate Democrats introduced the Biden plan — known as H.R. 1177 & S. 348 — which would give amnesty to the roughly 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States while doubling annual legal immigration to the country, flooding the labor market with more foreign competition for the nation's nearly 17 million jobless Americans.

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What if the actual number of illegal aliens in the U.S. is over 30 million — or (by the time the law is signed) close to 40 million?

There's a new sheriff in town.  There's a new sheriff in town and he cares not a whit for you, your family, or your country.  The rescinding of the "public charge" rule was the latest domino to fall in the Biden administration's abandonment of all Trump-era measures to restrict immigration and protect the border.  People breaking into our country, now do so with impunity.  They are still breaking the law but there is no enforcement in the wokeisphere.  In the old America, if you wanted to become a citizen, you had to show proficiency in English, a basic understanding of American civics, and the ability to support yourself.  Then you would get in line with all the other applicants.  The impact of those requirements would now appear to be negligible with most immigrants coming here illegally.  The Biden administration sees only votes and will promote any law or take any executive action that makes it easier to enter the country.

On Mexico's Border With U.S., Desperation as Migrant Traffic Piles Up.  The migrants' hopes have been drummed up by human smugglers who promise that President Biden's administration will welcome them.  Instead, the United States is expelling them back to Mexico, where they wait along with tens of thousands of others hoping to cross.  The pressure, and desperation, is quickly building among families stuck in Mexico, as shelters and officials struggle to help them.

US Plans To House 3,000 Immigrant Children At Dallas Convention Center.  The U.S. government plans to use the downtown Dallas convention center to hold up to 3,000 immigrant teenagers as sharply higher numbers of border crossings have severely strained the current capacity to hold youths, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press.

Feds Bus Migrant Children into West Texas Town Under Cover of Darkness.  Reports from local news outlets in Midland, Texas, reveal busloads of migrant children being moved under the cover of darkness into a local holding facility.  State and local officials received little or no advance notice of the federal government's plans to move these migrant children into their community.  "On Sunday [3/14/2021], Governor Greg Abbott announced that the federal government planned to move some children from the border to a holding facility in Midland," CBS 7's Joshua Skinner reported.  "The migrants arrived in buses overnight."

Migrant Girls 'Are Being Raped,' Latino GOP Lawmakers Warn amid Biden Border Policy Shifts.  President Joe Biden's policies are fueling a crisis at the southern border that endangers American citizens, puts the lives of unaccompanied children at risk, and fuels sex trafficking, a group of GOP lawmakers declared Monday [3/15/2021].  Led by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the congressional delegation, including some of the top Republicans on committees with jurisdiction over America's southern international boundary, traveled to a section of the U.S.-Mexico Border in Texas.

The Rio Grande ferry service:  A riverbank, the flicker of a flashlight, frightened faces and finally a scramble into the U.S. repeated all night.  It began with the flicker of a flashlight, muffled voices and the gentle splash of paddles carrying softly across the stillness of the Rio Grande Valley.  As the silhouette drew closer to the shore we could suddenly see the bow of a small boat and the faces of women and children peering back at us though the gloom.  Moments later the raft reached the riverbank and the dozen or so occupants began clambering on to U.S. soil with dreams of starting a new life in Joe Biden's America.

Let that be a lesson to you.  Biden is a liar.  Bon voyage.
Migrants stuck at Mexico border thought they'd get easier entry:  'Biden promised us!'  Mexico continues to struggle with the sharply rising number of migrants turned away at the U.S. southern border, with many claiming they were "promised" by President Biden that they could enter the country.  The increased focus on the border situation has brought journalists to Texas, where the problem is most severe:  Migrant camps litter the border, with camps of dozens or hundreds of people who are either waiting to enter the U.S. or were just turned back.  New York Times reporters witnessed a number of incidents where migrants were turned away from the border.  Most were in tears, with some saying, "Biden promised us!" as they returned to Mexico.

NGOs Criticize Biden As He Flies Illegal Migrants Across Texas, Dumps Them In El Paso.  The crisis on the southern border has gotten so bad that the Biden administration is now flying illegal migrants across Texas to El Paso.  Once there, they are processed and dumped back into Mexico.  Overcrowding of detention centers and Title 42 are the reasons cited for the change in how Biden originally decided to handle the crisis.  Title 42 of the United States Code Section 265 allows CBP to quickly expel illegal migrants after they are taken into custody.  President Trump ordered Title 42 to be in effect on March 21, 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic became a factor in illegal immigration.  Expulsions under Title 42 are not based on immigration status.  They are tracked separately from immigration enforcement actions.  Title 42 specifically deals with the issue of public health.  It is meant to prevent spreading COVID-19 into border facilities and further into the United States.

Democratic Congressman Wonders Why Biden Hasn't Visited Border Yet.  Joe Biden has yet to visit the embattled communities along the border as the migrant surge ramps up.  This is unusual.  For a liberal, this is a dream scenario.  Not only could the president over-emote, blubbering all over the border, showing solidarity with citizens, but he could demonstrate how truly compassionate he is by embracing the new arrivals.  Think of all the photo ops.  But Biden has been absent and Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar wants to know where he is.

The southern border crisis IS Biden's immigration plan.
Southern border crisis might sink Biden immigration plan.  The uncontrolled surge of migrants at the southern border is being used as a major talking point against President Biden's preferred immigration legislation and his approach to the issue generally.  The Republican National Committee has characterized Biden's policy as "open borders and closed schools," hitting the administration on immigration and COVID-19 simultaneously.  "Joe Biden's policies are creating a crisis at the border," said RNC rapid response director Tommy Pigott in a statement.  "Far from reversing these policies, however, Biden is refusing to even recognize a crisis exists.  It is a complete failure of leadership, and America's border communities are paying the price."

Pat Buchanan Sets the Record Straight on the Border Crisis.  Roughly a year ago, Democrat candidates were asked on stage at the Democratic presidential debate if their healthcare program would cover illegal aliens.  As [Pat] Buchanan observed, "Each raised his or her hand, including front-runner Joe Biden."  By signaling their support for public assistance for illegals at the time, Democrats sent a message that amnesty and generous benefits await all illegals who enter the country.  Fast forward to the present, the new and ever-growing surge at the Southern border has become the new reality now that Biden is in office.  Buchanan detailed some of the lurid figures that are now beginning to surface with regards to the border:  According to a White House domestic policy council document, the number of children who, without a parent or guardian, will arrive at the border in 2021 will be about 117,000 — 50% higher than the record number of children who arrived in the 2019 humanitarian crisis.  Last month, Border Patrol arrested roughly 100,000 immigrants for illegal border crossings.  However, Victor Manjarrez Jr., a former Border Patrol agent who teaches at Texas University, believes the reported numbers are "an undercount."

Report: Biden CBP Facilities Are a Horror Show With Kids Sleeping on the Floor and Going Hungry, and It Gets Worse.  Whether the Biden wants to admit it or not, it's a crisis at the border. [...] The Biden team is claiming that their response is humane, but as this new, CBS News report explains, they've reactivated a crisis — which President Donald Trump effectively solved — with their horrendous policies.  So no, it isn't humane when they trigger a flood and can't effectively deal with it because of the massive amount of people.

Wall Street Journal Bans Reporters from Using the Term 'Illegal Immigrant'.  The Wall Street Journal, owned by billionaire Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., is banning its reporters from using the term "illegal immigrant" and "illegal" to refer to illegal aliens living in the United States.  This week, in an update its style guide, the Journal states that while it will allow reporters to continue using the term "illegal immigration" to describe the process of illegal aliens arriving and staying in the U.S., it will no longer permit reporters to describe individuals as "illegal" or "illegal immigrant" in an effort to stop "labeling people."

More Dems Rip Biden Over Open Border Policies: 'I Don't Care What We Call It'.  As the migrant influx along the U.S.-Mexico border grew beyond crisis proportions last month and into March, Republicans regularly sounded the alarm bell that Joe Biden's reversal of President Trump's tough enforcement policies would lead to the situation getting out of control.  It has, of course, though the Biden administration still won't really admit it.  But what's changed is that now even Democrats are sounding the alarm, especially those who represent border states and border regions.

The word the Biden administration won't use when it comes to the border? 'Crisis'.  The Biden administration is facing what it admits is an "overwhelming" number of migrants at the southern border while scrambling to construct new facilities to hold child migrants — but it is doggedly refusing to describe the situation as a "crisis."  Agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector in Texas are encountering 1,500 migrants a day, overwhelming the sector — and Fox News on Saturday obtained exclusive photographs of a temporary outdoor processing site there in Mission, Texas.

ICE asks for volunteers to send to the border as soon as this weekend and south Texas migrant complex is SEVEN times over capacity.  ICE has asked for volunteers to send to the US-Mexico border 'as soon as this weekend' as a south Texas migrant complex is seven times over capacity and reports are surfacing of children being forced to sleep on floors of detention centers.  Michael Meade, ICE's acting assistant director for field operations called for the 'immediate' deployment of available personnel to the border in an urgent email to senior staff Thursday night as he warned the challenging circumstances will likely 'grow over the coming months'.  More than 3,500 unaccompanied teens and children have been held in Customs Border Patrol (CBP) detention centers designed for adults in recent days as Joe Biden's easing of immigration rules has fueled a surge in migrants crossing the border.

Crossings surge but the Biden administration insists there is no border crisis.  Shocking video shows a massive line of migrants being smuggled across the Rio Grande into Texas, despite President Joe Biden continuing to insist there is no crisis along the southern border.  The clip, which was captured on Thursday morning by former Border Security Operations Center manager Jaeson Jones, shows dozens of migrants standing on an embankment as they wait for boats to bring them across into the United States.  The small boats appear to be operated by people smugglers concealing their identities in ski masks.

It's time for Red States to start nullifying federal law.  Here are some of the issues that could be affected by the concept of nullification:  [...] [#3] Nullify open border policies.  With Biden announcing his intent to grant amnesty to all illegal aliens, combined with his hostility to border security, expect the border to get out of control.  Already, migrant caravans are heading to the border.  States should nullify such pro-open border policies and use their resources to stop illegal immigration.  The reality is that states were originally involved in setting immigration policy and indeed, used to detain and deport illegals prior to the existence of a Border Patrol or ICE.  The only mention in the constitution regarding immigration is "to establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization."

Team Biden knows its open-borders plan is unpopular — so why do it?  "BIDEN," say the young demonstrators' T-shirts, imitating his campaign logo, "PLEASE LET US IN!"  What a waste of T-shirt money:  For President Biden seems determined to let in as many immigrants as want to come.  The numbers are daunting.  About 80,000 people tried to cross the southern border this January, double the number in January 2020.  That number could easily balloon this spring, traditionally the peak migration season, with fewer COVID-19 restrictions in place.  And with less cooperation from Mexico.  The 2019 illegal surge was quashed by the protocol to which then-President Donald Trump got Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to agree.  AMLO kept Central American would-be migrants inside Mexico, which reduced attempted border crossings and stifled the coyotes' business model.

Chuck Schumer Warns Joe Biden on Border Policy: 'You've Got to Do Better'.  Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is warning President Joe Biden to clamp down on the uncontrolled migrant inflow at the U.S. border.  "They are rolling up their sleeves and working on this.  I think it will get better in the next few months," Schumer told ABC's The View on Thursday [3/11/2021], adding, "If it doesn't, I will go to them and say, 'You've got to do better.'  I will be public."

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Senator Schumer will also huff and puff and blow their houses down.  I'm sure "they" — the people who are rolling up their sleeves, whoever "they" are — are terrified that Chuck Schumer might return in a few months and tell them "You've got to do better."  Talk about a powerful incentive!

Border Democrats Are Starting To Speak Up About Biden's Immigration Policies.  A number of Texas Democrats are starting to speak out against President Joe Biden's immigration policies as thousands of illegal immigrants have crossed the border in his first six weeks on the job.  The Biden administration and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas have refused to say there is a crisis at the border, despite a surge in illegal immigrants trying to enter the U.S. Border agents encountered over 9,000 unaccompanied minors in February, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) acting commissioner Troy Miller announced Wednesday [3/10/2021].  Texas Democratic Rep. Vicente Gonzalez was critical of Biden's immigration policy in early March and said there needs to be a better plan in place.

Hundreds of Illegal Migrants Line Up As Smugglers Help Them Cross Rio Grande.  Massive lines of illegal immigrants can be seen in this video from yesterday [3/10/2021] awaiting smugglers to help them cross the Rio Grande river into the United States.  According to The Federalist [Article Here] the video was shot by "a law enforcement official whose agency and identity are hidden to protect from repercussions."  [Video clip]

Border Patrol Union Chief Says [the] Daily Migrant Surge [is the] Worst He's Witnessed In 24 Years.  The Border Patrol union chief said Thursday [3/11/2021] on "America's Newsroom" that in 24 years of service, he has never seen a daily migrant surge like the one underway.  The president of the National Border Patrol Council, which represents roughly 20,000 Border Patrol agents, said the public should be "very concerned" and asserted that if the increase continues, the Border Patrol will [have] apprehend more people in 2021 than in any previous year in its history.

Biden's Border Czar To Migrants, In Spanish:  The Border Is Closed.  This is the second time in the last two weeks that a top U.S. immigration official has resorted to begging people not to come.  I think it might be all they're willing to do by way of "enforcement" to deter child migrants from entering the country. [...] But the border isn't closed.  We know that the number of unaccompanied minors arriving each day has been increasing over the past two weeks.  We also know that the Border Patrol is so overwhelmed with managing that crisis and housing kids temporarily until HHS shelters can take them that it's gotten easier for adults to cross the border illegally, with reports recently of more than a thousand people observed entering the U.S. in a single day.  With a pro-amnesty Democrat in the White House and the left wing of his base agitating against any sort of enforcement measures, this is the best opportunity immigrants have had in years to gain admission to the U.S.  No amount of polite scolding by Jacobson is going to blind them to that fact.

Furious Sheriff Spreads Photos of Biden's 'Crime Scene'.  The fact that President Joe Biden stopped work on the border wall — even the sections we'd already paid for — is of little surprise.  After all, the wall was nothing less than former President Donald Trump's signature project.  He'd made some headway on it, and that headway was going to be stopped — even if the contracts were signed, the materials had been delivered and the work had begun.  The surprise was that Biden left the project in a state where not only was there not a wall to protect against smugglers, but there was infrastructure left behind that acted to aid the smugglers the wall was supposed to protect against.

Leftists' inconsistencies are catching up with them.  Going back at least as far as Franklin Roosevelt, Democrats have been the blue-collar party.  And going back to the Civil Rights movement, even though the Democrats had to be dragged kicking and screaming into supporting the Civil Rights Act, they've positioned themselves as the party of Blacks.  However, over the past four years, Democrats transformed from being highly supportive of illegal immigrants to a completely open borders party.  Biden, despite having sworn to uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States, has erased entirely U.S. sovereignty and all immigration laws.  Now, blue-collar workers and Blacks (two strongly overlapping groups) have realized that the Democrat party has just invited in millions of people who will take their jobs, lower their wages, compete with them for housing, bring more crime to their neighborhoods, and overwhelm their schools.

Biden Broke The Border, Now He Owns The Crisis.  Just one week ago, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas flat out denied that there is a crisis at the southern border.  "The answer is no," he said in answer to a reporter's question.  "I think there is a challenge at the border that we are managing."  The very next day, administration officials informed President Joe Biden that the number of migrant children in the U.S. is on pace to beat the previous record by 45% and that there aren't enough beds to accommodate them.  Then Monday [3/8/2021], Mayorkas started pleading for volunteers to help Border Protection cope with the "overwhelming" surge of illegal border crossers.  "Your colleagues need assistance," he said.

Biden Border Crisis Escalating Dangerously Across the Southwest.  An unprecedented flood of migrants heading for the United States from the Mexican border has created a dangerous crisis that has the Biden administration scrambling to react.  And when CNN is the one reporting it, you know it must be very bad. [...] Things have gotten so bad that Alejandro Mayorkas, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, is asking DHS staff to volunteer to help deal with what he is calling an "overwhelming" number of migrants at the U.S.-Mexican border.

Correcting the Biden Administration's Lies About the Border Crisis.  What is happening right now on the border and within the United States regarding illegal immigration is being misrepresented by the Biden administration and much of the media.  Most nightly television broadcasts do not even mention the chaos on the border, what is causing it and what the government is doing in response.  When they do, they merely copy the administration's talking points that are inaccurate and misleading.  There is currently a surge at the border.  Border Patrol is apprehending more than 4,000 people a day.  There was one day last week that they arrested over 4,700 people.  They are calculating that there is an additional 500-1,000 escaping apprehension daily.  Those that are getting away are estimated by sensor traffic and camera traffic that Border Patrol couldn't quickly respond to.

DHS Alejandro Mayorkas Admits: 'Overwhelming Numbers of Migrants' Rushing Southern Border.  With the relaxed border policies of President Joe Biden, "overwhelming numbers of migrants" are rushing the U.S. border, according to Alejandro Mayorkas, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). [...] Mayorkas' admission is a major change from his March 1 statement at the White House, where he described the rising rush as a "stressful challenge," but not a crisis.  "I think the answer is no," Mayorkas responded when he was asked if the rush of migrants is a border crisis.  "I think there is a challenge at the border that we are managing, and we have our resources dedicated to managing it."

Biden Admin Restricts Senior DHS Officials from Sharing Border Crisis Info with Reporters.  A senior-level law enforcement source in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told Breitbart Texas they received verbal orders from within the agency limiting their ability to speak freely about the growing crisis along the border.  The official with knowledge of the restrictions spoke under the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak on the matter.  "The situation with media relations now is night and day compared to the last administration, The official said.  "We have been advised not to speak on immigration issues at the border and to rely on DHS's Office of Public Affairs and the Whitehouse Press Office to handle messaging."

Arizona and Montana Take Legal Action Against Biden Admin ICE Arrest Regulations.  Arizona and Montana are taking legal action to block new Biden administration immigration regulations, saying that these would cause negative consequences for the states.  The new rules would limit the capability of ICE to detain some illegal immigrants unless they pose a threat to national security, entered through the border after Nov. 1, or committed aggravated felonies.  The Biden administration says that the rules don't impair arresting or deporting people, but the officers in the field would need to request permission from their superiors to arrest people outside of the aforementioned cases.

Volunteers?  Like a militia perhaps?
DHS Pleads for Volunteers to Assist With 'Overwhelming' Surge at Southern Border.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking volunteers from among its agencies to assist in dealing with an "overwhelming" migrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border, as the Biden administration continues to deny that there's a crisis.  "Today, I activated the Volunteer Force to support Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as they face a surge in migration along the Southwest Border," DHS Secretary Mayorkas said in an email to employees on March 8, obtained by several news outlets.  "You have likely seen the news about the overwhelming numbers of migrants seeking access to this country along the Southwest Border," Mayorkas said.  "President Biden and I are committed to ensuring our Nation has a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system while continuing to balance all of the other critical DHS missions."

AZ Border Chief Says Illegal Immigration On Track To Top Past Three Years Combined: 'Already Surpassed' 2018.  A U.S. Border Patrol official said that illegal immigration is on track this financial year to top the past three years combined.  John Modlin, the interim chief in charge of the Border Patrol's Tucson sector, revealed how large the ongoing flood of illegal immigration has grown over the past several months.  Modlin said that if the current pace continues unabated, illegal immigration will top all of 2018, 2019, and 2020 combined.  "So right now we're about a hundred percent over where we were this time, this last fiscal year.  We've already surpassed in the first four months of this fiscal year.  We've already surpassed all of 2018.  If the flow continues at the rate it is here, by the end of this fiscal year, we will have surpassed '18, '19 and '20, all combined," Modlin told Sharyl Attkinson, host of "Full Measure with Sharyl Attkinson."  Border agents have arrested nearly 300,000 illegal immigrants trying to enter the United States over the past four months alone.

Analysis: Biden's Open Border Policies May Not Work Out After All.  The situation at the southern border is deteriorating rapidly enough that even normally Democrat-friendly media outlets are feeling obligated to report on it.  Over at The Hill, Brett Samuels provides an analysis of the current trends and the conditions that immigration officials and illegal immigrants are facing.  The huge numbers of unaccompanied minors being picked up by border security is rapidly overwhelming the capacity of facilities all along the border to process.  The current situation is being described as a crisis, even by some Democrats and Biden supporters and there doesn't seem to be any plan in place to deal with the surging numbers.  One Texas state senator told The Hill that the current situation "is fast becoming a crisis and that officials there do not have the resources they need to process the migrants or to test them all for COVID-19."

Reminder:  All of these people came to the U.S. voluntarily, expecting to get something for nothing.
Biden Putting Migrant Kids In 'Facilities Akin To Jails,' Separating Them From Parents 'For Weeks': Reports.  Democrat President Joe Biden is reportedly putting migrant children in detention facilities that resemble prisons and is separating the children for weeks on end — both issues that Democrats and the media used to attack former President Donald Trump during Trump's presidency.  "The number of unaccompanied migrant children detained along the southern border has tripled in the last two weeks to more than 3,250, filling facilities akin to jails as the Biden administration struggles to find room for them in shelters," The New York Times reported.  "The children are being held in facilities, managed by the Customs and Border Protection agency, that were built for adults.  The border agency has been the subject of widespread criticism for the horrific conditions in its federal detention facilities, in which children are exposed to disease, hunger and overcrowding."

Biden's Border Brouhaha is Just the Start.  Wow, who could have foreseen that the illegals would be swarming the border?  Surely the Biden people are in touch with the activist groups that are distributing Biden Let Me In t-shirts.  And, by the way, we military history readers know that armies of migrants heading across Central America for the U.S. border don't feed themselves.  They aren't feeding themselves "off the land" as armies from Xenophon's Ten Thousand to Sherman's "bummers" have done down the ages.  Someone is organizing the feeding of these people, and someone is paying for it.  I wonder who? [...] But what about the current People of Color citizens?  Do not you activists — "allies" every one — care that the unskilled migrants you bring into the country are competing with historically marginalized oppressed peoples for jobs?  And that they lower the wage level, and that if you raise the minimum wage it will just distort the labor market more and make everyone from the white working class on down more despairing?

White House says it must 'work more' to discourage illegal migrants coming to US.  Thousands of illegal immigrants are being set free across the country as the crisis on the southern border escalates — and the White House admitted Monday it isn't doing enough to discourage people from seeking unlawful entry to the United States.  Speaking to reporters during a press briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki acknowledged the failures after being pressed about the administration's handling of the situation.  "I would say it's clear we need to work more on getting the message out and being very clear, now is not the time to come," said Psaki, before reiterating the Biden administration's claim that "the majority of people who come to the border are turned away."

Biden Designating Venezuela For Temporary Protected Status — Estimated 300,000 Living In US Will Be Eligible.  The Department of Homeland Security will designate more than 300,000 Venezuelans living in the U.S. illegally for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) on Monday evening, senior administration officials told reporters ahead of the announcement.  The officials said the new designation marks a departure from the Trump administration's "unilateral" approach to Venezuela and will last for 18 months, as is customary of TPS designations.  The move marks one part of the Biden administration's attempts to have U.S. allies increase pressure on Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to engage in legitimate negotiations with Venezuela interim President Juan Guaido and the opposition party.

Cesar Chávez would have hated the Biden administration.  Biden has issued executive orders that ban enforcing immigration law while simultaneously inviting in a new wave of illegal aliens.  These E.O.s also suspend deporting illegal aliens, even those awaiting trial for felonies and other serious crimes, and signal that all new arrivals will be eligible for social benefits such as health care.  Cesar Chávez's struggle in the 1970s and '80s can help explain the impact this will have on labor markets in general and working-class Americans in particular.  Chávez understood that illegal immigration diminishes workers' earning power.  Chávez, although erroneously described as a civil rights leader, was a labor leader who struggled tirelessly for his Campesinos in the United Farm Workers Union. [...] Chávez's most formidable obstacle was the inexhaustible supply of cheap, illegal labor flooding over the border.

Want to understand why we're so divided?  [Thread reader] Take a moment & examine the misinformation here (both deliberate & inadvertent).  FACT 1: Dem spending bill sends $1400 to each adult in US.  FACT 2: Dems voted against my amendment to prohibit sending those $$ to criminals (murderers, rapists, child molesters) currently IN PRISON.  EVERY Dem voted to send criminals the $$.  FACT 3: I then called up my amendment to prohibit illegal aliens from getting the $1400 checks.  FACT 4: Durbin then screamed "liar!" and insisted no illegal immigrants would get $$ because the bill requires social security numbers.  FACT 5: Lefty "press" outlets, like Daily Beast, dutifully repeated Durbin's charge.  They did ZERO fact checking [of] their own, just said that my claim that illegal immigrants would get the $$ was "false."  FACT 6: Lefty pundits & celebrities like Morgan Fairchild happily repeat the charge that I "lied."  They know none of the facts, but in this politically charged world, the other side must always be wrong.  FACT 7: As it so happens, it was Durbin who was lying, and he knew it.  Why?  FACT 8: There are 12mm or more illegal immigrants.  60% of them are from visa overstays.  Many (if not most) of them have social security numbers.  FACT 9: When Durbin said "illegal immigrants don't have social security numbers," he was deliberately saying something false, knowing it would be repeated.  FACT 10: Under the bill's language, MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS will get the $1400 checks.

Biden Admin Restricts Senior DHS Officials From Sharing Border Crisis Info With Reporters.  A senior-level law enforcement source in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told Breitbart Texas they received verbal orders from within the agency limiting their ability to speak freely about the growing crisis along the border.  The official with knowledge of the restrictions spoke under the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak on the matter.  "The situation with media relations now is night and day compared to the last administration, The official said.  "We have been advised not to speak on immigration issues at the border and to rely on DHS's Office of Public Affairs and the Whitehouse Press Office to handle messaging."

Dan Crenshaw shares videos of him touring border in a helicopter, says situation is 'unstable'.  Rep. Dan Crenshaw posted videos of himself taking a helicopter tour of the southern border, saying the situation there is "unstable" and footage showing large stretches of unfinished border wall.  "Right now, I'm at the CBP station in Edinburg; just got a briefing from Texas Department of Public Safety," Crenshaw said.  "And look, here's going to be the big takeaway from today and everything we've put out about what's going on on the border:  The situation is completely unstable.  That's the takeaway."  Crenshaw added that the state of Texas has been forced to pick up the bill for the federal government's lack of enforcement at the border.

John Ratcliffe:  "Biden Created the Border Crisis, Biden Owns The Border Crisis".  Former Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, appears on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo to discuss HR1 and the escalating border crisis.  Ratcliffe rightly notes the policies of President Trump had stopped the border crisis.  U.S. agreements with Central American nations along with diplomatic terms with Mexico were working and the influx of illegal immigrants was essentially halted.  However, as Biden has reversed all of the Trump policies the explosion of the border crisis is entirely his responsibility.  "Biden has created the current border crisis, and Biden owns the current border crisis."  [Video clip]

Do We Even Have A Republic Anymore?  You know, it's illegal for foreigners to come into our country without us inviting them.  There are laws, lots of them, that say that's not allowed.  And the laws further say that illegal aliens are to be rounded up and shipped home.  I took high school civics back about the time Reagan was in his first term and apparently stuff has since changed, but according to my civics class, the president is supposed to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." [...] So now, apparently, it's totally fine to ignore laws the elite doesn't like even though they are laws that our representatives enacted.  In the case of immigration, that means just order all the little executive branch functionaries not to function.  So, suddenly, everyone from Tijuana south is heading north.  Effectively, the laws our reps made have been repealed.  Except you and I never got a say in that repeal.  We said — and we know we did because it's a law — that we didn't want this.

Hundreds Of Illegals Walk Across Border Into Arizona.  Video captured this past weekend shows a steady flow of migrants walking into Arizona from Mexico completely unimpeded.  The footage was tweeted by U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) who wrote "The tip of the iceberg near Yuma, AZ as immigrants begin to flood into the US responding to @JoeBiden's open border, catch and release policy."  The Senator added "How many have COVID?"  [Video clip]

This is why an insurmountable wall is needed at the border:
Thousands of migrants crossing US border overwhelm government agents.  Thousands of Central American migrants, many of them unaccompanied children, have been streaming across the southern border in recent days, overwhelming government agents.  Many of those trying to cross the border had been told by Mexican officials that they would be able to enter the US.  In one camp on the Mexican side of the border, which had been set up two years ago, some asylum seekers were told that may reopen their cases and they would eventually be able to enter the US to wait out the asylum process, according to a CBS report.  Mexican authorities have long tried to close the improvised camps that have been set up by migrants attempting to cross into the US.  The new influx is largely due to instability and spiraling COVID-19 infection rates in Central American countries as well as perceptions of a shift in immigration rules under the Biden administration, according to US Customs and Border Protection.

Gov. Abbott Deploys Texas National Guard, State Troopers to Counter Biden's 'Open Border Policies'.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the deployment of the state's National Guard and State Troopers to respond to the growing border crisis.  Governor Abbott announced Operation Lone Star "to combat the smuggling of people and drugs into Texas" on Saturday [3/6/2021].  The operation will integrate the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) with the National Guard, Abbott said.  He is ordering the deployment of air, ground, marine, and tactical border security assets to high threat areas.

Ariz. Sheriff Blasts Biden, Says He 'Owns' Current Border Crisis; 'We Had It Under Control'.  Law enforcement officials along the U.S. southwest border who enjoyed a huge respite in illegal alien traffic under the Trump administration are now having to deal with hordes of new migrant crossings thanks to major reversals of Trump's policies by Joe Biden.  In an interview last week with Fox News, Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels blasted Biden for those policy reversals, all of which came via executive order, saying that now there is are once again serious problems on the border.  Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels slammed President Joe Biden during a Fox News interview this week for the ongoing crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that Biden's reversal of the last administration's policies has caused a serious problem on the border.

Texas Democratic Rep: 'We Are Weeks, Maybe Even Days Away From a Crisis on the Southern Border'.  Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) has been sounding the alarm for weeks about the growing crisis at the southern border, telling anyone who would listen that the crisis is real and will spiral out of control unless something is done.  Cueller hasn't exactly hit the panic button, but the reality is that numbers don't lie.  About 10,000 people trying to enter the United States last week were apprehended — 2,500 in the last two days alone.  Border Patrol data shows that In October 2020, there were 71,922 apprehensions, while in November, data showed 72,091 apprehensions.  In January, data showed a significant rise with 78,323 apprehensions.  "We are weeks, maybe even days, away from a crisis on the southern border.  Inaction is simply not an option," said Congressman Cuellar.  "Our country is currently unprepared to handle a surge in migrants in the middle of the pandemic."

Trump Slams Joe Biden on Border Crisis in Scathing Statement.  Donald Trump slammed Joe Biden on his failure to secure the border which has led to a spiraling crisis.  Joe Biden's decision to undo Trump's border policies created a massive surge of migrants and unaccompanied migrant children.  Because of Joe Biden and his globalist handlers, more than 117,000 unaccompanied children are on track to show up to the border this year.  Super Spreader Joe Biden is also releasing COVID positive migrants into the U.S. interior.

Report: Biden Transforming ICE Detention Facilities into 'Rapid-Processing' Centers.  The Biden Administration is turning ICE long-term detention facilities for migrant families into rapid-processing reception and release centers.  The re-designated hubs will move migrant families more quickly from the border region into the U.S. interior.  ICE officials told immigration advocates and relief organizations they are ending long-term detention of migrant families, the San Antonio Express-News reported last week.  The facilities will be "rebranded" as "reception centers," the ICE officials stated.  The plan by Biden officials is to convert the long-term family detention centers in South Texas into "Ellis Island-style rapid-processing hubs" with a stated goal of releasing migrant families into the U.S. interior within 72 hours, the Washington Post revealed.

Cartels Introduce Wristband 'Inventory System' For Illegal Immigrants.  The Biden administration says there's no crisis at the border, although the numbers of unaccompanied minors coming across right now, and the federal government's scramble to find housing for them, say otherwise.  But migrant children are only part of the story.  What most news outlets are not reporting is the surge in adults crossing the border illegally, ferried over the Rio Grande and escorted into the U.S. by smuggling networks that contract with powerful cartels to bring people in without being apprehended by Border Patrol.  These operations are sophisticated — so sophisticated that smugglers are now requiring migrants to wear wristbands as a way to keep track of who has paid and which smuggling outfit is in charge of whom.  Jaeson Jones, a retired captain for the Texas Department of Public Safety and owner of Tripwires and Triggers, which tracks cartel activity on the border, shared images with The Federalist of discarded wristbands on the U.S. side of the border that he says "represent a process that says which smuggler group has moved them," as well as other information.

America's elites are waging class war on workers and small biz.  In America, class warfare is often disguised as culture war, and culture war is often cloaked by talk of race.  But underneath it all, the class warfare is still there.  Whether accidentally or intentionally, America's upper classes seem to wind up harming the working class and small businesses, always in the name of some high-minded cause.  On immigration, for example, the go-to move is to call people who object to open borders racists and nativists.  But what's behind it?  As Biden economic adviser Jared Bernstein commented:  "A tight job market pressures employers to boost wage offers ... One equally surefire way to short-circuit this useful dynamic is to turn on the immigrant spigot every time some group's wages go up."  Immigration as a way of keeping working-class wages down.

Biden's US-Mexico border pullback creating 'roads for the cartels,' Arizona sheriff says.  The U.S.-Mexico border region in Arizona is becoming less secure since President Biden took office, a sheriff is alleging, according to a report.  "We just built roads for the cartels," Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels said, according to the Washington Times.  Dannels explained that by halting work on the border wall championed by former President Donald Trump, the Biden administration has left intact the high-speed roads that were built to help Border Patrol agents manage the region — but is failing to follow through with the barrier that was planned to keep illegal immigrants and smugglers of humans and drugs out of the U.S.

Biden administration denies there's a border crisis, but here's the reality.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas sparked a debate this week when he said that the situation on the southern border is not a crisis but a "challenge."  The comment triggered raucous rebuttals from Republicans, and even one Democrat, who said the releases of untested migrants into Texas border communities during a pandemic is reason for major concern.  But what is a border crisis?  U.S. law does not define the term. [...] Border officials anticipate 117,000 children will arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border without a parent or guardian in 2021.  The number is higher than the 68,000 taken into custody during the 2014 surge of solo children, which Obama termed an "actual humanitarian crisis."  It's greater than the 80,000 who arrived during the 2019 surge, which then-DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen called "a humanitarian and security crisis."

Number of Illegal Border Crossings Now 6 Times What Obama Team Considered 'Crisis'.  According to former officials in the Obama administration, the standard for a border crisis was 1,000 attempted crossings a day.  Who was on the team that set that standard?  President Joe Biden — then vice president — and Alejandro Mayorkas, then deputy secretary, and now secretary, of homeland security.  When the Trump administration ended, the U.S. was deporting more people than were illegally coming into the country.  In less than a month under Biden, the number of people illegally coming into the country is more than 6,000 per day — that's six times the crisis level as set by the Obama team.  According to a source with knowledge of what's happening at our southern border, the Border Patrol, in one day, encountered 4,700 people trying to illegally enter the U.S. About another 900 were observed but not detained.  In addition, another 400 were detained and sent back.  This volume is straining resources at the border.

Texas Dem Sounds Alarm on Pending Biden Immigration Crisis: 'The Impression Is That the Border's Open'.  According to multiple reports, the Biden administration is facing an impending border crisis.  "We're seeing the highest February numbers than we've ever seen in the history of the [Unaccompanied Alien Child] program," a Department of Health and Human Services official told Axios last week, while the Wall Street Journal reported that the February number is expected to be 9,000 — up 50 percent from January and 68 percent higher than December.  So far, the Biden team has stressed that the situation is not a crisis, even as the Department of Homeland Security is reportedly projecting 117,000 border crossings by unaccompanied minors this year — 45 percent higher than the all-time record.  "We are not saying don't come.  We are saying don't come now, because we will be able to provide a safe and orderly process to them" DHS secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a White House press conference on Monday.

Migrants wear Biden T-shirts at US-Mexico border, demand clearer policies.  Migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border on Tuesday were photographed wearing T-shirts in support of President Biden at the San Ysidro crossing port in Tijuana, Baja California state.  One apparent migrant held up a poster that read, "Biden, please let us in!"  Prospective U.S. residents and progressive Democrats are hoping the new president will implement more lenient immigration policies than former President Trump, though some politicians like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., have expressed concern with Biden's use of migrant holding facilities at the border.

Become an illegal alien to the US! Win big prizes, get free stuff — with no taxes.  Are you almost broke because of medical bills?  Does your job, that you're lucky to have, leave you so exhausted that you have no time or patience for your family?  Are federal and local taxes grabbing an ever larger part of your income, reducing your after-tax income?  Do you want to move to another part of the country with better professional opportunities, proximity to family, pleasanter weather, and/or lower taxes but can't afford the expense?  Does the lawyer you hired to fight the ticket for going over 5 miles above the limit charge more than the ticket you can't afford?  Did you commit a minor crime as a teenager years ago, repent, but still find it difficult to get a job or decent housing because of this stain on your record?  Are you having trouble with tuition payments for the school that offers the best training for your dream job that will pay you a living wage?  Did you lose a job to a much less qualified special minority?  If you answered yes to any of the above questions, help is on the way!  Do I have a deal for you!  Become an illegal alien to the United States, and all these problems — and more! — are solved!  Free!

Asylum Seekers 'Stream' Into U.S. After Biden Revokes 'Remain In Mexico' Policy.  Asylum seekers who were instructed to "remain in Mexico" under the Trump administration's heavily immigration restrictions are now "streaming" across the southern border, according to the Daily Mail, in the hopes of being allowed to either put their case before an American immigration court or be allowed to remain in the United States pending an asylum hearing.  "The first asylum seekers have crossed the Gateway International Bridge from Mexico to the US after Joe Biden overturned Donald Trump's tough immigration policies," the outlet reported Sunday [2/28/2021].  "Men, women, and children from a migrant camp of at least 700 in Matamoros, Mexico, just across the river from Brownsville, Texas, have been crossing into the United States after spending months stuck in Mexico waiting for their cases to be processed."

ICE locks Twitter account that alerted public of illegal immigrants freed by sanctuary cities.  ICE has locked down a Twitter account that was used to alert the public to illegal immigrants released by sanctuary cities.  @ICEAlerts is now "protected," meaning only those who had already been following the account can see the target names.  Users also can't retweet the old posts, said Jon Feere, a former senior employee at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement under President Trump.  ICE did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the change, but Mr. Feere said the Biden administration doesn't want people to know what kinds of criminals it's no longer actively seeking to deport.

The Editor says...
This part is news to me:  I didn't know the government had direct and immediate control of Twitter.

Biden Ends Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' Rule, and a Border Camp Empties.  There were about 700 people in the Matamoros camp before the U.S. started admitting them.  At the current rate of crossings, the camp could be cleared out in days.  Any decision to close it will be made by Mexican authorities.  Emptying the camp in Matamoros would eliminate a symbol of Trump's immigration crackdown and count as an early success for Biden, who aims to undo his predecessor's most draconian anti-immigrant policies.  The move comes as the new administration prepares for a battle to pass a sweeping immigration reform bill and as it draws criticism for reopening a Trump-era shelter for migrant children in Texas.  Meanwhile, the number of migrants crossing the southern border is surging.  Border agents have detained 70,000 people illegally crossing per month since October, a sharp increase from a year ago.

Sara Carter:  Biden immigration policy [is] 'perpetuating violence at the border'.  Following the conclusion of CPAC 2021 on Sunday, Fox News contributor Sara A. Carter went after the Biden administration on its immigration policy, which she said "is perpetuating violence at the border."  Speaking to the Fox News program "The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton," Carter said that former President Donald Trump "was 100% right when he talked about today at CPAC that the Biden administration's policy at the border — this open borders policy — is perpetuating violence at the border and as well as a surge [...] with [sic] children and minors and unaccompanied families at the border."

Biden administration plans to open another tent facility for migrants on the Texas border.  The Biden administration is planning to open another facility in south Texas to expand processing capacity for children and families arriving at the US-Mexico border, a Department of Homeland Security official confirmed to CNN.  It's the latest move by the administration to address the growing number of migrant families and unaccompanied children at the US southern border.  Earlier this month, US Customs and Border Protection also announced the opening of a "soft-sided" structure in Donna, Texas, to help with intake.  In January, more than 5,800 unaccompanied children and nearly 7,500 families were taken into custody by Customs and Border Protection at the US-Mexico border, according to the agency's most recent monthly data.  And numbers are expected to continue to rise.

Biden's getting exactly the border crisis he asked for.  A new year, a new president, a return of an old problem: unaccompanied children crossing the border in droves.  Thousands of children — usually older teens, 16 or 17, but Border Patrol agents report increasing numbers of kids younger than 13 — are arriving each month from Central America.  On Thursday [2/25/2021], a Customs and Border Protection staffer reportedly told top Biden administration officials to expect a peak of 13,000 unaccompanied minors to cross the border in May — the highest level ever.

Trump: Joe Biden Opens America to Refugees, Keeps Americans in Lockdown.  President Joe Biden is opening the United States to thousands more refugees from around the world while keeping American citizens in lockdowns during the Chinese coronavirus crisis, former President Donald Trump said Sunday [2/28/2021].  During a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Trump said that while millions of Americans remain under social and economic lockdown orders, Biden is increasing refugee resettlement by nearly 960 percent next Fiscal Year.

The Progressives are the extremists.  Progressives are the extremists when it comes to immigration.  Progressives want an open border; they are allowing illegals in without criminal checks and COVID testing.  A country without borders will not be a sovereign country much longer.  Maybe that is the Globalists' intent.

Biden: Undocumented immigrants should get vaccine without ICE targeting them.  President Biden said Friday [2/26/2021] that undocumented immigrants should be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine without fear of being targeted by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Biden make the remark during an interview with Univision during his visit to a vaccination site in Texas.  "I want to make sure they are able to get vaccinated and so they're protected from COVID without the ICE or anyone interfering," Biden said.  "They should... not be arrested for showing for being able to get a vaccination."  Biden also said he plans to make sure undocumented immigrants have food, noting that his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief proposal increases funding for nutrition assistance.

Surge of 13,000 Central American minors to US border expected in May.  Customs and Border Protection officials are bracing for as many as 13,000 unaccompanied children crossing into the U.S. in May, according to a report.  "We're seeing the highest February numbers that we've ever seen in the history of the [Unaccompanied Alien Child] program," a Health and Human Services official told Axios.  The record surge of migrant kids will require a continued expansion of the country's network of migrant-child shelters, where capacity has already been reduced due to coronavirus social-distancing protocols, the report said.  HHS is working with the Pentagon on securing space on military bases, where overflows of migrants were housed in tent-like structures during 2014 and 2019, the report said.

The Border Surge is Underway, and the Biden Administration is Unprepared.  The border crisis that anyone could have seen coming is finally here, thanks largely to the actions of the Biden administration over the past few months.  It turns out that promising to roll back Trump-era immigration restrictions, signing a raft of executive orders to that effect, and then introducing a mass amnesty bill sends the message that if you can get across the U.S.-Mexico border, you can stay.  Plenty of families in Mexico and Central America have gotten the message.  According to a recent report in the Washington Post, for the past four months U.S. Border Patrol has taken into custody more than 70,000 illegal immigrants a month — the most for this period in a decade.

Biden launches free taxi to destination of choice for illegal migrants.  Illegal aliens are in for some gravy.  Unlike legal immigrants who must pay their own way to their final destinations in this 5,077-mile span country, the Biden administration has introduced free flights for illegals to their destination of choice.  Want a free trip to Hawaii?  Off you go, courtesy of U.S. taxpayers but only if you arrive in the U.S. illegally and can name someone (legal or not) there who will take you in.

Every Illegal Claiming Asylum Gets An Average Of $1100 In Loans And Can Then Disappear No MSM Coverage.  According to a new study released by FAIR, the annual cost to U.S. taxpayers is $1.8 billion and over five years, that financial burden skyrockets to $8.8 billion.  Those figures are only estimates because refugees will access welfare and other government assistance at different rates and the number of refugees entering the U.S also changes from year-to-year.

DHS warns ICE to 'Prepare for border surges now'.  The Biden team is talking a tough game on new illegal immigration, but behind the scenes it's making frantic efforts to get ready for what it expects to be massive "border surges" of migrants streaming north over the next months, according to an internal Homeland Security Department email.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is scrambling to find bigger airplanes and figure out more ground transport capacity for soaring numbers of illegal immigrants, and is even talking with a company that runs "Man Camps" for oil workers in Texas to see whether it will rent bed space for the incoming wave of illegal immigrants.  New Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told ICE that cost is no issue, and to cancel contracts and sign new ones without worry about the price tag, according to the email from ICE Chief of Staff Timothy Perry.  Mr. Mayorkas said he is also pondering diverting money from the border wall "to backfill budgets later," the email said.

Lowered standards:
Biden Dumps New Citizenship Test Which Asked About Communism and Electoral College.  The Trump era added questions included one about the Vietnam War and about the Electoral College.

Biden rolls back Trump's tougher citizenship test.  President Biden's latest move toward a less stringent immigration system will feature a change in the required civic examination citizenship applicants must take.  Announced in a Policy Alert on Monday [2/23/2021], the civics examination requirement implemented in December 2020 will switch to an earlier version implemented in 2008.  The 2020 civic exam featured 128 possible questions on the exam.  With Biden's new order, it will switch to the 100 possible questions seen in the 2008 version.  Some content will be altered as well.  The policy alert did not specify what these changes would be.

U.N. Helps Biden Bring Migrant Asylum Seekers Back into U.S..  The United Nations is reportedly helping the Biden Administration find more asylum-seeking migrants to get back into the United States after they were removed to Mexico or Central America to await asylum processing under the Trump administration's Migrant Protection Protocols.  President Joe Biden canceled the program after taking office on January 21.  "Hundreds of migrants signed up on Friday within hours of the launch of a U.N. website that allows migrants with active cases to register remotely to be processed at the U.S.-Mexico border," Reuters reported.  "The United States and the United Nations are evaluating the locations of migrants and costs associated with possible flights and land transportation within Mexico."

Jen Psaki Defends Joe Biden Reopening Border Detention Center: 'This Is Not Kids Being Kept in Cages'.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended the decision by President Joe Biden's administration to reopen a detention center for migrant children on Monday.  More than 200 migrant teenagers on Monday were sent to a reopened facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, according to CBS News, with plans to expand the number of detained children to 700 in facilities across the country.  Both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris strongly condemned such facilities during the 2020 presidential campaign, accusing former President Donald Trump of putting children and "babies in cages."

White House denies 'kids in cages' hypocrisy charge as detention centers reopen.  One person's "kids in cages" is another's "reopening overflow facilities."  The Biden White House is being accused of hypocrisy for reopening border facilities to house migrant teenagers — including one that both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris savaged then-President Donald Trump about on the campaign trail and before.  Biden blasted Trump repeatedly for separating families and failing to reunite them, decrying during an October debate that migrant children were "ripped from their [parents'] arms and separated."  Harris, then a senator, said in 2018 at the peak of the family separation controversy that Trump's treatment of migrants was a "crime against humanity."

Biden administration reportedly planning to dismantle ICE immigration enforcement.  The Biden administration is reportedly considering overhauling Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a way that would terminate the jobs of thousands of officers tasked with arresting and deporting immigrants illegally residing in the United States.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is understood to have recently introduced a plan to do away with ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations arm and convert those officers into agents who investigate transnational crime instead of going after illegal immigrants.  The consideration comes after Mayorkas testified before senators in his confirmation hearing last month and said that he did not think ICE should be abolished.

Garland Refuses to Say If Illegal Entry Should Remain a Crime; Makes Strange, Confused Comment About What Happened on Jan. 6.  Merrick Garland was just a horrible witness on his own behalf today [2/22/2021].  He couldn't stop saying um, uh, any time he was asked a question and the answers he gave were batty.  As we reported earlier, he indicated that attacking a federal courthouse at night, as Antifa was wont to do in Portland, wasn't necessarily domestic terrorism if it was done at night.

Biden AG Nominee Merrick Garland Refuses to Call Illegally Crossing the Border a Crime.  Joe Biden's pick for Attorney General refused to state that illegally crossing our border is a crime during his nomination hearing on Monday[2/22/2021]. During the hearing, Sen. Josh Hawley asked the nominee, Merrick Garland, if he believes that illegally crossing our borders should remain a crime.  "Do you believe that illegal entry at America's borders should remain a crime?" Hawley asked.  [Video clip]  "I haven't thought about that question... uhhh... uhhhhhhh... I just haven't thought about that question," Garland reluctantly replied.  "I think the uh, the uh, president has, uh, made clear that we are a country of uh with borders and uh a concern about national security.  Um, I don't know of proposal to uh decriminalize, but um, still make it unlawful to uh, enter."

Homeland Security plan would effectively abolish ICE.  The Biden administration might not need to abolish ICE.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has floated a plan to reorganize the federal deportation agency to the point where it's not doing much arresting and deporting from inside the country anymore.  Mr. Mayorkas revealed his idea last week in a telephone meeting with agency personnel in Texas, according to several sources familiar with the conversation, who said he proposed taking members of the country's 4,000-strong deportation force off the streets and converting them into criminal investigators.  They would no longer be focused on enforcing laws against illegal presence, which would have the effect of slashing arrests and deportations.

Tennessee Sen. Bill Hagerty Calls Out Joe Biden For Ending Immigration Policies That Protect Americans.  Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) sent a letter on Wednesday to President Joe Biden expressing his opposition to the White House ending Trump administration immigration policies that protect Americans.  "I have serious concerns regarding reports that you are planning to terminate the Trump Administration's Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) policy and return to a catch-and-release policy with respect to persons crossing the border," Hagerty posted on social media with a copy of the letter attached.

Search underway for 100+ undocumented immigrants who fled from refrigerated truck, Texas sheriff says.  A massive search was underway Friday [2/19/2021] after more than 100 undocumented immigrants jumped out of a refrigerated truck and fled into the woods in sub-freezing weather, Texas authorities said.  The incident happened Thursday evening as Bexar County deputies were investigating a report of people running out of air inside a truck that was smuggling immigrants through the U.S.-Mexico border.  When deputies arrived at the San Antonio-area gas station where the vehicle was parked, "a large crowd of people poured out of the truck and ran to the woods," Sheriff Javier Salazar said.  About 50 of them were located and found to be in good health, but Salazar believes the truck was carrying as many as 200 people and authorities are now worried about their condition given the brutal winter storm battering the South.

Opportunists?  In this weather?
Migrant smugglers take advantage of Texas deep freeze.  Border Patrol agents in Texas were tipped off by a ranch hand earlier this week to a suspicious Chevrolet Avalanche that had just loaded up illegal immigrants from the side of the road.  When agents caught up to the vehicle, they found a driver, a passenger and nine suspected illegal immigrants, five of them in the cab and four in the truck bed, exposed to the elements with the wind chill temperature at 9 degrees Fahrenheit.  One woman was already dead and two more had to get emergency medical treatment because of hypothermia.  A consequence of the cold snap that's engulfed much of Texas is that some migrant smugglers are figuring it's the right time to try to sneak people north out of the border areas, figuring the Border Patrol has its hands full with other duties right now and that highway checkpoints will be shut down because of the weather.

Biden's Massive Amnesty Bill is Here.  Democrat Senator Bob Menendez and a number of other leftist lawmakers on Capitol Hill will officially introduce a massive amnesty bill backed by the White House and President Joe Biden Thursday morning.  The legislation will be known as the "U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021" and rewards at least 11 million people who came to the country illegally.

6 Key Aspects of Biden's Amnesty Bill.  President Joe Biden is promoting an immigration bill that could grant amnesty to up to 20 million illegal immigrants. [...] The Biden White House released an outline of the amnesty legislation on his first day in office.  In what could be a deal-killer for gaining any Republican support, the legislation doesn't include proposals for increased border security, according to The Associated Press.  This comes as Biden has rolled back several major border security measures through executive action.

White House says Biden backs citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants, ahead of bill unveiling.  The White House on Tuesday reaffirmed that President Joe Biden backs a controversial plan to create a pathway to citizenship for at least 11 million illegal immigrants — as the White House and congressional Democrats are expected to formally unveil a sweeping immigration bill as soon as this week.  "There certainly is part of the proposal that the president outlined and proposed on Day One that is an earned pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the country," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.  A pathway to citizenship for all illegal immigrants in the country has long been a top item on liberal wishlists, and Biden promised such a plan if elected.  Estimates generally put the illegal immigrant population at about 11 million, although others suggest that could be higher.

Biden Policies Force Release Of 200 Migrants Into West Texas Border Community.  Law Enforcement sources report the release of more than 200 mostly Central American family units into a West Texas border community.  The Biden administration's cancellation of swift removal policies for Central American migrants forced Border Patrol officials to begin the releases of certain migrants immediately.  The recent dismantling of international agreements by the Biden administration created a backlog of migrants being detained in Border Patrol facilities.  Due to these changes, the Border Patrol will begin to release Central American family groups that cannot be removed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to their home countries, according to information obtained from sources with knowledge of the plans.  The order to release the migrants comes with little notice to local humanitarian organizations.

Former ICE Director On Massive Surge At Southern Border: 'This Isn't By Accident, This Is By Design'.  Former acting ICE Director Tom Homan told Fox News over the weekend that the recent surge U.S. officials are seeing on the southern border was not an accident but the result of a designed open borders strategy by the Biden administration.  Fox News host Mike Emanuel highlighted recent numbers that border officials saw for the month of January, which included "about 3,000 border arrests per day in January 2021, encounters at the border up 114% from the same time a year ago, the highest amount since July 2019."

Biden's DHS to Release 25.6K Migrants into Texas, California Communities.  President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is planning to release about 25,600 migrants, who have been in Mexico, into American communities in Texas and California, Breitbart News has learned.  After Biden ended the "Remain in Mexico" policy — which drastically reduced asylum fraud by keeping migrants in Mexico while they await their asylum hearings in the United States — DHS announced that it would begin processing the 25,600 migrants in the program on February 19.

Activists push Democrats to give stimulus checks to 9M taxpaying noncitizens.  Democrats face pressure from immigration activists to provide pandemic relief checks to millions of immigrants who are illegally residing in the United States but pay taxes.  Behind the scenes, left-leaning advocacy groups and nonprofit organizations are pushing to get $1,400 checks, including in major pandemic relief legislation not only for the 2.2 million U.S. citizen children who were excluded from the two previous checks but 9.3 million adults who pay billions of dollars in federal taxes.  Altogether, the measure could cost the federal government $13 billion.  The National Immigration Law Center, Church World Services, and Service Employees International Union are leading efforts to whip Senate Democrats into adding language for the checks into the pandemic relief legislative package.  The move is not expected to succeed but could complicate negotiations within the Democratic Party in the coming weeks.

DHS will admit 25,000 migrants waiting in Mexico.  Homeland Security will allow tens of thousands of migrants blocked by the Trump administration from jumping the border to enter the U.S. starting next week, erasing the brunt of a policy that had helped solve the last border surge.  The migrants are part of the Migration Protection Protocols, more commonly referred to as the "remain in Mexico" policy, which allowed border authorities who encountered illegal entrants to process and return them to Mexico to await their immigration court dates.  MPP had the effect of denying would-be illegal immigrants a foothold in the U.S., which sapped the incentive for people to make the attempt during the 2019 surge.

Biden WH can't say how it is refuting perception that the US border is open.  The White House struggled to answer on Thursday [2/11/2021] how it was working to dispel the belief among migrants that the US border is open, instead shifting focus to the administration's "moral and humane" immigration policy, amid a nearly 100 percent surge of illegal crossings.  Speaking to reporters at a briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki engaged in a back-and-forth with two reporters about her claim earlier this week that the US is turning away the "vast majority" of migrants at the southern border.  After being pressed on Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador saying this week that migrants believed the borders were open under President Biden, Psaki admitted that what she was saying "is not, I guess, what you're perhaps seeing if you're looking at a portion of the border, but what they are tracking in terms of numbers and data."

Schumer and AOC Team Up to Announce Taxpayers Now on the Hook for COVID Funerals, Including for Illegal Immigrants.  If there's one way to make sure COVID-19 deaths don't go down, this is it.  New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer joined forces this week to publicize a federal program that will reimburse the families of coronavirus victims up to $7,000 for funeral expenses for deaths from the disease that occurred in 2020 — even if the death involved an illegal alien.  And, according to CNN, Schumer said the lawmakers want the program to last as long as the pandemic does — which means the numbers are likely to show the pandemic lasting a good long time.

Biden administration opens another tent city to detain surge of illegal migrants.  The Biden administration is facing fresh spikes of over 200 percent in illegal border crossings from this time last year and has opened another tent city to detain illegal immigrants in Texas, US Customs and Border Protection has announced.  The Border Patrol revealed in a report released Wednesday that the number of migrants apprehended at the border in the month of January reached nearly 78,000, up from 36,679 in January 2020.  Single adult Mexican citizens accounted for more than 37,000 CBP encounters, a 119 percent increase from this time last year, according to the agency.  Amid the surge, a new "soft-sided facility" was established this week by the agency in Donna, Texas, to hold individuals originally staying at the Centralized Processing Center in McAllen, Texas.

Tom Cotton:  Joe Biden Is Keeping U.S. Closed for Americans, Leaving Border Open for Illegal Aliens.  President Joe Biden's administration is getting blasted by lawmakers, local officials, and critics for advocating lockdowns and restrictions for Americans during the Chinese coronavirus crisis while seemingly opening the nation's borders to illegal aliens who can flout Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.  As Breitbart News has extensively reported, the Biden administration has resumed the Catch and Release program wherein border crossers are apprehended and promptly released into the interior of the United States.  These border crossers are not required to test negative for the coronavirus before their release into American communities.

How Amnesty Causes Human Misery, Endangers Public Health.  Mexican police officers were arrested last week and charged in the killing of more than a dozen Guatemalan migrants on the way to the United States.  Their bodies were shot and burned near the U.S. border in a violence-riddled corridor frequently used by smugglers.  Such tragedies are not uncommon.  Mexican police particularly at the state and local level have often been accused of exploiting and killing migrants.  Criminal organizations routinely prey on vulnerable people who are smuggled through violent and cartel-controlled areas.  The left often paints amnesty as a humanitarian act, but clearly, the facts paint a darker reality.  Promises of mass legalization and weakened enforcement lead to these tragedies.

Biden's immigration policy — this is how you embolden human traffickers, drug cartels.  Thousands of migrants are fleeing from Central America to the United States border, again.  On bus, foot and train many will do whatever they can to survive the long journey with the promise that a better life awaits them in America.  Thousands more will make the trek by this spring when the weather gets warmer and those numbers are expected to surpass anything previously seen before, according to federal law enforcement officials who recently spoke with me.  "We're expecting a huge influx this year along the Southern border," said a Border Patrol agent, who spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak on the matter.

How Joe Biden abolished ICE without abolishing it.  We've already looked at one of the worst of President Joe Biden's mountain of executive orders (and it's some pretty stiff competition to climb to the top of that heap), specifically the one ending deportations of almost all illegal aliens.  But it's hard to overstate the nature of the immediate impact that it had.  When you add in his cancelation of the agreements Donald Trump struck with Honduras and Guatemala, the situation on America's southern border becomes even more dire.  But I don't think even I allowed the news to sink in and become "real" until I read about an interview that a Virginia county Sheriff named Chuck Jenkins gave to Steve Doocy on Fox and Friends this week.  He's on the front line of immigration enforcement as part of his job and, as far as he's concerned, Joe Biden just "abolished ICE" without having to alter a single federal law.

Federal judge prevents Biden administration from pausing deportations for two more weeks.  A federal judge in Texas has extended the block on President Joe Biden's deportation moratorium for two more weeks as the case continues to play out in court.  Judge Drew Tipton said in an order dated Monday [2/8/2021] the extension was necessary for "the record to be more fully developed" in the case brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who challenged Biden's 100-day pause on deportations.  Tipton originally issued a 14-day suspension of Biden's moratorium on Jan. 26.  The pause in deportations was part of Biden's attempted day one overhaul of several of former President Donald Trump's immigration policies.  But Paxton quickly filed a lawsuit in response to Biden's moratorium, claiming the state would face financial harm if undocumented immigrants were released from custody, because of costs associated with health care and education.

Psaki Busted by Doocy Again, Confirms Biden to Drastically Limit ICE Deportations, Even Dem Blasts Them on It.  As we previously wrote, Biden was trying to stop deportations for 100 days except for national security threats.  That is already causing a massive influx at the border that President Donald Trump had greatly cured with his immigration effort.  But a judge slapped down Biden's effort, handing him his first official court loss.  Additionally, according to Homeland Security, there's a policy change coming that indicates ICE agents would cease to pursue deportations against those convicted of virtually all offenses that were not for national security threats or serious aggravated felonies.  So deportations would cease for drugs, DUIs, drunk driving, low-level assaulters, fraudsters and thieves, and a host of other charges, according to a memo obtained by the Washington Post and a report from the Texas Tribune.  Moreover, ICE agents said it would weaken ICE's discretion and their ability to arrest wanted illegal aliens at correctional facilities.

Biden prepares rules to limit ICE arrests, deportations.  U.S. immigration authorities will revise their approach to arrests and deportations under President Biden, according to Homeland Security officials.  "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently rescinded two 2018 policy memos related to the issuance of Notices to Appear when processing requests for immigration benefits," USCIS spokesman Matthew Bourke said Sunday.  "The agency was directed to rescind the relevant policy in a [Department of Homeland Security] memo issued Jan. 20."  That's the day Biden was inaugurated — and when he signed a slew of executive orders, some of which rolled back parts of former President Donald Trump's immigration policy.  He strengthened protections for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) and halted work on the border wall.

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Large Migrant Group in Mexico Boards Train for U.S..  A large group of migrants, most likely seeking asylum in the United States, were spotted heading north via a rail route known as La Bestia.  The train departed Tierra Blanca, Guanajuato, and will likely arrive at the U.S.-Mexico Border within days, according to Breitbart Texas sources.  Mexican immigration officials and municipal police in Tierra Blanca watched as hundreds boarded and departed.  Their exact destination is unknown, but history suggests the Rio Grande Valley is most likely.

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In this case, "boarding a train" does not mean buying a ticket and having a seat in a railroad car designed to carry passengers.  It means the migrants are climbing atop freight cars, which is presumably just as illegal in Mexico as it is here; but being illegal doesn't matter to illegal immigrants.

Millions of Americans Projected to Remain Jobless as Biden Packs U.S. Labor Force with Foreign Workers.  Millions of Americans are projected to remain jobless for the next three to four years, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), though President Joe Biden is looking to fill American jobs with foreign workers.  In a report released this month, CBO analysts said the number of jobless Americans — all of whom want full-time jobs — will not return to pre-coronavirus levels until around 2024. [...] Before then, millions of Americans are projected to remain jobless though that has not kept the Biden administration from pursuing a labor policy that floods the United States labor market with millions of illegal aliens, foreign visa workers, and green card-holders.

Biden to End Trump Asylum Deals with Three Central American Countries.  The Biden administration is ending asylum deals brokered under the Trump administration with three Central American countries just as the number of migrants arriving at the southern border is spiking.  "The United States has suspended and initiated the process to terminate the Asylum Cooperative Agreements with the Governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras as the first concrete steps on the path to greater partnership and collaboration in the region laid out by President Biden," Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Saturday [2/6/2021].  The agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras required many migrants who showed up at the U.S.-Mexico border to seek asylum in one of those countries first.

DHS deletes deportation warning over fears of 'undue stress' to illegal immigrants.  Worried that illegal immigrants may feel "undue stress," Homeland Security's legal immigration agency has now deleted a standard warning to people that overstayed their visas that they ran the risk of being deported.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' operations center issued the directive Wednesday, saying the agency is rolling back a Trump policy that anyone who applied but was rejected for legal immigration status should be referred for deportation, through what's known in government-speak as an NTA, or Notice to Appear.  But in addition to canceling the policy, the operations center said it was also deleting the caution that being in the country illegally could mean deportation.

Joe Biden Puts Americans in the Dark by Revoking Ability to Reject Refugee Dumping in Their Communities.  U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order Thursday that denies state and local governments any authority to reject the drop-off of refugees into their towns and communities.  In essence, former President Donald Trump's policy (Executive Order 13888 of September 2019) gave state and local governments a say in whether they have the capacity to provide refugees a pathway to become self-sufficient and successfully integrate into American society.  Biden's new executive order (EO) indicated that the federal government would consult with American communities across the country about refugees' resettlement. [...] However, with the stroke of a pen Thursday [2/4/2021], Biden revoked Trump's Executive Order 13888 that enhanced state and local involvement in refugees' resettlement within their jurisdiction.

Promised a wall, left with a hole:  Border rancher fears Biden order will funnel migrants through his land.  A fourth-generation rancher who once viewed the border wall project as a blessing now faces a nightmare after construction was stopped 1 mile before being finished, leaving a hole right in his backyard through which he fears immigrants will be funneled.  A wall project originating near El Paso, Texas, came to an abrupt end last week near Hermanas, New Mexico, less than a mile short of where it was slated to connect to another wall.  Landowner Russell Johnson said President Biden has set his family up as the first spot in the 90 miles to El  Paso where people will try to sneak into the country, and Johnson is scared for his wife and kids.

Biden Order on Refugees Raises Yearly Limit from 15,000 to 125,000.  Joe Biden's latest Executive Order on the nation's asylum system will reportedly raise the number of refugees from 15,000 — a historic low under President Trump — to 125,000 during his first year in office.  "I'm approving an executive order to begin the hard work of restoring our refugee admissions program to help meet the unprecedented global need," said the President.

Former CBP Head:  Biden Has Decimated Border Protections With 'Stroke Of A Pen'.  Former Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan slammed the Biden administration Tuesday [2/2/2021] for undoing significant border protections put into place by President Trump.  Morgan first took aim at White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki for trashing Trump's efforts to secure the border, and attributing the infamous Obama/Biden 'kids in cages' and family separation policy to Trump.  After Psaki had spoken, calling Trump's border policies "horrific", Morgan stated that "There isn't enough time to address all the spin and misinformation that the Press Secretary just sent out."  Morgan outlined that agencies within the Trump administration have been "working tirelessly" to reunite families separated at the border.

DHS Is Giving Illegal Immigrants 'Equal Access' to Wuhan Coronavirus Vaccines.  The Department of Homeland Security announced today the agency supports granting illegal immigrants equal access to the Wuhan coronavirus vaccine, which is in short supply for American citizens.  "DHS and its Federal government partners fully support equal access to the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine distribution sites for undocumented immigrants.  It is a moral and public health imperative to ensure that all individuals residing in the United States have access to the vaccine.  DHS encourages all individuals, regardless of immigration status, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine once eligible under local distribution guidelines," DHS released in a statement Monday [2/1/2021].

Could Democrats pack a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants into a COVID-19 aid bill?  House Democrats want the next round of coronavirus aid to include citizenship for 5 million illegal immigrants who are considered to be among the pandemic's "essential" workforce.  A group of 100 House Democrats sent their leadership a request to include the language in a budget resolution that would pave the way for the Senate to use a tactic called reconciliation to pass the bill with only 51 votes instead of the usual 60 votes.

Federal Judge to Extend Order Blocking Biden Administration's 100-Day Deportation Pause.  An order blocking President Joe Biden's administration from its attempted deportation pause will be extended, a federal judge said during a hearing Friday [1/29/2021].  U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton, a Trump nominee, said he plans to extend the order by two weeks, effectively doubling its time.  The additional weeks are required so the case can be reviewed properly, he said during a hearing, according to the Austin-American Statesman.  The extension wasn't on the court docket as of Saturday morning.  Tipton said he wants to hear more about an agreement reached by the Trump administration and Texas officials late last year that forces the federal government to give Texas 180 days notice before changing immigration enforcement in the state.  He also wants to receive information about whether the proposed deportation pause would cause convicts or people accused of serious crimes to go free.

Large Group of Haitian Migrants Cross Border into Texas.  Border Patrol agents in the Del Rio Sector apprehended a large group of suspected Haitian migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico into Texas.  Although apprehensions on the border garner little attention, the size of such groups and their country of origin does tell a story.  An anonymous source reported the illegal entry and apprehension of a single group of over 90 illegal aliens.  Many in the group are suspected of being nationals of Haiti.  According to the source, Mexican immigration officials alerted U.S. authorities along the border concerning the potential arrival of the migrants who were traveling through Mexico on charter busses.

Former Trump Aide Stephen Miller Details How Awful Biden's Immigration Order Actually Is.  Former Trump administration staffer Stephen Miller appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight to detail the impact of President Joe Biden's Executive Order on immigration enforcement.  While Biden billed the order as a temporary halt on deportations for 100 days, it appears to include much more.  Biden may not be abolishing Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE); he is just ensuring they have nothing to do.  Host Tucker Carlson began with an update on a story that broke last week.  The Biden administration sent a directive to ICE detention centers instructing them to release all detainees obtained by the host.

Texas Judge Blocks Biden's Plan To Pause Deportations.  Last Wednesday [1/20/2021], after Joe Biden was inaugurated as President of the United States, the top official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memo demanding many deportations to be paused.  But on Tuesday, a Texas judge blocked the move.  U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton, who was nominated by former President Trump on February 4, 2020, then confirmed by the Senate on June 3, 2020, issued a temporary restraining order blocking the move for 14 days on Tuesday. [...] But on Friday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a complaint arguing that Texas would face irreparable harm from a deportation freeze.  He said it would increase education and healthcare costs.  "Paxton also said it went against the terms of an enforcement agreement Texas brokered with the Trump administration less than two weeks before Biden took office," Reuters reported.

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Biden Deportation Freeze After Texas Challenge.  A federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked an executive order issued by President Joe Biden to halt the deportation of certain immigrants for 100 days.  U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, issued a temporary restraining order on Jan. 26, blocking Biden's policy nationwide for 14 days after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton challenged it in court.  The order is a setback to the Biden administration, which has proposed far-reaching changes, including a plan to legalize about 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States illegally.  Last week, the administration also issued an order that halts all U.S.-Mexico border wall construction.  During former President Donald Trump's four years in office, Democrats and immigration activists often filed lawsuits in an attempt to halt Trump's border wall construction, among other immigration provisions.  With Paxton's lawsuit, it's likely that Republicans may do the same — especially with hundreds of judges appointed by Trump during his term in office.

Judge Slaps Down Biden's Deportation Freeze.  A federal judge has slapped down President Biden's 100 day deportation freeze for illegal aliens, ruling in favor of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who sued against the measure.  [Tweets]  "A federal judge on Tuesday barred the U.S. government from enforcing a 100-day deportation moratorium that is a key immigration priority of President Joe Biden," the Associated Press reports.  "U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a temporary restraining order sought by Texas, which sued on Friday against a Department of Homeland Security memo that instructed immigration agencies to pause most deportations.  Tipton said the Biden administration had failed 'to provide any concrete, reasonable justification for a 100-day pause on deportations.'"

Federal court in Texas blocks Biden's 100-day deportation "pause".  A federal judge in Texas blocked President Biden's 100-day deportation "pause" on Tuesday [1/26/2021] in a ruling that may point to a new phase of conservative legal challenges to his administration's immigration agenda.  Judge Drew Tipton, a Trump appointee, granted a temporary restraining order sought by Texas attorney general Ken Paxton, saying the state had demonstrated a likelihood of facing immediate harm from Biden's pause.  The court order will be in effect for 14 days while Tipton considers a broader motion by the state for a preliminary injunction.  Though the order is temporary, the state's lawsuit portends more legal challenges by Biden opponents appealing to a judicial branch reshaped by the confirmation of hundreds of Trump appointees.

'Release them all, immediately': Tucker Carlson reveals email sent to ICE officials after Biden's deportation halt.  Fox News's Tucker Carlson revealed an exclusive email showing that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials were told to release all illegal immigrants in custody.  "As of midnight tonight, stop all removals," the email reported by Carlson on his show Friday night [1/22/2021] reads.  "This includes Mexican bus runs, charter flights and commercial removals (until further notice). ... All cases are to be considered [no significant likelihood of removal in foreseeable future]."  The email adds, "Release them all, immediately.  No sponsor available is not acceptable any longer."

It's the remittances, not poverty.  We hear that President Biden and President Lopez-Obrador spoke by phone.  According to news reports, the Mexican president said that the U.S. is offering US$4 billion to Central America.  I guess that President Biden is hoping that money going south will keep caravans from going north, or something like that.  It sounds good but it won't really work.  The biggest problem with Mexico and Central America is that the leaders have grown accustomed to remesas or remittances.  They flow south every week, from one guy in Texas sending mom a $100 a month to even bigger numbers.  These remittances are the social net for many of these countries, as we see in this WSJ report: [...] So the money goes south and keeps going south.  In theory, dealing with the root cause of poverty is a noble idea.  In this case, they are not coming here because they are poor.  They are coming here because they can make more money and send dollars to mom.  Can it be stopped?  Not really.

The Editor says...
Even if remittances can't be stopped, they could still be taxed.

By 2-to-1 Margin, Voters Want Migrant Caravan Stopped at the Border.  With another caravan of migrants from Honduras heading north toward the United States, Americans overwhelmingly want the caravan stopped at the U.S. border.  Sixty percent (60%) of Likely U.S. Voters in a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey say the government should stop the caravan at the border.  That's double the 30% of voters who believe the migrants should be allowed to enter the United States temporarily until each of their cases can be individually reviewed.

Face It:  The Open-Borders Crowd Won.  There's no getting around the fact that Joe Biden's inauguration signals a radical shift in immigration policies.  But beyond that, the Biden era will see the virtual end of border security; a halt to immigration arrests, deportations, and detentions; a massive increase in the number of refugees allowed into the U.S.; and the legalization of millions of illegal aliens — among other radical proposals.  The victory of the open borders crowd is total and complete.  "It simply wouldn't have happened without us," Lorella Praeli, co-president of the liberal group Community Change, said of Biden's victory.  "So we are now in a powerful position."

Texas Attorney General to Sue Biden Admin Over "Illegal Deportation Freeze".  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday evening [1/21/2021] announced he will be taking action against the Biden Administration over its "illegal deportation freeze."  Biden signed an Executive Order on Wednesday putting a "temporary" 100-day freeze on deportations of illegal aliens.

Joe Biden Is Manufacturing A Crisis At The Border.  On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed six executive orders on immigration, proposed a sweeping amnesty bill, and ordered the Department of Homeland Security to pause deportations.  That's an awful lot of activity on an issue that he barely mentioned during the campaign.  In doing so, Biden is laying the groundwork for a new border crisis — the very thing his predecessor spent four years trying to avoid.  First, let's set the record straight on the Trump administration's achievements at the border.  While the wall was the only thing the mainstream press focused on — and which now covers 24% of the U.S.-Mexico border — Trump scored multiple victories in securing the border.

Mayorkas: No, we're not defunding ICE — and it might need more resources.  This seems a bit off-message for a nominee to an administration looking to unleash the flood at the southern border.  Of course, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will need all of the resources it can get if the Biden administration follows through with the ultra-progressive amnesty proposal it plans to drop tomorrow [1/20/2021].  Still, the mantra from the Left over the Trump era was to defund ICE along with, or maybe especially before, other law enforcement.  Biden nominee for Homeland Security Secretary rejected it this morning.  Alejandro Mayorkas, whose appointment already has other problems, told Senator James Lankford (R-OK) that not only would the Biden administration oppose defunding ICE, it might ask for more resources for enforcement.

Honduran Migrant Within Massive Horde Say Biden Is Giving Them 100 Days To Get Into US, Will Help Them All.  A migrant reportedly from Honduras said in an interview with CNN that the caravan he was part of was coming to the United States because President-elect Joe Biden has "given us 100 days" to arrive and receive legal documents, according to Fox News.  "What I want for my people, I just want patience and prayers that we can get to the U.S. because they're having a new president whereas Biden, he's going to help all of us," the migrant said, Fox News reported.  "He's given us 100 days to get to the U.S. and give us 'legalment' paper so we can get a better life for our kids and family."  [Video clip]

Guatemalan Government Declares the Most Violent Migrant Invaders Caravan They've Seen Fights with their Military at Border.  Guatemalan security forces on Sunday [1/17/2021] used sticks and tear gas to beat back a large migrant caravan bound for the United States, just days before the advent of a new U.S. administration, which urged travelers to abandon the journey.  Between 7,000 and 8,000 migrants, including families with young children, have entered Guatemala since Friday, authorities say, fleeing poverty and violence in a region hammered by the coronavirus pandemic and back-to-back hurricanes in November.  [Video clip]

Migrant Invaders Turn Guatamala into a Battlefield Straight out of a History Channel Documentary.  Guatamala is being forced to deploy hundreds to thousands of troops in order to prevent the massive influx of illegal immigrant invaders that are hellbent on making it to the USA in order to get amnesty from Joe Biden.  [Video clip]

Guatemalan Police Dismantle Caravan Headed For United States.  [Scroll down]  It's still not clear how many of the migrants have returned home and how many are just waiting for another opportunity.  These caravans originally began as a way to protect people from kidnapping and violence along the road but at this point it seems the caravans attract so much attention that they are unable to get through, at least as a group.  I wonder if this tactic will decline as people decide it doesn't work.  Meanwhile, Guatemala's foreign affairs secretary blamed a complete lack of action by Honduras for allowing this caravan to get as far as it did.  Instead of holding them back the Honduran security forces allegedly gave them an escort.

Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrants without legal status.  President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration.  It would provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status, according to a person granted anonymity to discuss the legislation.  It's a massive reversal from the Trump administration's harsh immigration policies.  The legislation puts Biden on track to deliver on a major campaign promise after four years of President Donald Trump's restrictive policies.  But it does not include beefed-up border security, which makes passage in Congress in doubt.

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Bias alert:  What was so "harsh" and "restrictive" about President Trump's immigration policies?  Were those adjectives really necessary?

Don't Bother Learning to Code.  [Scroll down]  The annual H-1B quota stands at 65,000 per year.  There is an additional 20,000 set aside for applicants holding a degree from an American graduate school, such as those studying on a J-1 "exchange visitors" visa.  The J-1 typically goes to teachers, professors, research scholars, for whom the visa expires after five years.  To obtain a J-1, applicants must show their intention to return to their country origin at the end of the program, because the program is "designed to promote the interchange of persons, knowledge, and skills, in the fields of education, arts, and science."  But there is nothing so permanent as a temporary nonimmigrant visitor.  J-1 holders can apply for an adjustment of status to H-1B.  The H-1B is a dual-intent visa, which means it offers a path to a green card.  With a few twists and turns, then, exchange visitors become permanent residents who displace Americans in the fields of education, arts, and science.

Biden's Unjust Moves on Immigration.  The majority (about 2/3) of illegal immigrants in this country came for a short visit and never left.  More than 10 million apply for temporary visas every year.  Between 20% and 30%, who are not able to convince a consular officer at our embassies abroad that they have sufficiently strong ties to their homeland to bring them back, do not receive visas.  Those that did promised to return and, in order to be admitted upon entry, promised to leave within their allotted timeframe.  They lied — just like the vast majority claiming asylum, which is legally limited to those with a credible fear of official persecution, not just bad living conditions, no matter how poor or crime-ridden.

Joe Biden:  Amnesty for Everyone Who Was Here on January 1.  President-elect Joe Biden's amnesty plan will reportedly provide the glittering prize of U.S. citizenship to everyone who can show they were in the United States illegally on January 1, if Congress passes the wage-cutting, nation-changing legislation amid a deep economic recession.  "To qualify, immigrants must have been in the United States as of Jan. 1, a move meant to blunt any rush to the border," according to a description provided "by transition officials" to the Washington Post.

If You Wanted Joe Biden, You Get Him, and You Don't Get to Complain.  You can't spend a year fluffing Biden as the only hope for the union and then act surprised when he does exactly what he said he would do.  This is a guy who stood on a debate stage and raised his hand pledging universal healthcare to illegal immigrants.  He's already trying to roll out an amnesty bill and he hasn't even taken office yet.  That bill includes a path to citizenship with zero new enforcement mechanisms or resources.  In a phrase, it's exactly what you'd expect. [...] The election is over.  The time to fret about Biden's immigration policies was before you voted for him.

Report: Biden Team to Migrant Caravan:  Don't Come, You Won't Get In — Yet.  NBC News reports that a senior Biden transition team member warned the newest caravan of Honduran migrants not to come to the U.S. at this time.  The official reportedly advised that if they come they will not be allowed to enter the U.S. — for now.  "The situation at the border isn't going to be transformed overnight," the unnamed transition official told NBC News.  "There's help on the way, but now is not the time to make the journey."

Joe Biden's big amnesty plan stuns even the open-borders activists for its 'boldness' and 'ambition'.  If anyone thought the low-legitimacy Joe Biden presidency was going to be a tip-toe unity caretaker operation, they had another thing coming.  Biden's getting right to work on a huge, unpopular amnesty plan to reward an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants with instant green cards and a "right" to citizenship after a mere eight years.  He's cynically planning to put it in place with the expectation that Congress will swing to the Republicans in 2022, based on public opposition.

Biden plans early legislation to offer legal status to 11 million immigrants without it.  During his first days in office, President-elect Joe Biden plans to send a groundbreaking legislative package to Congress to address the long-elusive goal of immigration reform, including what's certain to be a controversial centerpiece:  a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the country without legal status, according to immigrant rights activists in communication with the Biden-Harris transition team.  The bill also would provide a shorter pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of people with temporary protected status and beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals who were brought to the U.S. as children, and probably also for certain front-line essential workers, vast numbers of whom are immigrants.

Chamber of Commerce [will] Work with Joe Biden on Expanding Legal Immigration as 18[ ]M[illion] Americans [are] Jobless.  Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue says the business group "will work cooperatively" with President-Elect Joe Biden to expand legal immigration levels to the United States in order to fill American jobs with foreign workers as 18 million Americans remain jobless.  At an annual event this week, Donohue outlined the group's plans to work hand-in-hand with incoming Biden administration officials to expand legal immigration levels beyond their already historic rates, where more than 1.2 million green cards are allotted every year and 1.4 million foreign visa workers are admitted to take American jobs annually.

Migrants chanting 'Biden!  Biden!' stampede border.  In the wake of the presidential election, concerns over the safety of our great nation's borders have been brought to light, as immigration is perhaps one of the most contested issues in today's political climate.  President Trump implemented strict policies throughout the last four years to protect America, which Joe Biden is expected to loosen.  Come one, come all!  On the night of December 29, up to 400 migrants — mostly from Cuba — forced their way past Mexican immigration and over turnstiles on the Paso del Norte Bridge, seeking to force their way into El Paso, Texas.

Migrants Chanting "Biden, Biden" Storm US-Mexico Border Crossing — Trump's MPP And "Remain In Mexico Policy" Saves The Day.  An El Paso-Juárez border bridge was blocked Tuesday [12/29/2020] overnight when a huge group of Cubans and other migrants tired of waiting in Mexico showed stormed into the United States.  Some left-leaning media reported that there were only 100 immigrants and they didn't report about Biden's chants.  Almost lost in the distractions of the holiday weekend, on the night of December 29 up to 400 mostly Cuban migrants forced their way past Mexican immigration and overpayment turnstiles on the Paso del Norte Bridge from Ciudad Juarez with a desire to force their way into downtown El Paso, Texas, according to news reporting.

Defenders of Civilization?  There are more immigrants in the United States than at any time in its history.  More arrive here each year, legally or illegally, than to any other nation.  And they do so not for the New Green Deal or abortion on demand.  Instead, as mostly minorities, they expect to find more freedom, economic prosperity, meritocracy, and personal safety in America than they did as majorities in their home nations.  Do they know, but cannot say, that?  Yet we are hellbent on transmogrifying the immigrant experience into one in which the newly arrived must lodge complaints against their hosts, as if we are to assume they chose to immigrate to what they didn't like and to abandon what they did.  What happened to requiring every immigrant to have familiarity with English, a high school diploma, and legal entry?  Does anyone believe such requirements would make newcomers less successful?  Or is the rub that they would arrive more independent, more upbeat about America, and less inclined to be patronized — and therefore not so needed by the Left?

Federal Court:  President Donald Trump Has Authority to Bar Uninsured Immigrants from Admission.  The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled in favor of President Donald Trump's order barring entry to legal immigrants until they fund their own health insurance and avoid becoming a "public charge' for taxpayers.  The San Francisco Chronicle put the number of migrants who would not be admissible at an estimated 375,000 every year — or about one million every 2.5 years.

Hey, GOP: This is Your Do or Die Moment.  [Scroll down]  Plan C for Democrats is to open the borders, granting amnesty, citizenship, and voting rights to millions of foreigners, mostly poor, eager to enjoy the largess of American workers and taxpayers, voting to keep the benefit spigot wide open.  Flood Texas with immigrants, turn it blue, and it's lights out for the GOP, assuming Democrats haven't yet abolished the Electoral College.  They won't even need to rig the election at that point.

CBP Chief:  Joe Biden Will Spur 'Waves' of 'Uncontrolled Mass Migration' to U.S..  President-elect Joe Biden's plan to end a series of United States cooperative asylum agreements with Central America will spur "waves" of illegal immigration to the southern border, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Chief Mark Morgan says.  As Breitbart News reported, Joe Biden is planning to tear down President Donald Trump's legal wall that he has built through U.S. agreements with Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador that have helped stem illegal immigration at the southern border and allow federal immigration officials to quickly return border crossers to their native countries.

Biden backpedals on opening border on day one, but the damage is done.  President-elect Joe Biden may have realized he does not want a southwest border crisis in his administration, but the damage he created with his campaign promises is already done.  After irresponsibly making campaign statements that "we owe" illegal aliens amnesty and promising to end the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" program on day one, Biden has balked, stating he would make such changes at a slower pace than originally promised.  It's too late.  The alien smugglers have already cashed their checks.  Without even waiting for our election or heeding pandemic restrictions or the rapid increase in virus cases in the United States and Mexico, large migrant flows to our border restarted.

Cruz Blocks Democrat-Backed Bill that Would Open Pipeline of Migrants from Hong Kong to U.S..  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), at the last minute on Friday, blocked a Democrat-backed bill that would have created a pipeline for Hong Kong citizens to come to the U.S. under Temporary Protection Status or asylum, which virtually would allow for a massive transfer of migrants into the country.  The bill, the Hong Kong People's Freedom and Choice Act, Cruz said, would allow Democrats "to advance their long-standing goals on changing [US] immigration laws."

U.S. Supreme Court throws out challenge to Trump census immigrant plan.  The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday threw out a lawsuit seeking to block President Donald Trump's plan to exclude immigrants living illegally in the United States from the population count used to allocate congressional districts to states.  The 6-3 ruling on ideological lines, with the court's six conservatives in the majority and three liberals dissenting, gives Trump a short-term victory as he pursues his hard-line policies toward immigration in the final weeks of his presidency.

Foreign Refugee Managers:  Keep Americans in the Dark.  Nearly all managers in taxpayer-funded, refugee-delivery organizations say the public should have no say about the delivery of unskilled refugees into Americans' neighborhoods, job markets, and schools, says a survey by refugee groups.  The 61-page survey was released December 8 by the Refugee Council USA and the Center for Migration Studies, as the refugee groups cheered Joe Biden for his campaign-trail promise to dramatically expand the flow of low-wage refugees into Americans' workplaces.  Just 15 percent of managers in refugee agencies, and just 14 percent of refugee officials in state governments, said that "neighborhood associations" should be "given a voice in the Refugee Resettlement process," according to a chart on page 27 of the survey.

Illegal-immigrant caravans [are] back on the way, and Joe Biden 'invited' them.  A border crisis is brewing before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.  Migrant caravans are forming in Honduras, where residents were hit with a pair of devastating hurricanes last month, adding to the economic hardship caused by COVID-19.  Faced with ruin, many Hondurans have decided to defy local travel bans and head north.  "People are no longer scared of the coronavirus," one caravan organizer told Bloomberg.  "They're going hungry, they've lost everything, and some towns are still flooded." The organizer added that migrants are savvy about shifts in US border policy:  "When there is a change in government in the US or Mexico, caravans start to move, because they are testing the waters to see how authorities respond."

Cartels telling migrants 'border will be open' when Biden takes over, Texas Democrat says.  Since Election Day, the Department of Homeland Security has been preparing for an onslaught of Central American migrants who are being driven by cartel organizations to try to enter the U.S. Southwest border, according to a South Texas congressman.  U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, told Border Report on Friday afternoon that he was briefed by DHS a couple weeks ago "that the bad guys are starting to promote to people of Central America and Mexico that 'the border will be open; it will be different so start getting ready to come.'"

California Democrats pressure Biden and Congress to abolish ICE.  California Democrats hope to push the incoming Congress and Biden administration to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the coming year with a new state bill.  Democratic lawmakers in the California Assembly and Senate introduced this week the Abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement bill, a joint resolution that calls for the federal agency at the Department of Homeland Security to be shuttered.  A state legislature does not have the legal ability to take apart a federal agency — only Congress has that authority.  Two assemblymembers who spoke with the Washington Examiner believe Democrats in Washington are motivated to move on the liberal wish list item now.  "The only way we can move past the real damaging impact of ICE is to completely get rid of it and move on.  I think with the Biden administration, there's an opportunity to do that," said Assemblyman Ash Kalra, one of 15 co-authors.  "We're calling on Congress to act in conjunction with the federal administration."

Biden's Illegal Immigrant Gravy Train.  In the face of congressional fiscal and logistical roadblocks, President Trump has been undaunted in his efforts to control illegal immigration through the use of emergency powers, executive fiats, and discretionary financing to build an $11 billion wall on the southwest border.  Biden proclaims that he will not spend a dime on another foot of construction.  Instead, he will sprinkle fairy dust over the heads of everyone who's already breached it and turn a blind's eye to those in passage.  The new price of admission:  lifelong fealty and a vote or two.  Election fraud will be old hat, as counting ballots would become the constitutionally-protected, token expression for biennial Democrat landslides.  Customs and the Border Patrol, to the extent that they will survive the hissy fits of the Squad, will be made to sit on their hands in the role of babysitters and midwives.

The Stupid Party Redux.  On the evening of December 2, led by Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), the GOP quietly convened, avoiding public hearings, and gave their unanimous consent agreement for an amended version of S. 386, the "Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act."  "Under the bill, those on a long-term temporary visa who can secure a job offer requiring a college degree will, after a wait of 270 days, be able to obtain a three-year renewable work permit and permission to travel in and out of the country," explains Jessica M. Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies.  "It will be a status comparable to permanent residency with a green card, but without having to wait in line or be restricted by annual immigration limits," she adds.  "It will potentially apply to hundreds of thousands of people each year, including foreign students, exchange visitors, NAFTA workers, investors, and more."

Buried lede:  WaPo reports Mexican officials terrified of Biden's open-borders-and-amnesty dinner triangle.  So much for this new era of "restored" comity and normalcy in foreign relations, as Biden, his team, and their press lackeys have promoted.  Already we've seen the fear and pre-emptive triage actions in the Middle East based on fears of a return to the Obama lead-from-behind policy of weakness.  We've also see the fear in East Asia as small Pacific Rim nations and democracy campaigners in places like Hong Kong worry about a rampant China and a naive and ineffectual Jimmy Carter-style Biden administration.  Now we've got a full blown concern from Mexico that with Biden ringing the dinner trial of amnesty, migrant surges will trash Mexico, as if that country didn't have enough problems as it is.  If you want to start a migrant surge, there probably isn't a better way to do it than to advertise free amnesty at the destination, as Mickey Kaus noted in one of his tweets.

Democrats Want $5.5 Billion Bailout of New York City's Illegal Population.  The coronavirus crash has completely impoverished New York City's huge illegal-migrant population, so it needs a bailout from billionaires, says a far left group of open border activists.  The advocacy group, Make the Road NY, wants to raise $5.5 billion from 120 New York billionaires to provide roughly $750 per week in aid for up to 1.2 million illegal migrants and their dependents.  Numerous Democratic legislators back the campaign.

Biden's Foolish Immigration Priorities.  After many false starts — including the zero-tolerance policy that drove family separations — the Trump administration got a handle on the border thanks to its "remain in Mexico" policy and "safe third country" agreements with Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.  These initiatives closed an enormous loophole in the U.S. asylum system — undeserving asylum-seekers were able to gain access to our country, stay here for years while their claims worked their way through overwhelmed immigration courts, and remain even after their claims were denied because we lack the capacity (or will) to track and deport them.  This running, de facto amnesty served as a powerful magnet for migrants from Central America.  But the Trump administration managed to get Mexico to agree to the so-called Migration Protection Protocols.  This meant that asylum-seekers from countries other than Mexico could be made to remain in Mexico while their claims were adjudicated in the U.S.

Under A Biden Administration, Expect An Explosion In Illegal Immigration.  One of the big changes we should expect under a Joe Biden administration is an explosion of illegal immigration and a renewed crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.  The reason for this is simple: the immigration and border policies the Trump administration has put into place over the past four years have succeeded in driving down illegal immigration, and Biden has promised to reverse nearly all of them.  Throughout the campaign, Biden was forthright about his plans to dismantle Trump's immigration and border security agenda.  His team is now planning to carry out those plans, including a 100-day moratorium on deportations, directives to curtail arrests of illegal immigrants, and a full restoration of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

Joe Biden will stop building Trump's wall as soon as he is sworn in but will leave barrier intact.  Joe Biden will immediately halt construction of Donald Trump's southern border wall as soon as he is sworn into office, but will leave whatever has already been built in place.  So far, Trump's administration has spent $15 billion on adding to and reinforcing areas with existing barriers and building brand new 30-foot-tall bollard fencing.  While 400 miles of these see-through black metal slats have been built, only 12 miles of the border did not have some sort of existing barrier before construction commenced, The Dallas Morning News noted in a report Wednesday evening [11/11/2020].

Biden to freeze deportations, welcome illegals.  Here's yet another subject that I don't recall Joe Biden mentioning during the general election campaign.  Unlike the 2016 race, the subject of illegal immigration was barely an afterthought in this election.  But now that Joe Biden appears poised to become the 46th President, he's promising to undo even more of the progress achieved by Donald Trump in terms of enforcing the nation's immigration laws.  Not only does he plan to fully restore the Obama-era DREAMER protections, but he will declare a 100-day freeze on all deportations, even for criminal illegal aliens.  During that time he will be revising the guidelines for ICE as to which illegals can be deported, rolling back the gains we've made on that front over the past four years.

US to send asylum seekers home to Cameroon despite 'death plane' warnings.  The US is expected to fly Cameroonian asylum seekers back to their home country on Tuesday despite fears that their lives will be at risk and reports that deportees repatriated last month are now missing.  Some of the deportees are activists from the country's anglophone minority, who face arrest warrants for their political activities from government forces with a well documented record of extrajudicial killings.  They and their lawyers refer to Tuesday's flight as the "death plane".  Lawyers, human rights groups and Democratic senator Chris Van Hollen have appealed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to halt deportation flights to Cameroon while political violence is still widespread there and while at least some of the detainees have cases pending or motions to reopen cases before the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Federal judge tosses Trump's 'public charge' immigration rule.  A federal judge in Chicago issued a nationwide halt Monday [11/2/2020] to President Trump's attempt to make more immigrants have to prove self-sufficiency in order to win a path to citizenship.  Judge Gary Feinerman ruled the government cut too many procedural corners in issuing what was known as the "public charge" rule.  Homeland Security had asked him to confine his ruling to a limited geography and to delay its effectiveness while it was appealed.  The Obama appointee rejected both requests, announcing a nationwide policy.

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It is not "Trump's rule."  It has been a matter of federal law for some time.  And what happened on January 27 at the Supreme Court?

Summarizing Joe Biden.  Biden is a fan of open borders.  He promises to not build another foot of border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.  He'll put a 100-day moratorium on deportations and will end the practice of requiring asylum seekers to stay in Mexico while their cases are considered.  "Catch and release" will again be the government's policy.

Predawn ride-along with Border Patrol reveals unseen challenges of the job.  Just before dawn is when the U.S.-Mexico border's busiest region for illegal immigration is at peak activity.  Under cover of darkness, smugglers on the south side of the Rio Grande River push off floats and rafts that carry migrants who paid $1,000 each just to get over the river.  The federal agent whom I am following today makes it sound like chess, only this game is between Border Patrol agents and the relentless network of cartels ferrying their human cargo into the United States.  Mexican scouts who watch the river will give smugglers the OK when it is safe to push migrants into the water and toward the sandy shores of Texas.  They send people up the riverbank in one area, where those migrants may be detected and lead Border Patrol agents on a chase.  This distraction then allows the smugglers to push several other groups of migrants across the river.

Immigration Isn't an Uncontrollable Force of Nature After All.  New data from the Census Bureau shows that during the first two years of President Trump's administration, a time of rapid job growth and historically low unemployment, immigration went down.  How is that possible?  As the quotes above suggest, we've been told for years, both by Democrats and Republicans, that immigration is an unstoppable natural force, like the tides or continental drift.  That turns out to have been malarkey.  A new study by the Center for Immigration Studies finds that from 2017 to 2019, the growth in the immigrant population slowed dramatically.  This was the result of a combination of fewer new people coming and more who were already here (many of them illegal) going home.  Immigration didn't stop, nor did the number of immigrants here overall decline.  But during those first two years of the Trump Administration, growth in the total immigrant population averaged about 200,000 a year, as opposed to about 650,000 a year between 2010 and 2017 under President Obama.

Donald Trump Will Ride a Coyote to Victory.  Donald Trump has actually studied the deadly situation on our southern border.  In the debate he explained why the U.S. had to separate immigrant kids from their so-called "parents."  That's because human traffickers (called in the region "coyotes," Spanish pronunciation) smuggle children.  Thousands and thousands of children.  It's a huge business, conducted on the hides of the helpless and innocent. The Stream ran a plea by Mexican TV star and pro-life activist Eduardo Verástegui on this subject.  He begged the U.S. to build a border wall.  Why?  To stop this hemorrhage of kidnapped and trafficked Latino kids into the sex and child pornography industries, and slave labor on U.S. farms.  All that is real.  Coyotes are real, and a present danger to thousands of helpless women and children.  By some estimates, they rape up to 80% of Central American women and girls who enter the U.S. illegally.  We don't control our southern border.  The coyote rape gangs do.  And that's a national scandal.

The City is Killing America.  Welfare states don't create jobs.  They're what happens when there are too many people and no jobs.  We might be able to build our way out of this dead end, but we have to begin by questioning the urban model which is at the root of all of our national problems.  America doesn't need an expanding population.  Urban political machines do. [...] There is no shortage of cheap labor in America.  We don't need more of it.  Every major city is already choking on the unemployed cheap labor forces they have.  And unless we have a massive manufacturing boom, the only employment opportunities for them are in the gig economy where they can deliver pad thai and give rides to environmental consultants.  The urban model hasn't worked for America in sixty years.  The pandemic has put it on the verge of collapse as the wealthy industries that made cities their base flee into virtual workspaces.  It's time to rethink and defund cities as the hubs of our economy and our nation.

DHS Begins Fast-Track 'Expedited Removal' of Illegal Migrants.  The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has quietly launched a nationwide fast-track deportation process dubbed "Expedited Removal."  The fast-track process was created by Congress in 1996 but was ignored by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, who quietly welcomed the inflow of consumers and cheap, illegal labor.  The expedited process allows agents to arrest recently arrived migrants and deport them without intervention by pro-migration legal groups or sanctuary-city politicians.

8 Highlights From Second Biden-Trump Debate.  [#6] Illegal Immigration and Border Enforcement:  Trump and Biden had a sharp disagreement about enforcing immigration law, in particular the Trump administration's early policy of separating children from adults when they come across the southern border and placing children in detention centers with "cages."  "The children are brought here by coyotes and lots of bad people, cartels, and they're brought here and they used to use them to get into our country," Trump said.  "We now have as strong a border as we've ever had.  We're over 400 miles of brand new wall.  You see the numbers.  We let people in, but they have to come in legally,"[.] [...] But Trump said his administration actually inherited the Obama policy of putting children in cages.  "We changed the policy.  They did it.  We changed — they built the cages," Trump said.  "Who built the cages, Joe?"  According to The Associated Press, placing migrant children in cages began in 2014 under the Obama administration.

Guatemala Sends Back 3,500 Migrants in Honduran Caravan.  Associated Press reports Guatemala has sent back almost 3,500 Honduran migrants from a caravan that was heading to the United States over concerns they might spread Covid-19, President Alejandro Giammattei announced.  In a televised message broadcast on Sunday, President Alejandro Giammattei said Guatemalan security forces were able to "contain" the caravan which he said posed a health threat due to the coronavirus pandemic.  "We are experiencing a pandemic in Guatemala which has cost us to control with months of efforts," said the president, adding it was an "obligation" to reduce the risk of further contagion.

Trump administration wants to screen credit scores, tax returns of immigrants' U.S. sponsors.  American citizens, U.S. nationals and lawful permanent residents who sponsor an immigrant visa for a family member to live permanently in the United States must sign a legal and enforceable contract with the federal government know as the Affidavit of Support, agreeing to use their financial resources to support the immigrant.  Last year, President Donald Trump signed a memorandum that revives an old self-sufficiency immigration law that requires sponsors of immigrants to reimburse the U.S. government for any federal means-tested public benefits the sponsored immigrant receives.  And now, the Department of Homeland Security has announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that aims to "hold immigrant sponsors accountable for failing to meet the obligations of contracts they sign with the federal government."

That Migrant Caravan From Honduras Didn't Make It Very Far.  On Friday, John reported on the return of an unwelcome fall ritual.  That would be the start of the migrant caravan season when illegal aliens gather together in huge groups to attempt the trek from Guatemala and Honduras up through Mexico to either try to cross the United States border illegally or present themselves for asylum.  (Frequently both if they get caught trying to jump the border.)  In this case, roughly 1,000 migrants, primarily from Honduras, formed up and headed through Guatemala toward Mexico's southern border heading north.  By yesterday, their numbers were estimated to have swollen to 2,000.  But in a surprising turn of events, the governments of both Guatemala and Mexico stepped up their games and shut the caravan down almost entirely.  As of this morning [10/4/2020], the vast majority of them were on buses heading back to Honduras.

Guatemala to detain 2,000 U.S. bound migrants.  Guatemala says it will detain and return a migrant caravan of around 2,000 that entered the country illegally from Honduras on Thursday, according to an Associated Press report.  Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammettei vowed that the caravan, which was likely bound for the U.S, would be sent back to Honduras amid coronavirus concerns.

Mexico sees U.S. election behind migrant caravan, seeks to avoid Trump spat.  Mexico's president on Friday [10/2/2020] said he suspected political interference behind a new migrant caravan in Central America, promising to keep his country out of the U.S. presidential race as the group splintered and some began turning back.

Mexican President Notes Central American Caravan Timed to Interfere With U.S. Election.  As a consequence there are a myriad of ideological efforts underway, simultaneously with increased intensity, intended to influence the 2020 election.  Pelosi/Soros Inc. working earnestly on mail in ballots.  Big Tech continues efforts to disconnect the voices of their political opposition.  Big Media continues efforts to frame anti-Trump narratives to assist their political allies.  The big Wall St. multinationals, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, are pouring money into efforts to block the re-election of President Trump.  Foreign money is pouring in from China and overseas interests who are negatively impacted by the America First national economic agenda.  Regional politicians and their various special-interest groups are being funded to keep fueling antagonisms; and Hollywood influencers are 'all-in' once again to assist the effort.

Another Migrant Caravan Departs for the United States.  The United States is such a white supremacist, oppressive, and evil country that a whole new caravan of migrants is leaving Honduras bound for the United States, where mail-in ballots await.  CBS News reports that a migrant caravan was expected to leave October 1 but that hundreds of migrants are leaving early just two weeks after Honduras opened its northern border with Guatemala.

A new migrant caravan is marching north as arrests at the U.S. border rise for fourth straight month.  It seemed for a while that we might be done with migrant caravans from Central America.  With the coronavirus spreading around the world, borders were closed and so were shelters that house migrants along the route from Central America to the U.S. But CBS reported yesterday that a new caravan composed of nearly 1,000 migrants has formed in Honduras and is marching north.

Facebook Removes Trump Campaign Ad.  Facebook has reportedly removed a recent ad from the Trump campaign, claiming that the ad features factually incorrect information about refugees and the coronavirus pandemic.  NBC News reports that Facebook stated this week that it took down political ads by the Trump campaign that claimed that accepting refugees from abroad could increase the risk of exposure to the coronavirus. [...] Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone said in a statement on the removal:  "We rejected these ads because we don't allow claims that people's physical safety, health, or survival is threatened by people on the basis of their national origin or immigration status."

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They don't allow such claims — even if they're true.  Americans most certainly are at risk when immigrants come here, especially those who have never been to a doctor, and those who are running from the law.

If Biden Comes In, So Do 50+ Million Immigrants.  As the liberal fight against ICE continues, the new Biden-Harris immigration plan could allow up to 52 million new immigrants into the U.S., according to a Federation for American Immigration Reform analysis via the Daily Caller.  "This dramatic increase would eclipse the entire current foreign-born population of the country," said the Federation for American Immigration (FAIR).

Joe Biden: 'No Deportations' for Illegal Aliens Until They Commit a Felony.  Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden is again vowing that he will not deport any illegal aliens in his first 100 days in office until they commit a felony against an American citizen.  During an interview with Noticias Telemundo, Biden reiterated his plan to end deportations for at least 100 days, saying that only illegal aliens who commit felonies will be deported.  After the deportation freeze, Biden has said he will prioritize convicted illegal alien felonies, indicating that illegal aliens would have to commit felonies and be convicted before they are ever deported from the United States.

Man Identified As ICE Doctor Behind Hysterectomies Previously Settled Medicare, Medicaid Fraud Case With Feds.  The man who has been identified as the doctor who allegedly gave unnecessary hysterectomies to women detained at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility settled a Medicare, Medicaid federal lawsuit years ago.  Dr. Mahendra Amin, who is himself an immigrant, according to Prism Reports, agreed to a $520,000 settlement with federal prosecutors in 2015 regarding an indictment filed in 2013.  Amin had been accused of orchestrating a scheme at Irwin County Hospital (ICH) in Georgia, which he was a part-owner of, in which unnecessary procedures were administered on patients to bolster federal Medicare and Medicaid payments to the hospital, according to the indictment.

Dr. Mahendra Amin Named as Doctor Referred to as 'Uterus Collector' in ICE Whistleblower Complaint.  Dr. Mahendra Amin has been identified as the doctor referred to in the Irwin County Detention Center complaint filed against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Georgia on September 14 by nurse Dawn Wooten.  Amin, 68, is accused of performing at least five unnecessary hysterectomies between October and December 2019.  An obstetrics and gynecology specialist, Amin's name did not appear in the original complaint but was quickly uncovered by Prism.

Trump Administration Wins Court Victory On Immigration.  On Monday [9/14/2020], the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals handed the Trump administration a victory, ruling 2-1 that a preliminary injunction barring implementation of decisions to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations of Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador would be vacated.  Ed Whelan noted at National Review, "It might seem surprising that there would be any controversy over DHS's authority to terminate a temporary designation years later.  But after ordering DHS to provide the administrative record for its termination decisions, federal district judge Edward Chen granted plaintiffs (TPS beneficiaries from these countries and their children) injunctive relief based on their claims under the Administrative Procedure Act and the Equal Protection Clause."

Border Patrol:  Increase in illegal immigrant stash houses [is] proof of success.  It began with a contraband-sniffing dog at a Border Patrol checkpoint who sniffed out a truck with 63 illegal immigrants at a highway checkpoint near Laredo, and ended with federal agents rescuing 43 other illegal immigrants from a nearby stash house where they were waiting for the next load-up.  That Aug. 7 bust is becoming increasingly common in Texas, where agents say they're finding more stash houses packed with people — a sign of things going wrong, yet also very right.  More stash houses means there's a glut of migrants who have managed to sneak across the border, but it also means the smugglers are having a tricky time getting them deeper into the U.S., officials said.  That's created a pileup of migrants in U.S. border areas.

Immigrants, hit hard by the pandemic, are sending even more money back to Mexico.  The COVID-19 pandemic has slammed many of the immigrants who bused tables, picked crops and stood shoulder to shoulder in factories.  But many have kept working in what are considered essential — if risky — jobs.  And through the summer, Mexican immigrants [...] living in the United States sent home record sums of money to their families, defying predictions that so-called remittances would plummet.  Mexico received $3.53 billion in remittances in July — most of it from the U.S. — a 7% increase over the same month in 2019, Mexico's central bank data showed.

Analysis of the phrase, "No Human Is Illegal".  [Scroll down]  Who is saying that humans are illegal?  It's a conservative idea that human beings not only have a legal right to peacefully exist to pursue their happiness, but should be legally protected at all stages of life, at all income levels, and in every neighborhood.  What this statement is attacking is the concept of illegal immigration.  But a person's immigration status is very different from their right to exist, as the yard sign prophets surely know.  That is why they obfuscate the argument with underhanded statements like this.  Those who scream No Human Is Illegal do so from the safety of their alarmed homes and gated communities, which serve essentially the same purpose as does a border wall.

50+ Questions No Reporter Dares Ask Joe Biden And His Campaign.  On Immigration:  Do you believe American taxpayers should pay the expenses of foreign citizens who illegally enter the United States, such as for food, health care, and education?  Since the entire world has a lower standard of living than Americans do, why will that not encourage everyone who can to get inside our borders?  Should there be any criteria applied to those who seek U.S. citizenship?  If so, what?

A Tyranny Perpetual and Universal?  [Scroll down]  Biden has already promised to amnesty every illegal immigrant currently in the country.  According to a 2018 Yale study, that's at least 22 million people — all of whom, under America's idiotic immigration laws, immediately would be eligible to bring over relatives in the name of "family reunification."  If each newly minted American brings over just one relative, that's another 20 million new immigrants in Biden's first term alone.  And nothing in the law would stop people from bringing over more than one.  Most sponsor several.  Such an amnesty, once the Democratic machine got everyone registered to vote, would tip many purple states permanently blue.  That's the whole point.  After that, the electoral map would become impossible for Republicans ever to win the presidency again.  Which is also the point.

The Collapse of the Democrat Brand.  A Democrat sweep in November will provide amnesty to 20+ million illegal aliens, plus another five to ten million immigrants imported over the next four years through our new open borders policy.  These new American citizens will be bribed with our tax dollars to vote away our rights.  A Somalian immigrant isn't going to turn down a monthly paycheck to preserve your Second Amendment rights.  Antifa will help draft public policy; they'll abolish the Electoral College and pack the SCOTUS with leftists.  That's not hyperbole, either — they are open about all of this.  Under such circumstances, it will be difficult for Republicans to win an election anytime soon.  They know how close they are to reaching their goals — which is why the Democrats no longer even try to defend their brand.  Democrats have sacrificed their brand to win in 2020 without any contingency plan.

USCIS Staff Furloughs Will Grind Legal Immigration To A Halt.  The Trump administration is about to achieve what many see as its long-held objective of bringing the U.S. legal immigration system to a halt.  While the administration would not be allowed to stop processing immigration applications without incurring legal action, critics say that through policy choices and mismanagement of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) it may accomplish the same goal.  "The federal agency tasked with offering citizenship, green cards and visas to immigrants is planning to furlough about two-thirds of its workers at the end of the month after Congress failed to reach a deal on a coronavirus stimulus package," reported USA Today.  "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services notified about 13,400 of its 20,000 employees that they would be furloughed Aug. 30 because of budget shortfalls."

Washington State Will Provide $40 Million In Coronavirus Relief For Illegal Immigrants.  After months of pressure from activists, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) has agreed to set aside $40 million in coronavirus relief for workers in the U.S. illegally.  As The Daily Wire previously reported, Seattle's city council sought $100 million in relief funds from the state for illegal immigrants who didn't qualify for the federal government's coronavirus stimulus.  The city passed a resolution in May that called for the creation of a "Washington Worker Relief Fund" that would provide "economic assistance to undocumented Washingtonians during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Kamala Harris Is Far Worse Than Hillary Clinton.  Harris's platform is so far to the left of the mainstream that she makes Mrs. Clinton, a hero to the Left for several decades, look moderate.  Clinton, for instance, said that illegal immigrants should be allowed to purchase health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges but without subsidies, which is Joe Biden's position (according to his platform, though Biden himself often seems confused about this when publicly discussing the issue).  Kamala Harris backs a single-payer federal health-care plan and did not equivocate when asked whether illegal immigrants would be covered:  "Let me just be very clear about this.  I am opposed to any policy that would deny in our country any human being from access to public safety, public education or public health, period."  This would mark an end to the distinction between people who are here legally and illegally and would signal to the world's poor that it's time to make their break for the United States.  Harris also compared Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to the Ku Klux Klan and said we should decriminalize unauthorized border crossings.

Mike Lee's S386 Bill Creates 'Green Card Lite' for New Waves of Migrants.  Sen. Mike Lee's latest version of S.386 creates a novel "Green Card Lite" legal status to help Fortune 500 companies import many more Indian graduates into U.S. white collar jobs.  "That's a game changer from the original bill," said a tweet from a top ranking immigration lawyer Greg Siskind.  It gives people "most of the benefits of a green card," said Siskind, who is working with hospital chains to expand the pipeline of foreign nurses and doctors into U.S. hospitals.

Illegal aliens and the Census:  Trump drops the other shoe.  Not long ago, President Trump issued a Memorandum on Excluding Illegal Aliens from the Apportionment Base Following the 2020 Census.  As the title telegraphs, it directs the Department of Commerce to provide the president with the information needed for him to exclude illegal aliens from his Report to Congress, to be filed in early January, apportioning seats in the House of Representatives among the states.  The action was not a surprise.  Last year, the Census Bureau tried to add a question about citizenship status to the 2020 Census, only to have the action knocked out by the Supreme Court over the fine points of administrative law — no justice questioned the right and power of the government to develop such information.  Trump responded with an executive order directing all agencies to cooperate with the Commerce Department to develop information about the citizenship status of the population, including, presumptively, numbers and locations of illegal aliens.

New Jersey takes step toward granting professional licenses to illegal immigrants.  The New Jersey State Assembly passed a bill last week that would grant professional licenses to illegal immigrants.  Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to sign the bill, according to Fox News, which grants illegal immigrants the ability to obtain professional and occupational licenses in the state in industries such as cosmetology and accounting.  A spokesperson for Murphy said the governor "believes that immigrants are a critical part of the fabric of life in New Jersey, and that they should not face unnecessary barriers as they seek to participate in our society and economy."  The bill would become law effective immediately if signed by Murphy.

The 10 ways Obama has actively sought to destroy America.  Beginning shortly after he won reelection, Obama issued an unconstitutional executive order — an action he claimed repeatedly prior to the election that he had no authority to do.  What makes this harmful?  Mass immigration of poor, uneducated third-world people who come into the U.S. not to assimilate with our culture but to keep their own and demand that U.S. taxpayers subsidize them.  Now, despite the fact that prior to the election the federal courts repeatedly upheld an injunction against the president's policy, the White House hasn't changed it's policy one iota.  Deportations of illegal immigrants under the policy have been dramatically reduced, even as scores more pour across the Southwest border, and the number of Border Patrol agents is decreasing.  Does this sound like a man who is serious about preserving the integrity of American sovereignty and culture?

Universities Brand 'Drama Therapy' And 'Journalism' as STEM Majors to Circumvent Immigration Policy.  Several American universities are expanding the scope of their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in an attempt to circumvent U.S. immigration law, which allows international students who major in STEM subjects to stay in the country two years longer than counterparts who major in the humanities.  New York University, for example, now includes journalism, classics, and drama therapy under its STEM umbrella.  NYU is one of a number of universities exploiting a U.S. immigration policy that requires most international students to leave the country a year after finishing their studies — but permits those who studied STEM disciplines to work for an additional two years.  The policy is part of the Department of Homeland Security's Optional Practical Training (OPT) program, which aims to shore up the United States' supply of engineers and tech workers.

ACLU Sues to Get Illegal Aliens Counted in Congressional Apportionment.  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing to have illegal aliens counted when apportioning congressional representation. [...] This week, Trump signed a memorandum to exclude illegal aliens from being counted when the federal government apportions congressional representation to the states — a reversal of existing policy that allows states with large illegal populations to soak up more political power by counting all residents rather than legal residents.  The ACLU lawsuit claims not counting illegal aliens in congressional apportionment is unconstitutional.

5 Things Trump Should Start Running On Right Now To Win Re-Election.  Emphasizing these five themes of protection could summarize for voters what they would get from four more years of Trump in the White House. [...] [#2] Protecting the Border:  Another signature 2016 campaign issue was Trump's promise to enforce immigration laws.  He has largely followed through on this policy, although mishandling of minors caught illegally immigrating significant damaged the administration.  Arranging more humane detention centers and speeding up the judicial process for asylum claims could resolve that problem while keeping the promise of law enforcement.  All the Democrats had to do was be normal — promise to fix the detention centers and enforce the law efficiently.  Instead, Biden and his party have campaigned on a decriminalization of illegal immigration, promising they would treat the crime of illegal entry into the United States as a minor civil offense, essentially no worse than jaywalking.  Set against that, all Trump must do to appeal to an electoral majority is promise the vigorous enforcement of existing laws, a mainstream position.

Bill Barr appoints immigration judge who's a fmr director at FAIR, known for hard-line immigration policies.  Members of the left are upset that Attorney General Bill Barr has appointed an immigration judge who actually respects and believes in America's immigration laws.  "The judge, Matthew J. O'Brien, was officially named to his new position in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) in June — but was just formally inducted into the largest ever corps of immigration judges along with 45 others," Law & Order, a far-left news website, complained Saturday [7/18/2020].  "'From 2016 to 2020, he served as the director of research at the Federation for American Immigration Reform.' ... The group, known in immigration law circles by its acronym, FAIR, has a history of connections to hard-line immigration policies."  As news of the appointment, which happened Friday, spread, so did the smears.

Cry the Beloved Country.  [Scroll down]  No socialist country ever produces equal results.  If it worked here, with equal results for all, then everyone would be a millionaire with three houses, just like Bernie Sanders, who fled the diversity of Brooklyn, New York, for lily-White Vermont.  That is why millions have risked their lives to get here, whether sneaking in steerage aboard rickety boats crossing the Atlantic to the Statue of Liberty or paying coyotes to smuggle them in down south, even desperately lunging across the border in their ninth month of pregnancy, like a football quarterback trying to lunge into the end zone from the one-yard line, so that their unaborted fetus can come out on American soil. [...] Who on earth desperately tries to immigrate into China, into Russia (other than Edward Snowden), into Cuba (other than FBI-wanted Black Panther terrorist and murderer Joanne Chesimard), into Venezuela?  When Germany was divided after World War II, the wall was erected to prevent people from fleeing communist/socialist East Germany to the capitalist West.  Who tries to flee from South Korea to North Korea?  The massive, never-ending onslaught onto our borders demonstrates our country's unique greatness.

Why Do We Have Police, Anyway?  [Scroll down]  Huizinga and Spierenburg write about the "pacification" and "privatization" of European society in the last 500 years.  What they mean is the gradual replacement of clan and gang feuds and public executions with police and courts and prisons.  Here's the prison story.  First they imprisoned madmen; then they imprisoned the poor in workhouses (see peasants, above); then they imprisoned the criminals.  Way to go, guys.  Why do we have our modern pacified middle-class cities?  Nobody knows, least of all lefties, but I have an idea.  It is because violence and blood feuds and gangs do not pay.  Hello Minneapolis?  Anyone there?  Notice that in the USA every immigrant wave involves a surge in gangs.  The Irish had their gangs in the 19th century; the Jews had their gangs at the turn of the 20th century; the Italians had their gangs till the day before yesterday.  But as each immigrant wave climbed into the middle class, their gangs disappeared.  Today we have Black gangs and Hispanic gangs, because those are the ethnic groups that have not yet climbed into the middle class.

Greyhound's Value Drops by $156M Due to Less Illegal Immigration to U.S..  The value of Greyhound Lines Inc., the intercity bus service company, has seen a drop in its value as a result of reductions to illegal immigration at the United States-Mexico border.  Executives with Greyhound's parent company, FirstGroup, told MarketWatch their value has dropped by about $156 million because of less migration across the southern border.  As Breitbart News has reported, President Trump's administration released tens of thousands of border crossers and illegal aliens into the U.S. every month.  Those foreign nationals would board Greyhound buses to travel to the interior of the country.

DNC Platform Proposal:  Flood the U.S. with Migrants.  Tens of millions of Americans are, at present, unemployed.  Tens of millions of Americans are unemployed because of an artificial economic shutdown due to the coronavirus.  They're not out of work because the American economy failed them.  They're out of work because government leadership failed them.  There was never any need to shut down.  There was no need to destroy the world's number-one economy.  But they did it.  And now tens of millions of Americans are unemployed, and the Democrats, as part of their party platform, have a plank designed to invite the world's migrants to the country, flood the country with the world's migrants.  What kind of idiot would inflict that kind of damage on the country, which is already trying to deal with nearly unprecedented levels of damage?  Communist idiots, Marxist idiots.  You know what they're doing.  Democrats want and need a permanent underclass to lord over.

9 Radical Ideas in the Biden-Sanders 'Unity' Platform.  Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released the policy recommendations of their "unity task force" on Wednesday [7/8/2020]. [...] Here are nine of the most radical proposals in the "unity" document: [...] [#9] End the border wall and "provide a roadmap to citizenship for the millions of undocumented workers."  A Biden administration would stop the construction of the "unnecessary, wasteful, and ineffective wall on the southern border" — thus allowing an open border — while also giving voting citizenship to the eleven million-plus illegal aliens who are already here, permanently changing the American electorate and enshrining Democrats in power forever.

But what if there are really 33 million?
Biden immigration plan grants citizenship to 11 million illegal immigrants.  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden on Wednesday [7/8/2020] formally embraced citizenship rights for 11 million illegal immigrants and a full erasure of all of President Trump's get-tough border policies, as part of the party's new unity platform.  The former vice president would expand sanctuary locations, limit ICE's ability to deport criminals in local jails, and reverse deportations for some military veterans already ousted because of criminal records.  Perhaps no other issue draws as stark a contrast between Mr. Biden and Mr. Trump as immigration.

The Coming Collapse of the Republic.  [Scroll down]  Then there's our 1965-born immigration policy, which, I've estimated, gives Democrats 300,000 new voters yearly, three million a decade.  And when the Democrats assume full control, they'll legalize the illegal aliens among us and open the floodgates further (goodbye, wall), giving themselves perhaps tens of millions of new voters in short order.

Supreme Court rules 7-2 illegal immigrants who fail asylum screenings can be deported without review.  In a win for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court has ruled immigrants seeking asylum cannot appeal decisions made earlier in the process in federal court.  A 7-2 vote by the court Thursday [6/25/2020] decided those who fail their initial asylum screenings will not be able to call for a review of the decision before they are deported.  The court also ruled that habeas corpus, a legal procedure requiring the government to explain why someone is being held, will not be applied to asylum seekers.

U.S. Supreme Court bolsters Trump's power over rapid deportation.  The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday [6/25/2020] enhanced the ability of President Donald Trump's administration to quickly deport illegal immigrants including asylum seekers with limited judicial review, handing him a victory in a case involving one of his signature issues in an election year.

Clinton-Appointed Judge: 'Illegal' to Arrest Criminal Illegal Aliens at New York Courthouses.  A federal judge, appointed by former President Bill Clinton, says federal immigration agents arresting criminal illegal aliens at New York state courthouses is "illegal."  United States District Court Judge Jed Rakoff ruled on Wednesday [6/10/2020] that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) must not arrest criminal illegal aliens as they are leaving court in New York.

Why You No Longer Recognize Your Country.  Mass looting throughout the nation.  Police precincts burned to the ground.  Murdered cops.  An historic church in Lafayette Park set on fire.  Video after horrifying video of innocent Americans being beaten senseless by gangs of thugs, as one political party demands:  "DEFUND THE POLICE!"  Everyone is saying it:  I no longer recognize my country.  You don't recognize your country because it's not the same country.  What you're seeing is the third-world hellhole the left has been quietly assembling for us since 1970.  Minnesota, the crucible of the riots, has gone from having 2.6% foreign-born in 1990 to nearly 10% foreign-born today — and that's not including their children or illegals.  Instead of liberal but non-rioting Scandinavians and Germans, the new immigrants are overwhelmingly African, Asian and Hispanic.  In fact, Minnesota now has a much larger proportion of Asian and African immigrants than the nation as a whole.  Although the state has always leaned Democratic, thanks to its German and Scandinavian immigrants (Ben Franklin was right about them), the Norsemen elected Walter Mondale.  Recent immigrants elected Rep. Ilhan Omar.  Hey, Republicans!  Tell me again that immigration is just a "single issue."

Time to Pause Immigration for a While.  In the epoch of COVID-19, many have willingly abdicated personal sovereignty and liberty to the State.  Many more, however, have led the continuing renaissance of constitutional nationalism that was ushered in with the election of Donald Trump.  It's high time to apply nationalism to the issue that will most singularly determine whether we nationalists keep our republic:  immigration.  The United States is overpopulated (or, if you prefer, has enough people here), and it's time to seal the borders until further notice.  No, I'm not talking just The Wall at our southern border or our temporary groundings of flights or refugees and asylum-seekers — no more new bodies who are coming to live in the U.S. indefinitely until further notice.  To truly put America first, we need a moratorium on legal immigration for the next five to ten years.

No money to send home.  For years, Mexicans have sent billions of U.S. dollars to their families back home. [...] According to a Fox report, remittances to Mexico were U.S. $36 billion in 2019.  In simple terms, that's about 3% of their $1 trillion GDP.  For the sake of comparison, Mexico receives about $25 billion from tourism and $22 billion in annual petroleum exports.  It must have been a bit frustrating for Mexico to read that unemployed migrants in the U.S. have no money to send.  According to Erick Shneider, regional head for Latin America and the Caribbean with WorldRemit, they've noticed a drop.

California Tried to Bail Out Illegal Aliens - and It's a Disaster.  California's illegal alien population is its shadow economy and with many of the industries that employ them shut down, the Democrats who depend on ghost districts populated by illegals decided that something had to be urgently done to keep the illegal aliens from fleeing back across the border.  The Democrats figured that giving them checks would be cheaper than building a wall to keep them in.  But who knew that a $125 million stimulus program for illegal aliens would become such a disaster?  Illegal aliens were eligible to apply for up to $1,000 with $75 million coming from the California taxpayers bailing out illegals who don't pay taxes.  And another $50 million was supposed to be donated by wealthy lefties.  But while the taxpayers of the state were forced to put up their $75 million, the wealthy politically correct elites who have poured fortunes into electing Democrats didn't pay up.

ICE to migrant parents:  You decide if your kids stay or not.  The coronavirus pandemic is changing how the Trump administration handles illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border.  Citing a public health concern, the speed of returning children to their home countries has quickened.  A 1944 emergency public-health law is cited as justification for the changes.  So far, since the pandemic, over 900 children have been returned to their home countries.  The public-health law allows the government to turn back migrants at the border, including children, without taking them into custody or allowing them to file asylum claims.  The CDC backed the order in March and in April an extension for 30 days was issued.  Now the extension has been put in place for the duration of the pandemic.

Donald Trump Shuts Huge Migrant Pipeline Run by Coyotes, Federal Agencies.  President Donald Trump and his deputies have shut down the coyote-run smuggling pipeline that has used federal agencies to deliver almost 500,000 youths and children to their illegal-alien parents living in northern cities.

ICE now flying illegal crossers to Mexico City as expulsion policy extended and modified.  Beginning this week, Mexican nationals arrested for crossing the border illegally will be flown to Mexico City instead of being dropped off at ports of entry.  As border restrictions were extended on Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection decided to alter its own policy.  Now, instead of immediately being returned through border crossings, detained migrants will have to wait in custody up to three days before being flown all the way to Mexico City.

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Yucatan!  Fly (or ship) them all to Yucatan, and let them spread the word about the inconvenience.

Tom Cotton:  Defund States Giving Coronavirus Relief to Illegal Aliens.  Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) has introduced legislation that will defund states and localities providing American taxpayer-funded coronavirus relief money to illegal aliens.  Cotton's legislation, titled the No Bailouts for Illegal Aliens Act, would prohibit sending additional federal funds to states and localities that issue stimulus checks to illegal aliens.

House Democrats voted to give illegal immigrants $16 billion in stimulus checks.  The House's recently passed $3 trillion spending package provides more than $16 billion in coronavirus stimulus payments to illegal immigrants who file tax returns without Social Security numbers, according to an analysis.  The chamber's HEROES Act, written by House Democrats, passed on Friday 208-199 with just one Republican, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), voting for the bill and 23 members not present.  The bill includes a provision to provide retroactive stimulus payments to illegal immigrants who filed tax returns in 2018 or 2019 with tax ID numbers under the $2.2 trillion CARES Act.  It would also allow illegal immigrants with tax IDs to qualify for a second round of stimulus payments.

Citizenship agency faces 'drastic' coronavirus cash crunch, begs Congress for $1.2 billion.  The federal agency that handles citizenship and other legal immigration applications is running out of money amid the coronavirus crisis, and warned Congress on Friday it needs a quick infusion of $1.2 billion in taxpayer money or else it will have to take "drastic actions" to keep the doors open.  Joseph Edlow, deputy director for policy at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, told employees in a memo Friday that they've already done some belt-tightening and are working on a new fee schedule that will bring in more money.  But it won't be enough and Congress will have to pony up.

The Editor says...
"Keep[ing] the doors open" is the LAST thing the federal government should be concerned about.  My guess is that the majority of the people applying for citizenship are doing so to make it easier to sign up for food stamps and other handouts.

Five Bangladeshi Migrants Apprehended Crossing Border into Arizona.  Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a group of men who illegally crossed the border from Mexico into Arizona.  Agents identified the five men as Bangladeshi nationals.  Yuma Station agents patrolling the border near the levee on Tuesday apprehended a group of five migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico.  The agents conducted medical screenings in the field and cleared the men to travel with agents to the Yuma Station, according to information obtained from U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.

Five Mexican Migrants Arrested After Crossing Canadian Border into Maine.  Houlton Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Jackman Station in Maine arrested a group of five Mexican nationals after they illegally crossed the border from Canada.  Jackman Station officials received a tip from a citizen about a group of people illegally crossing the border from Canada into Maine.  The witness said he observed the group coming out of the brush onto a road south of the St. Juste Port of Entry.  The witness picked up the five people and drove them to the port of entry to meet up with Border Patrol agents, according to information obtained from U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.

$3 trillion Dem bill would grant amnesty to illegal aliens!  What would be bought with the $3 trillion Democrats are proposing in yet another massive coronavirus stimulus bill?  For one thing, amnesty until the end of the coronavirus for millions of illegal aliens who have "essential" jobs.  And the distribution of $1,200 stimulus checks people in the country illegally.  Along with huge tax breaks for the millionaire and billionaire classes in the Democratic Party.

80% Of Border Crossers Are Turned Back In Under Two Hours, DHS Deputy Says.  Eight in 10 illegal entrants at the border are being turned back quickly because of policies implemented to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said.  Ken Cuccinelli, the second-highest DHS official, reacted to the latest enforcement action data from the U.S.-Mexico border.  April apprehension numbers reached a low not seen in several years, and most of the aliens who did appear unlawfully at the border were immediately sent back to Mexico.

Supreme Court rules encouraging illegal aliens to remain in U.S. is a crime.  The Supreme Court unanimously upheld a federal statute that forbids encouraging illegal aliens to remain in the U.S. unlawfully in a decision Thursday [5/7/2020].  The Supreme Court justices voided an earlier decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which had ruled that a federal anti-harboring statute was unconstitutional on the grounds that it violated the First Amendment by restricting free speech.  The ruling by the nation's highest court Thursday upholds the law.

Supreme Court unanimously rules encouraging illegal immigrants to stay in US is criminal.  In a rarity, the Supreme Court has issued a unanimous ruling in upholding a U.S. law that bars people from actively encouraging illegal immigrants to remain inside the country.  All nine justices on Thursday [5/7/2020] overturned a ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals which had said a federal anti-harboring statute was unconstitutional because it allegedly violated the First Amendment's free speech guarantee.  In upholding the U.S. law, the high court also chastised the 9th Circuit judges for "drastically" veering from established judicial norms.

The Editor says...
In my opinion, Spanish-language broadcasting "encourage[s] illegal immigrants to remain inside the country."

Poll: 65 Percent of Americans Want All Immigration to America Stopped.  Numbers USA reported that the majority of Americans want all immigration to the United States stopped during the Wuhan virus crisis, according to a new poll.  On April 20, 2020, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that slowed green card processing for less than ten percent of the 1.2 million legal immigrants that would be admitted to the U.S.  On top of the aforementioned legal immigration admissions, there are millions of foreign nationals who can still enter the country with foreign visa worker programs, student visas, tourist visas, and special immigrant visas.  These visas remain active despite over 30 million Americans being out of work.

Ted Cruz, other Trump allies tell president to expand immigration pause.  Key GOP allies implored President Trump on Thursday to expand his immigration pause to include temporary guest-workers, saying those foreigners who come for only a short period of time are the "critical" threat to out-of-work Americans looking for jobs.  Sens. Charles E. Grassley, Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Josh Hawley signed a letter urging suspension of the H-1B visa, which is heavily used by tech companies, and the H-2B visa, which is used by landscaping and resort businesses.  They also urged Mr. Trump to suspend the Optional Practical Training program, which allows foreign students to extend their stay in the U.S. to work for up to three years.

California Judges Block Trump Rule that Immigrants Must Have Health Insurance.  A three-judge panel in California has blocked President Donald Trump's October 2019 immigration reform that requires that would-be legal immigrants be able to pay for their own healthcare costs.  The nationwide legal block — a "stay" — will allow the continued entry of legal immigrants who cannot cover the cost of treatment during the coronavirus epidemic.  One million legal immigrants are admitted each year, regardless of the economic impact on taxpayers, home buyers, and unemployed Americans.

ICE detainees refuse coronavirus tests, rush officers and trash detention center instead.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees in Massachusetts rushed officers, barricaded themselves inside the facility and caused more than $25,000 worth of damage after being told they would be transferred to a medical wing of the facility and tested for coronavirus, authorities said.  Roughly 10 inmates at an immigration detention center in Dartmouth, Massachusetts reported symptoms of COVID-19 to medical personnel, according to a press release from the Bristol County Sheriff's Office.  However, when the detainees were told on Friday [5/1/2020] that they would be moved to a medical wing of the facility and tested for COVID-19, they "rushed violently" at Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson and other officers and barricaded themselves inside a wing of the building, the sheriff said.

Mexico Deports Nearly All Of Its Illegal Migrants Amid Coronavirus Fears, Government Reveals.  Mexico has almost completely cleared out its migrant centers as a precaution against the coronavirus outbreak, its government announced.  The National Migration Institute (INM), the agency in Mexico that manages immigration, said it has been deporting immigrants from the country's 65 migrant facilities since March 21, according to Reuters.  The actions are being made in order to comply with safety and health guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Mexico's government migrant centers housed 3,759 people in March.  In recent weeks, authorities have repatriated 3,653 migrants back to Guatemala, El Salvador and Guatemala by air and road.

Federal judge in Miami has no jurisdiction over ICE detention practices, lawyers claim.  Lawyers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told a federal court in Miami that it has "no basis" for any oversight of "ICE's administration of its sound policies."  The Miami Herald reported Monday that the agency's response was to a recommendation by Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman who said earlier that the agency should prove that it is working to speed up the release of non-criminal detainees during the coronavirus pandemic.Goodman wrote a 69-page report and determined that the court could not grant the petitioners' request for an immediate release of the "1,400 noncitizen detainees," but called on steps to be implemented to speed up the process, Law 360 reported.

Supreme Court denies motion to block Trump 'public charge' rule during pandemic.  The Supreme Court on Friday denied a request to block the Trump administration's "public charge" rule during the coronavirus health crisis.  A group of state attorneys general had asked the court to issue an injunction against the rule, which links a migrant's eligibility for legal status with the likelihood that he or she will rely on public assistance.  The court had decided earlier this year to allow the rule to go into effect, but the group of state officials, led by New York Attorney General Letitia James (D), had asked the justices to revisit the decision in light of the ongoing pandemic.

Piercing illusion of Trump's farce of an immigration ban.  President Donald Trump unleashed his "April surprise" on Monday night [4/20/2020], sending shock waves from the Beltway Swamp to Silicon Valley with a long-overdue announcement:  "In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens," he declared, "I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!" The usual suspects inveighed against the still-unseen proposal early Tuesday morning. [...] This is a cynical betrayal of the burgeoning "America First" movement.  It's all moratorium hat and no cattle:  [#1] All new green card applications and routine visa processing were already suspended on March 20.  [#2] Refugee resettlement was already suspended the same week and is scheduled to be frozen until at least May 15 (although more than 1,000 Afghan refugees were flown in over the past month while the rest of us have been ordered shut in our own homes).  [#3] Foreign travelers from China and Europe, plus Canada and Mexico, were already barred from entering (though thousands of H-2A and H-2B agricultural and seasonal workers got in and some 35,000 more expect a green light despite virus outbreaks at Chinese-owned meat plants packed with foreign laborers).

Why is coronavirus being used as excuse to release illegal aliens instead of send them back?  Only one phantom right will be left standing after the nuclear war against the Bill of Rights is complete:  the "right" of illegal and criminal aliens to remain in this country.  If coronavirus is an earth-shattering crisis such that our government can suspend the most foundational natural rights of citizens, isn't it a big enough crisis that other countries' criminals should be removed from our country without further review?  That way we don't have to worry about them spreading the virus in detention facilities or in our communities, nor do we have to concern ourselves with their potential crime and public charge.  Bonus result:  Airlines could get much-needed cash from flying them back. [...] Let's not forget that most aliens can voluntarily depart without proceedings under INA §240B.  We are not trying to hold them.  They are the ones demanding to stay.

Donald Trump bans immigration into the U.S. with executive order to 'protect jobs' amid coronavirus pandemic.  Donald Trump announced Monday [4/20/2020] that he plans to ban immigration into the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The president tweeted: 'In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!'  At least 22 million Americans are now out of work as tough measures to control the coronavirus outbreak wiped out 13.5 percent of the workforce and 10 years of job growth.

Republicans Show Support for Trump's Immigration Order Citing Millions of Jobless Americans.  Republicans seem mostly supportive of President Donald Trump's announcement that he would temporarily suspend legal immigration into the United States to protect Americans from the coronavirus and a flooded job market when more than 22 million workers are unemployed.  Details about the expected executive order are not clear, but despite Democrats slamming Trump for dismissing the contributions of some foreign workers, Bloomberg News reported it obtained a draft of the order, which includes exceptions for people working directly in the supply chain and also those working in health care or as medical research professionals.

Trump: Immigration Pause Will 'Put Unemployed Americans First in Line for Jobs'.  President Trump says his upcoming executive order to pause most legal immigration to the United States will ensure that the roughly 22 million unemployed Americans will be "first in line" for jobs when the nation reopens in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.  During his daily press briefing on Tuesday, Trump outlined some specifics of his executive order pausing most legal immigration to the U.S. — a plan that will include a moratorium on issuing green cards to foreign nationals for at least 60 days.

Trump says he will sign executive order to 'temporarily suspend immigration' to US over coronavirus.  President Trump announced that he will be signing an executive order to suspend immigration into the United States.  Trump made the surprise announcement in a late-night tweet on Monday [4/20/2020].  While the details of his forthcoming order were unclear, the move would follow travel restrictions already imposed on China, most of Europe, and other countries during the coronavirus pandemic.  "In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!" he said.

Meat shortages:  The wages of 'cheap' illegal labor.  [Scroll down]  Seems we might just be experiencing that now with the big meat plant shutdowns, based on problems with much of the labor force being out with the coronavirus.  The plants also are described in news reports as having an "immigrant" workforce.  Based on the number of ICE chicken plant raids seen in recent news, it's very likely that these plants, too, may be dependent on illegal alien labor.  With those workers now either out with COVID-19 or else in, and spreading it to others, the plants are going down.  Worse still, industry consolidation means that these plants are now few in number, so nothing can pick up the slack.  The shutdowns are expected to mean meat shortages at the groceries, curiously similar to Venezuela's.

Because the state has a HUGE budget surplus...
California will pay illegal immigrants not included in coronavirus stimulus.  California will be the first state to send money to illegal immigrants who did not qualify for assistance under the $2.2 trillion federal coronavirus stimulus package passed last month.  Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced the allocation of $75 million in taxpayer funds for $500 payments to 150,000 adult immigrants who are reeling from the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Editor says...
Wouldn't it be far less expensive to deport them all?  But that would require some concern about wasting the taxpayers' money.

Illegal Immigrants in Los Angeles Can Apply for Pre-Paid Debit Cards.  Los Angeles will be doling out pre-paid debit cards to residents who have faced economic hardship due to the coronavirus lockdown, and living in the country illegally won't disqualify you from getting the cash.  Los Angeles officials have begun accepting applications for a no-fee debit card that provides cash to residents who were already living under the poverty line before the coronavirus crisis began and have since had their incomes dramatically reduced because of the outbreak, KTLA5 reported.

Democrats introduce legislation to release detainees and stop ICE enforcement.  Democrats are introducing legislation that, if signed into law, would mandate the release of illegal aliens in detention and stop enforcement measures against a large number of aliens living unlawfully in the United States.  New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal introduced the Federal Immigrant Release for Safety and Security Together (FIRST) Act on Monday [4/13/2020].  While many Democratic members of Congress have urged the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for a rollback of enforcement measures amid the coronavirus pandemic, this bill marks one of the first instances where they are turning such concerns into legislative action.

Millions of taxpaying immigrants won't get stimulus checks.  The $2.2 trillion package that Congress approved to offer financial help during the coronavirus pandemic has one major exclusion: millions of immigrants who do not have legal status in the U.S. but work here and pay taxes. [...] "It's hard because to the government, we don't exist," said Contreras Lopez, who has lived in the U.S. for 30 years and has four grown children who are U.S. citizens.

The Editor says...
No Associated Press story (or Democratic Party press release, if there's any difference) would be complete without a pathetic tear-jerking anecdote about some moocher pretending to be a victim.  Well, lady, maybe you should have applied for citizenship, while giving birth to your four anchor babies.  Something tells me the federal gravy train already stops at your house on a regular basis.

If America Must Be Shut Down, So Must Its Guest Worker Programs.  America-Firsters were both perplexed and furious for most of last week as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appeared to be going ahead with its early March announcement to expand the H-2B unskilled guest-worker program to over 100,000 slots a year.  With unemployment-benefit applications for March coming in at over 10 million, the last time the job market looked this bad — the Great Depression of the 1930s — immigration authorities sought to help, not hinder, the American worker by creating the nation's first-ever illegal-alien-removal program.

Mexican president urges citizens living in US to keep sending money back to his country.  Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is urging citizens living in the United States to keep sending money to relatives back home, despite whatever economic struggles they are facing because of the coronavirus pandemic.  During a Monday morning [4/6/2020] press conference, López Obrador spoke about his administration's response to the spread of coronavirus in Mexico, which is becoming a more pressing issue as a greater number of citizens test positive for the disease.  Their neighbors to the North, however, continue to be harder hit, with the U.S. government passing a $2 trillion stimulus package to help struggling Americans.

Chicago Mayor Signs Executive Order Giving Coronavirus Benefits To Illegal Aliens.  Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday signed an executive order ensuring that all immigrants and refugees — including illegal aliens — are eligible to receive the city's coronavirus benefits.  The city of Chicago has launched several programs in order to help residents cope with the financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Such initiatives include a coronavirus Housing Assistance Grant program, an online resources program for students through the city's public schools, and a $100 million Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund to help small businesses that are struggling.  Lightfoot's order Tuesday [4/7/2020]will allow illegal aliens to tap into all of these programs.

Illegal border crossings fall to zero in pandemic.  The number of foreigners arrested for illegally entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, and along the coasts have dropped to almost nothing in the past week as the U.S. became the world leader in confirmed cases, according to Department of Homeland Security officials.  Only 79 people were encountered Sunday by Border Patrol agents nationwide after they had attempted to enter the country between ports of entry.  If that rate continued over the course of a month, it would make for fewer than 2,500 apprehensions, a drop in the bucket compared to the 30,000 arrests that agents made just on the southern border in February and 132,000 at the peak of the border crisis last May.  Border arrests reflect the number of people attempting to cross.

What Can Be Done On Immigration Now.  This is an unusual time in U.S. immigration history.  All non-essential immigration from Mexico, Canada, China, and Europe is on hold. [...] There are millions of Americans who are currently out of work due to the effects of the Wuhan virus, and undoubtedly there are hundreds if not thousands of them who would be excellent [Border Patrol] agents, but have never considered (before) a government career.  Now is the time for a concerted hiring push for a job that comes with a good salary, excellent benefits, and a great retirement package.  Now is also the time for CBP to plan on the (optimistically not too distant day) when the borders reopen.  That day will bring not only millions of lawful travelers, but likely thousands of illicit migrants, as well.  In the last five fiscal years, there has been an uptick in the number of migrants entering illegally or without proper documents along the Southwest border beginning in the spring, a trend that has often continued into December.  The agency has, by necessity, often had to react quickly to such surges, but the current lull would be the perfect time to put in place contingency plans for dealing with a future wave of illegal entries, using the lessons that were hard learned as the situation along the border devolved in late 2018 through 2019.

Newsom is Giving Emergency Grants to Illegal Alien Small Business Owners.  On Friday [4/3/2020], a reporter from Telemundo asked California's Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom what emergency relief he would be providing for illegal aliens amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  "No state in America does more to help residents regardless of their immigration status," the governor rightly assured the reporter.  Newsom first bragged about the state's healthcare coverage for illegal aliens before explaining how his administration is now helping illegal alien small business owners obtain grants while a large part of the American economy remains shut down.

Facing 30 percent unemployment, we're importing more foreign workers.  Why?  With 10 million unemployment claims just in the past two weeks and a jobless rate that could reach 32 percent, the Trump Administration is continuing the trend of increasing importation of foreign workers, whose numbers have doubled over the past decade.  The State Department has waived the interview requirement for H-2A visa farmworkers to speed their arrival, while the Department of Homeland Security is going ahead with a lottery for H-1B cheap-labor visas for tech firms and possibly increasing the number of H-2B nonfarm seasonal workers (for landscaping, hotels, carnivals, etc.)  This last is perhaps the most unreal.  Following its recent practice, Congress responded to pressure from industry lobbyists to increase the number of H-2B visas by passing the buck to DHS, authorizing — but not requiring — it to increase the number.  The administration decided on the largest-ever increase — 35,000 additional visas — in the long-ago days of 3 percent unemployment (i.e., March 5).

Minnesota: Woman Charged with Visa Fraud; Injured Illegals to Help them Get Special Visas.  Just when you think you have heard it all, here comes yet another scam on America.  Did you even know there were U-Visas that allow illegal aliens to stay in the US if they have been the victim of a crime.  This creepy woman actually cut her willing accomplices with a box cutter to help create the lie that they were victims!

Coronavirus: Illegal Aliens Demand $1.2K Each in Taxpayer-Funded Checks.  Illegal aliens are demanding they too receive $1,200 in federal checks from the government as part of a Chinese coronavirus crisis relief package.  Open borders organizations like the George Soros-funded United We Dream, the National Immigrant Justice Center, and the National Immigration Law Center — all of which represent the roughly 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States — are pleading with the federal government to cut federal checks to illegal aliens who have Individual Tax Identification Number (ITINs).

Hire American:  Halt to immigrant hiring sought during virus crisis.  The surge in layoffs prompted by the coronavirus is leading to urgent calls in Washington to end a program that encourages big corporations to hire immigrant STEM graduates, often Chinese, who frequently get paid less than U.S. workers.  Several immigration reform groups said that jobs during the crisis should go to U.S. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics graduates, not guest workers.  "Government leaders should seize the opportunity to hit the 'reset button' and ensure that American workers get the first crack at jobs across the economic spectrum," said Matt O'Brien, research director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

Four Supreme Court rulings this term strengthen Trump's hand on immigration.  The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court have proven to be consequential in advancing President Trump's immigration agenda.  Four cases decided during this term, three by a 5-4 margin, have reversed lower court decisions that sought to make it harder to restrict immigration.

This should have been done years ago:
Trump admin to begin turning back all undocumented immigrants, asylum seekers at borders: report.  The Trump administration is reportedly planning to turn back all asylum seekers at both the northern and southern borders over concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak.  Four administration officials told The New York Times on Tuesday that the policy would apply to asylum seekers and any other migrant seeking to cross the border illegally.  Ports of entry would remain open to American citizens, green card holders and some foreigners with proper documentation as well as commercial traffic, according to the report.

Supreme Court Sides With Trump on 'Remain in Mexico' Policy.  The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the Trump administration can continue enforcing a policy at the southern border that returns asylum-seekers to Mexico as they await court dates in the U.S.  The order blocks an injunction against the so-called "Remain in Mexico" policy that was set to take effect Thursday [3/12/2020], allowing it to continue while a challenge works its way through the courts.  It's a significant victory for the White House, which has seen many of its immigration policies held up as disputes are heard in federal courts.

ICE says it will take 140 years to deport illegals from border surge.  ICE's chief said Wednesday [3/11/2020] that at current deportation rates it would take 140 years to remove all the illegal immigrants who came in during the border surge of the past two years.  Matt Albence, acting director at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said the border surge over the past two years added 900,000 more cases to ICE's non-detained docket, which now totals more than 3.3 million.  That far outstrips ICE's ability to track down and deport people, he told the House Appropriations Committee.

This is why immigration checkpoints exist.
90 Migrants Found Packed in Tractor-Trailer at Texas Border Checkpoint.  Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents stopped a collection of 90 migrants from being smuggled into the U.S. interior.  The cartel-connected smugglers locked 90 migrants, including five unaccompanied juveniles, inside a tractor-trailer.  Laredo North Station agents assigned to the Interstate 35 immigration checkpoint on the night of March 5 observed a gray tractor pulling a white trailer approaching for inspection.  During an initial inspection, a K-9 agent alerted to the possible presence of drug or human cargo in the rear of the trailer, according to information obtained from Laredo Sector Border Patrol officials.

The U.S. Census, Illegals - and Counting Congressional Seats.  The U.S. census is held every 10 years in order to count people, not citizens, and to then allocate congressional seats based on the count.  There are at least 22 million legal non-citizens and 12 million illegal immigrants in our country or 10.4% of our population of 330 million.  They are all non-citizens who will be counted in the census for the purpose of reallocating the 435 U.S. House seats.  This means that 34 U.S. congressional seats will be attributed to non-citizens.  Minnesota, by comparison, gets just eight congressional seats.  This system of counting helps sanctuary states like California gain more congressional seats than if only citizens were counted because of their large illegal alien populations.  No wonder California treats their illegal immigrants with such respect, as those illegals get them additional congressional house seats and all of the power and Federal money that comes along with those seats.

Left howls after Trump orders detained illegals to give DNA samples.  As usual, the left is howling about the Trump administration's new plan to force detained illegals — the brazen people who cross illegally and turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol authorities for 'services' — to provide DNA samples to lawmen, in order to catch the ones who are already wanted for other crimes, mostly from past occasions of breaking into the U.S.

Bangladeshi national pleads guilty to smuggling illegal immigrants into US via Mexico.  A Bangladeshi man pleaded guilty last week to his role in smuggling his fellow countrymen into the United States from Mexico in exchange for payments, prosecutors said.  Mohamad Milon Hossain, 39, admitted that from March 2017 to June 2019, he smuggled Bangladeshi nationals into the United States at the Texas border, according to a press release from the Justice Department.

Pentagon Sends Troops to California Border amid Fears of Border Rush.  The government is sending 160 soldiers to help border agents block the migrant surge that is expected if the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals strikes down the Migrant Protection Protocols.  The MPP program has sent roughly 60,000 migrants back into Mexico, prior to their eventual asylum hearings in the United States.  The return policy deters migration by preventing migrants from getting the U.S. jobs they need to repay their smuggling loans — unless they eventually win their backlogged courtroom claims.

DOJ approves plan to collect DNA from arrested illegal immigrants.  The Trump administration finalized a new policy Friday that paves the way for Homeland Security to collect DNA from all illegal immigrants the department arrests, fulfilling the terms of a 2005 law that the government has been evading for years.  Under the new rules, posted online Friday and slated to be published in the Federal Register next week, Attorney General William P. Barr can cancel an Obama-era waiver and order collection of DNA by agents and officers in both U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Illegal Aliens Try to Influence Super Tuesday Primaries for Democrats.  United We Dream Action, one of the largest national immigrant rights groups with illegal aliens as part of its membership, announced Friday its endorsement for Warren and Sanders and support to end all deportations of illegal aliens.  "Both Warren and Sanders rise far above the rest in their vision and readiness to deliver on our platform for change," the group said in a video. [...] In prior primaries, like the Iowa Democrat Caucus, illegal aliens and noncitizens organized for Sanders, as Breitbart News reported.  Breitbart writes, "both Warren and Sanders have endorsed a platform that forces America's working and middle class to compete against the world's workforce for jobs, including decriminalizing U.S.-Mexico border crossings, amnesty for the majority of the 11 to 22 million illegal alien population, and taxpayer-funded healthcare for all illegal aliens, noncitizens, and foreign nationals."

Texas bus company forced to pay U.S. workers after hiring foreigners instead.  Edward Turknett learned that El Expreso, a Houston bus company, was looking for drivers, so he followed all the instructions in the job listing to apply.  He never heard back.  The Justice Department says El Expreso wasn't interested in American workers and wanted to hire foreigners on work visas.  Though the bus company maintains its innocence after a department investigation, it has agreed to pay a fine to the government and a sizable settlement to those like Mr. Turknett who were left without a job.

Supreme Court Narrowly Decides That Identity Theft by Illegal Aliens Is Actually a Crime.  Small wonder that we are a magnet for illegal immigration. [...] In 1986, Congress enacted the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).  IRCA made it illegal to employ illegal aliens, established an employment eligibility verification system, and created various civil and criminal penalties against employers who violate the law.  As part of this law came the Form I-9, known to anyone who has applied for a job in the past 30 years.  This is a largely toothless provision that does nothing to deter anyone from employing an illegal nor does it pose any noticeable bar to the ability of illegals to work, but it has created a booming black market in I-9 friendly documents.  What could have been a fairly formidable tool to deter longterm illegals has been effectively gutted by the courts.

Divided Supreme Court rules illegal immigrants can't be shielded from ID theft prosecution.  A divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that illegal immigrants who use someone else's information when filling out tax forms for employment can face criminal charges, despite federal laws that liberal justices claim should prohibit such cases.  The Immigration Control and Reform Act (IRCA) makes it a federal crime to lie on the I-9 work authorization form, while limiting how the false information can be used.  Federal law also says information "contained in" the I-9 cannot be used for law enforcement other than specified exceptions — but the Supreme Court ruled that if workers use the same information in tax documents, they can face charges.

Democrats Use Migrants to Smuggle the Transgender Ideology into U.S. Law.  Democrat legislators want President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to comply with pro-transgender rules set by President Barack Obama in 2015.  The legislators are pushing the pro-transgender policies despite Trump's policy of reestablishing the legal recognition of fundamental biological differences between men and women Obama sought to abolish.  For example, Obama's pro-transgender policy sought to place migrant men who say they are "transgender women" in detention facilities with women.  Obama's rules would also have provided foreign migrants with expensive hormones that help them change their sexual appearance, even when migrants could not afford those medications in their home countries.

Ninth Circuit Court:  Trump administration must stop returning asylum seekers to Mexico.  It's probably one of the most successful policies to reduce the number of migrants showing up at the southern US border.  Today a 3-judge panel from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the remain in Mexico policy is illegal.

Appeals court temporarily blocks Trump administration's 'Remain-in-Mexico' policy.  A federal appeals court on Friday slapped a temporary halt on the Remain-in-Mexico policy — one of the most effective Trump administration policies in halting last year's migrant crisis — dealing a significant blow to the administration's efforts to control the flow of migrants claiming asylum at the southern border.  The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled in a 2-1 vote to put a hold on the policy — formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP).  In a separate ruling Friday [2/28/2020], the same court also blocked an administration policy that prevents immigrants who crossed the border illegally from then claiming asylum in the U.S.

Illegal immigrant population shrinks as Mexicans go home.  Despite the surge of illegal migrants from Central America, the actual unauthorized population in the U.S. has dropped over the last decade, according to a new analysis Wednesday that found hundreds of thousands of Mexicans have surrendered their foothold and self-deported back home.  The border is also no longer the key to illegal immigration, with the Center for Migration Studies of New York calculating that two-thirds of the new unauthorized migrants between 2010 and 2018 came on legal visas but never returned home.  Only one-third jump the border.  Over that period, the total illegal immigrant population fell from 11.8 million to 10.6 million, CMS says.

A New Section Of US Attorneys Is Being Created To Strip Naturalized Citizenship From Suspected Fraudsters.  The Department of Justice is creating a new section of attorneys to handle cases aimed at stripping naturalized citizenship from people suspected of fraud, officials announced Wednesday [2/26/2020].  The move will likely inspire increased fear in immigrant communities already on edge over the Trump administration's immigration restrictions.  DOJ officials framed the creation of the Denaturalization Section, which will be housed in the civil Office of Immigration Litigation, as an effort to crack down on an increase in cases of those who have engaged in fraud, human rights violations, sexual offenses, and other crimes.

The Perfect Storm Of Homelessness & Cesspools Of Filth In The Big Cities.  Today our politicians and judges have opened our borders to armies of immigrants who mostly despise us, and tons of drugs to feed a growing number of brain dead addicts, and have also released hordes of criminals to live on the streets.  Like virtually every crisis we peasants must face, this one was deliberately created by the Deep State.

Supreme Court denies Mexican family's damages claim for cross-border shooting.  A deeply divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the family of a Mexican teen shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent cannot seek damages because of the border that was between them.  The justices ruled 5-4 that Sergio Adrian Hernández Guereca, 15, lacked constitutional protection against the use of excessive force because he was in Mexico.  Had he been in Texas with Border Patrol agent Jesus Mesa, his family would have had a claim.  Associate Justice Samuel Alito wrote the opinion and was joined by the court's four other conservatives.  The four liberal justices dissented.

Is It Illegal To Encourage Unlawful Behavior?  If you tell someone to violate the law, is that a punishable crime?  Simply put, that case comes before the Supreme Court on Feb. 25.  Justices will consider whether to uphold the conviction of a woman whose crime was advising immigrants to break the law.  Will the justices rule that the First Amendment forbids making this a crime, or try to avoid that question altogether?

New immigration crackdown begins, no more welfare.  The Trump administration today is reinstating a Clinton-era welfare reform rule, once widely embraced by top Democrats in Congress, requiring immigrants to be self-sufficient, a move that could end up to $3 billion in federal and state welfare payments to them.  After receiving a blessing from the Supreme Court Friday [2/21/2020], the "Public Charge Grounds Final Rule" kicked in nationally, essentially forcing immigrants to prove that they won't become a burden on taxpayers.  Under the rule, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services "will look at the factors required under the law by Congress, like an alien's age, health, income, education, and skills, among others, in order to determine whether the alien is likely at any time to become a public charge," said an official.

Supreme Court ruling:  Government can deny green cards to those on public assistance.  The Trump administration has tightened its grip on immigration policy in the U.S. This week, the Supreme Court ruled five to four to expand the "public charge" rule across the entire country.  The decision will allow all 50 states to deny green cards to any non-citizen who the government believes will rely on public assistance.

Trump's 'Public Charge' Immigration Rule Upheld by Supreme Court.  Donald Trump's rule changes the so-called "public charge" rule that withholds green cards from immigrants dependent on government services.  Federal immigration law says that immigrants desiring permanent legal status can be denied if they are likely to become a "public charge."  Previously the government defined "public charge" as anyone receiving cash benefits.  Those getting food stamps or housing assistance were exempt.  The rule change means that green cards will only go to those who are free of dependency on government.  New York and Illinois sued the administration over the change and federal judges issued injunctions preventing the rule from being enacted.  In January, the Supreme Court lifted the New York injunction and on Friday, the court lifted the Illinois order.

375,000 Apprehended Illegal Aliens Released Into U.S. Interior.  Starting last March, departing from its usual procedure, the Border Patrol released 145,000 people directly from its custody rather than turning them over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  The other 230,000 were transferred to ICE and released from ICE facilities.  The 145,000 family members released by the Border Patrol who were not transferred to ICE were released with a legal document known as a "notice to appear," which states when they should show up for a hearing to determine if they will be returned to their county of origin.  A large number of those issued such a notice fail to show up for the hearings.  This, essentially, is a continuation of the "catch and release" policy, where illegal border crossers were given such a notice and released instead of being detained and processed for deportation.  President Trump has promised to end the "catch and release" policy practiced by the Obama administration, but these latest statistics from the Border Patrol indicate this change has not yet been implemented.

Warren: Everyone Here Illegally Must Be Able to Secure American Citizenship.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) says "everyone who is here" illegally must have a path to obtaining American citizenship — a policy that would eventually give voting rights to the 11 to 22 million illegal aliens in the United States.  During a town hall at the Domestic Workers Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday, Warren reiterated her plan to make sure all illegal aliens are able to obtain American citizenship and thus, eventually, voting rights.

Mexican migrants sent record $36B in remittances in 2019.  Instability in Mexico and Latin America drove a wave of migrant workers to send a record amount of remittances to their home countries in 2019.  Mexico's Central Bank reported that Mexican migrants working overseas sent home a record-high $36 billion in remittances in 2019, a 7 percent increase from 2018.  According to a study from the Inter-American Dialogue, between 2016 and 2017, remittances to Mexico increased by 12 percent, a sharp rise from previous years.

Buttigieg plans to flood small American towns with immigrants.  On the same day we learn that an al-Qaeda operative is living in our midst, some reassuring news comes from the campaign of Democrat Pete Buttigieg.  Appearing at a campaign stop in New Hampshire, Mayor Pete touted his "Community Renewal Visas," which will effectively flood American towns with immigrants.  "I'm proposing ... that when a community that is very much in need of growing its population, recognizes that, and makes a choice to welcome more than its share of new Americans," Buttigieg said, "that we create a fast-track, if they apply for an allotment of visas."

Experts, GOP React To Democratic 'New Way Forward' Bill.  Immigration experts and House Republicans are balking at the New Way Forward Act, a Democratic bill that is being described as an embrace of "open borders" and likely to be the most "radical" legislation ever introduced in history.  Democratic Illinois Rep. Jesús Garc'a, along with several other progressive House members, introduced the New Way Forward Act in December 2019, to seemingly little fanfare.  The bill, among many things, calls for the decriminalization of illegal immigration, would make it more difficult to deport convicted criminal aliens, empower immigration judges to nullify deportation orders, and also calls for the return of previously deported illegal aliens.  Not to be considered a fringe bill that is attracting scant support, the New Way Forward Act has so far garnered 43 co-sponsors since it was rolled out late in 2019.

Democrats Hate What Trump Is Highlighting about Them.  In a country where we are already borrowing at an obscenely unsustainable rate, the idea of committing to "free" health care for noncitizens is the very definition of asinine.  Yet the Democrats fell over each other to box themselves into this corner during the earlier debates.  There is now a fundamental divide between Republicans and Democrats, best viewed as pro-American and anti-American.  One side views America as the greatest sovereign nation in the world, a beacon of liberty and freedom.  The other side views it as an abomination, a patriarchal, colonial, and racist toxic brew that can be remedied only through apology tours, elevating foreigners over Americans, and having no borders.  Thanks to academia's influence, that message now reverberates beyond university faculty lounges.  In the Democrat-dominated suburbs in Northern Virginia, there is barely an American flag in sight.

ACLU Sues ICE Over Raid in Texas that Arrested Hundreds of Illegals.  The far-left American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the federal government in response to a raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement near Dallas, as ABC reports.  The lawsuit was filed after ICE allegedly refused to release the search warrants that authorized the raid, which took place in April in the city of Allen, about 15 miles outside of Dallas.  The raid resulted in the arrest of 280 illegal aliens who were working at an electronics repair plant owned by CVE Technology Group.  As a result, the ACLU claimed that ICE's refusal to hand over the warrants constituted a violation of the Freedom of Information Act.

ICE arrests 115 immigrants during 5-day N.J. sweep, including man wanted for murder in Brazil.  Federal authorities arrested 115 people in the United States illegally from 23 different countries — including one man wanted for murder — during a five-day sweep in New Jersey that ended Saturday [2/1/2020].  In Newark, ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations took into custody a 53-year-old Brazilian national wanted in that country for homicide, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday in announcing the arrests.  An ICE spokesman on Wednesday did not immediately have further details on the charges or the name of the suspect.

Trump's Global Entry suspension in New York is another slap at Blue State elites.  Maybe you think taking swipes at the rich in the name of "spreading the pain" is the sole dominion of politicians like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, or just the Democratic Party.  But meet your new "punish the rich" crusader:  President Donald J. Trump.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Thursday [2/6/2020] announced the suspension of most of the "trusted traveler" programs, including Global Entry, for New York state residents.  That means the Trump administration is moving airport travel hell up the economic food chain.  The Trump team's reported reasoning is simple:  Since New York state's sanctuary laws for undocumented immigrants limit cooperation with federal immigration enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security had to suspend the program for New Yorkers.

Department of Homeland Security suspends Global Entry program for New Yorkers.  The Department of Homeland Security announced the suspension of renewals and enrollments for Global Entry and other Trusted Travel Programs for New York residents.  Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday that the move was a response to the state's "Green Light Law" supporting undocumented immigrants.  "Today, we sent a letter to New York indicating, because they took these measures, that New York residents are no longer eligible to enroll in these Trusted Traveler Programs," Wolf said.  Other programs suspended by DHS include NEXUS, SENTRI and FAST.  They have millions of members and allow them to bypass long Customs and Border Protection lines.

Super Majority of Mexicans Support AMLO Blocking Migrant Caravans.  While liberal activists derisively accused him of building and paying for "Trump's wall" by putting Mexican troops on the border with Guatemala to interdict migrant caravans, a new poll shows a sharp increase of support so that now a super majority of Mexicans are in favor of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (nicknamed AMLO) in his efforts to secure Mexico's southern border.  AMLO sent National Guard forces to the border last month to stop caravans from crossing through Mexico to the United States and deport them to their home countries.

Why the Left Really Wants to Kill America.  Why has the modern Democratic Party worked so diligently to erode patriotism?  Because love of country is a major impediment to convincing voters to support what they really want, which is yielding their nation's sovereignty to an international governing body, ultimately the United Nations.  With patriotism marginalized, a society's populace can more easily be led to no longer see themselves as citizens of their country, but as "citizens of the world."  (In his July 2008 speech in Berlin, progressive presidential candidate Barack Obama told an adoring crowd of 200,000 cheering Europeans, "I come to you as a Citizen of the World.")  In Europe, the long-standing national identity of every progressive-run nation is already being intentionally erased, and it stands as a sort of bellwether of things to come over here.  Government-encouraged mass migration is its instrument, and the same thing is being attempted in America by the modern Democratic Party.

House Democrat 'disturbed' by courthouse arrest of illegal immigrant with multiple theft convictions.  Rep. Vicente Gonzalez was "disturbed to learn" that an illegal immigrant with multiple theft convictions had been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.  The Texas Democrat suggested that the arrest of Ericka Gonzalez Zuniga, a Mexican national living in the United States illegally, should not have taken place in a courthouse but did acknowledge that it was a lawful arrest.  "I was disturbed to learn that ICE arrested Ericka Gonzalez Zuniga at the Hidalgo County Courthouse yesterday," the congressman said in a public statement on Friday [1/31/2020].  "While lawful, this lacked forethought, incites fear in our community, and may have a detrimental impact on our local justice system."

Mexico deports over 2,000 caravan migrants back to Honduras.  The Mexican government announced it has so far deported more than 2,000 members of the latest migrant caravan, demonstrating the seriousness of the country's newfound enforcement of illegal immigration.  Mexico deported roughly 2,303 Honduran migrants between Jan. 18 and Jan. 27, the National Migration Institute — the department in Mexico that manages immigration — reported Monday.  The Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington, D.C.,-based immigration think tank, translated and flagged the recent numbers.  The deportations pertained to the most recent U.S.-bound migrant caravan.  The National Migration Institute and the Mexican National Guard commissioned eight chartered planes and 34 buses to remove the members of the migrant caravan.

Supreme Court Allows President Trump to Enforce "Public Charge" Rule For Immigration.  Today [1/27/2020] the Supreme Court granted the Trump administration's request to continue enforcement of the "public charge" rule on immigration.  The SCOTUS decision allows the government to enforce a provision of federal immigration law banning non-citizens from receiving a green card if the government believes the applicant is likely to become a "public charge" — or reliant on government assistance.

Supreme Court Allows Trump To Enforce Rule Barring Green Cards For Migrants Using Social Services.  The Supreme Court Monday [1/27/2020] allowed the Trump administration to enforce a new rule that will deny green cards to foreign nationals who use taxpayer-funded social services, lifting lower court injunctions that blocked the change.  The 5-4 vote followed familiar ideological lines, with Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan in dissent.  The justices did not give reasons for lifting the injunctions — as is typical of orders of this nature — though Justice Neil Gorsuch released a concurring opinion urging the Supreme Court to curtail the use nationwide injunctions, which Justice Clarence Thomas joined.

Democrat Caught on Video Teaching Illegals How to Vote.  Is this how liberals will swing the election in their favor in 2020? This video is from the swing state of Arizona, which could decide the next election!

Caravan in Mexico broken up by national guardsmen, immigration agents.  Mexican security forces and immigration agents put hundreds of Central Americans who crossed into the country early Thursday [1/23/2020] on buses to be processed and possibly sent back to their home countries amid a wave of migrants passing through in an effort to reach the United States.  The national guardsmen, dressed in riot gear, advanced on migrants who were stopped at a crossroads, prompting the migrants to kneel and chant "we want to pass."  Authorities awaited the caravan outside the community of Frontera Hidalgo, near Ciudad Hidalgo, where the migrants had crossed the Suchiate River at dawn.

Mexico begins deporting migrants who rushed the border Monday.  Yesterday [1/20/2020] a caravan of roughly 2,500 migrants stopped trying to cross Mexico's southern border by bridge and instead waded across the river and attempted to get past a line of Mexican National Guardsmen waiting on the other side.  That led to some rock-throwing by both sides but hundreds of migrants wound up being taken into custody by the Mexican authorities.  Today, those migrants are already being deported by bus and by plane.

Congressional Inaction and Hypocrisy on Illegal Immigration.  House Democrats announced this week that they are launching an investigation into the Trump Administration's Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program, known colloquially as the "Remain in Mexico" policy.  It's the latest attempt by Democrats to undo the Trump Administration's aggressive — and, so far, successful — policies to reduce illegal migration at the southern border.

Mexico blocks 2,500 migrants from crossing at Guatemala entry point, authorities say.  Mexican officials on Saturday closed a section of their border with Guatemala following a push by thousands of migrants to make their way across a bridge over the Suchiate River between the two countries.  About 2,500 migrants of all ages were held up and prevented from crossing or entering the bridge at Mexico's southern border by Mexican National Guardsmen, Guatemalan authorities estimated, according to The Associated Press.

Honduran migrants clash with Mexican troops blocking the 2,500-strong US-bound caravan on a bridge at Guatemalan border.  Migrants clashed with Mexican troops on a bridge at the Guatemalan border on Saturday, as hundreds of guards also lined the banks of the river to prevent further crossings there.  Thousands of Central American migrants tried to push their way across a bridge spanning the Suchiate River between Mexico and Guatemala.  Honduran migrants waved their country's flag and sang the national anthem as they approached the bridge.  At the height of the confrontation, Guatemalan authorities estimated 2,500 migrants were on the bridge, or attempting to get on it.

Mexico Offers 4K Jobs to Honduran Caravan Migrants.  The government of Mexico is offering about 4,000 jobs to caravan migrants from Honduras who are currently attempting to make their way through Guatemala.  "There is a way for them to have work.  My ideal is full employment — work for everyone... and the right to work guaranteed," Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said in a Friday press conference reported on by the Anadolu Agency.

The Editor says...
They don't want jobs, they want food stamps.

Everyone Is Wrong on Skilled Immigration.  Liberal activists want to take in as many immigrants as they can.  You don't have to be a cynic to see the political angle of this policy.  An influx of new immigrants has already turned California from a decidedly red state to a strongly blue state.  There is evidence that a similar transition may now be underway in Texas.  In recent years, the permissiveness on immigration has advanced from advocating more legal immigration to openly favoring illegal immigration.  We are now at a point where the majority of Democrats running for president raised their hands in favor of completely decriminalizing illegal border crossings.

Trump administration starts returning migrants deep into Mexico to combat border crisis.  The Trump administration has started returning Mexican migrants deep into the country's interior as part of an expanding effort to deter illegal immigration and combat the ongoing crisis at the border.  The Department of Homeland Security started running flights from Tucson, Ariz., to Guadalajara in December.  Officials say the migrants being returned are all Mexican nationals from non-border Mexican states who typically have either recently illegally entered the U.S., or who had gone through the court system but were ruled to be deportable by an immigration judge.

Democrats Have Become a Disfigured Reflection of the Party They Once Were.  [Scroll down]  We see in their contempt for federal marijuana laws, the institution of sanctuary cities, and their hostility to border enforcement a deranged lack of perspective regarding the health of our citizens, many of whom are struggling with or dying from drug usage.  The opioid epidemic we face is clearly connected to the opioid supply, and that, in turn, is clearly a border issue.  Yet they put aside the well-being of so many poor souls caught by the hook of addiction into ignoring border enforcement in order to score political hate points against the president.  Instead of looking at border issues in terms of law and national health, they turn enforcement into an ugly, defamatory argument about American and Trumpian racism.  Only 14 years ago, they were able to agree with Republicans on the need for stronger border enforcement, whereas now they try to block every Trump attempt — mandated by the American people — to bring order out of chaos on our southern border.

Political correctness with the force of law:
City Council introduces bill to bar the term 'illegal alien'.  The [New York] City Council's Committee on Immigration is mulling a bill that would bar municipal government workers from using the terms "alien," "illegal alien" or "illegal immigrant" in official documents.  "I introduced this bill because words matter and the language we use or choose to use has power and consequences," said Councilman Francisco Moya (D-Queens) — who first floated the proposal late last month — in a Thursday [1/9/2020] committee hearing.  The legislation proposes the term "noncitizen" as an alternative.  "This isn't about replacing one word with another," said Moya.  "It is about treating the individuals these terms describe as human beings."

Trump administration cannot enforce 'public charge' rule.  In a brief ruling, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an October ruling from Manhattan federal court Judge George Daniels, who blocked the enforcement of the so-called "public charge" rule in a scathing opinion that called the policy "repugnant to the American Dream."  The "public charge" rule, unveiled last year, would make it easier for the government to deny proper paperwork to immigrants who may require government assistance such as Medicaid or food stamps.  The Wednesday [1/8/2020] decision also upheld a nationwide injunction — meaning the policy cannot be enforced anywhere.

The Editor says...
"The American Dream" is a lofty and abstract goal, not an inalienable right.  It is a matter of folklore, not law.

Trump Is Quietly Winning Bigly At The Border.  Last week, 18 people crossed the border illegally into Arizona hoping they could exploit a loophole in U.S. asylum policy to stay in the country.  Instead, they found themselves shipped back to Mexico while their asylum claims are reviewed.  In the midst of impeachment mania and the killing of an Iranian general, this event captured little attention.  But it's part of a broader campaign that the Trump administration has quietly embarked upon to crack down on illegal border crossings.  And — even without the wall — these policies are having a huge impact.

Donald Trump's Immigration Judges Boost Deportation Numbers.&