Fed-Up Border Sheriffs Have Had Enough; Country’s Frontline Law Enforcers Praise Trump, Make Critical Demand of Biden Administration, Say They Want to See President Replace DHS Chief Mayorkas

A group of border sheriffs fed up with ongoing, rampant illegal immigration is calling on President Biden to relieve Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas of his duties.

The Western States Sheriffs Association (WSSA), which represents top county law enforcement officials from 17 states, wants Biden to fire Mayorkas because they feel he isn’t up to the task of dealing with the current migrant crisis.

In a letter to the president, the WSSA wrote that the administration has engineered a “complete and total breakdown” of immigration law enforcement under the current regime, according to a letter obtained by The Epoch Times.

“After witnessing this disaster over the past several months and listening to the continued rhetoric and intellectual dishonesty from Secretary Mayorkas, The Western States Sheriffs Association, and its membership must emphatically take our position of having NO confidence in the ability of the Secretary Mayorkas, and his leadership within the Department of Homeland Security, to affect any positive outcome on this matter,” the organization wrote.

“We call on President Biden to take the appropriate steps to remove Secretary Mayorkas from his leadership position and appoint a new leader at the Department of Homeland Security who recognizes, respects, and will enforce the rule of law for the safety and security of our nation along with the southern and northern borders,” the letter continued.

The org went on to say that the border crisis has blown up into a national security crisis that has to be dealt with “immediately.”

“We demand a new leader who will work, together with our nation’s Sheriffs and the U.S. Border Patrol to regain control of our nation’s southern border,” the statement added.

“A decision to make this change must come immediately. If there’s a legitimate ‘matter of national security’ for this nation, at this time, this is certainly one.”

The sheriff’s organization pointed out that former President Donald Trump’s policies were effective at getting the border under control after he experienced his own migrant crisis in 2018 and after border issues had persisted “for decades.”

But under Biden, all of that progress has been taken away, the organization noted and now has become worse than ever after Border Patrol and other immigration authorities have had more than 1.7 million encounters with migrants who have illegally crossed into the country since Biden took office and reversed nearly all of Trump’s policies.

“For the past several years, much effort and financial resources was focused on the southern border and a great deal of progress was made in limiting the number of illegal crossings,” the group wrote.

“Today we are witnessing a complete and total breakdown of efforts of the past several years.”

Mayorkas claimed during congressional testimony this week that the border crisis was a function of change and the administration attempting to correct past problems.

“I think rebuilding a broken immigration system and rebuilding a dismantled one takes time, and we’re on the road to success,” Mayorkas claimed, giving himself an “A” for effort, according to the report.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, observed that in his view, Mayorkas’ words and actions have been devastating to border security.

“When you run DHS like it is an ‘abolish ICE’ fan club, you shouldn’t be surprised when you have an immigration crisis on your hands,” Grassley said.