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City Forced to Build Tent Compound to House COVID-Positive Immigrants Released by Biden Admin

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A new “tent compound” is being constructed in McAllen, Texas, to house COVID-infected illegal immigrants as the border crisis has released “an alarming number of immigrants” into the community, according to reports.

Fox News reporter Bill Melugin reported Thursday, “According to a city of McAllen press release, this tent compound is to house illegal immigrants released from federal custody who have tested positive for COVID-19.”

KVEO-TV reported, “The location of the temporary emergency shelters housing COVID positive migrants will be moved from 23rd street in Mcallen to a Hidalgo County property near Customs and Border Protection operations.”

McAllen Mayor Javier Villalobos said in a Facebook video, “I know y’all are angry, and we get the calls, we get the texts, we get the emails.”

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He added, “But look, I ask you to please do not misplace your anger. It is not our commission that’s responsible for this. They did what they had to do to protect each and every one of you.”

“The Commission rightfully chose to protect our citizens. Place blame where it belongs, not on our municipality, county, or our state. Place it squarely on your President, Congress, and Senate,” he said in the caption of the Facebook post.

The city’s release noted, “At the beginning of July, the Respite Center saw an average of 750 people per day. That number, over the course of the month, escalated to over 1,100 people per day, and so far in August has surged to over 1,900 people per day.”

It added, “Under Catholic Charities’ current protocol, immigrants are tested for COVID-19 at AMR. Once the immigrants are tested, they are divided into two groups. Those that test negative are admitted to the Respite Center; those that test positive are transported from the AMR testing facility to quarantine sites in the Rio Grande Valley area.”

The construction of the original location was noted on Wednesday.

“The city of McAllen has started constructing emergency shelters for illegal immigrants released by Border Patrol. The city says the federal government is releasing ‘an alarming number of immigrants into McAllen, and that the feds aren’t testing them for COVID,'” Melugin tweeted concerning Border Patrol.

This week, Breitbart News reported, “On Tuesday afternoon, employees from the City of McAllen began pitching khaki-colored tents similar to ones used by Border Patrol in their detention facilities known as TOPS. The employees also put up a white tent with a sign from the Mercedes Fire Department.”

The report added, “A spokesman from the Department of Homeland Security said federal officials are not involved in any tent cities inside the city of McAllen. Breitbart Texas was also told by Hidalgo County officials that they have no formal involvement with the camp.”

The city’s news release, meanwhile, said, “Despite the City of McAllen and its community partners’ best efforts, the sheer number of immigrants being released into the city has become a crisis: a crisis the City of McAllen did not create and has proactively tried to avoid for seven years.”

It added, “Now, with the drastic, unexpected increase of immigrants arriving to McAllen, the City Commission’s first priority is to protect the health and safety of the residents they serve.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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NYC Mayor Considers 2024 Presidential Bid Because Democrats Have ‘Gotten Too Far to the Left’: Report

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams could run for president in 2024 in an effort to wrest the Democratic Party from the clutches of far-left zealots, according to a new report.

The New York Post reported that any campaign would only take place if President Joe Biden does not seek a second term.

“Eric has told me repeatedly that he thinks that he has a platform to run for national office, for president in 2024. He has said that repeatedly. He thinks New York is a national platform. He thinks the national party has gotten too far to the left and he thinks he has a platform to win,” a person close to Adams said, according to the Post.

The Post quoted a Republican it did not name as saying Adams could have a national future if he can reduce New York City’s rampant crime.

“I said you really have to consider that you are young enough where you will have a life after the mayoralty, and if you solve the crime problem there would be a lot of interest in a big-city Democrat African-American with progressive values but who mediated the crime problem in a major city,” the GOP source said.

“He is one of the best known black elected officials in the country,” said Chris Coffey, co-CEO of the political consulting firm Tusk Strategies. “The play works if Adams makes progress on crime and the president decides not to run. I think he would crazy not to consider it.”

Adams adviser Evan Thies said that for now, Adams has other things on his mind.

“The mayor has not had any conversations with anyone about running for president. He is 100% focused on lowering crime and improving the economy in New York, and bringing this city back,” he said in a statement.

Adams is already expanding his reach, and last week spoke at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee conference, according to Politico.

“If we do not have the courage to admit public safety needs police, prosperity needs the private sector, and this country needs big changes, then we will not have the credibility to lead,” Adams said at the conference.

“Mayors don’t have the luxury of talking about problems — they have to go fix them,” Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York said.

“Eric Adams is a guy who has taken action while a lot of politicians are still talking. He brings a valuable perspective to our party and shows how Democrats can tackle all the important challenges and issues without falling victim to the false choices.”

Lis Smith, a Democratic strategist, said Adams could be a strong candidate.

“Eric Adams is a Democrat who can appeal to voters across different racial, economic and educational demographics,” Smith said. “And that’s a voice we really need in the Democratic Party right now — especially when we are at risk of becoming a party that only appeals to people with college degrees.”

There’s little doubt the Democratic Party is in disarray as the midterm elections loom in less than six months, according to The New York Times.

“It’s going to be a terrible cycle for Democrats,” said Doug Sosnik, a former political adviser to Bill Clinton.

In an Op-Ed for The Hill, Douglas MacKinnon wrote that “the party’s major dilemma seems to be its remaining hostage to the far-left fringe whose progressive ideas don’t match those of most moderate Americans.

“The Democrats need to create and champion a platform that speaks to the tens of millions of working-class voters who feel overwhelmed by events and bad policies beyond their control.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams could run for president in 2024 in an effort to wrest the Democratic Party from the clutches of far-left zealots, according to a new report. The New York Post reported that any campaign would only take place if President Joe Biden does not seek a second term. “Eric has told me repeatedly that he thinks that he has a platform to run for national office, for president in 2024. He has said that repeatedly. He thinks New York is a national platform. He thinks the national party has gotten too far to the left and he thinks he has a platform to win,” a person close to Adams said, according to the Post. The Post quoted a Republican it did not name as saying Adams could have a national future if he can reduce New York City’s rampant crime. “I said you really have to consider that you are young enough where you will have a life after the mayoralty, and if you solve the crime problem there would be a lot of interest in a big-city Democrat African-American with progressive values but who mediated the crime problem in a major city,” the GOP source said. “He is one of the best known black elected officials in the country,” said Chris Coffey, co-CEO of the political consulting firm Tusk Strategies. “The play works if Adams makes progress on crime and the president decides not to run. I think he would crazy not to consider it.” Adams adviser Evan Thies said that for now, Adams has other things on his mind. “The mayor has not had any conversations with anyone about running for president. He is 100% focused on lowering crime and improving the economy in New York, and bringing this city back,” he said…

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Elon Musk Is ‘Out for Blood,’ Declares Total War on the Democratic Establishment

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From the moment news of Elon Musk’s purchase of a 9-percent stake in Twitter Company broke, the assault on the self-described free-speech absolutist began. Musk has faced regulatory scrutiny, been labeled a racist and on Thursday, he was accused of sexual misconduct.

If the left was expecting to cow the world’s richest man into submission, they’ve seriously misread him. Not only is he undaunted, he’s “out for blood.”

Although Twitter is best known for suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the 2020 presidential election, the company also played a huge role in perpetuating the Trump-Russia hoax, which began as an effort to sway the 2016 election and was quite possibly the biggest fraud ever perpetrated in American political history.

The powers that be at Twitter, other Big Tech firms and the legacy media, who hold themselves out to be arbiters of the truth, helped advance the lies and conceal the truth to shape the national debate. Their efforts turned a large portion of Americans against former President Donald Trump and have caused untold destruction and division in the country.

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO was actually a Clinton campaign donor and voter in 2016. He, like many Americans, bought the lies.

Not anymore.

Now, he’s taking aim at the Trump-Russia hoax, a fabrication that’s still being allowed to spread on Twitter, despite overwhelmingly harsh action against conservatives who try to counter the lies.

After her campaign alerted the media to the bogus story that the Trump organization had covert ties to Russia’s Alfa Bank in October 2016, a move we learned on Friday that she herself had approved, then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton immediately took to Twitter to disseminate the false story. She even included a statement from our current national security advisor, Jake Sullivan, for added credibility.

Both tweets are textbook examples of disinformation, yet each remains in place on Twitter’s website. This issue was raised by a Twitter user, who sent a message to Musk asking him to look into it when he gains control of the company.

Musk acknowledged the tweet below and then messaged Twitter’s current CEO, Parag Agrawal, and the company’s policy and legal head, Vijaya Gadde, who serves as Twitter’s ultimate censor.

The Democrats started it and now it’s game on. Musk has declared war on the Democratic establishment.

It will be good for America to have someone like Musk at the top of a major tech platform. There’s no way to overstate the importance of a plurality of voices in the national conversation. His leadership will help topple the left’s lock on U.S. news.

Thanks to the hate they’ve piled onto Musk, the left has awoken a sleeping giant. And just like the Japanese in World War II, they may live to regret it.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

From the moment news of Elon Musk’s purchase of a 9-percent stake in Twitter Company broke, the assault on the self-described free-speech absolutist began. Musk has faced regulatory scrutiny, been labeled a racist and on Thursday, he was accused of sexual misconduct. If the left was expecting to cow the world’s richest man into submission, they’ve seriously misread him. Not only is he undaunted, he’s “out for blood.” I am indeed out for blood — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 20, 2022 Although Twitter is best known for suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the 2020 presidential election, the company also played a huge role in perpetuating the Trump-Russia hoax, which began as an effort to sway the 2016 election and was quite possibly the biggest fraud ever perpetrated in American political history. The powers that be at Twitter, other Big Tech firms and the legacy media, who hold themselves out to be arbiters of the truth, helped advance the lies and conceal the truth to shape the national debate. Their efforts turned a large portion of Americans against former President Donald Trump and have caused untold destruction and division in the country. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO was actually a Clinton campaign donor and voter in 2016. He, like many Americans, bought the lies. Not anymore. Now, he’s taking aim at the Trump-Russia hoax, a fabrication that’s still being allowed to spread on Twitter, despite overwhelmingly harsh action against conservatives who try to counter the lies. After her campaign alerted the media to the bogus story that the Trump organization had covert ties to Russia’s Alfa Bank in October 2016, a move we learned on Friday that she herself had approved, then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton immediately took to Twitter to disseminate the false story. She even included a statement…

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