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Officials: All migrants are gone from Texas border camp

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By MARÍA VERZA and JUAN LOZANO

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99.9999% of Haitians are economic migrants and will be refused asylum.

Read a story about a Haitian who moved to 11 different countries looking for "a better life." It wasn't until he got to Mexico that there was any fear in his travels. He lived in Chile for 3 yrs - long enough to get married and have a child. Now he's on his way back to Haiti.

Congress. DO YOUR JOB.

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People mention a wall.

Yes, a wall would have prevented these people from entering the country. Then they wouldnt have become our taxpayer responsibility for their care, the cost of extra security and then their detention and/or flights home.

If such a wall existed that wasn’t scaleable by ladders, didn’t fall down by itself, didn’t cost billions of tax payer dollars and covered more than a stretch of a few miles.

Yes, such a wall would be very impressive. But it’s absolutely impossible, I can’t believe so many people fell for the idea.

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People mention a wall.

Yes, a wall would have prevented these people from entering the country. Then they wouldnt have become our taxpayer responsibility for their care, the cost of extra security and then their detention and/or flights home.

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no one was whipped.

Or strapped, the word Biden was told to use instead once to further than narrative once it was clear no one was whipped.

Kamala Harris demanding an investigation. Without realizing she is in charge of this and that these employees are employed under the Executive branch.

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Everybody was so upset about the way the US border patrol used their horses and whipped those Haitian refugees, but it didn’t look like they whipped them at all. Did the media exaggerate this?

Yes, they did. Border patrol agents don’t go around carrying whips and horses are used all the time for crowd control. Go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans and watch how they control the crowds, seen it done in LA and NYC this is nothing new. Now the border situation is totally different, you had Haitians that were trying to cross into a sovereign nation, you just can’t do that, you can’t trample them either, do you want to shoot them? So your options are limited, you can use the horse is kind of like a block or barrier and you can use your rains to try to keep the people to go back, but that’s limited and now they probably could lose their jobs because they were doing their job?

They have to be punished for something that they didn’t create, and this is just so aggravating, insulting and demoralizing to the people that work at the border and all enforcement. shame on the DHS and shame on this WH.

Also, if tens of thousands of Haitian economic refugees are allowed in, which unskilled US workers are going to be threatened?*

Yes, And that will increase the poverty rate in the US among Americans as well, no doubt about it.

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Mr. Noidall

So the Biden administration can do something about the border—when they want to. Very interesting…

You seriously believe this photo-op? They made the inconvenient pictures disappear. The mass voter drive in form of illegal immigration continues at full speed.

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The stories about the Border Patrol 'whipping' illegal immigrants are all utterly false and disgusting. Certain elements on the left are trying to portray it as akin to slavery- bad White Men on horses whipping and abusing helpless Blacks. A sad and craven attempt to distract people from the actual issue at hand- what to do about the crisis at the southern border.

Most of the Haitians were not, actually, coming from Haiti due to the recent earthquake. Most were already living and working in central and south America, and had been doing so for years. They simply saw an opportunity to better themselves by taking advantage of the Biden administration's weakness and dithering on issues of immigration.

A clear accounting needs to be made. First, where exactly did they all go- how many were deported, how many are still in custody in different centers, and how many released into the general population. Also, how many were tested for Covid, how many were vaccinated, etc. Tourists arriving at airports are not allowed into the US without testing and/or vaccination, so why are these so-called asylum seekers given special treatment?

This is a fiasco for Biden. He and Harris are both trying to duck the issue with feckless distractions and meaningless platitudes.

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t didn’t look like they whipped them at all. Did the media exaggerate this?

"Exaggerate"? No, they just lied. The agents aren't carrying whips, based on the video. Indeed, they didn't brandish any weapons. They twirled their reigns in the air when the migrants refused to do what they said.

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WakarimasenToday  08:39 am JST

All been shipped to Florida and army bases elsewhere in the States. Such a mess.

Incorrect:

Mayorkas said about 2,000 Haitians have been rapidly expelled on 17 flights since Sunday and more could be expelled in coming days under pandemic powers that deny people the chance to seek asylum.

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A U.S. official with direct knowledge of the situation said seven flights were scheduled to Haiti on Friday, six on Saturday and seven on Sunday. The official was not authorized to speak publicly.

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Everybody was so upset about the way the US border patrol used their horses and whipped those Haitian refugees, but it didn’t look like they whipped them at all. Did the media exaggerate this? Also, if tens of thousands of Haitian economic refugees are allowed in, which unskilled US workers are going to be threatened?

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Shameful event.

Rounding up the migrants or securing the American border. Which is it?

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What about all of the people who followed all of the immigration rules, did all of the paperwork, had background investigations, had interviews at embassies, waited years in some cases, paid thousands and thousands of dollars to legally immigrate to the US?

Can they get a refund? Were they stupid? Should they just have crossed through Mexico?

"Politicians and diapers should be changed often, and for the same reason." -- Mark Twain

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All been shipped to Florida and army bases elsewhere in the States. Such a mess.

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It is a felony to camp under a bridge in Texas, that was the last option for some homeless Texan has, thank to Republican that made it a crime

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Shameful event.

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The USA has millions of its own citizens camping under bridges and freeway overpasses in every city and town.

And nothing can be done about it. Where are these immigrants going to live?

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There will be consequences,” Biden told reporters. “It’s an embarrassment, but it’s beyond an embarrassment — it’s dangerous, it’s wrong, it sends the wrong message around the world and sends the wrong message at home. It’s simply not who we are.”

That I can agree with. Mistreatment of the migrants is unacceptable, whatever be the circumstances.

However interesting to see that you don’t need billion dollar walls to handle the border situation.

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> So the Biden administration can do something about the border—when they want to. Very interesting…

And here I thought it was trumps wall that did it.

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So the Biden administration can do something about the border—when they want to. Very interesting…

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President Joe Biden said the way the agents used their horses was “horrible” and that “people will pay” as a result.

I really don't get this. It's very common for cops, guards and other authorities around the world to use horses to control crowds and also batons when people don't heed their orders. And that it's not an issue.

The agents used the animals to chase people who were entering the country illegally. That's, um, their job. Trying that on foot or in a motor vehicle in that river would have been a really dangerous to all involved and an embarrassing and futile fiasco.

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