Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas met in secret with border activists connected to liberal megadonor George Soros, Judicial Watch has revealed.
According to The Washington Examiner, before sharing his concerns with Texas Border Patrol personnel about the out-of-control migrant issue last year.
The meetings took place during a trip to Texas in August 2021 that was encouraged by the Biden administration to soften reports of a record-breaking monthly immigration crossing of 213,000 people. Mayorkas said that the fight against illegal immigration was one that America was losing.
“A couple of days ago, I was down in Mexico, and I said, ‘Look, you know … if our borders are the first line of defense, we’re going to lose, and this is unsustainable,’” he said to agents in leaked audio obtained by Fox News.
“We can’t continue like this, our people in the field can’t continue, and our system isn’t built for it,” Mayorkas went on.
However, according to Judicial Watch, the day before he met in secret with representatives from the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, which will receive $80,000 from the Soros Fund Charitable Foundation in 2020, and La Union del Pueblo Entero, or LUPE, a partner organization of Soros’ Open Society Institute.
Laura Pena, the legal director of the Texas Civil Rights Project and a director of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and PAC in 2008, was also present, according to Judicial Watch. Laura Pena previously advised U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement under the Obama administration.
Jennifer Harbury, the co-founder of the organization Angry Tias & Abuelas, was another prominent person to meet Mayorkas. Efrain Bamaca Velasquez, a Marxist guerrilla from Guatemala, and Harbury once got married.
After submitting a Freedom of Information Act request, Judicial Watch was able to get information about Mayorkas’ travel. Background information on regional judges and political leaders, including the mayors of Brownsville, McAllen, Laredo, Del Rio, Pharr, and Mission, was contained in the records.
The migrant issue worried judges in numerous border counties, and one of them wrote to Biden to demand action. Judge Richard Cortez of Hidalgo County cautioned Biden that the problem was “an extremely pressing issue.”
Mayorkas said publicly, in a press conference, that he wanted to “debunk false information” about what he called “tremendous overcrowding” of unaccompanied children at border stations.
While the majority of single adults were ejected even though the administration was opposed to the “Remain in Mexico” plan for migrant crossings, the children had been cleared as part of a plan.