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Republicans Drop The Hammer On $2B Funding For Illegals - An Investigation Is Coming
Patriot Journal

The pandemic has affected millions around the country, and many are still struggling to get back on their feet. This includes everyone from business owners to everyday workers.

We’ve already seen multiple stimulus payments and other forms of aid, though many Republicans argue that such assistance has gone too far. . .

NY To Give Illegal Immigrants COVID Checks Of Up To $15,600, Republicans Hit Back: ‘In New York, It Pays To Break The Law’
Patriot Central

New York will offer “one-time payments of up to $15,600 to undocumented immigrants who lost work during the pandemic,” according to reports.

With a price tag of $2.1 billion, “The fund, which could provide payments to hundreds of thousands of people excluded from other pandemic relief, ignited a battle among state lawmakers before it was approved this week,” according to The New York Times. . .

More migrants are coming to the United States, and the solution is more U.S. foreign aid to Central America, says Mexico’s foreign minister.
Breitbart

“If you look at the region from different points of view, but especially demographics and economics, it is clear the flows are going to be constant and growing in coming years,” said foreign secretary Marcelo Ebrard, according to an Associated Press April 8 report.

“The United States will have to allocate $2 billion per year for development in these countries, in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador,” said Ebrard, who is involved in the slow-motion negotiations with the White House about the migration surge into the United States.

The $2 billion per year is roughly...

owa Governor Says She Declined Request to House Unaccompanied Minorshttps://www.theepochtimes.com/iowa-governor-says-she-declined-request-to-house-unaccompanied-minors_3769732.htmlhttps://www.theepochtimes.com/iowa-governor-says-she-declined-request-to-ho
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announces new restrictions to combat COVID-19 in Johnston, Iowa, on Nov. 16, 2020. (Kelsey Kremer/Des Moines Register/Pool) Iowa Gov. Kim
the Epoch Times

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said her state can’t receive unaccompanied minorsamid the unfolding border crisis, which she says was caused by President Joe Biden, adding that he has a duty to correct the situation.

Reynolds, a Republican, told WHO radio earlier this week that she declined a request from the Biden administration to come up with foster care for children who illegally cross the border. . .

 

Iowa Governor Says She Declined Request to House Unaccompanied Minors
'This is not our problem, this is the president's problem'
the Epoch Times

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said her state can’t receive unaccompanied minorsamid the unfolding border crisis, which she says was caused by President Joe Biden, adding that he has a duty to correct the situation.

Reynolds, a Republican, told WHO radio earlier this week that she declined a request from the Biden administration to come up with foster care for children who illegally cross the border. . .

Biden Admin Responds to Reports Saying DHS May Restart Border Wall Construction

The White House responded to a report this week claiming that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would restart construction of the U.S.–Mexico border wall to shore up gaps in the current barrier, after President Joe Biden issued an executive order months ago to pause construction.

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas reportedly said that there’s “room to make decisions” on finishing “gaps in the wall,” according to the Washington Times, which cited notes of a conversation between Mayorkas and Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. The Epoch Times hasn’t been able to...

Kamala Harris Ignores Border Crisis, Instead Buys Cake in Chicago
WJ Commentary

Vice President Kamala Harris is supposed to be fixing the humanitarian crisis at the southern border of the U.S. — but she’s too busy with her cake to lift a finger to help the situation.

President Joe Biden handed the issue off to her back on March 24, but Harris hasn’t visited the border or even held a news conference in the two weeks since. . .

 

Commentary: GOP Demands Answers as Report of Terror Suspects Arrested at Border Mysteriously Disappears
Western Journal

If there’s an innocent explanation, Republicans would love to hear it.

A news release issued Monday by Customs and Border Security about the arrest of terror suspects along the southern border brimmed with brio about agents’ fulfilling their mission of protecting the American people from alien threats entering the country illegally.

By Tuesday, the release had been disappeared — and Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee want to know why. . .

 

 

COMMENTARY : Humiliating Leak Shows Biden's DHS Chief Admit Trump Was Right, Suggest Restarting Border Wall: Report

In a humiliating rebuke to President Joe Biden, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas reportedly told employees he’s considering restarting wall construction as the Democrats’ border apocalypse metastasizes out of control.

In so doing, Mayorkas — a Biden appointee — tacitly admitted that former President Donald Trump was right when he said that walls work and Biden was wrong when he abruptly halted construction. . .

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