Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is going after the Biden administration for releasing COVID-positive migrants into American communities.
In a scathing letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Brnovich demanded that the Biden administration stop releasing COVID-19 migrants into the country.
“As the Biden administration is ramping up pressure campaigns for COVID-related mandates, this revelation shows incredible hypocrisy and disdain for the health of everyday Americans. If this is true, I call on your Department to cease these actions immediately,” he wrote.
“This is a stunning admission that has serious implication for border communities and states,” Brnovich said.
Brnovich sought an “accounting of COVID-positive people who have been released by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in Arizona sectors since President Joe Biden was sworn into office.”
Brnovich went on to argue the current situation at the border has “compromised the security and safety of countless American communities.
“Since the start of the 2021 fiscal year, CBP has apprehended over 1.1 million migrants at our southern border,” Brnovich said. “We also know that there are (at least) tens of thousands of migrants (or ‘gotaways’) who escape detection and blend into our communities.”
“With these ‘gotaways’ and the return of ‘catch and release’ for migrants we apprehended, we have few, if any, mechanisms in place for the enforcement of our immigration laws,” he added.
Brnovich also warned that “drug, human, and sex traffickers operate with near impunity on both sides of the border.”
Brnovich has been sounding the alarm on the border crisis for a while.
During an interview on Fox News last month, Brnovich spoke about the immigration crisis at America’s southern border and why he thinks the Biden administration has been “stupid.”
BRNOVICH: “Well, Sean, I think it’s as simple as this for everyone watching tonight, is the Biden administration is making a choice between migrants and Americans, and they are telling the wrong people to stay home. They literally are trying to shut down our economy. And I keep emphasizing to folks that the biggest health crisis facing our country today is the Biden administration, because we may have three vaccines for Covid, but there is no cure for stupid. And what the Biden demonstration is doing is just plain dumb, Sean. You know that there are millions of people illegally crossing our southern border, a small percentage of them have been adequately vaccinated. They are packed into detention centers, we see record number — it’s going to be a catastrophe, not only a public health crisis. And so the Biden demonstration, as you know, Sean, is trying to get rid of Title 42, which essentially President Trump used to literally expel hundreds of thousands of people out of this country for public health reasons. So which is it, Joe Biden? Do we have a public health crisis where we are going to lock down our economy, or alternatively, we’re going to go ahead and let people in and gut Title 42 which is designed to protect the public health?”
Back in April, Brnovich sent a letter to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey urging him to declare a state of emergency in the state and deploy the National Guard to deal with the surge in migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“Reversing the devastating trends at the border will require enforcing the rule of law and holding the federal government accountable,” Brnovich said, urging the state government to act “swiftly.”
Brnovich calls on Ducey to declare a state of emergency and convene the state’s emergency council to “address the border crisis and the human and illegal drug trafficking that will continue to flow from it.”