Guatemalan President Alejandro Giamattei sat down with Sara Carter in the presidential palace Wednesday for an interview. This comes the day after Vice President Harris’ visit to his country, marking her first international trip since her term began.
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“Humanitarian messages were used by the coyotes in a totally distorted manner,” Giamattei said. “Because what they said over there was that they will promote family reunification.” Then, the president claimed, the coyotes took children and teenagers to the border.
“And the borders were full,” he said, “not just with people from Guatemala.” So, he says clear messaging from the Biden administration would help ease the border crisis. He applauded Harris for her comments, pleading with Guatemalans to not come to the United States.
“That’s a clear message,” he said of her statement.
Giammattei also told Harris during a private meeting that his administration would be behind bringing federal charges against coyotes, if the U.S. would agree to a bilateral cooperation.
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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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