News Roundup & Comment

Date: May 12, 2023
Host: Jim Schneider
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Each week this broadcast takes a look at news stories from the nation and around the world as presented by Jim Schneider.  Here’s a selection of stories that made the headlines this week:

–The House GOP voted to boost border security by finishing the wall and hiring thousands of agents.

–Florida attorney general sues the Biden administration to stop the mass release of migrants into the U.S. along the southern border.

–Prior to the termination of Title 42, Texas Governor Greg Abbott created a new Texas tactical border force. 

–Less than a day after Mayor Eric Adams announced his plan for New York City to relocate illegal immigrants to hotels in Rockland and Orange Counties, elected officials in both areas have rejected the idea and declared a state of emergency in response.

–Kathy Hochul, governor of New York, declared a state disaster emergency late Tuesday ahead of the expiration of Title 42.  This allows New York to mobilize   some 500 members of the National Guard that are currently providing logistical and operational support at New York City’s Port Authority bus terminal and shelter sites, bringing the total mobilization to about 1,500 service members.

–As Illinois continues to welcome migrants from the Mexican border, officials are now scrambling to find the resources to care for them.  

–The Department of Homeland Security released a statement at midnight Thursday as Title 42 was expiring saying the border is not open.

–A federal judge in Florida temporarily blocked the Biden administration from releasing illegal immigrants into the U.S. without court dates as the nation braces for a surge of illegal border crossings triggered by the expiration of Title 42.

–A key office under New York City Mayor Eric Adams sent an email to a select group of private property owners pleading for emergency space to house migrants coming to the city.

–DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas called the busing of migrants to Vice President Kamala Harris’ house in D.C. a sad and tragic day.  

–On April 17, the L.A. City Council voted unanimously to pay a dangerous Islamic terrorist organization to provide legal representation to immigrants facing deportation.

–After Speaker McCarthy canceled Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib’s Nakba Day event in Congress, Senator Bernie Sanders stepped up to the plate.

–Islamic jihadists sending rockets into Israel.

–The U.S. ambassador to South Africa accused the country Thursday of providing weapons to Russia via a cargo ship that docked secretly at a naval base near the city of Capetown for 3 days in December.

–A U.S. citizen from Boston was arrested Tuesday and charged with working as an agent of a foreign government, the Chinese Communist Party, without notifying the U.S. Attorney General as required by law.

–King Charles III was crowned Saturday at Westminster Abbey in a ceremony steeped in ancient ritual.

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