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Letts: Sacrifices of Border Agents Go Ignored - It's Time for That to Stop
the Western Journal

Three Customs and Border Protection agents were shot recently during a confrontation with suspected drug smugglers off the coast of Puerto Rico. One of the officers died.

The two smugglers were also shot during the Nov. 17 incident, and one died.

The sacrifice of the CBP agent who died should have been something that politicians praised, as would have happened if a service member or police officer had died in the line of duty. . . .

Immigration Provisions in House GOP's "Commitment to America" Agenda
NumbersUSA

House Republican leadership has unveiled the party's new "Commitment to America" agenda to members of their caucus. The blueprint is a central group of policies party leadership hopes will help congressional Republicans communicate the GOP's vision effectively during and beyond the midterm elections. . . .

Mayorkas Detains Cuban Migrants in Guantanamo Bay
Breitbart

President Joe Biden’s border agency has sent a small number of rescued Cuban migrants into a holding center at a U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a U.S. government broadcast network.

“More than 20 Cuban citizens are currently in the Migrant Operations Center, at the Guantánamo Naval Base (MOC), waiting for a third country to grant them refuge,” Radio Television Marti reported. The site added: The 28 migrants were rescued [at sea] by the Coast Guard and, later, transferred to the Guantánamo Naval Base in boats of the official entity between October 1, 2021 and...

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Nightmare is Beginning’ as Title 42 Ends, Says CBP Source
Breitbart

EAGLE PASS, Texas — A source within Customs and Border Protection says an announcement was sent to Border Patrol ordering them to immediately discontinue using Title 42 authority to expel applicable migrants from the United States on Tuesday. The source, not authorized to speak to the media, says “the nightmare is just beginning for us — there is no ‘Plan B’.”

The operating instruction to Border Patrol comes after a court ruling was issued on Tuesday ordering a halt to the use of Title 42 to expel certain migrant cohorts. The ruling was issued by United States District Judge Emmet G...

FAIR: Federal Judge Knocks Down One of the Last Remaining Barriers to Complete Anarchy at the Border
FAIR

“Since the moment he took office, President Biden has intentionally worsened an unprecedented surge of illegal migration, with Title 42 serving as the last constraint on his plan to completely abandon enforcement at our southern border. This is a fact that was recognized by border officials and lawmakers in both parties. This decision will lead to a skyrocketing of illegal entries, most of whom the Biden administration will simply process and disperse around the country.

“The initial ruling that kept Title 42 in place prevented the border crisis from becoming much worse, but based...

FAIR: Federal Judge Knocks Down One of the Last Remaining Barriers to Complete Anarchy at the Border
FAIR

“Since the moment he took office, President Biden has intentionally worsened an unprecedented surge of illegal migration, with Title 42 serving as the last constraint on his plan to completely abandon enforcement at our southern border. This is a fact that was recognized by border officials and lawmakers in both parties. This decision will lead to a skyrocketing of illegal entries, most of whom the Biden administration will simply process and disperse around the country.

“The initial ruling that kept Title 42 in place prevented the border crisis from becoming much worse, but based...

Texas Governor Invokes Invasion Clause to Push Back Migrants Crossing Border
Breitbart

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced he is invoking the “Invasion Clauses of the U.S. and Texas Constitutions” to protect the state from the record-setting influx of migrants. Nearly two-thirds of all migrants illegally crossing the border enter through the five Texas-Based Border Patrol sectors.

Governor Abbott tweeted on Tuesday morning that he invoked the Invasion Clauses of the U.S. and Texas Constitutions in order to protect citizens of the State of Texas from the continuing border crisis created by changes in border security and immigration policies under the Biden...

Seven-Time Deported Illegal Alien Accused of Five Rapes over Two Decades
Breitbart

An illegal alien, deported seven times from the United States, is now facing charges that he committed at least five rapes over the course of nearly two decades.

Carlos Nava, a 46-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, is facing multiple sexual assault charges in Clark County, Nevada. One of the cases dates back to 2003. Prosecutors are accusing Nava of raping prostitutes in Las Vegas and kidnapping one of them. After having been arrested in July, Nava was given a $5,000 bail and released from jail with an ankle-monitoring GPS tracker. . . .

How Migrants Enjoyed Lush Hotel Perks at Your Expense
FAIR

The U.S. government not only put illegal aliens in hotels at taxpayer expense, but it signed lucrative no-bid contracts to provide migrants with five-star treatment, including laundry service, in-room meal delivery, mattress choices and security attendants.Under the discontinued program run by a private contractor, hotels were taken over in El Paso, Pecos and Cotulla, Texas, and Chandler and Phoenix in Arizona as the Biden administration scrambled to accommodate a record influx of border crossers.Migrants got three meals a day via room service (complete with several meat options), 24-hour...

IRLI Defends Florida in Catch-and-Release Suit
IRLI

WASHINGTON—The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a Florida federal district court opposing the Biden administration’s latest attempt to rid itself of the state of Florida’s lawsuit challenging its policy of catching and releasing illegal aliens.

In moving for summary judgment against Florida, the administration claims it has unbounded discretion about whether to detain and deport illegal aliens, and so its policy of simply not enforcing the law cannot be reviewed by a court. In its brief, IRLI shows that, in fact, Congress very clearly...

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