In true Orwellian fashion, the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security claimed the U.S. Border is “more secure than it has ever been before.”

Speaking to a liberal think tank on Tuesday, Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas suggested a dip in apprehensions of illegal immigrant youth last month meant the Obama administration has greatly strengthened border security, a fantasy considering that anyone, including ISIS, would have no problem walking into America.

“What we have achieved is tremendous progress,” he claimed.

Of course, when it comes to officials in the Obama administration, the truth is typically the opposite of what they say, and in Mayorkas’s case, the border is so insecure, it really only exists as a line on a map.

And not only do illegals from over 170 of the world’s countries know this, but it’s also likely that ISIS knows this as well.

“Intelligence officials have picked up radio talk and chatter indicating that the terrorist groups are going to ‘carry out an attack on the border,’ according to one source,” Judicial Watch reported late last month. “‘It’s coming very soon,’ according to another high-level source, who clearly identified the groups planning the plots as ‘ISIS and Al Qaeda.’”

In direct response to this report, the White House stated “there is no credible intelligence to suggest that there is an active plot” by ISIS on the southern border, but once again the truth is likely the opposite of the Obama administration’s claim.

“I think it’d be naive to say that [ISIS is] not here,” Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter told Fox News. “We have found Muslim clothing, they [other agencies] have found Quran books that are lying on the side of the trail, so we know that there are Muslims that have come across and are being smuggled into the United States.”

This illegal immigration into America has no doubt been encouraged by the Obama administration’s purposeful stand down of immigration enforcement, except when it comes to Americans who cross the border while mountain biking.

Last week, Homeland Security fined an American $5,000 for crossing the U.S./Canada border after a Border Patrol agent stopped the man and his companion, who were walking with their mountain bikes near the border, and began questioning them.

“Questioning by the agent revealed that the two suspects illegally entered the U.S. from Canada,” stated aCustoms and Border Patrol press release. “Subsequently, both males were arrested for violation of U.S. law and transported to the Rangeley Station for further processing.”

It’s unlikely the American would have been fined if he were an illegal alien.