Mayorkas Fails to Answer for Biden Border Crisis Yet Again

On Wednesday, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before the House Judiciary Committee and again failed to answer for the Biden Administration's disastrous border and immigration policies. Fox News reported, "[A] number of Republicans doubled down on accusing Mayorkas of pushing 'open border policies' and expressed anger at what they saw as Mayorkas not answering any of their questions."

Heritage Action pointed out that Secretary Mayorkas has a long history of being untruthful to the American people.

Reporting from The Daily Signal added that Wednesday's hearing comes as the House Homeland Security is continuing an in-depth investigation into Secretary Mayorkas.

Since Biden took office, CBP has encountered more than 6.5 million illegal aliens on America’s borders. Since the start of fiscal year 2023, CBP has encountered more than 1.7 million illegal aliens on America’s southwest border alone. 

Wednesday’s hearing comes a little over a month into the House Homeland Security Committee’s five-stage investigation into Mayorkas and his alleged “dereliction of duty.” The House Homeland Security Committee, chaired by Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., began the third stage of its investigation Wednesday afternoon with a subcommittee hearing examining the human cost of America’s border crisis.  

Between his disastrous policies and misleading the American people, many are calling for Secretary Mayorkas' impeachment. Congressman Chip Roy wrote for National Review:

There have been more than 5.6 million illegal-immigrant encounters at the southern border since Mayorkas took office. Of these — and inconsistent with our laws — at least 2 million illegal immigrants have been released into the interior, many of whom will likely abscond or never be removed anyway.

And the consequences of Mayorkas’s policies — carried out in violation of his oath — have led the way for bad actors and deadly narcotics to kill American and immigrant children. . .

Yet, when faced with the reality of the border disaster, Mayorkas has gone as far as lying under oath in congressional hearings. He lied the last time he was brought in front of the House Judiciary Committee, saying he had “operational control” of the border as defined by the Secure Fence Act of 2006. But in March 2023, Mayorkas admitted he did not have “operational control.” According to the Secure Fence Act definition, he said, “no administration has ever had operational control.” As I noted at this week’s Judiciary Committee hearing, it’s clear that Mayorkas lied to Congress, that the lie was clearly purposeful, and that this administration wants the American people to believe something that is demonstrably false. . .

Alejandro Mayorkas has failed to faithfully execute the laws of the United States, he has violated his oath of office and endangered American citizens and foreign nationals alike. Congress should rightfully move to impeach him.

You can watch Wednesday's hearing in its entirety here.