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Arizona, Texas | September 16, 2021

Democrats Come Out Against COVID Vaccine Mandates for Illegal Migrants

Arizona, Texas | September 16, 2021

6,000 illegal aliens from several countries wait under a bridge this week in Del Rio before they are dispursed by Biden officials across the US.

House Democrats rejected vaccine mandates for illegal aliens this week during the House Judiciary Committee hearing. Democrats voted unanimously to reject vaccine mandates for illegal aliens…(.Excerpts from the Gateway Pundit)

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Arizona, Texas | August 16, 2021

Suspected terrorists crossing border ‘at a level we have never seen before,’ outgoing Border Patrol chief says

Arizona, Texas | August 16, 2021

Unprecedented numbers of known or suspected terrorists have crossed the southern border in recent months, the outgoing Border Patrol chief said.

The head of the Border Patrol, Rodney Scott, told his 19,000 agents before retiring on Aug. 14 that their national security mission is paramount right now despite the Biden administration’s focus on migrant families and children who are coming across the United States-Mexico boundary at record rates.

“Over and over again, I see other people talk about our mission, your mission, and the context of it being immigration or the current crisis today being an immigration crisis,” Scott said in a video message to agents, obtained by the Washington Examiner. “I firmly believe that it is a national security crisis. Immigration is just a subcomponent of it, and right now, it’s just a cover for massive amounts of smuggling going across the southwest border — to include TSDBs at a level we have never seen before. That’s a real threat.”

TSDB refers to known or suspected terrorists, as identified in the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database.

“Your peers or you are taking criminals, pedophiles, rapists, murderers, and like I said before, even TSDB alerts off the streets and keeping them safe from America,” Scott said. “Even if we processed several thousand migrants that day and even if thousands of them were allowed into the U.S., you still took those threats off the street, and I think that’s worth it. So please don’t ever undersell how important your mission is.”.. (Excerpts from the Washington Examiner)

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Arizona, Texas | August 12, 2021

Authorities encountered 213,000 people illegally crossing border in July, most in 21 years

Arizona, Texas | August 12, 2021

Approximately 212,672 people were encountered trying to cross the southern border illegally in July, the most seen in more than 21 years and nearly three times as many as in January, when President Joe Biden took office, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Thursday.

“We are encountering an unprecedented number of migrants in between the ports of entry at our southern border,” Mayorkas said during a press conference in Brownsville, Texas, before downplaying the continued rise each month. “We have seen the surges in migration before. We’ve seen them in the past, and migration surges are not new.”

 This story is developing and will be updated… (Excerpts from the Washington Examiner)

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Arizona | August 10, 2021

Arizona Rep. Hoffman to Newsmax: Border Situation ‘Incredibly Bad’

Arizona | August 10, 2021

The migrant situation has become “incredibly bad” in Arizona, where border counties are seeing 300% to 400% increases in violent crime as a result, state Rep. Jake Hoffman told Newsmax Tuesday.

“We’re seeing situations where their county jail systems are over a third full of illegal border crossers (who are) committing crimes once they’re in this country,” the Republican lawmaker told Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.” “That is a travesty. And look, this is not just a border crisis. This is a humanitarian crisis.”

The Biden administration, he added, is “openly inviting” more migrants to cross the border, and that is also creating an economic and a crime and security crisis.

“It goes on and on in the middle of the worst pandemic we’ve had in more than a century, so it just makes no sense,” said Hoffman. “It doesn’t seem like there’s any sort of endgame in mind when it comes to the administration, except for trying to turn states like Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas blue or more blue.”…

(Excerpt from Newsmax)

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Arizona | July 30, 2021

Arizona Town Facing ‘Nightmare’ Migrant Influx

Arizona | July 30, 2021

In the normally peaceful desert town of Gila Bend, nestled 100 miles north of Arizona’s border with Mexico, illegal aliens have been arriving daily since the town declared a state of emergency in March.

The migrants were all on foot, and all appeared to be bound for parts unknown, carrying with them only their backpacks and the clothes they have on.

“What we are literally getting is a flood of migrants walking into town,” said Gila Bend Mayor Chris Riggs, who requested a state of emergency be declared when a busload of 30 migrants was dropped off without any warning by the U.S. Border Patrol.

Riggs said the migrant bus came as a shock—not just to the city’s 1,900 residents—but to municipal resources already stretched thin by the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic….(Excerpts from the Epoch Times)

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Arizona | July 23, 2021

Border Patrol Encounters Large Group of 197 Illegal Immigrants, Mostly Children: CBP

Arizona | July 23, 2021

Amid a spike in large groups of immigrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, agents on Wednesday encountered 197 noncitizens in southern Arizona, including 147 unaccompanied children, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

The agency said in a press release that border patrol officials encountered the large group near San Miguel early Wednesday morning and later transported members to Tucson for processing.

Most of the children in the group were found to have come from Guatemala, CBP said.

Two days earlier, agents encountered a group of 48 illegal immigrants near Sasabe, Arizona. That group included 39 children, with 27 of them from Guatemala, according to the agency.

Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador are collectively known as the Northern Triangle countries, a region beset by challenges like poverty, violence, and corruption—factors that experts commonly point to as “root causes” prompting people to flee their homes….

(Excerpts from the Epoch Times)

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