Exodus of Biden’s Border Officials Continues as 4 More Quietly Resign – Alice Giordano 6/25/23

Source: TheEpochTimes.com

Amid a record-breaking influx of illegal immigrants into the United States, four more of President Joe Biden’s top border officials have quietly resigned in just the past two weeks.

That brings the total to seven in recent months, along with speculation about the reasons for their departure.

The latest came just this week from the deputy secretary of Homeland Security John Tien, who announced he was leaving only a year after his appointment.

Tien, a highly decorated U.S. Army veteran who served as director of the National Security Council under the Obama and Bush administrations, said he was leaving to spend more time with his family in Georgia.

Ira Mehlman, a senior spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), told The Epoch Times that Tien’s explanation “ranks right up there with my dog eating my homework.”

“There comes a time when you have to look yourself in the mirror and say I just can’t do this anymore,” he said.

Mehlman said he was referring to what he described as absolute chaos spreading through the United States under Biden’s “open border” policy.

On June 22, his organization, which tracks the impact of illegal immigration on the United States, released the results of a report showing that illegal immigrants cost taxpayers $163 billion.

The group also reported that the population of illegal immigrants living in the United States has reached 16.8 million.

“That’s more than the population of 46 out of 50 states,” Texas Congressman Troy Nehls posted on Twitter in response to the FAIR report.

Mehlman said FAIR’s advocacy office is hearing from more and more Americans who have complained they are losing housing and job opportunities to the mass of illegal border-crossers.

Towns far from border states are also feeling the impact.

This week in Unity, Maine—a rural, nearly all-white college town with about 2,000 inhabitants and a median annual income of a little under $27,000—the residents were upset to learn they were inheriting about 600 illegal immigrants from Portland, a self-appointed sanctuary city.

There is also major unrest among frontline workers at the border.

Out of the 9,300 border agents that responded to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) survey, one-quarter of them indicated plans to quit their jobs in the near future, according to its recently released results.

Some have also accused the Biden administration of silencing whistleblowers on controversial issues such as reports of thousands of missing migrant children….

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