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Venezuelans Swarm Across Rio Grande at El Paso, Attack Border Patrol
In Del Rio Sector alone, there have been over 50 large groups of more than 100 migrants since Oct. 1
FOX News

On Monday, a large group illegally crossed the southern border into the United States at El Paso, Texas and attacked Border Patrol agents. One individual in the group was carrying a giant Venezuelan flag.

Bill Melugin and Adam Shaw of Fox News reported:

[Border Patrol] said one of the protesters assaulted an agent with a flagpole while another threw a rock at agents, injuring one in the process. That in turn led Border Patrol to initiate crowd-control measures.

"These measures included the use of the authorized less-lethal force pepperball launching system," the...

Biden’s Belated Border Numbers Tell a Terrifying Tale
FAIR

Late on Friday October 21, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) finally released the September numbers for illegal aliens encountered at the Southwest Border: 227,547, an all-time high for any September on record. The numbers themselves make it clear why the Biden administration is so keen on keeping them out of the press and away from public view. In a functioning administration, legally mandated reporting of routine data doesn’t require coaxing or righteous vows. Unfortunately for Americans, the Biden administration’s sole function on the border seems to be allowing as many illegal aliens...

D.C. Council Passes Alien Voting
FAIR

The Washington, D.C. city council recently passed a bill granting foreign nationals, including illegal aliens, the right to vote in the District’s local elections.  The bill that passed by a vote of 12-1 on October 18 allows aliens who have been “residents” in D.C. for 30 days to vote in local elections. The bill has not yet been sent to Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and its fate remains uncertain.

The Washington, D.C. city council recently passed a bill granting foreign nationals, including illegal aliens, the right to vote in the District’s local elections.  The bill that passed by a...

Biden’s Handpicked Border Patrol Chief Admits There are No Consequences to Illegal Immigration
FAIR

Raul Ortiz was appointed Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol in August 2021 by President Biden because of his willingness to go along with the administration’s lax border enforcement policies. In that role, Ortiz has towed the administration’s line that our borders are secure and our immigration laws are being enforced, even as it is plainly evident that they are not.

However, while Ortiz has been willing to lie for the administration in the media, he drew the line at perjuring himself. In July, Ortiz was deposed, under oath, by the office of the Florida Attorney General in a lawsuit...

Mexican Migrant Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of Border Patrol Agent in Arizona
Breitbart

A Mexican migrant who illegally entered the U.S. in Arizona on January 6 pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to attempting to kill a Border Patrol agent. The migrant pointed the agent’s gun at him, slashed at the agent with a knife, and attempted to gouge out his eyes.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona reported that 22-year-old Rey David Marquez-Jimenez, a Mexican national illegally present in the United States, pleaded guilty to attempting to murder a  Tucson Sector U.S. Border Patrol agent in January. . . .

Border Incompetence Leaves Over 60,000 Aliens in Limbo, Drawing Fire from All Sides
FAIR

In May, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas stated that the objective of the Biden administration was “safe, orderly… pathways for individuals to be able to access our legal system”, usurping the congressional mandate for a secure border. However, it seems that under current leadership, DHS can’t handle even this watered-down mission. A scathing new report shows that the Biden administration failed to deliver this promised “orderly access” to tens of thousands of illegal aliens it has let into the country. The sheer scale of this failure threatens our already overloaded...

More than 100,000 New York City Kids are Homeless, While Migrants are Put Up in Swank Hotels
FAIR

New York City officials remain “extremely concerned” about the fact that, for the past seven years, more than 100,000 school kids have experienced homelessness, but the alacrity with which they have moved to find suitable living accommodations for a wave of illegal migrants could not be more jarring. . . .

As Economy Worsens, States Funnel Unemployment Benefits to Illegal Aliens
IRLI

WASHINGTON—With inflation rising and a growing number of Americans unable to pay for basic needs, a number of states are using scarce public resources to provide unemployment benefits to those here illegally, an investigative report by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) has found.

Included in the report’s findings is an analysis of existing and pending laws in numerous state legislatures that provide unemployment benefits to illegal aliens at a time when American citizens and legal residents are facing increasing financial difficulties. . . .

As Economy Worsens, States Funnel Unemployment Benefits to Illegal Aliens
IRLI

WASHINGTON—With inflation rising and a growing number of Americans unable to pay for basic needs, a number of states are using scarce public resources to provide unemployment benefits to those here illegally, an investigative report by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) has found.

Included in the report’s findings is an analysis of existing and pending laws in numerous state legislatures that provide unemployment benefits to illegal aliens at a time when American citizens and legal residents are facing increasing financial difficulties. . . .

Social Welfare for Illegal Aliens is Now Being Funneled Through ICE
FAIR

The hits just keep coming from the most radically open-borders administration in U.S. history. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently created the Case Management Pilot Program (CMPP) to provide a range of taxpayer-funded services to illegal aliens in removal proceedings. Even worse, they tapped a Soros-funded nonprofit that wants to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to oversee it. The fox is truly guarding the henhouse. . . .

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