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Residents, Law Enforcement in Rural Texas Say Illegal Aliens Bring Surging Crime and Death to Their Community

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A small Texas border town is under daily siege by illegal aliens, who break into their homes to steal food, water, guns and other supplies.

Residents say President Joe Biden is to blame for this nightmare because his lax policies have transformed the U.S. border into a welcome mat for armies of unvetted migrants.

Sheriff Arvin West of Hudspeth County (population: 800) said residents are terrified because they’re sitting ducks for marauding bands of illegal aliens, who brazenly storm their houses and steal everything in sight.

“Typically they break in, they try to find food, water, things to continue on their journey,” West told Fox News on Thursday. “In some instances, they take things.”

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“Here recently, we had a break-in where they broke into the house and stole a bunch of guns,” he said. “That’s a big concern.

“I’ve got probably 42 locked up in jail right now for burglary.”

The migrants also cause extensive property damage by destroying fences, breaking windows and doors, draining storage tanks, cutting water lines and setting buildings on fire.

West said the migrant barrage recently hit record highs, but it started escalating in October, weeks before the controversial Nov. 3 presidential election.

Reminder: In the year preceding the election, then-candidate Biden frivolously urged illegal aliens to flood the border, suggesting he’d allow them to stay if elected.

“I think the biggest thing is the Biden administration,” West said. “I think prior to him even being elected, we started seeing this surge coming up.”

A rancher who spoke on condition of anonymity told Fox News he has seen more illegal border crossings in the past nine months than he did in the previous 20 years combined.

The rancher said he’s afraid to reveal his identity for fear of retribution from violent Mexican human-trafficking cartels, whose criminal enterprises have been booming since Biden was installed as president.

Another rancher who’s also scared to identify himself showed his ransacked property, which is regularly invaded by roving hordes of illegal aliens.

In one instance, the thieves plundered his kitchen, looking for food. Migrants also kicked down the door of his property and smashed windows.

Marty Bustamonte, the chief of staff at the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office, said the establishment media are partly responsible for the unprecedented border disaster.

He said they constantly air footage of migrants being welcomed by Border Patrol agents after they illegally enter the United States.

This gives the false impression that the journey is easy. In reality, numerous migrants die along the way because the trek is dangerous, long and exhausting.

“The media only shows you a certain perception of what’s really going on,” Bustamonte told Fox News. “They show, you know, groups of immigrants walking up to Border Patrol and surrendering, and just basically the story is over. But in reality, some people don’t make it.”

West, who has been sheriff since 2001, said he has seen a record number of migrant deaths this year amid the unparalleled border siege.

“In previous years, you know, we pick up three, four, five a year that had the misfortune of coming across the desert and not being able to make it,” he said. “Since January, this influx, it’s been crazy. … We’re up to 17, 18 dead ones this year.”

West slammed Democrats who demonize and want to defund immigration law enforcement agencies as “a bunch of idiots” who are responsible for the border apocalypse.

West said the only way to fix this crisis is to secure the border.

“Let’s secure the damn border,” he told Fox News. “Put Border Patrol back on the border. Let Border Patrol do their jobs. Let [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] do their jobs, and make the damn U.S. attorney do their job.”

By now, it’s undeniable that the Biden border disaster is totally out of control. Something has to be done immediately because allowing daily border invasions is a national security and public health threat.

More than 1.8 million unvetted illegal aliens will flood the U.S. this year alone, according to public policy think tank Princeton Policy Advisors.

That’s staggering when you consider there are entire countries (e.g., Iceland, Malta, Estonia) with smaller populations than the number of migrants Biden has allowed into America in 2021.

That’s enough to change the country forever. But that’s precisely the goal of open-border advocates.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Deadly Earthquake Hits Greece, Shocking Footage Caught on Camera

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People on the island of Crete, Greece’s largest island, were jolted by a large earthquake that rumbled through on Monday at 9:17 a.m.

The epicenter of the earthquake was traced to 14 miles northwest of Arvi, a seaside village on the southeastern side of Crete, six miles deep.

Gerasimos Papadopoulos, a seismologist, said the area had been experiencing more activity than usual, and the quake was not wholly unexpected.



“This is not an event that occurred without warning,” Papadopoulos told Greece’s state broadcaster ERT, according to the BBC.

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“We have seen activity in this region for several months. This was a strong earthquake, it was not under sea but under land and affecting populated areas.”



The Athens Geodynamic Institute registered it at a magnitude of 5.8, though the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre first reported it coming in at 6.5 and the United States Geological Survey said it registered as a 6.0.

One man was killed and at least nine people were injured. Many buildings — especially older ones — have experienced serious structural damage, and many streets are lined with rubble.



The man who died was working on renovating the dome of a chapel in Arkalochori, south of Heraklion, according to CNN. He was found unconscious after the church collapsed and was pronounced dead.

Since the quake, many have shared videos of the moment the earthquake hit. Security cameras show the damage as it happened, and people have been sharing their accounts of the event.

“Glasses started smashing so we ran outside by the pool,” Millie Mackay, who was on vacation from Britain with her 9-year-old daughter, told the BBC.

“There the bosses guided us to a place of safety … [The manager] was then calling out room numbers and checking if everyone was out and OK.”

“Fortunately, our home was not too badly damaged,” Evangelia Christaki, a local, said. “But the authorities have told us to stay outdoors over the next hours. In any case, we are so scared.”

Officials said that schools were closed down and 2,500 tents have been set up for those displaced, and government minister Christos Stylianidis has declared a state of emergency.

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People on the island of Crete, Greece’s largest island, were jolted by a large earthquake that rumbled through on Monday at 9:17 a.m. The epicenter of the earthquake was traced to 14 miles northwest of Arvi, a seaside village on the southeastern side of Crete, six miles deep. Gerasimos Papadopoulos, a seismologist, said the area had been experiencing more activity than usual, and the quake was not wholly unexpected. https://youtu.be/O70iUM-FXZ0 “This is not an event that occurred without warning,” Papadopoulos told Greece’s state broadcaster ERT, according to the BBC. “We have seen activity in this region for several months. This was a strong earthquake, it was not under sea but under land and affecting populated areas.” https://youtu.be/tJuT4HmDWC8 The Athens Geodynamic Institute registered it at a magnitude of 5.8, though the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre first reported it coming in at 6.5 and the United States Geological Survey said it registered as a 6.0. One man was killed and at least nine people were injured. Many buildings — especially older ones — have experienced serious structural damage, and many streets are lined with rubble. The man who died was working on renovating the dome of a chapel in Arkalochori, south of Heraklion, according to CNN. He was found unconscious after the church collapsed and was pronounced dead. Since the quake, many have shared videos of the moment the earthquake hit. Security cameras show the damage as it happened, and people have been sharing their accounts of the event. Συνεχείς μετασεισμοί στο Ηράκλειο ο κόσμος είναι στους δρόμους και τα παρκα , η ανησυχία και ο φόβος είναι τα μόνα συναισθήματα που κυριαρχούν Δείτε πως κουνιέται η προσοψη του μαγαζιού μου Αυτός ήταν ο φοβερός #σεισμος 5,8 που κράτησε 25 δευτερόλεπτα pic.twitter.com/ybofqZmcRT — Μανόλης della Creta (@baxebanis)…

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'SNL' Embraces Far Left, Hires Avowed Socialist Who Aggressively Campaigns to 'Abolish the Police'

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Season 47 of the popular comedy and satire show “Saturday Night Live” will feature some new faces, including an avowed socialist.

As the show’s producers prepare for the Oct. 2 premiere of its next season, SNL’s official Twitter account announced Monday that three new faces will be joining the cast: Aristotle Athari, James Austin Johnson and Sarah Sherman.

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Among the trio, Sherman is known to be an active socialist. Known on the internet by the pseudonym “Sarah Squirm,” she is an artist and comedian who was featured in Vulture magazine’s “2018 list of Comedians You Should and Will Know.”

In a July report by The Hollywood Reporter discussing the democratic socialists in the film industry, Sherman was cited as a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

According to its website, the organization believes in “Bringing Socialism from the Margins to the Mainstream.” As of 2017, according to Philadelphia Magazine, DSA is the “largest socialist group in the nation.”

The group has chapters across the country and backs Democratic policies such as the Green New Deal and Medicare for All, according to its website. The DSA also has a youth wing called Young Democratic Socialists of America.

The organization is not a political party in itself. However, some of its members have held office, such as Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

In addition to being part of an openly socialist organization, Sherman has expressed radical leftist opinions on her social media and has carried out activism on her profile, such as sharing information about fundraisers and calling for defunding the police.

“DEFUND THE POLICE @MayorOfLA!! put your money where your snout is,” she tweeted last year.

“[I’m] high on weed for the first time in two years and all i can say is …. abolish the police, my b****,” she wrote in another tweet.

The addition of Sherman to SNL is one new addition to a growing number of leftists in influential places in Hollywood.

The TV show allows radical leftists to join its cast while it has fired a comedian in the past for making politically incorrect jokes.

Shane Gillis was hired and then fired in 2019 after clippings of him making what was considered to be politically incorrect comments came to light.

“Chinatown’s f***ing nuts” Gillis was heard saying, followed by “let the f***ing ch**ks live there,” CNN reported.

“We want ‘SNL’ to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired Shane on the strength of his talent as comedian and his impressive audition for ‘SNL.’ We were not aware of his prior remarks that have surfaced over the past few days. The language he used is offensive, hurtful and unacceptable. We are sorry that we did not see these clips earlier, and that our vetting process was not up to our standard,” SNL said in a statement.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Season 47 of the popular comedy and satire show “Saturday Night Live” will feature some new faces, including an avowed socialist. As the show’s producers prepare for the Oct. 2 premiere of its next season, SNL’s official Twitter account announced Monday that three new faces will be joining the cast: Aristotle Athari, James Austin Johnson and Sarah Sherman. Welcome to the cast! Aristotle Athari James Austin Johnson Sarah Sherman pic.twitter.com/n36tKsxhRE — SNL is back October 2! (@nbcsnl) September 27, 2021 Among the trio, Sherman is known to be an active socialist. Known on the internet by the pseudonym “Sarah Squirm,” she is an artist and comedian who was featured in Vulture magazine’s “2018 list of Comedians You Should and Will Know.” Chatted comedy, art, #HelltrapNightmare & gross rebellion w/ the great Sarah Sherman 4 @RebelliousMag! Check it out> https://t.co/GK86RQkRnT pic.twitter.com/riiA08IgrM — Laurie (@Lauriefanelli) August 7, 2017 In a July report by The Hollywood Reporter discussing the democratic socialists in the film industry, Sherman was cited as a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. According to its website, the organization believes in “Bringing Socialism from the Margins to the Mainstream.” As of 2017, according to Philadelphia Magazine, DSA is the “largest socialist group in the nation.” The group has chapters across the country and backs Democratic policies such as the Green New Deal and Medicare for All, according to its website. The DSA also has a youth wing called Young Democratic Socialists of America. The organization is not a political party in itself. However, some of its members have held office, such as Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. In addition to being part of an openly socialist organization, Sherman has expressed radical leftist opinions on her social media and has carried out activism on her profile, such as…

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