Immigration

PANTS ON FIRE: Border Patrol Agents Blast Mayorkas for Claiming the Border is Secure

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.21.22

Alejandro Mayorkas says the border is secure. Border Patrol Agents strongly disagree.

While speaking at the Aspen Security Forum on Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made the demonstrably false claim that the southern border is “secure,” even after CPB numbers showed that more than 207,000 migrant encounters were logged in the month of June.

“Look, the border is secure,” he said. “We are working to make the border more secure. That has been a historic challenge.”

Then, Mayorkas threw lawmakers under the bus.

“I have said to a number of legislators who expressed to me that we need to address the challenge at the border before they pass legislation and I take issue with the math of holding the solution hostage until the problem is resolved,” he said.

“There is work to be done,” he said before adding that “safe and secure are two different words.”

But the border is neither “safe” nor “secure” —and Border Patrol Agents were quick to check Mayorkas in exclusive statements provided to Fox News Digital.

“Hundreds of thousands crossing every month is not the definition of secure,” one agent said. “They are liars and anyone who believes them are fools.”

From Fox News:

Brandon Judd, President of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) also disputed that the border is secure, pointing to not only the drug flows into the U.S., but also the number of migrants that get past agents.

A high-level CBP source told Fox News last month that there have been 440,000 known gotaways since the fiscal year began in October — with over 50,000 in May. Combined with the 400,000 known gotaways since the beginning of FY 2021, that means that more than 800,000 illegal immigrants have gotten past agents since October 2020.

“As bad as the apprehension numbers are, and they are beyond bad, the scariest part of border security is the gotaways and the amount of drugs that are coming into the country,” Judd told Fox News Digital. “Secretary Mayorkas knows the cartels use illegal border crossers to facilitate their higher value contraband including criminal aliens and fentanyl.”

“Secretary Mayorkas knows we have the least secure border in our history as evidenced by nearly one million known gotaways and over 100,000 overdose deaths from narcotics coming across our southwest border,” he said. “There are easy solutions but based upon the evidence and a refusal to implement programs to secure the border it is clear this Administration including Secretary Mayorkas clearly does not care about the American people.”

Lone Star State lawmaker Rep. Chip Roy supports the Border Patrol and agrees that Mayorkas is not being truthful when he claims that the border is secure.

“Secretary @AliMayorkas is lying to the American people just like he lied to us on @JudiciaryGOP under oath when he says the border is secure. #ImpeachMayorkas”

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