Friday, February 4, 2022

DHS Secretary Mayorkas Gets Cold Shoulder from Border Agents During Tense Meeting; Leaked Video Shows Tense Exchange Between Border Patrol Chief and Agents; Agents Confront Border Patrol Chief, DHS Secretary over Biden’s Border Policies, and related stories

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DHS Secretary Mayorkas gets cold shoulder from border agents during tense meeting: report
The US homeland security secretary met with frustrated border patrol agents in Arizona Wednesday amid the crisis of Latin American migrants trying to enter the country from Mexico.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told agents who patrol the Yuma Sector along California and Arizona that he understood the influx had made their jobs harder.
“The job has not gotten any easier over the last few months and it was very, very difficult throughout 2021,” Mayorkas told the agents, according to a recording of the remarks obtained by Townhall.
Since March of last year, border agents have encountered at least 165,000 people a month trying to illegally cross into the country, a more than three-fold increase than the year before, under the Trump administration, according to Customs and Border Protection statistics.
“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,” Mayorkas said in the recording. --->READ MORE HERE
Leaked video shows tense exchange between Border Patrol chief and agents:
Tensions rose again Friday between Border Patrol leadership and agents over President Joe Biden's policies on illegal immigration and protecting the U.S.-Mexico border, according to video obtained by the Washington Examiner.
Two days after leaked audio revealed a heated exchange between Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and Border Patrol agents in the Yuma Sector of Arizona, the fresh footage shows Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz in Laredo, Texas, responding to agents accusing Biden administration leaders of hampering their ability to do their jobs and keep people safe.
"We don't give up. We stay focused. We continue to do the job and the mission we all signed up for. We all raised our hand," Ortiz said.
Among the group of agents in attendance, people could be heard getting restless, saying, "It's kind of hard to say that," with another retorting "to defend the Constitution."
"It's not hard to say that," Ortiz fired back, raising his voice. "It may be hard for you to say it, but I've been doing this for 31 years. It's not hard for me to say it. Every day, I wake up, and I'm committed to this organization, and I'm committed to each one of y'all," he continued, talking over someone in the crowd.
The crowd shot back with claims that the policies don't match the rhetoric. One appeared to complain about the release of criminals into the country. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

Agents Challenge Border Patrol Chief over Lax Immigration Policies: ‘Good Men Are Doing Nothing’

WATCH: Agents Confront Border Patrol Chief, DHS Secretary over Biden’s Border Policies

Border agents slam Biden migrant flights during visit from Raul Ortiz, Alejandro Mayorkas

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