By Bethany Blankley
President Joe Biden doesn’t want Republican officials interfering with his immigration policies, saying their initiative to send people north from the border is “playing politics” and “un-American.”
Speaking at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute gala in Washington, D.C., Thursday night, he said: “Instead of working with us on solutions, Republicans are playing politics with human beings using them as props. What they are doing is simply wrong. It’s un-American. It’s reckless.”
He didn’t mention any governors by name but made the remarks after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent two buses to Vice President Kamala Harris’ Washington, D.C., residence after she made remarks on Sunday that “the border is secure.”
They also came after Abbott bused more than 10,000 people to Washington, D.C., New York City and Chicago and after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis flew people who’d illegally entered the U.S. and arrived in Florida to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.
“We have a process in place to manage migrants at the border,” Biden said. “We’re working to make sure it’s safe and orderly and humane.
“Republican officials should not interfere with that process by waging these political stunts. It’s long overdue for Senate Republicans to come to the table and provide a pathway for citizens, for dreamers, those in temporary status, farm workers and essential workers. We need to modernize our laws so businesses can get workers they need and families don’t have to wait decades to be brought back together.”
At a news conference on Thursday, DeSantis said, “In Florida, we take what is happening at the southern border seriously. We are not a sanctuary state, and we will gladly facilitate the transport of illegal immigrants to sanctuary jurisdictions.
“Biden would fly people in the middle of the night, dump them all across this country,” he continued. “There was no warning on any of this. And all of those people in D.C. and New York were beating their chests when [Donald] Trump was president, saying they were so proud to be sanctuary jurisdictions. Saying how bad it was to have a secure border.
“The minute even a small fraction of what those border towns deal with every day is brought to their front door, they all of a sudden go berserk and they’re so upset that this is happening. It just shows you, you know, their virtue signaling is a fraud.”
Abbott said on Thursday, “We’re sending migrants to her [Vice President Harris] backyard to call on the Biden administration to do its job and secure the border.”
Abbott also tweeted a video of a man who was bused to the vice president’s residence who told Fox News, “Everybody believes that the border is open. It’s open because we enter. We come in, free.”
When asked, “It’s open to come in illegally right?” The man responded, “Illegally, yes. Illegally, that’s true. Because we see it on the news that everybody comes in illegally, so we do the same.”
I wonder if this stupid moron understands that no one is “interfering” with his open border, come one, come all, no one is turned away agenda. What the governors are doing is mitigating the costs to THEIR taxpayers by sharing the wealth to leftist sanctuary areas that used to take great pride in telling ICE to shove their custody orders for criminal illegal immigrants up their ass.
What might be helpful would be for idiot Biden to describe exactly what his “policy” is, but I doubt he has the courage to actually put it in writing. The fact is, the “policy” is to flood the nation with illegal immigrants in order to try and change the voting demographic more to dependent and ignorant slaves.
What we need is bigger buses and airplanes.
Go Away Joe Biden we dont care for Traitors are Globalists
As I’ve said…
Biden is America’s first dictator. He’s unelected, and acting more totalitarian by the day.
You’ve forgotten all about gasoline prices, now that they’ve declined for 90 consecutive days after Biden announced the corporations ripping off the public were going to be investigated for price gouging.
You didn’t raise an eyebrow when it was pointed out that they had reduced production while every one ’em recorded the most extravagant profits in history for two consecutive quarters. Nope. It was all Biden’s fault.
So what does your opportunistic, lying cult leader say to his hypnotized sheep about that?
09/17/22 – Trump accused Biden of scheming to keep gas prices down but they’ve been in steady decline for months: ‘Right after the election it’s going to double’
Prices DID double. Then we got back into a 20th Century style lock with our enemies at OPEC.
You sound frustrated. You know it’s all coming down for you, don’t you.
Prices when up because the Biden shut down our own production to get back inline with the Globalists plan, that includes us being dependent on Saudi oil.
The flimsy cover was that “the oil industry”, whatever that is, is “price gouging.”
Get some new material, son.
Knocking a buck off the price of a gallon of gas after he caused it to rise $2.50 isn’t a win. What’s the stupid idiot Biden going to do when he has depleted the SPR? Oh, that’s right… the election will be over by then and he can continue not giving a shit about the American people. It is idiot Biden’s fault.
The drop in the price of gasoline is not related in any way to something biden did or did not do.
Yes it is. In May, a bill was backed by Democrats that would allow the President to declare a national energy emergency, during which a ceiling could be placed on petroleum corporation profits—which had risen astronomically. The Federal Trade Commission would have been empowered to punish companies proven to be engaging in price gouging. He kept the pressure on by repeatedly calling for investigations into their enormously inflated profits, which coincided with production cuts. As if by magic. national gasoline prices began dropping, and have continued to drop ever since.
You never seem to understand when your pocket is being picked, or that the GOP often protects the crime. They’ve been fighting Democratic Party efforts to reduce the absurd prescription drug mark-ups for years, enabling big pharma to shake down consumers and the taxpayers at every opportunity. We’re dependent on China and India for our supply of common essential prescription drugs because offshoring production cut corporate costs. Medicare was then prevented from bargaining for lower prices, keeping the consumer captive to inflated corporate profits.
Gas prices dropped because there has been demand restructuring. People have changed their behavior pure a simple. Econ 101
“Demand restructuring…” Horse hockey. You’re parroting mumbo jumbo that actually explains absolutely nothing.
And you’re intentionally avoiding what was said by parsing words.
Demand is down. Price went down.
I assume you don’t have enough education, so I’ll have a little pity on you.
greg didn’t take Econ 101. He’s most likely a high school grad only, if that.
Idiot Biden created the emergency. We fully realize when our pockets are being picked and we are being robbed blind… by idiot Biden and his corrupt regime. He has destroyed energy independence, a booming economy, national security, border security and any credibility the federal government had left.
No he didn’t. The covid demand crash resulted in refinery shut downs. The industry was then slow to bring them back online when global demand surged as covid waned—hey, why hurry, when you can sell for a lot more while spending much less on production? The result was two quarters of all-time high corporate profits, and big bonuses all round. To that, and Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
Any reasonably informed observer knew what was happening as it happened.
Anyone who thinks Biden is an idiot must be one. Putin thought he was an idiot, and look what’s happening to Putin. He’ll be lucky to be in power by this time next year.
You mean the covid lock downs? People working from home?
Our Governor even shut down outdoor places such as State Parks, The best Tex Mex resturant in the city closed for ever as the Government paid TV stations to push for big Pharma profits on the killer jabby except for border bashers, they got to fly Biden airlines into the interior.
Dont be dumb, woops a bit late for that.
Putin has successfully invaded Ukraine with ZERO fear of US intervention.
Biden’s presence in our WH has enabled war, famine, and disease the world over.
The Russian army has fled with its tail between its legs, abandoning its dead and tons of munitions and equipment on the field. Tens of thousands of young Russians have died for absolutely nothing.
Russia is still in Ukraine, winning a war of attrition that Russia is rather infamous for.
Tell you handlers to get new narratives.
Uh huh. Check the news. Ukraine has now begun its Southern Counteroffensive, and I wish them godspeed.
Putin should quit while he still has some hope of spinning this disaster into some sort of Russian accomplishment. He might still blame his generals and save his own worthless ass. It could take the Russian people a while to figure out what actually happened.
If what you say is true they should use the Russian equipment and quit the begging.
Maybe idiot biden could get an agreement with the talban to fork over some of the equine left in Afghanistan when he surrendered
Uh huh. Check the news. Russia is still in Ukraine.
Not a reader of history, are you.
History tells us that any number of tyrants like Putin have come sudden to bad ends when their ambition collided with patriots fighting on their own soil to save their homeland. Putin’s problem is that his undisciplined soldiers have no interest in his project, while the Ukrainians are highly disciplined and highly motivated.
He’s losing, and he hasn’t even dealt with NATO. China knows what’s happening.
09/18/22 – ‘They won’t invade, will they?’ Fears rise in Russian city that Ukraine war could cross border
Ukraine isn’t the invader, Virginia. But Russia is reinforcing its border…
Geeze if Russia allowed armed citizens the people wouldnt worry, we have 8 trillion rounds waiting for invaders.
Ah yes, the usual “reality inversion” you Leftists still don’t realize has lost all efficacy.
Russia continues to take Ukraine. The only thing Ukraine shares with Russia is a corrupt Western Media who is able to lie as much as Putins.
Putin has been taking Ukraine for six months now, getting the stuffings kicked out of him. Now his army is being pushed back and pushed out. Putin’s forces didn’t retreat; they totally collapsed and then made a run for it.
The US was taking Afganistan for 20 years, but never did.
Once again, you show you know nothing about war, including Russia’s tendency to grind their opponents to nothing, slowly, at great cost.
What Russia is doing is quite normal.
Hey, I voted for Trump so this war would never happen.
A small number of people, and a few igloo coolers, “voted” for Biden. Now the world is collapsing as a result.
There’s no evidence of that, that I can see. Just Leftist Western Globalist propaganda against Putin’s.
You people are the same as him.
Maybe the Russians will come back and get their munitions and tanks.
Remember idiot Biden’s Sec. of Defense saying the Russians would be in Kiev in 48 hours? Military genius, huh?
I think you can count on that and a bunch of U.S. provided Nato weapons.
Sure thing, Baghdad Bob.
Russia is still occupying Ukraine, and still winning this war.
Get better talking points.
Mayor Adams Calls Migrants Bussed to NYC a “Humanitarian Crisis” But Disagrees that the Biden Regime Should Focus More on the Illegal Immigration Crisis
Yes, he did. He blocked new exploration of federal land and cancelled thousands of leases, not to mention the Keystone pipeline. On orders from ignorant twerps like AOC, idiot Biden has throttled our energy production.
That’s boilerplate Republican nonsense. The petroleum industry has plenty of unused leases, not to mention existing wells they weren’t even pumping and refineries that they took out of production. Biden was no more responsible for the gasoline price spike than he is for inflation—both of which are global issues, not restricted to the United States. The risk of recession is ALSO global.
No, they don’t. And, while they may have some leases, they don’t have permits. New refineries need to be built, but permits can’t be obtained and the threat of a corrupt government suddenly yanking the rug out from under them makes investments risky. Idiot Biden was absolutely and 100% responsible for the rise in fuel prices. Idiot Biden has brought recession upon us, which drags the rest of the world’s economy along with it.
And who told you that? Based on what?
This is just like Trump’s many-times-over disproved bullshit about a stolen election, and Rudy’s claim that he had PROOF, which he somehow managed to present to NOBODY, and which—under oath, in a courtroom and before a judge—he denied ever having. Put him in front of a camera, and he’ll start spouting the same tale. Then there’s Powell, who may be genuinely nuts.
Now Trump’s saying, if he gets indicted, there’s going to be BIG TROUBLE all across America.
He used the BIG TROUBLE threat when pressuring several republican governors and state officials to just give him what he wanted. They’ve gone on record about it. Much of it was RECORDED and played back for all the world to hear.
Few issues are of more importance than what Trump tried to do. Because he’s still at the control levers of the Republican Party.
The illegal pressuring of state officials didn’t work. Legitimate Republicans flat out REFUSED to do his bidding. Then they checked and rechecked, found no credible evidence, and repeatedly confirmed their official counts. Meanwhile, Trump’s Stolen Election Show went on the road, with the Big Lie repeated again and again.
So, jump ahead to January 6th, which took the plot against the Constitution all the way up to the level of a failed coup attempt, launching a violent mob to lay siege to the Capitol and stop the electoral count. Phony electors were prepared and waiting in the wings to jump at the opportunity.
But Pence wouldn’t play along.
Trump watched it on TV, ignoring all pleas that he call off his followers. He did nothing to stop it because they were doing what he wanted.
What would have happened if Pence hadn’t turned out to be an ACTUAL patriot and an ACTUAL oath keeper?
Yes, because there will be no more doubt that our federal government is compromised, and illegitimate.
You CAN’T invent charges and arrest people you can’t beat in a fair and free election.
You people have gone too far, and like the Germans, don’t understand you’re the bad guys.
MAGA is the new Jew.
Um… idiot Biden said he was going to do it in the three or four times he actually campaigned and he bragged about it after he did it, scooter.
Democrats cause riots and violence, not Republicans, not conservatives. Democrats. Always Democrats.
Wait… what? I thought he was commandeering the “beast” and driving it to the riot. No?
Trump tried to tweet to the rioters, but Twitter chose that moment to censor his account. So, how was he to immediately reach any of the FBI instigated and led rioters? I’m not sure you even read the crap you write.
Idiot Biden blames gas station owner/operators for his failed energy policies and the high prices he caused.
After demanding the energy companies step up production, idiot Biden blocks off-shore drilling.
Idiot Biden’s income jumped from $396,000 to $16,000,000 in three years.
The election was rigged.
Pence buckled under the weight of his responsibility. It would have ruined his life to be honest and declare the election fraudulent, which is so obviously was.
Most elected officials are weak people who get paid by pretending to be “leaders.”
I can see why few did the right thing.
The only coup committed was by the Left and Deep State, starting in 2016 and culminating at the false-flag on the steps of the Capitol. Trump didn’t try to “overturn” anything, and he is on video calling for peace.
Now we have a dictator, and the People aren’t having it.
More like verifiable fact.
greg is totally full of shit, but hey what else is new?
Notice how Comrade Greggie constantly pivots to Trump, et al, in order to avoid talking about Joe Biden, the most corrupt president this nation has ever had to bear?
The oil lease issue has been explained to Greg more than once, (permits and a way to brown bag the oil to the refineries ) he is just to stupid to comprehend it. He has less than child like comprehension skills.
These willfully ignorant leftists prefer to believe the lie that the oil companies have all the leases and authority they need to bring us back to the point of energy independence that Trump left them. Problem is, if these oil companies are so damned greedy, why aren’t they exploiting the situation now and pumping all they possibly can?
Biden Economic Advisor Blames Recession on Covid, Ukraine and Puerto Rico Losing Electricity Because of ‘Climate Change’
What Bill? Backing a bill that never became law as an explanation for the drop in gasoline is laughable. Econ 101, as price rises, demand drops, supply either increases or stabilizes resulting in price adjustment to create demand. It is ok to be economic illiterate, but you should not foist your illiteracy upon others, it is irresponsible
Consumers adjusted their behavior when idiot biden caused gas to reach price levels never seen before and they will come back.
Food and rent/shelter pricing is at a level never seen before as well. Did idiot biden have a bill backed by democrats to declare a national energy emergency, during which a ceiling could be placed on food and shelter?
CBS Economic Gaslighting Example, Face the Nation Pretends Not to Know Joe Biden Energy Policy Driving Higher Prices
idiot biden and the democrats own this recession economy.
They should present a chart showing the change since January 20, 2021.
They left taxes off the chart. The new IRS army should be able to provide the data.
Joe Biden Responds to Inflation Question by Saying Things Could Be Worse
“It’s Not Just a Decline, It’s an Absolute Implosion” – Steve Cortes on Biden’s Devastating Housing Numbers Released this Morning
The Biden Administration has created a crisis that is destroying the bond markets and the stock markets. Now the Biden recession is destroying the housing market.
According to the National Association of Home Builders’ latest report:
Steve Cortes: Biden’s Created Crises are Driving the Bond and Stock Markets to Record Lows (rumble.com)
Idiot Biden could have left the economy alone and taken credit for the ongoing boom, much like Obama tried to take credit for Trump’s restoration of the economy after his disastrous 8 years of recession and lethargy, but he had to follow the Squad’s orders and wreck it. But, when they get past the next election (if they still have the power) they will make the economy far worse. It’s the only mode they know.
Economy slowing down decreases demand which affects prices. Biden begins releasing oil from the SPR to try to lower prices. Using it for political purposes instead of what it is supposed to be used for. It was Biden who went begging to the Saudi’s, not Trump. Biden ran on killing off petroleum. His lackeys keep saying we are in a transition away from oil.
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Vietnam War 58220
Iraq war 4432
Afghan War 2352
Approximately 68K died for three wars and 9/11 since 1955
To date over 108,000 have died from fentanyl since the southern border has been abandoned by the illegitimate pedophile in the WH in 20 months.
Legalizing Border Crossing for All: The Next Stage of Biden’s Migration CrisisCIS gets rare access to a secretive, expanding program that makes border crossing “legal”
MEXICALI, Mexico – This northern Mexican city across from California is one of the latest to go live with an unreported, legally questionable new immigration strategy that President Joe Biden’s administration has discretely unfurled for months all along the U.S. southern border.
Twice a day, seven days a week since September, Mexicali city officials working closely with Biden’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection, on a secure shared “CBP-ONE” online platform, select hundreds of people a month for their escorted government-to-government handoffs through the land port of entry to Calexico, Calif. Once the Americans check their paperwork, they legally admit intending illegal border crossers like Nicaraguan Maria Esperanza Diaz Ruiz, 42, into the U.S. interior under a questionable authority known as “humanitarian or significant public benefit parole.”
They are free to start new lives under the benefit, with work authorization and the right to apply for asylum part of the package.
As she waited with 25 other selected immigrants for her legal ride to America, Maria told the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) she’d left home figuring she would have to pay smugglers to cross her over the border illegally. But up-trail word from friends reached her down-trail by cell phone that the Biden administration had legally admitted them and many others from Mexicali under the new humanitarian parole program.
They told Maria, “This is real. This is really a real program. This is not a magic trick,” she told CIS.
Maria came to Mexicali as soon as she could. A local migrant shelter took her in, and while she was fed and housed in relative security, American volunteers, lawyers, and activists helped her collect the documents America required: just the right documented story of woe, a psychologist attesting to suffered traumas and fear of returning home, proof of citizenship and identity, a clear criminal background, need for urgent free American medical treatment, and a sponsor in the U.S. willing to financially support the applicant. The story Maria proffered is that she worked for a government official in Nicaragua whose homosexuality drew death threats from her ex-husband, also a government worker, against her and her boss.
“I had to leave because I would be killed,” she claimed.
On that claimed basis, Maria was now waiting for a Mexican immigration service bus to drive her and 30 others in her group into America, still unable to believe her unlikely good fortune.
“I am so happy, so, so happy,” Maria said.
Teams of Mexicali city administrators work feverishly to enter each chosen immigrant into the CBP-ONE data portal so the Americans can pre-approve them for handoff at the Calexico border crossing.
After a couple of hours, a Mexican immigration van finally pulled up to the front. A white-uniformed federal officer swung open the van door as the 25 men, women, and children piled in with a few belongings. The bus transported them into a gated section of the port of entry, where they were to be handed over to Americans for processing. CIS was not allowed to follow beyond the gated area.
The new face of Biden’s border crisis
Indeed, thousands are hearing about this new legal way in – and swamping an expanding system of Mexican shelters that gradually feed their occupants through American ports of entry with temporary legal status and opportunity to make the big move permanent. Local authorities are working to expand shelter facilities and establish new ones to accommodate the soaring demand for the legalized crossings, two shelter managers in Mexicali and one in Tijuana told CIS.
Mexicali city officials recently granted CIS rare, unfettered access to their side of the legalized border-crossing operation that began in September with President Biden’s Department of Homeland Security. Construction on a significant building expansion was underway on acreage behind it.
The Mexicali operation mirrors others just like it that began funneling increasing numbers of immigrants claiming tales of woe into the United States through ports of entry from the Pacific Coast to the Gulf of Mexico, the three shelter managers say. Mexico also appears to have set up operations well south of the American border, in Cancun on Mexico’s southern Caribbean coast and in Monterrey farther north, where pre-approved immigrants are flown into American airports.
This looks to be part of a purposeful strategy to create work-arounds to court-ordered expulsion policies but also to reduce politically painful illegal crossing statistics by channeling ever more people through these legalized crossings. While neither DHS nor the White House has publicized this legalized entrance program,DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has repeatedly telegraphed it in his oft-stated intentions to create “legal pathways” as part of the administration’s overarching “safe, orderly, and humane” vision for southern border immigration.
“Those who attempt to cross the southern border of the United States illegally will be returned. Those who follow the lawful process … will have the opportunity to travel safely to the United States and become eligible to work here,” Mayorkas said October 13 (Minute 22:01 to 22:17) in reference to the June 2022 signing of the Los Angeles Declaration for Migration and Protection at the Summit for the America’s Conference.
“This advances the Biden administration’s pledge under the Los Angeles Declaration for Migration and Protection to expand legal pathways as an alternative to irregular and dangerous migration.”
Maybe in keeping with the Los Angeles pledge, representatives of Biden’s DHS called Mexicali’s mayor in September 2022 with a “favor” to ask. At the time, hundreds of thousands of people were passing through the region to illegally cross through a gap left in the border wall in Yuma, Ariz., because of President Biden’s order to halt construction. That drew significant media attention two months before the U.S. mid-term elections with races in Arizona mattering for control of the Congress.
They needed to open a new entrance right here, and they needed someone to run it,” said Aaron Gomez, chosen to administer the new government shelter where final departure arrangements are made. “It was a favor the Americans asked for with this program.”
The Americans explained they saw the new Mexicali “entrance” as a way to improve immigrant safety.
“They’re going to cross either way. This will keep them from getting hurt,” Gomez recounted the Americans explaining.
Doling out humanitarian parole to illegal crossers is nothing new to Biden’s DHS; it has already bestowed it upon more than a million people who illegally crossed between ports of entry and presented themselves for the expected reward. The administration continues to hand it out to probably more than 150,000 a month crossing illegally, sending about 35 percent back to Mexico under court-ordered Title 42 or other authorities. (A federal court has ruled that Title 42 must be lifted on December 21, though Remain in Mexico will continue is some limited form.) These are far larger numbers than those escorted in over the ports.
So far, anyway.
But all indications suggest that this new form of legalized border crossing is morphing into a new next phase of Biden’s border crisis, where fewer are illegal but more enter.
Expanding out of public sight and mind
Some scattered media have tangentially reported the Biden administration’s recent application of the escort parole program to Venezuelans and Ukrainians. In August, the news outlet Border Report disclosed that foreign nationals who claimed to be gay found that they could also get the escort from Tijuana to San Diego on humanitarian parole.
But not seen anywhere in the popular media was that DHS was expanding the program all along the rest of the border and also deep inside Mexico, providing a work-around to court-ordered push backs but also an open avenue for people only interested taking advantage of it.
For instance, CBP is taking handoffs of regular Mexican citizens and giving them humanitarian parole. Providing such benefit to Mexicans is extremely unusual.
In fact, the majority of the 25 people CIS saw driven to a legal crossing on November 4 were Mexican citizens from the states of Jalisco, Michoacán, and Oaxaca. These men and women staked their applications to a recent spate of cartel violence in Baja and Sonora. But American asylum judges have always uniformly rejected Mexican citizen claims of cartel violence for asylum on grounds that they can find safe haven elsewhere inside Mexico, and Border Patrol routinely pushes back single Mexican men into Mexico under Title 42.
No matter; all of these Mexicans were approved for humanitarian parole because they lived in areas of cartel violence.
“Right now, I came here because I didn’t want to go home,” explained one young Mexican from Michoacán, where a wave of cartel violence in mid-2022 claimed 800 lives, making it Mexico’s most violent state.
But if cartel violence is rarely, if ever, accepted for humanitarian parole or asylum claims, so too is mere desire for family reunification with loved ones in the United States.
Yet family reunification seemed to be a driving desire among many of those CIS interviewed in Mexicali who were claiming humanitarian grounds. Also, evidence that immigrants had already illegally crossed the southern border and lived for years in the United States also did not disqualify them for this program.
For example, one approved Mexican woman from Oaxaca, speaking as city workers entered her information in the CBP-ONE data portal, had illegally crossed the border and also lived illegally in North Carolina for years afterward.
The woman, who did not want to be identified, had given birth to twin boys there, making them U.S. citizens and proving her prior illegal presence. But the mother said she returned with the American citizen twins to Mexico seven years ago, when they were toddlers, to rejoin her other non-U.S. citizen children still in Oaxaca. Now, the boys each had fresh U.S. passports and she was using the program to return herself with them so that they can join yet other U.S. citizen children she’d left behind in North Carolina.
That’s a family reunification motive, which is not supposed to be grounds for humanitarian parole. In fact, however, the DHS program now makes allowance for family reunifications over the border, a new opening for potentially vast numbers of claimants. The woman also was citing cartel violence from the summer for her claim. CBP went for it.
“Now I’m trying to go back and do everything right,” she said.
Also accepted for handoffs were young single men from El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, and others subjected to the court-ordered quick expulsion policies, which the Biden administration has been forced to retain against its will.
Is the administration using the escort program to evade court requirements?
“It’s helping everybody but especially the people effected by Title 42 and some MPP,” Gomez said, referring to the government abbreviation for the Remain in Mexico policy. “They chose these people to be the first ones because they were affected by Donald Trump. But many more are coming from South America. People keep coming.”
Elizabeth Gallardo, volunteer manager of the Posada del Migrante Shelter, one of seven in Mexicali feeding into the one Gomez manages, said all the shelters in town were jam-packed with about 3,000 people, as Guatemalans ride train tops and buses into town just to exploit the program. These are people who would ordinarily be subject to court-ordered expulsion programs.
“A lot of these are Central Americans and Mexicans because the Americans push them back,” Gallardo said. “Every day, people are getting here. Last night we had 45 men sleeping outside. They found a garage to sleep in because of the cold weather.”
Using a questionable legal authority with increasing gusto
One other reason why the Biden administration does not seem eager to publicize what it is doing at the ports: Some experts question the legality of its use of humanitarian parole.
“Humanitarian parole was never intended to be used this way, and Congress made it clear that parole is not meant to be a supplement to immigration policy,” said Elizabeth Jacobs, a CIS fellow and former U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services official, when informed that the escort hand-off program was being used much more broadly than reported. Jacobs said humanitarian parole can only be used on a case-by-case basis for no other purpose than urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit.
“If these accounts are true, the United States government is acting directly in conflict with the limits and procedures established under federal law,” Jacobs said. “Escorting inadmissible aliens into the United States for the sole purpose of granting these aliens work authorization is a blatant abdication of DHS’s responsibility to uphold federal immigration law.”
Stealthily, perhaps with that in mind, DHS launched one early version of the handoff program in late 2021 in Reynosa, Mexico, where CIS discovered that Mexico was escorting hundreds of giddy immigrants every week for delivery to the Americans through a McAllen port of entry into Texas.
Nowadays, though, the program delivers immigrants, at the least, from Tijuana to San Diego, Agua Prieta to Douglas in Ariz., Juarez to El Paso, Nuevo Laredo to Laredo, Reynosa to McAllen, and Matamoros to Brownsville, the shelter managers say. It’s going on in interior Mexico too, they say.
How many have gotten through in this questionable manner is hard to find.
The U.S. government does not volunteer how many aliens without visas get this legalized turnstile treatment. But certain indicators point to many thousands more such crossings into the United States than when the program first piloted. CBP encounter data show a sharp trajectory of “encounters” at southern ports of entry (as opposed to crossings between the ports) over the past year, from 75,480 in 2021 to 172,508 in fiscal 2022. The Tijuana-San Diego port crossings shot from 37,492 in fiscal 2021 to 81,266 in fiscal 2022. The Nuevo Laredo-Laredo port crossing ballooned from 21,664 to 66,374.
In Mexicali, about two groups a day go over through back warrens of federal buildings, said Gomez, the administrator of the city’s main shelter where the CBP-ONE site is accessed and Mexican immigration buses pick up the migrants and deliver them to the Americans.
In a little more than a month of operation through November 3, the shelter had processed 1,159 immigrants to the Americans. But word spread down trail fast, and during the CIS visit, Gomez, the facility’s administrator, complained that it was now in so much demand that a major expansion was underway to triple its current size.
About ten of the approved-for-handoff immigrants said they had not previously crossed or tangled with the American system. They’d heard about the program on social media and headed north to get into the comfortable, well-provisioned line.
An American recipe for Mexican fraud and corruption
The system generally works pretty much like Mexicali’s everywhere else: After immigrants arrive in one of seven Mexicali shelters that feed into the final government one that Gomez runs, a battalion of non-profit migrant advocate volunteers help them collect required paperwork. The volunteers and the UN International Organization for Migration see to it that food, shelter, and clothing needs are provided while the immigrants hit the American requirements that they deserve humanitarian parole.
But fraud and corruption are strongly indicated. For example, the U.S. wants “proof” of psychological trauma for humanitarian parole, so the human rights non-profits provide psychologists to conduct assessments and provide written recommendations for the parole.
If applicants claim they’re fleeing danger, university law professors and students help them file police reports over the phone to home countries after the fact, then get the police reports sent back as “evidence,” three shelter managers confirmed. If immigrants want in on a claim of urgent medical need, the non-profits provide the doctors to attest to their desperate straits.
But two of the shelter managers said the system is easily and frequently gamed with the assistance of these volunteers who are not concerned about truthfulness. He said he believes many of the applicants say whatever they’re told will get them over the line.
Pastor Albert Rivera of the Albergue Agape shelter in Tijuana said he figures the U.S. lawyers and law students, human rights organizations and others helping foreign nationals gain humanitarian parole operate from ideological belief that all immigrants have an absolute right to enter the United States legally or illegally. The law students constantly coach the immigrants to demand political asylum and to never sign a document volunteering to return to Mexico.
“That’s how they’re coaching. Everything right now is political,” Pastor Rivera said of the American lawyers and law students. “Their vision is for them [the immigrant parole applicants] to have a right to just jump over the border into the United States or just enter into the United States. It doesn’t matter if you jump the fence or whatever. And when you’re in the United States, you have a right to enter only with your word. Only with your word. Your word should be good enough.
“What I tell the immigrants is that these attorneys will get you into the United States but they cannot guarantee you that you’re going to win a case,” he continued. “They don’t care if you have a strong case and if you have evidence. They don’t care. What they care about is if you enter.”
So they’ll help the immigrants get over by any means necessary. In addition to gratifying their ideology, the lawyers and human rights groups are motivated to raise funds for themselves back in the United States.
“They get a whole bunch of fundraising,” Rivera told CIS. “Hollywood’s involved. A lot of people get involved in all that. You’d be surprised at everyone that’s involved.”
Worse than the lying and deceit on documents, Pastor Rivera said, is that the system now appears to be giving rise to corruption.
Immigrants tell him Tijuana city officials are demanding bribes of 5,000 to 10,000 pesos ($250 to $500) for them to get put on government shelter lists for faster and more guaranteed American crossings.
“That’s the problem that we have. They do it and right away they take you to one of the shelters and in 15 days they’re going to cross you over,” Rivera said. “They say, ‘look, I’ll put you in one of those shelters if you give me so much money. Give me money and then you can cross.”
One immigrant who became a volunteer in the new system started demanding a thousand pesos to “cross you right quick.”
“She got to deposit the money and everything. There’s a whole bunch of problems.”
Were the escort hand-off system continue to expand and become the norm, it would create economic and security incentives for even more to come. First, port escorts eliminate the need to pay thousands of dollars to Mexican cartel smugglers for the right to cross, providing a powerful financial incentive. Second, immigrants allowed in this way avoid criminal dangers in northern Mexico while they wait inside a shelter system that provides for all their daily needs.
The system benefits open-borders advocates and the Biden administration too, pleasing immigration doves in the Democratic Party who demand unimpeded cross-border travel and an end to immigration enforcement. But mainly, the numbers of legal hand-off crossings don’t add to the politically problematic apprehension statistics that worry some Democrats.
After all, technically, this could no longer be called “illegal immigration” if it’s been made “legal.”
And, even better for politicians and for hopeful migrants heading north, this kind of entry happens out of sight of news cameras, and therefore remains out of the public mind.
Check out the streets in El Paso…
I ran out of words for this nightmare approximately 10 million Illegals ago.
This is all thanks to Democrats destroying the border security Trump built.
bidens obfuscation of the border constitutes high crimes and misdemeanors.
One of the many impeachable offenses idiot Biden is totally and irrefutably guilty of.
bidens offenses are legitimate whereas the faux impeachment of President Trump was anything but legitimate.
Yeah, no need to fabricate evidence, suppress witnesses or rely on rumor and hearsay. The case is pretty clear and solid.
United Nations to Hand Out Hundreds of Millions in Cash to U.S.-Bound Immigrants in 2023
n late 2021 and early 2022, the UN program drew outrage among advocates of regular immigration law enforcement, including congressional Republicans of border states, after they learned, in part from Center for Immigration Studies video, photos, and analysis, that UN debit cards and vouchers for transportation, shelter, and medical and legal advice to gain asylum “protection” all along Latin America’s migration trails were easing travel in the most voluminous ongoing mass migration in American history. One group of 12 Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives, led by Texas Rep. Lance Gooden (R), last year proposed legislation calling for the United States to defund the United Nations for ironically, to them, using American tax money to inflict what
Mayorkas’s head is on the block. Impeachment articles soon to be put on the House floor.
Breaking: Republicans drop HR2 Secure the Border Act 2023
Biden authorized 1500 federal troops be sent to the border this morning. Meanwhile, Texas has been busing thousands of undocumented aliens all over the US at taxpayer expense.
19,740 agents employed by the United States Border Patrol.
6 million or more got into the country. 1500 is just the number they may need for security at the Dem convention in Chicago, fool.
They are not going there to stop the illegal aliens.
How do you feel about Abbott transporting illegal aliens all over the US at taxpayer expense? Think that makes tracking and control easier?
Get back to us when Abbott spends over $10 BILLION on buses.
And how do you feel about Biden not enforcing existing immigration laws?