Biden administration orders ICE to end workplace raids targeting illegal immigrants


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WASHINGTON, DC – According to reports, the Biden administration announced earlier in October that the practice of enacting mass arrests at worksites where illegal immigrants are present will cease.

The administration says that a renewed law enforcement focus will be directed toward exploitative employers who are the ones hiring illegal immigrants and holding them accountable.

On October 12th, the Biden administration stated that the practice of immigration raids at workplaces, according to Department of Homeland Security released memo:

“Cease mass worksite operations: 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.

These highly visible operations misallocated enforcement resources while chilling, and even serving as a tool of retaliation for, worker cooperation in workplace standards investigations.

Moreover, such operations are inconsistent with the Department’s September 30, 2021 Guidelines for the Enforcement of Civil Immigration Law and the individualized assessment they require.

Given these concerns, please ensure we no longer conduct mass worksite operations and instead refocus our workplace enforcement efforts to better accomplish the goals outlined above.”

In DHS Secretary Mayorkas’ preface prior to the new outlined policy for immigration enforcement, he wrote in the released memo that the practice of hiring illegal immigrants can be more effectively thwarted by targeting employers who are engaging in the act:

“Our worksite enforcement efforts can have a significant impact on the well-being of individuals and the fairness of the labor market.

Our accomplishments in this area make clear that we can maximize the impact of our efforts by focusing on unscrupulous employers who exploit the vulnerability of undocumented workers.

These employers engage in illegal acts ranging from the payment of substandard wages to imposing unsafe working conditions and facilitating human trafficking and child exploitation. Their culpability compels the intense focus of our enforcement resources.

In addition, unscrupulous employers harm each worker competing for a job. By exploiting undocumented workers and paying them substandard wages, the unscrupulous employers create an unfair labor market. They also unfairly drive down their costs and disadvantage their business competitors who abide by the law.”

The announcement of the new practice is a departure from the Trump administration’s approach to dealing with unauthorized workers.

Back in 2019, Immigration and Customs Enforcement rolled out one of the largest single-state immigration enforcement operations in the country’s history, arresting roughly 680 illegal immigrants working at food processing plants across Mississippi.

Secretary Mayorkas’ approach instead seeks to give “victims of, and witnesses to, labor trafficking and exploitation” a temporary status within the country by way of “deferred action, continued presence, parole, and other available relief for noncitizens who are witnesses to, or victims of, abusive and exploitative labor practices.”

While the move under the Biden administration falls in line with the aspirations of illegal immigrant advocates and the sort, this could serve as another area where congressional Republicans could say the current administration is crafting yet another proverbial welcome mat for illegal immigrants.

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Illegal immigrants from Uzbekistan – 7,000 miles away – reportedly spotted crossing into Yuma, Arizona

(Originally published October 11th, 2021)

YUMA, AZ – According to reports, migrants from Uzbekistan – a country roughly 7,000 miles away – were reported crossing illegally into the U.S. at Yuma, Arizona. A journalist who has been covering the ongoing border crisis stated that it was “a first” for him to see migrants from Uzbekistan.

While a large focus of the border crisis has been focused on Del Rio, Texas – and with good reason – Townhall’s Julio Rosas recently ventured to Yuma, Arizona, as it is another area that is poised to be overwrought with illegal border crossings.

Rosas captured video of the already increasing number of migrants illegally entering the United States in the southwestern Arizona city where the Colorado River parallels the US-Mexico border.

Taking to Twitter, Rosas added the following caption to a video showcasing some of the activity along the border in Yuma:

“Biggest group I’ve seen so far today illegally crossing into the US. A bus dropped them off but Mexican police responded and stopped some of them. The rest made it across the river.”

Individuals from Uzbekistan, a country almost 7,000 miles away from Yuma, are among those illegally entering the United States. Rosas, who had been reporting the surge of illegal immigration over America’s southwest border for months, expressed his astonishment when he shared the news on Twitter:

“This family that just crossed the Colorado River told me they’re from Uzbekistan, that’s a first one for me.”

As unbelievable as the instance might seem, Rosas also shared a photo of three of the migrants who presented their Uzbekistan passports:

“Three adult males who illegally crossed into the US here in Yuma showed me their Uzbekistan passports. They turned themselves in to the BP agent who was by the gap in the border wall.”

Apparently, those illegally crossing into the United States and Yuma, Arizona at this time are doing so because the Colorado River’s water is not as deep as it is downstream of the Morelos Dam, making crossing into the country both simpler and a lot less dangerous.

Gaps in the actual border wall, which started under President Trump but was halted by President Biden, make the area a target for illegal immigrants and the coyotes who transport them close to the border. President Biden’s decision to stop construction on the wall is ostensibly one of several measures that have contributed to the increase in illegal immigration.

Rosas claims that there is a severe staffing shortage at Yuma’s international border, allowing groups of individuals to enter undetected when Border Patrol agents are not present. The journalist also noted on Twitter that some of the agents in the area joked about him being one of the only people patrolling the area:

“Border Patrol is severely undermanned in the Yuma Sector. Source told me there is no agent actively patrolling between where I am by the dam and to the west until reaching the city of Calexico, CA. They sort of joked by saying I’m often the only person ‘patrolling’ the river.”

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Former Sec. of State Pompeo says kids in U.S. “are going to die” as a result of current border policies

(Originally published October 5th, 2021)

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered an eerie premonition of what may come if the approach to the southern border keeps in line with how the Biden administration has been tackling it thus far – suggesting that “kids across America are going to die as a result” of the administration’s inability to secure the southern border.

While appearing on New York WABC 770 AM radio’s “The Cats Roundtable”, Pompeo claimed that the approach the current administration is taking regarding the southern border is like night and day when compared to the former administration.

Speaking to show host John Catsimatidis, Pompeo alleged that the Biden administration has practically “given up” on securing the southern border:

“This issue of securing America’s borders is real. Our administration took it seriously. We certainly worked to build out the wall, but we also made sure that we knew who was coming in and out of our country.

This administration has essentially given up. They have adopted the posture of the progressive left, which is near open borders.”

Pompeo noted that there are two crises transpiring at once due to the failures along the U.S.-Mexico border, one being humanitarian and the other being national security:

“Huge amounts of drugs are seeping into our country. It’s going to kill Americans. This is a humanitarian crisis and a national security crisis.”

The former Secretary of State said that with the narcotics pouring into the country via the cartels exploiting border deficiencies, children across the country are going to wind up dying as a result:

“When you have these porous borders, these cartels figured out how to make money. They figured out how to get it not only how to get into Texas, California and Arizona, but all across our country and build out networks.

Our local law enforcement, our sheriff’s offices are under enormous pressure because of these drugs. And you know, kids all across America are going to die as a result of the failure of this administration to secure that border.”


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