Joe Biden’s Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas went to the corporate media on Sunday for a test of the administration’s latest talking points on the ongoing illegal immigration crisis at the southern border.
As the numbers of illegal migrants crossing the border continue to grow at a record pace and violent crime is plaguing the nation, Mayorkas is laying the blame on climate change, COVID-19, and last month’s Supreme Court ruling reversing Roe v. Wade.
Mayorkas said during his appearance on ABC’s “This Week” that he believes the department is “doing a good job.” Considering the record number of encounters with illegals at the border in May, he admitted that “we need to do better.”
He also worked to minimize the administration’s failures by pointing to immigration issues throughout Latin America. He said that the “phenomena” is not only happening to the U.S., but also to Columbia and Costa Rica.
He alleged that Venezuealans and Nicaraguans are entering those neighboring nations. Of course, he did not mention that those migrants are likely bound for the U.S.
He then went on to say the migration taking place across the Western Hemisphere is due to economic downturns, increased violence, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the “results of climate change.” Mayorkas said the U.S. is attempting to address the issues with “our regional partners.”
He said he was “very pleased” with the Supreme Court’s decision last week that upheld the Biden administration’s ending of the “Reman in Mexico” policy that was put in place by President Donald Trump.
However, he also offered sharp criticism of the court regarding its decision last month to reverse the 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, which returned the power to regulate or prohibit abortion to the states individually. He indicated that Homeland Security sees the increased violence around the nation being caused by that decision.
He said that the ending of Roe has “really heightened the threat environment.”
Although the secretary said that DHS is working to ensure the safety of members of the Supreme Court, their families, and staff, the chief law enforcement officer of the court is indicating otherwise. That officer has appealed to the GOP governors in Maryland and Virginia to provide security at the homes of the justices.