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Piers Morgan’s On Border Crisis: ‘Biden Has Absolutely No Clue What to do About it’

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TV personality and host Piers Morgan is calling out President Biden and his administration on its tumultuous handling of the southern border. Piers, a liberal who hosted a political talk show on CNN from 2011 to 2014, released an Op-Ed in the Daily Mail with one huge message: “I’ve come to the unnerving conclusion that Biden has absolutely no clue what to do about” the border crisis.

Morgan begins his piece by discussing the photo circulating of what mainstream media deemed a border patrol agent whipping a migrant trying to cross the border. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the incident was “horrific”, “horrible” and “devastating to watch.”

Morgan addresses the photograph in the title of his Op-Ed: “The sight of US border horsemen charging into Haitian migrants is shocking – but it’s despicable for Biden to pass blame for this chaos to the men and women put in impossible position of controlling a human tide that HE created.”

Morgan then continues a defense for the agent(s) by quoting them, as well as the Associated Press reporter who took at least one or more of the photographs in discussion:

The white agent is wielding his horse’s long reins in an aggressive way that some believe was akin to whipping the black migrant, conjuring vile memories of the horrific days of American slavery.

But the agents involved later angrily denied this, saying that anyone with ‘two brain cells’ would know they were using their split reins to control their horses in the melee.

Then Morgan discusses the photographer:

Paul Ratje, a photographer from Associated Press who took the extraordinarily powerful picture, described what he witnessed to the Washington Post:

‘I get to the scene, and everybody is crossing there. We get in the water – a few other colleagues were in the water – and all of a sudden, some police showed up and they started trying to get people to leave. Then the Border Patrol agents on horseback arrived and they started trying to get people to leave. They had gotten a lot of people to start leaving the banks, but then people just kept coming across the river. There was a continuous flow and [the agents] were like: ‘No, you can’t come in. Go back to Mexico.’ But people were like, ‘but my family’s over there.’
Ratje watched as many of the migrants then tried to run past the Border Patrol, and aimed his camera.

‘That’s when one of the agents grabbed a guy and kind of swung him around,’ he told the Post.
What he captured is undeniably a very ugly photo of a very ugly confrontation.

(Interestingly, Ratje’s own take on it, based on what he saw with his own eyes, was not entirely unsympathetic to the agents who he sensed feel ‘overwhelmed’ and deeply frustrated) that has shocked America, and the wider world, and enraged Democrats as much as Republicans.

Morgan quotes NAACP President Derrick Johnson who said, “the humanitarian crisis happening under this administration on the southern border disgustingly mirrors some of the darkest moments in America’s history.”

Morgan concludes: “He’s right: if these scenes had happened on Trump’s watch, the liberal screaming about what a monster he is, would have echoed around the globe. As always, Biden gets a less censorious pass from the liberal-dominated media, just as he has done on the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal of US troops and appalling ‘mistaken’ killing of an Afghan family of ten by a US drone strike.”

Finally, Morgan writes, “I’ve come to the unnerving conclusion that Biden has absolutely no clue what to do about it.”

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Texas Gov Greg Abbott Responds To SCOTUS Ruling On Remain In Mexico Policy

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On Thursday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott responded to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Biden v. Texas that the Biden administration could end the former Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP), also known as the “remain in Mexico” policy, which requires asylum seekers to stay in Mexico while they wait for a court hearing.

“The ruling in Biden v. Texas was the latest chapter in the tug-of-war over the policy, formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocol, since the Trump administration announced it in 2018,” SCOTUSblog explained. “The justices allowed the Trump administration to begin enforcing the policy after a federal district judge blocked it, and a few months later the justices agreed to review a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit holding that the policy likely violated both federal immigration and international law. The justices dismissed that case last year, however, after the Biden administration attempted to end the policy.”

“Texas and Missouri challenged the Biden administration’s efforts to terminate the policy. After a federal district judge in Texas ordered the federal government to reinstate the policy, both the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Supreme Court rejected requests from the Biden administration to temporarily put the district judge’s ruling on hold, prompting the government to revive the policy while litigation continued,” SCOTUSblog added. “The court on Thursday agreed with the Biden administration that ending MPP would not violate federal law.”

In response to the ruling, Governor Abbott warned that ending the policy would only encourage further illegal immigration amid the record-breaking border crisis, and pointed to the recent tragedy in which dozens of migrants were found dead in a semitruck abandoned near San Antonio as evidence of the dangers of illegal immigration.

“The Supreme Court’s decision upholding DHS’s termination of the Remain-in-Mexico policy will only embolden the Biden Administration’s open border policies,” Abbott said. “More than fifty people recently died in a trailer—people who were allowed to cross our border illegally because of President Biden’s policies. Reinstating and fully enforcing Remain-in-Mexico would deter thousands more migrants from making that deadly trek, and President Biden should take that simple step to secure the border because it is the only humane thing to do.”

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Arizona Governor Signs Massive Border Security Bill

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On Thursday, Republican Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill that will send hundreds of millions of dollars to strengthen security on his state’s border with Mexico, which comes as the illegal immigration crisis that originated under President Biden continues to worsen.

According to a press release from the governor’s office, the legislation, coupled with “targeted investments from the fiscal year 2023 budget, dedicates a record $564 million to help to secure our border with a physical barrier, address critical public safety staffing shortages, and modernize the technology and public safety equipment to target criminal activity and keep our citizens safe.”

The legislation will direct $335 million specifically to “construct and maintain a border fence, purchase or install border security technologies, and to pay associated administrative costs.”

“Inaction by President Joe Biden has led to the worst border crisis in over 20 years,” Governor Ducey said. “I’ve been outspoken about the impact this crisis has on Arizonans, our communities and migrants. We’ve taken numerous steps to help resolve the chaos, including deploying the Arizona National Guard, signing legislation to address human smuggling and transporting migrants on a voluntary basis to Washington, D.C. Ultimately, however, securing our border is the responsibility of the federal government… With this investment, we are giving our law enforcement professionals another critical resource they need to successfully do their jobs. We are standing up for the rule of law, and we are cementing Arizona’s commitment to securing our state and our entire nation.”

State Rep. John Kavanagh, who sponsored the legislation, said, “The number of migrant encounters has skyrocketed at our border, overwhelming law enforcement and the Border Patrol. Thanks to the absent federal government, our border is in chaos and out of control. We need more support and physical barriers. This is a reasonable investment in Arizona’s safety and security. I’m grateful for Governor Ducey’s leadership to take action and secure the border.”

The legislation comes as illegal immigration has reached the highest level ever recorded with nearly 240,000 migrants being encountered by border officials in May.

“There were an unprecedented 239,416 migrant encounters at the Southern border in May, CBP reports. This is the highest monthly total in DHS history, beating the record that was set the month before in April w/ 234,088,” Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin wrote on Twitter.

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