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    Biden administration lawyers are due in court on Wednesday to defend their use of a Trump-era immigration restriction that has led to more than a million migrants being expelled at the US-Mexico border. The Biden administration says the use of Title 42 public health protections are essential to stem the entry of COVID-19 into the country.  But human rights campaigners say its use deprives arrivals of their right to claim asylum and offers no public health benefit when the coronavirus is already widespread.  In September, a federal court in Washington, DC, issued a injunction barring the Biden administration from using the measure to expel families. However, that was overturned on appeal. Campaigners return to the appeals court on Wednesday where they will argue that they have documented thousands of murders, kidnappings, sexual assaults, and other forms of violence against expelled migrants. Asylum-seeking migrants from Haiti walk near the border wall after crossing the Rio Bravo river to turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents to request asylum in El Paso, Texas Critics have accused President Joe Biden of failing...
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Evening Edit,” U.S. Senate candidate and Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) said that if he’s elected to the Senate, “I will not vote on any bill, any legislation, or any judge until we solve this problem at our southern border.” Brnovich stated, [relevant remarks begin around 3:00] “I know when I’m in the Senate, I will not vote on any bill, any legislation, or any judge until we solve this problem at our southern border. Because this really is a national security issue. And shame on the Biden administration for basically leaving law enforcement out — hanging out to dry. And at the end of the day…whether it’s defunding the police, whether it’s releasing criminals back into our communities, or now ceding control of our southern border to the cartels, the left, the far left, or whoever’s talking in Joe Biden’s earpiece is hell-bent on undermining all of our safety and security in this country.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    BEIRUT (AP) — Unknown perpetrators attacked a group of U.N. peacekeepers in southern Lebanon, vandalizing their vehicles and stealing official items from them, a U.N. official said Wednesday. Such scuffles with U.N. peacekeepers are not uncommon in southern Lebanon since the peacekeeping force was expanded following the 2006 war between Israel and the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group. The U.N. force, known as UNIFIL, called on Lebanese authorities to “investigate quickly and thoroughly, and prosecute all those responsible for these crimes,” said Kandice Ardiel, a UNIFIL press official. She added that the attack occurred on Tuesday night. Local media reported that residents of the southern town of Bint Jbeil scuffled with Irish peacekeepers who they said were taking photographs of residential homes. The reports added that the U.N. force was not accompanied by Lebanese troops. Bint Jbeil is a Hezbollah stronghold and large parts of its were destroyed during the 2006 war. Ardiel said that contrary to the disinformation being spread, the peacekeepers were not taking photos and were not on private property. She added that the peacekeepers...
              
    Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that Democrats “play the victim” to distract from their policies on medical mandates and the U.S. southern border, among other issues. “We are taking back the majority in 2022. It’s not going to come easily,” Boebert told Breitbart News last week at Turning Point USA’s AmericaFest in Phoenix, Arizona. “We need to continue to message to the American people [about] the agenda of the Democrats.” “Every bright, shiny thing that you see comes from the Democrats — an Ilhan Omar, Lauren Boebert spat — is just a distraction from their policies,” the congresswoman added. “They have to play the victim in some role, because their policies are destroying our country.” Boebert continued: From the invasion at our southern border, to the supply chain crisis, to the jobs crisis. The unemployment crisis, the unconstitutional medical mandates, our children that are bound in masks in schools, and so much more — vaccine mandates probably coming to a school near you. And our frontline workers, who are now put in a position where they...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said a Yemeni rebel attack on the southern border town of Jizan killed two people and wounded seven more late Friday. The statement published by the official Saudi Press Agency said Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched a projectile that killed a Saudi citizen and Yemeni resident. Six of the wounded were Saudis and one was a Bangladeshi national, Saudi media said. The cross-border attack is the latest in Yemen’s long-running civil war by the Shiite Houthi rebels following a series of Saudi-led military coalition airstrikes on the Yemeni rebel-held capital of Sanaa. Yemen’s war erupted in 2014 when the Iran-backed Houthis seized Sanaa and much of the country’s north. Months later, the U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition intervened to oust the Houthi threat on its southern border and restore the internationally recognized government. Since the war began, the Houthis have repeatedly staged drone attacks and fired missiles across the border at airports, oil facilities and other installations in Saudi Arabia. Yemen’s civil war has killed some 130,000 people and spawned the...
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends First,” Rep. Greg Murphy (R-NC) reacted to the capture of a possible terrorist at the southern border by stating that terrorists will “somehow get their way in through our southern border and wreak havoc upon this nation.” Murphy stated, “[W]e know that our Border Patrol agents have been doing just unbelievable, herculean efforts to try to keep people from crossing over our border. However, when you have such a great surge of individuals, we know that hundreds of thousands have gotten in without being checked. And now the fact that we’ve actually caught a terrorist…you know other terrorists have gotten into this country.” He added, “[I]t’s not a matter of if, it’s just a matter of when something happens. If you go back and look at the debacle in Afghanistan, you know that that’s going to be a breeding ground for terrorists, and they’re going to somehow get their way in through our southern border and wreak havoc upon this nation. Again, it’s not a matter of if, it’s...
    Joe Biden's administration on Monday authorized further barrier projects to fill gaps in Donald Trump's border wall in contradiction of previous orders to cancel funding for the project. The Department of Homeland Security announced Customs and Border Protection is moving forward with addressing 'life, safety, environmental, and remediation requirements for border barrier projects' which were previously under the purview of the Defense Department. DHS will use border barrier funds and work with CBP officials in El Paso, Texas and Tucson and Yuma, Arizona sectors to close gaps left open when Biden halted construction on Trump's border wall project. While the agency noted 'the type of work that is required will vary by Sector,' it added that 'a large majority of the incomplete DoD 284 Projects are located within the Tucson Sector.'  Biden ordered on Day One that funds be prevented from going to building the border wall, but DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas now says it's necessary to address safety and environmental issues. The authorized work, a DHS statement noted Monday, will include 'adding missing gates, addressing incomplete foundations, and connecting...
                 Border Patrol agents working in the Yuma Sector apprehended a potential terrorist at the U.S. Southern border, according to border officials. The individual, who entered the country illegally, came from Saudi Arabia and is connected to multiple Yemeni subjects of interest. “#USBP #YumaSector agents apprehended a potential terrorist who illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico Thursday night. The 21-year-old migrant from Saudi Arabia is linked to several Yemeni subjects of interest. #BorderSecurity is #NationalSecurity,” tweeted Yuma Sector Chief Patrol Agent Chris T. Clem. #USBP #YumaSector agents apprehended a potential terrorist who illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico Thursday night. The 21-year-old migrant from Saudi Arabia is linked to several Yemeni subjects of interest. #BorderSecurity is #NationalSecurity pic.twitter.com/qszg0L0OYQ — Chief Patrol Agent Chris T. Clem (@USBPChiefYUM) December 20, 2021 In recent weeks, the Yuma Sector has experienced an explosion of migrants attempting to enter the country. According to state officials, the surge is due to the Biden administration reinstating the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy in Texas, but hasn’t applied it to Arizona, yet. To respond to the...
    Yuma Border Patrol Sector agents apprehended a “potential terrorist” with alleged ties to Yemen at the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday evening, U.S. Border Patrol announced Monday. The 21-year-old migrant was captured after he illegally crossed the southern border into Yuma, Arizona, Chief Border Patrol agent Chris T. Clem announced. The unnamed suspect is a migrant from Saudi Arabia who has reported ties to several “Yemeni subjects of interest.” “#USBP #YumaSector agents apprehended a potential terrorist who illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico Thursday night. The 21-year-old migrant from Saudi Arabia is linked to several Yemeni subjects of interest. #BorderSecurity is #NationalSecurity,” Clem said via Twitter. #USBP #YumaSector agents apprehended a potential terrorist who illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico Thursday night. The 21-year-old migrant from Saudi Arabia is linked to several Yemeni subjects of interest. #BorderSecurity is #NationalSecurity pic.twitter.com/qszg0L0OYQ — Chief Patrol Agent Chris T. Clem (@USBPChiefYUM) December 20, 2021 The 21-year-old is in the process of being removed from the nation, according to NBC12 News. Clem did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller’s request for comment. (RELATED: CBP Removes...
    Abbott shared photos of the state's new border wall on Twitter, but also took a shot at President Biden for not securing the border. "The Texas border wall is officially up," Abbott wrote. "While Biden does nothing, we are stepping up to protect our communities. The Lone Star State is securing the border." The Texas border wall is officially up.\n\nWhile Biden does nothing, we are stepping up to protect our communities.\n\nThe Lone Star State is securing the border.pic.twitter.com/oYuY4zYLQl — Greg Abbott (@Greg Abbott) 1639860404 Abbott also retweeted photos of the Texas border wall that were posted on social media by Fox News national correspondent Bill Melugin. "Texas has officially started building its own border wall," the Republican governor tweeted. "Biden allows open border policies and refuses to enforce laws passed by Congress to secure the border and enforce immigration laws. Texas is stepping up to do the federal government’s job." Texas has officially started building its own border wall.\n\nBiden allows open border policies and refuses to enforce laws passed by Congress to secure the border and enforce immigration laws. \n\nTexas...
    Joe Biden faced another blow in the southern border crisis when an appeals court ruled Monday the administration cannot end the program requiring migrants to wait in Mexico while their asylum claims are processed in the U.S. '[The Department of Homeland Security] claims the power to implement a massive policy reversal — affecting billions of dollars and countless people — simply by typing out a new Word document and posting it on the internet,' the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in a Monday night ruling. The 117-page opinion added: 'DHS has come nowhere close to shouldering its heavy burden to show that it can make law in a vacuum.' Earlier in December, Biden was forced to restart the Migrant Protection Program (MPP) – more commonly referred to as the Remain in Mexico policy – after stopping it shortly after taking office in January. Texas and Missouri sued the administration over Biden stopping the program and a federal judge ruled it had to be reinstated. In compliance with that order, the administration started sending asylum seekers back to Mexico...
    After Vice President Kamala Harris claimed headlines about dysfunction in her office were "ridiculous," former police officer Philip Holloway said on "Outnumbered" Monday that the "ridiculous" headline is that she is still the border czar. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE SPOTLIGHTS KAMALA HARRIS' OFFICE REDECORATING AMID SCANDALS: 'THE ROOM IS WARMER' PHILIP HOLLOWAY: If she's concerned about a ridiculous headline, the ridiculous headline is that Kamala Harris is the border czar because she has not been down there. She’s not done anything. If she wants to improve her image, my suggestion, madame vice president, if you’re listening, go to the border and talk to the first responders who live there and work there, talk to the citizens whose communities are being ravaged by the invasion of the southern border of illegal migration.  … Talk to border patrol agents and apologize to them for accusing them of committing crimes on horseback when they are just out there trying to do their job. Do something as a leader in the federal government to lift the morale of those who we entrust with our safety,...
    A truck smuggling migrants through Mexico crashed into a bridge, killing 54 Central American migrants and injuring at least 53 others. The semi-truck trailer contained about 200 people when it crashed in the southern state of Chiapas near the Guatemala border, officials estimated. They believe the weight combined with a curve in the road caused the truck to lose balance and crash into the steel support of a pedestrian bridge, the Associated Press reported . MIGRANTS FROM ALL OVER WORLD CROSS SOUTHERN BORDER IN RECORD NUMBERS Bodies in bodybags are placed on the side of the road after an accident in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas state, Mexico, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. Mexican authorities say at least 49 people were killed and dozens more injured when a cargo truck carrying Central American migrants rolled over on a highway in southern Mexico. (AP Photo) STR/AP One of the survivors said the group was mostly Guatemalans and Hondurans trying to reach the United States. The Mexican government said it would give survivors humanitarian visas to stay in the...
              more   Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced on Tuesday that he will send law enforcement personnel and equipment to the U.S. southern border. The decision comes in response to thousands of migrants attempting to enter the country in Yuma. “It’s clear the Biden administration has created a December Disaster at our border,” said Governor Ducey. “As a result of piecemeal policy and a lack of federal involvement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been inundated. We simply cannot stand by and watch this catastrophe unfold. We are taking action at the state level to protect Arizonans and our communities. My thanks to the men and women of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the members of the Arizona National Guard, the team at the Arizona Department of Homeland Security, members of the Border Patrol and the entire law enforcement community for your commitment to protecting Arizonans.” According to Ducey’s office, the National Guard will send 24 personnel, six vehicles, four ATVs, and one light utility helicopter to aid Border Patrol officials. Last fiscal year, more than 1.7 million individuals were...
    Migration to the United States’s southern border from far-off countries spiked in 2021 as economic turmoil and the Biden administration’s eased immigration policies prompted droves from other continents to traverse to America. The number of people encountered at the southern border from countries other than Mexico or the three top countries of origin in Central America was seven times greater over the past 12 months ending in September than the previous year, according to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. One-in-5 people, or 378,000 of the 1.7 million, who were encountered at the southern border in the government’s fiscal year 2021 were from nations other than those four. The biggest change in 2021 was the rise in arrivals from South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. In 2000, 97% of the migrants Border Patrol encountered were Mexican citizens. By 2014, more people apprehended at the southern border were from the Northern Triangle — El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras — than were from Mexico, data show. In 2019, nearly two-thirds of people encountered at the border were from one of...
    Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, blasted Democrats for enabling the border crisis, arguing the Biden administration doesn't want to mitigate it as another migrant caravan treks toward the United States. Rep. Gonzales joined "Fox News Live" on Sunday to discuss the matter while concern spurs worldwide over the omicron COVID variant.  REP. KATKO: BIDEN 'NOT DOING ANYTHING’ TO STOP THE FLOW OF DRUGS COMING ACROSS BORDER, KILLING AMERICANS TONY GONZALES: What they need to do is they need to secure our southern border and they need to secure it from all illegal immigrants coming through. You know, we're in the middle of a global pandemic and this is putting people's lives at risk. Sadly, this administration doesn't want to do anything because if they did, they would. Instead, they're attacking our men and women in green that are trying to protect ourselves and protect our country from this, and I go back to it, where are the House Democrats? You know, I've got a bill that would do a couple of different things. One, it would label cartels as terrorist organizations....
    Officials discovered a 26-year-old man inside an aircraft’s landing gear compartment after a flight from Guatemala landed in Miami on Saturday morning, NBC News reported. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement that the man was being evaluated at a hospital after he was discovered on the flight.  The agency said that he had "attempted to evade detection in the landing gear compartment of an aircraft arriving from Guatemala” before ultimately being detained by its officers, according to NBC. American Airlines in a statement referred to the incident only as “a security issue” but said that “American Airlines flight 1182 with service from Guatemala(GUA) to Miami (MIA), arriving at 10:06 a.m. local time was met by law enforcement” and added that they were working with law enforcement officials.  The news comes as data from CBP has separately noted that arrests at the southern border have been on the decline since peaking in July. CBP data showed that 192,000 people were arrested along the southern border in September. Comparatively, in July that number reached a high of over...
    Former President Donald Trump slammed the Biden administration over vaccine mandates, inflation, the southern border crisis and more on Friday in a wide-ranging interview, but still plugged the COVID-19 vaccine that he was 'very proud' to get.  Trump told FOX Business' Stuart Varney that he 'wanted' Biden 'to be successful,' but claims his handling of COVID-19 and implementing vaccine mandates was a 'disaster.'  'Look, I wanted [Biden] to be successful on the whole thing on COVID – or as I call it, the China virus,' Trump told Varney on 'Varney & Co.' on Friday.  'I wanted him to be successful. He's been totally unsuccessful. It's a disaster what's happened. 'I think he's done a terrible job on the coronavirus.'  Trump admitted he 'didn't want to talk to China too much' after COVID-19.  Scroll down for video  Former President Donald Trump appeared on Stuart Varney's show on Fox on Friday to discuss the Biden Administration, which he called a 'disaster'  Trump claimed Biden isn't giving the American people 'what they bargained for'  He also called out inflation and said 'the Americans...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say a group of hundreds of mainly Haitian and Central American migrants who had started walking north have agreed to be separated and taken by bus to several cities to apply for humanitarian visas. The migrant march had set out on Nov. 18 with about 2,000 migrants from the southern city of Tapachula. Migrants have grown tired of the long delay in granting visas in Tapachula, near the Guatemala border, where many say they can’t find work. Mexico’s National Immigration Institute said the migrants had agreed to stop their march Tuesday in the southern city of Mapastepec, near Tapachula. The institute distributed video showing many of them boarding buses to other cities in central and western Mexico. An earlier migrant march that set out in October is now in southern Veracruz state, but it has dwindled to several hundreds migrants, down from a high point of some 4,000. Mexican authorities had said the attempts to walk through southern Mexico put the health and safety of the migrants — many accompanied by children...
    Details are still emerging from a deadly incident in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Sunday afternoon, when a speeding SUV barrelled through a Christmas parade, killing five people so far and injuring 40, according to most recent police reports. Fox & Friends producers invited British politician, Brexit architect, and populist Nigel Farage on Monday morning airwaves. Alongside Will Cain, they immediately connected the deadly events to immigration problems at the Southern US border, clearly suggesting that this was likely to happen as a terrorist attack. However, no direct evidence to support that has yet emerged. “I don’t want to make connections where they might not yet exist,” opened Will Cain, before he did that exact thing, immediately connecting these deadly events to similar terrorist attacks that have occurred in Europe and New York City. “Here is one thing we can observe very objectively. These kinds of mass gatherings become vulnerable targets for those who wish to do ill. And you have seen that already in Europe.” “Yes. Of course. You know, we had the truck bombings of Christmas markets when a large number...
              moreby Bethany Blankley   Border Patrol agents encountered 129.7% more people at the southern border this year than last, according to new data published by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The greatest number of encounters was in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas and the greatest percentage increase was in Yuma, Arizona. Illegal border crossings have skyrocketed since President Joe Biden took office in January. In October 2021, there were 158,575 encounters with foreign nationals entering the U.S. illegally compared to 69,032 in October 2021. The majority, 104,441, were single adults, a 74.9% increase from the previous year. The next largest number was 41,487 individuals in a family unit, representing a 795.3% increase. Unaccompanied children and single minors totaled 12,647, a 169.8% increase compared to last October. The majority of single adults that entered the U.S. illegally were from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. The majority unaccompanied minors came from Honduras. Consistent with past months, the Rio Grande Valley in Texas sees the most traffic. In October, 45,324 people were encountered illegally entering the country in the valley. The next greatest...
    Border agents have reported fewer encounters with migrants detained for unlawfully crossing the United States-Mexico border for the third consecutive month, according to report released Monday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Data showed there were 164,303 interdictions reported in October, a 14 percent decrease compared to September. U.S. Border Patrol registered 192,001 encounters in September and 209,840 in August after a record-high 213,593 interdictions were reported in July, the peak of the southern border crisis facing the Biden administration. The monthly report notes that U.S. Border Patrol officers in October documented an 18 percent decrease unique encounters, or first-time unlawful border crossers. Agents reported 117,260 arrests compared with 142,719 individuals who were taken into custody in September.  In addition, agents along the 1,954-mile border reported a decrease in family unit individuals by 34 percent, dropping from 64,338 in September to 42,726 in October. A monthly report from US Customs and Border Protection on Monday showed there were 164,303 interdictions reported in October, a 14 percent decrease compared to September. Pictured: About 20 migrants were taken into custody on...
    US Border Patrol agents have encountered nearly 2,000 migrants crossing into the country illegally in the Rio Grande Valley Sector in just 24 hours, and are aware of hundreds more who slipped through without being taken into custody. Agents in the sector, which extends inland 316 river miles from the Texas Gulf Coast, encountered 1,909 migrants on Friday, with another 262 detected on sensors but getting away, a Department of Homeland Security source told Fox News. The sector has seen a surge of illegal crossings, and this week agents there apprehended four MS-13 gang members and two migrants previously arrested on sex crime charges.  Over the 12 months ending October 1, more than 1.7 million migrants have been encountered on the US southern border, including more than 192,000 in September alone. Migrants are seen attempting to enter the United States illegally in Texas. The Rio Grande Valley Sector has seen a surge in illegal crossings with 1,909 encounters in 24 hours Migrants are seen in a recent bust in Arizona. The surge in illegal migration has led to criticism of President Joe Biden RELATED ARTICLES...
                      by Kaylee Greenlee  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced a plan to send court documents to 78,000 illegal migrants who were released into the U.S. after crossing the southern border this year, CBS News reported on Tuesday. The documents describe court hearings where migrants can make their cases to stay in the country to an immigration judge, according to CBS News. The documents will include notices to appear and other information typically issued during regular processing. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) “Operation Horizon” will target tens of thousands of migrants who weren’t fully processed at the southern border for deportation proceedings, CBS News reported. “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is mailing charging documents to place noncitizens in removal proceedings who have been paroled or released under prosecutorial discretion by Customs and Border Protection (CBP),” the agency said in a statement to CBS News. “Noncitizens are being directed to their closest ICE Field Office and will be processed using the information collected by CBP as evidence of citizenship and removability.” Illegal migrants...
                        Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) wrote a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas demanding answers about Biden’s “failed policies” at the border. Johnson wanted to know when the government was made aware of the surge of Haitian immigrants at the border and why the Biden administration ignored that intelligence. Johnson said to his understanding, intelligence was aware of the potential for a surge of migrants at the border. He wrote, “Yet, in the case of the surge of the Haitian migrants at the border, it appears that the Biden administration decided to ignore intelligence indicating a potential migrant surge.” Johnson said, “According to a report, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and DHS’ Office of Intelligence and Analysis ‘all had information as far back as July indicating that large groups of migrants’ would soon arrive at our southern border.” “The Biden administration’s failure to act on intelligence to secure our borders and implement policies to prevent future migrant surges will...
    Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday he would send illegal immigrants to Delaware if President Joe Biden didn’t secure the southern border. DeSantis was responding to a question about secret “migrant flights” sent to Florida from areas near the southern border. White House press secretary Jen Psaki previously said Oct. 19 it should be “no surprise” to Americans that the Biden administration is flying migrants to Florida and New York from the southern border. WATCH: Governor Ron Desantis proposes bussing illegal immigrants, brought to Florida, up to Delaware. “I will send them to Delaware and do that. If he’s (President Biden) not going to support the border being secured, then he should be able to have everyone there.” pic.twitter.com/V8WuoUTGD4 — CBS4 News Gainesville (@mycbs4) November 10, 2021 “If they’re going to come here, we’ll provide buses. I will send them to Delaware and do that. If he’s not going to support the border being secured, then he should be able to have everyone there,” DeSantis said. (RELATED: Ron DeSantis Is Sending Florida Law Enforcement To The Southern Border)...
    Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson sent a letter Friday to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas calling for information related to the thousands of illegal immigrants who gathered in Del Rio, Texas and asked for the names of any DHS official who reviewed or received the reported intelligence about the Haitian migrants gathering at the southern border. The Daily Caller first obtained the letter sent to Mayorkas, in which Johnson mentions the 160,000 illegal immigrants that were apprehended at the southern border and the around 30,000 illegal Haitian migrants that amassed under the International Bridge in Del Rio. Johnson said there needs to be immediate action and made requests in the letter. Johnson also asked why the DHS delayed deportations of Haitian migrants. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Democrats’ Slideshow Highlights Amnesty Proposal For Illegal Immigrants That Would Cost $105 Billion In Reconciliation Bill) “President Biden is in complete denial about the crisis he has created on our southern border. To date, his administration has not been forthcoming with information about their disastrous open border policies that undermine the rule of...
    A majority of American voters want the border closed to stop the flow of hundreds of thousands of migrants, and they oppose giving taxpayer-funded compensation to those who entered the United States with children illegally, according to a poll through a partnership of the Trafalgar Group and the Convention of States Action. The poll found that 67 percent of American voters disapprove of President Joe Biden’s plan to pay $450,000 settlements to illegal aliens who were separated — compliant to federal law — from their parents. The poll, taken between November 1-4 with 1,086 likely 2022 election voters, also found that 55 percent of American voters say President Biden should close the southern border until the current crisis is fixed. “We were not surprised by the election results in Virginia and New Jersey,” Mark Meckler, president of Convention of States Action, said of the poll. “For more than six months, our polling has consistently found that overwhelming majorities of Americans in all parties are opposed to the insane policies coming out of Washington, DC since Biden came to office.” U.S. President...
                      by Vince Bielski  On a September afternoon, Allyssia Solorio wondered why her energetic young brother hadn’t emerged from his bedroom in their Sacramento, Calif., home. When she opened his door, she saw 23-year-old Mikael leaning back on his bed with his legs dangling over the side. She rushed to her brother and shook him, but to no avail. He was dead. A counterfeit pharmaceutical pill laced with illicit fentanyl had killed him. Mikael Tirado was one of an estimated 93,331 overdose fatalities in the United States last year – an all-time high. Nearly five times the murder rate, the deadly overdose toll was primarily caused by fentanyl, a highly lethal synthetic opioid. It’s manufactured mostly by Mexican cartels with ingredients imported from China, and then smuggled over the southwestern U.S. border. Fentanyl has been arriving in larger quantities each year since at least 2016. The cartels are taking advantage of law enforcement weaknesses and policy failures to smuggle record amounts of the lethal drug into the United States, according to...
    An eight-months pregnant Haitian woman marching with nearly 4,000 migrants toward the United States border gave birth after being rushed from the caravan to a hospital in southern Mexico. The 27-year-old woman, identified as Chrismene, welcomed a 6.8-pound, healthy baby boy named Kevin Alfred on Tuesday in the Chiapas city of Tonalá and is currently resting with her son at a home in the nearby town of Pijijiapan. Chrismene, who delivered the baby via Caesarean-section, was among a group of 60 pregnant women who last Thursday were offered humanitarian visas that will allow them to remain in Mexico, receive social services and have permits to work while receiving housing assistance at government-run shelters.  The bundle of joy helped ease some anguish for Chrismene, who began the treacherous 13,000-mile trek to the United States with her husband but he died in Panamá, a family member identified as Jaqueline told the local Mexican press. Kevin Alfred became the first baby born from the caravan of 4,000 migrants that is traveling through the southern Mexican state of Chiapas towards the United States border. Kevin...
    Republican Texas Rep. Troy Nehls said Thursday that “it’s a great idea” to use shipping containers to blockade the southern border and discourage illegal immigrants from entering the United States. “I think it’s a great idea. It’s a tool that the governor is using to try to help slow down, curb this invasion,” Nehls told “Fox & Friends.” “This invasion that we’re seeing at our southern border.” WATCH: “But, this is the issue: [DHS Secretary Alejandro] Mayorkas is a fool and I think he’s lied to the American people. Joe Biden is asleep at the wheel — not only here but when he travels overseas — and [Vice President] Kamala [Harris] is missing in action,” he said. “I think the the governor is looking at this like a defensive position. You kind of look at my military training; you want to try to find a way to slow down the surge and you want to channel these people into areas that we can handle them better becauses we have 1200, 1500 miles of border in Texas and we’re doing...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) – According to a recently-released memo, the Department of Homeland Security has rescinded a Trump-era policy limiting entry of undocumented immigrants at legal ports of entry and released new guidance on the process. Migrants seeking asylum can present at ports of entry to make their claim, but under the Trump administration, DHS put in place policies limiting the processing of undocumented immigrants, including asylum seekers, at ports. The practice, known as “metering,” essentially created a waitlist to allow people to enter only if the department had the capacity to process and detain them at one of its facilities. READ MORE: CDC Approval Has Texas Set To Receive Estimated 1.3 Million Doses Of Pfizer Pediatric COVID VaccineThe latest memo, dated November 1, rescinds that policy, but migrants could still be expelled under a Trump-era public health order allowing the swift removal of migrants encountered at the US-Mexico border. “This memo formally rescinds the Trump Administration’s ‘metering’ policy, which was used to turn back asylum seekers trying to enter ports of entry (POE). The new guidance lays out a...
    The Biden administration will immediately reverse a policy implemented under former President Donald Trump limiting the number of asylum-seekers who can apply at land ports of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border. Customs and Border Protection disclosed the new policy in a memo issued Monday, ending the agency's two-year practice of "metering" or capping the number of migrants who could make asylum claims daily. "Today, Secretary [Alejandro] Mayorkas rescinded Secretary [Kirstjen] Nielsen's June 5, 2018 memorandum, Prioritization-Based Queue Management, upon my recommendation," acting CBP Commissioner Troy Miller wrote in a memo, referring to the previous and current Department of Homeland Security secretaries. BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TRIES TO PREVENT NEW MIGRANT SURGE AS IT REOPENS LAND BORDERS The Trump administration had implemented the cap while higher than normal numbers of noncitizens were applying for asylum in the United States. As a result of the cap, some asylum-seekers opted to enter the U.S. illegally by crossing the border between ports of entry, where Border Patrol agents would take them into custody. As many families began illegally entering the country in 2019,...
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized more than $48 million worth of methamphetamine Oct. 22 at the Veterans International Bridge in Texas. The shipment of roughly 2,445 pounds of meth was found when a 60-year-old Mexican citizen driving a 1997 Freightliner truck applied for entry, according to a CBP media release. Mother lode: #CBP officers seize $48M in methamphetamine, more than a ton, within a tractor trailer at #Brownsville Port of Entry’s Veterans International Bridge. Driver arrested. Read more: https://t.co/QbWrxEotGV pic.twitter.com/nxBlljWgxn — CBP South Texas (@CBPSouthTexas) October 28, 2021 “This substantial seizure illustrates the importance of remaining vigilant and our CBP officers used their experience and enforcement tools available in keeping these dangerous narcotics from entering our country,” Brownsville Port Director Tater Ortiz said in the news release. The truck was stopped at the Veterans International Bridge and referred to CBP secondary for a deeper inspection, according to the agency. Officers then found 62 buckets filled with meth. (EXCLUSIVE: Local DEA Chief Says Drug Cartels Are Doing ‘Anything And Everything’ To Smuggle Drugs Across The Southern Border) Officials...
    The biggest migrant caravan since the start of the pandemic is heading towards the US, with an estimated 4,000 people walking through Mexico towards the border.  The group of mostly Central Americans, branded the 'mother of all caravans' is trekking through Chiapas state in southern Mexico but their progress has been hampered by the large number of children in their group.  About 2,000 migrants had walked out of the southern city of Tapachula near the Guatemala border on Saturday.  Migrants heading in a caravan to the US, walk towards Mexico City to request asylum and refugee status The biggest migrant caravan since the start of the pandemic is heading towards the US The crowd of mostly Central Americans are trekking across southern Mexico but their journey has been hampered by the large number of children in their group While the multitude is challenging to count, it appeared significantly larger when it left Huixtla after a day of rest and its leaders estimated its size at 4,000. It reached the town of Villa Comaltitlan on Wednesday.  Around 1,000 state police officers...
                      by Bethany Blankley  In one year, Customs and Border Protection agents encountered triple the number of people entering the U.S. illegally compared to the previous year. From October 2020 to September 2021, 1,734,686 people were encountered at the U.S. southern border. From October 2019 to September 2020, that number was 458,088. With strained resources, an increased number of agents retiring and not enough agents being hired to replace them, CBP officers worked tirelessly during state shutdowns and threats associated with the coronavirus to process the greatest number of people encountered in recorded agency history, CBP says. The U.S. southern border with Mexico is the 10th-longest border between two countries in the world. The total length of the continental border is 1,954 miles, the majority of which – 1,254 miles – is shared with Texas. The next highest number of encounters recorded was in 2000 with roughly 1.64 million, according to Border Patrol data dating back to 1960. The agency recently released the latest numbers for September, when 192,001 people were...
    Immigration arrests inside the United States fell during the past year to their lowest number in more than a decade, it emerged on Tuesday, according to new data from U.S. Immigration and Enforcement. Almost 72,000 arrests were made in fiscal year 2021, which ended in September, a drop of almost one third since 2020 when 104,000 arrests made, the Washington Post reported.  The details will raise fresh concerns among conservatives that the Biden administration is not doing enough to tackle illegal immigration.  Chad Wolf, who led the Department of Homeland Security under President Trump, said: 'This is what abolishing ICE looks like.  'Disaster in the middle of a crisis.' The new data come hot on the heels of a string of other negative indicators and as a fresh caravan of about 3,000 migrants makes its way through Mexico.  The number of arrests by ICE's Enforcement and Removal directorate plunged this year Migrants, mostly from Central America, on their way to the southern U.S. border take cover from the rain upon their arrival to Huixtla, Chiapas state in Mexico, on Monday,...
    Amid the more than 1.7 million migrant encounters at the southern border in fiscal year 2021, it was not just migrants from nearby countries who attempted to enter the United States – thousands came from places like China, India and Russia. The vast majority of encounters were from nearby countries like Mexico (655,594) and Northern Triangle countries like Honduras (319,324), where migrants made the journey north through Mexico to the U.S. border. US OFFERS $2M REWARD FOR INFO ON PAKISTANI MAN WHO ALLEGEDLY SMUGGLED MIGRANTS FROM MIDDLE EAST But a smaller number also came through from other countries, giving insight into how the southern border attracts dozens of nationalities from across the globe – even if they make up a fraction of the overall migrant surge. According to CBP figures, there were 2,588 Indian nationals encountered, up from 1,120 in FY 2020. There were 450 encounters with Chinese nationals in FY 2021, down from the 1,738 in FY 2020.  VideoThere were 4,103 encounters from Russia, up from 467 in FY2020. Other countries included Turkey (1,409) and Ukraine (676). There...
    Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee are demanding that Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney hold a hearing on the record number of illegal immigrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border during the 2021 fiscal year. “We must hold senior Biden Administration officials to account and understand what they are doing to address this crisis and meet their obligations under the law,” Texas Rep. Pat Fallon and Kentucky Rep. James Comer wrote Tuesday to Maloney, in a letter obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller. The 1.7 million illegal immigrants arrested by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was the most ever at the U.S. southern border, and the third-most overall. More than 213,500 illegal immigrants were arrested at the southern border in July, setting a one-month record. (RELATED: ICE Officials Made The Lowest Number Of Arrests In At Least A Decade: REPORT) Read the letter here: Letter to Maloney Re Border… by Michael Ginsberg “We once again ask you to schedule a hearing to conduct oversight on the crisis at the southwest border and the Biden Administration’s plans to get control of...
    The former acting commissioner for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) fears the latest caravan of thousands of migrants currently trekking through Southern Mexico could spell security problems throughout the United States' southern border. Mark Morgan told The National Desk on Tuesday that he expects the caravan, which consists of some 3,000 Africans, Central Americans, Haitians and South Americans, will arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border in several weeks. 'When you have numbers like 1.7 million [encounters reported by CBP in fiscal year 2021], the majority of those in the last nine months, the United States Border Patrol is overwhelmed,' he said. 'That's why we have large areas of the border wide open. This should concern all of us.' Morgan's comments come as the migrants have spent four days together traveling by foot and chanting 'yes we can' in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas in an effort to reach Mexico City and petition the administration of President Andréa Manuel López Obrador to grant them the necessary permits in order to freely move in the country. The group, called by organizers the...
    HUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — More than 2,000 mostly Central American migrants walked along a highway in southern Mexico toward the town of Huixtla Monday where security forces had deployed, possibly signaling that authorities would soon try to break up the group. About 100 National Guard, soldiers and immigration agents waited just outside Huixtla. Authorities have dissolved other migrant groups in the area during other recent attempts. The migrants set out early Saturday from Tapachula, near the Guatemala border, where thousands of migrants have spent months waiting for asylum applications or other visas that would allow them to transit Mexico. The government has used a containment strategy with a varying degree of success to try to keep migrants in the south and far from the U.S. border. Large groups of migrants attempted to walk out of Tapachula in recent months after growing frustrated with the wait and their inability to find work. Those groups were largely made up of Haitians, who were notably absent from the larger group that left Saturday. Thousands of Haitians made it to the U.S. border in...
                      by Kaylee Greenlee  Texas Republicans described President Joe Biden’s immigration policies as reckless and criticized him for claiming that he has been too busy to visit the southern border since taking office in January. Biden said Thursday night that he “should go down [to visit the border] but the whole point of it is I haven’t had a whole hell of a lot of time to,” during a CNN town hall. The last time Biden was near the border was when he flew into an airport in El Paso, Texas, where his motorcade took him to New Mexico for a campaign event in 2008, according to The Washington Post. “President Biden’s reckless open border policies have created an absolute crisis along our southern border as cartels and smugglers overwhelm and divert our nation’s resources to smuggle in drugs, weapons, criminals, and other contraband,” Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s press secretary Renae Eze told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “Claiming he hasn’t had time to visit the border in over 44 years in public office, including now...
    HUEHUETAN, Mexico (AP) — A group of about 2,000 mainly Central American migrants continued their mass exodus from the southern Mexico city of Tapachula Sunday, reaching a town about 16 miles (26 kms) away. Migrants walked in the early morning, starting out before dawn, to avoid the burning heat. Mostly from Honduras and El Salvador, many were accompanied by small children. By midday on the second day of their march they reached the town of Huehuetan, in southern Chiapas state. Unlike previous marches, the one that started Saturday from Tapachula did not include as many Haitian migrants, thousands of whom reached the U.S. border around Del Rio, Texas in September. Tens of thousands of migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti have been waiting in the southern city of Tapachula, near the Guatemalan border, for refugee or asylum papers that might allow them to travel, but have grown tired of delays in the process. On the first day of their march, the migrants pushed past a line of state police who were trying to stop them....
    "The Five" slammed Biden Friday for claiming he hasn't had time to visit the southern border, but that he probably should. "He should to the border. What is happening to human beings at our southern border is awful and cruel. and he's the president, he signed a bunch of immigration executive orders that he's completely backtracked on," co-host Lisa "Kennedy" Montgomery said. "[Democrats] don't have a policy, they don't have a plan, they should have a plan, they've got the votes, they can do something on immigration," she continued.  Kennedy noted that the southern border is just one crisis the Biden administration is navigating, in addition to a chaotic withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and rising inflation. "They pretend everything is great; it's not great. It's horrible," she said. next Image 1 of 3 President Joe Biden speaks at a meeting with business leaders and CEOs on the COVID-19 response in the library of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ...
    TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Over 2,000 migrants, mainly Central Americans, began walking out of a city in southern Mexico on Saturday where they have essentially been trapped. The migrants walked along a highway leading west and north toward the U.S. border, and pushed past a line of state police who were trying to stop them. There were minor scuffles, but the migrants continued on their way. Police, immigration agents and National Guard have broken up smaller attempts at similar breakouts earlier this year. Tens of thousands of migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti have been waiting in the southern city of Tapachula for refugee or asylum papers that might allow them to travel, but have grown tired of delays in the process. Unlike previous marches, the one that started Saturday from Tapachula did not include as many Haitian migrants, thousands of whom reached the U.S. border around Del Rio, Texas in September. In August, National Guard troops in riot gear blocked several hundred Haitians, Cubans and Central Americans who set out walking on a highway...
    The White House argued Friday that Joe Biden did not need to visit the Southern border to address the ongoing migration crisis. “He does not need a visit to the border to know what a mess was left by the last administration,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during the daily briefing. Psaki responded to Biden’s claim during a CNN town hall on Thursday that he had visited the border during his political career but suggested he did not have the time as president to do so. He said: I’ve been there before, and I haven’t — I mean, I know it well.  I guess I should go down.  But the — but the whole point of it is: I haven’t had a whole hell of lot of time to get down. … But I plan on — now, my wife, Jill, has been down. Psaki argued Biden has visited Mexico ten times  during his lengthy political career and was well aware of the issues at the border. She also claimed there was “reporting” that Biden visited the border...
    In his Opening Monologue on Friday, Sean Hannity ripped President Joe Biden for what he characterized as hypocrisy after reports surfaced that the Delaware Democrat will have a wall built around his summer home in Rehoboth Beach at the expense of the U.S. taxpayer. Hannity went on to criticize the president for what turned out to be an applause line during his Baltimore town hall on Thursday, wherein he "mock[ed] Americans' obsession with freedom" by invoking the First Amendment mantra in comments criticizing police officers who refuse to submit to the coronavirus vaccine. "That will do it, Joe, just spit in the faces of millions of Americans … that will make them see the light," the host said. "Joe Biden and his radical advisors do not care about safety and security, they only care about politics – just look at the border." Hannity noted that Biden sought to "appease the radical left" by ending President Trump's border wall project, cancelling contracts and allowing largely unfettered egress by illegal aliens into the United States. A Delaware State Trooper watches as...
    Texas Republicans described President Joe Biden’s immigration policies as reckless and criticized him for claiming that he has been too busy to visit the southern border since taking office in January. Biden said Thursday night that he “should go down [to visit the border] but the whole point of it is I haven’t had a whole hell of a lot of time to,” during a CNN town hall. The last time Biden was near the border was when he flew into an airport in El Paso, Texas, where his motorcade took him to New Mexico for a campaign event in 2008, according to The Washington Post. “President Biden’s reckless open border policies have created an absolute crisis along our southern border as cartels and smugglers overwhelm and divert our nation’s resources to smuggle in drugs, weapons, criminals, and other contraband,” Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s press secretary Renae Eze told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “Claiming he hasn’t had time to visit the border in over 44 years in public office, including now as Commander-in-Chief charged with defending our nation’s sovereignty, is...
    Republican critics have lodged the allegation before, including Fox News's Peter Doocy, who made the charge during a White House press briefing in September. In response to Doocy, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said she would check the records and get back to him with a date. But she never did. Kessler and his team said they did their due diligence to scour the records themselves and, just as Doocy had argued, they "could not find a record of a visit." Except, Kessler said, there was one time in which Biden might have caught a glimpse of the border from a car. "After digging some more, we discovered that Biden briefly drove past the border while on a campaign swing in 2008," he noted. "The drive took Biden along a route that for a few minutes hugs the border of the United States and Mexico." Amazingly — even while acknowledging that the "drive-by" was "not the kind of sustained visit that his critics are demanding" — Kessler declined to give Biden's statement a false rating.What else?In response to the...