Monday, January 30, 2023

Mayorkas Smuggled 100,000 Migrants Into the U.S. Through A Hidden Parole Pathway

President Joe Biden’s secretary of homeland security, Alejandro Mayorkas, reportedly smuggled over 100,000 illegal migrants into the U.S. through a hidden parole pathway.

From May to December, Mayorkas has been welcoming at least 20,000 migrants into the country each month, according to the New York Times.

The NYT was given an official briefing on the pathway, which was name CBP One after many reporters were unable to explain the migration pathway.

The secret pathway delivers more than 240,000 illegal migrants into the U.S. per year under the disguise that they will be used as economically despite a 1986 ban on the corporate hiring of immigrants.

This is in addition to the 360,000 migrants per year that officials will bring in from Haiti, Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua using the same hidden pathway.

Combined, this would add 600,000 extra economic migrants per year to the country’s economy.

This comes as migrants are rushing to fly into the U.S. after 20 Republicans filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration’s new immigration plan.

Hundreds of immigrants landed at the Miami International Airport this week, coming in from Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Haiti, all of which were coming to the states legally under Biden’s expanded parole program, which allows 30,000 migrants from four countries to enter each month.

However, amid the GOP- led lawsuit, the migrants are coming to the U.S.  earlier than expected, fearing the lawsuit could end the program.

According to the lawsuit, Biden’s plan “amounts to the creation of a new visa program that allows hundreds of thousands of aliens to enter the United States who otherwise have no basis for doing so."

Earlier this month, Biden announced the program, saying that it would allow migrants to receive work permits and a two-year authorization to live in the U.S.

The lawsuit was assigned to Court Judge Drew Tipton, a Trump appointee, who has until April 25 to decide whether or not to halt Biden’s program until there is a decision on the lawsuit.




Sunday, January 29, 2023

Biden’s dishonest border crisis victory lap — it hasn’t been fixed!

By Mark Krikorian

Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security declared victory over the border crisis this week as a result of recent policy changes. They may come to wish they hadn’t.

With Eric Adams and other sanctuary mayors bemoaning the effects on their cities from a tiny sliver of the border surge, the administration responded with Biden’s short drop-in at the border, and certain policy changes. Those measures, billed as “New Border Enforcement Actions,” included applying Title 42 automatic expulsions to border-jumpers from four countries that had been exempt: Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Haiti.

That’s good as far as it goes. The number of people from those four countries arrested crossing the border illegally has reportedly dropped more than 90% over the past week. Illegals from those four countries made up about 38% of all border arrests in December, so if they’re out of the picture then January could see the lowest number of apprehensions since February 2021, when the new administration sparked the border crisis. The Biden-friendly media duly reported this new storyline, and can now go back to ignoring the border.

But while the administration and its media groupies may not be interested in the border, the border is interested in them. There are two reasons the border crisis isn’t over yet.
First, the arrest numbers will go back up. Border-jumpers from the other 190-odd countries of the world in December totaled “only” 137,000, which is low by the ridiculous standards of the Biden administration, but is still nearly double the number from December 2020, the last full month under Trump.

The four countries Biden targeted did send a lot of illegal immigrants in December, but even that’s a new development; two years previously, they accounted for barely 5% of border arrests.

And just because wannabe illegal migrants from those four countries have decided (for now) to hold back, it doesn’t mean those from other countries are sitting still. While the totals are lower, the number of border-jumpers in December from India and Turkey, for instance, were triple the year before; Peru nine times higher; Colombia 10 times, China 14 times, Ecuador 24 times higher.

And the threat to expel border-crossers from the four countries is based on Title 42, a COVID-related measure that the administration is actively trying to end. What happens when it succeeds, as it eventually must? And anyway, Mexico has agreed to take back only 30,000 illegal immigrants from those countries per month — what happens to Mr. 30,001? He’ll be released into the U.S., of course.

The other reason the border issue isn’t going away is that the threat of expulsions is being offset by a new illegal scheme to just wave in people from those countries “legally.” The administration has no intention of stopping the flow of inadmissible foreigners across the border; instead, it plans to relabel them as legal and — poof! — make problem disappear.

Biden is using something called immigration parole, which Congress created to allow the authorities to let in a handful of emergency cases where there is no time to get a visa. Under Biden this tiny loophole is swallowing the whole immigration system.

Even before this latest ploy to parole in up to 360,000 people from the four countries, Biden has been paroling in hundreds of thousands of others, many of them via an app called CBP One, which is like the OpenTable app but for visa-less foreigners — call it the OpenBorders app.

But that’s not what parole is for. As a congressional committee reported in 1996, “the parole authority was intended to be used on a case-by-case basis to meet specific needs, and not as a supplement to Congressionally established immigration policy.”

It’s for that reason that there are now two lawsuits challenging the administration’s flagrantly illegal use of parole. The state of Florida is suing over the administration’s whole anti-borders agenda, including the abuse of parole, while Texas and 19 other states just filed suit this week to stop this latest parole scheme.

More than 15,000 people from these four countries who would have come illegally have already been paroled in (most from Venezuela, since the program was applied to them starting in October). The likelihood that any of them will leave after their two years of parole is over is basically zero, whether or not they succeed in claiming asylum. But there may not be many more, depending on the outcome of these lawsuits. If the courts do their job, the administration will be foiled in its scheme to hide illegal immigration at the border.

Maybe then it will become clear that the root cause of the border crisis is sitting in the Oval Office.




Friday, January 27, 2023

US authorities see 97% decline in illegal border crossings by migrants from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, Venezuela

U.S. authorities have seen a 97% decline in illegal border crossings by migrants from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela since Mexico began accepting those expelled under a pandemic-era order, the Biden administration said Wednesday.

The announcement came one day after Texas and 19 other Republican-led states sued to stop widescale humanitarian parole for citizens of those four countries who apply online, fly to the United States and find a financial sponsor.

The administration said Jan. 5 that it would admit up to 30,000 people a month from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela for two years with authorization to work. At the same time, Mexico agreed to take back the same amount from those countries who enter the U.S. illegally and are expelled under Title 42, which denies them rights to seek asylum, with the stated goal of preventing the spread of COVID-19. Border crossings by migrants from those four nations had risen sharply, with no easy way to quickly return them to their home countries.

"These expanded border enforcement measures are working," said Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. "It is incomprehensible that some states who stand to benefit from these highly effective enforcement measures are seeking to block them and cause more irregular migration at our southern border."

U.S. authorities stopped migrants from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela an average of 115 times a day along the Mexican border during a seven-day period that ended Tuesday, down from a daily average of 3,367 during the week that ended Dec. 11.

The Texas-led lawsuit seeks to stop large-scale humanitarian parole for those four countries, which may total 360,000 people a year. It has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton in Corpus Christi, an appointee of Donald Trump who has ruled against President Joe Biden on who to prioritize for deportation.

"This unlawful amnesty program, which will invite hundreds of thousands of aliens into the U.S. every year, will only make this immigration crisis drastically worse," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a news release.

By law, Homeland Security may parole migrants into the United States "only on a case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit."

So far, 1,700 Cubans, Nicaraguans and Haitians have reached the United States on humanitarian parole under the policy changes announced this month, and thousands more from those three countries have been approved, administration officials told reporters on a conference call on condition of anonymity. The number of Venezuelans was not immediately available.

Roberto Velasco, Mexico Foreign Relations Department's director of North American affairs, echoed Mayorkas’ comments that the recent changes are a success.

"The measures announced by the United States have begun delivering important results with the twin objectives of opening avenues to regular migration and also considerably reducing risks associated with irregular migration flows," he wrote Tuesday in Mexico's Excelsior newspaper.

A surge in Cuban and Nicaraguan arrivals in December led to the highest number of illegal crossings recorded during any month of Biden’s presidency, the administration reported last week. Authorities stopped migrants 251,487 times along the Mexican border in December, up 7% from November and up 40% from the same period a year earlier.

Homeland Security said Wednesday that January numbers were "on track" to be the lowest since February 2021, Biden's first full month in office.




Thursday, January 26, 2023

Eric Adams: 'Unfair' for Sanctuary Cities to Carry the Weight of the Border Crisis

New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) once again took to the airwaves to say Democratic cities who declared themselves to be a sanctuary for illegal immigrants are being stretched thin due to the large number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

New York City has had to open a fifth shelter for recent arrivals from the southern border, which is in addition to using hotels and homeless shelters to house people coming from Latin America and even parts of Asia.

"Well, I believe that when I took the trip to El Paso, you can see firsthand the impact of how it not only harm the foundation of El Paso, but look at Chicago, Houston, Washington, New York City, this is just unfair for cities to carry the weight of a national problem," Adams told MSNBC on Wednesday. "We’re going to open for more hotels, emergency hotels...This as a major financial impact on New York City and cities across this country that are receiving the brunt of it."

Adams said the Biden White House claims there is a person who is in charge of helping American cities with the immigration problem, but he does not who the person is.

"I was told that we have an individual that’s coordinating the operation. And as I shared with White House officials, why don’t I know who that is? It’s about having a real decompression strategy, looking at who’s coming in and ensuring that it is really a burden by the entire country, not just a few cities, and just the pathway continues to lead to New York," he explained.

He went on to blame Republicans for blocking "comprehensive immigration policies" that caused the massive influx of illegal crossings.

"What’s the short term plan? If my house is burning, I don’t want to hear about fire prevention. Let’s put out the fire."




Wednesday, January 25, 2023

UK set to crack down on illegal immigrants: block bank access, home rentals, and driver’s licenses

In a bid to crack down on illegal immigration, the U.K. government is blocking access on migrants’ access to bank accounts, home rentals, and their driver’s licenses, among other services.

The country’s immigration minister, Robert Jenrick, is heading a new taskforce to ensure that "only those eligible can work, receive benefits or access to public service," The Telegraph reports.

"We’re delivering on our promise to increase raids on illegal employers: a new Enforcement Taskforce will ensure only those eligible can work, access public services and benefits," Jenrick tweeted Sunday.

The new initiative will include a 50% increase in immigration enforcement visits to construction sites, car washes, and gig economy firms.

The government has already been ramping up enforcement visits in recent months. Since mid-December, there have been more than 1,150 such visits – a 10% increase – since mid-December, according to The Telegraph. This amounts to about 362 arrests.  

Jenrick has argued that black market jobs harm communities by "cheating honest workers of employment, putting vulnerable people at risk, and defrauding the public purse," he said.

"Our Immigration Enforcement teams are working round the clock to bring those violating our laws to justice. It’s our priority to crack down on this crime and empower law enforcement to remove illegal migrants," he said.

"With support from our new enforcement taskforce, we will go further and faster to prevent the abuse of our laws and borders and crack down on individuals exploiting the generosity of the UK taxpayer."




Tuesday, January 24, 2023

No End In Sight: Southern Border Exceeds Over 250,000 Encounters

The southern border continues to be overrun by thousands of illegal migrants each day despite President Joe Biden's vowing to do something about the crisis.

However, he does have his hands full after the discovery of classified documents were found in his possession.

Still, that is no excuse for the staggering amount of migrants crossing the southwest border every day.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, data, 251, 487 encounters were stopped during December, marking the tenth consecutive month that topped over 200,000 encounters.

“CBP sources [say] there were over 70,000 known got away at the border in December as well,” Fox News Bill Melugin tweeted.

December 2022 was recorded as seeing the highest number of migrant encounters ever recorded. Between October, November, and December, there have been 717, 660 encounters (not counting got aways) caught at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Despite border encounters being the highest it has ever been in 10 months, CBP Commissioner Troy Miller claimed that their new border enforcement measures are “working.”

“Even as overall encounters rose because of smugglers spreading misinformation around the court-ordered lifting of the Title 42 public health order, we continued to see a sharp decline in the number of Venezuelans unlawfully crossing our southwest border, down 82% from September 2022," Miller said in a press release. "Early data suggests the expanded measures for Cubans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans are having a similar impact, and we look forward to sharing the additional data in the next update.”

Even Democrat-run states such as New York City have had it with Biden’s lax border policies.

Democrat Mayor Eric Adams called on Biden to do his job by closing the border to migrants until after their asylum applications can be reviewed— a key proponent of former President Trump’s Remain In Mexico policy.

Adams criticized the Biden Administration for failing to take into account states who are being bombarded by immigrants, severely impacting them.

“You see the support they deserve,” Adams said, adding “and that includes a person with the singular responsibility of a decompression strategy and other methods to address the asylum-seeker crisis we’re facing.”

A recent Yahoo/YouGov poll found that 54 percent of Americans blame Biden for the record-breaking illegal immigration levels, with only 33 percent arguing that the president is not at fault.

Former Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan condemned the Biden Administration's lack of responsibility, blaming the president for allowing illegal migrants to be directly released into American's backyards.

"Most of these 250,000 will be released into the interior and stay here indefinitely,” Homan said, adding “Joe Biden and Secretary Mayorkas have embraced open borders for political benefit, and innocent people are the ones paying the consequences.”




Monday, January 23, 2023

Governor DeSantis Announces Major Crackdown on Businesses Not Complying with E-Verify

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is playing hardball with employers who have failed to verify that all their employees are in the country legally.

Officials in the Sunshine State’s Department of Economic Opportunity said they sent out letters last month to six employers that they said had not yet complied with the state’s E-Verify law.

“At the governor’s direction, Florida is cracking down on the unlawful employment of unauthorized aliens in the state of Florida,” DeSantis press secretary Bryan Griffin said in a statement.

The companies were warned that their state business licenses would be suspended if they continued refusing to comply.   Responses to the notices were due on Monday, according to the report. It was unknown Thursday how many had complied.

The six entities receiving the letters included two from out of state: the American National Red Cross, based in St. Louis, Missouri, and Upperline Health, Inc., of Nashville, Tennessee.

The remaining four based in Florida were MDL Property Maintenance, Inc., of Boynton Beach; Intelycare, Inc., of Clearwater and Quincy, Massachusetts; Prestige Cruise Services, LLC, of Miami; and ScribeAmerica, LLC, of Ft. Lauderdale.

As of Friday, Prestige Cruise Services was the only one of the six that responded with proof of compliance with the law, Florida’s Voice reported.

The department said the next step for the remaining five “is for DEO to notify the agencies that hold their licenses of their noncompliance.”

Those agencies will then suspend “all applicable licenses held by the employer until the private employer provides the department with the required affidavit,” Florida’s Voice reported.

DeSantis signed the bill in 2020 requiring private employers to use  E-Verify to ensure employees’ eligibility to work in the U.S., according to The Center Square.

Unlike his predecessors, DeSantis said at the time, he was able to work with the Florida legislature to get E-Verify legislation passed.

“For years prior to my administration, attempts to pass E-Verify legislation in Florida failed, but I would not yield until this matter was addressed,” DeSantis told Breitbart.

The governor said the use of E-Verify puts “upward pressure [on] Floridians’ wages” and protects public safety, Breitbart reported.

“Assuring a legal workforce through E-Verify is crucial to upholding the rule of law and deters illegal immigration into Florida, which is more important than ever given the border crisis,” he added.