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Biden's Open Door Disaster

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What is going on at our southern border? Are there any Americans who are okay with this? There is a flood of Haitian refugees. Thousands of them have not only come to the border and been let in past the border but are now being released throughout America. 

The Biden administration is putting out a big lie, "Oh, we're sending them back." No, they're not. They're sending some of the unaccompanied single males back. But if you show up with kids, you are a "family," even if you're not a real family. Do you know what they're going to do? They're going to put you on a plane, put you on a train, disperse you throughout the United States. No COVID tests. No nothing. 

It seems to me that Biden is not only inviting Haiti to come to America

Think about this. Haiti is an island. How did the 10,000 Haitians get to the Mexican border? Did they walk across the ocean? How did they do it? I'm sure 1 billion Indians want to know. So, that's the first mystery. 

What's going on is you have an organized movement here to take flights, to show up at the right place. You have leftist lawyers telling them what they should say so they can get through the loophole that the Biden administration is exploiting to let people in and let people stay, even while pretending they're not doing that. 

One woman in Del Rio was asked why she came all the way from Chile to the Mexican border. She said, "President Biden was letting people in." That's what she heard.

She's basically responding to what she takes to be an open invitation. Now, Jen Psaki was pressed by Peter Doocy of Fox News and asked why these illegals are not being administered a COVID test. 

Peter Doocy: So if somebody walks into the country, right across the river, does somebody asked them to see their vaccination card?

Jen Psaki: Well, let me explain to you again, Peter, how our process works. As individuals come across the border, and they are both assessed for whether they have any symptoms, if they have symptoms they are the intention is for them to be quarantined. That is our process. They're not intending to stay here for a lengthy period of time. I don't think it's the same thing.

What?

You know, first of all, we're told that you can be carrying COVID, even if you don't have any obvious symptoms. Obviously, none of these people who have come a long way, from Haiti, from Chile, are going to confess, "Oh, I got COVID!" No, they're not going to say that. 

Now, Jen Psaki's point is the illegal immigrants don't plan to stay. This is such a brazen lie, just flat-out absurdity. 

Bill Melugin, who covers this for Fox News, took Psaki at face value and tried to correct the record. He stated, "If anyone at the White House actually came down here and spoke to the immigrants, the migrants, they would realize these people have zero intention of leaving the US and every intention of trying to stay permanently. You don't travel that far to spend a day or two in Del Rio and then leave."

But see, this is all based on the assumption that Jen Psaki is giving it to you straight. I think that Jen Psaki's meaning is something different. When she says they don't plan to stay, what she means is, "We don't plan to keep them here in the migrant facility for long. We have all kinds of plans to send them off to Cleveland. We have plans to send them off to Amarillo. We have plans to send them off to the suburbs of Minneapolis. 

So, in other words, they're not going to be here long. She literally means at that facility.

The whole thing is just so pathetic. It's hard to get much laughter out of it. But with the federal government not doing its job, Texas is trying to do its job. And so, thanks to Governor Abbott, you have Texas Rangers rounding up these illegals who are hiding in drain pipes. This is just unbelievable. But the funny thing is, you have these Texas Rangers and, of course, some of them go on horseback. So we've had all these images being disseminated to leftist media basically saying that the Texas Rangers are using whips on the migrants to "round them up."

This, of course, is reminiscent of western movies, the cowboy attitude. So DHS Secretary Mayorkas stated, "Let me be clear, I too was horrified by the images captured by photographers with respect to border patrol agents. We don't condone any mistreatment."

An Axios article talking about this gives the idea that these "whips" are being callously and cruelly used on the migrants, but they're not whips. They're reins. They're reins for the horse. 

Now, what's going on is that these guys are riding so-called "western style." And that means using the split rein. The reins are attached to the bit, but they're not attached to each other. Because they are long reins, if you take photos of them, they give the impression of being whips. But Border Patrol does not carry whips. 

So what you have here is the Left trying to shift the narrative. They're trying to shift the narrative from "we're letting the world in, and everybody's coming into the United States, and they're setting up shanties Third World style, and they're taking a major dump under bridges, and this is America." They don't want that narrative because they know that that's going to make even Democrats really nervous. They're trying to shift it to, "Look at these cruel Texans, whipping the migrants."

This is a classic example of trying to cover for Biden on the part of the media. Of course, the Biden administration reacts to this, "Oh, we are horrified. We won't stand for this." Kamala Harris the same thing. This is a woman who doesn't actually go to the real border, doesn't see what's actually going on. She goes to stage points. She talks to a border patrol agent. That guy's, of course, instructed to not say a word about what's really happening. And so, what we have, once again, is an attempt on the part of the media to put a fake narrative over on the American people, believing that you and I, and all the rest of us, are suckers.

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