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Officials Warn Coronavirus Could Lead to ‘Unprecedented’ Surge of Migrants at US Border

The amount of “refugees” coming may be “completely unprecedented,” to the point where they can’t even estimate a number.

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Officials are beginning to prepare for what could be a historic surge of migrants at the US border due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The U.S. Agency for International Development acting Administrator John Barsa said that whether or not there is a rush for the border from Latin American nations will depend on how well the US recovers after the shut down.

“If there is economic collapse in a given country, it is only natural that there will be migration flows to places where the economy is more robust,” Barsa told the Washington Examiner. “Are we concerned about the economic impacts that this might have, which could lead to migration? Absolutely.”

Another senior official told the Examiner that is it reasonable to say the amount of “refugees” coming to the nation may be “completely unprecedented,” to the point where they can’t even estimate a number.

“You’re going to have millions and millions of Latin Americans out of jobs, with governments too broke to provide even the meager social safety nets they have,” a second senior U.S. official told the Washington Examiner. “How do you measure the number of refugees that come out of that level of devastation? You can’t put a number on it, but it’s reasonable to say that it would be completely unprecedented.”

The official explained that if there is economic devastation in South American nations, and the US is perceived as doing well, there will be a heavier flow of migrants.

“If you’ve got 20% or 30% unemployment in the United States, basically Great Depression levels or worse,” that might blunt some of the interest in traveling from Latin America, the second senior official told the outlet. “There would be pressure for immigration, but depending on how bad things are perceived to be in the United States, it would be either more or less pressure than you would think.”

The official is pushing for extra foreign aid to prevent the nations crumbling and economic migrants fleeing to the US border.

“Confronted with unprecedented violence and chaos in the region that we are directly tied to, do you try to wall yourself off from the region?” the senior U.S. official said. “Or do you launch unprecedented amounts of aid and assistance to try to rebuild the region and rebuild its institutions so that you basically don’t have to live in fear of the consequences in the region?” the official said.

The officials predict that the surge won’t be immediate, but expect it to happen some time in 2021. The winner of the November presidential election may also have an impact on how bad the wave is, as presumptive Democrat nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, has vowed that he will not deport anyone for the first 100 days of his term.

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Twitter’s Comms Director — Kamala Harris’ Former Press Secretary — Says Platform Has Ordered Trump Campaign to Delete Tweet

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The communications director for Twitter, who happens to be Kamala Harris’ former press secretary, tweeted on Wednesday that the platform has required President Donald Trump’s campaign delete a tweet containing an interview with the president from their official account.

Communications Director Nick Pacilio wrote that “the original Tweet from @TeamTrump is in violation of the Twitter Rules on COVID-19 misinformation, and we’ve required removal.”

The removal order comes after President Donald Trump quote tweeted their post, which was a video that they say contained “coronavirus misinformation.” During the interview, President Trump stated that kids are “almost immune” to Covid-19.

“The Tweet you referenced is in violation of the Twitter Rules on COVID-19 misinformation. The account owner will be required to remove the tweet before they can tweet again,” Twitter said in a statement to USA TODAY.

Facebook has also removed the video, citing a similar reason.

“This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation,” Facebook said in a statement.

The interview in question was with Fox & Friends and aired Wednesday morning.

When asked during the White House briefing later that day about his assertion, Trump said: “If you look at children, they are able to throw it off very easily and it’s an amazing thing, because some flus they don’t, they get very sick. … They seem to be able to handle it very well, and that’s according to every statistic.”

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VIDEOS: Black Lives Matter Mob Attacks White Woman’s Car in DC, Are Now Attempting to Dox Her

The ridiculous and petulant mob was crying to the police to arrest her after climbing on the hood of her car while others surrounded and banged on it.

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A mob of entitled Black Lives Matter brats attacked the car of a white woman trying to drive through DC’s Georgetown neighborhood on Saturday and are now trying to dox her.

The ridiculous and petulant mob was crying to the police to arrest her after climbing on the hood of her car while others surrounded and banged on it.

One of the members of the mob, Julia Clark, tweeted multiple videos of her group terrorizing the woman along with a rant about how they were some how in the right in this situation.

“Tonight @concernedofdc led a siren/noise pollution protest where we blocked off streets in Georgetown. The police presence was heavy. As we blocked off streets we demanded that people turn around. This was a minor inconvenience for this affluent white neighborhood,” Clark wrote. “As we blocked streets, certain drivers got annoyed and attempted to maneuver their way around us. This particular white woman tried to cut through a gas station. Me and a couple other protestors stood in front of her car and demanded she turn around. Instead she steps on the gas.”

Clark continued on to write that “finally cops come but instead of arresting this woman, or asking for her ID, registration, etc., they turn towards us and begin pushing us. We are BEGGING them to arrest this woman who just tried to run over protestors repeatedly.”

The absurd activist complained that police let the woman go home instead of arresting her, like they wanted.

“I am exhausted. My hands are shaking. I am angry. As the nation returns to complacency, we are still out here. We are still being killed. We are still being brutalized. For every second our nation forget about us we get angrier. WE DESERVE MORE. WE NEED MORE.”

Clark went on to call for the woman to be doxed, tweeting that “police didn’t do shit. They have never done shit. Will never do shit. And will never BE shit. Fuck the police. This is a hate crime. Find this woman.”

Despite calling for targeted harassment and doxing, Clark has not been suspended from Twitter.

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VIDEO: All Lives Matter and Black Lives Matter Protesters Engage in Armed Standoff in Oregon

Dueling “All Lives Matter” and “Black Lives Matter” protests in Eugene ended with eight arrests and massive property damage.

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A confrontation in Oregon culminated in guns being pulled by Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter protesters.

On Sunday, there were dueling “All Lives Matter” and “Black Lives Matter” protests in Eugene, which ended with eight arrests and massive property damage.

The Black Lives Matter activists were out in solidarity with Portland rioters, who have been tearing apart their city for nearly 60 days straight. They were met by a patriotic counter protest.

The Register Guard reports that “things boiled over when a counter-protester tried to cross through the protester’s line, protesters pushed back and a physical fight ensued between the two groups.”

“Even before this, one counter protester had pulled out what appeared to be a Taser and used it on people in the crowd a little before 9 p.m.,” the report continued. “At one point a shot was fired into the air, and a University of Oregon Daily Emerald journalist also captured a short video showing a man in a truck and a protester clad in black pointing guns at each other.”

The shocking altercation was captured on video by Daily Emerald reporter C. Francis O’Leary.

The stand off ended without violence, but Black Lives Matter activists went on to destroy a large area nearby, vandalizing multiple businesses.

 

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