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GOP congressman questions if VP Kamala Harris is kidding with her border crisis agenda



A Republican congressman from Louisiana asked if Kamala Harris was kidding by sharing an agenda to fix the illegal immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border through Central American countries not border security.

Harris’ agenda, shared Thursday, had a five-point general strategy to manage the “root causes” of illegal immigration. The agenda does not have any timeframe and doesn’t have any specific policies. Instead, it calls for using “diplomacy, foreign assistance, public diplomacy, and sanctions” to “establish a fair, orderly, and humane immigration system.”

Reacting on Fox News on Friday, Rep. Mike Johnson (R-L.A.) condemned Harris for trying for these goals without securing the U.S. border.

“We’re scratching our heads here on Capitol Hill,” Johnson said. “It’s hard to believe that she wants to focus on things that she said on her list, you know, economic issues and ‘advance the rule of law’ she says; she wants to combat violent crime in Central American countries? I mean, is this some sort of a joke?”

“Of course, those are noble goals, but this administration has created those very crises here in the United States,” he added.

Since coming into office, President Biden has made a point of retracting as many of former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies as possible. Biden has stopped border wall construction, ended Trump’s remain-in-Mexico policy for asylum-seekers, and reinstated the catch-and-release policies of the Obama administration.

The Biden administration has tried to portray the illegal immigration crisis as a humanitarian and global issue, rather than the crime at the border. Harris’ agenda brings up the “push” factors of migration, like natural disasters in Central America, poverty, hunger, and gangs, which all leads to people leaving their homes and on their way to America.

“In Central America, the root causes of migration run deep — and migration from the region has a direct impact on the United States,” the vice president said. “For that reason, our nation must consistently engage with the region to address the hardships that cause people to leave Central America and come to our border.”

Republicans often talk of “pull” factors — United States policies that entice illegal immigrants to come here by offering amnesty, protection from deportation, jobs, benefits, and other government programs Democrats want to allow illegal immigrants to have.

“It seems very much to us like this administration cares more about people who are not Americans than those who are,” Johnson said, echoing comments from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on the Biden administration’s focus.

The combination of push and pull factors has contributed to record increases of illegal immigrants since Biden took office. This last fiscal year, more than one million illegal aliens have been caught by border agents. The sheer number of migrants arriving creates issues for immigration enforcement agencies, which have to find a place for all of these people to go, and the issue is complicated by COVID-19, gangs, violent crimes, kids without parents or guardians, and American communities that feel overrun.

Tens of thousands of these migrants have been let go after being caught without being given a date to go to court to have their asylum claims processed. Many of these people disappear into the U.S. without reporting to Immigration and Customs Enforcement or showing up for those court dates as they were told. Many commit crimes in the U.S. that would have been prevented if the border were secured.

“We have an unprecedented, unmitigated disaster at the border,” Johnson said. “It’s beyond a crisis now. It’s a humanitarian, health, national security issue that we are going to be hard-pressed to get our arms around if the administration does not step up immediately and help us fix this problem.”

The Republican lawmaker squarely blamed Biden for adding to the border crisis by retracting most of former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

“Yes, there are problems in Central America, all around the world,” he said. “And we’re the most benevolent nation in the world, by far it’s not even close. But we’ll never be able to do that unless we can maintain first our own security and sovereignty and that’s what securing the border is about.

“This administration is ignoring it and focusing on problems elsewhere in the world, it makes no sense.”

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Cruz criticizes Biden’s ‘unconstitutional’ vaccine mandate: ‘They want to change the topic from Afghanistan’



Cruz calls Afghanistan the evacuation the ‘worst foreign policy catastrophe in a generation’

Senator Ted Cruz, said Sunday that President Biden’s vaccine requirement for private companies is intended to fail and being utilized only as a distraction from his mistakes made in Afghanistan.

While appearing on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Cruz said Biden’s standard demandung businesses with hundred or more workers to require the COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing is “illegal” and simply intended to get the Democratic president back in the media’s good side after he was broadly criticized for his sloppy military evacuation in Afghanistan.

“They want to change the topic from Afghanistan,” the senator said. “It’s why Biden issued this completely illegal and unconstitutional vaccine mandate, because he wanted to change the topic from the disaster in Afghanistan.”

“The vaccine mandate is going to be struck down in court. They know that,” he continued. “But the president is defying the law because he wanted the press to start defending him and stop talking about the disasters in Afghanistan. And he’s counting on a bunch of big businesses, in particular, forcing their employees to comply before the matter is ever adjudicated and before the order is struck down.”

Cruz proceeded to contend that each policy decision by Biden, foreign and domestic, has been driven by “pure politics.”

“When it comes to Afghanistan, Joe Biden and his administration presided over the worst foreign policy catastrophe in a generation,” he said. “They put politics in front of everything else. They abandoned Americans behind enemy lines, and it was a disaster. We were routed there, because Joe Biden surrendered.”

“He fled and left hundreds if not thousands of Americans in harm’s way and we are going to be paying the price – our nation is going to pay the price for our president’s weakness and incompetence for years to come,” he added.

Cruz also said the world is less protected because of Biden’s actions in Afghanistan, contending that America’s foes have overserved the president’s shortcoming and will not hesitate to take advantage of it, referring China for instance.

“Unfortunately, I believe the chances of a Chinese amphibious assault on Taiwan have increased tenfold in the last month,” Cruz said. “If that happens it would be utterly disastrous, but weakness invites aggression.”

“When you have a president who rolls over for everything, it only invites the bad guys to do worse and worse things,” he said.

Ten Chinese aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense zone on Friday, the day after the democratically governed island reported a $9 billion boost to military spending to counter the danger from central China, which considers Taiwan as part of its territory.

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Chants of ‘F*** Joe Biden’ at diverse vaccine mandate protest, thousands embrace at NYC freedom rally: ‘This is the power we want to send to the world’



A large number of New Yorkers spoke up against vaccine mandates on Saturday. A diverse group in New York City protested against the government’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate orders.

A diverse group walked through the streets of New York City on Saturday; some waved American, Gadsden, and LGBTQ flags. Some protestors were holding signs that read: “My body, my choice,” “Latinos against forced vaccines,” “God is with us,” and “LGBTQ people for medical freedom.”

There were moms demanding the end of mask mandates for their kids in school. There were some demanding the government to recognize natural immunity and requesting that those with past COVID-19 infection be absolved from the vaccine mandate.

The freedom rally halted in Times Square, where speakers conveyed messages against COVID-19 vaccine mandates. At one point, the ideologically coordinated group embraced one another in a sign of unity against the mandates.

“This is the power that we want to send to the world,” a speaker said.

There were chants of “Wake up New York!” and “My body, my choice!”

One highlighted speaker at the freedom rally cited President Biden, who recently said, “What more do you need to see? We’ve made vaccinations free, safe and convenient. We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin. And your refusal has cost all of us.”

The speaker told the protestors, “Joe Biden, your patience is wearing thin? We lost our patience!”

The crowd responded by reciting, “F*** Joe Biden!”

This anti-Biden chant was utilized at college football stadiums recently.

On Sept. 9, Biden declared a general vaccine mandate for companies with more than a hundred workers, which will affect a hundred million Americans.

On Aug. 16, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an emergency executive order demanding residents to give proof of coronavirus vaccination to enter indoor eating at restaurants, cinemas, gyms, and more.

The demonstration was just one of many “World Wide Rally For Freedom” occasions that occurred in communities around the world.

“We will push back against widespread propaganda, by producing our own media, and advancing our own narrative, instead of succumbing to the one being pushed on us. We will not accept the rampant politicization of science and medicine, and we will return these institutions to being neutral sources of information for the benefit of society, over government and corporate interests,” an official statement from the protestors read.

There were also big protests in France and Canada.

Protests in Australia became violent, and more than two hundred were apprehended in Melbourne.

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Biden aides set up a ‘wall’ to protect him from unscripted occasions, book claims



The book depicts the internal White House staff members ‘ process as a ‘cocooning’ of the president

Top White House aides set up a “wall” to protect President Joe Biden from unscripted occasions and long interviews in the midst of fears of the president’s touchiness and propensity for ruining statements, as indicated by a recent book.

“Peril” by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa referred to various of episodes from the blunder inclined president in the beginning days of his administration, including a back-and-forth with a CNN journalist for which he later apologized.

“That side of Biden — his tendency to at times be testy or mangle statements — was still with him and now part of his presidency,” the book says.

Thus, various Biden associates told the journalists that Chief of Staff Ronald Klain and then-White House advisor Anita Dunn worked to keep such occurrences from happening by keeping him away from “unscripted events or long interviews.”

“They called the effect ‘the wall,’ a cocooning of the president,” they wrote.

However, the creators note that those episodes still kept showing up, regardless of that defensive air pocket.

The book says that the White House needed damage control after Biden reported he had struck a significant bipartisan infrastructure deal, but then said it was dependent on a more liberal spending bundle being passed.

It reportedly shocked Democrats, who considered them as separate, and infuriated Republicans who were unhappy about the caveat. It prompted officials working the telephones to fix the damage, and Biden giving a long statement to explain his position.

The book contains various disclosures, specifically its announcing regarding how General Mark Milley was in correspondence with the Chinese to console them about feelings of trepidation of an assault during the mayhem encompassing the Jan. 6 Capitol revolt.

The White House did not quickly respond to Fox News’ request for input.

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