Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Sheriffs Declare ‘no confidence’ in DHS Secretary Mayorkas, Ask Biden to Fire Him; "I Wish We Had A Real Border Czar": Texas Dem Congressman Slams VP Kamala Harris

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Sheriffs declare ‘no confidence’ in DHS Secretary Mayorkas, ask Biden to fire him:
Western sheriffs say southern border has 'turned into an invisible line in the sand'
The Western States Sheriffs’ Association has issued a declaration of “no confidence” in Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, saying he’s led a Biden team that has turned the southern border into “an invisible line in the sand.”
The sheriffs, who represent 17 states, called on President Biden to oust Mr. Mayorkas and find a new department chief who will work with them to restore respect for the border and immigration law.
They pointed to a surge of people and, more acutely, of drugs pouring across the border in recent months and reaching deeper into America’s interior, bringing the impact of border chaos straight to their communities.
They also tied some of the recent increases in violent crimes in major cities to illegal immigrants.
“America’s sheriffs have watched in disbelief as the southern border has turned into an invisible line in the sand,” the sheriffs said this week in a position paper signed by association President Leo Dutton, sheriff in Montana’s Lewis and Clark County, and Executive Director James F. Pond.
Illegal activity along the border set records over the last fiscal year, with almost all of the chaos coming on Mr. Biden’s watch. The summer saw the Border Patrol flirt with 200,000 arrests each month, and though that has leveled off somewhat, October’s figure of nearly 160,000 was still the worst October on record. --->READ MORE HERE
"I Wish We Had A Real Border Czar": Texas Dem Congressman Slams VP Kamala Harris:
Right on the heels of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas admitting that Vice President Kamala Harris has not been "directly" involved in the department's key policy decisions since taking over as border czar, South Texas Congressman Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) says he's "moved on" from trying to deal with Harris over the issue of illegal immigration, and now wishes that the country had a competent border czar.
"I’ve moved on from the vice president to say, ‘OK, let's work with the ambassadors and let's work with the State Department. Let's work with the homeland secretary’," Cuellar said during a Wednesday conference call with reporters, adding "I wish we had a border czar. We've had border czars under different administrations."
Cuellar, who has held office since 2004, noted that the media has "put a lot of focus on the vice president, but with all due respect, she was given that title. I don't think she's, with all due respect, put the effort in there... We’ve got to look at other folks that have the expertise on that."
Cuellar's Texas congressional district (28th) covers approximately 215 miles of border, and includes the Rio Grande, McAllen, Laredo and eastern San Antonio. --->READ MORE HERE
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Texas Democrat calls for new border czar: 'I’ve moved on from the vice president'

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