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Harris refuses to go to the border: ‘We’ve been to the border’

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Vice President Harris dodged questions about visiting the border all day Monday, finally addressing the issue in a one-on-one interview. NBC’s Lester Holt interviewed Harris Monday during her trip to Guatemala to echo other reporters.

“Do you have any plans to visit the border?” Holt asked.

“At some point – we’re going to the border. We’ve been to the border.” Harris said. “We’ve been the border.” But, neither the Vice President or the President have visited yet. “YOU haven’t been to the border,” Holt said.

“And I haven’t been to Europe. I don’t understand the point you’re making,” Harris said, laughing at the question.

Holt pointed out that many members of congress and border patrol officials have implored a visit from the border czar herself. But, she responded: “I care about what’s happening at the border.” She made no promises to visit soon. “I’m in Guatemala because my focus is dealing with the root causes of migration. There may be some that think that is not important . . . we better care about the root causes.”

Florida Republican candidate Lavern Spicer responded to the clip by demanding that Harris take her job seriously. “Do you job and stop making women of color look bad!” she tweeted.

Pundit Amy Tarkanian echoed Spicer, saying it was a bad look. She tweeted that the vice president acted “like a petulant child.”

Even former MLB player Lenny Dykstra was struck by Harris’ response. “What’s so funny?” he tweeted.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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20 states suing Biden administration over migrant parole program

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President Joe Biden has expanded a humanitarian parole program  leading to a significant increase of migrants entering the United States illegally each month. As a result, 20 states have geared up to sue the Biden administration.

Tuesday, 20 Republican states and conservative legal group America First Legal, announced their plans to sue the White House over the legality of the administration’s parole program. The program “allows up to 30,000 migrants from Haiti, Nicaragua, Cuba, and Venezuela into the homeland each month” reports Foreign Desk News.

Reports shoot the lawsuit was filed by Texas, the America First Legal and the other states in the Southern District of Texas in hopes to block the parole program.

Foreign Desk News reports of the history:

In October, the administration announced the program for Venezuelans, allowing a limited number to fly directly into the U.S. as long as they had not entered illegally, had a sponsor already, and passed certain checks. In early January, President Biden announced that the program would expand to include Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Cubans, allowing up to 30,000 a month into the U.S.

The program also allows migrants to receive work permits and a two-year authorization to live in the U.S. and was announced alongside an expansion of Title 42 expulsions to include those nationalities.

In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs argue that the program is unlawful given the “exceptionally limited” parole power the federal government has, adding that they have up to 360,000 migrants that could be allowed into the homeland a year.

The suit’s focus is on the limits placed on parole by Congress, saying that the authority is to be used on a “case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit.”

“Every state in America, especially border states like Texas, is being crushed by the impacts of illegal immigration,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement to Fox News Digital.

“The Biden open borders agenda has created a humanitarian crisis that is increasing crime and violence in our streets, overwhelming local communities, and worsening the opioid crisis. This unlawful amnesty program, which will invite hundreds of thousands of aliens into the U.S. every year, will only make this immigration crisis drastically worse.”

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