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Video: Drone Has Ability to Take Down Illegal Aliens Crossing Border by Shooting Taser Out of It
the Western Journal

Does the adage “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” apply to high tech?

Blake Resnick, CEO of BRINC, a company in the chase to sell drones to police, has developed a drone equipped with stun guns, according to The Intercept. Resnick is a 21-year-old entrepreneur who recently received $25 million in venture capital from Silicon Valley investors. Resnick was recently inducted into Forbes’ “30 under 30” list and is a recipient of a Thiel Fellowship. . . .

Sinaloa Cartel Operatives Sentenced to Prison in Southern District of California
the Center Square

A major drug trafficker and money launderer for the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel was sentenced to 188 months in prison for supervising the smuggling of multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin from Mexico into the United States. through Southern California and smuggling drug proceeds back to Mexico. . . .

FAIR Newsletter: House Passes Largest Illegal Alien Amnesty in History

We live in an age of superlatives. Pretty much every time Congress acts, adjectives such as “biggest” or “most expensive” are applied. Therefore, it hardly came as a surprise when the Democratic controlled House of Representatives voted to include the biggest and most expensive illegal alien amnesty in their so-called Build Back Better (BBB) bill (H.R. 5376) – a $1.75 trillion social spending package that, according to Wharton Business School, will actually cost $4.25 trillion. . . .

Panel: Panama's Darien Gap
The Migration Chokepoint
Center for Immigration Studies

The Center for Immigration Studies hosted a panel discussion at the Army Navy Club on December 7, 2021, exploring the remote area of the Darien Gap, the infamous jungle passage through which extra-continental migrants cross from South America to North America on their way to the United States southern border. International migrants are passing through the gap’s dense rainforest in record numbers. . . .

U.K. Police Arrest Two Teens in Connection to Texas Synagogue Hostage-Taking

Police in Manchester, England, announced the arrest on Sunday of two teenagers in connection to the hostage-taking incident in Colleyville, Texas. The arrest took place just hours after the confirmation of Malik Faisal Akram, a Lancashire resident, as the man who took four people hostage at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue on Saturday. . . .

A Note from Medicare Suggests We Should Subsidize Alien Emigration
Center for Immigration Studies

Warning: the following may sound too autobiographical, and too dark, for some readers but it relates to our migration and social insurance policies.

A note from Medicare arrived in the mail the other day.

It told me that the government had just spent $162,000 or so on replacing my heart pacemaker; its battery was on the verge of dying. Surgery was involved, apparently expensive surgery. . . .

Exclusive — Kevin McCarthy: Biden’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’ on Border Is People Coming from 160 Countries, Including Individuals on Terror Watchlist

House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy told Breitbart News that the “dirty little secret” that Democrat President Joe Biden is keeping from Americans with regard to the southern border crisis is that suspected terrorists are among those illegally crossing. . . .

AP Report: ACLU’s Demand for $450,000 Payouts to Migrants Entices More Crime

Criminals in Central America want a share of the $450,000 payouts demanded by the ACLU for the illegal migrants who left their children behind in the United States, according to an Associated Press report. . . .

Exclusive: Rep. Mo Brooks Introduces Measure Allowing Officials to End Settlement of Illegal Aliens in Their States

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) on Wednesday is introducing a measure designed to “empower” local elected officials, including governors, to refuse the federal government’s attempts to resettle illegal aliens in their communities, citing the Biden administration’s “reckless policies” that have left communities in utter shambles. . . .

Two Migrants Rescued in Separate Smuggling Incidents near Border

Del Rio and Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents rescued two migrants in separate human smuggling incidents in South Texas. In one, agents rescued a woman being swept away in the Rio Grande. . . .