As the illegal immigration crisis at the southern border continued to worsen amid the end of Title 42, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas defended the Biden administration’s disastrous handling of the crisis.
Mayorkas, who has led the department for almost all of Biden’s presidency, said in a press conference that it would take more time for Americans to see results from the administration’s alleged attempts to fix the crisis.
“The president said this week that the situation on the southern border is going to be chaotic for a while,” a reporter said to Mayorkas. “Given the fact that you’ve had nearly two years to prepare for this moment, how can chaos be the expectation?”
“Well, I have said for months and months that the challenge at the border is and is going to be very difficult. And we have spoken repeatedly about the fact that that difficulty may actually only increase at this time of transition,” Mayorkas responded. “It is going to take a period of time for our approach to actually gain traction and show results. And I’ve been very clear about that.”
Mayorkas, who has led the Department of Homeland Security since the beginning of the border crisis, took no responsibility for the crisis and instead blamed a “broken immigration system.”