by Byron York
BIDEN’S BORDER BALONEY. The administration sent Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Sunday shows with an impossible job — to defend President Biden’s policies that have led to a massive rush of illegal crossers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Mayorkas’ assignment was to make a simple — and false — declaration. “The border is closed,” he told ABC’s “This Week.” “The border is closed,” he told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “The border is closed,” he told “Fox News Sunday.”
It was a preposterous statement. Everyone knows the Biden administration is struggling to find places to accommodate the more than 15,000 unaccompanied minors who have crossed the border illegally in the last few weeks. The administration is keeping the young people in jails, in tents, in hotel rooms. Axios reported Sunday that the administration “has awarded an $86 million contract for hotel rooms near the border to hold around 1,200 migrant family members who cross the U.S.-Mexico border.