Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas came under fire for President Biden’s failed border security policy during a Senate hearing.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) pressured Mayorkas on the southern border’s illegal migrant crossings and Biden’s policies.
Cruz was not the only critic of Biden’s policies as Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) also weighed in with tough questions.
Under questioning from Cruz, Mayorkas was unable to tell the committee the number of illegal aliens that were COVID-19 positive and released into the U.S.
Mayorkas was also unable to relay the number of illegal aliens that had prior criminal convictions, including murderers and child molesters, before being set free in the U.S.
— Newsmax (@newsmax) November 16, 2021
Referring to children held in detention centers, Cruz asked Mayorkas how many children are held in “Biden cages” in 2021.
Mayorkas didn’t answer the question.
Sen. @tedcruz: "How many children have been in the Biden cages?"
Sec. Mayorkas: "They are not cages"
Sen. Cruz: *pulls out a giant picture of the Biden cages* pic.twitter.com/JpKb8FwaMC
— X Strategies LLC (@XStrategiesLLC) November 16, 2021
Mayorkas also acknowledged Biden and Harris did not view the detention center Cruz was talking about.
.@tedcruz just went NUCLEAR on Mayorkas:
"Has any Democratic member of this committee given a damn enough to see the children being locked up by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris because of your failed immigration policies?" pic.twitter.com/fZCe8gGO4A
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 16, 2021
Lee referenced an illegal alien accused of stabbing to death a father of four.
@SenMikeLee slams DHS Secretary Mayorkas for “immoral” immigration policies that released an illegal immigrant into the U.S. who went on to murder a father of four in Florida. pic.twitter.com/igfs1nm1i9
— American??Alley (@American_Alley2) November 16, 2021
Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) described Biden’s open border policy in terms of the president’s policies that he campaigned on during the 2020 presidential election.
.@SenJohnKennedy to DHS Sec. Mayorkas:
"The people determining our border policy— in your opinion— are they just incompetent or do they believe in open borders?" pic.twitter.com/d9VSzYafil
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 16, 2021
Maryorkas tried but he could not credibly defend Biden’s southern border policies because it’s obvious it failed.
As a result, Americans are facing the health and public safety risk of thousands of illegal aliens released throughout the U.S.
Biden is putting illegal aliens before Americans and that’s completely consistent with his America Last Always policies.
— Tom Borelli, Ph.D. (@tomborelli) November 16, 2021