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

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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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