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(FreedomWire.org) – Kevin McCarthy went to El Paso on Tuesday, an area hard hit by illegal immigrants, and put DHS Secretary Mayorkas on notice. He told Mayorkas to resign or face Congressional investigations after the Republican majority comes into office in January which may lead to his impeachment. McCarthy called a press conference and, as usual, when I checked only Fox was carrying it. The other cable networks show no interest in covering the Biden border crisis unless the administration is fabricating a hoax like Whipgate and falsely accusing Border Patrol agents of abusive behavior towards illegal immigrants. Then, when the investigations proved that there was no unprofessional abuse directed at the illegal immigrants, there were no apologies issued by those who slandered the agents or reports of back pay from suspensions. McCarthy said enough is enough.

“His actions have produced the great wave of illegal immigration in recorded history,” McCarthy said at a press conference in El Paso, Texas, during a tour of the southern border. “This is why today I am calling on the secretary to resign.”

“He cannot and must not remain in that position,” he said. “If Secretary Mayorkas does not resign, House Republicans will investigate every order, every action and every failure to determine whether we can begin an impeachment inquiry.”

“The American public deserves more, deserves better and expects more within their government. Enough is enough. We will do whatever it takes,” he said.

Republicans have been talking about the Biden border crisis since it began just before his inauguration. Biden campaigned on ending deportations, blanket amnesty, and abandoning the rule of law at the southern border and those wishing to come to the United States took him up on the implied invitation. The rest is history.

The unprecedented number of illegal immigrants crossing the border is being ignored by the Biden administration because it is an intentional invasion. What else would you call it? There are too many to process because resources – personnel and financial – are limited. So, they are released into the country, sometimes with instructions to check in with ICE when they get to where they are going. What could possibly go wrong?

It’s all intentional. The five million illegal immigrants apprehended at the southern border since Joe Biden’s term began did not just happen. This was the plan all along. Last week Chuck Schumer said the quiet part out loud. He said that in the lame duck session, the Senate will take up blanket amnesty for all illegal aliens in our country. Not just the Dreamers, who are usually the ones talked about when amnesty comes up, but everyone. Schumer casually said that it may be 11 million people but he’s not sure of the actual number. That’s one of the problems – no one knows how many there are. Of the recorded apprehensions at the border, the totals don’t include those who are gotaways, the ones who ran instead of turning themselves in to law enforcement. And, most who come are coming to find jobs, which is not a legit reason to grant asylum as current immigration laws are written.

Schumer conveniently waited until after the mid-term elections to announce his agenda. Democrats have had complete control of Washington for two years and yet never broached this subject until just now.

McCarthy said that the hearings into Mayorkas’ management of the southern border will be held on the border, which is an excellent idea. Let the White House call it political theatre. The fact is that it will be rather difficult for Mayorkas to continue to lie and claim that the southern border is secure and not wide open when he is on the border himself, among the very Border Patrol agents who deal with the border day in and day out.

Title 42 is coming to an end next month and that means there will be an explosion of additional apprehensions at the border, if Border Patrol agents can keep up. Joe Biden was determined to end all of Trump’s border policies and agreements in order to show how humane he is towards illegal immigrants. The Biden border crisis is anything but humane. It is a humanitarian crisis. It is a dereliction of duty by the president, whose primary job is to secure the borders, protect America’s sovereignty. Mayorkas says he has a plan for when Title 42 (a program put in place at the recommendation of the CDC) ends. We’ll believe it when we see it. So far he has shown no ability to control anything. He looks people in the eye and says that the border is secure when he knows that is a lie. Who would trust his word now?

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre called McCarthy’s trip to the border a political stunt. Because that is all she has. There is nothing worthwhile she can say that the administration is doing on the border so she has to mock lawmakers who are trying to do something. She said they have no plans but the first action will be to begin investigations and try to remove the secretary. That is how it’s done in the business world – a failing manager is fired and replaced. So, yes, that is something.

“I’ve heard that Kevin McCarthy is at the border, and the question we have for Kevin McCarthy–who’s soon to be Speaker McCarthy–is, what is his plan? What is he doing to help the situation that we’re seeing?” Jean-Pierre began. “He goes down there, and he does a political stunt like many Republicans do, but he is not actually putting forth a plan.”

The White House is supposed to have the plan, KJP. Republicans aren’t in control of anything right now. They are organizing, though, and soon some will be held accountable for some of the crises created by Sleepy Joe and his administration. I certainly appreciate the fact that McCarthy is talking about impeachment in order to get rid of Mayorkas but the one problem with that is he is doing Joe Biden’s bidding. He’s following orders from the White House. He would be replaced by someone equally as bad. The solution is to fire Joe Biden in 2024 and get a Republican president in the White House who values border security and American sovereignty, as well as the rule of law. Let Congress fight over reforming immigration law but the border has to be secured first before anything else happens.

(FreedomWire.org) – FBI Director Chris Wray seemed to contradicted Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday.

During a House Homeland Security Committee, Secretary Mayorkas was called to testify,  Rep. Sanford Bishop (R-NC) directed a straightforward question to Mayorkas, which the embattled security chief directly answered.

Bishop first asked Mayorkas, “do you continue to maintain that the border is secure?”

Mayorkas answered, “yes, and we are working day in and day out to enhance its security congressman.”

Rep. Bishop quickly cut off Mayorkas from trying to explain or qualify his “yes” response and pivoted to asking FBI Director Asher Wray the same question.

Bishop then question director Wray, “do you believe the border is secure?”

Wray responded, “Well, I can only speak to border security from our narrow lane. I can speak to it from that lane.”

Wray continued, “We see transnational criminal organizations that are sending their drugs here and that are using street gangs here to distribute it. And that contributes to the violent crime crisis here.”

Director Wray’s assessment of the “significant” criminal activity along the border completely contradicts Mayorkas assertion that the border continued to be secure

“We see significant criminal threats coming from south of the border, whether its guns, drugs, money, violence, we see transnational criminal organizations that are sending their drugs here and that are using street gangs here to distribute it here, and that contributes to the violent crime crisis here,” added Wray.

Wray went on to say that during one joint Border Patrol/ FBI takedown alone, the amount of fentanyl that was seized was enough to kill the entire population of Pennsylvania.

Since President Biden took office, the border crisis and criminal human and drug trafficking have reached staggering levels and Republicans have been able to politically capitalize on the growing crime wave that has swept the nation as a result of the border crisis.

“Mayorkas continues to either lie to Congress or is ignorant. Director Wray’s clear admission cartels are rampant at the border undercuts the Biden Administration’s claim. A GOP majority we will continue to expose these falsehoods through investigations,” stated Rep. Michael Waltz (R) in response to The Floridian’s request for comment.

Congressman-elect Cory Mills, who was one of the very few Republican congressional candidates in the country to actually travel to the U.S.-Mexico border to access the crisis, believes that the Biden administration needs to be held accountable for compromising U.S. national security by refusing to secure the southern border.

“We will hold the Biden administration accountable for every single one of their dangerous and unconstitutional missteps that have put Americans in harm’s way,” said Mills.  “The open border policy this administration has put in place is an imminent threat to our national security and our nation’s sovereignty.”

“There is no way you can say the border is secure if you look at it at any level,” said Rep. Gallego when asked about the Mayorkas remark that the border was secure.

Rep. Pfluger to Mayorkas: “How can you say the border is secure? The American people aren’t buying it.”

(FreedomWire.org) – Gov. Abbott has invoked the Invasion Clauses of the U.S. Constitution to protect Texas Border Counties after Federal Government officials admit record high illegal immigration under the Biden Administration. 

In a letter to Border County Judges Tuesday, Gov. Abbott said:

“Thank you for the letter from your county expressing support for what Texas is doing to secure the border. As you know, President Biden has abandoned his responsibility to enforce immigration laws, and Congress has refused to hold the President accountable and has abandoned its own responsibility to use the immigration power given to it in Article I, § 8 of the U.S. Constitution.

Just two years ago, we had the fewest illegal crossings in decades. This past year under President Biden, an all-time record was set for the number of immigrants crossing the border illegally.

Texas has forcefully responded to Biden’s open border policies by doing more than any state in the history of America to do the federal government’s job to secure the border.

In my Executive Order GA-41, I invoked the Invasion Clauses of Article I, § 10 of the U.S. Constitution and Article IV, § 7 of the Texas Constitution to fully authorize Texas to take unprecedented measures to fight back against the invasion at our border. As Governor of Texas and commander-in-chief of its military forces, I am using that constitutional authority, as well as other authorization and Executive Orders to:

  • Deploy the National Guard to safeguard our border and to repel and turn back immigrants trying to cross the border illegally;
  • Deploy the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to arrest and return to the border immigrants who crossed illegally and deploy DPS to arrest illegal immigrants for criminal activity;
  • Build a border wall in multiple counties on the border;
  • Deploy gun boats to secure the border;
  • Designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations;
  • Enter into a compact with other states to secure the border;
  • Enter into agreements with foreign powers to enhance border security; and
  • Provide resources for border counties to increase their efforts to respond to the borderinvasion.

Texas has devoted more than $4 billion of Texas taxpayer dollars toward these and other efforts to secure the border and enhance public safety.

In January 2023 when the next Congress is sworn in, we must remind our representatives in Washington that securing the border is the federal government’s responsibility under Article I, § 8 and Article IV, § 4 of the U.S. Constitution. Congress should reimburse the State of Texas for the billions of dollars we have had to spend on border security in the Biden Administration’s absence. Federal officials who will not faithfully execute the immigrations laws should face hearings and even impeachment. Finally, Congress should amend statutes like 18 U.S.C. § 242 to ensure that our Troopers and Guardsmen are not exposed to federal criminal prosecution for protecting Texas against illegal entry between the ports of entry.

Join me in sending this urgent message to our congressional delegation, which has the power to act under Article I, § 8 of the U.S. Constitution. Texas has done more than its fair share for far too long. The time has come for the federal government to do its job.”

Abbott noted that Texas does not intend to act alone in this endeavor, and will enter into agreements with other states and foreign nations to secure the border.

Texans for Strong Borders reacts to Gov.Abbott’s border announcement.

(FreedomWire.org) – Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake overruled President Joe Biden in a new interview and promised to secure the border if elected from what is ‘ just completely an invasion.’ She said.

“Cochise County, and what they call the Tucson sector, is where the majority of the so-called ‘gotaways’ come through. And you know, we’ve had more than 5 million people come here illegally; a million of them are gotaways. These are the people who have such bad backgrounds that they don’t want to be processed. 

“A lot of the people coming want to be processed for asylum, etc.; these are the people who are so dangerous they don’t want to be processed, and they’re coming through this area.

“They are targeting our children in other parts of Arizona through social media, encouraging them to come down and start helping with the smuggling of  people here illegally by driving them.

“And so our children are being targeted on social media, ‘Hey, make a quick 1000 bucks or 5000 bucks. Come on down, we’ll provide the car, we’ll provide the gas, all you have to do is drive these people who are coming through illegally to Phoenix.’ 

“They’re targeting our children that way, the drugs pouring across. We had a mother and father who lost their son when he took what he thought was a Tylenol three that a neighbor gave him, and it was laced with fentanyl. 

“It is just completely an invasion. And it is an effort by the CCP, the communists in China, working through the Mexican cartels to poison our young people in America.

“This is truly an invasion, and we have legal law to set us up.

“Our attorney general, Mark Brnovich … made a great statement saying that we truly do have an invasion, and you can use that to protect your border.

“And so we’ve got that, we’ve got Governor Ducey, who has been putting some barriers up, and he’s already in a battle with the federal government. I believe we’ll win this battle because it is our border, it is the Arizona border, and our state is defined by our border. 

“In Article One, Section One of our Arizona Constitution, it defines the state of Arizona by our borders, and so we can protect those borders. 

“It’s state property, we’re arguing, not federal property, that border, because of what it says in our Arizona Constitution.

“This is a health emergency; think about it.

 “The poison coming across with fentanyl is killing more young Americans than any other cause of death. So you know, the ocelots and squirrels and crickets are going to have to take a little break while we get our borders under control because that’s what the EPA, you know, the environmentalists will argue — ‘We can’t secure the border because the crickets and the bugs are going to be hurt.’ 

“Well, they’re going to have to wait for a bit because we are seeing our people being hurt in Arizona and across this country. 

“And so we’re going to secure that border. We have many ways and many tools in the toolbox to address what’s happening at the border and secure it. And when we don’t have the right tool, we’ll do a MacGyver tool. And we’ll make one to make sure that we can secure this border.

“It’s horrifying what we saw and heard in Cochise County yesterday, and we had the whole Republican ticket with us.

“We need Blake to go back to the United States Senate and push back against the overreach of the federal government, free up some money so we can, for sure, you know, secure our border,” she said.

(FreedomWire.org) – Vice President Kamala Harris dismissed the border crisis as “political theatre” on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” Monday.

Despite being appointed border czar and tasked with mitigating the mass surge of human and drug trafficking taking place along the U.S. southern border, Harris told Myers it was a “dereliction of duty” for Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas to bus migrants to her official residence.

“If you see a problem and if we agree that we need to address it, then if you’re a leader, participate in a solution,” Harris continued, clearly not hearing her own hypocrisy over her total and utter inaction to stop a single illegal footstep over the border.”

Thanks to Harris’ inaction, human trafficking has surged throughout Central and South America, as has the mass influx of fentanyl. Fentanyl, an opioid fifty times stronger than heroin, is responsible for a pandemic of drug poisonings and overdose deaths across the U.S., and is primarily trafficked into the country by cartel syndicates who purchase it cheaply from Chinese manufacturers.

But Harris’ solution is to create “pathways to citizenship” for those entering illegally, making it significantly easier for cartels to abuse and traffic in human lives. Though Harris told Meyers that the immigration system was “broken” under former President Donald Trump’s administration, from personal experience of the immigration system.

The Biden administration is the recording-breaking growth in human and drug trafficking, which has essentially been incentivized by their policies. Harris lied to Meyers and the American people on Monday night in all of her statements on the border. She and her administration have not provided a single solution to the crises they’ve normalized.

(FreedomWire.org) – New York City Mayor Eric Adams declared the emergency Friday morning in response to the 17,000 migrants that have been bused from the southern border to the Big Apple; it’s causing a shelter surge that NYC is unable to handle.

Adams said that 1 in five of people in the city’s shelter system is a migrant, which is creating a “crisis,” he said.

“This is a humanitarian crisis that started with violence and instability in South America and is being accelerated by American political dynamics,” Adam said Friday. “Thousands of asylum seekers have been bused into New York City and simply dropped off, without notice, coordination, or care — and more are arriving every day.”

“This crisis is not of our own making but one that will affect everyone in this city, now and in the months ahead,” he said. “New Yorkers deserve to know why this is happening and what we plan to do.”

“Although our compassion is limitless, our resources are not,” Adams said. “This is unsustainable.” Adams said the influx of illegals is “straining” the City’s ability to take care of New Yorkers in need.”

But in a live speech and a Q&A session with reporters at City Hall, Adams continued putting the blame on everyone but himself and Gotham’s well-deserved reputation as a generous “sanctuary city” for illegal immigrants.

Instead, he took shots at Republican governors for relocating migrants from the southern border region to Democratic enclaves in the northern US.

1,659,206 illegal immigrants crossed America’s southern border in 2021 and there have been more than two million encounters in the 2022 fiscal year. In April, Texas Governor Greg Abbott contemplated on a way to manage and relocate the masses of migrants flooding into Texas. He promised to bus border crossers to blue states whose leadership supported open borders, such as Democrat Eric Adams.

(FreedomWire.org) – More than a year and a half into the Biden administration, the White House continues to double down on lies, denials, and spin whenever its spokespeople are pressed on the out-of-control border crisis. By doing so, the administration is demonstrating a shameless refusal to take responsibility for the effects of its own open-borders policies. It is also insulting the intelligence of the American people, a large majority of whom are apparently not buying the official narrative. Needless to say, attempting to deny reality is hardly a solid basis for good policy.

During a White House press briefing on August 29, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked by Peter Doocy, about the administration’s double standards as to who is allowed to enter the country. Referring to Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic, who was not allowed to compete in the U.S. Open because he was not vaccinated for COVID-19, Doocy asked the straightforward, common-sense question of “How come migrants are allowed to come into this country unvaccinated but world-class tennis players are not?”

In response, Ms. Jean-Pierre asserted that “they’re two different things.” “It is not that simple. It’s not just that people are walking across the border,” lied the press secretary, who simultaneously played the blame game, stating that the Biden administration was simply “fixing a broken system that was actually left by the last administration” – a favorite Team Biden talking point. Apparently, releasing COVID-positive illegal aliens into the country’s interior is necessary to “fix” our immigration system.

The truth is much different than Biden administration propaganda, of course. Since President Biden took office, almost 5 million illegal aliens have crossed the U.S. border, which translates into thousands of foreign nationals violating our sovereign frontiers by “walking” – or perhaps running, sprinting, or swimming in – every single day. Plenty of footage confirming this is available online. In places like Eagle Pass, Texas, local resources are so overwhelmed – especially due to increased migrant drownings accompanying the increased illegal crossing numbers – that some 911 calls, including domestic-violence incidents, go unanswered.

A Daily Caller News Foundation reporter contradicted a claim by White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about the border and the vaccination status of migrants with one Twitter post Tuesday morning.

DCNF investigative reporter Jennie Taer posted a video of migrants walking across the border at a section where border fencing is incomplete on Twitter. Taer tagged Jean-Pierre in the post with the 65-second video.

Given the disaster that is the Biden Border Crisis, it is perhaps understandable why they are lying, that is all the administration has left as a defense. For the sake of the country, however, it would be preferable if – in the spirit of “better late than never” – Team Biden acknowledged the reality on the ground and attempted to fix the mess it has created.

(FreedomWire.org) – Another busload of illegal migrants arrived New York City from Texas on Saturday, bringing the number of illegals shipped there to 1,500. 

According to Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) 96 illegal migrants were transported on two buses, in effort to bring attention to the thousands of migrants crossing the southern border daily at the hands of President Joe Biden’s bad policies. 

“Texas is filling the gaps left in Biden’s absence at our border… We’ve made over 19,000 arrests, seized over 335.5M lethal fentanyl doses, & sent over 7,400 migrants on buses to DC and over 1,500 to NYC. While Biden ignores the crisis, Texas steps up,” Abbott said in a tweet. 

Reports say that the illegal migrants are being housed in 14 hotels across the Big Apple because the city’s shelter system is overloaded. 

As part of Operation Lone Star, Abbott previously said he decided its time for the Biden administration to see the problem they created, and then walked away from. 

“President Biden’s continued refusal to acknowledge the crisis caused by his open border policies,” Abbott said, adding “the State of Texas has had to take unprecedented action to keep our communities safe.”

The Texas governor chose New York City and Washington D.C. as a destination for the illegals because both of the Democrat-run cities have said they would welcome the migrants with open arms, that is before they thought they would have to actually deal with the crisis themselves. 

“[They can] receive the abundance of city services and housing that Mayor Eric Adams has boasted about within the sanctuary city,” Abbott said earlier this month. 

He said he hopes the liberal mayors will follow through with their promises of welcoming all migrants with open arms so “that our overrun and overwhelmed border towns can find relief.” 

(FreedomWire.org) – Nearly 5 million illegal immigrants have crossed U.S. borders in the 18 months since President Joe Biden took office, according to a new report.

A total of 4.9 million illegal aliens, including some 900,000 “gotaways” who evaded apprehension and have since disappeared into American communities, have entered the country by the end of July, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) said in a statement on Aug. 16.

“Roughly the equivalent of the entire population of Ireland has illegally entered the United States in the 18 months President Biden has been in office, with many being released into American communities,” FAIR President Dan Stein said in the press release.

He blamed Biden for putting the unprecedented surge down to external factors, not the administration’s own “sabotage” of immigration laws. After rolling back key Trump-era policies, Biden presided over the largest number of apprehensions of illegal immigrants at the U.S.–Mexico border in a calendar year in history, recording almost 1.9 million arrests last year.

“The endless flow of illegal aliens and the incursion of lethal narcotics pouring across our border will not end until this administration demonstrates a willingness to enforce our laws,” Stein said.

Two million illegal aliens have entered the country in the first 10 months of this financial year, according to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). In June, more than 207,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended attempting to cross the U.S.–Mexico border, making this the highest number of June apprehensions in history.

Although July saw a slim decline in CBP encounters at the southwest border of nearly 200,000, it turned out to be the 17th straight month with more than 150,000 encounters, representing a 325 percent increase over the average number of July apprehensions under the Trump administration, the statement reads.

Among the over 213,000 illegal aliens deported from the border in July, only 37 percent of the arrests led to expulsions under Title 42—a 7 percent drop from last month. Border agents processed the majority of the rest under Title 8, which oftentimes lets illegal aliens be released into the U.S. interior while their cases sit in backlogged immigration courts.

The Biden administration announced it would end the Trump-era Title 42, a border policy put in place on public health grounds amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which it had been forced to keep in place owing to a lack of notice.

CBP also reported 10 individuals on the FBI’s terror watchlist were apprehended in July between ports of entry at the southwest border, pushing the total for the current fiscal year to 66.

Meanwhile, CPB seized 2,130 pounds of the synthetic opioid fentanyl last month, more than three times that intercepted in June, and topping the previous monthly record of nearly 1,300 pounds set in April.

It nearly equals the total amount of fentanyl confiscated throughout 2019.

(FreedomWire.org) – MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough summed up Thursday morning why Democrats should be worried about the crisis at the border while admitting former President Donald Trump was right about the crisis.

Scarborough brought up the southern border while interviewing Axios Co-founder and CEO Jim Vandehei. Scarborough said the border  “is something that the media doesn’t talk about that much” despite the dramatic increase in illegal immigration over the past two years.

“Democrats in Washington don’t like to talk about it. Democrats on Twitter don’t like to talk about it. So they just pretend it’s not there and that it doesn’t upset Americans. But crime, these illegal crossings at the border, I mean, it’s not like Donald Trump, who made stuff up when he came in 2016, illegal border crossings were at a 50-year low after eight years of Barack Obama and Joe Biden,” Scarborough said. “This is real. The numbers keep spiking. More people keep coming. Joe Biden wants to get rid of a rule that provides some relief for border agents. But why is the White House so completely lost on this issue?”

“There is a wing of the party that – remember, go back a year or two, there was talk of should we push open borders and have a lax border policy? They feel they’re caught in a vice. What you said is real. We’ve done a lot of reporting of the different warnings we’re hearing from Homeland Security that the crisis at the border could get even worse,” Vandehei said.

“People don’t like feeling unsafe. They look at the murder rates in big cities. They look at what happens in Chicago every weekend. They look at the shootings. The spike in crime worries people. Then politicians can easily conflate that with illegal immigration and say Democrats aren’t worried about you or your safety, whether it’s your income safety in terms of inflation or your safety because of crime,” he continued.

“Yeah, and they even conflate Ukraine with the southern border. Two completely different things, but that doesn’t change the fact that this administration really is ignoring a massive crisis that members of their own administration say is a massive crisis. Also, you said it concerns millions of Americans who want our laws enforced at the border. You know who else, Mika, feels that way? Hispanics on the Texas border.”

“They’re voting Republican,” Vandehei said.

A caravan of roughly 6,000 migrants comprised of individuals mostly from Venezuela are headed toward the southern border, Reuters reported. Mexican authorities let the group pass through southern Mexico and head north, Fox News reported. Agents at the border are concerned the situation could be overwhelming.

Amid the crisis, a federal judge ruled in May that the Biden Administration must pause their efforts to rescind Title 42. The policy was implemented under the Trump administration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has been used to quickly expel migrants.