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Homeland Security Doubles Down on Caravan Stance with DIRE Warning

Kirstjen Nielsen has laid it all on the line for the migrant caravan…the only question left is whether or not they’ll heed her warnings.

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Somewhere in Mexico, a confrontation is brewing between a massive horde of Central American migrants and the US border patrol.

In a matter of days, up to 14,000 immigrants could arrive at the gates of America’s southern border, after traveling for weeks through Mexico and rejecting offers of asylum along the way.  Instead, these travelers are loudly countering such mercy with an emphatic “no thanks”, choosing instead to test President Trump and the US forces ready to receive them.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has already warned the caravan that they should simply turn around now, as there will be nothing for them when they reach the USA.

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Now, Homeland Security Director Kirstjen Nielsen is weighing in and issuing a similarly tough tirade for the would-be immigrants.

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the migrant caravan headed for the U.S. southern border will not cross over into the United States, on “Fox News Sunday.”

“I think what the president has been saying and will continue to say and certainly what I have been saying is, this caravan is not getting in,” Nielsen said. “There is a legal way to enter this country. Those who choose to enter illegally will be stopped.”

“We are working with our partners in Mexico. They have taken unprecedented efforts within their territory to ensure an orderly flow and that those who have no legal right to be there are removed,” she continued. “We intend to do the same but my general message to this caravan is do not come. You will not be allowed in. There is a right way to immigrate to the United States and this is not it.”

And that wasn’t all that Nielsen laid out for the Fox viewers.

Nielsen called the caravan a “crisis” and said President Donald Trump is exploring every option to resolve the situation as quickly and safely as possible.

“We have a crisis at the border right now,” Nielsen said. “We are stopping between 1,500 and 1,700 people a day trying to cross illegally into this country. This caravan is one iteration of that, but frankly we eventually see caravans every day with these numbers.”

Meanwhile, concerns are growing about the possibility of political assistance from anti-Trump forces reaching the caravan, who seem conveniently poised to enter conflict at the US border just in time to affect the 2018 midterm elections.

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American Music Icon Dead at 72; Was Set to Tour This Summer

Rest in peace, amigo.

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When it comes to gritty guitars and even grittier songs, there is no act quite like that little ol’ band from Texas. ZZ Top mainlined American blues standards directly into the electric era of 1970’s rock, and then reinvented the genre once again with the synthesizers of the 1980’s.  From there, the band toured the world incessantly, bringing their grimy grooves and unforgettable stage presence to audiences from Dusseldorf to Delaware. Now, just weeks before the band was set to take to the road once again, one member of the holy triumvirate of honky-tonk has passed away. Dusty Hill, the bassist for ZZ Top, has died. He was 72. Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard of the Texas-based trio issued a statement to Variety on Tuesday, writing: “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX. We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top’. We will forever be connected to that ‘Blues Shuffle in C.’” And then, echoing the sentiments of music fans the nation over: “You will be missed greatly, amigo,” the statement added. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, so we’ll just leave you all with a classic. Make sure to turns those speakers up, y’all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5WB5ouP-8c  

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Mask Mandates Coming Back to Capitol Hill After CDC Switcheroo

This isn’t likely to go over well with some lawmakers.

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With the “delta” variant now raging in some parts of the country, and breakthrough infections of vaccinated individuals continuing to be reported, the CDC has made a stark decision, stating that even vaccinated folks should be wearing a mask when they are indoors or in parts of the country with high COVID transmission rates. This has now prompted the House of Representatives to bring back a previously criticized policy themselves. Capitol Attending Physician Brian Monahan said late Tuesday that the House of Representatives is reinstating its mask mandate – and therefore the threat of fines to members who don’t comply – following updated guidance from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the delta variant of the coronavirus. The White House also appears to be going back to mandated masks. A White House press representative was seen Tuesday swapping a sign saying people are required to wear masks if unvaccinated with another saying masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Monahan didn’t leave much room for interpretation. “For the Congress, representing a collection of individuals traveling weekly from various risk areas (both high and low rates of disease transmission), all individuals should wear a well-fitted, medical-grade filtration mask (for example an ear loop surgical mask or a KN95 mask) when they are in an interior space,” Monahan said in a letter sent to congressional staffers. The move will almost certainly see pushback from the far right side of the aisle, where the mandating of masks has been a very unpopular policy, and a point of contention in almost every arena in which it has been implemented.

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