What is it actually like at the border? An AZ congressman offers an in-depth look

On radio this morning, Mike Broomhead filled in for Glenn and welcomed fellow Arizonan, Congressman Matt Salmon (R-AZ) to the program to discuss the situation at the border. Salmon is a member of the House Immigration Reform Caucus, and he is also working to secure the release of Marine Corps Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi who has remained locked in a Mexican prison since March 31.

Salmon has spent a tremendous amount of time at border towns in both Texas and Arizona over the last several months. He has seen first hand the overcrowded border patrol outposts and the difficulty border patrol agents are having simply doing their jobs. Salmon blames this humanitarian crisis – which will see some 60,000 unaccompanied illegal immigrant children cross the border this year alone – on the “lackadaisical enforcement attitude” of the Obama Administration.

Salmon recently visited the border patrol facility in Nogales, Arizona where agents are working closely with the thousands of children who have poured across the border, and he explained that morale at the outpost is particularly low.

“[Morale is] abysmal because they're cops. They want to enforce the law. They want very, very much to be able to do their job,” Salmon explained. “And in my conversations with them and their leaders, they said, ‘It's not a problem with our resources. We have enough people right now to get the job done. It's the fact that our bosses and this Administration is tying our hands and not lets us do what we know and should have to do.’”

Salmon went on to describe the workflow at the facility, which has changed dramatically in recent months. The goal is to have the children at the facility for no more than 72 hours, and 140 agents have left their posts at the border to essentially babysit these kids.

“At the one in Nogales, they have 140 border patrol agents that have volunteered to come and do this – and by the way, they're all off of the border… basically baby-sitting these kids,” Salmon explained. “And they have a whole host of Health and Human Services employees that are screening them for health issues and immunizations and all that kind of stuff. And then the FEMA folks are there as well.”

“So they're supposed to be there no more than 72 hours,” he continued. “And then they're supposed to be able to either put them in some kind of a group home out in the community or what I call like a ‘foster home,’ until they can [be] reunited with their families. But the problem is that… many of them have family members here, but they're also here illegally.”

The situation is particularly dire when you consider many of these families are selling everything they have to be able to pay the cartels to transport their children. In many Central American countries, cartels and others with nefarious intent are actually advertising their services and claiming the U.S. will offer amnesty to those who make it across the border.

“We've got to fix this in it no time flat because these kids are ending up out in the community and there is no deterrent,” Salmon said. “These families are selling everything they own to pay $5,000 to $8,000 to the cartels to move their kids. If those kids were repatriated back to the country, then they'd find out it wasted money and it would stop. It would dry up.”

Salmon has also been on the front lines of trying to bring Sgt. Tahmooressi home from a Mexican prison following his arrest for weapons possession back in March. While the goal of having Tahmooressi reunited with his family by Fourth of July seems unlikely, Salmon believes good progress has been made.

“I believe that he has a very good attorney… I think that the Mexican authorities want out of this as much as we do… They're moving ahead,” Salmon explained. “When I last met with [Tahmooressi] about a week and a half ago, he was in good spirits. He was feeling optimistic. He's a young man with a lot of faith.”

Had the Obama Administration actually stepped in to help this soldier, Salmon believes this ordeal would have been over some time ago. Apparently the ethos of never leaving a man behind does not apply to this particular serviceman.

“It breaks my heart that somebody, you know, that has given so much to his country has had to, you know, languish in a Mexican prison for close to three months,” Salmon said, “when we probably could have gotten him out a lot quicker had the President made as much of a priority as he has, you know, with this young man in Afghanistan.”

A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

Watch the video clip below to catch the conversation:

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn explained why he wouldn't be surprised to see our supply chain collapse and empty shelves in America in the near future. Shortages are already wrecking our economy, China (where many of our goods are still made) is facing an energy shortage, and the Biden administration sure seems to be doing everything it can to make things worse.

Glenn noted a serious warning from American CEO Mike Beckham: "There's a major storm brewing in the supply chain," Beckham wrote on Twitter.

Thanks to China's centrally planned system, electricity shortages are causing huge delays in product manufacturing. In fact, some items are facing a 33 percent cut in production. "It could dramatically impact every [American's] life next year. But almost no one knows about it yet," Beckham warned.

Glenn went on to explain exactly what this means for you — and what you can do to prepare.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn break it down:


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