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(RepublicanWire.org) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador asserted that the Biden administration’s immigration policies have contributed to a surge of migrants that has overwhelmed facilities at the southern border in recent weeks.

President Biden reversed several Trump-era immigration measures, loosening restrictions for asylum claimants and ending a policy that required migrants to remain in Mexico while making their case to enter the United States. Lopez Obrador said the changes prompted migrants fleeing harsh conditions in Central America to risk the journey to the border.

“Expectations were created that with the Government of President Biden there would be a better treatment of migrants,” Lopez Obrador said at a press conference. “And this has caused Central American migrants, and also from our country, wanting to cross the border thinking that it is easier to do so.”

The Biden administration has resisted calls from GOP lawmakers in recent weeks to declare a crisis at the border and tighten immigration restrictions in response to the surge. More than 15,000 unaccompanied migrant minors are in custody at federal facilities, according to CBS News.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas reiterated this week that the southern border is closed. He said the Biden administration has no plans to expel unaccompanied minors who cross the border despite strained capacity at border facilities.

Earlier this week, Biden said he plans to visit the border “at some point.”

US officials were set to meet with counterparts in Mexico and Guatemala for discussions on how best to address the border crisis. Lopez Obrador argued Tuesday that US support for economic development in Central American nations would aid the root cause of the migrant surge.

“People don’t go to the United States for fun, they go out of necessity,” Lopez Obrador said, according to Reuters. “There needs to be support for the development of Central America and the south of Mexico. Particularly Central America.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – During congressional hearings focused on the Biden border disaster, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas indicated that the Biden administration was considering diverting resources from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help illegal immigrants if and when the Title 42 controls ended.

Title 42 expulsions are removals by the U.S. government of persons who have recently been in a country where a communicable disease was present. Biden has slated to end them on May 23.

Republicans are slamming the administration for this proposal.

…Several representatives have sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas about the ‘mishandling’ of the border and called the possible usage of VA personnel at the border ‘deeply troubling’ as it is already hard for veterans to see doctors.

‘Moving VA medical staff away from our veteran’s healthcare needs to examine illegal immigrants is a recipe for disaster,’ the letter, written by Georgia Representative Jody Hice, said. ‘Wait times for a veteran to see their doctor can average 22 days and reach as high as 42 days. This is unacceptable mismanagement of federal government resources by the Biden administration.

‘Biden’s failed open border policies are no excuse to funnel resources away from our veterans. Our men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our liberties and our country’s sovereignty deserve the best resources for their health care needs.

‘The Biden Administration must provide the American people answers. Even the thought of abandoning our veterans’ care for the needs of illegal aliens is disgraceful.’

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, says he still hasn’t received an answer from Biden on these plans.

In his letter, Cruz urged the president “to secure our Southern border and immediately renew Title 42,” a public health authority that’s allowed federal agents to quickly expel illegal immigrants during a public health emergency. The Biden administration announced it was ending it May 23. Unless halted by the courts, border officials say ending Title 42 will result in roughly 18,000 people rushing the southern border a day, overwhelming Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement as a result.

“The Department of Homeland Security has been considering potential strategies for dealing with the anticipated influx of migrants when CBP’s Title 42 authority is revoked,” Cruz said in a statement. “Reportedly, one such strategy, according to a source from within CBP, includes diverting VA medical personnel and deploying them to the border. The CBP source went on to say ‘we’re going to take medical services away from people … who went to combat … to give free medical attention to illegal migrants.’”

This “is completely unacceptable,” Cruz said.

Congresswoman Mary Miller (R-IL) sent a letter yo Biden’s Veterans Affairs Secretary asking if any resources from the VA will be diverted from serving our nation’s veterans to deal with the crisis Biden has created on our southern border.

“We need to ensure that no money that was set aside to help our veterans is being diverted to the southern border,” Miller said. “VA resources should be used for our veterans, not to manage President Biden’s self-created crisis at the southern border. Instead of depriving our nation’s heroes of resources, the Biden administration should reinstate the effective border security policies of the Trump administration and complete construction of the border wall.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – The state of Texas has filed another immigration-related lawsuit against the Biden administration following changes to asylum and parole procedures along the border deemed illegal.

The suit filed by Attorney General Ken Paxton is the 11th one related to border and immigration issues.

“I protested the proposed version of these rules back in October 2021, and, unsurprisingly, Biden found a way to make it worse, so I’m suing,” Paxton noted in a statement.

“The last thing Texas needs is for this Administration to make it easier for illegal aliens to enter the U.S. and obtain asylum through false claims and less oversight. We know what’s going to happen when the rule goes into effect in May 2022: wave upon wave of illegal aliens claiming ‘asylum,’” he continued.

“It’s true that our immigration system is extremely backlogged. But the answer is to secure the border, not overwhelm it even more by enacting cheap, easy incentives for illegal aliens to get into the United States,” he added.

According to his complaint, Paxton seeks to block the Department of Homeland Security from implementing a policy changing the system of processing illegal migrants who claim to fear persecution in their home countries.

The rule change shifts handling of those cases from immigration judges to asylum officers. If Paxton’s bid to block the rule is unsuccessful, it will take effect on May 29.

The transfer of authority would upend the present system of handling asylum cases along the border, the complaint alleges.

“The Interim Rule transfers significant authority from immigration judges to asylum officers, grants those asylum officers significant additional authority, limits immigration-judge review to denials of applications, and upends the entire adjudicatory system to the benefit of aliens,” the lawsuit says.

The Texas AG also took to Twitter to blast the Biden administration over its latest change to border policy.

“The last thing TX needs is Biden to make it easy for aliens to break into USA through false claims. We know what’ll happen when the rule goes into effect: new waves of illegals claiming ‘asylum.’ I’m suing to stop it,” he tweeted on Thursday.

A legal challenge last week that was led by Paxton saw the attorneys general of 21 states file suit to stop the administration from ending Title 42, a Trump-era pandemic authority that allowed for rapid deportation of most illegal migrants.

“The Biden Administration has made one disastrous border decision after another, and I’ve sued him at every turn,” Paxton wrote in his complaint. “But his new plan to rescind Title 42 is the most consequential yet. Without Title 42, hundreds of thousands more illegal aliens will flood Texas every month—even more than have been pouring over in the past year.”

On Wednesday, a federal judge ruled that the administration had to continue enforcing Title 42 for the next 14 days.

The order requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to continue enforcing the policy, and prevents the agency from implementing the CDC’s order to terminate the program.

“It is hereby ordered that for the next 14 days, unless this Court acts to extend or shorten that period: Defendants, including DHS and all of its subdivisions, agencies, and employees, are hereby enjoined and restrained from implementing the Termination Order, including increases (over pre-Termination Order levels) in processing of migrants from Northern Triangle countries through Title 8 proceedings rather than under the Title 42 Orders, and are further enjoined and restrained from reducing processing of migrants pursuant to Title 42,” the order stated.

“Defendants acknowledge some changes in policy in preparation for the termination of the CDC’s Title 42 Order, particularly with respect to the increased processing via expedited removal of single adults from the Northern Triangle countries (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras),” U.S. District Judge Robert R. Summerhays wrote.

(RepublicanWire.org) – A majority of Americans want President Joe Biden to secure the southern border with tougher immigration policies. However, it seems the will of the American people falls on deaf ears under the Biden regime.

Customs and Border Protection encountered 221,2020 migrants illegally crossing the southern border in March, marking a 22-year high as the Biden administration releases an unprecedented number of border crossers and illegal aliens into the U.S. interior.

The Department of Homeland Security warns as many as 18,000 migrants will flood across the southern border per day if Title 42 is revoked.

The Biden administration has no plans to stop the mass illegal migration surge.

In fact, the Biden White House is “grateful” for the job Vice President Kamala Harris has done as border czar.

Asked during Wednesday’s briefing whether Harris could still be trusted to halt the influx of illegal immigrants, White House press secretary Jen Psaki recognized Harris’s handling of the border crisis.

“A question about immigration. Does the president still have confidence that the vice president can get to the bottom of root causes of migration?” Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy asked.

“He absolutely does,” Psaki replied. “And he’s grateful for her work in doing exactly that.”

“Why?” Doocey shot back. “What gives the president confidence when he sees that March 2022 has 28 percent more migrant encounters at the border than March 2021, when she got this assignment?

Psaki insisted the administration has addressed the root cause of migration by forging immigration agreements with Costa Rica and a partnership with Mexico to stem “irregular migration.”

“Addressing root causes means working with countries in the region to take steps to have regular partnerships and be able to have people sent back to the region as needed,” she said.

A majority of Americans have an unfavorable view of Harris. Fifty-six percent of likely voters have an “unfavorable” view of the vice president, according to a Rassmussen survey conducted on March 27 and 28.  Forty-seven percent said they had a “very unfavorable” impression of Harris, while 9 percent viewed her ‘somewhat unfavorably.

Most Americans also want Joe Biden to implement tougher immigration policies. A new CBS News/YouGov poll reveals that 52 percent of Americans believe Biden “should be tougher on illegal immigrants, while just 27 percent say he is “handling things right” at the border.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Biden’s border mess has brought on more than just a flood of illegal immigrants, there were also plenty of known or suspected terrorists apprehended on the southern border last year.

These are just the one’s that were caught. Last year there were 400,000 illegal crossers who were not apprehended.

In an interview with Bret Baier, former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott says that since the beginning of the year, during the Biden administration, there have been AT LEAST 400,000 illegal border crossings categorized as “gotaways”. Meaning these individuals were seen crossing the border but were not caught or documented.

It’s impossible to know, but the likelihood of other terrorists sneaking in with this other group of nearly half a million is extremely high.

The Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) contains information about the identities of those who are known or “reasonably suspected” of being involved in terrorist activities. Republicans lawmakers have repeatedly called for the number of those encountered at the border to be made public by the administration.

“Reporting indicates that multiple individuals with terrorist ties have been recently apprehended after illegally crossing the border, and that such encounters may be increasing,” Reps. James Comer and John Katko, who serve as ranking members on the Oversight and Homeland Security committees respectively, wrote to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas last month.

“The American people deserve to know whether President Biden’s weak border policies are allowing terrorists to enter our homeland,” they said.

There are definite terrorists coming into the United States, encouraged by a weak border, and the Biden Administration refuses to answer questions about it.

Former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott has repeatedly sounded the alarm over the number of TSDBs coming across the border, telling fellow agents last year that it was “at a level we have never seen before.”

“We have terrorist threats we can’t get into in this type of a forum but they are real,” he told Fox News’ Bret Baier in October.

It’s worse than ever before according to the former border chief. And these are last year’s numbers. The numbers this year are even worse.

Fox News reported earlier this month that over 62,000 illegal immigrants evaded Border Patrol agents in March, averaging about 2,000 a day.

The numbers come as the Biden administration is yet again facing sky-high border numbers that are overwhelming agents and resources. According to a filing by CBP last week, agents encountered more than 212,000 migrants at the border in March, higher than any month last year.

(RepublicanWire.org) – While President Biden’s latest foreign policy failure has enabled Russian President Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine with little more than a slap on the wrist, a crisis continues to unfold here at home with hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants arriving at our southern border every month. Numbers recently released by Customs and Border Protection show that 164,973 illegal immigrants were caught attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in February alone — a fact made all the more dangerous considering that hundreds of thousands more have almost certainly slipped through.

It’s worth taking a step back and examining the whole picture. Since Mr. Biden came into office, more than 2 million illegal immigrants have been apprehended at our border, plus at least 500,000 more have disappeared into our country undetected. In clear evidence that policy matters, Mr. Biden’s February numbers show an astounding 280% increase from the average number of February apprehensions during the Trump administration. Even Mr. Biden’s DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas recently admitted the situation at the border is “worse now than it, frankly, has been in at least 20 years, if not ever.”

My home state of Texas is on the front lines of this crisis — and we are none too happy about it. Barely 1 in 3 Texans approve of Mr. Biden’s job as president, which, frankly, is nothing compared to how we feel about his border crisis. Months ago, Judge Chuck Burns of Kenedy County put the cost of Mr. Biden’s inaction in tragic, stark terms, saying, “We have an expense of recovering dead bodies that is very unforgiving terrain here.” Ranchers in Texas have been forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars to repair property damaged by illegal immigrants.

It’s worth taking a step back and examining the whole picture. Since Mr. Biden came into office, more than 2 million illegal immigrants have been apprehended at our border, plus at least 500,000 more have disappeared into our country undetected. In clear evidence that policy matters, Mr. Biden’s February numbers show an astounding 280% increase from the average number of February apprehensions during the Trump administration. Even Mr. Biden’s DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas recently admitted the situation at the border is “worse now than it, frankly, has been in at least 20 years, if not ever.”

My home state of Texas is on the front lines of this crisis — and we are none too happy about it. Barely 1 in 3 Texans approve of Mr. Biden’s job as president, which, frankly, is nothing compared to how we feel about his border crisis. Months ago, Judge Chuck Burns of Kenedy County put the cost of Mr. Biden’s inaction in tragic, stark terms, saying, “We have an expense of recovering dead bodies that is very unforgiving terrain here.” Ranchers in Texas have been forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars to repair property damaged by illegal immigrants.

That is why we need to empower our law enforcement and Border Patrol agents. Mr. Biden has demonized these brave men and women tasked with maintaining the integrity of our borders and protecting our communities from the scourge of criminals, drugs and violence. One border agent said: “We all know he doesn’t care about secure borders.” Indeed, Mr. Biden doesn’t. During his first 100 days in office, Mr. Biden signed 94 executive actions on immigration, including halting the construction of the border wall and ending the Trump administration’s successful “Remain in Mexico” policy, and now the rest is history. Recently leaked ICE data shows that despite a historic surge in illegal immigration last year, they arrested 48% fewer criminals and deported 63% fewer criminals — an alarming statistic.

While Mr. Biden has not been to the border as president to see the crisis for himself, many Texans, including myself, know firsthand that this catastrophe directly results from his failed policies. Our brave citizens, dedicated law enforcement officers and Republican Gov. Greg Abbott offer a different vision for the future of our country, a vision including secure borders that lead to safe communities free from the devastation of drugs and violence. Americans are fed up with Biden’s self-inflicted border crisis. While they will have to wait until 2024 to vote him out, midterms are just around the corner, and Democrats should be worried.

(RepublicanWire.org)-Dr. Mehmet Oz criticized President Joe Biden’s “disastrous” immigration policies on Hannity and said that every state is truly a border state because of these policies. 

In the interview Oz said, “Folks here are concerned already about the immigration issues because I know they use social services, and it also speaks to the broken covenant between Americans and the government. We obey the law, we pay our taxes. The government secures our border. Where [there is] porous border, not only do we get illegal immigrants, we support cartels that are human trafficking and they’re bringing opiates across the border as we’ve heard from two prior guests this evening. So every state is truly a border state, as I tweeted out, and I think these middle-of-the-night flights Wilkes-Barre Scranton airport are really a problem. It’s not whether ICE or Health and Human Services is responsible for the flights. It’s the reality that these people become the responsibility of every local community, every local government — and Pennsylvanians deserve answers.”

He went on to say, “The first thing, when you walk into an operating room as a surgeon, that’s what I do … you shine a light on the wound. You want to be able to see everything. The Biden administration is doing the opposite. Obfuscating, clouding the view, darkening the room, and they’re hiding dangerous ramifications of this failed border policy. If we had an 18 percent incidence of COVID last summer among illegal immigrants, imagine what it is today. And think about the crime and drug stats that are skyrocketing in places like Philadelphia with higher homicide rates than ever before seen — period … Even more than the crack wars of the 1990s. A lot of this is related to overall frustration because you don’t know who’s who.”