1,000 migrants make a break for it, force border shutdown

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Yesterday, an estimated 1,000 migrants from the infamous "migrant caravan" stormed the border and threw rocks and bottles at U.S. border agents. In response, U.S. agents fired tear gas at the crowd, which gave the media the drama they've been craving, so they could write lines like this from the Associated Press: "Children screamed and coughed in the mayhem of the tear gas."

The headlines might as well have been: "Evil America Tear-Gases Babies."

Apparently, yesterday morning, a group of Central Americans who are fed up with conditions in the migrant camps in Tijuana, held a rally urging the U.S. to speed up its asylum claims process. Currently, the U.S. is processing 60 to 100 migrant asylum applications per day.

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However, as the march veered toward the border, around 1,000 decided to make a break for it. They pushed past a Mexican police blockade and tried to squeeze through wire and scale fences. As a result, the U.S. temporarily closed the border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana.

A lot of the migrants' impatience stems from a pending deal between the U.S. and Mexico over how to deal with asylum seekers. In the past, asylum seekers have been allowed to remain in the U.S. while their cases are processed in U.S. courts. However, the Trump administration wants the caravan to stay in Mexico while their cases are processed. Yesterday's protesters hope to make their asylum case in person to U.S. agents before this potential deal takes effect.

That sounds heart-wrenching and all, but the fact remains that the 1,000-plus migrants who rushed the border yesterday are trying to expedite the legal process by breaking the law.

Here's the truth – America is not heartless, but it is, at least for the time being, still governed by the rule of law.

Sorry, but there's no magic wand solution for an immigration crush like this. Yes, the asylum application process is going to be slow when a mob of 6,000 people show up at the border at the same time. Most other countries would be just as slow or slower, if they considered the applications at all. Frankly, most countries would've already closed their border and turned away this caravan a long time ago.

Here's the truth – America is not heartless, but it is, at least for the time being, still governed by the rule of law. That means trying to crash through the border fence is not the way you immigrate to the U.S. (no matter how much the left would like it to be).

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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