An anonymous U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent told Fox News that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was outright lying when he said Tuesday that the “border is secure.”
In the online report, published Wednesday, multiple Border Patrol agents pushed back on Mayorkas’ characterization of the U.S. southern border at the Aspen Security Forum, the Aspen Institute’s annual national security conference.
- “Hundreds of thousands crossing every month is not the definition of secure,” the anonymous agent said. “They are liars and anyone who believes them are fools.”
- Brandon Judd, President of the National Border Patrol Council, commented, “As bad as the apprehension numbers are, and they are beyond bad, the scariest part of border security is the gotaways and the amount of drugs that are coming into the country. Secretary Mayorkas knows the cartels use illegal border crossers to facilitate their higher value contraband including criminal aliens and fentanyl.”
- Apprehensions of migrants and seizures of fentanyl have shattered all-time records in recent months as the Biden administration has moved to further roll-back restrictionist immigration policies implemented under former President Trump.