The border official for President Joe Biden claims he is unable to explain why hundreds of thousands of migrants are pouring over the line he is responsible for policing.
Only six days before he removes the Title 42 border restriction, border director Alejandro Mayorkas was questioned on Friday, “Can you clarify why you’ve witnessed this big influx of migrants in the past couple of weeks?”
The pro-migration border director told the reporter that “it is impossible to pinpoint the root of the problem.”
However, a migrant from Venezuela called Daniel said in the New York Times of May 7 that he along with lots of other Venezuelans are entering the US illegally because “we just desire to work.”
Venezuelan Abel Oviedo informed TexasTribune.org that “the aim was to guarantee the kids a good life and access to school.” He had made his home in Colombia before relocating to Peru, although his family’s journey had begun in the latter half of 2022. Oviedo said, “I work hard.”
Mayorkas professed ignorance despite his organization having a $175 billion budget for 2023. He is free to read the justification provided by immigrants like Daniel and Oviedo as well as by the U.S. and other governments, media, academia, and companies since he works with intelligence and law enforcement organizations in the global superpower.
At least 1,000 migrants have died as a result of the Mayorkas migration, which has also placed heavy civic and financial responsibilities on Americans as well as their local governments. Lower standards of living, increased urban disorder, and a more challenging future for American children are some of the responsibilities Mayorkas imposed.
Mayorkas responded to the reporter’s query by pretending ignorance and then said a garbled string of words like the “bafflegab” employed by British politicians.
“You are aware that one component of migration’s issue is its fluidity. This phenomenon is really intricate. We saw the horrific fire in the Mexican city of Juarez and its effects on Mexico’s internal politics. And in the two weeks that have followed, there has been a noticeable increase in Venezuelans. To address that surge, we have negotiated a deal with the Mexican government, and we will soon see the effects of that accord.”
In response to inquiries regarding his pro-immigrant policies, Mayorkas typically says, “Fundamentally, we have been working with a dysfunctional immigration system.”
Mayorkas’ justification of a “broken system” was refuted on May 6 by Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX):
“Simply claiming that the system has become dysfunctional is a convenient way to avoid taking the necessary action at the border and collaborating with others, including Guatemalans, Mexicans, and other people who wish to work with us.” I support and I am in favor of immigration reform. However, simply claiming that ‘the system is dysfunctional’ is an excuse for not enforcing the law and maintaining order at the border while still respecting the dignity of immigrants who have legitimate—and I repeat, legitimate—claims is an expedient course of action.”