Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich recently asked President Joe Biden to remove He Jinli from his role in the U.S. southern border crisis, accusing him of never acting or offering any solutions since he was ordered to deal with the illegal immigration problem in March.
According to Fox News, in the face of the surge in illegal immigration at the border, Bronovich sent a letter to Biden last Wednesday (May 12) saying that He has not been effective in her strategy to solve the influx of illegal immigrants through diplomacy, and that he has not seen He has visited the border or held a press conference so far, and that she should be replaced as the person in charge.
The crisis at our southern border has been escalating since January, and now it is clearly a disaster and an ongoing tragedy,” Bronovich wrote. I am encouraged, as are many Americans, by your March 24 appointment of Vice President Hejinli to lead efforts to stop the influx of illegal immigrants into the United States. However, her response to the border crisis so far has been absolutely abysmal, so I am asking you to replace her ‘border czar’ (meaning leadership responsibilities).”
“It’s been almost 50 days since she was appointed and the vice president has shown no interest in inspecting what’s happening at the border or articulating any plan to deal with the crisis. Instead, she has run off to other states to deal with inconsequential matters. Mr. President, this is a slap in the face to Arizonans for electing two of you to the highest office in the land.”
Bronovich said new data from April shows that “things are getting worse, and we don’t yet have the full picture of dangerous people and drugs coming across the border into our communities.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said there were 178,622 illegal immigrants trying to enter the United States in April, up 3 percent from 172,000 in March and the highest number of illegal immigrants the agency has caught in 20 years.
“CBP continues to see a significant influx of illegal immigrants along the southwest border,” CBP Acting Director Troy Miller said in a statement.
The White House last month rejected the notion that Hejli is a “border czar,” saying she is not responsible for the border itself, but rather for diplomacy in Mexico and the Northern Triangle to “root out” the migration crisis caused by poverty, climate and violence in Central America, for example.
He said in April, “We want to help people find hope at home, and we’re focused on addressing the exigencies and root causes of migration.” So far, Hejinli has only held videoconferences with leaders in Guatemala and Mexico, where she is expected to visit in June.
Arizona is one of several states that have sued Biden over his immigration policies. Bronovich recently sought a preliminary injunction against Department of Homeland Security guidance that narrows the categories of immigrants subject to arrest and deportation.