Border In Chaos: 17 Texas Counties Declare Emergencies, Border Patrol Dismantles Multiple Human Smuggling Operations

Illegal aliens picked up in Laredo, Texas. Photo by U.S. Border Patrol Laredo Sector:

BY BRYAN PRESTON

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/bryan-preston/2021/05/06/border-in-chaos-16-texas-counties-declare-emergencies-border-patrol-dismantles-multiple-human-smuggling-operations-n1445009;

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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.

The Border Patrol continues doing what it can, with no policy help from Washington, to stem the tide of human trafficking that has exploded across the border. In a Facebook post, the Laredo Sector of the Border Patrol reports that it busted three human smuggling sites in half a day.

Yesterday, within a span of 12 hours, #USBP Laredo Sector agents working with Laredo Police Department, Webb-County Constable Pct 2, and federal law enforcement partners, discovered and dismantled three residential properties throughout Laredo that were being utilized as human smuggling stash houses. The discovery led to the arrest of over 180 undocumented individuals who were found in deplorable conditions. These apprehensions were a result of a collaborative effort between Border Patrol and our partners who work diligently to stop the housing of large numbers of undocumented individuals in our communities.

The stash houses were discovered in the south, central, and north Laredo. This shows that all areas of the city are being affected by these transnational criminal organizations.

One residence was discovered in north Laredo near a church and the Laredo Country Club. Packed inside were 65 undocumented individuals.

A second stash house was located in central Laredo near a school. A total of 68 undocumented individuals were arrested at that location.

The third stash house was found in southeast Laredo near a city park. After searching the property, 50 undocumented individuals were found throughout the residential property.

Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Carl E. Landrum said, “All of the people rescued from these stash houses were being held against their will. Human Smuggling/Trafficking are dangerous situations. Please help others by reporting suspicious situations you see; you just might save a life.”

Ranchers and residents continue to report bailouts and finding abandoned backpacks full of clothing and other items on their property daily. This photo was taken earlier this week in La Salle county by rancher Stephanie Crisp-Canales, who was interviewed on this week’s C’Mon Now! show.

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Abandoned backpacks left by illegal migrants are found daily on Texas ranches. Photo by Stephanie Crisp-Canales.

These clothes are not typical of what one would wear for an arduous walk across an entire country. They are typical of what Texans are seeing abandoned on their property.

At the same time, the Washington Examiner reports that the Biden administration is holding more than five times the number of unaccompanied children the Trump administration held when it was accused of having a “humanitarian crisis” with “concentration camps” on the border.

Nearly 25,000 migrant children were in the custody of the government, apart from their families, in early May.

The number of unaccompanied migrant children in the federal government’s care is at an all-time high, easily eclipsing the corresponding total in 2018 when the Trump administration pursued a policy that led to the intentional separation of children from their families, eliciting major controversy.

The situation underscores the severity of the crisis facing President Joe Biden early in his administration and the moral quandary he faces.

Biden continues blaming the problem on President Trump, despite the incontrovertible fact that Biden publicly ended Trump’s border policies in his first days in office.

DHS Considering Hiring Contractors to Spy on “Domestic Terrorists” Online

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Report: DHS Considering Hiring Contractors to Spy on “Domestic Terrorists” Online

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SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/report-dhs-considering-hiring-contractors-to-spy-on-domestic-terrorists-online/;

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering working with outside firms to surveil “extremist” language by Americans online, according to a report.

The DHS is discussing a plan that would allow them to circumvent limits on intelligence gathering. Federal agents are only allowed by federal law to scroll through public posts on social media and cannot use burner accounts to follow private accounts or enter private chat rooms. However, the reported DHS plan would enlist private cybersecurity firms to engage in those practices.

The initiative comes as law-enforcement agencies ramp up scrutiny of extremist groups with members present at the January 6 Capitol protest. In the aftermath of that event, both Republicans and Democrats criticized security officials for intelligence failures that caused them to underestimate the number of people that would attempt to enter the Capitol.

During his address to a Joint Session of Congress, President Biden said, “The most lethal terrorist threat to the homeland today is from white supremacist terrorism.” He said that, even though the Capitol survived the supposed insurrection, “The struggle is far from over. The question of whether our democracy will long endure is both ancient and urgent.” 

Biden’s remarks echo comments made in congressional testimony by FBI Director Christopher Wray in March. “The problem of domestic terrorism has been metastasizing across the country for a long time now, and it’s not going away any time soon,” Wray said at the time.

The extremists allegedly operate and plot online. It was found that the majority — more than 85 percent — of those charged with crimes for their role in the January 6 “insurrection” were charged in part using evidence from their personal social media accounts, others’ accounts, or both. Facebook was the preferred platform and was used by 73 of the people charged, more than all other social media sites combined, according to a Forbes analysis. YouTube was the second most-referenced at 24 percent. Instagram, a Facebook-owned company, was next at 20 percent. Parler, the app that pledged protection for free-speech rights and garnered a large conservative user base, was mentioned in just eight percent of the charges.

Thus, monitoring “extremist” chatter online becomes a crucial necessity for the DHS. To achieve that, some privacy protections need to be overcome. According to the Exclusionary Rule, first formulated by the U.S. Supreme Court in Mapp v. Ohio, the government is prohibited from using information that it obtained illegally — usually meaning without a warrant — in court. However, evidence first obtained by private citizens may be used in court, regardless of how it was obtained, as long as the private citizen is not acting as an agent of the police.

In coordination with the National Security Council and the FBI, officials at DHS are considering multiple ways to expand the department’s approach to gathering information via social media. “There was only limited awareness before January 6 of what violent extremists were planning through social media,” said Tom Warrick, former DHS deputy assistant secretary for counterterrorism policy. Warrick confirmed the DHS will likely “explore whether contractors could help them understand plots and trends” online.

Using private contractors to monitor social-media sites would give DHS a work-around to warrant requirements. In the new reported plan, the private contractors could tell the government officials what information they saw, thus avoiding the warrant application. “We are exploring with our lawyers, civil rights, civil liberties and privacy colleagues, how we can make use of outside expertise,” a DHS official said.

The DHS is not the first major federal institution under the Biden administration that has sparked concern among Americans.

The U.S. Postal Service has been quietly monitoring social-media posts, including posts about planned protests. At least some of that specifically targeted “right-leaning accounts,” Yahoo News reported. The surveillance program, they explain, known as the Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP), centers around hired analysts who review social-media accounts for “inflammatory” posts to share across government agencies.

Last summer, amid the Portland protests, the DHS got under fire for compiling “intelligence reports” on two journalists who covered the riots. After the Washington Post published a story detailing the department’s practices, then-Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf ordered the intelligence office to stop collecting information on journalists and assured Americans that DHS is committed to respecting civil rights and civil liberties, particularly when it comes to the exercise of First Amendment-protected rights.

But as President Joe Biden says, no amendment is absolute, and for his administration, privacy and freedom of speech seem to be secondary to “public safety” endangered by the “most lethal terrorist threat.”

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Declares State Of Emergency Due To “Crisis” At Southern Border, Blames Biden

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey yesterday announced a state of emergency and activated the National Guard due to the conditions at the southern border, placing blame on the Biden administration.

Biden’s Border Security Pick Backs Amnesty, Opposes Wall

CBP candidate, TPD Chief Magnus critical of past border policies

BY FRED LUCAS

SEE: https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/04/15/bidens-border-security-pick-backs-amnesty-opposes-wall;

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President Joe Biden’s pick to run border security has tweeted or spoken regularly against the Trump administration’s immigration policies, supported a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, and opposed a border wall. 

Chris Magnus, the police chief of Tucson, Arizona, is Biden’s nominee for commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Magnus also has cited research by the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center, backed free injection sites for drug addicts, and expressed support for law enforcement building relationships with all immigrants, “documented and undocumented alike.”

Though not inherently a political actor as Tucson’s police chief since 2016, Magnus regularly made public comments about political issues of the day. 

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Last July, he criticized Department of Homeland Security agents who were deployed to respond to urban riots. 

“This activity—I won’t even dignify it by calling it policing—is an affront to constitutional, professional law enforcement,” Magnus tweeted. “Cammo—Seriously? No visible patches? No name tags? Unmarked vehicles?  What is this—some authoritarian regime?”

Last Nov. 16, well after sordid scandals emerged regarding the Southern Poverty Law Center, Magnus seemed to endorse the organization’s research. 

The SPLC is a left-leaning group that frequently labels organizations it doesn’t agree with as “hate groups,” lumping some mainstream conservative organizations with the Ku Klux Klan or Nazi organizations.

The police chief’s tweet cited a New York Times story quoting the Southern Poverty Law Center as saying, “It’s important to note that, because of the nature of hate crime reporting, the FBI’s annual report vastly understates the real level of hate crimes in the country.” 

It is not clear, of course, whether quoting from a news article without comment means that Magnus endorses the sentiment of SPLC, which many observers would not agree legitimately “tracks hate groups.” 

In another example, Magnus tweeted about the positive side of drug injection sites for addicts, quoting from a National Public Radio story.  

“Most studies show that supervised injection sites can drive down fatal overdoses. These cites are credited with restricting the spread of infectious diseases,” Magnus tweeted. “Advocates say the facilities help move more people into treatment. The AMA [American Medical Association] has endorsed them.”

Magnus did not respond to phone and email inquiries Thursday from The Daily Signal. 

In a New York Times interview earlier this week, the chief denied that he was a partisan.

“Sometimes it’s frustrating how hyperpartisan all these issues can become, but I want to say from the very start, I am no ideologue and I do want to make a difference on things,” Magnus told the Times. 

Magnus became police chief in Tucson after gaining some notoriety and glowing national media coverage for reforms he made as police chief in Richmond, California, to improve race relations there. He took that job in 2006. 

Before that, Magnus was police chief of Fargo, North Dakota, beginning in 1999. This came after 15 years with the police department in Lansing, Michigan. 

He also gained some national attention for holding a Black Lives Matter sign in 2014 in Richmond, California. 

Magnus has been involved in national policy before, testifying in 2015 before President Barack Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. He has been an expert witness for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. 

“In each of these cities Magnus developed a reputation as a progressive police leader who focused on relationship-building between the police and community, implementing evidence-based best practices, promoting reform, and insisting on police accountability,” said the White House press release Monday announcing Biden’s intent to nominate him. 

Today, the Biden administration is facing scrutiny for conditions at detention facilities for illegal immigrants at the border. In February 2020, Magnus criticized conditions at detention facilities during President Donald Trump’s administration.

Earlier, on June 1, 2019, Magnus tweeted: “This is a level of inhumanity and mistreatment of human beings that should shock the conscience of any citizen and law enforcement agency in this country.”

In apparent support of amnesty for illegal immigrants, Magnus tweeted on Feb. 9, 2019: “Imagine what it’d be like if you were brought here as a child, grew up here, pay taxes here, only know here—yet have no path to citizenship.”

Magnus backed providing illegal immigrants with visas as a means to encourage crime reporting in a May 14, 2019, post on Twitter. 

The chief expressed support for anti-bias training for police in a January 2019 tweet, a policy that could extend to his position heading Customs and Border Protection if he is confirmed by the Senate.

If confirmed, Magnus could have a rocky relationship with Border Patrol officers. In a Facebook post in June 2018, National Border Patrol Council Local 2544, the union representing officers in the Tucson area, asserted that Magnus “encourages anarchy.” 

“If law enforcement is now free to pick and choose which laws they want to enforce based on their personal ‘morals’ and political beliefs, this country is in one hell of a mess,” the Border Patrol union said in the Facebook post, adding:

Chris Magnus is an ultra-liberal social engineer who was given a badge and a gun by the City of Tucson.  …  Chris Magnus is dangerous. He is preaching anarchy and encouraging police officers to commit dereliction of duty. He is supposed to staunchly defend the rule of law. He routinely crosses the line between politician, social engineer, liberal activist and ‘police chief.’

This week, Magnus acknowledged a need to listen to what those who soon could work under him have to say. 

“I know much is made of how Border Patrol might feel about my nomination, and I want to say right off that I do recognize that a Border Patrol or customs agent is doing a very difficult job,” Magnus told The New York Times. “I’m going to be making it a priority to get to know the people doing that job, to learn from them and to try and help them.”

Magnus faced scrutiny from immigrant rights groups last year after the Tucson Police Department took two months to release body camera footage of the death of Carlos Ingram-Lopez, 27, who repeatedly had asked for water. 

According to news reports, Lopez was intoxicated, having a mental health crisis, and running around the house naked when his grandmother called 911 in April 2020. Police officers chased Lopez to the garage, handcuffed him, and placed him in a face-down position for 12 minutes, according to the Times. 

An autopsy found that the cause of Lopez’s death was cardiac arrest and no charges were brought against the officers who took him into custody, although three resigned. 

Magnus said the delay in releasing the video was due to bureaucratic problems. 

In a Nov. 5 tweet that likely wouldn’t have a bearing on his position at CBP, but expressed a politically charged view, Magnus called for Google to ban former Trump White House aide Steve Bannon. 

Google owns YouTube, where Bannon has a channel. It wasn’t clear whether Magnus was referring to YouTube, or wanted to make it impossible to find a Bannon link through a Google search. 

“Law enforcement should condemn ANY political operative for advocating violence, such as Steve Bannon saying the heads of FBI Dir. [Chris] Wray & Dr. [Anthony] Fauci be placed on pikes,” Magnus wrote on Twitter. “Google must also be condemned for allowing Bannon’s channel to remain online. This isn’t politics, it’s criminal.”

In a follow-up tweet, Magnus wrote: “It doesn’t matter which party or ideology the individuals who incite this kind of violence belong or subscribe to, it’s a step way too far. This is how people get hurt—even killed. Absolutely unacceptable.”

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a confirmation hearing on Biden’s nomination of Magnus to head Customs and Border Protection. 

In written testimony to that committee on Dec. 12, 2018, Magnus opposed Trump’s construction or reinforcement of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border:

Tucson is in Pima County, Arizona, the 6th largest county in the U.S. Last year, our Republican elected sheriff, Mark Napier, who has the responsibility for policing a county with 125 miles along the border, told lawmakers they would be better off giving a fraction of the estimated billions it would take to build the wall to law enforcement. He said, ‘I think it’s kind of a medieval solution to a modern problem, 10,000 years ago we were building walls around things, and here we are in 2017, and this is the best idea we can come up with?’ I agree with Sheriff Napier, as do many other law enforcement leaders.

In responding Dec. 19, 2018, to a questionnaire from Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Magnus said it is important for police departments to have strong relationships with immigrants, regardless of their legal status. 

“There are many reasons to foster strong relationships with our immigrant communities,” Magnus wrote, adding:

The following list, while not all inclusive, highlights some of these:

—Immigrants (documented and undocumented alike), as well as the family and friends of immigrants, need to feel safe coming forward to report crimes and cooperate as witnesses to crimes without fear.

—From a crime deterrence standpoint it’s critical we avoid creating a subgroup of victims who are easily preyed upon because they are afraid to report crimes due to the threat that they or a family member will be deported.

—It’s important to ensure this vulnerable population will appear in court as needed to testify as victims or key witnesses in both civil and criminal cases rather than fearing the entire criminal justice system.

—Our intention is to partner with the residents of all neighborhoods in the community, regardless of documentation status, so we can make very area of the city as safe as possible through crime prevention initiatives and relationship building. 

—The immigrant population contributes to the social, economic, and cultural fabric of the entire community. It is critical they have a positive perception of the police in order to maximize the many contributions they can make to our city.

In a December 2017 op-ed in The New York Times, Magnus criticized Trump and then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions while defending sanctuary cities, which refuse to help federal officials enforce U.S. immigration law. He also said that Tucson was “not technically a sanctuary city.” 

Magnus wrote in the Times:

I’m deeply troubled by the Trump administration’s campaign against ‘sanctuary cities,’ which refuse to turn over undocumented immigrants to federal authorities. Washington is trying to retaliate against them by withholding funding for things like crime prevention, drug treatment and mental health programs. … 

The harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric and Mr. Sessions’s reckless policies ignore a basic reality known by most good cops and prosecutors.

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Muslims from Syria and Iraq crossing into U.S. from Mexico, enter country unvetted

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/04/muslims-from-syria-and-iraq-crossing-into-u-s-from-mexico-enter-country-unvetted;

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What could possibly go wrong? You wouldn’t be so “racist” and “Islamophobic” as to object, would you?

The military site SOFREP reported in January 2020 that “three members of the al-Qaeda terrorist group were stopped and apprehended trying to fly into Dallas while using passports from Colombia. The three entered Colombia via Venezuela.” That same month, according to KYMA, “Mexicali Police Chief Maria Elena Andrade confirmed that a red alert has been issued at the Mexicali border due to a possible Iranian terrorist threat….‘We received reports that four nationals of Iran possibly carrying explosives were going to attempt to cross the border in the area of San Luis to Mexicali.’”

“EXCLUSIVE: Influx of Russian, Syrian and Iraqi immigrants are traveling to Mexico to cross the US border, where overwhelmed detention centers are being forced to release them after three days without vetting,” by Alan Butterfield, DailyMail.com, March 29, 2021:

The Biden administration is spending $3 million dollars a day to house migrants at a detention center in Dilley, Texas, where the number of people from Russia and the Middle East crossing the border from Mexico is growing at an alarming rate, DailyMail.com has learned.

Even more alarming, officials are being forced to ‘catch and release’ undocumented immigrants without properly vetting them, according to an official at the facility.

The South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley is currently housing about 1,500 migrants at a cost of approximately $2,000 per person per day….

‘Previously we’d get immigrants from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, but in the last few months we’ve had immigrants from Russia, Iraq, Syria, Vietnam, Romania, Haiti,’ the source said….

The process has sparked security concerns at the center, where officials are no longer able to properly screen migrants or verify their identities in their rush to process everyone.

‘Because the turnaround time is so short, the immigrants aren’t being vetted before they are released,’ the source said.

‘Our government doesn’t really know who they are releasing into our society. When these immigrant families come in from Russia, Syria and Iraq, some of them could be terrorists.

‘When these men come into our facility with women and children, we have no proof any of them are actually related. Often they don’t have documentation so we have to take their word on their name, age, nationality, etc. They could be anyone, child predators, traffickers, terrorists.’…

Muslim immigrants are provided with prayer rugs and non-pork dishes….

Biden Political Operative Blocks Ted Cruz From Filming Illegals in Detention Facilities

Senator Ted Cruz has released a video he says shows a Biden administration staffer clashing with him at a border facility and trying to prevent him from filming – telling the Republican “this is not a zoo, sir”. Senator Cruz said the facility he filmed in Donna, Texas, was a “giant tent city”. He and eighteen of his colleagues visited the border to see for themselves the unfolding humanitarian crisis. “We went and toured the Biden cages, you know for four years we heard Democrats and the media talking about kids in cages under president Trump, Joe Biden has built more cages, the cages are bigger and they’re more full,” he said. In the video Senator Cruz shared, the staffer quickly jumped in the frame after he began filming. “Please give dignity to the people,” the staffer 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,” Senator Cruz said. “Please respect the rules,” the staffer said. “You keep standing in front of the picture, so you don’t want the pictures taken, the rules are arbitrary, and they’re designed to keep the American people in the dark,” Senator Cruz said. Senator Cruz told Fox News the children in the Donna facility were testing positive for COVID-19 at “roughly” a 10 per cent rate. “They’re locking them in these cages where COVID in a pandemic is a real risk, it is inhumane, it is unconscionable, and it’s the direct result of the political decisions that Joe Biden has made,” he said. “It's massive, it's designed to hold a thousand people but under COVID restrictions, its capacity is 250. “It right now has over 4,000 people in it, it is at a 1,500 percent capacity and that meant you saw in these cages children, little boys and little girls, side by side, they're not six-feet apart, they’re not even six inches apart.”

BY ADAN SALAZAR

SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/biden-political-operative-blocks-ted-cruz-from-filming-illegals-in-detention-facilities/;

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A political operative of the Biden Administration attempted to stop Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) from documenting the squalid conditions inside a crowded illegal immigrant detention facility in South Texas.

On Sunday, Cruz uploaded video of a woman blocking him filming as he tried to show the American people the inside of an overflowing detention center in Donna, Texas.

As Cruz attempted to film, a woman approached him to obstruct the camera view and telling him to “Please give dignity to the people.”

“This is not a zoo, sir,” the woman at one point tells Cruz, to which he responds, “You’re right and this is a dangerous place and your policies unfortunately are trying to hide them.”

Cruz, who was attempting to show hundreds of illegals wrapped in mylar blankets sleeping on floors inside the makeshift tent facilities, appears to be familiar with the woman.

“So you work for the commissioner,” Cruz tells her, “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 outrageous video comes as Cruz called on the Biden administration to grant the media access to the facilities so Americans can see firsthand the out-of-control humanitarian crisis at the border.

“We understand the heartbreaking tragedy unfolding at the border because we were there. We saw it,” Cruz stated. “But the American people are unable to see it because you remain intent on keeping the media from shining a light on your administration’s failures.”

“This is outrageous. The Trump administration allowed media into DHS facilities. So did the Obama administration, the Bush administration and the Clinton administration. But you want to hide what is going on.”

Biden during a press conference Thursday suggested media access could be forthcoming, saying “I will commit to transparency, and – as soon as I am in a position to be able to implement what we are doing right now.”

Cruz’s letter says on Friday, however, reporters were still not allowed inside the Donna facility.

“They could not show the American people cages after cages of little boys lying side-by-side, of little girls lying side-by-side, covered with reflective emergency blankets with virtually no space between them,” Cruz says. “They could not see the playpen of infants and toddlers brought here by human traffickers and then left alone. They could not see the row of children who, having just been crammed into the crowded cages, were now testing positive for COVID-19.”

Biden Tries to Hide an Obvious Crisis at Border~Former DHS Chief Chad Wolf: Perverse Incentives Fueling Border Crisis

BY REP. DREW FERGUSON

SEE: https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/03/26/biden-tries-to-hide-an-obvious-crisis-at-border;

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The full-blown humanitarian crisis on the southern border ultimately could threaten the safety and security of every single American. The Biden administration has failed to properly acknowledge the severity of the situation and seemingly is in total denial of just how dire the circumstances are.

Even more alarming, President Joe Biden has imposed a gag order on U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, instructing the agency’s press officers to deny all ride-along requests and refer all questions—even from local reporters—to Washington for approval.

The Biden administration is trying to hide and impose censorship on the border crisis that everyone already knows is underway. In the past month alone, nearly 100,000 illegal immigrants have attempted to unlawfully enter our nation.

It’s clear that the administration’s slew of executive actions and policies have incentivized this illegal behavior, leading to an extreme uptick of criminal crossings. According to Customs and Border Protection, migrant encounters along the southern border are up 28% since January and up 173% since this time last year.

Keep in mind, these migrants aren’t adults only but also children and family units. Customs and Border Protection expects about 13,000 unaccompanied migrant children to reach the border by May and 117,000 by the end of the year. Apprehensions of family units are up 317% since last February.

Nearly one-third of migrants have been affected by human trafficking or other exploitative practices along their route. Some migrant women have shared that, as The New York Times reported, “sexual violence has become an inescapable part of the collective migrant journey.”

The rush we are seeing to cross the Rio Grande is a direct result of the Biden administration’s efforts to weaken border security, virtually eliminate enforcement of U.S. immigration laws, put a moratorium on deportations, and promise amnesty to undocumented immigrants residing in the country illegally. 

The administration also put a stop to the construction of the border wall, reinstated “catch and release,” and tied the hands of immigration enforcement officers.

The Biden administration recently awarded $86 million to cover hotel costs for migrants at the border in Texas and Arizona. These migrants are entering our country illegally, but instead of being sent back, they are greeted with hotel accommodations. That’s just plain wrong.

We also know that drug cartels actively are exploiting the administration’s dismal immigration stance to cross our southern border. Nationwide, drug seizures increased 50% in February from a month earlier.

Several known terrorists, or others reasonably suspected of terrorism, are capitalizing on this influx of migrants to fly under the radar and infiltrate our nation through our porous borders.

Without question, the Biden administration has failed to be transparent about the problem or even acknowledge that it is a crisis. Despite this, the administration deployed the Federal Emergency Management Agency—which coordinates the response to disasters in the U.S. and is another part of the Department of Homeland Security—to assist in handling this surge in migrants. If that doesn’t constitute a crisis, what does? 

The administration’s immigration policies are in fact a disaster, and they have failed monumentally as this crisis has developed.  

It’s deeply concerning that House Democrats’ answer to this growing problem has been to pass two bills that will further incentivize and reward illegal immigration with amnesty. 

To be clear: Whether Democrats like it or not, this is a full-blown national security and humanitarian emergency.

Our country cannot afford politically motivated policies that make our borders less secure, fail to uphold the rule of law, and damage public health.

But those are exactly the kind of policies President Biden has enacted since Day One of his presidency, and they have accelerated the crisis at the southern border dangerously. We need an immigration policy that prioritizes securing the border and protecting the health and safety of Americans first.

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Sen. Blackburn: Drug cartels are 'running the border'

Rumble — Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) shared what she saw during her trip to the southern border. One America's John Hines has more from Washington.

'Whatever You Do, We're Coming': Coyotes Heckle Senators at the Border

BY RICK MORAN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/03/28/whatever-you-do-were-coming-coyotes-heckle-senators-at-the-border-n1435510;

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Eighteen Republican senators decided to see for themselves what was happening at the border so they took a little excursion to Texas, visiting several border facilities run by the Border Patrol.

The trip to the border became necessary because the Biden administration has imposed a near-total news blackout on what’s happening there. The administration flunkie who was escorting the senators even asked that the lawmakers delete any pictures, a request echoed by border officials. Not surprisingly, the GOP senators refused to comply.

Indiana Senator Mike Braun described some of what he saw.

Washington Examiner:

Those photos showed children as young as 3 years old jammed into the facilities that Braun described as the worst situation for migrants in 20 years. He earlier provided Secrets with a video of migrants being held by the dozens under a bridge.

In a debriefing of the tour, Braun said that one of the first stops was with border agents at the edge of the Rio Grande, where illegal immigrants typically cross. There, he said, the “coyotes,” who charge $4,000 to $20,000 to get migrants across, heckled the group in Spanish.

“All of a sudden to hear from the other side of the river taunting from the smugglers and coyotes, most of it in Spanish, telling the border guards that ‘whatever you do, we’re coming,’” said Braun. “That kind of hit home in such an anecdotal way because it is one story that kind of is a metaphor for what’s happening all up and down the border,” he added.

“A big welcome sign was put out,” said Braun. “I think it was a political blunder.”

Sen. Ted Cruz describes seeing “cage after cage after cage” of children.

The Biden administration has made a big show of telling would-be migrants to stay away—that the law is the law and they will be deported if they showed up at the border. But the reality is far different.

CBS News:

U.S. agents in south Texas are not expelling Central American families with children younger than seven years of age to Mexico, according to a senior Border Patrol official who requested anonymity during a call with reporters Friday. Some of the migrant families encountered in south Texas are being flown to other Border Patrol sectors, like El Paso, and sent to Mexico from there, the official confirmed.

“We’re still leveraging Title 42 in other areas,” the Border Patrol official said, referring to the expulsions policy, which was first authorized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in March 2020.

Mr. Biden and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials have said that while they would like to expel most Central American families to Mexico under the Title 42 public health authority, Mexican authorities in the state of Tamaulipas, across from the Rio Grande Valley, are not accepting young children traveling with parents.

According to the Customs and Border Patrol, 86 percent of families processed at the border have been allowed into the U.S without being deported. There were 6,000 apprehensions at the border on Thursday and virtually none of the migrants were sent back.

Biden looked into the cameras during his press conference and said “nothing has changed” at the border. That was a lie. He said most people were being deported. That was a lie. He said the surge in unaccompanied minors at the border is normal. He lied. He’s allowing the release of illegal aliens into the country without giving them a court date. And he’s allowing unvetted sponsors to take children from border facilities.

Biden is getting away with his lies because, in addition to the media being in his pocket, he’s preventing any bad news from leaking out by muzzling the press.

Biden can improve the situation immensely by reimposing some Trump-era policies. But he’d better do it quickly. If the border isn’t already out of control, it soon will be.

Report: Border Crossings by Unaccompanied Children Will Rise Sharply in April

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Texas rancher says migrants entering property: 'Never seen it at this level'

John Sewell, Texas ranch owner, fears for his family's safety amid border crisis.

'The Five' react to 'shocking' images of facilities holding children at border

Sen. Lankford Says over 700 Migrants Crammed into Pod "Designed for 80" at Detention Facility

"[Migrant children] were taking turns laying down on the floor because there's no space ... None of this was true three months ago. Literally, when President Biden came in and announced that he was changing the policy, they showed us the stats and showed how it skyrocketed," Sen. James Lankford said Friday at a migrant facility in Donna, Texas.

American Thought Leaders: Rep. Brian Babin on Biden’s Border Policy-‘It Is a Catastrophe’

Rumble — “Our sovereignty, our solvency, our national security are all on the line,” says. Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas), who criticized the Biden administration’s rhetoric on the border and said it has fueled a mounting humanitarian and security crisis.

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.

“Human trafficking, drugs, crime, [and] the draining of our public coffers for education and healthcare” are the consequences of a poor border policy, in Rep. Babin’s view. He is the Co-Chairman of the Congressional Border Security Caucus.

DHS Chief Admits Releasing Illegals Before China Virus Test Who Were Later Found Positive~“Domestic Extremism Is Most ‘Lethal And Persistent’ Terrorism Threat To U.S., Says Mayorkas”

DHS Chief Admits Releasing Illegals Before China Virus Test Who Were Later Found Positive

BY R. CORT KIRKWOOD

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/dhs-chief-admits-releasing-illegals-before-china-virus-test-who-were-later-found-positive/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

The leftist Cuban immigrant who runs President Biden’s Homeland Security Department has admitted releasing illegal aliens into the heartland before they were tested for the China Virus.

The confession from Alejandro Mayorkas backed recent news reports that Biden is releasing “migrants” — leftist code for illegals — without testing, only to be found virus-positive by local authorities. The illegals then board buses to travel anywhere they wish.

Who will be responsible for any deaths the illegals cause if they spread the potentially fatal Asiatic germ is unknown.

We Did It

A known subversive who aided and abetted immigration fraud when he worked at DHS for Barack Hussein Obama, Mayorkas confessed during a hearing of the House Homeland Security committee.

Representative Andrew Clyde of Georgia asked Mayorkas whether illegals are entering the country with the virus, given that testing is required for international travelers.

“Can you assure the American people that no one who has been apprehended is released into our communities … that still test positive for COVID-19?” Clyde asked.

Replied Mayorkas:

There were times earlier when individuals were apprehended and we sought to expel them, and we were unable to expel them, and we were compelled to release them, and we did not have the opportunity to test them.

We have addressed that situation.

 

When Clyde asked whether it is possible for China Virus carriers to enter the country, Mayorkas replied that “we do the best we can in everything we do.”

But Clyde was unsatisfied and reminded Mayorkas about reports that DHS released illegals without testing in Yuma, Arizona, and Brownsville, Texas. More than 100 later tested positive in Brownsville, as The New American reported two weeks ago.

Replied the DHS chieftain: “There were instances in which individuals were released.”

Released With No Test

Thus, only after release are some “migrants” tested and learn they have the possibly fatal virus. And even then, authorities permit them to board buses and ride for any destination they choose.

The releases are no surprise. Biden promised open borders and mandated the releases, and Mayorkas, again, is an open-borders subversive who skirts the law when he wishes.

As TNA reported when Biden picked him, Mayorkas conceived Obama’s unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that permits illegal-alien kids to stay in the country because their parents smuggled them past border agents.

Beyond that, though, Mayorkas is a proven asylum and visa fraudster.

Writing for the Center for Immigration Studies, Tod Bensman reported that the DHS inspector general looked into Mayorkas’ activities on behalf of rich foreigners trying to buy their way into the country when he was head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Employees at DHS complained that “Mayorkas was providing ‘special access and special favors’ to a handful of EB-5 visa applicants who were wealthy foreign national associates of powerful U.S. Democratic figures and office-holders doing the asking,” Bensman wrote of the IG’s probe.

It concluded that Mayorkas “exerted improper influence in the normal processing and adjudication” of visas, “inserted himself in unprecedented ways” in the adjudication process, and “intervened with the career USCIS staff in ways that clearly benefited the stakeholders.”

In 2016, TNA reported that the Obama administration released illegals into the country — still wet from crossing the Rio Grande. And Mayorkas told agents that placing the illegals in deportation proceedings was senseless because Obama would not deport them. In 2012, TNA reported Senator Chuck Grassley’s (R-Iowa) concern that Mayorkas had no intention to investigate asylum fraud.

Mayorkas is the official running U.S. immigration policy and is responsible for border security. His record apparently didn’t matter when Biden picked him.

No wonder “migrants” who carry a potentially deadly virus are released into communities of unsuspecting Americans.

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DHS top dog: ‘Domestic extremism’ is the most ‘lethal and persistent terrorism-related threat’ to U.S.

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/03/dhs-top-dog-domestic-extremism-is-the-most-lethal-and-persistent-terrorism-related-threat-to-us;

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Conspicuously lacking once again is any definition of what exactly constitutes “domestic, ideologically motivated extremism.” Is it support for violence and actual insurrection? Or is it simply holding views that dissent from the hard-left agenda? It is increasingly clear that the latter is meant. The January 6 Capitol riot is a “searing example” of the threat the country faces, while Antifa and Black Lives Matter riots all over the country continue to be ignored. This appears to be one more attempt to portray peaceful, law-abiding Americans who supported President Trump and dissent from the leftist agenda as terrorists and as enablers of terrorism. One certainty of the regime of Biden’s handlers is that there will be a great deal more of this. The country will have no future as a free republic if these attempts to criminalize political dissent continue.

“Domestic Extremism Is Most ‘Lethal And Persistent’ Terrorism Threat To U.S., Says Mayorkas,” by Melissa Holzberg, Forbes, March 17, 2021:

The most “lethal and persistent terrorism-related threat” to the United States is domestic, ideologically motivated extremism, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in his opening remarks at a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee.

Mayorkas said that since the September 11 attacks, the threat landscape against the U.S. has substantially “evolved” to the point that foreign terrorism is no longer the chief concern of DHS.

Mayorkas said the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol was a “searing example” of the threat the country faces.

KEY BACKGROUND
DHS announced in February that it would provide $77 million to state and local governments to combat domestic violent extremism. At the time Mayorkas wrote in a statement that “the most significant terrorist threat facing the nation comes from lone offenders and small groups” whose violent acts are motivated by “extremist ideological beliefs.” President Joe Biden directed intelligence officials to study domestic violent extremism shortly after his inauguration. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the assessment would clarify if new methods are needed to combat domestic extremism….

Fact-Checking DHS Chief’s Dishonest Statement on Border Crisis

Mayorkas Refuses to Call the Situation at the U.S.-Mexico Border a 'Crisis'

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told lawmakers Wednesday that the “unprecedented challenges” at the U.S.-Mexico border cannot be resolved overnight, “due in large part to the damage done over the last four years.” In testimony before the House Homeland Security Committee, Mayorkas said the Trump administration left behind an inhumane and inadequate system that his department is working swiftly to revamp. “President Biden has made one of his top priorities reversing the effects of the previous administration’s cruel immigration policies that separated parents from their children to deter others from seeking to enter this country,” Mayorkas said in his opening remarks. When pressed by Republicans, he refused to concede that the situation amounts to a crisis.

BY Chad Wolf Mark Morgan Lora Ries 

SEE: https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/03/16/fact-checking-dhs-chiefs-dishonest-statement-on-border-crisis;

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Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas released a factually challenged and misleading statement Tuesday 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. (The last name after each section identifies which of us responded.)

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.

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Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said in 2019 that under the Obama administration, 1,000 apprehensions were 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. (Morgan)

Claim No. 2: “We are expelling most … families.” 

Rating: False. The Biden administration is not utilizing all of its authorities with regard to the surge of family units. The facts tell us that the administration is not expelling “most” families under Title 42, as it claims. 

According to DHS data, the administration expelled only 41% of family units in February, down from 76% in December under the Trump administration. Washington Post reporter Nick Miroff pointed out this fact just this week. This is important, as the smugglers and cartels will capitalize on this fact and continue to push family units across the border, knowing that a majority will remain. (Wolf)

Claim No. 3a: “We are not expelling unaccompanied children.” 

Rating: False. The Biden administration is expelling unaccompanied children who are from Mexico every day. Administration officials have made a policy decision not to expel these children from the Northern Triangle countries, and the cartels and smugglers know this. The administration wants to have its cake and eat it, too, in desiring credit for supposedly treating unaccompanied minors more “humanely” without any criticism for the detention of increasing numbers of these minors. (Morgan)

Claim No. 3b: “We are encountering 6- and 7-year-old children, for example, arriving at our border without an adult.” 

Rating: Misleading. The Biden administration would have the American people believe most of the unaccompanied minors coming across the border are young children. This is false. The vast majority of unaccompanied children are between the ages of 15 and 17, with 75% over the age of 14. Many of these young people are coming to the border hoping to gain illegal entry into the U.S. for economic reasons.

Minors should be treated humanely regardless of their age, but the administration’s reliance on trying to pull the heartstrings of Americans is just more evidence it is interested in manipulation, not facts.

Mayorkas’ later accusation that the Trump administration put more children at risk for human trafficking is mind-blowing since the Biden administration’s undoing of Trump-era immigration policies has unleashed a historic flood of unaccompanied minors to the border, many of whom we know were trafficked or smuggled there. The Biden administration has empowered the cartels and human traffickers after President Donald Trump severely cut their profit margins. (Morgan)

Claim No. 4: “Mexico does not have the capacity to receive families.”

Rating: Misleading. There are numerous misleading components to this answer. First, the surge in family units is a direct result of the Biden administration’s push for amnesty and the undoing of effective Trump-era immigration policies. Mexico had been able to handle the return of family units under the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy.

Second, Mexico is not the only country that can receive these illegal aliens, as they can be deported back to their country of origin. Third, the answer for Mexico is to help it build capacity—which both the State Department and other nongovernmental organizations can help enable. The answer is not to release illegal aliens and let them into the U.S., knowing that 90% will not qualify for asylum. (Wolf)

Claim No. 5: Reasons for the surge. 

Rating: Misleading. The Department of Homeland Security blames the Biden border crisis on violence in Northern Triangle countries, hurricanes, and the pandemic. To be clear, conditions are not so dramatically different in the Northern Triangle from years past to explain this historic surge.  

Not once does the administration take responsibility for disastrous messaging and the removal of effective immigration policies without a clear plan in place. This is absurd. Monthly apprehensions nearly doubled between summer 2020 and February 2021, because the Biden campaign and then the Biden administration was sending a clear signal to the world: If you arrive soon, you will receive amnesty. (Wolf)

Claim No. 6: “The prior administration completely dismantled the asylum system.”

Rating: False. Mayorkas’ claims are simply false. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services hired approximately 500 additional asylum officers to advance the Trump administration’s priority of reducing the asylum backlog. The Trump administration also shifted resources to prioritize the asylum backlog and those seeking protection at our own border.

The Trump administration inherited a backlogged asylum system and wisely chose to focus on reducing this backlog throughout Trump’s term. More individuals were granted asylum by DHS and the Justice Department during the four years of the Trump administration than under the final four years of the Obama administration. Total grants of asylum in 2019 alone—46,508—were the highest annual total since at least 1990. (Ries)

Claim No. 7: “The previous administration cut foreign aid funding to the Northern Triangle.” 

Rating: Misleading. Under the Trump administration, we demanded results before handing over millions of dollars in foreign assistance funding. As a result, we signed over a dozen border security agreements and saw unprecedented cooperation and results from the Northern Triangle countries.

These agreements helped slow the flow of illegal migrants through Central America, especially massive caravans, to our southern border. The Trump administration also made millions in funding available to these governments. (Wolf)

Claim No. 8: “There was no appropriate planning for the pandemic at all.” 

Rating: False. This statement is a slap in the face to the men and women at the Department of Homeland Security, who worked tirelessly to put plans in place to deal with the challenge of a pandemic on top of keeping our immigration system running. We implemented extensive plans—to include vaccine distribution to front-line officers when the vaccine would be made available—to ensure our front-line workers would be protected.

We worked with other federal agencies to ensure Title 42 would be available to our immigration enforcement officials. We knew that putting illegal aliens in crowded Border Patrol facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic was not the answer. Unfortunately, the Biden administration believes it is.  

We provided the Biden transition team with extensive briefings on the border and the tools we had in place to address illegal border crossings. We warned the transition team about the consequences of removing these policies.

They heard it directly from Customs and Border Patrol law enforcement officers. They heard that Border Patrol stations did not have capacity, and they heard that the Department of Health and Human Services did not have capacity. They knew it all and still rushed to dismantle the system for political reasons. (Wolf)

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White House: It’s Trump’s Fault That 4200 Children Are Now Sleeping On Floor Of Cages With No Sunlight

Even far-left outlets are demanding to know why on earth the Biden administration is fuelling a humanitarian disaster at the border

BY STEVE WATSON

SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/white-house-its-trumps-fault-that-4200-children-are-now-sleeping-on-floor-of-cages-with-no-sunlight/;

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In a desperate attempt to avoid questioning about the worsening humanitarian crisis at the Southern border, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed that it is President Trump’s fault that thousands of children are sleeping on concrete-floored cages without seeing the Sun for days.

As previously reported by CBS News, just under one month ago there were only NINE children being held in Border Patrol facilities, yet now there are over 4000.

Even journalists for far left outlets are appalled by what is unfolding.

PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor asked Psaki to explain what on earth is going on.

“There were lawyers who interviewed some children that were in facilities,” Alcindor said, adding “The children described sleeping on the floor, being hungry, not seeing the sun for days.”

She continued “How is that acceptable for the Biden administration to keep children in those sorts of conditions, given the fact that you said you were an administration that was going to be more humane than the previous one?”

Psaki immediately blamed President Trump, stating “We are trying to work through what was a dismantled and unprepared system because of the role of the last administration.”

Watch:

Alcindor continued to ask for an explanation, stating “children being hungry, sleeping on the floor, not being allowed outside for days at a time, why is that acceptable to go on, even for one more day? Why is that something that’s not being outlawed right now? How is the administration not stopping that today?”

Again avoiding the question, Psaki responded “Well, Yamiche, it’s not acceptable. But I think the challenge here is that there are not that many options.”

How about the option not to completely reverse Trump’s policies which your own people admit were preventing this kind of hell from unfolding?

That was an option.

SenATOR Hawley: Biden is ‘accelerating crisis’ at southern border

Rumble — The Biden administration is seemingly failing to provide answers to Americans about the crisis threatening the southern border. One America's John Hines spoke with Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) who said Biden's policies are "accelerating the crisis"and that transnational drug cartels are playing a role.

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Livid Trump Blasts “Our Country is Being Destroyed at the Southern Border”

Record number of kids in cages being held beyond legal limit. Migrants themselves refer to cells as "dog kennels" and "ice boxes"
BY STEVE WATSON
SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/livid-trump-blasts-our-country-is-being-destroyed-at-the-southern-border/;republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

A livid President Trump issued a statement Tuesday lamenting that the country is “being destroyed” by the Biden administration’s actions at the border, as the crisis further spirals out of control.

Border crossings have surged after Biden promised mass amnesty, began allowing unaccompanied migrant children into the US again, and reversed Trump’s ‘remain in Mexico’ policy.

Video is emerging every day of hundreds of migrants walking into the US, while cities in Arizona and Texas warn that they are becoming overwhelmed, and warning of the complete lack of effort to test for or prevent the spread of COVID:

Border patrol is reported to have arrested around 100,000 migrants attempting to illegally cross the border in February alone.

Trump’s statement read “When I was President, our Southern border was in great shape – stronger, safer, and more secure than ever before.”

“We ended Catch-and-Release, shut down asylum fraud, and crippled the vicious smugglers, drug dealers, and human traffickers,” Trump continued, adding “The Wall, despite horrendous Democratic delays, would have easily been finished by now.”

Commenting on the current situation, Trump proclaimed “Our country is being destroyed at the Southern border, a terrible thing to see!”

There are now a record number of migrant children being kept in Border Patrol ‘cages’, which the migrants themselves are calling “dog kennels” and “ice boxes” according to reports.

CBS News reports that there are more than 3,200 unaccompanied minors in the facilities, with almost half being held beyond the legal three-day limit.

Less than a month ago there were just NINE children being held, according to CBP documents cited in the CBS report.

There are a further 8,100 migrant children being held at the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

This is an unprecedented crisis caused directly by the undoing of Trump’s border policies and the Biden administration refuses to address it. Biden himself has not faced questions from the media for almost 50 days at this time.

In fact, they are putting out “leaks” that reveal their intentions to continue an open border policy, with the intention to integrate 117,000 migrant youths and children this year alone.

 

 

Meanwhile, Arizona and Montana are taking legal action to block the new immigration regulations, which also limit the ability of ICE to detain illegals.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a statement “If asked about the poorest policy choice I’ve ever seen in government, this would be a strong contender.”

“Blindly releasing thousands of people, including convicted criminals and those who may be spreading COVID-19 into our state, is both unconscionable and a violation of federal law,” Brnovich added, urging “This must be stopped now to avoid a dangerous humanitarian crisis for the immigrants and the people of Arizona.”

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen has also warned that “Meth trafficked into Montana by Mexican drug cartels has wracked our state. The problem will only be made worse if the Biden administration continues to allow criminals to stay in the country.”

“Enforcing our immigration laws and helping to keep Americans safe is one of the federal government’s most important functions. The Biden administration is failing its basic responsibility to Americans,” Knudsen emphasized.

Texas Launches OPERATION LONE STAR to SECURE BORDER and FINISH THE WALL!!!

★★★ YOUR PATRIOT PATH TO FREEDOM! ★★★

Texas Has Officially Launched OPERATION LONE STAR to SECURE their Southern BORDER and FINISH President Trump’s WALL! In this video, we’re going to look at the latest deployment of the Texas national guard to halt illegal immigration and drug smuggling at the border, how a new Texas bill will make it illegal for Big Tech to ban users for their conservative political views, and how Texas is leading the way in the rise of sanctuary states that are protecting their citizens from the blundering Biden administration; you are NOT going to want to miss this!

Outrage: Biden’s Border Patrol Is Not COVID-Testing Immigrants Swarming and Overwhelming the Border

BY VICTORIA TAFT

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2021/03/07/outrage-bidens-border-patrol-is-not-covid-testing-immigrants-swarming-and-overwhelming-the-border-n1430599;

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When Joe Biden signaled his open-borders plan, it triggered human traffickers south of the border to start teeing up swarms of people to storm the U.S. and flood the already COVID-pandemic-slammed U.S. labor market. But now we learn that the Biden administration has not been COVID testing the illegal immigrants swarming the border before they’re released into the interior of the U.S.

Joe Biden knew this before he opened the borders. He gobsmackingly asserted that the U.S. “didn’t have a COVID vaccine” and claimed the pandemic was so severe he had to spend nearly $2 trillion to fight it.

The Washington Examiner reports that the Border Patrol and the Department of Homeland Security are not COVID-testing the illegal aliens and their children. Why? Even if they did test positive, “they cannot return children and some families.” Adults can be deported, but not people with children.

The Border Patrol is not allowed to quarantine illegal aliens with the virus. The Examiner reports that they’re urged to turn them over to “local health systems.”

The Border Patrol cannot legally force anyone in custody who is suspected of having the virus to stay in custody for a 14-day quarantine period. Instead, agents have been instructed to refer migrants suspected of being coronavirus-positive to “local health systems,” which CBP noted “could be any local health authority, hospital, health facility, etc. depending on the area.”

2019 Border Patrol survey revealed that children are bought, sold, or rented to be part of fake “family units” – a ticket to the U.S.

[…] Border Patrol agents identified more than 6,200 fraudulent family members in fiscal year 2019, which runs from Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2019. This is at a time when Border Patrol agents apprehended over 473,000 people who presented themselves as a family unit.

[…] “The parents are poor, and a stranger offers to pay them $1,000 to use their child, that parent is going to go for that incentive,” Delgado said. “You have a child’s life in a stranger’s hands.”

The Examiner reports the Border Patrol can only do so much and testing is not one of the things it does.

“Border Patrol agents look over migrants for symptoms of COVID-19, but the Border Patrol itself cannot administer rapid coronavirus tests and has not tested anyone.

[Customs and Border Protection] personnel conduct initial inspections for symptoms or risk factors associated with COVID-19 and consult with onsite medical personnel, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or local health systems as appropriate,” Customs and Border Protection, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security that oversees the Border Patrol, told the Washington Examiner in a written statement.”

Officers are overwhelmed. Requests by PJ Media to get in touch with the Border Patrol union several times this week, for example, have languished for days.

A few of the people showing up at the southern border were seen wearing the Biden campaign logo on shirts reading, “Biden Please Let Us In.”

But this theater hides a potentially much more serious problem that Biden has not addressed. Why is Biden letting in thousands of people into the country during a pandemic that the president maintains is out of control?

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott, who just opened up his state, removing mask mandates and freeing businesses to reopen to 100%, was asked by the Biden administration to use state resources to test.

Abbott was outraged that Biden would make the country “a magnet.”

“The unconscionable act by the Biden Administration of released COVID-positive illegal immigrants in our state puts the lives of Texans and Americans at risk. Border security is strictly a federal responsibility. The federal government alone has the responsibility to test, screen and quarantine illegal immigrants crossing our border who may have COVID. Instead of doing their job, the Biden Administration suggested it did not have sufficient resources and, remarkably, asked Texas to assist them in aiding their illegal immigration program. Texas refused. We will not aid a program that makes our country a magnet for illegal immigration.”

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) complained that people from Mexico, who test positive by activist groups stationed at the bus stations to test people, are allowed to get on Greyhound buses and travel to the interior of the country without being stopped.

“They tested some of the people who got put at the bus station in Brownsville and according to the rapid tests, about 108 tested positive. So basically that creates a situation that they are letting people who are positive (for coronavirus) get on buses and with the permission of Homeland Security they can go anywhere in the United States,” Cuellar said during an online news conference.

Greyhound is deeply concerned about the safety of its employees and acting as a vector for disease for the rest of the nation. The transportation company is demanding DHS assure the company illegal aliens riding the buses are COVID-free.

As a result of the increased human trafficking, drug cartels can now use the humans to decoy Border Patrol officers and keep them busy, while drugs are snuck in through another spot in the border.

Biden knew what he was doing. He dismantled the effective border security agreements Trump had with Mexico and Guatemala and stopped the construction of Trump’s wall. Trump’s moves to secure the U.S. border look even more prescient in a COVID-afflicted environment.

But Biden doesn’t care that his moves don’t help U.S. citizens but, in fact, could kill them.

He’s purposely let people into the country who are, in some cases, COVID-positive. Just as U.S. businesses are on the verge of making a comeback, states are re-opening, and people who have been out of work will have to compete with the cheap labor Biden allowed in.

Some people would say elections have consequences and, of course, they do.

But this is way beyond “consequences.”

It’s treachery.

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Biden Gets Helping Hand from UN in Bringing Trump-Deported Illegals Back to America

UN Helping Biden Bring Trump-deported Illegals Back to America

Biden Gets Helping Hand from UN in Bringing Trump-Deported Illegals Back to America

BY LUIS MIGUEL

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/un-helping-biden-bring-trump-deported-illegals-back-to-america/;

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The Biden administration is being aided by the United Nations in its effort to bring previously deported migrants back into the United States to have their asylum cases adjudicated.

Under the Trump administration, the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as “Remain in Mexico,” required that foreign nationals who entered the country illegally be relocated to Mexico in order to await the resolution of their cases. Biden ended the program upon entering office.

The Democrat instead wants would-be migrants in such circumstances brought back into the country, and the UN is helping him do it.

“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,” reported Reuters. “The United States and the United Nations are evaluating the locations of migrants and costs associated with possible flights and land transportation within Mexico.”

According to the outlet, the United States, Mexico, and international organizations are attempting to devise ways to register migrants, transport them to the border, test them for the coronavirus, and “get them to their U.S. destinations.”

The Biden administration has even considered paying for flights to bring migrants back into the country.

Dana Graber Ladek, chief of mission for the UN’s International Organization for Migration in Mexico, said that “Nothing is in place yet. Right now we’re still exploring all of the possibilities.”

Biden’s policies have led to a growing number of unaccompanied minors crossing the country’s southern border.

The newspaper El Sol de Mexico notes:

Human smugglers working in the region have also been telling would-be migrants to attempt the journey now, saying the new administration would prove more lenient than its predecessor.…

The Biden administration has also discontinued the practice of sending children back to Mexico or their home countries if they were traveling with an adult who wasn’t a parent. The change is in line with immigration law, which forbids the government from quickly deporting unaccompanied children — defined as any child not traveling with his or her parent. But the change has sent more children to HHS shelters as well.

Reports from U.S. Customs and Border protection officials also show an increase in the number of unaccompanied alien children crossing the southern border. Border Patrol agents apprehended 5,871 unaccompanied minors in January 2021, up from 4,995 in December 2020 and 3,076 in January 2020.

Shelters for illegal-alien minors are running out of space, per the Wall Street Journal. Mark Greenberg, a senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, told the Journal, “They’ve seen very large growth in a very short period of time. The closer you get to 100% capacity, the harder the system is to manage.”

Biden took a number of steps to move his immigration agenda forward immediately upon entering office. In his first day in the White House, he halted construction of the Wall, gutted President Trump’s travel ban, and placed a 100-day moratorium on deportations (although a federal judge indefinitely blocked the latter).

Democrats have introduced Biden’s amnesty plan in Congress. If signed into law, the program would immediately give green cards to millions of illegal aliens considered farmworkers, as well as to those enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and those who hold Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

All other illegal aliens who do not fall into the above categories would be given TPS before being allowed to apply for a green card and eventually receive American citizenship within an eight-year period.

Along with the amnesty would come increases to the number of immigrants allowed under visa categories, swelling the amount of legal immigration to the United States.

Amnesty has received support from the corporate wing of the Republican Party. Billionaire GOP mega-donor Charles Koch wrote in a recent op-ed that the two major parties should “come together” to give legal status for those who have broken federal immigration law to come into the country without permission.

“Whether it’s a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants, including Dreamers who were brought to America as children, improving the visa system or improving border security, lasting progress will require congressional action by both political parties,” Koch argued. “And getting Congress to step up depends on the American people speaking out.”

The American people should speak out — not for amnesty, as Koch says, but against it.

DHS: ‘Right-Wing Extremists’ Committed Most Deadly Terrorist Attacks Last Year~Not Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Communists or Islamic Jihadists

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/02/dhs-right-wing-extremists-committed-most-deadly-terrorist-attacks-last-year;

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My latest in PJ Media:

In yet another story purporting to confirm the left’s view of the world, Jana Winter reported in Yahoo News Friday that “the U.S. government is acknowledging for the first time that right-wing extremists were responsible for the majority of fatal domestic terrorist attacks last year, according to an internal report circulated by the Department of Homeland Security last week.” But as you might expect, it’s long on vague assertions and decidedly short on facts.

The report was produced by the Joint Regional Intelligence Center, which Winter describes as “a DHS-funded fusion center,” and was sent out to police nationwide. It claims that civil unrest and violence last year were primarily associated with “non-affiliated, right-wing and left-wing actors,” and that “right-wing [domestic violent extremists] were responsible for the majority of fatal attacks in the Homeland in 2020.”

That wretchedly written statement apparently says that most fatal attacks in the U.S. were perpetrated by both “right-wing and left-wing actors,” and yet “journalist” Winter and the “experts” she quotes all concentrate exclusively on the “right-wing extremism.” And to be sure, the report itself appears to be designed to give the impression that “right-wing extremism” is a genuine and major threat, while quietly admitting that there is a bit of violence on the left.

The Yahoo News report asserts that “this appears to be the first known instance of an official government or law enforcement agency clearly acknowledging the trend, though senior officials have noted the rise in white supremacist attacks.” It isn’t really all that new, however: FBI director Christopher Wray claimed back in September 2017 that “white nationalist” violence was at least as much of a danger to the United States as the Islamic State. But now this claim is being codified as policy. Seth Jones of the Center for Strategic and International Studies states of the new report: “What is a little unusual is that they’ve used terms like ‘right- and left-wing’ in a government document, because the government has generally used other terms. The government in 2020 did try to stay away from ‘right-wing’ terms because they were easily politicized.”

There is more. Read the rest here:

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2021/02/20/dhs-right-wing-extremists-committed-most-deadly-terrorist-attacks-last-year-n1427092

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