(Chris Parker, Headline USA) President Biden’s embattled Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is blaming Mexican cartels for increased crime and violence at the US/Mexican border, despite the administration’s lax enforcement of immigration laws.
Mayorkas said the cartels’ “cruelty is illustrated very powerfully in the tragedy that was just experienced yesterday in San Antonio where we have now, I think, 50 people are dying in the trailer of a truck that were seeking to enter the United States illegally.”
Mayorkas was referring to a recent incident in which a truck was found carrying the bodies of 53 illegal immigrants attempting to enter the US. However, that truck had already crossed the border that his agency oversees.
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Mark Krikorian, the director of the Center for Immigration Studies, called out Mayorkas on the shift to blame cartels for the crisis.
“There’s no question that the smugglers are often the ones most immediately responsible, and they really are the scum of the earth,” he said.
“The administration shares the responsibility for these deaths because it is luring illegal migrants to take these kinds of potentially fatal risks.”
The crisis has potential to get even worse, with concerns growing about infiltration by terrorist groups crossing Biden’s porous border.
A recent report revealed that the Border Patrol apprehended 15 terrorists last month and stated that many more likely evaded capture.