NY Post Editorial Board: Biden admin lying about how many illegal migrants it's welcomed

Claiming the southern border is “not open,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas declared this week, “If you come to the United States illegally, you will be returned, your journey will not succeed and you will be endangering your life and your family’s life.”

The images coming from Del Rio, Texas, where Mayorkas spoke, told a different tale – one confirmed a day later when two U.S. officials with “direct knowledge” told the Associated Press that the administration has been releasing Haitian migrants into the country with 60-day notices to appear at an immigration office on, in the words of one, a “very, very large scale.”

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Mayorkas, meanwhile, is playing dumb on the question. Twice this week – testifying in the Senate Tuesday and the House Wednesday – he refused to give even a “ballpark” estimate of how many of the 1.5 million illegal immigrants apprehended this fiscal year his department has released into the interior.

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When an incredulous congressman Wednesday wondered why the secretary didn’t have an answer when he doubtless knew the question was coming, given he’d been asked the day before, Mayorkas complained, “I worked 18 hours.”

As the prez would say, “Come on, man.” These are basic numbers DHS surely compiles immediately; it wouldn’t take more than a minute to look them up.

But Team Biden doesn’t want anyone to know just how many migrants it’s let in. Except for progressive Squad-worshipers, Americans want immigrants to enter lawfully. And this administration knows it – that’s why Mayorkas, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris all keep claiming the border is closed, while their actions render it a joke.

Every bit as much as the disastrous Afghan pullout, this is a crisis Team Biden created. 

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