Immigration  Issues

Introduction:

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.


Subtopics

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
Illegal immigration in Arizona
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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How many illegal aliens are present in the U.S. today?
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The Left has been saying there are "11 million" illegal aliens in the U.S. for about 20 years, I would say, based on my observation of the news media. [1] [2]   (It would not surprise me to learn, someday soon, that at least 11 million people have illegally entered the U.S. during the Biden [*] administration alone.)  Other writers have been commenting about the inexplicably constant "11 million" number for a long time.  William Campenni complained in 2015 that "the 11 million number has been used for more than a decade." [3]  He wrote in 2021 that "the number has been the same since 2003." [4]  Ray DiLorenzo says, "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." [5]  He wrote those words five years ago, and the "11 million" number hasn't budged, even though immigration has been out of control for years, and as millions more arrive, nobody is leaving.  It would not be at all unreasonable to surmise that there are as many as 11 million illegal aliens in Texas alone.  With "public assistance" widespread and easily available, why would anybody leave?  If the Socialist Democrats give voting rights to millions of welfare parasites, why wouldn't the "migrants" vote for the Socialists?  The news media sticks with the "11 million" number, because low-balling the number makes it easier to push (on behalf of the Socialist Democrats) the idea of blanket amnesty.

The Unconstitutional Undermining of Our Constitutional Republic.  I find it unconscionable that we here in America are having this stuck-on-stupid back-and-forth conversation about illegal immigration.  Hey, McFly, the operative word is illegal, and yes, human beings can be illegal.  If someone breaks into your home, and they don't live there, they have illegally entered.  If someone decides to break in and take your car, and they are not on the registration, they have illegally stolen your vehicle.  Therefore, if you come into our Country without an invite and proper documentation, you have committed an illegal act, and are illegal.  The U.S. Constitution in Article IV, Section 4, known as the Guarantee Clause, firmly asserts that the federal government must guarantee to every State in the Union protection from invasion.  The video footage of illegal immigrants (foreign nationals) overrunning Texas National Guard members at the border in El Paso is yet another example of the ongoing invasion by millions into our Republic.  And this is an invasion that is being aided and abetted by our very own federal government, the Biden administration.  To me, there is no greater example of treason and an impeachable offense.  But, it is not just that these leftists want the purposeful, intentional, and willful invasion of drug, human, sex, and terrorist trafficking in our Nation.  They also seek to use this as a means to undermine our beloved Republic.

Simple As That.  The border invasion is an attack on the United States of America.  Not exactly a steaming headline perhaps, but nonetheless true.  Yet, there are no troops, agents or cops on the border to stop it.  They're only there to manage it.  That isn't an act of law enforcement, it's a criminal act, a violation of law, not just treason.  They are being told to follow some policy, but that cannot conflict with duly passed laws, or it is an illegal order.  So many are guilty they have relative safety in numbers.  The only way to overcome that is to overwhelm them from the back.  Everyone knows that American men, veterans, former cops, whatever, should have been on the border themselves, pushing or making citizen arrests of the lawless border patrol agents for treason and shipping them off to a citizen's tribunal.  But, that's not how we do things in America.  We have the police arrest criminals.  We have the rule of law.  Yeah?  When?  I've been waiting on a number of different fronts.  There's no rule of law, there's what you can force and what you must endure.  So, we don't do it that way anymore.  Instead, we give up United States territory to criminal gangs and cabals, foreign enemies and villains?  That's the only possible alternative to this lackluster, do nothing, concierge approach to criminal activity.

The Deadly Folly of Our Open Border.  Who is coming into America?  Are we being invaded?  What about American resources?  I don't mean minerals or timber, but taxpayer-funded resources such as food, shelter, clothing, education, and health care.  Our border is not keeping anyone in, especially virtue-signaling celebrities promising to leave America if a Republican is elected. [...] Since President Biden took office in early 2021, the Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) has "encountered" almost 8 million border crossers, the majority young military aged males.  In August alone, that number was 232,972, an annualized rate of 3 million migrants a year.  "Encounters" are only part of the story.  How many snuck through without being encountered?  Those are called "gotaways".  CBP reports 1,000 "known gotaways" per day. [...] How many were undetected?  That number is unknowable but the Center for Immigration Studies estimates somewhere between 50 and 68 percent of illegal border crossers are caught.  How can they be sure?

The Late Hour of Our Republic.  [Scroll down]  The government of the United States is waging a war of treason against the people of the United States.  It's inviting enemies of the people from around the world into our neighborhoods, our schools, our hospitals with the goal of displacing the people of the United States and bankrupting them, taking their property, taking their lives.  The first thing is to denounce the open border through every means of media that you have at your disposal.  Denounce any spending bill that does not include spending on closing the border.  What they call "border security" spending now simply means hiring buses and planes to get more illegals into the country through the open border.  The funding has to be designated to closing the border, with a wall, with more guards, with the military if that's what it takes.  It cannot be tied to any other foreign aid; none for Ukraine, none for Israel, until the border is secure.

Government Accountability and Law Under the Left.  Democrats may allow as many as 20 million people to enter the country (this is now an invasion) if Biden clinches a second term and nothing changes — despite having numerous laws on the books to recognize a national border.  Three facts must be soberly considered:
  1.  Due to dissolved borders and subsequent backlogs, "asylum" applicants will not receive an asylum claim determination for 1,621 days (four years).  That wait time is climbing, and some "asylum" seekers have been given Notice to Appear letters as far out as ten years!
  2.  According to the Department of Justice[,] "49% of all non-detained or removal cases completed in FY 2020 resulted in an in-absentia order of removal due to an alien's failure to attend a scheduled immigration court hearing."  Add to that number the "gotaways" and you realize that there are tens of millions of illegal immigrants living a permanent, unlawful existence here.
  3.  According to USCIS data, only 31% of affirmative asylum petitions adjudicated in FY 2019 were approved.  Will we expel the other 69%, still entering by the millions?  What about those who have been here for years, some with American-born children? [...]
Considering that 69% of hearings result in denial of the foreigner's asylum request and nearly half fail to show up for their hearings in the first place, many illegally entering the country must eventually be deported.  But, if the system continues to incentivize illegal crossings, there can be no accountability for the invasion openly pushed by the Biden administration. [...] Never is the question asked, "what rights do native-born Americans possess?"  It seems to be that anyone who sneaks across the border has superior rights and extra protections; this must change.

Media midterm games at border.  More than 4 million people have entered the United States from Mexico under Biden, a record influx that is larger than the population of every American city except New York.  Nearly a million of those crossers evaded detection, while most others were briefly detained but turned loose because they claimed asylum.  After border agents free them, usually with a court date years into the future, the government provides no services.  The migrants are on their own, with no right to work, making them dependent on charities and their new neighbors in Texas, Arizona and elsewhere.  It's an unbearable weight for border states, with some towns seeing their population grow by hundreds of people every day.  El Paso, Texas, says it gets about 1,400 newcomers each week.  Governors, mayors and residents in those states are beyond frustrated at Washington for causing the problem, then sticking them with the burden and the bills.

New York City's Self-Made Migrant Crisis.  An immigrant is somebody with job skills who is willing to learn English if he or she doesn't already know it, and wants to Americanize by adopting our national values and culture. [...] A migrant is somebody who just walks across the border the same way a burglar walks into your house, and acts as if he owns the place.  Here is a video of adult migrants in Hungary throwing away food that is given to them by the police, although the children do appear grateful for the aid.  Citizens and legal immigrants in Texas feel unsafe in their own neighborhoods because of swarms of illegal migrants.  The bottom line is that these migrants would not come if they did not expect to be given more than emergency food, shelter, and medical care.  We don't let people starve or freeze on our streets, nor do the Hungarians allow people to starve or freeze on theirs either, but taxpayers have no duty to give them more than basic subsistence until they can be returned to their countries of origin.

Biden administration rolls out new asylum restrictions mirroring Trump-era policy.  The Biden administration released a new rule Tuesday that largely bars migrants who traveled through other countries on their way to the US-Mexico border from applying for asylum in the United States, marking a departure from decadeslong protocol.  The new 153-page proposed regulation, which could affect tens of thousands of people, is the most restrictive of a patchwork of policies put in place by the Biden administration to try and manage the US-Mexico border and is reminiscent of a Trump-era policy.

10 Steps to Save America.  We no longer have a southern border.  There have been 5 million illegal border crossings just since Joe Biden took office.  He intentionally destroyed immigration law for cheap political advantage.  Nearly 50 million current American residents were not born in the United States.  Well over 20 million — and perhaps 30 million — are illegal aliens. [...] Yet we finally found a solution in 2019-2020.  Had we continued replacing rickety border fencing with an effective wall and then completed it along the entire border, had we stopped catch-and-release, had we continued demanding that refugee status be obtained before entry, had we forced Mexico and Central American governments to stop exporting human capital and subjected them to taxes on more than $60 billion in annual remittances (along with trade penalties) for their complicity with the situation at the border, had we continued to deport those who entered illegally, had we returned to assimilation and integration on the theory any who entered America did so because they wanted to become Americans, then a desired legal, meritocratic, and diverse immigration policy might easily have assimilated and absorbed perhaps 200,000 skilled and legal immigrants per year.  Again, we had the outlines of a solution and then simply destroyed it for liberal political agendas and cheap corporate labor.

Hell's Kitchen public school overwhelmed with 100 migrant kids.  More than 100 migrant kids flooded into one Hell's Kitchen elementary school — swelling class sizes up to 38 students, The [New York] Post has learned.  The children — between 100 and 120 — were among the wave of asylum seekers pouring into the Big Apple, including on buses from Texas, some staying at a nearby shelter.  PS 111 on West 53rd Street normally has class sizes of 25 to 30.  As the classes filled with newcomers, the school wound up sending 15 of the kids to nearby PS 51, where they were enrolled in "transitional bilingual" classes, according to a PS 111 insider.  The transitional program offers instruction in Spanish half of the year, and then gradually adds English.  PS 111 further eased the crunch by starting its own transitional bilingual class, with 15 students.  Another roughly 75 students stayed in regular classes, with an hour a day of English-language instruction.  Their parents were offered a choice of which approach to take.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Timely news and commentary: This is an original compilation, Copyright © 2024 by Andrew K. Dart


Mexican Cartel 'Travel Agencies' Selling $15,000 Packages to Illegal Aliens for Help to Cross [the] Border.  USA Today reported that Mexican cartels offer illegal aliens packages up to $15,000 for help to cross the border. [...] Each cartel "travel agency" has a code.  The VIP customers receive the code so everyone knows which cartel is working with them "so everyone from local police to rival criminal syndicates knows not to harass them."  La Linea, a cartel in Juárez, has helped at least 1,000 people through the El Paso tunnels.

Mexican cartels offering pricey VIP package for migrants trying to get into US.  The tunnel is dark and narrow.  Toxic gases rise from the dank water.  Insects scurry along the sides, rattlesnakes wait, coiled.  Rodents lurk along the water's edge.  Yet this drainage network that reaches from Ciudad Juárez into El Paso, Texas, is one of the most sought-after routes for patrons of a VIP migration package offered by Mexican cartels to those with the money to pay for it.  The tunnel route costs at least $6,000, according to interviews with top Mexican state authorities, federal law enforcement officials from both sides of the border and migrants waiting to cross in encampments along the Rio Grande.  Ricardo, a migrant smuggler, said he has charged as much as $15,000.

Can America defend itself against border terrorists?  The Biden administration watched with glee while millions of potential Democrat votes sloshed across our southern (and northern) border, all the while telling us they are "doing everything humanly possible" to keep illegals out.  They lied.  Now, eight million migrants later and still counting, criminals, terrorists, and human traffickers still pour in.  Most are young single males.  Granted that some of those males are here to make money to send back to their families.  Fine.  But get registered and pay taxes for the privilege of getting a job illegally.  We legals have to pay taxes on what we earn.  Illegals should be forced to do likewise and employers should stop hiring them.  To allow illegals to work here and not pay taxes is almost as bad as allowing them to stay and registering them to vote and receive health care.  Americans are being short-changed in health care and jobs to make way for illegals.  Hotels are being overrun with filth and noise while hard-working Americans struggle to make ends meet.  All of this is infuriating, which is one reason minorities are flocking to Trump.

ICE Non-Detained Docket on Pace to Hit 8 million Active Cases This Year.  [Scroll down]  President Trump has said the solution within the deportation program is to utilize local and state law enforcement to locate the illegal aliens, allowing ICE and DHS officials to focus on the deportation process.  This approach seems to be the optimal solution given the scale of the problem that Biden has created.  That said, any deportation effort will run into extreme Lawfare tactics deployed by the radical leftists.  No doubt, every left-leaning federal court will be utilized to generate blocks to deportation orders.  President Trump is going to have to declare a national state of emergency on day-one, to fully engage the power of the executive branch on this problem.

SCOTUS Rules That Illegals Can't Avoid Deportation By Missing A Court Date.  It used to be that when you were processing and letting an alien enter the United States you tried to schedule a court date for the alien before they left the station.  If you couldn't do that, then you made sure the alien had an address where the court could mail him the date of his court hearing.  There was a telephone number provided to the alien and the alien could call up with their Alien number (A #) from their paperwork and find out when their court date was.  Or, they could simply ignore the court and go about their merry way[.]  Often, if they didn't show up in court, the court ordered them deported in absentia, which means the next time they're in custody, they can be sent straight home without any further legal action.  By a narrow vote, the Supreme Court has allowed this practice to continue.

Biden promises leniency for 500,000 illegal immigrants married to U.S. citizens.  President Biden announced a program Tuesday designed to ease the path to citizenship for a half-million illegal immigrants who are married to U.S. citizens by letting them skip the line and adjust their status in the U.S. without going back to their home countries.  Mr. Biden portrayed the plan as pro-family, sharply contrasting it with the family separations under his opponent, former President Donald Trump.  The plan could cover 500,000 illegal immigrant spouses and 50,000 of their children.  Under normal rules, the spouses can apply to adjust their status by dint of their marriage, but they are supposed to return to their home countries and await processing, which in some cases can take years.

How many of the 500,000 newly 'legalized' US 'citizens' will vote this November?  The recent executive order by President Biden is an alarming move that essentially grants mass amnesty to around 500,000 illegal aliens.  This isn't just about immigration policy; it's a blatant election-year maneuver to secure votes.  By shielding these individuals from deportation and providing them with a pathway to permanent residency, Biden is ensuring a significant boost in voter support, particularly from Hispanic and Latino communities.  This is not just an opinion; it's backed by the numbers and the timing.  House Homeland Security Committee Chair Mark Green rightly called this move an "eleventh-hour ploy for mass amnesty." The timing couldn't be more suspicious.  Just months before the crucial 2024 elections, Biden's administration decides to grant legal status to half a million individuals who were previously ineligible to vote.  This isn't about humanitarian efforts; it's about securing votes.

Supreme Court Erases Loophole That Kept Foreigners Inside The U.S. Illegally.  In a 5-4 ruling Friday, the Supreme Court erased a loophole that allowed foreigners to avoid deportation proceedings by citing a paperwork technicality.  The case centered on three illegal immigrants:  Moris Esmelis Campos-Chaves, an El Salvador native who entered the country illegally in 2005 through Texas; Varinder Singh, a man from India who illegally entered the U.S. in 2016 by "climbing over a fence" in California; and Mexico-native Raul Daniel Mendez-Colín, who illegally entered the U.S. in 2001 in Arizona.  [Advertisement]  The trio argued that their deportation notices did not meet the criteria for a proper notice as prescribed by the law.  Title 8 USC § 1229 (a) describes two types of notices.  The first is a general initial notice to appear that shall include, among other specificities, a "time and place" for the proceeding.  The second notice regards a "change or postponement in the time and place of such proceedings."  The Supreme Court previously ruled in 2021 that "this information must be provided in a single document in order to satisfy [the law]."

Behold the Monster You Created.  [Scroll down]  Well, my friends.  You miscalculated. [...] You supported open borders and sanctuary cities to entrench a permanent Democrat voting base.  But you have since discovered that perhaps millions upon millions of illegals weren't necessary to secure swing states in which a few thousand votes would suffice.  The hordes now overrunning the cities and suburbs are less interested in voting than in joining robbery gangs, dealing drugs, demanding entitlements, and depressing wage rates.  Your kids' schools have been appropriated for shelters, and the illegal aliens elsewhere in public encampments are demanding free legal representation and "culturally appropriate" food.

Report: Biden [is] Planning One of Largest Mass Amnesty Programs in History.  According to CBS News (and PBS), hundreds of thousands of immigrants living illegally in this country may soon get legal status, provided that they have been here for at least a decade.  Of course, the mainstream media is calling the Biden plan "one of the largest immigration relief programs in recent history," but it's otherwise known as "amnesty." [...] The program, to be known as "Parole in Place," will be sold as a way to help the spouses of immigrants and would of course be done by executive order because that is the way the president is able to force his policies on the country — regardless of whether there's been a congressional vote.

Tyson Foods fires American employees while employing illegal aliens.  Tyson Foods is following in the footsteps of leftist companies across the U.S., having recently fired more than 1,000 Americans from a pork plant in Iowa as the company employs illegal aliens for other factory positions.  The food company recently announced that it would fire nearly 1,300 American employees, some of whom are legal immigrants, from its pork plant in Perry, Iowa.  BizPacReview pointed out that the town is home to just 8,147 people and has little crime.  As Tyson Foods shuts down its factory in Iowa, the company is expected to open many job positions in New York and is reportedly seeking 52,000 illegal immigrants to be employed.

A $100 Trillion Wealth Transfer from the Poor to the Rich.  Ever asked yourself why 20 million have poured through the Southern border in the last three and a half years?  Oh, I know, in search of economic freedom, oppression by their home governments, or oligarchs, drugs, death squads, crime etc.  Same with Africa.  But again, why do they risk so much to leave homelands that almost certainly, most of them love.  The idea of 'place' is not an idea, it is a deep attachment, physical, emotional and sensate that trumps reason.  You have to kill a lot of your natural self to leave, to risk your life and that of your children to escape to the cold grey north and never return.  The fear alone would overwhelm all but the strongest.  They are leaving because they must.  But why now?  It's been bad forever.

Data: Majority Want All Illegals Deported!  A recent CBS News/YouGov poll reveals that 62 percent of registered voters favor the U.S. government implementing a national program to deport all illegal immigrants.  This includes support from one-third of Democratic voters.  The survey, conducted from June 5 to June 7, encompassed 1,615 registered voters across the country, with a focus on battleground states such as Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.  The poll's findings echo earlier proposals by former President Donald J. Trump, who has pledged to undertake the "largest deportation" operation in American history if returned to the White House.  In an interview with Time Magazine, Trump emphasized his intention to involve the National Guard in the effort, describing illegal immigrants as participants in an "invasion" of the country.  Several polls have shown voters overwhelmingly agree with Trump's use of "invasion" to describe the Biden government's border crisis.

Good and Evil.  Fleeing poverty and cruelty, the non-military invaders of today settle in the West because we readily open the gates and allow them to enter.  Supposed to be civilized and generous to the point of self-destruction, we find it impossible to reject them, which they know very well, and we offer them food and shelter.  (Of course, we have largely renounced the Christian faith, but hypocrisy thrives nonetheless.)  Initially, with the emotional (sentimental) appeal of "victims," adventurous young men disembark from overcrowded boats, band together, and learn by heart the lenient rules of their Christian hosts.  Next, they send for their relatives (i.e. parents, siblings, uncles, aunts, cousins etc.), be they true or false, and intended wives.  Thus, it is not that any of them come here in deference to Western ways of life, striving for assimilation and integration.  From a historical perspective, they are invaders and colonizers.

Biden Memo Instructs SoCal Border Patrol To Release Most Single Adults.  President Biden's executive order to curb the illegal alien invasion was nothing more than optically pleasing headlines before the September presidential debates.  Just days after the order was signed, US Customs and Border Protection agents in the southern California sector received a memo instructing them to release single adults from all but six countries.  Fox News' Bill Melugin obtained an internal CBP memo sent to agents in the San Diego sector following Biden's executive order last Tuesday.  The memo instructed them to release single adults from over 100 eastern hemisphere countries, except for six (Uzbekistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Georgia, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan) deemed "mandatory referral" countries.  This means despite the president's promise of stopping the invasion between border checkpoints, the majority, including Chinese, Middle Eastern, and African adults, are still being released into the US.

The Left Knows Leftism Doesn't Work.  [T]he left is not running on its record of the last three-and-a-half years but instead studiously ignoring it, at least temporarily through November. [...] We were lied to for nearly four years that the border was "secure," as 10 million foreign nationals flooded across.  Then we were told Biden was helpless to stop the deluge since he had no legal right to enforce federal immigration law through executive orders — a ridiculous excuse that even he would soon drop.  Despite their eagerness for new constituencies, no one on the left dares to openly praise the influx of the last four years, much less demand more illegal immigration.  Instead, as November looms, Biden is suddenly reinstating the very Trump executive orders that once, despite deep state and court obstruction, finally closed the border — and which Biden himself had originally overturned.  Note that Biden is now partnering with the Mexican government — which terribly fears another Trump presidency endangering Mexico's annual $60 billion in remittances from mostly illegal aliens in the United States — to curb some of the illegal immigration before the November election.

Civil War if Trump Goes to Prison?  [Scroll down]  Accelerationism here is "the goal of hastening the cataclysmic end of economic, political, and social systems so as to more rapidly bring about what is seen as an inevitable end-times collapse." [...] If you want to see real accelerationism in action, all you have to do is look at our southern border.  Joe Biden and the liberal Democrats are paying for mass illegal immigration with taxpayer money.  They want to use the illegal alien surge to add congressional districts in blue states.  They want to make the illegals citizens and allow them to vote.  The idea is to create a perpetual one-party left-wing national government.  This is large-scale social change in a short time frame.

Half of all new jobs [are] going to immigrants, analysis finds.  Roughly half the new jobs created in the U.S. economy since October have gone to immigrants, many of them in the country illegally, according to a new analysis by the House Budget Committee.  The Labor Department released its latest employment data Friday showing the economy added jobs, but the overall labor participation rate ticked down and the unemployment rate ticked up to 4%.  "Furthermore, nearly half of all job growth since October can be attributed to various immigrant groups, including illegal immigrants, showing a far weaker economy than suggested," the GOP-led budget committee said.

Hillbilly Xenophobes for Trump.  "They are 'undocumented immigrants' seeking asylum desperate to escape tyranny and poverty.  How dare you call these poor human beings 'aliens'?  Have you no compassion?  You're just another MAGA-hillbilly xenophobe!  Our friendship is over!"  So went my banishment from the court of a progressive associate. [...] Of the some 16 million illegals flooding the United States under the aegis of Sec. Mayorkas, how many are fingerprinted for criminal backgrounds?  Are they simply released into the U.S. from hostile countries like Venezuela, Uzbekistan, and China?  What certainty can the Biden administration provide that none of the "guests" of American taxpayers are contagious with diseases like polio and leprosy, now appearing on American soil?  Much less, how many of these illegals possess any economically beneficial skills other than organized crime? [...] Apparently, the administration's objective is something other than protecting America from violence and disease.

Time to Jettison the Animals.  [Scroll down]  They can't afford to lose their grip on the levers of power in the 2024 election — lose control of the Justice Department, the FBI, and the so-called "national security" apparatus, especially.  The open border is just an effort to illegally import and enlist a vast wad of potential new voters to ensure an election victory.  More than twenty states have "motor-voter laws" that automatically register anybody with a driver's license.  And these enrollees don't even have to cast their ballot.  Their names can just be "harvested" systematically, attached to voting documents, and bundled to be submitted for them.  Millions have entered the country illegally since 2021 at "Joe Biden's" direct invitation.  There's nothing hidden about this — but all you see is the learned helplessness of actual US citizens unable to stop it.

More Than 1,300 Illegals Flood Into San Diego in One Day, Border Patrol Releases Them to the Streets.  More than 1,300 illegal aliens flooded over the US border into San Diego, California in ONE DAY following Biden's executive order on asylum seekers.  Joe Biden on Tuesday held a fake border security press conference on his new asylum 'restrictions' from the East Room.  More than 15 million illegal aliens — mainly military-age males — have invaded the US on Biden's watch.  Joe Biden took 94 executive actions in his first 100 days in office to destroy the border.  Now he's acting like the savior with his new 'asylum restrictions' — only asylum is still available to thousands of illegal aliens every single day released into the US.

Wall Street Admits The Biggest Economic Shocker:  All Jobs In The Past Year Have Gone To Illegal Aliens.  For much of the past year we had been pounding the table on two very simple facts: not only has the US labor market been appallingly weak, with most of the jobs "gained" in 2023 and meant to signal how strong the Biden "recovery" has been, about to be revised away (as first the Philly Fed and now Bloomberg both admit), but more shockingly, all the job growth in the past few years has gone to illegal aliens.  We first pointed this out more than a year ago, and since then we have routinely repeated — again, again, and again — yet even though we made it abundantly clear what was happening...  [Tweet]

Insane asylum.  If a frank enemy of the United States had taken over the executive branch of in January 2021, he would not have conducted himself one whit differently than Joe Biden, his administration, and his Democratic enablers in Congress and the media.  From his first day in office Biden garishly repealed every border control that President Trump had worked up to stem the tide of illegal immigration.  Biden put out the word to friend and foe alike that the United States had open borders.  As he had vowed to do, President Biden opened the borders to illegal aliens on January 20, 2021.  It was among his first acts in office and stands as an almost unbelievable act of willful destruction.  Indeed, as Andrew McCarthy bluntly put it in an August 2021 NRO column on Biden policy:  "The federal government is aiding and abetting illegal immigration."  Administration officials have both repeatedly lied about what it has done and deflected blame over the years since that day.  Instead, the Biden administration has repeatedly assured us, "the border is secure".  [Video clip]

The American Anti-Communist Revolution.  [Scroll down]  Their cause is diminished and it has been so diminished in the United States that they've come to import supporters.  Imagine an ideology so broken, so utterly useless that they are forced to bribe foreigners to enter and support them.  You don't have to imagine it, you see it.

Biden Takes Mexico Border Action He Said Needed Congressional Approval.  Well, lookie here.  Biden is caught in another lie.  This time on the border.  Under pressure from Democrats, Biden takes executive action on the border.  After stating he could not shut the border without Congressional approval, President Biden issues an executive order limiting the number of illegal immigrants who can enter the country. [...] Biden is a liar on multiple fronts:  About funding, about the success he touts, about needing Congressional approval, and about how tough the January proposed deal was.  Biden is acting now only because the situation is so out of hand that even Democrat governors are complaining.

'Fool The American People': Biden's Immigration Order Has More Holes Than The Border, Experts Say.  President Joe Biden was met with a wave of criticism from both the left and the right after announcing Tuesday an executive order that aims to clamp down on illegal immigration at the southern border.  In an announcement at the White House, Biden unveiled an executive order that aims to control the daily illegal crossings taking place at the U.S.-Mexico border.  The presidential proclamation, which is expected to go into effect on Wednesday, follows 6 million southern border encounters during his presidency.  The order will temporarily suspend the entry of foreign nationals across the U.S.-Mexico border once the number of average border encounters exceeds 2,500 a day over a week time period, according to the White House.  This will stay in effect until two weeks after there has been a seven-day average of fewer than 1,500 encounters along the southern border.  The order — which largely draws its authority under 212(f) and 215(a) from the Immigration and Nationality Act — will make it easier for Border Patrol agents and other Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials to quickly remove foreign nationals who have no legal basis to remain in the country.

Biden's border 'crackdown' is a con job based on another Biden bait-and-switch.  The headlines in mainstream media outlets announced today that Biden has enacted an executive order that will close the border.  By tomorrow, the headlines will be that embittered, dishonest Republicans are pouncing on, instead of applauding, what they should view as good news.  But this is not good news.  Not only is it a con, but it also exposes how the Biden administration and the complicit progressive Democrat media have been gaslighting Americans for the last three-plus years. [...] Since Joe Biden took office:
  •   There have been OVER 9.2 MILLION illegal immigrant encounters nationwide.
  •   There have been OVER 7.6 MILLION illegal immigrant encounters at our Southern Border.
  •   The number of known gotaways at the Southern Border has skyrocketed by 390.23%.
  •   Immigration judges have thrown out approximately 200,000 deportation cases because DHS did not file the required "Notice to Appear" by the time of the scheduled hearing.
In March, there were 189,372 illegal immigrant encounters at our Southern Border.  March was the 37th straight month where monthly illegal immigrant encounters have been higher than even the highest month seen under President Trump.

One of Every Five New York City Hotels is Now a Migrant Shelter.  New York City hotel prices have never been higher.  Illegal immigration is part of the reason why.  Mayoral graft is another.

Biden Admin Gives 'Mass Amnesty,' NY Post Reports.  The Biden administration is boasting its border policies are now cutting illegal immigration, but a new report has exposed a veritable shell game that is effectively covering its "mass amnesty" designs by making the numbers of asylum cases disappear.  More than 350,000 migrants cases have "terminated without a decision on the merits of their asylum claim" by the Biden administration if individuals did not have a criminal record or were not deemed a threat, the New York Post reported Sunday.  Those illegals are removed from the legal record and are not required to check in with authorities, allowing illegals to live "indefinitely" in the U.S. without fear of deportation.

Biden admin offers 'mass amnesty' to migrants as it quietly terminates 350,000 asylum cases: sources.  While the Biden administration is attempting to look like it's getting tough on the border, behind the scenes it's operating a program of "mass amnesty" for migrants, The [New York] Post can reveal.  Data show that since 2022, more than 350,000 asylum cases filed by migrants have been closed by the US government if the applicants don't have a criminal record or are otherwise not deemed a threat to the country.  This means that while the migrants are not granted or denied asylum — their cases are "terminated without a decision on the merits of their asylum claim" — they are removed from the legal system and no longer required to check in with authorities.  The move allows them to legally, indefinitely roam the US without fear of deportation, effectively letting them slip through the cracks.

Wild Video Shows A Migrant Family Brawling With NYC Parks Enforcement Over Selling Fruit From An illegal Fruit Cart.  Migrant family selling fruit involved in shocking brawl with NYC Parks Enforcement.  Officers wrestled a migrant child resisting arrest to the ground and attempted to handcuff her before an angry crowd set her free.  The migrants were operating a fruit cart without a license.  [Video clip]

The Editor says...
The city will gladly house illegal immigrants if they are unemployed and homeless, but if they try to make a living, the city won't have it.

The Destructive Generation — Proving America's Weakest Link.  For perceived cheap political advantage, the Baby Boomers destroyed the southern border, most recently allowing in nearly 10 million unaudited illegal aliens.  With the disappearance of our national sovereignty, so too was lost the once-cherished idea of a melting pot of legal immigrants arriving in America longing to assimilate, to integrate in self-reliant fashion, and to show gratitude for the chance of something far better than what they left.

Trump is Correct About Deportation.  [Scroll down]  The U.S. receives a million legal immigrants per year, and the vast majority of them enter the labor market competing with Americans for jobs.  Why would we want millions of illegal immigrants, most with no job skills?  The Department of Labor has said for more than twenty years that America has an ample supply of unskilled labor.  What would occur if all illegal immigrants were deported?  Dr. Steve Camarota, research director at the Center for Immigration Studies, believes that wages would rise and motivate many chronically unemployed Americans to get back to work.  This situation is, in my opinion, the strongest argument for deportation of illegal immigrants.  The District of Columbia approved the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act in 2022, which cleared the way for noncitizen residents to vote in local elections (see § 1-1001.02. 2(B)) starting in 2024.  The House of Representatives passed HR192 that would nullify a law in Washington, D.C. which permitted noncitizens to vote in local elections by 262-143.

The gathering Cloward-Piven driven deportation storm.  Former President Barack Obama has orchestrated the "border crisis" from behind the scenes because of his blind adherence to the Cloward-Piven strategy he learned while at Columbia University.  Leftist sociologists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven were professors there while he was an undergraduate from 1981-1983.  Cloward and Piven explained in a 1966 Nation magazine article that their strategy to flood the United States with illegal immigrants "would produce bureaucratic disruption in welfare agencies and fiscal disruption in local and state governments... The ultimate objective of this strategy — (is) to wipe out poverty by establishing a guaranteed annual income (for every person)."  Redistribution of income is the primary goal of the Cloward-Piven approach. [...] President Joe Biden has followed the Cloward-Piven strategy to a "T."  Perhaps he has been an unwitting stooge in the whole drama, as he seems to be on so many other issues.  The mass illegal migration happened on his watch so he owns it politically, lock, stock and barrel.

Irony:
Mexico Has Begun To Round Up Illegal Americans And Deporting Them.  Mexico is now deporting Americans back to the United States in a strange turn of events.  Undocumented Americans who are looking for a lower cost of living in Mexico are driving up inflation in the country.  [Video clip]

Sen. Chuck Schumer Demands Immediate Amnesty for All Illegals.  Over several decades of illegal immigration, Democrats have claimed there are 11 to 13 million illegal aliens in this country.  It's far more than that, but however many there are, Schumer demanded amnesty for them.  That's not a surprise.  We have no idea who these people are, yet he wants them all to vote.  A recent poll showed that more than 88% of the illegals would vote for Democrats.  It would give these unAmerican, authoritarian Democrats a permanent electoral majority.  Chuck Schumer says Democrats want to pass an immigration bill because "we have a population that is not reproducing on its own with the same level that it used to."  Schumer then calls for amnesty for "all 11 million or however many" illegal immigrants in the U.S.

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[#1] Just taking Senator Schumer's statement at face value, he doesn't even know how many illegal aliens are here!  That's an admission of incompetence.  It is far more likely that he knows there are three or four times as many illegal aliens as he claims, and is duplicitously low-balling the number to sell his amnesty idea.  [#2] He wants immediate amnesty!  Right now!  What's the rush?  The only purpose for rushing through an irreversible and massive change like this is deception.  The election is coming up soon, and it's unlikely the Democrats will be able to manufacture enough extra ("look what we found") ballots to overcome the Trump victory this time.  [#3]  Mr. Schumer doesn't care if Americans reproduce as fast as they once did.  This isn't about reproduction, it's about signing up parasites for welfare payments and expecting them to vote for Socialist Democrats to perpetuate those payments — and the Democrats' power.  [#4]  If "we have a population that is not reproducing on its own with the same level that it used to," whose fault is that?  Which political party is pushing gender confusion, gender neutral behavior, normalization of homosexuality in the public schools, normalization of same-sex marriage, abortion at any stage of pregnancy for any reason, and over-population panic?  The Muslims are the only group that's really eager to reproduce, and they're only doing so to overwhelm the rest of us at the ballot box in another generation or two.

What is Mass Migration For, Why Does it Keep Happening, and Why Will Nobody Stop It?  There is a reason that nations have borders, and this is much the same reason that we have skin and that cells have membranes.  You won't survive for very long if you can't control what enters you.  Despite the obvious fact that mass migration is bad, our rulers cling to migrationism like grim death.  Given a choice between disincentivising asylees and intimidating, browbeating and harassing the millions of anti-migrationists among their own citizens, our governments generally choose the latter path, even though it is obviously the worse of the two.  Additionally unsettling is the fact that official justifications for mass migration often have a creepy, post hoc flavour about them.  They sound much more like excuses dreamed up after the borders had already been opened, rather than any kind of reason mass migration must occur.  When the migrationists really started to go crazy in 2015, for example, we were told that border security was simply impossible in the modern world and that infinity migrants were a force of nature we would have to deal with.  That didn't sound right even at the time, [...]

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The article above comes from the British press, and the topic is Muslim mass migration into England and elsewhere, the accompanying crime wave, no-go zones, and political takeover — all of it entirely preventable; Or at least it was, before it got completely out of hand.  Now it's too late.  The Muslims have taken over England, far quicker and sooner than expected.  But many of the points made in the article above pertain to the United States, too.

Over 40 Democrat Mayors Demand Biden Give Illegal Aliens Jobs and Work Permits, Claim They Will Boost Economy By $7 TRILLION!  Over 40 Democratic mayors and county officials have demanded that Joe Biden give jobs and work permits to migrants who have entered the U.S. illegally, claiming that new arrivals will add a staggering $7 trillion to the economy over the next decade.  In a letter signed by the likes of New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and San Francisco Mayor London Breed, the Democrats plead with Biden to force the Department of Homeland Security to "leverage its authority to grant parole for longterm undocumented immigrants and our most recent arrivals to create a process for streamlined work authorization." [...] Nearly all of those who have signed the letter represent sanctuary cities, where Democratic officials protect illegal immigrants from deportation and often pay for their housing, food and other living expenses.

Turkish Man Details How Easy it is to Cross the Border.  Fox News's Bill Melugin spoke to a Turkish man who crossed the border into Jacumba, CA.  He paid a cartel $10,000 and couldn't believe how easy it was to cross the border. [...] On Wednesday night, Melugin and his crew encountered groups of men from the Middle East and Asia in Jacumba.  The men came from Iran, Pakistan, China, Turkey, India, and Bangladesh.  None of the men came from Mexico.  Most will be considered "special interest aliens," which means they come from countries with security concerns.  They should undergo additional DHS vetting.  [Tweet with video clip]

Justice Department Sues Oklahoma Over Law That Would Imprison Undocumented Immigrants.  In April, Oklahoma Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt signed House Bill 4156, an immigration crackdown law that criminalizes "impermissible occupation" in the state.  Any immigrant who "enters and remains" in Oklahoma "without having first obtained legal authorization to enter the United States" could face jail time and be forced to leave the state.  The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against Oklahoma yesterday, arguing that H.B. 4156 "is preempted by federal law" and "violates the U.S. Constitution."  The lawsuit is the latest entry in the ongoing battle between the federal government and the growing list of states passing their own immigration laws.  Under H.B. 4156, a noncitizen convicted of being in Oklahoma without legal authorization to be in the U.S. will be guilty of a misdemeanor that carries a punishment of up to a year in county jail.  A subsequent offense is a felony and carries a punishment of up to two years in Department of Corrections custody.

Illegal Aliens Admit Flooding Border before Election: 'We Don't Want Trump'.  Illegal aliens are admitting that they are rushing to cross the border into the United States before the critical November presidential election.  Many say they are hoping to take advantage of Democrat President Joe Biden's open border policies as they fear he will lose re-election.  Illegal border crossers told New York Post reporter Jennie Taer that they fear President Donald Trump will secure the Southern Border if elected in November.  After illegally crossing the Arizona border last week, two migrants from Colombia told Taer that they were concerned about the outcome of the upcoming general election.

It's too late for this already, but worth a try.
A cap on migrants is our only chance.  In advance of figures due to be published tomorrow Migration Watch, the independent organisation that monitors migrant flow in and out of the UK, has today set out the dire consequences of unchecked mass migration into this country and has issued an urgent appeal to the Government to drive net immigration to below to below 100,000 a year.  Migration Watch chairman Alp Mehmet says:  'We have seen the immense damage caused by decades of uncapped migration under successive governments.  Conservative ministers abandoned the Coalition immigration cap and, as a result, totally lost control of our borders.  Our country is already developing serious social strains.  The only way forward is now to introduce a cap.  Our message is clear:  no cap, no control.'

Report: Over Half of Recent Illegal Immigrants [are] Unemployed.  A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) indicates that just 46 percent of immigrants who have entered the United States over the past two years are currently employed.  This report highlights significant challenges in integrating and employing the growing number of newcomers.  As of March, the U.S. foreign-born population has surged to approximately 52 million, making up 15.6 percent of the total population.  This increase includes both legal and illegal immigrants, with the foreign-born population growing by 5.1 million in just two years and 6.6 million since the start of President Joe Biden's administration — the largest spike in American history.  CIS estimates that the current illegal immigrant population exceeds 14 million.

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The illegal immigrant population is probably at least 30 million.  The 14 million figure given is a gross underestimation.  There were almost certainly more than 14 million illegal residents in the U.S. when Obama was president.  For some reason, the news media habitually plays dpwn the illegal immigrant problem, while exaggerating every other threat.

434,800 Anonymous People Flown in Under Biden's Illegal Rule, It Is an Insurrection.  They are closing in on half a million illegal aliens, not migrants, flown in at US expense with no legitimate vetting.  They arrange their illegal entrance as they would if planning a vacation trip.  These are in addition to the 12 million he allowed in over the border, and it doesn't count the millions who sneak in.  We know he's poured most of them into Florida.  Polling shows more than 88% will vote for Democrats.  The people coming are from terrible places where most of the people hate us.  What could go wrong?  [Tweet]  Todd Bensman is beating the drums, but the media completely ignores him and the information he shares.  Thousands of single military-age men and some women are pouring in from China.  They are unfriendly, speak in Chinese in front of you although they know English, and they won't bother with Americans.  They're not here for a better life.  [Tweet]

Biden administration refuses to release data about how many 'asylum' cases are waved through by his asylum officers.  Now that election time is on, Joe Biden is all in on speedy asylum claims adjudication which he touts to the public as speedier deportations.  Joe Biden marketed this to the public as his plan to clear court backlogs by outsourcing asylum claims to so-called "asylum officers" instead of courts.  But it's not really that. [...] Sounds fine and dandy, except that by sending illegal border crossers to asylum officers instead of judges, and by placing political pressure on these civil servants who often come from open-borders activist backgrounds anyway, the odds are good they're just waving them through, basically just handing them their citizenship at the gate.  Foreign nationals who are granted asylum have an easy path once asylum is taken care of, as they are free to work, glom a huge range of taxpayer-paid benefits, get green cards, get U.S. citizenship, and then begin the process of bringing in all their extended relatives in massive chain migration.  If an asylum officer waves you through so that Joe Biden can say he's clearing backlogs, you've got it made.

What has Biden accomplished in his presidency?  Devastation.  Biden and his sycophants in the media sing his praises on a daily basis, pretending he has been an effective president.  In fact, all he has accomplished is desecration on every level.  From the moment he took office, he set out to destroy the country.  He began by shutting down the Keystone XL pipeline which cost about ten thousand pipeline jobs and thousands more support jobs.  He stopped the construction of the border wall and opened the border to as many as ten million migrants from all over the world.  Not surprisingly, crime is up in every city where these illegal entrants to the U.S. have been transported, often at our expense, in congregated numbers:  New York City, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston and every city along the Southern border.  The demography of the nation has been irreparably altered.  Diseases conquered long ago are back, brought by these migrants who long lacked and now expect free health care at taxpayer expense.

This alone is reason enough to re-elect Trump.  (Again.)
Trump Advisers Reveal Advance Planning to Deport 20M Illegal Aliens After Election.  Illegal immigration and control over the nation's borders will be one of the major issues in this fall's elections, and a key aspect of that issue is the number of people who are present in the country today — and what should be done about them.  Should he win reelection, former President Donald Trump is reportedly being advised to deport almost 20 million illegal aliens, in a project similar to the United Kingdom's Rwanda policy.

Loophole: Mexico Facilitating Illegals Getting Legal Plates and Registrations on Vehicles in Florida.  We've long known Mexico is not our friend.  From Vicente Fox telling W that the US was Mexico's "pressure relief valve" to Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's flat-out blackmail for more money and visas in return for doing their part on their side of the border on immigration enforcement, administration after administration in Mexico has played most American presidents like fiddles.  When they haven't been openly defiant or demanding, they've either worked covertly or averted their eyes to whatever kept the cartels and illegals attempting crossings happy, which kept their always tenuous grip on power as secure as it could be.  The Mexican government is always on the lookout for an opportunity to exploit both sides of the illegal issue if they can.  Any US enforcement measures are inevitably "racist," while Mexican officials scan the horizon for any means to facilitate more of their citizens exiting Mexico in order to work in the US and send those much-needed gringo dollars back home.

OLS task force takes down human smuggling operation.  After a year-long investigation into a smuggling operation at the border, an Operation Lone Star Task Force led by Goliad County Sheriff Roy Boyd took down several operatives allegedly involved in human smuggling. [...] Boyd's OLS Task Force members hit the second leg of an alleged human smuggling transport operation based in Roma.  The first leg, organized by cartel operatives, involved transporting foreign nationals from Mexico across the Rio Grande River into Roma.  After they arrived, different women, including a mother of young children, allegedly took turns transporting the foreign nationals to Houston.  When some did, they drove through Goliad County, were apprehended and arrested on smuggling charges.  Then, GCSO special investigators launched an in-depth investigation and uncovered a human smuggling ring previously unknown to law enforcement.

The Ravings of a Kindly Old Man with a Poor Memory.  [Scroll down]  And who's responsible for allowing anyone and anybody to simply waltz into our country, unknown, unvetted, and possibly undesirable?  Do the folks permitting this allow just anyone to waltz into their towns, their country clubs, or their homes?  No, silly!  They only expect it of you.

House Democrats Pushing to Permit Migrants to Vote.  A few votes could change the course of history.  The Equal Representation Act questions whether illegal migrants should appear on the next US census in 2030, effectively granting them representation.  The 206 to 202 vote was passed on party lines, with ALL Democrats voting in favor of permitting illegal migrants to be counted as American citizens for redistricting purposes.  The repopulation theory is not a conspiracy.  The Democrats are losing the favor of the people rapidly, and the new world order is on the line because citizens simply will not vote for these extreme measures that ultimately weaken America. [...] Taxpaying citizens will be denied the right to have their vote counted if foreign aliens are counted no different from citizens.  They are aiming to distort our electoral maps, and it is no coincidence that illegals have been placed in every major US city.  The borders were deliberately left open for this ultimate goal.

Report: More Than Half of Immigrants in U.S. Are Unemployed.  More than half of the foreign-born immigrant population in the United States under President Joe Biden's administration is unemployed, according to a recent report.  The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) released a report on Monday that showed that just 46 percent of migrants who had arrived in the U.S. "in 2022 or later" were employed as of the beginning of 2024.  [Advertisement]  "Immigration clearly adds workers to the country, but it just as clearly adds non-workers who need to be supported by the labor of others," Steven Camarota and Karen Zeigler, researchers with the CIS, wrote.

The Biden Anti-American Legacy.  The border is open, and millions are coming at Biden's explicit request — explicit because he could order the border closed for national security reasons at a moment's notice and authorize the use of deadly force to stop the invasion in less than twelve hours.

If You Give a Denver Migrant a Cookie....  [Scroll down]  Illegal migrants to Denver have done just that.  Last week they submitted a list of 13 demands to Mayor Mike Johnston that they insist the city must meet before they vacate their tent city encampments and move into city-provided shelters.  These migrant families are currently living under bridges and near train tracks. [...] I'm surprised they don't also want proper kitchens and a chef to prepare their culturally appropriate meals.  And culturally appropriate for whom?  While most illegal migrants are coming from central and South America there are still a significant number arriving from Russia, China, India, Turkey, and Africa.  What about their culturally appropriate foods?

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[#1] If you are present in this country illegally, you were not invited.  Not officially, anyway.  At best, you are unwelcome guests.  [#2] Now that you are here, you are expected to get a job and provide for your own housing and food.  The country you "fled" from, as a "refugee," is far away now.  Assimilate or leave.  We don't care what you ate in the old country, it will not be provided for you here unless you pay for it.  If you demand free food, you may or may not get any, and if you do, you can take it or leave it.  [#3] Your best alternative is to turn around and flee into Mexico, where you might be lucky enough to be transported to Guatemala.  [#4] As for your return to your country of origin, give it up.  Either you were expelled or you fled to America because the old country was intolerable.  In either case, you've put yourself in a mess, and you're on your own.

Democrat Rep. Hands Out Cards with Instructions to Help Illegal Aliens Evade Law Enforcement, Deportation.  Democrat Rep. Collin Allred (TX) handed out cards with instructions to help illegal aliens evade law enforcement and deportation.  Allred is currently running for US Senate in Texas against Republican Ted Cruz.  According to Fox News, Allred handed out "Know Your Rights Cards" during one of his campaign stops in Dallas earlier this month.

Texas Suing Border NGO: "Annunciation House" Intentionally Hid Illegals From Law Enforcement.  Citing systemic criminal conduct in the state of Texas, Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing Annunciation House, a non-governmental organization (NGO) purportedly helping illegal migrants near the southern border.  Paxton announced the filing of an application for a Temporary Injunction against Annunciation House, which he says is facilitating illegal border crossings and concealing illegally present aliens from law enforcement.  All of this is illegal.  The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) reviewed and obtained sworn testimony proving, Paxton says, that Annunciation House's operations were intentionally designed to facilitate illegal activity at the southern border that is flooding the nation with people who do not belong here.  Earlier in the year, OAG issued a request for documents from Annunciation House seeking to learn about its operations.  Instead of responding with the requested information, Annunciation House sued OAG.

DPS charged hundreds of migrants who rushed a border gate with rioting.  A judge threw out the charges.  Twice in recent months, hundreds of migrants have rushed a border gate in El Paso in an effort to push past state troopers and National Guard and get into the U.S.  The Texas Department of Public Safety responded by arresting hundreds of the migrants en masse on misdemeanor rioting charges.  Now that strategy is being tested in local courts.  Earlier this week, a judge in El Paso dismissed 211 of the rioting cases related to one incident; the same judge had previously dismissed 140 other cases from another border-rushing incident — those cases were revived when the local district attorney took the unusual step of presenting the misdemeanor cases to a grand jury, which indicted all the migrants.

Eva Vlaardingerbroek speaking at CPACHungary, The Entire Video Was Removed By YouTube.  YouTube, owned by Google, has removed a speech by Dutch lawyer Eva Vlaardingerbroek calling on Europeans to take a stand against the globalist migration program for the "Great Replacement", characterizing it as "hate speech", infowars.com reported.  Here is just a sample of her amazing speech.  [Video clip]

Paxton Sues NGO For Aiding Illegal Alien Invasion.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton took time out from his busy schedule of suing the Biden Administration to sue an NGO aiding the Biden Administration's illegal alien invasion. [...] The illegal alien invasion of America is being guided and funded by radical leftwing entities (NGOs and others) in cooperation with the Biden Administration.  Ken Paxton and Texas have proven that the states don't have to take this conspiracy to break the law lying down.

The Ways the Left Exploits Illegal Immigration for Electoral Gain.  First, illegal immigration affects congressional representation because the apportionment of members of Congress by state is based on U.S. census data.  As Heritage Foundation Border Security and Immigration Center Director Lora Ries writes, the census currently counts all noncitizens — from green card holders to illegal aliens — in addition to U.S. citizens for the purposes of apportioning congressional districts among the states.  The more citizens in a state, the more congressional districts — i.e., seats in Congress — a state gets.  In turn, the number of congressional districts in a state determines how many Electoral College votes that state receives.  While president, Donald Trump tried to restore the U.S. citizenship question on the 2020 census and exclude all noncitizens from apportionment calculations.  Yet court challenges prevented him from doing so prior to the deadline for getting a new census form printed and distributed.  Joe Biden then immediately terminated the effort when he took office.  That should tell you which states and party benefit most from the population overcount.  The second way mass illegal immigration undermines U.S. elections is through negligence and fraud.  Only American citizens can legally vote; it is a crime for a noncitizen to vote.  Yet, in many states, noncitizens can easily register and vote with little chance of detection.

Hundreds Gather for Anti-Illegal Immigration Rally in Boston.  A large rally against the open border policies of Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey and President Joe Biden took center stage in front of the state capitol in Boston.  Hundreds gathered for the May 4 morning protest, many of them veterans who underlined what local popular conservative talk radio host and rally host Jeff Kuhner called "the final betrayal."  He was referring to an amendment that Massachusetts Democrats recently rejected, which would have mandated that homeless veterans be given priority over illegal immigrants at state shelters.  State Republicans introduced the legislation after Ms. Healey, who has converted popular recreation centers, even an airport terminal, into shelters for unvetted immigrants, announced that she was next moving the migrants into the Old Soldiers' Home in Chelsea.  "You know why they aren't helping veterans?  Because they hate America," said Mr. Kuhner, who referred to Ms. Healey as a "modern-day Benedict Arnold."

The End of Old Left-wing Mythologies.  [Scroll down]  [T]he left has misused immigration, legal and illegal, to create new constituencies that too often identify as victims, arrive with claims against their host, and see little need to quickly assimilate.  So in 2024, America has reached an impasse.  Nearly 15 percent of the population was not born in the U.S., perhaps over 50 million residents, illegal aliens, and citizens — a record in both percentages and numbers.  But the melting-pot's task of integrating and assimilating newcomers has been all but disappeared, replaced by tribalism, salad-bowl separatism, and convenient and careerist venom expressed at their hosts.  Most immigrants, legal and illegal, now arrive from anti-American and illiberal regimes in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.  Upon arrival, too many sense American self-loathing and the left's Marxist binaries of oppressor/oppressed, and thus find victimhood a convenient entry to the American rat race.

DOJ to Sue Iowa If They Try to Enforce Immigration Law.  The Justice Department has threatened to sue Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds if the state enforces an immigration law that bars immigrants from being in the state if they have an outstanding deportation order or are denied entry into the country.  It sounds reasonable, doesn't it?  Not to the DOJ.  Criminals and ne'er-do-wells are in the Democrat voting bloc.  Kim Reynolds signed Iowa's SF 2340 last month.  It does exactly what federal law dictates, but won't do.  It criminalizes a person being in the state if they were previously not allowed in the United States or currently have deportation orders.  If arrested and convicted, a judge can have the individual deported back to their home country.  [I]f the person is not deported, they could be sentenced to two years in prison if it's classified as a misdemeanor or up to 10 years if it's a felony and they have been arrested before.

Left-Wing Activists Prevent Migrants from Being Moved Out Of Hotel After Slashing Bus Tires.  A number of left-wing activists are sabotaging migrant removals in the United Kingdom.  Earlier this week, they prevented migrants from being moved from a hotel in London to the Bibby Stockholm barge by slashing the tires on the bus meant to transport them.  A number of migrants were set to board the bus at the Best Western Hotel in Peckham, in the south of the capital city, to be transferred to the barge in Portland, Dorset, where the government is currently housing hundreds asylum seekers, some of whom have been earmarked for deportation to Rwanda.  The transfer to the barge is part of a plan by the UK government to reduce the amount of taxpayer money spent on housing asylum seekers in hotels.  However, when not at full capacity, the cost of the barge is more than the average cost of a hotel room.

Too Little Too Late?  House Speaker Johnson Finally Has Border Crisis Concerns.  After weeks of taking heat from friends and foes alike, U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) has sounded off on the growing U.S. border crisis.  [Advertisement]  Earlier this week, Johnson tweeted out a response to Dept. of Homeland Security data showing that the Biden administration is flying otherwise inadmissible immigrants into the U.S.  [Advertisement]  [Tweet]  [Advertisement]  That data was obtained by subpoena by the House Homeland Security Committee and provided exclusively to Fox News.  According to House Homeland Security Chairman Mark Green (R-TN) say the president's humanitarian program allows immigrants who have no legal basis to be in the U.S. Fox News reports that another 1.6 million migrants are awaiting approval for the program.  [Video clip]

Biden's New Migration Advisor is [a] Foreign-Born Open Borders Advocate.  Marcela Escobari, Biden's new migration advisor, is a foreign-born, open-borders advocate who is unlikely to advance or support any measures to seriously stem the flow of migrants into the U.S.  Born in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Escobari is an international development specialist by trade.  She served as the Assistant Administrator of the Latin American and Caribbean Bureau at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under Barack Obama.  She again assumed that position in the Biden government in 2022 following a stint at the globalist, pro-open borders Brookings Institute.

Texas Has Every Right To Defend Itself Against Biden's Border Invasion.  States are sovereign entities in their own right and have the unquestioned authority to repel an invasion in their states, made even more critically necessary when the federal government has so abjectly failed in its responsibility to safeguard the nation's borders.  One of the central tenets of our constitutional scheme is that, with the exception of the limited, enumerated rights and powers granted by our U.S Constitution to the federal government, all power and policymaking authority is reserved to the states and to the people, the 10th Amendment.  This constitutional structure stems from the Framers unquestioned belief that the states and their citizens are far better suited to make life, health, safety, and other social policy decisions than is the federal government which is so far removed both geographically and culturally from the American people.

Interior secretary Deb Haaland has no idea.  Deb Haaland, secretary for the Department of the Interior, has never been to the southern border, but that doesn't mean she's not qualified to make serious political decisions affecting this nation and its people — because, like (previously) never-been-to-the-border-either-border-czar Kamala Harris, Haaland's been hired by Joe Biden.  During a congressional hearing yesterday, Wisconsin Republican Tom Tiffany asked Haaland if "trash on the federal lands along the border" was an issue, but like all bureaucrats, she's completely ignorant, replying, "Congressman, I have not been to the border, so I couldn't tell you that."  Okay, so we've got another clueless bureaucrat on our hands (what's new?), so allow me to help her out, and I say this with as much emphasis as humanly possible:  Migrants and their littering/polluting/careless/inconsiderate attitudes are a colossal problem.

Goal Of Open Border Is To Turn Texas Blue.  For decades, progressives have dreamed of changing Texas from a "red" Republican state to a "blue" Democrat one.  This dream is realistic because Democrats have succeeded in turning several western states "blue."  For example, California was the state that launched the political career of President Ronald Reagan.  Prior to his presidency, Reagan served two terms as Governor of California.  Today, California is a progressive wasteland, rapidly losing population and businesses.  [Advertisements]  Not long ago, Republicans controlled Washington, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and Colorado.  Today, Democrats either totally or partially lead those states.  One of the major reasons these states have become Democrat bastions is the influx of Hispanic immigration, both legal and illegal.  In the last midterm election, a survey showed that 64% of Hispanic voters supported Democrat candidates, while only 33% supported Republican candidates.

Migrant families, homeless will be housed at National Guard armory in Lexington.  The state's filled-to-bursting Emergency Shelter system is expanding its presence into Lexington, where migrants and other homeless families will be temporarily housed at the local Massachusetts National Guard armory, the Herald has learned.  The Lexington Armory building located at 459 Bedford Street, in Lexington, Massachusetts, will be used to house up to 55 migrant families while the state looks for other more permanent places to keep them, Emergency Assistance Director and retired Air National Guard Lt. Gen. Scott Rice said.  "We have identified a state-owned building in Lexington to use as a safety-net site for families experiencing homelessness.  Preparations are underway in close collaboration with local officials, and we expect to open the site next month," he said in an emailed statement.

Biden is sending 80% of our 3rd world immigrants to Florida.  In the first half of 2023, the Biden administration sent more than 100,000 illegal immigrants to Florida, home of conservative stalwart, Gov. Ron DeSantis.  That's 80% of all illegal immigrants flown in during that time period.  As we know, tens of thousands of illegal Haitians, Venezuelans, Cubans and Nicaraguans can only make Florida more diverse and strong, expanding its diversity and strength, and strongly diversifying its strength.  Florida, like our nation, has always been a state of immigrants.  In this time of bitter partisan division, it is heartening to see Biden extending an olive branch to a red state, blessing it with a gift of immigrant communities (which bring strength and diversity).

Biden's Program for Inadmissible Migrants Flies Them Into 50 Cities.  When the Biden administration is told that they are not allowed to do something, they find a way to work around it.  In this case, Biden is flying in immigrants who are not admissible for asylum and putting them in his migrant parole program.  [Advertisement]  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provided internal data to the House Homeland Security Committee Republicans after the committee issued a subpoena for the data.  More than 50 cities in the United States received hundreds of thousands of migrants, flown in via Biden's controversial parole program for four nationalities.  Over 80% of them were flown into four Florida airports.  In eight months from January through August 2023, about 200,000 migrants flew into the United States. 80% (161,562) flew into Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Tampa Bay.

The Biden Administration's Hispanic Chain Gang.  In the shadows of our nation, a grim reality persists.  Tens of thousands of Hispanic migrant children in the United States have fallen prey to the depraved clutches of human traffickers, their futures sold for profit and power in a $150 billion-a-year industry, with an administration complicit in putting them in what amounts to the chains of modern-day slavery.  From the darkest corners of the internet and social media to the seedy underbelly of our streets, these innocent souls are subjected to unspeakable horrors — sexual exploitation, forced labor, and organ trafficking.  The U.S. is the top destination for child trafficking.  The Hispanic community, sadly, bears the brunt of targeting and exploitation, serving as unwitting pawns in the hands of the morally bankrupt — akin to sheep led to slaughter.  This insidious trade thrives under the neglectful gaze of the Biden administration.

DHS docs reveal where paroled migrants under controversial Biden flight program are landing.  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data is revealing the more than 45 cities in the U.S. that hundreds of thousands of migrants have flown into via a controversial parole program for four nationalities — with the vast majority entering the U.S. via airports in Florida.  During an eight-month period from January through August 2023, roughly 200,000 migrants flew into the U.S. via the program.  Of those, 80% of them, (161,562) arrived in the state of Florida in four cities:  Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa Bay, according to DHS data obtained via a subpoena by the House Homeland Security Committee and provided to Fox News.  The policy was first announced for Venezuelans in October 2022, which allowed a limited number to fly or travel directly into the U.S. as long as they had not entered illegally, had a sponsor in the U.S. already, and passed certain biometric and biographical vetting.

DHS Docs Show Top Cities Biden Admin Flew Migrants Under Controversial Program.  Internal data obtained by Fox News via a House Homeland Security Committee subpoena to Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas' Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shows that thousands of illegal immigrants have been flowing into over 45 U.S. cities under a controversial program instated by the Biden administration.  The "CHNV" migration parole program stands for Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.  Immigrants from these countries are eligible to participate in the parole program.  The program permits them to fly into the U.S. directly under certain conditions, such as having a sponsor in the U.S. and being approved for travel.  Between January and August 2023, approximately 200,000 migrants flew into the U.S. via this program.  Notably, 80 percent of these arrivals, totaling 161,562 individuals, landed in four cities in Florida:  Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, and Tampa.

Illegals fly free — and secretly.  By the time Joe Biden's term ends, if it ends, no less than 10 million illegal aliens, many of them criminals and the insane, hundreds of thousands of terrorists and spies, even members of China's military, will be within America's borders.  Terrorist attacks on a previously unimaginable scale are a certainty, so likely even our feckless FBI director is warning of them, surely to cover his bureaucratic posterior.  Should Biden steal a second term, America will no longer resemble America.  But voting with one's feet is far from the only way illegals breach our borders with the help of Biden's Handlers:  [Tweet] [...] ["]In response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the feds have admitted that in 2023 alone they secretly flew 320,000 illegal aliens into the United States.["] [...] That's 320,000 in 2023 alone to which they'll admit.  The flights, carrying numbers unknown, continue.  The information was obtained only by way of FOIA because these flights, usually in unmarked aircraft, are kept strictly secret and land only at night.  The Administration does this through an app that allows illegals to apply for those flights.  Unvetted, they are flown directly into America at no cost, bypassing public scrutiny and cameras depicting them freely crossing our "secure" and "closed" borders.

It's a dangerous myth that mass migration is good for the economy.  There is no clearer example of the broken Westminster consensus than the last three decades of immigration policy.  Successive governments have failed to tackle illegal migration.  And as I have set out in these pages, the latest attempt — the Safety of Rwanda Act — will shortly join the graveyard of policies that haven't re-established our southern border.  But as offensive and dangerous as illegal migration is, the bigger scandal is the story of legal migration because the numbers involved are so much greater.  Last year, there were about 30,000 illegal small boat arrivals, but this was dwarfed by the 1.2 million people who arrived here perfectly legally.  Legal migration policy has a far bigger impact on the public's day-to-day lives.  As just one example, our housing crisis is increasingly an immigration crisis.  As housing secretary, I managed to drag up housing starts to almost a quarter of a million (the highest level since 1986), but we would need to build an impossible 515,000 new homes every year in England alone just to cope with current levels of immigration.

Majority of Americans Support Trump Plan for Mass Deportation of Illegals.  President Joe Biden is underwater on nearly every issue that is important to American voters this election season.  But the one issue that is becoming even more important than his dismal economy is illegal immigration.  Americans are well aware that Joe Biden flinging the U.S. southern border wide open to millions of illegal immigrants from literally all over the world is a mammoth national security issue.  Trump has promised that if reelected, he would begin mass deportations of the millions of illegal immigrants that have crossed the southern border, and a new poll shows that a majority of Americans might be on board with those plans.

Mass Deportations?  Axios commissioned a Harris poll and discovered something unsurprising, even if the establishment was shocked.  Americans support mass deportations of illegal aliens.  I suspect they would support mass deportations of some legal aliens who express anti-American views as well, come to think of it. [...] Americans have consistently expressed support for legal immigration but just as consistently told everyone that they don't like illegal immigration.  Nobody in power has listened to them — Biden has opened the floodgates instead, with millions of illegal immigrants streaming into the country and wreaking havoc in our cities.

Democrats Have Deliberately Shattered The Ties Binding America.  Rampant illegal immigration also destroys American cohesion.  A gold rush is going on, with illegal immigrants rushing to stake a claim before the border closes.  Many, if not most, of the people coming here, have no interest or understanding of what it means to be an American and the responsibilities that go with it.  They come here for the freebies.  Dedication to the rule of law is an afterthought or goes out the window entirely when they storm our borders with no thought of doing it the right way.  It is all downhill from there.

Texas Grand Jury Indicted 140 Illegal Aliens the Day After Judge Dismissed Charges.  Talk about a case of whiplash.  The day after a county judge dismissed state charges against 140 illegal aliens who caused a riot against National Guard troops, a grand jury indicted the illegal aliens.  Essentially, the grand jury overruled the county judge.  The illegal aliens are still in jail because they have an ICE retainer against them.  That's the federal jurisdiction.  A county court-at-law judge found no probable cause on Monday to continue holding 140 illegal aliens at the El Paso County Jail.  They were detained on state riot charges.  So, El Paso County Court-at-Law No. 7 Judge Ruben Morales agreed with El Paso County Chief Public Defender Kelli Childress that there was not enough evidence presented to charge them.  Childress accused authorities of trying to make headlines.  These are some of the illegal aliens who stampeded over the Texas border crossing and began a riot to get across the border.

A Massive Brawl Between A Horde Of Illegals In NYC.  Mobs of rowdy migrants got into an all-out brawl outside a Midtown hotel, swinging sticks, belts and even traffic cones during the violent, broad-daylight melee, shocking new video shows.  At least two men are seen wearing bicycle helmets as the two sides square off in the middle of the street — even as motorists stream by in the middle of the brawl.  It is unclear what sparked the brawl and the NYPD did not immediately respond to a request for comment.  The Row is one of dozens of hotels and shelters converted to house asylum seekers flowing into the Big Apple from the US border with Mexico.  [Video clip]

Illegals Shipped to Martha's Vineyard Granted 'Victim of Crime' Visas.  Several illegal immigrants flown to Martha's Vineyard by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis were granted "victim of crime" visas this week, allowing them to remain and work in the U.S. — just not in the exclusive leftist vacation enclave, from which they were promptly removed upon arrival.  The migrants applied for the special type of visa, known as a U-visa, last year after arriving in the ritzy Massachusetts town, alleging they were duped into boarding the charter flight with the false promise of jobs and housing.  At least 49 of the migrants on the flight have since been granted U-visas, according to local outlet GBH.  According to their attorney, Rachel Self, the visa means they can now apply for jobs legally and that they can't be deported while they wait for the visa to come through.  The U-visa often leads to permanent lawful status in the U.S., as well, she said.

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Illegal aliens are criminals, not the victims of criminals.  It is safe to presume that whoever created the "victims of crime" visas didn't see this as the intended use.

Biden considering amnesty for over 1 million illegal immigrants who are married to U.S. citizens.  Joe Biden is considering an executive order that would grant amnesty to the more than 1 million illegal immigrants who married U.S. citizens but were barred from receiving green cards.  The President is looking at taking further actions to address both the southern border crisis and illegal immigrants living in the U.S. ahead of the 2024 election as a large chunk of Americans rank the issue as their top priority.  Although immigrants, even those living in the U.S. illegally, are typically able to gain citizenship when they marry American citizens there are a number of reasons why they may have been given the benefit.

The Left's Long War on Using 'Illegal Aliens'.  We're now apparently in the era where using the term "birthing person" makes you a thoughtful speaker and saying "illegal alien" gets you suspended — at least if you're one North Carolina high schooler.  Last week, "in Davidson County, North Carolina, 16-year-old student Christian McGhee was suspended for three days for using the term 'illegal alien' in class when clarifying the word 'alien' in a vocabulary lesson," writes Donna King, editor in chief of the Carolina Journal.  "A classmate reportedly threatened to fight Christian over his word choice, but both students and their teacher insisted the exchange was innocent, and the other student's outrage was in jest," adds King, who notes the absurdity of politically correct terms such as "birthing person" and "uterus owners" in her column about the incident.  So to recap:  Christian, a teenager, reportedly didn't call someone an illegal alien, but simply asked the teacher if he was referring to an illegal alien or, say, a little green creature.  But even voicing the term was enough to get him suspended.

Colorado Turns Schools into Welfare Agencies as Thousands of Needy Migrant Children Enroll.  Denver and other Colorado communities have transformed schools into welfare agencies as tens of thousands of children of illegal border crossers flood into the state's schools, where they get free food, clothing, shoes, healthcare, and education at taxpayers' expense.  The Washington Post reported the transformation of the Centennial State's schools from educational facilities to full-on welfare agencies where kids of all ages — many of whom have never gone to school in their entire lives — are enrolled by the thousands.

Judge declares mistrial in case of Arizona rancher charged with murder of Mexican national on border property.  A jury was unable to reach a verdict in the case of Arizona rancher George Alan Kelly, who was accused of second-degree murder in connection to the death of a Mexican national found fatally shot on his borderland ranch in January 2023.  The jury began deliberating April 18.  After days of being unable to reach a verdict, the judge overseeing the trial declared a mistrial on Monday.  The case centered around the death of Mexican national Gabriel Cuen-Buitimea, who was found shot to death on Kelly's 170-acre cattle ranch near Keno Springs outside Nogales, Arizona, on Jan. 30, 2023.

Illegal aliens understand that none of the rules apply to them.  Once upon a time, illegal aliens cowered in the shadows, and Democrats told us that was wrong.  Now, Democrats have de facto legalized illegal immigration, and the aliens no longer cower.  Instead, they make it plain that they have the upper hand and are entitled to free food, free lodging, and freedom from America's laws and rules.  The most recent example is the group of illegal aliens who refused to yield a soccer field to a boys' youth soccer game in New York City.  We routinely hear stories of illegal aliens complaining that they don't like the free food they get or that their free accommodations are substandard. [...] We've also seen an escalating number of illegal aliens murder people, rape people, commit acts of pedophilia, drive drunk, engage in illegal drug dealing, mug people, rob houses, and otherwise commit a variety of illegal acts.  Leftists assure us, though, that these bad actors are just a small percentage of the illegal aliens who come here.

Migrants Complain That New Yorkers Don't Learn African Languages.  A hearing held earlier this week in New York by the Council's immigration and hospital committees saw black migrants who have arrived in the city airing their grievances about public services they have been provided, including food and accommodation, with one woman even complaining that New Yorkers won't learn Congolese languages.  The hearing drew over a thousand immigrants, mostly from countries in Africa, and many illegally in the country, with some claiming that they had been promised money, green cards or work visas if they attended.  [Tweet]  While only 250 of them were allowed inside, the rest congregated outside in a park protesting.  [Tweet]

African Invaders Complain That Americans Speak English.  On Tuesday some of the numberless hordes of illegal aliens from Africa pouring into New York City swamped the area around City Hall and aired their belligerent grievances.  As noted at the time:  ["]Their dissatisfaction will be easy for Democrats to weaponize against the native population the newcomers have been imported to displace.["]  What could they possibly have to complain about, considering they have invaded our country in contravention of our laws, yet instead of being kicked out are provided with free food, housing, and even prepaid debit cards?  For one thing, we keep speaking English instead of learning Africa's many languages:  [Tweet with video clip]

African Illegals at NYC City Council Complain About Free Food and Housing.  African illegals at a New York City Council meeting complained about the free (taxpayer-funded) food and housing provided to them.  More than 1,300 illegal aliens from Africa swarmed New York City Hall on Tuesday after they were falsely promised work visas and green cards.  The illegals were lined up outside of New York City Hall as far as the eye could see.  Africans in Islamic garb swarmed the sidewalk.

Senate Dismisses Impeachment Charges Against Mayorkas.  The Democratic-held Senate voted on Wednesday to dismiss both articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security Sec.  Alejandro Mayorkas.  The House voted to impeach Mayorkas on Feb. 13 over his handling of the crisis at the southern border, and presented the articles to the upper chamber on Tuesday.  The Senate quickly killed the impeachment trial across party lines, with the upper chamber voting down the first article 51 to 48 and the second 51 to 49.  Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voted "present" for the first article of impeachment.  "We've set a very unfortunate precedent here," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said after the vote.  "This means that the Senate can ignore, in effect, the House's impeachment.  It doesn't make any difference whether our friends on the other side thought he should of be impeached or not, he was.  And by doing what we just did, we have, in effect, ignored the directions of the House, which were to have a trial.  No evidence, no procedure — this is a day that's not a proud day in the history of the Senate."

Senate Democrats kill both articles of impeachment against DHS Secretary Mayorkas.  Both articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas were deemed unconstitutional by the Senate on Wednesday in two party-line votes.  The first of two articles of impeachment alleged Mayorkas engaged in the "willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law" regarding the southern border in his capacity as DHS secretary.  The second claimed Mayorkas had breached public trust.

A disgrace for the US Senate.  There is no more room in our country for fools; we are full up.  We have been bested by the best of fools — the U.S. Senate, in which today, mostly thanks to Chuck Schumer but really thanks to all the Democrats in the Senate, it has been made clear that no tradition, no constitutional respect, and no national empathy exists anymore on Capitol Hill.  The American people are past being outmaneuvered and now stand askance, beaten down by the fools and rogues in D.C. with far too much power on their hands and far too weak to care.  These senators all well know the critical jam we're in with Biden's open border — and today, they not only let us know they don't care, but rub our noses in it, not even allowing our fears and our despair their day in court.  The Republicans were outfoxed and shamed by the most cynical "point of order" from Majority Leader Schumer at his bully pulpit. (Senator John Kennedy called Schumer's point of order "specious," and right he was.)  Schumer unilaterally declared that the first article of impeachment of Secretary Mayorkas, brought to the Senate from the House, was 'unconstitutional" because it did not delineate impeachable offenses.  Total hogwash.

Congress Alarmed by Flyers in Mexico Urging Illegal Aliens to Vote Biden.  The "vote for President Biden" flyers found at a center for migrants in Mexico constitute foreign meddling in U.S. elections, congressional Republicans say.  Amid the ongoing crisis of illegal immigration at the southern border, the lawmakers decried flyers posted at the migrant services center near Brownsville, Texas, that tell illegal aliens: "Reminder to vote for President Biden when you are in the United States."  "Joe Biden has sacrificed our nation's safety and security in his pursuit to get as many people here as possible.  Why?  Because he believes these are future Democrat voters," Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., told The Daily Signal.  "This is election interference orchestrated at the highest levels.  We have to get our hands around this — Americans have to have complete confidence in their elections," Marshall said. "Any NGO receiving federal funds and pushing illegal get-out-the-vote efforts for Joe Biden should be stripped of their funding immediately."

Mass Deportations Would Lower Housing Prices.  Housing prices are out of control.  As any economist will tell you, there are two ways to bring the price of a good down:  increase the supply or reduce the demand.  [Advertisement]  Building houses — increasing the supply — is a complex and relatively difficult business.  It requires time, labor, materials, and expertise.  It is also environmentally taxing.  Building lots of houses in quick succession can easily lead to urban sprawl, congestion, and unaesthetic cookie-cutter suburbs stretched out to the horizon.  Residents of Dallas-Fort Worth know exactly what I'm talking about.  [The same advertisement again]  But there is, of course, another way to reduce the cost of housing in America — we could reduce demand.  And there is, helpfully, a very easy way to do this:  mass deportations.  [Another advertisement]  The Biden administration has let in some 8 million legal and illegal migrants since 2021.  That equates to a roughly 7% increase in the national population and a concomitant rise in the demand for housing.

Illegals Instructed to Vote Biden for Border NGO to 'Stay Open'.  An advocacy group based in Northeastern Mexico that lobbies U.S. lawmakers has distributed and posted flyers encouraging illegal immigrants to vote for President Joe Biden in the 2024 election, according to The Heritage Foundation's Oversight Project.  Translated from Spanish, the Oversight Project notes, the flyers posted by the organization Resource Center Matamoros say: "Reminder to vote for President Biden when you are in the United States.  We need another four years of his term to stay open."  Resource Center Matamoros describes itself as "a leading non-governmental organization providing trauma-informed care."  [Tweet]

Sec. Mayorkas Admits They Don't Oversee and Stop Illegals Voting.  Alejandro Mayorkas admitted there are no mechanisms in place to prevent illegal immigrants from potentially registering and voting in U.S. elections.  It's not his job.  His job is to protect the border.  In other words, he does nothing.  Mayorkas was a Board member on the board of an NGO who works with an NGO accused of telling illegal aliens to vote for Joe Biden when they come in.  [Tweet with video clip]  The impeachment articles of Secretary Mayorkas were walked over to the Senate today.  We'll see what Schumer will do with them, likely nothing.  During the hearing, Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene blasted DHS Secretary Mayorkas over the bombshell finding of flyers allegedly put up by NGOs and paid for by US taxpayers.  The flyers tell illegal aliens to vote for Biden in our election.  Mayorkas is remarkably arrogant and isn't a bit concerned about Republicans.

1300 Africans Swarm NY City Hall Demanding Hotel Rooms.  New York City is done.  Illegal aliens, communists, religious fascists, corrupt politicians — judges — DA — and academics govern the city.  There is no sign that residents will vote for normal leaders.  We have foreigners lured by lies, demanding hotel rooms.  NGOs are telling them to demand hotel rooms.  In New York City, Africans, lured by the promise of work and green cards, demand nice hotel rooms.  Over 1,300 African migrants, predominantly from Guinea, swarmed New York City Hall on Tuesday morning.  Lured by false promises of green cards and work visas, an activist group reportedly summoned the mob of new arrivals.  These activist groups are people who want to destroy the country.  The wokes of New York City are meeting to see how they can meet their needs with our tax money.  [Tweet]

Thousands Of Illegals Flood NYC City Hall To Protest Move Out Of Luxury Hotels.  New York City is now being protested by illegal aliens after they are moved out of their tax-payer funded hotels into shelters.  The people of New York City are trying to cover their own expenses, they can't afford to pay for the criminals that have been lured into the US by Democrat and Republican politicians alike.  Notice, once again, that these are mostly military-aged men.  [Numerous tweets]

US schools hit with 'unprecedented strain' due to vast numbers of migrant children being released.  Since President Biden took office in early 2021, nearly half a million unaccompanied children have crossed over the U.S. border with Mexico, according to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data.  That staggering figure "does not include children who arrived with a family member," the Washington Examiner reports.  "Of the 464,000, roughly 391,000 children have been released into the country between fiscal 2021 and January 2024," the outlet reports.  "Fiscal 2021 began shortly before the November 2020 election while President Donald Trump was still in office."

US Border Patrol's San Diego processing centers reach eye-popping 245% capacity.  The US Border Patrol has more than twice as many migrants as they can hold in the San Diego area of the southern border — and immigrants there were thanking President Biden for letting them in.  The agency's processing centers in the region are 245% capacity, as 1,812 migrants were being detained as of Friday in facilities normally meant to hold 750, according to agency data exclusively obtained by The [New York] Post.  With the influx — and the fact that migrants can only be held 72 hours — there's been more than 125,000 migrants released onto the streets of San Diego since September.

Biden Admin Has Flown Over 400,000 Migrants To Airports Across US.  The U.S. has flown in over 400,000 migrants from a host of countries since President Joe Biden took office, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  Under the Biden administration's CHNV program, some nationals hailing from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela can be eligible to come to the United States "in a safe and orderly way" and obtain humanitarian parole status, meaning they are here legally and can obtain work authorization.  Over 400,000 migrants hailing from these nations have been flown into airports across the U.S. as of March, CBP said in a statement on Friday [4/12/2024].

Jaw-dropping number of migrants arrive in San Diego in a single week.  San Diego saw a staggering 6,997 migrant encounters in just seven days at the start of April in an alarming indicator of the worsening border crisis, DailyMail.com can reveal.  The number is around the same as other sectors normally see in an entire month, and only reflects those who were caught[,] meaning the true scale is likely higher.  'Unfortunately, I'm not surprised,' San Diego County Commissioner Jim Desmond told DailyMail.com Thursday.  'Texas is clamping down and other areas are clamping down.

DHS Chief Mayorkas: 'Preposterous' to Suggest Biden Importing Migrants to Create Permanent Democrat Majority.  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says it is "preposterous" to suggest that President Joe Biden is importing millions of migrants to the United States to inflate political power in favor of Democrats.  During a Senate budget hearing on Wednesday, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) asked Mayorkas if it is a fact "that the number of illegal immigrants that you and the president allow into our country counts for congressional district reapportionment?"  Mayorkas initially responded, saying "I'm not sure I understand your question but I can surely share with you that I disagree with its phrasing."  Kennedy asked again, "Isn't it true that the number of illegal immigrants that you and President Biden have allowed into our country counts in allocating electoral votes?" to which Mayorkas eventually responded, "The notion, Senator, that we intend to allow illegal immigration is nothing short of preposterous."

When It Comes To Immigration, Misplaced Compassion Will Destroy America.  From its beginning, the land that became America experienced a series of waves of immigration, which included approximately 86 million people through 2019, a number that has increased to approximately 100 million over the last 5 years.  Although Donald Trump stemmed the tide somewhat, Joe Biden has opened up the floodgates with more than 10 million illegal immigrants pouring over our now-nonexistent border since his installation.  That's fully 3% of the US population.  As significant numbers of those people are heading to New York, California, and other blue states, which roll out the red carpet and give them free money, the Democrats are grateful because this swelling population helps their congressional numbers.  This is simply not sustainable.  Particularly when the overwhelming majority of the people coming across the border are from countries that don't share our values and have little experience with the freedoms that helped create history's greatest nation and economy.

Words Aren't Enough.  The chaos at the border is starting to show its destructive side in cities and towns, especially where black and Hispanic citizens see the illegals getting special treatment.  Homeless shelters, schools and parks are being used to house illegals.  They are being given gift cards with thousands of dollars loaded onto them, free housing, free meals, free medical care.  An American citizen doesn't get those same benefits, not even veterans.  This is a special class of people, these illegal aliens, above anyone else in the nation.  Everyone, except them, have to show ID to buy tobacco, get on a plane, go through TSA, buy a gun, but these special citizens don't have to do all of that.  The Democrats are even pushing to make it legal for them to vote.  That's the reason they're here, right?  That's why they're given every advantage paid for by those citizens who have jobs and have their taxes taken out to pay the bill for the freeloaders.  The double-whammy aspect of this is that when/if Trump returns and these benefits disappear, they can blame it all on him.

Biden's open border policy is compromising our national security.  In 2011, the U.S. Border Patrol apprehended 125,821 illegal immigrants in Texas alone.  This high volume of illegal immigration presents significant challenges to Texas and the entire U.S., including economic, social, and security concerns.  The influx of undocumented immigrants can strain public resources and social services, leading to potential economic challenges.  It is essential to find a balance between humanitarian concerns and fiscal responsibility.  Economically, illegal immigrants impose a significant burden on the state's resources.  They account for about 14% of the students in Texas public schools when U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants are included, costing the state around $3.75 billion annually.  Furthermore, illegal immigrants are more likely to live in poverty, with about 58% taking advantage of welfare programs, which cost the state an additional $803.3 million annually.

Cruz Has a Warning for Senate Democrats Looking to Table Articles of Impeachment Against Mayorkas.  On Tuesday, as Townhall covered, House Republicans decided to delay delivery of the impeachment articles against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas at the request of Senate Republicans.  Despite how the Senate Democrats' plan has been slammed as "unprecedented," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) still looks to avoid having the chamber go through with its constitutional duty.  Per POLITICO's Burgess Everett, Senate Democrats are still looking to deal with the impeachment effort "as expeditiously as possible."  [Tweet]  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who has been among those Republicans most vocal about the need for holding the trial, addressed the issue during Wednesday's episode of his podcast, "The Verdict."  "Schumer wants it incredibly quick, incredibly silent.  He doesn't want Senate Democrats on record, he doesn't want any of the facts revealed to the American people," Cruz shared with his co-host Ben Ferguson.

'You've Done Nothing for Four Years': Senator Kennedy Roasts Alejandro Mayorkas.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas appeared before lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday as Congress considers 2025 budget requests from the executive branch, and Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) was ready to go when his time to ask the impeached Biden administration official some questions.  "It gives me no joy to say this, but most Republicans don't trust you," Sen. Kennedy said to Mayorkas.  "A vast majority of the American people don't trust you — that's why you've been impeached," he reminded.  "Now, my Democratic colleagues are going to try and sweep your impeachment under the rug and violate 200 years of Senate precedent in doing it," continued Sen. Kennedy, referring to Senate Democrats' attempts to avoid proceeding with an official trial for Mayorkas following the House's impeachment of the DHS secretary.  Acknowledging that his upper chamber colleagues across the aisle may succeed in sweeping the trial under the proverbial rug, Kennedy reminded that they still wouldn't succeed in hiding the larger issue of the Biden administration's self-inflicted border crisis.

A Few Good Reasons Future Generations Will Mock Us.  [#3] We allowed ourselves to be replaced.  Sure, your grandfather seems grotesque for allowing a doctor to place leeches on his skin or sitting in a filthy Saratoga Springs bathtub to "take in the waters" for his health.  Wanna know what Gramps didn't do?  He didn't sit back as his nation was taken over.  Grandad lied about his age so he could fight tyranny in French hedgerows or on an island thousands of miles away he'd never heard of.  Grandma built B-24 bombers in Willow Run, Mich.  We sat back and merely whined as our large blue cities went broke caring for illegal immigrants before sending them into our communities.  We complained as our elderly were booted from nursing homes to make room for people who shouldn't be here in the first place, but we didn't do anything.

'Muchas gracias' for all those remittances.  Today I learned that the peso is strong.  That's actually a double-edged sword because it makes Cancun more expensive for U.S. tourists but going shopping in the U.S. cheaper for Mexicans.  So what's going on?  Well, remittances are going south and that makes the Lopez-Obrador government say "muchas gracias" to all those Mexicans in the U.S. keeping their families afloat.

Speaker Johnson's Mishandling Of Mayorkas Impeachment Evidence Could Botch Case, Source Says.  Republicans may struggle to convict Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in his impeachment trial due to Speaker Mike Johnson's mishandling of the evidence, a Capitol Hill source told the Caller Tuesday.  Impeachment managers tasked with prosecuting the case against Mayorkas expressed concerns about the "ill-prepared evidence" against the Secretary and laid the blame squarely on Speaker Johnson, the senate aide told the Daily Caller.  [Advertisement]  [Tweet]  "The ill-prepared evidence is just an indication that Johnson's folks didn't do a good job on putting this together, weren't planning on fighting it, and were counting on Schumer to deep-six before they got a chance," the source told the Daily Caller.

Guess who is short of farm workers?  How long before the Mexican government of Andres Manuel Lopez-Obrador starts calling for Mexicans to come home and pick some strawberries?  Like everything, this one is a bit complicado.  First, it's more lucrative to go north, cut grass or whatever, and send $100 to your mom than to do back-breaking labor at home to earn much less than that.  They call that cash remesas, or remittances, and for Mexico, it adds up to $60 billion a year.  It keeps a lot of families going!  Second, does Mexico want remesas or Mexicans working on their farms?  It's a tough call no matter how much they miss their people.  Another problem is that Mexicans are not having babies like they used to.  It's around two per woman, down from six a generation ago.

Joe Biden Balloons 'Temporary' Amnesty to Include 1.2M Foreign Nationals.  President Joe Biden has helped balloon the number of foreign nationals living in the United States who are eligible or receiving Temporary Protected Status (TPS), making them ineligible for deportation, to nearly 1.2 million.  Analysis from the Pew Research Center reveals that as of late last month, almost 1.2 million foreign nationals are eligible or receiving TPS so they can stay in the U.S., secure work permits, and avoid deportation.  Since taking office, Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has added Afghanistan, Burma, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ukraine, and Venezuela to the list of countries where nationals residing in the U.S. but who do not have any immigration status can qualify for TPS.

Chicago's Far-Left Mayor Demands Biden Issue Work Permits to Half a Million Illegals.  Chicago's far-left Mayor Brandon Johnson has petitioned the Biden administration to hand out to the nearly half a million illegals living in Illinois.  Johnson, who was elected mayor a year ago, met with business and immigration advocates on Thursday where he touted a letter signed by other leaders across the state of Illinois. [...] Chicago is among the many U.S. cities drowning under the weight of tens of thousands of new arrivals, the vast majority of whom have crossed the southern border illegally and are now seeking to gain the right to work.  Last December, Mayor Johnson begged the Biden administration for additional funding to help ease the cost of the city's illegal immigrant crisis.

Migrants in Mexico hoping to cross the southern border say they want Biden to win in November.  Migrants camped out in Mexico say they want Joe Biden to win the November election[,] because Donald Trump will never let them into the United States if he gets back into the White House.  Hundreds of migrants are enduring the muddy, smelly encampment in Matamoros while they wait — for how long remains a question — for appointments with Customs and Border Protection.  But they all have one big worry that is out of their control:  If they don't make it over the border by election day, they say they need Biden to prevail over Donald Trump[,] who has promised to crack down on the border.

Somebody must have given AMLO what he wanted.
Mexico surges troops to the border to stop 'Way of the Cross' migrant caravan of 2,000 from reaching Texas.  Hundreds of federal, state and local Mexican law enforcement have arrived on the border near El Paso, Texas to prevent a migrant caravan with an estimated 2,000 people from reaching the US.  Mexican officials paraded federal immigration agents and other law enforcement officers in front of cameras this week in Juarez, the Mexican city just south of El Paso.  The show of force is part of an on-going agreement between President Joe Biden and Mexico's president for Mexico to do its part in securing the border and has been used in January as well.

Aliens Voting.  The southern border crisis has reached new heights under President Biden.  Now, viral footage shows migrants rushing the National Guard and cutting down border fencing.  The data backs up the images Americans are seeing on TV. Arrests for illegal border crossings from Mexico have reached an all-time high.  I could just as easily be describing our border in 2015 or even a decade before.  Some of these foreigners will get drivers licenses and, therefore mistakenly get added to American voter rolls.  We have researched this issue for years, and there is hard data to back it up.  We already have government records from states across the country that reveal aliens have been registering and voting in American elections.  Yes, you read that right:  foreigners are casting ballots in American elections.  It is not a myth or Bigfoot.  It is happening.  The number one source for alien registration is the DMV registration system.  The overwhelming majority of foreigners who end up registered to vote come through the DMV.  The second most prevalent is student visas.  Illegal border crossers comprise a smaller percentage of aliens to get registered.  Data support these conclusions.

Texas National Guard Retakes Control of El Paso Border — Installs Miles of Razor-Wire and a New Anti-Climb Fence.  On Tuesday morning, the Texas National Guard defied the Biden regime and again took control of the El Paso border, installing concertina wire (razor wire) and a new anti-climb fence.  The new security measures are in place to prevent illegals from rioting and tearing apart the previous razor wire barrier as they did on March 21st.  Fox News Channel's Matt Finn obtained exclusive access to the new barrier, which can be viewed below.  Finn notes it bears similarities to another wall in Eagle Pass.

Looks Like Payback:  DHS Targets Texas, Florida with Secret Migrant Flights.  The Biden administration is secretly using migrant flights to dump illegal aliens into the United States.  It turns out that most of them are being flown into Florida and Texas.  Hmm.  Is it a coincidence that two red states that are being vigilant in securing their borders are receiving 90% of the migrant flights?  I don't think so.  The Center for Immigration Studies analyzed available public information on U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) website.  It's difficult to know the full picture since the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) refuses to publicly identify the dozens of international airports it has approved for direct flights from abroad for some inadmissible aliens.  At least 386,000 migrants, as of February, have been allowed to fly into the U.S. airports as part of President Biden's admissions program launched in October 2022. The rationale for the program is to reduce the number of illegal border crossings.  They are flown in and then released on parole.

Voters Express Support for Mass Deportation of Illegal Aliens.  Former President Donald Trump has the edge on President Joe Biden in the critical swing state of Michigan, according to a Spry Strategies poll, continuing a trend in the Wolverine State that has persisted for months.  The poll, released Tuesday night, also finds that most voters in the state back mass deportation of illegal aliens.  In a head-to-head matchup with Biden, Trump leads 48 percent to 43.7 percent.  Another 8.3 percent of respondents were unsure or did not have an opinion on who they would back if the election were today.

Start With Construction.  When a future administration someday deals sternly with this nation-dividing issue of illegal immigration, they'll need to begin by removing the job thieves imported here by cartels from South America and elsewhere.  They'll also have to heavily fine, if not bankrupt, some of the companies hiring these illegals.  They must start the deportations with construction workers here illegally in the U.S. According to conservative estimates, 25-30% of all construction workers in the U.S. are illegal immigrants.  That thirty percent amounts to 3.3 million illegal workers in construction alone.  People who empathize with the imported job thieves misplace their sympathy at the expense of their friends, neighbors, kin, and themselves.  Save your sympathy for people who are from here, please.  The "latecomers" don't get a pass on the law because they have a sob story and are from a foreign country.

Migrant Caravan Heads to El Paso.  A migrant caravan is making its way from southern Mexico to the Texas border.  It is expected to arrive in the El Paso area in a few days.  There are about 2,000 people in the caravan.  One video reported that there were 3,000 marching in the caravan.  [Advertisement]  [Tweet]  In this video, the leader speaks through a bullhorn and leads a chant - "A la Frontera, which means "To the border."  The group said in Spanish, "We are not criminals, we are international workers."  [Tweet]  What can go wrong?  The caravan will likely be divided up into smaller groups by the cartels so that they can more easily invade Texas.  Church-run border shelters are preparing for the influx of illegal aliens, though housing is scarce because of the thousands of those already here.

Florida goes to war over Biden migrant flights.  Gov. Ron DeSantis is fighting back hard against a program that allows President Joe Biden's administration to fly migrants to Florida without notifying officials first and wants to make Florida 'undesirable' for illegal immigrants.  The Biden administration's CNHV program allows 30,000 undocumented migrants to be released into the country every month.  And a new analysis from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) on Monday reveals a vast majority of migrants flown into the U.S. are landing in Miami.  Lawyers for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) refused earlier this year to disclose in a FOIA request which airports migrants arriving on the program were landing after boarding flights in Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela (CNHV).

Report: Hundreds of Thousands of Migrants Fly into Miami to Score Joe Biden's Parole Benefits.  Hundreds of thousands of migrants have been authorized to fly into Miami, Florida — among dozens of other United States airports — as part of a parole pipeline that President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) created and implemented.  The airports where migrants are flying into the U.S. were revealed in a report from Todd Bensman with the Center for Immigration Studies.

The US Canadian Border is Being Flooded with Illegals.  Let me explain something:  within a few hours of taking the White House, Biden's very first order was to open the borders.  They are flooding the country with nearly 14 million illegal aliens, and that does not count the people who were not caught.  I am getting emails from people who were waited on by an illegal alien waitress who barely spoke English and did not even comprehend that when you order drinks, they come before the meal.  This seems to be an interesting new twist.  If I want to migrate to Zurich, I have to speak German.  This is all about changing America for politics.

El Paso Judge Orders Release Of Migrants Who Stormed Texas Border.  On Easter Sunday a magistrate judge in El Paso, Texas, ordered the release of migrants who were charged with rioting after a large group stormed the border, tearing down razor wire and clashing with members of the Texas National Guard in the process.  Presiding Magistrate Judge Humberto Acosta delivered the ruling after accusing the El Paso District Attorney's office of failing to prepare properly and thus not being ready and "not being ready to proceed with detention hearings for each defendant," The El Paso Times reported on Sunday.

With 'Friends' Like Mexico's Obrador, Who Needs Enemies Like Putin, Xi, Kim Jong Un and the Ayatollahs?  In a recent 60 Minutes interview, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador — who prefers to be known as AMLO for short — issued to the Biden administration blackmail demands that sounded more like existential threats.  AMLO warned the U.S. that the current influx of some 10 million illegal aliens through the southern border will most certainly continue — unless America agrees to his ultimatums.  One, Obrador says the U.S. must now send $20 billion in de facto bribery payments to Latin American nations, many of them corrupt and dysfunctional.  Apparently, he thinks it is America's fault that millions of Latin Americans are fleeing these failed states northward, not the inept and corrupt governments that create such misery.

Boston plans to fill former veteran housing with [illegal im]migrants.  Massachusetts residents are outraged at recently announced plans to turn a former Boston area veteran housing unit into a homeless shelter as the city is inundated with migrants.  Democrat Governor Maura Healey revealed the government will turn the former Chelsea Soldiers' Home facility, which is vacant and scheduled for demolition, into a safety-net site in April.  It will be able to accommodate 100 families who are eligible for the state's Emergency Assistance family shelter system, which has been operating at capacity for months.

We Must Have Courage To Take Back Our Country.  The invasion across our borders reflects the inaction we see in Congress, coupled with an empowered bureaucracy and the hard left-leaning Marxist progressive press, which is louder and more activist each day.  Our defenses have crumbled.  In a 60-Minutes interview this week, the President of Mexico threatened America, saying he'd send even more migrants to the border if the U.S. does not do what he says:  ["]The U.S. must commit $20 billion a year to poor countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, lift sanctions on Venezuela, end the Cuban embargo, and legalize millions of law-abiding Mexicans.["]  Immigration, primarily illegal, has profoundly affected us, Too few of us can see how fast our standards, laws, customs, and beliefs are changing.

This should have happened at least a year ago:
Johnson informs Schumer he will send Mayorkas impeachment articles to Senate on April 10.  Speaker Mike Johnson informed Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer that the House will send the impeachment articles against Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate on April 10, according to a letter obtained by CNN, the next step in having an impeachment trial in the upper chamber.  Schumer's office responded to the letter saying senators will be sworn in as jurors on April 11.  The House impeached Mayorkas on February 13 by an extremely narrow margin, making him the first Cabinet secretary to be impeached in almost 150 years.

The Path to Victory for Trump.  The key to Trump's reelection this fall, then, is to make the straightforward case that his term was demonstrably better for the median American citizen than Biden's term has been. [...] On the border, Biden has presided over the worst crisis in American history:  Endless streams of unknown illegal aliens have flooded over, leading to a massive strain on municipalities' resources, skyrocketing violent crime, depressed wages for working-class Americans, and the mass importation of terrorism-implicating "special interest aliens."  Trump, by contrast, may not have finished construction of the border wall, but illegal immigration was orders of magnitude lower than it is today due in no small part to the prudent measures he implemented, such as Remain in Mexico.

Majority of Hispanics Disagree with Biden, Say Calling Laken Riley's Alleged Killer 'Illegal' Is Appropriate.  An overwhelming majority of Hispanic Americans say calling the illegal alien accused of murdering 22-year-old Laken Riley an "illegal," as President Joe Biden initially did, is appropriate, a Harvard/Harris poll finds.  During his State of the Union (SOTU) address this month, Biden was pressured by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to address Laken Riley's murder.  Biden ultimately called the suspect accused of murdering Riley, Jose Antonio Ibarra, "an illegal."  Afterward, Biden seemingly told MSNBC he regretted using the term "illegal."

Biden's Boss Tightens the Screws:  Mexico's president has America hooked on what he's selling.  Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was so supremely confident that his thumb on the scale can tip the U.S. presidential election that he just issued a cash demand to President Biden along with a threat:  give me money or Donald Trump wins.  The spectacle, shameful for all parties, played out on the grand stage of CBS's 60 Minutes Sunday broadcast. [...] Biden's immigration policy registers as so deeply unpopular with the American people that López Obrador offered the old "silver-or-lead" option to the Biden campaign on national television.  If President Biden wants his mass migration crisis to recede from public view before the election, López Obrador will slow the flow of migrants — for the ripe price of a $20 billion down payment.  This cash would be sent under the paper-thin cover of the debunked "root causes" theory of mass migration, which proposes that money from the destination country can rebuild countries generating outmigration so that their citizens want to stay.

Biden Losing Minorities.  The transition of power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden in 2021 entailed rejecting strict migration policies, shutting down the Remain in Mexico program, and ceasing the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico.  The result was that, over the past three years, 7.2 million migrants illegally entered the United States.  Biden is well aware of the problems on the border, but he and his government are not taking any significant measures to stabilize the situation.  At the same time, White House press secretary Karin Jean-Pierre says that "the president has done more to secure the border and to deal with the issue of immigration than anybody else," spreading deliberately false information.

America Is Under Siege and Its Leaders Don't Seem to Care.  Disturbing video of illegal aliens storming the border is further evidence that America is under siege while its leaders are asleep at the wheel.  Earlier this month, a group of more than 100 illegal aliens stormed the U.S. border, breaking through razor wire local authorities in Texas had built, and overwhelming members of the state National Guard. [...] Last year, a similar video shocked the nation, that time showing a group of roughly 1,000 illegal aliens storming a bridge near El Paso, Texas, while attempting to force their way into the United States.  There has been much debate in political and legal circles as to whether or not the word "invasion" is an appropriate term to use when describing the current crisis at the border.  According to the Cambridge Dictionary, one definition of invasion is "the act of entering a place by force, often in large numbers."  This raises the question:  How can anyone watch this video or the similar one from last year and not conclude that America is under invasion?

Here is the non sequitur of the week:
Migration Advocates Use Bridge Deaths to Push for More Migration.  Advocates for more migration are exploiting the deaths of six migrant workers in the Baltimore bridge disaster to argue that more migration is essential for America.  "We know we can and we will rebuild," said a statement from Krish O'Mara Vignarajah, the Sri Lankan-born president of Global Refuge, an organization that is paid to help settle migrants in American communities.  "The contributions of our immigrant brothers and sisters will continue to be essential in that effort."

The Editor says...
Labor unions and socialist groups call their members "brothers and sisters" because it sounds better than "comrades."

Fifth Circuit continues block on Texas immigration law.  A divided appeals court said in a late-night ruling that a controversial Texas immigration law cannot go into effect as the state appeals a ruling that blocked it.  The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down the 2-1 ruling regarding Senate Bill 4 on Tuesday night, just a week after it had previously blocked the law, which — if enforced — would allow law enforcement in Texas to arrest suspected illegal immigrants and allow state judges to deport them.  The court noted that this tends to be the jurisdiction of the federal government.

Biden Is Considering Illegal Immigrant Amnesty.  I completely missed a barnburner of a story buried in a Politico report on why Biden hasn't been doing anything to douse the political fire caused by the border crisis.  Rather than taking executive actions to appear tougher on border crossers, Biden is actually considering going in the opposite direction and granting amnesty to long-time illegal residents, handing out Green Cards to people who have hidden inside the country for 10 years or longer.  [Tweet]  That'll stop the flow of illegals crossing the border!  It's a sure-fire hit.  I'm a bit shocked that he isn't considering a program to grant citizenship and register them all to vote, but maybe he hopes to accomplish that goal in his increasingly unlikely second term.

Extortion:
Mexican president says the 'flow of migrants will continue' unless the US meets his demands.  Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador warned on Sunday during an interview with "60 Minutes" that unless the United States complies with Latin America's requests for aid, the tide of migrants will continue.  In January, Obrador issued a series of demands for what the U.S. must do to stop the flow of migrants to the border, ranging from sending Latin American countries $20 billion in aid a year to granting some level of amnesty to illegal immigrant workers in the U.S.  Mexico has reportedly taken some state-level action to curb mass migration at President Biden's request, making crossings drop, however, the number of migrants began to rise again in February, with Border Patrol expecting another surge in the[ ]spring.

Scotus Sides With Texas on Immigration Law — Round 'Em Up.  The Supreme Court last Tuesday upheld a Texas law allowing local law enforcement to arrest illegal immigrants entering the US.  This is a massive victory for Governor Greg Abbott (R), whose attempts to handle the border crisis have been repeatedly stymied by the Biden Administration.  The Texas law (SB4), passed late last year, allows state and local officials to arrest and impose criminal penalties on individuals entering the country illegally and allows state judges to order deportation.  According to Abbott, the law was a necessity due to the Biden Administration's abject failure to enforce federal laws at the border.  Texas Attorney Genearl Ken Paxton described the ruling as a "huge win" and confirmed the law "is now in effect."  The Supreme Court's ruling also rejects a request from the Justice Department, which insists SB4 is a violation of the Constitution's Supremacy Clause.  The Supremacy Clause states that federal law takes precedence over state law in most cases.

In Florida, ignorance of the law is an excuse if you don't speak English.  An illegal alien in Florida escaped prosecution for resisting arrest because he speaks no English[,] and now he's suing the estate of the officer who collapsed while arresting him.  If you've ever wondered how lost America is, I think this story tells the tale.  I'll limit my comments because the facts really do speak for themselves.  Virgilio Aguilar Mendez is a Guatemalan citizen who came to America illegally, ending up in St.  Augustine, Florida.  Last year, Sgt. Michael Kunovich, an experienced police officer, believed that Mendez was behaving suspiciously and began to question him.  Mendez announced that he didn't speak English and tried to walk away.  Of course, walking away from a police officer isn't how it works in Guatemala or America, so Kunovich grabbed Mendez.  Mendez responded with violence.  Kunovich then collapsed from a deadly heart attack.

The List of Things Illegal Immigrants Get for 'Free' in Liberal Massachusetts.  Liberal Massachusetts is overrun with illegal border crossers and there's really no wonder why when you see the laundry list of things that are provided for 'free' courtesy of taxpayers in the Bay State.  All of these perks just act as incentives, driving more illegals into the state.  And remember, there are American citizens in Massachusetts who are poor and don't get nearly as much from the state.

New York City to Give Migrant Families Debit Cards for Food, Baby Supplies.  New York City will give debit cards to migrant families for food and baby supplies.  The first cards will be distributed to families on Monday, sparking fear that the new program could lead to fraud or abuse as well as speculation that the city will be prioritizing migrants over current citizens.  As many 180,000 migrants have arrived in the city over the last two years with 65,000 now in shelters.  "A family of four is expected to receive up to $350 per week under the program, which will last six weeks, city officials said.  The program will begin with 10 families on Monday, expanding to about 115 families, or roughly 450 people, over the next week," noted the New York Times.

The Editor says...
What's to prevent them from using the cards to buy cigarettes, tattoos, and lottery tickets?

Joe Biden's winners.  The top of Biden's winner list has to be illegal aliens.  As the saying goes, what you promote, you get more of.  Joe Biden and his surrogates have actively promoted the arrival of more than 7 [to] 8 million new illegal aliens since his inauguration, when he overrode Donald Trump-era policies and instituted new executive orders, opening the floodgates.  Illegal aliens are being housed, fed, given stored value cards, free medical treatment, and "the promise" of amnesty.  A peripheral beneficiary of our open border is the Mexican cartels, who are making bank, trafficking drugs, adults, and children. [...] On the heels of illegal aliens are non-governmental organizations and other leftist activist groups, who are grifting the government to the tune of billions of dollars per year.  Woke Catholic charities, woke Protestant charities, woke attorneys, woke hotel chains and housing authorities all benefit from the continuation of the border surge.  Leftist homeless groups benefit from the continuation of, not the elimination of, homelessness.  If they "solved" the homeless crisis, they would be out of work.  Not the "people" in said sanctuary cities and states, but leftist Democrats, who benefit from the increased number of congressional seats afforded them, by the increased counts in the Census, soon to be the right to vote.

Democrats Vote Against Bill That Would Stop Biden Admin From Flying Illegals to American Communities.  Every single Senate Democrat voted against a bill that would have stopped the Biden Administration from chartering more than 32,000 illegal immigrants from their countries to various American communities.  Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) called out Democrats on Friday night after they opposed legislation that would protect American tax dollars from being spent on flights for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens to be flown to cities across the country.  "Make no mistake here.  President Biden has secretly been flying hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens in foreign countries into blue-city airports," Hagerty said from the Senate floor.  "Just last year alone, in 2023, it was reported that some 320,000 illegal aliens have been flown in using this method."  [Tweet with video clip]

Trump Can Win Again on Building the Wall.  In 2015, there were just under 600,000 "Illegal aliens apprehended in the United States" according to Statista.  Many of those apprehended were sent back home.  Today there are over 300,000 known migrants entering (and almost all staying in) the U.S. each month.  Migrants are arriving from all over the world, including from geopolitical adversaries like China.  Then there are those not caught.  CBP reports over 1000 "known "gotaways" a day.  In total, this is more than the 3.9 million population of Los Angeles added to America's welfare rolls each year.  How many are "unknown gotaways"?  You don't know what you don't know.  American cities are choking under this invasion.  As one example in my home city, "Denver cuts services in response to the migrant crisis that's costing the city $180 million."  It's worse in New York City and Chicago.  Trump tried to build a wall but ran into stiff resistance from both Democrats and donor-class beholden Republicans.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams Cancels US-Mexico Border Trip Over 'Safety Concerns'.  In a turn of events that would be hilarious if it weren't so serious, New York City Mayor Eric Adams canceled a scheduled trip to the southern border.  He was slated to visit Brownsville and McAllen, Texas, along with an undisclosed city in Mexico.  The visit was supposedly aimed at addressing the mounting challenges New York City faces due to the ongoing border crisis.  But Adams canceled the trip — over "security concerns."

The Editor says...
[#1] As I understand it, Brownsville and McAllen are the least-affected cities in Texas.  If he really wanted to see some stuff, he should have gone to El Paso and Juarez.  After sundown.  [#2] If it is unsafe to visit the Mexican border, why are you inviting illegal immigrants to your "sanctuary city?"

Judge Tosses Challenge, Upholds Law Allowing 'Noncitizens' To Vote In DC.  A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit challenging a District of Columbia law allowing "noncitizen residents" to vote in local elections.  Judge Amy Berman Jackson, an appointee of President Barack Obama, found that a group of seven citizen plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge the legislation.  Their lawsuit against the D.C. Board of Elections, filed on March 14, aimed to block the 2022 law passed by the Council of the District of Columbia.  They argued that "noncitizens" do not have a fundamental right to vote in the United States and that allowing them to cast ballots and hold office in the District of Columbia dilutes the votes of U.S. citizens.  "It follows from our national independence that United States citizens have a right to govern, and be governed by, themselves.  The constitutional right to citizen self-government, moreover, has been recognized in repeated holdings of the Supreme Court of the United States," their complaint reads.  "Nor does any noncitizen have a constitutional right to govern the United States," the complaint adds.  The group argued that the Supreme Court has recognized and protected these rights against infringement in "multiple precedents."

To Stop The Border Invasion, Get Tough On Mexico.  A group of several hundred illegal immigrants forcibly pushed past Texas National Guard troops on Thursday in El Paso, Texas, breaking through razor wire and assaulting guardsmen as they forcibly rushed a border gate.  Video of the clash, which was filmed by reporters from the New York Post, quickly went viral.  It shows the crowd of migrants, all of them adult men, at first putting their hands up as they crowd around a small group of Texas guardsmen trying to block an opening in the fence the migrants had created.  After what appears to be a brief physical altercation, the crowd rushes past the guardsmen.  The Post reporter at the scene described it as a "riot."  The video is shocking.  It underscores not only how unstable the border has become but also what has been true for a while now:  This is an invasion.  What began as a crisis created by the Biden administration's lax border policies is now an open conflict careening toward disaster.  [Tweet with video clip]

Man pleads guilty to smuggling migrants into California through sewer pipes.  A 20-year-old Mexico resident has pleaded guilty to smuggling seven migrants into the U.S. illegally through sewer pipes in southern California, federal prosecutors say.  Kevin Noe Campos Villa now faces a potential 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine following his arrest in January, during which several of the migrants he was escorting had to be rescued from the Tijuana River by San Diego lifeguards, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California.  Prosecutors say Campos, of Tijuana, was taken into custody by the Border Patrol on Jan. 22 about two miles west of the San Ysidro Port of Entry during heavy rainfall.  "Sewer tubes between the United States and Mexico have grates to prevent individuals from illegally entering the United States.  During heavy rain, the grates are opened to let water flow through the sewer tubes without damaging the grates," the attorney's office said.  "Due to heavy rain that was occurring in the area at the time, the grates were open and Campos used the opportunity to smuggle the unauthorized immigrants into the United States."

Trudeau's High-Migration Canada Slides Toward Poverty and Chaos.  A government report in Canada forecasted a deep civic breakdown in the once-stable society that now suffers from unprecedented levels of elite-imposed migration.  The secret and heavily redacted report was prepared by the country's version of the FBI — the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  The partial copy was extracted from the agency by an academic lawyer and was published in Canada's National Post newspaper.  The report is titled "Whole-of-Government Five-Year Trends for Canada," and features many progressive-approved concerns about claimed global warming in cold-weather Canada.  But the visible sections of the text spotlight several obvious costs of migration — expensive housing, wider wealth gaps, and reduced civic trust caused by the government's policy of forced diversity: [...]

Arizona Man on Trial for Shooting Illegal Immigrant Walking Through His Property.  A legal battle has begun in Nogales, Arizona, that captures the essence of the nation's border crisis.  A 75-year-old rancher is facing charges of second-degree murder and aggravated assault after he fatally shot Gabriel Cuen-Buitimea, a 48-year-old illegal immigrant who passed through his property while trying to gain entry into the country. [...] The group of illegals, including Cuen-Buitimea, had turned around after seeing Border Patrol agents as they attempted to make it into the country.  They wandered through Kelly's property on their way back to Mexico.  This is where the shooting occurred.  This is a tragic case highlighting the negative impact the border crisis has had on everyday Americans.  The proceedings come just weeks after the murder of Laken Riley, a 22-year-old nursing student in Georgia, at the hands of an illegal immigrant.  Kelly, like many others living in border towns, appears to have experienced the same fears with people walking through their property from Mexico.  These regions have become hotbeds for cartel activity as they smuggle and traffic humans across the southern border.

Tyson Foods slapped with 'refuse to buy' branding after hiring migrant workers.  A conservative investment fund group is pulling its holdings of Tyson Foods over the meat and poultry giant's hiring of migrant and refugee workers — claiming the employment practice will repel customers.  The American Conservative Values ETF, an exchange-traded fund managed by Ridgeline Research LLC, divested from the company and slapped a "refuse to buy" rating on its stocks for its clientele.  "We believe Tyson's management has blundered into a political minefield (and should have known better)," Ridgeline founder and CEO Bill Flaig told Fox Business on Monday.

Biden DHS [is being] pressed for answers on 386,000 immigrants flown directly into US cities.  House Republicans are pressing the Biden administration to provide information about a government phone app that allowed immigrants outside the United States to apply for permission to fly into the U.S. to be screened for admission.  In a letter sent to President Joe Biden and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Friday, 18 GOP lawmakers demanded information on the "advanced travel authorizations" program that has allowed immigrants from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela to enter the U.S.  "As federal representatives and citizens of this great nation, we hold a fundamental duty to ensure that the Executive Branch is not breaking the very laws it is charged to enforce.  This is especially true when it comes to protecting Americans," the letter, led by Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX), states.  "No American should die because you refused to do your duty."

Video Shows Illegal Migrants Overwhelming Texas National Guard, Storming Border Wall.  Video taken near El Paso, Texas, shows illegal immigrants tearing down a barrier and overwhelming members of the Texas National Guard as they stormed across the border.  The illegal immigrants are seen pulling the barrier open as four National Guardsmen try to keep them from crossing the border in the video posted to Twitter on Thursday by former Daily Caller News Foundation reporter Jennie Taer, who now works for the New York Post.  The illegal immigrants rush through the gap opened, almost trampling the National Guard personnel, until coming up against a second, sturdier barrier.

Drone Footage Of A Massive Illegal Immigrant Migrant Camp In Brooklyn, New York.  If not for citizen journalists you'd have no idea how massive these illegal immigrant centers are.  [Video clip]

It's time to stop accommodating the crazies in America.  Illegal immigration is being normalized, with Joe Biden calling illegal aliens "newcomers" as if they have a right to be here.  New York City's Mayor, Eric Adams, floated the idea of inviting asylum seekers into private homes.  It seems everyone with a microphone (or megaphone?) is demanding we welcome a hoard of low-skill invaders into our country unvetted, medically undiagnosed, and frequently criminally active into our country.  You're supposed to close your eyes, cover your ears, and chant newcomer over and over until you, too, see the magnificent wisdom of Biden and his progressive left.  Fortunately, Americans seem resistant to this indoctrination.  Illegal immigration is the number one issue this election season.  Thirty-eight months into his term, Biden can only blame the Republicans for his decision to open the border in his first 100 days in office.

From Illegal Alien Invaders to Newcomers to Democrats.  When Biden entered the Oval Office following the fraudulent 2020 presidential election (81 million votes... ROFL) he and his puppeteers immediately undid everything that President Trump put in place to secure our southern border.  At the time, many Americans were dumbfounded.  Don't Biden and his puppeteers know what will happen if the border is left wide open?  The answer is that destroying the United States was always the Democrat party's plan.  Having 10 million (and growing) illegal alien invaders is the easiest way to destroy America.  It doesn't matter to Biden & Company if some illegal invaders are injuring, raping, and murdering Americans.  It doesn't matter to Biden & Company if some illegal invaders are committing home and retail burglaries, flooding America with fentanyl, and destroying cities with rampant crime.  It doesn't matter to Biden & Company if some illegal alien invaders are given free health care, free food, free education, free housing, free cell phones, and free debit cards while America's homeless veterans sleep on the streets.  What matters to Democrats is that illegal alien invaders could be future Democrat voters.  The jackass party is desperate to find new voters since polls show traditional Democrat constituents leaving the Democrat plantation.

It's Past Time Mike Johnson Grows A Spine And Stops Biden's Border Invasion.  House Speaker Mike Johnson is preparing to surrender on yet another federal spending fight that allows President Biden's border invasion to continue unabated.  On Tuesday, congressional leaders announced they struck a deal on a roughly $1 trillion package to fund the remainder of the federal government for the rest of the 2024 fiscal year.  It includes funding for agencies such as the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security.  The first package — which contained zero conservative priorities and increased spending — was passed by Congress and signed into law by Biden earlier this month.  Negotiated behind closed doors with the White House and Senate leadership, Johnson said in a Tuesday statement that "House and Senate committees have begun drafting bill text to be prepared for release and consideration by the full House and Senate as soon as possible."  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer also confirmed this to be the case.

Unfiled Paperwork [is] to Blame for Over 200,000 Deportation Cases [being] Tossed.  An academic group, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), obtained some alarming data.  In over 200,000 cases, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) failed to file the proper paperwork with immigration courts in Houston, Texas and Miami, Florida.  The illegal aliens were issued a Notice to Appear (NTA) at the border, which creates a court date.  However, DHS never filed the paperwork with the court.  The asylum process can't move forward without filing the proper paperwork with the court.  The court date rolls around and the asylum-seeker shows up.  The judge doesn't have the paperwork so the case is dismissed.  It is hard to believe but more than half of the deportation cases in Houston and Miami — both considered illegal immigration hotbeds — have been dismissed since fiscal .

Over 100 migrants break through razor wire, knock down guards as they illegally cross El Paso border in wild scene.  A group of over 100 migrants attempted to enter the US illegally by rushing a border wall Thursday, breaking through razor wire and knocking over guards in the process.  The [New York] Post had earlier witnessed around 600 migrants massed at the international border, as part of a "spring surge" of migrants hoping to gain access to the US. The Texas National Guard was attempting to organize them into smaller groups, but the situation grew tense after some women and children were separated from adult males by the guardsmen.  Video taken by The Post showed one set of migrants, mostly single men, then rushing the Texas troops.

Ohio Rep. Ismail Mohamed Delivers Victory Speech Entirely in Somali.  Following his victory in the Ohio primary on Tuesday, Rep. Ismail Mohamed, an immigrant from Somalia, delivered his victory speech entirely in Somali without one word of English.  Mohamed's district in Columbus, Ohio, is home to more than 45,000 Somalis.  He campaigned primarily in Somali, promising to "represent the interests of Somalia."  According to the Columbus Dispatch, Mohamed, the incumbent in the district, defeated fellow Somali immigrant Abdirizak Diini, capturing 55 percent to Diini's 33 percent.

Dem House Candidate Gives Victory Speech In Somali After Primary Victory.  Democratic Ohio Rep. Ismail Mohamed, a Somali immigrant, won the Democratic primary for Ohio's 3rd House District on Tuesday night and delivered his victory speech almost entirety in Somali.  Mohamed, the incumbent in the district, defeated fellow Somali immigrant Abdirizak Diini, capturing 55 percent to Diini's 33 percent, according to the Columbus Dispatch.  [Tweet]  The 31-year-old Columbus lawyer became Ohio's first Somali lawmaker in 2022, alongside Munira Abdullahi, who won in Ohio's 9th district in 2022 as well.  Mohamed is a Somali refugee who, after originally escaping the violence in his home country and fleeing to Kenya, came to the United States in 2005, he told Spectrum News in 2022.

The Editor says...
This proves that the Somali immigrants have no intention (or motive) to assimilate and become English-speaking Americans.

What the Court Did On Immigration.  A showdown is coming on the conflict between the Biden administration, which is determined to negate federal immigration law, and the State of Texas, which bears the brunt of Biden's open border policy and is determined to vindicate our immigration laws and protect its own citizens.  The case is pending in the Fifth Circuit, but a shot across the bow was fired yesterday [3/19/2024] in the Supreme Court.  This is the procedural status:  A federal judge in Texas held that Texas's law, SB 4, unconstitutionally conflicts with federal law, and he enjoined enforcement of SB 4.  Texas appealed to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which entered an "administrative stay" of the trial court's order enjoining Texas.  Under that temporary stay, Texas can continue enforcing its law, for the time being, while the case is being argued.

The Editor says...
I will admit I'm confused about whether SB4 is being enforced or not, because its status seems to have changed at least twice this week.

Bus company agrees to stop bringing migrants from Texas to New York City amid pending lawsuit.  Bus company Roadrunner Charters agreed on Wednesday to stop transporting migrants from Texas to New York City and surrounding areas while a lawsuit is pending.  The agreement is part of a stipulation in which the city agreed to defer pursuing more than $700 million incurred to care for all of the migrants bused to the city in the last two years.  The New York City Department of Social Services sued Roadrunner and 16 other bus companies in December, accusing them of implementing Texas Gov. Abbott's "bad faith" plan to bus migrants to New York for the purpose of making them a public charge.

How Many Millions of Illegal Aliens in the Country Does the Democrat Party Need to Destroy America?  The Democrat's Ministry of Propaganda, the DHS-media complex, is trying to leverage every psychological operational trick in the book to influence the narrative: there is no invasion, the border is secure, and there are only a few million "climate refugees" in the country.  The liberal media has been disingenuous and hysterical; Fox News and the alternate media are reporting relentlessly, with live video from the border, essentially reverse engineering Democrat propaganda.  Are Americans waking up to the fact that Washington Democrats are domestic terrorists who have not only lied to them on what is happening at the border but that there was another purpose to Biden opening the border to invaders?  Destroy the Republican Party, create one party rule, and welcome a communist government.

Biden's Border Blowup.  [Scroll down]  In contrast, we know legal immigration is America's great strength, but it has always depended on a few key prerequisites.  In contrast, we know legal immigration is America's great strength, but it has always depended on a few key prerequisites.  Why?  Because only the host nation can adjudicate how many immigrants it can successfully accept and assimilate.  It has no desire to encourage Balkanized tribalism so common in nations abroad torn apart by ethnic conflict.  America must have some knowledge of the background of immigrants, especially whether they have criminal records, belong to gangs, are importing drugs, carry infectious diseases, or can be self-supporting.  By contrast, if the first thing immigrants do is illegally cross the American border, and the second is to reside illegally in America, and the third is to obtain fraudulent identification to mask that illegality, then they will establish long patterns of illegal behavior and disrespect for their hosts.

Texas immigration law blocked again, just hours after Supreme Court allowed state to arrest migrants.  Hours after the Supreme Court gave Texas officials permission to jail and prosecute migrants suspected of crossing the U.S. southern border without authorization, an appeals court late Tuesday blocked the state from enforcing its controversial immigration law known as SB4.  In a late-night order, a 5th Circuit Court of Appeals panel dissolved a pause that it issued in early March to suspend a lower court ruling that found SB4 to be unconstitutional.  The order reinstated a ruling from U.S. District Court Judge David Ezra, who concluded in late February that SB4 conflicted with federal immigration laws and the Constitution.

Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas From Arresting Illegal Immigrants.  The Supreme Court has acted.  Texas is free to deal with illegal migrants in violation of immigration law by arresting them.  The Biden administration failed in its attempt to block a Texas law that allows the state to arrest those suspected of violating U.S. Immigration law.  The Biden administration argued that the federal government may enforce or ignore immigration law as it sees fit.  It said states like Texas have no say in the matter and no recourse to defend themselves.  The court majority said no to this overreaching, and some justices were not happy.  Liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor, joined by Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, wrote, "Today, the Court invites further chaos and crisis in immigration enforcement."  The court may still reopen the issue as a constitutional matter later, but for now, the Biden administration may not interfere with Texas.  Biden had wanted an administrative stay to halt any action by Texas as a way of shortcutting the process of appeals.  The Texas migration law makes unauthorized entry into the state, except at a port of entry, a state felony.  While such entry is already a federal crime, the Biden administration has turned a blind eye to the law.  Texas now has a free hand to defend its state borders.  A federal judge attempted to stay the law's implementation, but the 5th Circuit overturned that ruling.  The Biden administration hoped the Supreme Court would overrule the 5th Circuit.  It did not.

Supreme Court Allows Texas to Enforce Deportation Law.  Earlier today the U.S. Supreme Court voted 6-3 to allow Texas to enforce Texas Senate Bill 4 and resume arresting and deporting migrants crossing the border illegally, as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals continues litigation in United States, Applicant v. Texas, et al.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott believes the Supreme Court's decision is a positive development as the case returns to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, stating on X, "BREAKING: In a 6-3 decision SCOTUS allows Texas to begin enforcing SB4 that allows the arrest of illegal immigrants.  We still have to have hearings in the 5th circuit federal court of appeals.  But this is clearly a positive development."

This dude snuck inside the Roosevelt Hotel to see the migrants ... tell me if you see any women or kids in this video cuz I sure don't.  [Tweet with video clip]  That's all men, right?  Military-aged men who illegally entered a nation and are taking advantage of social systems meant for citizens.  An invasion force, if you will.

Supreme Court green lights Texas law that allows state police to arrest migrants.  The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed a Texas law to take effect that enables state law enforcement to arrest people they suspect are illegally entering the United States from Mexico.  The three liberal justices publicly dissented from the court's order that clears the way for the controversial statute, S.B. 4.  The order is not a final decision, and the case could return to the high court.  The Biden administration had urged the justices to block the law, passed by Texas's Republican-controlled Legislature last year, asserting it is an "unprecedented intrusion into federal immigration enforcement."  "There is no ambiguity in SB4," U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar wrote to the justices.  "It is flatly inconsistent with federal law in all its applications, and it is therefore preempted on its face."

Democrats Cannot Win a Fraud-Free Election.  Joe Biden, or whoever the Democrat nominee may be, cannot win the 2024 election fairly. [...] The neocon faction of the Republican Party has claimed this election will be a referendum on Trump.  However, the real referendum will be on Joe Biden and the Democrat party as a whole. [...] [O]ne major crisis is all it takes to lose.  Joe Biden and the Democrat party have five, all of which the public is squarely placing blame on his administration and party.  The seemingly biggest issue of concern right now is the border crisis.  Immediately upon taking office, Biden halted border wall construction.  He then ended Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as "Remain in Mexico," which required asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their immigration cases were being processed.  He has also severely handicapped Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ability to curtail illegal migration.  This has resulted in a massive influx of illegal aliens who have wreaked havoc on American society by flooding its cities and committing serious crimes, including murders.

Supreme Court extends block on Texas law that would allow police to arrest migrants.  The Supreme Court on Monday continued to block, for now, a Texas law that would give police broad powers to arrest migrants suspected of illegally entering the U.S. while the legal battle it sparked over immigration authority plays out.  A one-page order signed by Justice Samuel Alito indefinitely prevents Texas from enforcing a sweeping state immigration enforcement law that had been set to take effect this month.  The language of the order strongly suggests the court will take additional action, but it is unclear when.

SCOTUS blocks TX law to arrest & detain people invading the country.  The Supreme Court on Monday indefinitely blocked Texas from enforcing an immigration law that would allow state officials to arrest and detain people they suspect of entering the country illegally.  The administrative stay will remain in place while the court considers emergency appeals from the Biden administration and others challenging the law.  The United States is being invaded, and we don't know who these people are.  Despite that, the United States Supreme Court blocked the Texas law.  No one in power seems to care that millions of people are invading the country.

Elon Musk: 'There Is Either a Red Wave This November or America Is Doomed'.  Twitter/X owner Elon Musk was busy posting to the social media platform that he owns Friday and Saturday, interspersing stories of SpaceX rockets taking off with searing political commentary about the state of our nation under Joe Biden and the Democrats. [...] One of his main concerns is illegal immigration, where under the Biden administration, as many as 10 million people have slipped into the country.  Biden has made no effort to secure the border and casts blame everywhere he can think of — except on his own disastrous policies.  Musk calls the president's approach "insane" as he reacts to the awful story of 22-year-old nursing student Laken Riley's murder at the hands of a Venezuelan illegal:  [Tweet]

American Work Ethic:  Missing in Action?  We can't continue to be passive as our systems crumble around our feet.  Bad things happen when the canaries in the mine start chirping. [...] The Marxists, Communists and Destroyers have taken over our world, undermining our foundations to the point Biden had to back down from referring to a killer as "illegal."  Today's Newspeak requires them to be called undocumented or newcomer. [...] We have a legal way for asylum seekers to enter our country.  We have 328 Ports of Entry where they can legally claim asylum.  Yet almost none go to a Port of Entry in favor of illegally entering our country.  Whatever happened to consequences?  The solution?  Guard the border with force.  This may seem harsh, but either use a legal pathway or risk being shot at the border.  With such a policy, how long would it take to regain control of our borders?  Repeat criminals?  Put them in jail and throw away the key.  Deport those with minor infractions back to their countries of origin because they demonstrate indifference to our laws.  America cannot be the dumping ground for the world.  America is a nation based on law and civil cohesiveness.

2024 Is Shaping Up To Be The 'We Were Right About Everything' Election.  [Scroll down]  Then there's the not-insignificant matter of immigration, which is so bad that it has actually surpassed the economy as voters' No. 1 concern in many polls.  Allowing a whopping 10 million people to cross the border was a deliberate choice; Biden bragged about repealing all of Trump's border controls on day one.  Even Democrat strongholds and proud sanctuary cities such as Chicago and New York are now crying about being overwhelmed with the influx of migrants.  Aside from the fact that the horrific crimes committed by illegal immigrants are now national news stories, migrants are also driving down wages, and "most of the post-pandemic job gains the administration continuously brags about have gone foreign-born (read immigrants, mostly illegal ones) workers."

Minnesota Democrats Push $500 Monthly Universal Basic Income for Illegals.  Democrats in Minnesota want to implement a freewheeling basic income program that would redistribute taxpayer money to those who are "needy," even if it is illegal aliens.  House File 2666 which was sponsored by Democratic state Rep. Athena Hollins cleared the House Children and Families Finance and Policy Committee on a voice vote on March 12, 2024, according to Blaze Media.  Considering that the Democratic Party controls the office of the governor and both chambers of the legislature, it looks like the bill will be passed.  If this bill is combined with the state Senate's companion bill, Senate File 2559, and then implemented, $100 million would be sucked out of the General Fund in fiscal year 2025, the news source said.  In turn, this money would be granted out to intermediaries.  These nonprofits would be tasked with giving away money in monthly increments ranging from $350 to $1,200 to those individuals and families they deem deserving for a period of 12 to 24 months.

Tyson Foods wants to hire 52,000 asylum seekers for factory jobs.  New York City shelters are overwhelmed with migrants.  Many of them have arrived in Texas or Florida and then taken buses to New York, where shelter and benefits are guaranteed.  However, the city is scrambling as the number continues to climb and the migrants look to build a new life in America, which includes housing and work.  But for companies like Tyson Foods Inc., struggling to fill unpopular jobs with a U.S. unemployment rate of 3.9%, this new population presents an alluring opportunity.  The food processing company wants to hire 52,000 asylum seekers for factory jobs, offering a starting wage of $16.50 per hour along with benefits.  The company understands and is aware that these are jobs that many find unpleasant, such as washing meat, placing the cuts into trays, final inspections for bones and packing meat, but believe this will help the refugees to start a life in America.

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I'm all for it, provided that [#1] U.S. citizens are given priority in hiring and promotion, and no worker who is a U.S. citizen will be replaced by a non-citizen; and [#2] the illegal aliens acknowledge that whether employed or not, they can still be deported at any time; and [#3] the illegal aliens are carefully screened for infectious diseases, parasites, and communicable illnesses, and are vaccinated against all such diseases; and [#4] the criminal history of each illegal alien, beyond his or her unlawful presence in this country, is investigated to the extent possible; and [#5] any illegal alien who makes monetary remittances back to the country from which he or she "fled" to come here for "asylum" will be sent back to that country.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Sends State Assets South to Block Illegal Immigrants From Haiti.  In a press release issued on Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stated that the state of Florida will be sending assets to southern Florida and the Florida Keys to stop any possible influx of illegal immigration from violence-torn Haiti. [...] Illegal immigration has been a major problem, one that has exploded under the Biden Administration, with literally millions of illegal immigrants flooding across the southern border, not only from Central and South America but also from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia — including China.  Faced with inaction by the Biden administration, Texas took action on its own account to try to hold back the tide, and several states have lent Texas support in doing the work that the Biden administration refuses to do.

Is Joe Biden ready for a big Haitian migrant flotilla?  With the collapse of Haiti, the Biden administration has whipped out $300 million for an international aid effort, which like all the other ones, will probably go to beltway consultant contracts.  But true to form, it's doing very little about an expected migrant flotilla that is very likely to happen, even though it has authority to do so. [...] El Salvador has offered to solve the problem from its root, doing in Haiti what they did in short order in their own country if the UN is willing, throwing every bad guy in jail, and laying down authentic rule of law for law-abiding people to enjoy peace and security from.  That offer ought to be taken seriously, because El Salvador would like to show the world what it can do to solve these kinds of problems.  But of course, Joe Biden isn't even speaking to the president of El Salvador.  He'd rather just dump a new migrant/refugee crisis onto Florida and have Florida pay for it.

The Plight of the Socially Superior.  Generally speaking, Trump-despisers look down upon Trump enthusiasts — and, it should be noted, Trump enthusiasts normally resent being looked down upon. [...] For instance, the despisers don't seem to understand why the enthusiasts object to illegal immigration.  Instead of considering the possibility that this objection may arise from a genuine and quite rational wish to see the nation's laws enforced, the despisers attribute the objection to racism.  Trump enthusiasts, the despisers believe, object to the "browning" of America; they would have no objection to millions of "undocumented" "immigrants" if the lawbreaking immigrants were white or if they came from "S-hole" white countries.  Only a racist would object if, let's say, the entire population of Haiti were to move into Florida tomorrow.

Alito extends Supreme Court pause of SB4, Texas immigration law that would allow state to arrest migrants.  Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Tuesday extended an order blocking Texas troopers and police from arresting and jailing migrants suspected of crossing the U.S. southern border without authorization under a strict state immigration law known as SB4.  Alito continued an administrative stay of a lower court order that had paved the way for Texas officials to enforce SB4, one of the toughest state immigration laws in U.S. history.  The pause was previously going to expire on Wednesday evening.  Alito on Tuesday extended it through Monday, March 18.  Passed into law by the Texas legislature last year, SB4 authorizes Texas law enforcement at the state and local levels to arrest, jail and prosecute migrants on state charges of entering or reentering the U.S. outside of an official port of entry.  It also empowers state judges to require migrants to return to Mexico as an alternative to prosecuting suspected violators of the law.

Biden could fix the terrible migrant crisis in an instant — so why does he refuse?  In table-setting his State of the Union Thursday evening, President Biden invoked the memory of Franklin Roosevelt but, according to nearly every poll, he may be headed in the direction of Jimmy Carter.  While he certainly beat expectations for his performance, Biden fumbled a major opportunity to reverse course on the leading issue of immigration despite his 80% public disapproval on the issue.  Instead, he opted for finger pointing at the GOP and a likely half-step executive order next week.  That strategy will fail.  Indeed, many of the president's problems can likely be traced to his pandering to the hard left.

Sen. Bill Hagerty:  Impact of illegals on the concentration of political power equals at least 13 new congressional seats.  Tennessee's Senator Bill Hagerty recently went on Fox News for a segment with Maria Bartiromo, and discussed an oft-neglected topic regarding the impact of millions of illegal foreigners in, and still entering, America:  [Tweet with video clip]  His appearance on Fox came after legislation he and other Republicans proposed was defeated by Democrats — the bill sought to prohibit the federal government from counting illegal aliens in the census, as that number is the basis for representative apportionment and the Electoral College.  Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution reads:  ["]Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers....["]  Furthermore, in the 14th Amendment we find this:  ["]Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State....["]  And, mere hours into taking office, Joe Biden signed an executive order ensuring that counting illegals in the next census was of paramount importance in his administration.

Top red state official demands answers on Biden executive order 'attempting to register' illegals to vote.  Mississippi's Secretary of State has sent a letter to President Biden's Department of Justice asking it to stop enforcing a Biden executive order that he warns is being used to attempt to register ineligible convicts and illegal immigrants to vote.  "As you are aware, on March 7, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order No. 14019 which sought to turn the Department of Justice agencies from their historical missions of law enforcement to voter registration and get out the vote operations," Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson wrote in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland this week.  "These efforts are an intrusion into state matters and are a misuse of federal revenue and resources.  In addition, it appears that these efforts have led to agencies under your charge attempting to register people to vote, including potentially ineligible felons and to co-opt state and local officials into accomplishing this goal."  The executive order in question was signed by Biden in 2021 and was billed as an attempt to combat racial discrimination and "protect the right to vote" and instructed government agencies "consider ways to expand citizens' opportunities to register to vote and to obtain information about, and participate in, the electoral process."

Is New York City Really Dead?  Far too many edicts coming from Mayor Eric Adams' administration are simply mind-boggling.  The city has been invaded by illegal immigrants from several countries and the mayor has ordered that they be sheltered in hotels, schools and senior residencies, displacing senior veterans, and resident citizens.  In addition, a pilot program will be giving them $10,000 prepaid debit cards to buy certain items.  What?!!

No Borders?  No America.  Americans had better act soon, with or without Congress and with or without the Border Patrol to stop the current flood of illegal invaders across our Southern Border, because the Biden regime has no intention of ever stopping the invasion.  To wait and ponder the crisis in the hopes that Donald Trump can stop it, if he wins the presidency, only ensures that millions more will cross, in addition to the twenty-seven million that have already entered the country, during Biden's presidency — those which were detained at the border and the got-aways; and, intentionally or not, it makes America unsafe and sets in motion the Great Replacement, the replacement of white people and the virtues and principles of freedom and liberty with people of color who are already prone and predisposed to accepting big government controls, e.g.  Marxism and Maoism, and the idea that all things come from government rather than individual initiative and independence.  To do nothing and remain apathetic or complacent ensures the destruction of traditional America.

Feds say Texas National Guard is stopping them from accessing part of the southern border near Eagle Pass.  Texas governor Greg Abbott has turned the screw on the Biden administration by barring federal agents from one of the hottest flashpoints on the southern border.  The White House was already demanding the Supreme Court allow it to rip down miles of razor wire the state government has strung across a 29-mile section of the border around Eagle Pass.  Now the Texas National Guard has barred Border Patrol agents entirely from the 2.5-mile section of Shelby Park and defiantly stationed its military vehicles at the entrance to block access.

Biden Admin Tries to Divert $1.4 billion in Border Construction Funds, Federal Judge in Texas Cries Foul.  While Biden gets on the stage and screams that the border disaster is not his fault and that he needs more legislation, his administration has actually been undermining efforts to solve the problem.  Case in point, they tried to divert $1.4 billion in congressionally funded appropriations away from border wall construction.  Don't believe Biden when he claims he cares about the millions of illegals that have streamed into this country during his tenure because every single action he's taken since he took office shows that he does not.  On Friday, a federal judge in Texas hit back.

Rep. Lauren Boebert Introduces the Build the Wall and Deport Them All Act.  Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) crafted a straightforward plan to end the catastrophic border crisis created by President Joe Biden.  The Colorado Congresswoman introduced the Build the Wall and Deport Them All Act Friday.  The bill codifies many Donald Trump-era policies and might be the perfect contrast to the border policies offered by Biden during his State of the Union address to the nation the night before.  "On day one, the Biden Regime implemented their open-border policies that have destroyed countless American families and made our communities less safe," Boebert told Breitbart News.  "My Build the Wall and Deport Them All Act will codify President Trump's proven border policies that reduced illegal immigration to record lows."

California to help 'undocumented immigrants' purchase homes?  California Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula has introduced Assembly Bill 1840, aimed at expanding home ownership opportunities for "undocumented immigrants" in the state.  The bill would make illegal aliens eligible for first time homebuyer loans.  The bill, as originally introduced earlier this year, was aimed at low- and middle-income citizens, but Arambula apparently decided that was too exclusive, and therefore recently proposed his updated version.  This is yet another kick in the shorts to citizens, especially since the formerly Golden State has the highest priced housing — and by far the most homeless people — in the nation.  California is already the only state to fund comprehensive health care for undocumented immigrants.  And it has a stupefying projected budget deficit of $73 billion with an average personal debt of $84,730 ... which "undocumented immigrants" undoubtedly will not have to pay.  Illegal migrants pouring across our Southern border have allegedly been handed credit cards and cell phones.  In some cases, they are being put up in very nice hotels.  Moreover, residents and property owners in places like Boston, Denver and New York City have been asked to take these immigrants into their own homes.

Fact-Checking the Fabulist in Chief's State of the Union.  During Thursday's State of the Union address, Biden fully displayed his fabulist tendencies.  His assessment of the administration's accomplishments and his impact was not anchored in reality. [...] Of course, Biden chose to blame the crisis at the border on Republicans refusing to pass the "border security bill."  Like the Inflation Reduction Act, the bill's name had nothing to do with its contents.  It was the "process people faster, grant more asylum and make as many as we can citizens" bill.  Biden created the current crisis by reversing about 90 Trump-era policies.  He can end it by reinstating them.  He doesn't need Congress to do anything.  Then, in a huge gaffe, Biden mispronounced Laken Riley's name, calling her "Lincoln Riley" and acknowledging an illegal immigrant killed her.  He added, "How many thousands of people are being killed by illegals?"  Great question, Joe.  Then he went on a weird rant about human smuggling and asserted that fewer people would pay coyotes if waited for six weeks for a hearing rather than six months.  Then he yelled, "Send me the border bill now!"  Perhaps he didn't know that Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has been sitting on HR-2, an actual border security bill, since early 2023.

Is A New Biden Scandal About To Erupt?  The Joe Biden presidency has had its share of missteps, maybe more than any other administration before it.  But the latest scandalous behavior is not an error in the eyes of this White House.  In pursuit of cultural and political engineering that only the Democrats would ever consider, the administration has flown 320,000 illegal immigrants into the country directly from foreign airports.  According to the Center for Immigration Studies, "U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has approved secretive flights that last year alone ferried hundreds of thousands of inadmissible aliens from foreign airports into some 43 American ones over the past year, all pre-approved on a cell phone app."  This was not disclosed at a news conference or at the daily White House press briefing but learned through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that pried the information from an administration that clearly wanted to hide it.  It's anyone's guess as to where these aliens have landed.  The CBP has withheld the names of the airports that "received 320,000 inadmissible aliens from January through December 2023."  It is also refusing to reveal which foreign airports the immigrants departed from.

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The people arranging for these many gas-guzzling flights are the same people who complain about your "carbon footprint."

8M Illegals to Continue Living Freely in U.S. Despite Awaiting Deportation:  Report.  A federal report projects that there will be over 8 million illegal aliens living in the United States, free to roam and do as they please, despite currently awaiting deportation proceedings by the end of 2024.  As reported by Breitbart, this will result in a tripling of the number of non-detained illegals who otherwise would be detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as they prepare for deportation.  By the end of Fiscal Year 2023, there were at least 6.2 million illegals living in the U.S. who had not been detained by ICE despite facing deportation; 1.3 million of these illegals had already been given final deportation orders by federal judges.  The new internal federal records, obtained by Axios, indicate that ICE will see that number explode to over 8 million by the end of 2024.  For comparison, the number in 2020 was roughly one-third of that amount, at just 3.2 million.

The Biden Administration's Creative Rule-Breaking To Destroy The Border.  Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Mayorkas opines that America's immigration crisis is an outcome of a "system" that has been broken for thirty years.  An honest Mayorkas would take ownership of a crisis three years in the making.  He would say that, by leveraging a record-breaking 535 immigration actions, we are giving millions of, at best, loosely vetted, mostly non-English speaking "twilight" immigrants a pathway to citizenship, with no pesky conditions like good moral character, self-reliance, adopting American values, speaking English, or obeying the law.  It wasn't always this way.  It's true that, from the 1960s through the 1980s, Democrats loosened immigration restrictions to encourage future Democratic voters to enter.  However, in the 1990s, the United States stopped bowing to the UN's dictates on who to accept as refugees.  It's also when Bill Clinton authorized doubling down on protecting the southern border, making it harder to claim asylum and easier to deport illegal aliens, along with changing welfare eligibility for legal immigrants from one day to five years.

Senators Rip FEMA on Poor Handling of Illegal Immigrant Travel.  Key Senate Republicans blasted the Federal Emergency Management Agency for shoddy record-keeping regarding the transportation of illegal immigrants throughout the U.S.  FEMA distributes grants to nonprofit organizations for shelter and travel expenses for illegal immigrants, but last month informed The Heritage Foundation's Oversight Project that it has no documentation about how that taxpayer money has been spent.  "It is becoming clearer every day that the Democrats' open-border catastrophe is not only being orchestrated by the Biden administration, the American taxpayer is unwittingly being forced to pay for this invasion," Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, the top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, told The Daily Signal.  The committee oversees border and immigration issues.  The FEMA admission that it lacks documentation for expenses comes less than a year after an internal federal audit stated FEMA is responsible for "a detailed accounting of all program funds."

The Five FUBARs.  [#2]  Next is the border.  You saw last year how the blob elite greeted the transfer of illegal immigrants to their happy little island of Martha's Vineyard. (They were not amused by Governor DeSantis's prank, and off-loaded the mutts post-haste.)  But that same smug demographic doesn't care if hundreds of thousands are distributed to the big cities, which are now fiscally destabilized by them to an extreme, probably to bankruptcy.  Of course, that is not the main thing to worry about with what altogether amounts to millions of border-jumpers flooding our land.  The main reason to worry is what the blob that invited them here intends for them to do, which, you may suspect, is to unleash mayhem in the streets, malls, stadiums, and upon our infrastructure just in time to derail the election — perhaps even to make war on us right in our homeland.  The US government is paying for this whole operation, you understand, funneling our tax money to international cut-out orgs who set up the transfer camps in Panama, and buy the plane tickets for the mutts to cross the ocean, and coordinate with the Mexican cartels to shuttle this horde of mystery people among us to work their juju for the Democratic Party.  The [anger] of the public has passed the red line on this treasonous scam.

DHS won't say which airports are receiving inadmissible aliens from abroad.  Thanks to an ongoing Center for Immigration Studies Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, the public now knows that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has approved secretive flights that last year alone ferried hundreds of thousands of inadmissible aliens from foreign airports into some 43 American ones over the past year, all pre-approved on a cell phone app.  But while large immigrant-receiving cities and media lay blame for the influx on Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's busing program, CBP has withheld from the Center — and apparently will not disclose — the names of the 43 U.S. airports that have received 320,000 inadmissible aliens from January through December 2023, nor the foreign airports from which they departed.  The agency's lawyers have cited a general "law enforcement exception" without elaborating — until recently — on how releasing airport locations would harm public safety beyond citing "the sensitivity of the information."  Now, though, CIS's litigation has yielded a novel and newsworthy answer from the government:  The public can't know the receiving airports because those hundreds of thousands of CBP-authorized arrivals have created such "operational vulnerabilities" at airports that "bad actors" could undermine law enforcement efforts to "secure the United States border" if they knew the volume of CBP One traffic processed at each port of entry.

Elon Musk Exposes Biden's Little Known Program That Has Flown 320,000 Illegal Aliens Into the Country.  We know about the incredible mess that Joe Biden has created at the border.  But X owner Elon Musk pointed out an issue that most people don't even know about — that not only is Biden leaving the door open for illegal aliens to come in, Biden was also flying people into this country from other countries so they don't even have to cross the border themselves.  According to the report, Biden flew in 320,000 of them last year.  Musk expressed his concern about the national security threat that this posed.  He thought the failure to vet people was going to lead to "something far worse than 9/11."  [Tweet]

Democrats Promise Fraud and Insurrection.  [Scroll down]  [Texas State Attorney General Ken Paxton] has just recently obtained a ruling that the 1.7 trillion dollar spending bill passed by Nancy Pelosi was done unconstitutionally, because there was not a quorum of 50% of elected representatives in the House during the vote.  I don't know how one unspends money, but all of those funds should be clawed back from wherever it went, especially if it went to the UN, who is funding this invasion of the southern border with our tax dollars.  The other thing he has done is he has raided the Annunciation House on the charges of "alien harboring, human smuggling and operating a stash house."  He likewise did the same to two other "charities" allegedly engaged in such illegal activities.  It is the NGOs that have driven the illegal immigration invasion on the southern border with funds from the UN and private donors like the Open Society, [...] It is illegal for a charity, of any sort, to harbor, induce or incentivize illegal activity, including illegal immigration, but they have been doing so consistently in coordination with the the Department of Homeland Security, the Border Patrol and the Biden Administration.  When you understand that this is all tied to the idea of redrawing the congressional district maps and ultimately giving these illegals voting rights, the whole scheme comes into focus.

Biden administration ADMITS illegal migrant secret flying program that has transported over 320,000 has national security 'vulnerabilities'.  Joe Biden's administration has admitted transporting migrants on secret flights into the U.S. and lawyers for its immigration agencies claim revealing the locations could create national security 'vulnerabilities'.  Customs and Border Protection has refused to disclose information about a program last year secretly chartering flights for thousands of undocumented immigrants from foreign airports directly to U.S. cities.  It means that while record numbers of migrants were flowing over the southern border last year, the Biden White House was also directly transporting them into the country.

Supreme Court temporarily halts rollout of Texas migrant arrest law.  The Supreme Court on Monday moved to temporarily halt the introduction of a new Texas law under which local authorities would be allowed to arrest migrants believed to be illegally entering the country.  In an order issued by Justice Samuel Alito, the high court delayed the implementation of the measure until 5 p.m. on March 13.

Appeals Court Allows Law Authorizing Arrest of Illegals to Take Effect Barring SC Intervention.  On Thursday, we brought you news of a federal District Court ruling out of Texas that blocked the state's recently enacted law (Senate Bill 4), which allowed state law enforcement officers to arrest and detain those suspected of entering the country illegally.  In his ruling, Judge David Ezra held that the provision was an improper attempt by Texas to supersede federal law.  Monday, in addition to the blockbuster ruling out of the United States Supreme Court regarding the Colorado ballot case involving former President Donald Trump, comes big news out of the Fifth Circuit regarding the aforementioned Texas law.  [Tweet]

There's a reason we can't return to a time without immigration laws.  Today, our public-school children (along with most private school children, given that the teachers all come from the same colleges) are taught that America is a foul, misbegotten country and that the nations that their parents abandoned are better in every way.  That's one reason we can't have unlimited immigration:  Our education system, rather than teaching patriotism and assimilation, is teaching cultural hatred.  Another reason we cannot have unlimited immigration is that the Supreme Court has held that the 14th Amendment — which was clearly intended to apply to people with deep roots in America whose ancestors had been brought here against their will — actually applies to all illegal aliens.  The toxic case is 1982's Plyler v. Doe, another instance in which the Court stretched the Constitution to the breaking point.  Texas had argued that it had no obligation to place illegal aliens in public schools.  The Court's leftist majority, however, held that the 14th Amendment does not distinguish between legal immigrants and illegal aliens ("any person within its jurisdiction").  The justices, however, cheated to reach that conclusion.

Election year 'dignity' for illegals.  The newest Biden mindbender — out of supposed concern for "humanity and dignity" — involves guidelines that are expected to sharply limit arrests and deportations carried out by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  In other words, if you represent a potential illegitimate vote, you can break into a sovereign nation fully confident that the person tasked to "take care that laws be faithfully executed," will exonerate the offense.  The Biden administration has placed new limits on who ICE can arrest, detain, and deport. [...] Back in the day, protecting and defending the Constitution, our laws, and our citizenry were what set the tone and example for our leaders.  This new guideline is more like setting a tone for disaster and establishing an example poised to negatively impact our country for years.  The irony of it all is that adherents of the political ideology that have spent more than 50 years trying to convince Americans that the dignity of life does not apply to humans gestating in the womb, is now voicing supposed concern for human dignity as an excuse to impose more absurdity on a nation already teetering on the precipice of collapse.

Left With the Ashes.  We're too far down the rabbit hole of debt to ever emerge and people like Mike Johnson are just handing us shovels to go deeper.  This continuing resolution that they just passed denies the overwhelming leverage the House has with the border issue.  Securing the border now has almost 80% support, but Johnson refused to use shutting down the government as leverage until Biden shuts down the border.  As an added poke in the eye, they did nothing about the spiraling debt or the Pelosi-era spending rate.  Inflation continues to pile on and it's clear as a bell that Washington cannot be reformed soon enough to solve any of these issues. [...] The House could solve the border problem on it's own, but it hasn't, because that would mean cutting spending and one might as well suggest setting themselves on fire.  If they cut all spending to the UN, refused to fund any NGO that deals with immigration issues of any sort, refused to fund any grants given to sanctuary cities and refused to provide any relief to states for immigration expenses, there would be no crowds at the border, because there would be no incentive.

The End of Assimilation.  America's open borders have put huge strains on our social services, schools, and police departments, let alone facilitating drug addiction and human sex-trafficking.  Donald Trump has promised to shut the door on day one of his administration, but even if Trump is elected, the damage will continue for decades.  Graphic pictures of cities inundated with illegals only reflect the beginning of a disaster.  The deeper problem is that nearly all illegals arrive embracing values against core American principles.  They are "aliens" both legally and in terms of our political culture.  Modern immigration is wholly unlike that of the earliest days, when most immigrants were of English ancestry and quickly integrated into society.  Today, by contrast, those flooding into the United States arrive from almost every nation on the planet, including places like El Salvador, Kazakhstan, India, Ghana, China, Syria, Cuba, and Vietnam.  Those newly arrived Muslims clustering in places like Dearborn, Mich. have altered the political landscape thanks to their vociferous support for Hamas, and this new voice may be a harbinger of future Balkanization.

If Nicaragua is so great, why not live there?  If Africa is so bad, why do "African-Americans" demand reparations?
In Senegal's capital, Nicaragua is a hot ticket among travel agents as migrants try to reach US.  Gueva Ba tried to reach Europe by boat 11 times from Morocco, failing each attempt.  Then, in 2023, the former welder heard about a new route to the United States by flying to Nicaragua and making the rest of the journey illegally by land to Mexico's northern border.  "In Senegal, it's all over the streets — everyone's talking about Nicaragua, Nicaragua, Nicaragua," said Ba, who paid about 6 million CFA francs ($10,000) to get to Nicaragua in July with stops in Morocco, Spain and El Salvador.  "It's not something hidden."  Ba, 40, was deported from the U.S. with 131 compatriots in September after two months in detention, but thousands of other Senegalese have gained a foothold in America.  Many turn to savvy travel agents who know the route — touted on social media by those who've successfully settled in the U.S.  They are part of a surge in migration to the United States that is extraordinary for its size and scope, with more people from far-flung countries accounting for crossings at the border.

Stop Weaseling. Shut Down the Government on March 8.  This below is migrant camp infrastructure at the border in Panama.  There are scores of these all along the border, all through Mexico, Central America, the southern U.S. and Panama.  You know what?  They are building more, they are maxing out the infrastructure three or four times.  The Prime Ministers of Costa Rica and Nicaragua are quadrupling the numbers of busses to take migrants from their countries to the U.S. border.  All across the southern states, there are warehouses filled with migrants.  A decommissioned Walmart warehouse near Houston holds 1,500 migrant boys.  There are dozens of those all through the U.S.  [Photo]  The migrants are mostly military-aged men.  This is an invasion.  And they are coming to kill us, one way or another, according to the most experienced and committed reporter on the scene, who has examined every aspect of this for more than two decades, Michael Yon.  He has travelled the routes, and interviewed thousands.

American Paralysis and Decline.  We know that no state can long exist after opening its borders to over 7 million illegal aliens, requiring neither background checks nor legality.  The recent murder of a Georgia female jogger by an illegal alien and the savage beating of New York policemen by similar others hardly merit media attention.  Everyone knows that neither new appropriations nor new laws are needed to secure the border as it was in 2020.  Instead, we could just stop suicidal catch-and-release, deport lawbreakers, privilege the legal over the illegal immigrant, demand would-be refugees apply for asylum first in their native countries, finish the border wall, and pressure Mexico to stop undermining the territorial integrity of its northern neighbor.  But then we shrug, "We can't do that" — paralyzed in fear of being smeared as "xenophobic," "nativist," or "racist."  So this generation apparently feels that it can endure the collateral damage of daily assaults on American citizens, the near bankruptcy of our cities, and 100,000 fentanyl deaths per year — but certainly not the idea that it is somehow not politically correct or compassionate.

Illegal Aliens to Get Interest-Free Home Loans Under New Democrat-Backed California Bill.  Illegal aliens will get interest-free home mortgage loans under a new California bill.  Democrat assemblymember Joaquin Arambula (Fresno) recently introduced Assembly Bill 1840 to extend a first-time homebuyer loan program to illegal aliens.  If the bill becomes law, illegal aliens will be eligible for a new program that offers a loan worth 20% of the purchase price of the residential property.  There are no monthly payments and no interest accrues on the loan.  Rather, the loan is paid back when the borrower refinances or sells the property.  The borrower will have to pay back the original loan plus a 20% increase in the value of the property.

Court Affirms Arizona's Need To Keep Noncitizens Off Voter Rolls, But Makes It Harder To Do So.  A federal judge on Thursday acknowledged Arizona's interest in keeping its voter rolls free of noncitizens, while simultaneously hampering laws designed to do just that.  "Considering the evidence as a whole, the court concludes that Arizona's interests in preventing non-citizens from voting and promoting public confidence in Arizona's elections outweighs the limited burden voters might encounter when required to provide" documentary proof of citizenship, wrote U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton, disagreeing with the attempt by President Joe Biden's Justice Department to paint Arizona election integrity laws as "discriminatory."  But at the same time, Bolton struck down or handicapped a handful of Arizona laws designed to ensure that only Arizona citizens are on the state's voter rolls, including a provision of H.B. 2243 that directed county recorders who have "reason to believe" voters are not citizens to investigate, and potentially remove, those individuals from the voter rolls.

Federal Judge Blocks New Texas Law To Arrest Illegal Immigrants.  This entire thing will end up targeting the People of the united States more than it will anyone suspected of being here illegally.  Soon, and it's pretty close to that now, it will merely be "Show me your papers."  However, a new law in Texas that would allow for the arrest of someone suspected of entering the country illegally was temporarily blocked by a federal judge.

Federal Judge Blocks New Texas Law to Arrest Illegal Immigrants.  A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a Texas law that grants state police the capacity to arrest people who are suspected of illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.  The measure, called Senate Bill 4 and signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in December, was slated to go into effect on March 5, but U.S. District Judge David Ezra ruled that it violated the U.S. Constitution's Supremacy clause that grants the federal government sole authority over immigration matters.  The judge also rejected Texas's arguments that it was being invaded under the Constitution's Article IV.  In his order, Judge Ezra, a Reagan appointee, said the law would run afoul federal immigration laws and claimed Texas would then be able to "permanently supersede federal directives" and would "amount to nullification of federal law and authority."  According to the judge, that's a "notion that is antithetical to the Constitution and has been unequivocally rejected by federal courts since the Civil War."  As a result, he argued, the federal government would "suffer grave irreparable harm" because other states would be inspired to pass similar measures.

At Least 44 US-Bound Migrants Arrested After Migrants Destroy Shelter, Vehicles In Fight.  Panamanian authorities arrested 44 migrants after a fight broke out early Saturday at a shelter, leading to the destruction of 10 modular shelter units and vehicles, according to official statements.  An altercation ensued between two female migrants over a tent in the San Vicente temporary immigration reception station, according to a statement by Panama's Security Ministry.  The partners of both migrants reportedly intervened in the incident, triggering a "fight" between the different groups, according to the statement.  Panama's National Border Service, SENAFRONT, reportedly attempted to restore order, but were challenged by approximately 250 migrants and required reinforcements, the statement noted.  The "migrants caused serious damage to the San Vicente shelter, where they destroyed official and civilian vehicles," and set at least 10 modular units on fire, according to the statement.  Pictures appearing to show burning and burned trailers and a government pickup truck with deflated tires accompanied the statement.

Since 1965, Democrats Have Exploited Immigration For Political Power.  John F. Kennedy coined the term "a nation of immigrants" for his 1958 book of the same name.  Kennedy was proud of the immigrants who built the most prosperous nation on earth.  He wanted more of the same, as do all Americans.  But that's not what Americans are getting.  Instead, they're getting a government that's been manipulating immigration policies for over half a century to maintain political power.  In the process, they are undermining a foundation that turned a fledgling nation into a global power in less than 150 years.  Democrat policies (aided by Republicans) have encouraged millions of, at best, loosely vetted immigrants to live in America.  They've simultaneously dismissed the importance of good moral character and the need to integrate immigrants by having them adopt American values.  No wonder so almost 90% of Americans believe that uncontrolled illegal immigration is a threat to America.

Maine residents in uproar over $13 million 'Taj Mahal' migrant housing complex.  Residents of a Maine town have hit out at the $13million construction of a complex of 60 apartments for asylum seekers, where they can live rent free for two years then pay a fraction of the rental price.  Locals in Brunswick have expressed fury over the project, which is being funded by a mix of private and public money and which has been heavily criticized by Donald Trump Jr.  The apartment complex in Brunswick is one of the many projects being launched by the town in what critics have labeled a 'Taj Mahal', red-carpet welcome for asylum seekers.

Texas Law Allowing Police to Arrest, Deport Illegal Immigrants Blocked by Federal Judge.  A federal judge on Thursday blocked a Texas law that would have empowered local and state law enforcement to arrest and deport illegal immigrants who cross the Southern border into the U.S.  The legislation, signed by Governor Greg Abbott in December, was set to take effect March 5. However, U.S. district judge David Ezra ruled that Senate Bill 4 violated the Constitution and prior legal precedent that gives the federal government the sole authority to enforce immigration laws and policies.  Ezra also rejected Texas's claims that the record surge in immigration constitutes an "invasion," which Abbott declared in January under Article I of the Constitution.  "To allow Texas to permanently supersede federal directives on the basis of an invasion would amount to nullification of federal law and authority — a notion that is antithetical to the Constitution and has been unequivocally rejected by federal courts since the Civil War," the judge wrote in his order.

Staffers at unmarked building refuse to answer questions about housing migrants.  Workers at an unmarked building suspected of housing migrants in Tuscon, Ariz. refused to answer Fox News' Rachel Campos-Duffy's questions and asked her to leave the facility, she reported Monday [2/26/2024].  The "Fox & Friends Weekend" host received a tip to investigate the facility Casa Alitas, which had all signs removed from its exterior.  She explained the lack of signs was a signal it was an NGO — non-governmental organization — housing illegal immigrants.  After asking if she could book a room, a woman behind the hotel counter asked Campos-Duffy to leave the building, claiming she was on "private property."  The woman refused to answer questions about whose property it was, instead asking security to escort Campos-Duffy out of the building.

Migrants [are being] Handed Spacious Apartments for Free as New Yorkers [are] Left Paying Thousands for Tiny Rooms.  Illegal border crossers in New York City continue to be afforded thousands of dollars monthly in free rent for apartments and hotel rooms as Big Apple citizens are forced to pay thousands a month for tiny apartments.  The New York Times, for instance, published a lengthy article on Feb. 25 celebrating the "resettlement" of 170 migrant families who have been moved from city-paid hotel rooms to suburban Central Islip and other areas where they are being given upwards to $2,500 a month in free rent.  One illegal from Venezuela, who moved from a Manhattan hotel — where she and her children had one room, a microwave, a mini-fridge, and a table and chair — into a spacious, two-bedroom apartment in the near eastern suburb, gushed about the program.  "To come from where we have come from, and to be here," she marveled to the paper.  "For some people this may be a small apartment, but for me this is huge."

Coming attractions: border violator immunity from prosecution?  Overrun by human waves of unlawful migrants and thwarted by the Supreme Court last year in its effort to force federal enforcement of existing law, Texas enacted its own illegal entry law set to take effect on Super Tuesday, March 5, 2024.  The law is known as Texas Senate Bill 4, or SB4.  The Biden lawsuit against Texas and SB4 pending in the U.S. District Court sends a stark message to governors, cartels, and their U.S. enablers:  border violators are immune from state judicial process.  Foreign diplomats never had it so good, and gangs like MS-13, 18th Street, and Venezuela's Tren de Aragua are surely taking note.  But the Biden initiative against Texas SB4 is just the latest chapter in a continuing saga of immunizing border violators from the consequences of their illegal conduct.

Arizona Reeling:  Tucson, Pima County Scrambling as Biden Border Crisis Explodes.  Pima County, Arizona, and the city of Tucson are scrambling as Biden's border crisis continues to wreak havoc on American border states.  Tucson officials are engaging in a frenzied search for a place to house illegal immigrants as federal funding comes to an end.  And some are suggesting that the illegal border crossers should be bused to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in south Tucson.  Officials are desperately making plans ahead of the expected wave of illegal aliens likely to begin being dropped off at the end of March by Biden's U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, according to AZMirror.  Tucson Mayor Regina Romero has been "sounding the alarm" and said it is important to get the city's plans to meet the next wave of Biden's illegal immigrants before they come.

Venezuela Halts Deportation Flights From US.  Of the nearly nine million illegal migrants that Joe Biden has allowed into the United States since taking office, a significant percentage of them came here from Venezuela.  There were 50.000 of them just in the month of September, setting a record that still stands today.  The vast majority of them were simply allowed to stay, receiving court dates to make their asylum claims as much as a decade in the future.  But to his credit, Biden managed to have a small number of the worst of the worst rounded up from time to time and put on planes to fly back to their native country.  That process began last October after an informal agreement was reached between the White House and Nicolas Maduro.  But now the flights have ended after Biden reimposed some sanctions on Venezuela over its failure to proceed with fair and open elections.  Maduro ordered a ban on deportation flights and there are few signs that this will change in the near future.  So what do we do with the migrants now?

Former Panama Border Chief:  UN Is Behind the Chaos at U.S.-Mexico Border.  Documents show that in 2023, a record 500,000 migrants traveled through the dense jungle known as the Darien Gap from Colombia into Panama.  Migrants from around the world are flying into South and Central America to start their journey because countries such as Suriname and Ecuador don't require a visa to enter.  Their final destination is the United States.  The book "Weapons of Mass Migration:  Forced Displacement, Coercion, and Foreign Policy," written by Kelly Greenhill, suggests that weaker countries are using migration to destabilize their more powerful adversaries.  Joseph Humire is the executive director of the Center for a Secure Free Society and an expert on unconventional warfare.  He told The Epoch Times that he believes that's what Americans are seeing at the U.S. southern border now.  "This isn't a conspiracy theory," he said; the "invasion" at the U.S. southern border is "strategic engineered migration."

Work permits for illegals: the fast track to citizenship.  If one looks at this administration's border-security actions from a similar perspective, it is clear that they desire the introduction of millions of illegal aliens into the country.  Of this there is no doubt.  The only question is, why?  If you can believe the government's numbers, at least 10 million illegal aliens have entered the country on Joe Biden's watch and millions more are on the way.  They are overwhelming the financial and social fabric of the country.  Housing, welfare, hospitals, and medical care, education; in a very short period of time their care is already on the verge of bankrupting cities and states across the country.  Why we must care for these lawbreakers is never discussed, it is just assumed.  Many citizens wish they were treated as well.  Now, many advocates are calling for work permits to be granted to these millions of low-skilled illegal aliens.  You will hear they just want to work so let them be self-sufficient.  This too is part of the plan.  This too is part of the "why."

What Shall We Call The New State.  In three short years, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Alejandro Mayorkas have let enough illegal migrants breach our southern border that if we brought them all to one spot, they would total more than 36 states in our Union.  If that is tough to grasp, we now have more illegals from over 150 countries than the residents of Massachusetts, Missouri, or Wisconsin.  The Democrats are on a mission to award statehood to D.C. and Puerto Rico to add Senators and Representatives to Congress that would give them an insurmountable edge forever.  The 7 Million migrants represent ten members of the House if they could be brought to one location.  You can bet the Democrats are trying to get this done.  I have some state name suggestions:  Bidenland and New Amnesty — rather simplistic, but you get the point.  The number of people now scattered around America will change America's complexion but also threaten every American's safety.

Why are Hispanics Mobilizing Around Trump?  [Scroll down]  People of hispanic origin in the USA are [angry] and scared.  And they are coming to CPAC to get involved and to support Trump.  Because this group of Americans see Trump as the one candidate who will secure the border.  Who will fix the economy.  Eva believes that the number one reason hispanics in this country legally have come to the USA is for safety.  To escape the drug lords, gangs, lawlessness and corrupt governments.  Many have been persecuted, like Eva was — in the country of their birth.  They recognize that the porous border is a danger to the American way of life.  To being safe.  That the urban centers in the USA are being overwhelmed with people who do not deserve to be here.  They have not earned it.  They have cheated to get here.  Furthermore, while this group of legal immigrants had to work and continue to work, the US government is putting the illegal immigrants in the front of the line, displacing people who are here legally and going through the proper channels.

A Stunning 10 Million Illegals Have Entered The US Under Biden.  A record 7.3 million illegal aliens have crossed the southwest border under President Biden's watch, a number which according to Fox News.is greater than the population of 36 individual states.  That figure is sourced from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which has already reported 961,537 Southwest land border encounters in the current fiscal year, which runs from October through September, and if the current pace of illegal immigration does not slow down, fiscal year 2024 will break last year's record of 2,475,669 southwest border encounters — a number that by itself exceeds the population of New Mexico.  The total number of southwest land border encounters since Biden assumed office in 2021 is 7,298,486, CBP data shows.

Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Striking Down NYC Voting Rights for Foreigners.  A New York appeals court upheld a prior ruling that struck down a New York City law giving local voting rights to nearly a million foreign nationals.  As Breitbart News chronicled, Democrats on the 51-member New York City Council approved a plan in January 2022 that gave more than 800,000 foreign nationals with green cards, visas, and work permits the opportunity to vote in citywide elections so long as they have resided in the city for at least 30 consecutive days.  Black New Yorkers, along with naturalized American citizens, the New York State Republican Party, the Republican National Committee (RNC), and Democrat officials like Councilman Robert Holden subsequently sued Mayor Eric Adams (D) and the city's Board of Elections.

New York to hand out $10,000 cards to illegals, no I.D. required, what could go wrong?  For a mayor who claims that the migrant influx is going bankrupt his city, he sure has a funny way of responding to it. [...] Just on the surface, the plan stinks, as the $53 million to be spent was doled out by a no-bid contract.  It gets worse when one learns from the Gelinas report that the $53 million is just the set-up fee.  The money to be doled out to the migrants is extra.  Worse still, the migrants will be entitled to as much as $10,000 a month at city expense, the pre-loaded debit cards to be doled out on the honor system that migrants will spend that free cash only for food and baby supplies.  The idea of handing out cash was based on news that migrants were throwing out their food and the food handed out on a no-bid contract was spoiled and rotten.

Even Illegal Immigrants Have It Tough.  With literally uncounted millions of illegals having crossed the border, the competition for illegal jobs has heated up. [...] What, exactly, did they expect?  And, I wonder, how many tax dollars are going to support them already?  That second question is, practically speaking for Americans, the more immediately relevant one, but only by answering the first can we get a handle on how to solve this problem long term.  Even if we don't know precisely what these particular illegal immigrants thought when they trekked from whatever country they originated, we do know the answers to both these questions.  How much are we spending on illegal aliens?  Way too much.  The dollar figures only matter in the abstract; the real answer is that our cities and our social services are groaning under the weight of millions of illegals.

The border crisis has brought chaos to America.  It is no exaggeration to say that the latest wave of migrants has caused a crisis.  This unexpected influx has overwhelmed towns and cities across the country and left them straining to find the funds to house and feed these newcomers.  Local news is full of stories of crimes being committed by newly arrived migrants.  Americans increasingly recognise that the situation is out of control.  Some three-quarters say the condition of the south-west border is a 'crisis' or 'very serious'.  In fact, immigration has become the primary concern of American voters, recently overtaking even inflation and the economy.  Until recently, President Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats tried to argue that Republicans were exaggerating the border problem.  But as the situation has deteriorated, that line has been harder to maintain.  This is a crisis of Biden's own making.  Biden, along with secretary of homeland security Alejandro Mayorkas and others in the administration, have systematically adopted measures that have encouraged a largely unrestrained inflow of migrants.

Border Patrol Union Unleashes on Biden in Short But Hard-Hitting Open Letter.  Sometimes less says more.  The Border Patrol Union proved it Monday with a social media post on X.  The union shared a very concise letter to President Joe Biden.  Fewer than 50 words, the message was short but sweet and to the point.  "Dear Joe, You OWN this catastrophic disaster at the border — lock, stock and barrel," the union wrote on the National Border Patrol Council account. "You created it.  You nursed it along.  You encouraged it.  You facilitated it.  It's all yours.  Don't run from it now like a coward.  Signed, The BP agents you've thrown under the bus."

The Military Junta Called "The Democracy".  On Saturday night I watched Tucker Carlson's interview with Michael Benz, the link sent to me by a reader, and found out that I have, like many others, been a warrior against a military junta that has taken over our government. [...] What you are seeing in Texas is that conflict.  The people want one thing and this military junta, "the democracy" wants another thing.  Now, "the democracy" wants to train mid-western troops, basically blue-state national guard troops, to engage Texas troops and red-state guard troops.  All of this is already being led by social media mal-information promulgated by "the democracy" and their compromised social media cohorts.  They are the warmongers, they are pushing this conflict against the will of the people.  They have subverted representative government, because they are afraid of losing control, of having their actions in 2016 and 2020 known and believed by the people.  They are afraid of a real rebellion against them.  They have declared war.  This is not politics.

Mayor Adams [intends] to Cut 6,000 Police to Fund Illegal Immigration.  In a city engulfed in crime, Mayor Eric Adams has decided to cut the police force by 6000 officers.  The result is NY police officers will be cut by 1/5, or 13.5%, by postponing the next 5 Academy classes, bringing officers below 30,000, down from 36,000.  These are the numbers we saw in the 80s and 90s.  This is being done to house and feed anonymous, unvetted illegal aliens from around the world.  Many of these people coming are criminals, terrorists, and freeloaders coming for the benefits.  I feel sorry for the people who are truly asylum seekers, but it is a very small number.  Democrats have decided to call all of the illegal aliens, refugees, or asylum seekers to further their political agenda, which is the same agenda we see fulfilled throughout Europe.

ICE Plans Mass Release of Thousands of Illegal Aliens.  ICE has plans ready to do a mass release of thousands of illegal aliens.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) justifies this lunacy by stating it needs to cut detainee holding capacity.  Blame it on a budget shortfall.  That shortfall would have been funded in the Senate foreign aid package the House refused to bring up for a vote. [...] This alleged mass release plan has not been made public.  Shocker, I know.  DHS is one of the most non-transparent departments in the Biden administration.  Now it is openly threatening Republicans over funding.  The report probably didn't get the attention it deserves because of all the other chaos created by the Biden administration in the news over the past couple of weeks.  The Hur report was released, the impeachment of DHS Secretary Mayorkas, and the Trump court cases have consumed most of the news cycles each day.  The immigration/border security bill should have been a stand-alone bill, not tossed in with big financial packages for Ukraine and Israel, as well as Taiwan.

Illegal Immigration's Potential Impact on U.S. House, Electoral College.  Shortly after taking office in January 2021, President Biden signed an executive order requiring that the U.S. Census Bureau factor in all residents, including noncitizens, as part of its decennial calculation of the U.S. population.  As a result, the apportionment of House seats and, therefore, electoral votes for presidential elections, could be swayed as migrants continue to pour over the southern border.  "Illegal immigration has all kinds of effects and among them is that it distorts the mechanics of democratic government," Mark Krikorian, the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, told Fox News Digital in an interview.  "Illegal immigrants aren't even supposed to be here, so their inclusion in the census count for purposes of apportionment really is outrageous."

Eagle-eyed residents reveal sophisticated migrant smuggling operation at northern US border.  Unsettling [New York] Post footage and interviews with US residents along the Canadian border offer a rare glimpse into the thriving migrant smuggling operation that has taken hold up north in addition to the debacle to the south.  Residents of bucolic Swanton, Vt. — a town of about 6,500 people located just across Lake Champlain from New York and about a 10-minute drive from the Canadian border — have been getting a troubling firsthand look at the US's northern illegal migrant crisis for months.  The town's plentiful woods make the leafy hamlet an ideal spot for hunters — and also provide ample camouflage for smugglers, who have become so rampant that some locals are packing pistols to protect themselves and turning into amateur sleuths to help thwart them.

Mass Deportation — It CAN Be Done.  It's going to be difficult to get tens of millions of illegals out of the country.  If there were some fear of that happening, the Democratic Party would rise up and steal as much of the American taxpayers' money as necessary to protect this future constituency of theirs.  Corporations that want cheap labor would press politicians with threats of reduced campaign money, and everybody knows politicians love other people's money more than they love anything else.  The illegals themselves would disappear under rocks, into holes in the ground, and into every cavity and crevice they could find to escape deportation.  All they would then need to do is occasionally find their way to the nearest Democratic Party-run welfare office, get their money, and then disappear again.  Removing these people from America will be a Herculean task.  The Democrats know that and are chuckling all the way to the mail-in ballot box.  But, as difficult as it may be, mass deportation CAN be done.

America's Open Border — Intentionality or Incompetence?  It's clear that America's open border is an unmitigated disaster, allowing over 300,000 known migrants to enter the U.S. each month.  Migrants are arriving from all over the world, including from geopolitical adversaries like China and Afghanistan.  Few are vetted, meaning their health, criminal, education, vocations, literacy, and motivations are unknown.  Anyone can ask for political asylum, as they are coached to do.  To federal border agents, they are a massive herd of cattle, and it's all they can do just to get them across the border, feed and hydrate them, and put them on plane to Denver, New York, or Chicago.  There are also an unknown number of euphemistically called "gotaways," those waltzing into the U.S., not encountering a border agent, then just disappearing somewhere into America's fruited plains.  How many?  CBP reports over 1,000 "known "gotaways" a day.  Recently impeached DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas acknowledges 600,000 "gotaways" in 2023.  These are the "known" ones.  How many are unknown?  Likely at least as many as known.  In total, this is more than the 3.9 million population of Los Angeles added to America's welfare rolls each year.

Biden's border blackmail.  One week after Senate Republicans rejected White House-backed legislation that would have sent $3.7 billion to bail out sanctuary cities while also mandating the catch and release of all migrants arrested for illegally entering America from Mexico, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials threatened to release thousands more migrants into the U.S. by slashing capacity to detain them at the border.  This unveiled threat by President Joe Biden is despicable, but is also laughably empty, for the cuts he is threatening are to the exact levels his administration sought in his last budget.  Biden's plan to deal with budget shortfalls at ICE, caused entirely by his misgovernment of the border, is just a rehash of how he wanted to deploy ICE resources in the first place.  When Biden became president, ICE could detain more than 55,000 migrants at one time.  Immediately upon taking office, Biden began dismantling this detention capacity to just 29,000 beds.  He has sought to lower it further, requesting 25,000 detention beds in each of his last two budget requests.

Illegals Nation:  A 'great replacement' beginning to unfold?  Up until now, I'd always thought the 'great replacement' theory to remove the current Western electorate and replace them with third-world illegal migrants was some nutty fringe-right conspiracy theory.  The idea has been roundly denounced by the establishment as racist, although the French novelist who invented the theory in 2011, Renaud Camus, insisted that his theory was about civilizational values, not skin color.  These days, based on how the migrant crisis is unfolding in a couple of developments, it's possible to wonder. [...] Much of the concern about open borders up until now has been about illegal immigrants voting in U.S. elections, which as Power Line has noted, is already happening in California.  However, based on this information, all they need to do is be illegally present, not vote, voting in fact is unimportant because entire congressional seats will be allocated based on their presence alone.

Homeland Security:  We Don't Track Illegal Immigrants.  The Biden Administration has made it clear that they want to flood the country and are happy they are moving around freely.  In fact, they get free flights and bus trips, and their entry papers are as good as a passport, allowing them to go wherever they want no questions asked.  So when a Washington Post reporter asked about where the illegal immigrants are going, the Department replied with what amounts to a shrug.  Who knows?  [Tweet]

Under the Democrats' Rule, America Has Become A Failed State.  Since Joe Biden has been president, almost 10 million people, mostly military-aged males, have poured across our border.  American taxpayers must support virtually every one of them.  To put that in perspective, if they were a state, the illegal aliens who arrived since Biden's inauguration would be the 11th largest state, just above New Jersey and just below Michigan.  Add to that the 20 million illegals already here, and they would be a larger population than every state other than California and Texas.  But it's not just that the government is allowing millions of people to invade the country.  It's also what governments are doing once the invaders are here.  Boston closed a community center to house the illegals.  New York City has been paying tens of millions of dollars to hotels to house them and recently forced kids to attend school online because their schools were filled with illegals.  What's more, two weeks ago, New York's mayor announced the city would give $53 million in prepaid debit cards to illegals.  Astonishingly, some places give illegals more than citizens on welfare!  All of this costs likely more than $300 billion a year, twice widely circulated estimates of $150 billion that base their number on the laughable assumption that there are only 15 million illegal aliens in America when the number is likely more than 30 million.

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Reasonable estimates seen on the internet (but certainly not in the broadcast news media) said "the number is likely more than 30 million" at least ten years ago — long before the Mexican border was intentionally opened up.

Report: Illegal Border Crossings Are Now Surging at the Northern Border Too.  While most people are focused on the invasion currently taking place on the southern border, America's northern border is also under assault.  According to recent reporting, illegal border crossers are attracted to the northern border because they know there are far fewer security staffers and border patrol agents.  This story doesn't get nearly as much media attention as the southern border, but it's just as important.

Why does it seem like most members of Congress are either stupid, rapacious, or both?  Biden's list of failures is long and well-known, from the Afghanistan withdrawal to provoking Putin to invade Ukraine, to interfering with Israel's war against Hamas; these are just some of the lowlights.  The biggest and most egregious catastrophe is the open border and his standing invitation to any and all foreigners who can afford to make the trip (they all pay the cartels and coyotes). The nation has been invaded, our demographics permanently altered, by perhaps as many as ten million unvetted persons from 170 countries.  NYC and Chicago have been destroyed.  Denver, a sanctuary city, has been overrun, its hospital in breakdown mode.  Most homes and ranches on the border have been ruined.  Homeowners find dead bodies on their land.  If they defend themselves against criminal migrants, it is the homeowner who is arrested.  The world is upside down.

What Is Congress For?  [Scroll down]  But nowadays, it seems that most Americans have forgotten what that war was all about.  And the fact that Mayorkas's impeachment passed the House by only one vote, and is dead on arrival in the Senate, does not bode well for our country's future.  Basically, about half the members of Congress are saying that it's okay for a Cabinet secretary to nullify immigration laws and let ten million foreigners illegally enter the United States, so long as he's acting in service of ideology rather than doing it for a bribe.

House Votes to Impeach Mayorkas.  The House on Tuesday voted for a second time to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas after the first vote failed last week.  This time, Republicans received the outcome they sought.  "Tonight's vote was a vote for law and order in our communities, and a vote to restore the rule of law at our southern border," Rep. John Joyce, R-Penn., told The Daily Signal.  On Tuesday night, 214 House members voted in favor of impeaching the DHS secretary, and 213 voted in opposition.  No Democrats voted in favor.  Three Republicans, Reps.  Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin, Ken Buck of Colorado, and Tom McClintock of California, also voted for a second time against impeachment.

Dodging the 13th Amendment.  Boston TV stations are airing "exclusives" this Valentine's Week about area residents taking illegal aliens — refugees in wokespeak — into their homes. [...] Quartering illegals in homes, too, is a disaster waiting to happen as liberals spin the dial of strangers in the house and someone gets macheted.  But that is the chance you take when you want free labor. [...] Of course, for every nice illegal alien who cooks, Democrats let in a gangbanger, a drug dealer, a Chinese spy and a Muslim terrorist.  Nightly soft-focus exclusives on Boston TV stations won't change that.  White Democrats have a history of liking food prepared by black cooks who smile and work for free.  Two centuries ago, Democrats took into their plantations refugees from the kingdoms of Ghana and Dahomey, where they had served as slaves.  In America, they taught them to farm and grow cotton.  They got room and board in exchange for the cotton.  Democrats had no problem with that arrangement.

Biden's rage and crapulence, staff's cowardice and ignorance, all worsened border crisis — Axios.  [Scroll down]  Senile or not, someone like that is no leader and obviously doesn't know what he's doing.  Other reports have stated that he took his marching orders solely from open-borders activists. [...] Meanwhile, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan turned his end of the migration crisis over to someone named Liz Sherwood-Randall whose title was Homeland Security advisor, and who was so ignorant about the matter she didn't know the difference between an asylum-seeker and a refugee.  Rather than cover her tracks by secretly googling the difference, she asked staff to prepare a briefing for her on this Wikipedia-level matter.  There was finger-pointing at the Department of State for "dragging its feet" on migrant intake centers in countries of origin, which is baloney, and State rightly denied it because we have been following this issue, and there was constant staff turnover since everyone knew it was a mess and nobody wanted to have their name on it.  They fought with each other, with some clearly cognizant of what was happening and others in the throes of the open-borders activists who obviously have a monetary interest in perpetuating the crisis.

'We Are in The Thick of an Invasion': More than 12,000 Illegal Aliens from 48 Countries Apprehended in Tucson Sector Alone This Week.  12,081 illegal aliens were apprehended from 48 separate countries in the U.S Border Patrol's Tucson Sector during this past week, reported the Tucson Standard.  The publication was reporting on data shared on X by John R. Modlin, Chief Patrol Agent of the sector:  [Tweet]  Arizona State Sen. Janae Shamp (R-Surprise) said the numbers are further evidence that we are in "the thick of an invasion," telling the NW Valley Times:  ["]Thanks to the Biden Administration's refusal to secure our border, the illegal activity — including an unprecedented amount of human smuggling and drug smuggling — are no longer mere issues.  We are in the thick of an invasion.  It's time to take the handcuffs off our sheriffs who have been elected to protect the citizens of Arizona, which is why I introduced the Arizona Border Invasion Act — SB 1231.["]  Shamp's bill would make it a crime in Arizona to cross the border from Mexico into the state, except through official ports of entry.  It would also provide liability protections for state and local officials who enforce the law.

Mayorkas Says He Does Not Regret Terminating Trump's 'Remain In Mexico' Policy After Millions of Military-Age Males Invade [the] US.  More deflection, more excuses.  The Biden regime has had three years to lock down the border and they simply refused to do so.  DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was on NBC's "Meet The Press" on Sunday morning to talk about the border crisis.  "You have now been in your position for three years, and let's talk about what's happened during those three years.  More migrants have crossed the border illegally last year than ever before," Kristin Welker said to Secretary Mayorkas.  "The data you cite is a powerful example of why we need legislation to fix what everyone agrees is a broken immigration system[,]" Secretary Mayorkas responded.

Refugee Assistance Cost Taxpayers $20 Billion In Two Years.  The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement spent $20 billion over the last two years on "refugee and entrant assistance" for those entering the country legally or illegally, according to a report from OpenTheBooks.com.  Services included legal assistance, medical screening, housing assistance, cultural orientation, work authorization, public benefits application, school enrollment, mental health services, cash support and Medicaid access.  The spending represents an increase of billions of dollars over previous years and includes potential conflicts of interest with the agency's director.

Red state dilemma: stand up to incoming progressive residents or flee?  No one can dispute how politically different Red states are from Blue states in our super-polarized country.  When a large group of ideologically motivated people (usually leftists) move into a state, county, or neighborhood, things invariably change.  The question for conservatives, who are usually the ones whose nice communities are changed for the worse, is whether they should flee or fight.  The once-conservative People's Republic of Colorado perfectly proves how an influx of leftists changes an area.  Most recently, Colorado decided to remove Donald Trump from the ballot.  Last week, the Supreme Court carefully considered the pros and cons of removing Trump from the ballot.  It's likely they'll side with Trump.  But this all could have been avoided had Colorado's population centers not been populated by political fanatics who feel that common sense and fairness should be replaced with pure partisanship.

There [Have] Been Over 1.5 Million Migrant Encounters At The Border Since Mayorkas Last Said It Was 'Secure'.  [Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro] Mayorkas faces impeachment in the House of Representatives over his handling of the border "crisis," a word he will not use, as illegal immigration continues to surge under the Biden administration.  The U.S. Border Patrol made 1,589,148 migrant encounters at the southern border since Mayorkas last said that the "border is secure" during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing in April 2023, according to Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and data obtained by Fox News.

Book review:  Open Borders Inc.: Who's Funding America's Destruction?  Six of the nine voluntary agencies resettling "refugees" in America are religious in nature.  In order of annual revenue, they are:
    Catholic Charities/US Conference of Catholic Bishops: $742.6 million
    Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services: $471.6 million
    Church World Services: $433.3 Million
    World Relief: $416.1 Million
    Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society: $186.1 million
    Episcopal Migration Ministries: $146.7 million
The work these agencies do is not charitable; they are paid for everyone they settle.  There used to be a program under which the agencies could settled refugees at their own expense, but it was canceled in the mid-1990s for lack of use.  Most "refugees" are chosen by the UN, which acknowledges that few of them are in immediate danger.  Little can be done to verify their stories, and some get into the program by paying bribes to UN agents.

Two US Members of Congress Denied Access to Secretive Federally-Funded "Migrant Facility" for Oversight of Taxpayer Spending.  Earlier this week, journalist James O'Keefe of O'Keefe Media Group visited a Ramada Inn by Wyndham converted to a migrant housing facility that is reportedly being run by the Casa Alitas program in Tucson, Arizona.  According to O'Keefe, buses were coming in with new migrants every 15 minutes, including during his "interrogation" by a Pima County Sheriff Deputy.  During the interaction, O'Keefe disclosed that he had an "undercover" inside the facility.  It was reported by O'Keefe that there was a makeshift room in the hotel with over 150 cots set up.

64 Ways Joe Biden Opened America's Borders to the World's Migrants.  Since President Joe Biden took office in late January 2021, his Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has worked tirelessly to transform the United States-Mexico border into a European-style checkpoint where border crossers and illegal aliens are briefly detained before being released into American cities and towns.  Biden's policies have been highly effective in achieving the administration's ultimate goal to massively inflate the foreign-born population to the largest ever recorded, standing at nearly 50 million today.  The latest Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate suggests that about 6.2 million border crossers and illegal aliens have been welcomed to the U.S. from January 20, 2021, through December 2023 — a foreign population just two million shy of New York City's population.

Immigration laws are already in place — just enforce the law.  No action by Congress is necessary.
The Biden administration is considering executive action to deter illegal migration at the southern border.  The Biden administration is considering taking executive action to deter illegal migration across the southern border, according to two U.S. officials.  As passing legislation on border security in Congress appears unlikely, the plans under consideration signal that the White House wants to take action before numbers at the border, which have dropped in the past month, rise again as expected.  The plans have been under consideration for months, the officials said.  In December, as Congress prepared to leave town for the holidays with no border solution, illegal crossings of the southwest border hit records at more than 10,000 per day.

Dem senator torched for calling illegal migrants the 'people we care about most:' 'Giving away' the game.  Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., was condemned by conservatives and immigration experts after he stated that illegal immigrants are the people "we care about most."  When MSNBC host Chris Hayes asked Murphy on Wednesday about the failed border security bill, the Connecticut senator said, rather than pushing for a path to citizenship in border legislation negotiations like the party has in the past, Democrats were advocating for Ukraine funding.  "Well, I mean, Chris, that's been a failed play for 20 years.  So you are right that that has been the Democratic strategy for 30 years, maybe, and it has failed to deliver for the people we care about most, the undocumented Americans that are in this country," Murphy said.

Biden admin strikes 'secret' deal with Mexico while pushing border deal; sees 50% drop in traffic: report.  The Biden administration allegedly struck a secret border deal with Mexico to help the president in the upcoming election as illegal immigration dropped by a whopping 50 percent in January.  Most conservatives see the meeting between Biden's cabinet members and Mexican officials resulting in a massive drop in illegal immigrants crossing the border as anything but coincidental.  "The number of migrants apprehended along the southwest border with Mexico in January fell by more than 50 percent from the record-shattering report in December.  Following dropping approval ratings for President Joe Biden on the topic of immigration and border security and a meeting between the Mexican president and two Biden administration cabinet members, actions taken by the Mexican government led to a drop of more than 125,000 migrant apprehensions in January," Breitbart reported.

Conspiracy Theory Proven True:  Illegal Aliens Claim They'll Be Voting For Joe Biden.  [Video clip only.]

The Absurd Democrat Border Con.  In 2021, Joe Biden opened wide an inherited, secure southern border that had finally stopped mass illegal immigration.  When he overturned Donald Trump's efforts, a planned flood of over 8 million illegal immigrants entered the U.S. Almost all arrived without background checks, health screening, or vaccination certificates — but with massive needs for free housing, education, healthcare, and food entitlements and subsidies.  For four years, Donald Trump battled the courts, his Democratic opposition, and the open-border establishments within his own party to ensure legal-only immigration.  Somehow, he rebuilt some of the old porous border fence.  He had begun to build his long-promised new wall to the Gulf of Mexico.  He had ended Obama-era catch-and-release.  Would-be refugees had to apply for asylum in their home country.  Trump leveraged Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to police his own border and stop cynically transiting millions of illegal aliens into the U.S.  There was general Democratic Party opposition to all of Trump's measures, both through Congress and via the courts.  For the last three years of Biden's mass influx, the left has applauded open borders.  That is, until late last year, when overwhelmed southern border state governors began busing and flying illegal immigrants en masse to northern sanctuary-city jurisdictions.

Without Mass Deportations, America's Demographics Shift Will Result In Radical Politics.  The much-anticipated Senate border bill unveiled this week is another example of the destructive and unserious people who lead this nation.  President Biden and Democrats are now blaming Republicans for failing to pass the bill, but the reality is that for the "open borders" Democrat Party, everything is going according to plan.  The Democrat Party is well on its way to fundamentally changing America's demographics, all to secure what they believe will eventually become an unbeatable coalition of new voters.  To understand the progress they've made, consider that in 2018, research conducted at MIT and Yale determined that the most accurate population estimate of illegal aliens residing in the U.S. was 22.1 million.  Given the staggering surge of illegal aliens under the Biden administration, that estimate would now be in the range of 30-plus million.  To put that into perspective, if we created a 51st state comprised entirely of illegal aliens, its population would be larger than every state except California, and it would be 77 percent of the entire population of Canada.  Going forward, even if we somehow prevent 100 percent of future illegal immigration, it only buys us time — and not much.  Democrats know this, of course.  It's the reason they continue to accept short-term backlash from our open border in exchange for a long-term payoff.  By pointing out that illegal aliens cannot vote, the left claims that this whole thing is a "racist conspiracy theory."

Biden's border blame game is a cynical lie and everyone knows it.  Immediately upon taking office, Joe Biden reversed President Trump's "stay-in-Mexico" policy.  Under that policy, immigrants seeking asylum were required to stay in Mexico or their home country while applying for asylum in the United States.  The alternative — followed by the preceding Obama Administration — is for the immigrants to enter the country with the proviso that they have to show up for a hearing some months or years in the future to determine their asylum claim.  Of course, many immigrants never showed up for their hearings, and simply remained in the country illegally.

House vote to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas fails, thwarted by Republican defections.  In a dramatic setback, House Republicans failed Tuesday to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, forced to shelve a high-profile priority — for now — after a few GOP lawmakers refused to go along with the party's plan.  The stunning roll call fell just a single vote short of impeaching Mayorkas, stalling the Republicans' drive to punish the Biden administration over its handling of the U.S-Mexico border.  With Democrats united against the charges, the Republicans needed almost every vote from their slim majority to approve the articles of impeachment.  A noisy, rowdy scene erupted on the House floor as the vote was tied for several tense minutes, 215-215.

Republicans fail to impeach Alejandro Mayorkas over border crisis.  House Republicans failed to impeach Homeland Security Sec.  Alejandro Mayorkas for his mishandling of the southern border crisis in a nail-biting vote that came down to the wire.  The 214-216 vote marked the second of three major legislative failures of the day for House Republicans who remain deeply divided across the House and Senate.  Immediately after the embarrassing Mayorkas vote, Speaker Mike Johnson's $17.6 billion Israel aid stand-alone bill spectacularly failed in a 250 to 218 vote, another humiliating defeat for Republicans in a span of 15 minutes.

House Republicans Are No Votes on Mayorkas Impeachment.  The articles accuse Mayorkas of a "breach of trust" and a "willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law" in his handling of the Biden border crisis.  It is hard to argue with those accusations.  However, the truth is that even if Republicans successfully vote for the articles and it goes to the Senate for an impeachment trial, it would all stop there.  The Senate won't vote for Mayorkas to be impeached.  Joe Biden won't fire Mayorkas.  The Biden border crisis is intentional.  Most Democrats want an open border.  Mayorkas is doing what he is told to do by Biden or whoever is running the White House.

Biden Gives Game Plan Away: [The] Senate Bill [is a] Precursor to Amnesty for Illegals.  President Joe Biden says a bill from Sens. James Lankford (R-OK), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) is merely a precursor to ramming amnesty for millions of illegal aliens through Congress.  During an address at the White House on Tuesday, Biden praised the Senate bill that would expand overall immigration to the United States by codifying his parole pipeline that has freed hundreds of thousands of border crossers into the nation's interior.

The new 'border security' bill is about legalizing illegals.  The Democrats in Congress obviously aren't serious about stopping the crisis at the U.S. southern border, judging by the bill that they negotiated to address the crisis.  That said, the Republicans who agreed to this bill might as well change their party affiliation.  "I have no doubt that the Senate can, once again, rise to the occasion and lead America forward," wrote Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer on X (Twitter).  Not only does it show where their loyalties lie (and it's not with the United States), but it will anger their voters, making it less likely they will be re-elected this fall.

'No' to the Border Deal.  The United States has a set of rules intended to exclude illegal immigrants from the country, and now Republicans find themselves negotiating over to what extent those rules can be ignored.  The group of senators that worked on a border deal with the White House for months has finally released the text of a bill that is touted as ending "catch and release" and mandating a "shutdown of the border" if illegal crossings exceed 5,000 a day.  President Joe Biden, who has done so much to create a de facto open border since the initial days of his administration, suddenly says this legislation is necessary so he can unleash his inner border hawk.  The bill is, to be sure, the best bipartisan immigration bill we've seen out of Washington, D.C., in decades, although that is an extremely low standard.  The deal has worthy provisions, but it's not going to compel Joe Biden to do anything he doesn't want to and further entrenches a system that has been fundamentally distorted by mass bogus asylum claims.

Senate Border Bill Would Hand $1.4 Billion to Nonprofits That Help Illegal Migrants.  The Senate's border funding bill released Sunday night would allocate $1.4 billion for nonprofit organizations that help migrants who enter the U.S. illegally.  Page 67 of the 370-page bill contains a provision stating that $1.4 billion "shall be transferred to [the category of] 'Federal Emergency Management Agency — Federal Assistance' to support sheltering and related activities provided by non-federal entities through the Shelter Services Program."  The Emergency National Security Supplemental Appropriations Act [of] 2024 would allocate $118 billion in total, including $48 billion to aid Ukraine in its war with Russia and nearly $16 billion to aid Israel during its conflict with Hamas, until Dec. 31.

The Moral Hazard Of An Open Border.  An average of more than 200,000 immigrants a month have illegally jumped America's southern border during Joe Biden's three years in the White House, almost four times the monthly rate of crossings under Donald Trump.  By any fair description, our southern border is open, and this has created a humanitarian crisis of emigres being processed in cities where there are not enough services to meet the surging demand.  The Democrats and their marketing department, known as the media, insist that we have a principled obligation to absorb the immigrants.  Some seem to think the poem found on the Statue of Liberty that asks "ancient lands" to "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free" is actually U.S. law.  Or at least a tenet that we all have the duty to live by.

The Invasion of Illegal Aliens — It's Insane.  Sources are saying that the majority of people flooding in through the Southern Border are now from Africa and the Middle East, with a lot of Chinese thrown in for good measure.  They denied two of my employees from Europe who have UK and German passports and have been coming to the USA before to come in for the WEC last November.  All of a sudden, there is discrimination going on, and it's about if they are educated and skilled, they are denied.  The Biden administration is completely out of control.  We cannot afford another four years of this insanity.  The total "official" amount of illegal aliens has exceeded 6 million.

The Big Apple goes debit card mad.  The migrant story now has a debit card chapter.  I thought that the story was a joke when it came across the internet; it wasn't. [...] Furthermore, isn't this going to encourage more migrants to take the New York-bound bus?  I think so, and most New Yorkers understand that.

McConnell Retreats from Support of Border Deal, Lankford May Vote Against His Own Legislation.  Exactly how bad is the "bipartisan" legislation, which should be called, 'the border insecurity in exchange for Ukraine money act'?  The bill is so bad, and makes things so much worse, that James Lankford may end up voting against his own legislative creation.  Making matters worse, Mitch McConnell is now pretending the entire fiasco wasn't his idea, further leaving James Lankford out to dry on his own.

CVFC: A Secret Illegal Immigrant Housing Operation to Populate The US.  The United Nations has been funding and coordinating the complex international trafficking operation of millions of Illegal Immigrants arriving in South America, and traveling north thru the Darien Gap, then thru Mexico, and finally to the United States.  Barrack Hussein Obama has been supporting the UN coordinated invasion of the US; the invasion has effectively eliminated the security of the US Constitutional Republic.  Illegal Aliens invading the United States are replacing the 300,000 of America's youth murdered over the last three years by smuggled Communist Chinese Fentanyl from Mexico, and the 1.1 million Americans who have died from the Covid experimental shots.  The Illegal Immigration Housing Plan is being coordinated by Barack Hussein Obama, and the communist Democrats.  It is designed to "permanently" change the demographics of the United States forever.  The Illegal Immigration Housing Plan is designed to eliminate the Patriotic character of the US Constitutional Republic in major cities and replace voting American Citizen in those cities with Illegal Aliens who have absolutely no loyalty to the United States; they in fact are hostile toward the United States and will be involved in the overthrow of the government of the United States.  In 2023 Fiscal Year, over 3 million Illegal Aliens from 161 countries walked into the US and were released into the US interior.  Customs and Border Protection stated that in the same Fiscal Year, 564 Terrorists listed on the FBI Terror Watch List were captured at both the Southern and Northern Borders.

Illegal aliens are a fiscal nightmare.  President Biden has transformed America's southern border into a humanitarian catastrophe and a national security nightmare.  This bloody, deadly mess is a clear and present danger to this republic.  It is also a massive fiscal threat.  Mr. Biden's obliteration of the border is evaporating federal, state and local coffers.  Precise figures on anything illegal are, by definition, elusive.  Nonetheless, the Federation for American Immigration Reform's report "The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on United States Taxpayers 2023" estimates that taxpayers bleed $182.1 billion in annual benefits to illegal aliens.  This includes $66.4 billion in federal spending and $115.7 billion in state and local outlays to those who have entered the country illegally. [...] "Taxes paid by illegal aliens only cover around 17.2% of the costs they create for American citizens," FAIR calculates.  This includes $16.2 billion in federal taxes and $15.2 billion in state and local levies.  These $31.4 billion still stick U.S. citizens with 82.8% of the illegals' $150.7 billion annual tab.

Under the Senate's Atrocious Border Bill, Everybody Gets Asylum.  The Senate's emergency appropriations bill released on Sunday [2/4/2024] won't address the border crisis, and contrary to the accomplice media's spin, the spending bill won't "severely curtail asylum at the US southern border." [...] The backers of the Senate bill seek to portray its provisions as, in the words of Joe Biden, the "toughest and fairest set of border reforms in decades."  There is little that is "tough" in the bill, however, and what is can easily be sidestepped — either by the Biden administration or the throngs of illegal aliens invading from the south.  Consider, for instance, the "emergency authority" the bill would grant to the secretary of homeland security to "summarily remove" aliens.  But that authority only arises if the number of encounters with aliens at the border averages 4,000 for seven consecutive days or more than 8,500 in any one day.  Beyond the flood of aliens allowed to enter the United States without triggering the emergency authority, the statutory exemptions gut the secretary's authority.  Specifically, the bill provides that the border emergency authority cannot be used against "an unaccompanied alien child," so every illegal alien who is under 18 — or can pass as someone who is under 18 — will be allowed in.

Speaker Johnson Pledges 'Worse Than Expected' Senate Border Bill 'Dead on Arrival' in House.  "I've seen enough," Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) declared Sunday night.  Just hours after Senate negotiators unveiled their pro-migration border bill, Johnson pledged the bill would never move through the House.  "This bill is even worse than we expected, and won't come close to ending the border catastrophe the President has created," Johnson posted on X.  "As the lead Democrat negotiator proclaimed:  Under this legislation, 'the border never closes.'"  [Tweet]

NYC's booming underground migrant economy exposes the true disaster of Biden's open border.  Immigration policies that admit vast numbers of low-skilled workers are a plague on Americans in low-skill jobs, warned the late, great Barbara Jordan — the Texas congresswoman who chaired President Bill Clinton's immigration commission back in the 1990s.  Open borders make a welfare state unworkable, warned America's leading socialist, Sen. Bernie Sanders — before he started toeing the new Democratic Party line amid his 2016 presidential run.  Warnings fully vindicated by The [New York] Post's Isabel Vincent's deep dive into the city's cash-based underground migrant economy.  Migrants from Africa and Latin America, many if not most with little English, are taking underground jobs as food delivery drivers, construction day laborers, cooks and cleaners.  Some illegally use others' work papers, or fake IDs, to work "legally"; others find employers willing to hire off the books so they can pay less.

The 'Border Security' Deal Is Utter Trash, but There's One Provision That Is Just Infuriating.  On Sunday evening, the long-awaited text of the Senate's "border security" deal was released.  Despite claims from Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and Sen. James Lankford that prior leaks were incorrect, the bill turned out to be just as bad as suspected, and as I'm about to illustrate, perhaps even worse.  Naturally, because the motivation for this bill has never been the border crisis, Ukraine funding dominates the first part of the text, with another $60 billion being sent to the Eastern European nation.  Do Americans get a secure Southern Border in return?  That answer is made clear by several awful provisions, the worst of which we'll get to later in the article.  The one that's receiving the most attention was leaked in the week before the Senate released the text.  Namely, it says that the "border emergency authority" does not even kick in until 5,000 illegal immigrants are "encountered" at the border.  That comes out to 1.8 million illegal entries a year before any of the provisions for automatic deportation kick in.

Scandalous Senate 'Deal' Allows 1.5 Million Illegals Per Year, Slides up to $2.3 Billion To NGOs Trafficking Them, and Gives $60B To Ukraine.  While the House has gone full 'Israel or Bust', the Senate has come up with a $118 billion bipartisan agreement which would allow 1.5 million illegals to enter the US every year, allocates $2.3 billion towards NGOs and other organizations which traffic them, gives $14.1 billion in security assistance to Israel, and a whopping $60 billion in support to Ukraine.  The bill also locks in green card giveaways until 2030.  [Tweet]  The agreement was reached by Sens. James Lankford (R-OK), whose own state legislature censured him last week for striking such a [bad] border deal, along with Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ).  [Tweet]

Schumer Celebrates McConnell on Senate Immigration Plan: 'Have Never Worked More Closely'.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) celebrated Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) with the reveal of the new immigration plan, adding that the two have "never worked more closely."  "I have never worked more closely with Leader McConnell on any piece of legislation as we did on this," Schumer told reporters on Sunday, according to Andrew Desiderio of Punchbowl News.  [Tweet]  As Breitbart News reported on Sunday, the newly revealed bill had some concessions made on border security along with other glaring red flags:  ["]The establishment authors of the bill have largely hidden its contents — along with many possible loopholes, exceptions, modifications, and caveats that can turn apparent restrictions into government-funded welcomes.  The bill was assembled behind closed doors by a tight circle of establishment advocates — and their business donors.["]

Marsha Blackburn Rails Against Establishment 'Border' Bill:  I Will Never Vote to 'Make Illegal Immigration Legal'.  Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Sunday railed against the Senate "border" bill, saying that she would never vote to "make illegal immigration legal."  The Senate released its long-awaited border bill, which as Breitbart News editor Neil Munro described, would only increase the flow of immigrants into America.  Blackburn, a staunch conservative, said that America should not tolerate one migrant crossing the border illegally.

The Editor says...
Why is the word staunch only applied to conservatives?

DHS Chief Mayorkas Praises Senate Bill for Preserving Biden's Parole Pipeline at Southern Border.  President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is praising a Senate bill from Sens. James Lankford (R-OK), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) mostly for preserving the administration's massive parole pipeline that has freed hundreds of thousands of border crossers into American communities.  Late Sunday evening, the senators released their highly-anticipated bill that seeks to explode immigration to the United States even as Biden has welcomed a record number of foreign nationals via the southern border.

Senate Releases Establishment's Migration Bill.  The Senate has released its long-awaited "border" bill that reportedly increases the inflow of legalized immigrants into Americans' communities, workplaces, and schools.  Titled ''Emergency National Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024'," the 370-page bill was released at 6:40 p.m. on Sunday.  It is accompanied by a multi-billion dollar appropriations bill intended to fund the resources needed to register, release, transport, and house migrants in Americans' coastal cities and inland communities.  The bill is being marketed as a "national security" bill as it seeks to overcome opposition by Republican legislators whose election depends on the enthusiastic turnout of ordinary populists who are worried about migration's lawlessness, pocketbook damage, crime, overcrowding, and chaotic diversity.

Biden and the Border.  So the war over the border between Texas and the Biden Administration is now in the "Sitzkrieg" stage.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has essentially declared war on illegal immigration.  He invoked Article I Section 10 of the United States Constitution, which forbids states from declaring war except when "actually invaded" (or in such imminent danger as to admit of no delay) and, by implication, allows them to declare war when that happens.  He also invoked the Guarantee Clause of Article IV, which requires the federal government to protect the states against invasion.  Abbott's legal argument is that since he's being invaded, he's entitled to respond, and since the federal government is defaulting on its obligations it has no business — it's basically estopped from — complaining.  There was a lot of huffing and puffing at the time, with members of Congress calling on President Biden to federalize the Texas National Guard and the like, but basically, nothing happened.  The Supreme Court vacated an injunction forbidding the Border Patrol from cutting the barbed wire that Texas had installed along the border, but — contrary to many media reports — didn't rule that what Texas had done was illegal, or order Texas to stop policing the border.

Culture crash; thank the liberals.  [Scroll down]  Then there are the illegal aliens.  Lots of them.  Tens of millions of them.  The liberals who preside over the cities virtuously signaled that these illegal aliens are welcome in their cities.  To their surprise, the illegal aliens took them seriously, and took their cities by storm.  The governor of Texas took them seriously too.  When the illegal aliens grew from a trickle to a flood across the Mexican border, to the point that small towns in Texas could not possibly manage the numbers in a manner that was safe for either the aliens or the Texans, he shipped those who were willing to those northern cities that had announced that they were welcome.  For that, he was of course called "racist."  With all this virtue-signaling going on, Joe Biden naturally wanted his share.  He reversed the successful stay-in-Mexico policy that required prospective immigrants seeking asylum to stay in Mexico or their home country while their requests were processed — because that policy had been initiated by a man who was maniacal about making America great again named Donald Trump.  Biden also stopped construction of the border wall and sold off the materials in stock awaiting use on the wall.  Because MAGA-maniacal Trump.

Schumer And McConnell Want Senators To Pass Their $106 Billion Border Bill Without Reading It.  Yesterday, a reporter standing outside the Senate chamber told me that after four months of secrecy, The Firm™ plans to release the text of the $106 billion supplemental aid/border-security package — possibly as soon as today.  Wasting no time, she then asked, "If you get the bill by tomorrow, will you be ready to vote on it by Tuesday?" [...] The reporter immediately understood that my frustration was not directed at her.  Rather, it was directed at the Law Firm of Schumer & McConnell (The Firm™), which is perpetually trying to normalize a corrupt approach to legislating, in which The Firm™:
  [#1]   Spends months drafting legislation in complete secrecy
  [#2]   Aggressively markets that legislation based not on its details and practical implications (good and bad), but only on its broadest, least-controversial objectives
  [#3]   Lets members see bill text for the first time only a few days (sometimes a few hours) before an arbitrary deadline imposed by The Firm™ itself, always with a contrived sense of urgency
  [#4]   Forces a vote on the legislation on or before that deadline, denying senators any real opportunity to read, digest, and debate the measure on its merits, much less introduce, consider, and vote on amendments to fix any perceived problems with the bill or otherwise improve it.
Whenever The Firm™ engages in this practice, it largely excludes nearly every senator from the constitutionally prescribed process in which all senators are supposed to participate.  By so doing, The Firm™ effectively disenfranchises hundreds of millions of Americans — at least for purposes relevant to the legislation at hand — and that's tragic.  It's also un-American, uncivil, uncollegial, and really uncool.

The Democrats Create an Alice in the Looking Glass World.  Millions of people — mostly military-age men — from almost every country on the globe are being processed by the Borden Patrol and released with orders to show up for hearings, many not set for several years distant, during which time the Democrats will certainly seek an electoral advantage.  Since districting for voting and disbursement of federal funds is based on the number of residents, regardless of their legal status, districts with lots of illegals will get a weighted advantage.  Most of the amnesty applications are groundless, but most likely the Democrats will seek amnesty for these millions.  President Trump had begun wall construction and set in place policies to stop this.  Within 100 days of taking office, Biden took 94 executive actions which smoothed the way for the massive influx of illegal immigrants.  Legalizing them will effectively create a one-party state.  Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who is now facing impeachment proceedings, worked to make deportation of these people nearly impossible.

American Sheriff Who Exposed Illegal Immigrants Receiving Cell Phones, Plane Tickets and Cash Is Back With Receipts And Proof.  [Video clip only.]

What the Border Crisis Looks Like on the Ground in Eagle Pass.  The clothing strewn across the riverbank gives away that Shelby Park on the Rio Grande was a major crossing point for illegal aliens not long ago.  But since Texas National Guard assumed control of the park, the crossings have nearly stopped entirely, according to authorities.  The Daily Signal visited Shelby Park in Eagle Pass, Texas, Thursday and spoke with members of the National Guard.  The military officials said the illegal crossings have ground to a near halt since early January when National Guard took over operations at the park, which sits on the border of Mexico.  The narrow and shallow water of the Rio Grande on the edge of Shelby Park makes the site an appealing crossing point.  Border Patrol used the wide-open space of the park as a holding location for the illegal aliens after they crossed the river.  [Tweet]

NYC launches $53M program to hand out pre-paid credit cards to migrant families.  Mayor Eric Adams' administration will soon start handing out pre-paid credit cards to migrant families being put up in Big Apple hotels, The [New York] Post has learned.  The $53 million pilot program, run by the New Jersey company Mobility Capital Finance, will provide asylum seekers arriving at the Roosevelt Hotel with the city cash to help them buy food, according to city records.  It'll start with a group of 500 migrant families in short-term hotel stays and will replace the current food service offered there, according to City Hall.  The cards can only be used at bodegas, grocery stores, supermarkets and convenience stores — and migrants must sign an affidavit swearing they will only spend the funds on food and baby supplies or they will be kicked out of the program.

64 Times the Biden Administration Intentionally Undermined Border Security.  Last week, in a weak attempt to shift blame for a crisis their own policies created, the White House clumsily tried claim that House Republicans had an "anti-border security record" by voting to "eliminate over 2,000 border patrol agents and erode our capacity to seize fentanyl."  These claims were demonstrably untrue, previously disproven, and underscored the Biden Administration's failure to secure our southern border, marked by record high crossings in December and widespread national recognition that the situation at our border is a crisis.  "Since his first day in office, President Biden and his administration have worked to systematically undermine America's border security," Speaker Johnson said.  "On more than 60 occasions, he has manipulated the federal bureaucracy to open our borders to illegal immigrants, human trafficking, fentanyl, and potential terrorists.  The result is a humanitarian and national security catastrophe.  The President must use his executive authority to repair what he has broken.  I am calling on him to do so."

Is America Already A Dead Country?  The Democrat party's open southern border has allowed millions of able-bodied, unvetted young men into the United States.  Is a terrorist attack coming?  The porous border was the number one issue for New Hampshire primary voters — and New Hampshire is quite a distance from the southern border.  It was also top of mind for Iowa's voters, another state far from Mexico.  Let's assume 7 million unvetted illegal alien invaders have waltzed into our country since January 2021.  If just one-quarter of 1 percent have malicious intent to do us harm, that would be 17,500 people, all of whom are scattered across the United States, with many receiving free housing, free medical, free education, free driver's licenses, free iPhones and, in some cases, free ballots.  It is estimated that the United States government has so far spent more than a whopping $450 billion on these illegal invaders.  Think what ONE person can do when they go on a murderous rampage at a school, shopping mall, or Las Vegas hotel, and then multiply that by the possibility of thousands of terrorists waiting to cause injury, death, and havoc from sea to shining sea.

From Hamas to drunk drivers, is there anybody Democrats won't vote against deporting?  Other than German homeschoolers, is there any group of illegally present foreign nationals Democrats won't vote to protect from deportation?  Four immigration bills were presented in Congress and all were no-brainers to pass, but Democrats voted 'no,' on all of them.  Among the millions of illegals in the U.S. there are the Social Security number thieves, identity thieves who steal others' Social Security benefits.  What did Democrats do in Congress when a deportation bill came up on Thursday?  But of course.  They voted against deporting them.  [Tweet]  In the same bill, they voted to keep illegals convicted of drunk driving exempt from deportation, too.

Secret Room Under Atlanta Airport Seems To Be Housing Illegal Immigrants, Guarded By US Servicemen.  [V]ideo exclusively obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation appears to show a U.S. service member guarding a room chock-full of illegal immigrants at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.  Republican state Sen. Colton Moore, who is the vice chairman of the Georgia Freedom Caucus, took the video Tuesday night and told the DCNF that he learned of the hidden room full of migrants through a "whistleblower" at Atlanta's airport, who noticed an influx of illegal migrants coming through the facility in recent months.  In the video, there appears to be a uniformed soldier guarding a room full of migrants and volunteers with a group called Team Libertad, which boasts of helping migrants travel on its social media accounts.  [Video clip]

Impeach the bum!  You can tell what a good idea it is to impeach Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, just by all the screeching leftists who oppose the idea.  MSNBC and their brethren have devoted endless hours to proclaiming there is no evidence on which to base his removal.  Except, of course, for the millions of illegals and tons of fentanyl welcomed through our borders without objection.  What we have is a grotesque dereliction of duty by the secretary (who for some odd reason is the spitting image of the Japanese anime character Krillin) and under the terms of Article I he can be impeached and removed for "high crimes and misdemeanors." [...] The House impeachment articles state ad nauseum Mayorkas' constant refusal to do his job or follow dozens of laws he is obliged to enforce.  To a certain extent, officers of the executive department have flexibility in carrying out their duties, but they cannot simply refuse to do them at all.  Any more than officials of the Treasury department could ignore random visitors entering their premises and walking off with bags of money.

State Senator Discovers Migrants in 'Hidden Room' Inside Atlanta Airport, Gets Forced Out When Trying to Record.  A Republican Georgia state senator caused a fuss at Atlanta's airport Tuesday night as he sought to document illegal immigrants passing through the facility.  State Sen. Colton Moore, vice chairman of the Georgia Freedom Caucus, said he went to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after getting a tip from a whistleblower about the presence of illegal immigrants at the airport, according to the Daily Caller.  What he found was a room filled with illegal immigrants with what appeared to be a U.S. soldier guarding them.

Brilliant analysis!
NY Times:  Migrants Keep Coming Because They Know They Can Stay.  I find myself a bit surprised to see some of what follows in print, not because any of it is new but instead because things that have been obvious for a long time are now being published as true by the NY Times.  The piece, which is labeled analysis, opens by noting that people are streaming across the border and turning themselves in to authorities to claim asylum for one clear reason. [...] What is happening here is a gaming of the system.  Migrants either don't know or don't care that they aren't eligible for asylum.  What they know is that by claiming it, they can stay. [...] Under current law, anyone whose asylum case isn't wrapped up in 5 months gets a work permit.  These days that means almost everyone gets a work permit.  And because of the massive backlog of cases, the current time to clear one is many years.  By the time the applicant's claim is rejected, ICE more or less doesn't care.  Unless someone has been convicted of a felony they can just stay in the US which was their goal all along anyway.

HHS Committee Votes to Impeach Secretary Mayorkas As Democrats Blame Republicans for the Border Catastrophe.  The House Homeland Security Committee voted to impeach Department of Homeland Security Mayorkas after a marathon 13-hour hearing.  The vote was along party lines, 18 [to] 15.  A full house vote will likely take place next week.  This is a rare event.  No cabinet member has been impeached in over 150 years.  Yet, that is how bad the Biden border catastrophe has gotten.  Democrats on the committee tried to flip the script and blame Republicans for what is happening on the southern border.  Chairman Green blamed Mayorkas for failing to comply with immigration laws already on the books.

The Death of Citizenship.  From 1860 to 2000, in the largest legal migration in human history, over 61 million immigrants arrived in the United States.  They were not only escaping poverty and oppression, but they were eager to assimilate and attain the most sought-after national status in the world — American citizenship.  Today in the 21st century, American citizenship and its one-of-a-kind written contract with the government, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, is teetering on the edge of meaninglessness brought about by the relentless onslaught of the nation's ruling class and their American Marxist allies. [...] One of the basic birthrights of American citizenship, faith in fair and free elections, has been seriously imperiled.  The nation's borders are being deliberately dismantled.  The enumerated rights of Americans are being relentlessly eroded.  And one of the primary foundational underpinnings of America, assimilation and belief in the uniqueness of the nation, is being rapidly and ruthlessly undermined. [...] No nation can maintain its status as a nation without secure and identifiable borders.  Citizenship means nothing if untold millions of illegal immigrants openly defy the laws without consequence.

Biden, the border, and Texas: federal troops next?  In 1957, defiant Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus ignored Supreme Court orders to integrate Little Rock's Central High School.  To enforce the Court's historic decision, President Dwight Eisenhower federalized the Arkansas National Guard and sent in the 101st Airborne.  In 1963, President John F. Kennedy federalized and took control of the Alabama National Guard after Governor George Wallace used guardsmen to block court-ordered integration of the University of Alabama.  The root of today's contest between Texas and the Oval Office differs from the Arkansas and Alabama episodes.  In 1957 and 1963, governors defied federal authorities attempting to uphold the law.  Today, the roles are reversed: a governor, Texas's Greg Abbott, finds himself forced to perform what is largely a federal responsibility — border security — because Washington, D.C. categorically refuses to perform its constitutional duty.  Ground Zero for Abbott's effort is Eagle Pass, Texas, where the Texas National Guard and the Texas Department of Public Safety have barred illegal entry by border violators over federal objections.

Biden Doesn't Have Any Legal Authority to Seize Control of Texas National Guard.  Texas Democratic politicians, such as Rep. Joaquin Castro and failed gubernatorial and Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, are urging President Joe Biden to seize control of the Texas National Guard, which Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has mobilized to help secure the Texas border.  Abbott did so in the face of the deliberate and intentional inaction by the Biden administration to make sure the border stays open so millions of illegal aliens could continue to flood across from Mexico.  Under the circumstances, any such move by the president would be an abuse of the applicable law.  A number of federal statutes govern the National Guard, which is the modern equivalent of state militias and a reserve component of our military.  Under 10 U.S.C. § 12301(a), the secretary of defense (and thus the president) is given the authority in "time of war or of national emergency declared by Congress, or when otherwise authorized by law" to order National Guard units to active duty.  But they cannot be called to active duty by the president "without the consent of the governor of the State."  If the governor consents, the unit called into federal service under Title 10 reports to the president as the commander in chief while in federal service.  State governors, however, like Abbott, remain the commanders in chief of their state National Guard units, such as the Texas National Guard, unless they have consented to the president's call for those units to be in active federal service.

Lankford Plan Helps Biden Migration, Hinders Trump Crackdown.  Sen. James Lankford's (R-OK) border proposal helps President Joe Biden import more migrants — and hinders President Donald Trump from reducing the inflow, says Rosemary Jenks, at the Immigration Accountability Project.  The key problem is the so-called "trigger" authorization that automatically curbs immigration once 8,500 illegals arrive at the border in one day, or 5,000 people arrive for seven days in a row, Jenks told Breitbart News. [...] Yet advocates, including Lankford and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) — who strongly supports more labor migration — describe the trigger as a key feature of the proposal.

Oklahoma Republican Party Ends 'All Support' for Sen. James Lankford over Senate Deal to Expand Immigration.  The Oklahoma Republican Party is ceasing "all support" for Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) as he leads negotiations with other Republicans and Democrats for a Senate deal that would expand illegal and legal immigration to the United States.  As Breitbart News has detailed, Lankford is negotiating the deal alongside other Republicans such as Thom Tillis (R-NC) and John Thune (R-SD) with Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and others.

Denationizing the United States.  The Rio Grande border conflict is not an isolated incident.  It is part of the World Economic Forum program of "denationization" of the United States. [...] The modern leftists are fighting so fiercely for the "rights of immigrants," not because the fate of illegal aliens worries them in any way.  It is because globalists anticipate illegal immigrants as the main "engine of the revolution," which must bring about socialist transformations and catapult the globalists to power.  Consequently, the greater the number of "engines" in a country, the happier the elite of the globalist party will be.  So, naturally, they call (irrationally and contrary to common sense) for opening the United States borders, dissolving the Border Patrol, and granting the right to vote to non-citizens.  In essence, the World Economic Forum coterie runs the program of denationization of the United States.  The position of globalists on this issue is ultra-uncompromising because, for them, illegal immigration is not a legal issue but a political and close to existential one.

The Tyranny of Federalizing Troops to Undermine America's National Sovereignty.  [Scroll down]  I find it quite telling that Biden would seek to federalize the Texas National Guard to enable the continued flow of single military-aged males, illegally, into our Republic but not have them conduct operations to regain operational control of our border from the transnational narco-criminal terrorists, the cartels.  Or why is it that Biden has remained silent about pro-Hamas terrorist groups holding violent marches in our nation?  After all, Hamas is still holding Americans hostage and killed Americans on October 7, 2023.  One can only deduce that the Biden administration is taking the next step in their willful, intentional, and purposeful undermining of our national sovereignty.  They are going to use the military to enable the flow of drug, human, and sex trafficking.  I do not think our military is willing to aid and abet human and sex trafficking.  Texas will not comply.

Joe Biden's legal win against Texas has one problem:  The Border Patrol doesn't seem to want to cooperate.  [Scroll down]  I thought Joe Biden wanted to assert his federal authority by stepping in to show Texas who was boss by cutting the razor wire, and then either federalizing the Texas National Guard or else start arresting them.  We could go full third-world on this, with one domestic army fighting another.  And photos of the Border Patrol cutting the razor wire to let another million or so illegals in would make such great campaign photos (for President Trump).  What was holding Joe back?  According to the Daily Wire, it might just be the Border Patrol itself, which has declared its support for Texas, joining 25 states which have also declared support for Texas's assertion of its right to protect its border from foreigners breaking in.

Is This What Biden Meant By 'Unity'?  During President Biden's inaugural address, he used the word "unity" at least a dozen times.  He told us, "Today, on this January day, my whole soul is in this:  Bringing America together.  Uniting our people."  Three years later, his irresponsible policies and incendiary rhetoric have rendered the nation more divided than at any time in recent memory.  Nowhere is this more evident than at the southern border where Biden has created a humanitarian crisis by ignoring federal immigration law and suing the state of Texas for exercising its constitutional right to defend itself from what its governor accurately describes as a foreign invasion.  As Gov. Greg Abbott said in a Jan. 24 statement, "I have already declared an invasion under Article I, § 10, Clause 3 to invoke Texas's constitutional authority to defend and protect itself.  That authority is the supreme law of the land and supersedes any federal statutes to the contrary."  The Biden administration disputes Gov. Abbott's contention that the hordes of illegal aliens pouring into the Lone Star state amounts to an invasion.  The voters, however, agree with Gov. Abbott.

Senator Lankford Explains How Current Law Would Stop Border Crisis and New Law Will Stop Border Crisis.  In his own words, Senator James Lankford says if President Trump was president today the border crisis would not exist, because the existing law would be enforced.  Simultaneous to this, the same Senator Lankford says the new law he proposes will create significant border enforcement.  If the executive branch can ignore the current border enforcement law (they can and do), what makes Lankford believe new legislation will not be ignored by the same executive branch (they will)?  This non-pretending reality frames the essential point:  the element of "enforcement" is not within the legislative branch, so the entire effort is a moot exercise.  [Video clip]

Biden, the Border, and Tik Tok Too.  Last month alone over 300,000 mostly military age men illegally crossed our border, with the Border Patrol tasked to easing their invasion and even making them sandwiches rather than detaining and deporting them. [...] Polls show that the majority of citizens are strongly opposed to this invasion.  Former FBI officials have warned that this influx of unvetted invaders from around the world who have been allowed to travel freely around the country pose a serious national security threat.  Still, the President, who blocked further construction of the wall Trump was constructing and ended the Trump policy of making asylum seekers stay in Mexico as their claims were processed, doubled down on allowing unlimited free passage into the United Sates.  He demanded that [Texas governor Greg] Abbott tear down the border barriers.  A federal court enjoined the Administration from removing the barriers to free passage into the country.  (Most of these asylum claims lack merit, but it takes years to process during which time the applicants are living and working here.)

The Details of Biden's Border Security Bill Show It Won't Work - and That's Probably the Plan.  Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer, and some GOP Senators are trying to bully the GOP into signing on to support an as yet unreleased immigration "reform" bill. [...] On Friday, the White House released a statement purporting to offer the GOP a plan to fix the border.  [Tweet]  The statement reads, in part, "What's been negotiated would — if passed into law — be the toughest and fairest set of reforms to secure the border we've ever had in our country."  Biden says he just needs "1,300 border patrol agents, 375 immigration judges, 1,600 asylum officers, and over 100 cutting-edge inspection machines."  ...and  "a new emergency authority to shut down the border," ...and all will be well. [...] This deal would allow 1.825 million illegals to enter the US every year.  Once the 5,000 daily threshold is reached, the Border Patrol is allowed to remove them immediately.  The obvious question is, why 5,000?  Why not zero?  Because if you can close the border at 5,000, you can close it at zero[;] and if you can't close it at zero, you can't close it at 5,000.  It looks like the first 5,000 across the line are allowed to request asylum; the rest aren't.  I don't see how that survives any sort of legal challenge.

Joe Biden's Parole Pipeline Freed 745K Foreign Nationals into U.S. in 2023.  President Joe Biden's parole pipeline at the United States-Mexico border released a foreign population into American towns in 2023 that outpaces two months of American births.  This week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released illegal immigration figures for December 2023.  The data shows that more than 745,000 foreign nationals were released into the United States interior through Biden's parole pipeline in 2023.  This is a foreign population larger than the populations of Nashville, Tennessee; Denver, Colorado; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Washington, DC; or Boston, Massachusetts.  Biden's parole pipeline, which makes up just a portion of his Catch and Release network at the southern border, includes the migrant mobile app known as "CBP One" and so-called "humanitarian parole."

Border Crisis Heats Up as Biden Admin Loses Grip.  There are a lot of goings on, as the world continues to slide toward the brink.  Texas governor Abbott has pulled the trigger on directly challenging the Federal government on the border issue:  [Image of Abbott's letter]  He was joined by a slew of states, whose governors pledged their support: [...] Republican governors are considering sending their national guards to Texas.  Governor Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma pledged to do so on video.  In another video Governor Stitt called it a powder keg situation, sending echoes of Fort Sumter through many in the blogosphere:  [Video clip]

Tucker Carlson Interviews Texas Governor Greg Abbott, "We are Prepared for Conflict with Federal Authorities".  Texas Governor Greg Abbott calls in for an interview about the federal vs state conflict on border security.  Gov. Greg Abbott says ten other states have already sent national guard to the Texas border, and others will follow.  Abbott says he is "prepared" for a conflict with federal authorities.  Following the Abbott interview, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joins Carlson in the larger legal discussion.  [Video clip]

A world war, not a civil war.  The Hill reported, "Republican governors are backing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) in his standoff against the federal government over border authority.  "On Tuesday, the Texas National Guard appeared to ignore a Supreme Court decision and continued building razor wire barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border, preventing the federal Border Patrol from doing their jobs.  "In a statement Wednesday, Abbott justified the actions by claiming his authority to combat an invasion of the state supersedes federal law.  "GOP Govs.  Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma, Kristi Noem of South Dakota, Ron DeSantis of Florida, Glenn Youngkin of Virginia and Brian Kemp of Georgia have all said they support Abbott's actions."  The Republican Governors Association later released a letter signed by 25 of the nation's Republican governors backing Abbott. [...] The gatekeepers are allowing Chinese spies, Hispanic gangs, Muslim terrorists, fentanyl dealers and a window dressing of poor families (whose pot bellies belie the argument that they are hungry) to enter America.  The Supreme Court is fine with this.  Texans and other Americans are not.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like 1776.  After decades of unconstitutional encroachment on the Rights of both American citizens and individual states, this true Constitutional crisis has now come to a head at the Texas border; where the Biden administration is actively sabotaging the state of Texas' effort to protect its own border from an invasion sanctioned and facilitated by the federal government.  The escalating conflict between Texas Governor Abbott and President Biden is a manifestation and microcosm of a larger war brewing between a lawless and unconstitutional federal government and the American people.  The Biden regime, in particular, has been completely unaccountable.  But their arrogance and underestimation of the will of the American people will hopefully lead to their downfall.  With the aid of a symbiotic and propagandistic media machine, this Administration and the federal government at large commit crimes with impunity.  Governor Abbott's battle is the American people's battle.  His stance against the Biden Administration is cheered by tens of millions of Americans — and thus far a coalition of 24 Republican Governors who wish, and even demand, that the federal government be put in its place.  All who support Texas Governor Abbott are hopeful the state of Texas and Abbott can do what they themselves have believed to be beyond their own powers: taking on the federal Government.

300,000 Illegal Border Crossings In December.  Trying to hide just how bad the crisis at the border has become, the Biden administration released the December border numbers in a Friday night news dump.  This was the latest the numbers have been released in at least eight years.  Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data shows 302,034 illegal immigrants were encountered attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in December, the highest month ever recorded in DHS history.  For 34 straight months, monthly encounters have been higher than even the highest month seen under the previous administration.  Biden's border crisis is so bad, this is now the fifth time CBP has needed to adjust the y-axis on the illegal encounters graph.  With roughly 9,700 daily encounters, this dwarfs the definition of a "crisis" set by Obama's DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson when he said in 2019 that "more than 1,000" encounters a day "overwhelms the system."  December's 300,000-plus encounters is a 460 percent increase from the average number of October apprehensions from 2017-2020. [...] At least 49 people on the terror watchlist have been encountered trying to enter the U.S. between ports of entry this fiscal year.

You say you want a revolution in Texas?  The governor of Texas says his state is being "invaded" and that under the Constitution he has the right to defend his border.  On the first point, millions of people are indeed unlawfully crossing the border into Texas.  Joe Biden refuses to do anything about it.  In fact, he seems to be encouraging it.  He stopped construction of Donald Trump's border wall, reversed the "stay in Mexico" policy which required immigrants seeking asylum to remain in Mexico pending a decision by American authorities, and, to the extent he accidentally catches illegal immigrants, he usually lets them go with a polite request that they appear at a hearing scheduled years in the future.  Most don't appear.  It's like catch-and-release fishing.  They're usually smart enough not to get caught twice.  The border policy is so asinine that you have to wonder if someone has the goods on Joe.  The second issue — the Texas governor's Constitutional right to take reasonable action that Biden won't or can't — is more complicated.

Biden hates working people.  As our sanctuary-country sinks even further under the weight of millions of illegal immigrants, the President and his fellow Democrats believe the solution is to give them work permits so they can "support themselves."  Where is their concern for the citizens whose jobs these illegal immigrants will take?  Have they never heard of the concept of opportunity cost?  Every job they take is a job that won't be available to legal citizens.  That's not a political philosophy but a cold hard fact.  And this is in an environment where Artificial Intelligence and robots/automation are forecast to slash the number of jobs for average working folks.  What is even worse is the fact that this army of illegal immigrants is certain to depress working folk's hourly wages for generations to come.  You will often hear it said they are only taking jobs Americans won't do.  That is a lie.  The truth is Americans won't do some of those jobs for the wages being offered.  So, rather than allowing the marketplace to raise the wages being offered, their revolting solution is to import millions of low-skilled illegals in a planned strategy to keep working people's wages low, forever.

Border Patrol Turns on Joe Biden, Proclaims Support for Texas National Guard.  Is there going to be a major confrontation on the border following Joe Biden's ultimatum that Texas National Guard forces be removed from Shelby Park and other "disputed" areas?  Not if the rank-and-file of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol have anything to say about it.  According to a new post put out by the Border Patrol Union, and a new report from Griff Jenkins of Fox News, Biden has lost operational control of the situation, at least in a practical sense.  [Tweet]  The Biden administration had initially warned Texas that it had until mid-day Friday to relinquish control of Shelby Park, the nearby boat dock, and the International Bridge.  That deadline has now come and gone, and instead of there being a major clash between the Border Patrol and the state-controlled soldiers on site, it appears those on the ground have already de-escalated the situation.

Georgia Congressman Announces RAZOR Act to Support Texas' Right to Defend Its Border.  The border crisis in Texas is turning into a faceoff between the state and federal governments.  Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) has deployed the Texas National Guard to the border for security, and the state placed razor wire along the border that the feds are removing.  Abbott released a statement on Wednesday asserting the Lone Star State's right to secure its border:  [Tweet]  Other governors have come out in support of Abbott and his actions.  Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) pledged that his state "will keep assisting Texas with personnel and assets," while Gov. Kevin Stitt (R-Okla.) declared that "Oklahoma stands with Texas."

Former National Security Leaders Sound the Alarm to Congress in a Letter on Invasion at the Southern Border.  The United States has never suffered an invasion of the homeland, yet that is what is happening right now.  That statement seems obvious to anyone paying attention to what is happening on the southern border.  The word invasion was initially viewed as too harsh of a word.  It might be seen as having military connotations or implying military action.  Over the course of President Biden's term in office, the crisis created by an open border with Mexico has been all but ignored by most media outlets except for one.  Fox News Channel reports on the border every day.  The cable news network's reporters are on the border and do live shots as illegal immigrants cross the Rio Grande River and while others simply walk into our country by coming through a section of the border wall. [...] The flow of millions of illegal immigrants coming over the southern border at this level is historic, that's true.  But let's be honest, it is an invasion.  The numbers of illegal aliens who are apprehended by Border Patrol or Texas law enforcements officials are all-time highs.  The same is true of those labeled as gotaways.

Report: The Biden Administration Has Spent $20 Billion on 'Refugee' Resettlement in Just Two Years.  The situation at the southern border has become a multi-level crisis and it turns out that it has been incredibly expensive, too.  The Biden administration has spent $20 billion hard-earned American tax dollars on 'refugee' resettlement in just the last two years.  Of course, the vast majority of illegal border crossers are not refugees at all.  Democrats sure do seem to enjoy spending other people's money. [...] That $20 billion could have built a lot of border wall, or housing for veterans, or paid for any number of other things.

Texas won't give up its right to defend itself.  Things are getting hotter than usual along the southern U.S. border, brought to a head by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision earlier this month that allows the federal government to remove razor wire the Texas government installed along a section of the Texas-Mexico border.  While this would not normally be a problem, things are anything but normal along the border right now because the Biden Administration not only doesn't want to do its constitutional duty to protect the country and enforce the laws of the land, it doesn't want anyone else doing it either.  That doesn't sit well with Texas governor Greg Abbott, whose state is receiving the brunt of record numbers of illegal aliens crossing the border and the problems that brings.  In fiscal year 2023, federal agents had more than two million encounters with illegal migrants coming to the United States, not to mention how many made it over the border without being seen by the authorities.

The Second US Civil War?  We may well be witnessing a pivotal moment in history[.  A] letter of support for Texas Governor Abbott, in his defiance of the federal regime, has been published and signed by governors of half the states in the very disunited United States.  These governors have also offered to send their National Guard troops to Texas, to support the Texas National Guard.  What was just last week a legal dispute between the governor of Texas and the federal regime has now become a very real confrontation between Washington and 25 states.  These states include all of the states who joined the Confederacy in the US Civil War, as well as some states that were on the Yankee side, and other states that were not even states back in 1861.  [Tweet]

Texas Rebellion?  The issues in Texas have much greater consequence than a mere state's rights issue.  It is a question of national legitimacy.  Is the Constitution the legal and rightful expression of American government or is America now simply a mass of lawless land?  Is the president a dictator who can ignore the laws passed by congress, invite thousands of terrorists and foreign armies in without consequence, or is he bound by the laws as much as the states and the people?  When will the people punish him for this lawlessness?  The Constitution, for all of its flaws, shields the people from the government and serves as a limitation on the powers of the government.  It stands in the way of the power of government and as such has been attacked by government officials from the day it was presented to the people. [...] The issues are simple.  Does the executive branch have the right to ignore laws passed by the congress?  That would violate the separation of powers.  Does the executive branch have the right to forfeit national security simply because it is charged with maintaining it?  That would seem to violate national security, a crime, a felony.  If the executive branch can, and indeed has, violated the laws and endangered the nation, particularly damaging the border states, is it not within the power of those states and the people to defend themselves?

Texas Isn't 'Ignoring' The Supreme Court, It's Upholding The Law.  A talking point cropping up on social media and press contends that Texas Governor Greg Abbott is "ignoring" or "defying" the Supreme Court by continuing to erect fencing along the U.S.-Mexican border.  This is wrong.  Abbott can't ignore the Supreme Court because Texas wasn't ordered to do anything.  SCOTUS vacated an order against the Department of Homeland Security [sic] that stopped the Feds from cutting down razor fencing along the border.  Nothing says that Texas can't erect the fencing.  Though, you must marvel at the breathtaking audacity of Democrats suddenly treating the court's (non-existent) words as if they were sacred text.  This very week, President Joe Biden again ignored the court, rolling out yet another iteration of his unconstitutional student "loan forgiveness" program.  Biden habitually circumvents, ignores, defies, attacks, and demeans SCOTUS — and Democrats cheer him on along the way.  Senate leaders and "dark money" fake media organizations like ProPublica have poured millions into delegitimizing and smearing the court to undermine its authority.

Constitutional Crisis at the Border?  Joe Biden's border policy is unconstitutional.  Under Article II, his most fundamental duty as president is to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." Biden has not faithfully executed our immigration laws; rather, he has deliberately sabotaged and negated them.  This is an impeachable offense, but what to do in the meantime?  In Texas, a constitutional crisis may be brewing.  Governor Greg Abbott, having had enough of the scofflaw Biden Administration, had fencing erected along the border to discourage illegal migration.  Biden, determined to illegally undermine our country, directed that the fencing be torn down so that more illegals can pour in.  The case reached the Supreme Court, which voted 5-4 to overturn a Court of Appeals decision that enjoined federal border agents from cutting the wire.  So for now, the Court has the feds back in control.  As Steve wrote yesterday, Governor Abbott is not backing down.  He is asserting Texas's constitutional right to defend itself against foreign invasion.

Joe Biden Gives an Ultimatum to Greg Abbott.  Joe Biden, or more likely his handlers, levied an ultimatum on Thursday, demanding that Gov. Greg Abbott relinquish control of the "disputed" border areas Texas has been securing.  That came after 25 states joined together to pledge their support to Abbott as he battles the federal government and its refusal to enforce immigration laws.  The date for the demand is set for Friday, January 26th, with the Biden administration saying it wants full access to Shelby Park, a boat launch, and the international bridge.  [Tweet] [Transcript] The federal attorney being quoted is reading more into the Supreme Court's ruling than exists.  The ruling simply lifted an injunction that stopped the federal officials from cutting the razor wire.  The ruling did not say that Texas must allow federal officials access to the areas where the razor wire is.

More States Stand Up To Defend Texas Against Joe Biden.  Multiple states have expressed their support for Texas as Republican Governor Greg Abbott continues to confront the Biden administration over the state's right to safeguard its border.  Texas reaffirmed on Wednesday its commitment to protect itself and the nation's frontier from the ongoing influx of illegal immigrants.  Despite the Biden administration's attempts to keep the Southern Border open, support for Texas is steadily increasing.  Several other Republican states have joined forces with Texas, providing assurance to border communities in the Lone Star State that they are not alone.  Numerous states have now criticized the White House for its apparent failure to address the border crisis.  Governor Abbott, in a statement issued on Wednesday, emphasized that Texas possesses the constitutional authority to defend and safeguard itself.  The governor argues that this authority takes precedence over any conflicting federal statutes.

Biden Domestic And Foreign Policy Implosion.  Let's start with the domestic implosion taking place because of the flood of illegal immigrants.  Texas has deployed the National Guard to its border and is preventing the Federal Government from cutting the barb wire walls the Guard has erected.  The Biden Administration sought judicial relief with the Supreme Court, which decided by a 5 to 4 majority to back the Biden Administration. [...] Texas is relying on the Constitution, which gives States the right to defend themselves if invaded, even if the Federal Government refuses to act.

Border Showdown:  Republican Governors Across U.S. Stand with Texas Against Feds.  A growing list of Republican governors announced they stand with Texas Governor Greg Abbott in the State's showdown against the Biden administration over the seized border park in Eagle Pass, Texas.  Speaker of the House Mike Johnson also stated his support.  A who's who of Republican governors announced their support for the State of Texas and Governor Abbott's fight against the Biden administration's open border policies.  The list includes Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, Virginia Governor Glen Youngkin, and West Virginia Governor Jim Justice.

Virginia Gov. Youngkin Comes Out Swinging Against Biden On Border Dispute.  Siding with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Wednesday, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) criticized President Joe Biden and his "border czar" for continued problems at the Mexico/U.S. border.  Abbott is in a dispute with the White House over the security at the border.  According to Abbott, Texas has a "constitutional right to self-defense," and therefore the right to try to secure the Texas border if Biden refuses to enforce federal immigration laws.  "Virginia stands with Texas," Youngkin posted to X on Wednesday, captioning a lengthy statement from Abbott concerning the border dispute.  "Greg Abbott is doing the job Joe Biden and his border czar refuse to do to secure our border," Youngkin continued, referencing U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas.  "The Biden administration has turned every state into a border state," the Virginia governor continued. "We must stop the flow of fentanyl, save lives, and secure our southern border."

Give the Democrats the standoff at the southern border they want.  Democrats are clamoring for a major standoff at the southern border between Texas and the federal government, but in doing so, they are putting President Joe Biden in a politically disastrous position.  Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX), with the support of Republican governors across the country, stood firm on securing the border with barbed wire and the Texas National Guard this week, despite the Supreme Court vacating a ruling that barred the federal government from removing those wire barriers.  Specifically, while the court did not order Texas itself to remove the wire or stop erecting it, the justices said the federal government, for now, could not be barred from dislodging it.  In a statement Wednesday, Abbott invoked the U.S. Constitution and said that Texas is facing an invasion at the southern border, necessitating that the state defend itself.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott: "I have declared an invasion under Article I, § 10, Clause 3 to invoke Texas's constitutional authority to defend and protect itself".  Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement on Texas' constitutional right to defend and protect itself as President Joe Biden continues to attack Texas and refuse to perform his duties to secure the border.  "The Executive Branch of the United States has a constitutional duty to enforce federal laws protecting States, including immigration laws on the books right now," reads the statement.  "President Biden has instructed his agencies to ignore federal statutes that mandate the detention of illegal immigrants.  The failure of the Biden Administration to fulfill the duties imposed by Article IV, § 4 has triggered Article I, § 10, Clause 3, which reserves to this State the right of self-defense.  For these reasons, I have already declared an invasion under Article I, § 10, Clause 3 to invoke Texas's constitutional authority to defend and protect itself.  That authority is the supreme law of the land and supersedes any federal statutes to the contrary."

The Constitution Literally Allows Texas to Engage in War at the Southern Border.  Here's How.  The Supreme Court's decision this week to order Texas not to protect its border with Mexico will go down in history as one of the court's most cowardly decisions that could doom our nation — if it is allowed to stand.  That decision was not just about razor wire.  It was about the role of states in our federal system and the betrayal of the nation — first by a president, and now by two Republican-appointed justices. [...] The establishment media had attacked Trump for spending $11 billion to put barriers up along 50 miles of our southern border.  But the corrupt media thought nothing of spending more than 10 times that to defend Ukraine and its border.  And the House GOP now estimates the annual cost of the Biden open border will be $451 billion in caring for illegal aliens.  Biden opened the door, and over 3.8 million people walked through.  That number of illegals is greater than the population of 22 states and is on the verge of destroying the nation in every way by causing crime, drug deaths, child trafficking, terrorism, deficit spending and more.  He could not have done any more damage to the nation if he had tried.

President Biden [is being] Urged to Seize Texas National Guard.  On Wednesday, Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX) called on President Biden to "seize" the Texas National Guard by calling them into Federal service, removing them from the command and control of the State of Texas.  This is presumably in response to Texas Governor Greg Abbott's defiant tone towards the Biden Administration on closing the border. [...] This idea by Rep. Castro raises some interesting questions:
  [#1]  Were the President to activate the Texas National Guard under Title 10, what would their orders be?  To assist federal officers in throwing open the gates?
  [#2]  What happens if members of the Texas National Guard refuse activation and instead continue to follow the orders of TX-ANG officers and Governor Abbott?
  [#3]  What if the Texas Guard splits, and former comrades end up facing each other across that red line?
  [#4]  If the Pentagon sends federal troops, how willing are they going to be to confront other Americans to allow the continued invasion of the country?
  [#5]  Is there any possibility that there may be open conflict between Texas and federal officials?
I'm no wild-eyed conspiracy theorist, but this is the kind of thing that civil wars start over.

Agents 'Absolutely' Don't Want To Cut Greg Abbott's Razor Wire, Border Patrol Union President Says.  Border Patrol agents don't want to cut Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's border wire after the Supreme Court ordered that the federal government can take it down, National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd told the Daily Caller News Foundation.  The Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal authorities can take down wire that Texas erected along the southern border, but the state is putting up more wire in Eagle Pass, Texas, at Shelby Park, which it took control of earlier this month.  Border Patrol agents largely support Texas' efforts, several rank-and-file agents recently told the DCNF.

Abbott: Texas Has Constitutional Right To Defend Its Borders From Invasion, Supersedes All Federal Law.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a defiant statement on Wednesday pushing back against President Joe Biden's attempts to stop Texas from securing its borders against the millions of illegal aliens pouring into the state thanks to Biden's reckless border policies.  Abbott's statement comes after the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Biden administration earlier this week, ruling that it could remove or cut through razor wire the state has deployed to stop illegal aliens from crossing the Rio Grande into the state.  "President Biden has violated his oath to faithfully execute immigration laws enacted by Congress," Abbott said.  "Instead of prosecuting immigrants for the federal crime of illegal entry, President Biden has sent his lawyers into federal courts to sue Texas for taking action to secure the border."  "President Biden has instructed his agencies to ignore federal statutes that mandate the detention of illegal immigrants.  The effect is to illegally allow their en masse parole into the United States," he continued, adding:  "By wasting taxpayer dollars to tear open Texas's border security infrastructure, President Biden has enticed illegal immigrants away from the 28 legal entry points along this State's southern border — bridges where nobody drowns — and into the dangerous waters of the Rio Grande."

Can America survive its traitors?  This week's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the federal government to remove razor-wire barriers set up by the State of Texas to discourage illegal border crossings was a slap in the face to every law-abiding American citizen.  An estimated 5 million foreign nationals, the vast majority of them males between the ages of 18 and 40, have illegally crossed into the U.S. since Biden took office.  And this doesn't include the "gotaways," which are those who cross over under the radar of Border Patrol rather than giving themselves up and claiming "asylum."  This is an invasion of military-aged men, who by all accounts appear well-fed and well-clothed.  We should assume most of them are here for no good reason.  If you think about the ramifications of this decision — all of the death and destruction that will take place in Texas and beyond as a result — it's not difficult to conclude that it's more than just your typical bad legal decision.  No, this was a criminal decision.  And it was made possible by a Trump-appointed justice, Amy Coney Barrett, who along with Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the Marxist wing of the court.

NYC inks $77M emergency hotels contract to shelter migrant families.  Mayor Eric Adams' administration has inked a new emergency $76.69 million contract with the Hotel Association of New York City to provide "last resort" shelter to migrant families[.]  Fifteen hotels in Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx will make blocks of rooms available to asylum-seeking families for up to 28 days under the "vouchering program" running through July.  "We're not going to allow a child or family to sleep on the street," Adams said during a press briefing Tuesday.  The migrant crisis has been a boon to the hotel industry still emerging from loss of business during the coronavirus pandemic.  The [New York] Post reported in September that the city extended contracts with the hotel association for three years at a staggering price tag of $1.3 billion — nearly five times the original $275 million deal — just to pay rental fees to more than 100 hotels that were converted into emergency shelters.

The Editor says...
Families?  Really?  How many of the new arrivals are unaccompanied military-age men?

Dear Treasonous Traitors: [Bleep!] Strong Message Follows.  Since SCOTUS has ruled — beyond and against any legal reasoning worthy of the name — that the U.S. Constitution does not apply to Texas, Texas should ratify that decision and return the favor, in spades.  There should be consequences to ruling a state is outside the protection of the Constitution under which it joined the republic.  All representatives of Texas outside its geographic boundaries should be recalled to the state forthwith.  [#1] How many divisions does SCOTUS have?  [#2] Texas should arrest on the spot any federal agent attempting to cut, remove, or displace any obstacle Texas has erected within the state's boundaries, or otherwise thwart prevention by Texas of the criminal invasion of their state, and hold any such arrestees without bail indefinitely, for insurrection and treason.

CBO: Biden Admin Has Released 6.2 Million Illegal Migrants into U.S. in 3 Years, Often Through 'Parole' Loophole.  President Joe Biden's deputies have let 6.2 million illegal migrants into the United States, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).  Biden's southern inflow is more than one migrant for every two American births since January 2021.  "More of those people are also being released into the United States than previously, generally through the use of parole authority or with a notice to appear before an immigration judge," said the report, titled "The Demographic Outlook: 2014 to 2054."  The 2023 inflow included 900,000 migrants who were released after they walked up to official border gates plus 1.1 million migrants who were released after they crossed through gaps in the border wall, said the CBO agency, which acts as an advisor to Capitol Hill legislators.

Three Former Presidents Start NGO to Import Illegal Aliens into the U.S..  Three of the five former Presidents of the United States have started a new non-governmental organization (NGO) with the explicit purpose of chartering flights to import illegal aliens into the United States.  As reported by Just The News, the NGO Miles4Migrants, founded by former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, is teaming up with two other organizations, American Express Global Business Travel and Welcome.US, to expand upon a previous effort that focused solely on Afghan refugees following the disastrous withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan in 2021.  Welcome.US was originally launched for the purpose of bringing in at least 85,000 Afghan refugees, and also has ties to the far-left billionaire George Soros and his Open Society Foundation.  The new coalition between Welcome.US, Miles4Migrants, and American Express Global Business Travel will seek to raise money to import illegals from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Ukraine.

Biden And Abbott Have Set The Stage For One Of The Biggest State-Versus-Feds Immigration Fights In More Than A Decade.  The feud between the Biden administration and the state of Texas over the southern border has set the stage for one of the biggest immigration fights between the federal government and a state government in more than a decade.  Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently had his authorities seize city property along the southern border, arresting migrants crossing illegally for trespassing, which the federal government has vocally opposed.  The Biden administration subsequently asked the Supreme Court to intervene, arguing that Texas is overstepping its authority, sparking a legal battle the high court hasn't seen since 2012.

The Frustrating Irony of Legal Immigration.  As many as 10 million people have been reported illegally entering the U.S. since President Joe Biden took office in January 2021, with nearly 1.6 million known "gotaways" and hundreds of thousands of inadmissible aliens now granted parole into the country every month.  In fiscal 2023 alone, there were more than 3.2 million illegal border crossings nationwide, a total that approximates the annual number of U.S. births.  December alone saw more than 300,000 migrant border "encounters — an average of 10,000 per day, the highest monthly total ever recorded.  Most enter believing U.S. borders are "open" and remain with scant fear of deportation.  We're told that those entering illegally are "vetted" before being released into communities.  But they are, in fact, released after minimal "processing."  This means taking photos and fingerprints, entering unverifiable names and birth dates, running this data through U.S. law enforcement and immigration databases, and creating an immigration file if none exists.

It's the only kind of pipeline the Democrats like:
Illegal Alien Pipeline Revealed in New Documentary.  In 2023, nearly a quarter million illegal aliens entered the United States every month.  Nearly all of these illegals followed the same mass migration trail that starts in Quito, Ecuador, and ends at the US Southern Border....So we decided to follow the trail ourselves.  Along the way, we discovered secret Chinese staging hotels, crossed through the world's deadliest jungle, embedded with an illegal alien caravan, rode the Mexican Train of Death, and finally, were kidnapped by the Gulf Cartel just hundreds of feet from the United States border.  This exposes the entire illegal alien pipeline for what it is:  a United Nations-weaponized migration agenda masquerading as an organic humanitarian crisis.  This agenda directly benefits cartels and human smugglers, exposes the United States to incredible geo-political threats and may potentially usher in permanent one-party rule.  The first stop along the route is Ecuador.  US-bound illegal aliens from all over the world first fly into the capital city, Quito, due to the country's easy entry requirements.  From here, aliens begin making their way towards Colombia.

Biden holds America hostage.  In Texas, Biden and his goons want Governor Greg Abbott to quit protecting the state's border with Mexico.  NBC reported, "Texas is refusing to comply with a cease-and-desist letter from the Biden administration over actions by the state that have impeded U.S. Border Patrol agents from accessing part of the border with Mexico."  Under Biden, Border Patrol agents are little more than Walmart greeters.  The story continued, "In a letter to the Department of Homeland Security, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton rejected the Biden administration's request for the state to cease and desist its takeover of Shelby Park, an epicenter of southwest border illegal immigration in Eagle Pass."  Paxton wrote, "Because the facts and law side with Texas, the State will continue utilizing its constitutional authority to defend her territory, and I will continue defending those lawful efforts in court."  Obama previously succeeded in getting the John Roberts Supreme Court to stop Arizona from enforcing federal law to protect its border.  Texas is using state law.

The Editor says...
Somebody is jamming GPS in the vicinity of Eagle Pass, Texas.

'There Is A Plan To Destroy America': TSA Sign Says Migrants Without ID Can Choose Not To Have Photo Taken When Entering U.S..  A photo taken from Miami International Airport showed a notice from the Transportation Security Administration indicating that migrants entering the U.S. at the airport did not have to supply a photo or have their photo taken in order to enter the country.  Political commentator Dave Rubin snapped the photo, tweeting, "This is the state of absolute insanity happening at our airports.  I'm in the Pre-TSA line, where migrants don't have to have an ID to get through security and it's their choice whether they want their picture taken.  There is a plan to destroy America."

You're Going To Get Dirty.  [Scroll down]  If you want freedom, you're going to get dirty.  By all evidence, we are mere steps away from a global war.  I believe the Western powers will lose it, that when it starts the U.S. will have its legs ripped out from under it by the nearly one million foreign fighters who have been allowed to infiltrate the U.S. through Biden's traitorous open borders.  That's when the internal fighting will begin while the military is busy getting annihilated overseas.  I am less convinced of a nuclear exchange because I don't think either Russia or China believe they need to resort to it and there is no one in the United States chain of command who believes enough in the righteousness of America to use them to defend it.

'Their' Democracy:  Tyranny Comes to the US.  [Scroll down]  Their democracy has also advanced the invasion taking place at our southern border.  In F.Y. 2023, an astonishing 2.5 million illegals, that we know about, illegally gained entry to the U.S. Using various means, the Biden administration enabled the assault.  One way was refusing to uphold its constitutional duty to protect states from invasion as required by Article IV, section 4 of the U.S. Constitution and U.S. immigration laws.  For example, at Eagle Pass, Texas, the Biden administration directed the U.S. Border Patrol to cut razor wire so that illegals could enter.  Absent help from the federal government, and because Article 1, section 10 of the Constitution gives states power to protect themselves if invaded, Texas gave its police authority to arrest illegals.  In response, the Biden administration sued Texas for doing the job Biden refuses to do.  Additionally, the Biden administration made illegal immigration an economic boom for the invaders while shifting costs onto U.S. taxpayers.  Unlike previous generations of legal immigrants required to be financially independent, current illegals get massive state and federal aid.  The Biden administration even diverted Department of Veterans Affairs heath care resources to aid illegals.  Moreover, through various federal departments, the Biden administration gave billions in taxpayer funds to non-government organizations (NGOs) to provide illegals "free" housing, food, medical care, hotels, and airfare.

Immigration or Invasion?  Cancelling the Greatest Culture in the World.  What is the greatest threat to America?  Could it be:
  •   our Marxist-driven education system?
  •   our federal government handing out billions and trillions of [dollars] to a U.S. puppet president (put into office by a coup staged by the Deep State) of a country, to fight a proxy war for the Deep State and Global Elite?
  •   the World Health Organization (WHO), an organ of the United Nations (UN), is being used to take control over all people in all countries in the world (not all have signed on, but the few that haven't are small and considered insignificant in the whole scheme of things)?
  •   the drive to "Sustainable Development", another scheme to wrest both our individual and national sovereignty?
  •   Bill Gates, Black Rock, China, and others are buying up our farm and ranch lands, our single-family homes, and businesses — which take us closer to owning nothing but our thoughts, in other words, making us slaves,
  •   Our federal, democratic republic government has been torn apart and reassembled to be a uni-party, top-down, supposedly democratic socialist tyranny?
No!  The greatest threat is unbridled illegal immigration.

Who Are We?  That was not a question even a few years ago, everyone would have said:  Americans.  Some might have broken it further down into regions or states, but generally Americans.  Now, that answer might be Venezuelans, Senegalese or Iranian, because a greater and greater portion of our population are people who have no interest in America other than as a source of plunder or an enemy to invade.  But there is a core of Americans, some of whom are confused, who think they are United States citizens.  While that is technically true, the government who seems to have no fidelity to the United States Constitution, there is no United States and therefore, one cannot be a citizen of something that does not exist.

Massachusetts Officials Pleading with Private Homeowners to Take in Illegal Aliens.  The state of Massachusetts is asking private homeowners to take in illegal aliens as the state runs out of room to house the thousands of border crossers who are still flooding into the Bay State.  Massachusetts is the only state that has a state-wide "right to housing" rule for homeless families.  And with that rule in mind, Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey (D) has repeatedly asked legal residents to open up their homes to illegal immigrants for whom officials are having a hard time finding beds.

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If you submit to this pressure, be aware that your "guests" will never leave.  If the freeloaders eventually do leave, they will spread the word that there is a "vacancy" at your house.  Open your eyes and observe these facts:  Changes made by socialists only go in one direction.  Government programs don't come and go; they come and stay.  There are no temporary welfare programs.  Housing is not a right.  Illegal immigrants are here illegally and voluntarily.

One Democrat Blasts Biden's Handling Of Border: 'An Unmitigated, Embarrassing, Unforgivable Disaster'.  Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) ripped President Joe Biden during Democratic presidential event this week for the collapse of the U.S. Southern Border.  Phillips, who is a longshot candidate, made the remarks during NewsNation's Democratic Presidential Forum on Friday with other longshot candidates Cenk Uygur and Marianne Williamson.  Phillips called Biden's border crisis, which experts have said was directly caused by his policies, "an unmitigated, embarrassing, unforgivable disaster."  His remarks came within the context of explaining numerous issues where he disagrees with Biden.  "The other area where I differ with him immensely is our southern border," said Phillips.  "I've been there twice.  It is an unmitigated, embarrassing, unforgivable disaster, and Democrats, as Cenk said earlier, have to wake up to the truth."

Lawsuit Exposes Biden Admin's Troubling Change That Impairs Dealing With Criminal Illegal Aliens.  We've seen what a mess Joe Biden has created at the border, with more illegal aliens encountered — in excess of 300,000 — by the CBP in December than in any prior month of the year and marking the most since 2000.  [Tweet]  As Rep. Mike Garcia (R-CA) noted, this is a real national security crisis.  But that isn't all.  Our friends at our sister site Townhall have an interesting story that reveals just how far the Biden team seems to have gone to undermine properly dealing with illegal aliens.  The 287(g) program has ICE partner with local law enforcement to help identify and remove criminal illegal aliens.  [Tweet] [...] They "halted" the program — meaning they suspended setting up new partnerships with law enforcement — right after Biden came in.  They had 23 relationships with various law enforcement partners that had been agreed upon but then were also put in limbo because of the suspension of the program.

Blue State Dems Aren't Hiding It Anymore, Move Closer to Forcing American Homeowners to Shelter Illegals.  We've written recently about New York and other blue states making life more and more inconvenient for American citizens living there, over the (at least in their way of thinking) more urgent needs of illegal aliens, who continue to stream daily across our southern border.  A story that continues to linger in my mind is the one from a few days ago, about New York City making high school kids return to the remote learning model from COVID lockdowns -- so that undocumented people who were being sheltered in tents could bunk down inside the school gym during bad weather.  That didn't fly with many people, [...]

Texas National Guard vs Feds Border Patrol.  The Texas Military Department confirms the TX National Guard has seized control of Shelby Park in Eagle Pass (city property where mass illegal crossings are), and is restricting Border Patrol from accessing the area, saying the Feds "perpetuate illegal crossings".  This is the area where Border Patrol has been cutting TX razor wire.  Razor wire and fences are now deployed to block the area off from the public and federal government.  [Video clip]

Texas seizes control of park, blocks Border Patrol from entering, as part of anti-illegal immigration efforts.  The Texas National Guard has seized control of a park at the U.S. southern border and is now blocking Border Patrol from entering the area — part of an effort to stop the surge of illegal immigration into Texas and a move likely to significantly increase tensions between Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the federal government.  The state government has taken control of Shelby Park in the city of Eagle Pass, Texas, which has been at the center of the migrant crisis that has engulfed the U.S. border.  Authorities have now set up razor wire and fences to block off the area.  Eagle Pass Mayor Rolando Salinas said he was informed that the decision was made as part of Gov. Greg Abbott's emergency declaration.  Salinas told reporters it was not something the city had requested, and he said his understanding is that Border Patrol was now not in the area as a result.

Small Town, USA learns the hard way that welcoming lawbreakers has negative consequences.  A few days back, AT published an essay by contributor C.S. Boddie that highlighted a recent tragedy in Colorado:  an illegal alien, who had been deported four times before, killed a mother and her 16-year-old son, as he drove (allegedly) completely inebriated near a high school.  The illegal had four "alcohol-related driving" convictions under his belt, and just days before, he'd received probation, community service, and work release from a Colorado judge; Boddie's piece also included a number of other "chilling" examples underscoring the deadly consequences of admitting millions of scofflaws.  But dead Americans aren't the only casualties — say adios to Whitewater, Wisconsin, a once-safe and once-quaint midwestern town.  Whitewater recently came into the national spotlight after a letter to the Biden regime got picked up by conservative media.  Local police chief Daniel Meyer, had appealed to Washington to request help for the influx of illegals that have cropped up since 2022, putting a "strain" on reasources, and bringing in problems like these:  [Tweet]

We Are in an Abusive Relationship with Our Government.  While foreign nationals are invading the United States in unprecedented numbers, Department of Homeland (in)Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas continues to claim that (1) there is no crisis of any kind, and (2) if there is a crisis, Congress should just allocate more money for DHS to quickly bus the invaders into small towns throughout the country.  Hear that, American citizens?  The problem isn't that tens of millions of foreigners are illegally entering the country; the problem is that people are noticing the problem — which would quickly disappear if DHS had the funds to hide the invaders more effectively and seed them into the counties where illegal votes from illegal aliens will do Democrats the most good.  Canceling American votes one invader at a time — yet none dare call it election-rigging on a massive scale!  Mayorkas's admission that his plan to tackle illegal immigration consists of (1) making it worse but (2) hiding it more effectively is another infuriating example of why governments (of any kind!) can never, ever be trusted.

Senate GOP Border Deal Leaked:  Migrants to Get Work Permits, Lawyers, Green Cards.  The Senate GOP leadership's draft border deal with the White House would reward illegal migration and encourage more foreign graduates to take jobs from American graduates, says the Immigration Accountability Project.  "There's nothing in there that [restricts immigration], in fact, it's just going to encourage more people to come," said Chris Chmielenski, president of the Immigration Accountability Project, adding:  ["]It essentially authorizes the Biden administration to continue to catch and release people into the country.  It authorizes them to give them work permits [to illegal migrants and] authorizes them to grant parole [legal status] to everybody that they're able to funnel to a port of entry.["]

ICE data from 2023 shows there were only 142K deportations despite there being over 3.2 million KNOWN border encounters.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have officially released their statistics for 2023, which according to the data, show a significantly small percentage of illegal immigrants being deported compared to the large number of encounters with Border Patrol agents.  Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data indicates that Border Patrol agents had more than two million encounters during Fiscal Year 2023, while field operatives came into contact with another million, for a grand total of over 3.2 million encounters with illegal immigrants in the United States and on its borders.

Next Comes Billeting Illegal Aliens in Our Homes.  First they ask; soon they tell.  Before our eyes, Democrats are handing over our country to the unlawful foreign invaders they have invited to pour across the undefended border from every unsavory corner of the globe.  Why wouldn't they do the same with our homes?  The Third Amendment protects us from being forced to quarter soldiers.  But this may not apply to the highly irregular troops Democrats have brought in to fundamentally transform the country.  Nor will anything else in the Constitution apply if they succeed.

Texas National Guard Seizes Control of Illegal Border Crossing Hot Spot; Blocks Feds From the Area.  On Governor Greg Abbott's orders, the Texas National Guard has seized control of a park in Eagle Pass where masses of illegal immigrants come through, Fox News' Bill Melugin reported Thursday night.  In a statement, the Texas Military Department (TMD) said they were blocking U.S. Border Patrol agents from accessing Shelby Park because the Feds "perpetuate illegal crossings."  Shelby Park is where Border Patrol agents have been caught cutting the razor wire along the border to help illegal aliens get through.

Maine Builds New Rent-Free Apartments for Migrants Paid by State's Taxpayers.  Maine's taxpayers are footing the bill for new apartments built specifically for newly arrived border crossers and illegal aliens who will have at least two years' worth of rent paid for.  This week, Maine officials in Brunswick unveiled new apartments that will go to border crossers and illegal aliens who will have their rent paid for at least two years, News Center Maine reports: [...] Maine's taxpayers will be footing the bill as the millions in funding for the new migrant apartments and rental assistance were allocated in the state budget.

The Executive Branch Is Deliberately Failing Americans.  Nearly 2.5 million people entered the U.S. illegally just in 2023.  (Note that these numbers do not include anyone crossing the border without interacting with Border Patrol officials.)  More than 10 million people have crossed the border illegally since Biden took office; that number is larger than the individual populations of 41 of the 50 states.  The costs to Americans are enormous and growing.  The Federation for American Immigration Reform published a comprehensive report last year showing that federal, state, and local expenditures for illegal immigration are approaching $200 billion annually.  But dollar figures don't capture the real costs to everyday Americans.  We do not have sufficient affordable housing for our own citizens.  Veterans and the elderly have been forced out of housing to make way for illegal immigrants.  Our own homeless population is exploding, many of whom need treatment for addiction and/or mental illness.  In Chicago, migrants have been living in the O'Hare airport.  Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey has asked citizens to take migrants into their homes.  Just this week, a New York City high school was closed, and its students were sent home for "remote" learning so that nearly 2,000 migrants could be housed at the school during a winter storm.  Illegal immigrants also distort congressional representation.  They are counted in the decennial census population tallies, so their presence increases congressional representation for states with more of them.  That reduces the voting power of citizens in states with lower populations.

Migrant Crisis Motive Revealed.  Democratic Rep. Yvette Clarke is running for re-election this year in New York's 9th District to finish the job of utterly destroying New York.  To achieve her goal of ruining a once great city, Clarke is demanding MORE illegal migrants.  Clarke actually admitted that the Democrats need more migrants to overrun their cities and states for "redistricting purposes."  "I'm from Brooklyn, New York.  We have a diaspora that can absorb a significant number of these migrants," said Clarke, who has served on the House Committee on Homeland Security.  "When I hear colleagues talk about, you know, the doors of the inn being closed — ah, no room at the inn — I'm saying I need more people in my district just for redistricting purposes."  Now, redrawing districts is a common tactic used by the right and left.  However, dismantling the Constitution to allow non-citizens to enter the country and vote is not.

Border-Jumpers Are Pushing American Kids Out Of School All Across The Country.  Democrats' open border is turning the entire United States into a refugee camp.  The record-breaking numbers of foreigners allowed to break U.S. border laws are most heavily affecting large and sanctuary cities like New York City, but the numbers are so high they can't help but affect cities across America as well.  Yesterday, a Brooklyn high school informed parents their children will be getting low-quality remote instruction because their school is being turned into a refugee camp.  The 4,000 students are being displaced on behalf of approximately 1,900 foreign lawbreakers.  In spring 2023, city officials also occupied school gyms with migrants, prompting safety concerns from parents about unvetted, military-age male foreigners sharing buildings with their kids.  As the "Louder with Crowder" blog notes, "Brooklyn went 74%-25% to Joe Biden, whose policies started the current border crisis.  Also, pro-illegal immigration Governor Kathy Hochul won Brooklyn 72% to 28%."  [Tweet]

Trump Vows to Create 'Largest Deportation Effort' in U.S. History If Reelected.  Former president Donald Trump vowed during his Fox News town hall on Wednesday night to create the "largest deportation effort in the history of our country" if he is reelected in November, saying "we have no choice."  Trump, the leading contender for the Republican nomination, said that as many as 18 million people will have entered the country illegally by the end of Democrat Joe Biden's presidency, a number that he said is "not sustainable for our country."  "Many of those people come from jails and prisons, many of those people come from mental institutions and insane asylums, and many of those people are terrorists," he said, taking another big swing on the issue that helped to propel him to the White House in 2016.

Arizona Allows Noncitizens to Vote in Federal Elections (With a Wink and a Nod).  Joe Biden has opened the floodgates and is importing somewhere between 8 [and] 12 million new illegal immigrants into the country.  There is going to be massive voter fraud in the next election.  The way that they are accomplishing this is making it nearly impossible to track down who was eligible to vote and who wasn't.  Ballots will be distributed like Monopoly money, collected by "ballot harvesters," and counted by corrupt local officials, and they hope that by doing so, they can eke out a victory or better than that.  Do the illegal immigrants streaming into the country know they are part of this scheme?  Most likely not.  Will most of them participate in it?  Probably not.  It's not like most of them came into the country as willing participants in a scheme to steal federal elections.  But will the flood of illegal aliens, many of whom are getting driver's licenses in states like my own, Minnesota — 19 states and the District of Columbia — be used to rig the vote?  Certainly, throw in motor voter and lots of illegals will be automatically registered to vote, even if they don't intend to.  Ballots will be sent, collected by operatives, and returned.  It may be easier in some places than others.

More on Noncitizens Voting.  I sort of did and sort of didn't goof in the article on noncitizen voting in my article on voting registration in Arizona.  It turns out that the problem doesn't only exist in Arizona but in every single state in the union due to federal law.  The National Voter Registration Act prevents every state from requiring people to prove that they are US citizens to vote.  How about them apples?  In my view, this makes things far worse than I had originally presumed.  Joe Biden really is importing millions of potential voters, and federal law actually prevents states from confirming the citizenship status of people as they register to vote.  Ironically, this standard was established firmly due to a case that came out of Arizona, when in 2004 Arizona Proposition 200 was voted on to establish a requirement that proof of citizenship should be required in order to register to vote.  The state was sued by voting rights activists, claiming that federal law supersedes the state requirement.  The District Court agreed with the state, but the Supreme Court (led by, ironically, Justice Scalia) disagreed.

Turkish Smugglers Use Social Media To Help 'Citizens Of Every Country' Reach The US Border.  Turkish smugglers appear to be using social media platforms to help migrants from across the globe enter the U.S. illegally through the southern border, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation review of Telegram and TikTok posts.  The advertisements offer arrangements for travel, visas and transportation directly to the U.S.-Mexico border for migrants in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  Border Patrol encounters of migrants crossing the southern border illegally have hit numerous records in recent years, with more than 2.2 million encounters in fiscal year 2022 and more than 2 million in fiscal year 2023, according to federal data.

50 Texas Counties Declare Border 'Invasion' Due to Biden's Policies.  The Constitution is clear on what the role of the federal government is when it comes to illegal immigration.  "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence," Article IV, Section 4 declares.  As we've seen, President Joe Biden's administration and his Democratic enablers in Congress don't want to meaningfully protect U.S. citizens from the invasion of illegal immigrants and criminal cartels at our southern border.  They don't want to protect voters in border states against the flood of fentanyl and lawlessness with anything except words.

NY Dem Rep. Yvette Clarke Says the Quiet Part Out Loud About Illegals:  "I Need More People in My District Just for Redistricting Purposes".  As New York collapses under the weight of Joe Biden's broken border and a neverending stream of illegals stretch resources, at least one NY Dem is celebrating what it means for her politically.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams shared that the city is supporting 110,000 "asylum seekers" who have arrived since April 2022 with up to 10,000 more coming per month.  In September, Adams told a crowd at an Upper West Side town hall meeting, "Let me tell you something, New Yorkers.  Never in my life have I had a problem that I did not see an ending to.  I don't see an ending to this.  This issue will destroy New York City.  Destroy New York City," and "The city we knew, we're about to lose."  But Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) sees an upside in illegals flooding American cities and said the quiet part out.  More illegals means help for redistricting purposes.

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In other words, she doesn't care what the flood of illegal immigrants costs this country; she only cares about how it can benefit her political career.

AOC's Solution to the Border Crisis May Be the Dumbest Thing I've Ever Heard.  While appearing on "The Daily Show," a journalistic bastion if there ever was one, Ocasio-Cortez decided to let it be known that the real way to "fix" the border is to "document people."  [Tweet]  [Tweet with video clip]  According to the esteemed congresswoman, the issue of millions of people flooding over the border illegally can be easily solved by simply handing out documented status.  Isn't that what we are already doing, though?  Joe Biden's catch-and-release policy allows illegal immigrants to enter the interior of the country.  Some outlets have even reported that work authorizations are being given out.  Regardless of the specifics, Ocasio-Cortez's suggestion still makes no sense.  It's like saying you are going to fix your toilet by burning down your house.  I mean, I guess your toilet ceases to be a problem at that point, but now you've got no house.  If you start giving legal work authorization to every illegal immigrant who crosses the border, then you are ceding the idea of having a border at all, which is exactly what Democrats want.

No Border — Say Goodbye to America.  Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman scolded the Wall Street Journal for cheerleading an open-border immigration policy. "It's just obvious you can't have free immigration and a welfare state," he warned.  This leads to a "transfer state," as the Heritage Foundation describes, the government taxing the upper and middle classes, transferring money to lower economic classes via subsidies and benefits.  In other words, "The transfer state redistributes funds from those with high-skill and high-income levels to those with lower skill levels."   Heritage makes the assumption, "It takes the entire net tax payments (taxes paid minus benefits received) of one college-educated family to pay for the net benefits received by one low-skill immigrant family."  What happens when that ratio changes to one financially sound family supporting not one, but two, three, or more families through ever-increasing taxes and families to support?

Thousands Of Africans Flying To Central America Before Crossing Illegally Into United States.  Thousands of Africans are flying to Central America in order to travel into the United States illegally by crossing the southern border.  A record number of illegal immigrants have entered America in the last year under President Joe Biden, according to a report from The New York Times.  The Times reported on Friday that there were 58,462 Africans apprehended at the southern border in fiscal year 2023 — up from 13,406 in 2022, according to government data.  The 2023 numbers include 15,263 from Mauritania, 13,526 from Senegal, and over 4,000 from Angola and Guinea.  These Africans are flying into Central America, many starting in Nicaragua, and then making their way up into America by crossing through Mexico.  The influx of Africans is reportedly in part due to some countries in Europe implementing tighter border controls.  It is unclear how exactly all of these migrants are paying for their flights across the Atlantic, as many of them are looking to escape poverty.  Some claim they borrow money from friends while others say they sold small businesses.  Once they make it to the southern border, many of the illegal migrants are simply released into the United States.

African Migrants: 'Getting into the United States is certain'.  Migrants from Mexico have been crossing the southern border in large numbers for decades.  More recently migrants from Central America and South America have decided now is the time to make the long, dangerous journey to the US.  But it's a testament to just how completely Joe Biden has bungled the border crisis that word is now being spread even in Africa:  The US border is open. [...] ["]According to government data obtained by The [New York] Times, the number of Africans apprehended at the southern border jumped to 58,462 in the fiscal year 2023 from 13,406 in 2022.["]  Just to put that number in perspective, it was only a few years ago that 58,462 was more migrants than the Border Patrol encountered in most months.  Between FY 2014 and FY 2018 there were only a handful of individual months where the number of encounters topped 58,000 and even then not by much.  For any of those years, 58,000 would have been about 10-12% of our total annual number of border encounters.

Money Flows Through D.C. Like Sewage.  There are a lot of reasons to argue against the massive influx of illegals the past few years.  First and foremost, it is a violation of our sovereignty and national security.  That ought to stop it dead in its tracks.  The fact that these people are entering without any form of background checks, any traditional requirements of vaccinations (the real ones, if there are any these days) no designations as to whether they are entering for the third or fourth time to multiply the benefits they receive.  The border patrols are so busy waving them in, making sure they get signed up for all of the social services that most citizens aren't able to apply for, get their pre-loaded cash cards, get their cell phones, plane tickets and housing arrangements, the sort of things a veteran would be astonished to receive for their sacrifice for the nation, that the border patrol agents don't have time to stop the drug and human trafficking along the unguarded borders.  Not that they would anyway, because of their pensions and their total freaking fear of their supervisors, all of whom are cowards and traitors.

It's obviously a Uniparty conspiracy:
Turning America Upside-Down.  Behold:  It's the leprechaun-logistics theory of magic migration that tells us hordes of clean, fed, and comfortably shod invading migrants miraculously and spontaneously appear at the America end of their personal rainbows, where they demand pots of U.S. taxpayer gold.  But with no backpacks to carry water, energy snacks, or even spare socks for their journey?  [Indeed], our children don't go off to neighborhood elementary schools without backpacks full of supplies.  So how is it these folks walk the 1,300-mile south-to-north expanse of Mexico, not to mention trekking from Central and South America, without backpacks?  Watching thousands of illegals daily pour across America's southern border forces recognition that this mass invasion didn't just pop out of the woodwork or happen organically.  The magnitude and duration of this invasion demands answers to four core questions:  1) Who organizes these people?  2) Who provides water, food, and critical support for these hundreds of thousands of people?  3) Who arranges and distributes the go-to-this-enabler contact lists these invaders are given and then carry with them so they know with whom to connect when they step off free-pass buses and gratuitously ticketed airplanes?  And 4) Who recruits, coordinates, and supports the many enablers named on these contact lists [...]

Biden Sues Texas Over State Law to Stop Illegal-alien Invasion.  The Biden administration sued Texas yesterday because Governor Greg Abbott and state legislators decided the Lone Star State must do the job Biden won't do.  The lawsuit seeks to stop Texas from enforcing SB4, a law that criminalizes entering Texas illegally across the southwest border and also allows state officials to deport illegal aliens.  The administration claims that enforcing immigration law is the sole purview of the federal government.  As well this week, the administration sought permission from the U.S. Supreme Court to remove razor wire that Texas authorities installed to stop the illegal-alien invasion that Biden is aiding and abetting.  [Tweet]

DOJ Sues Texas To Prevent State From Arresting Migrants Who Enter Illegally.  The Biden administration is suing Texas to prevent the state from arresting migrants who flout U.S. immigration law to enter the state illegally, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday.  The DOJ is making good on its threat to sue Texas over enforcing S.B. 4, a new law signed in December 2023 that would permit local and state authorities to arrest and prosecute individuals suspected of entering the U.S. illegally, according to the DOJ and NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth.  Texas Illegal immigration has surged to record levels under the Biden administration, with Texas seeing a massive influx of migrants arriving at its border with Mexico.  "The Constitution assigns the federal government the authority to regulate immigration and manage our international borders.  Pursuant to this authority, Congress has established a comprehensive framework governing the entry of noncitizens into the United States and the removal of noncitizens from the country," the DOJ stated in a press release announcing the lawsuit.  "Because SB 4 is preempted by federal law and violates the U.S. Constitution, the Justice Department seeks a declaration that SB 4 is invalid and an order preliminarily and permanently enjoining the state from enforcing the law."

The Democrat party: who are they?  Just who are the members of the Democrat/socialist/communist (D/s/c) Party?  How do their beliefs differ from those of normal Americans? [...] Among their favored oppressed are criminals — the more violent and depraved the better — and their policies have turned our blue cities into third world war zones.  Other oppressed are the millions of illegal aliens they're importing.  Non-D/s/c Americans have so disappointed them.  They intend to abolish them and import their replacements.  That many of them are criminals, terrorists, pedophiles, slavers and masses who can't speak the language and have no skills with which to support themselves is a feature rather than a bug.  They're worried about the illegal avalanche, but not because of the damage it's doing to America.  They're afraid of losing power, afraid, despite their best Trump Derangement Syndrome efforts, their election fraud protocols might not prevail.

Why The Sudden Media Interest In The Biden Border Crisis?  After spending three years largely ignoring the border, the mainstream press is suddenly all over it, with headlines blaring about a "surge," "crisis" and "call for action."  Why now?  Last week CNN reported that a "December migrant surge" at the southern border was the "largest in more than two decades."  Several other news outlets used similar language.  The New York Times warned that "surging" Mexico border crossings "push U.S. resources to the brink."  In another story, CNN even described the situation as a "crisis."  Weirdly, the press is even exaggerating the current "surge."  Consider that CNN story, which says:  "Border authorities encountered more than 225,000 migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border this month, marking the highest monthly total recorded since 2000, according to preliminary Homeland Security statistics shared with CNN."  Except that's not true.  According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data, illegal crossings exceeded 225,000 in August, September, October, and November of this year, and in six previous months since President Joe Biden took office.  As a matter of fact, illegal crossings have averaged more than 200,000 since Biden moved into the White House.

Gov. Greg Abbott shipped over 85,000 illegal migrants from Texas in over one year.  In less than a year-and-a-half, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has transported 85,400 illegal migrants to so-called sanctuary cities run by Democrats who don't want to adhere to federal immigration enforcement.  New York City has borne the brunt of Texas offloading the crisis to Democratic enclaves, with Abbott sending 32,200 to the Big Apple starting in August 2022, according to his office.  Chicago has seen the second amount of migrants sent from Texas with 24,500 migrants arriving over the last year and four months.  While highly unpopular, specifically among Democrats, Abbott's strategy of sending migrants to sanctuary cities is helping flip the narrative and get more attention on the crisis.

More than 302,000 illegal migrants crossed into the US in December.  A record number of migrants crossed the U.S. southern border in December, according to a new report, topping the highest amount ever recorded as President Joe Biden continues to grapple with the crisis.  There were 300,000 encounters in the last month of 2023, U.S. Custom and Border Patrol sources told Fox News.  Between Dec. 1 and December 31, more than 302,000 migrants were documented attempting to cross the U.S. southern border.  It is the highest total for a single month ever recorded in history and it marks the first time migrant encounters have reached over 300,000.

Watch: Illegal Aliens Unlawfully Entering U.S. Receive High End Luggage Concierge Service.  Illegal aliens who've unlawfully crossed the US-Mexico border are being treated to unprecedented concierge services, with their luggage being safely transported into the US aboard trucks and trailers.  Footage shot at a gas station in Eagle Pass, Texas, shows a truck with an overhead rack loaded to the brim with luggage and bags pulling a trailer also packed full of luggage.  "Here we are in Eagle Pass," says the man filming. "And that guy right there, he carries all the people's baggage across so when they get here they don't have to carry their bags.  That's his job."

Flashpoints of a second civil war?  ["]For more than a year, Breitbart News has chronicled how DHS is planning to roll out a pilot program that will give border crossers and illegal aliens photo ID cards, similar to a driver's license, upon their release into the United States interior from the southern border.["]  This, knowing there is no way to confirm the identity of most, if not all, illegal immigrants.  They'll be giving official government ID to military-aged males from enemy countries, establishing false identities for them.  Unless government can be certain of the identification of these cardholders, data entry, storage and retrieval will be chaotic at best.  We'll be storing false, misdirecting data on ghosts, criminals, terrorists and spies.  These will be alternate social security numbers, rendering the real thing essentially meaningless. [...] This is nothing less than normalizing and legalizing illegal immigration.  It's establishing a separate criminal class, yet a class that can never be prosecuted for their crimes.  It's a blatant flaunting of the law.  Blue states will use the cards, without any vetting, to issue driver's licenses, voter registration cards, and all manner of other entitlements.  Every card issued is an abetment of a variety of federal crimes, and surrender of our national sovereignty.

The Corruption of Everything.  The border has been corrupted.  Almost ten million illegal entrants have come across our borders, bringing terrorists, sex-traffickers, and criminals.  It's proving to be overwhelming to the cities where they squat, and it must stop.  Are we waiting for a massive cyber-attack?  This administration is almost single-handedly destroying our sovereignty.  Thanks, Joe.

Blinken Talked to AMLO About "Normalizing" Illegal Aliens.  In case you didn't get enough lumps of coal (or some carbon-free alternative) in your Christmas stocking, here's a late entry for you.  As John discussed yesterday, the US delegation to Mexico went to beg for help from President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador with the Biden border crisis this week.  He predicted that whatever help the Biden administration winds up getting will be "somewhere between nothing and not much." That clearly seems to be panning out, but it's probably not because AMLO is fighting us or unwilling to cooperate.  What was the delegation actually negotiating with Mexico?  Ostensibly they were supposed to be asking for our southern neighbor's help in preventing massive armies of illegal migrants from reaching our border in the first place.  There may have been some discussions along those lines, but according to some officials familiar with the negotiations, they were also talking about "normalizing Hispanic illegal aliens already in the United States.  That would include the eight to ten million already allowed in since Joe Biden took office.

Biden Regime Threatens to Sue Texas if it Arrests and Deports Illegal Aliens Under New State Immigration Law.  The Biden regime has escalated its war on Texas.  Not satisfied with flooding the state with millions of illegal aliens, they now want to stop the state from removing the invaders.  The Gateway Pundit previously reported Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill earlier this month known as SB4 which grants state and local law enforcement officials the power to arrest, jail, and prosecute illegal migrants.  Moreover, it allows judges to issue de facto deportation orders, thus allowing the state to send back the invaders the Regime has happily allowed in.  This act of brave defiance has ticked off the Regime.  As CBS News revealed Thursday, the Department of "Justice" told Texas in a letter they would sue if the state dares to implement SB4.

Musk Exposes "Immense & Growing Size" Of Illegal Immigration Invasion.  Elon Musk red-pilled users on X, allowing them to visualize "the immense and growing size of illegal immigration" pushed by radical progressives in the White House that have flooded the nation with millions of migrants.  Musk commented on a post by X user "~~datahazard~~," who said: "Since August, there are officially more arriving each month than there are children being born to American mothers.  And these are just the official encounters — we don't know how many avoided detection."  [Tweet]  Illegal immigrants outpacing US births reminds us of a comment from Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, who stated at a recent debate that the "Great Replacement Theory is not some grand, right-wing conspiracy theory," but rather a "basic statement of the Democratic Party's platform."  [Tweet]

Joe Biden's DHS Confirms Illegal Aliens Freed into U.S. Will Get Photo ID Cards in 2024.  President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has confirmed that the agency is developing a program that will provide border crossers and illegal aliens released into the United States with photo ID cards.  For more than a year, Breitbart News has chronicled how DHS is planning to roll out a pilot program that will give border crossers and illegal aliens photo ID cards, similar to a driver's license, upon their release into the United States interior from the southern border.  Now, DHS officials are seemingly confirming their plan to issue photo IDs to such border crossers and illegal aliens.  Buried in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) annual report, officials confirmed that they are planning to begin issuing the photo ID cards to border crossers and illegal aliens sometime this fiscal year.

The Editor says...
There is only one reason to provide ID cards to every illegal alien, and it's not so they can be identified and deported later.  It is to enable them to get a job, sign up for welfare benefits, and VOTE.

Joe Biden's DHS Confirms Illegal Aliens Freed into U.S. Will Get Photo ID Cards in 2024.  President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has confirmed that the agency is developing a program that will provide border crossers and illegal aliens released into the United States with photo ID cards.  For more than a year, Breitbart News has chronicled how DHS is planning to roll out a pilot program that will give border crossers and illegal aliens photo ID cards, similar to a driver's license, upon their release into the United States interior from the southern border.  Now, DHS officials are seemingly confirming their plan to issue photo IDs to such border crossers and illegal aliens.

Asylum-Seeking Families At U.S. Border Say That 'Going Back' Is Not An Option.  One woman who spoke to CNN reporters claimed that she was attacked by criminals seeking money in her home country and that she has no desire to ever go back.  The woman, who left her native country of Honduras with her two children, says that she is an activist who has been forced into unemployment for criticizing her own nation's government.  Thousands of undocumented immigrants arrived at a Texas shelter on Christmas Eve, having been released on parole by immigration officials.  Since there were not enough resources at a handful of shelters for newcomers, many of them were still seen waiting outside, hoping for any possible openings.

The Editor says...
The article immediately above carries the aroma of astroturf propaganda.  The lady at the center of it is a single mom with little kids who can never go home.  How touching.  But for every single mom with little kids, there are probably a hundred single men crossing the border.  A reporter would have to look all day to find another single mom in this situation — unless she and the kids were introduced by a friendly government official or NGO.

Despite warning of cold temperatures, migrants choose to come to Chicago.  As the suburbs continue to take a stand on arriving migrants, Chicago is running out of funds to help them, and space to house them.  As CBS 2's Marybel Gonzalez reported, migrants are still choosing Chicago as their landing spot in the U.S.  Even as temperatures drop in Chicago, the city continues to be a hot spot for new arrivals.  CBS 2 spoke with a person running some of the shelters along the southern border about why this could be.

The Editor says...
I find it very difficult to believe the story above.  Why would anyone from Mexico, Central America, South America, or the Caribbean voluntarily move to brutally-cold Chicago?  For every such migrant, I suspect one could find a hundred others who were sent to Chicago by Governor Abbott.

Laredo Mayor:  We Now Have Migrants 'Stranded' in Our City, That Didn't Happen Before.  On Thursday's broadcast of "CNN News Central," Laredo, TX Mayor Treviño stated that while Laredo is used to having migrants released into the city, things are different now, because instead of moving on to another city, there are now people "stranded in our community with no money and no idea of where they're going."

Tucker Carlson:  Biden is Importing Millions of Third-World Illegals While Telling Them White People Are a Source of Their Problems.  "The Biden administration is importing millions of third-world immigrants to live here illegally, and at the same time telling them that white people are the source of their problems.  How's that going to work out in the end?" Tucker Carlson said.  More than 10 million illegal aliens — mainly military-age men from Africa, Middle East and Latin America have invaded the US since Joe Biden was installed in January 2021.  The illegal aliens are being told by the Democrat-media complex that white people — specifically white men — are the world's problems.

Mexican Cops Step Aside as New Migrant 'Poverty' Caravan Moves North.  Mexican authorities stood down any efforts to contain a new migrant caravan that embarked this week from the southern part of Mexico.  Authorities are currently escorting the groups and providing crowd control.  Calling themselves the Poverty Exodus (Exodo de la Pobreza), the caravan, which is made up of more than 6,000 migrants, left the city of Tapachula, Chiapas, on Christmas Eve.  The caravan is making its way north.  In various parts of the journey, the migrants waved a banner with the caravan's name and carried a white cross.  Members of the group made public claims that their goal was to reach the United States for economic reasons.

The Editor says...
One could easily surmise that the immigrants' only accomplishment will be to spread poverty to another country — the U.S. — because if these were productive workers, they probably could have made a living in their native countries.

Mayor Eric Adams:  Illegal Immigration Spurring 'Erosion of Quality of Life' in New York City.  The arrival of more than 160,000 border crossers and illegal aliens is spurring "the erosion of the quality of life" for New Yorkers, Mayor Eric Adams (D) says.  During a press conference alongside Chicago, Illinois, Mayor Brandon Johnson (D) and Denver, Colorado, Mayor Mike Johnston (D), Adams warned again that New York City is falling into disarray as a result of illegal immigration.  Every day, President Joe Biden's administration releases about 5,000 border crossers and illegal aliens into the United States interior — many ending up in New York City, where they can work off the books, receive protection from the city's sanctuary policy, and enjoy free housing paid for by local taxpayers.  Now, Adams says, the city has hit a "breaking point" from illegal immigration.

The Editor says...
The mayor can renounce and rescind New York's status as a "Sanctuary City" at any time, and Texas might stop sending illegal aliens.  But he won't do so, for political reasons.  He doesn't seem to understand that there is an unlimited supply of hungry and unemployed (and violent and diseased) immigrants arriving every day, and there are multiple ways of transporting them to the cities that boast about being sanctuaries.

Why Not Just Invite the Entire World to the U.S.?  Today's reality is that there is no national border.  At least for those crossing by foot or caravan.  For those attempting to enter the U.S. legally, by following the law and visa application process, it's a nightmare of rules, delays, cost, and frustration.  For those interested, read here about the bizarre labyrinth facing citizens of many countries to legally visit or transit through America.  Lady Liberty doesn't want any "huddled masses yearning to breathe free" that follow American law, but has her arms and purse wide open to those coming to America illegally.  How many?  Before President Biden, "As of 2021, the nation's 10.5 million unauthorized immigrants represented about 3% of the total U.S. population."  What about now, specifically the past three years under Biden?  Since Biden took office in early 2021, the Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) has "encountered" almost 8 million border crossers, the majority young military age males.  In August alone, that number was 232,972, an annualized rate of 3 million migrants a year.

The Editor says...
The widely-touted figure of 11 million illegal aliens has been treated like an indisputable mathematical constant by the news media for at least 20 years.  There were probably that many in Texas alone, even before Joe Biden (or his puppeteers) opened up the border a few years ago.

Three simple fixes would radically improve the 'border' situation — but Democrats don't care.  We don't have a border.  The media constantly tell the public that the illegal immigration problem is a complex issue that's extremely hard to solve, but that is not true.  The border was significantly more controlled under President Trump, before Joe Biden reversed his successful policies.  There are three main things that would greatly reduce the problem:
  [#1]   Enforce existing laws.
  [#2]   Make people who seek asylum remain in Mexico.  If we did that, Mexico would suddenly enforce their southern border, instead of allowing illegals from all over the world to stroll into the U.S.  The nation couldn't afford to keep the masses within its borders, and the government knows it.
  [#3]   Build the wall.  It is the cheapest solution, both short- and long-term.

Then why is New York still a "sanctuary city?"
Eric Adams Suggests Migrant Crisis Will Result In Rampant Crime.  Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams raised concerns that the city's migrant crisis will create more crime during a press conference Tuesday.  Migrants that are arriving and unable to work in the U.S. legally have become a challenge for the city, Adams said during the news conference, where he was asked about rising crime.  Out of the more than 100,000 migrants that have arrived to the city, only 2,200 have been approved for work permits, Anne Williams-Isom, the city's deputy mayor for health and human services, said.  "When I talk about the devastation impact that the migrant and asylum seekers, people only think about the volume of people that are coming in.  There are byproducts to this, cuts to services, like we had to postpone a police class, looking at some of the budgetary cuts, having a body of people, many young, who can't work," Adams said.

The Editor says...
Those problems were all self-inflicted.

"Mass Migration Blueprints" Reveal NGOs "Carefully Planned" US Migrant Invasion, Report Says.  A network of NGOs, or non-governmental organizations, seems to be playing a powerful role in coordinating the large-scale invasion of illegals at the US southern border.  The new website Muckraker revealed a treasure trove of "mass migration blueprints," handed out by NGOs across South and Central America to illegals with details about their route to the US.

Biden's broken borders, welfare, and America's coming collapse.  Wall Street has always liked the idea of open borders because it sees people chasing jobs, thereby increasing wealth.  A certain sector has also liked the idea of unlettered immigrants who can easily be exploited, but that's another subject entirely.  Another group that likes open borders is leftists.  As this UMinn professor made clear, they loath America, and a country without borders isn't a country at all.  This is great for Biden because his illegal open border caters to both demographics, Wall Street and the hard left.  It's not often that you get a political two-fer quite like that.  Milton Friedman, who believed in the free flow of capital, also liked open borders.  However, he had a very firm caveat: "It's just obvious you can't have free immigration and a welfare state."

Illegals Near NYC's Floyd Bennett Field [are] Going Door to Door Begging for Money [and] Food.  Illegals being housed at a tent shelter at Floyd Bennett Field in NYC are going door to door in the neighboring community begging for cash, food, and clothes.  Residents are learning the hard way what it means to be a sanctuary city. [...] On Tuesday, Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa shared a video taken outside of Floyd Bennett Field showing the deteriorating conditions of the tent city and called on the city to step in.  Sliwa shared, "So here we are.  We got the four tents behind us.  You got all the migrants behind us, they won't let us get any closer.  And we've gone all through Marine Park in the area where all the illegal aliens are going."

5 All-Time Worsts for America with Joe Biden as President.  President Joe Biden has helped break records this year at the United States-Mexico border.  In particular, Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) oversaw record illegal immigration, again, to the U.S. in 2023.  According to private testimony from DHS officials given to House and Senate committees this month, the agency is releasing about 5,000 illegal aliens every day from the border into American communities.  Put another way, Biden's DHS is releasing about 150,000 illegal aliens into the U.S. interior every month — the equivalent of adding ten Martha's Vineyards to the country every 30 days.

Joe Biden's Southern Border Is in Chaos, and It's Going to Cost the U.S. Billions.  It's no secret that our southern border is in nothing less than disarray, and the blame can be squarely placed on the Biden administration's rhetoric and policies.  It's gotten so bad states along the border are having to take extraordinary actions to combat the problem.  Governor Greg Abbott of Texas has signed a law authorizing law enforcement to arrest illegal immigrants and even Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs of Arizona has tapped the National Guard to help control the problem.  The Biden administration has actively opposed efforts in those states to stymie illegal immigration, ordering Arizona to remove shipping container walls and actively sabotaging deterrents in Texas.

More than 242,000 people arrived at the southern border in November.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection recorded more than nearly a quarter of a million encounters at the southwest land border in the month of November, the agency confirmed Friday, while insisting that authorities stationed along the Mexican frontier need additional support from Congress.  In total, CBP reported 242,418 arrivals at the southern border in November, including 191,113 between ports of entry.  The figures represent a modest uptick from the October numbers of 240,988 total and 188,778 between ports of entry.  The agency processed 43,000 individuals at ports of entry using the CBP One app.

Biden's Parole Pipeline Frees Over 670K Foreign Nationals into U.S. in 11 Months.  President Joe Biden's parole pipeline at the United States-Mexico border has released a foreign population into American communities larger than Las Vegas, Nevada's, population in less than a year.  On Friday, Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released illegal immigration figures for November.  The data shows that since the start of the year, more than 670,000 foreign nationals have been released into the U.S. interior through the administration's parole pipeline.  The parole pipeline is made up of so-called "humanitarian parole" that Biden's DHS offers to Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans as well as the "CBP One" migrant mobile app whereby foreign nationals in Mexico can schedule appointments at the border for release into the U.S. interior.

10 more migrant buses arrive in Denver as Speer encampment grows.  Residents who live near a migrant encampment at Zuni and Speer say the number of tents is growing and the trash is becoming a larger issue.  On Thursday, 10 buses arrived in Denver with 341 migrants inside.  The city said that puts Denver on track to break 100 buses just in December.  One of the main spots they're landing is an encampment at Zuni Street and Speer Boulevard.  With more migrants coming in, residents' concerns are growing — one of those concerns being the trash created by a growing number of people in that one spot.

"13M Gotaways" Alone, 14,509 Illegal Crossers in One Day.  A Washinton Examiner report puts the new estimate this week of the growing population of "gotaways" in the United States at a sky-high 13 million, more than the population of every state except four:  California, Texas, New York, and Florida.  "I think the number is around, now, probably close to 13 million," said Steven Camarota, the research director for the Center for Immigration Studies.  There is a formula for determining the numbers, but there could be one million to two million more than that. [...] Border Patrol announced this week that on Monday, they had a total record-breaking 14,509 apprehensions across all sectors in one day.

Secession Without Secession.  The border patrol has simply waved the white flag to any and all comers, criminals, rapists, murderers, terrorists and cartels.  Everything Texas has done to stop it has been challenged by who?  The federal government.  Federal agents were cutting the razor wire placed by Texas as a barrier to these illegals.  My point is, the enemy within might be able to destroy the United States, but they cannot destroy the states, unless the states allow them to do so.  The United States is the same as the European Union, at one time it was a blessing that has turned into a curse.  We don't have to live like this.

Biden is breaking the border on purpose — he wants mass amnesty.  The backlog of pending cases in the nation's immigration courts has hit 3 million, as millions of border migrants have been released into the United States to seek asylum in the past three years.  It's a shocking figure, but just the latest example of the president's efforts to break the immigration-enforcement system, likely to force a massive amnesty he has long sought.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas — among others — has accused former President Trump of "gutting" the immigration system, but such claims are little more than projection.  Annual southwest border apprehensions exceeded 405,500 just once during the last presidency, in fiscal year 2019 when they hit 860,000. Trump responded with the successful "Remain in Mexico" program, driving illegal migration down again.  Apprehensions have subsequently exceeded 2 million in the past two fiscal years, setting a new all-time record (2.2 million) in FY 2022.

15 GOP Senators Warn Against Secret Border Deal With Democrats.  Nearly one-third of Senate Republicans are asking their leaders not to finalize a border agreement with President Joe Biden and other Democrats without allowing members to review it.  The 15 GOP members sent a letter dated Sunday to Republican Conference Chairman John Barrasso, R-Wyo., to ask for a meeting of all Senate Republicans no sooner than Jan. 8, when the House reconvenes.  "Rushed and secret negotiations with Democrats who want an open border and who caused the current crisis will not secure the border," the GOP senators' letter to Barrasso says.  A spokeswoman for Barrasso told The Daily Signal on Monday: "Chairman Barrasso received a request from 15 colleagues for a conference meeting on immigration.  He will work with all Republican senators to schedule the meeting."  Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., was named as the GOP point man to negotiate a border agreement with Senate Democrats.  This would be part of a larger deal to fund border security within a national security spending bill to provide U.S. financial aid both to Ukraine's defense against Russia and Israel's war with Hamas.

Biden's Failure to Stop Border 'Invasion' Is Impeachable Offense, GOP House Member Says.  President Joe Biden's unwillingness to stop the border crisis is an impeachable offense that eclipses the issues surrounding his ties to his family's alleged influence peddling, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee says.  "Just on the border alone, we have a commander in chief that is operating in high crimes and misdemeanors because he is not securing our homeland," Rep. Josh Brecheen, R-Okla., told The Daily Signal.  "That — even aside from the bribery element — the Constitution sets up those three elements of treason, bribery, and high crimes and misdemeanors for impeachment."  The House voted last week to formalize an impeachment inquiry into Biden as three of its committees — Oversight and Accountability, Ways and Means, and Judiciary — investigate allegations of corruption and influence peddling.

Come to America, and sue us!
Migrant groups launch lawsuits against Border Patrol over camping conditions near San Diego.  It's not enough that the food isn't good enough in New York for migrants, who are reportedly wasting tons of it.  Nor is it enough that migrants are getting any shelter at all, as the same migrants demonstrated in the streets with demands for permanent housing.  Now migrant open-borders groups are complaining about holding-camp conditions for illegal border crossers, hitting the Border Patrol with two lawsuits in San Diego. [...] After all, didn't the migrants pay good money to cartel human smugglers, upwards of $7,000 a pop, for passage across into the U.S. with no visas or papers needed?  If the cartels select a remote desert spot for migrant-dumping, the Border Patrol better be ready to house all of them, no matter how many they send, and with five-star hotel accomodations, or else lawsuits will be filed.

'We're Just Uber Drivers': Border Patrol Agent Says America Is Being Destroyed.  [Scroll down]  A small sampling of illegal immigrants at the camps say they came from China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Mauritania, Colombia, and Brazil.  Sam Schultz, whose family volunteers for a group called Border Kindness and are affiliated with the legal services organization Al Otro Lado, which means "to the other side" in Spanish, delivers food and water to the camps daily.  He told The Epoch Times on Dec. 5 he was worried about running out of supplies with so many illegal immigrants crossing that day.  Mr. Schultz said about 30 percent of the illegal immigrants in the latest wave to the Jacumba camps are from China.  Manny Bayon, a National Border Patrol Council union spokesman in San Diego, told The Epoch Times the number of illegal immigrants released into San Diego County has doubled in the last two weeks — from 400 to 500 per day to 800 to 1,000.

No, a "hardline" policy would limit them to 50 a day.  Or five.  Or zero.
Senate closes in on deal on new hardline border policy that could ban asylum after 5,000 crossings a day.  The Senate has pushed off its holiday recess to work on a border security and foreign aid package in what could be a breakthrough on immigration policy[,] that has not been dealt with by Congress in decades.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the talks had made 'good progress' on Thursday on a package that would include money for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan and would bolster border security measures in exchange.  One idea under consideration is to allow Homeland Security officials to stop migrants from applying for asylum at the southern border if the total number of crossings on a day exceeds 5,000.

Border?  What Border?  There's been a lot going on in the news lately, but I have kept one eye on the goings-on at the southern border.  Just because there are wars outside the United States that catch the eye changes nothing about the importance of our border crisis.  And it is a crisis.  A huge crisis, and even if the flow of migrants stopped tomorrow, the US will be dealing with the effects for years to come.  Like increased prices after a surge of inflation, the huge bump in the number of migrants won't decrease the significant burden of the illegals who have already arrived.  Since Joe Biden was inaugurated, uncounted millions (I mean this term literally) of illegal migrants have crossed into the United States.  The number of migrants who have turned themselves into the Border Patrol is staggering, but then there are the millions more about whom we know nothing because they are "gotaways," meaning that they are uncounted and unknown.

Noncitizens who vote in Texas.  In early 2019, the Texas secretary of state compiled a list of about 95,000 people who appeared to be noncitizens yet had also registered to vote in one or more elections.  In addition, the secretary found 58,000 noncitizens who might have actually voted.  It was not a final list: the goal was simply to make inquiries.  But the Republican secretary of state did not understand that sensitive Democrat voters might find those questions intimidating.  Soon, multiple lawsuits were filed (claiming voter intimidation), and a quick judicial decision shut down the process.  As a result of the court's ruling, the Texas secretary of state was forced to modify his procedures, and he made modifications that seriously undermined efforts to investigate noncitizen voting.  Here is how the new Texas system works: the only people who can be investigated are those who register to vote and subsequently confess to the Texas Department of Public Safety that they are not citizens.  In effect, the voter has to volunteer that he may have committed a felony.  Despite the crazy new rules, the Texas secretary of state has identified nearly 12,000 noncitizens who may have registered to vote — in just the four Texas counties studied.

Latino Democrats Tout Migrants as Their Constituents.  Democratic Latino politicians are demanding President Joe Biden protect the interests of foreign migrants, regardless of the huge civic and pocketbook damage to unhyphenated Americans, Latino-Americans, and legal immigrants. "We are here to protect immigration as it is," Rep. Nanette Barragan (D-CA), told an audience of legislators, activists, and media at a December 13 rally beside the Capitol.  The rally called on President Joe Biden to deny any significant concessions to GOP negotiators in the debate over his demand for $14 billion in emergency funds to accelerate and hide his migration flood, and funds for wartime aid for Israel and Ukraine.

Most likely an underestimation:
Biden's Border Crisis Just Keeps Getting Worse, 13 Million Illegal Aliens Now In U.S..  As the 2024 election rounds the corner, President Joe Biden's border crisis is at the forefront of voter's minds — which has exceeded a staggering 13 million illegal aliens now in the United States.  According to a new report, the growing number of "gotaways" has reached a record high as migrants illegally enter the U.S. through the southern border.  Steven Camarota, the research director for the Center for Immigration Studies, said that there are now nearly 50 million foreign-born citizens in the U.S. — driven solely based on the Biden Administration's open border policies.  This number is far more than the government previously expected.  He said this is the most significant percentage of foreign-born immigrants in the U.S. the country has ever seen.  However, Camarota said that number is just an estimate and could be much larger than recorded.  His report also found that illegal border crossings under Biden have exceeded far beyond the presidencies of Obama and Bush.

Americans Must Choose Between Civilization or Its Destroyers.  Nihilism is the religion of the Left.  Anarchy is now at the core of the new Democratic Party.  If the Left wished radically to alter the demography of the U.S., it could have expanded legal immigration through legislation or the courts.  Instead, it simply erased the border and dynamited federal immigration law.  By fiat, nihilists ended the wall, and stopped detaining and deporting illegal aliens altogether.  Or was it worse than that when candidate Joe Biden in September 2019 urged would-be illegal aliens to "surge" the border?  As a result, through laxity and entitlement incentives, eight million illegal entrants have swarmed the southern border under the Biden administration.  They are swamping border towns, bankrupting big-city budgets, and infuriating even Democratic constituencies.

Abbott Announces Texas Border Officers Will Be Allowed to Arrest Illegal Aliens.  Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) announced sweeping new measures aimed at keeping illegal migrants out of the United States as thousands have unlawfully crossed the border through his state under the Biden Administration.  On Sunday, Abbott announced that state officers will soon be allowed to arrest and detain illegal aliens in an effort to curb the mass numbers of migrants entering the U.S. through the southern border.  "Well, I'll tell you a couple of things very interesting.  For one, the problem is extraordinarily bad.  The numbers are high, and that is because Joe Biden continues to lay out the welcome mat, welcoming illegal immigrants into the United States of America," Abbott told FOX News Channels' Sunday Morning Futures with host Maria Bartiromo.

Biden's DOJ Fines Tennessee Christian Trucking Company $700,000 for Requiring Workers to Disclose Legal Status.  Biden's Department of Justice has slapped a whopping $700,000 fine on Covenant Transport Inc. and the affiliated Transport Management Services LLC, both stellar examples of Tennessee's robust transportation sector.  The recent decision by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to impose a $700,000 fine on Covenant Transport Inc., a Christian trucking company based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, raises significant concerns about the overreach of federal power and the disregard for the realities faced by businesses in regulating their workforce.  The DOJ, under Joe Biden's regime, claims this measure is to resolve alleged violations of the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by Covenant and its affiliated entity, Transport Management Services LLC.

Six Democrats Join House GOP to Block Biden from Turning Federal Lands into Migrant Camps.  Just six Democrats joined House Republicans this week to prevent President Joe Biden from turning federal lands into migrant camps for tens of thousands of illegal aliens who have been released into the United States interior.  On Thursday, the House passed Rep. Nicole Malliotakis's legislation known as the "Protecting our Communities from Failure to Secure the Border Act" to block the federal government from using federal lands to house illegal aliens in a 224-203 vote.

Waves of Invasion.  We are at a point when the entire American population is awakening to the fact that the ongoing daily invasion of our southern border is a real problem, after millions of foreigners have already entered and disappeared among our 48 contiguous states.  And yet we have a Democrat party, which inhabits a government, founded in the Constitution, that down to the last member rejects its "law" to execute the standing laws regarding defending our borders and controlling immigration.  They have allowed this invasion to continue since January 2021.  What could be the reason?  If we look at our history, this is not the first invasion the Democrat party has championed.  It is one of many.

Where's America's Conor McGregor?  [Scroll down]  We do not have to accept the invaders or their criminal actions, or the criminal actions of our own governments, for that matter.  Whatever actions are required to make our governments respect our demands is acceptable.  It was criminality that brought them here, unofficial and official, that allowed them the open door to our homes, our shops, our streets and public places and so whatever force is needed to return them seems justified.  They opened the door, they can close it.  They allowed them to come, they can send them back.  Whatever level of force it takes to make them listen to the people, is up to them.  Whenever they want the protests to stop, they can remove the cause.  Whenever they want the murders, rapes and robberies to stop, they can stop them by removing the people they brought in to conduct such atrocities.  We know the reason is to frighten us, an act of terrorism itself, to succumb to their control in the interest of safety.

Americans are angry about immigration.  The Know-Nothings represented one of America's periodic anti-immigrant backlashes — others included the nativist backlash of the 1910s that led to the restrictive Johnson-Reed Act of 1924, and the 1990s backlash that led to a 1996 law making many immigrants ineligible for welfare benefits, and to the Secure Fence Act a decade later.  If you think the U.S. is always an open, inviting, immigrant-friendly place, think again.  Usually it is; every backlash so far has eventually faded, and a permissive immigration system has returned.  Our leaders, from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to LBJ and Ronald Reagan, have almost always been a pro-immigrant bunch.  Immigration is deeply ingrained in our national self-concept.  But every once in a while, a sufficiently large number of Americans get the idea that immigration is a threat to our nation, and they take actions to limit that perceived threat.  Unfortunately, now appears to be one of those times.

Germany Discovers You Can in Fact Slash Illegal Immigration by Policing Borders.  The number of illegal migrants known crossing into Germany has collapsed in just weeks after the government decided to try something new:  border control.  Around 300 illegal migrants are detected crossing on average into Germany every day, down considerably from the roughly 700 a day a month ago, analysis of police figures in a German newspaper claims.  The sudden change follows a new policy of border control from the nation's 'traffic light' coalition government, dominated by the pro-open borders left-wing Social Democrats and the Green party, with some input from the free-market liberal Free Democrats.

Keyword:  cahoots.
Report: 'Mysterious' Entities Giving Migrants GPS Coordinates to Unsecure Locations on Southern Border.  "Hundreds of illegal aliens" heading for the U.S. Southern border have been provided with GPS coordinates of unsecured locations to help them cross en masse, according to a new report.  The crossings are "clearly pre-planned and organized by mysterious hands," Border Hawk reported Monday.  Border Hawk correspondent Efraín González was recently embedded with a large group of migrants making their way at night through Piedras Negras, Mexico, to the Rio Grande.  "We accompanied this caravan that walked for an hour in the darkest to reach the crossing point," González reported.  The reporter spoke with one migrant who suggested the Mexican government was directing their movements.  "The migrant said they were angry Mexican authorities sent them to cross into this dangerous area of the river at night," González said.  "Most of these people do not know how to get to the river.  However, through GPS they obtain the exact location where forklift tractors raised the razor wire in October," he added.  According to Border Hawk, "GPS-guided mass crossings into Eagle Pass" increased in November.

Democrats [are] forced to choose between Ukraine and open borders.  [Scroll down]  According to news accounts, the GOP is seeking legal changes to the definition of "asylum" such as it's practiced now so that only actual asylum cases of some level of merit will be considered.  It won't just be claims about living in a bad neighborhood and wanting a better life, the types of asylum claims that regularly are thrown out once they reach a judge some ten years from now and the illegal migrant has long disappeared into U.S. society.  Processing of U.S. asylum claims in a timely manner and according to U.S. capacity to process them could also be on the horse-trading list.  Don't have enough personnel?  Then applicants will have to apply to another country, and there are more than a hundred of them.  Such changes are reasonable if the GOP does not cave in, and would actually benefit Democrats too, though they see a bigger benefit in leaving the border open.  Now they have to choose — aid to Ukraine, or defense of the U.S. border, which do they want more?

Smells Like a Cover-Up:  Some Border Patrol Social Media Accounts Go Dark, Bill Melugin Has Big Questions.  The border has been out of control for some time and Joe Biden seems uninterested in trying to stem the influx of illegal aliens.  It's gotten so bad that the Republicans have even talked about impeaching Alejandro Mayorkas, the Department of Homeland Security head, although Biden would likely appoint someone equally bad in order to keep the doors open to let the flood continue.  The Customs and Border Patrol is overwhelmed and not being allowed to properly do their job.  Meanwhile, Mayorkas is concentrating on making the agents use the "preferred pronouns" of the illegal aliens.  So it was quite concerning when the Chief Patrol Agent of the U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson Sector, John Modlin, announced that the Tucson sector social media account on X would stop posting and go dark.

Over 300 migrants move into San Diego airport.  Over three hundred migrants have been crashing at the San Diego International Airport as the border city has been hit with a surge of crossers.  Overnight stays by migrants have become common at the airport, but in recent weeks the number has drastically risen.  On Thursday, a bus dropped off dozens of immigrants at Terminal two, Fox 5 reported.

How Much the Northern Border Saw In Illegal Crossings.  The southern border is not the only one reaping the downfall effects of President Joe Biden's reckless open border policies.  The Northern border has also seen a record-breaking surge in illegal crossings.  According to data, the United States' northern border with Canada saw a 550 percent increase in migrant apprehensions in the last fiscal year.  There were 6,925 apprehensions in the Swanton sector in fiscal year 2023 between October 2022 and September 2023.  This is compared to 1,000 in the same sector the previous year, covering New York, New Hampshire, and Vermont, and just 365 in FY 2021.  Swanton Sector Chief Patrol Agent Robert Garcia hit the panic button and requested Border Patrol agents to volunteer to transfer up north.  [Tweet]

Analysis: Over 23M Immigrants Eligible to Vote in U.S. Ahead of 2024 Election.  Ahead of the highly-anticipated 2024 presidential election, more than 23 million immigrants to the United States who now have naturalized American citizenship are eligible to cast ballots, new analysis reveals.  The left-wing American Immigration Council released the analysis recently, giving a glimpse into the electoral power that the nation's annual importation of more than a million legal immigrants has given to naturalized citizens.

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I am not opposed to naturalized citizens voting, but I strenuously object to illegal aliens voting, accepting welfare benefits, or comfortably residing without fear of deportation.  I am also of the opinion that several other categories of legal voters should not vote, even though they may.

Something is very wrong — What now?  The elites who rule over us won't secure our border — or do many other things most of us want them to do — so in a very real sense we have taxation without representation.  We have come full circle and find ourselves in much the same position as our founders did almost 250 years ago.  We know what the founders' answer was.  What will ours be?  We know what they did?  What will we do?  Can we match their wisdom — and courage?  Is it even possible anymore?

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The Congress can't even stop Daylight Saving Time, which most citizens dislike.  There's no way they'll ever find the backbone to seal the borders and deport the illegal aliens.

Martha's Vineyard [is] once again allowed to boot out the illegals that we commoners are not.  The snobbery and pseudo-elitism that goes hand-in-hand with the elevated status of a Martha's Vineyard leftist makes it easy to pity their position instead of envy it, with one exception: their ability to swiftly and decisively eject illegal invaders.  On Monday, agents from Boston's Enforcement and Removal Office (ERO) apprehended and arrested a Brazilian national living in the elite enclave, because he was a "predator" whose presence was "threaten[ing] to residents."  You don't say. [...] A hardened criminal exploiting an open border and the U.S. welfare system?  Impossible!  Karine Jean-Pierre has repeatedly assured us that the border is totally secure, and any "undocumented" persons who do happen to slip through are not a detriment — any insistence otherwise is xenophobic.  But wait, why does the Martha's Vineyard aristocracy get zero-tolerance agents who protect their communities?

Lessons From Britain's National Extinction — Its Deep State Is As Bad As Ours.  We Americans can learn something from watching Britain's descent into the pit of national extinction, which has proceeded much further than ours.  Britain's present is our future, if we don't make a serious course change.  Britain, like the USA, has a wide-open southern border.  It's called the English Channel.  Pay a sum of money to some coyote in France or Belgium and he'll put you in a boat and ship you north across the channel.  On arrival you'll be perfunctorily checked in, then awarded three hots and a cot in a pleasant hotel, courtesy of British taxpayers, with lifetime settlement rights and welfare benefits.  See, it's just like our system; only that the invaders swarming into the USA have to cross a few miles of desert, while over there it's a few miles of sea. [...] Britain, like us, has a two-party political system in which the two parties have essentially no difference of opinion on anything relating to the continuity and preservation of nationhood.

Senate 'Gang of Six' Negotiates Republican Giveaway on Migration.  Roughly 30 Republican senators are backing the House's H.R. 2 migration stabilization bill — but a gang of six senators, including three Republicans, are drafting a giveaway "compromise" bill.  "H.R. 2 should be the focus," said a policy analyst who favors pro-American migration laws, adding:  ["]There's no reason to preemptively surrender good border security legislation before we're forced to negotiate [with the House]. What the Senators who are supporting that [compromise] package are doing essentially is preemptively surrendering, preemptively giving away very important pieces of H.R. 2 before they're even being forced to do so.["]  "They're negotiating with themselves" instead of with Democrats, he added.  Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and James Lankford (R-OK), are working with three Democrats to write a pretend compromise in the end-of-year budget battles over funding for Israel, Ukraine, and President Joe Biden's border security agency, he said, adding that their plan is "not going do anything of any substance."

Biden's illegal invasion is an unfunded mandate killing US cities and he's planning to expand it.  Recently Joe Biden bragged about his intention to allow more massive amounts of illegals to flood the country and it's frightening.  [Tweet with video clip]  Reparations for migrants?  What I never heard talked about is the fact that this is an unfunded mandate.  Biden does everything he can to keep the borders open for illegal invasion, to keep fentanyl flowing across the border, keep money pouring into the coffers of Mexican cartels and keep human trafficking flourishing.  This has a human horrible cost.  Young females are being abused on their travels to here.  Over 100,00 [sic] are dying every year from opiate overdose, most from fentanyl.  Then there is a gigantic financial cost to America.  We have seen how big-mouth politicians have devolved into mealy-mouthed politicians when their boasts of being sanctuary states and cities have their words shoved down their throats.  One is tempted to simply say "They asked for this.  Their constituents voted for this" and that's a fair assessment.  Eric Adams, the mayor of New York City, is one such idiot.  He repeatedly boasted of being a sanctuary city.  Now that NYC has taken 142,000 illegals, the cost is becoming onerous.  To accommodate the illegals, Adams is punishing Americans.  He plans to slash the budget by $4 billion across the board by eviscerating the police force and education for his constituents.

Migrants Get Free Turkeys for Thanksgiving Ahead of Low-Income New Yorkers.  Low-income New Yorkers living in public housing say newly arrived migrants have been first in line for free turkeys ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, as public resources are strained from illegal immigration.  According to local reports and interviews, New Yorkers living in public housing are competing against tens of thousands of newly arrived migrants to New York City when it comes to meals this Thanksgiving. [...] According to FOX5 New York, New Yorkers living in public housing have seen some 8,000 migrants move into their neighborhoods after having arrived at the United States-Mexico border and being released into the nation's interior.  Already, low-income New Yorkers are dealing with strained resources.  This week, city officials said they would offer $15 gift cards to those in public housing who have been forced to go without gas to cook meals for months.

Santa Ana, California, May Give Voting Rights to Illegal Aliens.  Voters in Santa Ana, California, a deep-blue city in Orange County, will soon decide whether or not to give local voting rights to potentially tens of thousands of foreign nationals, including illegal aliens.  Next year, during the November 5 election, voters in Santa Ana will be asked whether or not they want to approve giving the right to vote in municipal elections to foreign nationals, including illegal aliens, which would then go into effect by 2028.

DHS Chief Mayorkas Warns Agents Not to Misgender Border Crossers, but Ask Their Preferred Pronouns.  President Joe Biden's border chief is now ordering border guards not to presume the correct sex and corresponding pronouns for illegal migrants.  "We just obtained [Customs and Border Patrol agency] documents directing personnel to only use woke language when encountering individuals invading the United States," a tweet from the Oversight Project at the Heritage Foundation reads.  The order from border chief Alejandro Mayorkas directs border guards to ignore the biological distinction between the two complementary sexes.  Instead, officers must submit to the political claim that each person's "gender" is more important than their biological sex and so must allow people to sneak across the male/female border under the disguise of "transgender" pronouns.

When the Truth Hurts, Lie.  When the truth exposes a catastrophe, it's better to avoid the truth.  This is how the leftist world works.  Whether it is economic, social or military, the government has turned it's back on the truth.  The truth of the invasion through the southern border is not being told.  None of it, not the physical aspect, not the financial aspect, the national security aspect, the logistical aspect and not the demographic aspect.  You can find the information, that's how we know that only the lies are being told to the nation.  It's bad.  Yes, it's bad, but it's also a violation of national security and anyone associated with it from Mayorkas all the way down to the junior border patrol agent is guilty of treason.  Nothing less and I know that bothers some good people, but this surpasses those feelings.  The damage being done to this country, to the people in it and the burden it places on the economy, the taxes lost, the private economic assets of these hotels in which so many are being warehoused shifting from private enterprise to government liabilities is unforgiveable.

House Report:  Illegals to Cost America Nearly Half a Trillion Dollars.  American taxpayers may foot a $451 billion bill for known "gotaways" — those who have evaded U.S. border security when entering the country — and illegal migrants released into the United States under the leadership of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, according to a report by the GOP-led House Homeland Security Committee.  The 50-page report claims millions of dollars are spent each day on costs directly associated with the "unprecedented crisis" caused by Mayorkas at the southern border.  The range of costs includes "everything from emergency medical care to increased demands on law enforcement to housing and shelter benefits for illegal aliens."  The document draws on figures from the Center for Immigration Studies, which calculated the cost of the country's immigration policies under Mayorkas, finding it may be as high as almost half a trillion dollars.

Huge stampede of migrants crosses into US through Tijuana River.  Video footage reveals the shocking moment a huge stampede of migrants cross into the US through the Tijuana River, with one man found dead shortly afterward.  A 36-year-old West African man who was part of the crowd died along the Tijuana River channel early Wednesday morning.  Mexico's National Institute of Migration shared the video showing dozens of migrants running into the country, knee-deep in the water.

House Kills Mayorkas Impeachment Resolution While Preparing to Punt Border Fight to 2024.  The House voted 209-201 Monday night to sideline a resolution introduced by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for his disastrous mishandling of the border, even as House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) greases the skids on a funding package that punts a broader border policy battle until the new year.  Greene introduced the privileged resolution Friday, one day after two of her constituents were killed in Texas in a head-on collision with a car driven by a human smuggler evading police.  Privileged resolutions require House floor action within two legislative days after introduction.  Rather than voting on the underlying motion, Republican leadership chose to address the resolution through a Democratic motion to refer it to the Homeland Security Committee.  Democrats altered their motion before the vote after previously preferring a vote simply to table the resolution.

Biden's migrant crisis will cost taxpayers $451 billion a year.  Taxpayers have to front nearly half a trillion dollars each year because the Biden administration is not stopping migrants at the southern border, Republicans said in a report on Monday.  The cost of providing education, healthcare, law enforcement and other expenditure resulting from millions of extra migrants adds up to as much as $451 billion a year, says the House study.  The 49-page report comes as House Republicans push to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for allegedly failing to constrain the record numbers of migrants arriving at the US-Mexico border.

Failed Democrat Cities are Convincing Migrants to Go Back Home.  Democrat policies may have attracted millions to America with their open borders, but once those migrants get a taste of life under the American version of socialist banana republics, they're turning around and going home. [...] I think Chicago just solved the problem of illegal migration.  All the next administration has to do is tell the migrants that they are welcome here as long as they stay in Chicago.  Or New York City.

Furious migrants refuse to stay in tent shelter after being bused to Brooklyn.  Furious migrants are refusing to stay in tent shelters set up for them in New York City, at great expense to the taxpayer, as they prefer their plush hotels in Manhattan.  A group of asylum seekers were seen being bused to Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn on Sunday.  The site, part of a national park located in southeast of the New York City borough, is expected to hold 2,000 people.  But they were immediately loaded on a bus back to Manhattan as they complained that they had jobs back in the city, and their kids had schools to attend.

First migrants arrive at NYC's Floyd Bennett Field — only to scoff and leave isolated site after just one look-around.  The first batch of migrants was bused to Floyd Bennett Field's makeshift tent city in Brooklyn on Sunday — and wanted no part of it.  Dozens of migrant families arrived at the controversial remote housing site courtesy of the Adams administration shortly after 12:30 p.m., looked around and promptly hopped back on the bus to try to return to their previous shelters.  "We weren't told where we were going," one of the bused migrant dads griped to The [New York] Post.  "I work in The Bronx.  My kids go to school in The Bronx.  For us to live out here is ridiculous.  "We're going back," he fumed.

Chicago is so unpleasant migrants are fleeing back to Venezuela after being dumped in shelters and refused jobs.  Chicago has become so unpleasant that migrants are fleeing back to Venezuela after being dumped in shelters and refused better paying jobs.  Since August last year, 20,700 migrants have arrived in Chicago from Texas.  The Lone Star State's Governor Greg Abbott sent migrants to Chicago and other Democrat-run cities because of their proud status as 'sanctuary cities.'  They offer enhanced protection against detention or deportation for undocumented migrants.  Now, Illinois' harsh winters, lack of migrant infrastructure, and ambivalent support from locals has made many people, who undertook the harsh US-Mexico border journey, actually turn around and go back home.

Senate Hearing Shows — Again — Why Mayorkas Should Be Impeached.  At a recent Senate hearing on threats to the homeland, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas once again avoided answering tough questions from concerned members of Congress.  His defense of his inability to protect our borders and prevent millions of aliens, including known terrorists, from illegally entering the country had plenty of excuses but no good solutions.  During the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., showed a chart of rising border "encounters" that depicted the Biden administration's failure to prevent illegal aliens, including an unknown number of criminals and suspected terrorists, from entering the United States at will.  Johnson tried to get Mayorkas to tell the committee how many people had been let in on his watch — not just aliens released and trusted to show up for deportation hearings, but aliens paroled under various made-up programs, as well as the estimated 1.7 million people who snuck in — the "gotaways."

Everywhere Is a Border State.  A white van bearing the words "OIM - ONU Migración" sped past a row of low yellow buildings, looking out of place in the neighborhood like a roving FEMA tent.  Auden B. Cabello, a journalist documenting the border crisis, posted a video of the sight to Twitter and asked a good question:  "What is the IOM, International Organization for Migration (UN), doing in Eagle Pass, Texas?"  The IOM (or OIM in Spanish) is the chief immigration agency of the UN.  It works with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in order to "cooperate closely with international organizations, governmental and non-governmental, concerned with migration, refugees and human resources in order, inter alia, to facilitate the co-ordination of international activities in these fields."  Put simply, the IOM partners with NGOs to facilitate mass immigration.  Though they don't receive the scrutiny they deserve, NGOs are a critical part of the ongoing crisis.  They provide migrants with shelter, transportation, legal assistance, and more.  Their facilities act as conduits into the interior of the country, on-ramps to highways into the heartland.

Biden 2.0: The US could double its undocumented immigrant population.  President Biden initially sought to reform our "broken" immigration system through legislative means.  On his first day in office, he sent his U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 to Congress.  It would establish numerous immigration benefits, including the largest legalization program in U.S. history, increased opportunities for lawful immigration and humane treatment of migrants at the border.  When this didn't work, he shifted his focus to administrative actions.  This included bypassing the visa system by bringing migrants here through new legal pathways, catch and release at the border and restricting interior enforcement.  Apparently, by "broken," he means that existing law doesn't permit enough immigrants to come here and subjects the ones here unlawfully to the threat of deportation.  This has caused serious, presumably unanticipated consequences, such as a record-breaking increase in illegal border crossings and an immigration court backlog crisis that can't be fixed.

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They are not just "undocumented."  They are citizens from other countries entering the U.S. illegally.  They are illegal aliens.

Deluded mayors demand $5 billion from taxpayers to fix a migrant crisis they welcomed to their 'sanctuary cities'!  America has lost all control.  The numbers are eye-watering.  Around 600,000 'gotaways' crossed the Southern border undetected in the last fiscal year.  900,000 more, out of 2.4 million migrants encountered by guards, were willingly released into the US.  In total, that's equivalent to the population of Philadelphia.  Of course, Joe Biden and his Democrats are to blame.  But now their own party's mayors are begging for billions of taxpayer dollars to remedy a problem they asked for.

New York City Is Literally Paying For Migrants To Leave, But Many Refuse To Go.  New York City is trying to expel migrants by offering them plane tickets to leave for other states, or places outside of the country, but many of them don't want to leave, according to dozens of migrants the Daily Caller News Foundation interviewed.  Migrants entering the reticketing center, which the city recently established to help migrants leave the area, told the DCNF that they don't want to go elsewhere because they came to New York City for the resources it provides as a sanctuary city.  The reticketing center is located in the since-closed St. Brigid School in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where migrants can get a free, one-way ticket to the location of their choice provided by the city government.

And what if they don't?
Biden Plan Seeks to Have Millions of Illegal Aliens 'Check-In' Annually After Release into U.S..  A plan sought by President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would see illegal aliens released into the United States and only required to "check-in" with federal officials annually, Breitbart News has exclusively learned.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official Claire Trickler-McNulty gave a presentation to the House Homeland Security Committee in September regarding details of the administration's proposed "Release and Reporting Management" (RRM) program.

The Noncitizen Voting Scam.  If you think offering migrants luxury hotel rooms, free meals, laundry service, transportation, health care, and immigration lawyers is excessive, just wait until they can vote.  Democrats are pushing to allow noncitizens to vote in local elections in New York City, Boston, and other municipalities, and statewide in Connecticut.  The number of migrants pouring across the southern border has hit a record high, according to data released on Oct. 21.  Illegal immigrant crossings soared 21 percent over the previous month.  On a yearly basis, the figure hit 2.48 million.  Democrats may feign shock and distress.  Don't be fooled.  Democrats see these newcomers as their guarantee of a permanent voting majority in local elections.  Not years from now, after the newcomers become citizens.  Right now.

Why Democrats will not close the border.  In keeping with the Biden administration's apparent indifference to the flood of child-trafficking and opioids plaguing our country, there is no indication that it is wavering on its lackadaisical border policy.  Why is the porous border so important to Democrats?  In some respects, migrants are treated better than citizens in similar economic straits.  More to the point, how many voting migrants will it take to turn the country irrevocably blue?

Illegal Venezuelan Migrants Continue To Pour Into US Despite Biden Admin Beginning Deportation Flights.  Venezuelan migrants are continuing to illegally cross U.S. borders in droves despite the Biden administration beginning deportation flights to Venezuela, according to internal Border Patrol data obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller News Foundation.  Border Patrol recorded 33,247 nationwide encounters of illegal migrants from Venezuela between Oct. 1, 2023 and Nov. 2, according to the internal data.  The number is higher than the encounters of Venezuelans every single month of the last four fiscal years, except for September 2023 and September 2022, according to federal data.

Agents [were] pulled off trafficking cases to make sandwiches for illegals.  Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents who were investigating cases involving child trafficking and sexual exploitation have been reassigned to make sandwiches for illegal aliens, a whistleblower told Congress.  "We are being told to shut down investigations to go hand out sandwiches and escort migrants to the shower and sit with them while they're in the hospital and those types of tasks," the whistleblower, an HSI special agent, told the Senate Homeland Security Committee.  Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley revealed the allegations during a hearing on Tuesday, challenging Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over whether that was a good use of highly trained agents' time.

How Many Illegals Has Biden Admin Released Into US?  Mayorkas Can't (or Won't) Say.  During a Senate committee hearing Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas couldn't answer a question about how many illegal immigrants federal authorities have released into the U.S. interior under the Biden administration.  Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., pressed Mayorkas on the issue, but the DHS secretary couldn't provide a number at Tuesday's Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing.  Illegal immigration at the southern border of the U.S. has surged past 2 million in both fiscal year 2022, the highest year on record, and 2023, according to federal data. [...] Border Patrol doesn't have the ability to always collect migrants' addresses, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement doesn't always validate the addresses before they're released into the country, the inspector general previously found.  Between March 2021 and August 2022, Border Patrol collected 981,671 migrant records, but more than 177,000 migrant records "were either missing, invalid for delivery, or not legitimate residential locations."

600,000 migrants have avoided capture and gotten into the U.S. this year.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas revealed on Tuesday that 600,000 migrants evaded apprehension this year alone as they illegally crossed the border into the U.S.  Additionally, Mayorkas did not have information readily available on whether the 169 terror watch list members who illegally crossed the southern border were in jail or deported.  Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) asked President Joe Biden's DHS head during a hearing Tuesday the recorded number of illegal border crossers who were able to evade his agents in the last year.  He also asked about the status of terror watch list individuals.

Migrant caravan leader slams Biden for failing to realize Latin America is 'conspiring against the US'.  A leader of a 5,000-strong migrant caravan heading towards the U.S. border has claimed that Latin American nations are 'ganging up' on the Biden administration and creating artificial problems, in order to extract money from Washington DC.  Irineo Mujica, a U.S. citizen who describes himself as a human rights defender, told Real America's Voice he was 'shocked' that Joe Biden was being played by Mexico's president and other regional leaders, and said the White House 'has a lot to learn'.  Mujica repeatedly said Biden has 'dropped the ball', and said he preferred Donald Trump because his policy on the border was clear.

I don't pity the poor illegal immigrant.  The Star Tribune has just posted Maya Rao's weepy and euphemistic take on Hennepin County's close encounter of the Biden kind with the flood of illegal immigrants that is washing up in Minneapolis from New York (thanks, Mayor Adams!) and south of the border. [...] It isn't rude to [observe] that someone paid for that "free plane ticket," but inquiry into who that someone might be runs beyond the scope of Rao's 1500-word story.  Rao doesn't go there.  Maybe this inhibited the scope of Rao's inquiry, but I don't think so:  "The Star Tribune could not determine what happened to the family waiting outside the Bloomington hotel — after a few minutes of conversation, two security officers walked outside and asked journalists to leave."  What agency did the security officers work for?  Rao doesn't go there.  Rao only glancingly addresses the illegality of the flood.  She notes that most of the "migrants" are Ecuadorians "seeking asylum, waiting for court dates that are months or years away." [...] How would these 18-year-olds or other Ecuadorians in the Biden flood washing up in Hennepin County conceivably qualify for asylum?  Rao doesn't go there.

Nothing is free, especially in New York City.  If the government is giving away goodies, you paid for them.
LOL: NYC Now Offering Illegal Migrants Free Plane Tickets to Anywhere in World.  It's amazing what happens when a liberal is forced to put his money where his mouth is.  Their specialty is spending other people's money, not their own.  And it turns out that housing even a tiny percentage of the illegal aliens President Biden has invited into America is wildly expensive, and Mayor Adams hasn't managed to find anybody else to hand the tab to.  His answer?  A free ticket to anywhere, as long as he never sees their faces again.

New York City Offering Illegals Free Plane Tickets to Destinations of Their Choice.  As New York City continues to be swarmed by hordes of third world illegal aliens, the administration of Mayor Eric Adams (D-N.Y.) has turned to yet another solution:  Offer them free travel to any destination they choose.  According to Politico, Adams turns to this latest move as the shelters continue to overflow with illegals, with concerns surrounding the increased cost of housing them and the brutality of the coming winter months for those who cannot find shelter.

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[#1] Why is this generous offer extended only to those who are present in New York illegally?  Why can't any law-abiding New York resident get a free ride to Florida, for example?  [#2]  At this point, the mayor's offer is just an offer.  When nobody wants to leave, I predict there will be fewer carrots and more sticks.

Where do poor Haitians or Cubans get $5,000?  The entire "migrant to border" story is complex and confusing.  Let's add more to the confusion and the Haitians to Nicaragua angle:  ["]Nicaragua has long been used as a migratory springboard for people fleeing struggling nations like Cuba and Mauritania in Africa, because it is one of the few countries that doesn't require visas for many of them to enter. [...] The Associated Press spoke to three Haitian migrants who were aboard the charter flights, who said they doled out thousands of dollars to leave the poorest country in the hemisphere in hopes of reaching the United States.  Orozco said most tickets range between $3,000 and $5,000 a seat.["]  Again, where does a Haitian or Cuban get money like that?  I know a thing or two about the current state of Cuba.  I don't think that there are a lot of Cubans who can write a check or put that kind of money on their credit card.  So how are they paying that kind of money?  Who is behind this?  Is someone advancing the money and expecting to get paid once they are in the U.S.?  I don't know but it's all very strange to me.  Another question.  Are these governments sending people because they've grown accustomed to remittances?  We know that Mexico gets billions annually and that keeps a lot of Mexicans surviving from month to month.

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If that's the problem, the solution is simple:  Apply a hefty tax to remittances leaving this country, with U.S. citizens exempt from the tax.  Then see who complains about it.

Premodern Diversity Vs.  Civilizational Unity.  Few Romans in the late decades of their 5th-century AD empire celebrated their newfound "diversity" of marauding Goths, Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Huns, and Vandals.  These tribes en masse had crossed the unsecured Rhine and Danube borders to harvest Roman bounty without a care about what had created it.  Their agendas were focused on destroying the civilization they overran rather than peacefully integrating into and perpetuating the Empire. [...] We are beginning to see just that in America, as it sheds the melting pot, and adopts the salad bowl of unassimilated and warring tribes.  The U.S. is now seeing a rise in violent racially and religiously motivated hate crimes.  The border is nonexistent.  Millions of unlawful immigrants mock their hosts by their brazen illegal entrance.  They will receive little civic education to become Americans.  But they will learn that unassimilated tribalism wins them influence and advantages.

You can vote all you want, but the elite will make all the decisions.
Poll Shows Rising Worldwide Opposition to Mass Migration.  Opposition to mass migration is rising even faster in Chile, Sweden, and Germany than in the United States, according to a large international survey by USNews.com released Thursday.  Voters "from Denmark to Sweden to the United States — are cooling on support for immigration amid a global migration crisis," says the report on the survey of 17,000 people across 36 countries.  "There's somewhat of a negative consensus among receiving countries ... that immigration laws need to be hardened," admitted Cristián Doña-Reveco, an associate professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha.

The GOP and moderate Dems should be paying attention to Chicago's anti-migrant protests.  If Republicans — or even those few moderate Democrats — want to advance their political career, a good place to start is Chicago's Southwest Side.  There have a been a series of protests in the mostly Hispanic Brighton Park neighborhood, which has a sizable Asian minority, over the migrant crisis created by Joe Biden and the Democrat Party.  Residents found out through the rumor mill that the administration Mayor Brandon Johnson, Chicago's far-left mayor who was elected six months ago, has his haughty eyes on Brighton Park.  And rumors are true sometimes, and they were confirmed when residents noticed bulldozing on property that has been vacant for a while.  Chicago's 12th Ward, which has slightly less than 60,000 residents, will have a population bump soon.  However, many of them will be living in tents, although a contractor is calling them "yurts."

Secretary of State Antony Blinken:  Americans Must Accept Migrants.  President Joe Biden's foreign policy chief, Antony Blinken, says Americans must give foreigners the opportunity to migrate into their U.S. homeland.  "You have to give them an opportunity to do that," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said at an event at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy in Texas.  Blinken did not urge his government peers to enforce the immigration laws that protect Americans from employers who hire illegal immigrants that undercut Americans' bargaining power in the labor market.  He also did not mention the many polls showing the growing public opposition to Biden's mass illegal migration.

Biden's 2023 Flood:  One Migrant for Every American Newborn.  President Joe Biden's deputies welcomed at least one economic migrant into the United States during the last 12 months for every American newborn or high-school graduate.  More than 4 million economic migrants crossed the southern border during the government's October-to-September budget year, according to federal data released October 21.  In contrast, 3.67 million Americans were born during the matching 12-month period in 2022, according to the Census Bureau.  That 2022 number includes at least 400,000 births to illegal migrants.

Illegal aliens are rational investors.  Migrants coming to the USA right now have to make a significant investment.  There is a monetary investment in the form of payment given to the Mexican drug cartels to shepherd them to and across the border.  Many migrants take flights from their home countries to Central or South America and then trek north.  Flights costs money, which increases their investment after payments to the cartels.  Often this also involves future payments earned as the result of working in this country, legally or not.  These payments may be monetary or in the form of indentured labor. [...] So why do it?  The reason is that there is a net positive ROI. Once in the USA, they are provided with free housing, food, clothing, and cell phones.  On top of that, they receive some cash payments from state and local governments as well as publicly funded non-governmental organizations (NGOs).  They work illegally ASAP, so they get cash that is used to repay any cartel debt and also some to remit home.  They are eligible for free health care.  Their children receive a free education at all levels — including college and graduate school.  There are actually state-funded programs that assist illegals in achieving homeownership.

Hidden Marxism:  Treating Immigrants Like Robots.  On the other are small-i immigrationists, people who believe immigration is generally good, generally necessary, should never be questioned in principle, and must in some form be the one constant in an otherwise ever-changing universe of policy.  They're usually identified as "conservatives."  The debate between the two sides often goes like this:  leftists welcome inundation with even uneducated, unskilled foreigners (as long as the aliens aren't sent to their neighborhood; see Martha's Vineyard, et al.) with the argument "our strength lies in our diversity!"  Conservatives counter this by reassuring all and sundry that "I'm all for immigration!"  "But," they add, "it should be done legally and be merit-based, with possession of economically valuable skills a prerequisite for entry."  The problem with this is that it's the battling of a nonsensical argument with a one-dimensional argument.  After all, there's a name for entities defined merely by the job-related role they can perform:  robots.

Illegal Immigration's Terrifying Cost.  When Florida governor Ron DeSantis tapped local funds late last year to start flying undocumented immigrants out of his state and into blue states, Democrats blasted him for trying to score "political points" with taxpayer money.  DeSantis countered that the $12 million fund that financed the flights represented only a tiny portion of the money that Florida was spending on asylum seekers, after the federal government briefly detains them at the border, releases them, and they wind up in the Sunshine State.  Florida hospitals alone had racked up hundreds of millions of dollars in costs for uncompensated care to migrants, DeSantis noted — and the state had to subsidize those services.  And it was largely progressive-led municipalities declaring themselves immigrant "sanctuaries" that helped attract record recent numbers of asylum seekers and illegal immigrants, DeSantis argued, so it was only fair that those cities and states pay for sheltering them.  "If the policy is to have an open border, I think the sanctuary cities should be the ones that have to bear that," said DeSantis.

We're running out of Mexicans!
Venezuelans top Mexicans in US illegal border crossings for 1st time on record in September.  Venezuelans topped Mexicans for the largest group of nationals arrested for illegally crossing the U.S. southern border for the first time on record in the month of September.  According to its latest monthly report released Saturday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection recorded 218,763 encounters of people from all nationalities between ports of entry along the southwest border in September 2023, representing a 21% increase from the 181,084 illegal immigrants caught in August.  Venezuelans were arrested 54,833 times by the Border Patrol after entering from Mexico in September, more than double from 22,090 arrests in August and well above the previous monthly high of 33,749 arrests in September 2022.  For decades, Mexicans accounted for the vast majority of illegal crossings but flows shifted over the last decade to Central Americans and, more recently, to people from South America, Africa and Asia.

Absolutely not.  But if he wants billions to fly them all to Argnetina or New Guinea, I'm all for it.
Joe Biden Demands Billions to Fly, Bus More Migrants into U.S. Communities.  President Joe Biden's deputies are asking Congress for $14 billion extra to help bus illegal migrants up to the U.S. border and onward into hotels in many cities and towns around the nation.  The request is being touted as "border security" even though very few funds would be used to exclude economic migrants.  For example, Biden's deputies have ushered more than 300,000 economic migrants through the U.S. border in September alone.  The 2023 inflow has added up to roughly 2.5 million, not counting legal migrants and temporary workers.

Relieved Residents of Texas Illegal Immigrant Town Love Gov. Abbott's New State Police Surge.  Something new besides explosive growth is happening in this Texas enclave of some 50,000-75,000, perhaps the largest illegal immigrant settlement in America hundreds of miles inland from the completely overrun southern border:  Policing.  On October 5, Gov. Greg Abbott ordered a significant surge of Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and criminal investigators to fan out over the 60-square-mile unincorporated Colony Ridge 40 miles northeast of Houston for the first significant policing in the colony's 10 years of nonstop growth.  The verdict after two weeks of saturation state police patrols years after population far-outstripped Liberty County Sheriff Office staffing:  They love it, a number of people told me during a Saturday night ride-along with Texas Highway Patrol officers.  "We feel safer, with less wild people," said Carolina, an entrepreneur selling roasted corn concoctions in a gas station parking lot.

They live at the police station.
Migrants with $2,700 worth of pot shoplifted a karaoke machine, police report says.  Two Venezuelan migrants living at the South Chicago (4th) District police station are facing misdemeanor charges after allegedly trying to shoplift a $130 karaoke machine while one was carrying more than a half-pound of pot.  Victor Franco-Espinosa, 28, and Georleannys Garcia-Renhifo, 29, were arrested at Walmart, 10900 South Doty, last Tuesday evening.  A Walmart security guard showed cops a video that showed Franco-Espinosa stuffing a karaoke machine into a bag and walking out the door, according to a CPD arrest report.  Garcia-Renhifo had 15 additional items in a bag, along with 248 grams of marijuana worth $2,700, the report said.  That's a little less than 9 ounces of weed.  They were both released from custody with instructions to show up in court.

Chicago is giving $9,000 to migrants to cover their rent and help furnish their apartments.  Chicago is giving $9,000 in rental assistance to migrants in need of temporary housing, after it paid a medical firm a staggering $7.2 million for staffing shelters for just one week, according to official records.  The Windy City is struggling with over 11,000 migrants in shelters and 4,000 staying in police stations and the O'Hare International Airport after more than 18,000 have arrived in the city in one year.  To free much-needed room in shelters, the state of Illinois is helping cover costs for temporary housing for migrants, including $9,000 in rental assistance over a six-month period, Chicago's deputy chief of staff Cristina Pacione-Zayas told Fox32.  The funds include assistance with moving costs and a starter kit to furnish apartments.

A remarkable awakening has unfolded in this country, and we have those busloads of illegals to thank for it.  There was a time, not so long ago, when supporting President Trump's border wall could get you labeled a "racist."  While some die-hard progressive ninnies might still throw that term around, the tide is definitely turning.  Much of this awakening can be credited to red state governors like Abbott and DeSantis, who sent busloads of illegals to blue "sanctuary cities" across the nation.  This eye-opening move made the border crisis all too real for liberals.  Suddenly, they got a firsthand look at just how destructive an uncontrolled bumrush at our border can be, revealing how quickly it can destabilize even a city as large and robust as New York.

Close the Border.  The American people, at least the reader, has to start getting tough.  Those in the government are not your enemies, because they don't even give you the respect of being a human being. [...] Everyone is more important than the U.S. citizen.  They will mobilize every resource they have to cater to the problems of other people, Palestinians, Israelis, Ukrainians and Chinese, but you?  Not a dime.  Even during the pandemic, a few hundred dollars were sent to the people who had their whole lives disrupted, their businesses shut down, their jobs disappeared and all they could do is toss a couple of hundred dollars at the problems they caused.  They give more money to every single illegal per month than they gave to the American people (in total) during the pandemic.  Now, they're building shelters and whole communities for them.  At the same time, they offered $700 to those on Maui.

DOJ Warns Financial Institutions That They Can't Reject Illegal Immigrants' Credit Applications.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) put financial institutions on notice for rejecting illegal immigrants' credit applications.  The DOJ issued the warning in a joint statement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Thursday.  The DOJ and CFPB said in a press release that illegal immigrants had filed complaints about credit application rejections.  "The Justice Department and CFPB are issuing this statement because consumers have reported being rejected for credit cards as well as for auto, student, personal and equipment loans because of their immigration status, even when they have strong credit histories and ties to the United States and are otherwise qualified to receive the loans," stated the agencies.  The two agencies claimed that the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) protections for national origin and race extended to alienage, though they admitted that no such explicit provisions spelled out their interpretation.  The agencies conceded that creditors could rely on immigration status to determine repayment ability, but then cautioned against "unnecessary or overbroad reliance" on immigration status.

Haitian migrant speaks out; says UN paid him to illegally invade our border.  The disaster at the U.S.-Mexico border is both complex and remarkably simple to understand.  Democrats have enticed a mob of foreign illegals, lured by promises of free housing, healthcare, and welfare.  These illegals are now inundating the border, looking for assistance and opportunities to earn money to send back home.  Who can forget that moment on the 2020 DNC debate stage when all candidates raised their hands, pledging to provide free healthcare to undocumented individuals?  [Video clip]  For Democrats, it's an easy trade-off: they create a new voting demographic of non-Americans willing to support their policies to maintain their agenda and power, even if that means destroying the country.

GOP Report:  Biden Welcomed 4 Million Illegal Migrants Within 26 Months.  President Joe Biden's deputies allowed roughly four million illegal migrants into American communities during their first 26 months in office, according to a congressional report by Republican legislators.  Officials "released at least 2,148,738 illegal aliens into the United States," from January 2021 to March 2023, says a statement by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Immigration Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock (R-CA).

Joe Is Asleep, America.  You're on Your Own.  Hamas's attack on Israel should be a wake-up call for Sleepy Joe's America.  Joe Biden, a man whose entire government apparatus has turned domestic political protesters into terrorists but who finances and arms real foreign terrorists, isn't on your side.  A president who applauds releasing criminals early from jails and prisons in America — if they're even arrested in the first place — isn't on your side.  If he then leaves America's back door open to let in millions of strangers freed from the world's prisons so they can pour into your neighborhood, then he's really not on your side.  A leader who does all of this and tries to keep you from defending yourself — well, you know whose side he's on.  Not yours.

Dianne Feinstein's forgotten immigration legacy.  The late senator was once a strong, articulate opponent of illegal immigration. [...] In 2006, Feinstein voted to construct 700 miles of additional border fencing.  The following year, she authored legislation that Congress passed into law which prohibited funding or constructing tunnels or passageways to help illegal aliens enter the U.S. Feinstein's opposition to illegal immigration also made her a target for the far left.  During her last re-election in 2018, Feinstein was accused by a progressive challenger of inflicting "horror" against aspiring migrants at the border.  It's worth noting that Feinstein was nobody's idea of an immigration hawk.  She consistently advocated for high levels of legal immigration, and in her later years, moved left with her party to advocate amnesty for many aliens here illegally.  Still, in the prime of her political career, Feinstein was an effective advocate for upholding the rule of law at the border.

House Republicans Release Report Showing Shockingly Few Deportations Under Biden.  A new report from Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee found that over 99% of illegal immigrants released into the U.S. from January 2021 to March 2023 under President Joe Biden ended up staying in the U.S.  The report, from the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement, details how little deportations have taken place under Biden and says that few of those released into the U.S. were actually screened for persecution claims.  The report said the total number of illegal immigrants released into the U.S. during the time in question was 2,148,738 and that over 204,000 were released through "illegal categorical parole programs."  "Thanks to relentless efforts by the Committee and its Immigration Subcommittee, Biden's DHS has finally caved and provided crucial data on the border crisis," the House Judiciary Committee posted on X.

That's probably where most of them came from.
Top Democrats:  Bus Surplus Migrants to Red States.  Democrats are trying to divert their flood of wage-cutting, rent-spiking migrants toward GOP states and cities as their blue state voters rebel against the Democrats' poverty policies.  "What we need is [President Joe Biden's] help deciding where these folks are to go because they can't all go to Chicago and New York, and D.C. — They need to go in places where there's even more help to offer," Illinois Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker told CBS' Face the Nation on October 8.

Unaccompanied migrant kids seen selling candy in NYC subways: 'Shameful, disgusting, blatant child abuse'.  Unaccompanied migrant children are navigating the bowels of the city's subway system and trains to peddle candies to strangers.  On Wednesday, an 11-year-old migrant girl exited an uptown B train at the 59th Street-Columbus Circle station all on her own, carrying a cardboard box filled with peanut M&M's, Skittles, and Kinder Buenos for sale.  "My mother is on the other side," the child told The [New York] Post in Spanish, before running off solo to tug at riders' jackets and pant legs and offer treats for $2 a pop.  The mom, who had been selling goodies on the downtown platform, did not say where she and her daughter were from or staying and declined to speak further.  Last week, a young girl in a purple jacket was spotted toting a box full of candy while traveling alone between subway cars aboard a C train, according to footage shared on X, formerly known as Twitter.

The Brink of Lexington.  [Scroll down]  The other existential aspect of the current situation that will lead, and I would suggest purposely, to the demise of the United States, at least as a political framework for the governance of America, is the unending, out-of-control flood of illegals at the border.  Among them are military-age men and some of them are foreign troops.  There are thousands and thousands of Chinese who have come in through the southern and northern borders.  There are people who claim to be paid by the United Nations who have entered the United States through the same route, because they don't have to provide identification and they don't have to be truthful about where they will be living or what they intend to do here.  The child sex trafficking and human trafficking along with massive amounts of deadly fentanyl are side hustles of the Mexican cartels, but the greater threat and the greater treason is in allowing these foreign fighting men to enter and disappear to wait for instructions on what to sabotage, or what to bomb.  Theoretically, they have access to arms and explosives shipped into our ports and accessible when the signal is given.

The surprising answer to the 78-old-vet's question about welfare for illegals.  A 78-year-old veteran asked a question that went viral:  Why are illegal aliens getting more benefits than he does?  While his facts were shaky, his premise is valid:  Illegal aliens suck up tax money.  The answer lies in how leftists on the Supreme Court interpreted the 14th Amendment.  Paul is a Vietnam veteran, former correctional officer, and truck driver who is 100% disabled and living primarily on his Social Security disability and Medicare.  He's noticed that illegal aliens who sneaked into a country to which they contributed nothing are suddenly getting lots of taxpayer benefits:  [Tweet]

And now Biden is resuming deportation flights.  Joe Biden's abrupt conversion to becoming one of the MAGA devils he claims to despise is accelerating.  On the heels of determining that he has an "immediate need" to finish building Trump's border wall, the White House announced last night that deportation flights of illegal Venezuelan migrants would resume imminently.  We might be tempted to argue that these flights should be packed with illegal aliens from any country, but I suppose we should be grateful and take whatever we can get out of this crew.  But the specific choice to deport only Venezuelans is particularly curious since it's coming from the same administration that told us only two weeks ago that migrants from that country would be receiving special protected status and work permits because the conditions in their home country "prevent them from returning in safety." The overnight security improvement in Venezuela has to be one of the most underreported stories in the world aside from Hunter Biden's tax fraud charges.

The Party's Over.  The evidence for Biden's corruption and betrayal of America mounts by the day.  We cannot wait for the situation to ripen further.  Too many of our institutions supporting justice and the rule of law have already been compromised by criminal behavior and subornation from the highest levels.  Every day that action to bring justice is delayed, creates more despair and consternation amongst the American people.  They must not be allowed to lapse into apathy and cynicism.  A clear and powerful case for Impeachment must be mounted immediately. [...] President Biden and Vice President Harris have violated their oaths of office.  At the simplest level, they are governed by Article 2, Section 3 which reads in part:  "(they) shall take care that the Laws be faithfully executed." [...] Our bill of particulars for Impeachment can have many clauses, but there is no need to go any further than the President's clear refusal to enforce existing immigration laws for more than two years, and to invite and allow a literal invasion on our southern border.

[The] White House [is] In Full Panic Mode Over [the] Border Crisis.  It was shocking enough when I read that the White House was engaged in a "stark reversal of its previous stance on the physical barrier," as the New York Post put it with uncharacteristic dryness.  It was even more shocking to read that the Department of Homeland Security would begin construction in Starr County, Texas, an area DHS admitted has "high illegal entry."  You could have knocked me over with a feather when they used the word "illegal."  But it gets better.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas even admitted there is "an acute and immediate need to construct physical barriers."  He couldn't bring himself to say "wall," but everyone knows that's exactly what he meant.  The White House has finally admitted there's a problem.  They're starting to build a wall.  But here's the real kicker:  DHS will "bypass long drawn-out environmental reviews in order to expedite border wall construction."

Cornell Law Prof:  Biden's Abandonment of Southern Border an 'Impeachable Offense'.  On the "Counterculture" podcast, Cornell University Professor William A. Jacobsen said that President Biden's abandonment of the southern border is "an impeachable offense."  "In this first term of his, hopefully his only term, we're going to probably have 10 to 15 million people illegally cross the Southern border from around the world," Jacobsen told Counterculture host Dan Proft.  "I mean, the word has gone out, and I was just reading a story about a pipeline of people from I think it was Mauritania who have figured out how to get across our southern border.  "We have completely abandoned a core principle of sovereignty in this country, a core principle of our immigration laws, which is that we determine who comes into the country," said Jacobsen.  "And Joe Biden has completely abandoned that, and I think that's an impeachable offense right there."

Immigrants parade across El Paso border in chaotic scene.  Immigrants frustrated after waiting on the southern side of the United States border wall staged a mass crossing late Tuesday, captured in a video that has since gone viral.  Several hundred immigrants stormed past Mexican authorities, chanting and cheering in a chaotic scene as they paraded toward the border, intent on crossing and being admitted through locked gates in the wall.  Mexican officials did nothing to stop the caravan.  One officer smoked as he watched the group walk past him and others watched the group march by.

Chicago braces for buses carrying up to 1,250 migrants daily: 'An untenable situation'.  Fifty coaches carrying migrants have arrived in Chicago over the last week and authorities are bracing for up to 25 buses with around 1,250 people aboard to start arriving daily.  The deluge has caused huge problems and prompted backlash from residents in the city, which long ago ran out of shelter space and has been allowing asylum seekers to sleep in O'Hare Airport and police stations across the city.  In a scathing letter to President Biden Monday, Illinois' Democrat Governor, J.B. Pritzker accused the feds of failing to provide adequate aid to the city — a sentiment echoed by numerous other American mayors as the crisis unfolds.

DOJ fines Georgia Tech $500,000 for advertising jobs only to U.S. citizens.  Georgia Institute of Technology must pay half a million dollars in civil penalties for running a job recruitment platform that included postings that excluded non-citizens.  The settlement came after a "lawful permanent resident" student filed a complaint with the DOJ's Civil Rights Division.  "The student alleged that a bank advertised a U.S. citizen-only internship on Georgia Tech's career services website," the department stated in its news release.  "Upon investigating the student's complaint, the department uncovered additional unlawful discriminatory advertisements on Georgia Tech's job recruiting platform that discouraged or restricted certain non-U.S. citizen students from applying," the Justice Department stated.

Kevin McCarthy and the Political Culture.  In the pathological storytelling of our intellectual culture, illegal immigration is simply a timeless story of oppressed innocent people seeking refuge in the worst country in the world:  America.  Mysteriously, more than five million people have chosen to enter the most racist, sexist, and discriminatory society ever known in human history.  More profoundly, this immigration is only a benign trek for refuge.  There is no vast army of international corruption in the form of cartels delivering human beings at an average cost of $15,000 per person into the United States.  There is no vast regimen of violence against children that includes sex trafficking.  There is no concert of villainy stretching from the labs of China to narco drug lords in Mexico delivering deadly fentanyl in the open border at Texas and Mexico.  The United States federal government has an immigration policy at the Texas border that acts to deliberately destroy and thwart all domestic efforts to constrain the human slave trade at the border.  Federal officials are cutting fences and welding gates open in order to prevent any limits on the human slave trade at the Texas Mexico border.  Of course the American public — including growing numbers of sanctuary city residents — recognize that the United States federal government that covets the borders of Ukraine and Russia, despises the existence of a border between Mexico and Texas.

Our Establishment's Alternate Realities.  One common denominator that explains why previously successful societies implode is their descent into fantasies.  A collective denial prevents even discussion of existential threats and their solutions.  Something like that is happening in the United States.  Eight million illegal immigrants have entered the United States by the deliberate erasure of the southern border.  Apparently, the Biden administration sees some unstated advantage in destroying U.S. immigration law and welcoming in would-be new constituents.  Yet, the more the millions arrive, the more Joe Biden and his Homeland Security director Alejandro Mayorkas flat out lie that "the border is secure."  They both live in a world of make-believe, passed off to the American people as reality.  And the more the Americans are lied to that the border is secure, the more they poll — currently 77 percent — that it is not.

Hawley Issues Workaround to Biden Policy:  Let States Deport Illegal Aliens.  To get around President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) lax enforcement of federal immigration law, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) has issued a plan that would authorize states to deport illegal aliens and help build barriers along the United States-Mexico border.  On Wednesday, Hawley announced the "State Border Defense Act" which would, among other things, allow individual states to deport illegal aliens that local law enforcement encounters.  "Our southern border is overrun.  Joe Biden's dangerous open-border policies are making it worse every single day, leaving states like Missouri to deal with the consequences," Hawley said in a statement.

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I have a better idea:  If they are known to be violent criminals, deport them to the most distant corners of Argentina or Chile, without telling them where they are.  Otherwise, if they are not vioent but likely to try again, just drop them off in Yucatán.

The Democrats' Plot to Turn Texas Blue.  [Scroll down]  Today, thoroughly corrupt Democrat party leadership facilitate Central and South American drug cartels' goals while non-governmental organizations, funded by the likes of George Soros, bankroll the movement of noncombatants into America for other purposes.  It is a rare reporter who can get the rest of the story on the nightly news of what is happening on the border.  Not only are U.S. immigration laws being ignored, but the U.S. border is being purposely unsecured.  Unlike the border activity in 1995-2000, where the drug cartels moved their drugs virtually unfettered into Texas in a small window of opportunity, today's cartels have no real threat to their operation.  But for some, the most important activity occurring on the border is that the preponderance of illegal crossers are military-age men.  The Democrat party and their friends are facilitating an invasion of potential combatants into Texas.  Is this movement of military-age men into America happening all across the southern border?  You will not get a legitimate answer from any of the news outlets for a number of reasons.  Whenever one gets too close to the truth, the media town criers shout from their network offices:  conspiracy theories.

Illegal Alien Invasion from Sea to Shining Sea!  What do Massachusetts and Tennessee have in common?  These two unique states each have a current population of 7 million people.  Then there's Arizona, which is slightly larger, with 7.3 million, while Ohio is just a bit smaller, with 6.8 million population. [...] Americans of all political factions are angry that seven-million-plus illegal aliens have strolled into our country since Joey took office.  Who knows how many more will be here before the year is over... in fact before you finish reading this column?  They are eager to enjoy Marxist Democrat hospitality: free lodging, free medical, free food, free education, free iPhones, free... free... free.  In some states, the welcome also includes driver's licenses, voting privileges, and work permits.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul Announces 18,000 Jobs Available to Asylum Seekers.  Despite having a few fleeting moments as an immigration hawk while her state is overrun with illegals, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has once again showed her pattern of putting illegals ahead of American citizens.  [Tweet]  Last month, in an appearance on CNN, Hochul told migrants to go "somewhere else" besides New York, "They're literally from around the world.  West Africa, South and Central America — they're coming from all over.  But we have to let the word out that when you come to New York, we're not going to have more hotel rooms.  We don't have capacity.  So we have to also message properly that we're at our limit.  If you're going to leave your country, go somewhere else."  But now the Governor is proudly announcing that the New York State Department of Labor is working with nearly 400 employers across the state to identify opportunities to help asylum seekers and migrants, who have obtained work authorizations, find employment.

So who else is making money from the big migrant surge?  The border is more out of control than ever.  The Border Patrol is reporting a record 260,000 migrant illegal crossings into the U.S. in September.  There's also unknown tens of thousands being flown or bused in through Joe Biden's CBPOne app "parole" program.  And of course, there are tens of thousands of uncounted "gotaways."  All told, more than two million unvetted migrants have been allowed into the country based on Joe Biden's open borders.  Why so many?  Why all at once?  It's worth asking because these numbers expected to get even bigger.  Follow the money.  And now several stories are emerging to show that it's not just Mexican cartels which are making money off these illegal migrant crossings — there's a whole chain of characters who have been finding in the unguarded border a huge cash cow. [...] America First Legal found out that Biden cronies are raking in the bucks for migrant services, turning up at migrant-oriented NGOs just as cash is flowing through no-bid contracts.

The City of El Paso is bussing illegal aliens to New York, Chicago and Denver.  The City of El Paso is coordinating with the Texas Department of Emergency Management as it buses migrants out of El Paso.  The city is overrun with illegal aliens, as it has been during the Biden border crisis.  Enrique Duenas Aguilar, a spokesperson for the El Paso Office of Emergency Management and El Paso Fire Department, said the city is in communication with the cities to let them know how many illegal aliens are coming and when the buses are expected to arrive.

Gov. Hochul cowardly backpedals on criticizing Joe Biden's border.  Sunday, Gov. Hochul delivered a spot-on explanation for New York's current dilemma — for how it came to be stuffed full of penniless border-hoppers.  The problem, she said, is the border itself:  As in, "It's too open right now."  Which it obviously is.  The consequences — societal, fiscal and cultural — also are obvious, and becoming more so.  But Hochul's candor — aimed squarely at Washington, and at Joe Biden in particular — clearly has had consequences too.

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker calls on Biden to direct migrants AWAY from his state.  Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has become the latest Democrat to beg President Joe Biden to divert migrants away from his state.  It comes just two years after declaring his state the 'Most Welcoming State in the Nation' and expanding immigrant protections.  Pritzker joins New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy among liberals who have professed pro-migrant policies but asked that they not be housed in their jurisdiction.

Biden Admin Moves 2K Migrants from Packed Border Facility to Release Elsewhere in Texas.  The Biden administration is in the process of moving 2,000 migrants from an overcrowded Border Patrol processing facility in Eagle Pass, Texas, according to a CBP source.  The mass transfer of detainees began early Monday and is aimed to alleviate the strain on Border Patrol facilities and a non-government shelter overwhelmed by the influx of more than 1,000 migrants into Eagle Pass daily.  As reported by Breitbart Texas, the sudden surge of migrants began two weeks prior as more than 1,500 migrants crossed the Rio Grande within six hours.  The migrants traveled to the border area from southern and central Mexico by freight train.  Within days, single groups of mostly Venezuelan migrants numbering more nearly 3,000 strong arrived almost daily in the same manner.

Did Biden Just Admit That the Border Crisis Is Purposely Manufactured to Bring in New Democrat Voters?  The numbers tell the story, and they are pretty grim.  For the month of September, roughly 200,000 illegal immigrants crossed the U.S. southern border and were processed.  For fiscal year 2023, which ended Saturday, 2.2 million immigrants entered the country.  The only other year in American history in which the number of crossings has surpassed 2 million was in fiscal year 2022.  While there is much speculation about the reasons behind the mass migration of illegal immigrants, in a recent interview with left-wing website ProPublica, President Joe Biden may have let the cat out of the bag on the true reason for the staggering number of illegal immigrants entering the country.

For Some, Open Border Chaos Is the Goal.  Beware, the crisis at the southern border may be much worse than it appears.  Free Apple watches, bus and plane tickets all across the continental United States, and sophisticated lawyers standing by to counsel migrants on how to best navigate border officials' scrutiny of asylum on the occasions when they are actually required to defend their asylum claims.  These benefits being offered to illegal border crossers have left the public shocked, angry, and in many cases, feeling the issue closer to home than ever before.  Many cities and states have also been overwhelmed as the consequences of the crisis have migrated well beyond the southern border states.  Recently, New York City Mayor Eric Adams made news when he emphatically declared that the now-regular stream of migrants into the Big Apple "will ruin the City!"  It's not just local budgets and social services that are being squeezed to the breaking point, although those are nothing to sneeze at and will have to be addressed.  The increase in crime may be the biggest concern.  Violent crime rates are up, and violent incidents are prominent on the nightly news.

Diversity, Division, Disintegration.  The terms "racist," "racism," and "hate" are now commonplace charges and allegations in political discourse and the sphere of public opinion where whites are called to ceremonially denounce the "white privilege" into which they were born.  The destiny of migrants illegally crossing the southern borders of the U.S. and the European Union is to replace white Americans and Europeans.  As the ongoing invasion continues, native-born white Americans and Europeans have practically stopped reproducing themselves.  Any such voluntary downturn in the birth rate has always been a sign of internal agony, collapse of society, social upheaval, and decaying civilization.

Is Ideological Screening of Immigrants Acceptable?  We the people, who have a government that represents us, and we the people, who pay the taxes, have every right to specify who can and cannot enter our country.  How do we determine this?  That depends on the circumstances such as war, certain hotbed regions of terrorism, pandemics, and so on.  There is no universal formula, because the threats of 100 years ago are different from today.  The citizens of a free country delegate power to the federal government to determine threats, and oppose them.  Immigration policy is an aspect of defense policy and the Congress can make any law the people choose, but any policies need to be based on what is in our interest.  America first.

Treason Enables Largest Invasion in Human History.  Unless rule of law is restored quickly, starting with the law against treason, America will be extinguished by the leftists who chose Joe Biden as their figurehead, as Americans are displaced out of existence.

Thousands of Illegal Crossers Are Being Dropped Off in the Streets.  According to the Wall Street Journal, thousands of illegal crossers have been dropped off in San Diego.  These unvetted, anonymous people don't know where they are, and they have no place to sleep.  The buses are driven by the US government.  They are dropping the illegals off in communities all along the border.  Local shelters are hitting capacity, including a nearly thousand-bed shelter in San Diego that is typically adequate.  But the numbers are increasing significantly.

Sen. Cruz Calls for Preventing Schools From Being Turned Into Housing for Illegal Immigrants.  Sen. Ted Cruz has introduced a bill that would prevent educational institutions from being turned into shelters for illegal immigrants.  The border crisis has placed unprecedented demands on state resources, and the educational experience of taxpayers' children should not be compromised to accommodate the migrants, according to Cruz's bill.  The legislation serves as the Senate's companion bill to the Schools Not Shelters Act, which passed the House with bipartisan support in July.  If approved and signed by the president, the bill would bar publicly funded K-12 schools, colleges, and universities from being used to house illegal aliens.

New York Democrats to Distribute Flyers to Illegals at Southern Border Warning Them 'You Are Better Off' Somewhere Else.  New York Democrats are planning to distribute flyers at the US-Mexico border telling illegals to "consider another city."  On Wednesday, Mayor Eric Adam's office announced this plan to "combat misinformation at the border."  The flyers will be in both Spanish and English and will warn the illegals that New York City is the most expensive city in the world so they will be better off somewhere else.  How interesting that a sanctuary city run by Democrats who have been all for illegal immigration is now troubled by the flood of illegal aliens.  Leftist ideas sound compassionate coming from those Democrat leaders until it's at their front door.

What Biden's latest outlandish immigration action tells us about the next one.  The Biden administration recently issued yet another outlandish immigration action, but most Americans likely did not realize it.  I'm talking about the Department of Homeland Security's decision to extend and "redesignate" Temporary Protected Status for more than 700,000 illegal aliens from Venezuela that the Biden administration has already allowed into the U.S. For many Americans, this may sound like a niche policy decision that only immigration policy experts care to discuss.  That's what the Biden Administration is counting on.  Don't be fooled, this is the epitome of an America Last policy.

Close the Border.  Then What?  By some estimates, there are thirty million illegal aliens in the United States.  Illegals have been pouring in at the rate of at least two million a year, and now that influx is being deliberately increased.  Leftists want to give them amnesty.  Illegals are being issued driver's licenses.  Illegals will also be allowed to vote in municipal elections.  They are even being given payments, which will ensure they'll vote Democrat.  Does anyone doubt that mail-in shenanigans are planned for the 2024 election?  Leftists are willing to intentionally demolish this country if that's what it takes to stay in power.  Inevitably, the day will come when the government will be forced to control the border.  We will then be stuck with all the illegal aliens who made it in.  To nobody's surprise, the government has "lost track" of most of them.  I'd like to propose a model for decisively dealing with these illegal aliens once the border is finally secure. [...]

Guess who's upset now about illegal aliens depressing wages.  Karl Marx once wrote of repeating events in history that they occur "first as tragedy, then as farce."  That was my reaction to an article appearing in the Thursday, September 22 New York Post.  The article focused on complaints of existing illegal aliens in the metropolitan New York City area.  The huge influx of illegal aliens has them occupying 50% of the hotel rooms in the city.  They are sleeping all over the sidewalks in Midtown Manhattan.  Mayor Adams has declared that the costs of dealing with them "will destroy the city."  NYC has prided itself on being a sanctuary city willing to house and feed any and all illegal aliens.  Daily television showed city authorities meeting the arriving buses from the border, shaking hands and greeting the new illegals.  But the large flow from the border has swamped the system.  As was posited in Field of Dreams: "If you build it, they will come."  They did, and they did.

The Border Has Fallen.  During the Trump years, Democrats attacked Trump as cruel for separating migrant parents and children.  "A policy that separates young children from their parents isn't a 'deterrent.' It's unconscionable," said Biden in 2018.  "A policy that traumatizes children isn't a bargaining chip.  It's abhorrent."  But Dr. Paul Wise, a pediatrician in charge of monitoring the treatment of migrant children in the custody of US Customs and Border Protection, reports that the Biden administration's US Customs and Border Protection has been separating children as young as eight from their parents.  "Interviews with parents and children found that there were minimal or no opportunities for phone contact or direct interaction between parent and child," Wise said in the court filing.  "The separation of families and the lack of interaction while in custody do significant, and potentially lasting, harm to children, particularly younger children."  There's no denying the crisis.  In some areas, the border between Texas and Mexico looks like a refugee camp in sub-Saharan Africa.

Joe Biden's biggest nightmares are all starting to come true.  [Scroll down]  Anyone want to put money on the idea of Joe Biden putting all hands on deck to resolve the migrant surge?  He hasn't even visited the border.  He fobbed the border issue off onto the incompetent Kamala Harris and she didn't do anything, either.  Elon Musk, who's been sued by the Justice Department for not hiring "refugees" and has seen illegal alien incursions onto his SpaceX company lands, has announced that he will be visiting the border.  The president of Honduras has visited the border, and certainly President Trump has visited the border.  But Joe Biden hasn't visited the border, let alone taken any effective action to stop the illegal crossings.  If anything, his "increased pathways" to migration has had the effect of adding highways to severely congested areas, the way Robert Moses once did in New York City, only to find himself profoundly surprised that the added highways didn't lighten the traffic load.  Demand, in other words, for a free ride from America across the globe, is simply too great, so the more Joe opens 'legal" pathways (and this is highly questionable) the more the surge grows.  His solution has been to gaslight and cover up the problem, not actually solve it — and the results speak for themselves.

If you like Venezuela so much, why did you leave?
¡Conquista! Illegals plant Venezuela's flag on Texas soil.  At Eagle Pass, surging illegal migrants planted a gargantuan Venezuelan flag on a Texas island in the Rio Grande as they attempted to cross illegally into the U.S. Texas Department of Public Safety's Tactical Marine Unit* troops sensibly ripped it down and apparently chased the migrants back across the river to the Mexican side.  But the deed was done.  The U.S. stood conquered and humiliated, even if only for a few minutes.  What fun they had.  [Tweet with video clip]

Video: Texas Troops Spring Into Action After Illegal Immigrants Plant Foreign Flag on US Soil.  As the porous border near Eagle Pass, Texas, continues to see huge numbers of illegal immigrants pass over it, one group decided to claim part of Texas in the name of the nation they had presumably escaped from.  Lt. Chris Olivarez, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety's South Texas Region, noted that many of the immigrants hailed from Venezuela, although the flag they planted on an Island with the borders of Texas appeared to be Colombian.  Wherever it happened to come from, members of the DPS' Tactical Marine Unit wasn't going to let it remain planted on American soil.

Biden Admin "finally found asylum-seekers it opposes".  Tens of thousands of people — including substantial numbers of single military age males — illegally cross the southern border into the United States every week under the pretense of seeking aslyum.  But almost none of them would qualify under the exacting standards for asylum, it's all a sham in which they know that they will be released into the U.S. with an appearance date years in the future.  Under the current administration, almost none of them will be deported, and almost all will stay here in one capacity or another indefinitely.  Few will actually be granted asylum.  This has all the appearances of an organized invasion, with people funneled to the U.S. by cartels and others, included among them provocateurs who plant foreign flags on U.S. soil:  [Tweet with video clip]

Biden DHS Has Approved Hundreds of Thousands of Migrants for Secretive Foreign Flights Directly into U.S. Airports.  A little-known part of the Biden administration's CBP One parole program permits inadmissible aliens to make an appointment to fly directly to airports in the interior of the United States, bypassing the border altogether.  Partial data on the program, just obtained by the Center for immigration Studies pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act request, reveals that more than 200,000 people from four countries have used this direct-flight and parole program over the past year.

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If they are "inadmissible," why is the government inviting them in, and who is paying for the air fare?

No Need to Swim the Rio Grande.  The Biden administration is doing all it can to maximize the number of illegal immigrants entering the country before a Republican administration can take over and stop the bleeding.  The Center for Immigration Studies has used a FOIA request to shed light on an almost unbelievable aspect of the administration's selling out of America: [...] But wait, these are supposed to be refugees, right?  Asylum seekers.  And they use a mobile app to enroll in Biden's illegal "come to America" program, and can afford to buy a plane ticket to an American city?  I would really like to know who is actually paying for these airplane tickets.  You may wonder where these hundreds of thousands of illegals are landing, but the Biden administration won't tell you.

Is the Left Happy That They Got Their Wish?  [T]he Obama and the Biden administrations finally seemed to have achieved their aims, in what the Obamas once boasted would be the "fundamental transformation" of America into something unrecognizable by its Founders.  But what they gave us was nihilism — the destruction of norms, laws, and customs.  There is no border, no criminal justice system, no real president any more.  The citizen is a serf, the illegal alien the veritable citizen.  The former needs a passport to reenter the country, the latter is waved on through.  There is a slob in gym shorts and a hoodie establishing dress codes for the Senate, teen murderers bragging that they won't spend a day in jail, and a would-be state legislator filming herself doing sexual gymnastics while begging for cash only to be upset over the invasion of her "privacy."  So the Left got what it wanted and gave us our new America.

Biden Admin Lets 221K+ Migrants Fly Directly Into U.S..  The America-Last Biden administration is reportedly allowing hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants to request flights over the southern border and directly into the United States.  The Biden administration has been trying to hide the true scope of the illegal alien invasion of our country through the CBP (Customs and Border Protection) One program.  As I previously explained, hundreds of thousands of migrants every year can apply for a pseudo-legitimization through the CBP One app, meaning that the Biden administration was claiming a reduction in illegal crossings by the simple expedient of labeling many thousands of barely-vetted illegals legitimate.  But that's not the only disturbing aspect of the CBP One program.  Apparently, illegals are taking airline trips from other countries straight into the U.S.

Biden's Flying in Illegal Crossers on "Secretive Foreign Flights".  Todd Bensman posted on X, "Our Government just let in 240,000 illegal immigrants."  He stated that the government let 240,000 illegal immigrants fly into the US and then let them go.  "Where are they now?  The government doesn't know."  He spoke with Steve Bannon, "DHS has been authorizing the flights from foreign countries directly into 43 US airports, so far 221,000 migrants [illegal aliens] uncounted, never discussed, never published."  The Biden regime is flying these people in to avoid the optics of illegal aliens gaming the amnesty system.

11K Migrants Caught Entering Arizona Border Sector in One Week, 40K This Month.  Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended approximately 11,000 migrants during the past week, according to the sector chief.  Unofficial Border Patrol reports reviewed by Breitbart Texas reveal the apprehension of approximately 40,000 migrants so far this month.  Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent John Modlin posted a report on X indicating his agents apprehended approximately 11,000 migrants during the past week.  One of those migrants was a convicted rapist who was deported after a conviction in the state of Washington.

Broken barriers.  Federal forces helping migrants cross.  Charities' millions spent bussing them North.  A migrant carries a tiny baby around a razor wire fence and up a steep Texas riverbank where he precariously hands the child to another man atop a shipping container.  Within minutes, a uniformed federal officer arrives to help.  He hoists up the others in the 30-person group as they leisurely scale the fortifications and illegally enter the country.  A visibly pregnant woman is next.  She's guided to river on the Mexican side by a smuggler.  Nearby, Texas state border guards simply look on.  They know all too well that Mexican cartels and human traffickers take advantage of these desperate people and use their children like pawns — even posing as their parents to curry favor with U.S. immigration officials, who appear sympathetic.  Not that a harder line would achieve much — they're overwhelmed.

Biden-Migration: More Aliens Than 32 States.  Since Joe Biden has come to office, he has endorsed and incentivized more aliens to come here illegally than the populations of 32 states (counting the District of Columbia.)  Contemplate that — a replacement population for any single of 32 sovereign territories.  Doing the math you can also quickly spot that the 5.9 million people that have crossed illegally and not been vetted would be a replacement for the bottom 8 states/territories combined.  Remember how it "only" took 19 individuals to execute 9/11?  Well the interesting news here is that in 2023 the U. S. Border Patrol has already stopped 146 individuals currently on the terrorist watch list.  One with ties to ISIS was caught operating as a human smuggler in August.  The 146 were also the ones that happened to bestopped and checked.  More than 1.8 million aliens have eluded capture and currently roam the interior with zero pressure to reveal themselves.  There is no knowing how many terrorists are among them.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Receives Briefing On Colony Ridge.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he is exploring options on how to address problems at Colony Ridge, a massive housing development north of Houston that's become a hub for illegal immigrants thanks to financing methods that circumvent any need for proof-of-citizenship documents.  Paxton, fresh off the sidelines after a failed attempt by the legislature to impeach him, said he received a briefing on the development this week after it was the subject of an investigation by The Daily Wire.  "I got a briefing on this yesterday," Paxton told radio host Michael Berry, calling it "completely insane that they can set up these villages with illegal immigrants."  Paxton said, however, that legally there is no "clear path" to stopping the development's growth, which has led to a spike in crime that many believe is tied to Mexican cartel activity.

Mexico Says They are Overwhelmed with Illegal Migrants, President.  You know things are bad when the Mexican government says they are overwhelmed at their southern border with 10,000 global migrants arriving daily en route to the United States southern border. [...] The Cloward-Piven strategy is all about overwhelming the systems, and then letting government step in to fix the crisis they create.

Colony Ridge:  The 'Fastest Growing Development' In The U.S. Is A Magnet For Illegal Immigrants.  A Texas land developer has established a sprawling settlement north of Houston where thousands of illegal immigrants are believed to have settled, raising concerns among experts and elected officials that the development 400 miles in the interior of the United States could become a strategic asset for cartels.  Located in Liberty County, Texas near the small town of Plum Grove, the Colony Ridge development is a sprawling community that, based on an analysis of publicly available information, is now over 60 square miles and nearly the size of the nation's capital, Washington, D.C.  Its population is estimated to be anywhere between 50,000 to 75,000, and it is growing rapidly thanks to a marketing plan targeted at Texas' hispanic population.

We Do Not Have a Broken Immigration System.  We Have a Broken Enforcement System.  I am so sick of hearing that the United States has a "broken" immigration system.  There is nothing wrong with America's immigration system.  It's a system of laws passed by the people's duly elected representatives that enables limited and orderly immigration. [...] Asylum is not for aliens who "came here to work hard" or who "want to provide a better life for their children" or who have "no opportunity in their home country."  That's unfortunate, but it is emphatically not a legitimate reason to be granted asylum.  And entering my country illegally (which my family entered legally) and then lying on your federal asylum request is grounds for prompt removal, according to our perfectly good, popularly and properly passed laws.  An American who lies on or falsifies a federal application commits a felony.  Just ask the president's son.

The Biden Admin Destroyed Our Immigration Law.  Since early 2021 we have witnessed somewhere between 7 million and 8 million illegal entries across the now-nonexistent southern border of the U.S.  The more the border vanished, the more federal immigration law was rendered inert, and the more Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas spun fantasies that the "border is secure."  He is now written off as a veritable "Baghdad Bob" propagandist.  But how and why did the Biden administration destroy immigration law as we knew it?  The Trump administration's initial efforts to close the border had been continually obstructed in the Congress, sabotaged by the administrative state, and stymied in the courts.  Nonetheless, it finally had secured the border by early 2020.  Yet almost all the Trump administration's successful initiatives were immediately overturned in 2021.  Construction of the wall was abruptly stopped, its projected trajectory canceled.  The disastrous Obama-era "catch and release" policy of immigration nonenforcement was resurrected.

Biden's DHS let 200,000 illegal immigrants fly directly into 43 cities.  The Biden administration has unleashed a new program to boost illegal immigration that allows immigrants to fly directly from their hometowns into a U.S. city of their choice, according to newly obtained records.  Instead of rushing the Texas border, the program lets immigrants use the administration's app to pick a destination, buy an airline ticket, and fly in unseen on what amounts to ghost flights.  According to the Center for Immigration Studies, which sued the Department of Homeland Security for the documents on the program, over 210,000 have been processed since January.  That is a population the size of Rochester, New York, or Des Moines, Iowa.

Shocking 3.8 million migrants have entered US since Biden took office — 1.5 million sneaked in and are still here.  A jaw-dropping 3.8 million people have entered the United States through its borders since President Joe Biden took office in 2021 — nearly half of whom slipped into the country illegally and were never caught.  Over the last three years, 2,345,600 people have been granted Notices to Appear (NTAs) before an immigration court, according to figures compiled by Syracuse University's TRAC immigration database.  NTAs are issued to people who arrive on US soil, hand themselves in to Border Patrol and claim asylum.  If they are deemed to potentially have a case, they are assigned a hearing — often years in advance — where a judge will determine if they can remain in the country or will be deported.  The filings provide an accurate picture of the number of migrants entering the country.

The Psychology of Illegal Immigration.  The conscious decision to illegally enter America has consequences.  Often it leads to some immediate economic and educational advantages for illegal immigrants and their children.  Education and a job in America afford the ability to send money back home to relatives in the country of origin.  However, drug cartels forcibly require illegal immigrants to pay for assistance in crossing our American border.  Sometimes such money is extracted violently or via forced sex trafficking behaviors.  Intimidation by cartel criminals shows cowardice.  Moreover, the shadow-side of the illegal entry decision lives on and festers in the subconscious mind of illegal immigrants.  The implications of such an illegal immigrant parent's decision results in the intergenerational transmission of guilt and shame to the minds of their children and grandchildren.  If there are no overt signs of this cultural class guilt and shame it is because of massive denial and reaction formation.  Shameful and shameless behavior and hidden guilt about it can spawn acting-out behavior.  Alcoholism, crime, reckless driving, and shameless predatory sexual behavior can result.  In other words, illegal immigrant parents' actions have conscious, preconscious, and unconscious impact on their children's minds, morals, and character.

GOP Governors Demand Biden Disclose Where DHS Is Resettling Illegal Aliens.  Republican governors are calling on President Joe Biden to "provide honest, accurate, detailed information" on where his administration is resettling tens of thousands of border crossers and illegal aliens released into the United States every month.  In a letter to Biden, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (R), along with 24 other Republican governors, is urging Biden to divulge the locations of the millions of illegal aliens that have entered American communities since he took office in early 2021.

Friday Afternoon Statistic Dump — Border Patrol Reports Over 7.5 million Illegal Aliens Released into U.S. During Biden Term.  The Dept of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) waiting until Friday afternoon to [release] the latest statistics on illegal alien apprehensions at the U.S. southern border.  As a current surge is underway, the August apprehension rate was 304,162, the highest of any month so far on record.  Since Joe Biden took office over 7.5 million illegal aliens have been encountered and released into the United States.  Of that number 5.18 million were single adult males.  This is a wholesale invasion of illegal aliens on a scale never before fathomed.  Joe Biden has created this crisis, and it is getting worse.

Migrants Breach Border, Push Small Children Under Texas Razor Wire.  Texas Department of Public Safety troopers began arresting migrants who breached the razor wire barrier in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Thursday afternoon.  During the breach, Breitbart Texas observed small children being pushed under the wire meant to deter illegal migrant crossings.  Late Thursday morning, migrants staged in Piedras Negras began crossing the Rio Grande in small groups to reach the Texas border in Eagle Pass.  When the groups of migrants arrived, they lined up along the river bank and in the river as they confronted DPS officials and the razor wire border barrier.  Border Patrol agents were not in the vicinity.

Governor Greg Abbott Officially Declares Invasion at Southern Border.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared an "invasion" at the southern border, attributing it to the Mexican drug cartels.  This declaration comes as Governor Abbott takes a firm stance against the escalating security crisis and the influx of criminal activities from across the border.  "I officially declared an invasion at our border because of Biden's policies.  We deployed the Texas National Guard, DPS & local law enforcement.  We are building a border wall, razor wire & marine barriers.  We are also repelling migrants," Governor Abbott announced in a post on Thursday.

'DHS Out to Lunch,' Plans Massive Migrant Releases at Texas Border, Says CBP Source.  According to a source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has no cohesive enforcement strategy to address the border incursion of more than 2,500 migrants into one Texas border town on Wednesday.  The source, not authorized to speak to the media, told Breitbart Texas every Border Patrol station in the region is beyond capacity.  The only instructions received from DHS is to quickly process and release the mostly Venezuelan migrants who made landfall in Eagle Pass to a non-government shelter.  Breitbart Texas posted in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, on Wednesday morning and watched as the more than 2,500 migrants moved through the city streets headed to the Rio Grande to begin the border crossing.  Piedras Negras is the city directly across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas, a city of 30,000 residents.  Some migrants carried children on their shoulders and the few belongings they possessed while they moved to surrender to federal and state authorities waiting in Eagle Pass.  Many were single adult migrants.

Our Self-Induced Catastrophe at the Border.  Since early 2021 we have witnessed somewhere between 7 and 8 million illegal entries across the now nonexistent U.S. southern border.  The more the border vanished, the more federal immigration law was rendered inert, and the more Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas spun fantasies that the "border is secure."  He is now written off as a veritable "Baghdad Bob" propagandist.  But how and why did the Biden administration destroy immigration law as we knew it?  The Trump administration's initial efforts to close the border had been continually obstructed in the Congress, sabotaged by the administrative state, and stymied in the courts.  Nonetheless, it had finally secured the border by early 2020. Yet almost all its successful initiatives were immediately overturned in 2021.  The wall was abruptly stopped, its projected trajectory cancelled.  The Obama-era disastrous "catch-and release" policy of immigration non-enforcement was resurrected.

It's No Accident The Southern Border Is Collapsing, It's Intentional.  A clip of comedian Louis C.K. on the Joe Rogan show has been circulating on X (formerly Twitter) this week in which he goes on and on about how opening up the southern border would be a good thing because Americans shouldn't have such a high standard of living compared to the rest of the world, how poor people in other countries just want what Americans have, and how it's not fair that we have so much. "It shouldn't be so great here," he says.  So open the border and let them pour in.  It's possible he's joking, that it's just a comedy bit he's practicing.  That's what my friend Inez Stepman thinks.  Get liberals to nod along in agreement and then expose the consequences of such an insane idea.  You can judge for yourself:  [Tweet with video clip]  I don't think it comes off as a joke but as an almost perfect distillation of globalist liberalism.  Louis C.K. cannot fathom why Americans should have a say about who comes into their country and who does not.  He clearly has no real allegiance to his country or countrymen, and is actually embarrassed by their prosperity — and presumably his own as well.

Who are all these thousands of unvetted Venezuelan migrants marching into Eagle Pass?  [Tweet with video clip]  They are all single young men, marching in single file, the way people do who are certain they will not be cheated, so no need to rush, and one of them says, in response to apparently a Border Patrol-shouted question, "We are fleeing a dictatorship."  He'd get arguments from Venezuela apologists Reps.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar about that, but no arguments from them about their "right" to claim asylum here.  The situation is getting bad, with 9,000 or 10,000 people, mostly Venezuelans, crossing into Eagle Pass.  It's so bad normal border traffic has been halted, leaving the people who properly use the border for trade and work without a means of getting to work and getting paid.  Supply chains, in other words, are disrupted, based on the Biden administration's priority to "process" the incoming migrants instead.

Hundreds of African migrants sneak into the US in broad daylight.  Baba, a mechanic from the West African nation of Mauritania threw himself to the ground and prayed seconds after squeezing through the steel fence at the Mexican border in Arizona.  'Joe Biden opened the door for us,' he gleefully yelled as dusk fell and the migrants waited to be picked up and processed by U.S. authorities.  'I wanted to come here to be free.  You cannot put a price on freedom,' added Baba, one of an increasing number of migrants from several African countries who are now joining the influx along the southern border.

Biden Border Crisis:  Video Shows Largest Illegal Crossing in Texas, Illegal Immigrants Scaling the Wall in Arizona.  Eagle Pass, TX, is a popular spot for people to cross the border.  Melugin and other reporters often witness the crossings.  A 10-year-old boy drowned last week as he attempted to cross into the town.  On Monday, Melugin released a drone recording and another from a source in Mexico of the largest mass illegal immigrant crossing at the border.  [Tweet with several video clips]

New York Times:  Colombia to Send 1 Million More Global Migrants in 2024.  One million economic migrants from around the world will exit Columbia for the United States in 2024, says the leftist president of Columbia, Gustavo Petro.  Colombia will not interfere with the huge flow out of Colombia, across Panama's Darien Gap, through Mexico, and up to the U.S. border, Petro told the New York Times: [...][ One million more Darien Gap migrants in 2024 would be in addition to the huge illegal migrant flow from Central American countries.  Colombia's illegal inflow, plus the huge legal inflow of one million legal immigrants and one million supposedly temporary workers, would deliver roughly one migrant for every birth in the United States.  That massive inflow would accelerate the elite-pushed demographic replacement within Americans' homeland.

Border Patrol Separated Immigrant Families This Summer, A Practice Biden Once Called 'Abhorrent'.  New court documents claim that Border Patrol agents temporarily separated some migrant families this summer, a practice President Joe Biden once called an "abhorrent."  In a Friday court filing, Dr. Paul Wise, a pediatrician tasked with monitoring the conditions and treatment of migrant children in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody, said that he found children as young as 8 were separated from their parents by the Biden administration.  The separations were done mainly to prevent overcrowding in short-term holding facilities, but Wise warned that they could have a lasting effect on children.  "Interviews with parents and children found that there were minimal or no opportunities for phone contact or direct interaction between parent and child," Wise said in the court filing.  "The separation of families and the lack of interaction while in custody do significant, and potentially lasting, harm to children, particularly younger children."

The Long Journey to Our Mistrust.  Mass Unrestrained Immigration is a tool of the Devil.  Blame Republicans for acquiescing to Democrat's demands for an Open Border.  Invite outsiders in, feed them, house them, and provide medical care, utilities, laundry services, and even phones so that they can encourage others to follow.  Like a star in the sky beckoning all to come, Democrats salivate at all the new voters they'll control one day.  Anyone who believes otherwise is a fool.  If this policy continued for another ten years, at least 25 million more would have come, maybe a lot more.  Who doesn't understand this?  The flow will only diminish when there is no more Free Stuff.  That will see the final looting of America commence by a horde of people simply fighting to stay alive.

Video shows Mexican train reportedly 'bursting' with migrants heading to US southern border.  A Mexican train is transporting dozens of migrants to the U.S. southern border, according to a new report.  Fox News national correspondent Griff Jenkins posted an alarming video of the migrant train on the X social media platform on Sunday afternoon.  Griff captioned the video: "FOX News sources capture a FerroMex train bursting with migrants out of Zacatecas heading to our southern border right now... cheering and clearly not heeding the message: 'do not come."

They're not here to work.
Only 800 of New York's tens of thousands of illegal immigrants have applied for work authorization.  It has been revealed that out of the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants that have taken over New York City within the past 18 months, less than two percent have applied for work visas.  Democrats at every level of government continue to say that getting more work visas will solve the illegal immigration problem in New York.  AOC and other Democrats staged a press conference outside midtown Manhattan's Roosevelt Hotel on Friday to speak about work authorizations, more federal funding, and the American dream, but they were shouted down by constituents who very clearly want the border closed.  According to New York Post, only 800 adult-aged illegal immigrants have filed the necessary paperwork required to obtain work visas which will allow them to start earning a legal wage.  Data shows that there are roughly 60,000 illegal immigrants currently residing in the Big Apple.

What Happened to the 177,000 Illegal Aliens DHS Lost?  We are not in very good hands when it comes to our homeland security.  DHS Inspector General reports that 177,000 illegal aliens who were released in the U.S. disappeared.  But that's not all.  Out of the 177,000 illegal immigrants released, 54,000 were found to have blank addresses.  The rest either had invalid or nonexistent addresses.  Address forms included 50 different locations, including a Maryland restaurant, a Georgia bus station, a New Jersey car dealership, and an Illinois church.  DHS cannot send an immigration hearing notice to illegal aliens if they do not have a valid address.  In the process of screening illegals to determine if they pose a threat to national security or criminal activity, a valid address is required.  Without it, the illegals cannot be arrested and deported.

Bidenomics Jobs Report: 1.2 Million Native-Born Workers Lost Their Jobs & Were Replaced With 668K Foreign-Born Workers.  Zero Hedge reports that 1.2 million American born workers have been replaced by nearly 700k foreign born workers.  Bidenomics:  America last.  As Biden continues to tout his economy, the data says otherwise.  The July jobs estimate was revised 30,000 lower and the June total was revised a whopping 104,000 lower making it the worst month since December of 2020.  The unemployment rate also jumped to 3.8% in August as tech companies begin layoffs.

The View co-hosts call for migrants arriving in New York City to be 'resettled elsewhere' because America is 'a massive country'.  The Ladies of the View suggested on Friday that migrants should be 'resettled elsewhere' because America is a 'massive country' while discussing their disappointment with Mayor Eric Adams's handling of the crisis faced by New York City.  NYC Mayor Eric Adams warned earlier this week that the 10,000 illegal asylum seekers arriving every month will 'destroy' the city.  It is a stark shift for the mayor, who promised while campaigning that NYC would remain a sanctuary city under an Adams administration, saying in 2021, 'We should protect our immigrants.  Period.'

The Editor says...
[#1] Mexico is a massive country, too.  [#2] Why do illegal immigrants deserve the mayor's "protection" from the moment they arrive?  They should all be deported.

An Eyewitness on the Border.  I've reported on the Arizona-Mexico border for a long time, and recently published a novel about a ranching family battling a drug cartel trying to take over their ranch.  But for on-the-ground grit and realism, it's hard to match the account of a Border Patrol agent who works the line every day.  Early last month, a friend began sending me emails written by an agent who risks losing his job if his identity becomes public.  But what this whistleblower sees every day is endangering the country he loves, and he has to speak out.

House committee says Mayorkas 'enriched the cartels' after second phase of Republican-led investigation.  The House Homeland Security Committee released the findings of the second part of their probe Thursday into Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, finding he "enriched the cartels," according to a copy of the report obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.  Under Mayorkas' leadership as DHS secretary, cartels have gained more control over the southern border and smuggled more individuals and contraband across it, according to the report.  The first phase of House Homeland Security Chairman Mark Green's probe focused on Mayorkas' alleged "dereliction" of his duty as secretary of DHS.  Cartel smuggling of illegal migrants has become a billion-dollar industry as illegal immigration has surged, The New York Times reported in 2022.  Border Patrol recorded a record of more than 2.2 million illegal migrant encounters along the southern border in fiscal year 2022, according to federal data.

Biden adminstration considering plan to force migrants to remain in Texas: report.  The Biden administration is considering forcing migrants who cross into the United States illegally to remain in Texas while they wait out their asylum screening.  Administration officials cite the proposed plan as a way to curb the flow of illegal immigrants at the southern border, The Los Angeles Times reported, citing three U.S. officials not authorized to discuss the matter.  The plan would force migrants to remain in Texas, or possibly other border states by tracking their location through GPS monitoring devices, such as ankle bracelets, the officials told the Times.

The Editor says...
If he can force them to remain in Texas, why can't he force them to remain in Mexico?

The Veil of National Security.  There is no national security.  One cannot have national security with an open border and unvetted entrants.  It's as simple as that.  What we do have is national secrets kept from the people for no other reason than to protect the usurpers and treasonous from the consequences of their actions.  Part of this is accomplished from hiding the facts from the people, the other part is accomplished by arresting those who discover the hidden facts.  The point is, if the government didn't have so much to hide from the people, especially their illegal activity, there would be very little that would have to be kept secret.  But, today, almost everything that points to government corruption is hidden behind the veil of national security.  If this were a proper republic, with laws and stuff like that, where individuals had rights to privacy and the government didn't, as intended, it would be a much different place and it might prosper.  But in the corrupt world the treasonous have created out of the shell of the republic, it cannot.  Prosperity is the first casualty of tyranny.

Biden Launches Nationwide Workforce Initiative — for Illegal Aliens.  President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched a nationwide workforce initiative that seeks to funnel millions of border crossers and illegal aliens into United States jobs — even as the labor force participation rate for Americans continues to decline.  On Wednesday, Biden's DHS announced "a first-of-its-kind national campaign" to make millions of border crossers and illegal aliens, who have been released into the U.S. interior, aware that they are eligible for work permits to take American jobs.

1.2 Million US-born workers lost their jobs last month, replaced by 688,000 foreign-born staff.  Staggering figures have revealed that over 1.2 million US-born workers lost their jobs last month while the foreign-born workforce increased by nearly 700,000, as migrants continue to flood across the border under the Biden administration.  Data from US Bureau of Labor Statistics show that between July and August, there was a staggering decrease of 1.223 million native-born people in the workforce, which is a low not beaten since the jobs crash when Covid hit in April 2020.  In stark contrast almost 688,000 jobs were secured by foreign-born workers, underlining the difference in Joe Biden's pro-migration policies versus Donald Trump's tough border stance.

What the Left Did to Our Country.  Biden destroyed the southern border — literally.  Eight million entered illegally — no background checks, no green cards, no proof of vaccinations.  America will be dealing with the consequences for decades.  Mexico was delighted, receiving some $60 million in annual remittances, while the cartels were empowered to ship enough fentanyl to kill 100,000 Americans a year.

The Biden administration has effectively outsourced U.S. immigration to the Mexican cartels.  [Video clip]  The video above features Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s mini-documentary "Midnight At the Border," in which he travels to the U.S.-Mexico border in Yuma, Arizona, to investigate the illegal immigration issue firsthand. [...] A major take-home from Kennedy's exposé of the border crisis is that the Biden administration has effectively outsourced U.S. immigration to the cartels.  Several cartels are in fact now fighting for supremacy.  According to Jonathan Lines, Yuma County, Arizona, supervisor for District 2, there have been 300 assassinations in the past 18 months, as the cartels fight for control of the human trafficking business.  On the night that Kennedy visited Yuma, some 150 people from all over the world crossed the border.  And, as noted by Lines, that's a new phenomenon.  In the past, most of the border-jumpers came from Mexico and South America.  Now, most of those entering the U.S. illegally are from China, Africa and Eastern Europe.  People are also coming from Russia, Syria, Ukraine, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Bangladesh.  They've heard there's no border control, so they make their way to Mexico first, and then cross over from there.

Record numbers of families streamed across U.S border illegally in August.  US Border Patrol has arrested at least 91,000 migrants who crossed the overflowing border as part of family groups in August — as detainments rose by 30 percent for two consecutive months.  For the first time during Joe Biden's presidency, families were the biggest demographic moving across the US-Mexico border — surpassing single adults.  The influx follows his rolling out of new restrictions to slow down illegal crossings.  This is more than the previous one-month record of 84,486 set in May 2019, which occurred during Donald Trump's tenure, Washington Post reports.

CBP demoted whistleblowers who revealed 'decade-long failure' to collect criminal DNA :docs.  US Customs and Border Protection retaliated for years against three whistleblowers who called out its failure to collect DNA from millions of detainees, allowing some violent criminals to evade justice for decades, a federal investigation found.  Fred Wynn, Mike Taylor and Mark Jones faced professional and financial consequences for spotlighting their agency's refusal to comply with federal law enforcement rules for DNA collection on criminal arrestees since 2009, according to the US Office of Special Counsel (OSC).

Who knew that ISIS would try to take advantage of an open border?  [Scroll down]  What would a responsible president do?  First, he would close the border and let the system digest the ones already here.  The mayor of New York City might support that.  He could use a break from the buses.  Second, he would assure the country that further steps would be implemented to keep out criminals or security threats.  This is consistent with the oath that he took when he assumed the position.  Third, why aren't we talking to Mexico about this?  It's hard for me to believe that Mexico cannot stop this in a heartbeat.  Or maybe they can't and that would call for unilateral action against the criminal elements profiting from the human traffic.

New York is bankrupting itself with migrant shelters.  Unless you're a local, you may have never heard of Randall's Island in New York City.  It typically doesn't generate a lot of headlines, but it will soon.  It's a nice, small island located between the East River and the Harlem River and it has public parks, sports fields, and several other amenities.  But now there are massive metallic structures being constructed there where as many as 2,000 illegal migrants will be housed, courtesy of the taxpayers of the state.  Governor Kathy Hochul has secured funding to provide $20 million per month to cover the cost of the shelter.  That works out to $10,000 per month for every migrant being given a bed there.  And the locals can forget about using the parks and the sports fields.

NYPD ramps up security at Staten Island migrant shelter as protests rock neighborhood.  Cop cars and barricades surrounded a controversial Staten Island Catholic school-turned-migrant-shelter Sunday — as police said they are bracing for a rally Monday that could bring more than 2,000 protesters.  Many demonstrators outside the former St. John Villa Academy in Arrochar have claimed they are not anti-immigrant, just concerned about the potential for crime and angry at city officials for shipping migrants into their neighborhood with little warning.  "The government has to stop doing this to our communities in secret and stop lying about it when they're confronted," said Scott Herkert, 53, who has lived next to the school for 22 years and was among about a dozen demonstrators outside it Sunday.  "This is a total disruption of my life."

Eric Adams and Kathy Hochul [are] still clueless about the ongoing migrant crisis rocking NYC.  For several years, news reports have chronicled how tens of thousands of wealthy and middle-class families have been fleeing New York City and state for less expensive and safer destinations.  More recently, news reports have chronicled how more than 100,000 illegal immigrants who crossed the southern border and claimed asylum have come to the city, with 60,000 of them living free of charge in publicly-funded hotels and shelters.  The sheer numbers are swamping the bureaucracy and budget and riling inundated neighborhoods.  Seen in relation to each other, the waves of departures and arrivals illustrate a rapid shift in the city's population and tax base.  They also sound a warning that Gotham's already-serious decline in public safety and order is likely to accelerate.

Biden, it's you.  My guess is that Governor Hochul is in a no-win situation.  She knows that the problem lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, who opened the border.  At the same time, she has to keep the liberal wing of the party happy, or the same people who support this insane policy.  Mayor Adams is in the middle of this mess.  His hands are tied, and the Abbott Bus Lines keep dropping off passengers.  The key word in the article is "totally unsustainable," or the reality that a state losing taxpayers can't afford to spend more money.  In other words, every dollar that goes to migrants comes from another state or city program.  The other reality is that there is no money coming from Washington.  The House won't pass such an expenditure, and there are not 60 votes in the U.S. Senate.

Gov. Kathy Hochul Announces Jobs Program for Illegal Aliens as 380K New Yorkers are Unemployed.  New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) has announced a jobs program for tens of thousands of border crossers and illegal aliens who are arriving in the sanctuary state every week, even as about 380,000 New Yorkers are unemployed.  As more than 100,000 border crossers and illegal aliens have arrived in New York, mostly in New York City, since the spring of last year, Hochul has pleaded with President Joe Biden not to stem the flow of illegal immigration but to more easily provide new arrivals with work permits.

Abbott Sends 10th Bus Full of Illegal Migrants to Los Angeles.  As President Joe Biden's open border continues to wreak havoc on the United States, one Democratic city is suffering the consequences.  Over the weekend, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) sent its tenth bus full of illegal migrants to Los Angeles just days after its mayor criticized the border state for sending migrants.  Democrat Mayor Karen Bass got a rude awakening when a bus of 39 illegal migrants showed up on her doorstep.  The bus, which included 12 families and 21 children, was sent five days after Abbott sent the ninth shipment to the liberal city during Tropical Storm Hillary.

By "refugees" they mean illegal aliens.
Justice Department sues SpaceX for not hiring refugees.  SpaceX hires American citizens and people with Green Cards but doesn't hire asylum seekers and refugees.  This seems rational and actually mirrors a policy practiced by NASA. Both do a lot of national security work and it makes sense to restrict the pool of applicants.  It is hardly unduly burdensome.  The United States is a big country and it is no tragedy that SpaceX has restricted its hiring to permanent residents of the country.  [Tweet]  Now it is true that not all SpaceX jobs are high-security positions, but it is difficult to see why the Justice Department is putting a laser focus on SpaceX's hiring practices for its baristas and demanding that the company identify every non-citizen and asylee who ever applied to SpaceX and pay them back pay for not being hired.

The Editor says...
It is not the proper role of government to create or locate jobs for illegal aliens.

Welcome migrants, bye-bye property rights.  Anti-borders politicians have created a migrant crisis all over the United States.  Despite proudly proclaiming themselves to be "sanctuary cities" that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement efforts, places like New York City and Boston have proven themselves to be profoundly inept at managing the large numbers of migrants who have responded to their invitation.  What are radical, globalist mayors and lieutenant governors to do when they find themselves with egg on their faces?  They expect regular Janes and Joes to clean up their mess.  In June of this year, New York City Mayor Eric Adams asked everyday New Yorkers to consider housing migrants in spare rooms in their private residences.  More recently, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll jumped on the bandwagon and appealed to Bay State residents to "host" migrants in "an extra room or suite."  The Big Apple and Beantown are two of the most expensive cities in the United States.  And they have both been whining about housing crises for years.

Our Upside-Down Immigration System Rolls Out The Red Carpet For Illegals While Booting Skilled Workers.  Three machine-gun-toting cartel members waltzed across the Tex-Mex frontier, near Eagle Pass, on August 5. The Border Patrol chased them, but they got away.  These thugs are armed, deadly, and could be plotting evil, anywhere in America.  Some 200 illegal aliens stormed the border crossing at Brownsville, Texas, on August 8.  Rather than wait patiently, they swamped Border Patrol officers, breached the checkpoint, and dashed into the interior.  Who are they?  Where are they?  Who knows?  Over 100,000 illegal aliens have overpowered New York City since last spring.  They clog the sidewalks outside and rooms inside the previously venerable Roosevelt Hotel, where bandleader Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians dazzled radio listeners with "Auld Lang Syne" on many New Year's Eves.  Democrat Mayor Eric Adams has converted soccer fields on Randall's Island (in the East River) into a giant shelter for 2,000 illegals.  Taxpayers starved for recreation and teenagers seeking team sports, rather than trouble, are out of luck.

Illegals [are] shocked how easy it is to come over [the] border.  The Biden regime's immigration policies are so ineffective at stopping the flood of illegal aliens that even the new arrivals are shocked over how easy it is to cross over into the United States.  Thousands of northbound migrants are pouring across the border in southern Arizona on a daily basis, walking unmolested through massive floodgates near the Tucson border post that have been left wide open during the monsoon season and to facilitate migration for an endangered antelope species.  Stunning video footage obtained by the New York Post shows the illegals just casually walking through the gates at a location that has become "the busiest point of illegal entry into the country," according to the outlet.  [Video clip]

Report: Biden Admin Welds Arizona Border Wall Gates Open.  A media report revealed that Biden administration officials welded border wall gates open near Lukeville, Arizona.  The open gates allow migrants to freely walk through the border wall and into the Arizona desert.  Border Patrol officials admitted responsibility for a decision to weld open flood gates in sections of border wall near Lukeville, the New York Post reported.  The admission reportedly came after the agency attempted to blame other federal agencies for the action that allows thousands of migrants to freely cross into what is now the nation's busiest border sector.

Biden is Doing Everything Possible to Open Up the Border.  The Biden administration and its media allies keep acting as if the massive southern border invasion is something out of their control.  In reality, the administration has done everything possible to keep the border open.  The Biden administration has fought any state efforts at securing the border.  Its EPA sued Arizona to dismantle a wall of shipping containers being used to keep out some of the alien invaders.  Its DOJ sued Texas over floating barriers on the Rio Grande.  The common theme was to not only open the border as wide as possible to accommodate the invaders, but to suppress any efforts by states to secure their borders on their own.  Now it's actively selling off parts of the border wall so they can never be used again.

Historic LA hotel devolves into housing projects, repairs cost taxpayers more than $11.5 million.  Built in 1926, The Mayfair Hotel in downtown Los Angeles was a historical treasure, a unique marriage between the glamor of Old Hollywood and the elan of the Roaring Twenties, and then California Democrats got ahold of it.  The Mayfair once hosted the first ever Academy Awards after-party, but now it houses Skid Row. [...] (How could anyone think inviting drug-addled derelicts into a luxury hotel wouldn't end up this way?)  Like stereotypical crazy bums, the transients housed at the Mayfair "punched through walls," trashed appliances and bathrooms, smashed windows to throw objects onto the street below, and left fentanyl-covered tinfoil sheets strewn about.  And, in predictable fashion, the idiotic decisions of the left aren't limited to only affecting leftists, and the havoc spilled out onto the street.

A horrific story from Mexico tells you what Biden is bringing to America.  Since the day he came into office, Biden has opened America's southern border, an illegal act that should see him not only impeached but indicted and imprisoned.  But that's not the world in which we live.  We live in a world in which millions of illegal aliens stream into America, a substantial number of whom are Mexican cartel foot soldiers.  That's why you should know about the horrible deaths that five childhood friends suffered at the hands of the cartel in Jalisco, Mexico.  Between the third-world-style indictments against Trump and the trickle of information about Biden's epic, anti-American corruption, we're not hearing a lot about what's happening along our southern border.  However, even though the border is headline news, whether under the MSM's slobbery version of pathetic third-worlders in crisis or the actual story of a nation that's being invaded, the border continues to be an issue.

Biden's Spreading Illegal Immigration Crisis.  President Biden created the border crisis.  The president and his incompetent Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas, have utterly failed to carry out the executive branch's constitutional responsibility to faithfully execute the immigration laws.  In addition to not securing the border adequately in the first place, the Biden administration has made catch and release its standard policy.  Prodded by the expiration of the Title 42 health emergency expulsion order, the administration scrambled to implement carrot and stick measures intended to redirect immigrants seeking to enter the country to do so through legally permissible channels.  The hodgepodge of measures includes an app allowing migrants to make appointments beforehand for entry into the United States at a U.S. port of entry to apply for asylum.  The app does not work consistently, and Mexican cartel smugglers have already hacked it.  Many migrants have simply bypassed using the app altogether and have entered the country illegally without an appointment.

SUNY Buffalo booting migrants from dorms over student safety concerns, critic rips move as prejudiced.  SUNY Buffalo State University is evicting 44 migrants from its dorms after parents raised concerns over student safety — but an asylum-seeker advocate claims the move smacks of prejudice.  Officials at the state university abruptly canceled an agreement with a local community group that placed dozens of migrants at the upstate school in May — citing parental worries in the wake of separate sex-assault charges against two migrants bused north from New York City, Buffalo News reported.  "As we are welcoming our students back to campus Tuesday, we wanted to ensure the best possible learning environment for our students and smooth functioning of our university operations," interim school President Bonia Durand said in a statement, according to the outlet.

Biden Tries to Sink Gov. Abbott's Border Buoys.  The Biden Administration is taking steps to undermine Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's (R-TX) actions to keep illegal aliens out of the U.S.  The state's top land official called out the Biden Administration's proposed federal protection for two Rio Grande mussel species as a "political" game to stop Abbott from deploying his buoys in the U.S.-Mexico water border.  "Unfortunately, the Biden administration is turning the Endangered Species Act into a political tool to push an agenda rather than ensuring true conservation efforts are implemented," Texas General Land Office Commissioner Dawn Buckingham said in a statement. "This administration is proposing to roll back reasonable improvements made to this law and are simply ignoring the successful accomplishments of private preservationists, state, and local land managers by adding more federal red tape regulations."

Hundreds Of New Yorkers Protest 'Tent City' For 1,000 Illegal Immigrant Men Opening Near Elementary School.  Hundreds of New York City residents gathered in Queens on Wednesday to protest the opening of a shelter that is expected to house around 1,000 illegal immigrant men near an elementary school and senior center.  The protesters held up signs and chanted "no tent city," opposing the move by state officials to house illegal immigrants in the new shelter as hotels and homeless shelters in the Big Apple are overrun with thousands of people who illegally entered the country and were bused to New York.  The tent city, approved by state leaders, opened Tuesday after being set up in 10 days in the parking lot of a psychiatric facility in Queens, Fox 5 reported.  Multiple people were arrested during the protest, including former GOP mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa, who allegedly refused police orders to get out of the street where he and others were blocking traffic, according to The New York Post.

DHS Mayorkas:  Cubans 'Deserve the Right' to Migrate to U.S..  President Joe Biden's Cuban-born border chief is accelerating his transfer of poor Cuban migrants into Americans' society and the U.S. economy.  "Cubans, like my own family, who nearly 63 years ago fled the communist takeover, deserve the same opportunity to follow legal pathways to build a new life in the United States," said a statement from border chief Alejandro Mayorkas.  The statement announced the opening of a "Field Office" in Havana to help migrants get into the United States via chain migration paperwork, family reunification claims, refugee status, and supposedly "lawful ... pathways."

8 Democrats Who Have Declared States of Emergency Over Border Crisis.  Most elected Democrats across the country have either been silent about or openly promoted the Biden administration's border policies.  But once the effects of those policies were felt at home, putting thousands of illegal aliens in their own backyards, several Democrats have acknowledged there is a problem.  Democratic leaders in Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Texas, and Washington, D.C., have declared states of emergency in response to the border crisis that occurred after President Joe Biden took office.

Biden Asks Congress for Billions to Expand Illegal Migration.  President Joe Biden's deputies are asking the House GOP majority to fund new travel and housing programs for more economic migrants who are being encouraged to take opportunities needed by ordinary Americans.  The August 10 request for $3.3 billion funding "is not all designed to promote more illegal immigration, but most of it seems to be," said Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies[.]

Dem Govs, Mayors Declared Emergencies After Receiving [a] Trickle Of [the] Southern Border's Migrant Flood.  Even as southern border communities deal with an influx of thousands of migrants each day, Democrat-run cities and states have declared emergencies after a few hundred or thousand migrant arrivals, according to a review of their declarations.  Democratic leaders in Denver, Massachusetts, New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago and the state of Illinois have all declared emergencies over hundreds to a few thousand migrants arriving to their cities and in their shelters in recent months.  Meanwhile, illegal migrant encounters at the southern border have remained high, according to federal data.  Border Patrol recorded more than 1.2 million illegal migrant encounters in the state of Texas in all of fiscal year 2022, more than 561,000 in Arizona over the same time period, more than 142,000 in New Mexico and roughly 249,000 in California, according to federal data.  Agents have recorded more 1.5 million illegal migrant encounters across the aforementioned southern border states between October 2022 and June.

Video Shows Heaps of Trash, Pills Strewn Across Southern Border by Migrants.  Heaps of trash, clothing, and items such as birth control pills are scattered across the southern border, John Rourke of Blue Line Moving discovered as he went to the Southern border ahead of his annual cleanup, documenting his findings along the way.  Rourke, owner of Blue Line Moving, previously spoke to Breitbart News at the Turning Point Action summit in July, detailing his annual border cleanup, as he heads to the southern border every year on September 11 to clean up trash. "So I have the great American cleanup where I go to border towns, and I pick up trash on every 9/11.  And we raise money and donate it to the sheriff's department for the town in which I clean up," he said, describing his findings as "life-changing."  "There's clothes everywhere, there's trash everywhere.  There's wild animals, dogs that are left behind when they cross the border.  All the border towns have wild dogs all over the place.  It's really an emergency, and I felt like I could help out.  I want to continue to serve.  So that's what I do.  I go on every 9/11.  And I pick up trash for three days," he said, describing what he finds during these cleanups.

Get a clue.  The reason you've got a problem is because of "federal action."
Massachusetts gov declares state of emergency due to surge of migrants, calls for federal action.  Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in the liberal state over a surge of migrants that she says has left social services overwhelmed, and she called for more funding and help from the federal government.  Healey, a Democrat, announced that a state of emergency exists "due to rapid and unabating increases in the number of families with children and pregnant people — many of them newly arriving migrants and refugees — living within the state but without the means to secure safe shelter in our communities."  The state said there are nearly 5,600 families or more than 20,000 people in the state shelter system.  Healey said there are numerous contributing factors, including "federal policies on immigration and work authorization" as well as a lack of affordable housing and the end of COVID-era programs.

Joe Biden increased pathways for migrants into the U.S. — and created a new border surge.  Once upon a time, New York City's top urban planning strongman, Robert Moses, built highways and bridges across and into New York City, aiming to stop traffic congestion.  Moses is why New York City has the Triborough Bridge, the Brooklyn-Battery Link, Interstate 278, the Cross Bronx Expressway, and many other passageways.  He built them all, and then he built some more.  And as every journalism student, having read Robert Caro's The Power Broker, would know, Moses was astonished.  Instead of less traffic coming into Manhattan from the outer boroughs and beyond — there was more.  Manhattan became more traffic-congested than ever as a result, and lots of neighborhoods were ruined, too, divided and corrupted by the roaring overhead highways.  This curiously corresponds exactly to what we are seeing at the border right now — a new migrant surge, coming in the wake of Joe Biden's expansion of what he claims are new, expanded, legal pathways for illegal immigrants to get into the country solely on their claims to asylum.

Biden admin. removing 1,100 troops from US-Mexico border, official says.  The Pentagon is removing 1,100 active duty military troops from the southern border after deploying additional troops earlier this year in preparation for the end of Title 42 restrictions.  According to The Associated Press, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved the military to deploy 1,500 active duty members to the southern border in May for a 90-day period in response to the migration surge that accompanied the end of Title 42 asylum prohibitions.  The 90-day mission will conclude on Aug. 8 for 1,100 active duty troops on the southern border, while 400 remaining troops will stay at the border until the end of August, according to an anonymous defense official.

Open Borders Creating Bidenvilles of Homelessness.  Who Saw That Coming?  A year ago, I wrote about the obvious connection between illegal immigration and homelessness in U.S. cities.  Since then, encounters with inadmissible aliens at the border have remained at more than 150,000 a month, often over 200,000.  Of these, perhaps half are being released into the country, either under the charade of a "removal process" under U.S. immigration law or one of President Joe Biden's many made-up parole-a-palooza programs. [...] New York's dense population and high rents make it harder to hide the homeless than in cities more spread out.  With his city's shelters full, Adams has rented hundreds of hotels and opened dozens of emergency facilities, from churches to parking lots, to house supposed asylum-seekers.  He's even tried to pay private homeowners to put them up.  It'll never be enough, as he now seems to understand.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Signs Law Allowing DACA Illegal Aliens to Police Americans.  Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) has signed into law a plan that allows foreign nationals with work permits, some of whom are illegal aliens, to become police officers in the sanctuary state.  Democrat legislators, with a supermajority in the Illinois House and Senate, passed legislation in June that opens law enforcement jobs to thousands of illegal aliens enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as well as thousands of other foreign nationals with work permits from the federal government.

Illegal Aliens with Work Authorization Now Permitted to Become Police Officers in Illinois.  It may be entirely possible in Illinois now for a police officer to demand to see your papers for identity compliance even though that police officer may be an illegal alien who broke U.S. law to enter the United States.  Under a bill recently signed by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, illegal aliens can now become police officers.  The downstream ramifications of this effort are not difficult to imagine.  As if the crisis of confidence in the U.S. legal and law enforcement system was not under enough pressure, the reality of lawbreaking foreign nationals and border crossers now controlling law enforcement is a rather remarkable escalation in social fracture.

Mayor Eric Adams Awards Millions to Medical Company to Bus Border Crossers Out of NYC.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) has reportedly thrown hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars at a medical company, tasked previously with testing for COVID-19, to bus border crossers and illegal aliens out of the sanctuary city.  Since the spring of last year, more than 90,000 border crossers and illegal aliens have arrived in New York City.  Adams has long criticized Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) for busing migrants to the sanctuary city, but recent reports reveal he has started a nearly identical busing program.

It would have been better if they had stayed in Mexico.  Upon taking office, the Biden administration killed the "stay in Mexico" policy.  They claimed that their approach was more humanitarian but were never forced to explain from "the basement" what that actually meant.  Two years later, we know that it meant opening the border and handing people a court date and hope that they show up for the hearing.  Yesterday, a judge halted another of the Biden administration's ideas.

Texas Has Seized More Than 422 Million Lethal Doses of Fentanyl Since 2021, Governor Says.  Texas officials have seized more than 422 million lethal doses of fentanyl since the launch of the state's Operation Lone Star program in March 2021, governor Greg Abbott announced on Friday.  "Operation Lone Star continues to fill the dangerous gaps created by the Biden Administration's refusal to secure the border," Abbott's office said.  "Every individual who is apprehended or arrested and every ounce of drugs seized would have otherwise made their way into communities across Texas and the nation due to President Joe Biden's open border policies."  Abbott said in a statement that the program has also led to 394,200 illegal-immigrant apprehensions and 31,300 criminal arrests.

Sanctuary State California Gov. Gavin Newsom to Spend $4.5M on Lawyers for Illegal Aliens.  The sanctuary state of California will soon spend $4.5 million on providing free lawyers to illegal aliens working on farms thanks to a plan by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D).  Newsom announced the pilot program this week, which will see $4.5 million in state taxpayer money shifted to lawyers who are helping illegal alien farmworkers involved in labor investigations.  "This new program includes case review services, legal advice, and representation by an attorney — all at no cost to farmworkers seeking assistance," a press release states of the pilot program.

Fifth bus of illegal aliens arrives in Los Angeles from Texas.  Two more migrant buses arrived in Los Angeles Saturday from Texas.  Governor Abbott seems to be accelerating the free transportation provided to illegal aliens detained in Texas to sanctuary cities across the country.  Los Angeles is the focus now.  Previous bus trips transporting illegal aliens to other cities include Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Denver.  Governor Abbott said he will not quit offering them a free ride to cities outside of Texas as long as the southern border is porous and not being secured by the federal government.  The buses transfer small groups of people so the sanctuary cities are not overwhelmed like Texas border communities are.  On Saturday, two buses arrived at Union Station with 48 migrants aboard.  That number includes 18 minors.

41 Percent Of Illegal Immigrant Group Biden Admin Released Into US Never Showed Up For Court Dates.  The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) has yet to issue court summons for about 82 percent of the illegal immigrants it allowed into the United States after a federal court ordered a halt on a Biden administration immigration parole program.  In May, Judge T. Kent Wetherell II of Florida's Northern federal court district issued a temporary restraining order (TRO), blocking the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from releasing noncitizens into the United States through the Biden administration's "Parole with Conditions" (PWC) policy.  The PWC policy allowed for illegal immigrants to be paroled into the United States under the expectation that they'd check in with ICE within 60 days and receive a Notice to Appear (NTA), which would initiate court proceedings for them to be removed from the United States.

NYC Posts Fliers at Southern Border Discouraging Illegal Immigrants from Coming to City.  New York City has begun distributing English and Spanish fliers at the southern border warning asylum seekers that there is "there is no guarantee we will be able to provide shelter and services to new arrivals."  NYC Mayor Eric Adams explained the policy on Wednesday by noting simply that "We have no more room in the city."  Roughly 55,000 migrants are currently under the City's care.  Add the homeless population, and the total number of people currently sheltered in city jumps past 105,000.  Adams also announced policy changes designed to make space for families with children in NYC housing.  The city will now require single adult migrants to reapply for housing after 60 days.

First of all, they aren't "asylum seekers," they're welfare seekers.
Mayor Eric Adams says New York City no longer has room to shelter asylum seekers.  There are new developments in New York City's struggle to house recently arrived asylum seekers.  Mayor Eric Adams said Wednesday the city has been carrying the weight of the nation's crisis and now there is no longer space for new people coming in, citing the absence of state or federal aid.  He said he has put a plan in place that will begin in the next couple of days to help move current migrants out of shelters to make space for families arriving with children.

Really?  How many have been invited to live in the Governor's house?
Massachusetts Calls on Residents to Take Border Crossers into Their Homes.  Massachusetts officials are now asking residents to take border crossers and illegal aliens into their homes as illegal immigration continues adding to the state's homeless population.  Gov. Maura Healey (D) is calling on residents with empty bedrooms in their homes and apartments to consider taking in border crossers and illegal aliens, WBUR reports: [...] Healey's wanting to house border crossers and illegal aliens in residents' private homes comes as the state is paying for nearly 40 hotels and motels across the state to house new arrivals — at taxpayers' expense.  As Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr noted, Healey has not sent border crossers and illegal aliens to nearly any of the "millionaire destinations" in Massachusetts — like Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Cambridge, or Newburyport.

Key findings about U.S. immigrants.  The U.S. foreign-born population reached a record 44.8 million in 2018.  Since 1965, when U.S. immigration laws replaced a national quota system, the number of immigrants living in the U.S. has more than quadrupled.  Immigrants today account for 13.7% of the U.S. population, nearly triple the share (4.8%) in 1970.

The bizarre daily struggle between Texas DPS and Border Patrol pits agencies against each other.  There is a daily struggle going on along the Rio Grande River but it may not be the one you are thinking about.  It's not the usual struggle between Border Patrol agents and migrants crossing the border illegally.  It a battle between the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Border Patrol.  Illegal immigration is a federal responsibility.  However, we know that Joe Biden and DHS Secretary Mayorkas have created a border crisis that this country has never seen before, thanks to the administration's neglect.  Millions of illegal aliens are living in the United States now that were not before Joe Biden was inaugurated.  Border states have been left to fend for themselves.  Biden refuses to close the border so it is up to border states to manage the crisis.  Texas taxpayers, for example, are on the hook to the tune of several billion dollars to provide the migrants with the services they need and for the state to secure the border.  Those services include shelter, food, medical care, and school for children.

French riots show the future of Joe Biden's America.  Over the past few weeks, France has been engulfed in riots after a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop.  The rioting and looting have largely been centered in communities with many migrants from North African and Islamic nations.  The rioting has caused more than one billion dollars in property damage, and has led to thousands of arrests.  It has also led to a renewed debate in Europe about the costs of mass migration and whether or not those costs are worth it.  It's not just the U.S. that has experienced an influx of foreign nationals in recent years.  France took in a record number of migrants in 2022, both legal and illegal. [...] The crassness of these migrants certainly isn't representative of everybody seeking to come from the third world to prosperous western nations, but it is indicative of a larger problem with mass immigration.  Many of these foreign nationals come from countries where violence and chaos has been normalized, and the importation of migrants from these types of countries can also serve to normalize the same type of disorder in their new countries.

Democrats in Massachusetts Look to Give Voting Rights to Foreign Nationals.  Democrat legislators in Massachusetts are looking to give foreign nationals on green cards the right to vote in municipal elections.  A series of bills filed by Democrat legislators in the Massachusetts House and Senate would open municipal voting rights to foreign nationals living in the state on green cards.  In practice, the policy would mean foreign nationals could cast deciding votes in Massachusetts towns and cities for mayor, school committee, city council, town council, board of selectmen, select board elections, school committee referendums, local ballot referendums, or other municipal races.

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In a few years, when everybody has accepted this terrible idea, there will be a tiny little incremental change to allow illegal aliens to vote in every election.  By the time the Supreme Court hears about it, the damage will have been done already.

DHS Chief Mayorkas Ignores Request to Disclose How Many Illegals Have Been Freed into U.S..  President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, is ignoring a request from Republicans on the House Oversight Committee to disclose the number of illegal aliens the agency has released directly into American communities through its massive parole pipeline.  As Breitbart News reported, late last month, Republicans on the House Oversight Committee, led by Reps.  James Comer (R-KY) and Glenn Grothman (R-WI), asked Mayorkas to provide a total numerical accounting of illegal aliens DHS has released into the United States interior through the administration's expansive parole pipeline.

Liberals' 'Solutions' for Illegal Immigration [and] Shoplifting Only Make Matters Worse.  The Biden administration wants increased and easier immigration.  While most Americans support reasonable legal immigration, they reject unlimited numbers via open borders.  Last year, a majority of Americans polled thought there was an "invasion" on the border.  U.S. immigration process was built in layers of law over decades.  Reforming it is hard.  Reaching consensus is rare.  Neither those favoring restriction nor those favoring expansion are ever satisfied.  Past presidential administrations did the best they could, mostly enforcing the law, but occasionally inventing legally dubious programs like family-reunification parole for Cubans (2007) and Haitians (2014) or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (2012).  But for President Joe Biden, restraint is a dirty word.  Not content merely to release inadmissible border crossers pending far-off court dates, the administration has ignored the law and invented an entire parallel migration system, a sort of Upside Down of what they call "lawful pathways" to let people in on parole.

House Republicans Call for Defunding Mayorkas's Salary Over Border Crisis.  House Republicans are contemplating legislation that would eliminate Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas's salary in response to mistrust over the failure to enforce the U.S. southern border.  Republican legislators are now insisting that Mr. Mayorkas's salary be part of the impending government funding dispute.  Among those Republicans is Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), who said in a July 11 statement, confirmed by her office to The Epoch Times, that the House's majority party was ready for Biden administration cabinet members to "do their jobs."  "People are sick of inaction against elected officials who betray their oath and refuse to do their jobs.  Congress is given the power of the purse by the Constitution, and if the president's Cabinet secretaries won't do their jobs, we should consider using any tool, including the Holman Rule, to defund them and their ability to do further damage," Ms. Mace said.

Illegal Immigration and Western Spiritual Sickness.  The usual suspects have weighed in on recent belated efforts to enforce U.S. immigration laws.  Our now bankrupt media, the corrupt government of Mexico, and the Diversity/Equity/Inclusion apparat have damned a series of laws recently passed by the Florida legislature and signed by Governor Ron DeSantis that enforce existing federal immigration laws.  Such critics seem oblivious to the current violence that is paralyzing Europe in general, and in particular France — as if such European chaos offers no lessons for the U.S. or any other salad-bowl, open-borders Western nation.  Florida decided no longer to provide de facto and illegal exemptions to foreign nationals who entered and now reside in the state illegally. [...] No one is now arguing that Florida is breaking any laws by enforcing them.  Again, the outrage is instead over the state's legal adherence to the law.  No one privately believes the illegal aliens affected by the new enforcement are euphemistically merely "undocumented migrants."  In truth, illegal aliens never sought nor possessed nor intended to possess immigration "documents" in the first place, although millions of would-be law-abiding immigrants easily do just that.  Instead, they have shown contempt for U.S. laws and those who made and enforced them.  So "illegal alien" is precisely the correct term.

Who is paying for all these illegal aliens?  Entering the USA improperly is a crime.  The first illegal entry is a misdemeanor; any subsequent entry is a felony.  Every illegal alien becomes a criminal simply by entering the country.  The ideological left is crowing that the administration scored a "victory" in United States v. Texas.  On June 23, the Supreme Court stated that the administration can set priorities when deciding which illegal aliens to prosecute.  But the Court also issued an opinion in United States v. Hansen.  That is a more interesting opinion — not that this administration has any intention of abiding by it.  Side note:  Before anyone objects to the term "alien," that is the word Congress uses in the Immigration and Nationality Act — officially Title 8, Aliens and Nationality, of the U.S. Code.  The word "alien" appears in Title 8 more than a thousand times; the phrase "illegal alien" 32 times.  When Congress changes its terminology, I will consider changing mine.

Why Are Georgia Republican Legislators Proposing In-State Tuition For Illegal Aliens?  This week Breitbart reported on the group of four Georgia Republican House members who, along with two democrats Tran (D) and Marin (D), are pushing HB 131.  The bill is positioned as a "Workforce" bill, which sounds like a nice thing.  However opponents ask why, with limited space in college classes, we would consider making it more difficult and perhaps more expensive for a U.S. citizen to attend these Colleges, while incenting non-U.S. citizens to take the seats at potentially lower cost.  Another factor would be the additional illegal aliens such a move could draw into Georgia to take advantage of such a law.

Biden administration increases the number of migrants allowed into the U.S. to claim asylum each day using CBP One mobile app.  US Customs and Border Protection is again expanding the number of migrants it allows into the US at the Mexico border via its CBP One mobile app.  The federal agency said it will now allow 1,450 migrants to book appointments each day via the app, which enables migrants to register asylum claims and enter the US.  Asylum seekers that show up at the border without having secured an appointment are subject to a 'common-sense condition' and will likely will be turned away.

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Nonsense.  How many illegal aliens are "turned away" at the border?  I'm guessing the number is somewhere near zero.

Analysis: Biden's 'Got-Away Tsunami' Imports Illegal Alien Population the Size of Philadelphia.  In less than three years, President Joe Biden's "got-away tsunami" has imported an illegal alien population the size of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a new analysis detailed.  From Fiscal Year 2021 to April 2023, less than three full fiscal years, Biden's policies at the United States-Mexico border have allowed more than 1.5 million illegal aliens to successfully cross into the nation's interior undeterred by federal officials.  The massive "got-away tsunami," as detailed by Andrew Arthur of the Center for Immigration Studies, is triple the got-away inflow that occurred under former President Trump from Fiscal Year 2017 to Fiscal Year 2020 when there were about 521,000 illegal alien got-aways.

Biden's Feds Cut Through Razor Wire Placed By Texas Authorities To Let Illegals Into U.S..  U.S. Border Patrol agents allegedly cut through razor wire placed by Texas law enforcement officials on the southern to let illegal aliens enter the country, according to new video.  Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin shared a video on Twitter of the incident, which he said occured on private property, according to officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety.  "Video from source in Eagle Pass shows Border Patrol cutting through razor wire placed by the state of TX to allow migrants to enter & be processed after crossing illegally," Melugin said.  "[The Texas Department of Public Safety] tells me this is the first time they know of this happening, and that it's being looked into for potential destruction of TX property."  "The federal government's position is that once migrants are on U.S. soil, under U.S. law, they need to be processed, and cannot be repelled or turned away," he continued.

NYC Milestone: Migrants Outnumber New Yorkers in Homeless Shelters.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) has brought the city to a new milestone with border crossers and illegal aliens now outnumbering New Yorkers in homeless shelters.  According to NBC New York, the city's homeless shelters are filled more with newly arrived border crossers and illegal aliens than New Yorkers, the latest figures reveal.  "The tipping point took place Sunday, when 50,000 migrants were in the City's care, outnumbering the 49,700 local shelter residents," NBC New York reports[.]

Declare War on the Mexican Cartels Now.  Communist China has been conducting a hybrid war against its main enemy, the United States of America, for years.  There are multiple fronts in that war, including economic warfare, diplomatic intimidation ("wolf warriors"), espionage, elite capture, suborning international institutions (the World Health Organization), social media (TikTok cultural warfare), etc.  A key front that is frequently overlooked — and downplayed — by the Biden administration is the flood of China-sourced fentanyl and other opiates into the US.

What the Left Has Left for America.  The southern border is a mere construct created by fascists to exclude the Other.  Its removal fast tracks a new demography, dependent on leftist largess and eager to reciprocate with loyalty at the polls.  The triumphalism of the slogans touting a "New Democratic Majority" and "Demography is Destiny" sanctifies the reality that citizenship is defunct and mere residency has replaced it with all its former rights, but none of its erstwhile responsibilities.

The Cartels are allied with Corporate Fascists, Greens, the Hard Left and the CCP.  The city of Vancouver was built by serious Christians, who believed in, as first principle, service to others.  They built the city to take in the dispossessed, to lift up humanity, to spread peace. [...] It is now a cesspit of crime, drugs, human trafficking, child sex and money laundering.  We launder most of the drug money in North America.  The city has been taken over by a consortium of cartels, Asian and Mexican, who own through their funding of a proliferation of social justice activist groups, members of the city council, the judiciary, as well as members of the provincial and federal government, particularly those in immigration who rubber stamp the papers of the worst criminals from across the Asian world.  They are all here now.  The pickings are just too good.  You are next on their list.

No, the border crisis hasn't abated.  Following the end of Title 42 last month, the predicted increase in illegal border crossings from their already ridiculous levels never fully materialized.  And for a time, there was even a dip in the numbers.  This left the administration "crowing" over the reports.  The administration's plan was "working as intended," we were told.  It was a "major victory" for the White House in the face of MAGA "misinformation" about how bad things were on the southern border.  And most of the legacy media ate up these tales.  But a closer look at the actual data tells a very different story.

Nearly 17 Million Illegal Aliens in the United States Cost Americans $163 Billion Annually.  The nation's illegal alien population has hit nearly 17 million, an increase of more than two million since President Joe Biden began implementing his Catch and Release network at the United States-Mexico border, an analysis reveals.  The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) released its annual report estimating the size of the illegal alien population residing in the United States.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas' Challenge to Biden Border Policy.  The Supreme Court Friday struck down Texas and Louisiana's legal challenge to new Biden administration border policies that violate federal statutes and harm citizens in Texas and Louisiana, the states argued.  All justices besides Samuel Alito concurred in the opinion that Texas and Louisiana lack standing to challenge the new rules, which the Department of Homeland Security promulgated in 2021.  Texas and Louisiana argued that federal law requires law enforcement to arrest certain noncitizens upon their release from prison or entry of a final order of removal, but the new DHS rule only prioritizes the arrest and removal of noncitizens who are suspected terrorists or dangerous criminals who unlawfully entered the country recently.  The states claimed that these rules harmed them by imposing extra costs by requiring them to continue to incarcerate or supply social services — such as health care and education — to noncitizens.

Supreme Court allows Biden administration to limit immigration arrests, ruling against states.  The Supreme Court on Friday cleared the way for the Biden administration to reinstate rules that instruct Immigration and Customs Enforcement to focus its deportation efforts in the U.S. interior on immigrants with serious criminal convictions and those deemed to threaten national security.  The court found that Texas and Louisiana, the two states that challenged the administration's guidelines, lacked standing to bring the suit, formally known as United States v. Texas.  The ruling was 8-1, with only Justice Samuel Alito dissenting.  Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote the opinion for the majority, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Ketanji Brown Jackson.  Justices Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas and Amy Coney Barrett concurred in the judgment, with Gorsuch and Barrett contributing opinions of their own.

The U.S. Transitions from Superpower to Migrant Colony.  While Joe Biden and his team of anti-borders radicals have been busy turning our country into a make-a-wish charity for the rest of the world's population, it seems little, if any, thought was given to where all these newcomers would reside.  Most of our larger cities, which illegal aliens tend to live in or near, appear beyond capacity due to the White House-engineered border stampede.  As even the most doctrinaire sanctuary mayors are now waving surrender flags, an alternative plan has become necessary.  The solution?  Third World-style shanty towns in places like rural Liberty County near Houston.  Already home to more than 75,000 migrants, a community called "Colony Ridge" is undergoing a massive expansion with huge tracts of land being clear-cut to create more living space.  Apparently it's not considered ecosystem-killing deforestation if it's done to deposit more illegal aliens into America.

It's also known as "bluffing."
Eric Adams Says Offer To House Migrants In Gracie Mansion Was Just Symbolic.  Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams backtracked on his vow to house migrants in Gracie Mansion on Thursday, saying that the "symbolism" of his offer spoke volumes.  Adams said earlier in June that he'd welcome migrants into the five-room Gracie Mansion if city lawyers approved it, but backtracked Thursday during a press conference with reporters.  "Leading the challenge of the migrant problem is both substantive and symbolic and as I always said, 'Good generals lead from the front,'" Adams said, according to the New York Post.  "They don't send their troops into battle and ask, 'How was the war?'  They lead them into battle.  The symbolism of saying, 'I'm willing to put a homeless family in Gracie' is that symbolism."

Trump's Indictment and the Collapse of Confidence in Our Institutions.  While Kamala Harris fumbles her fruitless search for the "root causes" of migration, her administration has erected a big flashing sign essentially reading, "Welcome, Neighbor.  Come on in.  We're not really trying to keep you out."  They mouth the words "don't come," but inaction speaks louder than words.  And come they have, individuals from poor countries looking to move up to the First World.  Yet the welcome sign is equally attractive to organized criminal gangs looking to tap the market for fentanyl and heroin, child labor, and sex workers.  When these illegal immigrants arrive, millions have been released, willy-nilly, into America and told to return in a few years for a court date.  Their claims for political asylum will be heard at that distant date and almost always rejected.  But why bother to return for the court date at all?  You aren't likely to be caught and, even if you are, you can simply cross the border again.

After the surge, ready for the shantytowns?  Some five million foreign nationals have been let into the U.S. based on Joe Biden's open border policies.  They have to live somewhere.  Many, and perhaps most, do not have U.S. sponsors.  There's no plan of action for what to do about five million migrants from the Biden administration other than to let them stay.  New York City, where some 60,000 have arrived, is stretched the the breaking point with the caring and feeding of that many newcomers.  At some point, there is no place to put them.  Housing on their own economic muscle is generally out of the question — because it's the same for ordinary Americans.  But they still have to live somewhere.  And now suddenly, we're seeing where — in the emergence of shantytowns now beginning to ring America's major cities such as Houston, making them resemble Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Caracas, Medellin, Lima, Quito, San Pedro Sula, and other places — all of which have nice ritzy centers, housing for the rich and upper middle classes, and endless rings of shantytowns in the hillsides and valleys outside these big cities where the desperately poor live in tin-roof hovels, some precariously positioned on cliffs, with no flush toilets, no running water, no paved roads, no electricity or only pilfered electricity from power lines to power the television sets and sometimes refrigerators inside.

Why Legal Immigration Is Nearly Impossible.  America traditionally had few immigration restrictions, but since the 1920s, the law has banned most aspiring immigrants.  Today, fewer than 1 percent of people who want to move permanently to the United States can do so legally.  Immigrants cannot simply get an exception to immigrate any more than restaurateurs in the 1920s could simply get an exception to sell alcohol.  Instead, just as Prohibition granted only a few exemptions for religious, industrial, or medical uses of alcohol, people seeking an exception to immigration prohibition must also fit into preexisting carve-outs for a select few.

FEMA to Give $363.8 Million to Non-Federal Entities to Provide Shelter for Illegal Aliens.  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), under the guise of humanitarian concern, has enacted the "Shelter and Services Program," funneling $363.8 million of taxpayers' money in the fiscal year 2023 to non-federal entities, claiming to support the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the "safe, orderly, and humane release" of illegal immigrants.

New York lawmakers rebuke Biden, FAA for agreeing to house migrants at JFK building.  Several members of New York's Republican congressional delegation on Wednesday [6/7/2023] signed onto a scathing letter sent to the heads of the Federal Aviation Administration and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey condemning the decision to house migrants at John F. Kennedy International Airport.  The letter, authored by Rep. Anthony D'Esposito and co-signed by Reps.  Elise Stefanik, Nick Langworthy, Marc Molinaro, Claudia Tenney, Nick LaLota, Andrew Garbarino, Brandon Williams and Mike Lawler, denounces the move to open an emergency shelter for arriving migrants in an old postal warehouse at JFK.  "The recent decision by the FAA and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to house illegal migrants at JFK Airport poses both a security threat to one of America's largest transportation hubs and represents the palpable failure of the Biden Administration's disastrous border policies," D'Esposito told The [New York] Post in a statement on Wednesday.

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There are multiple reasons to oppose this idea, including these:  [#1]  Most of the people being sheltered and fed are here illegally and should be deported.  They are non-citizens living here at the expense of the citizens.  [#2] Even the federal government will run out of spare buildings before the supply of illegal aliens is exhausted.  [#3] The government is not really providing "housing" for these inconvenient visitors.  The "old postal warehouse" was not designed to be a dormitory, and doesn't have enough cooking and sanitation facilities for hundreds of residents.

Migrants exploit loophole in border app to enter US without asylum appointments.  Migrants have already found a loophole allowing them to hand themseleves over at the border and claim asylum without making an appointment through the CBP One app — which could effectively open the floodgates for thousands more to turn up at the southern border.  The mobile immigration app was trumpeted by the Biden Administration as the only legal pathway for asylum-seekers after Title 42 ended in May.  It allows 1,000 people a day to cross into the US and claim asylum.  After failing to secure an appointment on his own, Cesar Segura read the application's fine print — which states if "language barriers, illiteracy or technical issues," stop a person from completing the process online, they can just show up to a US port of entry in person and request an interview according to Border Report.

If you're putting them on airplanes, send them to Costa Rica!
Another Plane Carrying Migrants Arrives in Sacramento.  Another plane carrying migrants arrived in Sacramento on Monday, and California officials believe they came from Florida.  The plane carrying about 20 migrants arrived on Monday in Sacramento after more than a dozen South American migrants were flown on a charter jet from New Mexico over the weekend.  "Documents carried by the migrants appear to show that the weekend flight was arranged through the Florida Division of Emergency Management and that it was part of the state's program to relocate migrants, mostly from Texas, to other states, California Atty.  Gen. Rob Bonta said," reported the Los Angeles Times.

The Border Crisis Is Overwhelming Schools In Some Of America's Most Populated Cities.  The crisis at the southern border is overwhelming school systems in several metropolitan areas of the country, according to multiple reports.  New York City, Miami-Dade County, Denver and Chicago school systems have all had to adapt to the influx of migrants, according to reports.  Border Patrol recorded more than 632,000 encounters of migrant families and unaccompanied children in fiscal year 2022 at the southern border and more than 365,000 in the first seven months of fiscal year 2023, according to federal data.

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The majority of the new arrivals are here illegally.  We have no obligation to admit them to the public schools.

FAA Greenlights Plan to Allow Illegal Immigrants to Be Housed at JFK Airport.  This week, the Federal Aviation Administration signed off on plans to open an emergency relief shelter for illegal immigrants in an old postal warehouse at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.  According to the New York Post, the FAA signed off on the Port Authority plans to open the shelter after local and state officials searched the city and surrounding areas for new places to house illegal immigrants coming from the southern border.  According to the outlet, the area has seen more than 70,000 people arrive from South and Central America.  "The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey asked if an old postal warehouse near JFK Airport could be used for non-aviation purposes," the FAA said in a statement.  "The FAA found that the Port Authority had adequate security and safety plans in place."  [Tweet]

With Cities Running Out of Room to House Them, Biden Increases the Number of Asylum-seekers Allowed Into the U.S..  The Biden Administration has made sure there isn't a visible problem with asylum seekers and illegal aliens at the border.  They've invented a way to process individuals in record time so that up to 1,250 a day can be allowed into the country.  It's a phone app known as CBP One and since it was introduced in January, as many as 120,000 people have entered the country simply by accessing the app and scheduling an appointment with border patrol to see if their asylum claim is valid.  CBP One allows asylum seekers and illegal aliens to get around rules that are supposed to allow the CBP to vet the new arrivals to make sure they aren't criminals or terrorists.  Processing 1,250 illegal aliens a day should not be anyone's ideal of "vetting" anybody.

College Is Now Free For Illegals In Minnesota.  In an unprecedented move, the state of Minnesota has unveiled its "North Star Promise" program, offering free college tuition to all residents whose families earn less than $80,000 annually, irrespective of their immigration status.  While some celebrate this as an inclusive initiative, it raises pertinent questions about the fairness, fiscal responsibility, and potential long-term consequences of such a policy.  The program's eligibility criteria offer another point of contention.  To qualify, students must graduate from a Minnesota high school, live in the state for at least 12 months without being enrolled in college more than half-time, and maintain good academic standing.

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That's how it starts, anyway.  Pretty soon, the part about "good academic standing" will be long forgotten, and the $80,000 annual income ceiling will be raised.

It's Now or Never.  America has its southern border and Canada has its Roxham Road.  The U.S. is suffering far more than this country, but when one considers a proportionate census, we are doing our best to catch up.  The agreement between Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau to stanch the northern flow of migrants and refugees is, realistically speaking, a mere paper concession.  The real and ongoing intention is clearly to dilute a cohesive citizenry and render the nation a stranger to itself, easy pickings for subversion. [...] Once the nation is dispossessed of faith, family and coherent borders, the devastation will be complete.

'We've Been Abandoned': Border Ranchers Recount Chaos On Southern Border.  Wayne King might have a window into America's future, and he doesn't like what he sees.  King, a rancher with 8,000 acres in Texas' Del Rio Border Patrol Sector, believes that Americans, especially those who live on the border, have been abandoned.  It doesn't quite feel like you're in Texas anymore when you enter King's 8,000 acres.  Rather than cows and sheep, the ranch boasts gazelle, wildebeest, and other exotic African game animals.  King, who leads African safari hunting tours on the ranch, has been forced to spend an increasing amount of time ensuring the wild African game doesn't escape onto the highway, repairing fencing that's been cut by illegal border crossers who come through the ranch.

Can the Consequences of Mass Migration be Reversed?  Although voices such as that of the John Birch Society have long been ringing the alarm bell on the disastrous effects that mass migration — both legal and illegal — have had on the American polity, for so long, it was something of a taboo topic even within the Republican Party.  Most Republicans prior to 2016 constantly felt the compulsion to qualify their support for immigration enforcement with a call for a "compassionate" path to citizenship.  Now, the party, and the conservative movement as a whole, have become much more "hardline" on immigration.  Conversations about crime, drugs, welfare spending, degradation of the quality of our schools and public services, and demographic changes resulting from unchecked migration are all now issues that we can talk about in the mainstream without beating around the bush.  Although definitive action has not yet followed, at least the national conversation has shifted in the right direction.

California Senate Approves $300 Weekly Checks for Unemployed Illegals.  The California Senate on Tuesday voted to pay $300 weekly checks to unemployed illegal immigrants even as the state faces a roughly $31.5 billion deficit and mass illegal immigration.  Democratic state senators passed Senate Bill 227 by Sen. María Elena Durazo (D.) with a 30-7 vote, sending the measure to the Assembly for approval.  The legislation would offer undocumented aliens up to 20 weeks of unemployment benefits if they meet minimal work requirements.  California's unemployment insurance fund, which was defrauded of some $31 billion during the COVID-19 pandemic, would be in charge of dispensing the checks.  California employers are on the hook for the fund's $20 billion debt in the form of higher payroll taxes that threaten employee-heavy small businesses and restaurants already devastated by California Democrats' strict COVID-19 lockdowns.

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Illegal aliens should be subject to deportation at any moment, especially if they are unemployed parasites, and any job they get is a job that a U.S. citizen should have first refused.  On the other hand, pending deportation, no matter what you think of them, they've gotta eat.  How much will $300 buy in California?

California Senate Approves $300 Weekly Checks for Unemployed Illegals.  The California Senate on Tuesday voted to pay $300 weekly checks to unemployed illegal immigrants even as the state faces a roughly $31.5 billion deficit and mass illegal immigration.  Democratic state senators passed Senate Bill 227 by Sen. María Elena Durazo (D.) with a 30-7 vote, sending the measure to the Assembly for approval.  The legislation would offer undocumented aliens up to 20 weeks of unemployment benefits if they meet minimal work requirements.  California's unemployment insurance fund, which was defrauded of some $31 billion during the COVID-19 pandemic, would be in charge of dispensing the checks.  California employers are on the hook for the fund's $20 billion debt in the form of higher payroll taxes that threaten employee-heavy small businesses and restaurants already devastated by California Democrats' strict COVID-19 lockdowns.

The Party's Over.  Our bill of particulars for Impeachment can have many clauses, but there is no need to go any further than the President's clear refusal to enforce existing immigration laws for more than two years, and to invite and allow a literal invasion on our southern border.  This has caused manifest harms and damages to our entire nation, not least of which have been the proximate cause of nearly 200,000 deaths of American citizens from drugs like fentanyl flooding across our border.  The list of horribles caused by President Biden's betrayal of our country, its laws, and its citizens, is long and blood soaked.  We know that his illegal actions have resulted in the deaths from exposure, torture, and exploitation of thousands of individuals drawn by the "promise" of an easy illegal entry into our blessed land.  We know that his actions have enriched the brutal and savage Mexican and South American cartels to the tune of billions of dollars each month.  He has created a pathway, a royal road leading the worst corruption and destruction, to every doorstep in our nation.  We are now flooded with deadly drugs, child prostitution, deranged criminal gangs and individuals, slave labor, and untold illnesses and disease.

Biden's Migrant Mobile App Frees 80K Foreign Nationals into U.S. in 4 Months.  President Joe Biden's Customs and Border Protection (CBP) One mobile app, which allows users to schedule appointments at the United States-Mexico border, has now helped release nearly 80,000 foreign nationals into American communities in less than four months.  For more than two years, Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has implemented a number of programs in its expansive Catch and Release network, including the CBP One mobile app.  The mobile app entices foreign nationals in Mexico who are pregnant, mentally ill, elderly, disabled, homeless, or crime victims to schedule an appointment with DHS officials at the border in the hopes of being released into American communities.

Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz to Retire Amid Immigration Turmoil.  Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz told the agency charged with protecting the United States' borders on Tuesday he will be retiring at the end of June after serving for 32 years.  "I leave at ease, knowing we have a tremendous uniformed and professional workforce, strong relationships with our union partners, and outstanding leaders who will continue to tirelessly advocate for you each day.  Throughout the years, my level of commitment to the mission and our great nation has never wavered," Ortiz said.

Illegal Aliens [are] Throwing Parties in NYC Hotels.  In New York City, illegal aliens who are currently being housed in former hotels have been throwing wild parties during their stays, according to a former employee of one such facility.  According to the Washington Free Beacon, the former Row NYC Hotel employee, Carlos Arellano, said that "every day, we find about 10 kids alone in their hotel rooms, either drinking or doing drugs, weapons will be in the room.  It's basically a free-for-all."  Arellano said that on one occasion, he found a girl as young as 10 years old intoxicated in a room.  He further claims that the staff were ordered not to intervene whenever they encountered such disturbances, despite concerns among other employees that some of the illegals are not really parents of the children who accompanied them.  "We're not allowed to go in there," said Arellano. "We're not allowed to take anything from them."

Black Chicago Residents Freak Out Of The City Approving 51 Million For Illegals.  The Chicago City Council voted Wednesday to spend $51 million in funding from a 2021 budget surplus to pay for efforts to care for migrants from Central and South America who have been sent here from Texas, following a heated debate that was repeatedly interrupted by angry protesters.  The vote came one week after three alderpersons opposed to the measure temporarily blocked a final vote during Mayor Brandon Johnson's first City Council meeting.  [Video clip]

Migrant hotel employee reveals the 'free for all' of drugs, sex and violence.  A former worker at New York's Row Hotel has come forward to reveal the disgusting conditions migrants newly arrived in Manhattan are keeping their hotel rooms, which the city is footing the bill for.  Carlos Arellano, who no longer works for the once luxury hotel, has described the premises as a 'free for all' of drugs, sex and violence and should be shut down.  Almost all of the 1,300 rooms set across 28 floors of the hotel have been turned over to host migrants, with the city paying $500-a-night for the migrants to be housed.

Tom Homan: Track, Detain, and Deport to Deal with Biden's Border Disaster.  There are over five million illegal immigrants on ICE's non-detained docket, most of whom face years of court proceedings before a judge determines their immigration fate.  This number will continue to balloon after the Biden administration ended the use of Title 42 deportations on May 11, a COVID-era policy that allowed the U.S. to immediately expel millions of illegal aliens as a threat to public health.  In the run up to the end of the policy this month, daily border encounters soared to historic heights, with over 10,000 per day.  On May 11, Border Patrol paroled 6,000 migrants to the streets of the United States with no court date even provided, simply relying on the honor system in the hopes these individuals would proactively check in with ICE at some point in the future.  This policy of mass parole has since been put on temporary hold by a Florida judge.

Reps. Gooden, Jordan, Demand Answers On Federal Funding Of Illegal Immigration.  Congressmen Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Lance Gooden (R-TX) issued a joint letter calling attention to the potential use of federal funds to enable illegal immigration into the United States.  The letter, which was issued to the National Board of FEMA's Emergency Food and Shelter program, specifically points to the role of federally-funded NGOs in the immigration process.  "Since President Biden took office, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have encountered over five million illegal aliens.  This is a direct consequence of the Biden Administration's policies," a press release from Gooden states.  It goes on to state, "nearly two million illegal aliens have been released into the U.S. in accordance with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policy."  The press release also highlights the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) like United Way that receive federal grants and "reportedly use DHS grant funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide aid to illegal aliens."

Send Them Back.  Only a country that has lost the will to survive would tolerate the invasion underway all across America.  There is no longer a southern border to speak of.  From Arizona to Maine, towns are under siege by a relentless, surging mass of humanity.  The lowly citizen has been trampled underfoot to make lebensraum for the hallowed "asylum seeker," whose conquering steps are greeted with suppliant knee.  These newcomers are an enormous, indefinite strain on public resources, which must provide schooling, housing, healthcare, and food.  They bring unnecessary and unwanted violence and crime.  Nobody actually wants them in their neighborhoods, including the dopey liberals who vote to bring them here.  Life for Americans is challenging enough, with housing affordability at its worst levels in decades, a dearth of good-paying jobs, and a recession looming.  But as the earth orbits the sun, the Left wrings its hands and plays hot potato with the mess they created.  With the end of Title 42, New York City is dumping the problem wherever it can, including on more politically moderate suburbs, like Long Island's east end that didn't vote for Joe Biden or open borders.  Large stretches of the east end are already unrecognizable to lifetime residents after decades of unwanted Third World colonization.

Misplaced Biden Priorities in the Dept of Defense.  Consider these actions, all of which have made America much weaker: [...] [#2] The wide-open US-Mexican border.  Without secure borders and tightly controlled immigration, there is no US national security.  Certainly not when criminals, would-be terrorists, narco-traffickers, human traffickers, gang-bangers, and other ne'er-do-wells are free to enter America without fear of incarceration or deportation.  Estimates of nearly 6 million illegal aliens have streamed across the border since Biden reversed the Trump administration's immigration policies in one of his first actions.  Breitbart reported last October that there have been "5.5 million encounters" along the border, but no one knows how many people slipped through undetected.  The Biden administration is even leveraging UN dollars to "pre-legalize" illegal immigrants before they enter the US, as reported by the Center for Immigration Studies.  Fentanyl-related deaths in the US have increased to an average of 100,000 per year due to cartel-provided access to the drug (the drug and its precursors are manufactured in China).

When it comes to illegal aliens, the left insists that we can't just 'round them up'.  As we're nowhere close to having an accurate estimate of how many illegal aliens have invaded the United States simply because they wanted to come here, there's no telling what the scope of the problem will be after the next Republican assumes the White House.  Obviously, there's only one person to date who's made a concerted and effective effort to address the scourge, so let's dump this on Donald Trump.  The left said then and is saying it now: "We just can't round them all up...."  Says who?  Maybe, we should give it a shot.  After all, despite the altruistic (and phony) overtures liberals make regarding illegals, things like "sanctuary" cities and states, their true colors are often shown for all the world to see when the uninvited show up on their doorsteps.  (See, e.g., Martha's Vineyard, New York City, Chicago, etc.)

After Covid: Twelve Challenges for a Shattered World.  [Scroll down]  Never forget that the travel restrictions that began in 2020 kept most of the human population locked in their nation-state residences for years, even those living on islands that used to be sanctuaries.  The right to visit the US for the "unvaccinated" only resumed on May 11, 2023.  The captivity of the people has also driven a desperate desire to flee and find a new home.  The massive demographic shifts in the US population, out of lockdown states to open states, is reflected internationally too.  With huge populations on the move, states have been forced to come to terms with migration policies on which there is no political consensus.  This problem is blowing up right now on the US Southern border, leading to tremendous anger that has turned into a major populist backlash under the impression that the country is being invaded.  This is not going to end well for anyone.  The answer has to be a rational and humane immigration policy that can somehow separate worker rights from voting rights, but the US is not prepared to tackle that issue as most nations in the world already have.  As a result, we toggle between legal restrictionism and border chaos.

The illegal alien invasion is being run by the Biden administration.  Between Matamoros, Mexico and Brownsville, Texas lies the Rio Grande river. [...] The Center for Immigration Studies recently revealed that it was told by Mexican immigration officers that the river crossings were secretly coordinated with the Department of Homeland Security on Whatsapp so as to be able to expedite the release of the invaders into America.  CIS's Todd Bensman described how, "Once the Americans felt they could take in more, they message the Mexicans that 'they are ready to receive them.'"  And then "the officers signal to the waiting crowd to go forward and, once they figure enough are in the water, they cut off the rest and push and cajole them back into line until the Americans signal they're ready again."  What appeared to be the epitome of illegal migration was actually being run by the government.

Biden's Reckless Border Policies Are Ruining America.  In taking a wrecking ball to President Trump's effective policies to secure the border, Joe Biden has unleashed an unprecedented crisis of public safety and national security.  A flood of illegals is precipitating an increase in violent crime and aiding drug- and human-trafficking cartels.  It is also adding to the homeless, burdening government entitlement programs, and spreading disease.  Upon taking office, Biden revoked Trump's order to build a wall along the southern border.  He also ended Trump's "remain in Mexico" policy, the safe third country rule, and most recently (on May 12) Title 42 restrictions. [...] Biden replaced "remain in Mexico" with a catch-and-release policy, allowing border crossers to stay in the U.S. until an immigration court resolved their case, which could take four to seven years.  Though Title 42 restrictions remained in force till May 12, they were applied to only 30% of asylees after Biden took charge, so most illegal border crossers were released into the country.

The Cataclysm to Come.  Lawlessness has become a political matter where race, ideology, and politics decide how the law will be enforced.  At the border, millions of people enter our country illegally.  Joe Biden is shamefully welcoming an unvetted third-world population into our country to dilute and displace native-born Americans.  No country can exist without a border, much less allow foreign crime cartels to control it while killing 100,000 citizens with drugs yearly.

24 Republican Governors Offer to Help Texas Defend Its Southern Border.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott put the word out that Texas needs help handling the situation at their southern border.  24 Republican governors stepped up and answered the call.  This is the job of the federal government, but Joe Biden is MIA so someone has to fill the void.

Migrants to be housed in 6 more NYC school gyms — outraged parents say plan is 'just insane'.  At least six more Big Apple schools are set to start temporarily housing migrants in their gyms, prompting all hell to break loose Monday among parents frantic over safety and potential learning disruptions.  "To bus people to our school and expect the community to absorb them is just insane," fumed Virginia Vu, a PTA member and parent at Brooklyn's MS 577 in Williamsburg — adding some parents have already threatened to at least temporarily pull their kids out of the sixth-through-eighth grade school.  "We care about asylum-seekers, and we're proud our city is a 'sanctuary city' — but housing asylum seekers on school grounds is absolutely unacceptable," she said.  MS 577 shares a gym with PS 17 — one of five Brooklyn elementary schools to soon have asylum-seekers living out of their gymnasiums, too, as New York City struggles to cope with the surging migrant crisis, sources told The [New York] Post.

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Stop calling them "asylum-seekers" if they're only coming here for a lifetime of welfare benefits, or if they sneaked into this country illegally, or if they passed through several other relatively friendly countries en route to the U.S., or if they are military-age men from China.  And stop calling New York City a "sanctuary city" if they're looking for ways to get rid of all the illegal aliens that are now pouring in.

Court Backlog Clog: It's the Story of Immigration Now and It's Growing Inexorably Worse.  New migrants pouring into the U.S. after the Biden administration let a COVID-19 restriction called Title 42 expire last week will not break the nation's stretched court system.  The system is already shattered, according to several former judges, immigration experts, and Department of Homeland Security data.  The average wait time for a "Notice to Appear" before a judge at one of the nation's 66 immigration courts is now four and a half years.  In some cities it is much longer.  In New York City, new migrants do not have to appear in court until 2032.  This growing backlog creates an incentive for more people to cross the border and request asylum as each new case pushes assigned court dates further into the future.  In the meantime, many migrants are permitted to live and work in the United States.  "It's well past broken," said Art Arthur, a former immigration court judge and now a resident fellow at the conservative Center for Immigration Studies.

For Decades, Democrats Have Been Ignoring Evidence And Facts.  The Democrat party, led by Liar in Chief Joe Biden, tells us that the American border is secure while Americans watch thousands of illegal immigrants stream across the border every single day.  Those poor "asylum seekers" are given phones, have to promise to return to court to adjudicate their cases — sometimes in 5 or 10 years — and are sent on their merry ways.  Of course, many of those never even bother to show up for court.  And hundreds of thousands more are simply released without even being given a court date.  To make things even more ridiculous, while they're busy gaslighting the entire country, Democrats are shivving their single most solid constituency.  Of course, the border is not a new problem.  In 1986, Ronald Reagan signed the Simpson-Mazzoli Act, which granted asylum to 2.7 million illegal aliens in return for securing the border.  Democrats took the asylum and screwed Reagan and the nation on securing the border.  Since then, no president other than Trump has had any interest in securing the border, and he was stymied at every single turn by Democrats and leftist judges.  The result is that today there are upwards of 40 million illegal aliens in the country, with millions more crossing the border every year.

The Border Wall Is Not Looking Like Such A Bad Idea Now, Eh?  Ask any casual political observer about the recent trend of Republican governors busing illegals to Democrat-run sanctuary cities and you're likely to get the same answer:  It's a "stunt."  A Republican might agree with the policy on its face, but would likely concede it is unlikely to make any real difference on the border.  The number of people sent to big cities like New York, Chicago, and D.C. pales in comparison to the record-breaking flow arriving at the border each day. [...] It's not just a busing policy, but a busing crisis worthy of big cities declaring a state of emergency.  It is nothing more than a "cruel stunt" that reveals Republicans' extremism.  Both Democrats and Republicans are wrong however; the strategy is in fact much more than a "stunt."  Busing migrants to major Democratic strongholds has actually achieved a concrete GOP political goal: it has created a political wedge between major figures in the Democratic party.

Judge Blocks NYC from Pawning Off Border Crossers on Upstate Suburbs.  A New York Supreme Court judge has blocked New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) from busing any more border crossers and illegal aliens to Orange County, New York, a decision that comes after a judge blocked the city from sending new arrivals to Rockland County, New York.  On Tuesday, a New York judge granted Orange County officials' request for a temporary restraining order blocking a plan by Adams to bus hundreds, potentially thousands, of border crossers and illegal aliens to the county and put them up in hotels, paid for by New Yorkers.  This is the second temporary restraining order that judges have hit Adams with over his plan to bus migrants to New York's upstate suburbs.  Last week, in Rockland County, a judge blocked migrants from being bused by the city to the area.

Illegal Alien Tracking Map Shows Movement of the Masses of Illegals Across the US.  In December 2022 Heritage Foundation released a study tracking the movement of illegal aliens from their NGO launching point to destinations across the United States.  According to Heritage, of the 52 congressional districts with the highest density of devices, 71% were Republican congressional districts.  Texas had the highest density of illegals followed by Oklahoma.

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All the states that start with "M" appear to be unscathed -- so far.

How to Deal With the Millions of Migrants Now in the US?  Republican members of Congress want to deport as many illegal immigrants as possible to manage the impacts of the border crisis on the interior of the U.S., several told the Daily Caller News Foundation.  Reps.  Byron Donalds of Florida, Mark Green of Tennessee and Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania believe that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be able to go out and arrest individuals for the sole reason that they're illegally present in the country, they told the DCNF. The Biden administration changed ICE's priorities to only arrest and deport individuals deemed threats to national security, public safety and border security.  "This is the unfortunate tragedy of Joe Biden's strategy.  His strategy is to just bring a deluge of people into the country around our immigration law.  So, unfortunately, what you're really going to have to do at some point if people ignore their court hearings, you're gonna have to deport them," Donalds told the DCNF.

Border Patrol paroled 2,500 migrants after judge's ruling halting program.  Homeland Security paroled roughly 2,500 migrants into the U.S. from the southern border on Friday, according to a department source.  A day earlier, a judge issued a temporary restraining order against the Border Patrol's use of parole to catch and release the wave of migrants cresting along the U.S.-Mexico boundary.  Judge T. Kent Wetherell's order, which the Biden administration is appealing, was in effect Friday.  It's unclear what authority the government used for the new paroles.

UK Could See Over One Million Migrants This Year, Report Claims.  More than one million migrants could end up arriving in Britain this year, a report on Friday has claimed.  Experts reportedly expect that there could be over one million migrants landing in Britain this year, a report by The Telegraph has revealed.  The paper had formerly put the maximum net migration figure for 2023 at somewhere in the region of 675,000 thousand ahead of official statistics set to be released by the UK government in the coming weeks.

El Paso Processing Center Is Massively Overflowing With Young Men Only, No Women and Children.  Border Patrol's Central Processing Center in El Paso is incredibly overcrowded.  Max capacity is 1,000, but as of Friday, they were holding 6,000 migrants, almost all exclusively young men, no women and children.  [Video clip]

What Are All These Illegals Going to Do?  [Scroll down]  [#3] Menial jobs, welfare, homelessness, crime.  Very few of the illegals are skilled laborers (except for picking Nancy's crops), so they won't be able to get high paying jobs.  They will live together in hovels, 8, 10, 12 to a house, or on the streets, and be in poverty.  Many will, of course, get on welfare and you and I will take care of them through our tax dollars.  There are a lot of other criminals crossing the border as well, and thus the Democrat-caused crime wave will escalate.  All this chaos is exactly what the Left wants because... [#4] These people are a revolution waiting to happen.  The illegals are going to discover that Joe Biden's America is not what it was advertised to be.  Most of them will exist in squalor and deep poverty, with no easy avenue of escape.  Many children will end up in some kind of child labor or maybe even sex slavery to help their families subsist.  It is a horrible situation Biden is creating.  Many of these people left their countries to get away from this, but they will find a concomitant situation in the United States.  If we think a revolution cannot happen in America, then we are only deluding ourselves.  Adolf Hitler actually came to power legally, but Mao Zedong required a civil war.  Lenin took advantage of mass discontent to take over Russia, and that appears to be the most likely scenario in America.

The Counterattack of Reason.  As Biden's open-border policies have allowed in without tracking millions of illegal aliens, governors of the most affected states have started shipping them north to cities where Democrat politicians have long signaled their virtue by declaring themselves sanctuary cities.  Now they are claiming these relatively small numbers of immigrants are more than they can handle. [...] New York City is shipping some of the flood upstate to communities that are expected to house them.  Several Democrat senators (Sherrod Brown, Joe Manchin, John Tester, Kyrsten Sinema) are joining Republicans in supporting SB 1473, which will "authorize the immediate expulsion of inadmissible aliens attempting to enter the United States by fraud or without a necessary entry document, and for other purposes," which, in essence, is extending Title 42.  This was a statute from 2020 that prohibited asylum-seekers from entering the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.  In Chicago, black voters are outraged by the plan to house these illegals in the South side of the city, bumping them off city housing lists.

Chicago Democrats [are] in Trouble With Black Voters Over Migrant Invasion of South Side.  Chicago got a lot more than it bargained for when the people voted for "sanctuary city" policies.  Taking them at their word — that they would welcome hordes of illegal aliens — the governor of border state Texas, Greg Abbott, has been sending busloads of people who cross into his state illegally right to the heart of Chicago.  It's the best idea anyone has come up with yet.  Let the sanctuary cities become the new border towns!  Let the blowhards who say it's inhumane to turn people away absorb them!  Afterall, they're the compassionate ones, right?  They're the ones who continually point the finger at the border state governors and criticize their reluctance to take on the never-ending human waves.  So why, when they've now been given the chance to welcome them with open arms, is there trouble in sanctuary paradise?

Illegal Immigrants Get Free Smartphones Paid for by US Taxpayers — Some Do Not Have Court Dates Until 2035.  As of today, Friday, the Title 42 border protection order has officially expired, and the United States is preparing for a record-breaking flood of illegal immigrants at the southern border.  On Thursday, independent journalist Tayler Hansen shared a video on Twitter showing illegal aliens using U.S. taxpayer-funded cell phones after they were given court dates.  [Tweet]  In 2022, the Biden regime reportedly issued over 300,000 smartphones to illegal aliens as part of the "Alternatives to Detention Program (ATD).  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) claimed the phones' facial recognition, GPS tracking, and voice-identifying features are used to keep track of new illegal immigrants while they wait for their court dates.  According to Hansen, some of the illegal immigrants' court dates reportedly won't be until 2027.  New York Post reported that some illegal immigrants were given court dates set as late as 2032 and 2035 in Chicago and Florida.

Cities Declare States of Emergency as Massive Numbers of Illegal Aliens Continue to Swarm the U.S. Southern Border.  Several border cities have declared states of emergency as the migrant invasion of the United States escalates.  However, it's not just border states; many of these illegal aliens are traveling to metropolitan areas leading to New York and Chicago declaring a state of emergency. [...] Most of the corporate media have tried to distract from the more than 10,000 illegal aliens now crossing every day.  Major U.S. media outlets are now ignoring the outcome of Joe Biden's intentionally collapsed border policies.  For several months Ben Bergquam has been covering the illegal alien invasion for Bannon's War Room.  [Video clip]

An Overwhelmed Border Patrol Is Missing an Epidemic of Runners and 'Got-aways'.  Border Patrol agents, equipped with sophisticated technology, attempt to apprehend migrants illegally crossing into the United States.  But securing the border has become more difficult as agents are taken off the line to process unprecedented numbers of illegal migrants turning themselves in, instead of preventing smuggling, drug and human trafficking, and identifying national security threats.  The end of Title 42 will push the numbers of migrants and got-aways even higher.  Todd Bensman, the Center's senior national security fellow, joins agents in New Mexico for a nighttime search for illegal migrants and warns of the got-away trends.  Got-aways are unlawful border-crossers who are "directly or indirectly observed making an unlawful entry into the United States", but who are not apprehended.  [Video clip]

Federal judge makes clear who is to blame for border crisis, halts Biden's migrant 'parole' program.  A federal judge late Thursday temporarily halted the Biden administration's plan to parole migrants who illegally cross the southern border.  For two years, the Biden administration has released some migrants without giving them a court date.  Through the Alternatives to Detention program, migrants without a court date are tracked and required to "check in" using a phone application.  The program was designed to prevent migrants from disappearing into the shadows while they await their court dates.  But the administration prepared a new "parole" program this week to release migrants from custody without a court date or any way to track them, NBC News reported.

13 States Move for Emergency Relief From Biden Regime's Open Border Policy.  Thirteen states have moved for emergency relief from the Biden regime's plan to release potentially thousands of illegal immigrants into the United States daily due to overcrowding in migrant holding facilities.  Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey filed a motion on Friday seeking a court order to force the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to abandon "this illegal program."  The motion was filed as part of Bailey's existing lawsuit against DHS contesting the regime's refusal to secure the southern border.  "As Attorney General, I will enforce the laws as written, which includes ensuring that the Biden Administration cannot create unlawful immigration programs without the express permission of Congress," said Attorney General Bailey. "President Biden's immigration policy is so egregious that we can't even finish one lawsuit before needing to amend it to address something else.  The Constitution is clear: the President is tasked with securing our border.  I am working to force President Biden to do so."

The border catastrophe is Cloward-Piven all the way.  My classmate Barack Obama and I graduated on the same day in spring of 1983.  This very month is the 40th anniversary of our Columbia graduation.  These Columbia University radicals (and traitors) had a plan named Cloward-Piven.  It was named after two Columbia University professors:  the husband-and-wife team of Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven.  The plan was actually simple: Get everyone possible in America on welfare, food stamps and a hundred other government welfare programs.  Get so many on the government dole that the economy is overwhelmed, destroyed and collapses under the weight of the exploding national debt.  Basically, America goes bankrupt.  At this point, Americans would be in so much pain and so frightened that they would beg government to save them.  And that is how they would "fundamentally" change America forever.  Remember those words?  They came out of the mouth of Barack Obama.  He learned those words and this plan at Columbia.

Trump Takes a Hammer to the Carefully Maintained Delusions Inside the Left-Wing Bubble.  Any attempt to frame what is occurring at the southern border as an "invasion" would surely earn at least a few accusations of racism or xenophobia.  Yet over half of Americans openly frame it as an "invasion."  27-percent of Americans would not say one way or another in response to that loaded question, and only 19-percent would say that the we are absolutely not being invaded through our southern border.  Get that?  Only one-in-five Americans is willing to openly attest that we are not being invaded by foreign nationals across our southern border.  As Trump-era Title 42 ends, unprecedented waves of foreign nationals stand ready to break our laws and enter this country.  It is Biden's decision to rescind Trump's policies that is driving this outcome.  And well more than half of Americans do not approve of it.

Biden Heads to the Beach as Border Crisis Explodes, DHS Forces Officers to Work All Weekend.  Joe Biden is headed to his Rehoboth Beach compound for the weekend as the border crisis explodes.  Title 42 expired Friday at midnight and a migrant child has already died in US custody.  The border crisis is out of control and Joe Biden doesn't have a care in the world.

Record-breaking 67,759 migrants apprehended at US border this week.  US border agents apprehended a record-breaking 67,759 illegal migrants in the past week alone — including sex offenders and gang members — as well as a massive stash of fentanyl, officials said Friday [5/12/2023].  Another 15,780 illegal migrants eluded capture, tweeted US Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz.  Among those caught were five sex offenders, four gang members and two felons, authorities said.  Agents also seized 56 pounds of fentanyl, 179 pounds of methamphetamine, 34 pounds of cocaine, 5 pounds of heroin and seven firearms.  Border officials have struggled to manage an overwhelming surge in illegal immigration after the expiration of the Title 42 public health order, which allowed for expedited deportations during the coronavirus crisis.

Mayorkas issues new warning to migrants as Border Patrol makes record apprehensions ahead of Title 42 end.  Sources tell Fox News that the priority right now for Border Patrol is avoiding images of overcrowding and processing migrants as fast as possible.  Authorities earlier this week greenlighted "safe" mass street releases if CBP and non-governmental organization (NGO) partners cannot hold them.  It means that the largest wave of mass releases in history has already begun and will continue in the coming days.

Biden priority: Keeping photos of migrant overcrowding in detention out of the news — Report.  [Scroll down]  Which tells illegal migrants what Mayorkas means when he says not to cross the border.  It's not about the importance of obeying the law.  It's about avoiding news photos of too many migrants crossing the border which would bring bad publicity to him and his policies.  What a message to send to illegal border crossers.  Migrants already know that if they turn themselves into the Border Patrol, they'll more likely be mass-released into the country without so much as a court date for their inevitably spurious claims to asylum.  Title 42 resulted in the expulsion of only 19% of them, meaning, the rest had an 81% chance of getting in.  Now with Title 8, the result will be the same and if there are a lot of them coming, they will simply be released — after lots of tough vetting, they claim, another one to make migrants laugh.

Biden Made it Easier to Come to America Illegally Than Legally.  The Biden administration keeps pretending that it didn't want the mass migration crisis that it did everything possible to make happen, including fighting in the courts to enable the end of Title 42.  And the endgame, an even more massive surge of illegal aliens is everything that the administration desperately wanted.  The illegals are coming because Biden has made illegal migration into a more sensible immigration approach than going through the system.  As Joe Edlow at Heritage notes, "New reports indicate that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has been ordered to shift its staffing to meet the higher demands at the border...  This move is not intended to control the border; it is aimed at more quickly processing illegal aliens into the United States.  As the administration has continually ignored statutory mandates to detain aliens claiming credible fear, this move is nothing more than a veiled attempt to keep the pipeline unclogged for the free-flowing open border."

Chicago residents launch legal action over plans to house 500 illegal immigrants inside a shuttered high school.  Furious residents of Chicago have filed a lawsuit against the city after it announced plans to house illegal immigrants in a disused high school in the South Side.  The old South Shore High School is expected to become a temporary holding space for up to 500 migrants, but officials have not clarified for how long.  The lawsuit was filed after on May 4 hundreds of South Shore residents packed into an auditorium and bombarded local officials with criticism over plans to house the migrants in the school, complaining about safety and a lack of consultation.

Federal judge blocks Biden admin from releasing migrants without court dates as Title 42 expires.  A federal judge on Thursday evening blocked the Biden administration from implementing a policy that allows for the release of migrants without court dates — just hours away from the end of the Title 42 public health order.  Judge T. Kent Wetherell II imposed a two-week restraining order on the Biden administration policy, which would see migrants released on "parole with conditions."  The policy was outlined in a Border Patrol memo this week, which says that migrants can be allowed into the country on parole — a process typically reserved for "urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit" — if Customs and Border Protection (CBP) faces overcrowding.  The memo calls the practice "parole with conditions" as migrants are required to make an appointment with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or request a Notice to Appear by mail.

In Major Reversal, Biden Resurrects Trump Border Policy Ahead Of Title 42 Repeal.  The Biden administration has brought back a Trump-era immigration rule the day before Title 42 is scheduled to sunset and encourage a wave of illegal immigration into the U.S.  The rule, finalized and published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, disqualifies migrants from applying for asylum in the U.S. if they neglected to first apply for asylum in other countries they traveled through, such as Mexico.  Hundreds of asylum officers were trained in how to enforce the rule on Tuesday ahead of Title 42's expiration, according to CBS News.  The new rule, a reversal of President Joe Biden's campaign promises, comes as the administration has failed for more than two years to control historic levels of illegal immigration into the U.S. The ongoing crisis at the southern border is widely expected to worsen later this week when Title 42, a health order authorizing border officials to immediately expel migrants without processing, is repealed at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday.  When former President Donald Trump implemented the rule to contain illegal immigration, Biden was one of his most vocal critics.  Biden used Trump's immigration policies as a club during the 2020 presidential campaign.

Biden DHS Coordinating Illegal Immigration In-Flows with Mexico.  In recent days, large crowds of immigrants have formed on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande fully prepared to swim over well-worn crossing spots to Brownsville — but seemingly held back by unarmed Mexican immigration officials.  Over the course of several recent days in this northeastern Mexican city when perhaps 3,000 immigrants a day swam over to Brownsville with no opposition on either side, a curious pattern became evident.  At some sort of signal from the Mexican immigration officers, a group of about 100-150 from the crowd would suddenly stand in unison and rush down the riverbank, past the immigration officers, and swim over to America.  It turns out that this pattern was far from happenstance.  The Center for Immigration Studies asked several of the Mexican immigration officers what was going on and learned that President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security has been coordinating these mass swims with Mexico's immigration service, INM, at high levels on an encrypted Whatsapp channel.

Texas AG Warns Threat to 'Sovereignty, Security' of Americans by Biden Ending Title 42 'Cannot Be Overstated'.  The detriment to "national sovereignty, border security, and the safety of American citizens" caused by ending Title 42 "cannot be overstated," warned Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton who slammed President Biden for "prioritizing an open-borders agenda above any semblance of border security."  In an exclusive statement to Breitbart News on Thursday, Paxton lamented the lifting of the Title 42 Trump-era public health policy that allows for the immediate expulsion of migrants without allowing them to seek asylum.  The reversal of the Biden administration's Title 42 COVID-19 expulsion authority, due for Friday, is expected to spur a wave of migration at the southern border.

NY Times revelation: People coming to the US border don't believe it's closed (because it's not).  Now that we're in the midst of a full fledged border crisis once again, immigration is finally a top story at some of the top newspapers.  It's at the top of the front page of the Washington Post and the NY Times.  The Post story points out that we're setting new records this week, averaging twice as many border crossings per day as we were in 2019 during what was then considered President Trump's border crisis. [...] Yesterday, the administration put in place new restrictions on who can claim asylum that are intended to partially replace the loss of Title 42 later tonight.  But the Post points out that under those rules the Biden administration is still legally required to make individual assessments of each migrant.

Cruz Explodes At The Border Over Biden's Crisis.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) excoriated Democrats while visiting the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday ahead of the massive influx of illegal aliens set to flood into the U.S. as Title 42 expires.  "We are witnessing an absolute travesty unfolding on our southern border," Cruz told reporters Thursday evening. "On Monday, we apprehended over 10,000 people on the border, the highest level in history.  On Tuesday, we apprehended over 10,000 people on the border, again, the highest level in history.  There are, right now where we're standing, more than 22,000 people camped just south of the border, getting ready to come across just in this location.  In less than a month, we've had over 35,000 Venezuelans cross illegally, just right here."

The Staggering Flaws of the Biden Family.  A staggering number of unaccompanied children have been sent here, but to whom and why?  The Biden administration has seen almost 400,000 UACs cross the border.  An HHS whistleblower testified that 85,000 children are "lost" and cannot be accounted for, but are believed to be in indentured servitude (at best).  The Biden administration knows this and has done nothing.  Biden's reputation as a "compassionate" humanitarian is exposed for what it is:  rhetoric.

Build Back Borderless, Bankrupt, and Broken.  Remember: the same people who cannot protect the border from foreign invaders want you to believe that they can control inflation, COVID, and climate change.  While they lose the war against drug cartels in their own backyard, they want you to think that they can successfully manage wars on the other side of the globe.  While small towns struggle with transnational gang battles, urban homeless shelters overflow, and record-high overdose deaths cripple American society, the government's crack team of nation-killers ignore the country's pressing threats and instead preach about racism, "green" energy, and the importance of welcoming men in girls' restrooms. [...] Take a look around: America is burning.  Here's a simple rule of thumb to keep in mind: whenever you see crime that is spun as too big and complex for the government to tackle with its oversized toolkit of immense powers and nearly unlimited funding, the government is in on the crime.

Biden admin plans to order release of migrants into U.S. with no way to track them.  After more than 11,000 migrants crossed the southern border on Tuesday, the Biden administration is now preparing a memo that will direct Customs and Border Protection to begin releasing migrants into the United States without court dates or the ability to track them, according to three sources familiar with the plans.  The Biden administration began releasing migrants without court dates to alleviate overcrowding in March 2021, but had previously enrolled those migrants in a program known as "Alternatives to Detention," which required them to check in on a mobile app until they were eventually given a court date.  The new policy would release them on "parole" with a notice to report to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office but without enrolling them in Alternatives to Detention.

ICE released hundreds of criminals to clear space for border surge.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been releasing illegal immigrants, including those with criminal records, from custody to clear space for the looming surge of more migrants at the border, in the latest sign of the government's scramble to prepare for the onslaught.  ICE cut its detention population to fewer than 23,000 at the start of the month, down from more than 28,000 six weeks earlier.  That includes hundreds of people with criminal records whom ICE has released.  Acting ICE Director Tae Johnson told Congress last month that he wanted to cut the population to as few as 21,000 people to leave plenty of space to accommodate the border chaos as the administration gives up its Title 42 pandemic expulsion power Thursday night.

150,000 migrants expected to cross the US border as Title 42 ends, and blue city mayors prepare for more buses.  The scope of this disaster really is amazing.  With Title 42 set to end Thursday the everyone from border state governors to blue city mayors is getting ready for a new influx of migrants.  There may not be a long wait because more than a hundred thousand people are already camped out on the Mexican side of the border waiting for the right moment. [...] So 150,000 people on the doorstep and maybe more than that on the way.  Shelters in Tijuana are overflowing.  The director of migrants affairs said a "humanitarian crisis" is near.

Texas DPS: Illegal Alien Apprehensions Reach Rate of 9,000 Per Day.  The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) recently claimed that the ongoing mass migration crisis has led to a daily rate of at least 9,000 apprehensions along the southern border.  Breitbart reports that DPS spokesman Lt.  Chris Olivarez confirmed the claims, saying that the previous two days have seen over 9,000 such apprehensions of illegal aliens.  These numbers surpass the previous highest daily rate in the month of December, which saw approximately 7,200 arrests per day.  If the daily rate of 9,000 holds steady for the rest of May, it will shatter previous records under the Biden Administration as well as the overall history of the Border Patrol, ultimately coming to about 279,000 illegal aliens apprehended this month; the previous month in April saw over 181,000 apprehensions overall.  The daily figures are expected to rise significantly, however, once the Trump-era Title 42 policy officially ends on May 11th.

Biden promises to veto border control.  Joe Biden isn't backtracking on his commitment to keep the border wide open.  Despite his weak protestations that he is committed to finding a solution to the border crisis his own policies created, today he promised to veto a Republican bill to beef up border security.  It's an interesting move for a man of whom nobody approves who has decided to campaign for reelection.  There are between 700,000 and a million migrants waiting to cross the border, and Biden's policies have already invited between 6 and 7 million illegal migrants into the country since his inauguration.

Lara Logan, Texas Republican Politicians Working Against Border Security.  Resident of Texas, Lara Logan, appears on Steve Bannon's War Room podcast to discuss the illegal alien invasion that is happening right now in the lone star state.  Logan notes that Texas republican politicians are actively working to keep the border open with migration flows controlled but not stopped.  As CTH has long documented, illegal mass immigration is a policy that both wings of the UniParty support.  Logan reports that Texas republicans, the Bush wing of the professional republican apparatus that controls Texas politics, recently blocked a state border security effort in order to keep the immigration flow in place.  This is a remarkable interview with details to support the baseline as discussed.  [Video clip]

A constitutional amendment could help fix our broken border.  Currently, Title 42 is the only thing stopping Joe Biden from abandoning any pretense that the U.S. has a southern border.  The invaders are lining up and ready to roll.  The hordes we saw in the first two years of the Biden administration will shrink to insignificance compared to what's about to come.  However, to the extent significant numbers are drawn by the promise of free public education for their children, getting the Supreme Court to reverse a decision mandating free public education for illegal alien children or amending the 14th Amendment might make America much less enticing.

Is Mexico's AMLO behind the million migrant surge into the U.S.?  With Joe Biden's end to the Title 42 pandemic restrictions on asylum applications coming on May 11, as many as a million migrants are massing at the U.S. southern border, preparing to charge on in.  It seems a little odd, actually.  Title 42 had been sparsely enforced by the Bidenites as most migrants, particularly the ones who couldn't be expelled to Mexico based on their countries of origin, got into the states on "parole" anyway, some of them coughing away on COVID, and unlike normal travelers, were exempt from U.S. vaccine requirements, even being allowed to refuse them.  The overwhelming majority, one way or another, got in, which kept the surge surging.  That one little restriction, though, which gave an illegal border crosser a less-than-50% chance of being thrown out as a pandemic risk, ends, and now a million are headed in?  Something about it doesn't entirely make sense, [...]

Title 42 Countdown: Migrants Fly from Around the World to Rush U.S. Border.  Foreign nationals from around the world are flying to northern Mexico to wait for President Joe Biden to end Title 42, one of the few remaining border controls, on May 11 so they can rush the United States-Mexico border.  In 2020, in the midst of the Chinese coronavirus crisis, former President Donald Trump invoked the public health authority known as Title 42 at the border, ensuring that federal immigration officials have been able to quickly return millions of illegal aliens to Mexico over the last three years.

The Editor says...
If you can fly all over the world, you're not an economic refugee.

One Million Illegal Alien Migrants Expected to Swarm the U.S. Southern Border.  On or around May 11th, will the U.S. launch the new spring offensive in Ukraine?  Will Fulton County Georgia release unseal their indictment of Donald Trump?  Will Jack Smith release his assault upon the former president?  Will Main Justice finally release, through the USAO in Delaware, the indictment of Hunter Biden?  These are the questions we should ask as approximately 1,000,000 economic migrants are positioned to swarm the U.S. southern border on the same date.  They will need a distraction, a BIG distraction.  What we can anticipate is that on/around May 11th something big will be delivered as part of that distraction.  The people in command and control of the Biden administration will need to coordinate something big to cover for their May 11th removal of Title 42, the public health authority currently being used to slow illegal alien migrants from entering the U.S.

The Editor says...
I predict the government will announce that they've found fire ants on Mars, or the International Space Station will mysteriously explode, or the last remaining chicken farm will go up in smoke (but nobody will have seen anything suspicious and all the surveillance cameras will have failed).  Look, here comes another Chinese spy balloon!  Hey, the GPS stopped working!  Maybe that will be the day VP Harris resigns, or maybe the price of gas will drop like a rock.  Whatever the red herring turns out to be, it will be something that the federal government controls.

Buses of asylum seekers arrive in NYC, migrants housed at former police academy building.  New York City leaders are calling the influx of migrants a crisis situation.  The asylum seekers that arrived in New York City are being housed at the former police academy, which was once used as a training facility, for at least a week.  Four buses arrived there just after midnight early Friday, bussing in families, men, and women.  A fifth arrived later Friday morning.  Less than a dozen men arrived on the bus from Texas with their paperwork in hand, ready to call America home.

New Footage Shows El Paso Engulfed In 'Mass Migration Dumpster Fire'.  On Monday [5/1/2023], White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre made an absurd claim: "When it comes to illegal migration, you've seen it come down by more than 90%" under the Biden administration.  And if that was the case, why did a Democrat mayor of a Texas border town declare a state of emergency?  Well, new footage from border town El Paso, Texas, shows a sobering view of a worsening migrant crisis that the Biden administration, liberal media, and progressive politicians have ignored for two years while calling anyone who pointed it out 'racist.'  [Tweet]

This should have been done at least three years ago.
Texas Slows Cross-Border Trucks from Matamoros to a Crawl Amid Immigrant Surge.  In a reprise of a controversial diplomatic pressure tactic against Mexico from last year, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered tedious truck safety inspections once again that have effectively shut down a major commercial trucking artery from Mexico, the Center for Immigration Studies has confirmed.  The deployment of Texas Department of Public Safety vehicle safety inspection officers Tuesday has all but closed the trucking lanes at Veterans International Bridge at Los Tomates leading from Matamoros into Brownsville.  That bridge's two trucking lanes are open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight.  "We're doing 100 percent inspections, which means every truck will be inspected," Texas DPS spokesman Chris Olivares confirmed to CIS on May 3.  "It's indefinite," Olivares said.  "We want to make sure the trucks are safe and they're following state and federal regulations to make sure they are operating safety on Texas roadways."

Several Arrested for Helping Illegal Immigrant Murder Suspect Hide.  Texas authorities have arrested several people who may have helped a man suspected of killing five neighbors evade a manhunt for four days, a local deputy sheriff said on Wednesday, a day after the suspect's capture.  The bloodshed erupted on Friday in Cleveland, Texas, after neighbors asked the suspect to stop firing his semiautomatic rifle in his yard because it was keeping their baby awake.  Instead, the man reloaded, entered the home of the neighbors and killed five, including an 8-year-old boy, officials said.

Biden Orders 1,500 Soldiers to Southern Border ahead of Title 42 Expiration.  President Joe Biden is dispatching 1,500 soldiers to the Southern border to stem the surge of illegal immigrants that are expected to follow next Thursday's expiration of Title 42, a pandemic-era public-health measure that allows Border Patrol to immediately expel illegal immigrants.  The active-duty Army units will assist Border Patrol and will be armed, though they will only be permitted to use their weapons in self-defense.  Following a request by the DHS, the Department of Defense agreed to "provide a temporary increase of an additional 1,500 military personnel, for 90 days, to supplement CBP efforts at the border," an unnamed US official said in a statement provided to CNN.

DPS Video Captures Eco Devastation as Thousands of Migrants Cross Border to Texas.  A video shot by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows the ecological disaster created by the more than 24,000 migrants who crossed the border near Brownsville in just over two weeks.  The video shows the trash and waste left behind by the mostly Venezuelan migrants crossing from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, to Brownsville.  DPS spokesman Lt.  Chris Olivarez provided a video to Breitbart Texas that he shot while walking along the northern bank of the Rio Grande on Friday.  The video captures the images of what is left behind for taxpayers to clean up and remove.

Shut Down the Border or Shut Down Democrat Cities.  The Mayor of New York City can regularly be heard complaining about the strain placed on his city by the flood of illegal aliens shipped to the sanctuary city by red state Governors.  Now the city of Chicago is joining the chorus of Democrat-run localities that advocate for open borders that are now choking on their wish.  While it's fun to watch, it is damaging to America.  As such, it's time to shut down the border until those charged with securing it can put a plan in place to actually do just that.  Honestly, the Biden administration had no intention of securing the border.  Flooding the country with illegal aliens straining state and local budgets is part of the plan — you can't "fundamentally transform" something working, there'd be no point or appetite for it.  Democrats need to overwhelm people and governments, as well as completely crumble the current system in order to sell people on the idea that something "new" is needed.  Of course, that "new" is the old tropes and policies leftists have been imposing and failing at for more than a century, but you can't create a hellish Utopia without breaking a few eggs (or killing 100 million people, as the case may be).  That plan to transform the United States into something it not only has never been, but was expressly never intended to be can only work if what exists now is destroyed.

El Paso Has Fallen After Liberal Open Border Policies Have Turned It Into A 3rd World Country.  As the future of Title 42 remains uncertain, many migrants continue living on the streets of El Paso.  The reason a large group of migrants remain on the street is because some do not have the resources to move out of El Paso on their own while others [do not trust] the help being offered by the city.  [Video clip]

Why Tucker Carlson was Doomed.  Tucker Carlson's program had been on life support since December 18, 2018.  That is when "progressive" Democrats cancelled most of its sponsors.  On December 13, 2018, Tucker Carlson did a segment on the effects of massive, uncontrolled, and often illegal immigration from poor countries.  Tucker showed videos of caravans of illegal immigrants coming to our borders, and of the piles of garbage they left behind.  Tucker explained how this was hurting America in many ways.  He criticized political leaders of both parties and business elites for ignoring the problem. [...] Everything Tucker Carlson said was true, undisputed, and reasonable.  It had all been said many times by many political leaders and economic experts.  In 2016, candidate Donald Trump won widespread, mainstream support by promising to fix these problems.  Trump promised a border wall and strict enforcement of immigration laws.  Tucker Carlson was correct to remind his viewers of how the leaders of both parties were ignoring this critical issue.  However, the Left used Tucker's December 13, 2018 program to begin an orchestrated campaign to eliminate Tucker Carlson's program, and possibly the entire Fox News network, from cable television.

Chicago mayor calls on Texas to cease sending migrants to the city.  Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is urging Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to not follow through with his "inhuman and dangerous" plan to send more migrants and asylum seekers from his southern state to her city.  The outgoing Chicago mayor made her appeal to the Republican governor in a letter Sunday, stating that they are aware Texas is planning as soon as Monday to start sending migrants to Democrat-led cities including Chicago.  "Chicago is a Welcoming City and we collaborate with county, state and community partners to rise to this challenge, but your lack of consideration or coordination in an attempt to cause chaos and score political points has resulted in a critical tipping point in our ability to receive individuals and families in a safe, orderly and dignified way," Lightfoot wrote.

Number of illegal migrants crossing into this border city explodes.  Thousands of migrants have suddenly begun to cross the southern border into Brownsville, Texas.  The city has never seen such numbers of illegal immigrants.  Most of these are from Venezuela.  There have been so many, so quickly that officials in Brownsville issued a disaster declaration last week, doing as other Texas border cities have done when faced with this crisis.  Over 15,000 migrants have illegally crossed the river near Brownsville since last week.  That is a sharp rise from the 1,700 migrants that Border Patrol agents encountered in the first two weeks of April, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.  Social services are stretched and overnight shelters have to turn people away.

As many as a million migrants mass at the U.S. border for illegal entry.  This week Joe Biden touted a laundry list of immigration carrots and sticks intended to disincentivize illegal immigration at the southern border now that he's lifting the sparsely enforced Title 42 restrictions on May 11.  They were mostly carrots.  The New York Times called them a "new back door on immigration," and explained that its permissiveness went well beyond the lawful congressional parameters for the admission of immigrants.  The response?  More migrants at the border than ever.  They're massing now in record numbers. [...] So based on Biden's weak enforcement and continuous admission and "parole" for all economic migrants with very little education, few skills, and zero knowledge of English, other than the training from NGOs they've had which has instructed them to say 'asylum,' in they come to America.  Joe Biden's roundheeled 'asylum officers' will call all claims "credible fears of persecution" even if the only problem is living in a gang-infested neighborhood, with family members in gangs contributing to it.  With that arrangement, they will all be entitled to live and work here as refugees and asylum seekers, waiting ten years for a court date and working away in the meantime, paying zero to apply for it, and likely to treat that free admission for exactly the price they paid for it.

Biden's new immigration plan: Letting them all in — without the border photos.  Want to apply for asylum in the U.S., but don't want the hassle and expense of a costly border crossing?  No worries, Joe Biden will accommodate.  He's bringing the asylum applications to the migrants.  No need to travel.  Get your asylum application in, in the convenience of your own country and step right into the states on "parole" to await several years for its adjudication, complete with welcome packets telling of all the "free" U.S.-taxpayer paid social services you can get. [...] In the past, refugees were processed in a third country, and asylum claims could only be made from the first safe country of refuge.  Now with Joe Biden bringing the asylum to them, no need to worry about a first safe country of refuge; the world's migrants are free to country-shop for the best deal, some of them having already been granted asylum in Brazil, Chile, and other places, but would prefer to get into the states, based on its better benefit packages and economic opportunity, which is not what asylum is for.

Report: Annual Costs of Illegal Immigration Soars to $150.7 Billion a Year.  A new report by FAIR, The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration, finds that as of 2022, American taxpayers shell out at least $150.7 billion each year to cover the cost of illegal immigration.  Broken down, the data reveals that taxpayers pay $182 billion annually to provide services and benefits to illegal aliens and their dependents.  These costs are offset by about $31 billion in taxes that are collected from the estimated 15.5 million illegal aliens living in the United States, bringing the net cost to $150.7 billion annually.

Biden's theme is "finish the job."  Have you seen the job thus far?  And then there's the situation that started on the southern border almost immediately after Joe Biden issued his first executive orders.  They don't call it the Biden Border Crisis for nothing.  We are now up to more than 6.3 million illegal immigrants that have invaded the country since January 2021. Many were "encountered" and released into America's interior but there have also been more than 1.2 million "gotaways."  (As they are called.)  One record for illegal migration after another has been broken.  And we somehow managed to lose track of at least 85,000 children.  This is a crisis that may have started along the southern border, but it has now spread to every city and state in the nation as the illegal aliens are loaded onto buses and planes and dropped off in places with few resources available to help them.  It's gotten to the point where the Democratic Mayor of New York City is blaming Biden and running up the white flag.

Biden Opens "Back Door" on Immigration, Aims for Hundreds of Thousands of New Arrivals by End of Year.  President Joe Biden, stymied by congressional inaction, has signed an executive order that opens a back door for hundreds of thousands of migrants to enter the United States by the end of the year.  The measure, the New York Times unveiled, expands a previous policy granted to refugees fleeing Ukraine, Haiti, and parts of Latin America.  Using the temporary protected status label, once sought for elimination by former President Donald Trump, the White House hopes to see 360,000 new entrants from Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Haiti by the end of 2023.  The move is being made under the guise of attempting to reduce the flood of illegal crossings at the southern border.  The Pew Research Center predicts the policy, if successful, would result in the largest expansion of legal immigration in decades.

Eric Adams: New York City Is Being 'Destroyed' by President Joe Biden's Migrant Crisis.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) said New York City is being "destroyed" by President Joe Biden's migrant crisis during a panel discussion in Washington, DC, hosted by the African American Mayors Association.  "The city is being destroyed by the migrant crisis," Adams bluntly stated. [...] Adams seemingly took a shot at other New York City officials, accusing them of not fighting hard enough to get federal resources to the city.

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Does the mayor think New York City is the only place that's being affected?  Has he changed his mind about the wide-open Mexican border?  Why is more federal spending the answer to every problem?

Democrats love importing people to pick their crops.  The Democratic Party appears to be obsessed with the idea that the best way to ensure that crops are picked by the "right" sort of people is to import them from somewhere else.  For decades they fought to keep slavery a going concern — Africans, after all, were apparently the right sort of people to pick cotton.  Now, according to Adam Schiff, we have to ensure an open southern border to ensure that people with a different skin colors remain the primary pickers of crops.  Since cotton is no longer harvested by human hands, we are now talking about fruits and vegetables mainly.  But the principle is the same, apparently.  [Tweet]

Illegal aliens who are LGBTQ 'may not be detained'under Democrats' new bill.  Dozens of Democrats in the House and Senate introduced legislation this week that would make it harder to hold illegal aliens in custody if they qualify as a "vulnerable person," such as those who are gay, lesbian or transgender, who don't speak English, or who meet other definitions of the term under the bill.  The Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act, from Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., is aimed at setting minimum standards for detention facilities where thousands of illegal aliens are kept as they await processing.  Among other things, it would bar the use of private detention facilities and make sure government-run facilities meet minimum standards as defined by the American Bar Association.

Bush, Obama, Clinton Team Up with American Express to Fly Migrants into American Communities.  A non-governmental organization (NGO) founded by former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama and backed by a litany of multinational corporations is teaming up with American Express to fly migrants into the United States.  The NGO, called Welcome.US, was initially launched to work with President Joe Biden's administration in resettling some 85,000 Afghans across the U.S. in 2021 and 2022, as Breitbart News reported extensively at the time.  For its Afghan operation, the NGO helped fly close to 20,000 Afghans to American communities funded by millions raised from donations and supported by corporate backers like Walmart, Airbnb, the New York Times, the Business Roundtable, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Starbucks, the Washington Post, Goldman Sachs, Goodwill Industries, Microsoft, and Chobani.

AMLO Tells Mexican People USA is Spying on Them and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is Manipulating Media.  Ever since Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez-Obrador confronted Joe Biden in the oval office about energy policy, things have increasingly escalated.  There is going to be a U.S-Mexico confrontation soon.  Mexico (AMLO), along with Hungary (Orban), is a target of the Biden administration for a color revolution, a manipulated uprising to overthrow the government.  It is absolutely not coincidental that Victor Orban and Lopez-Obrador, both spoke out publicly against the President Trump criminal prosecution.  In the geopolitical world the nationalist leaders see exactly what is happening.  In the latest stunning development, Mexican President AMLO calls out the United States Government for spying on the Mexican military.

Texas AG Paxton: Biden Admin.  Is In Partnership With Cartels.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has 46 lawsuits against the Biden Administration, many of which have to do with the State's efforts to address the immigration crisis.  [Video clip]

Where Did All the Biden Illegal Immigrants Go?  No one knows exactly how many people have poured across the southwestern U.S. border since President Biden took office, or where they've gone since.  The official number of encounters by Customs and Border Patrol stands at 5.2 million people, logged over the last two full federal fiscal years and fiscal 2023 through March.  But that number is imprecise because it includes repeat encounters with the same people and omits the many who slipped into the country unnoticed by border agents.  Under President Biden, the U.S. smashed past the 200,000 monthly encounters mark for the first time in July 2021 and it has repeatedly topped that record in the months since.  By comparison, in fiscal 2020, which ended a month before Biden's defeat of President Trump, the U.S. averaged 38,174 monthly encounters at the border, according to CBP figures.  Because of an official lack of transparency, all those people and the circumstances by which they have arrived and remained have made it hard to take stock of the historic influx.  Through midnight flights and buses from the border to far-flung locales, the administration has made it difficult to identify where the migrants are now living and receiving services.  Also unclear are the costs associated with the arrivals.

Human tidal wave is waiting for border to open May 11 — Biden has no plan to stop it.  The real, true, and final end of pandemic-era measure "Title 42," which allowed for the quick expulsion of all illegal immigrants crossing the southern border, is nigh.  Set to end May 11, the title was a potent deterrent when former President Donald Trump applied it to almost 90% of all illegal crossing immigrants and far less so under the President, who expelled only 35%.  I predict big trouble is on the way to the southern border, from which I've just returned.  In Juarez, thousands of immigrants are living in abandoned buildings, sleeping on the streets, and many hundreds more a day show up on freight trains.  A human tidal wave is building all over Mexico and farther south.

Biden's Migrants to Enjoy Multi-Billion-Dollar Welfare Payday.  More than a million migrants, whom President Joe Biden's administration has released into the United States through a parole pipeline, could enjoy a multi-billion-dollar welfare payday a few years from now, new analysis suggests.  As Breitbart News reported, since early 2021, Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released more than a million migrants into the U.S. interior by awarding them parole — a program initially intended for rare, case-by-case circumstances.  Analysis conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies' George Fishman, a former DHS official from the Trump administration, finds that should many of these migrants awarded parole remain in the U.S. for at least five years, they will become eligible for American taxpayer-funded welfare benefits.

Can We Do Anything About America's Decline?  To have a "border problem," one must have a border.  The United States has no southern border.  Upwards of 7 million illegal entries since the Biden inauguration are proof enough of that tragedy.  Mexico brags that 40 million have come into the United States.  It urges them to vote Democratic.  And it relies on still more illegal entries to ensure yearly increases in its current $60 billion in remittance income sent from its expatriates in the United States.  The donors apparently grow fonder of Mexico — the more they are safely distant from it.  America could close the border tomorrow and actually "make Mexico pay for the wall" by simply slapping a 10 percent export tax on all remittances sent to Mexico.  Or we could make it illegal to send money out of the country if one is receiving federal subsidies and aid.  Or we could fine employers for hiring those who are here illegally.  Or, as a deterrent to future illegal entries, we could immediately deport all who illegally entered and reside in the United States — if they came within the last five years, or if they have a criminal record, or if they are not working and are on public assistance.

Biden Is Even Worse than Obama.  Biden, in reversing Trump-era requirements for migrants to seek asylum in a safe country through which they transited, has opened the flood-gates on third world immigration.  Of course, the vast majority of these asylum cases are without merit and eventually denied.  Most of these people are not legitimate political refugees, but economic ones.  But they're coming here all the same, and if we cannot stop them at the border, what are the odds there will be the political will to deport them when their asylum cases are denied?  And if we can't or won't deport them, how will an already-decrepit economy and fraying culture assimilate all these people?  What will happen to them and their children (as well as our own) as they seek schooling, jobs, and government benefits under the aegis of widespread affirmative action?  The chaos on the border will simply be repeated in a more diffuse way when these paroled migrants end up in the interior.  The border disaster will create problems for decades to come.

Importing Poverty Is Making America Poor.  One of the most irksome talking points anti-borders activists repeat endlessly is that "America is the wealthiest country on Earth."  This is based on data showing the United States has the highest concentration of millionaires and the largest gross domestic product.  There is trouble, however, below that hyper-affluent upper level.  The share of American adults who live in middle-class households has shrunk by 11 percent in the last 50 years.  The gross federal debt sits at an all-time high of over $31 trillion.  China is working aggressively to supplant the United States as the global superpower and is attacking our currency, military supremacy, and access to vital natural resources, among other areas.  Our current leadership seems interested not in reversing America's deterioration, but rather in managing it better than the opposition party.  Now add excessive immigration to these problems.  Instead of "making America stronger," as clueless sanctuary mayors dutifully insist immigration does, today it is only making America poorer and more balkanized.

Joe Biden is the human trafficking president.  Just 50 days into his presidency, human trafficking and smuggling at the southern border have already gotten worse thanks to President Biden.  Reuters reported Wednesday that the Mexican government has assessed "that gangs are diversifying methods of smuggling and winning clients as they eye U.S. measures that will 'incentivize migration.'"  The trafficking of migrants to the United States from Mexico and Central America hoping to win asylum isn't new.  The Trump administration went to great lengths to discourage it by getting those governments to disperse migrant caravans and forcing asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico until their cases could be adjudicated.

Report: Border Crossers Found Living Inside Downtown Chicago Police Station.  Border crossers and illegal aliens, recently bused to the sanctuary city of Chicago, Illinois, from Texas, have been found living inside a downtown police station, local reports confirm.  Since Texas started busing border crossers and illegal aliens to Chicago last year, more than 5,100 new arrivals have landed in the sanctuary city.  Some of those migrants, CWB Chicago reveals, have ended up living in the city's police station.

Migrant remittances to Mexico and Central America are soaring.  With Joe Biden's border surge on, only the "experts" were surprised to learn that remittances increased to the countries that supply the illegal aliens to the U.S. [...] The Mexican government was enabling [illegal immigration], of course but the nationals involved tended to come from Central and South America, rather than Mexico itself.  The country had been badly hit by COVID, meaning many people were thrown out of work there and needed to rely on relatives abroad to send a lifeline, which may explain some of it.  It's also true that not everyone who sends remittances to another country is an illegal alien — many legally present foreign nationals also send remittances to their families back home.  But it's also a fact that the more recently an immigrant has arrived here, the more likely he is to send remittances to relatives back home.

An Act Before Congress.  [Scroll down]  That noxious combination of radicalism and lack of transparency was on display yet again this week when embattled Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made a scheduled visit to Capitol Hill for questioning by senators.  It only served to reaffirm that we are a nation being led by unserious people who do not prioritize the best interests of America and its citizens.  Among the topics discussed in the hearing was Customs and Border Protection's "CBP One" phone app, which allows would-be illegal aliens from four countries — Venezuela, Cuba, Haiti, and Nicaragua — to sign up to enter our country on an app, and then be processed through ports of entry and paroled into the United States at the rate of 30,000 per month.  Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) cited a Texas Monthly article, which reported that migrants using the app are given no interviews and asked no questions about vulnerabilities they listed in the app, or about why they are seeking asylum in the United States.  Instead, they are simply released into the country on official parole.

Nearly One Out Of Every $10 Sent In Remittance Payments From US To Mexico Is Linked To Crime: REPORT.  Roughly 8% of remittances sent from the U.S. to Mexico are linked to crimes such as money laundering, according to Bloomberg.  The figure adds up to about $4.4 billion of the record $58 billion sent in remittances to Mexico, Bloomberg reported, citing a study by Signos Vitales, a Mexico-based think tank.  The revelation comes as illegal immigration at the southern border of the U.S. surges, with Border Patrol agents encountering more than 250,000 illegal migrants from Mexico between October 2022 and February 2023.  "There has to be an explanation for the astounding increase in the past few years.  It's impressive that it's gone from around $21 billion to nearly $60 billion," Enrique Cardenas, an economics professor heading Signos Vitales, said, according to Bloomberg.  "There are parts that look strange, things that don't happen in the rest of the country."  Increasing amounts of the cash are coming from areas of the U.S. that lack large Mexican populations, according to Bloomberg.  For example, Minnesota has the third-largest amount of remittances going to Mexico, despite having a low Mexican population of around 200,000.

U.S. starts flying migrants caught crossing Canadian border south to Texas.  As migrants cross illegally into the U.S. from Canada at historically high levels, U.S. officials have begun flying migrants apprehended at the northern border south to Texas.  To date, at least two flights — one on March 13 to Harlingen, Texas, and another on March 21 to El Paso — have departed from Plattsburgh, New York, carrying a total of 82 migrants expelled under the Covid ban known as Title 42, a Customs and Border Protection spokesperson told NBC News.

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Don't land in Harlingen!  Continue on to Campeche!

Warning: every dollar you donate to the Red Cross is bringing America to her knees.  Recently, The Daily Caller published a bombshell story involving The Red Cross that should've gotten a lot more attention than it did.  That's why it was great to see respected filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza discussing the scandal on his podcast recently.  So, it turns out that The Red Cross is actually helping illegals make their way into the United States.  The Daily Caller piece claims The Red Cross is passing out "pamphlets" to migrants in Mexico, who are making their way over illegally.

Illegal immigration to cost New Yorkers $10 billion in 2023, US $150B: report.  President Biden's "porous" border policies are expected to cost New York taxpayers nearly $10 billion in 2023, a new watchdog report claims.  The conservative Federation for American Immigration Reform's March study found New Yorkers will pay $9.9 billion all told for various federal, state and local government programs that serve more than 1 million illegal immigrants and asylum-seeking migrants in the Empire State.  New York taxpayers will shell out $4.65 billion for education-related expenses, $3.5 billion for health care and welfare expenditures including food assistance programs, and $1.75 billion for costs related to immigration-related law enforcement such as caring for unaccompanied minors, the report breakdown states.  It also estimates that the border crisis is costing US taxpayers more than $150 billion annually — a 30% jump since their 2017 study.

Texas Border Sector Reports 10K Known Border Crossers in Single Week.  Del Rio Sector Border Patrol officials report that more than 10,000 migrants are known to have crossed the border from Mexico into Texas during the past week.  The report includes more than 6,200 apprehensions and nearly 4,000 known got-aways.  Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens tweeted a report for activities in his sector between March 5 and 11.  The twee reveals the apprehension of 6,218 migrants.  In addition, another 3,928 migrants are classified as known got-aways.

Texas' unique plan to close the border looks promising.  As the Biden border crisis grinds on into its third year, residents along the southern border are growing increasingly frustrated and, in some cases, frightened.  That's particularly true in Texas, where legislators are clearly tired of waiting for the White House to fix Joe Biden's disastrous policies and have decided to take matters into their own hands.  The state legislature is reportedly finalizing some new laws that would empower state law enforcement to take a much more active and aggressive role in securing the border and ensuring the safety of the Texans living in the affected areas.  The plan will potentially include an entirely new police force dedicated to blocking illegal migrants' access to the Lone Star State.

Here's another expensive study to state the obvious:
Rice University Study: Trump Policies Cut Illegal Immigration, Biden Policies Encourage Inflow.  Former President Donald Trump's policies at the United States-Mexico border helped deter illegal immigration, while President Joe Biden's policies are encouraging record-setting inflows, a new study suggests.  The study, conducted by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, compares the size and scale of migrant caravans under Trump versus those that have arrived under the Biden administration.  Trump's policies, which included the Remain in Mexico program, eliminating the Catch and Release process, and imposing the Title 42 public health authority, served as a deterrent for border crossers and illegal aliens, the study found.

I Went to the Southern Border at 3 A.M. This Is What I Saw.  It was 3 a.m. and a line of about 40 illegal aliens stretched along a section of the border wall waiting to be transported to the local processing center.  Behind the group stood another 50 people who had crossed the border illegally into Yuma County, Arizona.  A large white bus full of illegal aliens had just departed for the Border Patrol station in Yuma, about 185 miles southwest of Phoenix, and would return in an hour to take the next 40.  "Your country of origin?" I asked, moving down the line.  Peru, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Colombia, Georgia, China, India, and Cameroon — nine nations were represented in a group of 50 illegal aliens.  Border Patrol confirmed that one of the women in the other line came from Russia.  Some smiled as they shared where they were from while others averted their eyes from the camera, looking down.

DCNF Reporter Describes How 'Millions' Of Migrants 'Pour Over' The Border Under Biden.  A Daily Caller News Foundation reporter said Friday "millions" of people have poured over the U.S. border since President Joe Biden took office.  "Under the Biden administration, we've seen millions of illegal immigrants pour over the border," DCNF investigative reporter Jennie Taer told Sky News Australia host James Morrow.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encountered over 2.3 million migrants in fiscal year 2022, while another 600,000 migrants evaded CBP that fiscal year, Fox News reported.  CBP data noted that 1.66 million encounters took place in Fiscal Year 2021.

The Red Cross is giving immigrants detailed maps showing them where to cross the border into the United States.  Now, nominally you could argue that the map isn't facilitating illegal immigration; rather, it just shows migrants the points where they can gain legal, above-the-board entry into the U.S.  But, I mean, come on.  What do we think this detailed, routed, resource-intensive map is actually for?

Red Cross Packets Show Migrants Where To Cross The US Border.  The American Red Cross has maps and guides for migrants to make the dangerous journeys to the U.S.-Mexico border, according to documents exclusively obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.  The map, which is part of a packet stamped with the International Committee of the Red Cross and American Red Cross logos, shows a list of resources, including hotels, clinics and shelters where migrants can get support in Mexico and Central America.  The maps include clearly defined lines leading to cities along the U.S. border.  The organization also has a guide to "self care" along the journey, which includes tips on how to survive the desert and disease, how to safely jump on trains, and how to obtain contraceptives.

Biden calls for tax hikes to pay for more illegal alien 'processing'.  How this for a stinker of a deal for American taxpayers?  Joe Biden is proposing to hike taxes on Americans in his $6.8 trillion budget plan to pay for more free services to "help" foreigners who have crossed illegally into the U.S. [...] The 960 new personnel would solely consist of Border Patrol agents to catch illegal border crossers, not to send them back but to hand them over to additional Homeland Security personnel to "process" on an industrial conveyor-belt scale, sending them on to their destinations of choice throughout the U.S., work permits in hand, supposedly to await their asylum hearings, since all asylum claims are treated as equally serious and exceptional.

Mexican president threatens to meddle in US elections with 'information campaign' against Republicans.  Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday threatened to launch an "information campaign" in the U.S. against Republicans, telling Mexicans and Hispanics not to vote for them unless U.S. lawmakers change their treatment of Mexico — an apparent threat of election interference by the head of state in response to U.S. calls for action against cartels smuggling fentanyl across the border.  "Starting today we are going to start an information campaign for Mexicans who live and work in the United States and for all Hispanics to inform them of what we are doing in Mexico and how this initiative by the Republicans, in addition to being irresponsible, is an offense against the people of Mexico, a lack of respect for our independence, our sovereignty," he said.

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AMLO is wasting his breath, for indeed, Mexicans — even if they "live and work in the U.S." — are not supposed to vote in U.S. elections.

RNC, Vermont GOP Sue City Of Winooski For Letting Noncitizens Vote On Spending State Funds.  On Thursday, the Republican National Committee and the Vermont Republican Party announced they are suing the city of Winooski, Vermont for allowing noncitizens to vote in school board elections and on education budget referendums.  Two concerned Winooski residents are also a part of the lawsuit.  The lawsuit comes after the Vermont Supreme Court ruled against the RNC's previous lawsuit asking judges to find noncitizen voting unconstitutional.  While the court argued the Vermont Constitution did not categorically bar noncitizen residents from voting in municipal elections, it did find that votes with statewide implications would require United States citizenship, an RNC spokeswoman told The Federalist.  That is why the RNC's lawsuit is narrower in scope this time.  It only argues that allowing noncitizens to vote on Winooski's school board members and education budget is unconstitutional.

Biden Administration's 'Catch and Release' Border Policy Struck Down by US Judge.  The federal government's program of releasing many illegal immigrants rather than holding them until their cases are resolved violates federal law, a U.S. judge ruled on March 8.  "The evidence establishes that Defendants have effectively turned the Southwest Border into a meaningless line in the sand and little more than a speedbump for aliens flooding into the country," U.S. District Judge Judge T. Kent Wetherell, a Trump appointee, said in the ruling.  Wetherell struck down Alternatives to Detention, a program through which President Joe Biden's administration has released more than one million aliens into the U.S. interior.  Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, a Republican, sued the government in 2021 over the policy, arguing the catch-and-release policy violated federal law.  Biden administration officials have claimed they had the discretion not to hold immigrants and that Florida lacked standing.

Joe Biden Doesn't Seem Willing to Take the Most Important Step - Declaring the Cartels Terrorist Organizations.  Under Trump, the focus on fighting the fentanyl crisis was on China and the chemicals coming in that make fentanyl.  But at the time, the chemicals began shifting to Mexico and the cartels were taking over the majority of the production south of the border.  So while Trump was focused on his wall and beefing up security, his administration was focused on illegal border crossings, and not paying as much attention to seemingly legit crossings bringing pills into America.  And now, under Biden, it's a mix of an open-border policy (in all but name), lack of commitment to protecting American interests from the cartels and from China, and a bumbling, reactive administration with seemingly no plans, just responses.

Federal Judge Deep-Sixes Biden's 'Catch-and-Release' of Illegal Migrants.  A federal judge in Florida has shut down President Joe Biden's catch-and-release rules — and his quasi-legal "parole pathway."  "For the most part, the Court finds in favor of Florida because, as detailed below, the evidence establishes that [Biden's deputies] have effectively turned the Southwest Border into a meaningless line in the sand," district court Judge T. Ken Wethererell, a Donald Trump appointee, wrote.

Federal Judge Rules Biden Border Policies Unlawful, Make Border "Meaningless".  After the Biden regime released tens of thousands of migrants into the United States by using humanitarian parole, a federal judge in Florida put the administration on blast and ruled that its actions were unlawful.  As the Biden administration worsens the country's immigration crisis, it has been using parole as a tool to prevent overcrowding at the U.S.-Mexico border.  This allows migrants to enter the U.S. more quickly than they already were able to.  A lawsuit was filed by Republican Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody alleging that the administration's use of parole at the border is illegal, as it is supposed to be used on a "case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit."

Each Migrant Costs NYC $10,000 a Month.  Want to know why Mayor Eric Adams is panicking?  The numbers are ugly.  New York City has no shortage of social problems, but Biden's open borders crisis is really taking a bite out of the Big Apple. [...] American children suffer so Biden's open borders can boost Democrat numbers.  That's what this is about.

NYC spends nearly $370 daily on each asylum seeker household.  New York City on average spends about $363 a day on each asylum seeker household receiving services in city shelters and emergency relief centers and is on track to spend a total of $1.4 billion by the end of the fiscal year in June, Office of Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol said during a recent City Council hearing.  The cost for the "asylum seeker crisis" could double to $2.8 billion in the next fiscal year, Iscol told the panel during a hearing last week.  He said the city cannot maintain that support.  "The city is at the end of its resources.  This is not sustainable," Iscol said. "It's why we have asked the state, it's why we've asked the federal government for support."

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Nothing other than politics is keeping New York, or any other city, from renouncing its "Sanctuary City" status.

The 76 congressmen who demand unlimited illegal immigration.  Recently a large group of US Congressmen signed a letter to Joe Biden, demanding that he make it easier for illegal aliens to enter and stay in the USA.  The signers are ten US Senators, sixty-six US Representatives, and one non-voting delegate from Washington DC.  Below is a list of the seventy-six voting delegates who signed the letter. [...]

Life Among the Ruins.  A once secure border no longer exists.  Joe Biden and Alejandro Mayorkas simply demolished it and allowed 6-7 million foreign nationals to cross illegally into the United States without audits — to the delight of their apparent constituent, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.  What would shame a Biden or Mayorkas?  What would change their minds?  Billions of dollars spent on social services for the lawbreaking at the expense of the American poor?  Would 100,000 annual lethal overdoses — 12 times more than those who died over 20 years in Iraq and Afghanistan combined — from drugs that flow across the open border sway them?  Or would it take 200,000, or 300,000 deaths before Joe Biden relented and ceased his chuckling? What does a people do when its highest officials simply renounce their oaths of office and refuse to enforce laws they don't like?  Everyone knows the border will eventually have to become secure, but none have any idea whether it will take another 20, 30, or 50 million illegal entrants and 1 million more fentanyl deaths to close it.

Biden authorities diddle around without charging illegals who shot a bald eagle for supper.  When someone harms or destroys a bald eagle in this country, the federal penalties are swift and draconian.  Like it or not, it's the law.  But there seems to be an exception to it now: When the perpetrator is an illegal. [...] So there they were, all set to cook and eat the national bird for dinner.  It calls to mind that over in Venezuela, the locals took to eating zoo animals to stave off hunger.  But these guys apparently had money for an expensive gun, which rather suggests that the motive wasn't exactly hunger.  The U.S. bird is an internationally well-known symbol, and well, illegal border crossers do what they want.

Quietly, a Huge Potential Victory for Border Security.  The Biden administration has bowed to reality and is proposing to radically alter asylum policies at the border.  On February 21, without much fanfare or notice, the Biden administration proposed a rule that endorses the Trump administration policy regarding asylum seekers at the border.  If enacted, no longer would asylum seekers automatically be admitted to the U.S.  The new rule would deny asylum to anyone who crosses the southern border without authorization after traveling through a third country on their way to the U.S.  Trump was called a "monster" for trying to enact this rule, even though the third-country requirement is consistent with U.S. law.  It just had never been used before.  Biden has finally embraced reality at the border.

Biden's DHS Funnels $350M to Illegal Aliens Released into U.S. Communities.  President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is funneling hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to border crossers and illegal aliens directly released into American communities after arriving at the United States-Mexico border.  This week, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that the agency would be spending some $350 million on the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, specifically to fund support services for border crossers and illegal aliens arriving in various U.S. towns and cities.

Arizona Sheriff: Migrants Tell Us They Crossed the Border Illegally 'Because Joe Biden Said We Could'.  The Republican-controlled House Homeland Security Committee held a hearing Tuesday to examine the Border Crisis, hearing testimony from various witnesses, including Rebecca Kiessling, a grieving mother whose two sons died of fentanyl overdoses.  Other witnesses included Pinal County, Ariz., Sheriff Mark Lamb; Robert Trenschel, a Yuma, Arizona hospital executive; and David J.  Bier Associate Director of Immigration Studies at the CATO Institute.  The hearing, titled, "Every State is a Border State: Examining Secretary Mayorkas' Border Crisis," focused on how the Biden administration's open border policies have led to a deadly spike in illegal narcotics smuggling.  According to Sheriff Lamb, when officials ask illegal immigrants why they crossed the border into the United States, they answer "because Joe Biden said we could."  "This is the reality of what we deal with every day," he stated.

Migrant encounters at southern border hit 1,000,000 mark for FY 2023, outpacing prior year: sources.  Migrant encounters at the southern border have already surpassed the one million mark for Fiscal Year 2023, multiple Customs and Border Protection (CBP) sources tell Fox News, marking an unprecedented pace for encounters.  As of Friday [2/24/2023], the total migrant encounters at the border were at 1,008,217 for the fiscal year, which began in October.  Of those, 87.8% were single adults.  Just 328,454 were expelled under Title 42 — the pandemic-era protocol that allows border agents to rapidly expel border crossers.  There were more than 1.7 million encounters overall in FY 2021 and over 2.3 million in FY 2022.  The first months of FY 2023 have outpaced those of the prior fiscal year.  This time last year, numbers for FY22 through March 1 were 839,819 — well under the 1 million mark.

Some Basic Questions Democrats Can't (Or Won't) Answer.  On the border, I'll make this quick: Why do you call illegal aliens "migrants"?  "Migrants" migrate, it's right there in their name.  The millions of people flooding across the southern border at your invitation and urging aren't planning on going anywhere; if they aren't deported, they'll never leave.  They, therefore, are illegal aliens.  Words matter, or so you people who call everyone a bigot who refers to a guy in a dress as "he," so why don't they matter at the border?  Migrants enter the country for specific work, generally the harvesting of crops, then go home after completion with their pay.  Illegal aliens stay, avail themselves of our social safety net — clog emergency rooms, slow down the education process of American kids while costing the system an untold fortune, receive welfare benefits, etc. — and will never, short of a mega lottery win, be a net benefit to society, even if they were made legal.

Cloward & Piven Are Laughing All The Way To The Welfare Agency.  If the Cloward-Piven Strategy is new to you, Fred Elbel's "Cloward-Piven strategy — fundamentally transforming America" does an outstanding job breaking it down into bite-size pieces. [...] Time marches on and the Cloward-Piven strategy, as Elbel puts it, "remains an active instrument of change in America.  Ultimately, it is the tool by which multicultural elites aim to "fundamentally transform America."  To fully appreciate the genius of the strategy, just look around at the other pressure points of American society being clogged and hamstrung by the nonstop avalanche of C-P red tape. [...] The southern — and now northern — borders are beyond overwhelmed.  Border Patrol agents are taken away from the flood of illegals and reassigned to paper-pushing, babysitting, and chauffeuring gigs.  And the flood continues unabated.  As the immigrant invasion continues — over 5 million by current estimates — local support structures and systems are overwhelmed: schools, housing, law enforcement, retail outlets are unable to cope.  The damage is not reserved to the systems. Visit a local hospital E.R.  And not just in towns in Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma, and California.  Identical issues around the country are similarly effected as "got-aways" and exported aliens make their way to Chicago, New York, Miami, L.A., San Francisco.  All those cities already had overcrowding problems left over from the COVID-19 "pandemic."  Crime stats are skyrocketing, primarily in Democrat-governed cities and blue states.

'Migrant' shot dead by Arizona rancher, 73, was cartel drug smuggler, says ex Border Patrol chief.  The migrant shot dead by an Arizona rancher on his land last month was likely a cartel drug smuggler or scout, according to a former Border Patrol chief, who says the area is known for 'violence'.  George Alan Kelly, 73, was arrested on charges of first degree murder for shooting Gabriel Cuen-Butimea on January 30 at his home.  That charge has now been downgraded to a second degree murder charge.  He denies the murder, insisting he only ever fired warning shots when he saw what he perceived to be a gang of cartel smugglers on his land.

More Than A Dozen Illegal Immigrants Found In Texas Storm Drain.  Authorities discovered 17 illegal immigrants in a storm drain in the border city of El Paso, Texas, the sector's acting Border Patrol chief said Wednesday [2/22/2023] on Twitter.  "Working together, #ElPaso Station agents & the El Paso Fire Department @EPTXFire, rescue 17 migrants from a dangerous storm drain tunnel.  After making an illegal entry into the U.S., the migrants attempted to evade Border Patrol detection by utilizing this hazardous tunnel. @CBP," U.S. Border Patrol Acting Chief Peter Jaquez for the El Paso sector wrote.  Federal authorities have seen record surges in illegal immigration at the southern border in recent months.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encountered more than 2.3 million migrants in fiscal year 2022 alone.

Migrant hotels fatten Manhattan's real estate interests — and crush its small businesses.  Who says Democrats are the party of the little guy?  Turns out that Joe Biden's open borders, which has led to the creation of migrant hotels in central Manhattan, has been a money-spigot for the city's real estate interests — and hammered the city's little-guy small businesses.  And take a wild guess as to which ones kick back campaign donations to Democrats. [...] By importing tens of thousands of indigent foreigners into the U.S., who otherwise would not be here, the Democrats' favorite constituency, the rich, are automatically bolstered, coming at the expense of the small fry.  The migrants amount to perfect pawns through the funnel of city contracts because no expense is spared on migrants by the state and local governments.  That cash goes to local real estate interests at full fare with no bulk discounts given to the city.  All the same, it's draining the city coffers.  But instead of cutting back on services for migrants as the money runs low, New York's Mayor Eric Adams is calling for federal funds to keep the payments to the big guys, and he may eventually get them.  As for the small business owners who rely on the tourist trade, well, tough luck.  The migrants get free meals paid for by the city, in quantities so huge they reportedly waste tons of it daily.  That doesn't matter to the big guys, who get paid up front.

Now We Know Why Mayorkas Won't Secure the Border.  We have the worst border crisis in history, and the Biden administration insists that our southern border is secure.  This disconnect between the narrative and reality is the reason why Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is currently facing potential impeachment.  Yet, after watching his interview with CNN's Chris Wallace, it all makes sense.  "Our goal is to achieve operational control of the border, to do everything that we can to support our personnel with the resources, the technology, the policies that really advance the security of the border, and do not come at the cost of the values of our country," Mayorkas told Wallace.  "The law needs to be changed if it does not either meet our highest ideals or actually proves to be functional in the service of those ideals."  Mayorkas remains defiant in the face of Republican efforts to oust him, but when Wallace pressed him on his insistence that the border is secure, he gave a very telling answer.

New York Businesses Suffer Because of Migrant Hotels.  The Gateway Pundit reported that more than 36,400 illegal migrants have arrived in NYC in the last few months and city taxpayers have spent millions caring for these invaders.  NYC officials have placed them in at least 14 hotels at zero cost.  Felipe Rodriguez, a whistleblower who has been an employee at the Row Hotel since 2017, shared his concerns with Fox News, "The chaos that we see at the Row today is compiled by migrants being drunk, drinking all day, smoking marijuana, consuming drugs, and domestic violence, uh, people having sex in the stairs, young people, teenagers, they use the fire exit stairs to go in there and do that they do."

Report: Joe Biden Weighs Expanding Foreign Competition Against Working Class Americans.  President Joe Biden is weighing expanding foreign competition in the labor market against working class Americans by offering green cards to foreign visa workers, a new report suggests.  An exclusive report from Fox News's Adam Shaw reveals that Biden is considering allowing foreign workers on H-2A agricultural visas and H-2B non-agricultural visas to apply for and secure green cards to remain permanently in the United States labor market.

Biden's Labor Market: 1.9 Million Fewer Americans Working, 2 Million Foreign Workers Funneled into U.S. Jobs.  At the end of 2022, 1.9 million fewer Americans were working than in 2019 before the Chinese coronavirus pandemic while President Joe Biden's administration has funneled two million additional foreign workers into United States jobs.  A new analysis from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) shows that in the fourth quarter of 2022, close to two million fewer native-born Americans were working in jobs compared to the same time in 2019 while two million foreign-born workers have been added to the workforce compared to the same time period.

Impeaching Mayorkas is a Waste of Time.  House Speaker, Kevin McCarthy and other House Republicans are floating a motion to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, as if that would end the invasion of millions of foreign nationals at our Southern border.  How does that work, exactly, when this open-border agenda goes right to the top.  If Mayorkas is removed, wouldn't President Biden just appoint another open-borders guy to fill his slot?  If House Republicans do any impeaching, to stop the lawless flood of foreigners into the United States, it seems they would need to impeach the official Border Czar and her Boss — both of them, together.  While it may be a first, 'dual impeachment' of both president and vice president is not such an outlandish idea when you consider that the Democrats impeached Donald Trump twice.

U.S. Supreme Court cancels arguments in Republican bid to keep border expulsions.  The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday canceled scheduled arguments in a case in which Republicans sought to keep in place a policy introduced under former President Donald Trump that has let American officials quickly expel hundreds of thousands of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.  The policy, known as Title 42, was implemented by Trump's administration in March 2020 - early in the COVID-19 pandemic - as a measure tied to a public health emergency.

State Planning to Move 658 Migrants to Vacant Kmart on Chicago's Southwest Side.  The Illinois Department of Human Services is preparing to move 658 recent migrant arrivals into a former Kmart in Chicago for temporary shelter, WTTW News has learned.  The 100,000-square-foot store has sat vacant at the corner of 71st Street and Pulaski Road on the city's Southwest Side since 2016.  Sources said the migrants — mostly asylum seekers — will be relocated from the suburbs, where they are currently staying at hotels.  According to documents WTTW News obtained, the site was selected because of its nearby resources and because it is in a welcoming neighborhood.

Migrants are Paying $10,000 to "Financial Sponsors" to Sponsor Them.  Who could have possibly predicted this entirely inevitable outcome? [...] ["] Pedro Yudel Bruzon was looking for someone in the U.S. to support his effort to seek asylum when he landed on a Facebook page filled with posts demanding up to $10,000 for a financial sponsor.  It's part of an underground market that's emerged since the Biden administration announced it would accept 30,000 immigrants each month arriving by air from Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua and Haiti.  Applicants for the humanitarian parole program need someone in the U.S., often a friend or relative, to promise to provide financial support for at least two years.["]  The arrivals have enough money to pay for financial sponsors, but they have no intention of reporting how much money they have because they want to be on government benefits as soon as they can.  Financial sponsorship is supposed to prevent the arrivals from becoming a public charge, but the whole thing is a scam because that's the purpose of the exercise.

Biden downs more balloons — that monitor the border.  This story hasn't drawn many headlines (for obvious reasons), but it's the latest in a series of very clear signals that not only is the Biden administration not making any effort to close the southern border, but it is actively working to make the job of the Border Patrol harder.  The CBP had been operating a dozen blimps with cameras to monitor some of the more remote regions of the border.  For the most part, they don't actively help in capturing illegal aliens who enter the country, but they do allow Customs and Border Patrol to monitor and count the number of "gotaways" that make it into the interior of the country.  Last year, however, eight of the balloons were eliminated.  And now the final four are being taken offline.

Biden Finally Finds a Balloon He Wants To Take Down: Surveillance Blimps at the Southern Border.  After refusing for days last week to shoot down China's spy balloon, the Biden administration finally found airships they are happy to take down: surveillance blimps that monitor the southern border.  The Biden administration is taking the blimps, which allow agents to detect illegal migrant activity over long periods of time, out of commission due to funding cuts, Fox News reported.  While there were 12 surveillance balloons in operation last year, only four remain.  Customs and Border Protection agents told Fox that the removal of the blimps, known in the agency as their "Eyes in the Sky," will drastically hinder their ability to track illegal immigrants who evade detention at the border.  As of January, there were 1.2 million "gotaways" since Biden took office.

The Most Infuriating Part of Benedict Biden's SOTU Speech Relies on Americans Being Stupid.  The border crisis in 100% Joe Biden's fault.  You can argue that congressional Democrats have a hand in it.  You can point to feckless policies by governments in border states.  But at the end of the day the reason that we are experiencing the worst invasion of illegal aliens that our country has ever seen is because the Biden-Harris regime has opened the borders.  They can claim they haven't.  They would be lying if they did.  Every aspect of their border policy encourages illegal aliens to cross.  Everything they've done to remove border security has worsened the flow of drugs and other illegal merchandise.  They have harmed this nation immeasurably, all the while putting innocent children in danger as they're raped and trafficked throughout their journey to the border.

World's tallest Holiday Inn booked solid by Eric Adams for NYC migrants.  New York City is converting the world's tallest Holiday Inn hotel into the Big Apple's sixth mega-shelter for its surging migrant population, Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday.  The deal will supply 492 rooms for adult families and single women, Adams said in a statement.  "With more than 44,000 asylum seekers arriving in the last 10 months alone, we have helped provide shelter and support to nearly as many asylum seekers as the number of New Yorkers we already had in our shelter system when we first came into office," he said.  Terms of the contract weren't announced, but The Post reported last month that the owner of the 50-story hotel in Manhattan's Financial District had an agreement in place to charge NYC Health + Hospitals a nightly rate of $190 per room.

Hmmm... What other directly adjacent country can we send them to?
Some migrants bused to Canada already heading back to NYC.  Blame Canada.  Overrun by asylum-seeking migrants sent to the city from southern border states, New York has been offering free bus tickets to the Canadian border for migrants wanting to start a new life up north, but some are turning straight back around.  Ilze Thielmann, the director of nonprofit Team TLC — which has been organizing busses to Plattsburgh, where there is an unofficial crossing to Montreal — said the reality isn't as rosy as people expect.  She told CBS:  "They think that there are all these jobs up there.  They think they're going to be able to get asylum very easily up there and that's just not the case."  The [New York] Post first reported about the controversial program last week, with migrants receiving free tickets at the Port Authority bus terminal courtesy of charities funded by taxpayers.

New York Taxpayers Give $2.1 Billion to Illegal Immigrants with Large Sums Lining Pockets of Landlords.  New York taxpayers spent $2.1 billion on a program to support illegal immigrants, with much of the money going to landlords, a recent report from the Urban Institute reveals.  The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) explains that the report from the Urban Institute centered around the Excluded Workers Fund (EWF), which provided funds to illegal immigrants who had been excluded from unemployment insurance programs due to their illegal status.  Much of the money ended up in the hands of landlords.  The EWF had two benefit levels:  a one-time payment of $15,600, which CIS notes was received by 99 percent of beneficiaries, or $3,200 for the other beneficiaries.  CIS also clarifies, "Those with the smaller amounts did not have to meet a different set of requirements; rather, they simply had less plausible applications."

NYC and Illegal Aliens Quit on Each Other, City Now Sending Them to Border.  Liberals are fond of saying they are for welcoming illegal aliens and for sanctuary cities.  But when those illegal aliens are sent to sanctuary cities like New York or liberal holiday bastions like Martha's Vineyard, then suddenly you get meltdowns and accusations that shipping people there is "human trafficking."  That's what liberals accused Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis of when he shipped just fifty people to Martha's Vineyard.  NYC Mayor Eric Adams threw fits when he didn't even get anywhere near the numbers that have been flooding into smaller less equipped border towns in Texas.  Now in what has to be a true exercise in hilarious irony, it looks like both NYC and the migrants have had enough of each other and NYC is engaging in a little "human trafficking" of its own.

Rancher, 73, is charged with murder on his Arizona land after shooting dead Mexican, 48, who had history of illegal crossings into US and multiple deportations.  An Arizona rancher has been charged with first-degree murder and had his bail set at a whopping $1million for fatally shooting a Mexican citizen on his property.  George Alan Kelly, 73, was arrested following the January 30 fatal shooting of Gabriel Cuen-Butimea, 48, on his ranch in Kino Springs, just a mile and a half north of the US-Mexico border.  Authorities are still investigating the fatal shooting, with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's chief deputy saying it does not appear that Kelly knew Cuen-Butimea ahead of the shooting.

In New York City, migrants become a hot potato, passed to Canada.  For all of New York Mayor Eric Adams's whining about migrants rolling into his sanctuary city, inflicting unbearable costs onto taxpayers, he's quietly decided to play the same game the Texas border cities are playing.  He's sending the migrants to someplace else. [...] So Canada's the new destination of choice for the much-passed-around migrants.  New York City, following an absurd money-is-no-object policy of free housing for all who ask for it, found it couldn't give migrants the kind of housing to which they were accustomed, when it rescinded its free Times Square hotel rooms to single male migrants trashing the joints there, and tried to move them into communal housing in "faraway" western Brooklyn, complete with three hots and a cot, plus free transportation to Manhattan.  That was nothing compared to the room service and free laundry they were getting in central Manhattan on a prime real estate location, so after a period of protests and squatting in the New York winter, they are now looking for greener pastures, with New York City confident that Canada will hand it out.

The Editor says...
The scenery in Canada in February will be a real eye-opener for those who were living in Central America a few weeks ago.

Migrants abandon NYC for Canada with taxpayer-funded bus tickets.  Disgruntled migrants fed up with the Big Apple's crime and grime are taking off to the Great White North — on bus rides paid for by New York taxpayers, The [New York] Post has learned.  National Guard soldiers have been helping distribute tickets at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan to migrants who want to head upstate before crossing into Canada, several migrants said.  Venezuelan native Raymond Peña and his family arrived at a gas-station bus stop in Plattsburgh, NY — about 20 miles south of the Canadian border — at 4 a.m.  Sunday.  "The military gave me and my family free bus tickets," Peña said.  "I am going to Canada for a better quality of life for my family."  A National Guard source confirmed that soldiers at the bus terminal were directing migrants to workers who hand out the free tickets.

They're not fed up with the Democrats who invited the whole world to cross the Mexican border, but...
NYC residents are just about fed up with the migrants.  Officials in New York City finally managed to clear the mob of illegal migrants who had been protesting inside and in front of the Watson Hotel in Manhattan this week.  Encouraged by liberal activists, the migrants were fighting the plan to move them to a new shelter that was established in Brooklyn.  The protest was taking place in and around the formerly luxurious hotel that they had completely trashed.  Some of the aforementioned activists were cheering the migrants on, but as the New York Post editorial board pointed out yesterday, a very different effect was being observed among members of the local community.  The city has been emptying its coffers to give these illegal aliens free meals and fancy hotel rooms that previously cost upwards of $300 per night, and the migrants responded by trashing the neighborhood and refusing to clear out once new housing was arranged.  Many in the community are rightly "fuming" over this and growing fed up with the situation.

Overpopulation Via Immigration Is a Threat to America's Environment.  America is overpopulated.  Unchecked population growth over the last 70 years, driven by immigration rather than a healthy birth rate, now poses a serious ecological threat in the American West and a monumental social and political challenge in the rest of the country.  Since the passage of the Hart-Cellar Act in 1965, which radically overhauled American immigration policy to favor third-world migrants, tens of millions of additional human beings legally and illegally entered the country.  Pew Research estimates that without the Hart-Cellar Act, the United States would have had 72 million fewer people as of 2015.  That would have been a much better America.

Washington Post editorial board: Migrants are gaming the asylum system.  In this case the news isn't the message it's the messenger.  You don't hear a leading newspaper state the obvious about the immigration crisis every day, certainly not like this. [...] I could fault the Post for a few things here.  First, the system isn't "evolving" into this, it has already evolved.  It started evolving years ago during the Trump administration and for the past two years it has simply been growing at a tremendous rate as more and more people looking for a better life realize the back door of a bogus asylum claim is always open.  But why criticize when there's so much here that doesn't usually wind up in a paper like the [P]ost, i.e. the fact that this parallel system is a magnet drawing people in and the fact that people with weak cases get what they want regardless of the procedural outcome because no one ever makes them leave.  Maybe if this sort of information was included in every story on this topic, Americans would begin to understand what is happening and why.

Biden's 'Day Of Judgement' Awaits.  Illegal immigration is a de facto "invasion" of hordes of unvetted and undocumented people from all over the world who are pouring into our country by the millions!  Biden's policy has been no immigration laws need to be applied; just come right in courtesy of the man occupying the White House.  More than 5 million people from 2020 to year to date have not only crossed our southern border illegally, but many were even escorted over and flown all over the U.S.  Now our northern border is being invaded.  Anyone who disrespects or denigrates a country's borders has no business being in a top leadership position.  The leader who ignores his country's laws and allows illegal aliens to invade and occupy his country can only be called a traitor.

Who could not have predicted this?
Migrants turn NYC hotel into violent, drug-infested 'free-for-all': employee.  A once-trendy Manhattan hotel has become a wild "free-for-all" of sex, drugs and violence after the city began housing migrants there, an employee claimed Tuesday [1/31/2023].  Row NYC worker Felipe Rodriguez — who told The Post earlier this month that migrants were throwing away "tons" of prepared food at the hotel — said the facility has now descended into anarchy.  "Chaos, total chaos," Rodriguez told "Fox & Friends" when asked to describe conditions at the hotel. "There's no accountability.  There is no daily supervision to show these people that ... 'You don't destroy your hotel.  You are only there temporarily.  This is not your home.'

There seems to be a little misunderstanding:
Migrants Refuse to Leave NYC Hotel, Demand Taxpayers Give Them 'Permanent Homes'.  Border crossers, who arrived in New York City on buses from Texas, are refusing to leave a luxury Manhattan hotel that city officials had placed them in.  Over the weekend, city officials sought to move migrants out of the Watson Hotel in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan and to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal where Mayor Eric Adams has constructed a massive shelter for new arrivals.  Many of the border crossers staying at the Watson Hotel, paid for by taxpayers, are refusing to leave and have instead set up a homeless encampment outside the hotel.  There, they are demanding the city "cancel rent" and provide them with "permanent homes."

Migrants refuse to leave NYC hotel for relocation to Brooklyn.  Immigration activists are stirring the pot in New York City.  Migrants were scheduled to be moved from the Watson Hotel in Hell's Kitchen on Sunday night, but they refused to leave.  They are to be moved to a new shelter in Brooklyn with all the same services they receive at the hotel.  It's not good enough.  The new shelter is at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.  Mayor Adams announced last week that the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal would be a migrant mega-shelter.  It will hold up to 1,000 single adult men.

So where does that migrant entitlement mentality come from?  As if the cost alone weren't enough to make the millions of illegal migrants brought in by Joe Biden's open borders unpopular here, the ingratitude and entitlement mentality of these illegals now seals the deal. [...] But there's more to it than just leftists putting ideas into empty migrant heads.  News reports say that many of the migrants refusing to move are Venezuelan, denizens of the country that was turned into a socialist dump by the late unlamented Hugo Chavez who really had a thing against private property, or paying at all for anything.  The sign featured above has a small Colombian flag and that country has significant cultural crossover with Venezuela, as well as its own newly elected Chavista president, the loathesome leftist ex-guerrilla, friend, and imitator of Chavez, Gustavo Petro.  Odds are good that these migrants demanding as beggars to be choosers of what kind of "free" housing they expect to get were infused with that entitlement mentality from the day they were born, because entitlement to housing was pretty much all they ever heard about the topic from their socialist leaders in that free press-deprived hellhole.

The Editor says...
In other words, Joe Biden is actively or passively importing tens of thousands of surly and presumptuous Communists demanding free stuff.  It is as if Cloward and Piven occupy the White House.

New York Learns What Consequences Are After Illegal Immigrants Occupy a Hotel.  New York is currently learning the hard way that actions have consequences after a large group of illegal immigrants occupied a hotel, causing the city's government and residents to decry the situation.  Per Fox News, the illegal immigrants were scheduled to be relocated to a new "migrant relief center" but refused to vacate the free rooms they were given.  An encampment was also set up outside the hotel's lobby. [...] There are several cities that deserve everything they are getting in regard to what the left calls the "migrant crisis," and New York is at or near the top of the list.  The city designated itself a "sanctuary city" years ago, something its politicians and residents were keen to brag about when it had no real effect on their lives.  Now that illegal immigrants are beginning to overwhelm the system, though, it's suddenly a problem.

Don't blame the migrants, blame the lefty activists filling them with nonsense.  Why do the adult male migrants now refusing to give up on their luxury accommodations at the Watson Hotel in Hell's Kitchen act and sound suspiciously like American activists on the same issue?  Because activists are deeply involved in the standoff itself — and with the larger effort to ramp up illegal migration, leaving Mayor Eric Adams (and others) to deal with the resulting humanitarian catastrophe.  Like Sergio Tupac Uzurin, an activist with NYC ICE Watch who's been front and center protesting the migrant move.  He claims that some migrants who saw the Brooklyn facility they're being moved to called it a "refugee camp."  Wow, that's the exact same term used by lefty critics of Adams' other migrant facilities.  What a coincidence!

DeSantis Wins Lawsuit Dealing With Illegal Immigrant Flights to Martha's Vineyard.  Ron DeSantis set off a firestorm back in September after sending flights of illegal immigrants to Martha's Vineyard, a self-described "sanctuary city" and playground for the leftwing elite.  Immediately, DeSantis was accused of being criminally and civilly liable for giving people rides that they volunteered to take.  A local sheriff opened an investigation, claiming the Florida governor broke the law by supposedly coercing the illegal immigrants.  Meanwhile, Rep. Adam Schiff called for a House select committee on the matter.  Then there were the ridiculous lawsuits filed by illegal immigrants and government accountability groups.  It was all just so absurd.  If the illegal immigrants volunteered to go and were told where they were going, how could that be illegal?  And to be clear, that's exactly what happened.  No one was taken to Martha's Vineyard under the false pretense that they'd be going somewhere else or that they'd immediately be given a job.  In fact, most of the illegal immigrants were thankful for the ride given the other option was sitting on the streets of Texas border towns with zero prospects.

Biden's Parole Program: Migrant families rush Miami airport after GOP lawsuit.  Since 20 GOP-led states filed a lawsuit Tuesday against President Biden's new immigration plan, migrants are now rushing to fly into the United States.  Hundreds of migrants flew into the Miami International Airport Thursday and Friday from Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Haiti — all coming to the United States legally under the parole program.  Under the new immigration plan, the U.S. will allow 30,000 migrants from four countries to enter each month.  Migrant families are now coming to the United States earlier than expected after the lawsuit — fearing the program could end.

The new CBPOne system is "saturated and it's chaos".  That description is of a Salvadoran migrant waiting in Embajadores de Jesus in Tijuana to enter the United States with his wife and children to claim asylum.  He said he is at the point of giving up over frustration with the new app program meant to take over for Title 42, which may be ending shortly, depending on what the Supreme Court decides.  The routine is the same every morning at the shelter, one of Mexico's largest.  Migrants wake up before sunrise and go online with hopes of securing an appointment to seek asylum in the United States.  The action is being compared to purchasing concert tickets online.  The system is overwhelmed.  On any day, you can see about 100 people on their phones trying to use the CBPOne app.  New appointments are available every day at 6:00 a.m.  However, migrants are receiving error messages from the U.S. government's mobile app.  It's been overloaded since the first day, January 12.

It's Not Just the Southern Border: Illegal Crossings up 743%... in Vermont.  As the crisis of illegal crossings continues unabated at the Southern Border, migrant encounters in the state of Vermont were also up a staggering 734 percent in the period of October-December 2022 compared to the same period the prior year.  While the percentage rise is massive, the pace is still a trickle compared to what goes on at the Rio Grande.  For instance, 441 crossers were caught trying to slip into Vermont from Canada in December 2022, while a record 251,487 were nabbed trying to cross the US-Mexico border during the same period.

As Refugees Flood Into U.S., Chinese Christians Told To Wait.  Just this month, President Biden announced plans to allow Venezuelans, Nicaraguans, and Cubans fleeing persecution priority asylum status as long as they arrived by plane and had private sponsors ready to help them resettle.  When it comes to Chinese Christians trapped in limbo, the Biden administration is balking, while offering no explanation for the dramatically different treatment of these groups of foreign nationals seeking asylum.  Human rights advocates believe they already have the answer:  The Biden administration is wary of further rocking the boat with China amid efforts to repair basic lines of communication.  That calculation, even if it proves temporary, is a break from America's long tradition of standing for religious freedom at home and abroad.

Mayorkas Smuggled 100,000 Job-Seeking Migrants Through Parole Pathway.  President Joe Biden's border chief smuggled more than 100,000 economic migrants into the United States from May to December via a hidden "parole" pathway that was admitted on January 12.  Border chief Alejandro Mayorkas — a Cuban-born, equity-above-the-law, business-friendly, pro-migration zealot — is welcoming another 20,000 migrants per month via this parole pathway, officials told friendly reporters at a background briefing on January 25.

This migrant mess is ruining NYC's Midtown.  Why is Mayor Eric Adams destroying Midtown?  The pulsing heart of the city, the theater, restaurant and tourism district, has not fully recovered from the COVID lockdown yet is already full of homeless hotels with their associated problems.  Now the mayor has announced he's going to turn yet another hotel into a shelter for illegal migrants in the middle of the Theater District.  The Paramount Hotel, a 600-room, Renaissance-style gem opposite the Richard Rodgers Theatre where "Hamilton" has been playing since 2015, is the fifth Midtown hotel converted to an "emergency" shelter in as many months.  Earlier this month, tourists were paying $330 a night to stay there and prices hit as high as $1,000 around New Year's Eve.

About 160M people would like to immigrate to the US.  Here's what that means.  When someone in a poorer country says she wants to become an American, it's not nice to say no.  It also makes me a bit uneasy for our government to select would-be immigrants based on the purported "value" of those immigrants.  On the other hand, an immigration lottery is so arbitrary that it seems its own sort of cruelty.  The alternative, which very few people openly advocate, is open borders:  The U.S. ought to let all comers come.  So, how many people would that be?  Approximately 160 million adults, according to Gallup's latest global survey.  For comparison, the U.S. currently has about 260 million adults.  That is, if everyone who wanted to immigrate to the U.S. in 2021 did immigrate to the U.S. in 2021, the U.S. adult population would increase by about 60%.

Given That Illegal Immigration Damages America, Why Does No One Stop It?  For ordinary Americans, watching the unending flow of illegal aliens into America leads to an inevitable question:  Why is no one showing the political will to stop it?  It turns out that more institutions and people than just the Democrat party benefit from that flood of humanity, drugs, and crime.  One of the big drivers of illegal immigration is the pernicious Chamber of Commerce, once a "Main Street" organization.  Big Business in America needs workers.  Illegal immigrants swell the worker pool, doing many of those supposed "jobs Americans won't do."  You know, those in the construction industry, hotels, farming, etc.  To the degree that Big Business can employ illegal immigrants at wages below those wages for legal American workers, illegal immigration is a winning issue for them.  Another pro-illegal institution is the Catholic Church.  It not only solicits funds from parishioners but also generates hundreds of millions of dollars annually for supporting the illegal alien invasion.  The Chamber and the Vatican are only part of the cabal of businesses, NGOs, and government agencies that have built an ecosystem around the illegal immigrant trade.  Illegal aliens are profitable for everyone but the American worker.

Analysis: 'Mind-Blowing' Illegal Immigration Under Biden Approaching 1% of Total U.S. Population.  President Joe Biden's administration may bring a record 2.7 million illegal aliens to the United States-Mexico border this year, new analysis projects.  For 2021, Steven Kopits with Princeton Policy Advisors accurately projected that about two million border crossers and illegal aliens would be apprehended.  Likewise, Kopits correctly projected that more than 2.3 million border crossers and illegal aliens would be apprehended in 2022, for a total of about 4.2 million apprehensions since Biden took office.

You brought your problems upon yourself.
Eric Adams: 'Unfair' for Sanctuary Cities to Carry the Weight of the Border Crisis.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) once again took to the airwaves to say Democratic cities who declared themselves to be a sanctuary for illegal immigrants are being stretched thin due to the large number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.  New York City has had to open a fifth shelter for recent arrivals from the southern border, which is in addition to using hotels and homeless shelters to house people coming from Latin America and even parts of Asia.  "Well, I believe that when I took the trip to El Paso, you can see firsthand the impact of how it not only harm the foundation of El Paso, but look at Chicago, Houston, Washington, New York City, this is just unfair for cities to carry the weight of a national problem," Adams told MSNBC on Wednesday.  "We're going to open for more hotels, emergency hotels...  This as a major financial impact on New York City and cities across this country that are receiving the brunt of it."  Adams said the Biden White House claims there is a person who is in charge of helping American cities with the immigration problem, but he does not who the person is.

As Biden's Border Death Toll Hits Record Highs, Dems Are Mute.  In a data dump Friday, the Biden administration announced that more than a quarter million people crossed the border illegally in December — the highest ever recorded.  The timing of this release was designed to bury the news, not that it mattered, since the mainstream media have ignored the growing border crisis with fierce determination.  But that's not the worst of it.  Border deaths also reached all-time highs.  That news is so bad, the "most transparent administration in history" tried to keep it hidden altogether, coughing it up only in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.  When that data did come out ... crickets.  This silence is particularly galling, given that the left was screaming bloody murder about border deaths during the Trump administration.

Biden Wants Advocates to Pick, Import a Million-Plus Refugees.  A State Department official dodged questions about the risk to Americans created by the agency's decision to let U.S. residents select foreigners for the huge prize of refugee status, green cards, and then citizenship in just six years.  "Do you have any safeguards for Americans?" Breitbart News asked as Assistant Secretary of State Julieta Valls Noyes walked out of a very short June 19 briefing on the legally questionable "Welcome Corps" program.  She claimed there would be protections but exited without providing any details.  "This is one more way the administration is trying to make an end run around the immigration law," responded Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies.

Biden Admin Shatters All-Time Record For Number Of Illegal Alien Encounters On Southern Border.  President Joe Biden's administration broke the all-time record for the number of illegal aliens encountered on the U.S.-Mexico border last month, according to newly released numbers.  The administration released the numbers late Friday evening likely in hopes that the news of more than a quarter of a million encounters would get little coverage in the news media.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) had 251,487 encounters with illegal aliens last month, the highest number ever recorded in U.S. history.  Last month's numbers, combined with the first two months of fiscal year 2023 — October and November — put the U.S. on track to have more than 2.87 million illegal alien encounters on the U.S. southern border this year.

Mexico Is Not Really an American Friend.  Left-wing Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador recently praised a visiting Joe Biden:  "Just imagine: There are 40 million Mexicans in the United States — 40 million who were born here in Mexico, [or] who are the children of people who were born in Mexico!"  Why wouldn't Obrador be delighted?  Since Biden took office in January 2021, America has allowed some 5-6 million illegal entries across its southern border.  Obrador further congratulated the malleable Biden whom he apparently sees as a kindred but complacent left-wing spirit:  "You are the first president of the United States in a very long time that has not built even one meter of wall."  Translated that means Mexico is delighted the United States now cares little about the security of its own border, the disappearance of which apparently is wonderful news for Mexico.  Note that Mexico itself facilitates illegal transits across its own southern border — as long as such Central American and other global migrants keep heading northward into the United States.

Boston tries to ride the immigration wave without any idea what's coming next.  The Boston Globe published a story today about the efforts of both the city and the state of Massachusetts to deal with the surge of migrants.  How many migrants wind up in Massachusetts exactly?  Well it turns out no one really knows: [...] In addition to not knowing how many people have already arrived the city and the state have no idea how many more people to expect this year.  Will it be more than last year or about the same?  There's no way to know because policies at the source are in flux.  Toward the end of the story there's a kind of primer on how the current system works.

The $2,275 figure sounds like it was carefully calculated.  Where did it come from?  How long will $2,275 last, and what will it buy?
Biden admin launching pilot program that would allow Americans to sponsor refugees for $2,275 each.  The Biden administration is set to launch a new pilot program on Thursday [1/19/2023] that will ostensibly allow groups of Americans to directly sponsor refugees from across the globe through the State Department program called the Welcome Corps.  The program permits groups of private American citizens to sponsor individuals through the Refugee Resettlement Program if they can cough up enough money to do so, pass background checks, and devise a plan on how to support them, according to Fox News Digital.  It is similar to a model used in Canada.  The program was first reported by Reuters.  Groups of at least five people will be required to raise a minimum of $2,275 per refugee.  Then refugees can begin the process of going through background checks.

The Editor says...
The thousands of people entering the U.S. illegally are not refugees.  Some are looking for work, so they can send their money back home to their relatives.  Many are only coming to the U.S. to give birth to an "anchor baby."  The rest are looking for welfare benefits, freebies, and perhaps their first visit with a doctor.

December was a BANNER month! (For illegal migrants).  The United States remains on track to continue setting all sorts of records, but they aren't the type of achievements any sane person was hoping for.  The latest blue ribbon to be awarded to the Biden administration is found in the revelation from Customs and Border Patrol that more than 250,000 "encounters" with illegal migrants along the southern border were recorded in December.  That is the first time since records have been kept that this has happened.  And the news comes on the heels of Joe Biden's first-ever visit to the border, where he didn't seem particularly concerned with all of the chaos that is unfolding because of his policies.  And just for the record, that figure of 250,000 does not include the estimated 65,000 known illegal "gotaways."  So in reality, we were well over 300,000.

Mayor Eric Adams: 'No More Room' for Border Crossers in Sanctuary City NYC.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) says there is simply "no more room" for border crossers and illegal aliens in the sanctuary city after tens of thousands have arrived since the spring of last year, most sent by Texas.  Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on buses.  Adams, who traveled to El Paso, Texas, on Monday to get a first-hand account of the record-breaking number of illegal immigrants arriving each month under President Joe Biden's watch, said New York City has "no more room" before suggesting that New Yorkers have an "obligation" to the world's migrants to care for and foot the bill for their public services.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams Pressures Gov. Kathy Hochul To Push Migrants Upstate.  Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams pushed Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul to relocate Hispanic migrants to the Upstate New York area on Sunday.  After months of struggling with the influx of illegal migrants sent from Texas to NYC, Adams advocated for Hochul to move the migrants to the Upstate area.  "Some of our cities are suffering.  They're losing populations," Adams stated while addressing the border from El Paso, Texas, the New York Post reported.  [Tweet]

Biden's 50K Afghans Cost Taxpayers $189M in Damages to U.S. Military Bases.  The nearly 50,000 Afghans whom President Joe Biden's administration housed on five United States military bases for months through 2021 and early 2022 cost taxpayers almost $189 million in damages to the facilities, a federal report reveals.  Following the U.S. Armed Forces' withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021, Biden opened a refugee pipeline that has resettled more than 86,000 Afghans in American communities — many without having been screened or interviewed in person beforehand.

FL Keys Sheriff Defends DeSantis' National Guard Deployment: The Feds Have Failed.  Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay said the Biden administration is in no position to criticize Governor Ron DeSantis' (R) deployment of National Guardsmen deal with the increase in illegal boat landings in the Florida Keys because the federal government has failed in protecting the country's borders.  Ramsay told Townhall people landing on American shores in his jurisdiction used to happen about once a week or a few times a month and it would mainly consist of small groups of four or five.  Boats that are landing these days are coming on a near daily basis with larger numbers of people, mainly filled with Haitians and Cubans.  This has taxed the rural county's sheriff's office and EMS services as manpower has been drawn to taking care of the ever increasing number of people who have been making landfall.  In response, DeSantis declared a state of emergency and ordered the Florida National Guard, along with state law enforcement, to be sent to the Keys to reinforce the Sheriff's Office.

Tiny upstate NY town facing wave of migrants.  By this point, most of us have heard the phrase, 'every town is a border town now' because of the ongoing Biden border crisis.  We typically think of places like Chicago, Los Angeles, and, of course, New York City, where armies of migrants sleep out on the streets and in makeshift encampments.  But those are actually cities, not "towns."  What happens when the influx of illegal migrants strikes an actual town, particularly a small one without all of the resources typically available in the larger cities?  Roughly six hours by car from the Big Apple, not far from the Ohio border, the people of Jamestown, New York (population 28,000) are starting to find out.  Residents of the very small village recently learned that as many as 35 illegal migrants, almost all of them from Colombia, have settled in their town and many more are expected to arrive soon.

The Editor says...
A city of 28,000 is not a "tiny town."

House, Senate Republicans Seek to Overturn D.C. Law Allowing Illegal Aliens to Vote.  House and Senate Republicans are seeking to overturn a new law, approved by Democrats on the Washington, DC, City Council, that extends municipal voting rights to illegal aliens.  In October 2022, the D.C. City Council voted 12-1 to advance a bill that will allow foreign nationals, regardless of if they have visas or are illegally in the United States, to vote in local elections such as school board races and mayoral elections.  About 50,000 foreign nationals and illegal aliens could be eligible to vote in local elections across D.C. if the measure is not thrown out by Congress before taking effect.

Illegal immigrants [are] trashing New York hotels at taxpayer expense.  According to the New York City Council there are 80,000 homeless New Yorkers on their streets.  It is, by their own assessment, a crisis.  Yet for illegal immigrants arriving in the city, things are pretty good, because the government puts you up in luxury hotels near Times Square, provides free meals, and lets you run wild.  You can smoke drugs, get drunk, have sex in hallways, and trash the hotel without repercussions.  The problem is so acute that an employee of the (formerly) trendy NYC hotel "Row" has become a whistleblower, filming conditions in the hotel and is risking his job to expose the scandal.  He's no racist — he's Hispanic himself and worked his way up the economic ladder the right way.  The hotel was closed to allow the city to take it over for migrant housing.  It's no flophouse, either.  Located in the theater district and a block off Times Square, it was one of those destination hotels in the heart of the city.  It is becoming a dump, though.

Biden Admin Expands Ways For Migrants To Shirk Trump-Era Border Policy.  The Biden administration's new border policy makes it easier for migrants to circumvent Title 42, a major Trump-era public health order used for expulsions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, by exempting many from expulsion.  President Joe Biden announced Jan. 5 an expanded legal pathway for migrants that would otherwise be expelled under Title 42 so long as they can prove they have a legitimate need for protection.  He recently began expelling Venezuelans, Cubans, Nicaraguans and Haitians, while providing a legal pathway if they have a U.S. sponsor and apply via a phone application known as "CBP [Customs and Border Protection] One."  The Biden administration previously attempted to end Title 42, but the Supreme Court decided on Dec. 27 to keep it in place for the time being after Republican states intervened.

The Scariest Developments to Watch Out For in 2023.  Illegal immigration is not good for the U.S. It strains our medical and educational resources, costs billions to support people who cannot legally work here, and may increase the crime rate.  Roughly five million people have crossed into our country in the last two years.  How many are sick?  How many are vaccinated, and what are they immunized for?  How many are criminals or terrorists?  The government does not know and seems not to care.  Republicans are not helping clarify this issue.  Regarding the border, Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz says, "President Biden does not have a plan."  Actually, he does.  It is called let millions of illegals in, make them citizens, and get re-elected in 2024.  Now that Biden has visited the border, will the flood of immigrants decline in 2023?  Apparently, the optics of illegal border crossings was making Democrats nervous.  So now potential migrants will be allowed to apply for asylum in their home countries and simply fly to the U.S.

Black Americans Score Settlement Against U.S. Farms that Replaced Them with Foreign Workers.  A group of black Americans settled their lawsuits against two United States farms for their having replaced them with foreign workers from South Africa that were imported on H-2A visas.  As Breitbart News reported in November 2021, a number of black Americans along the Mississippi Delta filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against their former employers — Pitts Farms and Harris Russell Farms — for laying them off only to replace them with white foreign H-2A visa workers from South Africa.  Data shows U.S. farms use the H-2A visa program to import cheaper foreign visa workers.  The black Americans who filed the lawsuit claimed they were paid $7.25 to $8.25 an hour while their foreign H-2A visa counterparts were paid nearly $12 an hour.

'Tons' of food gets tossed daily by NYC hotel because migrants won't eat it.  Nearly a ton of taxpayer-provided food gets tossed in the trash every day at a massive Manhattan hotel being used to house migrants — because they'd rather secretly cook their own meals on dangerous hot plates, a whistleblowing worker has revealed.  Disturbing photos show garbage bags full of sandwiches and bagels awaiting disposal at the four-star Row NYC hotel near Times Square, where the city pays a daily rate as high as $500 per room, hotel employee Felipe Rodriguez told The [New York] Post.  "It's a crime to be throwing out so much food," he said.  Other images show a hotel room littered with empty beer cans and bottles following a wild World Cup viewing party in November, Rodriguez said.  That gathering — in a room whose occupant "gave the key to a cousin" while she "was in the Bronx, hanging out" — erupted into a fight over the match that left one man with a "big knot on his head," Rodriguez said.

The Editor says...
The solution is obvious:  Don't prepare, deliver, or supply any food until somebody asks for it, and asserts their intention to pay for it.  If they order food and then they don't pay up, throw them out.  In the snow.  At night.  The word will get around quickly.  Even if the city is paying the rent, at some point you have the right to protect your business and your property.

In Mexico, Joe Biden Promotes Plan to Make it 'Easier' for Migrants Trying to Enter the United States.  President Joe Biden promoted his plan Tuesday to make it easier for migrants to come to the United States after meeting with the leaders of Mexico and Canada.  "This has been the greatest migration in human history around the world as well as in this hemisphere," Biden said, speaking about the ongoing migration crisis after meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador during a summit in Mexico City.  But the president did not appear troubled by the volume of border crossings and migrants flooding into local communities in the United States, placing a burden on U.S. citizens and legal residents.

Real Crisis Demonstrated by Democrat Governor Who Bused Illegal Immigrants Out of State.  Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, announced Saturday [1/7/2023] that he would stop busing illegal immigrants to New York City and Chicago.  You can be forgiven if you didn't know at all that Polis was busing these illegal immigrants north.  It's not like it got waves of hysterical media coverage.  Sure, some news outlets did cover the issue, but the framing was just a bit different than when Republican governors sent illegal immigrants elsewhere.  Weird, right?  Polis stopped his busing policy, it seems, because New York Mayor Eric Adams and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot made a huge stink about it.  Still, it's noteworthy that a Democrat governor even would try to bus migrants out of his state as Republican governors have recently.  This whole situation brings up two issues.  First, the obvious media hypocrisy. [...]

Some Invasions Don't Require ArmiesDucey v.  Moore, currently being litigated in an Arizona federal district court, is a case that is testing states' rights to defend themselves from invasion by Mexican drug- and human-smuggling cartels.  In response to the well-documented influx of foreign nationals entering the country illegally, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey placed shipping containers along the state's southern border to stem the flow.  The federal government now claims that the shipping containers violate various federal regulations that it says apply to the Roosevelt Reservation area near the border, and seeks removal of the containers.  The case brings up the fundamental question of what constitutes an invasion.  Anti-borders activists scoff at the application of the term at our border, as there are no formal armies involved.  To them and others, "invasion" only applies to events like our boys from the Greatest Generation storming the beach at Normandy or Germany's Operation Barbarossa into Russia.  But what is the goal of an invasion?  If it is to penetrate, demoralize, and destabilize a nation, then the current flow into the United States fits the definition.  Cartel operatives at the border now come equipped with military-grade weapons and surveillance technology.  The fentanyl and other illicit drugs they ferry across the border are the leading cause of death for Americans 18 to 45 years old.

Articles of Impeachment Filed Against DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.  Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas recently called for expediting citizenship for illegal immigrants.  DHS also told U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) managers they couldn't publish weekly updates about immigration incursions and apprehensions on social media without agency permission.  And Mayorkas is also now known for propping up the lie that border patrol agents whipped Haitian immigrants when he knew it wasn't true.  Between those things and the crush of illegal immigrants at the border, combined with the increase in human and drug trafficking, crime, and the pressure on border towns to manage the new arrivals, Republican Congressman Pat Fallon of Texas has had enough.

Biden's Border Visit Was a Complete Farce.  The American Southwest is tired of neglect in their border communities, and a collective groan could be heard when President Joe Biden announced that he would be visiting El Paso, Texas.  Much like Vice President Kamala Harris's visit to the border was watered down, there were reports that El Paso, Texas, cleaned up its sidewalks to make them ready for the president.  He also did a photo-op at the border wall, which is laughable in itself.  The Biden administration halted border wall construction right after he took office, and many of those materials are rusting on the ground in some sectors of the border.  While many still disagree about the purpose of a border wall, it's important to recognize that it is one of the many necessary tools to fully secure the border.  Pretty simply, his photo-op is admitting that he was wrong this whole time.  It's ironic at best, and they're truly trying to deceive people about their policies' role in creating the current humanitarian crisis.

Supreme Court Rejects Texas-Led Attempt to Protect Trump-Era Immigration Rule.  The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 9 rejected a Texas-led challenge to reinstate a Trump-era policy that blocked certain immigrants from gaining permanent residency status if they're deemed likely to qualify for government benefits.  The high court didn't say why it rejected the challenge, listing the case under its list of "certiorari denied" cases.  An appeal from 14 Republican-led state attorneys general, led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, sought to rescind a lower court ruling against their request to mount a legal defense of Trump's "public charge" rule after President Joe Biden stopped defending the measure and later rescinded it.  The policy was put into effect by the Trump administration in February 2020 and was ended by the Biden administration in March 2021.

America's Border Remains Open.  President Trump's immigration policy reduced the flow of illegal aliens into the U.S.  This was a significant accomplishment.  One of the most important aspects of Trump's strategy was the "Remain in Mexico" Policy, referred to by DHS as Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). [...] The federal government is responsible for securing the country's borders.  President Biden has shirked this responsibility.  Biden issued an executive order ending Trump's successful immigration policy.  A few months later, DHS director Mayorkas ended MPP, opening U.S. borders.  Illegal aliens encountered on the southwest border totaled 458,088 in 2020; 1,734,686 in 2021; and 2,766,582 in 2022.  Nobody knows how many aliens have entered the U.S. unencountered. [...] Asylum is the legal loophole that Democrats use to allow the massive influx of illegal aliens.  Biden and Democrats know there may be more terrorists entering the country than people legitimately seeking asylum.  They don't care.

Hundreds Of Protesters Greet Joe Biden in El Paso In His First Visit to Open Border.  Protesters greeted Joe Biden in El Paso today during his first visit to the open US Border.  Since Joe Biden took over the White House the southern border has been wide open to illegal aliens.  Over 5 million illegals have already crossed into the US during Joe Biden's watch.  Democrats are done with America.  This is the purposeful suicide of the country they despise.

What does "sanctuary city" really mean?
Mayors Adams and Lightfoot demand Colorado stop sending migrants.  Colorado Gov. Jared Polis informed New York City this week that he'd be sending more buses full of migrants in the near future.  The story made news after Mayor Adams of NYC complained about it during a radio interview Tuesday.  But according to Gov. Polis, the buses full of migrants aren't new.  He's been "helping asylum seekers reach their final destinations" for weeks.  He says there is a backlog of migrants wanting to leave Denver and head to New York but because of a recent storm they were stuck in Denver.  Now he's trying to undo that backlog.

Joe Biden's El Paso Potemkin Village is buckling before he even gets there.  It was all supposed to be so well-scripted and harmonious.  Joe Biden would visit the border at the politically safe, Democrat-led El Paso entry point, make a speech about how well he's doing on his migrant surge crisis, and off camera, someone would clean up the migrant mess in the vicinity to give Joe the backdrop to spin to the public that all was quiet and under control at the border[.]  Ummm... but in much chaos, it's really not working out the way he thought it would work out.  It's bad. [...] They've just gotten here and already they're forming a political movement, making themselves a special interest group, protesting the badness of our country and demanding political spoils as compensation.  How's that for chutzpah in a foreign country?

Biden Admin Spent Over $300 Million In Taxpayer Money to Fund Illegal Migrants' Dental and Health Care.  By now it's not shocking to learn that President Joe Biden favors illegal migrants more than Americans after two of doing nothing as the southern border wreaked havoc on the U.S.  In an annual report released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Biden Administration spent hundreds of millions of dollars to ensure illegal immigrants were well taken care of.  The ICE Health Service Corps' budget was about $324 million, which was an $8 million increase from the year prior.  According to the report, the money was spent on providing "direct care — including medical and dental health services — to over 118,000 non-citizens housed at 19 IHSC-operated facilities throughout the United States, which exceeded 1.1 million visits over the course of the fiscal year."

El Paso Migrant Camps Cleared Ahead of Biden's Visit.  President Joe Biden is finally headed to the U.S.-Mexico border, which has been in a state of crisis since he took office, and it appears when he visits El Paso, the true reality of the situation might not be evident.  Due to the recent influx of illegal immigrants in the El Paso Sector, local shelters have been out of capacity for weeks, forcing many to camp out on the streets in different areas of downtown.  But there are now reports of the camps being cleared ahead of Biden visiting the city on Sunday.

The Editor says...
Here's how to get an accurate picture of the border:  Announce a presidential trip to El Paso, and then have him go to Laredo or Del Rio instead.

Mayorkas Insults Our Intelligence yet Again When Asked About Biden's Upcoming 'Border Visit'.  Shockingly enough, the Biden White House's Thursday announcement that Joe Biden was set to finally visit the southern border during his trip to Mexico for the so-called "Three Amigos Summit" has had the mainstream media pressing for details the administration has so far been reluctant to give.  One tidbit we recently learned that shines an unflattering light on Joe Biden's trip is that downtown El Paso has reportedly been "sanitized" ahead of his visit, with the migrant encampments that had previously cropped up being quietly moved out of sight.  This has led to more speculation that Biden's pit stop in El Paso will be an epic photo op flop, much like his "border czar" Kamala Harris' trip to El Paso in June 2021 was.

Bordering on Nullity.  Nearly 5,000,000 illegal aliens have entered the United States since Biden took office.  Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has repeatedly assured us that the border is secure.  He has established himself as the Baghdad Bob of the Biden administration.  He ought to be run out of town on a rail, but it should be noted that he has faithfully executed administration policy.  Biden followed up word of his weekend trip to El Paso with a late morning speech pretending that he will do something to stem the tide of illegal immigration. [...] As usual, Biden stood before a teleprompter in the Roosevelt Room and struggled to read the text as it scrolled before him.  Biden opened his remarks by blaming Republicans for the crisis that Mayorkas has declared not to exist.

El Paso clears downtown of expansive migrant camps ahead of Biden visit.  City sidewalks that transformed into makeshift homeless camps as tens of thousands of illegal immigrants were released into downtown El Paso in recent months have been cleared out ahead of President Joe Biden's arrival Sunday.  The hundreds of people camped out on individual blocks surrounding the Greyhound Bus Station and Sacred Heart Church have been moved out of eyesight by local El Paso police officers and federal Border Patrol agents, according to four law enforcement officials who spoke with the Washington Examiner on Thursday.

Investigation Uncovers Shocking Facts About Who's Facilitating Biden Border Crisis.  As part of the Oversight Project's work to document NGO involvement in the border crisis, the Project launched an investigation which ultimately obtained a sampling of approximately 30,000 unique and anonymized mobile devices that were geofenced to a number of these NGOs along the border.  These locations were chosen based on human source information, as well as open-source intelligence, that they may be involved in helping illegal aliens travel from the border to various parts of the interior.  Device pings were captured throughout the month of January 2022, in four different phases: [...] Phase Two results demonstrated that these 22,000 devices were later traced to 431 separate U.S. congressional districts out of a total 435 congressional districts.  Of the 52 congressional districts with the highest density of devices, 71% were Republican congressional districts.  Of the 5,000 devices captured in Phase 3, they were later traced to all but one congressional district, and of the 3,400 captured in Phase 4 — all at just one NGO location — those phones later pinged in 433 of 435 congressional districts.  In short, this is proof that Biden's border crisis has turned every state into a border state.

Our government is failing us.  Nearly 6 million people have come across our southern border illegally since Joe Biden took office two years ago.  Not only does this administration's nonexistent border enforcement cost Americans more than $150 billion a year, it allows illegal drugs like fentanyl to pour into our country.  60% of all fake prescription pills last year contained fentanyl — a 50% increase in just one year.  Two-thirds of all overdose deaths (more than 100,000 last year) were fentanyl-related, and fentanyl overdoses are now the leading cause of death in Americans age 18-49.

Biden Makes More of a Mess, Compares Illegal Aliens to Holocaust Victims.  We reported earlier about how Joe Biden had finally gotten around to making plans to go to the border.  Biden also made remarks about the border, with Kamala Harris trying to hold it together while standing behind him.  The remarks were just a confused mess.  Biden didn't seem to have any idea what he was talking about.  He didn't know what "CBP" stands for, that it is Title 8 that applies to immigration, or that Title 42 has helped to prevent the situation at the border from getting much worse.  His "plan" seems to be an app that would help people who apply for asylum.

The Coup We Never Knew.  Did someone or something seize control of the United States?  What happened to the U.S. border?  Where did it go?  Who erased it?  Why and how did 5 million people enter our country illegally?  Did Congress secretly repeal our immigration laws?  Did Joe Biden issue an executive order allowing foreign nationals to walk across the border and reside in the United States as they pleased?

They are the insurrectionists.  There's a lot of talk of treason and corruption, but I wonder, legally, what does it take to invoke charges of insurrection among the many public servants, across the board, not only, but especially House and Senate members, who have violated their oaths of office, who refuse to enforce any laws except those that put American citizens at risk of life and limb while protecting illegal alien invaders?  How many of these foreign invaders are being paid out of the public treasury?  And what are they being paid to do and when do they intend to do it?  Stay with me a minute here, I'm not talking about some clever internet meme or viral rant, I'm talking legally.  The Supreme Court has never ruled, as far as I know, on a case of institutional insurrection against the general public, acting against the will, security and peace of the nation.  The only ones powerful enough to commit such an act are those placed in positions of authority by either a vote, or a rigged election.  Which do you think would be more likely to commit these egregious violations, the legally and properly elected or those who benefit from a rigged election?

If the Texas governor does this, it's bad.  But this is okay:
Colorado gov planning to send migrants to New York City, Mayor Adams says.  Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is planning to send migrants to cities including New York City, NYC Mayor Eric Adams said Tuesday, who says he was notified of the plan on Monday evening.  "We were notified yesterday that the governor of Colorado is now stating that they are going to be sending migrants to places like New York and Chicago," Adams said in an interview with WABC's "Sid & Friends in the Morning."  Polis later clarified to Politico that Colorado has been helping migrants reach destinations like NYC for weeks, but a rush for bus tickets had been created due to travel chaos after a winter storm.  Polis said the mayor of Denver, which has been overwhelmed with migrants, reached out to Adams' office to let them know that more migrants than usual may be arriving by bus.

Rebellion Against the People.  They say they want to import these people to vote for Democrats, socialists, communists, but they're not here to vote, they're here to attack.  They're here to trash what good is left, destroy what safety one might have felt in their small towns and rural existence.  They're here to show Americans how to rid themselves of the last vestige of sovereign individuality and to demonstrate how to accept servility and kill them if they resist further.  California intends to employ these disassociated masses as policemen, thugs, to terrorize and dispose of those who question their authority, any authority.

The Tyranny in America.  It never ceases to amaze me when I hear media talking heads plaintively ask, "Why won't Biden or Harris visit the border?"  They ask the question genuinely believing that if either the President or the Vice President saw the looming existential disaster, it would change their minds.  Such naiveté confirms Dr. King's idea that "nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."  Daily, we see the dictatorial moves by Biden and his administration.  We view the tears of those at the southern border who fear for their lives and property.  As the illegals surge into the country, sexual exploitation, human trafficking, crime, rampant drug use, violence, disease, death, and soul-searing fear continue to suffocate Americans. [...] Of course, illegal immigration will continue.  In the next two years of Biden's rule, another five million illegals will enter the country and thus an entrenched dictatorship will take hold.

Denver [is] 'not able to sustain' arriving migrants much longer, city officials say.  The City of Denver has spent more than $1.5 million on all aspects of sheltering arriving migrants since the first week of December and is on track to spend $3 million by the end of the month, according to city leaders.  "This has been extremely taxing on city resources.  We are not a border community.  We don't have federal resources like border communities do.  So, the help that we can provide in Denver is very limited.  And we're at the point where we're not able to sustain much longer.  We're at our breaking point," said Mikayla Ortega, Denver Joint Information Center representative.

Joe Biden Reopens Welfare-Dependent Legal Immigration to the United States.  President Joe Biden's United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has officially reopened legal immigration to foreign nationals with a history of using American taxpayer-funded welfare benefits.  In early 2020, the Trump administration finalized a federal regulation known as the "public charge" rule that made it less likely for foreign nationals to secure green cards to permanently reside in the United States if they had previously used welfare programs like food stamps, Medicaid, or taxpayer-funded housing programs.  Almost immediately after taking office, Biden threw out the finalized public charge rule imposed by the Trump administration, blowing open the door for welfare-dependent legal immigration to the United States, for which American taxpayers will ultimately foot the bill.

Busloads of migrants are being dropped off at Phoenix Sky Harbor daily.  The number of people illegally crossing the southern border into Arizona continues to grow, and many of them are being bused daily to the Phoenix airport, where they are then sent to destinations across the country.  Airport officials say they see between 200 and 300 migrants every day, dropped off by the busload from border officials or NGOs from Yuma.  One man who traveled from Cuba is hoping to get to Miami.  When asked why he made the dangerous journey to the U.S., he said, "Like all Cubans, it's the American dream."  Another family said that once they crossed into Yuma, they were processed by immigration in under 24 hours.  Next thing they knew, they were on a bus to Sky Harbor.

Nothing will stop the Democrats' planned invasion across the southern border.  [Thread reader]  The final defeat of the American middle class is at hand.  The people threw away their last chance to do something about it at the ballot box.  That horde of illegal ali