Mayorkas Dodges on Where and Who 600,000 Got-Aways Are

Mayorkas Dodges on Where and Who 600,000 Got-Aways Are

February 1, 2023

In an interview aired Tuesday on MSNBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart Reports, Homeland Security Secretary and open-borders enthusiast Alejandro Mayorkas responded to questions on whether DHS knows where and who the more than 600,000 got-aways are by stating that “got-aways have been a challenge” in all administrations.

Asked about the 600,000+ got-aways, Mayorkas said, “So, for the first time since 2011, the president of the United States presented a budget successfully that increased the number of Border Patrol agents. For the first time, this year, we have 300 more Border Patrol agent eligibility positions than we did in the past. We are making tremendous strides. We are devoting tremendous resources to enhance our border security and we will keep at it.”

But the host pressed further: “Do you know where [the got-aways] are and who they are?”

Mayorkas waffled, “So, got-aways have been a challenge from year to year regardless of the administration, whether it’s more than a million in the early part of this department’s administration or it’s hundreds of thousands over the ensuing years. But what we are doing is we are dedicating people, physical assets, and an increasing reliance and use of innovative technology to enhance our visibility and our interdiction capabilities.”

Translation: “No, we don’t know who or where they are, and we don’t really care.”

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