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Migrant smuggling operation at northern border spikes, locals have Border Patrol on speed dial

Locals with Border Patrol “on speed dial” detailed an increased presence of smuggling operations at the U.S.-Canada border with accounts of “getaway vehicles” and intel-sharing.

From New Hampshire, through Vermont and to the eastern portion of New York, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Swanton Sector covers a 295-mile span of the more than 5,500-mile buffer between neighboring Canada. At roughly triple the length of the U.S.-Mexico border, but with only a fraction of the resources, law enforcement officials have come to rely on locals to aid with apprehensions of illegal aliens.Speaking with the New York Post, Swanton, Vermont resident Chris Feeley detailedhow he used to never see people when he was in his tree stand hunting until . . . Read more about Migrant smuggling operation at northern border spikes, locals have Border Patrol on speed dial

Texas plans to build a military base near Eagle Pass in response to ‘Biden’s border crisis’

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced plans Friday to build a Texas National Guard base near the southern border.

It’ll be a Forward Operating Base explicitly designed for Texas National Guard troops to quickly respond “to President Joe Biden’s border crisis,” according to a press release from Abbott’s office.

“Texas is expanding our border security capabilities by building a new Texas Military Department base camp to increase and improve border security operations in this area,” the governor said in a statement. “This will increase the ability for a larger number of Texas Military Department soldiers in Eagle Pass to operate more effectively and efficiently.”

“Before now, the Texas National Guard had been scattered . . . Read more about Texas plans to build a military base near Eagle Pass in response to ‘Biden’s border crisis’

‘Cash in Envelopes’: How the US and UN Are Funding the Border Crisis

The United States is bankrolling its own “invasion” by funding the United Nations and its partners, which, in turn, give hundreds of millions of dollars in cash and aid to migrants who eventually cross the U.S. southern border illegally.

While the U.N. has aided migrants for decades, the scope of its operation has dramatically expanded as the number of illegal immigrants—from at least 160 countries—into the United States has surged.

That expansion has been fueled by more than $1 billion in funding from the U.S. government to the U.N. and other agencies assisting migrants, according to a government spending . . . Read more about ‘Cash in Envelopes’: How the US and UN Are Funding the Border Crisis

NYPD officers attacked in Times Square; 5 suspects arrested, 4 still on the loose

NEW YORK -- The NYPD is expressing outrage after officers said a crowd of asylum seekers attacked two of their own in Times Square over the weekend, only to be released without bail.

Police are asking for the public's help identifying four men they say were part of a group that attacked two officers on Saturday night.

Surveillance video provided by the NYPD shows the front of a migrant shelter at 220 West 42nd St. Police said officers were trying to disperse a disorderly crowd when the two officers were assaulted. 

A second clip then shows officers apparently trying to take someone into custody when police say the officers were attacked by a group of men.

"You have eight people attacking a lieutenant and a cop, running up to them . . . Read more about NYPD officers attacked in Times Square; 5 suspects arrested, 4 still on the loose

Johnson Sets Vote on Tax Bill Conservatives Call ‘Trojan Horse to Expand Welfare’ for Illegal Aliens

Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is rushing through a tax bill unveiled days ago over significant policy objections from both conservative and centrist factions of the Republican Party.

Conservatives have spoken out against provisions in the bill they see as handouts to illegal immigrants, particularly an expansion of the Child Tax Credit without language requiring the parent to have a Social Security number. They argue . . . Read more about Johnson Sets Vote on Tax Bill Conservatives Call ‘Trojan Horse to Expand Welfare’ for Illegal Aliens

By the Numbers: Biden Administration’s Border Crisis Spreading in the Interior

As the record-setting deluge of illegal aliens continues to swamp our borders, enforcement of U.S. immigration laws has all but collapsed under the Biden administration.

According to a new congressional report, at least 3.3 million migrants have been released into the country since Joe Biden took office. Of the nearly 6 million illegal alien encounters at the southern border from Jan. 20, 2021, to Sept. 30, 2023, at least 3,095,577 illegal aliens had no confirmed departure 

 from the United States. The “at least” qualifiers are important as Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials admit that recent release rates are even higher, averaging 5,000 per day. Additionally, the report’s 3.3 million figure does not include the more than 1.7 million known “gotaways” who have eluded Border Patrol under the Biden administration.

Breaking down the dismal data:

  • Of 5.6 million encounters from Jan. 20, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2023, only 6.8 percent of migrants (379,951) were even screened for asylum eligibility, such as credible fear.
  • As of Aug. 31, 2023, DHS removed just 2 percent of illegal aliens who did not show up to their immigration court hearings after establishing credible fear of persecution at the border.
  • As of Dec. 10, 2023, 1,323,264 illegal aliens with final orders of removal still remained in the U.S.

According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 report, a mere 2,540 of the 72,678 non-criminals removed in FY23 were from the interior of the country. To be fair, this isn’t entirely due to lax efforts by ICE; hundreds of uncooperative sanctuary jurisdictions thwart ICE operations every day. These lawless sanctuaries are, of course, emboldened by the administration’s own inaction under DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

While arrests increased from 2022 to 2023, the number of criminal aliens arrested by ICE is still far below what it was in 2018. In FY2018, more than 138,000 aliens with pending charges or convictions were arrested by ICE. In FY2023, fewer than 74,000 aliens with pending charges or convictions were arrested.

Last week, 14 House Democrats signed onto a Republican resolution formally rebuking Biden’s border and immigration policies. The resolution is largely symbolic, but reflects softening support for the administration’s open-borders agenda.

In California, a Democratic bastion, registered voters now tell pollsters that U.S. borders are not secure by a margin of 62 percent to 30 percent. That sentiment is even stronger among likely voters.

The House committee report concluded, “With such a large and seemingly unending influx of illegal aliens into the United States, Americans would be right to conclude that the border crisis is not a side effect, but instead a goal of the Biden administration’s radical open-borders immigration policies.”

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Poll: Biden’s Migration Is Number One Issue in U.S. Politics

President Joe Biden’s easy migration policies are the top issue in U.S. politics, according to a January 17-18 poll for Harvard University. 

The poll also reported that 57 percent of the voters said,”I miss Donald Trump’s policies on the economy, immigration, and crime.”

The news comes as Biden and Democrats pressure Republican Senators to endorse a plan that would help Biden and his media allies to declare the immigration issue as fixed.

“Next week, we’re gonna be able to work out something, at least in the Senate, and I’m hopeful it is going to be the bipartisan package the Senate is going to pass,” he told Democrats at a January 19 meeting in the White House, adding that Republicans “have to choose whether they want . . . Read more about Poll: Biden’s Migration Is Number One Issue in U.S. Politics

Millennials, Gen Z and Mass Immigration

Younger people should have more incentive to oppose uncontrolled immigration than anyone else. Firstly, they are now being forced to compete for jobs with a never ending tidal wave of cheap labor from the developing world. This is true for both high school and college graduates. Second, even as they are forced to work for lower wages (pushed down by mass legal and illegal immigration), their ability to save money, pay off debts, buy a home and start a family is being horribly undermined. This is true for both Millennials (born between 1980 and the late 1990s) and Generation Z . . . Read more about Millennials, Gen Z and Mass Immigration

Homeless Problem Surges in Portland, Maine, as State Brings in Illegal Immigrants

PORTLAND, Maine—For 36-year-old Sheena, every day has been a struggle since she and her husband wound up homeless on the streets of Portland—Maine’s largest city on the Atlantic coastline—five months ago.

The couple had been “kicked out” of a motel after two years, though they “never once got in trouble,” she said.

Suddenly, they had nowhere else to go.

On Dec. 16, 2023, the couple were living in a pitched tent in the city’s largest homeless campsite near the Casco Bay Bridge in Harbor View Memorial Park.

Sheena said she blames the high cost of rent and limited affordable housing for the rapid growth of homeless encampments throughout the city.

She also feels the city gives “first priority” to newly arrived illegal immigrants, which “makes it even worse” for the unsheltered homeless population. . . . Read more about Homeless Problem Surges in Portland, Maine, as State Brings in Illegal Immigrants

Texas AG Paxton: The Biden Administration Is ‘Aiding and Abetting the Cartels’

During this week’s broadcast of FNC’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accused the Biden administration’s Department of Justice of “aiding and abetting” the criminal cartels operating near the U.S.-Mexico border.

“We’re getting reports that there’s some 15,000 people in a caravan moving up and north,” fill-in host Jason Chaffetz said. “And, look, these are like daily numbers now coming out of Mexico, not all Mexicans, people from all across the world. We have no idea who these people are and what they’re trying to do. So, Texas, I feel for you, because you’re trying to do something, and yet . . . Read more about Texas AG Paxton: The Biden Administration Is ‘Aiding and Abetting the Cartels’

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