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Over 205k crossed the border in July, the most reported since 2000

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By Jenny Goldsberry

The United States Border Patrol released preliminary immigration numbers Monday. So far it’s the largest monthly encounter since the year 2000.

First, USBP reported 205,029 encounters at the southern border. Then the number of known got-aways at 37,400.

“It’s time to draw a line in the sand, for the sake of our country, our communities, our kids, and those who seek to come here,” Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) tweeted. “It’s time to impeach [Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas] for failing to uphold immigration law, enforce Title 42, and secure our border.” 

Roy also tweeted a breakdown of encounters at each sector across the state of Texas. However his own district isn’t even one of the border districts there.

Meanwhile, sick migrants have crossed the border with ease. According to Roy, thousands of Border Patrol officers contracted the virus and 33 died as a result. The latest report claims 400 active cases of coronavirus among migrants in La Joya, Texas alone. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported over 1,200 COVID-positive migrants in custody last week.

However, Texas Governor Abbott is doing everything possible to stop the rising immigration. He recently ordered the Texas National Guard to action, having them make arrests at the border.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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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.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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