Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is spinning as quick as he can. But regardless of how he tries to wave away the crisis at the border, his look on “Fox News Sunday” illustrated how this administration is deceiving the American public. Here are a few of Mayorkas’ greatest whoppers:
Lie 1: “Approximately, I think it’s about ten thousand or so, twelve thousand. It could be even higher.”
For the final couple weeks, Mayorkas has bobbed and weaved every time he was requested how many of the Haitians tenting beneath the Del Rio, Texas bridge have been being launched into the United States and what number of have been being deported. At one level he blamed “18-hour days” for his lack of readability. But it’s clear the administration at all times knew the numbers, they simply didn’t wish to reveal them. Now that it’s unimaginable to cease the method, he again lowballs the number at 12,000 — vaguely including it may very well be extra. He is aware of it’s extra.
Lie 2: “What we do is we follow the law as Congress has passed it.”
What bunk. First of all, the administration’s justification for deporting some folks to Haiti was Title 42, which permits them to block entry due to the coronavirus health crisis. So what’s the distinction between the two,000 or so that they flew to Haiti and the 12,000+ they let in? It appears utterly arbitrary. Much extra possible is that, confronted with backlash from Democratic activists, they stopped utilizing Title 42. Meanwhile, in August, the Supreme Court dominated that the administration should (*7*), which required asylum seekers to attend there till their instances are heard. Biden and Mayorkas are simply ignoring it; Texas goes to courtroom to pressure them to conform. That’s not following the legislation — that’s flouting it.
Lie 3: “We have enforcement guidelines in place that provide the individuals who are recent border crossers who do not show up for their hearings are enforcement priorities and will be removed.”
Fox News’ Chris Wallance famous that 44 p.c of those that apply for asylum fail to point out up for his or her courtroom listening to. Oh no, Mayorkas stated, this time will likely be totally different. Considering he can’t even give an actual variety of folks launched into the US, how can we presumably imagine him? Aid teams are serving to these migrants mix into society, and liberal politicians in states like New York and California will rapidly make it possible for they don’t cooperate with Immigrants and Customs Enforcement — which has been detoothed by Biden anyway. No one’s getting deported.
Lie 4: Border Patrol brokers blocking migrants from crossing illegally, “painfully conjured up the worst elements of our nation’s ongoing battle against systemic racism.”
The photographer who took that picture already has debunked this. The agent was holding reins, they usually didn’t whip the migrants. The brokers have been attempting to dam migrants from dashing previous the horses into the US, which is their job. Biden and Mayorkas declare to wish to observe the legislation and forestall unlawful immigration, then shamefully slander the people who try to enforce those laws. If anybody is accountable, it’s Biden.
Lie 5: “We do not agree with the building of the wall. The law provides that individuals can make a claim for humanitarian relief. That is actually one of our proudest traditions”
The wall is to forestall somebody from sneaking over the border illegally. If somebody is making use of for humanitarian reduction, they go to an official border crossing — how can Mayorkas conflate the 2? Meanwhile, our amnesty legal guidelines are supposed to cowl individuals who face persecution at dwelling for his or her spiritual, social or political views. Wanting higher financial alternative just isn’t asylum. By all accounts, many of the Haitians coming listed below are in search of a greater life — honest sufficient. But that might imply making use of for a inexperienced card, going by the method. Instead they rushed the border, requested for asylum, got a courtroom date a yr or two years down the highway and let into the nation. Will they present up? And in the event that they do, will any choose rule in opposition to them?
Lie 6: “11 million people in this country without lawful presence is a compelling reason why there is unanimity about the fact that our immigration system is broken and legislative reform is needed.”
By “reform,” Mayorkas means “mass amnesty.” To the Democrats, there needs to be no restrict to these allowed into the US, and all of them ought to turn into instantaneous authorized residents — heck, residents. And no, there’s not “unanimity” about this, as a result of whereas most individuals polled do need a path to citizenship for Dreamers, in addition they need some border safety to make sure that there aren’t 11 million extra unlawful immigrants dwelling right here subsequent yr.
Lie 7: “I wouldn’t call it a flood.”
The footage of a ragged tent city of 15,000 under a bridge in Texas would say in any other case, as would month after month of report numbers of border encounters. But this isn’t the top. Letting 12,000+ into the US en masse simply assured that caravan after caravan from Central and South America, to not point out Haiti and Cuba, usually are not massing to come back right here. Biden and Mayorkas simply despatched a message to the world: Come on in. The flood has solely began.