The Department of Homeland Security said two weeks ago that illegal border crossings are on pace to reach their highest level in two decades.


Meanwhile, President Joe Biden’s administration is making claims such as that border crises happen every year and that former President Donald Trump’s policies didn’t reduce illegal crossings.


Lora Ries, senior research fellow for homeland security at The Heritage Foundation, joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss those claims.


We also cover these stories:

  • The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, warned Americans that a fourth coronavirus surge could be on the way if more precautions aren’t taken.
  • The CDC said in a new study that the Moderna and Pfizer coronavirus vaccines prevent about 90% of infections.
  • In the opening arguments of the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, prosecutors said that he “betrayed” his badge by using unnecessary force on George Floyd, who died in police custody last May.



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