As the border crisis worsens, the Republican members of the House Homeland Security Committee releases new statistics regarding the crossings. The report shows that the number of migrant encounters has officially passed two million in the fiscal year of 2022, the first time in history. When broken down by month, this translates to 18 months straight with more than 150,000 migrant encounters. It is no wonder, then, that Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL-3) calls this "dereliction of duty" reacting to the tweet in a recent post.
Just when you think it can't get worse, the #BidenBorderCrisis defies the most awful expectations.
Dereliction of duty. https://t.co/LsgnO1hEGj
— Congresswoman Kat Cammack (@RepKatCammack) October 27, 2022
"Just when you think it can't get worse, the #BidenBorderCrisis defies the most awful expectations. Dereliction of duty," Cammack tweets.
Perusal of the report shows that 152,880 unaccompanied alien children have been encountered at the border, almost five times more than those encountered in the fiscal year of 2020. More shockingly, nearly 30,000 crossers have criminal records, including 300 MS-13 members. What is more, as of September, the number of migrants caught at the border whose names appear on the Terrorist Screening Dataset (TSDS) has reached 98, an addition to the 66 Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) raised alarm over in August. This is noted as being triple the number encountered in the past five years combined.
Because many of these criminals are linked to the drug trade, it should come as no surprise that in the fiscal year of 2022, Border Patrol has seized 655,780 pounds of smuggled drugs, including a 30% increase in fentanyl confiscation, which totals to enough fentanyl seized this fiscal year to kill 3.3 billion people. With fentanyl being a massive killer in the United States, one must wonder why Democrats remain committed to an open borders policy, as Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL-19) also speculated in August.
Perhaps it should come as no surprise that Scott is calling for the resignation of Dept. of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign, echoing the "dereliction of duty" sentiment espoused in Cammack's tweet.