Did the Obama administration engineer a humanitarian crisis on the border to push a progressive agenda?

Has the Obama administration engineered a humanitarian crisis in order to advance progressive policies on illegal immigration? That's the charge Glenn made in his opening monologue Monday night on TheBlaze, connecting the President's stance on illegals and a series of alarming stories from the border that have raised a lot of questions.

Last week, Glenn reported on a spike in illegal immigrant children trying to cross the border. In fact, some reports claim that 60,000 children will attempt to cross the border this year alone. Border agents are overwhelmed and ill-equipped to process such a huge number of illegals, let alone teenagers and kids as young as nine years old.

President Obama came out and called this an "urgent humanitarian crisis" last Monday, and has requested an extra $1.4 billion - yes BILLION - in order to cope with the crisis. Meanwhile, over 700 kids are now being sheltered in a warehouse in Arizona.

It's a tragic situation. No one - even the staunchest opponents to illegal immigration - want to see kids suffering in a makeshift shelter, missing their parents and longing for the better life promised by the American Dream.

But as the news cycle is dominated by the gut wrenching tragedy of the situation - no one is asking the important question: why the sudden influx of kids on the border? Why are they coming now?

The administration and the media are reporting that they are fleeing extreme poverty and rising violence - but hasn't that been going on for years now?

Glenn noticed that in one news report from the LA Times there may be an answer: "Increased violence in Central America, the desire to reunify with parents and false rumors circulating in their homelands that unaccompanied children can stay indefinitely in the United States are fueling the surge, administration officials said." (emphasis added)

A local report from KRGV gives further evidence that a local news station in Guatemala is telling mothers with kids will not be turned away at the border.

Central Americans say news reports in their countries are encouraging them to make the journey north to the United States.

A mother and child told CHANNEL 5 NEWS that the message being disseminated in their country is, "go to America with your child, you won't be turned away."

The woman, Nora Griselda Bercian Diaz, from Guatemala, said she endured threats from the Zetas and extortion from corrupt Mexican police. She eventually crossed the Rio Grande with her 6-year-old Delmi Griselda Paul Bercian by her side.

Where did this rumor come from? Glenn tied it back to a 2012 Executive Order issued by President Obama that allowed illegal immigrants who came here as minors to defer deportation for two years. However, this order only applies to those who came to America before 2007, a fact often buried by the Obama administration.

"Everything the administration has communicated on the issue of illegal immigration has left no doubt that this is an administration friendly to illegal immigrants. The clear impression that he is leaving is this: They want to abolish deportation. They want amnesty for all. Even the worst of the worst, convicted illegal felons, are treated like royalty. 36,000 were released from prison in 2013 alone. Yet our one marine is on Day 70 in a Mexican prison? The administration has actually planned another executive order to extend this deportation delay another two years, they haven't pulled the trigger on it, but he will," Glenn said.

Glenn said it should be no surprise that people are choosing to break the law because they know President Obama doesn't want to follow it. In fact, the humanitarian crisis with the children held at the border has reignited the debate of illegal immigration and renewed the left's push for legislation that would grant amnesty to kids who illegally came here "through no fault of there own."

"I will tell you, you are dealing with dangerous revolutionaries," Glenn said. "They will make sure they never let a crisis go to waste."

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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