FBI Director Wray Says Border not Secure, Mayorkas Says it is

FBI Director Wray Says Border not Secure, Mayorkas Says it is

Border security continues to be called into question

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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November 15, 2022

As drug-related crimes continue to steadily flow across the U.S. southern border and permeate throughout the nation, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas continues to insist that the border is secure, but law enforcement is his assessment of the situation along the border.

During a House Homeland Security Committee meeting on Tuesday, where Secretary Mayorkas was called to testify,  Rep. Sanford Bishop (R-NC) directed a straightforward question to Mayorkas, which the embattled security chief directly answered.

Bishop: Do you continue to maintain that the border is secure?

Mayorkas: Yes, and we are working day in and day out to enhance its security congressman.

Rep. Bishop quickly cut off Mayorkas from trying to explain or qualify his “yes” response and pivoted to asking FBI Director Asher Wray the same question.

Bishop: Director Wray, do you believe the border is secure?

Wray: Well, I can only speak to border security from our narrow lane. I can speak to it from that lane.

Director Wray’s assessment of the “significant” criminal activity along the border completely contradicts Mayorkas assertion that the border continued to be secure

“We see significant criminal threats coming from south of the border, whether its guns, drugs, money, violence, we see transnational criminal organizations that are sending their drugs here and that are using street gangs here to distribute it here, and that contributes to the violent crime crisis here,” added Wray.

Wray went on to say that during one joint Border Patrol/ FBI takedown alone, the amount of fentanyl that was seized was enough to kill the entire population of Pennsylvania.

Since President Biden took office, the border crisis and criminal human and drug trafficking have reached staggering levels and Republicans have been able to politically capitalize on the growing crime wave that has swept the nation as a result of the border crisis.

“Mayorkas continues to either lie to Congress or is ignorant. Director Wray’s clear admission cartels are rampant at the border undercuts the Biden Administration’s claim. A GOP majority we will continue to expose these falsehoods through investigations,” stated Rep. Michael Waltz (R) in response to The Floridian’s request for comment.

Congressman-elect Cory Mills, who was one of the very few Republican congressional candidates in the country to actually travel

Cory MIlls
Cory Mills

to the U.S.-Mexico border to access the crisis, believes that the Biden administration needs to be held accountable for compromising U.S. national security by refusing to secure the southern border.

“We will hold the Biden administration accountable for every single one of their dangerous and unconstitutional missteps that have put Americans in harm's way,” said Mills.  “The open border policy this administration has put in place is an imminent threat to our national security and our nation's sovereignty.”

Arizona Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego also believes the order is not secure but believes that the law enforcement perspective and the immigration perceptive are two separative issues.

“There is no way you can say the border is secure if you look at it at any level,” said Rep. Gallego when asked about the Mayorkas remark that the border was secure.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at [email protected]

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