Last weekend, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released the numbers concerning migrant encounters for the month of September (and for the fiscal year, which ended last month). The numbers are significant. Because of these historic numbers, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) has doubled down and is calling for Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign once again over the border crisis.
227,547 migrant encounters were reported for the month of September alone, in congruence with 2,378,944 recorded for the fiscal year. Both statistics are the highest ever registered, respectively.
Following the announcement of the migrant encounter figures, Sen. Scott released a statement.
“The American people have had enough of Alejandro Mayorkas’s lies and failures. Despite undeniable evidence that his gross negligence toward securing our southern border is endangering our families and communities across the country, Mayorkas thinks he is doing just fine. WRONG. Contrary to what the Secretary thinks, the border is NOT secure. America is LESS SAFE because of his failures. Mayorkas must resign NOW,” stated Scott.
Scott also mentioned the influx of deadly drugs such as fentanyl coming across the border and ravaging communities due to their lethality.
“Just look at the numbers: 2.37 MILLION illegal aliens apprehended; nearly 15,000 pounds of fentanyl seized from drug smugglers crossing our border. How many moms and dads need to lose a child to these evil drugs? How many American lives have to be cut short, families devastated, before Mayorkas and Biden change course? Every day that Mayorkas remains in charge at DHS is another day of pathetic disservice to the American people,” said Scott.
On Friday, Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) stated that those working at the border – properly trained agents – looking to protect the boundary as well as American citizens, are being reduced to “glorified babysitters,” due to President Biden (D) and Secretary Mayorkas’ approach to the border.
Sen. Scott echoed that sentiment, calling it “shameful” that those looking to do their job “aren’t getting the support they need.”
“I’ve been to the border and I’ve seen how understaffed, under-resourced and unsupported the CBP is. It’s shameful that these brave men and women aren’t getting the support they need. The Biden administration’s policy of open borders and amnesty is killing Americans, and Alejandro Mayorkas, whose primary job is to secure the homeland, should resign today for dereliction of duty,” concluded Scott.
America will vote in the upcoming midterm elections in just less than two weeks to address issues such as the border on November 8th.