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DHS Secretary Admits on Leaked Audio Biden’s Border Crisis is ‘Unsustainable’ & ‘We’re Going to Lose’

Secretary of the Department of Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas visited Texas and met with Border Patrol agents. In leaked audio, Mayorkas admitted that the current surge of migrants to the country is ‘unsustainable’ and ‘we’re going to lose’ if ‘borders are the first line of defense.’

“A couple of days ago I was down in Mexico, and I said look, you know, if, if our borders are the first line of defense, we’re going to lose and this is unsustainable,” Mayorkas said Thursday, according to audio obtained by Fox News‘ Bill Melugin. “We can’t continue like this, our people in the field cant continue and our system isn’t built for it.”

“It’s our responsibility to make sure that that never happens again,” he added.

DHS Secretary Mayorkas’ comments contrast with remarks that he made in March that “the border is closed.”

“Our message has been straightforward — the border is closed,” Mayorkas said. “We are expelling families. We are expelling single adults. And we’ve made a decision that we will not expel young, vulnerable children.”

The Biden administration attempted to pin the surge in migrants on the Trump administration. But seven months later, the administration is conceding that its management of the immigration enforcement system has utterly failed.

A CBS report on Thursday said that Border Patrol carried out 212,000 migrant apprehensions in July, which was a a 21-year high. The report said that “more than 110,000 single adult migrants were taken into custody,” and the majority of them were “expelled to Mexico under a public health authority first invoked under the Trump administration.” The report added that “nearly 88% of the more than 83,000 migrant parents and children taken into custody as families in July were processed under U.S. immigration law and allowed to seek asylum

In March, DHS Secretary Mayorkas claimed that the administration had the situation under control, while the White House was insisting that the border situation was not a ‘crisis.’

“We have seen large numbers of migration in the past. We know how to address it. We have a plan. We are executing on our plan and we will succeed,” Mayorkas said. But he reassured people that “it takes time” and is “especially challenging and difficult now” due to the Trump administration’s moves. “So we are rebuilding the system as we address the needs of vulnerable children who arrived at our borders.”

That’s quite the ‘rebuilding of the system,’ since the immigration crisis now is a total disaster, as Mayorkas admitted to the Border Patrol on Thursday. .”

He preached going back to basics, which was something the Trump administration had done successfully.

“For those of us who have been around here long enough … we don’t need to reinvent the wheel,” one agent told Mayorkas. “We’ve had this happen before. We know exactly how to shut it down. We need to make illegal entry illegal.”


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