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By Jenny Goldsberry
Jordan told host Sara Carter he especially took issue with the Democrats weak attempt to reign in big tech.
Six bills altogether will be brought to the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, of which Jordan is a ranking member. Five of those bills center around big tech. Some of the proposals include a ban on platforms from competing against businesses that they also promote and a requirement that they sell their companies that are already competing. The bills also propose banning platforms from merging with some competitors but also requiring them to pay more when they merge with others.
But, Jordan says that’s not enough. “Those pieces of legislation purport to do what we’ve described to to help us deal with big tech, but they do nothing to address the censorship,” he said.
Instead, the Ohio representative has two solutions of his own. “One, we need to take away their liability protection, the so called section 230,” Jordan said. Section 230 is legislation that prevents big tech platforms from being sued over what their users post. “But that’s not enough,” Jordan went on. “So in addition to that, we also need to look at breaking these companies up and giving them American citizens a private right of action to sue big tech, when they when they censor you in particular.” He admitted this is very similar to the legislation Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida signed recently.
Next, Jordan will get the chance to “markup” all six bills. This means they will debate, amend and rewrite the proposals Wednesday. Finally, Jordan’s committee will vote to see whether the bills will be voted on by Congress.
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Canadian-U.S. border illegal crossings up 240% over previous year
The vulnerability of the northern border of the United States is being weaponized in the war on illegal migration. 2023 saw a 240% increase of individuals apprehended from just one year prior. Not only is the border with Canada significantly longer than its border with Mexico, but its ports of entry are often understaffed while the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is forced to prioritize the southern surge.
According to recent data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in 2023 authorities halted over 12,000 migrants attempting illegal crossings at the Canadian border. The number is a 240% increase from the preceding year when 3,579 individuals were apprehended.
ADN America reports that approximately 70% of the illegal crossings took place along a 295-mile stretch along the northern New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire border called the Swanton Sector.
Chief patrol agent for the sector, Robert Garcia, posted on social media that the 3,100 individuals apprehended were from 55 different countries.
Garcia wrote “the record-breaking surge of illegal entries from Canada continues in Swanton Sector” and he specifically mentioned that the arrest of 10 Bangladeshi citizens was prompted by a citizen’s report in Champlain, New York.
Surprisingly, ADN reports:
A significant number of those engaging in illegal crossings are Mexicans who exploit the opportunity to fly to Canada without a visa, also avoiding the presence of cartels in their home countries.
Experts suggest that migrants can purchase a $350 one-way plane ticket from Mexico City or Cancun to Montreal or Toronto. This route is perceived as offering a lower likelihood of being turned away compared to those crossing the southern border.
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