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This Week in Open Borders America: More Terrorists Apprehended

Biden admin slammed for immigration tactics, HHS subpoenaed, and more.

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Open Borders Policy Allowing More Terrorists in US

The open borders policy of the Biden administration is allowing more potential terrorists to cross into the US. In fact, agents have arrested more immigrants on the watchlist in just four months than they did for all of fiscal years 2017 through 2021 combined, according to Customs and Border Protection data published February 20. That doesn’t count the gotaways, those who were not spotted by law enforcement.

Between October 2023 and January 2024, officials apprehended 59 immigrants on the watchlist compared to just 30 between 2017 and 2021. The number of suspected terrorists entering the country is alarming. For fiscal year 2022, there were 98 such people caught trying to cross, and there were 172 in 2023.

Biden Administration Slammed for Immigration Tactics

Circuit Judge Lawrence VanDyke on February 21 berated the Justice Department for “colluding” with the ACLU as well as other immigrant rights advocates on a new get-tough policy. He accused the Biden administration of trying to derail the case so that it wouldn’t reach the Supreme Court for years.

Judge VanDyke suggested the Biden team “may be trying to avoid a politically embarrassing loss, or it may be engaged in a subterfuge where it is working with the activists to try to get an outcome that would tie the hands of a future president who was more interested in stiff enforcement,” a court document revealed. “At the very least it looks like the administration and its frenemies on the other side of this case are colluding to avoid playing their politically fraught game during an election year,” the judge wrote.

NYC Mayor Eric Adams Cutting Migrant Benefits

Mayor Eric Adams is dialing back on awarding funds to migrants after severe backlash over his plan to give illegal immigrants debit cards pre-loaded with up to $1,000 per month. The lawmaker said he will cut an additional 10% from migrant spending as well as pause serious budget cuts to other departments. In January, Adams announced a 20% cut to supporting migrants over the next three years. At the time, he said, “If we had to do the third rounds, it will impact garbage pickup, it will impact our services to our older adults, it will impact libraries, you will impact a series of services that you will actually see the difference.”

The debit card program, Immediate Response Card initiative, will cost the taxpayers a whopping $53 million for a pilot program that was only supposed to serve 500 families. If it continues, it could give migrant households with up to two children $15,200 a year.

HHS Hit With Subpoena

New Banner - This Week in Open Borders AmericaHouse Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) subpoenaed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on February 20 to get case files on illegal immigrants who entered the US as children and were charged with violent crimes, Fox News reported. Jordan and the HHS have been in a back-and-forth battle for months to obtain the files and finally the agency agreed to provide them – under conditions. For one, the committee could only review the documents in camera. They were not allowed to photograph any of the files, and they had to give three days’ notice to view them.

The committee agreed to the terms, but when they reviewed the documents, Jordan said the HHS applied “pervasive” redactions which not only obscured personal information, but also travel routes taken by immigrants and “serious incident reports.” Jordan complained:

“Across multiple case files, HHS redacted information about whether specific UACs [unaccompanied alien children] had ‘identifying scars, marks, or tattoos’ – information that can be indicative of gang affiliation. Worse, HHS went so far as to redact information explicitly requested by the Committee, including information shared with HHS by other agencies and immigration case history information.

“By unilaterally redacting the case files, HHS rendered the requested materials provided for in camera review all but useless, frustrating and impending the Committee’s constitutional oversight obligations.”

What will next week bring us in Open Borders America?

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