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Almost 500 incidents of violent crimes at the border since Biden took office: report

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Human Rights First, an independent advocacy and action organization, is reporting an increased number of violent crimes on the border since President Biden took office. The report is called “Failure to Protect: Biden Administration Continues Illegal Trump Policy to Block and Expel Asylum Seekers to Danger.”

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Back in March 2020, former President Trump executed a COVID-19 directive, also known as Title 42, to limit the flow of travelers during the coronavirus crisis. Now, a year later and over 100 days into Biden’s presidency, Biden has extended the directive. Human Rights First, along with organizations like the Haitian Bridge Alliance and Al Otro Lado, railed against Biden’s decision in their report.

As a result, border cities in Mexico report 492 incidents of crime from January 21 to April 20. The crimes listed are from gunpoint theft to kidnaping to rape. The report also shows that many of these crimes are “bias-motivated,” meaning that Black and LGBTQ migrants face a “disproportionate” risk.

Instead, the report suggested that the Biden Administration “address human rights abuses in the countries refugees are fleeing and support regional resettlement initiatives to provide other pathways to safety.” Many of these crimes are happening because migrants are trapped in dangerous border cities. The report also calls for the end of the COVID directive.

RELATED: Trump slams Biden for not speaking enough about ‘out of control’ border crisis in national address

“None of the more than 150 asylum seekers whom Human Rights First interviewed in March and April 2021 were referred to apply for asylum or given a protection screening by U.S. immigration officers before being expelled to Mexico,” the report reads.

“Family separation is still occurring,” the report goes on, “increasing the number of children held alone in influx facilities and shelters.”    

While Vice President Kamala Harris is set to visit Mexico in June, she has yet to make a statement about the border crisis since assuming the role of border czar.

Biden likewise has faced criticism for not addressing the border crisis. Instead, he blames the previous administration.

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BREAKING: Senate votes down both articles of impeachment against Mayorkas in party-line vote

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The Senate voted down two articles of impeachment Wednesday which alleged Department of Homeland Security Secretary  Alejandro Mayorkas engaged in the “willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law” regarding the southern border in his capacity as DHS secretary. The second claimed Mayorkas had breached public trust.

What resulted in a party-line vote, began with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., proposing a point of order declaring the first article unconstitutional, to which the majority of senators agreed following several failed motions by Republicans. The article was deemed unconstitutional by a vote of 51-48, with Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voting present.

Fox News reports:

Schumer’s point of order was proposed after his request for unanimous consent, which would have provided a set amount of time for debate among the senators, as well as votes on two GOP resolutions and a set amount of agreed upon points of order, was objected to by Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Mo.

Schmitt stated in his objection that the Senate should conduct a full trial into the impeachment articles against Mayorkas, rather than the debate and points of order suggested by Schumer’s unanimous consent request, which would be followed by a likely successful motion to dismiss the articles. 

Republican senators took issue with Schumer’s point of order, as agreeing to it would effectively kill the first of the two articles. Several GOP lawmakers proposed motions, which took precedence over the point of order, to adjourn or table the point, among other things. But all GOP motions failed. 

After another batch of motions to avoid voting on Schumer’s second point of order, which would deem the second article unconstitutional, the Senate agreed to it. The vote was along party lines 51-49, with Murkowski rejoining the Republicans. 

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