Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner

Anna Giaritelli

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Recent articles by Anna:

Fifty-five immigrants died in federal police custody at nation's borders in 2021

Fifty-five immigrants died while in federal police custody at the nation’s borders in fiscal 2021, according to new data that track how many cases were investigated by internal auditors. → Read More

State of Our Union: Border crisis belies Biden's quiet executive push to rewrite immigration policy

President Joe Biden will take the podium for his third State of the Union address under unprecedented circumstances in U.S. immigration policy. → Read More

Record number of immigrants stopped trying to cross border illegally in December

Federal border officials had an unprecedented 300,000 encounters of immigrants attempting to enter the country without authorization in December, the most in any month in national history. → Read More

White House 'cheat sheet' of accomplishments skips mention of border and immigration

Immigration reform and border security were nowhere to be found on a list of President Joe Biden’s major accomplishments that the White House sent Friday touting his wins during his first two years in office. → Read More

Mayorkas scolded Border Patrol in 'whipping' incident after learning agent did not have a whip

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas learned within hours following an alleged abusive incident involving Border Patrol on Sept. 19, 2021, that a federal agent had not used a whip against a Haitian immigrant, yet the Cabinet official continued to perpetuate a different narrative. → Read More

Border Patrol agent from Texas dies in off-duty accident

Ahead of President Joe Biden’s visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, hundreds of homeless immigrants slept on the ground outside a church shelter downtown, blocks away from the port of entry Biden will tour. Though the city made many attempts to clear people out, the blocks surrounding the church have only become even more crowded and now littered with trash, leading up to Biden’s visit. → Read More

Biden’s new border strategy ‘significantly’ deterring illegal migration: Mayorkas

President Joe Biden’s recent efforts to stem illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border have been a success thus far, according to the Cabinet official in charge of the initiative. → Read More

Mayors bring Biden's border crisis to his doorstep and demand national solution

The mayors of big and small cities across the country attended Washington with a call for President Joe Biden to end the border crisis, the impacts of which have been felt thousands of miles north of the U.S.-Mexico boundary. → Read More

El Paso gets reprieve from border crisis with Mexican cartels busy infighting

AUSTIN, Texas — The number of immigrants arrested attempting to enter the United States illegally from Mexico in El Paso has dropped precipitously since the week leading up to Christmas. → Read More

Greg Abbott blasts 'Biden’s open border' in third inaugural address

AUSTIN, Texas — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott blasted President Joe Biden during his inauguration speech outside the Capitol Tuesday and vowed to focus his third term on securing the state’s border. → Read More

Mayorkas ordered internal review of massive immigration contract: Emails reveal

EXCLUSIVE — Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas privately voiced concern about the award of a half-a-billion dollar government contract to Endeavors for immigrant housing, according to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. → Read More

Ronna McDaniel says she'll win RNC chair despite state defections

EXCLUSIVE — Ronna McDaniel is confident she will secure a fourth term as leader of the Republican National Committee despite Southern states’ attempts to unseat her. → Read More

Mayra Flores to remain Biden critic in new role at conservative Texas think tank

AUSTIN, Texas — Former Rep. Mayra Flores signed on with a leading conservative think tank in Texas, where she will continue to speak out on border security and economic issues that she focused on as a candidate. → Read More

El Paso faith and community leaders plead with senators over growing border crisis

EL PASO, Texas — Volunteers at humanitarian organizations at the border fear being arrested and prosecuted for sheltering and feeding homeless illegal immigrants who have been camped outside a church in downtown El Paso for weeks to avoid deportation. → Read More

Bipartisan senators embark on extensive border trip following Biden's 'sanitized' stop

EL PASO, Texas — Eight Democratic and Republican senators will follow President Joe Biden’s short visit to the U.S.-Mexico border with an extensive two-day trip in El Paso and Arizona, meeting with federal, state, and local officials responding to the immigration crisis. → Read More

Texas Republican slams Biden for border invite snub: 'I'm not this crazy extremist'

EL PASO, Texas — Texas Republican lawmakers who represent districts on the Mexican border were furious that the White House chose to exclude them from President Joe Biden’s visit despite inviting three Democrats along for the trip. → Read More

Abbott hand-delivers Biden a letter on El Paso tarmac denouncing his border 'failure'

EL PASO, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott made a surprise visit to El Paso to deliver a note to President Joe Biden as he stepped off Air Force One for his brief visit to the U.S.-Mexico border. → Read More

DeSantis calls up National Guard amid Florida immigration surge

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has activated the state's National Guard to respond to an "alarming influx" of immigrants setting sail for the United States from Cuba and Haiti. → Read More

El Paso clears downtown of expansive migrant camps ahead of Biden visit

AUSTIN, Texas — City sidewalks that transformed into makeshift homeless camps as tens of thousands of illegal immigrants were released into downtown El Paso in recent months have been cleared out ahead of President Joe Biden's arrival Sunday. → Read More

Border Patrol agent shot ahead of Biden border visit to El Paso

A Border Patrol agent assigned to its El Paso region was shot Thursday afternoon while attempting to make a traffic stop in New Mexico, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson. → Read More