Exclusive — House Conservatives Release Playbook on How to Fight Joe Biden’s Radical Immigration Agenda

The Republican Study Committee (RSC) will release a nine-page document on Tuesday afternoon exposing Democrat President Joe Biden’s radical immigration agenda and recommended steps on how congressional Republicans can stop it.

The document, obtained by Breitbart News exclusively ahead of its public release, is the most consequential and in-depth GOP publication to date exposing Biden’s executive actions and legislative agenda when it comes to open borders and amnesty and a broader immigration vision. In it, the RSC—the biggest group of House conservatives on Capitol Hill with more than 150 House Republicans who consider themselves members—details in page after page exactly how extreme Biden’s actions so far have been and how detrimental the policies are to American workers.

“President Biden’s has made it a mission of his to refashion our nation’s immigration system into one that focuses on mollifying the political aspirations of the Far Left rather than those of American citizens,” the document opens. “The Biden administration has wasted no time in executing its radical vision. President Biden has signed numerous immigration-related Executive Orders (EOs) and Presidential proclamations while his administration has undertaken other troubling polices. The main thrust of these early efforts is to reverse the immigration policies of the Trump administration and pave the way for massive expansions in the number, method, and ease by which prospective immigrants, both legal and illegal, can come to or remain in the United States.”

The policy breakdown continues by noting that Biden’s proposed legislative amnesty would amnesty at least 14.5 million illegal aliens in America—millions more than the talking points from swamp consultants who say, and have for years, there are only 11 million who would get amnesty.

“President Biden has also released an unprecedented legislative package, the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, containing even more liberal immigration reforms he hopes to usher through Congress,” the RSC document continues. “This legislation would build off his executive actions and Obama-era precedent to reshape the American immigration system in the Progressive image. It would grant amnesty to nearly 14.5 million people, gift billions of dollars to those Central American countries that produce the most illegal immigrants, and unwind enforcement of immigration laws. Conservatives recognize that these policies would only exacerbate illegal immigration and draw more and more men, women, and children to our border.”

The RSC document, prepared for the group’s chairman Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), represents the most significant and early GOP organizational efforts against the Biden amnesty and open borders agenda. It also comes after Stephen Miller, a former senior adviser to former President Donald Trump, met with the RSC last week in Washington, DC, and broke down the immigration concerns with the Biden Administration and congressional Democrats. Miller was joined by former immigration law enforcement officials as well who bolstered the argument. The critical document also comes on the heels of a similar six-page document from the RSC exposing Biden’s equally radical agenda when it comes to dealing with China and the Chinese Communist Party.

This immigration blueprint is broken down into three sections. The first, spanning from pages two through six, examines Biden’s dramatic executive orders in his first month in office. The second, from pages six through eight, exposes just how radical the legislation that Biden and Democrats in Congress have proposed for an amnesty really is while on the ninth and final page the RSC document lays out a game plan for Republicans in Congress to stop the Biden immigration agenda.

In the executive actions section, the RSC document opens by noting that Biden stopped border wall construction immediately upon entering office—thereby opening the border up to entry by criminal elements who seek to do harm to Americans. The document, for its sources, cites Biden’s actual orders and proclamations, as well as key expert analysis on the orders from places like the Heritage Foundation.

“President Biden’s first action to undermine Trump era immigration and border policies was to end the state of emergency which Trump declared along the U.S. southern border,” the RSC document states. “By issuing his Proclamation on the Termination Of Emergency With Respect To The Southern Border Of The United States And Redirection Of Funds Diverted To Border Wall Construction, President Biden began to bring all construction of the Southern border wall to a halt and started the process of redirecting work and funds specifically contracted for construction to other projects. While the legal ramifications of such actions are still being fleshed out by the current administration, it is highly unlikely that substantial progress will be made on the wall for the foreseeable future. An unsecured border is a gift to the Narcos, MS-13, human traffickers, and other criminal enterprises as it guarantees that existing routes used for the smuggling of people and drugs will remain open for the foreseeable future.”

The document continues by noting that Biden has in addition to halting border wall construction also related enforcement of immigration laws creating a surge at the border of dangerous elements like MS-13 and Barrio 18 gang members.

“Going further down the path of loosening immigration enforcement and dangerously eroding the Trump legacy, Biden issued the Executive Order on the Revision of Civil Immigration Enforcement Policies and Priorities,” the RSC document continues. “The order states that it is the new policy of the federal government to reset all policies and practices for enforcing civil immigration laws. The order also revokes President Trump’s EO 13768 titled Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, which was one of the Trump administration’s signature EOs, allowing federal agents to deputize state and local law enforcement to assist with immigration enforcement when they found themselves stretched thin or overwhelmed. The Biden EO effectively also demands the rescission of all agency actions developed pursuant to EO 13768. With EO 13768 and its progeny gone, the day-to-day realities of immigration enforcement will fundamentally change, and states will be left with fewer resources to combat human trafficking, narcoterrorism, and multinational gangs like MS-13 and Barrio 18.”

The document continues for several pages detailing several more actions the Biden Administration has taken—either at the presidential level or at the Department or agency level—to weaken immigration enforcement and create a surge at the border that is happening right now. Then, the document examines Biden’s legislative proposals on immigration and how much worse these would make the crisis he’s already unleashed on the border.

“President Biden’s progressive immigration bill has recently been introduced in the House and Senate as the ‘U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021,’” the RSC document continues. “The bill serves as the roadmap for President Biden’s reckless and progressive image of a new immigration system. It undercuts almost every modern principle that America has engrained as a necessary part of becoming an American. The bill would establish new pathways to citizenship for immigrants and illegal aliens.”

The RSC document cites analysis from Yale University and experts like those from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) to estimate that the actual illegal alien population in America may be more than 22 million people and that Biden’s amnesty policies could attract as many as 52 million more people—legally and illegally—to the United States if enacted by Congress.

“According to a recent Yale study, using mathematical modeling on a range of demographic and immigration operations data suggests that the actual undocumented immigrant population may be more than 22 million,’” the RSC document continues. “Moreover, it has been estimated that Biden’s amnesty bill and related policies will attract 52 million more legal and illegal immigrants to the United States. Under the bill’s massive amnesty program, illegal immigrants would be able to attain ‘lawful prospective immigrant’ (LPI) status, which would last for six years and be renewable for six-year terms. LPIs would receive work authorization and Social Security Numbers. After five years, LPIs could receive a green card to become legal permanent residents. So-called Dreamers, TPS holders, and immigrant farmworkers who performed 400 workdays of agricultural labor over the past five years, as well as their spouses and children, would be eligible to receive green cards immediately under the legislation. Holders of green cards could then apply for U.S. citizenship after three years. Conservatives should note that shortening the period to citizenship would expedite the creation of new voters in advance of the 2024 presidential election. This application process would also be open to people previously deported during the Trump administration, but not during the Obama-Biden administration.”

The document continues for several more pages examining details of the radical Biden immigration proposal. Then it concludes by laying out steps that Republicans in Congress can take to counter much of Biden’s agenda. Since the filibuster requires 60 votes in the Senate—and as Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) told Breitbart News in a recent interview it is highly unlikely 10 Republicans would join 50 Senate Democrats to back Biden’s broad amnesty agenda—the RSC memo expects that it is certainly a possibility the broader amnesty legislation never sees full legislative consideration in Congress.

“When seeking to understand a President’s priorities, political scholars have often examined the first 100 days of the administration,” the document says. “To understand President Biden’s priorities, one need only look at the first few days. Biden released progressive proposals while at the same time canceling policies, memoranda, and orders from the Trump administration. What the Left calls ‘bold’ or ‘ambitious’ the rest of America calls radical under normal circumstances, and wildly irresponsible under the current pandemic. Undoubtably, this trend will continue throughout the Biden administration, regardless of how the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 progresses in Congress. It is possible that the measure is never considered in full in both chambers.”

As such, the RSC memo warns Republicans to expect an underhanded and dishonest effort by Biden and Democrats in Congress to split the broad bill up into piecemeal bits and parts of amnesty and open borders agenda items. That dangerous strategy, the memo notes, will be presented falsely to Republicans as “less controversial” so as to get past the Senate’s 60-vote threshold.

“Rather, less controversial pieces with enough bipartisan support to garner 60 votes in the Senate could be broken out into piecemeal legislation,” the RSC memo notes. “In pursuit of such a path, Democrats could seek to sweeten piecemeal bills by including elements that have appeal to conservatives, such as mandatory E-Verify. Democrats could additionally seek to extract elements of the bill having a greater budgetary focus and attempt to enact them through the reconciliation process with a simple majority in the Senate, a hyperpartisan strategy that conservatives should stand ready to oppose. Democrats may also try to attach elements of the proposal to so-called must pass legislative vehicles, another strategy conservatives should prepare to fight.”

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Biden admin. & Washington establishment conducting unpopular missile strikes in the Middle East

This satellite image provided Maxar Technologies shows buildings that were destroyed by a U.S. air strike in Syria. The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member and other coalition troops. (Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies via AP)

This satellite image provided Maxar Technologies shows buildings that were destroyed by a U.S. air strike in Syria. The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member and other coalition troops. (Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies via AP)

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UPDATED 10:20 AM PT – Tuesday, March 2, 2021

With just a month into office, Joe Biden has continued to bring back controversial Obama-era policies. The latest example: the Biden administration’s decision to bomb Iranian assets in Syria.

The administration claims this action was taken in response to Iranian-backed militias in Iraq. The White House green-lit a missile strike on February 15, which resulted in a civilian contractor being killed and a U.S. service member being wounded.

While the American people deserve to know with certainty that their government knows who they are attacking with a guided missile strike, Biden’s secretary of defense, Lloyd Austin, cannot confirm that they even bombed the correct target.

“And we’re confident that that target was being used by the same Shia militias that conducted the strikes,” he stated.

The defense secretary and former board member for missile developing company Raytheon said he’s only “confident” in the airstrike they just carried out. However, this is probably something you may want to know with absolute certainty.

While American’s across the political spectrum are upset with the Biden administration over their choice to restart bombing campaigns in the Middle East, those in favor of the airstrike include the Biden administration, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)

Likewise, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has been silent on the matter as has Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). On the other hand, critics of the strike have included Donald Trump Jr.

Mike Pompeo has also weighed in on the airstrike, stating in an interview that he just hopes what they hit was actually a threat to the United States.

However, many on both sides of the aisle have also joined together in demanding further transparency from the Biden administration and the new defense secretary.

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Six New York Democrats Call for Andrew Cuomo’s Impeachment

Six New York Democrat lawmakers on Tuesday called for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to be impeached after a trio of sexual harassment allegations were brought forth against the governor.

“The accounts of sexual harassment from the women who have courageously come forward confirm what many in Albany have known for years: that Governor Cuomo uses his power to belittle, bully and harass his employees and colleagues,” they said in a joint statement. “The accounts add to recent revelations of gross misconduct. It is time for the legislature to demand accountability.”

The letter was signed by the following lawmakers, who are also members of the Democratic Socialists of America: Sens. Julia Salazar and Jabari Brisport, Assembly Members Emily Gallagher, Phara Souffrant Forrest, Zohran Mamdani, and Marcela Mitaynes.

On Wednesday, Lindsey Boylan, the former deputy secretary for economic development and special adviser to Cuomo, alleged the governor once tried to kiss her on the mouth. In October 2017, Cuomo invited her to play “strip poker,” alleges Boylan.

Charlotte Bennett, a former health policy adviser in the Cuomo administration, told the New York Times on Friday that the governor asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life, including whether she ever had sex with older men.

On Monday evening, Anna Ruch told the Times that she once removed Cuomo’s hand from her back and that the Democrat then placed his hands on her face and asked if he could kiss her.

“I was so confused and shocked and embarrassed,” Ruch said. “I turned my head away and didn’t have words in that moment.”

The latest accusation follows sexual harassment allegations against the governor from two women who had worked for his administration, accounts that led New York’s independently elected attorney general to say she was moving ahead with an investigation of his conduct.

Attorney General Letitia James received a letter Monday from Cuomo’s office authorizing her to take charge of the probe after a weekend of wrangling over who should investigate.

The letter enables James, also a Democrat, to deputize an outside law firm to conduct an inquiry with full subpoena power. The findings will be disclosed in a public report, the letter said.

Cuomo has maintained he had never inappropriately touched or propositioned anyone.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Exclusive: Biden Admin Continues to Illegally Hold Migrant Children in Border Patrol Cells Built for Adults

Law enforcement sources report huge increases in the apprehension of unaccompanied children (UAC) along the Texas border with Mexico. Despite the opening of a new facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, Border Patrol facilities continue to experience overcrowding not seen since the 2019 migrant crisis.

Despite efforts by the Border Patrol to transfer the UAC’s into suitable Health and Human Services (HSS) shelters,
the minors are not being accepted by HSS in a timely manner — running contrary to current legal requirements. Delays in the transfer of the migrant children in many cases exceed the legal limit of 72 hours.

The reopening of a Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement (HSS ORR) facility for UACs in Carrizo Springs, Texas, appears to have had little impact on the overcrowding at Border Patrol stations along the border.

HHS ORR Shelter for unaccompanied alien children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. (Photo: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

HHS ORR Shelter for unaccompanied alien children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. (Photo: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

The HSS ORR facility recently opened is specifically designed to temporarily house unaccompanied children apprehended by the Border Patrol. The facility provides medical attention, educational services, and recreation activities for the migrant children. The facility’s staff arranges for the release of the unaccompanied children to family members in the United States. The HSS ORR facilities provide services that are not available in Border Patrol temporary holding cells which are not designed to meet current detention standards for minors.

In the Del Rio Sector, the Uvalde Border Patrol Station is the designated hub for unaccompanied children. This is where the coordination of transfer between the Border Patrol and HSS ORR occurs.

HHS ORR Shelter for unaccompanied alien children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. (Photo: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

HHS ORR Shelter for unaccompanied alien children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. (Photo: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

During processing, staff members facilitate the separation of unaccompanied children from unrelated adults. However, the facility is not equipped to meet the standards for long-term detention. The Flores vs. Reno settlement agreement, reached in 1997, sets national standards for detaining and transporting minors. The agreement calls for minors to be held in the least restrictive of settings and sets standards for education and other critical services.

Although the Border Patrol installed play areas and attempts to meet the standards for the comfort of minors in detention, funding to build facilities designed to comply with the agreement has not been authorized by Congress. Quick placement into HSS ORR facilities, that do meet these standards, is the Biden Administration’s intended solution to the matter.

HHS ORR Shelter for unaccompanied alien children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. (Photo: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

HHS ORR Shelter for unaccompanied alien children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. (Photo: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Sources say the perfect world scenario does not currently exist and placement with HSS ORR has been delayed due to the recent increases in unaccompanied children arrests along the Texas border.

In the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector, law enforcement sources report group sizes of unaccompanied children are crossing the border by the dozens. The volume is creating overcrowding at the Uvalde Station still operating under COVID-19 protocols. In the Rio Grande Valley, sources report nearly one thousand unaccompanied children are waiting for placement with HSS ORR to suitable facilities.

Despite the proximity of the HHS facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, Border Patrol Stations cannot directly drop off unaccompanied children at the recently opened facility. They must register the apprehensions and await placement orders — sometimes days or weeks later in other areas farther away.

During a press conference on Monday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, when asked if there was a crisis at the border, answered, “No.  There is a challenge at the border that we are managing.”  Law enforcement sources on the ground appear to disagree.

In response to an inquiry from Breitbart Texas, HHS officials said:

Migration patterns are always unpredictable. Our job is to be prepared. ORR operates a network of approximately 200 facilities/programs in 22 states that are working to unify migrant children with their parents, family members, or other suitable sponsors. The success of the UC program is dependent on the on-going day-to-day work done by ORR staff, grantees, and contractors in collaboration with DHS and DOJ to receive, care for, and unify children with sponsors.

As you are aware, last week ORR reopened the Carrizo Springs ICF, in Carrizo Springs Texas, and will notify state and local officials well in advance of opening any other temporary influx care facility. Additionally over the next several months we anticipate bringing more state-licensed beds online. ORR has and will continue to work with DHS to prioritize child welfare and keep children out of border stations.

Randy Clark is a 32-year veteran of the United States Border Patrol.  Prior to his retirement, he served as the Division Chief for Law Enforcement Operations, directing operations for nine Border Patrol Stations within the Del Rio, Texas Sector.

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include a response from HHS officials.

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CPAC Speech Proved its Still Donald Trump's Republican Party, Says Brexit's Farage

Brexit leader Nigel Farage said that former President Donald Trump’s speech at CPAC cemented his position as the leader of the Republican Party, hailing the return of a true “opposition” in the United States.

Mr Farage said that following Trump’s speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday, it is clear that “Trump’s grip on the Republican Party seems to be as strong as ever”.

“I will be the first to acknowledge that we are talking about a cult of personality here, but that is because, in 2021, it is Donald Trump’s Republican Party,” Farage wrote for Newsweek, predicting that Trump will further solidify his power within the party through winning battles against so-called RINOs in Washington DC.

Mr Farage said the speech also secured Trump’s role as the true opposition leader in the United States, something which the Brexit leader said has been sorely missing from American politics.

The U.S. has not had much in the way of “opposition leadership” for several years, Farage explained, adding that the lack of a credible opposition is “unhealthy in any democracy”.

“Following Hillary Clinton’s defeat in 2016, there was a vacuum at the top of the Democratic Party that was filled by CNN and The New York Times. By the time Joe Biden won the nomination, the campaign was in full swing and the key message was simply ‘Vote for me, not the other guy,’” Farage said.

The leader of the Brexit movement and the recently renamed Reform UK party said that Mr Trump “has what it takes to do the job well”.

“Trump made it clear how he intends to use his new role. He will hold Biden’s administration to account and he will not shy away from criticizing it when he has to. It’s true that opposition leadership is, in certain ways, easier than being in charge, but it requires considerable amounts of energy and skill to be a truly effective opposition leader,” Farage said.

Mr Farage has himself acted as a de facto opposition leader in the United Kingdom for years, representing the only credible challenger to the Tories. His voice — from outside of government — successfully forced the then Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron into calling for the 2016 EU referendum, which, albeit belatedly, resulted in the UK leaving the European Union.

The Brexit leader can also credibly claim to have ‘decapitated’ the British government twice. He took down two sitting Prime Ministers — David Cameron after he lost the referendum to Mr Farage, and Theresa May after she lost the EU elections on the back of her failure to deliver Brexit to Mr Farage — more than the official opposition Labour party can claim to have achieved in over a decade.

“Strong opposition leadership is about more than just complaining,” the arch Brexiteer said, explaining: “The essence of it is offering solutions to problems that voters care about. With this in mind, whether you dispute last November’s election result or think that Trump is a sore loser, he was right to point out that the need for electoral reform in America is urgent.”

He noted that Trump’s electoral reforms represent “tangible” policies that can be taken up by state legislatures throughout the country.

“If the Democrats oppose election transparency, they will need to marshal some very powerful arguments to convince the electorate that it is a good idea to maintain a broken system that damages America’s reputation around the world. This is the sort of reforming idea that will serve Trump well,” Farage predicted.

He went on to say that Trump’s call for regulations on Big Tech censorship, such as his demand for the repeal of Section 230 and the breakup of the Silicon Valley monopolies, could also prove to be “very fertile territory”. He explained that neither Democrat nor Republican voters want to be “controlled by a corporation”.

Farage said that Trump’s biggest challenge going forward will be reaching his voter base. In light of the Masters of the Universe tech companies marching in lockstep to censor the former president from their social media platforms, he said that it is unclear through which means Trump will get his message out.

Without the ability to communicate over the internet, Mr Farage said, both Brexit and Trump’s victory in 2016 would never have occurred.

“For now, what is clear is that Trump’s CPAC speech was disciplined and persuasive. It marked the start of a genuine period of opposition leadership, something that any functioning democracy should welcome. It was not so much a case of ‘Trump is back’ as a case of ‘Trump never went away’”, Farage concluded.

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Senate Confirms Cardona as Biden’s Education Secretary

The Senate voted Monday to confirm Miguel Cardona as education secretary, clearing his way to lead President Joe Biden’s effort to reopen the nation’s schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. Cardona, 45, a former public school teacher who went on to become Connecticut’s education chief, was approved on a 64-33 vote. He takes charge of the Education Department amid mounting tension between Americans who believe students can safely return to the classroom now, and others who say the risks are still too great. Although his position carries limited authority to force schools to reopen, Cardona will be asked to play a central role in achieving Biden’s goal to have a majority of elementary schools open five days a week within his first 100 days. He will be tasked with guiding schools through the reopening process, and sharing best practices on how to teach during a pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control …

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Laid-Off Pipeline Worker: Joe Biden ‘Has Taken My Livelihood from Me'

A man who worked on the Keystone XL Pipeline who lost his job after President Joe Biden shut it down said the decision has ended his career.

“I spent my whole life learning this craft and this skill and it’s not as easy as somebody might think or people might think to just start all over at 45 years old,” Jason Jernigan said in an interview with Fox News. “I guess I could possibly get a job as a greeter at Walmart, I don’t know.”

“I’ve been pipelining for 21 years,” said Jernigan, who a third-generation oil and gas industry worker. “The recent administration has taken my livelihood from me and expecting me to get a job somewhere else,” Jernigan said. “I’ve got my whole life invested in this.”

“This is all I know how to do,” Jernigan said.

As Breitbart News reported, Biden’s executive order to shut down the pipeline led to thousands of workers losing their jobs and an even higher number when counting jobs directly or indirectly impacted by the pipeline project.

The Biden administration has said that he shut the pipeline down as a way to fight climate change, even though it has been operating safely for three years and the crude oil bound for the Gulf coast from Canada will continue to be moved in ways that are higher risk for the environment, including by rail and truck.

It’s not the first time a Democrat president has put Jernigan’s livelihood on the line. He also lost his job when Barack Obama shuttered the pipeline and only got a new job under the Trump administration. But because that Keystone job wasn’t slated to start until the spring, he is again out of luck.

Fox News reported on how Biden’s climate czar John Kerry blamed the workers for choosing the wrong career path:

In a White House press conference in late January, Biden climate czar and former Secretary of State John Kerry claimed industrial and energy sector workers are victims of a “false narrative” based in Trump-era economic policy.

Kerry said workers at risk of losing their jobs should have considered more appropriate work in areas that are more likely to be helpful in a future green economy.

“First of all, I haven’t been offered a job in the solar panels industry and I haven’t been sent an application or a phone number or anything,” Jernigan said in response to hearing Kerry’s remarks. “I don’t know if I have to do to do the work, the groundwork and everything it takes to get there.”

“And secondly, I’ve done the research, if I went to work for the solar panel right now, I would be taking a $35-an-hour pay cut and lose my benefits and retirement,” he said.

“It’s a pretty good gut punch,” Jernigan said. “It’s pretty much a slap in the face.”

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Amazon Quietly Changed Its Content Policy to Include 'Hate Speech' Ban

Amazon, the world’s dominant online retailer, quietly changed its content policy sometime after August 10 last year to include a ban on “hate speech,” according to reports.

According to an Epoch Times analysis of internet archives, no ban on “hate speech” existed on the site’s content policy page prior to August 10.

Via the Epoch Times:

Previously, Amazon prohibited “products that promote, incite, or glorify hate or violence towards any person or group,” but explicitly stated the policy didn’t apply to books.

Its book policy used to contain no mention of “hate speech,” according to a version of the page archived on Aug. 10. It mentioned Amazon reserved “the right not to sell certain content, such as pornography or other inappropriate content.”

The current “Content Guidelines for Books” include a section against “Offensive Content” that reads: “We don’t sell certain content including content that we determine is hate speech, promotes the abuse or sexual exploitation of children, contains pornography, glorifies rape or pedophilia, advocates terrorism, or other material we deem inappropriate or offensive.”

Amazon has been gradually ramping up its censorship over the past few years. It banned Mike Cernovich’s documentary about media manipulation, Hoaxedas well as independent conservative documentary Killing Free Speech. It also held back the release of Amanda Millius’ The Plot Against the President, which would go on to become one the most widely-viewed political documentaries ever released.

More recently, Amazon attracted national controversy after banning When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment, a book by Dr. Ryan Anderson critiquing the science and ideology used to justify the progressive transgender rights movement.

The banning of Dr. Anderson’s book drew condemnation from GOP Senators Marco Rubio and Josh Hawley.

Last summer, Amazon also briefly banned a book from former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson, which expressed skepticism about coronavirus lockdowns.

Allum Bokhari is the senior technology correspondent at Breitbart News. He is the author of #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal The Election.

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Poll: 71% Believe Antifa Is 'Domestic Terrorist Group'

A Harvard-Harris poll, which surveyed 1,778 registered voters from February 23-35, 2021, found 71 percent of respondents believe ANTIFA is a “domestic terrorist group.”

When the poll asked which is more concerning, the violence in American cities during the summer or the riots at the Capitol on January 6th? The violence in the cities won the majority with 55 percent.

The poll followed up with another question:

Do you think that the events at the U.S. Capitol are being used by politicians to suppress legitimate political movements or do you think there is no such suppression of legitimate movements? Sixty-two Percent said yes. Thirty-six percent said no.

According to the poll, President Joe Biden’s least popular executive orders are:

  1. Requiring schools to let biological boys play girls sports (45 percent/55 percent)
  2. Reducing deportations for illegal aliens who have committed a crime (45 percent/55 percent)
  3. Cancelling the Keystone Pipeline (47 percent/53 percent)
  4. Reducing immigration enforcement (49 percent/51 percent)

The poll questioned how many think people who cross the border from Mexico illegally should be turned back to Mexico or released into the U.S. with a court date?

Sixty-seven percent said they should be turned back to Mexico, and 33 percent said they should be released into the U.S. with a court date.

The poll also included the question, “do you think that any holes in the border wall with Mexico should be patched or should be left open?”

Seventy-three percent of the people surveyed said patched, and 27 percent said left open.

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Dem Rep. Cuellar on the Border: ‘It’s Not a Crisis Yet, But It’s Going to Get There Very Soon’

Tuesday, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) sounded the alarm on the problem at the United States’ southern border.

During an appearance on Fox News, Cuellar said it is “not a crisis yet, but it’s going to get there very soon” because of the increasing number of people coming in coupled with the coronavirus pandemic. He also voiced his concern for those with legal visas not being allowed to enter while undocumented immigrants are being let in.

“It is not a crisis yet, but it will become a crisis,” Cuellar warned. “The numbers have been increasing, and as your report just said a few minutes ago, the numbers are just increasing every day. The number of unaccompanied kids, the number of families who are coming in are just increasing every day. In my district, just a couple of days ago, 166 people. And it goes on, and just different numbers are going up. So, it’s not a crisis yet, but it’s going to get there very soon.”

“The snapshot right now — is it a crisis? No. Is it getting there? Yes,” he added. “You add COVID-19 on top of that. You add a lot of the border communities are not getting the vaccines fast enough. The fact they aren’t letting Mexican legal visa holders come across, but they’re letting undocumented people in, that does cause a concern to me and a lot of my border community leaders down there. So yes, and if you look at the Border Patrol, they’re operating at 25%.”

Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

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