Fox News has obtained leaked audio footage of Department of Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas admitting that Biden’s border crisis is “unsustainable” and that “we’re going to lose” if “borders are the first line of defense.”
The comments sound a lot like something former President Donald Trump would say however the Biden administration rather lie to the American people than be honest.
According to the source who released the footage to Fox News, the comments from Mayorkas were made during his visit to the southern border.
“A couple of days ago I was down in Mexico, and I said look, you know, if, if our borders are the first line of defense, we’re going to lose and this is unsustainable,” Mayorkas said during a meeting on Thursday with Border Patrol agents. “We can’t continue like this, our people in the field cant continue and our system isn’t built for it.”
Mayorkas is clearly trying to reassure the Border Patrol that change is coming however it seems like the Biden administration is not being honest with the American people.
“Mayorkas told the agents that the current border situation ‘cannot continue,’” Fox News reported. “He said the federal government’s system was not designed to handle such an influx of migrants as the U.S. has seen in recent months and he was ‘very well’ aware that the sector recently came close to ‘breaking.’”
“It’s our responsibility to make sure that that never happens again,” Mayorkas said in the leaked recording. “The extent of the challenge should not be understated, but nor should our ability to meet it.”
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
The Biden administration recently released a plan to handle illegal immigration, but the proposal focused on addressing “root causes” of migrants from Mexico and Central America, and the solutions proposed were largely financial in nature.
On Thursday, confirming earlier reports of a major surge at the border, the Department of Homeland Security announced that apprehensions at the border are increasing, even though apprehensions typically decrease over the hot summer months. The flow of unaccompanied minors, which briefly slowed, appears to be increasing again alongside illegal immigration generally. In July, US News and World Report indicates, the number of child migrants again hit record highs. Border agents took nearly 900 children into custody during a single day in July — the most ever.
Although DHS has kept the notorious “Title 42” immigration provision in place, allowing it to continue to expel apprehended illegal immigrants without extensive processing over concerns they could spread COVID-19, fewer than half of the immigrants apprehended were turned back under the provision: around 97,000 of the 212,000 encountered.
CBS reported on Thursday that around 83,000 migrant children and families have been approved to seek asylum in the United States. That approval allows them to remain in the U.S. until an immigration court conducts an asylum hearing.
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