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Dem TX Congressman Rips Apart Biden and Harris for Disastrous Response to Border Crisis

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The Biden administration’s border crisis has gotten so severe that one Texas Democrat is calling out his party’s leadership following complaints from law enforcement officers and residents in his district.

Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Mexican American who has represented Texas’ 28th Congressional District since 2005, joined MSNBC on Thursday to talk about his party’s border policies. Cuellar described to the show how those policies are making life harder for Americans.

In fact, Cuellar called on his fellow Democrats to deport illegal border crossers, even if that is something that might make people “uncomfortable,” as officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection divulged that the number of encounters with illegal immigrants at the border reached a 20-year high in May.

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“Certainly the incentives are there for the smugglers to keep trying to get people over here, they make six to $8,000 per person,” the Democrat told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

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“It doesn’t matter if it’s drugs or people. They make — over the years billions of dollars — and we have to understand that if we don’t take this incentive away and address both the push factors and the pull factors, we’re going to keep talking about this year after year,” he said.



Cuellar blamed the influx in illegal immigration, even in warm months such as May, on bad policy.

“If you notice, this administration, with all due respect, talks about how we’re handling the unaccompanied kids, but that’s one thing,” he said. “I’m glad that we’re doing a much better job, but what about the rest of the people? What about the individual adults [that] are coming in? We have to talk about that.

“We always talk about working with Central America, Guatemala and Mexico to do the things, the dirty things we don’t want to do or the uncomfortable things we don’t want to do, and that is deport people. We want them to deport people before they come here, but we’ve got to enforce the law and part of the laws that we have is deport the people that don’t have a right to be here in the United States. It’s just plain and simple.”

Cuellar then called on President Joe Biden and/or Vice President Kamala Harris to come visit his district, but to refrain from doing so in a “staged” manner.

“I invite the president, I invite the vice president — come in, and with all due respect, not do a staged visit,” he said, adding that people are “frustrated” by seeing migrants stream into their communities “in large numbers.”

“A staged visit is not enough,” he emphasized.

“Bottom line is this: We believe here on the border in legal migration, we’re just against illegal migration,” Cuellar said.

The Texas Democrat said he feels that Democrats are afraid to enforce the country’s immigration laws so they don’t offend immigration activists.

He also called out Harris’ photo-op trips to Central America and Mexico this week. The Democrat thanked her for visiting those areas, but suggested that such visits are meaningless if no action is taken — and none is.

“I want to thank the vice president for having a clear message: ‘Don’t come.’ But we need to couple that with some action and some repercussions, because if we don’t show people going back and being returned, then all they see is people coming into the United States, and it’s not coupled with the work that we do,” he added.

Cuellar defeated his Republican challenger, Sandra Whitten, by 19 points last November, so he’s seemingly not calling out the White House for fear of facing a stiff challenge next fall.

It appears as though the Biden administration’s border policies have been so detrimental to Cuellar’s district that even he’s had enough of them.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Anonymous Diner Leaves 16K Tip for Entire Restaurant Staff on $37 Bill: 'It's Unbelievable'

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Many businesses based on food and drink have faltered over the last year and a half as regulations fluctuated and dining in became but a distant memory. Stumble Inn Bar and Grill in Londonderry, New Hampshire, was one of the ones that made it, thanks to their loyal customers. But few are so loyal or generous as one unnamed gentleman who gave a tip so incredible even the owner was hesitant to believe it. The man came in on June 12, ordered two chili cheese dogs, some pickle chips and a few drinks. His bill came to $37.93. But when he went to pay, he kept telling the woman at the register, “Don’t spend it all in one place.” It took her a minute to put it together, according to Mike Zarella, who owns the restaurant. “It was on the credit card statement, they put down next to the register, and he said three times ‘Don’t spend it all in one place,'” Zarella said, according to WABI-TV. “That’s what made her flip it over and look. And she’s like ‘Oh my god, are you serious?’ And he’s like, ‘I want you to have it. You guys work hard.'” The bar manager even went out to the man to make absolutely sure the number of zeros on the tip was accurate. “Thought it was a mistake,” Zarella continued, “could have been like a maybe $160 tip and he added extra zeroes, and the bar manager talked to the gentleman and he said ‘No, it’s $16,000.'” “He just said that they deserve it. They work very hard.” Even after checking with the customer, the gift was more than the owner could wrap his head around, and he warned his crew it might not go through. “It’s unbelievable,” Zarella…

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After Seeing Kids Playing Basketball with Milk Crate, Officers Go Above and Beyond to Get Them Real Hoop

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They say necessity is the mother of invention, and when you’re a kid with limitless imagination, many things are possible. That was certainly true of a group of kids in one Chicago neighborhood whose love for basketball was great enough that they found what they could to set up a basketball court: a small cement slab and an old milk crate. It was enough for a time, even if it wasn’t regulation. But that all changed after some Chicago Police Department officers spotted the kids. The story that resulted was heartwarming enough that Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown had to tweet the story. “Officers from @ChicagoCAPS06 noticed a group of children in the neighborhood playing basketball using a milk crate as their hoop,” Brown wrote on Monday. “The officers saw an opportunity to help the kids with their game, so they got together to buy them a new hoop and basketballs.” Officers from @ChicagoCAPS06 noticed a group of children in the neighborhood playing basketball using a milk crate as their hoop. The officers saw an opportunity to help the kids with their game, so they got together to buy them a new hoop and basketballs. 🏀🏀🏀 pic.twitter.com/xxpP3wwLT7 — Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown (@ChiefDavidBrown) June 21, 2021 Two officers lugged the boxed gift to the porch where another officer stood as a woman covered a young man’s eyes, removing her hands to reveal the surprise. The boy, upon seeing the brand-new basketball hoop immediately shouted “thank you!” and started bouncing up and down with excitement. These #ChicagoPolice officers surprised the kids with their new hoop and took time out to assemble it for them. pic.twitter.com/xbWRdtrCGh — Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown (@ChiefDavidBrown) June 21, 2021 “Is that a little bit better?” one of the officers asked. “Yeah!”…

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