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Governor Abbott Shuts Down Entry Points At Southern Border

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On Thursday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott shut down six pots of entry along the state’s southern border with Mexico as illegal immigration levels continue to be at 20-year highs.

“The sheer negligence of the Biden Administration to do their job and secure the border is appalling. I have directed the Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard to surge personnel and vehicles to shut down six points of entry along the southern border to stop these caravans from overrunning our state,” Abbott said in a statement Thursday.

Abbott said that U.S. Customs and Border Protection had asked Texas to close the ports of entry to help regain control over the border.

“Six hours after U.S. Customs and Border Protection requested help from Texas to close ports of entry and secure the border, the Biden Administration has now flip-flopped to a different strategy that abandons border security and instead makes it easier for people to cross illegally and for cartels to exploit the border,” Abbott said in a statement. “The Biden Administration is in complete disarray and is handling the border crisis as badly as the evacuation from Afghanistan. I have directed the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard to maintain their presence at and around ports of entry to deter crossings.”

Abbott’s announcement came after to drone footage from Fox News showed that the number of migrants waiting for processing at an entry point in Del Rio, Texas, had doubled overnight from 4,200 to 8,000 people.

 

Illegal immigration levels broke a 20-year record in March and continued to rise every following month until peaking in July at 212,672 border encounters – the first-time encounters rose above 200,000 in 21 years. August was the second consecutive month with over 200,000 encounters, with agents encountering 208,887 migrants.

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Steve Hanchette

    September 16, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    Not no, but hell no!

  2. Dennis Burge

    September 17, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Leo, respect your efforts. If the remain in Mexico is backed up by The Supreme Court, why are they still coming? Why don’t they need a COVID vac?

  3. SoCalGal

    September 17, 2021 at 11:26 am

    The border is back open because the feds are in charge. What a joke that is.

  4. Chris

    September 19, 2021 at 9:18 am

    Biden administration is doing this because they want to punish Governor Abbott and destroy Texas

  5. Jorge P

    September 19, 2021 at 10:01 am

    I’m hearing from personal sources that Florida, especially the Miami area, has tons of illegal immigrants from South America, Colombia and Venezuela, that are bypassing the legal route (Since Biden administration has put a 3 year hold on work visas) and are working now living and working illegally in Florida and of course other states as well. This is a free for all situation.

  6. Mary⁰ Queen

    September 20, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Biden & Hsrrus are disgraceful .. neither one doing their job & liberal media covering 4 them.. is there any wonder Covid still killing people .. illegals en masse stuffed 2gether with no masks

  7. Mike

    September 20, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Why did Abbott wait this long to do something?…Did he forget all about State’s rights, and expect the Marxist democrats to “do something?”…I think it’s time for Col. West to become governor….

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DeSantis to Legislate Ban Working With Contractors who Help Biden’s ‘Mass Human Smuggling Operation’

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Ron DeSantis

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis told Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle when it comes to helping illegal immigrants do things, well, illegally, he wants the perpetrators to have consequences.

Speaking specifically about contractors who are flying illegal immigrants around the country, DeSantis said, “They’ve done over 70 flights in the last six months, dump people here. And we had – a few weeks ago – one of those people that Biden dumped, ended up committing a murder in northeast Florida.”

“Our view is, if they’re going to be dumping, we want to be able to facilitate transfer to places like Delaware, and, so, we have $8 million in my new budget to be able to do that” he added. He is also looking to pass legislation which will ban contractors who work with the Biden administration on the flights from doing business with the state of Florida.

We are going to pass legislation that says if you are facilitating Biden’s policies—which is effectively a mass human smuggling operation—you are not going to be able to do business with the state of Florida or other local governments,” DeSantis said.

Fox News reports “DeSantis’s office has previously claimed that the Biden administration has flown migrants to Jacksonville, Fla., in order to ease crowding at border facilities.”

“On average, there’s 36 passengers on each of these flights. And that has been going on over the course of the summer through September,” Florida public safety czar Larry Keefe told the Washington Examiner in November.

Earlier this year, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed a New York Post report that the administration was flying migrants from Texas to New York. Psaki said unaccompanied minors on those flights were “en route to their final destination to be reunified with their parents or vetted sponsor” reports Fox News.

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Former DEA Agent who Conspired with Colombian Cartel Sentenced to 12 Years

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Jose Irizarry

Despite his attorney’s interesting defense that “when my client joined the DEA he was schooled in how to be corrupt” former agent Jose Irizarry has been sentenced. The former U.S. narcotics agent “used his badge to build a lavish lifestyle of expensive cars, parties on yachts and Tiffany jewels” reports NBC News.

Irizarry was sentenced to “more than 12 years in federal prison Thursday for conspiring to launder money with a Colombian cartel.” Irizarry admitted to his crimes, but the defense for his case was to blame his former colleagues at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

“When my client joined the DEA he was schooled in how to be corrupt, he was schooled in how to break the law” said his attorney Maria Dominguez in court. “In this alternate universe it became easier and less suspect to accept money and gifts” from criminal informants who worked with the narcotics agency.

In handing down her sentence Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Charlene Honeywell addressed any failings by the DEA for its handling of corrupt agents by “the allure of easy money.” She said it also needed to be investigated.

“This has to stop…you were the one who got caught but it is apparent to this court that there are others.” NBC News reports:

Irizarry’s allegations underscore the porous oversight he received during his career, in which he was entrusted with the government’s use of front companies, shell bank accounts and couriers to combat international drug trafficking.

They also raise new questions about whether his colleagues in the Miami field office, where Irizarry’s criminal activity began, similarly abused the badge in their handling of confidential informants who every year move tens of millions of dollars in dirty money under the DEA’s supervision.

Dominguez in court filings revealed that since Irizarry’s arrest last year he has met with prosecutors for “endless hours” to provide information on the criminal activities of “fellow law-enforcement agents who initiated him in a life of crime.”

Honeywell recently sealed “sensitive” documents filed in the criminal case, saying their disclosure could potentially impede an ongoing criminal investigation, cause targets to flee and hinder cooperation from other witnesses. So far, other than Irizarry’s wife, Nathalia Gomez-Irizarry, and a Colombian customs worker, nobody else has been charged in the conspiracy.

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