Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in an interview that the enormous amount of illegal immigrants who are being encountered at the US southern border is “straining our system”, and he onec again called on the Biden administration and for Congress to pass an immigration bill that would include amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.
In an interview with The Washington Post, Mayorkas was asked whether the administration could handle another surge in illegal aliens crossing the border once public health order Title 42 comes to an end. Title 42 was used to expel illegal aliens crossing the border since the pandemic began in 2020.
Mayorkas said that the number of migrants that are coming to the US border is already putting pressure on the US immigration system.
“There’s no question that the number of encounters that we are experiencing at the border is straining our system,” he said, while calling the immigration system “fundamentally broken.”
“No one disagrees with that. We just can’t seem to agree upon a solution. And a solution is long, long overdue,” he said. “Within the broken immigration system that we are operating we are managing the number of encounters, and we are prepared to address the end of Title 42. We’ve been preparing for this since well beyond last year.”
The amount of encounters will illegal aliens ha spiked dramtically under Mayorkas and the Biden regime. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, 1.7 migrants were encountered, which was then surpassed by a historic 2.3 million in FY 2022. FY 2023, which began in October, is already on track to surpass the year before.
The American Wire noted: With fiscal year 2019 through 2022, the correspondent documented the increased numbers climbing in September at 52,546 in ’19, 57,674 in ’20, 192,001 in ’21 and 227547 in ’22 highlighting, “The FY’22 September border numbers are more than quadruple the FY’19 numbers, which was the year Trump had his own surge at the border.”
FY’22 September: 227,547
FY’21 September: 192,001
FY’20 September: 57,674
FY’19 September: 52,546
The FY’22 September border numbers are more than quadruple the FY’19 numbers, which was the year Trump had his own surge at the border. @FoxNews
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) October 22, 2022