Mayorkas makes an alarming announcement on TV that no one saw coming

Mayorkas has completely failed at his job of protecting this nation. He has also allowed the worst illegal immigration crisis this nation has ever seen.

But now, Mayorkas has made an alarming announcement on TV that no one saw coming.

During a recent interview with CBS News Immigration and Politics Reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made bold claims about the Biden administration’s handling of the ongoing migration crisis at the southern border.

Despite record numbers of illegal crossings and widespread criticism from both sides of the political aisle, Mayorkas asserted that the administration has “done an extraordinary job” in managing what he described as an “unprecedented level of migration.”

Mayorkas was quick to shift the blame for the border crisis away from the administration’s policies. “If we take a look at migration, not just at our southern border, but in context, the level of migration throughout the hemisphere is unprecedented,” he stated.

He cited global factors such as poverty, violence, extreme weather events, corruption, and suppression by authoritarian regimes as the primary drivers behind the mass exodus towards the United States.

However, critics argue that the Biden administration’s lax border policies and mixed messaging have acted as a magnet, encouraging more people to attempt the perilous journey.

Under President Biden, policies such as the reversal of the “Remain in Mexico” policy, the halt of border wall construction, and the promise of more lenient treatment of illegal immigrants have been seen as inviting illegal crossings.

In the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, Mayorkas maintained that the administration’s efforts have been nothing short of exemplary. “We have done an extraordinary job to deal with an unprecedented level of migration,” he insisted.

Yet, the numbers tell a different story. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), there were more than 2 million encounters at the southern border in fiscal year 2021, a record high.

Republicans have been vocal in their criticism. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called Mayorkas’ remarks “delusional,” stating that “the Biden administration has created the worst border crisis in U.S. history, and now they want to pat themselves on the back for it.”

Mayorkas also touched upon the recent failure of bipartisan legislation that he claimed would have provided the administration with “more tools to deal with those individuals who seek to game the system.”

The bill, which aimed to enhance border security measures and streamline the asylum process, was shot down in the Senate.

“The reality is that some people do, indeed, try to game the system. … And we deal with it accordingly,” Mayorkas said, without specifying what measures are in place to prevent such abuses. Critics argue that the administration’s approach has been reactive rather than proactive, with insufficient measures to prevent illegal crossings and address the root causes of the crisis.

While Mayorkas praised the administration’s efforts, border states continue to bear the brunt of the crisis.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has repeatedly called for more federal support, deploying state resources to address the influx of illegal immigrants.

In Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey has taken similar measures, criticizing the federal government for its lack of action.

Local law enforcement agencies and border communities have been overwhelmed by the surge. The increase in illegal crossings has strained resources, from healthcare services to schools, and has led to a rise in crime in some areas.

Border Patrol agents, tasked with managing the unprecedented influx, have expressed frustration with the lack of support and clear policy direction from Washington.

The ongoing border crisis has significant implications for the Biden administration as it heads into the 2024 election cycle.

Immigration remains a top concern for many voters, particularly in swing states. The administration’s handling of the crisis could prove to be a significant liability.

Despite DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ assertions that the Biden administration has done an “extraordinary job” in handling the migration crisis, the facts on the ground paint a starkly different picture.

Record numbers of illegal crossings, strained local resources, and the failure of bipartisan legislative efforts highlight a situation that is far from under control.

As the 2024 election approaches, the administration’s handling of the border crisis is likely to remain a focal point of political contention and public concern.

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