An unprecedented stream of undocumented immigrants continues to cross into the United States from Mexico, but the White House’s message remains the same: Nothing to see here!
The latest federal official to blatantly ignore reality was Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
During a recent speech, he had the audacity to claim that the U.S.-Mexico border “is secure.”
Here’s how Fox News reported it:
“Look, the border is secure,” he said. “We are working to make the border more secure. That has been a historic challenge.”
He also used the question to take aim at lawmakers who have said they will not pass comprehensive immigration legislation. A number of Republicans have said they would not consider legislation that includes a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country until the border crisis ends.
“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 clarifying that “safe and secure are two different words.”
His efforts to blame Republicans and play fast and loose with semantics aside, Mayorkas sparked some social media backlash with his laughable assertion.
Secretary Mayorkas had the nerve to claim the border ‘is secure’ last night, while last month saw a historic 207,416 migrant encounters and 6 individuals on the terrorist watchlist.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) July 20, 2022
DHS Secretary Mayorkas says "the border is secure."
This is one of the biggest lies of the Biden Administration.
— Rep. Darrell Issa (@repdarrellissa) July 20, 2022
Mayorkas was JUST ON TV saying that the border is secure. It's like this administration has no idea what words actually mean. We are being INVADED. https://t.co/9UjfMWwyCU
— Chicks On The Right (@chicksonright) July 20, 2022
What else are the Democrats lying about?
— Congressman Troy Nehls (@RepTroyNehls) July 20, 2022
Not only are undocumented immigrants pouring across the border in record numbers, but experts say a startling number of those individuals are suspected terrorists.
As the House GOP reported last month:
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data, at least 50 individuals on the terrorist watchlist have been apprehended attempting to cross our southern border since October.
MAKE NO MISTAKE: Border security IS national security. Joe Biden’s open-border policies are endangering every community in America.
BIDEN’S BORDER CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:
50 people on the Terrorist Screening Database have been apprehended attempting to illegally enter the U.S. since October, which is the beginning of the fiscal year.
This is OVER a 200% increase from ALL of FY2021.
Here’s a clip of the DHS secretary’s recent remarks: