Here’s Department of Homeland Security head Alejandro Mayorkas telling us officially that about the record numbers of illegal border crossers that they encountered in July. That’s just the ones they encountered, not including the ones that got through without being noticed.
Homeland Security Sec. Mayorkas announces that there were 212,672 migrants were encountered at our Southern border in the month of July, a 13% increase over June, which was a 20 year record. pic.twitter.com/guK4kGxXUs
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 12, 2021
The numbers have been skyrocketing, going up every month since Joe Biden has been in.
Border apprehension numbers under Joe Biden.
March: 173,265 (15-year high)
April: 178,850 (Old 21-year high)
May: 180,641 (Old 21-year high)
June: 188,829 (Old 21-year high)
July: 212,672 (New 21-year high)
TOTAL: 1,035,352 illegal immigrants
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 12, 2021
According to Fox, less than half of those have resulted in Title 42 removal, despite what the Biden administration has previously said.
But what he admitted on leaked video was even more troubling.
Biden DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the border crisis in leaked audio:
“This is unsustainable. These numbers cannot continue.” pic.twitter.com/60sQDuApWl
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 13, 2021
“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 Thursday, according to the audio obtained by Fox News’ Bill Melugin through a Border Patrol source. “We can’t continue like this, our people in the field cant continue and our system isn’t built for it.”
Mayorkas told the agents that the current border situation “cannot continue.” 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,” he said.
One of the agents in response leveled the Biden approach with his response to Mayorkas.
“For those of us who have been around here long enough … we don’t need to reinvent the wheel,” one agent told Mayorkkas. “We’ve had this happen before. We know exactly how to shut it down. We need to make illegal entry illegal.”
That’s the problem, right there. It isn’t hard. You have to actually enforce the law.
The Biden bunch has just made it hard by doing away with everything that worked to stem the tide. Mayorkas told the men he was trying to get more 2000 more agents in to help out. But even assuming that he’s able to do that, that isn’t solving the political issue of illegal aliens flowing right in because of the Biden policies.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) called for Mayorkas’ removal.
Time for Secretary Mayorkas to go. https://t.co/ZuJKs8sSb7
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) August 12, 2021
But the problem stems from Biden, so any replacement is just going to be in the same mess.
On top of that, you have massive number of people being released who are COVID positive according to former head of the CBP, Mark Morgan. He said at least 40,000 were being released without being tested and then dropped in various cities. “We know that everybody being released, they’re not being tested. We know that,” he said at the briefing sponsored by the Heritage Foundation.
“Let me give you another fact: 32 CBP personnel have died from COVID in the line of duty, nine in the United States Border Patrol, since the pandemic,” he said. What’s more, thousands have been pulled out of service because of their illnesses from handling migrants with the virus.
Morgan said that in some areas along the Rio Grande border, COVID-19 cases have jumped 900%.
“Yet,” he said, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas “is directing the release of up to 80% of families who have illegally entered the United States.”
But Biden doesn’t care about those federal agents or restricting the spread of the virus coming from those illegally crossing the border.