Biden waffles continually on his payments to illegals

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Biden bursts over issue of illegal aliens getting big payout: “You deserve some kind of compensation”

The Daily Wire keeps us up-to-date on Biden’s waffling through a 7 November 2021 article over paying illegal aliens $450K because they got caught breaking our law.

BidenYellsPresident Joe Biden exploded on Saturday at a reporter who asked him about media reports that his administration was planning to give illegal aliens who were separated from their families at the border under the last administration payouts that could go well into the hundreds of thousands of dollars each in an effort to settle lawsuits.

“I’d like to ask you, real quick, sir: Where do you stand?” the reporter asked.  “You said last week that this report about migrant families at the border getting payments was ‘garbage.’”

“No, I didn’t say that,” Biden claimed.

“Let’s get it straight. You said everybody coming across the border gets $500- — $450,000,” Biden falsely claimed.

“Now, here’s the thing: If in fact, because of the outrageous behavior of the last administration, you were coming across the border, whether it was legal or illegal, and you lost your child — you lost your child — it’s gone — you deserve some kind of compensation, no matter what the circumstance,” Biden yelled.

(Read the entire article at the Daily Wire)

Notice the “You” in the quote from Biden is addressing illegal aliens, not American citizens

Additionally, how many daycares and nurseries has the Biden regime set up in American prisons and jails to keep American citizens from being separated from their children?

Of course, this blog has commented numerous times on the efforts of Democrats to empty the prisons of COVID patients and release felons on bail.

Still, this payment privileges illegal aliens over American citizens in a number of ways:

  1. It presupposes that our laws do not need to be obeyed by illegal aliens (since a number of the illegals who were deported had not only entered or stayed illegally, but most had committed other crimes that resulted in their being arrested). This violates our standard of equal before the law (since it sets up one class that cannot be prosecuted).
  2. It presupposes that America owes illegal aliens compensation for the inconvenience of being separated from their families.
  3. It presupposes that illegal aliens should not be separated from their families (even though all other criminals are separated from their families when they are jailed).

On 5 November 2021, the ACLU showed Biden was lying and had started paying illegals

Fox News reports that the ACLU said that Biden had started the process of paying illegals for the inconvenience of being caught violating American laws during the Trump administration.

The American Civil Liberties Union countered President Biden‘s claim that his administration is not considering payments of up to $450,000 to illegal immigrants who had been separated from their families under the previous administration.

Biden had insisted that the story was “garbage” in response to a question from Fox News’ Peter Doocy on Wednesday.

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Yet ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero told Fox News that the plan is very much in the works.

“President Biden may not have been fully briefed about the actions of his very own Justice Department as it carefully deliberated and considered the crimes committed against thousands of families separated from their children as an intentional governmental policy,” Romero said.

“But if he follows through on what he said, the president is abandoning a core campaign promise to do justice for the thousands of separated families,” he added. “We respectfully remind President Biden that he called these actions ‘criminal’ in a debate with then-President Trump and campaigned on remedying and rectifying the lawlessness of the Trump administration. We call on President Biden to right the wrongs of this national tragedy.”

(Read the whole article at Fox News)

Ok, so Biden either lied to the illegals or lied to the electorate during the campaign, but he currently has his DOJ in on this plan

Biden may be waffling for the electorate, but the denizens of his swamp know what the plan will fold out as.

On 4 November 2021, Biden labels the reports that he will pay illegal aliens $450K to be “garbage”

In a 5 November 2021 article, Fox News reports that Biden labeled the reports as “garbage.”

President Biden responded Wednesday to a report that suggested his administration was mulling whether to make $450,000 payments to immigrants who were separated from their families at the border under former President Trump‘s administration, calling the reporting “garbage” and saying that it is “not gonna happen.”

Following remarks at the White House where he urged parents to get their children vaccinated, Biden was asked by Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy about the Wall Street Journal’s report and whether he believes it “might incentivize” immigrants to attempt to enter America illegally. Biden responded, “If you guys keep sending that garbage out, yeah, but it’s not true.”

“So this is a garbage report,” Doocy asked? 

“Yeah, $450,000 per person, is that what you said? That’s not gonna happen,” Biden stated.

When asked by Doocy about the reported plan days ago while attending a G-20 press conference in Rome, Biden looked away and scratched his forehead.

(Read more at Fox News)

From these reports, there is one thing you can know.

If Biden’s lips move, he lies.

 

Non- and semi-political forces working against the Biden agenda

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Supreme Court defies the Biden regime by accepting immigration and EPA cases

The Epoch Times reports on how the Supreme Court (perhaps tired of the Biden regime thumbing its nose at their decisions) has defied the wishes of the ultra-leftist Bidenistas.

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The Supreme Court decided Oct. 29 to hear two cases that the Biden administration did not want the court to hear—one, aimed at reviving a rule that screens out potentially government-dependent immigrants, and another that could roll back the reach of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The court decisions came as migrants continue to stream illegally across the increasingly porous southern border and the Biden administration develops a strategy for dealing with the scientifically contentious phenomenon of manmade global warming. The decisions also came as the court prepares to hear high-profile cases in coming days dealing with a Texas law strictly regulating abortions and a New York law that strictly regulates gun use.

The Supreme Court agreed to hear Arizona v. San Francisco, court file 20-1775, which concerns the so-called public charge rule.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican, was pleased the high court will hear the case.

“When other federal officials won’t defend the law, I will,” Brnovich said in a statement. “The Public Charge Rule is a commonsense policy based on a real inconvenient truth. Overrunning our welfare programs right now would be like pulling back the last safety net for Americans who need it most.”

In the case, the Republican attorneys general of Arizona and 12 other states asked the high court to be allowed to defend in court a Trump-era rule designed to screen out would-be immigrants unable to support themselves. Enforcing the immigrant self-sufficiency rule could save states billions of dollars each year.

A federal appeals court struck down the public charge rule and the Biden administration refused to defend it in court. Separately, President Joe Biden also rescinded the rule. Among the respondents in the case are the U.S. government and the states of California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.

Arizona and the 12 other states accused the governments on the other side of colluding to prevent this important case from being heard by the nation’s highest court.

“Without any prior warning, the existing parties sprung an unprecedented, coordinated, and multi-court gambit,” Arizona and other states said in their petition (pdf).

“Through it, they attempted to execute simultaneous, strategic surrenders in all pending appeals involving the Rule. That included the Second Circuit appeal that this Court had already agreed to hear, as well as the pending petitions for writs of certiorari in this case and the Seventh Circuit case.”

Over vehement opposition, the Trump administration breathed new life into the rule, which had fallen into disuse. Although critics say the extensively litigated pro-taxpayer rule is xenophobic and discriminates against poor aliens, the public-charge principle, the idea that immigrants should have to prove they can survive without becoming wards of the government, has been part of the American experience for centuries.

The Supreme Court also decided to hear West Virginia v. EPA, court file 20-1530, which it consolidated with three other appeals.

Energy-producing states and coal companies accuse the EPA of a power grab, claiming it exceeded its authority to limit carbon emissions, which environmentalists allege contribute to climate change. A ruling last year by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit gave back to the EPA some of the authority the Trump administration took away from it.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

Mind you, it seems that the Biden regime thinks that they can ignore the Supreme Court

When it comes to abortion, the Biden regime wants to stand on a decades-old decision made when several justices were not in the court. However, when it comes to the Stay in Mexico policy and the eviction ban (aka the personal property rights of all landlords), the Biden regime wants to play dictator.

Biden campaigns against his own illegal alien policy and says it won’t happen

ABC News reports how even Joe Biden has taken a stand against his own agenda.

DipWadBidenPresident Joe Biden on Wednesday denied reports that his administration was planning to pay migrant family members separated by the Trump administration up to $450,000 per person.

“That’s not going to happen,” Biden said in response to a question about the plans at a press conference Wednesday.

The cash settlements, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, could have totaled up to $1 million per family, the paper said. ABC News confirmed last week that some officials had considered payments but reported that the exact dollar amounts had not yet been determined and could change.

The ACLU responded to Biden’s comments with a statement saying the president would be “abandoning a core campaign promise” if he doesn’t make good on the payments.

“President Biden may not have been fully briefed about the actions of his very own Justice Department as it carefully deliberated and considered the crimes committed against thousands of families separated from their children as an intentional governmental policy,” ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero said in a statement. “But if he follows through on what he said, the president is abandoning a core campaign promise to do justice for the thousands of separated families.”

As a candidate, Biden described the separation of migrant families under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance policy” as “criminal.”

The Biden administration has identified nearly 4,000 children who were separated from their families, according to the latest report from the Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families. The task force has reunified 50 families, with 50 more in the process of being reunified. About 2,100 more were reunified under court orders with the help of nongovernmental organizations.

(Read all the liberal tripe you can stand at ABC News)

Maybe Dementia Joe just didn’t comprehend what he was reading on the teleprompter during campaigning or in his alternative Oval Office

It could be that we have given Dementia Joe a little too much credit when it comes to comprehending the policies he purportedly has created and supports. Additionally, since he has gone from being a centrist (during his 50+ years as a senator) to a socialist of the model of Stalin (at least over the last 10 months), we might expect that old Joe might nostalgically point back to his old persona when his new persona turns out to be unpopular.

Conversely, maybe the words that Joe Biden spewed out during the campaign and the regime let leak during the past month were only for effect. Like the whispered words where Joe tried to push his trillion dollar “infrastructure” bill while trying to convince us in the voting populace that it would cost nothing, maybe these were just empty words signifying nothing.

Zero.

Zero.

Zero.

In support of the Durham investigation, federal authorities arrest the Russian analyst who contributed to the Steele dossier

Townhall comments on the arrest of the primary researcher (Igor Danchenko) behind the Steele dossier.

DurhamFederal authorities on Thursday arrested Igor Danchenko, a Russian analyst who contributed to the discredited, anti-Trump Steele dossier. 

According to The New York Times, Danchenko was “the primary researcher” of the dossier, which compiled unfounded rumors about the 45th president in an effort to show he was “compromised by and conspiring with Russian intelligence officials” to help bring Hillary Clinton down. The document was then used by the FBI to illegally spy on the Trump campaign in 2016.

[M]ost of the important claims in the dossier — which was written by Mr. Danchenko’s employer, Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence agent — have not been proven, and some have been refuted. F.B.I. agents interviewed Mr. Danchenko in 2017 when they were seeking to run down the claims in the dossier. […]

A 2019 investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general sharply criticized the F.B.I. for continuing to cite material from the dossier after the bureau interviewed Mr. Danchenko without alerting judges that some of what he said had cast doubt on the contents of the dossier.

The inspector general report also said that a decade earlier, when Mr. Danchenko worked for the Brookings Institution, a prominent Washington think-tank, he had been the subject of a counterintelligence investigation into whether he was a Russian agent.

In an interview with The New York Times in 2020, Mr. Danchenko defended the integrity of his work, saying he had been tasked to gather “raw intelligence” and was simply passing it on to Mr. Steele. Mr. Danchenko — who made his name as a Russia analyst by exposing indications that the dissertation of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia contained plagiarized material — also denied being a Russian agent.

“I’ve never been a Russian agent,” Mr. Danchenko said. “It is ridiculous to suggest that. This, I think, it’s slander.”

Mr. Steele’s efforts were part of opposition research that Democrats were indirectly funding by the time the 2016 general election took shape. Mr. Steele’s business intelligence firm was a subcontractor to another research firm, Fusion GPS, which in turn had been hired by the Perkins Coie law firm, which was working for the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Mr. Danchenko said he did not know who Mr. Steele’s client was at the time and considered himself a nonpartisan analyst and researcher. (NYT)

(Read more at Townhall)

This case may not yet directly involve Biden or his people; however, it does involve the Democrats and the press that cover for Biden

While this may not yet currently be tied directly to Biden, it will effect his supporters. It will change how independents see the Democrat party. It may tie up portions of the press that otherwise would be free to run interference for Dementia Joe. 

Still, if significant plagiarizing was involved, then maybe Dementia Joe had a hand in the affair (since he has significant experience in the field of plagiarizing).

Cartoons or sketches of the new Democrat reality — who knows?

Ain’t that special?

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Ban climate control conferences

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Charlie Brown’s Virginia shocker

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Democrats argue to vote Republican

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Democrats argue to vote Republican, part 2

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Leftist SUV

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Real climate crisis

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Virginia’s new flag

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Virginia’s new flag, part 2

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Bidenomics for you, your energy bill, your job, your grocery store, … and in a different way for Biden


Bidenomics for you

Build Back Pricier: Business Inflation Expectations Stuck at Record High

Breitbart summarizes the situation that not even the main stream press can deny: Biden policies have created inflation that is stuck at a record high.

A key signal of future inflation has settled in at a highly elevated rate, a development that should jolt the Federal Reserve out of its confidence that the recent inflation surge will fade soon.

A survey of business conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta found that the median expectation for inflation 12 months from now remained at 3.1 percent for the second straight month. That is the highest reading detected in the nearly 10-year-old survey.

It is well above the two percent inflation rate that the Fed says it targeting. Last year, the Fed changed its approach after years of consistently undershooting the target. Now the Fed says it hopes to achieve an average of two percent over time, an indication that it will allow inflation to run over the target for some time to balance out the earlier bouts of low inflation.

Inflation-Expectation

Fed officials tend to believe that inflation expectations can become self-fulfilling prophecies, powerfully influencing the path of future inflation by changing the behavior of businesses and consumers.

In the decade prior to the pandemic, businesses expected around 1.9 inflation on average. This year the average has been 2.7 percent and has been climbing most months.

In theory, businesses attempt to set prices based on what they expect inflation to be in the future. Businesses see prices rising for both themselves and their competitors and conclude that rising inflation gives them room to raise prices and raise wages.

In a speech yesterday, Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic said that persistently high inflation risked pushing up inflation expectations, a process Fed officials refer to as “unanchoring.”

“Up to now, indicators do not suggest that long-run inflation expectations are dangerously untethered,” Bostic said in a speech to the Peterson Institute for International Economics. “But the episodic pressures could grind on long enough to unanchor expectations.”

(Read more at Breitbart for push back from the federal economists)

If I had not seen it, I would not believe that a regime could screw up this royally in such a short time

On one hand, it takes years to screw things up this badly.

However, we have discussed the carry-over from the Obama regime to the Biden regime (thence, these problems may have been cooking for eight years and simmering for four prior to Biden).

And more Bidenomics for you

Heating Bills Set to Soar as Inflation Hits Energy Prices

Breitbart hits another topic that the main stream press can deny: Biden energy policies have created a special breed of inflation.

Get ready to pay sharply higher bills for heating this winter, along with seemingly everything else.

With prices surging worldwide for heating oil, natural gas and other fuels, the U.S. government said Wednesday it expects households to see their heating bills jump as much as 54% compared to last winter.

The sharpest increases are likely for homes that use propane, which account for only 5% of U.S. households, but others are also likely to see big increases.

Homes that use natural gas, which make up nearly half of all U.S. households, may spend $746 this winter, 30% more than a year ago. That could make this winter’s heating bills the highest for them since the winter of 2008-2009.

The second-most typical heating source for homes is electricity, making up 41% of the country, and those households could see a more modest 6% increase to $1,268. Homes using heating oil, which make up 4% of the country, could see a 43% increase — more than $500 — to $1,734.

This winter is forecast to be slightly colder across the country than last year. That means people will likely be burning even more fuel to keep warm, on top of paying more for each bit of it. If the winter ends up being even colder than forecast, heating bills could be higher than estimated, and vice-versa.

The forecast from the U.S. Energy Information Administration is the latest reminder of the higher inflation ripping across the global economy. Earlier Wednesday, the government released a separate report showing that prices were 5.4% higher for U.S. consumers in September than a year ago. That’s the hottest inflation since 2008, as a reawakening economy and snarled supply chains push up prices for everything from cars to groceries.

(Read more at Breitbart to see the widespread nature of the problem)

This hike in heating bills really burns, since it was the solar and wind power that failed spectacularly during the freeze last February

With Biden pushing the Green New Deal so heavily, we can look forward to repeats of the 2021 February freeze. However, due to Dementia Joe, we can also look forward to paying much more for the privilege of freezing while the windmills don’t work due to freezing conditions and stilled winds. Likewise, we can look forward to having solar panels not work at night, under cloud cover, and under blankets of snow.


Some Bidenomics concerns the number of illegal aliens you will support with tax dollars and compete against in the labor market

Catch and release at the border

Townhall discusses the numbers of illegal aliens released by the Biden regime since they assumed power.

New documents leaked to Fox News show how far the policy of “catch and release” has gone under the Biden administration during the ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Up to 160,000 illegal immigrants have been released into the U.S., with little to no supervision, by the Biden administration since March – including a broad use of limited parole authorities to make more than 30,000 eligible for work permits since August.

Since March 20, at least 94,570 illegal immigrants have been released into the U.S. with Notices to Report, which means they only report to a local Immigration and Customs office once they reach their final destination, but there is no way to track those who are released if they decide to not show up.

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Customs and Border Protection did not deny the validity of the documents.

(Read more at Townhall)

These numbers only include those who were caught and those who Biden wanted to count

Consider that only about half (or less) of the illegal aliens who crossed the border turned themselves in. The rest may have previous warrants for their arrest, may be wanted in other countries, may be terrorists, or may be involved in criminal enterprises.

Out of those that did turn themselves in, the Biden regime may make a point of not correctly counting the numbers released due to the resulting public relations problems that may ensue with the voters. Therefore, just as with the overcounts attributed to the COVID death count, there may be vast undercounts here.

Bidenomics for work

Documents Show Biden Regime Opening Border and Handing Out Work Permits

Newsmax quotes documents showing how Biden officials opened the border and handed out work permits.

Border Patrol documents show at least 160,000 illegal immigrants have been released into the country under the Biden administration with little oversight, monitoring, or risk for deportation — and have even been granted a level of legal status through temporary work permits — according to a new report.

Of particular concern to former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott is that the documents show an abuse of the Biden administration’s parole authority, which can be used to grant work permits to illegal immigrants.

“By law and regulation, a parole shall only be granted on a case-by-case basis and only for significant humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit,” Scott told Fox News after reviewing the documents. “Neither of these appear to apply to the current situation.”

Documents obtained by Fox News show the administration has used parole authorities to grant nearly 32,000 work permits since August.

“As a field chief, I don’t believe I ever approved more than 5 or 10 paroles in a year,” Scott, who was forced out of his role earlier this summer by the Biden administration, told Fox News. “When I did, I ensured that the alien was monitored continuously and was detained or removed as soon as the circumstances allowed.”

The documents also show 94,570 illegal immigrants have been released into the country with Notices to Report, which would require a migrant to check in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement when they resettle into the U.S., according to the report.

(Read more at Newsmax)

This kills the manual workers of the American middle class

Not that Biden and Bloomberg care, but the American manual workers in the middle class — the successful plumbers, electricians, builders, and other trades — find themselves crushed under the boot of Biden’s border policy.

However, this should not come as news, since Democrat-backer George Soros short-sold the pound sterling in order to make his money. It might seem that the same might be in the works with America, if you look at the glee related in a Bloomberg article on their opinion that America needs more and longer inflation.

Bidenomics at the grocery store

Supply Chain: We’re Running Out of Food – Thanks to Biden

Heartland Daily News shows how a number of grocery stores have regularly been running out of certain essentials due to Biden policies.

Much discussed – and rightly so – is the Joe Biden-made disaster that is our frozen supply chain. 

Supply Chain Shortages Are Blocking Multiple Industries

We are a very large geographical country – with 330+ million people contained herein. We require lots of stuff to get by day-to-day. 

To service this landmass of humanity, we have developed a very intricate, interworking web of boats and planes, trucks and trains, cars, and even bikes and bicycles to get things to people who need or want them. This is the supply chain. 

It is a marvel of free-market, private-sector ingenuity. But when we have a President this opposed to free market, private sector ingenuity – things rapidly grind to a halt.

About which we warned in August 2020…. 

Biden’s ‘Build Back Never’: His Endless Government Assaults Will Make Building America Impossible

Every aspect of our supply chain is now under attack. 

The chain requires lots and lots of oil and gasoline. Biden’s government is assaulting every aspect of their extraction, processing, and delivery.

The chain requires lots of people working to ensure everything is delivered – The Chain Gang if you will. Biden’s government is paying people quite generously to do nothing – so why would they look to get paid to do something? 

And lots of people who are willing to work – but not willing to subject themselves to experimental, highly problematic, and ineffectual vaccines for a virus with a 99+% survival rate? Biden’s government is forcing them out of work by the millions.

The chain is being damaged – way up the technology ladder. We are suffering a massive semiconductor chip shortage. This means the government is going to allegedly spend trillions of dollars on infrastructure, but won’t actually be able to upgrade or update a whole lot of the infrastructure or the machines to repair or build the infrastructure.     

Biden’s government is hyper-regulating everyone and everything. 

He is eviscerating the value of our money – causing everything to artificially cost more and more, as we make less and less. 

And he is looking to dramatically increase taxes on the companies that make the supply chain work. 

The chain can only take so much government sand – before the gears grind to a halt. And here we are.

But fear not – Biden’s on the case…in his way. Get this:

‘There Will Be Things You Can’t Get’: White House Gives Dire Holiday Warning Over Supply Chain Bottleneck

By “on the case?” We mean he’s saying a problem he’s caused that we’ve had for months – may start to be a problem in a few months.

Hey Clueless Joe – where have you been?

Supply Chain Issues, Labor Shortage Blamed for Resurgence of Empty Shelves Nationwide

Inflation and Supply Shortages Mean A Return of Empty Shelves

Actual Modern Infrastructure Problem: A Lack of Domestic Semiconductor Production

Some of the things of which we are short in this government-induced pinch – we can wait on a bit. It’s awful for the people who design, manufacture, deliver and sell these things – but the broader population can do without for a little while.   

PS5, Xbox Series X Supply Shortages Could Last Until 2023

The Chip Shortage Is Driving Up Tech Prices – Starting With TVs

Of course, a lot of the things of which we are short – are life staples. 

Supply Chain Impacts What Happened to All the Toilet Paper?

And nothing is a bigger life staple – than food. Uh oh….

Grocery Store Shelves to Be Bare: Brace Yourself:

“The ongoing global supply chain disruption is becoming a bona fide crisis. Already, strains on the supply chain are prompting many of the nation’s biggest food manufacturers to give a heads up to giant grocery store chains that they are going to have trouble keeping up with demand….

“Basics…are, in all likelihood, going to be hard to come by….”

Outstanding news. 

We’ve warned for many years that the government’s serial mass abuse of our farmers and ranchers has created a highly tenuous food supply chain situation. 

(Read more about the expanding food distribution problem at Heartland Daily News)

While this might seem disturbing, it doe not surprise me

Nothing that the Biden clan has done since the initiation of his regime has resulted in success. Therefore, to see all of these harmful facets of supply chain mismanagement coming together for the Biden regime — how could that seem anything but normal for Biden?

Bidenomics for “the Big Guy”

Biden and Son Shared Bank Account

Newsmax details the sharing of a bank account between Joe and Hunter.

President Joe Biden and his son Hunter shared a bank account and paid each other’s bills out of it, the Daily Mail reported citing emails it says could ensnare the U.S. chief executive in an FBI investigation into possible money laundering by the younger Biden.

The publication says the emails were obtained from a laptop abandoned by Hunter Biden and were between himself and Eric Schwerin, his business partner at consultancy Rosemont Seneca.

The correspondence involved Schwerin’s work on Joe Biden’s taxes and include discussions about payment of each other’s household expenses, offers for a book contract to the then-vice president, and the donation of the elder Biden’s Senate documents to the University of Delaware.

The Daily Mail quoted a former federal prosecutor, whom it did not identify, as saying that if Hunter and Joe Biden shared assets, both could become a target of an investigation. Hunter Biden admitted in December that he was aware that federal officials were examining his “tax affairs.”

“Whatever transaction you’re looking at, if there’s a connection to a family member or a friend, sure the answer is yes [they would be investigated],’ the unidentified former prosecutor told the publication. “Obviously, if you’re talking about the president of the United States, you’d better have a pretty damn good reason to talk to that person.”

Reports last year disclosed that the FBI had labeled documents of its investigation of Hunter Biden’s purported laptop with a “272D-BA-3065729″ designation, indicating “money laundering.” 

Before the presidential election, many outlets ignored the laptop revelation as reported by the New York Post. That included NPR, which declared it didn’t want to “waste our time on satires that are not really stories.”

More recently, however, a few outlets have begun to consider the laptop computer genuine.

If Joe Biden were not president, he likely would already be under strict scrutiny, the Daily Mail quoted John Cassara as saying. He’s a former U.S. intelligence officer and treasury special agent and expert in money laundering investigations.

“The information available publicly is very worrisome, particularly in the areas of corruption,’ Cassara said. “They could go at this from all different avenues. Follow the corruption trail and then charge money laundering.

“Corruption is a predicate offense for money laundering. And besides corruption, it’s the perception of corruption.

(Read more at Newsmax)

If they shared a checking account, then “the Big Guy” paid for Hunter’s crack and prostitute binges

Although I know that this has a snowball’s chance in hell of being investigated as long as “the Big Guy” remains in the Oval Office, it would be nice to see obviously guilty parties being held responsible. Additionally, since police departments have used forfeiture as a weapon against criminal enterprises, it would be nice to see the Biden estates being put on the chopping block.

Bidenomics in Zuckerbucks

Zuckerberg spent $419 million on nonprofits ahead of 2020 election — and got out the Democrat vote

The New York Post outlines in fair detail how Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg paid for the Biden takeover.

During the 2020 election, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent hundreds of millions of dollars to turn out likely Democratic voters. But this wasn’t traditional political spending. He funded a targeted, private takeover of government election operations by nominally nonpartisan — but demonstrably ideological — nonprofit organizations.

Analysis conducted by our team demonstrates this money significantly increased Joe Biden’s vote margin in key swing states. In places like Georgia, where Biden won by 12,000 votes, and Arizona, where he won by 10,000, the spending likely put him over the top.

This unprecedented merger of public election offices with private resources and personnel is an acute threat to our republic and should be the focus of electoral reform efforts moving forward.

The 2020 election wasn’t stolen — it was likely bought by one of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful men pouring his money through legal loopholes.

The Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) and the Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR) passed a staggering $419.5 million of Zuckerberg’s money into local government elections offices, and it came with strings attached. Every CTCL and CEIR grant spelled out in great detail the conditions under which the grant money was to be used.

This is not a matter of Democrats outspending Republicans. Private funding of election administration was virtually unknown in the American political system before the 2020 election.

Big CTCL and CEIR money had nothing to do with traditional campaign finance, lobbying or other expenses that are related to increasingly expensive modern elections. It had to do with financing the infiltration of election offices at the city and county level by left-wing activists and using those offices as a platform to implement preferred administrative practices, voting methods and data-sharing agreements, as well as to launch intensive outreach campaigns in areas heavy with Democratic voters.

For instance, CTCL/CEIR funded self-described “vote navigators” in Wisconsin to “assist voters, potentially at their front doors, to answer questions, assist in ballot curing … and witness absentee ballot signatures,” and a temporary staffing agency affiliated with Stacey Abrams called Happy Faces counting the votes amid the election night chaos in Fulton County, Georgia.

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(Read about drop boxes, staffing paid by Zuckerberg, and more at the New York Post)

Sadly, just about all of this is old news

One new thing that has popped up recently (but not necessarily in this article) is how Facebook wants to further censor conservative voices.

However, the news on Zuckerberg’s involvement with drop boxes, staffing contributions, and other involvement have been in the forefront for some time.

And now the graphic comics (as opposed to the ones that stroll the Capitol)

A boy speaks the truth

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An idiot, a vampire, a witch, and a domestic terrorist

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Biden’s nuts

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Border states

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From the border, Biden mocks the Supreme Court, illegals pile up, a Democrat Mayor calls for help, and Haitians are released


Supreme Court mandates return to Remain in Mexico policy. Biden regime ignores the court

The Washington Examiner reports on the Supreme Court’s decision to return to the Remain in Mexico policy; however, Biden has ignored the court again (after his mocking them by ignoring their ruling on his rent moratorium).

Former President Donald Trump’s “remain in Mexico” immigration policy will be reinstated after the Supreme Court refused a Biden administration request Tuesday night to block a lower court ruling requiring the restrictions be put back in place.

The Justice Department sought to have the court stay a recent decision by a federal judge in Texas that ordered the Biden administration to “enforce and implement” the policy, known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, until it could be lawfully suspended.

U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Trump appointee, ruled on Aug. 13 the administration violated federal procedural law when it first suspended the border policy in January and when it fully rescinded the policy on June 1. The rescission, Kacsmaryk determined, was arbitrary and capricious in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act, which governs the administration of federal regulations.

The Justice Department asked the high court to block Kacsmaryk’s order, saying it would “severely disrupt” the administration’s operations at the border and that it threatened “to create a diplomatic and humanitarian crisis.”

The Supreme Court determined the government would not likely succeed on appeal on the merits of its claim that the administration’s rescission of the policy complied with the law.

“The applicants have failed to show a likelihood of success on the claim that the memorandum rescinding the Migrant Protection Protocols was not arbitrary and capricious,” the court said in its order.

Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan granted the Justice Department’s stay application.

The Homeland Security Department said it plans to continue with its appeal of Kacsmaryk’s reinstatement order — the Supreme Court ruled narrowly on whether to pause the order as the government seeks a victory on the merits of its rescission of MPP — but will “comply with the order in good faith.”

“Alongside interagency partners, DHS has begun to engage with the Government of Mexico in diplomatic discussions surrounding the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP),” the agency said in a statement.

The original complaint was filed on April 13 by Texas and Missouri, which claimed financial injury due to the rescission of the policy. The policy was first implemented in January 2019 and directed immigration authorities to return certain migrants to Mexico as they awaited their removal proceedings.

Missouri claimed the end of the policy forced it to direct more state resources to initiatives, including its Human Trafficking Task Force, stressed by the influx of migrants from the southern border.

Kacsmaryk said the Biden administration “failed to consider the main benefits of [the Migrant Protection Protocols]” and to adequately consider how states would be affected by the release of thousands of migrants into their jurisdictions.

(Read of the record number of crossings and response by Mayorkas at the Washington Examiner)

I don’t know whether Joe has decided to further ignore the border in order to distract us from his Afghanistan disaster or whether this is just full-scale invasion

In the end, nothing about the Biden border policy helps America for these reasons:

  • It opens us up to more fentanyl when we are already experiencing an opioid epidemic.
  • It allows more diseases (many of which we once had eliminated within our borders) back into our states (not to mention new variants of the ever-hyped COVID-19).
  • It provides a pipeline for illegal guns to run both north and south of the border
  • It strengthens the hand of human traffickers (especially those who sex traffic children and women).
  • It opens our population to terrorists 

Texas Rep. Pfluger visits Del Rio migrant camp as numbers spike, warns ‘worst is yet to come’

Fox News points out the conditions observed by Representative Pfluger at Del Rio as the Haitian invasion began.

Rep. August Pfluger, R-Texas, on Saturday spoke to Fox News as he visited the site of the migrant surge in Del Rio, Texas, saying that the number of predominantly Haitian migrants camping there in squalid conditions is approaching 15,000 — and warning the situation could get much worse.

“Speaking to Border Patrol agents, the worst is yet to come, they’re worried about what is behind here, they’re worried about co-ordination with Mexico,” he told Fox News from Del Rio.

Officials have described an “out of control” situation as they scramble to cope with a flood of migrants that has spiked from 4,000 on Wednesday to now what Pfluger said was 14,878 as of Saturday afternoon. Fox News images have shown migrants streaming across the border by their hundreds for days.

“It’s worse than you could imagine,” Pfluger said, whose office also provided images of the chaos to Fox News.

The migrants have set up a de facto camp under the bridge to shelter from the 100 degree heat as their numbers swell and they wait to be processed by Border Patrol. Officials have rushed toilets, water, medical supplies and other humanitarian aid to try and help.

(Read accounts of attempted border shutdowns and staffing arrangements at Fox News

The more I think of this situation, all of this seems to be going as planned by the White House

The more I think about this invasion, this seems to fit into the plans of the socialists who run things in the White House. They want to “fundamentally change America” by importing as many socialists as possible. It does not matter that they will bankrupt the nation. They will get these little socialists on handout programs as soon as possible and, thereby, have a new class of devoted Democrat voters.

Democrat Del Rio Mayor calls for help from Biden and Harris

The Epoch Times reports the words of Democrat Mayor Mayor Bruno Lozano as he called on members of his own party for help.

Democratic Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano has called out President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for failing to make an appearance at his town as it battles with an overwhelming illegal immigrant crisis that has left Border Patrol agents struggling to process thousands of people.

More than 15,000 illegal immigrants, including Haitian, Cuban, and Venezuelan nationals, have illegally entered the United States in recent days and taken shelter underneath the border bridge connecting Del Rio, a Texas town of about 35,000 people, to Ciudad Acuña, Mexico.

While numerous official figures and congressmen, including Rep. August Pfluger (R-Texas) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), have visited the town, shared images, and urged the Biden administration to take action, both Biden and Harris have been noticeably absent.

On Sept.18, as Pfluger warned that the situation has “reached boiling point,” Harris made an appearance at Howard University where she led a coin toss at the university’s football event.

(Read more at the Epoch Times about the Democrat non-response)

This should be the message to working-class Democrats in America: “You have been abandoned for the illegal alien socialists.”

As has become evident by the acts of the Democrats at the border, working class Democrats have now been abandoned by the party in favor of illegal alien socialists.  Although an imperceptibly small minority of illegal aliens are being sent back, the majority that the Biden CBP encounter are being spread across America.

The Biden regime continues with unequal application of the law

As illustrated by the tweet below, Biden has chosen to continue with an unequal application of the law even when dealing with illegal aliens.

Texas law enforcement takes action over migrant crisis in Del Rio

The Blaze reports that Texas Rangers have started picking up the slack where the federal agents under Joe Biden have slacked off.

Texas law enforcement took action late Saturday over the growing migrant crisis unfolding in Del Rio, Texas, a small town situated on the southern United States border with Mexico.

What are the details?

Gov. Greg Abbott said Saturday the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas National Guard were working together to secure the area of the border where thousands of Haitian migrants have poured into the U.S. in recent days.

“The Texas Department of Public Safety is in full force along the border around the Del Rio area. They have built a barricade with their squad cars and State Troopers,” Abbott said. “The National Guard is working with them to secure the border.”

The Texas DPS shared images on social media showing a massive fleet of vehicles parked on the banks of the Rio Grande river.

(Read how Texas forces plan to act at The Blaze)

At least Abbott is trying to do what Biden will not do.

Because Biden has abandoned the border, Governor Abbott has been forced to use Texas resources to stem the flow of illegal aliens into Texas.

In contradiction to Biden claims, the majority of Haitians are released into America

The Associated Press report that (of the 16,000 Haitians amassed at Del Rio) many are being released into America.

Many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the United States, two U.S. officials said, undercutting the Biden administration’s public statements that the thousands in the camp faced immediate expulsion.

Haitians have been freed on a “very, very large scale” in recent days, according to one U.S. official who put the figure in the thousands. The official, who has direct knowledge of operations, was not authorized to discuss the matter Tuesday and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Many have been released with notices to appear at an immigration office within 60 days, an outcome that requires less processing time from Border Patrol agents than ordering an appearance in immigration court and points to the speed at which authorities are moving, the official said.

The Homeland Security Department has been busing Haitians from Del Rio to El Paso, Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley along the Texas border, and this week added flights to Tucson, Arizona, the official said. They are processed by the Border Patrol at those locations.

A second U.S. official, also with direct knowledge and speaking on the condition of anonymity, said large numbers of Haitians were being processed under immigration laws and not being placed on expulsion flights to Haiti that started Sunday. The official couldn’t be more specific about how many.

U.S. authorities scrambled in recent days for buses to Tucson but resorted to flights when they couldn’t find enough transportation contractors, both officials said. Coast Guard planes took Haitians from Del Rio to El Paso.

The releases in the U.S. were occurring despite the signaling of a massive effort to expel Haitians on flights to Haiti under pandemic-related authority that denies migrants an opportunity to seek asylum. A third U.S. official not authorized to discuss operations said there were seven daily flights to Haiti planned starting Wednesday.

Accounts of wide-scale releases — some observed at the Del Rio bus station by Associated Press journalists — are at odds with statements a day earlier by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who traveled to Del Rio to promise swift action.

“If you come to the United States illegally, you will be returned, your journey will not succeed, and you will be endangering your life and your family’s life,” he said at a Monday news conference.

The releases come amid a quick effort to empty the camp under a bridge that, according to some estimates, held more than 14,000 people over the weekend in a town of 35,000 people. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, during a visit Tuesday to Del Rio, said the county’s top official told him the most recent tally at the camp was about 8,600 migrants.

The criteria for deciding who is flown to Haiti and who is released in the U.S. was unclear, but two U.S. officials said single adults were the priority for expulsion flights.

The Homeland Security Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment late Tuesday night.

(Read more at the Associated Press)

For those Haitians who got into America, some revolted

As reported by Kingsville CBS affiliate KIII, Haitians in CBP custody attempted escape and take-over of a CPB bus.

New images have come to light of Monday’s incident just south of Kingsville, Texas, involving some Haitian migrants and the Department of Homeland Security.

The group of migrants were being transported by bus to Brownsville when there was a revolt. The Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office said the migrants fought with agents, forced the bus to stop, and then escaped. Footage of the incident was brought to Governor Greg Abbott’s attention during a news conference Tuesday.

“We saw something yesterday that we knew was going to happen,” said Brandon Judd, President of the National Border Patrol Council.

Judd was in Del Rio at the news conference with Governor Abbott spotlighting the Haitian migrant crisis there.

“If you are targeting Texas to come to, we are going to show up in force and shut down the border,” Abbott said.

“When those people who were in buses south of Kingsville, Texas, when they found out they were going to be sent back to Haiti, they took the bus over and they fled,” Judd said.

Kleberg County Sheriff Richard Kirkpatrick was one of a number of lawmen who showed up to the scene to help out the ICE agents.

“These illegal migrants assaulted the federal agents on the bus and somehow they managed to escape custody for a brief moment in time, and agents then had to chase them down again and get into another scuffle on the side of the road with these individuals to try and detain them,” Kirkpatrick said.

The desperation seen in the Haitian migrants trying to cross the border is partly due to a recent earthquake that destroyed or damaged nearly 130,000 homes. Haiti’s president was also assassinated earlier this year. The U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory telling Americans not to visit Haiti because of the civil unrest, crime and COVID-19.

Eddie Canales, a South Texas immigrant rights activist, said those Haitians acted in desperation because they are fearful of returning to their country. He believes the Haitian migrants at our state’s border should be welcomed into the country and not deported back to Haiti.

“There needs to be immediate humanitarian parole given to the Haitians in this country or you know, temporary protected status, or as refugees,” Canales said. “Figure out what’s going on. Did any actions take place in Haiti to keep people from leaving in terms of relief after the earthquake? I doubt it very much.”

(Read more at KIII)

The statement “There needs to be immediate humanitarian parole given” provides all the proof we need that this situation is insane. The inmates have taken over the asylum.

 

Square me these Democrat circles


The points of entry for illegal aliens do not meet the Democrat standards that Democrats set

According to the Biden web post, processing of these “immigrants” was supposed to be “fair, orderly, and humane”

The Biden briefing room posted a statement that claimed its processing of illegal aliens would be “fair, orderly, and humane.”

The United States can have an orderly, secure, and well-managed border while treating people fairly and humanely.

In January, the Biden-Harris Administration launched a broad, whole of government effort to reform our immigration system, including sending to Congress legislation that creates a new system to responsibly manage and secure our border, provide a pathway to citizenship, and better manage migration across the Hemisphere.

In the six months since, the Administration has made considerable progress to build a fair, orderly, and humane immigration system while continuing to call on Congress to make long overdue reforms to U.S. immigration laws.

(Read the rest at the briefing room)

Since nothing approaching reality seems to have been included in this statement, why expect the standards for 

As anyone who has peered past the main stream media would know, there have been record numbers of illegal aliens who originate from over 100 nations worldwide streaming over our border (a large number of whom are infected with COVID and other diseases). The numbers recorded for those apprehended have reached a 21-year high. Therefore, Biden’s claim that to an “orderly, secure, and well-managed border” remains completely farcical. It never even budged from being a joke.

With that as a springboard, please explain to me how:

Democrats will not own up to the record numbers of illegal aliens being pulled into America

Psaki downplays record illegal immigration numbers

One America News Network points out how Howdy Doody Jen Psaki tried to downplay the Biden regime influence on the border crisis.

The Biden administration has fallen under pressure as the crisis on the southern border has continued to escalate. During a briefing on Tuesday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked to explain why there were a record number of illegal border crossings last month, even amid extreme temperatures.

This comes as officials recorded more than 1.1 million apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border this fiscal year, which is a 15-year high. Psaki went on to list the so-called root causes behind the recent uptick in border crossings.

However, Republicans like Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said Americans are tired of the Biden administration’s blanket statements and demand action now. Lankford continued on to say the root cause of immigration into the U.S. is the nation’s freedom and economy. Further, he suggested it’s Joe Biden’s responsibility to preserve it for the American people.

(Read more at One America News Network)

Considering that the CPB reports the numbers caught, not the numbers that got through, why won’t Biden admit the numbers caught?

Does Biden fear that some of those who remain glued to their main stream media sources might catch a glimmer of the truth somehow? Does he fear that a Republican might stand on his back legs and get a message out?

Since sometimes-Republicans (aka RINOs) seem to dominate the news, who knows? Still, even with Twitter squelching the news, Google shadow banning our information, and NBC not reporting — there are still outlets like the New York Post that will report real news. Since the Post does have one of the largest circulations in the nation, it does get a level of information out around the main stream.

April saw most illegal immigrants stopped at border in 21 years

The New York Post reports that April saw a 21-year-high in border apprehensions by the Customs and Border Patrol.

The number of illegal immigrants apprehended at the southern border hit a 21-year high last month, according to data released Tuesday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

In all, CBP encountered 178,622 people attempting to enter the United States, a three percent increase from March, and the most encounters in a single month since April of 2000, when 182,613 illegal immigrants were apprehended.

The April increase was driven by an 11.2 percent increase in the number of single adults attempting to enter the US. A total of 111,301 were stopped by CBP in April, up from 100,104 in March.

By contrast, the number of unaccompanied minors apprehended by authorities dropped 9.4% to 17,171 in April from 18,960 in March. That’s still well above the previous high of 11,475 reported in May 2019.

“CBP continues to see a large influx of illegal migration along the Southwest Border,” Senior Official Performing the Duties of Commissioner Troy Miller said in a statement. “In order to disrupt criminal organizations that have little regard for human life, CBP is leading the way alongside external law enforcement partners through Operation Sentinel.

“Day after day, CBP rescues migrants abandoned in harsh terrain, left for dead with no food or water,” Miller added. “CBP is committed to enhancing the security of the U.S. border and helping save the lives of vulnerable migrants.”

CBP also touted a 12.3% drop in the number of unaccompanied minors from the so-called Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. All encounters with illegal immigrants from those countries decreased by 7.5% from last month. However, April saw a 4.8% increase in illegal immigration from Mexico and a 34.8% increase from other countries.

The numbers aren’t directly comparable because a solid majority of those stopped in April were quickly expelled from the country under federal pandemic-related powers that deny rights to seek asylum. Being expelled carries no legal consequences, so many people try to cross multiple times.

(Read more at the New York Post)

 

“Laws for thee, but not for me” say the Democrats


Justice Department sues Texas over Gov. Abbott’s order for law enforcement to pull over vehicles with migrants

Houston Fox affiliate KRIV reports on the Biden administration suit against Texas for its enforcement of trespassing laws.

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Illegal aliens with a Catholic Charities bus driver. Texas law enforcers would direct NGO’s back to the port of entry (not federal buses or planes).

The Biden administration sued Texas on Friday, asking a federal judge to block Gov. Greg Abbott’s order that state troopers pull over drivers transporting migrants who pose a risk of carrying COVID-19 as a way to prevent the spread of the virus.

The lawsuit comes a day after the U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, in a letter to the governor, threatened to take legal action against Texas if Abbott didn’t rescind his order. Garland described the order as “dangerous and unlawful.”

The DOJ said in the lawsuit that Abbott’s order will contribute to the spread of COVID-19 and it will disrupt immigration officials’ network of contractors and non government organizations that help host recently arrived migrants as their legal cases are pending.

“In our constitutional system, a State has no right to regulate the federal government’s operations,” the DOJ argues in a motion asking the judge to block Abbott’s order, adding “This restriction on the transportation of noncitizens would severely disrupt federal immigration operations.”

On Wednesday, Abbott issued the order, allowing Texas Department of Public Safety troopers to reroute civilian vehicles back to their origin point or a port of entry, or seize the vehicles, if police suspect the driver is transporting migrants who are infected with the virus.

Abbott said in a statement that his order “will reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure in our communities,” though the governor will not allow local government officials to issue mask mandates even as coronavirus infections are again increasing across the state.

The lawsuit says that if migrants are not allowed to be transported by volunteers or contractors they would have to be confined to immigration facilities where there would not be enough space for every migrant.

The governor responded to the lawsuit in a statement claiming the Biden administration has created this crisis because it doesn’t enforce immigration laws. He also said he would not back down because his “duty remains to the people of Texas, and I have no intention of abdicating that.”

(Read more at KRIV)

Since 2017, some have spoken out about California’s flouting of U.S. immigration law. Still no actions have been completed against them

In 2017, Tim Hunt of the Pleasanton Weekly commented on Governor Brown’s simultaneous flouting of immigration law and requesting of aid.

Naturally, in addition to the liberal governance in California, there are the liberal courts that have admitted illegal aliens, forced ICE to release criminal illegal aliens from custody, allowed them to recover wages when their employer discovered their immigration status, and (most notably) let one of them kill a woman like Kate Steinle without consequence (even though the gun was illegally obtained).

If this were a nation of equal justice under the law, then we could expect that both Texas and California would be required to abide by federal law. However, when we consider the previous two paragraphs against the suit mentioned in the previous article, there does not seem to be a hint of equal justice under the law.

Therefore, why should we expect liberals to take note of the current COVID crisis when it comes to getting more illegal aliens into America? For all I can tell, Biden plans to flood the nation with COVID-positive illegal aliens so that he can implement another emergency COVID election plan (where he can stuff Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Michigan, Nevada, Arizona, and Georgia ballot boxes with mail-in ballots that never get mailed, but get counted).

Mayor Bowser defies her own mask mandate at a wedding in less than 24 hours

The Daily Caller reported in a 1 August 2021 article how Mayor Bowser broke her own mask mandate.

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser was photographed not wearing a mask while reportedly officiating an indoor wedding Saturday — not even 24 hours after re-imposing an indoor mask mandate for the district.

The event occurred at The Line DC, a four-star hotel in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of the city, and was reportedly attended by hundreds of unmasked guests.

The mayor was approached by a reporter for the Washington Examiner but was reportedly escorted away by security detail before she could be questioned about being maskless in spite of her new order. The Examiner also obtained a photo of Bowser maskless at the wedding.

Bowser announced on Thursday that she would be reimposing an indoor mask mandate — which began at 5 a.m. Saturday — for the nation’s capital regardless of vaccination status. She imposed the mandate even though D.C. has had just two deaths from COVID-19 in the last two weeks

(Read more excuses, excuses, and excuses at the Daily Caller)

This proves that they don’t believe their own hype

Despite their continual fear porn, they don’t believe a bit of it.


Obama expecting 700 to attend his 60th birthday party despite COVID

The New York Post reported in a 2 August 2021 article that Barack Obama expects to host 700 at his 60th birthday party despite COVID and global warming.

obama-birthday-79Former President Barack Obama is creating a “nightmare” by trying to get nearly 700 people to his 60th birthday bash in Martha’s Vineyard, a source told The Post Monday — as news of the lavish party drew fire amid a national surge of the COVID Delta variant and new restrictions.

George Clooney, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey are among the 475 guests expected to attend alongside about 200 hired hands.

“Democrats are imposing unscientific mask mandates while contemplating more lockdowns. Meanwhile, President Obama is hosting over 500 elites at his Marthas Vineyard mansion. If you or I did that it would be called a super-spreader event by the Democrats,” said Rep. Elise Stefanik, chair of the House Republican Conference.

“Typical liberal ‘do as I say, not as I do’. This is what socialism looks like.”

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-Staten Island) told The Post there’s a double standard for Democrats like Obama and that high-profile Republicans would be shamed for throwing the same kind of event.

“Just like President Obama, every American should have the right to celebrate their milestones without arbitrary government mandates and interference. We all know if this was President Trump the left would be screaming,” Malliotakis said.

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) echoed the sentiment, tweeting, “Just imagine if this party was for Trump.”

Former President Barack Obama is creating a “nightmare” by trying to get nearly 700 people to his 60th birthday bash in Martha’s Vineyard, a source told The Post Monday — as news of the lavish party drew fire amid a national surge of the COVID Delta variant and new restrictions. 

George Clooney, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey are among the 475 guests expected to attend alongside about 200 hired hands.

“Democrats are imposing unscientific mask mandates while contemplating more lockdowns. Meanwhile, President Obama is hosting over 500 elites at his Marthas Vineyard mansion. If you or I did that it would be called a super-spreader event by the Democrats,” said Rep. Elise Stefanik, chair of the House Republican Conference.

“Typical liberal ‘do as I say, not as I do’. This is what socialism looks like.”

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-Staten Island) told The Post there’s a double standard for Democrats like Obama and that high-profile Republicans would be shamed for throwing the same kind of event.

“Just like President Obama, every American should have the right to celebrate their milestones without arbitrary government mandates and interference. We all know if this was President Trump the left would be screaming,” Malliotakis said.

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) echoed the sentiment,  tweeting, “Just imagine if this party was for Trump.”

(Read more about the CDC, logistics, and blah-de-blah at the New York Post)

Maybe Barack does believe the deadliness of COVID and global warming

It could be that Barack has turned suicidal/homicidal in his later years and:

  • Plans to drown all of the attendees to his party when the global warming tides rise and then
  • Take out the rest with the delta or lambda variant of COVID.

Therefore, if any conservative roving reporters have plans to cover the event in any way, remain alert. If you hear Barack laughing maniacally, it’s my suggestion that you get out of there. Pronto, if not faster than that.

Similar disregard for the people observed in Europe

Crisis management: the coronavirus farce

By the by, there has been similar speculations in Germany regarding the farcical use of COVID by the left. Der Spiegel comments on the way liberals of Germany have eliminated all responses to coronavirus, thus encouraging sarcasm and speculation that Coronavirus is a carrier for Marxism.

The fight against Corona now centers on sausage? Those who push the coronavirus narrative have eliminated every response but sarcasm: Now, if everyone is paying attention and learning something, the summer could be really good. But only the next one.

At Amazon there was recently a new show with Bully Herbig, in which ten comedians have to make each other laugh – or try with all their might not to laugh. That was really very, very funny, and I had to think about it last week: Apparently someone has local top politicians perform hilarious stuff, and 80 million Germans are not allowed to laugh because a) you shouldn’t laugh out loud at Corona and b) because you have to do it twice Laugh or something fly off the show.

Being able to keep your composure is essentially a conservative old virtue, and I actually think it’s a nice exercise. But I am now having a hard time with myself, and what remains is sarcasm: If you listened to politics last week, you can no longer rule out that in one, two or three years they will have the Corona and the summer under control. Really now.

(continued)

There has been a detailed discussion of whether Germany needs new incidence thresholds – and if so, which ones – could have long since started and also ended. Instead, the Berchtesgaden district is now breaking the old limit values ​​and imposing old restrictions, while Jens Spahn says that 200 is the new 50, Armin Laschet in North Rhine-Westphalia is now waiting eight instead of three working days before a decision is made, and Markus Söder for a recommendation the Standing Vaccination Commission hopes.

It’s my suspicion: Spahn, Laschet and Söder are infected by Karl Marx, who once said that history does not repeat itself, except as a farce. And, heaven, this is one.

(Read more — in German — at Der Spiegel)

 

Biden floods us with COVID-positive illegal aliens


Texas police learn COVID-positive illegal immigrants sent to local hotels, after Whataburger encounter

Fox News reports that how a family of COVID-positive illegal aliens were found at a hamburger restaurant in Texas after having been released by Biden’s border patrol (unmasked, coughing, staying on the taxpayer dime in a nearby hotel).

Authorities in South Texas said Tuesday they’ve learned that illegal immigrants who have possibly tested positive for COVID-19 were being released from federal custody to a Catholic charity, which booked hotel rooms for them without notifying local officials. 

The La Joya Police Department said a patrol officer was waved down Monday by someone concerned about a group that appeared to be sick at a Whataburger fast food restaurant. The officer found a family inside who were coughing and sneezing and not adhering to health guidelines, including the wearing of masks, authorities said during a news conference.

A manager told the officer they wanted the people to leave the establishment because they were making everyone inside “uneasy.” When the officer approached the migrants, they said they had tested positive for the coronavirus and had been apprehended by Border Patrol agents several days prior before being released. 

They didn’t have documentation to prove they were COVID-positive, La Joya police Sgt. Manuel Casas said.

“We did not know this,” he said. “No one told the city of La Joya. No one told the police department that these people were here and no one told us that these people were possibly ill.”

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The Texas Inn & Suites rented by Catholic Charities (and, thence, your tax dollars) to house illegal aliens infected with COVID-19.

The migrants told the officer they were staying at the nearby Texas Inn & Suites. The hotel manager told authorities that the Catholic Charities of The Rio Grande Valley had booked rooms in the hotel to house undocumented immigrants detained by Border Patrol. 

“We have an understanding based on what was told to us that the hotel in totality has already been rented out,” Casas said. “The information we have is that everyone that is staying in that hotel is COVID-19 positive because it’s being rented out for them.”

(Read more at Fox News)

Just as with the transgender issue, Democrats don’t want you to follow the science

If Democrats wanted us to follow the science, they would shut down the border. They would stop using commercial buses, commercial planes, and Air Force property to distribute these COVID-19 positive illegal aliens across America.

Biden administration caught secretly flying illegal migrant children into key Red state

The Daily Mail pointed out in a 21 May 2021 article how Biden has flown illegal aliens into Tennessee.

TennesseeTennessee lawmakers have accused President Joe Biden’s administration of secretly flying migrant children into their state without consulting them – as Kamala Harris faces growing pressure to visit the southern border to address the crisis.

Several videos obtained by WRCB-TV Channel 3 show a handful of planes carrying minor migrants arriving at Chattanooga’s Wilson Air Center during overnight hours.

Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn said in a statement the transportation of migrants there is taking place in ‘the dead of night without the knowledge or permission of the communities involved.’ 

A source with direct knowledge of the operation revealed somewhere up to 50 minors are transported at a time – some to reunite with family members in other states and others to be relocated to group homes.

The individual revealed that while the operation started in Dallas, it moved to small airports recently to avoid attention.

Customs and Border Protection encountered 178,000 migrants in April, a 90 per cent increase from April 2020 and slight uptick from March 2021 – when border guards encountered the most unaccompanied children in history.

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

In July, Governor DeSantis claimed that Biden was sending illegals to Florida

As we read in a Fox News article this month, DeSantis said that the officers he sent to Texas told him almost 70% of those they interdict are on their way to his state. Oddly, now Biden is blaming spikes in Texas and Florida on vaccine-deniers refusing to get vaccinated.

You would think that Biden might blame it on the 2 million illegal aliens he has allowed into America (1 million have turned themselves in to ICE for processing — another 1 million probably have made it under the radar).

Oddly, if you look at the map of areas where Biden suggests that you mask up, you can figure where:

  • illegals are streaming into liberal areas
  • illegals are streaming in through unfinished areas of the wall
  • illegals are being shipped to Republican states

Stash houses seem to have become a greater trend under Biden

KFOX in El Paso reports that a stash house with an indeterminate number of illegal aliens has been found in El Paso.

BorderPatrolPeople being placed in a Border Patrol vehicle in the neighborhood near the downtown ballpark happened Tuesday morning.

A Border Patrol official confirmed they are investigating an incident at 329 W. Missouri Avenue.

Border Patrol stash house apprehensions has accounted for 6,700 migrants nationwide from 375 stash houses since January – up 500% from the previous year.

(Read more at KFOX)

Looks like this may be a trend

As long as Biden keeps the door open and keeps putting out the candy bowl, this will keep happening.

Maybe we can keep up some other trends (like humor).

 

The who, what, how, why, and where of illegal immigration now


Who: it is not just Mexicans, Central, and South Americans coming across our border

Invasion of the “extra-continentals”

The Christian Broadcast Network outlines the other nationalities (other than Mexican, Central, and South Americans) who are flooding our Southern border.

OSFOf the nearly 200,000 migrants coming to the US southern border each month, an increasing number are what’s called “extra-continentals.” They’re coming from around the globe, and they’re getting helped on their way by an unlikely source. 

On her June trip to Guatemala, Vice President Kamala Harris’ message to illegal migrants was a clear reversal of the Biden administration’s previous messaging.

“I believe if you come to our border, you will be turned back. Do not come. Do not come,” Harris said.

That suggestion doesn’t appear to be working especially on the Mexico/Guatemala border, in a place appropriately named “Smuggler’s Path.” 

The Suchiate River is very high right now because it’s the rainy season. People often make the dangerous trek on foot during the dry season. During the rainy season, migrants have to use boats to cross between the two countries. It’s technically illegal, but local people use boats to get to work or to go shopping in one country or the other. Now, however, if the crossers are migrants, they have to turn themselves in on the Mexican side.

Migrants cross the river at a rate of thousands per day, choking the streets of Mexico’s southernmost city, Tapachula.

Most of these migrants are not fleeing persecution, a claim required to qualify for asylum in the US. Generally speaking, the goal is simply the search for a better job. And that’s where true family separation begins.

Jairo, a Guatemalan migrant said, “I just called my wife, and when I called them, I was crying because I hear my little son crying, ‘Dad, come back.’ But I can’t.” 

The major drivers behind this wave are groups dedicated to streamlining illegal immigration into the US. That includes the U.N.-affiliated International Organization for Migration, which employs more than 9,000 worldwide and has a budget of almost two billion dollars. Its stated mission is to promote humane and orderly migration, which is helped along by tens of millions of US taxpayer dollars and grants from the likes of George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.

(Read more at the Christian Broadcast Network)

On conservative radio, I have heard border interviews of Romanians

Similar to the interviews I heard on a conservative radio station, Blasting News reported in a 31 May 2021 article how Romanians had shown up at Joe Biden’s porous Southern border. I encourage you to go to that article and view the video and read the account.

What: the military has become Biden’s clandestine transportation service for illegal aliens

Tucker Carlson reports Biden administration using Texas Air Force base to transport illegal immigrants “secretly”

The Washington Examiner reviews the findings of Tucker Carlson who reported how Laughlin Air Force base has been found to have become a nexus for the distribution of illegal aliens.

Tucker Carlson reported President Joe Biden’s administration is using Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas to transport illegal immigrants “secretly,” citing leaked correspondence.

The Fox News host posted an image of an email, which appeared to be from Lt. Colonel Matthew Burrows, that alerted members of the base that “passenger aircraft” would be utilizing runways under the direction of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Border Patrol. Carlson said on Wednesday the correspondence was obtained from a “whistleblower,” adding the information was confirmed by the Pentagon.

“Over the next few days, weeks or months you may see passenger aircraft on our ramp transporting undocumented non-citizens,” the email read in part. “Please review the attached public affairs guidance on this issue.”

The correspondence pointed recipients to a statement that would be issued if inquiries were made.

“In coordination with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Del Rio Border Patrol will be using the Laughlin AFB runway to transport undocumented non-citizens via a Boeing 737,” it read.

Burrows also told service members not to take pictures of the events, according to the correspondence.

“Do not take photographs and refrain from posting anything on social media,” he said. “If anyone asks you about it, refer them to public affairs.”

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Under the swamp that ushered Biden to power, the military has become a socialist heaven

For those of us who value freedom, it should be alarming that an unelected general should be willing to talk of staging a coup against a duly-elected president; should attempt to gain power over the FBI, CIA, and other agencies; and would work to turn the military into a socialist/left wing camp. However, with General Milley, that seems to have happened. Therefore, to have millions of illegal aliens distributed clandestinely across the nation (and done so illegally) should come as no surprise to us.

How: Democrats plan to use budget reconciliation to push through amnesty

Republicans sound the alarm on Democrats’ amnesty push for illegal immigrants in $3.5 trillion budget package

Fox News speaks to the plan by Democrats to include amnesty for illegal aliens into the budget reconciliation bill that they will pass without Republican support.

Republicans are sounding the alarm over a Democratic push to include amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants in their budget reconciliation proposal, with the possibility that the effort could get through without the need for any Republican support.

“Conservatives need to focus on a critical fight that hasn’t gotten enough attention: the Democrats’ effort to stuff amnesty into a reconciliation bill,” Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., tweeted Tuesday as part of a lengthy thread.

“Democrats are trying to sneak mass amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants through Congress under the cover of their budget scheme,” Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., tweeted. “They hope you won’t notice.”

Democrats announced earlier this week they have agreed to a $3.5 trillion budget resolution, which would advance a number of top liberal priorities. 

(Read more at Fox News)

Like Obamacare, this could go through without Republican votes

Like the “defund the police” movement of the Democrats (falsely attributed to their foes), I fully expect them to try to link this to Republicans.

Why: the reason Biden has killed Title 42 in order to really open the illegal alien floodgates

Representative Brian Babin: the “shell game” on the border and the end of Title 42

The Epoch Times interviews Representative Babin as he explains the end game of the Biden regime as they seek to eliminate Title 42.

“Processing and facilitating the release of illegal immigrants into the United States—that’s what they consider to be progress,” says Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) in reference to the Biden administration. He describes a “shell game” on the border in which crowds of immigrants are shuffled from one facility to another without solving the root problems.

We discuss the border crisis, the reversal of Trump-era border policies, and what Rep. Babin expects the end of Title 42 will look like.

Jan Jekielek: Congressman Brian Babin, such a pleasure to have you back on American Thought Leaders.

Rep. Brian Babin: Jan, it’s always good to be with you and especially here in Dallas at CPAC.

Mr. Jekielek: We talked last time in March and of course, you’re the head of the Border Security Caucus, and you were raising some pretty serious alarm bells. Here we are in mid-July. How has everything changed? Where are we at right now?

Rep. Babin: We’re pretty much in the same position, except more migrants, more bedlam, more chaos. We saw that the vice president finally made her way down to the border after being named as the border security czar or chief by President Biden. It took her that long, nearly a hundred days to get down there. When she went, instead of going to the real hotspot in the Rio Grande Valley sector, she went 500 miles away to the El Paso sector, and quite frankly, it was a photo op.

And then, when asked if there had been progress made down there, she said, “Yes, there’s been extreme progress made.” After further questioning, we find out that that progress in her book, and then I guess in all the Democrats’ minds, is that processing and facilitating the release of illegal immigrants into the United States. That’s what they consider to be progress.

This is what’s happening. Our border is wide open, and they have done away with all of the great provisions and policies of the Trump administration, who worked so extremely hard.

They had their challenging moments in 2019, and they more than met the challenge with the migrant protection protocols, asylum cooperative agreements, Title 42, building the wall, and a declaration of disaster for the nation. All of that’s being reversed or already has been reversed by the Biden administration in a disastrous manner.

Mr. Jekielek: You mentioned Title 42. This is something that’s actually in place now. From what I understand, it’s at the end of the month that it’s set to expire. Just tell me, what is Title 42, for the benefit of our audience?

Rep. Babin: Sure. Title 42 is a public health directive that enables the CDC director to turn back people who are trying to come in and seek asylum in the United States. By the way, probably 8 out of 10, maybe even 9 out of 10 of these asylum seekers don’t have credible fear, and they’re ultimately turned down by immigration courts. But nevertheless, they’re coming in and seeking asylum.

During the pandemic, during the Trump administration COVID pandemic, they were able to turn these people back because of a fear and danger of them infecting American citizens. Quite reasonable, common sense, especially during a lockdown when people are having to wear a mask and are not at work.

Many of the people that are coming in during this Biden administration, there is no question that many of them have been released COVID positive. [Title 42] is going to be done away with by the Biden administration at the end of this month.

Mr. Jekielek: Let’s say that provision ends, what happens?

Rep. Babin: There goes the last great tool that our border authorities have of turning back the caravans, the hordes of people. The cartels are simply defacto in charge of our border. They’re human trafficking, they’re bringing people in, they’re bringing drugs—fentanyl, for example, one of the deadliest drugs on the face of this planet.

I’m a healthcare practitioner, I can tell you, fentanyl is a substitute for heroin for many drug addicts, but so much more powerful, a hundred times more potent, just a small, small dose can kill you. Historically, we’ve had probably 70,000 Americans a year dying of overdoses. In just the last year or two, we’re up to 90,000 Americans a year dying of drug overdoses.

And now the Biden administration very, very foolishly—like they’ve done away with many other things: they stopped the construction of the border wall, they’ve stopped the migrant protection protocols, done away with the declaration of disaster, of national emergency rather—now they’re going to do away with this final Title 42, which is a great tool in the toolkit for controlling our border.

So you will have more people coming in, I think, which will result in more mayhem, bedlam, chaos, overloading our facilities, diversion tactics by the cartels to send more people in. They’re not going to be sent back because Title 42 is going by the wayside.

They’ll pull more border patrol agents off the line to take care of these people that are coming in, the family units, the UACs, the unaccompanied children, leaving gaps in the border.

We have gates that were unfinished. Our border patrol is even having to pay the salaries to station border patrol agents at these open gates, rather than facilitating their completion of their construction so that they can at least close the gate. They’re not able to do that.

More people will be coming in; fewer people will be sent back. That means you’re going to have more drugs, more human trafficking, more bedlam, more chaos, and fewer border patrol agents that are manning the border on the wall right there on the front lines. They’re going to be taking care of children, taking care of families, transporting illegals here and there. That’s how that works.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

For Biden to eliminate Title 42 while he harps on variants of COVID is unconscionable

Joe Biden’s penchant for harping on COVID vaccinations only gets overshadowed by the penchant of the press to ignore the conflicts created by the Biden administration. Be it the Title 42/COVID conflict or the transparency/Hunter laptop conflict, the in-the-hip-pocket press will ignore it.

“Why” #2: Biden wants to import poor, uneducated, and compliant people tending toward socialism

Biden rejects Cubans who are rejecting socialism

The Washington Examiner reports on the way Governor DeSantis has slammed Biden for his double standard on Cuba.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took aim at President Joe Biden’s immigration policies over the weekend, accusing the administration of having a double standard when it comes to allowing Cuban migrants.

“They have a hundred-times stronger case for political persecution leaving a communist dictatorship than the other migrants who are coming across the border who are basically coming across the border because they want more economic opportunity,” DeSantis said during an appearance in Texas on Saturday.

“It’s a double standard, but honest, it’s something we expected because I do think a lot of their border policies are very political in nature in its intent,” he added.

The governor’s remarks come as his state has sent 50 law enforcement agents to Texas to assist with the border crisis, which DeSantis warned had implications for states across the country.

“Where the federal government is failing, Texas is having to step up, and Florida and other states are helping,” DeSantis told Fox News host Jesse Watters.

DeSantis argued that the Biden administration has given illegal migrants the option to go anywhere in the country once they cross the border, oftentimes assisting the migrants with bus tickets to their desired destination without approval from that state’s governor.

“Most of the people that are Florida folks have admitted their ultimate destination is the state of Florida,” he said. “So this has huge implications, not just for our country as a whole but states like my own, where a lot of these folks are going to end up coming illegally.”

“When they get turned over to the feds, what the feds are essentially doing is giving them a bus ticket and letting them go where they want to go,” the governor added.

The Republican warned that current immigration policies will have lasting implications for states around the country, which will be forced to adjust policies for public schools and social services to accommodate the migrants.

On Friday, Customs and Border Protection officials said there were nearly 190,000 migrant encounters at the border in June, bringing the total number of migrant encounters in fiscal year 2021 to over 1 million.

(Read about the discovered primary destination of the illegals at the Washington Examiner)

Sounds like Biden might be trying to convert a former swing state into a blue bastion

By possibly sprinkling enough socialist-leaning illegals across Florida’s Republican counties, Biden hopes to turn Florida into another socialist heaven like New York.

Where: all over America (but especially in Red states)

Catch-and-bus: thousands of freed border-crossing immigrants are dispersing across America

The Center for Immigration Studies documented the beginning of a trend that extended to a point where up to 80% of some flights out of McAllen, Texas were of illegal aliens and then extended to the flights mentioned in the article above on Laughlin AFB.

On a recent evening with the night ahead looking long, an idling charter bus parked on a lot prepared to disperse a new kind of import throughout the American landscape.

The bus and a small van nearby were packed with 60 or so mostly Haitian families fresh out of the Rio Grande from their illegal crossings.

After testing negative for Covid and other processing, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security had given them legal documents and released them to a local nongovernmental organization, the Val Verde Border Humanitarian Coalition, just blocks from the river in this south Texas border town.

For another day or so, coalition volunteers helped them arrange to wire in money for bus tickets and lodging in the cities to which the buses will take them. Like at least 20 other buses that had each carried 50 people in just the first three weeks of March, this one soon rumbled onto the long road from this Texas border town carrying happy, chattering passengers to new American lives in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach in Florida, as well as Newark, N.J.

“They feel happy because they’re in the United States,” said Lorenzo Ortiz of the El Buen Samaritano Migrante church, who helps coordinate the daily bus rides from Del Rio to where the new immigrants say they want to go. “They want to get as soon as possible to their destination. They’re all going to apply for asylum. They’re all good people.”

(Read much more at the Center for Immigration Studies)

These illegal aliens are not only being distributed by bus, but by commercial airlines (paid by America), and by the military

How many times have you seen these tweets on the buses:


How many times have you read these tweets on the paid-for air tickets:


Have you seen this tweet?

You may have noticed that I did not include “when” in my title

The when is now.

 

All this happens regarding Cuba. Still, Biden sits and barely does anything.


Protesters in Miami and Houston shut down thoroughfares in support of Cuban protests

Cuban American protesters shut down expressway in Miami, blame Biden for lack of support

Fox News reports in a 13 July 2021 article how anti-communist protesters shut down an expressway.

cuban-american-protesters-shut-down-expressway-in-miami-blame-biden-for-lack-of-supportHundreds of Cuban American protesters blocked a major expressway in Miami on Tuesday demanding President Biden do more to support the people of Cuba. 

“We need Biden’s support,” one man with a Cuban flag draped over his back told Fox News. “We haven’t gotten support from the president. So, we are trying to fight, to finish with the communism.”

Heavy rains did not stop many who police turned away when they reached the highway. The crowd chanted “SOS Cuba” as a line of cars forced to a standstill honked their horns.

Anti-government protests broke out in Cuba on Sunday as the communist island nation faces an economic crisis. At least 100 demonstrators, including activists and journalists, have been detained, Reuters reported.

“Biden, you should listen to the people here, the elected officials that are Cubans and know what is best for the people in Cuba,” a woman with a sweatshirt covering her head from the rain told Fox News in Miami. “So just hear us out and try to come together to see what we can do.” 

Biden praised Cuban protesters Monday. 

“We stand with the Cuban people and their clarion call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and economic suffering to which they have been subjected by Cuba’s authoritarian regime,” Biden said in a statement.

(Read more at Fox News)

Had I not turned to a conservative radio station, I would not have heard about the Miami protest

I would expect the people of Miami to protest in support of their friends and relatives in Cuba. However, that did not get mentioned in the national main-stream media that I breezed past. In fact, when searching online four days after all of this started (on Thursday, 15 July 2021), I only found one article  out of the Miami Herald referring to the Miami protest, but no references to other protests in support of Cuba.

Could it be that the media don’t want to show us how some have become dissatisfied with socialism just as Biden and his Chinese overlords try to march us into socialism? Could it be that AOC, Omar, Pressley, and Tliab have been stunned into silence with the knowledge that they truly can be called “useful idiots?”

Houston demonstrators blocked Southwest Freeway during rush hour to support Cuban protests

NBC affiliate KPRC reports in a 13 July 2021 article how anti-communist protesters shut down the Southwest Freeway (I-59 in Houston).

A group of protesters blocked the Southwest Freeway during rush hour Tuesday afternoon.

Several videos showed the protesters in southwest Houston as they demanded an end to dictatorship in Cuba. Police said the group was in support of #cubaSOS and was making its way to City Hall.

(Read more at KPRC)

We heard for over a year about the killing of a thief, junkie, and gun toting felon

How long will the press ignore calls for the end to the socialist system that has killed untold numbers, imprisoned many, and thrown a full nation into captivity?

Musician Pitbull posts impassioned appeal for swift assistance for Cubans

Fox News mentions the efforts of Musician Pitbull as he seeks to get assistance for the freedom-seeking Cubans.

Pitbull, the Grammy-winning musician, took to Twitter on Wednesday to urge his 25 million followers to support the historic protests that have broken out in Cuba, which has been under communist rule for decades.

“We need to get creative, we need to figure out solutions while they’re [anti-government protesters] losing their lives over there, literally, for something that we wake up every day and appreciate, which is freedom,” the singer, who is Cuban-American and whose real name is Armando Christian Perez, said. 

He continued, “This isn’t about politics, it’s about saving lives,” he said. “It is about unity, not division, and the bottom line is about taking action.”

Cuban authorities confirmed Tuesday that one person has died during demonstrations that have shaken the island in recent days by protesting over food shortages, high prices and other grievances against the government.

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel on Wednesday acknowledged shortcomings in his government’s handling of shortages and of neglecting certain sectors, but he urged Cubans to not act with hate — a reference to violence during recent street protests. This was seen as a stark departure from when he called on revolutionaries to take to the streets to counter the protests on Sunday.

(Read more at Fox News)

Just when Biden had made such strides toward socialism by way of his executive order on limiting business mergers — now this happens

Biden’s COVID lockdowns had seemed to have assured his sweep into socialism. Churches had been shut down. Selective, liberal box stores had been allowed to remain open while conservative mom-and-pop stores were shutdown.

BidenTakesALeadInExOrdersAdditionally, if you believe CNN, Biden was long on his way to establishing himself as the first American dictator by proclaiming a record 52 executive orders within the first 100 days.

This stands to reason with Biden (considering that he probably has several socialist “underlings” doing the actual work of creating the executive orders, writing the responses to current events, and planning out the cheat sheets and teleprompter text that must be idiot proof). Therefore, it also seems logical that, while this Cuban protest may have slowed the move to socialism, it will not stop it. Not with the Communist Chinese pushing Biden to promote socialism in America and paying the Cuban leadership to keep it in Cuba. (Or do I have that 180 degrees out?)

Although the points made above may stand logically, the primary reason I included the article in the first place was to point out that one artist was supporting Cuban freedom (since so much of our culture seems to be built around the imitation of acts of artists). I hoped that — by bringing light to this one artist — news of his support for Cuban freedom would be communicated from the logical readers of blogs to the feelers who these readers know. From there, we might show real change for Cuba.

Communist China’s TikTok blacklists Cuban anti-communist video

Breitbart reports on how China’s TikTok has blacklists an anti-communist video on Cuba.

Social media users are calling out TikTok, saying the Chinese-owned social media platform has banned a video that shows Cuban citizens protesting against their communist government.

“Why would @tiktok_us remove videos & suspend accounts showing regime atrocities in #Cuba? BECAUSE ITS OWNED BY COMMUNIST #China!” tweeted Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Wednesday.

Rubio was reacting to another Twitter user, who shared a video of what appears to be anti-communist protests, and Cubans standing up to the communist regime — a video that the social media user says “TikTok keeps removing.”

(Read details about TikTok’s owner and about Twitter at Breitbart)

Of course, TikTok was not the only social media platform cutting support to those with whom it disagrees

Do I have to remind you that Twitter and Facebook banned President Trump and many others who supported narratives that ran against the liberal word of the day?

W.H.O. Subsidiary (aka CCP mouthpiece) Discourages Cuba Protests over Coronavirus

Breitbart reported in a 15 July 2021 article that a World Health Organization subsidiary discouraged Cuban protests (when the cover story was COVID).

The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), the Americas subsidiary of the World Health Organization (W.H.O.), discouraged anti-communist protests in Cuba in a statement Wednesday, claiming they elevate the risk of spreading Chinese coronavirus.

PAHO’s statement appeared to contradict the W.H.O.’s active support of riots in the United States throughout summer 2020 in response to alleged racism in the country. At the time, W.H.O. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus responded to mass assemblies of people, many of them violent, by asserting that his agency “fully supports equality and the global movement against racism.”

Unlike in summer 2020, however, many countries of the world now have access to experimental vaccines, many of which have shown a significant ability to limit the spread of Chinese coronavirus. The Cuban communist regime claims to have two vaccine candidates in advanced development and began pediatric clinical trials for one of them, the “Abdala” experiment, on Thursday.

PAHO is currently embroiled in legal litigation over its ties to the Castro regime. Cuban slave doctors forced to work in Brazil sued the agency in 2018 for signing onto an agreement between Cuba and the then-socialist government of Brazil to ship hundreds of doctors to the country. The doctors did not receive payments for their work, they alleged, and the Castro regime forced them to engage in espionage and communist agitation. PAHO signing onto the agreement prevented conservative lawmakers in Brazil from rejecting it and offered a shield to the Brazilian government should the United States take measures in response to Brazil enriching an enemy state.

Thousands of Cubans began taking the streets of the island nation’s biggest cities on Sunday, flooding as many as 60 municipalities across the country with peaceful marches demanding an end to the 62-year-old communist regime. Authorities responded to the protests with violent repression that included reports of opening fire on crowds of protesters, beating them publicly, and, later, door-to-door raids shooting people in their homes and dragging them out to unknown locations. Protests reportedly continued into Wednesday, but Cuban government officials cut off access to social media, making it difficult for citizens to share videos and other images of the protests and corresponding repression.

(Read more on how the protests and responses progressed at Breitbart)

In a situation like this, China can’t win

On one hand, China gets the blame for the coronavirus they launched on the world. On the other hand, they lose a client state.

Black Lives Matter blames the U.S. and praises the Cuban regime

Fox news comments on how BLM blamed America and praised the Cuban regime.

Black Lives Matter faced fierce criticism late Wednesday after posting a statement that blasted the U.S. and praised Cuba’s government while the island was destabilized by historic protests and violent crackdowns.

The statement – originally posted on Instagram and later tweeted and retweeted – blamed the U.S. embargo for the country’s instability and credited the Cuban government for historically granting “Black revolutionaries” asylum.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, was quick to rebuke an initial tweet that linked to the statement.

“The extortionist ring known as the Black Lives Matter organization took a break today from shaking down corporations for millions & buying themselves mansions to share their support for the Communist regime in #Cuba,” Rubio tweeted.

Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc.’s tweet echoed Díaz-Canel’s early statements that blamed the U.S. embargo for the country’s economic devastation. Cuba is going through its worst economic crisis in decades and is also facing a resurgence of coronavirus cases. 

(Read more hashing of the statement and then some of the reaction at Fox news)

Now, the cartoons

See no communism, …

SeeNOHearNO

The Texas Democrat position explained

Explained

Equal exchange

EqualExchange

Jim Crow Joe

JimCrowJoe

 

Biden drops and drops new records


Biden-Harris regime takes lying about migrants at the border to a new level

The Washington Times commented in a 28 June 2021 article how the Biden-Harris regime has taken lying about the border to a new level.

All politicians tell lies, but the Biden-Harris administration is taking lies to a new level. They now want us to disbelieve what we can see.

To paraphrase a quote attributed to the 19th-century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, there are lies, damn lies … and then there is Vice President Kamala Harris.

More than 90 days after being tasked to stem the record flow of migrants into the U.S., Harris finally went to the southern border, falsely claiming, “We’ve made progress.” She visited El Paso, Texas, while the real problem is in the Rio Grande Valley. Clearly, neither she nor her handlers wanted pictures of people wading, walking and jumping fences to get into the U.S. with her there.

Instead, Ms. Harris found a safe place where she talked with border control officers, who have been overwhelmed by migrants in places where she was not. Predictably, she blamed the Trump administration for causing the problem when, in fact, former President Trump claimed to be on the way to a solution. Mr. Trump and a few House Republicans are scheduled to visit the border on Wednesday, leading some to wonder if Ms. Harris was trying to upstage him.

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said the real problems along the border are less in El Paso than in areas not protected by the unfinished border wall. Mr. Abbott said Ms. Harris would “fail in her mission if she refuses to speak to residents of the Del Rio sector whose homes and ranches are being overrun by gangs and smugglers.”

Mr. Abbott has pledged a $250 million “down payment” to resume construction of the wall. Governors in Florida, Arizona and Nebraska have dispatched law enforcement officers to Texas to support local officers and the border patrol.

What frustrates and contributes to the anger many Americans feel toward their government is that solutions exist, but many politicians refuse to apply them. Recent TV interviews with migrants have shown they were motivated to come because they believed President Biden is making it easier for them to be admitted.

Ms. Harris’ recent speech in which she said, “do not come, do not come” had about as much credibility as Bill Clinton’s denial of sex with Monica Lewinsky.

There are critics who say this is part of a plan by Democrats to “import” new voters and make the party a permanent majority. That may be part of it, but I suspect another reason is to undermine the values and traditions that built and have sustained this country from the beginning. There are those secular progressives who speak and behave as if they hate America and would be happy to see it brought down to the level of other countries or destroyed outright. What better way to do this than to dilute those values and traditions by importing foreigners?

(Read more on the redefinition of terms at the Washington Times)

But that was before Joe compared the Texas law to the civil war

Whether it sprang out of his dementia or came from one of the socialist thugs directing him, we do not know. However, as documented by the Wall Street Journal, Joe has taken the side of Democrats who have run from their sworn duties and are blocking the democratic process in Texas.

Furthermore, Joe and these Democrats have put their full backing behind an anti-Constitutional idea of federalizing elections. As additionally noted by the Wall Street Journal:

BidenConfederacyThe Democratic narrative on voting is becoming unglued. “The 21st-century Jim Crow assault is real,” President Biden claimed Tuesday. “We’re facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War—that’s not hyperbole,” he said in the same speech. “The Confederates back then never breached the Capitol, as insurrectionists did on January the 6th.”

As Mr. Biden apparently sees it, the latest Civil War is in Texas, where state lawmakers want to make voting “so hard and inconvenient that they hope people don’t vote at all.” On Monday more than 50 Democrats from the Texas House absconded to Washington, D.C., to deny their chamber a quorum. “I left because I am tired of sitting as a hostage,” one lawmaker told the awaiting press at Dulles airport, “while Republicans strip away the rights of my constituents to vote.”

This partisan rhetoric is detached from the facts. We’ve already gone through the misrepresentations of Georgia’s and Florida’s voting laws. What’s proposed in Texas? First, the bills would end two practices that Harris County pioneered last year amid the pandemic: drive-through voting and 24-hour voting. These options were used disproportionately by nonwhites. Perhaps they made sense when every Texan was urged to stay six feet from every other Texan.

But if the Legislature doesn’t want them to be permanent, then reverting to the pre-Covid status quo of 2019 is not some epochal loss for voting rights. Gov. Greg Abbott argues that drive-through voting breaks the traditional privacy of the polling booth. “Are you going to have people in the car with you?” he asked. “It could be somebody from your employer or somebody else who may have some coercive effect on the way that you would cast your ballot.”

(Read more at the Wall Street Journal)

Mr. Biden should try comparing Delaware voting law to the proposed Texas law. Both current and the proposed Texas law has early voting. Delaware law does not. In fact, the proposed Texas law lengthens the early voting period and adds more time on Sunday for voting.

Additionally, liberal states like Colorado hold mail-in voter identification requirements that match the proposed Texas law (where the voter would need to provide a photocopy of his or her state-issued identification card or write in their card number).

I guess we can expect tag-team lying from the Biden regime members as they try to keep us confused as to what we are trying to defend. What is next? Will they insist that Republicans came up with CRT? Will they blame Christians for same-sex marriage? Neither of these are more ludicrous than their lies about Republicans defunding the police or preventing minorities from voting.

Texas sheriffs sue Biden over ICE restrictions and plummeting deportations

The Daily Wire reported in a 5 July 2021 article that Texas sheriffs have sued the Biden regime over its lack of enforcement of border law.

A group of Texas sheriffs sued the Biden administration last week for restricting the authority of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to take and deport illegal immigrants.

Sheriffs from the border counties of Kinney, Edwards, McMullen, and Hudspeth in Texas along with an association of ICE officers accused the Biden administration of violating federal immigration law with its restrictions on ICE operations.

“As part of President Joe Biden’s pledge to take a more humane approach to immigration enforcement compared to the harsh policies of former President Donald Trump, the Biden administration issued a memo Feb. 18 directing ICE to focus on deporting immigrants who are national security or terrorist threats, gang members, those who have been convicted of certain aggravated felonies and any that entered the country after Nov. 1,” Courthouse News reports. “ICE officers who want to take into custody jailed immigrants falling outside those categories must first obtain approval from their bosses.”

The lawsuit states that the Biden administration’s action has blocked ICE agents from taking into custody illegal immigrants accused of crimes such as human trafficking and drug smuggling.

“Since the issuance of the February 18 Memorandum, ICE officers have been unable to take custody of, or issue detainer requests for, dangerous criminal aliens whose detention is mandated by the [Immigration and Nationality Act]. Specifically, detention is required for aliens who have committed or been convicted of numerous crimes other than aggravated felonies, such as: crimes of moral turpitude, crimes involving controlled substances, human trafficking, money laundering, and certain firearm offenses,” the lawsuit states.

(Read more at the Daily Wire)

Some harm by Biden cannot be undone

The Western Journal points out how Dementia Joe has reeked irreparable harm on Texas counties.

Immigration has been a top priority for Democrats, which is why President Joe Biden has taken such drastic action on the matter since entering office.

In the first weeks of his presidency, Biden has already issued at least eight proclamations and executive orders regarding his desired changes to immigration policies in the United States.

Yet by reversing many of former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and relaxing the rules at the border, some argue that Biden is doing serious damage to the country.

“The memo that I received this last week — it’s essentially a defund [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] by memo, by memorandum, that was sent out by David Pekoske on Jan. 20, 2021,” Sheriff A.J. Louderback of Jackson County, Texas, told Tucker Carlson on Fox News’ Monday night segment of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Louderback said the memo was “particularly devastating” — not just for the state of Texas, but for America as a whole. He added that it sends a powerful and unfortunate message to people looking to illegally enter the country.

“It’s a message to the world: You can come here illegally, you can commit crimes here against Americans and remain here illegally,” he said.

Louderback is absolutely correct. According to a Monday Fox News report, Biden will prohibit ICE from deporting illegal immigrants when they commit certain crimes.

“ICE would cease to pursue deportations of convicted drug criminals, DUI drivers, low-level assaulters, fraudsters and thieves, according to a memo from acting director Tae Johnson obtained earlier by the Washington Post,” the outlet said.

(Read of the three additional points of concern for most Americans at the Western Journal)

However, now that I think of it, what is a little more addiction to fentanyl, a few more million hoards over our borders that we cannot support — all when you think of the “war on poverty” that broke up so many families (especially the Black family)? What are these impositions in comparison to the millions killed in abortuaries?

What’s more: the real impositions have been borne out by communities that the Left purports to help. Considering that most abortuaries (translate that “Planned Parenthood” offices) find themselves situated in minority communities —  that couldn’t be racist or by design, could it?

Virginia gives illegal immigrants in-state tuition at public colleges and aid for private universities

Judicial Watch reports that Virginia has committed to giving illegal immigrants in-state tuition at public colleges and aid for private universities.

Starting this fall Virginia will offer illegal immigrants discounted in-state tuition at taxpayer-funded colleges as well as financial aid to attend private universities. This month the state’s governor, Ralph Northam, signed the new law during a heavily publicized visit to Marymount University, a private Arlington college with an enrollment of about 3,200. “These students have grown up in our communities across Virginia,” the Democrat lawmaker said during the signing. “They’ve attended the same schools as their classmates and neighbors, they have taken the same tests, they have played on the same teams, eaten in the same lunch rooms and even gone to the same dances. They are valued members of our communities, and they are Virginians in every sense of the word except for immigration status – something that was chosen for them, not by them, by families just wanting a better life for their children.”

Virginia has 15 public four-year universities, according to its State Council of Higher Education, and dozens of private institutions that will help educate illegal immigrants on taxpayer dime. While more than a dozen other states offer illegal aliens discounted tuition at public universities, Virginia is taking it a step further by also doling out money for a private education. The money will flow through a special program called Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) that annually provides tens of thousands of legal state residents with grants to attend private institutions of higher learning. To be eligible, candidates must be a domiciliary resident of Virginia as defined by the state code, which essentially says individuals shall establish by “clear and convincing evidence” domicile in the Commonwealth for a period of at least one year immediately succeeding the establishment of domiciliary intent. It is not clear what if any changes will be made to the code so illegal immigrants meet the criteria.

More than 12,370 undocumented students are enrolled in higher education in Virginia and the state sees 2,000 illegal immigrants graduate high school annually, according to the Higher Ed Immigration Portal, a platform that tracks and supports undocumented and international students in the U.S. Additionally, Virginia has an illegal immigrant population of 265,830, the group’s figures show. The nonprofit claims that its mission is to build a diverse movement of partners and stakeholders advocating alongside immigrant and international students. Its goal is to expand access to higher education, degree completion, and post-graduate career success. “The U.S. is home to more than 427,000 undocumented students enrolled in higher education,” the portal states. “In their pursuit of higher education, undocumented students actively ready themselves to fill critical skill shortages and become better positioned to support their families, communities, and the U.S. economy.”

At least 19 states offer illegal immigrants discounted tuition typically reserved for legal residents, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Seventeen of them— Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington—passed laws to offer the perk. In two states—Oklahoma and Rhode Island—the Board of Regents allows it. In 2013, the University of Hawaii’s Board of Regents and the University of Michigan’s Board of Regents adopted similar policies granting illegal aliens in-state tuition at their school. A year later Virginia’s attorney general enacted a policy giving in-state tuition to illegal immigrants protected by a controversial Obama amnesty program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). At the time more than 8,000 illegal immigrants qualified for the taxpayer benefit. The attorney general proclaimed that it was the right thing to do because the illegal immigrants are “Virginians” and the state “should extend them an opportunity for an affordable education.” Three states—Arizona, Georgia, and Indiana—have passed laws prohibiting illegal immigrants from receiving discounted in-state-tuition rates.

Last year Virginia passed a law granting illegal immigrants special driver’s licenses.

(Read more at Judicial Watch)

Actually, this is fine with me. As long as the liberal states want to attract the illegals, they can.

If California, Virginia, and states like them want to enact laws that will attract illegal aliens, then they can. However, they should not expect me to bail them out when they fail economically. That is all I ask.

Judicial Watch sues the Biden administration for information on illegal aliens dispersed across America and COVID-19

As reported by Judicial Watch, a suit has been filed against the Biden administration seeking to find data on the illegal aliens spread across America (especially in regard to whether those aliens are COVID-19 infected).

The lawsuit was filed after HHS failed to respond to an April 15, 2021, FOIA request seeking access to:

All technical guidance provided to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement related to the transmission, testing, mitigation, and/or treatment of COVID-19 for undocumented immigrants who are in or are released from Department of Homeland Security and/or Customs and Border Patrol custody.

The FOIA request was prompted by the April 15 congressional testimony of Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. In her testimony, Dr. Walensky said: “The CDC is providing technical assistance to the Office of Refugee Resettlement for the people who are leaving the DHS [Department of Homeland Security] and Customs and Border Protection.”

(Read more at Judicial Watch)

This will be an interesting item to watch.

Although I fully expect the Biden regime to drag their heels and do everything to thwart their having to comply with this item of law, I will watch for developments on this with expectation.

Nearly half of an McAllen flight was taken by illegal aliens (paid by U.S. taxpayer dollars)

With a hat tip to OANN personality Jenn Pellegrino, we find that (on 27 March 2021), 40% of the flight was held by illegal aliens with envelopes saying “I do not speak English.”



Another conservative reporter who was following Kamala Harris to El Paso reported half of another flight was of illegals

While listening to a morning drive-time radio host out of Dallas, the radio reporter who went from Dallas to El Paso (to cover the Kamala Harris visit to El Paso) said that half of the flight out of El Paso had been filled with illegals.

Harris border visit was visibly only about the optics

One America News Network comments on how the recent visit by Kamala Harris to El Paso was done only for the optics.

Former acting Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Mark Morgan has blasted Kamala Harris’s border visit as all show and no substance. In interviews on Friday, Morgan said Harris’s visit was driven by optics and argued she failed to visit an area of the border where the crisis has been at its worst.

Instead of El Paso, Morgan said she should have gone to the epicenter of the crisis in the Rio Grande Valley if she truly wanted a meaningful understanding of what has been going on. Morgan added the move was to turn anger over the border off of Joe Biden and onto Harris.

“I think this was done by intention, by the President to really distance himself,” he explained. “If you look, as soon as Vice President Harris was named czar, her staff tried to distance herself from the southwest border crisis to say she was just there to develop root causes.”

After being appointed as the nation’s border czar, Harris repeatedly ignored calls from lawmakers to make a trip to witness the crisis first-hand. For this reason, she has also been accused of only making her appearance in El Paso due to President Trump’s recently announced plans to visit the southern border with Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas).

(Read more on Mr. Morgan’s response to Kamala Harris at One America News Network)