Mayorkas Claims The Border Is “Secure”
Mayorkas Claims The Border Is “Secure”
The border is secure according to DHS Secretary Mayorkas. He made this outlandish claim in Aspen yesterday.
The Biden administration continues to assure that the southern border is ‘secure’ despite record-setting numbers of illegal crossings and proliferation of the crisis over the last few months.
‘Look, the border is secure,’ Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Matorkas insisted during remarks at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Tuesday.
But he added that the administration is still ‘working to make the border more secure.’
That has been a historic challenge,’ Mayorkas said, adding that there is a difference between the words ‘safe’ and ‘secure.’
But insistence that the border is secure comes amid a prevailing rise in crossings as well as complaints from New York City and Washington, D.C. that the crisis is finally hitting home after Arizona and Texas starting busing migrants to the city hubs to deal with them.
The last quarter’s figures show that 200,000 migrants passed through the southern border every month for the last three months.
So, it’s mostly secure? Kind of sort of secure? But needs to be MORE secure? And now we are supposed to believe that there’s a difference between secure and safe? That’s some serious verbal gaslighting. Especially in light of the evidence.
According to Homeland data, there have been 1.746 million encounters at the southern border this year. That figure already beats last year’s total of 1.734 million.
In 2020, there were 458,000 encounters and 977,000 in 2019.
The vast majority of encounters involve single adults. There have been 115,000 encounters this year involving unaccompanied minors.
Gosh, MORE illegals have crossed the border in 2022 compared to years previous? That’s pretty SECURE isn’t it? Then again, this is the same guy who, earlier this year, stood up and said the border is closed. This is the same guy who refuses to back the border patrol agents whom a reporter falsely accused them of whipping illegal immigrants. This is the same guy who is evidently ok with sneakily flying illegal immigrants all over the country in the dead of night.
Over 200,000 illegals crossed the border in JUNE. That’s a record number of illegals.
Border Patrol and ICE are overwhelmed, so they are busing many to DC, New York, and other places. Suddenly those Democrat-run cities don’t want any illegals in their back yard.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday demanded the federal government help pay for what he said was a wave of asylum seekers pouring into the city, claiming its safety net was being strained by busloads of people coming from border states and elsewhere.
Adams’ comments echo those of Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who took to national TV Sunday morning to say her city’s homeless shelters were filling up because of buses being sent en masse to the city from Texas and Arizona.
Those arriving in NYC are placed in homeless shelters, which is evidently straining the system.
Hello @NYCMayor. Don’t you read the @nypost Page 1? We’ve reported for 9 months on secret midnight flights bringing illegal migrants to NY from the southern border practically every night. You didn’t know that buses drop them off at city-funded affordable housing in the Bronx?! https://t.co/htSlKTSt03— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) July 20, 2022
DHS Secretary Mayorkas may succeed in gaslighting the audience in Aspen, but the rest of us know something he refuses to acknowledge. Our border is NOT secure and hasn’t been for over two years. The sheer amount of illegals as well as the massive increase in illegal drugs has rendered our border neither SECURE OR SAFE.
It doesn’t matter what the definition of ‘Is’ is here. Secure and safe are two words that don’t describe how our border really is.
We've been saying it would get worse. It's gotten worse. We no longer have a functional border. It's nothing but a speed bump for criminality with a reward system for breaking our laws, courtesy of the Biden Admin. https://t.co/9hTHSlyxj3— Border Patrol Union – NBPC (@BPUnion) July 16, 2022
Our border is a sieve. Our homeland and national security are at risk because the Biden Administration is playing semantic games.
Under Mayorkas watch, the border is neither secure nor safe. He has no one else to blame but himself for this.
Feature Photo Credit: US Dept of Homeland Security, public domain via Wikimedia, cropped and modified