Rep. Mike Garcia (R-CA) appeared on “The Sara Carter Show” podcast on Thursday to further discuss what he calls the “humanitarian crisis” at the border. This comes after Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee last week.
Garcia and Carter recently visited the Antelope Valley in Southern California and saw miles and miles of warehouses and pot farms that stood as testaments to President Biden’s border policy failures. While it is legal under the right regulations to grow marijuana in California, these were illegal farms and reportedly run by the cartels.
Garcia says workers at these pot farms face deadly consequences. “We’ve also found, you know, 10, dead bodies of these illegal immigrants who are indentured servants working there,” Garcia said. “They have no one to report to, they have no one to, you know, express grievances to, they have no top coverage.”
Therefore, Garcia told Carter, “it’s a humanitarian crisis, not only at the southern border, but also 200 miles inland.”
Many of the local residents Garcia spoke to during the visit expressed fear of cartel retribution. According to Garcia, these farms have become increasingly brazen because their work is producing a high reward at little risk.
“My biggest fear is we’re going to lose an innocent civilian American life to these organizations that didn’t exist in our neighborhoods just a couple of months ago,” Garcia said.
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20 states suing Biden administration over migrant parole program
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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