Articles of Impeachment against Secretary Mayorkas are Justified and Overdue
The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in reaction to the House Homeland Security Committee’s approval of articles of impeachment against DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas:
(January 30, 2024, Washington D.C.) “FAIR applauds the vote by the House Homeland Security Committee approving articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. It was an unfortunate, but fully justified and overdue action against a cabinet official who has steadfastly refused to carry out the duties of his office.
“Secretary Mayorkas has not just presided over the greatest wave of illegal immigration in the nation’s history, he has actively encouraged, enabled and facilitated it. Friday will mark exactly three years since he swore to uphold the laws of the United States and protect the security of the homeland. The record clearly shows that he has done precisely the opposite.
“Since taking office, some 8 million people have been encountered at our borders and another 1.7 million are known to have entered the country without being encountered by a Customs and Border Protection agency that is overwhelmed with the task of processing and releasing illegal migrants. At a time of unprecedented terror threats posed by Iranian proxy groups, and heightened espionage activity by China, Mayorkas has admitted that over 85 percent of the record number of migrants being encountered at the southern border are being released into the country.
At every turn, Secretary Mayorkas has ignored statutes and undermined the rule of law. He has released illegal aliens into the U.S. instead of detaining and removing them. He has established categorical parole programs in clear contravention of the statute requiring such parole be on a case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit. He has allowed multiple aliens with potential terrorist ties to cross into the country, including tens of thousands of Special Interest Aliens. And he has actively undermined immigration enforcement, claiming that being in the country illegally is not by itself grounds for removal.
“The tidal wave of illegal immigration that is endangering our national security and straining resources to the breaking point in communities all across the country is occurring not because Secretary Mayorkas lacks the authority or the resources to secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws. Rather, it is because he, with the support of President Biden, has subverted and undermined the laws he swore to uphold.
“The articles of impeachment approved by the Homeland Security Committee provide incontrovertible grounds for the full House of Representatives to impeach Secretary Mayorkas and for the Senate to convict him on those charges and remove him from office.”
Contact: Joey Chester 202-742-1827, firstname.lastname@example.org