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Tell me again how #Texas (aka @GregAbbott_TX ) "R" is trying to stop the #BidenBorderCrisis with resulting rising crime in #TX and that he is just helpless to fix the problems in his own backyard because "biden" sniffer in chief is in the way...

I will wait. Image
King exposes #BorderPatrol secretly bussing illegal immigrants deep into the heart of #Texas

Border Patrol parks trucks to block the cameras capturing what they're doing.
In the next few videos I will show you that a game is being played by by local #tx uniforms claiming to help…
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Friday, U.S. #BorderPatrol Agent Jauregui stood in the middle of the road at Scheurbach (Butterfly Park Dr) & Military, to create his own immigration checkpoint. There, he blocked our staff, in the company vehicle, from passing. 🧵
He stopped & questioned them about their citizenship, jobs, etc. You have to love the way this Mexican-American agent assumes our employees must be "janitors." Although we have egregious interactions with USBP agents often, staff was surprised by this action; for that reason, >
all of the agent's actions & questions were not caught by them, but they will be from now on. However, Agent Jauregui was wearing a body camera. We are waiting to see whether his watch commander will confirm that, as well as our experience--but we're not holding our breath >
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“My top-level, expert legal analysis of the [Trump Mar-a-Lago FBI search] affidavit is: Why ain’t this dude in jail? What does this man have to do to go to jail?”

@ElieNYC @DrJasonJohnson @CrossConnection
#TrumpStoleClassifiedDocuments #TrumpESPIONAGE
“Just the classification markings referred to in this [redacted Mar-a-Lago search warrant] affidavit — made the hair on the back of my neck stand up… Literally human lives can be at stake.” @FrankFigliuzzi1

@NicolleDWallace #TrumpStoleClassifiedDocuments
“There is a feeling here that [if] Merrick Garland decides not to prosecute Trump, how do you hold anyone else accountable for violating classification rules going forward in the U.S. government?”@JaxAlemany

@NicolleDWallace #TrumpStoleClassifiedDocuments
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“This was not just extreme carelessness with classified material, which is still totally disqualifying. This is calculated, deliberate, premeditated misconduct — a cover-up [with] false statements and lies to Congress and the American people.” #LockTrumpUp
“Trump’s attorney, Alina Habba, says that Trump wants the Department of Justice to release the names of the witnesses who helped secure the search warrant for Mar-a-Lago.”@therecount

#TrumpIsANationalSecurityRisk #TrumpCrimeSyndicate
CPAC 2022: “We are all domestic terrorists.”

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#EspionageAct [doesn’t] mention classification at all. It talks about a specific type of information: national defense… The real question is, why would Trump WANT to declassify secrets that could harm the U.S.?”
.@AshaRangappa_ @TiffanyDCross @thereidout
“Trump has still not said a word of explanation as to why he took the documents, why he did not return them all, and what he was doing with them for over 18 months.” @AWeissmann_

🎶: #stilloneblackmansopinion…
“[Donald Trump] has betrayed our national security, and he will do so again… You will not change him. You cannot constrain him. He is who he is. Truth matters little to him. What’s right matters even less, and decency matters not at all.” Adam Schiff

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#Uvalde #BorderPatrol Paying respect to a real hero, #JacobAlbarado — an off duty border patrol agent, whose wife was a 4th grade teacher at Uvalde. His second grade daughter also went to the school. His wife texted him she needed help because of an active shooter,
while he was in the middle of a hair cut. He borrowed his barbers gun… went into the school despite the police chief who ordered all to stand down. Rescued his daughter and wife. And didn’t stop there. He continued to rescue children and kill the gunman,
along with another off duty border patrol agent who was eating lunch and drove 40 miles to jump into action. These men need to be recognized, but I don’t know the name of the second. Thank God for these heroes who put an end to this tragedy!!
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The shooter fired for 12 minutes outside #RobbSchool, engaging with police. Then went inside for an HOUR. Cowardly, despicable cops!

#GregAbbott Image
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#TexasSchoolMassacre happened after a kid dropped out at #Ulvade . #SalvadorRamos was bullied
#SalvadorRamos only just turned 18. Failed to graduate.
Shared information about obtaining weapons
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/02/2022…
A Billion Years of Time Are Mysteriously Missing. Scientists Think They Know Why.…
#GrandCanyon, #geology, #GreatUnconformity, #TectonicModel
What Happens Next in Ukraine Could Change Europe Forever | Time…
#InternationalRelations, #russia, #ukraine, #europe
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When we talk about #WhiteSupremacy being systemic, this is what we mean (A THREAD🧵):
The issues at our border didn’t end when Trump’s inhumane “#FamilySeparation” policies ended.
The racism and classism against people from countries like #Haiti didn’t magically disappear when President Biden took office.
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A short story of #BorderPatrol calling INM (National Institute of Migration) to kick us off of mountain (in Mexico) documenting “paused” border wall construction project (or what remains of it).
My good friend Dan has been monitoring border wall construction projects for nearly 2 years in the Otay Mountain Wilderness, from Tijuana side, with rarely any problems. His witness to the destruction has been extremely important. See this video from a month ago.
As we climbed, we could hear a single clincking of working metal in the distance. It appeared to us that a backhoe was digging a trench on the secondary border wall line. Several #BorderPatrol vehicles were in the area.
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#AnastasioHernandezRojas was beaten, tased & tortured to death by border agents. His family has struggled to find justice since 2010. This week @AllianceSnDiego @BerkeleyLaw filing of new testimony from former high-ranking DHS officials point to @CBP cover up in case before IACHR
Full press release here on #AnastasioHernandezRojas case before IACHR here:…
45 pgs of testimony by former DHS Assistant Inspector Gen John Dupuy, former CBP Asst Commissioner for Internal Affairs James Tomsheck, & former CBP Deputy Asst Commissioner for Internal Affairs James Wong explain how @CBP obstructed investigations: #AnastasioHernandezRojas
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In Portland & elsewhere, it's not Trump's "secret" police or a new paramilitary force. This is the #BorderPatrol, & bipartisan Congresses for decades have bloated its budget & enabled it to act with impunity in our communities along the US-Mexico border. We breathe this reality.
I've described here how from Nixon to Trump and all in-between, the militarization of border communities, including quadrupling Border Patrol personnel, set-up a formula for an unaccountable police force.

Now it's ready to usurp local police power.…
Emboldened by a white supremacist with authoritarian aspirations, this formula becomes a greater threat to you and the Constitution meant to protect you because Border Patrol enjoys unprecedented powers within 100 air miles "from any external boundary.”…
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2019 in Review📅Article by @charlottecuthbo (Thread👇)

#BorderCrisis Peak, #Mexico Cooperation, and Judicial Wrangling

The year began with President Trump declaring a #NationalEmergency at the southern #Border.…
The #BorderCrisis escalated, and in May, nearly 133,000 #IllegalAliens were apprehended by #BorderPatrol, with a further 11,000 presenting at ports of entry without legal documentation.

By the end of fiscal 2019, almost 1 million people had entered the US illegally.
Over 600,000 of them were either individuals within a family unit or unaccompanied minors—both vulnerable populations that often arrived sick and required more care than #BorderPatrol was set up to provide.
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A #BorderPatrol agent holds a migrant child at the Central Processing Facility in Donna, TX. Behind the photo: On July 17, McAllen USBP agents encountered a group of 12 people comprised of family units and unaccompanied children who turned themselves in.
Record checks revealed an individual traveling with his alleged son had 2 previous immigration arrests in El Paso Sector just in the past month. Given the recent apprehensions and the age of the child, Agents requested the assistance of HSI to administer a rapid DNA test.
The test revealed there is no parent-child relationship. The man admitted he was not the child’s father, but knew the mother and had permission to the take the child. The man admitted that it is common knowledge in Honduras that if you bring a child, you will be released.
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1 A photographic look at Pence @VP visit to 2 TX detention centers w 7 #GOP senators. A thread about photo access and visual framing in an age of hate and hysteria. The entourage facing US handiwork without game faces. (screenshot: @Reuters)
2 Let's be mindful of goal: to counteract shocking pix from last 2 urgent @DHSOIG (random) inspection visual reports, the @HispanicCaucus pix from Clint, & #BorderPatrol FB scandal. Paradoxically, aim is to show previous scenes inaccurate, yet still "tough stuff" (& blame Dems).
3 One of goals of @VP trip was to insulate/defend #BorderPatrol from reports about its almost 10k member private racially/sexually toxic FB group. Did address this in context of border visit day before in San Diego in response to q's. Via @joshdawsey @washingtonpost pool report.
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1/ We got our hands on screenshots from a secret FB group for current and former Border Patrol agents. They joke about migrant deaths, including the death of a teen in their care, and post racist, sexist memes.

Here's what we found.
2/ These are responses from #BorderPatrol agents to a post of a news story about a 16-year-old Guatemalan migrant who died in May while in custody at a Border Patrol station in Weslaco, Texas.
3/ Here, agents joke about throwing burritos at Latino members of Congress who are scheduled to visit a troubled Border Patrol facility today.
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"The smugglers will transport people that aren't turning themselves into #BorderPatrol. They sometimes stash hundreds of people in square footage that's really equipped for about four or five people."

Video by @charlottecuthbo
"Just imagine a 20 by 20 space and having 70 people go in that space…That was one of the most horrific structures I've seen since I've been doing this job, and I've been doing border security and enforcement for over 24 years."

Video by @charlottecuthbo
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VIDEO THREAD: Smuggling and Stash Houses on the Border

1/3 "The smugglers will transport people that aren't turning themselves into #BorderPatrol. They sometimes stash hundreds of people in square footage that's really equipped for about four or five people." — @CBPSouthTexas
2/3 "That was one of the most horrific structures I've seen since I've been doing this job, and I've been doing border security and enforcement for over 24 years." @ICEgov
3/3 "There's a lot of money in smuggling humans. It could cost anywhere, per head, on a per alien basis, as low as $1,500 to as high as $15,000." — @SheriffGuerra
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Out with #BorderPatrol in Mission, Texas, and just caught 7 Chinese, 1 Mexican, and 1 El Salvadoran minor. All trying to evade capture. Chinese man said he paid $15k for the whole package (flights to Mexico, smuggled across border)
Only one of the Chinese people would speak to us. Thank you to our colleague who translated by phone! out with #BorderPatrol in McAllen, Texas.
The Chinese man said he plans to claim asylum from persecution, but couldn’t say why he didn’t just fly straight into the United States and do that. He said a friend in Beijing put him in contact with a smuggler. #borderpatrol Mission, Texas. @rgv3307
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Thanks to @BPUnion for the ride along last night to understand the challenges they face 24 hours a day. #BorderCrisis #BorderPatrol ImageImage
Hearing from the port director about how the #BorderCrisis is affecting the Paso del Norte Port of Entry in El Paso. Image
Appreciate the opportunity to be briefed by the @CBP El Paso sector chief and tour a satellite processing center that temporarily houses families that apprehended crossing the border illegally between ports of entry. #BorderCrisis ImageImageImage
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A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died in #BorderPatrol custody after crossing with her father & 161 other migrants in the #NewMexico Bootheel. @DHSgov officials just tried to explain to reporters how remote & dangerous the region is, but it's hard to convey if you haven't seen it.
I've been covering the #Bootheel for years. Central American #migrants have been arriving for years, but not in the numbers seen in the past three months. When the latest group arrived, 4 agents were there to meet them. FOUR. The group included 50 unaccompanied minors.
So, for those who don't know the #Bootheel, its three north-south mountain chains or its two north-south roads, the tiny #AntelopeWells port of entry or the #BorderPatrol forward operating base that is barely staffed, here are some stories by me & @rosalesquique
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