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Border Patrol in Rio Grande Valley is considering releasing illegal transients to the United States without a trial date.




Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says there is a plan under consideration for Border Guard agents in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) sector to begin releasing illegal border crossers seeking asylum without a Notice of Appearance (NTA) – meaning they will leave custody without a court date.

Such a decision would be unprecedented if enacted and would place the responsibility for requesting an asylum hearing on immigrants through Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or legal aid.

The source says the reason behind the decision is that the situation “has become so dangerous that BP [Border Patrol] has no choice but to release people almost immediately after arrest because there is no space for people to be held even to do the paperwork needed. For NTA.”

The NTA per immigrant issuance process can take hours per individual or family. This does not apply to unaccompanied minors.

The RGV, headquartered in Texas, is the zero point of the increase in border crossings and is more than 700% of its excess capacity.

The Biden administration permits the permitted majority of immigrant families who are extradited at the border to the United States.

When immigrants are released into the RGV, the Border Patrol usually coordinates it with Sister Norma Pimentel and the Catholic Humane Comfort Center. Pimentel told Fox News that she is aware of and is “coordinating her response.”

The controversial move allegedly on the table comes as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is working to open another facility for unaccompanied migrant children in Pecos, Texas, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announced Saturday.

The temporary influx care center initially accommodates at least 500 unaccompanied minors and can accommodate 2,000 children.

“ORR has sought to increase the number of approved beds to approximately 13,500, but additional beds to manage both the enhanced COVID-19 mitigation strategy and the increase in UC referrals from DHS. Is urgently needed, “said an ORR spokeswoman.

The head of the Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, said last week that the border crossings are on track to be the highest in 20 years.

The Customs and Border Protection office announced that it encountered more than 100,000 migrants at the border in February, while the number of detained migrant children increased dramatically. The Biden administration is moving to increase the capacity of the facilities to house immigrants and to build a number of additional facilities – including research at NASA sites and military bases.

A Biden official is considering transferring immigrants from Latin America to countries near the Canadian border.

“We are on our way to meet more people on the southwestern border than has been the case in the past 20 years,” Mayorkas said, although he later added that the situation was “not new” and noted that the United States had encountered border booms before.

On Friday, the Washington Post reported that the Biden administration is considering moving immigrants to countries near the Canadian border for processing.

The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requested support for the plane from the ICE on Friday after 1,000 immigrant families, and unaccompanied minors crossed the Rio Grande into South Texas Friday morning, homeland security officials told the Washington Post. The border agents reportedly had another 1,000 migrants who they were unable to deal with on Thursday night.

CBP backups are compounded by the presence of some 4,500 unaccompanied children held in detention centers and tents along the border, many of which exceed the legal limit of three days.

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DeSantis: Unemployed Floridians Will Have to Start Looking for Work



Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is set to reinstate a requirement for those receiving unemployment benefits in the state to prove they’re looking for work.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, DeSantis a Republican said those claiming benefits will likely have to start showing proof they looked for work when an executive order waiving a job-search requirement ends on May 29.

Without the waiver, the state required people receiving benefits to reach out to five prospective employers each week, the newspaper said.

“We suspended that (requirement) last year at this time because, quite frankly, there weren’t jobs,” DeSantis said on Wednesday.

“I think now we’re in just a different situation, you have a surplus of jobs, particularly in restaurant, lodging, hospitality, that people want to hire. I mean, you see the signs all over the place. Look, that’s a good problem to have. But we also just want to make sure, like, look, if you’re really unemployed, can’t get a job, that’s one thing. But making sure that you’re doing your due diligence to look for work, and making sure those incentives align, better.”

And WTSP in Tampa quoted the governor as saying: “Normally when you’re getting unemployment, the whole idea is that it’s temporary and you need to be looking for work in order to be able to get off of unemployment and obviously work because that’s what we want everyone to do. Well, when COVID hit, it was a disaster, so we suspended those job search requirements.

“We absolutely could put more people to work, the demand is there, businesses want to hire more people and I think we’ll be able to go in that direction very soon.”

The Times noted that Florida’s unemployment rate was 4.7% in March compared to 13.8% in April 2020 when the pandemic forced many business to close.

Under President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion rescue package the government is supplementing weekly jobless benefits by $300 a week. The figure is in addition to the average state unemployment payment of about $340.

Larry Kudlow, who served as a top economic adviser under former President Donald Trump, has said that Biden’s economic relief package discourages some people from trying to find work.

During an interview on Fox News, Kudlow maintained a lot of economists on both side of the aisle believe “the more unemployment insurance you poke out, the more unemployment you’re going to have. And, secondly, the longer the unemployment insurance lasts, then the longer unemployment is going to last.”

And Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., wants to know what the Labor Department is doing to combat and detect fraud and abuse of enhanced federal unemployment benefits.

He made his request in a Wednesday letter to Larry Turner, acting inspector general for the Labor Department.

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Biden Leaves Word ‘God’ Out of National Day of Prayer



The White House issued a proclamation on the National Day of Prayer, but President Joe Biden left out “God.”

Fox News noted the glaring omission of any reference to God in Biden’s prepared remarks.

The administration of former President Barack Obama mentioned “God” in the proclamation on the National Day of Prayer, Fox News reported.

Biden references Americans’ “many religions and belief systems” and the “power of prayer.”

“Throughout our history, Americans of many religions and belief systems have turned to prayer for strength, hope, and guidance,” Biden’s proclamation began. “Prayer has nourished countless souls and powered moral movements — including essential fights against racial injustice, child labor and infringement on the rights of disabled Americans. Prayer is also a daily practice for many, whether it is to ask for help or strength, or to give thanks over blessings bestowed.”

It was noted by Fox News that Biden used God in his in-person remarks, crediting the vaccine development “by the grace of God.”

Former President Trump mentioned “God” 5 times in 2017, 5 times in 2018, 7 times in 2019, and 11 times in 2020, while Obama referenced God twice in his 2011 proclamation, Fox News reported.

“Let us pray for the police officers, firefighters and other first responders who put themselves in harm’s way every day to protect their fellow citizens,” Obama said in 2011, according to Fox News. “And let us ask God for the sustenance and guidance for all of us to meet the great challenges we face as a Nation.

“I invite all citizens of our Nation, as their own faith or conscience directs them, to join me in giving thanks for the many blessings we enjoy, and I ask all people of faith to join me in asking God for guidance, mercy and protection for our Nation,” Obama said.

The National Day of Prayer has traditionally been the first Thursday in May.

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Trump Blasts Facebook, Twitter, Google Actions as ‘Total Disgrace’



Former President Donald Trump fired back at the world’s social media giants Wednesday, after Facebook’s Oversight Board upheld the site’s decision to suspend his account.

Trump said the actions of Facebook, Twitter and Google are a “total disgrace” and the tech companies should pay a political price.

“What Facebook, Twitter, and Google have done is a total disgrace and an embarrassment to our Country,” Trump said in a statement accusing the companies of violating his free speech rights.

“Free Speech has been taken away from the President of the United States because the Radical Left Lunatics are afraid of the truth, but the truth will come out anyway, bigger and stronger than ever before. The People of our Country will not stand for it!

“These corrupt social media companies must pay a political price, and must never again be allowed to destroy and decimate our Electoral Process.”

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