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Group of 300 Migrants Cross into Southwest Texas Border Town
Breitbart

EAGLE PASS, Texas — In one large group, more than 300 migrants crossed the Rio Grande Sunday as temperatures exceeded the 100-degree Fahrenheit mark. As Border Patrol and Texas Highway Patrol Troopers managed nearby traffic, many migrants pleaded for water.

The group consisted of mostly single adults from Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. Breitbart Texas spoke to several who said they had been traveling for at least four months.  . . .

53 Migrants Died in Abandoned Trailer in Texas Smuggling Incident
Breitbart

Police near San Antonio report that 48 migrants are dead and at least 16 others were transported to local hospitals after being locked inside a tractor-trailer. Two more died after receiving medical care. A worker found the tractor-trailer on the southwest side of San Antonio on a back road near Interstate 35. Police say the driver may have been involved in a human smuggling incident. . . .

Mexican Army Sends 200 Soldiers to Cartel-Controlled Border City near Texas
Breitbart

Mexico’s Army sent 200 soldiers to the border city of Matamoros this week, an area with a history of being controlled by the Gulf Cartel.The arrival of troops comes soon after the criminal organization was able to bring all activity in that city to a halt last weekend by hijacking tractor-trailers and buses to block main avenues. Gunmen also torched vehicles to support their blockades. The efforts were carried out in response to a recent military raid targeting local Gulf Cartel operatives. . . .

The Employment Situation of Immigrants and the U.S.-Born in the First Quarter of 2022
Covid-19 exacerbated long-term decline in labor force participation
Center for Immigration Studies

While the overall unemployment rate for immigrants and the U.S.-born has returned to pre-pandemic levels, this obscures the low labor force participation rate of the U.S.-born, particularly those without a bachelor’s degree. The unemployed only includes those who have actively looked for a job in the prior four weeks, while labor force participation measures the share of all working-age people holding a job or actively looking for one. If the labor force participation rate for these less-educated Americans was the same in 2022 as it was 2000, then seven million more people would be in the...

Newly elected Mayra Flores on Democrats: ‘They feel entitled to our vote’
VDARE reprint of Politico

Rep.-elect Mayra Flores on Sunday credited her victory in a special House election in Texas to Democrats not taking Latino voters seriously enough.

Speaking Sunday on “Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo,” Flores said, “They feel entitled to our vote, making the same promises over and over and really not making nothing happen.” . . .

Report: Biden Admin Set to Discipline Border Patrol Agents Falsely Accused of 'Whipping' Illegal Immigrants
the Western Journal

When photos that at first appeared to show Border Patrol agents on horseback whipping Haitian migrants trying to cross the border illegally last September, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas promised there would be an investigation concluding in “days, if not weeks.” . . .

Gen. Flynn: No More Talk - Governors Must Take Action to Defend Their Borders
the Western Journal

Every week we read about some effort or another by states to push back against the Biden administration’s open border policy.

Although I support all forms of state resistance to the border policies of our lawless federal government, Americans need to distinguish between theatrical and real resistance. . . .

Gen. Flynn: No More Talk - Governors Must Take Action to Defend Their Borders
the Western Journal

Every week we read about some effort or another by states to push back against the Biden administration’s open border policy.

Although I support all forms of state resistance to the border policies of our lawless federal government, Americans need to distinguish between theatrical and real resistance. . . .

USDA Announces $65 Million for Migration Pilot Program to Strengthen Food Supply Chain
NumbersUSA

According to a press release by the United States Department of Agriculture, the department has created a pilot program that it says will strengthen the food supply chain by “reducing irregular migration” and focusing on a “more resilient” H-2A visa program. . . .

 

Biden’s DHS dubs border security advocates as ‘domestic violent extremists’
The Washington Times

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security issued a National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin. And in true Biden administration fashion, it focused on what it views as threats within our borders, not outside of them. Most alarming is that the administration considers those supporting secure U.S. borders to be domestic terrorists. . . .

 

 

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