Mayorkas Evasion Reveals Root of Border Crisis and Why He Needs the Boot
Launched 46 years ago, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft is now more than 12.3 billion miles away from Earth, near the edge of our solar system in the misty constellation of Pavo. Despite that distance, clear communications, back and forth, somehow still takes place.
Yet here in Washington recently, radio silence occurred between two men in the same room separated by only 14 feet. A United States Congressman, transmitting crystal-clear questions that Americans want answered, received garbled responses from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary.
That terrestrial exchange occurred on July 26 during the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing between Rep. Tom McClintok (R-CA) and DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. In part:
McClintok: “What is the maximum number of illegal migrants you believe we should admit in this country?”
Mayorkas: “Congressman, it is our responsibility to enforce the laws that Congress has passed and that is indeed what we are doing.”
McClintok: “So is there a limit? Yes or no?”
Mayorkas: “Congressman, individuals who make a claim for relief under our laws”…then cut off by McClintok, who’d had quite enough after an entire day of repeated deceptions.
Of course, the difference between interstellar space communications and immigration politics is that Voyager has nothing to hide so there is no need for it to dodge the truth by avoiding direct questions.
And that truth is there are no limits in place, not even Outer Limits. Mayokas just didn’t want to reveal it for the official record. In fact, the Biden Administration’s one-word immigration platform is “More.” It rejects the very idea of limits on immigration which explains why illegal immigration, “parole authority” admissions, and visa overstays are skyrocketing, while removals are plummeting. It’s why the fence isn’t finished, why asylum loopholes haven’t been fixed, why enforcement has been gutted, and why sanctuary policies run amok, subsidized by federal funds.
And — thankfully — it’s why pressure is building in the House of Representatives to impeach Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Several House resolutions have already been introduced, citing the “high crimes and misdemeanors related to his actions regarding border security and immigration.”
Whether these efforts gain traction remains to be seen but one thing is now clear: a “no-limits” immigration policy is solidly in place, revealed not only by Mayorkas’ evasive testimony but proven by hundreds of thousands crossing the U.S. border every month. It’s also clear to an estimated 386 to 702 million people around the globe (adults plus children) who would migrate to the United States if they could – and with no limits in place, why not and why not now?
“No-limits” by definition means all demand is accommodated; allowing that would collapse the United States as we know it because infinite growth in finite spaces isn’t possible. That’s why, for all nations, immigration limitations and controls are the basic building blocks of sensible policies designed to uphold laws, foster safe and prosperous societies, and maintain sustainable environments.
Tragically, America’s current DHS Secretary rejects all that, despite being officially responsible for “enhancing security, securing and managing our borders, and enforcing and administering our immigration laws.” Mayorkas needs to go but, frankly, his refusal to answer the simple question of, “What is the maximum number of illegal migrants you believe we should admit in this country?” should itself be grounds for impeachment.
After all, any American can correctly answer that question…from any distance.
“Zero illegal migrants.”