January 6, 2023

Mayorkas Claims Migrants 'Straining' System, Calls for Help from Congress

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on Wednesday that the border crisis is a strain for the agency and that Congress needs to get involved.

Mayorkas made the comments in an interview with the Washington Post that called for immigration reform to address the issue.

"There's no question that the number of encounters that we are experiencing at the border is straining our system," he said, before calling the immigration system "fundamentally broken."

"No one disagrees with that. We just can't seem to agree upon the solution. And a solution is long, long overdue," he said.

"Within the broken immigration system that we are operating we are managing the number of encounters, and we are prepared to address the end of Title 42. We've been preparing for this since well beyond last year."

The concerns come as high numbers of migrant crossing show little fear of prosecution.

"In November 2022, after Biden created even more loopholes to Title 42 enforcement, 233,740 immigrants were arrested crossing the southern border, and just 29% were denied entry through Title 42," the Washington Examiner reported.

As border fears decrease, the demand for smugglers to guide migrants into the U.S. has soared, creating a large movement of individuals and small groups of operations facilitating the transport of people.

The problem has also spread to the shipment of drugs, with the amount of fentanyl crossing the border soaring.

The Biden admin's recent operation is a positive move but represents only a tiny number of the illegal crossings taking place each day.

Source: Fox News

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