Mayorkas Won't Admit Border Crisis Exists While Standing in Overrun Del Rio

Posted: Sep 20, 2021 3:00 PM

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas channeled more of the same willful ignorance that's typified the Biden administration's handling of the illegal immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border during a press conference in Del Rio, Texas, on Monday.

More than 13,000 illegal immigrants, including many from Haiti, crossing the Rio Grande to illegally enter the United States in recent days has led to the creation of an unofficial refugee camp as thousands of migrants huddle under Del Rio's International Bridge. 

Secretary Mayorkas made a visit to survey the situation and see what Department of Homeland Security personnel are doing amid the latest surge in illegal immigrants, but he continued to minimize the magnitude of the crisis.

Townhall's Julio Rosas, who's been on the ground covering Biden's border crisis over the last several months, asked Mayorkas about the disconnect between his public statements calling the surge in illegal immigrants a challenge and private comments admitting the situation along the border is unsustainable and a crisis. When Julio asked Mayorkas whether he would publicly admit the existence of a crisis at the border, Mayorkas cut him off.

"I'm going to stop you right there. Let me just say very clearly. We are focused on meeting the challenge, we are focused on the mission," Mayorkas said without answering Julio's question or admitting publicly that the situation at the border is an unsustainable crisis. 

As Julio has witnessed firsthand over the weekend, the situation in Del Rio is "now the worst part of the border crisis" he's seen this year.

Despite Secretary Mayorkas' visit to what he won't admit is a crisis situation, President Biden and border czar Kamala Harris have continued to turn a blind eye to the plight of border states and the Americans who call them home, as Julio covered here

Anyone with eyes would say that the currently unfolding crisis in Del Rio is exactly that — a crisis. As Julio has witnessed and reported from the border (more than can be said of Biden and Harris), the situation is far more dire than Biden, Harris, or Mayorkas care to publicly admit.  

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