Biden DHS Chief: Over 12,000 Haitian Migrants Released into US, ‘Could Be Even Higher’

“The law says it’s their right,” claims Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas admitted that the Biden administration has allowed at least 12,000 Haitian migrants into the United States, adding “the law says it’s their right” to illegally enter the country.

“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace asked Mayorkas how many of the 17,400 Haitian migrants have been released into the U.S. from custody in Del Rio to await their immigration court hearing.

“About 3,000 are actually in detention, and we make those detention determinations in the best interest of the American public. Others are in immigration court proceedings. They are monitored by us. We impose conditions upon them, so we keep in touch with them and ensure their appearance in court as the law requires,” Mayorkas responded.

Wallace said, “So are we talking about a total of 12,000, or could it be even higher?”

Mayorkas admitted, “It could be even higher if the number that are returned could be even higher.”

“What we do is we follow the law as Congress has passed it,” Mayorkas insisted.

Wallace asked whether the Biden administration has given the Haitian migrants “a reason to believe there’s a reasonable chance if they come into this country, they’ll end up being released into the country and have months, perhaps years, to stay here.”

Mayorkas again insisted nothing is out of the ordinary.

“We’ve seen this type of irregular migration many many times throughout the years,” Mayorkas said.

“It has gotten worse,” Wallace interrupted. “The statistics of your own department show the flood of people coming illegally across the border has gotten worse under the Biden administration.”

You can be sure Democrats are creating an unsalvageable political disaster when even Chris Wallace turns against them on this issue.