Blame President Joe Biden for the United States losing control of the southwest border, which experienced record highs in illegal migrants and flow of illegal drugs into the American soil. Mark Morgan, former acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), described the situation in the southwest border during Biden’s first year in office as “utter catastrophe.”
Morgan told the Epoch Times that Biden’s policy resulted in agents being pulled off the frontlines, leaving large swaths of the border separating the U.S. and Mexico unpatrolled.
“We have lost control of the southwest border,” Morgan said. According to the CBP, Border Patrol agents apprehended close to two million illegal immigrants from 150 countries in 2021. (Related: Illegal immigration skyrockets under Biden to third-highest level in 97 years.)
While the number of illegals caught is huge, the agents also failed to catch 600,000 illegal crossers dubbed as “gotaways.”
“That’s about the [population] size of the state of Vermont,” he said. “Think about the bad people that are in that 600,000 that got away.”
Mexican nationals accounted for 28 percent of encounters in 2021, their lowest percentage on record, according to the CBP. Illegals from the so-called North Triangle nations – composed of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador – rose to 44 percent, which is twice the previous mark. Also with a high number of illegals are Ecuador, Brazil, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Haiti and Cuba.
Removing or expelling the illegals are very hard and time-consuming for the CBP because the Department of Homeland Security does not have agreements to electronically verify nationality with their countries of origin.
Knowing the predicaments of the CBP and Homeland Security, illegals threw away passports, visas and identification papers on the Mexico side of the border. Illegal aliens are very much aware that it’s harder to be deported from the U.S. without papers.
Morgan branded the situation as an invasion, and because of Biden’s decision to dismantle key border security initiatives, he expects the situation to worsen this year.
“This is not a surge. This is a a catastrophic amount of illegal aliens trying to break into our country,” said Morgan.
Biden halted the border wall construction ordered by the Trump administration, as well as the “Remain in Mexico Program” that resulted in an 80 percent drop in catch and release as asylum-seekers are required to wait in Mexico while waiting for the court ruling.
Without this rule, Mexican illegals remain in the U.S. while their cases are being heard. This, of course, will take years before court dates can be set.
By opening the borders, the United States faces various threats, according to Morgan. These include health, public safety and national security concerns.
“When you open your borders up to one threat, one crisis, it’s not mutually exclusive from the others – you’re opening your borders up to the vast set of complex threats that we face,” Morgan said. “There’s no end in sight. There’s none. And this administration, every single day, everything they’re doing is just to get better at releasing people. They’re not trying to stop the flow.”
The problems in the border happened with the pandemic wreaking havoc on the American economy through job losses, work-from-home orders, school closures and other new normal activities. (Related: Link emerging between illegal immigration and infectious disease outbreaks across America.)
Illegal immigrants who were not tested for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) were released into the communities, causing irreparable harm. The city of Laredo, among the deeply affected areas, filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration for allowing the illegals’ intrusion into their lives.
Alejandro Mayorkas, secretary of Homeland Security, said he is working toward building a safe, orderly and humane immigration system. He also denied that Biden’s policies were responsible for the exodus of 15,000 Haitian illegal immigrants who are gathered under the Paso del Norte International Bridge in El Paso, Texas.
Morgan said Mayorkas is guilty of creating a sanctuary for illegal immigrants by allowing them to come in and shielding them from deportation. He said Mayorkas is trying to demolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and make illegal immigration legal.
Watch the video below about the flood of illegal aliens at the U.S. border.
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