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Tue May 11, 2021, 06:24 PM

Ricketts, 19 other governors ramp up pressure on Biden administration to act on southern border

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Chris Dunker

Gov. Pete Ricketts signed onto a letter with 19 other Republican governors asking President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to take action to close the U.S. border with Mexico.

The letter comes after unauthorized crossings at the southern border increased throughout February and March, reaching a 20-year high in April that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol data shows has leveled off in recent weeks.

Border patrol agents took more than 172,000 people into custody in March and were expected to match that number in April.

"We call on you to take action on the crisis at the southern border immediately," the letter from the governors begins. "The crisis is too big to ignore and is now spilling over the border states into all of our states."



Read more: https://omaha.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/ricketts-19-other-governors-ramp-up-pressure-on-biden-administration-to-act-on-southern-border/article_78485a1a-2152-50ed-aab4-f998b425f61c.html

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 06:27 PM

1. Ricketts and his billionaire republiqon crickets

are expert whiners

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 06:29 PM

2. Imagine the difference if these republican governors had held trump to any standard.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 06:35 PM

3. Are any of those governors ON the border?

That asshole Ricketts is governor of Nebraska. Let him wall off his own damned state.

(Sorry, OmahaSteve, I know you have more sense than to have voted for him)

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Response to Warpy (Reply #3)

Wed May 12, 2021, 09:34 AM

15. he cant. the packing plants are full of mexicanos.

but i guess w/o a threat of deportation, the whole business model sorta falls apart.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #15)

Wed May 12, 2021, 11:58 AM

17. Maybe they'll use prison slave labor like chicken processors

Give 'em one AA meeting a week on Sunday, call it drug rehab.

https://www.readfrontier.org/stories/judge-lawsuit-over-forced-labor-at-chicken-plants-can-move-forward/

Covid seems to have ground that lawsuit to a temporary halt, the bosses and the scammers hoping the plaintiffs will die before it goes before a judge,

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 06:45 PM

4. Well, at least they recognize the ACTUAL President and Vice President of the US.....

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #4)

Tue May 11, 2021, 07:33 PM

5. Good point.

And since they do, they ought to do a quid pro quo with this president and not sign their state houses' voter suppression bills.

Otherwise this is typical Republican performative bullshit drama.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 07:38 PM

6. "Has leveled off in recent weeks." Numbers of children being held has dropped by 84%

Per usual qgop presidents making messes for dem presidents to clean up. Dotard made this mess!

Biden asked for outside help instead of turning to you, because you offer NONE!! But let’s pile on...assholes!!

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Response to PortTack (Reply #6)

Wed May 12, 2021, 12:19 AM

14. + 1 nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 08:22 PM

7. I thought we needed people to work for minimum wage?

Hire 'em by the caravan load.

Get the message straight. We either need people willing to work, or we don't.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #7)

Tue May 11, 2021, 08:38 PM

8. Bingo!

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #7)

Wed May 12, 2021, 09:35 AM

16. w/o the threat of deportation, the business model sorta falls apart.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 08:39 PM

9. So, the wall is not working?

Trump's fault.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 09:22 PM

10. Border Arrests at Highest In Two Decades.

Border Arrests at Highest In Two Decades

May 11, 2021 at 8:15 pm EDT By Taegan Goddard 1 Comment

https://politicalwire.com/2021/05/11/border-arrests-highest-in-two-decades/

"SNIP.....

“Immigration arrests and detentions along the Mexico border rose slightly in April to 178,622, the highest one-month total in two decades, but a decline in the number of teens and children arriving without parents eased pressure on the Biden administration,” the Washington Post reports.


https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215420768

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 09:55 PM

11. Give 'em Green Card ,,,,,

and let them work and pay taxes,,,,,,,,since the MAGA Warriors are refusing to work!

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #11)

Wed May 12, 2021, 12:15 AM

13. Well we have Americans that are homeless that need jobs

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 10:22 PM

12. Seems Republicans are setting up a Rat F**k operation.

A crises can be ginned and warped to lay blame on President Biden and Democrats. The most worrisome is the Middle Eastern apprehensions.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 02:48 PM

18. I must have missed something.

Sitting here, having brunch about one hundred meters from the border and all is nice. I did have a cat burglar last week when I left the patio door open a crack. The cat food dishes were polished clean. I'm pretty sure the dark tabby did it and she's probably undocumented too.

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