Tuesday, December 20, 2022

ICE training videos reveal agency lost track of 150K illegal migrants due to Biden admin's lack of processing
Officials launched 'Operation Horizon' in an effort to find the lost migrants

EXCLUSIVE: New excerpts from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) training videos reveal the challenges faced by border officials due to the Biden administration's relaxed "no processing" immigration policy, which resulted in the government losing track of at least 150,000 illegal migrants in the summer of 2021.

The videos, first obtained by Fox News Digital, show border officials discussing logistical issues they are dealing with after hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants were released into the interior of the country without thorough processing. The training videos span from November 2021 to February 2022 and are included as part of discovery in an ongoing lawsuit by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody against the Department of Homeland Security and other border agencies.

Due to lack of resources and a surge at the border after President Biden took office, officials in March 2021 started releasing migrants with instructions to report to the ICE office that's closest to their intended residence, but without formal charging documents. Read more and see video here.
BREAKING: Maricopa County Judge Orders Two-Day Trial in Kari Lake Election Lawsuit
Jennifer Van Larr / RedState

Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s lawsuit against Maricopa County will go to trial, a judge ruled late Monday.

Lake filed the lawsuit December 9, alleging that “hundreds of thousands of illegal ballots infected” the Nov. 8 election and led to Hobbs being declared the winner, and “contains more than 270 exhibits of evidence.” Lake’s suit also relies on expert witness testimony.

Last week Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson agreed to allow Lake’s legal team to “inspect a small number of printed and early ballots from the election, including 50 that were marked ‘spoiled’ on Election Day.” That inspection has not occurred yet; it is scheduled to begin Tuesday, December 20.

Then, after a hearing Monday:

…Thompson tossed eight of the claims in Lake’s lawsuit, but allowed two to remain that alleged an intentional...Read more, see tweets and video here.