Presidential candidate Nikki Haley criticized Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for refusing to acknowledge that there is a crisis at our southern border at a Senate hearing today.
“Secretary Mayorkas may not understand what a ‘crisis’ is, but Americans do,” Haley said. “They know that up to 70,000 Americans dying from fentanyl overdoses in 2021 is a crisis; 4.8 million border crossings overwhelming law enforcement is a crisis; 98 watch-listed terrorists coming over our border last year is a crisis. If Joe Biden and his administration can’t recognize the ‘crisis’ at our southern border, then they aren’t fit to lead this country.”
Haley highlighted her immigration plan at a town hall in Dover, New Hampshire last night and will be the first presidential candidate to visit the southern border next week. Her plan calls for enacting a national E-Verify program, firing Biden’s new IRS agents and hiring 25,000 new Border Patrol and ICE workers, and stopping federal handouts to illegal immigrants and sanctuary cities.