Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas attempted to accuse the Trump administration for having “dismantled” an entire immigration system in place by former Democratic presidents. His attempt to pass blame onto Trump is a telling sign that the Biden administration is struggling to manage the growing crisis.
However, Mayorkas insisted he is in no way concerned by opening the borders and allowing a steady stream of unaccompanied minors into the U.S.
In an entirely Fake News interview, Mayorkas reiterated the Biden administration’s policy to deport migrant families, but to house unaccompanied minors here in America.
“We will not expel into the Mexican desert, for example, 3 orphan children whom I saw over the 2 weeks. We just won’t do that. That’s not who we are.” — DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas pic.twitter.com/Gii9xvDCrD
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 21, 2021
In a separate interview with CNN, Mayorkas said the Biden administration “refuses to abandon children” that cross the border illegally.
DHS Chief Mayorkas places blame on the Trump admin for the current surge in migrants at the border: “There was a system in place in both Republican and Democratic administrations that was torn down during the Trump administration” #CNNSOTU https://t.co/oZKfufDioC pic.twitter.com/617RAvysBP
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 21, 2021
The Biden administration is under immense pressure to ease the crisis currently ongoing on our southern border. Since destroying Trump’s more common sense policies, we’ve seen an unprecedented surge that Biden or his administration is in no way prepared to handle.
Last month, the Biden administration announced it wold no longer enforce Trump’s policy to immediately deport unaccompanied minors back to their home country. Additionally, the current administration is granting over 25,000 Mexican asylum seekers, who were denied by Trump, total legal status.
In subsequent weeks, the number of unaccompanied minors have skyrocketed — and both Customs and Border Protection, and Health and Human Services officials have struggled to maintain order and control. Housing facilities are beyond capacity despite pandemic concerns.