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Rep. Garcia shares biggest fear about border crisis

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Rep. Mike Garcia (R-CA) appeared on “The Sara Carter Show” podcast on Thursday to further discuss what he calls the “humanitarian crisis” at the border. This comes after Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee last week.

Garcia and Carter recently visited the Antelope Valley in Southern California and saw miles and miles of warehouses and pot farms that stood as testaments to President Biden’s border policy failures. While it is legal under the right regulations to grow marijuana in California, these were illegal farms and reportedly run by the cartels.

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Garcia says workers at these pot farms face deadly consequences. “We’ve also found, you know, 10, dead bodies of these illegal immigrants who are indentured servants working there,” Garcia said. “They have no one to report to, they have no one to, you know, express grievances to, they have no top coverage.”

Therefore, Garcia told Carter, “it’s a humanitarian crisis, not only at the southern border, but also 200 miles inland.”

Many of the local residents Garcia spoke to during the visit expressed fear of cartel retribution. According to Garcia, these farms have become increasingly brazen because their work is producing a high reward at little risk.

“My biggest fear is we’re going to lose an innocent civilian American life to these organizations that didn’t exist in our neighborhoods just a couple of months ago,” Garcia said.

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DHS Secretary Mayorkas Says We Cannot Remove ‘11 Million Undocumented Individuals’ Unlawfully in U.S.

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Troubling details were unearthed during the questioning of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas by the Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-IA). Grassley asked Mayorkas about a DHS memo from September 30 which reads: “The fact an individual is a removable noncitizen will not alone be the basis of an enforcement action against them.”

“Does that reasoning apply to the [1.2] million illegal immigrants who have received due process and been given a final order of removal by an immigration judge?” Grassley asked Mayorkas.

“We cannot remove 1.2 million individuals, nor can we remove more than 11 million undocumented individuals, individuals who are unlawfully present in the United States, who might not have final orders of removal” Mayorkas answered.

Mayorkas also stated that he had issued the due process policy after drawing on “tremendous experience not only as a member of the Department of Homeland Security but as a federal prosecutor.”

Grassley pressed Mayorkas, asking, “should any of them be removed?”

“Of course,” Mayorkas said. “I do believe that individuals who pose a public safety threat, who pose a national security threat, who pose a border security threat, should be removed, and we should be smart and effective in our use of resources, and we should focus on the well-being of our communities and prioritize individuals for removal.”

In his opening statements, Grassley addressed Mayorkas and stated, “When you allow the ACLU and open-borders immigration activists rather than career law enforcement professionals to dictate the terms of your immigration and border policies, then you shouldn’t be surprised when record-shattering numbers of people start showing up at the border to take advantage of that.”

Grassley continued, “When you run DHS like it’s an ‘Abolish ICE’ fan club, you shouldn’t be surprised when you have an illegal immigration crisis on your hands.”

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