“Look, it’s worse now than it, frankly, has been in at least 20 years, if not ever.”
Those were the words of Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden administration Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, speaking to overwhelmed and frustrated border agents in Yuma this past week.
In remarks that were recorded on audio and obtained by townhall.com, Mayorkas admitted the relentless influx of immigrants over the southern border was making it impossible for agents to focus on their core responsibilities of protecting against criminal and national security threats.
Mayorkas acknowledged to agents:
“The job has not gotten any easier over the last few months and it was very, very difficult throughout 2021. I know apprehending families and kids is not what you signed up to do. And now we got a composition that is changing even more with Cubans, Venezuelans, Nicaraguans, and the like, it just gets more difficult.”
In the recording, an agent at the meeting can be heard pushing Mayorkas about how DHS could claim that border security is the primary purpose of Border Patrol, while agents are in fact unable to patrol the border due to regulations implemented by the Biden administration.
Agents have been forced into processing thousands upon thousands of illegals, essentially overseeing entry in the country and even disbursement to different states and localities.
Other agents complained about issues including politicians and others demonizing Border Patrol while they often rescue illegal immigrants from harm and death.
A sensational—and false—story of officials on horseback “whipping” persons illegally crossing the border in the Del Rio Sector prompted premature condemnation from the President and others at the time.
It was a piece that succeeded in the short-term in taking attention off Biden’s badly failing reversals of Trump era immigration initiatives that had stemmed the inflow of illegals.
“I know the policies of this administration are not particularly popular with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, but that’s the reality and let’s see what we can do within that framework,” Mayorkas admitted during the meeting.
More on Townhall’s exclusive can be found here.