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Congressman Biggs: There is an Alien Invasion at our Border
Federation for American Immigration Reform

Last week, Congressman Andy Biggs (R-AZ-05) hosted an exclusive premiere of his new film Alien Invasion: A Documentary on the Biden Border Crisis at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. In his opening remarks he made clear the genesis for this production. He explained, “The idea [is] that we take a lot of people to the border – I know we should spread the word; people need to see what it’s like. So I came up with a documentary. We want to get this out to as many people as possible.” As the first documentary of its kind made by a lawmaker, it highlights the true toll open borders have...

3 More Counties Want Texas to Declare Invasion at Southern Border; Total at 32
The Epoch Times

Three more counties are the latest to express support for Texas declaring an invasion at the southern border, bringing the total to 32.

The judge and county commissioners of Ector County, in the Permian Basin, signed a Declaration of Local State of Disaster on Sept. 27 stating the “health, safety, and welfare of Ector County residents are under an imminent threat of disaster from the unprecedented levels of illegal immigration, human trafficking, and drug smuggling coming across the U.S. border from Mexico.” . . .

Victory! Fifth Circuit Strikes Down DACA
IRLI

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, in a major victory for the rule of law, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of a Texas federal district court finding the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) unlawful and blocking its implementation going forward. The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) had filed a friend-of-the-court brief before the appellate court urging that result. . . .

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report September 2022
Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report September 2022

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) September 1, 2022 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 12,226 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 12 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on September 1st there were 622 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 5.09 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all the criminal aliens incarcerated in the DOC prison system were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and have ICE immigration detainers placed on...

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report September 2022
Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report September 2022

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) September 1, 2022 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 12,226 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 12 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on September 1st there were 622 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 5.09 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all the criminal aliens incarcerated in the DOC prison system were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and have ICE immigration detainers placed on...

Debate Over Allowing In Russians Fleeing Mobilization Raises Important Concerns
FAIR

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, Moscow has so far failed to break Kyiv’s resistance, albeit not without causing a tremendous deal of death, suffering, and destruction. In fact, the Ukrainian forces pushed back the Russians in September in a counter-offensive, prompting Vladimir Putin to declare a partial mobilization to beef up the Kremlin’s military after it suffered significant losses. Anti-war protests followed as a result, and many young men began fleeing the country to avoid conscription. . . .

Business Lobbies Push for Lame-Duck Amnesties
Pro-migration groups are trying to win cheap labor and amnesty laws during the lame-duck session after the election.
Breitbart

“A negative ruling from 5th Circuit on #DACA -[Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] could impact nearly 700k [migrants] …. jeopardize their ability to work legally and possibly put them at risk of being separated from their families,” said a tweet from the FWD.us, an advocacy group created by billionaire investors including Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt, and Mark and Priscilla Zuckerberg. . . .

Border Patrol Audit Shows Crucial Step Being Skipped, Harming Americans and Migrants Alike
FAIR

A recent report issued by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) contains alarming data about the U.S. Border Patrol’s mishandling of alien personal data during the current border crisis. Coverage on the report leaves out the practical effects of this mishandling, which threatens to leave potentially hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens untraceable and in legal limbo.

In a sample of the nearly 400,000 illegal aliens released into the U.S. during a six-month period in 2021, more than one-fourth were not issued alien registration numbers (A-...

Obama Claims Racism to Suppress American Opposition to Biden’s Deadly Migration
Breitbart

Americans oppose President Joe Biden’s lawless and wage-cutting mass migration because they are racist, not because of their economic worries, according to former President Barack Obama“Right now, the biggest fuel behind the Republican agenda is related to immigration and the fear that somehow America’s character is going to be changed if, people of darker shades, there are too many of them here,” Obama told a meeting of Hispanic realtors on September 25 in San Diego, California. . . .

Texas Police Find 50 Migrants in Tractor-Trailer
Breitbart

Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol troopers found 50 migrants crammed into the back of an enclosed commercial trailer. Troopers foiled the human smuggling attempt as they investigated reports of human trafficking in Laredo Wednesday. Two suspected human smugglers were arrested in connection with the event. . . .

 

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