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Dem border judge is ‘extremely disappointed’ Biden won’t visit or talk about the border

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By Jenny Goldsberry

Hidalgo County Texas Judge Richard Cortez blasted President Biden for not bothering to communicate with his county over immigration issues. During this latest border crisis, the county has seen a twenty-year record high in illegal immigration. Meanwhile, Biden hasn’t visited or advised the county. As a result, the Democratic judge is “extremely disappointed” with the president.

“As you know, I, have invited the president to come here, to come and see what the federal government really has done to us,” Cortez said. However Biden has shunned even this judge in his own party by not bothering to respond. “They have over-committed their commitment that they can’t support, so we would love to see him. And I’m extremely disappointed that we’ve received absolutely zero communication with them.”

Later, a reporter verified that there has been no correspondence on the part of the Biden administration. “So you received no communication from the president ‘s office or the vice president’s office?” the reporter asked.

“That is correct,” Cortez said.

Now, Hidalgo County has been forced to host an emergency shelter for immigrants who test positive for COVID-19 to protect their residents from Biden’s border policies. “I hope it changes very quickly because I witness the problems that it’s causing to our community,” Cortez said.

While the most current numbers aren’t publicly reported, the last report included over 4,000 active cases of COVID among migrants. Meanwhile, Border Patrol officers contract the virus from them and as many as 30 died as a result.

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American and Southwest stand by vaccine mandate, despite Abbott’s ban

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are still planning to comply with President Biden’s executive order regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. The order requires all their employees to be vaccinated by Dec. 8t. As a result, they will be ignoring Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s ban on vaccine mandates.

Abbott announced his own executive order, effectively banning mandates even from private employers, on Tuesday. “In another instance of federal overreach, the Biden Administration is now bullying many private entities into imposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates, causing workforce disruptions that threaten Texas’ continued recovery from the COVID-19 disaster,” Abbott said. “The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced.”

Yet both airlines are requiring their employees to be vaccinated by Nov. 24. This comes despite Southwest’s impromptu cancellation of over 2,000 flights over the weekend. At the time, the airline blamed the cancellations on air traffic control and weather conditions. However, SaraACarter.com was unable to verify that any other airline had to cancel near as many flights for the same reasons. This has left many to speculate that Southwest actually cancelled flights due to their employees walking out as a direct result of the mandate.

Reporter Jack Posobiec tweeted out a flyer circulating among the anti-vaxx Southwest employees. Currently, they are planning a protest outside of Southwest headquarters next Monday. The protest will be called “Freedom Not Force.”

Southwest told Reuters it “would be expected to comply with the President’s Order to remain compliant as a federal contractor.” In addition, American similarly said Abbott’s order does not change anything.

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