Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas met privately with Border Patrol agents in Texas and said in leaked audio that the border crisis is “unsustainable” and “we’re going to lose” if “borders are the first line of defense.”
“A couple of days ago I was down in Mexico, and I said look, you know, if, if our borders are the first line of defense, we’re going to lose and this is unsustainable,” Mayorkas said Thursday, according to the audio obtained by Fox News’ Bill Melugin through a Border Patrol source. “We can’t continue like this, our people in the field cant continue and our system isn’t built for it.”
Mayorkas told the agents that the current border situation “cannot continue.” He said the federal government’s system was not designed to handle such an influx of migrants as the U.S. has seen in recent months and he was “very well” aware that the sector recently came close to “breaking.”
“It’s our responsibility to make sure that that never happens again,” he said.
The networks instead spent time covering Britney Spears, urban real estate prices and baseball
Mainstream news networks ABC, CBS and NBC chose to ignore the worsening crisis at the southern U.S. border following Thursday’s release of July’s data on the number of migrants encountered attempting to cross into the country from Mexico.
According to Grabien transcripts, and first reported by NewsBusters, the liberal networks made no mention of the 212,672 migrant encounters announced by Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas in their Thursday night or Friday morning programs. Instead, they chose to focus on other topics, including Britney Spears, urban real estate prices, and baseball.
Since taking office, the Biden administration has presided over consecutive month-to-month increases in border encounters, which began rising in April 2020.