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Texas farmer finds 5 abandoned migrant girls along Rio Grande

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A farmer in Quemado, Texas discovered five migrant girls all under the age of seven, who were abandoned on his property Sunday.

Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) tweeted out a video talking to the farmer about the situation. The farmer described them as “five little baby girls all by themselves.”

“One didn’t even have clothes on,” the farmer said.

Sunday was an extremely hot day, reaching 103 degrees fahrenheit at one point. This farmer gave the girls food and water and called Border Patrol himself. “I don’t think they would have made it if I hadn’t found them,” the farmer went on.

In a press release, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said after they received the call and that they have handled the situation.

“The agent quickly responded and located the five female children – three Honduran nationals age 7, 3, 2 and; two Guatemalan nationals ages 5 and 11 months,” the statement read. “The children did not require medical attention and were transported to the Uvalde Station for processing pending transfer to Health and Human Services custody.”

“It is heartbreaking to find such small children fending for themselves in the middle of nowhere,” Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Austin L. Skero II. “Unfortunately this happens far too often now. If not for our community and law enforcement partners, these little girls could have faced the more than 100-degree temperatures with no help.”

Gonzales thanked the farmer for caring for the girls.

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Report: Deportations Dropped By 90% Under President Biden

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Deportations of illegal immigrants have dropped by 90% under President Biden, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies.

“Immigration enforcement, as measured by the number of aliens removed from the country, has collapsed to the lowest level since the mid-1990s, according to ICE deportation records the Center has obtained. Under policies imposed by the Biden administration, removals dropped by 80 percent since last year’s low point during the pandemic lockdown, and by 90 percent since 2019, the last normal year for ICE operations,” Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, said in the report.

The report explained that, “Under Biden Policies, ICE Removals Have Plummeted to a Fraction of Normal Levels. On his first day of office (January 20, 2021), President Biden issued a directive halting virtually all deportations for 100 days and greatly restricting immigration enforcement activity. Following a lawsuit by Texas asserting grave fiscal and public safety harm to its citizens from a near-suspension of federal immigration enforcement, within two weeks federal judge Drew Tipton halted the deportation freeze and later enjoined it indefinitely pending further legal action.”

“The restrictions on other enforcement actions have remained in place with some minor modifications, meaning that, in effect, ICE has been limited to removing known or suspected terrorists, aliens convicted of very serious crimes (mostly those defined as ‘aggravated felons’), and recent illegal arrivals,” the report added.

“The number of aliens removed who had serious criminal convictions also has declined by over 50 percent from 2020 and by 65 percent since 2019,” the report observed.
The Biden administration’s restrictions on ICE have resulted in the highest levels of illegal immigration on record as the agency has been “functionally abolished.”

The Washington Post reported, “ICE under President Biden is an agency on probation. The new administration has rejected calls from some Democrats to eliminate the agency entirely, but Biden has placed ICE deportation officers on a leash so tight that some say their work is being functionally abolished.”

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