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So, turns out Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is not only a serial liar; he also appears to think he has the authority to decide which U.S. laws he enforces and which he doesn’t.
Even more incredibly, the DHS head apparently believes his misassumption extends to immigration law pertaining to U.S. borders and by extension, the security of the United States.
Should we tell him? Yes — but we’ll do that, later.
Let’s begin with the “Nation of Immigrants” narrative, or more precisely, the mid-20th-century revisionist version of the narrative, which reads, in part:
[The nation of immigrants mission statement] secures America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system.
On George Washington’s birthday in 2018, the Trump administration’s director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, L. Francis Cissna, changed the agency’s official mission statement (emphasis mine):
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administers the nation’s lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity and promise by efficiently and fairly adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring our values.
Mayorkas has smugly looked directly at members of Congress and the media and declared unapologetically that America’s southern border is “secure,” a laughable declaration, given the border crisis intentionally created by Joe Biden two years ago continues to surge with no end in sight, with more than five million illegal crossings detected and untold numbers of “gotaways.”
During a recent interview with former Fox News host Chris Wallace on CNN’s “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?” Mayorkas’s familiar arrogance and authoritarian view of himself and his job as DHS secretary were obvious with virtually every word he uttered — beginning with his view of the responsibility of the Homeland Security Department, as reported by Breitbart. Again, emphasis mine:
Our goal is to achieve operational control of the border, to do everything that we can to support our personnel with the resources, the technology, the policies that really advance the security of the border, and do not come at the cost of the values of our country.
Hold up a sec.
What values are we talking about, here, Mr. Secretary? And who gets to decide what those values are and whose job it is to uphold them? Better yet, who gets to decide when our border “policies” (congressional laws) should be enforced and when they shouldn’t be?
Mayorkas then went way over the top, actually telling Wallace:
The law needs to be changed if it does not either meet our highest ideals or actually proves to be functional in the service of those ideals.
Yeah, he really said that. And again, Mr. Mayorkas, whose “highest ideals”?
The ideals of a majority of the citizens of America who want their border protected from illegal aliens, the majority of whom we know little about, shipment after shipment of deadly fentanyl, and international terrorists intent on picking up where 9/11 left off? Incidentally, Mayorkas, a lawyer, has used countless loopholes to smuggle record numbers of illegal aliens into America, our economy, and our society, often overrunning border towns to the point of humanitarian crisis and economic collapse.
Mayorkas made his astonishing “Nation of Immigrants” claims when Wallace pressed him to justify his repeated claim that “the border is secure,” amid the continuing movement of roughly 3.5 million migrants — including at least 1.2 million unidentified “gotaways” — across the southern border.
It gets even worse. When Wallace pressed the DHS secretary to explain what “secure” meant, in terms of the southern border, Mayorkas absurdly responded:
There is not a common definition of that. If one looks at [Congress’s 2006] statutory definition, the literal interpretation of the statutory language, if one person successfully evades law enforcement at the border, then we have breached the security of the border …
Our goal is to achieve operational control of the border, to do everything that we can to support our personnel with the resources, the technology, the policies, that really advance the security of the border, and do not come at the cost of the values of our country.
I say that because in the prior [Donald Trump] administration, policies were promulgated or passed that did not hew to the values that we hold dear.
I’ll point it out, one more time: Mayorkas’s definitions of “us” and “we” cannot truly be defined as “us” or “we” the American people. What they can be defined as is elitist left-wingers who seek nothing less than the permanent change of American demographics to the point where the Democrat Party enjoys a permanent majority — and nothing less.
And this final spew from Mayorkas:
We, in the United States, have tremendous pride in our country as a country, a place of refuge. We are a nation of immigrants. We are also a nation of laws. Those laws provide for humanitarian relief for those who qualify. They also provide that individuals who do not qualify will be removed. That’s how we do our work at the Department of Homeland Security.
Complete crock of crap. The views that Alejandro Mayorkas and other left-wing elitists claim to embrace and how they embrace those views; that America is a “place of refuge” and also a “nation of laws” are mutually exclusive. And serial liar Mayorkas knows that as much as we do.
Your work, Mr. Secretary, in your eyes, is to subvert the laws of this country for the singular purpose of attempting to remake America as you see fit. For that, you should immediately be removed from office — at the very least.
The Mayorkas interview will air on CNN on Sunday night at 7:00 ET.