Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas claimed that the U.S. Southern Border was secure and that the department would be working to ensure its security, describing it as a “historic challenge.”
So historic, in fact, that it’s simply not true. “Mayorkas then blamed lawmakers who stated they would not commit to broad immigration legislation until they confronted the issue” writes the Foreign News Desk.
Mayorkas’ comments faced pushback and outrage from numerous Border Patrol agents and groups who are actually present and monitoring the border. They argue hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants crossing every month is not indicative of any sort of security at the border.
Foreign Desk News writes:
Some agents have told reporters that the Mayorkas and the White House are telling lies to the American people, using issues like crime, poverty, and others as reasons for asylum, which does not meet the legal standard of immigration law.
Groups like the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) disputed Mayorkas’ claim arguing that lethal drugs like fentanyl and unaccompanied migrants have come into the U.S. since President Biden and his team reversed policies from the former Trump administration. High-level officials in the DHS and Border Patrol told reporters that there were around 440,000 cases where individuals snuck past agents since October 2021, with over 50,000 in May.
Many agents in the DHS and Border Patrol stated that the U.S. southern border is the least secure in history, using evidence from the several million known instances of individuals coming successfully into America and the several thousands of overdose deaths from narcotic drugs.
The Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), reports that deaths from drug overdoses rose to an all-time high of more than 107,000 in 2021. “This report indicated a 15 percent increase from 2021, following the previous year when fentanyl drug overdose deaths jumped to 30 percent.”
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NYC Mayor Adams’ budget cuts slash total number of police and education funds
“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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