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Sara Carter: The border is wide open

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Sara A. Carter described an “overwhelming” crisis at the U.S. Mexico border, during the Sunday night Fox News show “The Next Revolution” with Steve Hilton. Moreover, law enforcement officials attempting to mitigate the issue feel their “hands are tied,” she said.

Carter recently returned from two border trips to McAllen and Brownsville, Texas and Yuma, Arizona.

“Many of them (migrants)… they’re sitting there, people are crossing the border, turning themselves in, they’re asking them to take off their shoelaces, they’re asking them to remove their belts, they’re basically saying ‘welcome to America, you’re not going to be kicked out, let’s take you and get you processed,'” Carter explained.

She added, “And now the problem is is that it’s overwhelming right now. The facilities are overwhelmed. You have over 9,300 children in the month of February.”

Carter went on to emphasize that the issue is not only dealing with an influx of unaccompanied children but also concerns an influx in family units.

“The border is wide open,” she said. “So you have over 100,000 people in February that entered the United States. Now, this week alone, we’re seeing over 3,500 children, but we’re also seeing family units. And not all of those people are the actual parents or guardians of these children. So we’re seeing a lot of human trafficking as well.”

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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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