Texas Rep. Interviewed on a Podcast About Immigration

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Rep. Tony Gonzales of Texas was interviewed on a podcast and said that Panama had detained a number of people that they believe are wanted en route to the U.S. “She goes, ‘Funny you ask that Tony because in Panama we do biometrics and we have apprehended 52 people that we believe are associated non-preferred groups,” the congressman recalled.

While on the Republican National Committee’s “Real America” podcast, he said added that thousands of more migrants could be heading toward the U.S.

Only a month ago, thousands of Haitians had traveled to the Del Rio, Texas border, some of whom were deported in planes, others fled back into Mexico, and thousands made it into the U.S.

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Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said nearly 30,000 migrants had been encountered at Del Rio since Sept. 9, with as many as 15,000 under the bridge at one time. In addition to those deported to Haiti or retreated into Mexico, another 12,400 were released into the US to wait for court cases to be heard by immigration judges.

Biden has been addressing these issues, but it's more complicated than most think.

Despite promises to have zero deportations during Biden’s first hundred days in office, advocacy groups have estimated there were in fact over 26,000 deportations in his first 29 days, many of which were enacted using the controversial Title 42, a law that allows the government to remove individuals during public health emergencies.

Thousand of people who come to the U.S. seeking a better life are faced with stigmas because the process of immigrating legally to the U.S. is so complex, political, and lengthy.

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