At least five people were arrested this week after authorities discovered nearly 100 illegal migrants crammed inside a tiny Houston home.
“The investigation was started after a woman contacted authorities on Friday saying her brother had been kidnapped, the Chronicle reports. The caller reportedly told authorities she had paid smugglers $11,000 in February to bring her brother into the U.S. from Honduras. She was then instructed by the smugglers to bring an additional $6,300 to Houston in exchange for her brother’s release or he would be killed,” reports The Hill.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 4, 2021
“The woman recorded the phone call and gave the recording and smuggler’s phone number to authorities, who obtained an emergency geolocation order and tracked down the location of the smugglers,” adds the website.
Read the full report here.
BIDEN on 2024 Election: ‘I Have No Idea If There Will Be a Republican Party’
President Biden confused millions of Americans Thursday during his first solo press briefing that came more than nine weeks into his term; asking reporters whether there will be a “Republican Party in 2024.”
“You also just made some news saying that you are going to run for re-election,” said one reporter.
“I said that is my expectation. I’m a great respecter of fate. I don’t like to plan three and a half years ahead,” said Biden.
“Do you believe you’ll be running against former President Trump,” she pressed.
“I have no idea! I don’t even know if there will be a Republican Party!” fired-back Biden.
— The Hill (@thehill) March 26, 2021
Watch Biden’s comments above.
President Biden is poised to deliver his first solo press conference with members of the media today shortly after 1PM; ending a nine-week blackout that defies nearly a century of White House tradition.
“During past administrations, it took former President Trump 28 days to hold a press conference, only 21 days for former President Obama, and 34 days for former President George W. Bush,” reports Fox News.
The briefing comes just hours after Biden appointed his Vice President -Kamala Harris- to lead the administration’s response to the spiraling crisis surrounding the US-Mexico border.
“President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he has appointed Vice President Kamala Harris to lead efforts on stemming migration across the U.S.-Mexico border as the administration faces growing political pressure to address a surge in undocumented migrant children unaccompanied by parents,” reports NBC News.
BREAKING: President Biden says he has appointed VP Harris to lead efforts on stemming migration across the US-Mexico border; Harris will focus on coordination with Mexico and the Northern Triangle, Biden says. https://t.co/k5X9SuG7fg
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 24, 2021
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador blamed US President Joe Biden for the massive influx of migrants from Central America moving across the United States’ southern border Wednesday; saying he signaled they would be “treated better” than the Trump administration.
“Expectations were created that with the government of President Biden there would be a better treatment of migrants. And this has caused Central American migrants, and also from our country, wanting to cross the border thinking that it is easier to do so,” Obrador told reporters.
“People don’t go to the United States for fun, they go out of necessity,” he added.
“They see [Biden] as the migrant president, and so many feel they’re going to reach the United States,” said the Mexican President. “We need to work together to regulate the flow, because this business can’t be tackled from one day to the next.”
— New York Post (@nypost) March 24, 2021
Furious Republican lawmakers sent a scathing letter to the Department of Homeland Security this week after the agency reportedly released illegal migrants into the United States without court dates.
“Despite your repeated claims that ‘the border is secure,’ these reports raise serious questions about DHS’ commitment to faithfully enforcing the law,” said the statement signed by 14 legislators.
“Multiple Border Patrol agents confirmed the new process to Fox News, revealing that they have been directed to use prosecutorial discretion to forgo the hours-long process of paperwork required to issue an NTA amid the surge of migrants at the border,” reports Fox News.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
BIDEN in NH: Democrats Can ‘Run Mickey Mouse Against This President’ and Win
Fading Democratic front-runner Joe Biden doubled-down on his party’s chances to defeat Donald Trump in 2020; saying even ‘Mickey Mouse’ has a shot at winning the White House.
“I refuse to suggest any Democrat can lose. I think, you know, we could run Mickey Mouse against this president and have a shot,” said Biden.
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) February 11, 2020
Longtime Democratic strategist James Carville made national headlines last week after suggesting the country won’t vote for far-left candidates like Bernie Sanders.
It’s like we’re losing our damn minds. Someone’s got to step their game up here… We have candidates on the debate stage talking about open borders and decriminalizing illegal immigration. They’re talking about doing away with nuclear energy and fracking. You’ve got Bernie Sanders talking about letting criminals and terrorists vote from jail cells. It doesn’t matter what you think about any of that, or if there are good arguments — talking about that is not how you win a national election. It’s not how you become a majoritarian party,” said Carville.
— Andrew Tavani (@andrewtavani) February 5, 2020
“Most of the people aren’t into all this distracting s*** about open borders and letting prisoners vote. They don’t care. They have lives to lead. They have kids. They have parents that are sick. That’s what we have to talk about. That’s all we should talk about,” he added.
Read the full interview here.