Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is urging the Department of Justice to investigate Facebook’s “facilitation” of illegal migration into the United States after the tech giant said that it allows users to share information related to human smuggling and entering a country illegally.
“Facebook’s policy of allowing posts promoting human smuggling and illegal entry into the United States to regularly reach its billions of users seriously undermines the rule of law,” Brnovich said in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland. “The company is a direct facilitator, and thus exacerbates, the catastrophe occurring at Arizona’s southern border.”
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to immediately stop any mass worksite deportation raids in what is the latest limit placed on ICE’s deportation powers.
“The deployment of mass worksite operations, sometimes resulting in the simultaneous arrest of hundreds of workers, was not focused on the most pernicious aspect of our country’s unauthorized employment challenge: exploitative employers,” Mayorkas said in a memo to acting ICE Director Tae Johnson.
“These highly visible operations misallocated enforcement resources while chilling, and even serving as a retaliation for, worker cooperation in workplace standards investigations,” he said.
The use of worksite raids to detain and potentially deport illegal immigrants working there became a more regular practice during the Trump administration. The most notable raid was the arrest of nearly 700 illegal aliens at food processing plants in Mississippi in 2019 — in what became the largest single-state immigration enforcement operation in U.S. history.
However, the Biden administration has dramatically narrowed ICE’s scope for enforcement, including rules that limit ICE officers to focusing on recent border crossers, aggravated felons and national security threats. That guidance coincided with a significant drop in arrests and deportations. Critics have accused the Biden administration of gutting ICE as part of a broader, more lax approach to illegal immigration that has encouraged an enormous migrant surge at the southern border.
House Democrats blocked an amendment put forth by Republicans to mandate vaccines for immigrants trying to remain inside the United States, while tens of millions of Americans must comply with President Biden’s mandate.
During a hearing Tuesday scheduled for the Democrats’ 3.5 trillion budget reconciliation, Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA) proposed an amendment to the package that would require vaccines for foreign nationals in the U.S. who are seeking to adjust their immigration status to remain in the U.S.
The amendment was voted down by a party-line vote. Every Democratic member of the House Judiciary Committee voted against the amendment. Every Republican member voted for the bill.
Rep. Issa said the Democratic “hypocrisy” must end:
“The American people are more than aware that President Biden is mandating vaccines for Americans while exempting those illegally flooding our borders and being released into our communities without notice.
“And they want the hypocrisy to end.”
The Biden administration announced on Monday that the Family Reunification Task Force has hired an international organization to find illegal aliens, mostly Central America, and bring them back to the United States.
The administration claims the program is designed to reunite migrant families who were separated at the southern border under former President Donald Trump’s strict, “zero-tolerance” policy on illegal border crossings.
A federal task force is launching a new program Monday that officials say will expand efforts to find parents, many of whom are in remote Central American communities, and help them return to the United States, where they will get at least three years of legal residency and other assistance, according to a report in The Boston Globe.
Michelle Brané, executive director of the administration’s Family Reunification Task Force, commented:
“We recognize that we can’t make these families completely whole again. But we want to do everything we can to put them on a path towards a better life.”
A media outlet has filed a lawsuit in response to the Biden administration’s attempt to censor coverage of the 10,000-plus strong Haitian migrant army amassing under the Del Rio International Bridge by banning drones from flying over the area.
After Fox News, Infowars and other media outlets captured shocking footage of the huge mass of migrants, the FAA issued new flight restrictions banning the flight of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), a clear attempt to help the White House cover-up what’s really going on and control the narrative.
The lawsuit, filed by Free Speech Systems, argues that the federal government’s shut down of drone coverage “serves no other purpose than to hamper the efforts of the press in covering the unfolding crisis, in violation of Free Speech Systems’ First Amendment rights and should not stand.”
“Because of the significant number and the remote location of the migrants, it is difficult for the press to photograph the mass of migrants with traditional means, which renders the press unable to fully express the scope of the crisis in visual format, which is a critical component of the news stories that are being covered on the ground,” argues the lawsuit.
The White House confirmed Friday that President Joe Biden would continue allowing unvaccinated people to cross the border — even while demanding private employers to require vaccines for their workers.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki spoke about the hypocritical rules during an exchange in the daily briefing with Fox News reporter Peter Doocy.
“But it’s a requirement for people at a business with more than a hundred people, and it’s not a requirement for migrants at the southern border,” Doocy noted. “Why?”
“That’s correct,” Psaki replied, quickly moving to the next reporter in the briefing room.
Other White House reporters did not follow up and press Psaki on the administration’s hypocrisy.
For months, the White House has refused to endorse a vaccine mandate for migrants released into the United States, even though the administration is enforcing more onerous mandates on American citizens to get them vaccinated.