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Texas Border Town Overwhelmed by Mass Migration

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The city of McAllen, Texas is being overwhelmed by mass migration.

The Wall Street Journal provided a sobering overview of how out of control the current migration crisis is getting:

From the start of the federal fiscal year in October through February, the Border Patrol arrested 136,150 people traveling as families for crossing the border illegally, according to data released Tuesday. The prior record for a 12-month period was 107,212, during the fiscal year that ended last September.

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ZeroHedge reported how President Trump put Mexico on notice by threatening to close the border if it doesn’t get its act together with regards to illegals entering the U.S.

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Even the mainstream media, who have downplayed Trump’s emergency declaration, are acknowledging that there is a growing crisis at the border.  USA Today published a story on Saturday, April 30, 2019 about how the city of McAllen has seen its public resources stretched to the limit as asylum seekers enter the city at the tune of 800 people per day.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been compelled to release more asylum seekers as they wait for their immigration hearings. McAllen is where the migrants are heading as they pile up in church settlements within the city limits.

McAllen City Manager Roy Rodriguez commented on the unprecedented flow of migrants,  saying that “It’s staggering.”

Rodriguez continued, “Really, we’ve never seen anything like this before.”

The border patrol is already on track to capture 100,000 migrants during March, which sets a new monthly record.

Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, while giving a speech in El Paso, declared that the border crisis has come to a “breaking point”. He called on Congress to take action, although Congress has proven to be a thorn in Trump’s side so far when it comes to implementing border security.

McAleenan said, “The surge numbers are just overwhelming the system”.

Migrants who have gone through the first round of the asylum process arrive in McAllen and are then released to Catholic charities in town, which are becoming strained by the inflow of migrants.

ZeroHedge reported that Sister Norma Pimentel, an overseer at one of the charity shelters, said “she received a phone call two weekends ago from a Border Patrol official warning that the numbers were about to skyrocket. The next day, around 800 migrants showed up to the shelter.”

The flood of migrants continued this week:

On Wednesday, clusters of migrants crowded the halls of the center. Lines stretched down long halls, as migrants waited to use the shower or pick up diapers. Teams of volunteers called migrants’ relatives to get bus tickets. Every 20 minutes or so, a new tour bus would drive up and deliver another 50 migrants into the shelter.

In light of this growing chaos, the McAllen City Manager Roy Rodriguez said he’s tasked several city officials to handle the problem and the city is now spending thousands of taxpayer dollars daily on buses and other services.

With Trump’s border wall now receiving $1 billion in funding from the Pentagon, situations like the one in McAllen could now be averted.

Nevertheless, the immigration issue continues to be priority #1 for Republican voters, as BLP reported last week.

GOP voters fear that mass migration could potentially tear up the economic and social fabric of the U.S. and turn otherwise pristine areas into ghettoes.

The recent McAllen case demonstrates that President Trump and his constituency’s fears about mass migration may be well-founded after all.

 

 

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Free Speech Organization FIRE Defends Kansas State Student Jaden McNeil From a Politically Correct Lynch Mob, KSU Will Not Expel the Student

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After Kansas State University student Jaden McNeil made a Tweet in jest about George Floyd last week, he came under fire from all angles — athletes, the student body, and university administrators.

Given the tense climate of American political discourse in 2020, there was speculation that he was about to be expelled from the university.

Nevertheless, online activism from the likes of staunch right-winger Michelle Malkin helped create sufficient pushback against the lynch mobs that were descending on McNeil.

Now, McNeil has even more backup with free speech organization The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) coming to his defense.

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FIRE sent KSU a resounding warning:

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to defending liberty, freedom of speech, due process, academic freedom, legal equality, and freedom of conscience on America’s college campuses.

FIRE appreciates that Kansas State University is one of the few institutions in the country whose policies earn a ‘green light’ rating from FIRE. We write today in response to the University’s statement that it is reviewing its “options” concerning KSU undergraduate Jaden McNeil’s statement on social media.

KSU made a suggestive tweet in response to McNeil’s original tweet about Floyd:

 

A message from President Richard Myers: The insensitive comments posted by one K-State student hurts our entire community. These divisive statements do not represent for the values of our university. We condemn racism and bigotry in all its forms.

We are launching an immediate review of the university’s options. Black Lives Matter at Kansas State University and we will continue to fight for social justice.

Although McNeil was forced to delete his Tweet about George Floyd last week, sites like Revolver still maintained a record of it.

McNeil tweeted jokingly, “Congratulations to George Floyd on being drug free for an entire month!”

FIRE’s letter served as a reminder to KSU that as a public university it is bound by the United States Constitution and is compelled to protect free speech per the First Amendment. Yes, even when it comes to offensive speech.

The letter added:

While McNeil’s tweets may be deeply offensive to many, they do not fall into a category of speech unprotected by the First Amendment, which strictly limits public universities like KSU from punishing protected expression.

The entire statement can be read on Michelle Malkin’s twitter feed:

 

The stakes are high in 2020, as free speech hangs in the balance thanks to relentless pressure from the PC Left and Big Tech.

If the Right loses this battle, all other rights —right to bear arms all the way to the freedom of association — will be ripped to shreds.

The good news is that KSU announced that it will not expel McNeil over his Tweet. But the fight is far from over.

Anyone who values American freedoms should stand in solidarity with McNeil.

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