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    House Passes Sweeping Border Bill to Stop ‘Invasion’

    House Passes Sweeping Border Bill to Stop ‘Invasion’

    by ASHLEY OLIVER 11 May 2023 Washington, DC

    The House passed a comprehensive border package Thursday, the same day the Biden administration strips border officials of one of the last tools to stem waves of illegal migration.

    The vote for H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act of 2023,
    passed 219 to 213 with no Democrat support. Two Republicans, Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and John Duarte (R-CA), defected.

    “This bill secures the border from President Biden’s record crossings, record carelessness, and record chaos,” House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said at a press conference after the bill’s passage.

    The legislation comes as the already overwhelmed southern border experiences heightened levels of disorder because of the looming end to Title 42, a Trump-era policy border officials relied on to quickly expel illegal migrants in the name of coronavirus.

    The policy is expiring when the declared national public health emergency expires Thursday night.

    “It’s going to be chaotic for a while,” Biden
    admitted in a press conference Tuesday, claiming the administration was doing all they could to address what is expected to be a rush of hundreds of thousands migrants who have been waiting in Mexico.

    Border Patrol Union - NBPC

    Field reports from agents across the southern border verify the enormity of this tidal wave of illegal aliens coming now. Huge groups are overwhelming stations and it is completely out of control. Massive releases beginning and it's going to get much worse. Thanks Biden.

    7:53 PM · May 10, 2023

    Journalists in the field have been documenting the visible and growing problem:

    Video at link.

    Bill Melugin

    NEW: Thousands of Haitians have gathered in the Mexican border city of Reynosa, across from McAllen, TX, ahead of Title 42’s expiration at midnight. Here, they are being informed about the changes that will take place after Title 42 is no longer in effect.

    Watch on Twitter

    3:31 PM · May 11, 2023

    Camilo Montoya-Galvez

    Dozens of migrants have lined up at the main CBP port of entry in El Paso to be processed by Border Patrol after they were warned that they could be arrested if they failed to turn themselves in. These migrants evaded apprehension after crossing into the U.S. without permission.

    Watch on Twitter

    1:47 PM · May 9, 2023

    Anna Giaritelli

    Shocking footage Along the shore of the Rio Grande, where over two weeks, nearly 30,000 noncitizens have crossed illegally — and shed their wet clothes on the ground afterward Video: @USBPChiefRGV

    Watch on Twitter

    10:15 AM · May 6, 2023 from Brownsville, TX

    The bill, which House Republicans tout as the “strongest” border package Congress has ever considered, is a combination of legislation from the House Homeland Security, Judiciary, and Foreign Affairs Committees.

    It requires construction on the incomplete border wall to resume immediately, allocates funding for retention bonuses for U.S. Border Patrol agents, and withholds federal funding from any nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that continue their well-documented practice of aiding illegal migrants with food, shelter, and travel.

    It also makes reforms to the broken and abused asylum process and mandates E-Verify, which requires employers to check that they are hiring workers who are not living in the country illegally.

    Massie, a typically staunch conservative, opposed the bill out of concern that the government would take advantage of E-Verify to, for instance, mandate vaccines.

    The bill’s narrow passage adds to a string of victories for McCarthy and the rest of House GOP leadership, who have now repeatedly overcome the challenge of unifying the conference around contentious legislation while holding a razor-thin majority.

    Prior to passing a border overhaul bill, they passed a bill to raise the nation’s debt ceiling while implementing deep spending cuts. The White House and Democrat-controlled Senate openly oppose both measures, but the Senate has not countered the House with viable alternatives.

    Ahead of the border bill’s passage, several Republicans spoke to Breitbart News about what they described as a dire need for improved enforcement of current immigration policy and new legislative solutions.

    President Joe Biden’s open borders posture when he first took office has led to officials encountering at least five million illegal migrants in the last two years, according to federal data.

    House Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) said the mass migration crisis is an “absolutely undeniable” invasion.

    Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), one of the original authors of the bill, concurred.

    “This is an hour of great peril for our country,” McClintock said. “We are about to watch the complete collapse of our southern border.”

    Breitbart News’s Neil Munro speaks with Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) at the U.S. Capitol ahead of the passage of the Secure the Border Act, Washington, DC, May 11, 2023. (Ashley Oliver/Breitbart News)

    Rep. Josh Breechan (R-OK), a Homeland Security Committee member, told Breitbart News, “When you’ve gotten 98 people that came through last year on the terrorist watch list and you don’t know how nefarious they may be, it’s an invasion. National security is threatened at that border.”

    Rep. Juan Ciscomani (R-AZ), an immigrant from Mexico who represents a border district, said he believes the newly-passed bill shows migrants, and particularly unaccompanied children, are a priority.

    “I don’t see anyone else coming up with a solution to protect these kids,” Ciscomani said. “85,000 of them, according to The New York Times story, had been processed by HHS [Health and Human Services] and turned over to so-called sponsors in this country that now they have no idea where they are. That to me is tragic.”

    He continued, “This is not a pro-immigrant or anti-immigrant approach. This is pro-order. This is a measure that says, ‘Let’s do things in a way that can actually help migrants and also protect our communities.'”

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    Stop it and reverse the damage!

    Shut that border down and get bulldozers to clean up the massive trash and mess these animals are doing to our country.


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