That's what Mark Morgan claims. He's a former acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
“What we’re experiencing now on the southwest border is a complete, utter catastrophe ... We have lost control of the southwest border.”
During the 2021 calendar year, Border Patrol agents apprehended close to 2 million illegal immigrants from 150 different countries along the southwest border—more than double 2019, the last pre-pandemic year, according to CBP data.
Last year, Border Patrol agents detected but didn’t catch an additional 600,000 illegal border crossers, known as “gotaways,” Morgan said.
“That’s the equivalent to the size of the state of Vermont,” he said. “Think about the bad people that are in that 600,000 that got away.”
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Although the public’s main focus is on illegal immigration numbers, Morgan said that’s just a subset of border security.
“When you open your borders up to one threat, one crisis, it’s not mutually exclusive from the others—you’re opening your borders up to the vast set of complex threats that we face,” he said.
“Anytime you’re so overwhelmed that you can’t perform the fundamental national security mission to secure our borders, the result is that every aspect of our nation’s public health, public safety, and national security is being impacted.”
The record numbers in 2021 occurred during a year in which many Americans, under the backdrop of a pandemic, faced vaccine mandates, work-from-home orders, and school closures.
Overcrowded border facilities were unable to test everyone for COVID-19, resulting in the release of illegal immigrants with the disease into communities. In July 2021, the city of Laredo sued the Biden administration for releasing a “flood” of illegal immigrants into Laredo, causing “irreparable harm.”
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Morgan predicts the southwest border metrics will continue to worsen through 2022.
“There’s no end in sight. There’s none. And this administration, every single day, everything they’re doing is just to get better at releasing people. They’re not trying to stop the flow.”
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Morgan accused Mayorkas of creating a “sanctuary country” for illegal immigrants, allowing them to come in and then shielding them from deportation.
“They’re trying to totally demolish ICE and make illegal immigration legal,” Morgan said, referring to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
“Everything that they’re doing is making our border less secure and our country less safe.”
Morgan said he believes the open border policies are an intentional move toward more Democratic House seats through redistricting, now that illegal immigrants are counted in the Census. In addition, they expect illegal immigrants to eventually vote Democrat.
Republicans are also complicit, he said, because they still believe this country needs the illegal workforce.
“But there is a true marginalized American workforce that’s out there that’s having to compete with companies paying lower wages to illegal immigrants. That’s real,” Morgan said.
There's more at the link.
Given the parlous state of US voters rolls (see previous article), one wonders how many of these illegal aliens will wind up casting ballots in 2022 and 2024 . . .
This is, of course, nothing more or less than an officially sanctioned invasion. It would be nice to think that those responsible will face criminal prosecution and punishment for the way they've undermined the security of the United States - but that's a pipe-dream. They've gotten away with it so far, and they're determined to continue. Just think - 2.6 million illegal aliens made it into this country last year. If they keep up this pace, in the four years of a Biden Administration we'll see more than ten million illegal aliens admitted to this country, enough to change voting patterns for decades to come. Their motivation is obvious.
The question is, what are those of us who value our constitution and the rule of law going to do about it? So far, we've done precious little. We have to organize, to establish and empower and fund active, effective opposition to this, up to and including doing the job of securing our borders if our government won't - but nobody's willing to face up to that reality. It's long gone time somebody did. I'm doing what I can with what I have, but that's a private effort. We need some of our national figures to tackle this publicly, and not to let up on it.
For all his faults, President Trump had very effective border policies. What if he were to throw his weight, and the weight of his followers, behind such an effort?