Let’s be honest. There was very little chance that I’d have a lot in common with an immigration attorney, at least not ideologically. But what I found when I interviewed Renata Castro is that she is intelligent, caring, and willing to discuss topics without screaming about them. This was a refreshing subversion of expectations as I’ve had my share of confrontational interviews with left-leaning people in my time.
On the latest episode of NOQ Report, we exchanged ideas about immigration and found one particular topic that we agreed upon wholeheartedly. Too many migrants, particularly from Central America, are making the very dangerous trek to the southern border of the United States in hopes of applying for and receiving asylum. All too often we hear horror stories about how the women and children are constantly raped along the way by cartel “guides” who charge high fees to make the journey and then take further “payment” along the way.
This desperately needs to stop, and one way to do it is to open up asylum laws to allow for residents of other countries to apply without going to the border first. It will have one negative side-effect as the system will be strained by an onslaught of applications, but this is far preferable to the current situation in which tens of thousands of migrants cross the border every week. We should prefer to accept more valid applications and reject more invalid ones than to continue to encourage people to flood across the border.
YouTube, Spotify, and other Big Tech platforms are taking Freedom First Network down
It’s no secret we speak our minds and bring on guests who do the same. That’s one of the biggest reasons we put together the Freedom First Network in the first place. There are far too many news outlets, including so-called “conservative” media companies, who are so beholden to Big Tech that they temper their perspectives at best and outright coverup the truth at worst. Many, as you all know, will blatantly lie in order to maintain the narrative that supports the radical agenda taking over much of the United States.
We have had our YouTube channel taken down. Many of our shows have been suppressed or removed by Facebook and Twitter. Spotify banned one of our shows completely from their platform. Google hates us. We’ve even been censored by some of the smaller players like Medium, Transistor, and Captivate. But we stand behind our reporting and perspectives and we refuse to bow down to Big Tech tyranny for the sake of pageviews or video plays.
This isn’t the easiest road to travel, especially for a media company that is so new. We launched Freedom First Network in 2020 to fight against the very censorship that we’re seeing so widespread today. We have found great homes for our content on freer speech platforms like Rumble and we’re putting our best efforts forward into building our presence on Locals. Nevertheless, we cannot do it alone. We need help.
One of the things cofounders Jeff Dornik and JD Rucker agreed to from the start was to never be the pawns of companies that do not embrace our worldview. Finding advertisers and affiliates is easy; we receive requests by companies wanting to be pushed on our shows every day. But it’s important to us that we’re promoting companies, services, and products that are beneficial to maintaining a Freedom First stance in America. As a result, we do not take on sponsors easily. We would rather rely on our own products like Freedom First Coffee and the support of our wonderful viewers, listeners, and readers.
Those who want to support us and help keep the fight for America’s future moving forward can do so by donating through our Locals page. There, you can donate monthly or one-time. Some have told us to use Patreon or GoFundMe, but both of those platforms have demonstrated a hatred for free speech. Locals does not. They embrace it. We encourage everyone to join us on Locals, but donations are greatly appreciated as well. We do not have day jobs. Our fight for freedom is a full-time gig.
Please feel free to reach out to us through our contact form. It goes directly to our founders, so if you’re interested in getting involved, investing, sponsoring, or even bringing a show to our network, let us know. May God Bless the United States of America!