Mayorkas Dodges Republican Questions at Border Oversight Hearing

After months of requests from Republicans, the Senate Judiciary Committee finally held an oversight hearing with Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas regarding the current crisis on the U.S.-Mexico Border.

With Biden's Border Crisis, the United States is seeing the highest rate of illegal immigration in over six decades.

The hearing covered a myriad of topics, but Mayorkas made it abundantly clear that he is fully on board with the Biden Administration's agenda to keep as many illegal immigrants in the country as possible. Currently, there are 1.2 million individuals who have final removal orders, but Mayorkas isn't in favor of deporting very many of those:

When asked if any of the 1.2 million people should be deported, Mayorkas said those "who pose a public safety threat, who pose a national security threat, who pose a border security threat," should be deported from the U.S.

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., defended DHS’s use of "prosecutorial discretion" in deciding which deportation cases to pursue. Coons claimed that "an approach that effectively makes any undocumented immigrant a priority is actually making no one a priority

Mayorkas agreed, arguing that discretion is warranted both because DHS has "limited resources," and also because it is "a matter of justice" not to prioritize those who have become "contributing members of our society."

Otherwise, Mayorkas failed repeatedly to provide clear answers to the questions asked by Republican members of the committee.

Today's hearing also touched on the Biden Administration's failure to properly vet refugees who came to the United States in the wake of the Administration's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan earlier this year.

The Biden Administration should be held accountable for its disastrous immigration policies that have undermined the stability on the U.S.-Mexico border and put everyday Americans at risk.

The hearing can be watched in its entirety here.