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Rep. Tlaib Calls For Defunding ICE And Other Border Security Agencies

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Rashida Tlaib (D-MI)

As Democrat President Joe Biden’s border crisis worsens, far-left Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) called for defunding immigration security agencies during an interview made public this week.

“Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., in a video interview made public this week doubled down on her calls to defund key immigration agencies while warning against efforts by the Biden administration to increase technology at the border,” Fox News reported.

Fox News added, “Tlaib was asked about the push by the Biden administration to increase money spent on border technology for Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) border request includes $665 million in investments toward modernizing land ports of entry and $47 million to invest in detection capabilities in addition to investments in border surveillance technology.”

Tlaib was also asked how she could “turn the tide” at the congressional level on the funding for technologies that prevent activists worry “ultimately prevent migrants from entering the U.S.”

“Look, the simple answer to that question is we must eliminate funding for [Customs and Border Protection], [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] and their parent organization, [Department of Homeland Security],” Tlaib said.

The Biden administration already issued a Memorandum in mid-February that made the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “functionally abolished,” according to the Washington Post. The following months illegal immigration levels repeatedly broke 20-year records as the drastically reduced deportation numbers signaled to illegal immigrants that they would be more likely to successfully remain in the United States.

The Washington Post reported in May, “Under new Biden administration rules curtailing immigration enforcement, ICE carried out fewer than 3,000 deportations last month, the lowest level on record. The agency’s 6,000 officers currently average one arrest every two months.”

“ICE under President Biden is an agency on probation,” the Washington Post continued. “The new administration has rejected calls from some Democrats to eliminate the agency entirely, but Biden has placed ICE deportation officers on a leash so tight that some say their work is being functionally abolished.”

A recent lawsuit over the Memorandum from ICE officials and Texas sheriffs against the Biden administration detailed the danger of restricting the ability of border security agencies from deporting illegal immigrants.

“Many extremely dangerous illegal aliens who would have been detained prior to the February 18 Memorandum consistent with federal statutes are now being released from custody,” the lawsuit said. It then cited examples of illegal immigrants who are remaining in the United States as a result of weakened border security agencies, including an illegal immigrant who has “been convicted of sexual battery against a child,” and another who “has been convicted of domestic violence, evading arrest, and multiple counts of driving under the influence.”

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10 Comments

  1. Sarge rattlesnk

    July 8, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Defund the squad it’s cheaper.

  2. Rocky Swearingen

    July 8, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Just can’t fathom why Americans in her state don’t get rid of her

  3. Rocky Swearingen

    July 8, 2021 at 9:18 am

    The face of evil

  4. Keith Marks

    July 8, 2021 at 9:28 am

    Of course she does.

  5. Richard B Payton

    July 8, 2021 at 9:47 am

    Vote out the so called squad!!!!!

  6. NCPatriot43

    July 8, 2021 at 10:33 am

    The radical elements (Tlaib, et al) need to be censured and removed from office. Every member of our Congress SWORE to uphold the Constitution and defend our nation against all enemies, both foreign and domestic. These people, and not limited to this corrupted ‘squad’ LIED.

  7. Michael

    July 8, 2021 at 10:46 am

    These anti americans need to be brought before a Senate judiciary committee to explain their dangerous hostility towards our first responders,namely the police, and thereby putting the general public in great jeapordy.we are fighting a war against criminals, marauders and hooligans. We need all the help we can get.

  8. Carolyn C. Jones

    July 10, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Tlaib is as traitorous as she is UGLY, and that’s saying something! It is amazing to me that she and her ilk are not thankful to even walk the streets of America; that she and her cohorts hog and try to decimate the first amendment, yet no one else dares to silence them. I despise them and everything they stand for. She, the raghead, AOC, amd the 4th’s last name—I can’t recall right now—despise everything about this wonderful country and would not leave if wild horses dragged them. I say GET THE HELL OUT, you disgraceful and corrupt “women”, and everyone else on the far left. We had a FABULOUS COUNTRY BEFORE YOU ALL GOT HERE AND BLATANTLY STOLE OUR 2020 ELECTION. All of you Democrats are evil and totally worthless! And some of you GOP politicians and RINOS can also get the hell out!!! WE are all sick and tired of your smiling crap/lies, and we know who you are, and are ashamed of you! Remember the song “Smiling Faces Tell Lies”? That applies to both Democrats and RINOS! We freedom fighters are fed up and disgusted with all of you ungrateful jerks!

  9. Carolyn C. Jones

    July 10, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    I suggest we DEFUND all of them!!!!! Get ’em out of OUR country and dare them to come back at the risk of—— well, you know!! That goes for puppet ol’ Joe. He isn’t capable of doing anything except eating his favorite ice cream and cookies. After all, someone else is running the government ( Susan Rice??? ), and ol’ Joe wanted so desperately to be president (he couldn’t possibly win on his own), so he made a deal with the Devil(s).

  10. Rick

    July 13, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    The Dems are out to destroy all they can before the mid-terms. This is so obvious. Sleepy Joe is running nothing. What has happened in America is pure treachery and it is evil and intentional. The last point is especially obvious.

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Biden Administration Leaves Border Patrol in Impossible Situation, Then Chastises Them

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Alejandro Mayorkas

Photos and video were released of the almost 15,000 migrants, primarily from Haiti, congregating under a bridge in a Texas border town over the weekend. Overcrowding and pleas from local politicians and border patrol agents prompted the Department of Homeland Security to expel over 6,000 Haitians on flights back to Haiti.

President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have been pathetically absent from the increasing crisis their administration created at the southern border. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was forced to take action and issued a statement that was long overdue.

“If you come to the United States illegally, you will be returned. Your journey will not succeed, and you will be endangering your life and your family’s life” said Mayorkas. The expulsion of the 6,000 migrants, with more on the way, is legal action the U.S. can take, thanks to a pandemic-related authority implemented by former President Donald Trump in March of 2020.

President Biden upheld Trump’s policy but exempted unaccompanied children. As of Saturday, a peak number of 14,872 migrants were at the bridge trying to get into the United States. Mayorkas said 600 Homeland Security employees, including Coast Guard, have been brought to the border town to aid in the border chaos.

Photos and video emerged of officials on horseback trying to keep migrants from crossing the river which prompted White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki to finally make a comment regarding the border. She took the chance to chastise the very people her boss forced into the situation.

“I don’t think anyone seeing that footage would think it acceptable or appropriate” Psaki said of the “horrific” footage and called for an investigation. A solution to the border crisis itself, however, was not discussed.

In an afternoon news conference, both Mayorkas and U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz said they did not see anything obviously wrong from the photos and videos. Mayorkas even explains agents use long reins, not whips, to control their horses. Ortiz mentioned it can be confusing to distinguish migrants from smugglers as people frantically cross the river back and forth.

Later on Monday, the Department of Homeland Security did issue a statement calling the footage “extremely troubling” and promised an investigation to “define the appropriate disciplinary actions to be taken.”

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Border Agents Accused Of Whipping Migrants Taken Off Law Enforcement Duties

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On Wednesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that U.S. Border Patrol agents that had been falsely accused of using “whips” on Haitian illegal immigrants are no longer conducting law enforcement duties while the incident is investigated.

“Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who initially backed the agents before changing his stance amid outrage from the White House and left-wing Democrats, told a House Committee that the agents had been taken off the frontlines amid an investigation that he expected to take days, rather than weeks,” Fox News reported.

“We have ensured that the individuals during the pendency of the investigation are not conducting law enforcement duties to interact with migrants, but rather are conducting only administrative duties,” Mayorkas told the Committee.

“The facts will drive the actions that we take,” he said. “We ourselves will pull no punches and we need to conduct this investigation thoroughly, but very quickly. It will be completed in days, if not weeks.”

The announcement comes as U.S. Border Patrol is already being overwhelmed by the record-high levels of illegal immigration, which has passed 200,000 border encounters for the second consecutive month – the first time that number has been reached in 21 years.

In response to the illegal immigration surge, which began in March, a group of 26 governors sent a letter to President Biden urging him to take action to stop the flood of illegal immigrants across the southern border.

“The months-long surge in illegal crossings has instigated an international humanitarian crisis, spurred a spike in international criminal activity, and opened the floodgates to human traffickers and drug smugglers endangering public health and safety in our states,” the letter said, in part. “A crisis that began at our southern border now extends beyond to every state and requires immediate action before the situation worsens.”

However, reducing the number of U.S. Border Patrol agents able to perform law enforcement duties appears to be taking a step in the opposite direction.

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