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President Trump to speak from White House Balcony Saturday, days after recovering from COVID-19

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President Donald Trump will hold his first public rally Saturday afternoon from the White House balcony since successfully beating the novel coronavirus last week, after a short stint at Walter Reed Military Medical Center.

The President is expected to address roughly 1000 supporters from the balcony on the South Lawn. The decision to do so has been criticized by his detractors who say the Commander and Chief may still be contagious.

“People are going to get immediately better like I did. I mean, I feel better now than I did two weeks ago. It’s crazy,” President Donald Trump

On Friday, President Trump addressed the nation from Rush Limbaugh’s talk radio show. He slammed his opposition and those who questioned his release from the hospital saying, “people are going to get immediately better like I did. I mean, I feel better now than I did two weeks ago. It’s crazy. And I recovered immediately, almost immediately. I might not have recovered at all from covid.”

Since Trump’s release from the hospital, he’s been Isolated in the White House for a fifth straight day. Former Vice President and Democratic challenger Joe Biden, campaigned in Nevada on Friday. He too, wasn’t immune from criticism regarding personal decisions in the time of coronavirus.

Biden’s address went viral on Twitter after he pulled down his mask to cough in his hand during his speech.

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Canadian-U.S. border illegal crossings up 240% over previous year

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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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