Missouri Senator Josh Hawley unloaded on DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in a letter on Wednesday; Hawley says the border leader is “unfit” and “should resign” in the wake of record-breaking border crossings.
I write with alarm over record-setting levels of illegal immigration into our country. According to your own department’s statistics, Customs & Border Protection agents have now encountered over 2 million illegal immigrants crossing our southern border this fiscal year. This is substantially higher than last year’s record 1.7 million encounters, and the year is still not even over. This number represents more than a four-fold increase in illegal immigration compared to FY 2020. And these are only the official statistics, which fail to capture the many got-aways who evaded detection. After two years on the job, you have demonstrated that you have no intention of enforcing our immigration laws.
Your total abdication of responsibility to secure the border has consequences. It has resulted in a record 78 individuals on a terror watchlist entering our country this year alone. And those are only the ones we know about.
Sadly, I think you do. This was the predictable result of your open border policies. Your intentional disregard for our country’s immigration laws makes you unfit to remain in office. You should resign.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection numbers logged more than 200,000 migrant encounters at the southern border in the month of August —more than 2 million have been logged since October 2021.
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