Mayorkas tries honesty
Category: News & PoliticsBy: vic-eldred • 3 weeks ago • 38 comments
Yesterday Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas confirmed that about 12,000 migrants who were encamped under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, had been released into the U.S., in an interview on Fox News Sunday. For many this is not much of a surprise. Joe Biden promised during his presidential campaign that he would scrap the Trump administration’s policies to secure the southern border against waves of illegal migrants expecting to be admitted into the United States. Since being elected, millions on migrants have crossed the boorder, while Biden has scrapped the Trump border policy, especially the highly effective "Remain in Mexico" policy.
Mayorkas, who used to try and deny the obvious, was a bit more candid yesterday when interviewed by Chris Wallace:
“Of the 17,400 that weren’t deported back or returned on their own to Mexico . . . how many have been released into the U.S.?” Wallace asked.
“They’re released on conditions, and approximately I think it’s about 10,000 or so, 12,000,” Mayorkas replied.
The whole issue of the migrant camp at Del Rio, Texas came to a head after Fox News began filming it with drones and broadcasting the situation on a daily/nightly basis. It's called journalism and it actually got a response from the Biden administration, which cleared out the camp in record time in the past few days.
Eventually, Wallace asked the obvious question of why the Biden administration did not stop the migrants from crossing the Rio Grande into Texas?
“Why didn’t you build—forgive me—a wall, or a fence, to stop . . . this flood of people coming across the dam? It looks like a highway that allows them to cross the Rio Grande,” Wallace said.
“It is the policy of this administration: we do not agree with the building of the wall,” Mayorkas replied. “The law provides that individuals can make a claim for humanitarian relief. That is actually one of our proudest traditions.”
One of our proudest traditions?
Open borders, changing the demographics of the United States and using foreigners to replace American voters are progressive/democrat objectives (not traditions).