Mayorkas Argues For Additional Illegal Immigrants Despite Border Crisis

Despite the U.S. being embroiled in a migration crisis at the southern border, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas recently signaled the need for additional unlawful migrants in America.

While speaking with the New York Times, Mayorkas claimed that American business owners need more migrants to fill job spots.

The Homeland Security secretary proposed an absurd idea involving an expansion of legal measures, permitting illegal immigrants to work and live in the U.S.

“Wouldn’t it be more orderly, and wouldn’t it be responsible governance to be able to deliver a lawful pathway to fill what we have, which is a labor need, and cut the exploitative smugglers out and give individuals a path to arrive lawfully, safely, in an orderly way, to perform labor that we need,” Mayorkas argued.

“They can send remittances home. They can return home when their work is done. Isn’t that an element of a workable immigration system,” he added.

A key consequence that Mayorkas fails to acknowledge regarding his plan is the millions of jobs Americans will be stripped of because of illegal immigrants.

Mayorkas, alongside President Joe Biden, has refused to secure the southern border, paving the way for millions of unlawful migrants to arrive in America. He has barred the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from enacting border security measures, leading to fewer deportations across the U.S.

The Biden administration’s lax border policies have created disasters for cities across America, such as San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, and Detroit, among several others. For example, since the summer of 2022, more than 100,000 illegal immigrants have arrived in the Big Apple, affecting the lives of New York residents.

Since Biden took office, over 6 million illegal immigrants have made their way across the U.S.-Mexico border, with over 400,000 being known criminals, according to DHS data.

Instead of being determined to secure America’s borders, the Senate recently released an immigration plan, providing just $650 million to defend the U.S.-Mexico border while sending Ukraine nearly $50 billion to protect its borders. Internet rumors showed that the legislation would allow up to 8,500 illegal immigrants into the U.S. before declaring an emergency.