While it can be easy to blame the mainstream media for the narrative coming out of D.C., it can be almost impossible for news outlets to keep up with the Biden administration. In a single year, they dealt with COVID-19, inflation, dismal approval ratings, scandals, Afghanistan, and the one to start it all – the Southern Border crisis. Although there hasn’t been much news circulating around the Southern border, which still sits in shambles and Joe Biden has yet to visit, apparently, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas traveled to Arizona Wednesday to speak privately with border patrol agents about Biden’s immigration policy. And while Mayorkas might have wanted it to be private, a leaked audio recording was released.
In the video, featured below, agents are heard speaking with the Secretary about the current crisis at the border. In Biden’s first year in office, over two million immigrants were detained at the border. That doesn’t account for the people who illegally crossed the border and were never caught.
At one point in the meeting, an agent even asked Mayorkas about the number of migrants who were being enrolled in the “Remain in Mexico” policy. This policy allows immigrants to seek asylum in the United States, but they must return to Mexico and wait until their case is heard by the immigration system.
Mayorkas listened to the agents, but gave nothing more than a half-hearted response, saying the “numbers are not where they need to be.”
Following the audio leak, a spokesperson within the Department of Homeland Security admitted Mayorkas traveled to the state to “hear their experiences and address their needs.” They added, “Border Patrol Agents are dedicated to their mission, and demonstrate tremendous bravery and life-saving skills in the performance of their duties. Secretary Mayorkas welcomes candor during these conversations, and appreciates and respects the opinions of each member of the CBP workforce.”
This piece was written by Zach Heilman on January 27, 2022. It originally appeared in RedVoiceMedia.com and is used by permission.
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