Former acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan accused Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas of lying to Americans about the recent movement of Haitian migrants in Del Rio.
On Sunday, Mayorkas faced questions from “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace about the mass of Haitian migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border at Del Rio, Texas, that have dominated the latest headlines about the Biden administration’s illegal immigration debacle.
“When you say 12,000 are in immigration proceedings, they are not,” Homan said during a “Fox & Friends First” interview on Monday.
“That’s what the secretary leads you to believe, but many of them were released on notice to report. On the notice to report, it clearly says at the bottom of the form, ‘You are not in immigration proceedings. You will not be detained. ICE will not detain you for humanitarian reasons. You are released.’
“So, they’re only going to be in immigration proceedings if they chose to voluntarily show up and turn themselves in, which most won’t. So the secretary is misleading on what he told Chris Wallace,” he added.
Homan also disputed claims that many Haitian migrants had returned to Mexico. Mayorkas estimated on Friday that 8,000 Haitians had gone voluntarily back to Mexico.
“[Mayorkas] realizes they went one or two miles down the line and came into the United States because they surged so many resources to Del Rio that they left 224 miles of border unguarded,” Homan said.
“So those 8,000 didn’t just go to Mexico and they’re going to live there. They went down to cross illegally. Those a8,000 are now in the United States, you know, living here illegally,” he added.
The Biden administration has reported about 2,000 Haitians have been deported. Approximately 30,000 Haitian migrants crossed at Del Rio in September.
That’s in addition to the 1.3 million illegal immigrants already entering America this year. Our nation is importing more people than any time in the past 40 years.
Mayorkas still refuses to call the issue a border crisis! Why not? Because then he would have to admit what he is doing is wrong. He would have to take responsibility for his actions and maybe even lose his job.
Someone should! This is not just about immigration, but about the national security of the United States. Every unvetted person who crosses our border is another potential threat. While the person could be harmless, without checking, the next person could also be a gang member, rapist or even a terrorist.
On the flip side, many of those coming into the country are being trafficked into America. This makes the Biden administration complicit in the biggest human trafficking movement in our country. For a leader who claimed he wanted to be more humane, his trafficking of people, drug and weapons is significant evidence of the opposite.
Mayorkas needs to be fired and replaced with someone who will protect the border and be honest with Americans.