The US border with Mexico, where thousands of immigrants illegally cross into the nation each day, is secure, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas would have you believe.
Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado Tuesday, Mayorkas severely downplayed the overwhelming amount of border-crossers reportedly caught by Border Patrol agents each day.
“Look, um, the border, the border is secure,” he claimed when asked by Aspen Security Forum presenter and MSNBC correspondent Trymaine Lee if the border is safe, or if an “invasion” is afoot.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas insists “the border is secure.”
Under Joe Biden, there have been record numbers of illegal crossings, terrorist sightings, and illicit drugs flooding over the border and into American communities. pic.twitter.com/w6e7Hh6uGs
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Mayorkas continued, stammering, “Uh, the border… we’re working to make the border more secure.”
“That has been a historic challenge,” he added, understating the problematic issue that’s been plaguing border communities and federal agents alike.
If the border’s secure someone should let federal statisticians know, because data from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in June alone showed agents encountered a staggering 239,416 illegals.
In fact, CBP reports they apprehended over 200,000 illegals each month this past March, April and May – record-setting numbers eclipsing data from previous years.