During a press conference in Texas on Oct. 6, Republican governors said DHS Alejandro Mayorkas, the Biden Administration’s border chief, needs to resign as his policies have only brought out chaos, promoted illegal immigration, and caused a surge in drug deaths.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbot said Congress should organize an investigation and call for Mayorkas’ resignation as he abandoned his duty.
Abbott went on to claim that Mayorkas has failed to do what the country’s Homeland Security secretary needed to do, including supporting and deploying Border Patrol personnel. He described Mayorkas as a “disaster” based on the secretary’s actions.
Meanwhile, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey revealed that Mayorkas “has been non-responsive” to the border governors, 26 of them have sent a letter asking for some form of action to alleviate the chaos. He also pointed out that Mayorkas waited 90 days to respond to the said letter they sent in March. Ducey then called for his resignation as well.
Abbott and Ducey were part of a 10-governor trip that headed to Texas in an effort to put focus on the damage that Biden’s loose border policies are doing. There, the group revealed their 10-point plan to repair the migration damage brought about by Joe Biden’s administration.
According to Breitbart News, the 10-point plan includes:
1. Continue Title 42 public health restrictions.
2. Fully reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols.
3. Finish securing the border.
4. End catch and release.
5. Clear the judicial backlog.
6. Resume the deportation of all criminals.
7. Dedicate federal resources to eradicate human trafficking and drug trafficking.
8. Re-enter all agreements with our Northern Triangle partners and Mexico.
9. Send a clear message to potential migrants.
10. Deploy more federal law enforcement officers.
The governors then enumerated some of the damages done by the current administration’s policies.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts highlighted that 18% of families entering the country illegally have been testing positive for COVID-19, while 20% of unaccompanied minors also tested positive.
Ducey, along with several other governors, including Ohio’s Mike DeWine and Iowa’s Kim Reynolds, highlighted the influx of drugs in the country.
The other Republican governors in the group included Georgia’s Gov. Brian Kemp, Idaho’s Gov. Brad Little, Montana’s Gov. Greg Gianforte, Oklahoma’s Gov. Kevin Stitt, and Wyoming’s Gov. Mark Gordon.
The Arizona governor then put forth some heavy criticism, saying:
“This year President Biden took the oath of office to become our country’s 46th Commander in Chief. Instead of commanding our military, he’s commanded drug cartels and other criminals to wreak havoc on the United States. He and Vice President Harris, and Secretary Mayorkas have allowed criminals and drugs to run rampant in our streets, and it’s time for them to do something about it.”
He then said: “I’ve joined 25 other governors, many who are standing behind me today and sending a letter to President Biden requesting a meeting now. Either he’s unwilling to solve this crisis, or he doesn’t know how.”