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DHS Announces Plan to Stop Some Venezuelan Aliens at the Southern Border
The Washington Times

On Wednesday, The Department of Homeland Security announced a new effort to stop the migration of Venezuela’s convicted criminals to the United States, restoring in part the Trump-era policy of returning some migrants back over the border to Mexico. 

The Department of Homeland Security stated that it would accept 24,000 Venezuelans through the legal avenue of “parole,” a privilege granted to DHS to allow aliens into the United States on an individual, frequently on a humanitarian basis - but used by the Biden Admin. in illegally broad swaths. 

To qualify as one of the 24,000...

DHS Announces Plan to Stop Some Venezuelan Aliens at the Southern Border
The Washington Times

On Wednesday, The Department of Homeland Security announced a new effort to stop the migration of Venezuela’s convicted criminals to the United States, restoring in part the Trump-era policy of returning some migrants back over the border to Mexico. 

The Department of Homeland Security stated that it would accept 24,000 Venezuelans through the legal avenue of “parole,” a privilege granted to DHS to allow aliens into the United States on an individual, frequently on a humanitarian basis - but used by the Biden Admin. in illegally broad swaths. 

To qualify as one of the 24,000...

DHS Announces Plan to Stop Some Venezuelan Aliens at the Southern Border
The Washington Times

On Wednesday, The Department of Homeland Security announced a new effort to stop the migration of Venezuela’s convicted criminals to the United States, restoring in part the Trump-era policy of returning some migrants back over the border to Mexico. 

The Department of Homeland Security stated that it would accept 24,000 Venezuelans through the legal avenue of “parole,” a privilege granted to DHS to allow aliens into the United States on an individual, frequently on a humanitarian basis - but used by the Biden Admin. in illegally broad swaths. 

To qualify as one of the 24,000...

Emails: Sec. Mayorkas Knew Haitians Not Whipped by Border Patrol Agents Before White House Briefing
Breitbart

 

 

Hours before attending a White House press conference in which Border Patrol agents were excoriated by President Joe Biden for allegedly whipping Haitian migrants from horseback, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was advised the allegations were challenged by the primary witness. Biden was still left to claim, “To see people treated like they did, horses barely running over, people being strapped, it’s outrageous.” The administration was reacting to photographs of a migrant border surge in Del Rio, Texas, at the time in 2021.

An exclusive Fox News report details a...

Treasury Department Investigating DeSantis Illegal Immigrant Flights to Martha’s Vineyard
the Epoch Times

 

The Biden administration opened an investigation into Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s flight of illegal immigrants from the U.S.-Mexico border to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, last month.

The Treasury Department’s inspector general confirmed it is evaluating whether DeSantis allegedly misused COVID-19 relief funds to send the illegal aliens to the wealthy liberal hotspot, said Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) on Wednesday.

A Treasury Department inspector general letter (pdf), dated Oct. 7 and posted by the senator’s office Wednesday, told Markey and other members of Congress...

New FAIR Cost Study: Biden Immigration Policies Impose Crushing Burden on Already-Strained Schools
FAIR

A new report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) finds that one in ten students in our nation’s public schools are considered Limited English Proficient (LEP), requiring an annual expenditure of $78 billion to provide remedial English language instruction. Moreover, the surge of illegal migration instigated by Biden administration policies – including an unprecedented number of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) – is outpacing the nation’s education system’s ability to hire enough teachers qualified to meet the needs of LEP kids.

It’s also worth noting that due...

FAIR Reveals that Illegal Aliens Released Into the U.S. Under Biden Will Cost American Taxpayers an Additional $20.4 Billion Annually
FAIR

— According to a new cost analysis by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), providing for the needs of illegal aliens who entered the country under President Biden adds an additional $20.4 billion annual burden on American taxpayers. This figure is in addition to the well over $140 billion a year cost burden taxpayers are already bearing to provide benefits and services for the longer-term illegal alien population.

 

 

The Biden administration has willingly released approximately 1.3 million illegal aliens into the country’s interior after removals and...

Appeals Court Ruling Sends a Clear Message that Presidents Cannot Nullify Immigration Law through Executive Action, Says FAIR
FAIR

(October 6, 2022, Washington, D.C.) – The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to Wednesday’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit declaring the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to be unlawful:

“Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit correctly upheld a federal district judge’s ruling that the Obama-era DACA program is unlawful. Presidents do not have the authority to exempt entire classes of immigration lawbreakers from enforcement, or provide them with...

Colorado Democrat’s Office Sent Mailers Urging 30K Foreign Nationals to Register to Vote
Beitbart

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold’s (D) office admits they mistakenly sent mailers to about 30,000 foreign nationals encouraging them to register to vote. 

On Monday, Griswold’s office admitted that about 30,000 foreign nationals living in Colorado had accidentally been sent mailers that urged them to register to vote. Griswold is facing reelection against Republican Pam Anderson.Griswold’s office insisted that none of the foreign nationals will be allowed to register to vote and said they were not aware of any foreign nationals who had tried to register as a result of the...

Democrat Los Angeles DA Failed to Prosecute Illegal Alien Now Accused of Murdering 2 Americans
Breitbart

Former Los Angeles, California, District Attorney Jackie Lacey (D) reportedly failed to prosecute the illegal alien, now accused of murdering two Americans in Las Vegas, Nevada, in a 2019 domestic violence case.

Late last week, 32-year-old Yoni Barrios, reportedly an illegal alien from Guatemala, allegedly went on a stabbing spree on the Las Vegas strip where he targeted eight random tourists and Americans while wielding a knife.Barrios is accused of murdering 30-year-old Maris Mareen DiGiovanni and 47-year-old Brent Allan Hallett in the stabbing spree while leaving one victim in...

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