Homeland GOP Report Blames Mayorkas for ‘Devastating Human Costs’ at Border

 October 11, 2023

Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee have dropped a new report regarding the border.

The committee pointed all fingers at Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Mayorkas for the "devasting human costs" being paid due to the crisis at the border.

Talking Points…

  • The report
  • DHS response
  • My Two Cents…

The Report

This is one of the many reports we have been waiting to see come from the many House investigations that are going on right now.

It is not exactly a secret that Mayorkas has gone rogue at the border. And with Democrats still holding the Senate, not much can be done to remove him from office.

That being said, these reports are being done to try to show the American people what is really happening at the border.

In part, the report stated:

"These devastating human costs fall squarely on Mayorkas' shoulders, and no amount of excuse-making, blame-shifting, or political prevaricating can change that fact."

You can read the report in full on the Homeland House Website.

DHS Response

The Biden administration insists that it has been cracking down at the border, especially when it comes to drug trafficking.

The numbers are surely up in terms of confiscations, but the problem is that in this environment, those larger numbers for seizures likely mean an escalation in drugs that are successfully getting through.

That is hard to deny when you see the escalation of drug deaths related to fentanyl around the country.

DHS responded to the report:

"DHS has launched unprecedented campaigns, working with our allies, deploying new high-tech solutions, and leading investigations that are cracking down on criminal smuggling networks."

The subject of Border Patrol morale was also discussed, and that is something that is becoming a real problem.

Fox News has sent teams down the border to talk to these agents, and they are crushed that they have been turned into clerks and are not out there protecting the border and chasing down bad guys.

Instead, they have been turned into a welcoming committee and concierge service for migrants.

Watch this report in full, as it addresses some of these issues…

DHS responded to that claim as expected:

"This Administration has secured historic levels of funding that include the first increase in hiring for the U.S. Border Patrol in a decade and new resources across the Department for employee mental health and well-being.

"The best way to support personnel handling historic levels of migration is for Congress to pass the Biden-Harris administration's proposal to fully fund our work, invest in new technologies, and finally fix our broken immigration system."

Chairman Mark Green (R-Fl) added one final note on the human factor in all of this.

He stated:

"This self-inflicted crisis has exacted a terrible human cost all across our country. Since Secretary Mayorkas took office, we've watched in horror as fentanyl has increasingly spread into our communities, criminal illegal aliens have poured across the border, and law enforcement has been completely overwhelmed.

"Meanwhile, tens of thousands of vulnerable people, including children, have been trafficked or smuggled across the border by the cartels into forced labor, the sex trade, and other horrific situations."

The White House will deny all this, of course, but even the mainstream media reported on this, with a devasting report in the New York Times earlier this year.

My Two Cents…

The truthfulness of both Joe Biden and Secretary Mayorkas has been challenged repeatedly by members of Congress, especially on the immigration front.

The numbers do not lie, however, and now there are reports that millions of migrants have been released into the country.

On Tuesday, AP reported that thousands of migrants were set free in San Diego, a city that is already on the brink.

We are back to record-setting crossings again, as Biden will likely have more than six million migrants having crossed over the border in his first three years in office, possibly seven million, which is just a staggering number.

These people must be held accountable. Hopefully, reports like the one that was just released by Republicans will start to wake people up in this country to this crisis.

About Jerry McConway

Jerry McConway is an independent political author and investigator who lives in Dallas, Texas. He has spent years building a strong following of readers who know that he will write what he believes is true, even if it means criticizing politicians his followers support. His readers have come to expect his integrity.

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