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The Joe Biden border crisis continues to get worse by the day.
A new projection from the Center for Immigration Studies reveals that a record 210,000 illegal aliens were apprehended in July, marking the worst month in 21 years.
Back in March, Kamala Harris was given the task of being the “border czar” and she has done next to nothing to actually fix the unprecedented surge in migration.
Now, several top Republicans are calling for action against Harris.
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley tweeted that Harris should be fired from her role.
“Kamala Harris must be fired from her role overseeing the border crisis. She has failed to secure the border and has emboldened cartels. We need real leadership,” Haley tweeted.
Kamala Harris must be fired from her role overseeing the border crisis.
She has failed to secure the border and has emboldened cartels. We need real leadership.
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) August 2, 2021
Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz took to Twitter on Monday to criticized Biden and Harris for the continuing crisis.
“Hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens, thousands of pounds of dangerous drugs including fentanyl, and terrorists are flooding across the border due to Biden and Harris’ open borders. And what’s Joe Biden doing today? Speaking at a DNC fundraiser #BidenBorderCrisis,” he tweeted.
Hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens, thousands of pounds of dangerous drugs including fentanyl, and terrorists are flooding across the border due to Biden and Harris’ open borders.
And what’s Joe Biden doing today? Speaking at a DNC fundraiser. #BidenBorderCrisis
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 2, 2021
Former Acting ICE Director Ron Vitiello argued on Monday that Harris should be removed from her role.
“There’s clearly no interest at the White House level, including the Vice President, to fix this problem,” he said.
Back in June, a whopping 56 Republican lawmakers are calling on Joe Biden to replace Kamala Harris as the official tasked with addressing the migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
GOP Rep. Glenn Grothman wrote a damaging letter directed to Harris, pointing out her obvious failure to visit the border: “The @VP STILL hasn’t visited the border. You can’t truly know the situation until you speak with people on the ground. I and 55 of my colleagues sent this letter to @POTUS demanding her removal from this position because 180k encounters, a 21-year high, is unacceptable.”
Grothman tore into Harris, saying: “Despite being in the midst of a border crisis this country has not seen in two decades, Vice President Harris has not yet shown adequate interest in observing this crisis first-hand. In the 85 days since the Vice President has been tasked with solving this crisis, she has yet to visit the border and meet with Border Patrol agents, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, and local law enforcement officials.”
— Rep. Glenn Grothman (@RepGrothman) June 17, 2021
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich recently took aim at Harris and said she has failed to respond to his invitation to tour the crisis at the US-Mexico border.
“I guess if you were a philosopher you would say no response is a very loud response because we’ve not received any response,” Brnovich said.
Harris needs to “look into the eyes of people being smuggled across the border, being exploited by the cartels and realize this is a humanitarian crisis on so many levels,” Brnovich said.
He accused Harris of being someone who has “completely trivialized the issue by putting someone in charge who flat out just doesn’t care.”