Sunday, May 21, 2023

DHS Chief Mayorkas Refuses to Recognize Cost of Illegal Immigration to American Citizens; DHS Sec. Mayorkas Takes Victory Lap as Border Surge Continues

Watch: DHS Chief Mayorkas Refuses to Recognize Cost of Illegal Immigration to American Citizens:
During a press conference Thursday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas detailed his globalist worldview wherein the United States acts as an economy for which foreign workers can flood the labor market, regardless of the costs to America’s working and middle class.
While holding the press conference, Mayorkas refused to discuss the costs of illegal immigration to American citizens, even as research shows that the arrival of illegal aliens burdens Americans to the tune of more than $143 billion annually — not including the cost of reduced wages, higher housing prices, and strained public resources.
In Yuma, Arizona, in recent months, taxpayers are forced to foot the bill for more than $26 million in uncompensated care for illegal aliens.
Instead, Mayorkas described his globalist worldview where foreign workers from around the globe can come to the U.S. and take American jobs to the benefit of employers, regardless of the impact on working and middle class Americans.
The exchange went as follows:
REPORTER: When you talk about costs, what’s the rough cost to American taxpayers since there have been roughly four million people come into this country illegally since January of 2021 as people show up at community hospitals, as they enter the school system, as they get other government help? Do you have a taxpayer cost? [Emphasis added]

MAYORKAS: Let me turn that question around … I’m going to turn it around to match the question that an international partner asked of me and the question that the international partner asked of me is ‘What is the economic cost of your broken immigration system?’ [Emphasis added]

Since there are businesses around this country that are desperate for workers, there are … desperate workers in foreign countries that are looking for jobs in the United States, where they can earn money lawfully and send much-needed remittances back home. ‘What is the cost of a broken immigration system?’ That is the question I am asked and that is the question that I pose to Congress, because it is extraordinary. [Emphasis added]
Mayorkas’s remarks come as Democrats this week continued to boast about the virtues of opening the nation’s labor market to the world’s migrants so as to benefit big business. --->READ MORE HERE
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DHS Sec. Mayorkas takes victory lap as border surge continues:
Border Patrol agents encountered a record-breaking number of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border this week
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said during an interview Sunday that the Biden administration's plan to curb illegal immigration has been successful.
Mayorkas pointed to recent migration statistics, saying that the number of migrant encounters at the U.S.-Mexico border has decreased to about 6,300 on Friday and 4,200 on Saturday, during the interview on CNN's "State of the Union." His comments came days after Title 42, a Trump-era policy that makes it easier for authorities to expel migrants, expired late Thursday.
"We have been planning for months and months, over a year and a half," Mayorkas said in the interview with CNN host Dana Bash. "We have surged resources, asylum officers, Border Patrol agents, processing coordinators to do the data entry work so our Border Patrol agents can be out in the field. We've expanded our holding capacity in Border Patrol stations."
"We've added beds to Immigration and Customs Enforcement in our detention facilities," he continued. "We've increased our transportation resources — the number of flights, removal flights, with our foreign partners. We're setting up regional processing centers now. It's extraordinary what we've done over the past 18 months or so."
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the three days prior to Title 42's final day in effect, Border Patrol agents encountered more than 10,000 migrants per day, Fox News Digital reported. Those figures marked the highest single-day totals ever recorded.
And over the last 12 months with available data, Border Patrol agents encountered about 6,958 migrants per day. --->READ MORE HERE
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