Mayorkas Claims He And Biden ‘Don’t Bear Responsibility’ For Border Crisis, Won’t Say He Deserves To Keep Job
EAGLE PASS, TEXAS - JANUARY 08: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas holds a press conference at a U.S. Border Patrol station on January 08, 2024 in Eagle Pass, Texas. Mayorkas visited Texas border areas where large numbers of migrants had been crossing over the Rio Grande from Mexico just weeks before. The number has recently dropped dramatically, according to Mayorkas since the Mexican government ramped up enforcement actions, slowing many migrants from reaching the U.S. southern border.
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Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said during an interview over the that he and President Joe Biden were not responsible for the illegal alien crisis that has exploded as a direct result of Biden’s open border policies.

Mayorkas made the claim during a Sunday NBC News interview with Kristen Welker on “Meet The Press” as he is on the verge of making history as the first cabinet secretary to be impeached in nearly 150 years.

Mayorkas claimed that allegations that the administration was “willfully” not enforcing immigration laws were “baseless,” but he could not say how.

The segment comes as more illegal aliens have entered the U.S. through the southern border than at any other time in U.S. history.

“You yourself have said that more than 85% of migrants caught crossing the border illegally are being released into the U.S. as they await their court dates,” Welker said. “Why do you deserve to keep your job, Mr. Secretary?”

Mayorkas did not answer the question and instead blamed Congress for the problem, even though the problem exploded the moment that Biden took office.

“But do you bear responsibility for what is happening at the border, what the president himself has called a crisis?” Welker asked.

After previously refusing to call the situation a crisis, Mayorkas said now that it “certainly is a crisis,” but added: “we don’t bear responsibility for a broken system, and we’re doing a tremendous amount within that broken system. But, fundamentally, fundamentally, Congress is the only one who can fix that.”

When asked, Mayorkas would also not acknowledge Biden’s recent admission that the U.S. border is not secure.


Related: Speaker Johnson Vows Mayorkas Will Be Impeached Despite ‘Setback’

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