Do Congressional Democrats agree with President Obama’s DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson’s assessment that 1,000 illegal border crossings a day constitutes a crisis?
Or do they agree with President Biden’s DHS Secretary Mayorkas who does not believe there is a crisis at the border?
Reporter: “Do you believe that right now there is a crisis at the border?”
DHS Secretary Mayorkas: “The answer is no.”
Reporter: "Do you believe that right now there is a crisis at the border?"
Biden's DHS Secretary Mayorkas: "The answer is no." pic.twitter.com/iDfPdmUVO5
— Mark Bednar (@MarkBednar) March 1, 2021
The reporter then reminded Secretary Mayorkas:
“One of your predecessors, Jeh Johnson, he said that 1,000 illegal border crossings a day constitutes a crisis – that it overwhelms the system. We’re at between 3,000 and 4,000 now, according to CBP officials. How is that not a crisis?“
- “Obama’s DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson: ‘We are truly in a crisis’ at southern border.” (Washington Examiner, 3/29/2019)
- NOTE: U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s January 2021 Report showed that, “Since early 2020, CBP has faced a growing number of individuals attempting to cross the southwest border, averaging about 3,000 arrests per day in January 2021.”
The American people deserve to know if Democrats acknowledge the border crisis or if they’ll ignore it – just as the Biden Administration has chosen to do.