(From enVolve - READ ORIGINAL)
There was a story that seemed to slip through the media with little implications but it was a big deal. A member of Biden’s cabinet not only had a private conversation with members of congress, but he also criticized the President.
There have been a lot of rumors that the Biden administration is going to cancel Title 42 and even members of Joe’s own cabinet are distancing themselves from the fallout.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is “privately” telling members of Congress that “he’s concerned with the Biden administration handling of the border.
Sources told Axios news that Mayorkas is “frustrated” with the White House and in the event that Title 42 is removed he’s trying to avoid the avalanche that is headed his way.
“As Secretary Mayorkas has said repeatedly, Title 42 is a public health authority — not an immigration authority — and he defers to the public health experts at the CDC for any decisions related to it,” Marsha Espinosa DHS spokesperson said. “As he has also repeatedly said, we anticipate an increase in migrant encounters after the lifting of Title 42, and he is leading a whole-of-government response to apprehend, process and remove from the country those who are not eligible for relief.”
Mayorkas is worried and he knows that he is going to be left holding the bag.
Mayorkas also acknowledged his own concerns about the expected surge in migrants, two other sources familiar with the talks said.
In some instances, the secretary pointed members to the CDC, and said the public health agency is calling the shots.
Members and their staff told Axios that, after Mayorkas walked them through the DHS’ preparations for the potential border surge, they did not feel the administration had reached the level of preparedness needed to carry out the operation successfully by May 23.
Some of these private conversations took place before multiple House and Senate lawmakers began publicly criticizing the administration’s decision to repeal the border restrictions, and openly urged it to delay the repeal.
But Biden is planning on going full speed ahead…
“DHS has a plan and we’re working to implement it, and we will continue to work with Congress to implement the lifting of Title 42 in an as orderly and humane way as possible,” a White House official said.
The piece from Axios shows that even members inside the administration understand that Joe is out of his mind and are leaking to the press that the policies aren’t their fault. If these “private” conversations are being we can only imagine what actual private conversations are taking place.
The 25th maybe?
NEW: Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has privately told members of Congress he’s concerned with the Biden administration’s handling of its plans to lift Title 42 on May 23, sources familiar with the conversations tell @axios https://t.co/aXFKMFNkWy
— Alayna Treene (@alaynatreene) April 22, 2022