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Biden finally admits the border is not in control

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President Biden admitted to a reporter Tuesday that the border is out of control following reports from the Texas border. This comes after pictures of migrant encampments along the southern border went viral this week.

As Biden walked with his team around the United Nations Assembly, a reporter shouted out at him.

“Mr. President, what’s your reaction to the images coming from the southern border?” the reporter asked.

“Get it under control,” Biden responded without stopping.

Then, the reporter followed up. “Get it under control or you have it under control?” the reporter asked.

“We will get it under control,” Biden said.

As a result of the ongoing border crisis, Texas Governor Greg Abbott held press conference Tuesday to discuss it. A surge of more than 16,000 migrants arrived at the Del Rio International Bridge this past week alone. 

According to Abbott, the chaos was caused by the current White House. “The Biden Administration’s failure to enforce immigration laws and halt illegal crossings on a federal dam poses life-threatening risks to Texans and the migrants themselves,” Abbott said at the presser. “Texans ― and all Americans ― demand and deserve a secure southern border and the protection of our nation’s sovereignty.”

In August, U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered 208,887 migrants at the southern border.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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Michigan asks residents to house migrants, enroll children in school and help adults find employment

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Michigan is asking its residents to help with the mess its leadership created and house migrants in their own homes. The state Department of Labor and Economic Development said volunteers who participate must commit for at least 90 days as part of the refugee support program.

In addition to opening up their homes, sponsors are expected to support newly arrived refugees by greeting them at the airport, securing and preparing initial housing, enrolling children in school and helping adults find employment.

“Programs like the Welcome Corps advance the Office of Global Michigan’s mission to make Michigan the home for opportunity for our immigrant, refugee and ethnic communities,” said Poppy Hernandez, Global Michigan Director and Michigan’s Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer. “Expanded refugee resettlement pathways empower more Michiganders to support our state’s growing refugee population and build a more welcoming and inclusive Michigan for all.”

The migrants will come from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela, all points of origin where many have been hoping to apply for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Fox News reports “cities like New York and Chicago have also dealt with issues related to migrants committing crimes, as well as pushback from residents who have voiced anger and concern over the influx. Migrant shelters in those cities have largely been full, forcing officials to come up with ways to safely house the migrants.”

Last year, Massachusetts officials asked residents to open their doors as migrant shelters were full at the time. “Most importantly, if you have an extra room or suite in your home, please consider hosting a family. Housing and shelter is our most pressing need and become a sponsor family,” said Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll.

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