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Americans are suffering and the pandemic is expensive. Taxpayer dollars in the amount of $2.1 billion could do a lot of good. It could get vaccines to people. Feed the hungry. Help hardworking Americans who can’t work because of damaging pandemic restrictions. Help businesses stay afloat. The possibilities are endless — and of all of these countless options, Democrat New York lawmakers decided to give it to illegal aliens.

Receiving the money isn’t hard. All illegals need to do is prove that they live in New York and that they would otherwise be eligible for COVID stimulus checks if not for their immigration status. Then poof — while Americans starve, they will be handed up to $15,600. There’s even a dummy prize for illegals who can’t provide documentation to back these claims — a payment of $3,200.

This could get quite expensive, too. There are about 750,000 illegals living in New York. If every one of them applies for an receives the absolute minimum payment, this could actually cost as low as $2.4 billion. If they all receive the maximum, this could really be as expensive as $11.7 billion. Fox reports:

New York lawmakers struck a deal this week to establish a $2.1 billion coronavirus relief fund for undocumented immigrants and other unemployed workers who were ineligible for federal aid during the pandemic.

The fund, which was announced as part of a broader $212 billion state budget agreement, will offer one-time payments of up to $15,600 to undocumented immigrants who lost their jobs during the virus-induced crisis.

“This nation’s economy has long been built on the backs of our undocumented workforce, and their essential labor that has helped keep our nation running throughout this pandemic,” New York State Sen. Jessica Ramos, a proponent of the fund, said in a statement.

Americans are suffering. Starving. Dying. But as they cry out for help, Democrats in New York decide to turn their backs on their constituents and give much-needed money to people who aren’t even in the country legally. These are people who have no respect for our laws or way of life. People we should be deporting — but instead, we are rewarding them with handsome cash payments. What a world we live in.

Joe Biden has earned the title of “Migrant President” because of his exceedingly friendly approach to the border — friendly to criminal Mexican gangs, human traffickers, and more. And now according to a Washington Post report, Biden’s “migrants” are sneaking past Border Patrol agents in terrifying numbers.

Imagine 1,000 people every day walking into your house. That’s what is happening at the border, where crossings exceeded 171,000 last month — the highest in 15 years, even higher than when Obama and his open border policies were in place. The number keeps getting worse as the year goes on. In January, only — and we use that word lightly — 78,442 crossed the border. This number was double last year’s number in the same month. The Blaze reports:

The Post reported that while CBP doesn’t claim ever to have interdicted every border crosser, the number of “got aways” has reached unprecedented levels in recent weeks, especially as the number of single adult border crossers has risen. The report stated that 99,000 single adults were caught by agents last month.

CBP defines a “got away” as an unlawful border crosser who is observed entering the country but is not turned back or apprehended by Border Patrol agents. The agency employs sophisticated surveillance technology — including drones, cameras, and solar-powered portable towers — to monitor and track border crossings.

Smuggling organizations, well aware of the fact that Border Patrol agents are already stretched thin, are reportedly splitting up larger groups into smaller ones to further stretch the limited number of agents available to confront border crossers.

One border agent, speaking on condition of anonymity, says smugglers are sending  “small groups of two, three or four, and that quickly occupies all the agents available to go after them.”

“There are maybe 20 groups a day that are observed, but there’s nobody to try to go after them,” the agent says. “They just keep walking until they’re out of sight.”

Barack Obama’s open border policies were bad, but Joe Biden has somehow found a way to make his even worse, creating a massive humanitarian crisis and allowing smugglers and gangs to have the upper hand as they attempt to flood our country with drugs and criminals.

Biden isn’t taking his border crisis at all seriously. Sure, it’s emboldening cartels and helping them expand more into human trafficking. Sure, those who cross the border are testing positive for COVID-19, refusing to quarantine, and infecting our communities. Sure, child sex offenses in a single border region leaped nearly 2,000 percent. And of course, illegals say they are here because of Joe Biden’s reversals of President Trump’s effective border policies. But Biden? He couldn’t be happier.

PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor tried to set up a softball question, telling Biden how good and decent he is and implying that illegals are coming because he’s such an awesome guy. “How do you resolve that tension and how are you choosing which families can stay?” asked Alcindor.

“I guess I should be flattered because people are coming because I’m a nice guy, that’s why this is happening,” Biden replied. He didn’t take responsibility. He didn’t discuss any plans to fix the problem. He just gushed that someone — anyone — likes him, apparently unaware that it’s his lax policies they like.

Joe Biden’s presidency has been a disaster. Thousands are dying daily of COVID-19 with more infected because no one is keeping an eye on “migrants” who test positive. Criminal gangs are flooding the country with drugs and people. His policies are actively endangering children in our communities. And while Democrats scramble to blame Trump for everything — even this — everyone is very well aware that one man is causing all of this chaos: Joe Biden, the “migrant president,” the man who is sitting idly by as our country is destroyed.

Biden can gush all he wants, but his negligence is actively harming our country.

When Joe Biden opened the border, many predicted that it would cause problems. Since this monumentally bad decision, we have seen emboldened cartels operating out in the open, a surge of illegals at the border, COVID-infected “migrants” refusing to quarantine, and all manner of horrors.

Texas Governor Dan Patrick revealed yet another issue Biden’s open border policy is causing — a rise in child sex offenders.

“You know yesterday there was a little girl that drowned in the river,” Patrick said in an interview on Fox News. “Kamala Harris must think that’s amusing to her. “

“She must think that the sex offenders who are coming into this country, who are coming into communities all over this country to assault children is funny to her,” the Governor added. “This is not a laughing matter to our country or to these people or for future victims. So far they won’t call this a crisis. It’s a designed disaster.” Then he dropped some terrifying statistics:

This is their plan… Sex offenders are up 1,967 percent! in just the Del Rio sector in Texas. Sexual offenders are defined by people we already arrested for offenses against children and they’re crossing back two or three times.

The crisis at the border is worse than anyone realizes. Not only are “migrants” flooding into the United States infected with a deadly virus, but they are refusing to quarantine and harming American citizens. At a time when unemployment is at an all-time high, they are taking jobs from Americans. Cartels have moved heavily into the human smuggling business — and this, of course, includes child sex trafficking and drugs. The border is such a mess that 67% of Americans agree that it’s a problem. It’s time to stop blaming Trump and focus on the man who made policy changes to enable this. And that man is Joe Biden.

Watch it below:

A recent interview on ABC will be interesting to anyone who is curious about why there is a flood of illegals at the border. Sure, it’s already well-known that Joe Biden’s failed policies are responsible for illegals making a run for the United States. They admit it. The White House admits it. Mexico admits it.

Americans are very concerned with the border crisis — especially since the Biden Administration is doing nothing to prevent illegals who test positive for COVID from traveling without quarantining. The problem is so pervasive that 73 percent of Americans are worried that the illegals Biden is welcoming with open arms are infecting them with COVID-19.

One such illegal, who may or may not have COVID (it’s not like we are adequately tracking these things, after all) tells ABC News that if President Trump was still around, he would have stayed in Mexico.

“This father who asked we not show his face, traveled to Mexico from Brazil with his wife and three young kids before crossing the border,” reporter Martha Raddatz told viewers before asking the anonymous man, “Would you have tried to do this when Donald Trump was president?”

“Definitely not,” the man said. “We had the chance, you know, but the same violence that’s going on today was there last year.”

He says that President Trump’s policies definitely caused him to make the decision not to try to come to the U.S. “We used to watch the news,” he said. “I definitely wouldn’t do this.”

Raddatz asked a more direct question — one that will make things crystal clear for liberals. “Did you come here because Joe Biden was elected president?” she asked the man.

“Basically. Basically,” he replied. “The main thing was the violence in my country, and the second thing I think was Joe Biden. You know, it’s like it lightened up my hope, you know what I mean?”

Yes. We know what you mean.

Joe Biden’s immigration policies are a failure. Not only is Mexico worried that our current President*’s open border policies are enabling and empowering criminal cartels and drug gangs, but Americans have numerous concerns. Are the people crossing the border criminals? Or, as a recent Rasmussen poll reveals, are they infecting us with COVID?

Recently, a bombshell report highlighted a major issue at the border. “Migrants” coming into our country are testing positive for COVID-19 and aren’t required to quarantine. More than 100 illegals tested positive in a single Texas town. Officials say that they advise those who test positive to quarantine, but many say they do not plan to. Instead, they plan to travel to other parts of the country, infecting Americans along the way. The problem is so pervasive that the Biden Administration won’t even provide a direct answer on whether or not these immigrants are quarantining.

Americans have a right to be concerned. And they are. “Regarding the growing number of migrants at the U.S. border with Mexico, how concerned are you about the government’s ability to handle them while meeting Covid-19 protocols?” the poll asks. A whopping 73 percent of voters say they are “concerned” about the issue. This includes 86 percent of Republicans, 74 percent of Independents, and even 61 percent of Democrats.

Despite Americans’ clear concern with Biden’s ability to handle the border crisis — which has so far been mismanaged in every possible way during his tenure as President — Democrats like Nancy Pelosi choose to blame Biden’s failures on President Trump.

Illegals at the border admit they are coming here because they feel Biden invited them into America with open arms. The source of the problem is clear. If we must wear masks to the grocery store and quarantine if we have COVID, the same standards must be applied to people entering our country. It’s only reasonable.

Everything is President Donald Trump’s fault. When a few private citizens got rowdy at the Capitol on January 6, Democrats and the media blamed Trump despite his pleas for calm — pleas that somehow got him banned from every social media platform except Parler, which Amazon took down. Seemingly everything from a pandemic with global reach to even the border crisis that has resulted from Biden’s failed immigration policies can be blamed on President Trump if one tries hard enough. And Nancy Pelosi? She’s trying pretty hard.

“The — actually, the facts of these, there are more children, about 600, 700 more children, unaccompanied children coming over the border. This is a humanitarian challenge to all of us,” Pelosi said in an interview on Sunday with ABC News. “What the administration has inherited is a broken system at the border and they are working to correct that.”

On Tuesday, President Trump told Americans the truth about what is going on at the border: abject failure. “We ended Catch-and-Release, shut down asylum fraud and crippled the vicious smugglers, drug dealers and human traffickers,” Trump said in a statement. “The Wall, despite horrendous Democratic delays, would have easily been finished by now, and is working magnificently.”

 “Our country is being destroyed at the Southern border, a terrible thing to see!” President Trump adds. And he’s right. Illegals who are swarming across the border say that they are here because of Joe Biden, no one else.

“Biden promised us that everything was going to change,” one woman attempting to come to America told The New York Times. “He hasn’t done it yet, but he is going to be a good president for migrants.” Another says “Biden promised us!” that they would be welcomed into the U.S.

Watch Pelosi’s disaster of an interview below:

“Migrant President” Joe Biden’s failed border policies are cause for concern. Mexico is concerned because he is making cartels, which now operate in the open, are gaining power at the border. Americans are concerned because the flood of illegals are not only stealing away jobs at a time when they are scarce but are testing positive for COVID-19, refusing to quarantine, and are infecting citizens with the virus. The illegals though? They’re concerned with coming to America because they know Biden will bend over backwards to hand our country over to them.

“Biden promised us that everything was going to change,” one “migrant” told The New York Times. “He hasn’t done it yet, but he is going to be a good president for migrants.” Another says “Biden promised us!” that they would be allowed into the U.S.

“He hasn’t done it yet” is something that can be said for many of Joe Biden’s broken promises to Americans. But like leftists, people flooding into our country are keeping the faith. The Daily Wire reports that:

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers say that some 100,000 foreigners came to the border in February alone, and after weeks of claiming all is well, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Saturday acknowledged that “record numbers” of foreigners are overwhelming U.S. agencies, prompting the department to call in help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

“The federal government is responding to the arrival of record numbers of individuals, including unaccompanied children, at the southwest border. Since April 2020, the number of encounters at the border has been rising due to ongoing violence, natural disasters, food insecurity, and poverty in the Northern Triangle countries of Central America,” the DHS said. “The federal government is working around the clock to move unaccompanied children from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) care and to place them with a family member or sponsor until their immigration case is adjudicated.  The risks posed by the spread of COVID-19 have made this mission all the more difficult.”

“Joe Biden and the Democrats … they don’t believe in borders. They don’t, therefore, think it is a crisis. They think this is a feature not a bug of their policy. They’ve literally turned detention centers — that are designed to turn people away at our borders — into reception centers. That’s what they’re gonna’ call them. What signal is that going to send? We’ve seen migrants wearing their shirts that say, ‘Biden, let us in.'”

One of Biden’s first acts in office was to do away with President Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols. These kept illegals in Mexico while they awaited hearings related to their desire to enter the country. Now, we’re right back to the disastrous Obama-era “catch-and-release” that has consistently failed.

It’s too late to stop Biden from being elected. But midterm elections are around the corner. If we can take the House and Senate, we can put a stop to many of his schemes.

As Democrats told us a lot before the election, it’s important to quarantine when you are infected with COVID. But now that Biden is President*, it just doesn’t seem all that important — at least as far as illegals are concerned.

Recently, it was reported that more than 100 illegals who had tested positive for COVID were released into the wild in Texas. Were they forced to quarantine like American citizens would be? Tracked? Humiliated just for being a little sick? Not at all — they were advised to quarantine and sent on their way wherever they wanted to go. And many said they didn’t plan to follow the quarantine advice. In other words, these COVID-positive illegals are out there right now infecting Americans.

Asked if illegals are forced to quarantine, Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki pretended that she didn’t know the answer:

“I just wanted to convey because I knew you were asking a good question here,” Psaki said. “That’s the very specific processes that are taken for each scenario…um, and certainly, there are with these in with the individuals who are coming across alternatives who are treated with again noted sometimes ankle bracelets as they come across while they’re waiting for adjudication of their cases.”

“Those are the steps that are taken. Those are the recommendations that are made…and I just noted that testing is…there’s a proposal for testing all of these individuals as they come across…so that’s what our policy processes are,” she continued. “Still, in terms of specific data and numbers, I would certainly refer you to CBP, or I’m happy to talk to them as well…”

In other words, the reports coming out of Texas are accurate and she doesn’t want to admit it — despite the administration promising transparency.

Joe Biden’s failed immigration policies are putting Americans at risk in a number of ways — and one of them contributes to the thousands of COVID deaths we see daily on his watch.

Joe Biden has lost Mexico. While our neighbor to the South repeatedly attacked President Trump for his remarkably successful border policies, they are now realizing that, just perhaps, President Trump was right — something we knew all along.

Shockingly, or not so shockingly if the sarcasm isn’t appropriately evident, Reuters reports that Biden’s disastrous policies are probably a.) causing an increase in illegal immigration and b.) helping prop up organized crime — and Mexico is understandably displeased.

“They see him as the migrant president, and so many feel they’re going to reach the United States,” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said of Biden’s policies, which have led to a flood of immigrants, many of whom have tested positive for COVID, beating down America’s door. “We need to work together to regulate the flow, because this business can’t be tackled from one day to the next.” And indeed, detentions at the border in February were the highest in 15 years.

But Mexican officials are concerned not with the flood of illegals into the United States, but with another effect of the Biden Administration’s already-failed policy decisions — organized crime:

One Mexican official familiar with migration developments, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said organized crime began changing its modus operandi “from the day Biden took office” and now exhibited “unprecedented” levels of sophistication.

That includes briefing clients on the latest immigration rules, using technology to outfox authorities, and disguising smuggling operations as travel agencies, assessments showed.

“Migrants have become a commodity,” the official said, arguing they were now as valuable as drugs for the gangs. “But if a packet of drugs is lost in the sea, it’s gone. If migrants are lost, it’s human beings we’re talking about.”

Thanks to Biden, Mexican cartels, which are operating without fear, will gain power in an already dangerous region. Only time will tell how much damage our current President* will do, but it’s already clear that damage will indeed be done.