Every American is at risk with this open border."
GOP Congressman Mark Green, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, has blasted Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for lying about the security of the border and violating the law as record numbers of illegal immigrants crossed the border last week.
Appearing on CNNs State of the Union to discuss the 83,000 crossings just last week alone, and Mayorkas assertion that the numbers have dropped, Rep. Green noted What the secretary failed to say is that this week has seen more crossings than any time, any week in our history. Yes, there was some anticipation, and so people started coming across at higher numbers, in fact, record-breaking numbers, at the first part of the week.
But in the latter part of the week, a judge ruled that they cant do their plan of just releasing without a court date, which Secretary Mayorkas has said on the news was a bad idea. But that court ruling said he cant do that. The drug cartels have responded, and the numbers have fallen off for a couple of days, Green explained.
But he admitted just moments ago that they cant predict the peak, The Congressman continued, adding CBP said 40 percent increase is expected with Title 42 gone.
Green laid out the stark numbers, urging Thats another nine million people in two years. I mean, they have already let 5.04 million encounters and 1.5 million got-aways as they have tried to manage border security and not secure our border.
Green vowed to hold Mayorkas responsible, saying he knows for a fact he lied to Congress under oath, and adding Were going to look into his dereliction of duty, the laws hes intentionally violated and not followed.
His job is to execute the laws, not write them or make them up himself, Green continued, adding the the DHS heads interim final rule to just speed people into the country is an excellent example of them just making up the laws, which we are the ones, we write the laws in Congress. He executes the laws, right, as the executive branch.
We will show the human cost of this open border, fentanyl mothers, Angel Moms, that little baby in Florida crawling around on a VRBO that encountered fentanyl and died, Green further urged, asserting that every American is at risk with this open border. I would be negligent in my job not to look into this guys performance.
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