JUST IN: Friday, Pro-Palestinian protesters shut down the entrance to the World Trade Center in New York City. Hundreds of protesters decided to use the World Trade Center, the same location where the 9/11 attacks took place, to stage their protest. The incident comes just one day after pro-Palestinian protesters blocked off the entrance to the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Of all places in the US, they choose the World Trade Center. There is no way this entire movement isn’t choreographed and extremely well-funded by somebody. A pro-Hamas rally at the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan on December 28, 2023, is a glaring reminder to all of us that the protesters are too young to remember what happened there on September 11, 2001. Or here’s a frightening thought. Perhaps they know & just don’t care.
Immigration, and Customs Enforcement (ICE) just dropped its FY2023 report. Highlights:
– ICE made 142,580 deportations, nearly doubling FY’22, but still a small fraction of the nearly 2.5 million southern border migrant encounters in FY’23 & a steep drop from Trump years. ICE says Title 42 lowered deportation numbers, & they expelled over 60,000 via Title 42, which aren’t deportations. – The non-detained (released) docket has exploded to over 6 million, almost doubling under Biden since the Trump years. This includes illegal immigrants who have been issued final orders of removal and those with pending cases, including those who were issued notices to appear. – ICE removed only 212 unaccompanied minors in FY’23, despite 137,275 arriving at the southern border in FY’23. The Biden administration is removing less than a drop in the bucket when it comes to these unaccompanied minors. – ICE deported 139 known or suspected terrorists in FY’23, a huge jump from recent years reflecting more terror watchlist suspects arriving at the southern border than ever before. The previous high in the last six years was in 2019 with 58 terror removals. Overall takeaway: ICE enforcement is up significantly from FY’22, but still a small fraction compared to the millions coming across the border. ICE enforcement during the Trump years was significantly higher despite much smaller numbers of people coming across the border. For perspective, Trump’s worst year was 2019, when there were 851,000 migrant encounters at the southern border. Biden had back-to-back years of 2.3 million and 2.4 million, and Trump’s ICE removals were still significantly higher.
CBP sources say there have now been over 276,00 migrant encounters at the southern border in December, the highest single month ever recorded, breaking the prior record set in September at 269,735, and there are still 3 days of December left. The record is being shattered. This new record number includes over 230,000 Border Patrol apprehensions of illegal immigrants in December, also the highest single month of apprehensions ever recorded for Border Patrol. We are now at over 760,000 migrant encounters since October 1st, making the first quarter of fiscal year 2024 also the highest ever recorded. That’s a population size bigger than Seattle in just three months. All records are being blown out of the water under the Biden admin as the crisis gets worse – not better.
BREAKING: Fox News faced its lowest average audience since 2015 in 2023, most likely attributed to the firing of Tucker Carlson.