“It is clear to me the Biden Administration has lost control of the border,” Graham said. “Under its current leadership, it doesn’t have either the will or capability to fix the problem.”
Mayorkas says the current migrant surge will likely result in the largest number of border crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border in 20 years. Moreover, Mayorkas testified before the House Homeland Security Committee Wednesday and was grilled by Republican lawmakers over his refusal to call the issue a “crisis.”
Since President Biden’s inauguration, the administration has taken steps to reverse many of the Trump administration’s immigration policies. That includes implementing a 100-day moratorium on deportations, reversing the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy, and halting the construction of the border wall.
According to Graham, however, those policies aren’t solutions to the ongoing problem rather they are ‘a mistake.’
“The solutions are obvious but will require an understanding that the Biden Administration’s early policy choices – to abandon Trump’s successful border policies – was a mistake,” Graham explained.
“It is time for DHS Secretary Mayorkas to change course or change jobs,” Graham said, adding “The situation is bad and only going to get worse. Unless there is immediate and drastic change, the worst is yet to come – by far.”
The Department of Homeland Security didn’t immediately respond to this reporter’s request for comment.
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“No city should be left to handle a national humanitarian crisis largely on its own, and without the significant and timely support we need from Washington, D.C., today’s budget will only be the beginning,” said New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams about his decision to make budget cuts as a result of the overwhelming migrant crisis.
However, those who will suffer from budget cuts to the city’s services to offset the cost of dealing with the ever-increasing number of migrants are those that are in place to make the city better.
“The cuts will see police freeze hiring and bring the total number of police officers below 30,000. It would further slash the education budget by $1 billion over two years and affect a litany of other agencies” reports Just The News.
Albeit, Adams admitted: “In all my time in government, this is probably one of the most painful exercises I’ve gone through.” More than 110,000 migrants have arrived in New York City over the past year, including roughly 13,000 sent from Texas by GOP Governor Greg Abbott as part of his ongoing bussing plan to send new arrivals to the U.S. to sanctuary cities.
However, similar to other leaders of sanctuary cities, Adams is unwilling to put his money where his mouth is. In September, Adams warned that the crisis would “destroy New York City” and begged the federal government to pay for his mess.
“I’m gonna tell you something, New Yorkers, never in my life have I had a problem that I didn’t see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this,” Adams said at the time. “The federal government needs to do its job. We need the federal government, the Congress members, the Senate and the president to do their job: close the borders,” said Adams’ advisor Ingrid Lewis Martin insisted in early October. “And until you close the borders, you need to come on with a full-on decompression strategy where you can take all of our migrants and move them through our 50 states.”
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