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Fed-Up Texas Farmers Demand Biden Pay for Damage Done by Illegal Aliens Wreaking Havoc on Farms

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Texas farmers are upset with the nation’s current lack of border security — and they’re asking the White House to pay for damages caused by its reckless immigration stance.

According to the New York Post, farmers in Texas have had to pay countless dollars to fix damage caused by human traffickers and the illegal immigrants who have come into the United States so far this year.

Some of the financial damages caused by illegal immigration come in the form of stolen vehicles, damaged crops and destroyed property, such as fences, which can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $4,000 to repair, the outlet reported.

Richard Guerra, a fourth-generation Texas rancher, told the New York Post that the fever tick is another problem caused by illegal immigration, because some of the migrants unknowingly carry the tick, which then gets dropped onto the properties they trespass on.

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According to the Texas A&M University Department of Entomology, fever ticks carry pathogens that bring about “Texas Cattle Fever,” which can be a fatal disease. There is currently no medication or vaccine that can control or prevent the disease, and the presence of fever ticks will force landowners to quarantine and eliminate the ticks, the website states.

Guerra said it is expensive to eliminate an outbreak of fever ticks. In fact, it can cost up to $400 an hour to hire helicopters to spray for them, he said.

It is easy to understand the farmers’ frustration with how the Biden administration has handled the issue of immigration during its brief tenure. While President Joe Biden and other officials have made lazy attempts at portraying how we do not have an “open border,” the truth of the matter is that illegal immigration has been an ongoing problem for this administration.

The Washington Post reported border agents apprehended about 172,000 illegal immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border in March, with comparable figures for April. These were the highest numbers in nearly two decades, the outlet reported.

However, in April, Immigration and Customs Enforcement only deported 2,962 illegal immigrants, which was the lowest monthly amount ever reported, according to The Washington Post.

In other words, at a time when our country was seeing a record-high number of illegal border crossings and migrants taken into custody, the number of deportations by ICE was at an all-time low.

This is the Biden administration’s immigration policy. Again, one can understand why the farmers are furious.

There may be some hope for those struggling along the border, as America’s largest farmers organization has been working to recover money that its members have lost, according to the New York Post.

Russell Boening, president of the Texas Farm Bureau — which consists of over 500,000 member-families, according to its website, and is affiliated with the American Farm Bureau Federation — said the farmers in his bureau had witnessed traffickers trample their crops with vehicles, stranded smuggled families on their properties, and vandalized residences. He said this was even reported by members who lived hundreds of miles away from the U.S.-Mexico border.

In addition to the financial losses, there is also the matter of keeping people safe.

“You have that economic issue and then you have just the safety issue — the mental strain — and to a certain extent being afraid for your own safety on your own property when you’re out checking crops, checking livestock, doing things just in your normal course of business,” Boening said.

It seems that these issues are not just a problem in Texas.

The American Farm Bureau Federation, as well as every state’s farm bureau, plus the one in Puerto Rico, asked the Biden administration to address their problems, via a letter sent in June. The White House consented to a virtual meeting, which is where officials from the farm bureaus explained to federal leaders the impacts of rising illegal immigration, as well as how imperative it was that they receive financial assistance, according to the New York Post.

While insurance companies might reimburse some of the damages, property owners are often left hanging out to dry, which is why they are asking the government to help them much like it does when natural disasters affect people.

“We don’t have a direct way to do it. I mean, if the administration is going to come up with something, it’s going to have to be administered and run by them,” Boening said.

Officials from bureaus in Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico were told by White House representatives that their comments and concerns would be taken seriously and that they would hear back from the Biden administration, but Boening said, “I haven’t seen that yet.”

Boening said it was the federal government’s duty to solve these issues and to help everyone who has been impacted by the illegal border crossings — even migrants who have been victimized by smugglers along the way into the U.S.

The federal government has always come up with solutions to problems that it has created. This should be no different, but the complication is that government solutions to the issues it has created are often just as bad as the problem itself.

The Biden administration’s border fiasco is affecting those closest to the border more than others, but it is clear that it does affect all Americans. In this instance, it seems the right thing to do would be to set up some sort of relief for those impacted by the burgeoning border crossings.

Unfortunately for these farmers and landowners, this would require Biden and his officials to admit that what is happening at the border actually is a crisis, which is something they have struggled to do thus far into his term.

It seems that this is one of those instances where the federal government should provide meaningful assistance to those impacted by this national emergency — but, given that the administration is keen on sending illegal immigrants all over the United States, and not admitting that there is a problem with illegal immigration, I doubt that the government will be aiding those affected anytime soon.

It should though.

At a young age, I learned to keep my hands to myself when I was walking through stores because if I broke something, my parents would then have to pay for it. Even through adulthood, I noticed that most stores seem to abide by this policy of “you break it, you buy it.”

Now, it is time for the Biden administration to pay for what it, alone, has broken. These farmers, ranchers and landowners deserve it. The rest of the American people do, too.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Incredible: Woman Gives Birth to 14lb Baby After 19 Miscarriages

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Many moms bond by sharing their pregnancy and birth experiences. While every pregnancy is unique, Cary Patonai and her “chunky monkey,” Finnley, are making the news because of just how unique their case is.

Tim and Cary already had two sons, Devlen, 10, and Everett, 2, and Cary was no stranger to large babies. Both her boys had been born via c-section, with Devlen coming in at 8.2 pounds and Everett coming in at a very respectable 11.1 pounds.

At the beginning of October, Cary was 38 weeks pregnant with what they already knew was going to be a strapping young lad. The baby’s estimated weight was a cool 13.8 pounds.



Cary was already scheduled for a c-section that week, but when she went to a check-up on Oct. 4, that timeline got moved up a bit.

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“My water broke on the scale as I was getting weighed, so my scheduled C-section got moved up a day,” she said, according to Fox News.

So, off to Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona, they went, to meet their newest addition.

“He was so big plus I had almost double the amniotic fluid, so to say I had a big baby belly and that I was absolutely completely uncomfortable isn’t enough,” Cary said. “However, I would do it all over again if I had to, to get this blessing.”

The not-so-little dude was born via c-section on Oct. 5 at 1:56 p.m. and has been impressing people near and far with his staggering size and supreme squishiness ever since.



Family quickly realized the clothes and diapers they’d prepared for Finnley’s arrival simply would not do, and they had to go out and buy larger sizes of everything just to fit the boy.

Both mom and baby appear to be doing well now, though they — understandably — experienced some side effects.



Cary had some initial hemorrhaging and has major surgery to recover from, and Finnley had to stay in the NICU for eight days because he had breathing issues, jaundice and high bilirubin levels, according to a post Cary shared.

The separation would be difficult for any mother, but it proved extremely difficult for Cary, who has a history with loss.



“It triggered a lot from my 19 previous miscarriages — leaving the hospital without a baby,” she said, according to Fox. “I knew it was for a good cause and he was in excellent care, but it still was extremely hard for me to emotionally handle.

“The reason I’ve had 19 miscarriages is due to my blood clotting disorder and fibroids. It’s been beyond hard to go through.”

But Finnley came home eventually, and the family has been soaking up all the baby cuddles and enjoying their beautiful baby boy.

“I am so happy, Tim is happy, Finnley is happy & snuggly & oh so squishy!” Cary shared in the birth announcement post on Facebook. “Devlen & Everett are missing us & ready for us to come home. I am so thankful & so blessed!”

As the days passed, Cary discovered just how special Finnley was. He wasn’t just a big baby, he was one of the biggest, propelling the family to fame.

“I saw my Dr today — oh my goodness — Finnley is the biggest baby he’s ever delivered, along with another obgyn of 27 years, & a nurse that was there during my csection,” she shared in her post. “It was incredible. He is the talk of the hospital! My dr is going to do some research & see what we can do — we really think we’ve broken a record!”

“Finnley was a little celebrity at the hospital,” she said, according to Fox. “Nurses and doctors were non-stop talking about him. He is quite tall too at 23.75 inches.”

Cary also wants other moms to take hope from her story and to be encouraged.



“I think it’s important for other people to know there is hope behind all of those closed doors and that they aren’t alone as they are going through their own trying times,” she said, Fox reported.

“Every woman has a different path than the next, some are easier and some are harder. What matters is that we support each other, with love, care and respect.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Many moms bond by sharing their pregnancy and birth experiences. While every pregnancy is unique, Cary Patonai and her “chunky monkey,” Finnley, are making the news because of just how unique their case is. Tim and Cary already had two sons, Devlen, 10, and Everett, 2, and Cary was no stranger to large babies. Both her boys had been born via c-section, with Devlen coming in at 8.2 pounds and Everett coming in at a very respectable 11.1 pounds. At the beginning of October, Cary was 38 weeks pregnant with what they already knew was going to be a strapping young lad. The baby’s estimated weight was a cool 13.8 pounds. Cary was already scheduled for a c-section that week, but when she went to a check-up on Oct. 4, that timeline got moved up a bit. “My water broke on the scale as I was getting weighed, so my scheduled C-section got moved up a day,” she said, according to Fox News. So, off to Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona, they went, to meet their newest addition. “He was so big plus I had almost double the amniotic fluid, so to say I had a big baby belly and that I was absolutely completely uncomfortable isn’t enough,” Cary said. “However, I would do it all over again if I had to, to get this blessing.” The not-so-little dude was born via c-section on Oct. 5 at 1:56 p.m. and has been impressing people near and far with his staggering size and supreme squishiness ever since. Family quickly realized the clothes and diapers they’d prepared for Finnley’s arrival simply would not do, and they had to go out and buy larger sizes of everything just to fit the boy. Both mom and baby appear…

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Biden Admin Announces Plan to Vaccinate Every Child Ages 5+

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Much like its plan for booster shots was announced before the Food and Drug Administration approved them, the Biden administration said it is laying the groundwork to vaccinate children between the ages of 5 and 11.

Independent panels from the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control will meet in late October and early November to consider the proposal from Pfizer/BioNTech to vaccinate children, according to a White House fact sheet.

Although there is currently no federal vaccine mandate aimed at children, the Biden administration said it has obtained enough vaccine to provide shots to all of the country’s 28 million children in the target age group.

The fact sheet said the plan ensures that after the vaccine is approved “it is quickly distributed and made conveniently and equitably available to families across the country. The start of a vaccination program for children ages 5-11 will depend on the independent FDA and CDC process and timeline, but our planning efforts mean that we will be ready to begin getting shots in arms in the days following a final CDC recommendation.”

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“These steps will be critical in ensuring that we are staying ahead of the virus by keeping kids and families safe, especially those at highest risk.”

The fact sheet said the vaccine “will have packaging available in smaller configurations that will make it easier for physicians’ offices and other smaller, community-based providers to offer the vaccine to kids and their families.”

The fact sheet claims 25,000 sites will offer shots, including doctors’ offices, hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers, and school- and community-based sites, including over 100 children’s hospital systems.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will work with communities, according to the fact sheet.

FEMA “is providing full funding to states to support vaccination operations and outreach — including setting up sites, procuring equipment and supplies to store and administer the vaccine, providing transportation to and from vaccination sites, and communicating with the public, such as through in-person community engagement, call center support, public service announcements, and translation services.”

“And, for those schools who need extra help, the Administration will launch a new effort to match school districts with vaccine providers who will provide on-site vaccination clinics for their students and local communities.”

All of this will be accompanied by a PR blitz.

The “campaign will invest heavily in trusted messengers; work with schools, state and local health departments, faith leaders, and national and community organizations to increase vaccine confidence; create forums for parents to ask questions to pediatricians; and reach out to parents directly through press and social media across channels and in multiple languages.”

Further, “the Surgeon General will enlist pediatricians and community leaders to talk to Americans directly via popular media and social media channels and through visits to hard-hit and high-risk communities,” the fact sheet said.

Although Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has said she wants parents making reservations now to have their children vaccinated, one doctor says there are some issues to consider, according to WSTM-TV.

Dr. Matt Cambareri said the logistical complications of administering a COVID-19 vaccination are greater than with other shots.

“There’s just more steps, it requires more man-hours, it requires more paperwork, it’s a little more tricky,” he said.

Cambareri said parents will need a sales pitch to make the program work.

“The benefit to adults is very clear, we saw hundreds of thousands of adults die nationwide,” he said. “We saw less than 600 hundred kids under the age of 18 die nationwide. So when it comes to whether the parent thinks the kid will receive the benefit, that might take a little more convincing.”

Hochul said she is not opposed to an eventual mandate that schoolchildren be vaccinated, but wants to wait and see how voluntary vaccination works, according to the Daily News.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Much like its plan for booster shots was announced before the Food and Drug Administration approved them, the Biden administration said it is laying the groundwork to vaccinate children between the ages of 5 and 11. Independent panels from the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control will meet in late October and early November to consider the proposal from Pfizer/BioNTech to vaccinate children, according to a White House fact sheet. Although there is currently no federal vaccine mandate aimed at children, the Biden administration said it has obtained enough vaccine to provide shots to all of the country’s 28 million children in the target age group. The fact sheet said the plan ensures that after the vaccine is approved “it is quickly distributed and made conveniently and equitably available to families across the country. The start of a vaccination program for children ages 5-11 will depend on the independent FDA and CDC process and timeline, but our planning efforts mean that we will be ready to begin getting shots in arms in the days following a final CDC recommendation.” “These steps will be critical in ensuring that we are staying ahead of the virus by keeping kids and families safe, especially those at highest risk.” The fact sheet said the vaccine “will have packaging available in smaller configurations that will make it easier for physicians’ offices and other smaller, community-based providers to offer the vaccine to kids and their families.” The fact sheet claims 25,000 sites will offer shots, including doctors’ offices, hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers, and school- and community-based sites, including over 100 children’s hospital systems. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will work with communities, according to the fact sheet. FEMA “is providing full funding to states to support vaccination operations and outreach — including setting up…

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