DEA

Border patrol has seized enough fentanyl to kill US population 8 times over

A memo circulating among Senate Republicans this week details how the fentanyl crisis continues to worsen across U.S. communities as southern border drug seizures and encounters reach record highs. Those who have witnessed activity at the border believe the crisis at the border and the fentanyl crisis are correlated. CBP agents seized an unprecedented 10,500 […]

GUILLERMO ARIAS

Border crossings 3 times higher under Biden

The U.S. Border Patrol is reporting more than three times the number of encounters at the U.S.-Mexico border than it experienced under former President Donald Trump, punctuating what Republicans have defined as a “crisis” level situation at the southern border that has emerged under President Joe Biden’s leadership. Data from the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) […]

K.C. Alfred

Illegal immigrants who entered US since Biden took office to cost taxpayers $20+ billion a year

The number of illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. since President Biden took office will cost the U.S. taxpayer over $20 billion each year, according to a new analysis by a hawkish immigration group. The study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which advocates for lower levels of immigration overall, calculates that the […]

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Many Americans see an ‘invasion’ at the southern border

More than half of Americans say there’s an “invasion” at the southern border, according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll, part of a broader decline in support for immigrants overall. The poll also found that large numbers of Americans hold a variety of misconceptions about immigrants — greatly exaggerating their role in smuggling illegal drugs into […]

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National Guard told to return immigrants to border

overnor Greg Abbott has directed the Texas National Guard and the state’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) to start returning migrants who crossed into the U.S. and were apprehended back to the border. In a news release Thursday, Abbott said that he issued an executive order “authorizing and empowering” the two entities to begin returning […]

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Texas Soldier Who Tried to Rescue Migrants still missing, presumed drowned

Officials have released the identity of the Texas National Guard member who is feared to have drowned after jumping into the river along the U.S.-Mexico border to help two migrants. Specialist Bishop E. Evans, 22, went missing in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Friday “following his selfless efforts to rescue two migrants who appeared to be […]

Fox news

Abbott’s Second Texas charter bus drops off migrants near US Capitol in Washington, DC

A second bus from Texas arrived near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., just before 4:30 a.m. Thursday, transporting more than a dozen illegal immigrants as part of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s new plan to counter federal immigration policies during an ongoing border crisis. Abbott announced last week that he was directing the Texas Division […]

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Mexican Border is Easier Path to Enter U.S. for Ukrainian Refugees

Vladymyr Ostapchuk and his family walked up to the U.S. border with Mexico on Sunday afternoon to ask for asylum, the final border they would cross after a multicountry trip over 20 days that started as Russian military forces invaded their native Ukraine last month. Mr. Ostapchuk, a 33-year-old construction worker from Vinnytsia, fled Ukraine […]