Amid reports of immigration surges among families and unaccompanied children, Sara Carter appeared on Hannity Thursday to share what the people of Texas border towns have to say about the border crisis.
Carter interviewed Jimmy Hobbs, the Texas farmer who found five abandoned girls on his property Sunday. He and his wife Katie have lived in Quemado, Texas all their lives. Moreover, their family has lived in the area for generations but only now are they feeling the adverse effects of a weak immigration policy.
“We don’t feel like we’re a sovereign nation any more,” Katie said. “We don’t have a border down here in the south.”
Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano also talked to Carter about what it’s like running a city as it experiences a surge in illegal immigration.
“This administration is telling the American people, taxpaying citizens, that [the border] is under control,” Lozano said. “How is an increase of 396% under control, while this time last year it was 18,000 detainees — we are at 97,000 in this sector alone.”
Lozano is disappointed that the Biden administration isn’t called out enough for their failure at the border. “There’s no accountability,” Lozano said. “I was elected to do a duty that is to protect my community and if it means calling out a person from the same party, so be it. I am not going to back down.”
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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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