If you believe United States President Joe Biden’s policy on the southern border is a catastrophe, then it will be no surprise to hear that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas believes the situation is dire as well.
The Daily Wire reports that on Wednesday, as Mayorkas spoke to Yuma Sector agents, he provided a frank assessment of the border situation, saying the border is “worse now than it, frankly, has been in at least 20 years, if not ever.”
The leaked audio recording of the conversation was obtained by Townhall reporter Julio Rosas.
“The job has not gotten any easier over the last few months and it was very, very difficult throughout 2021,” said Mayorkas. “I know apprehending families and kids is not what you signed up to do. And now we got a composition that is changing even more with Cubans, Venezuelans, Nicaraguans, and the like, it just gets more difficult.”
“I know the policies of this administration are not particularly popular with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, but that’s the reality and let’s see what we can do within that framework,” Mayorkas continued.
On Tuesday, Fox News charged that Mayorkas should be “impeached” due to “the secretary’s brazen dereliction of duty [which is] directly harming the American people.”
According to the Daily Wire, one border agent turned his back on Mayorkas as he spoke:
“An agent pressed Mayorkas on how DHS can reconcile saying border security is the main mission for Border Patrol, yet agents are unable to patrol the border due to the policies the Biden administration has in place. Border Patrol agents are being utilized to process the thousands of illegal immigrants.
Mayorkas said he appreciated ‘the candor’ and explained he is working to ensure agents have the personnel, funding, and equipment they need to do their job. The agent replied they have been hearing that answer for years. According to sources present at the meeting and the audio recording, the agent who asked the question then turned his back on Mayorkas.”
Multiple studies and reporting agencies note that since Biden took office, there has been a sharp increase in southern border region fentanyl imports, fentanyl-related overdose deaths, and criminal activity.
Many hold Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris responsible for the influx of migrants across the southern border. Records show 178,840 (reported) illegal crossings in December 2021 — a level higher than the December totals from 2020, 2019, and 2018 combined, according to the Daily Wire.
Fox News reports that the federal government is facilitating the entry of non-vaccinated, non-vetted, illegal immigrants into America and then transporting them to cities across the country.
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