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Democrats push to include immigration increases in defense bill
NumbertsUSA

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have sponsored several immigration-related amendments to the FY23 defense authorization bill, which they see as one of the last opportunities to pass new immigration policies before the highly anticipated midterm elections. . . .

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott orders troopers, National Guard to deport migrants
New York Post

In what he called an “unprecedented action” made necessary because “President Biden refuses to do his job,” Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an executive order authorizing his state’s National Guard and the Texas Department of Public Safety to arrest immigrants who illegally cross the border between ports of entry and return them to Mexico. . . .

Biden’s DHS closing gap in California border wall Trump wanted filled in
New York Post

The Biden administration has quietly given the green light to completing a border barrier separating Southern California from Mexico — a project that was initially planned by the Trump White House.

In late May, the Department of Homeland Security announced it would replace a “deteriorated barrier” located near the cross-border Friendship Park in Imperial Beach, just south of San Diego. . . .

Biden Scraps Repeat Offender Law at the Border
FAIR

In its latest subversion of immigration law, the Biden administration is putting removed aliens on a fast track to legal status. Federal law requires ousted illegal immigrants to wait outside the country for up to 10 years before they can apply for entry. But now U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) considers previous removals irrelevant, and is expediting their admission. . . .

US-Mexico Border Is World’s ‘Deadliest’ Land Crossing: UN Study
the Epoch Times

The U.S.-Mexico border has become the world’s “deadliest” land crossing, according to data recently brought to light by a United Nations study.

A historic high of 728 recorded immigrant deaths and disappearances along the U.S.-Mexico border crossing in 2021 has made the land crossing the deadliest in the world, according to the study conducted by the United Nations agency, the International Organization for Migration (IOM). . . .

Comrade Garland Purging Immigration Judges—But At Least He’s Not On SCOTUS
VDARE

In all fairness to Comrade Garland, it isn‘t just naked political spite that‘s driving these dismissals. There has developed a huge and unsightly backlog of cases waiting for review. The Biden Administration has decided to deal with that backlog by just dismissing most cases on sight. . . .

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the Western Journal

A majority of Latinos agree with Title 42, a Trump-era policy used to quickly expel migrants due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a poll released Thursday by Axios-Ipsos Latino in partnership with Noticias Telemundo.

Of the Latinos polled, 51 percent strongly agreed or somewhat agreed with Title 42 remaining, while 44 percent were opposed to keeping it, according to Axios. . . .

Poll: Majority of Latinos Support Key Trump-Era Border Policy
the Western Journal

A majority of Latinos agree with Title 42, a Trump-era policy used to quickly expel migrants due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a poll released Thursday by Axios-Ipsos Latino in partnership with Noticias Telemundo.

Of the Latinos polled, 51 percent strongly agreed or somewhat agreed with Title 42 remaining, while 44 percent were opposed to keeping it, according to Axios. . . .

Recreational Drugs These Days Are More Likely To Kill You Due To Mexican Fentanyl
VDARE

The medical examiner’s office in Maryland said that he died from the combined effects of fentanyl and cocaine and that his death was ruled accidental.

By McKenna Oxenden
July 1, 2022, 4:44 p.m. ET 

Quite a few professional athletes have been dying young lately. For instance, two recent NFL first-round draft picks died in car crashes (and a third survived a 156 mph crash but killed a women he ran into). A U. of Kentucky basketball player who was tabbed an NBA first-round draft pick also died driving.

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Mexico Gives Travel Permits to 3000 Caravan Migrants Headed to U.S.
Breitbart

Mexico’s government issued approximately 3,000 travel permits to members of a migrant caravan that arrived over the weekend in Chiapas. Rather than trying to stop the group, authorities issued permits and allowed them to continue north in a fragmented manner. . . .

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