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GOP-Led House Votes To Ban Housing Migrants On Public Lands

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The Republican-controlled House conducted a vote regarding a significant matter concerning migrants who are presently residing in the United States unlawfully. This surge in numbers is a result of President Joe Biden’s immediate reversal of former President Donald Trump’s highly effective immigration and border enforcement policies.

Legislators enacted a provision that prohibits the utilization of public land for the temporary accommodation of undocumented migrants during their asylum application process.

“The bill, H.R. 5283, passed with a majority of Republicans in support, 224–203,” the outlet reported, adding that the bill’s fate in the upper chamber is also certain, but not in a positive way for the GOP.

“It’s dead on arrival in the U.S. Senate, where Democrats hold a slim majority, and many Democrats criticized the bill as a messaging tactic for the 2024 elections, where hard-line immigration policies are the cornerstone of the GOP platform,” the outlet reported.

House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) declared: “The mission of the National Park Service is to conserve the natural and cultural resources for the enjoyment of future generations, not bail out the failed border policies of the Biden administration.”

The outlet noted further:

The push for the bill comes after the Biden administration granted New York City officials’ request to build temporary housing and facilities for migrant families at Floyd Bennett Field in southeastern Brooklyn.

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The bill prohibits this type of action on land under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, or the Forest Service.

It also revokes a 2023 lease between the National Park Service and New York City to use portions of the Gateway National Recreation Area to provide housing for migrants.

This comes as the GOP-led House voted on Wednesday to formally authorize its investigation into President Joe Biden’s potential impeachment.

By a party-line vote of 221-212, the Republican-controlled chamber approved the investigation, looking into whether Biden improperly benefited from his 53-year-old son Hunter Biden’s international business dealings. Hunter Biden had earlier declined an invitation to testify behind closed doors.

Claiming that it is politically motivated and lacking in evidence, the White House has rejected the investigation. Biden is gearing up for battle in anticipation of a potential rematch with Trump in the 2024 election.

Earlier this week, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized Johnson and House Republicans for the move.

During an interview on MSNBC with host Alex Wagner, the California Democrat claimed Johnson is trying to supply Republican legislators with “a red meat political stunt to distract constituents from their historically unproductive year” by pushing a “baseless impeachment of President Joe Biden.”

“Well, thank you. It is nice to be with you, Alex, especially at this difficult time for our country when we have so many needs that we have to meet so many challenges to democracy in Ukraine and in our own country and that the speaker is going down this path,” Pelosi began.

She added: “He says he has no choice the fact is, he has no respect, no respect for the Constitution of the
United States, no respect for his members, whom he’s asking to vote for an impeachment with no basis.”

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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), the leading Republican on the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, told Just the News last week that “banks filed at least six reports concerning Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings that flagged President Biden’s home address in Delaware and raised concerns about possible criminal activity involving money laundering or human trafficking,” the outlet reported.

He also said “that the Suspicious Activity Reports (SARS) chronicled about $12 million in transactions over several years, some of which passed through Joe Biden’s Wilmington, Del., home where he had allowed his son to stay,” the outlet noted further.

Johnson asserted that Joe Biden would likely have been aware that his son was utilizing his home as a business and banking address, if for no other reason than postal mail arriving at the location. He further contended that House impeachment investigators have ample grounds to inquire into Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s foreign dealings. The House is scheduled to vote on formally authorizing an impeachment inquiry next week.

“There’d be so much activity coming into his address, in this case, Hunter Biden’s businesses, that he obviously would have to be aware,” Johnson said of the current Oval Office occupant. “So, again, I just use the word obvious. It has been so obvious for so long that Biden Inc. is a corrupt enterprise. And that this president is corrupt, that he is compromised.

In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity in July, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) predicted that Joe Biden would go down as “one of the most corrupt stories in U.S. history when we get to the bottom of it.”

“I’ve been to the Treasury. I’ve read dozens of suspicious activity reports,” she told Hannity. “I can tell you that the amount of money that we are talking about is staggering. I believe the number will be higher than $50 million at the end of the day.

“What we have seen is evidence of bribery, corruption, possible racketeering, and money laundering. What we have to do next, whether there is an impeachment inquiry, more investigation, or a special counsel, is, in the meantime, the House Oversight Committee, Judiciary Committee, and Ways and Means have to get as many whistleblowers as possible,” she said.

Mace noted further that the evidence “is corroborated by text messages, emails, eyewitness testimony, whistleblowers from the IRS, et cetera. The amount of evidence is starting to become overwhelming.”

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