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    President Joe Biden’s progressive deputies are boasting about their efforts to fast-track foreigners into Americans’ jobs, society, and voting booths. “I’m immensely proud of the USCIS workforce … [for] enacting numerous operational and policy changes in response to executive orders from the Biden-Harris Administration,” said a statement from Ur Jaddou, the director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency within Alejandro Mayorkas’ Department of Homeland Security. The USCIS agency processes foreigners’ requests for work permits, green cards, and citizenship. The agency helps people overseas for U.S. jobs, it helps migrants who illegally sneak over the border, and it helps migrants who are released into the United States by Mayorkas’ customs and border officials. From October 2020 to the end of September 2021, according to Jaddou, the agency provided citizenship t0 855,000 migrants and rewarded 172,000 people with green cards for taking jobs needed by Americans. The immigration system is an “engine of American strength,” Jaddou claimed, promising “In the upcoming year, we will continue to serve the [foreign] public with compassion and reflect America’s promise as a nation of...
    EXCLUSIVE: At least 160,000 illegal immigrants have been released into the U.S., often with little to no supervision, by the Biden administration since March – including a broad use of limited parole authorities to make more than 30,000 eligible for work permits since August, Border Patrol documents obtained by Fox News show.The documents give a partial snapshot into how the Biden administration has been releasing enormous numbers of migrants into the U.S., often with little to no oversight, supervision or immediate risk of deportation. BORDER CRISIS OVERWHELMING OFFICIAL, COMMUNITIES AS MIGRANT NUMBERS KEEP SURGING Since March 20, at least 94,570 illegal immigrants have been released into the U.S. with Notices to Report. Those who receive such a notice are only required to check in with an ICE office when they get to their final destination – which could be anywhere across the country. Those who check in are not deported or detained as their immigration proceedings move forward. Meanwhile, since Aug 6th, the administration has released roughly 32,000 immigrants into the U.S. via parole – which gives migrants a form...
    On Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Cavuto Live,” Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) stated that he disagrees with President Joe Biden on the border, “I think we need to make sure we have law and order. We need to make sure we secure our borders,” and that large numbers of people are still coming “Because they feel that the border’s open.” Cuellar stated, [relevant remarks begin around 3:55] “Well, I mean, certainly, on the border, we certainly disagree. I think we need to make sure we have law and order. We need to make sure we secure our borders, and you’ve heard me speak so many times. And so, that — I mean, just in the valley yesterday, Neil, in one week, 12,200 people came in one week just in the valley. So, the numbers are still coming. Because they feel that the border’s open.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    More images are emerging of the Haitian migrant surge in Del Rio, Texas as numbers soar past 10,500 and Custom and Border Protection (CBP) surges more agents to the area amid reports that tens of thousands more could be on the way. Fox News obtained images of Haitian migrants walking across a dam in the Rio Grande, where they have traveled then to the International Bridge in their thousands, raising concerns of a new chapter in the relentless crisis at the southern border that has exploded under the Biden administration. TEXAS REP. GONZALES CALLS SQUALID MIGRANT CAMP UNDER DEL RIO BRIDGE ‘GUT WRECHING’ AS NUMBER SOAR On Wednesday, the numbers under the bridge were more than 4,000, by Thursday morning that number had spiked to approximately 8,200 and by Friday it was well over 10,000. Multiple sources told Fox News that they have been told that there are "tens of thousands" more on their way. Fox had been using a drone to film the astonishing scenes of the thousands of migrants gathered under the bridge, but on Thursday evening the...
    ACANDI, Colombia (AP) — It was 5 a.m. and in dozens of small tents around 500 migrants began showing signs of life, rising, packing their bags and preparing to cross the Darien Gap, the thick jungle teeming with snakes, bandits and treacherous rivers that separates Colombia from Panama. Over a fire, Emile and Claude cooked some yucca and pasta to take on the six-day journey, along with 20 liters of drinking water for which they paid the steep price of $20. The men declined to provide their last names because they had entered Colombia illegally and feared being fined. Emile, 29, said he had left his home country of Haiti 13 years ago to work in the Dominican Republic. Then he lived in Chile for four years, and two months ago he decided to leave for the United States. The pair picked up their belongings and started walking away from the grasslands that surround the Colombian town of Acandi toward the rainforest. Residents of Acandi served as guides, charging the migrants $50 each to show them the...
    FIRST ON FOX: The number of migrants, predominantly from Haiti, waiting under the International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas has doubled to more than 8,000 in a single day, with sources telling Fox News that the situation is "out of control" and Border Patrol is overwhelmed.Drone footage from Fox News shows the number of migrants under the bridge, who are just waiting to be apprehended by Border Patrol, has surged within a single day.  DRONE FOOTAGE SHOWS THOUSANDS OF MIGRANTS UNDER BRIDGE IN DEL RIO, TEXAS AS LOCAL FACILITIES OVERWHELMED   On Wednesday, the numbers were more than 4,000 but by Thursday morning that number had spiked to approximately 8,200, a source told Fox. A source told Fox that Border Patrol was overwhelmed and that the situation is "out of control." Meanwhile, a law enforcement source said that a large majority of the migrants are Haitians and more are arriving at the bridge by the minute. MIGRANT ENCOUNTERS OVER 200,000 AGAIN IN AUGUST, AS BORDER SURGE CONTINUES  It is the latest scene of chaos at the border as the Biden administration...
    AUSTIN, Texas — More than 5,000 illegal immigrants have been discovered inside stash houses around Laredo, Texas, since last fall, according to local authorities, an indication of how many are evading Border Patrol agents at the United States-Mexico border and getting away. Since President Joe Biden took office in January, the number of migrants encountered illegally coming across the border has reached a 21-year high. Laredo has seen an increase in the number of people who are sneaking past law enforcement on the border and making it to stash houses where smugglers hold their human cargo before moving them further into the country, according to Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz. “We continue to see a rise in the stash houses,” Saenz, a Democrat, said in a phone call this week. “I’m worried. This is why I've been shouting and screaming to the federal government to send more resources, more Border Patrol.” Federal and local enforcement have busted 247 homes, apartments, and trailers in the south-central part of the state since October 2020, the start of fiscal year 2021, according to U.S....
    Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced Thursday that more than 212,000 migrants were encountered in July – the latest consecutive month in which border numbers have skyrocketed under the Biden administration and another serious blow to the White House's border strategy. Mayorkas, in a visit to the border in Texas, said that 212,672 migrants were encountered at the southern border in July, a 13% increase over the already massive 188,000 migrant encounters in June. In July 2020, there were just 40,929 encounters. He emphasized that many of those 212,000 resulted in expulsions under Title 42 public health protections, with 95,788 Title 42 removals. However, that number is lower than in June, where 104,907 migrants were removed under Title 42. While the majority of single adults were expelled under Title 42, he said just 12% of migrant families were removed under the public health order. Mayorkas appeared to acknowledge that the situation at the border was grim, describing it as "one of the toughest challenges we face." "It is complicated, changing and involves vulnerable people at a time of a global...
    The Polish government has claimed it has seen a record number of illegal immigrants cross from Belarus, with travellers mostly originating from Afghanistan and Iraq. On Monday, the Polish border guard announced that it had taken 349 illegal immigrants into custody since Friday along the border with Belarus, with spokeswoman Anna Michalska calling it a record. According to a report from Reuters, the largest single detainment of migrants took place on Saturday involving a group of around 85 people. Border guards claimed most of the migrants appeared to be from either Afghanistan or Iraq. So far this year, Poland has detained 871 migrants at the border with Belarus compared to just 122 for the entire year in 2020. The record number of illegal crossings come as Lithuania has accused the Belarusian government, led by Alexander Lukashenko, of purposely helping migrants cross the border as a means to get back at the European Union for sanctions against his regime. Last week, Lithuanian Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite ordered border guards to repel migrants towards official border crossings, with force if needed. The European...
    EXCLUSIVE: New images obtained by Fox News of the migrant detention center in Donna, Texas, show the cramped conditions in which migrants are being held amid a continued surge at the southern border and new fears of COVID-19 spread related to the delta variant.The images and video show migrants packed into cells similar to images that sparked outrage from Republicans and Democrats in March, when more than 4,000 migrants were packed into holding "pods."  NEW IMAGES SHOW EXPANSION OF MIGRANT FACILITY IN DONNA, TEXAS AS CRISIS RAGES Images obtained by Fox News show conditions in the migrant center in Donna, Texas. (Fox News) Since March, the facility has expanded and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has put greater emphasis on more quickly processing the migrant families and unaccompanied children who are kept in its facilities into the U.S. Numbers initially went down to the hundreds in April and May. Unaccompanied children are quickly moved into Health and Human Services (HHS) custody, where more than 14,000 children and teenagers are currently in care, before they are released to parents...
                        As the Biden administration continues to usher in a surge of migrants from south of the border, the “humanitarian” approach to immigration policy is taking its toll on some. “The bodies of an unusually large number of migrants who died in Arizona’s borderlands are being recovered this summer amid record temperatures in the sun-scorched desert and rugged mountains,” Associated Press reported. At least 43 sets of human remains were found in the Arizona desert in June, according to data from the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office in Tucson. This June was the hottest ever recorded in Phoenix. The hot weather is endangering migrants as they attempt to make the trek north into the United States, which has taken a 180 degree turn in immigration policy since President Joe Biden took office. Migrant crossings have surged without any real condemnation from the Biden administration, after former President Donald J. Trump made closing the border a top priority during his four years in office. The effects of the new policy are now...
    Border Patrol agents are coming across a number of U-Haul trucks and other large vehicles packed with migrants in sweltering heat and deadly conditions as they continue to tackle a spike in migrants trying to enter the U.S. illegally. Agents in Texas this week busted a human smuggling operation with 33 illegal immigrants packed inside a 100-degree U-Haul truck with no ventilation. CBP released an image of shirtless adult men packed together in the storage unit. TEXAS BORDER PATROL FINDS 33 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS PACKED IN A U-HAUL WITH TEMPS ABOVE 100 DEGREES Agents made the discovery over the weekend outside a McDonald's in Van Horn, Texas. They were suffering from heat-related illnesses with a number needing medical treatment, according to KVIA. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said the perilous journey could have killed all of them. "Had our heroic agents not been able to free these trapped undocumented migrants, we could have seen 33 miserable deaths in this event," Border Patrol's Big Bend Sector Chief Sean McGoffin told KVIA. "Smugglers do not care what type of misery they put...
    TUCSON, ARIZ.-- – The number of migrants trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally continues to rise and so does the temperature along the Southwest border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Arizona are preparing for a busy summer ahead, working in triple-digit temperatures.  CBP’s Tucson Sector opened their doors Thursday to media to help warn migrants not to cross in the desert heat.  "The message is simple, don't do it. The desert is vast and it's treacherous, when you cross illegally you put your life in incredible peril. I'm telling you this not only as a Border Patrol agent, but as one who spent his entire 23-year career in Arizona. I speak from experience," said Sabri Dikman, acting deputy chief patrol agent with the Tucson Sector Border Patrol.  Alongside CBP members, representatives from the governments of Mexico and Guatemala were also present, as well as Juanita Molina, director of the Border Action Network.  "Many people die from dehydration, from exposure, but also another element of this is that we find many skeletal remains, so people pass and we...
    Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday said that the U.S. must invest in tackling "root causes" of the migration crisis and construct "legal pathways" for asylum-seekers as part of the solution to the border crisis -- as new numbers show migrant encounters remaining high. Mayorkas was asked at a Senate hearing by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, about how the crisis at the border could be resolved and how practices could be changed to stop incentivizing migration. MIGRANT ENCOUNTERS IN APRIL MORE THAN 900% HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR Mayorkas laid out a three-pronged solution to the crisis -- which the administration has mostly preferred to refer to as a "challenge." "It is investing in the countries of origins, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador in tackling the root causes that caused the irregular migration, that caused loving parents to actually send their children alone and sometimes in the hands of smugglers to traverse Mexico to reach our southern border," he said. He spoke a day after Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced it had encountered 178,622 migrants in April trying to enter the...
    Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar and Republican Congressman John Katko have teamed up on a bill to require the Department of Homeland Security to provide a plan for managing the large number of migrants crossing the southern border into the U.S. The bill, called the Border Surge Response and Resilience Act, would allow DHS to draw from an emergency fund once their plan is triggered. "We have to have funding available to address that issue," Cuellar said in a joint interview with Katko for this week's episode of "The Takeout" podcast, hosted by CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett. There has been a recent influx of migrants crossing the southern border, including thousands of unaccompanied minors. Highlights from this week's episode: Rep. John Katko on the importance of having a plan to address migrant influxes: "In the future, when this happens again, we need to be prepared." Rep. Henry Cuellar on having the president address immigration issues: "Whoever the president is, we want to have that person be successful, because if they succeed, then we succeed as a...
    (CNN)The new statistics emerging daily about what's happening at the US-Mexico border are enough to make anyone's head spin. A migrant from Honduras seeking asylum in the US stands near rows of tents at the border crossing on March 1, 2021, in Tijuana, Mexico. It's a fast-moving situation, described by the Biden administration as a "stressful challenge" and decried by critics of immigration as a "crisis." There are a lot of details we're still learning in real time. Here's a look at some of the key numbers we've been hearing, the deeper stories behind them and the questions we have.3,400What this number represents: How many unaccompanied migrant children were in Customs and Border Protection custody as of TuesdayRead MoreThe deeper story behind it: This is a higher number than we've seen before. At the peak of the 2019 border crisis -- when there were overcrowded facilities and children sleeping on the ground -- there were around 2,600 unaccompanied children in Border Patrol custody, a former CBP official told CNN.The treatment of kids in custody is one of the thorniest...
    Amid a surge in migrants at the southern border, White House press secretary Jen Psaki maintained Tuesday that a "majority" of people who arrive at the border are turned away.  "The majority of people that come to the border will be turned away," Psaki said, repeating a statement she’s made in the past to assure that a more lax border policy was not allowing a free-rein inflow of migrants.  The Biden administration has ended a slew of Trump-era immigration policies Psaki said were "immoral and inhumane," but maintains that due to a Trump-era coronavirus restriction on immigration, Title 42, many migrants and asylum seekers, including children with families, are turned away.  BORDER NUMBERS EXPECTED TO SHOW WAVE AS MIGRANT CHILDREN IN CUSTODY TRIPLES, BIDEN DHS ASKS FOR HELP  Still, Psaki is not looking to label the situation at the border as a "crisis."  "I don’t think we need to sit here and put new labels on what we’ve already conveyed is challenging," Psaki told reporters in the briefing room. "If this doesn’t qualify as a crisis, what does?" another reporter pressed....
    With the relaxed border policies of President Joe Biden, “overwhelming numbers of migrants” are rushing the U.S. border, according to Alejandro Mayorkas, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The admission was spotlighted by Fox News: “Today, I activated the Volunteer Force to support Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as they face a surge in migration along the Southwest Border,” Mayorkas said in an email to staff, seen by Fox News. “You have likely seen the news about the overwhelming numbers of migrants seeking access to this country along the Southwest Border,” he said. “President Biden and I are committed to ensuring our Nation has a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system while continuing to balance all of the other critical DHS missions.” … “In 2019, over 900 volunteers deployed to support their CBP colleagues during a similar migration surge,” Mayorkas said. “Please consider joining the Volunteer Force to again provide needed humanitarian support along the Southwest Border and relief for our CBP colleagues.” Mayorkas’ admission is a major change from his March 1 statement at the White House,...
    EXCLUSIVE: More than 50 House Republicans on Tuesday warned President Biden of a brewing "crisis" of illegal migration at the southern border amid indications of a surge in numbers -- just as Biden has forged forward with a number of policies limiting border security and interior enforcement."This is not a political game -- we implore you not to let ideology blind you administration to the need to secure the border, to defend Americans, and to prevent another cartel-empowering humanitarian crisis," the letter, obtained by Fox News, says. BIDEN MOVES TO DRAMATICALLY INCREASE REUFGEE ADMISSIONS House Republicans Letter on Border to Biden by Fox News on Scribd The letter, from 51 Republicans and led by Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, warns of a "rising illegal migration crisis" and says sources on the ground have told them that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents have seen the average daily flow of migrants at the border surge to more than 3,500 a day from 2,000 last month. Meanwhile, the number of unaccompanied alien children is approaching 300 a day. "CBP hasn’t seen numbers like this...
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