El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a historic 1,036 migrants in a single group near El Paso on Wednesday morning. The group included more than 60 unaccompanied minors. Agents patrolling the border near El Paso encountered the largest-ever single group of Central American migrants crossing the border at one time. The previous record migrant group consisted of a group of 430 migrants who crossed the border near El Paso on Monday, according to information obtained from El Paso Sector officials. Prior to that agents apprehended a single group of 424 Central American migrants who crossed the New Mexico border near Antelope Wells one month ago. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials reported that the 1,036 migrants apprehended early Wednesday morning consisted of mostly Central American migrants including 934 family units, 63 unaccompanied minors, and 39 single adults, NBC News reported. The migrants traveled to the U.S. from Guatemala (515), Honduras (135), and El Salvador (76). “Immigration advocates say more immigrants are traveling in large groups because they believe in ‘safety in numbers,’ as conditions along their journey are treacherous,” NBC News reported. “U.S. officials say the large groups overwhelm medical teams and border agents, who are most often patrolling in pairs.” It has been a very busy week for El Paso Sector agents who are responsible for a largely unsecured border that covers far West Texas and the New Mexico boot-heel. On Memorial Day, El Paso Sector agents established a new single-day record by apprehending more than 2,200 migrants, according to information obtained by Breitbart News from El Paso Sector officials. The migrants crossed the border in two large groups and several smaller groups, officials reported. Early Monday morning, agents patrolling near Antelope Wells, New Mexico, apprehended the first large group of the day. The agents captured more than 200 migrants. A few hours later, agents in El Paso apprehended what would be short-lived record group of 430 migrants who crossed near Bowie High School. By the end of the day, El Paso Sector agents would be tasked with processing more than 2,200 migrants. Of those, 1,850 were taken into custody in small groups who crossed in an area of El Paso bounded by Executive Boulevard and Midway Street, officials stated. The migrants will be processed and provided a health screening and criminal background check. Migrants who are suspected of making false family claims will be interviewed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents to determine the validity of their claim. It is likely that most of the migrant family units will be released after processing due to overcrowding. “This fiscal year to date the El Paso Sector has arrested over [130,000] illegal aliens, compared to over 16,000 during the same time last fiscal year,” El Paso Sector officials said in a written statement. “The numbers continue to rise and agents see no end in sight for this current situation.”
Holy crap!! The need to BUILD THE WALL NOW!!…and put U.S. Army National Guard troops physically ON the border with Mexico, to prevent them stepping one foot on U.S. soil (and secure all sorts of freebies that we-the actual citizens of America pay for), is more urgently needed then ever before! Call, or email, your member of Congress and BOTH U.S. Senators today, and tell them to fund the wall NOW! No more playing politics with this one. If you hear some Democrat or member of the dominantly liberal mainstream media (i.e. CNN, MSNBC, NBC, PBS/NPR, etc) spout off some ridiculous talking point that its a “manufactured crisis” or some other such nonsense, refer them to this article. We have over 22 MILLION illegal aliens here in America, and this is what is coming across every day, adding to that number. By definition, this is an invasion on our southern border. And, if it were N. Koreans, Chinese, or Russians, we’d consider it an act of war. Well, its WAY past time we treated this problem as such. We need to BUILD the WALL, and at the same time start deporting illegals by the hundreds of thousands (and yes, you read that correctly). That’s just for starters, folks. To do anything less is NOT in our national security or economic interests.
The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Tuesday from an abortion clinic seeking access to records belonging to the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops concerning its pro-life deliberations. Whole Woman’s Health, a pro-choice health facility in Texas, had subpoenaed the bishops’ religious deliberations on abortion and any communications with government officials, after the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops offered to provide burials for aborted remains following a state law requiring hospitals to properly dispose of fetal tissue through cremation or burial rather than in a sewer or landfill. Whole Woman’s Health had challenged the state law in separate litigation and sought the records in conjunction with that case. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the bishops in their motion to halt the subpoena, saying the clinic’s move ran afoul of the First Amendment. In rejecting the appeal Monday, the high court leaves the 5th Circuit ruling in place. “Thank goodness the Supreme Court saw this appeal for what it was: a nasty attempt to intimidate the bishops and force them to withdraw their offer to bury every child aborted in Texas,” said Eric Rassbach, vice president at Becket Religious Liberty for All, which represented the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops.
This isn’t about abortion. It’s about one group trying to bully a religious organization into releasing its private communications. So, kudos to the 5th Circuit for putting a stop that brazen violation of the First Amendment, and the Supreme Court for upholding that decision. Again, this ruling has nothing to do with abortion. It was a victory for the First Amendment. Excellent!
Dan Crenshaw, the retired Navy SEAL mocked by Saturday Night Live for wearing an eye patch, beat his Democrat rival by eight points in Texas’s Second Congressional District. The retired lieutenant commander, who served five overseas deployments, two after an IED blast in Afghanistan robbed him of sight in his right eye, replaces retiring Republican Ted Poe. President Trump won that district by 9.3 points in 2016, which means Crenshaw did better than many in the GOP, as some saw big declines compared to 2016. During the weekend, Crenshaw became a household name after performer Nick Davidson mocked his war wound on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. During a Weekend Update segment on the left-wing show, Davidson showed the audience a photo of Crenshaw wearing his eye patch and said he looked like a “hitman in a porno movie,” adding, “I’m sorry, I know he lost his eye in war, or whatever.” The backlash was immediate. Crenshaw was praised for his measured response. In a tweet, he said, “I try hard not to offend; I try harder not to be offended. That being said, I hope @nbcsnl recognizes that vets don’t deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes.” He later asked for Saturday Night Live to donate $1 million to veterans groups. So far, NBC has had no comment on the offer.
Shame on SNL for their brazen mockery and disrespect of this great veteran for his war injury. That’s beyond disgraceful. Shame on NBC for not issuing an immediate apology. In addition, they should fire Nick Davidson immediately. What a nauseating tool.. That said.. How great is it that Dan has the last laugh?!? Congrats to Dan on his victory last night in the great state of Texas! And we thank him for his service and personal sacrifice as a former Navy SEAL. Outstanding!! 🙂
One of at least 14 illegal immigrants trying to flee law enforcement near a Texas beach is believed to have killed two tracking dogs. One suspect may have ties to a Mexican drug cartel, say authorities. The case took place north of Holiday Beach, more than 150 miles north of the Texas border, when state and local police were trying to stop a human smuggling attempt, the Aransas County Sheriff’s Office revealed in a prepared statement. A black Ford truck was headed north on Highway 35 as it was trying to flee law enforcement when it crashed through some fencing and stopped near a brushy area. Between 14 and 16 individuals reportedly ran from the vehicle. Authorities responded to the scene with a group of tracking dogs from a private kennel. According to police, the dogs are not trained to bite like K-9 officers–but are used for search and rescue operations. Authorities were able to find five of the individuals in the brush. A sixth man turned violent, telling law enforcement “if you want me, come and get me,” police said. After his arrest, the man was described as bearing a cartel tattoo among the strangled bodies of two tracking dogs. In the agency’s statement, Sheriff Bill Mills said the case serves as a reminder to officers: “[W]e are still dealing with individuals who may have questionable immigration status these encounters can turn just as violent as any domestic dispute we respond to. And while every effort is being taken to ensure everyone’s safety, we are reminded that not everyone we encounter shows the same level of respect for the rule of law and or life even for highly trained animals.”
No kidding.. This is the sort of story that makes ya sick to your stomach. Glad these vermin were finally caught by those brave law enforcement officers in Texas. Hopefully they’ll be charged with not only the immigration violations, and the resisting arrest charges…but also charged with the brutal killing of these poor dogs. There is a special place in hell for evil people like this. If ever there was yet another reason to secure our southern border, then here it is. That is why we have been calling on the last two administrations to BUILD THE WALL NOW!!!…and put U.S. Army National Guard troops physically ON the border with Mexico! Then, those troops should remain ON the border until that wall/fence is finally built above, and below, ground to prevent tunneling…however long it takes. Simultaneously, we need to be deporting illegals already here by the hundreds of thousands (and yes, you read that correctly), paying particular attention to known cartel (like this) and gang members (i.e. MS-13, etc.), criminal aliens, and those already determined by an immigration judge to be deported…regardless of age or gender. And this is just the bare minimum, folks. To do anything less is NOT in our country’s national security, or economic, interests. Of course, we’re all for supporting legislative efforts at the state and federal levels intended to fight social security fraud, and to punish employers who knowingly hire illegals. BUT, securing the southern border, as well as ports of entry into the U.S., should be our number one domestic national security objective. Period! President Trump, and AG Jeff Sessions have made much progress on this issue in the year and a half they’ve been in their respective positions. But, it doesn’t go nearly far enough. We ALL need to continue to put pressure on AG Sessions, and President Trump to push for the building of that wall…as well as on our legislative reps in both the House and Senate to fund such efforts.