During the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) displayed photographs of the horrible situation at the U.S.-Mexico border and accused the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, for ignoring the reality of the crisis.
Roy revealed pictures of corpses and mobile morgues, as well as photos of dead livestock and other horrors along the border.
He showed the committee a photo of a mobile morgue which was filled with around 27 bodies. Roy explained how there were so many such morgues disposing of dead bodies along the border. Considering there are ranches along the border, illegal migrants are found dead in these ranches or in the desert.
Many ranchers are also being threatened by these immigrants and can only defend themselves if they have weapons or dogs for security. Since the ranches are wide open, it leaves them vulnerable to attacks.
The images included one of a little girl who had a brand on her arm. He blamed the Biden administration for the policies that led to such a life. Roy added about the fentanyl pandemic in the U.S. how thousands of Americans were dying and how the border crisis is allowing more fentanyl into the country.
Roy blamed the Biden administration and Mayorkas for allowing this border crisis to thrive and encouraging human trafficking rings and drug cartels. He added that the current administration’s policies are inspiring the illegal immigrants to cross the border and harm Texas and the whole country. The administration is turning a blind eye to the reality of the border crisis, which only worsens it in the long run.
This issue unfolded only two days after a soldier from the Texas Army National Guard drowned while trying to save two immigrants who appeared to be drowning in the Rio Grande. His compassion cost him his life, and the immigrants were later identified to be drug traffickers.
Moreover, Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) compared Mayorkas to Benedict Arnold during the hearing, and called him out for ignoring the border crisis for such a long time. In response, Mayorkas said that Buck’s remarks were disrespectful and offensive.