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Border Crisis Reason: ALL Dem. Senators Voted for An Open Border Activist to be Border Protection Chief

Posted by FactReal on October 16, 2022

Chris Magnus, before becoming Biden’s Customs and Border Protections (CBP) chief, was well known for being: an open border and sanctuary cities advocate, border crisis denier, BLM supporter, and controversial former police chief.
– That sounded fantastic to Joe Biden, so in April 2022, he nominated Magnus to lead the CBP, the agency in charge of protecting our borders!

– ALL Democrat Senators* and one RINO also thought it was a great idea and voted to confirm Chris Magnus.

– Border crisis: Under Biden, 2.2 million illegal aliens who have entered the U.S. interior.

Magnus participated in protests with Black Lives Matter (BLM), the Marxist rioters:


Chris Magnus (left), then-Richmond’s police chief, participated in a Black Lives Matter protest in 2014. (Photo source: Mayor Tom Butt)]


Via The U.S. Senate (Archive):
Vote Counts: YEAs=50, NAYs=47, Not Voting=3
In brief:

– VOTED YES to confirm Magnus: All Democrats, *except Patrick Leahy (D-VT) who did not vote.
Also voted yes: the 2 “independents” Bernie Sanders and Angus King, and “Republican” Susan Collins (R-ME).
– VOTED NO: All Republicans, except 2 who did not vote: Cottom (A-AR) and Lankford (R-OK).

Vote Date: December 7, 2021
Assumed office: December 13, 2021.

Screengrab: List of Democrat Senators +1 RINO who voted YES:
*Except Patrick Leahy (D-VT) who did not vote.

YEAs —50
Baldwin (D-WI)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Booker (D-NJ)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Collins (R-ME)
Coons (D-DE)
Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)
Duckworth (D-IL)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Hirono (D-HI)
Kaine (D-VA)
Mark Kelly (D-AZ)
King (I-ME)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Lujan (D-NM)
Manchin (D-WV)
Markey (D-MA)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Ossoff (D-GA)
Padilla (D-CA)
Peters (D-MI)
Reed (D-RI)
Rosen (D-NV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Sinema (D-AZ)
Smith (D-MN)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Van Hollen (D-MD)
Warner (D-VA)
Raphael Warnock (D-GA)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)
Sources: Media reports.
Note: () = Date of the media report.
Magnus’s radical positions: (Report of Oct. 18, 2021)

– Defended sanctuary laws (even after the murder of Kate Steinle, who was shot by a seven-time felon, five-time deported illegal alien.)
– Fiercely defended sanctuary policies that shield criminal illegal aliens from arrest and deportation when he was police chief in Richmond (California) and Tuckso (Arizona)
– Praised and participated in protests with Black Lives Matter (BLM)
– Ordered his officers to ignore ICE detainers on criminal illegal aliens
– Told interpreters that they were “never” allowed to contact ICE or CBP to verify a suspect’s immigration status.
– Criticized ICE for enforcing federal immigration law
– Blasted President Trump’s administration for increasing interior immigration enforcement.
Magnus attacked Trump’s administration in December 2017 for restricting federal funds from sanctuary jurisdictions.

Magnus refused calling Biden’s immigration border crisis a crisis during his confirmation hearing:

MAGNUS: Senator, I’m not sure – does it really matter whether we call it a major challenge or crisis, a big problem?

Magnus cautioned local officials against ending sanctuary city policies after Kate Steinle murder in 2015: (Oct. 18, 2021)

President Joe Biden’s pick to serve as commissioner of U.S. Customs And Border Protection (CBP) previously discouraged local officials in California from ending sanctuary city policies in the wake of Kate Steinle’s murder, according to emails obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

In the emails, which were obtained via a records request by the Immigration Reform Law Institute, dated July 28, 2015, Magnus shared an op-ed [by former Chief Bill Lansdowne] published in the Sacramento Bee titled, “Keep clear, separate roles for local law enforcement and ICE.”

…Lansdowne argued in the op-ed.. “In my four decades in uniform and 20 years as police chief, I saw again and again politicians’ temptation to respond to a singular, heart-wrenching incident with sweeping policy change. In my experience, this always does more harm than good.”

Magnus parroted Biden’s false warning of domestic violence after the FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

Magnus celebrated Pride Month at DHS as illegal immigration hits record high: (June 1, 2022)

During the flag-raising ceremony with DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Magnus, the agency’s first openly gay leader, said he shared some of his “personal experiences” and his “commitment to continue to make CBP a welcoming agency for members of the LGBTQ+ community.”


The celebration comes after illegal migrant encounters at the Southern Border hit a record high of more than 234,000 in April. May data has not been released, but the number of encounters are expected to climb still further.

Magnus wrote an op-ed in 2017 for The New York Times to attack then-President Trump’s immigration policies: (Dec. 6, 2017)

Magnus controversial remarks: (Dec. 7, 2021)

The now CBP head stood against the Trump administration’s fight against sanctuary cities, writing in a 2017 New York Times op-ed that Tucson is not a sanctuary city but takes “pride in being welcoming to immigrants.”

“Justice Department grants and other federal support funded through our taxes should not be tied to immigration policies,” he wrote.

During his committee hearing on Tuesday, Magnus described the images that conjured false claims of Border Patrol agents whipping migrants as “troubling.”

Magnus’ legal troubles: (Dec. 7, 2021)

The new CBP head also made headlines when it was revealed he settled a sexual harassment and retaliation case against a former member of his protective detail. The case was settled in 2017 out of court for an undisclosed amount and was described by Magnus as “entirely bogus.”

Additionally, claims surfaced that Magnus made racist jokes while at work and discriminated against Black officers.

Another lawsuit, which covered claims going back to 2006 and 2007 and was eventually rejected in 2012 by a jury, could prove to be an issue for Chris Magnus at a time when Democrats and even some Biden administration officials have been seeking to drum up accusations of racism against Border Patrol – which CBP oversees.

Magnus faced claims he discriminated against Black officers, made racist jokes (Oct. 19, 2021)

Magnus settled sexual harassment and retaliation case with former protection officer (Oct. 30, 2021)

Magnus deleted Twitter account ahead of confirmation vote (Dec. 3, 2021)

Border Patrol opens gate locked by Texas National Guard to allow illegal immigrants to enter: (Aug. 17, 2022)

Border Patrol agents on Wednesday opened a gate that had previously been locked by members of the Texas National Guard, in order to allow a number of illegal immigrants deeper into the United States.

The incident demonstrates the stark contrast in approach between Texas authorities and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Under Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas has surged law enforcement to the border under Operation Lone Star. That included a focus on stopping migrants from entering the U.S. with Texas now returning recently-entered illegal immigrants to the border, and its own border wall construction under way.

Border Patrol agents, meanwhile, have been increasingly made to focus on processing migrants into the interior, with migrants frequently not seeking to escape Border Patrol — instead seeking them out so they can be processed and quickly released into the U.S.

Republicans have taken aim at the Biden administration for restoring “catch-and-release” policies, including in ending the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy, which kept migrants in Mexico rather than releasing them into the U.S.

Fentanyl seizures at southern border jumped over 200% in July: (Aug. 16, 2022)

Over 2,100lbs of the drug, which can be fatal in small doses, were seized in July. That’s the highest amount seized in at least the last four fiscal years. […]

The synthetic opioid is typically used for treating severe pain and is 50-100 times more potent than morphine. Illicit fentanyl is now primarily made in Mexico from precursors manufactured in China, and then trafficked across the southern land border.


So far in FY 2022, more than 5,000 lbs have been seized by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agencies in those two counties — amounting to 60% of the 8,425 lbs that have been seized across the country. Seizures have increased in San Diego by 323% in just three years and by 272% in Imperial County.

Republicans, meanwhile, have linked the fentanyl surge to the ongoing border crisis, which they say has been enflamed by the Biden administration’s ending of Trump-era enforcement policies.

Morale at the CBP is down, but CBP will investigate a tweet (Sept. 14, 2022)

There has been significant dissent within CBP, specifically among Border Patrol agents, about the Biden administration’s tackling of the crisis at the southern border. While multiple Biden officials — including Vice President Kamala Harris — have claimed the border is “secure,” agents have fumed about the state of border security.

The administration has focused its response to the border crisis, which has seen more than two million encounters this fiscal year alone, on targeting “root causes” like poverty, violence and corruption in Central America. It has also touted increased DHS funding, regional cooperation and anti-smuggling operations.

But critics have pointed to reduced interior enforcements, broader catch-and-release, the stopping of border wall construction and the end of policies that kept migrants out of the U.S. as drivers of the unprecedented migrant surge. […]

Morale is likely only to have worsened after an investigation into false allegations that Border Patrol agents whipped Haitian migrants confirmed that those claims (which were echoed by President Biden) did not happen. However, the investigation still recommended punishments for the agents based on other alleged offenses.

CBP investigating claims Sikh turbans ‘improperly’ removed by Border Patrol at southern border

CBP finds ‘no evidence’ Border Patrol agents whipped Haitian migrants, but still seeks to discipline them

Texas Dem-led city approves $2 million contract to bus migrants to other towns, seeks federal payback


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Invasion: Under Biden, 2.2 Million Illegal Aliens Entered the U.S. Interior, Changing Demographics, Part of Dems’ Plan.

Posted by FactReal on October 14, 2022

2.2 million illegals entered U.S. since Biden took office: (Sept. 27, 2022)

The analysis, conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies’ Andrew Arthur, reviewed the latest Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency data that shows almost 2.2 million border crossers and illegal aliens have entered American communities since Biden took office — including nearly 1.35 million who were directly released into the U.S. interior by Biden’s DHS.

Foreign-Born Population in U.S. Projected to Hit Record 70M by 2060: (Dec. 22, 2021)

Specifically, by 2060, [the researchers] Camarota and Zeigler project that the foreign-born population will hit a record-shattering 69.3 million.Today’s foreign-born population, at 46.2 million, is already the “largest number of immigrants ever recorded in American history in any census or survey collected by the government,” the researchers note.

Whereas in 1970, immigrants made up less than five percent of the entire U.S. population, today they make up about 14.2 percent of the population and by 2060, they are expected to make up more than 17 percent.

Biden Celebrates:
Joe Biden: Mass Immigration, Changing Demographics Making America ‘So Much Better’: (Sept. 30, 2022)

During a speech for Hispanic Heritage Month, Biden celebrated that the U.S. foreign-born population has hit a record-breaking nearly 47 million and that 26 percent of students in American schools speak Spanish rather than English.

“When in American history has there been a circumstance where one ethnicity has the potential to have such a profound impact on the direction of a country?” Biden said.

…Biden continued…“We’ve had large waves of immigration before but the thing is, we just have so much opportunity to make this country so much better. I really mean it …

All part of the plan:
Immigrants voting for Democrats: (Sept. 30, 2022)

Research and the establishment media have consistently admitted that the larger a region’s foreign-born population, the more likely that region is to vote for Democrats over Republicans.

In 2019, for example, The Atlantic‘s Ronald Brownstein found that nearly 90 percent of House congressional districts with a foreign-born population above the national average are won by Democrats. This means every congressional district with a foreign-born population exceeding 15 percent has a 90 percent chance of electing Democrats and only a ten percent chance of electing a Republican.

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Video (2021): Biden Flying Children Migrants to New York in Dark of Night

Posted by FactReal on September 25, 2022

Reports in October 2021: ‘Biden secretly flying underage migrants into NY in dead of night’:

The NY Post reported: (Oct. 18, 2021)

Planeloads of underage migrants are being flown secretly into suburban New York in an effort by President Biden’s administration to quietly resettle them across the region, The Post has learned.

The charter flights originate in Texas, where the ongoing border crisis has overwhelmed local immigration officials, and have been underway since at least August, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Last week, The Post saw two planes land at the Westchester County Airport, where most of the passengers who got off appeared to be children and teens, with a small portion appearing to be men in their 20s. […]

The clandestine nature of the operation raises questions about how the White House is dealing with a recent surge in unaccompanied minors. […]

Video shows some children dropped over the border wall or abandoned in remote areas.

Will those migrants sue Joe Biden like the ones who sued Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for flying them to Martha’s Vineyard?
Related: Soros-Funded Group Behind Lawsuit Against DeSantis on Martha’s Vineyard Flights

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Live: Trump’s Remarks in Texas at the 450th Mile of New Border Wall (1/12/2021)

Posted by FactReal on January 12, 2021

1) President Trump’s Remarks Upon Departure for Alamo, TX (1/12/21)
s reported: “President Trump Comments to Reporters at Joint Base Andrews
President Trump spoke briefly to reporters before departing for Alamo, Texas from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. The president said big tech is making a “catastrophic mistake” in reference to he and other conservatives being banned from their platforms. He also said he believes his comments over the attack on the U.S. Capitol were appropriate.”

Video via RSBN videos (YouTube):

Other video links: C-SPAN, TheIndependent (YouTube)

2) President Trump’s Remarks at the Border Wall in Alamo, TX (1/12/21)
Via RSBN videos (YouTube):
Other video links: C-SPAN, NTD, TheIndependent (YouTube)

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When Democrats Wanted a Border Wall to Stop Illegal Aliens (Video)

Posted by FactReal on January 9, 2019

Few years ago, Democrats championed and voted for a border wall to stop illegal aliens. Today, Democrats are calling the border wall “immoral.”

Having a border wall is common sense, because, as Barack Obama said in 2006, “we cannot allow people to pour into the U.S. undetected, undocumented, and unchecked.”
It’s time to stop playing games. Stop politicizing our national security, especially now that we are being invaded.

This is not Trump’s Wall; it is the American Border Wall to protect Americans!

Democrats then and now:

Hillary Clinton on Nov. 9, 2015: [Video mark 0:41]
“I voted numerous times, when I was a senator, to spent money to build a in barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in.”

Chuck Schumer on June 24, 2009: [1:02]
“People who entered the United States without our permission are illegal aliens and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who entered the U.S. legally.”

Barack Obama on April 3, 2006: [1:19]
“Those who enter our country illegally and those who employ them disrespect the rule of law. And because we live in the age where terrorists are challenging our borders, we cannot allow people to pour into the U.S. undetected, undocumented, and unchecked.”

Nancy Pelosi on June 29, 2006: [1:52]
“All of us agree that we need to have comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform. That can only begin with strong border control — we must have that — we must control our border.”

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Migrants to Trump: Give us $50K each or Asylum…You have 72 Hours! (Read Their Letter)

Posted by FactReal on December 13, 2018

Their ultimatum is full of contradictions:
* While they want to come into the U.S., they blame America for their countries’ problems.
* When they say U.S. interference offends them, they also ask Trump to remove their president from office.
* While they claim they believe in respectful dialogue, they give Trump 72 hours deadline to respond to their demands.
* They claim to be peaceful, but threaten the U.S. with more migrations if the U.S. doesn’t remove their military bases and companies from their territory because they offend their homeland.
* They chant communist slogans but leftist policies are destroying their countries. On video below, you see them chanting, “The people united will never be defeated.” (“El pueblo unido jamás será vencido.”)

Paraphrasing their letter: “Either pay $50,000 to each of us to go home or let us into the U.S….because we are fleeing due to the 100-year U.S. intervention in Central America…if you don’t want to be invaded by more migrants, stop intervening in our country…but we want you to remove the Honduran President from office…Ah! And your military bases and companies offend us, but we still want your U.S. dollars ($50,000 for each of us)…and we believe in respectful dialogue, but we are giving you 72 hours to respond …with all our heart…on you depends the best outcome…or else…respectfully!!”

The verbatim version and translation are below.

Photo of letter: Uniradio Informa
Published by Periódico El Debate (Mexico) Archived

VERBATIM VERSION: (Translated to English; original in Spanish)

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico December 7, 2018

Donald Trump

President of the United States of America

Your Excellency, Mr. President

By this means may you receive a cordial greeting from all the members of the Honduran Migrants Caravan and other countries of Central America.

The purpose of this is to request you in the most respectful manner, allow us the free entry to all the members of the exodus to the United States. We are a peaceful conglomerate composed of families made up of women, children and men, most of them young men who are fleeing from poverty, insecurity and repression caused by the dictatorial government of Juan Orlando Hernández and by the economic, political and military interference that your country has been exercising for more than 100 years in our country and other Central American countries.

We remind you that if the US does not want more migrations, it must put a stop to economic, political and military intervention in our territory. Therefore, we ask you to take your 13 military bases and all their extractive companies that offend and loot our homeland.

If you do not want our entry into the United States, we ask you to take Juan Orlando Hernández and grant us an amount of US $ 50,000, so that each of us can return to our homeland.

We believe in an open and respectful dialogue, but with the desire to follow up on this request, we establish a deadline of 72 hours to receive a response, from the time it is delivered to your representative in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

Wishing with all our heart that your response will be positive, we thank you for granting us asylum to protect our safety or our life. On you depends the best outcome of this humanitarian crisis as a result of the dictatorship in Honduras.



Original in Spanish:

Tijuana, Baja California, México 7 de diciembre del 2018

Donald Trump

Presidente de los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica

Excelentísimo señor presidente.

Por este medio reciba usted un cordial saludo de parte de todos los integrantes de la Caravana Migrantes Hondureños y demás países de Centro América.

El propósito de la presente es solicitarle de la manera mas respetuosa, nos permita el libre ingreso a todos los integrantes del éxodo a territorio estadounidense. Somos un conglomerado pacífico compuesto por familias integradas por mujeres niños y hombres, la mayoría son varones jóvenes que venimos huyendo de a [sic] pobreza, inseguridad y represión causada por el gobierno dictatorial de Juan Orlando Hernández y por la injerencia económica, política y militar que su país ha venido ejerciendo por mas de 100 años a en nuestro país y demás países de Centro América.

Le recordarnos que si USA no quiere mas migraciones debe poner un alto a la intervención económica, política y militar en nuestro territorio. Por tanto, le pedimos se lleve sus 13 bases militares y todas sus empresas extractivistas que ofenden y saquean nuestro suelo patrio.

Si usted no desea nuestro ingreso a territorio estadounidense le pedimos se lleve a Juan Orlando Hernández y nos otorgue una cantidad de 50,000 dólares estadounidenses, para que cada uno de nosotros podamos retornar a nuestra patria.

Creemos en un dialogo abierto y respetuoso, pero con el deseo de darle seguimiento a esta petición establecemos un plazo de 72 horas para recibir una respuesta, a partir de la hora en que sea entregada a su representante en Tijuana, Baja California, México.

Deseando de todo corazón que su respuesta sea positiva le agradecernos nos brinde asilo para proteger nuestra seguridad o nuestra vida, de usted depende el mejor desenlace de esta crisis humanitaria como resultado de la dictadura en Honduras.



ABC 10 News report: ‘Migrants demand entry or $50,000 during march to US Consulate in Tijuana’ (December 11, 2018)

(KGTV) – More members of the migrant caravan walked through the streets of Tijuana Tuesday morning, this time heading to the U.S. Consulate instead of the border.

10News learned the group reached their destination at around 11 a.m. after a nearly two-hour trek. The migrants, who had police escorts…

A source told 10News the migrants dropped off a petition asking the consulate to allow everyone in the caravan entry into the U.S. The migrants requested a response within 72 hours.

Additionally, the migrants said they want the U.S. government to provide $50,000 for their trips back to their respective home countries if they aren’t allowed asylum in the United States.

Fox News video shows the migrants chanting communist slogans.

Periódico El Debate (Mexico) reported about the protest in Tijuana:

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