Agents Apprehend 2,000 Migrants in 3 Days at Single Border Crossing

“The continued flow of migrants turning themselves in to Border Patrol agents is creating an unsustainable situation,” Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla, Jr. said in a written statement. “The transnational criminal organizations exploit family units and unaccompanied children populations and create diversions for agents, leaving areas along the Rio Grande vulnerable.”

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Twitter Should Ban Dictators Who Don’t Allow Their Own Citizens Access

In recent years, Twitter has become embroiled in countless controversies over political bias and its apparent suppression of free speech on the platform. However, amid all the criticism, there is one straightforward way Twitter can promote free speech and civil liberties: Suspend leaders of oppressive regimes that do not give their own citizens access to the platform.

Twitter is currently blocked by authoritarian governments in China, Iran, and North Korea. However, Iran is the only one of these regimes with official accounts on the platform.

More Than 22 Million Illegal Aliens In U.S., Study Finds

A new study by two Yale professors and an instructor at MIT puts the number of illegal aliens in America at 22.1 million — more than twice previous estimates.

Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for ‘burqa ban’

A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional “burqa ban”, after voters in St. Gallen overwhelmingly voted Sunday to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.

Nearly 67 percent of voters in the northeastern Swiss canton voted in favour of the new law, according to official results, paving the way for it to follow the example of the southern canton of Ticino, where a law was introduced two years ago that appeared to be aimed at burqas and other Muslim veils.

A text stipulating that “any person who renders themselves unrecognisable by covering their face in a public space, and thus endangers public security or social and religious peace will be fined” was adopted by lawmakers in St. Gallen late last year.

That law passed the regional parliament with support from the populist right and centre parties — but the issue was put to the people after the Green Party and Young Socialists demanded a referendum.

Switzerland’s government last year opposed an initiative aimed at creating a nationwide burqa ban, saying it should be up to the regions to determine if such measures are appropriate.

Voters across Switzerland are however expected to be called to vote on the issue next year after the populist rightwing Swiss People’s Party gathered the 100,000 signatures needed to put any subject to a referendum as part of Switzerland’s famous direct democratic system.

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China’s Catholic Church pledges loyalty to Party after Vatican deal

The Catholic Church in China said it would “persevere to walk a path suited to a socialist society, under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party.”

ISRAEL SLAMS GERMAN ACADEMY HOSTING OF HEZBOLLAH, HAMAS, BDS SUPPORTERS

Same old leftist German Nazis

JUANITA BROADDRICK OFFERS TO TESTIFY IN KAVANAUGH ACCUSER’S ABSENCE

Juanita Broaddrick, who accused Bill Clinton of raping her in 1978 while he was running for governor of Arkansas, says she will testify before the U.S. Senate if Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser will not.