In a post online On Friday, after illegal immigration totals were released for the month of July, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) called on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign over record illegal immigration to the United States on his watch.
In July, nearly 200,000 border crossers were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border — a more than 418% increase compared to the same time last year. This total does not include the roughly 750 to 1,000 illegal aliens who DHS officials say are successfully crossing the border every day.
Not since Fiscal Year 2000 has illegal immigration to the U.S. been this high. January 2000 was the last month in the prior two decades that reached nearly 190,000 apprehensions at the southern border. Under President Joe Biden’s administration, illegal immigration has hit a 21-year high.
Cotton said that “Mayorkas has failed and he should resign.” But of course, from the perspective of the open-borders Biden administration, Mayorkas has been a big success.