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From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Thu Jul 21 08:14:40 2022
By Adam Shaw , Peter Hasson
Published July 21, 2022
Multiple Border Patrol agents are pushing back against Homeland
Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ claim that the southern border
is "secure" -- just as agents on the frontlines of the historic migrant
crisis are struggling to cope with the overwhelming numbers facing them.
There were more than 207,000 migrant encounters in June alone, the
fourth month in a row where the number of encounters breached the
200,000 mark. But Mayorkas, speaking at the Aspen Security Forum on
Tuesday, dismissed claims about the border not being secure.
"Look, the border is secure," he said. "We are working to make the
border more secure. That has been a historic challenge."
But Border Patrol agents who spoke to Fox News Digital did not share Mayorkas’ assessment.
"Hundreds of thousands crossing every month is not the definition of
secure," one agent said. "They are liars and anyone who believes them