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(FreedomWire.org) – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard says Vice President Kamala Harris is showing outrage for Brittney Griner, but not for her fellow Americans who are sitting in prison today because of minor marijuana violations — including some of whom were prosecuted by Harris when she was the California Attorney General.

“How come you are not fighting as hard for them to be returned home and reunited with their families as you are for Brittney Griner,” Gabbard said to Fox News’ Will Cain.

“To me, the message to the American people through the administration’s actions is loud and clear, is that if you are rich and powerful or famous, then you will get special treatment from this administration. If you are not. We don’t care about you, and we’re going to let you sit there and rot in jail.”

Her comments come after WNBA player Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison in Russia. Griner was convicted of carrying vape cartridges containing cannabis oil. She’s also been ordered to pay a fine of one million Rubles.

In June, the Biden administration offered to exchange convicted Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout for Griner and Paul Whelan.

Russian official Dmitry Peskov said that “no agreements have been finalized.”

Gabbard was responding to a tweet from Harris in which the Vice President said Russia is wrongfully detaining Griner who should be released immediately.

“POTUS and I, and our entire Administration, are working every day to reunite Brittney, as well as Paul Whelan, with loved ones who miss each of them dearly,” Harris wrote on Twitter.

(FreedomWire.org) – The head of the Department of Homeland Security made a claim this week about the state of the U.S.-Mexico border that is getting a great deal of pushback from those assigned to patrol it.

“Look, the border is secure,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told an audience at the Aspen Security Forum on Tuesday. “We are working to make the border more secure. That has been a historic challenge.”

He went on to blame lawmakers for failing to pass broader immigration legislation until the security situation is taken care of, Fox News reported.

“I have said to a number of legislators who expressed to me that we need to address the challenge at the border before they pass legislation and I take issue with the math of holding the solution hostage until the problem is resolved,” he added.

“There is work to be done,” Mayorkas continued before noting further that “safe and secure are two different words.”

“There are smugglers that operate on the Mexican side of the border and placing one’s life in their hands is not safe,” said the DHS boss.

But Border Patrol agents and officials who spoke with Fox News gave a far different version of reality.

“Hundreds of thousands crossing every month is not the definition of secure,” one agent told the network. “They are liars and anyone who believes them are fools.”

Brandon Judd, President of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) also disputed that the border is secure, pointing to not only the drug flows into the U.S., but also the number of migrants that get past agents.

A high-level CBP source told Fox News last month that there have been 440,000 known gotaways since the fiscal year began in October — with over 50,000 in May. Combined with the 400,000 known gotaways since the beginning of FY 2021, that means that more than 800,000 illegal immigrants have gotten past agents since October 2020.

“As bad as the apprehension numbers are, and they are beyond bad, the scariest part of border security is the gotaways and the amount of drugs that are coming into the country,” Judd told Fox News. “Secretary Mayorkas knows the cartels use illegal border crossers to facilitate their higher value contraband including criminal aliens and fentanyl.

“Secretary Mayorkas knows we have the least secure border in our history as evidenced by nearly one million known gotaways and over 100,000 overdose deaths from narcotics coming across our southwest border,” he continued.

“There are easy solutions but based upon the evidence and a refusal to implement programs to secure the border it is clear this Administration including Secretary Mayorkas clearly does not care about the American people,” Judd noted further.

Another Border Patrol agent anonymously told Fox News that Mayorkas is telling the American people “bald face lies” regarding the situation along the southwestern border.

“They’re using issues like poverty, crime and climate change as reasons for asylum but those do not meet the legal standard of the law,” said the agent before going on to claim that the vast majority of asylum claims are “absolutely bogus.”

“Mayorkas, [Border Patrol Chief Raul] Ortiz and [President] Biden are failures that do not have the support of agents and many command staff, they all have violated their ‘oath’ of office to defend the laws and Constitution and should be removed,” the second agent added.

The Biden administration is supposedly concentrating efforts in response to the ongoing migrant crisis by focusing on so-called “root causes” such as corruption and poverty in Central America, though migrants are crossing illegally from dozens of countries not in Central America, Fox News reported.

(FreedomWire.org) – Multiple Texas Counties have now issued “declarations of invasion” in response to the worsening border crisis. 

During a Sunday morning appearance on Fox News, Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott put Biden’s illegal alien “invasion” into proper, eye-opening perspective.

Abbott said, “first, it was Texas leading the way in getting court decisions to keep the Remain in Mexico policy and keep the Title 42 policy in place. Obviously, as you point out, the Supreme Court has stricken down the Remain in Mexico policy.”

He went on to put it in to perspective just how bad it is, “let me just give you the numbers that were provided by the Biden administration. They predicted that after the elimination of these policies, we should have about 18,000 people coming across the border illegally per day.”

“Extrapolate that for an annual basis, you’re going to have more than 6 million people coming across the border a year.”

“We will have about one Houston coming across the border every year,” Abbott said.

“So this is going to be a total disaster,” warned Abbott.

Abbott remained incensed about Biden’s purposeful illegal invasion of his state, along with Arizona and California.

“Listen, these counties are dealing with something that’s completely unprecedented. Remember this, it was just two years ago we had the lowest number of people coming across the border and apprehensions under President Trump, and then President Biden took over and eliminated all of the policies that President Trump put in place, and it has led to this unprecedented, overwhelming number of people coming across the border.”

“So, yes, we do have an invasion driven by the cartels coming across our border that are pouring people into our country at unprecedented levels.”

Abbott said “technical reasons” in the U.S. Constitution allow Texas to classify the Biden Border Crisis as an invasion, thus triggering additional strategies the Lone Star State and other states can implement against the ongoing crisis.

“There are two parts of the U.S. Constitution, Article IV, section four [and] Article I section 10. In that executive order that I issued this past week, I referenced both of those, plus I referenced a provision of the Texas constitution that also uses the word invasion.”

“The purpose of using those words is it triggers certain additional ways and strategies that states can use their powers to try to protect against actions such as this that are driven by the cartels.”

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and other state agencies during the Biden administration have led to more than 236,000 migrant apprehensions, along with almost 14,000 criminal arrests and more than 11,300 felony charges.

Over 3,800 weapons and almost $30 million in currency have been seized, as well. And here’s arguably the most important statistic of all: In the ongoing battle against America’s real pandemic — deadly fentanyl — DPS agents have seized more than 300 million lethal doses throughout the state.

(FreedomWire.org) – Federal agents have apprehended a cocaine-smuggling gang, and discovered a sophisticated cross-border tunnel almost a third of a mile long. Nearly a ton of drugs were seized during the operation, and six people were arrested. This is a major blow to the drug cartels, but how many more of these tunnels are operating?

Just after midnight on May 13, federal agents from Homeland Security Investigations were carrying out surveillance on a residence in National City, California, just outside San Diego. The agents followed one of the suspects to a San Diego warehouse about 300 feet north of the Mexican border. When they searched the warehouse, they discovered one end of a tunnel that turned out to be 1,744 feet long and 4 feet wide; the other end was under a house in Tijuana, Mexico. The steel-reinforced tunnel ran six feet below ground level and was equipped with electric lighting, a ventilation system and rails to move heavy loads. During the operation, agents arrested six people and seized 3.5 pounds of heroin, 164 pounds of methamphetamine, and 1,762 pounds of cocaine.

This tunnel is the first to be found since 2020, but it’s unlikely to be the only one in use. Last year, fatal drug overdoses in the US jumped by 15% as the country was swamped by a wave of illegal narcotics. The situation at our southern border is now a major emergency and the Biden administration needs to act.

(FreedomWire.org) – While appearing on Jesse Watters Primetime last Friday, Border Patrol union chief Brandon Judd stated the Biden administration isn’t punishing illegal border crossings. 

Judd said,  “First thing I would do is, I would re-implement the Migrant Protection Protocols, but even if he chose not to do that, he could operate within his parameters. Stop the catch-and-release, hold people in our custody here in the United States pending their deportation or asylum proceedings. If he did that, people would stop coming. Again, it’s like a light switch. They will not give the cartels thousands of dollars to be smuggled to the United States if they know they’re going to go back. The only people that are benefiting from this are illegal border-crossers, the drug smugglers and the cartels. They’re generating billions of dollars … it is policy that is allowing these people to generate the billions of dollars.”

DHS officials, including Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, have been grilled by Republican lawmakers as the leadership within DHS continues to deny responsibility for the historic increase in illegal border crossings and drugs being smuggled into the United States.

“By the way What would you call what’s happening at the border? Is it a crisis?” Hawley asked.

“I believe we’re facing significant challenges at the border, sir,” Neto replied.

“Challenges. Is it a problem?” Hawley followed up.

“I think there are parts of the border where we have seen particularly problematic flows,” said Neto.

Democrats keep telling us we don’t need strong borders. But while President Trump has repeatedly been called “racist” for wanting to improve our border security, the men and women keeping America safe once again showed us that they are needed — by snagging a massive amount of methamphetamine intended for sale within our borders.

The bust came after Customs and Border Patrol inspected a tractor-trailer the driver says was carrying medical supplies. Instead, they found more than 3,000 pounds of meth, 64 pounds of heroin, 29 pounds of fentanyl, and 37 pounds of fentanyl pills. While some were technically medical supplies, it’s clear that none of them would be used medicinally. The drugs were found after an imaging system used by border agents detected some abnormalities. A K-9-assisted search of the car turned up the drugs. The drugs are worth an estimated $7.2 million.

Border Patrol uncovered a massive stash of drugs being smuggled into the country.

“Smugglers will try every way possible to try and get their product across the border and because of the partnership between CBP, Homeland Security investigations and DEA this significant seizure occurred and we stopped them,” says San Diego acting CBP director of field operations Anne Maricich.“I’m proud of the CBP officers’ dedication to our mission; they continue to stop dangerous drugs from entering our communities.”

The driver of the vehicle was a Mexican citizen, who was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Though liberals claim that Mexican drug dealers are not bringing poison into our country, this latest incident proves that not only is it happening — but it’s a major problem.

Our border patrol is the first line of defense against dangerous people and drugs making their way into the country. While Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and the Democrat Party wants to weaken our borders, this shows the danger of their open borders policies. President Trump will continue to protect us, so be sure to vote on November 3.