UPDATE: Since publishing this article, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has issued a temporary block of Title 42 ending on Wednesday:
With Title 42 – the Trump-er border policy, set to expire on Wednesday, and numerous border towns panicking ahead of what is expected to be an even greater influx of immigrants at the southern border than is already being experienced, Chief Justice John Roberts temporarily blocked the scheduled ending while the US Supreme Court considers a bid by Republican state officials to keep the rules in place during a legal fight.
As The Wall Street Journal reports, Chief Justice Roberts, who oversees emergency matters from the District of Columbia, gave the Biden administration until 5 p.m. Tuesday to file its legal response.
The temporary order is to remain in effect until the court decides the emergency request, led by the Republican attorneys general of Arizona and Louisiana. (Source.)
So it looks like we will find out Tuesday night, or sometime on Wednesday, if the Supreme Court decides to grant the emergency request.
by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
When Democratic Mayors and Governors publicly state their opposition to the removal of a policy that was implemented by Republican President Donald Trump, and at the same time voice their displeasure with the Democratic Biden Administration, it’s time to sit up and take notice, because that is exactly what has been happening for the past several days as Trump’s Title 42 policy that stemmed the tide of illegal immigrants crossing the borders is set to expire this week, Wednesday, December 21, 2022.
Here is what Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom stated last week in a surprise visit to the border:
California Gov. Gavin Newsom warned that California would experience an unsustainable flow of illegal immigrants once President Joe Biden reverses the Trump administration’s border policy.
“The fact is, what we’ve got right now is not working and is about to break in a post-42 world unless we take some responsibility and ownership,” the governor told ABC News.
Newsom’s comments allude to the Biden administration’s plan to lift Title 42, a Trump-era policy that allows law enforcement to quickly expel illegal immigrants. The governor also complained about the Biden administration’s decision to send “planes and buses to California full of migrants because of all the good work … the state is doing for the immigrant community,” ABC News’s Sacramento, Calif., affiliate reported.
Newsom’s apparent criticism of Biden’s immigration moves is new for the governor known for tweeting condemnations of Texas and Florida, whose Republican governors have transported busloads of illegal immigrants to liberal enclaves like Martha’s Vineyard and Washington, D.C. Newsom also raised his national profile by fighting President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
Now, it seems, he will miss at least some aspects of Trump’s pandemic policy.
“I’m saying that as a father,” Newsom said. “I’m saying that as someone that feels responsible for being part of the solution and I’m trying to do my best here.” (Source.)
Newsom was saying this “as a father”? So he is admitting that California is about to become a much more dangerous place as more illegals stream across the border, and that this threatens children and families? Does he have further information about what is about to happen, and trying to do “damage control” in advance?
The mayor of the largest city in the U.S., New York City Mayor Eric Adams, also went public yesterday to sound the alarm about what is about to happen.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Sunday warned that the city should brace for more than 1,000 new migrants arriving every week, which will coincide with cuts in critical city services, as a key Biden administration policy on immigration is set to expire this week.
“We have been told in no uncertain terms that … we should expect an influx of buses coming from the border and that more than 1,000 additional asylum seekers will arrive in New York City every week,” said Adams, adding “We are in urgent need for help.”
Adams cautioned that New Yorkers could pay a steep price.
Adams added that state and federal governments have “mostly ignored” please from the city to fund the influx of asylum seekers who are in ‘desperate need of help,’ the NY Daily News reports, citing the mayor’s statement.
“Our shelter system is full, and we are nearly out of money, staff and space,” said Adams, adding “This can’t continue.” (Source.)
Another Democratic Mayor, Michael Hancock, is also sounding the alarm as he issued a state of emergency for Denver:
“Let me be frank: This influx of migrants, the unanticipated nature of their arrival and our current space and staffing challenges have put an immense strain on city recourses to the level where they’re on the verge of reaching a breaking point at this time,” Hancock said. “What I don’t want to see is a local humanitarian crisis of unsheltered migrants on our hands because of a lack of resources.”
A majority of the migrants who have arrived in Denver are from Venezuela, fleeing a political and humanitarian crisis in their home country. Hancock said the federal government and U.S. Congress have been aware of this situation but have not responded adequately. He asked that federal officials put their politics aside and act.
“It is at a crisis point right now and cities all over this country are being forced to deal with something we’re not equipped to deal with,” he said.
And it’s expected to continue. Hancock said 40 to 170 people will arrive in Denver on any given night and he doesn’t know when it will stop. (Source.)
Democratic Mayor of the Texas border city, El Paso, has reportedly defied the Biden Administration’s orders to not declare a state of emergency in his border city.
El Paso has finally declared an emergency over the border crisis overwhelming the west Texas city with migrants.
What is the background?
The Biden administration reportedly pressured El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser (D) for months not to declare a state of emergency over the border crisis, fearing that doing so would make President Joe Biden look bad.
“He told me the White House asked him not to,” El Paso city councilmember Claudia Rodriguez told the New York Post in October.
The mayor appeared to deny the allegations — he told the Post that he does not “bow to pressure from any side” — but admitted at a city council meeting earlier in September that the White House, in fact, had been pressuring him.
The White House has asked, at this point, for us not [to declare a state of emergency] and they’ll continue to work with us and continue to give us … money through [the] Federal Emergency Management Agency,” he said at that meeting, the Post noted.
What is happening now?
Leeser finally made the emergency declaration on Saturday.
“I said from the beginning that I would call [a state of emergency] when I felt that either our asylum-seekers or our community was not safe,” Leeser said at a press conference, the Texas Tribune reported. “I really believe that today our asylum-seekers are not safe as we have hundreds and hundreds on the streets, and that’s not the way we want to treat people.”
Officially declaring a statement of emergency will allow Leeser to leverage additional resources that will allow city officials to respond adequately to the thousands of migrants who are entering his city.
The state of emergency comes just days before Title 42 — which has allowed the U.S. government to expel migrants quickly — is set to expire. (Source.)
On Friday (December 16, 2022), Judge Emmet Sullivan, from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, rejected an appeal by 19 Republican states to maintain Title 42.
“In this case, the inordinate and unexplained untimeliness of the States’ motion to intervene on appeal weighs decisively against intervention,” the judges wrote in an opinion obtained by Epoch. “Nowhere in their papers do [the states] explain why they waited eight to fourteen months to move to intervene.”
So unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes today or tomorrow and overrules Sullivan’s decision, which at this point seems very unlikely, something that neither the Democrat nor the Republican State leaders want, is going to happen.
I honestly don’t know, and although I have some good ideas why, they would be pure speculation at this point.
What we do know is that if this happens on Wednesday, the United States is going to become a much more dangerous place, as the flow of criminal cartel gang members (and possibly military-trained mercenaries??), illegal drugs like fentanyl, and sex trafficking of unaccompanied minor children, is going to increase exponentially, just before the Christmas holiday weekend.
Coincidentally, Wednesday is the shortest day of the year and the Winter Solstice, a pagan Satanic holiday that pre-dates the Christian Christmas holiday.
The situation at the border has already been so bad that last month Texas Governor Greg Abbott referred to the mass border crossings as an “invasion” and invoked the state’s “Invasion Clauses,” and is now deploying Texas Military and National Guard troops to the border with heavy artillery, including tanks.
Three days after Texas Governor Greg Abbott invoked the state’s “Invasion Clauses” to tackle the record-setting influx of migrants illegally crossing the southern border, a new planning document obtained by Army Times and The Texas Tribune reveals Texas Military Department officials are planning to deploy a fleet of fully tracked armored personnel carriers and National Guard troops.
Texas Military Department officials issued the order Thursday to the headquarters leading Operation Lone Star reveals. It detailed the deployment of ten M113 armored personnel carrier vehicles to the border.
By Friday, the Texas Military Department released a statement that “aircraft flights and security efforts” will also be ramped up.
“These actions are part of a larger strategy to use every available tool to fight back against the record-breaking level of illegal immigration.
“The Texas National Guard is taking unprecedented measures to safeguard our border and to repel and turn-back immigrants trying to cross the border illegally,” the department said.
So please do not underestimate the seriousness of what is about to happen, as I did not use hyperbole in the headline for this article: this is going to be a FOREIGN INVASION on U.S. soil.
Threats of Nuclear Missile Proliferation Increase
What may be related news or not, the threat of nuclear missile proliferation has increased in the past few days over the conflict in Ukraine.
While this is not getting much coverage in the U.S. corporate media, it most certainly is in the English language Russian media.
This is an RT.com article from earlier today:
US has put itself and Russia ‘on brink of direct clash’ – Moscow
Washington’s “dangerous and short-sighted policy” has put it “on the brink of a direct clash” with Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Monday, responding to US State Department spokesman Ned Price, who blamed Russia last week for making relations between the two countries “unstable and unpredictable.”
Moscow has “genuinely strived” to make relations with the US stable and predictable, even as Washington stokes tensions, Zakharova added.
“It is the US’ desire to maintain American hegemony at all costs… as well as its arrogant unwillingness to engage in a serious dialogue on security guarantees” that led to the current crisis, the spokeswoman said.
Russia is calling on the administration of US President Joe Biden to avoid further escalation, Zakharova said, adding that Moscow still wants to defuse tensions and is open to talking to the US at various levels.
However, the US is openly lying about maintaining contacts with Russia, Zakharova claimed. Last week, Price said that Secretary of State Antony Blinken still keeps in touch with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Zakharova called the statement a “banal lie,” adding that the last time the two diplomats spoke was July 29. (Full article.)
Here is an article from 2 days ago from a publication out of Greece, which is a NATO ally. (Click on English)
For the first time since the start of the war in Ukraine, Russia has directly accused the United States and Poland of attacking Russian targets.
This is not just an escalation but a cause of a Third World War. Moscow now has the right to self-defense and is entitled to at least hit targets in Poland.
Data from intercepted Ukrainian unmanned aircraft confirm US and Polish participation in the preparation.
« The competent services of the Russian Federation have analyzed electronic components of the intercepted unmanned aerial vehicles, in the Kursk, Belgorod and Voronez » regions, reported the service.
According to estimates by experts in Russia, « a number of events confirm the immediate (! ) involvement of the United States and Poland in the massive military-material and technical support of the Kiev regime, in the preparation and the joint terrorist attacks on the territory of the Russian Federation ».
Moscow claims « electronics and drone control stations were built by the American Spektreworks, a company that built the.
In addition, the relevant services stressed that « the final assembly and flight tests of these drones took place in Polish territory, near Rzeszow Airport, used by the US and NATO as the main supply hub for Ukrainian armed forces ».
« The installation of a payload, the flight mission and the launch itself were carried out by Odessa and KrivoGTAG, Russian experts support.
Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles hit the military airports Engels-2 ( Saratov ) and Diaghilevo (. The eighth massive missile strike against Ukraine’s energy infrastructure followed in the face of these blows.
Medvedev message to Poles, Americans & British
Yesterday’s statements by N. Medvedev were not accidental at all. Russian Security Council Vice President Dmitry Medvedev described the legitimate military targets for Russia through the can.
According to his statements, legitimate military targets for Russia may include the military’s leadership of the enemy country.
Dmitry Medvedev said that during the current conflict with Ukraine, the issue of legitimate military targets, but there are « rules of conduct during the war ( jus in bello ), which take root in sacred sources ». (Full article.)
The Russian English publication Sputnik published a video today about the countries which have nuclear submarines:
ZeroHedge News just published this today, while I was writing this article:
Kremlin: “US & Russia On The Brink Of A Direct Clash” In Ukraine
The Kremlin is urgently calling on Washington to avoid further escalation over its support to Ukraine’s military, on the same day that President Vladimir Putin made a rare state visit to neighboring Belarus, amid growing fears that Belarusian armed forces could enter the fighting in Ukraine.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Monday that the United States’ “dangerous and short-sighted policy” has put it “on the brink of a direct clash” with Moscow, according to state media reports.
“It is the US’ desire to maintain American hegemony at all costs… as well as its arrogant unwillingness to engage in a serious dialogue on security guarantees” that led to the current crisis, she continued, in reference to Moscow’s last February pre-invasion appeal for “guarantees” that Ukraine would not enter NATO.
State media described the sharp words as a necessary reaction to US State Department Spokesman Ned Price’s recently placing sole blame on Moscow for the rapid deterioration in US-Russia relations. Price had characterized the current state of relations as “unstable and unpredictable”.
Zakharova continued in the Monday remarks: “After the high-profile fiasco in Afghanistan, America is increasingly drawn into a new conflict, not only supporting the neo-Nazi regime in Kiev financially and with weapons, but also increasing its military presence on the ground.” While not specifying the precise accusation regarding a US “presence on the ground” – this could be a reference to recent widespread reporting that US intelligence has expanded its role in helping the Ukrainians, especially with things like targeting.
“This is a dangerous and short-sighted policy that puts the US and Russia on the brink of a direct clash,” the FM spokesperson said further. “For its part, Moscow urges the Joe Biden administration to soberly assess the situation and not to unleash a spiral of dangerous escalation. We hope that they will hear us in Washington, though there is no reason for optimism so far.”
This month has witnessed multiple bombshell revelations concerning the Pentagon and US intelligence’s deepening role in Ukraine, including the following:
- The White House is mulling the transfer of Patriot missiles to Ukraine.
- The Pentagon is expanding its “on the ground” program of small troop units seeking to monitor and account for US arms transfers.
- Russia is increasingly coming up against US-supplied HIMARS missiles on the battlefield.
- The US has sent an infantry company to Estonia, close to the Russian border for joint drills.
- Calls have grown louder for NATO to “close the skies” over Ukraine, including with the potential transfer of warplanes.
- US intelligence has been assisting Ukrainians with targeting Russian generals.
- The White House has indicated it believes Ukraine’s forces are capable of retaking Crimea, but which would risk a nuclear response.
- Ukraine has increased high-risk attacks inside Russian territory.
All of this and more strongly suggests to two sides are indeed inching toward direct showdown and clash, also as there still appears no appetite for so much as a plan even remotely on the horizon to get Kiev officials to the ceasefire negotiating table with Russia.
As for the ongoing speculation that Belarusian forces could enter the Ukraine conflict in support of Russia, top Russian officials are denying this “option”… for now at least. (Full article.)
There are many things happening in the world today which we cannot control. But how we react to evil times, and whether we react in fear or faith, is completely under our control.
Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:15-16)
Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed.
Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.
Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.
Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. (Matthew 24:4-13)
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