Calls for Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign have continued to grow as the border crisis under Biden has worsened.
Immigration experts say that Biden and Mayorkas are largely to blame for the current immigration crisis “Mayorkas has eviscerated our interior immigration enforcement apparatus—meaning that once an illegal alien enters our country, they become virtually impossible to remove,” said Matthew Tragesser at the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
Mayorkas has continually argued that the border is secure despite unprecedented levels of illegal immigration in both 2021 and 2022 under the Biden administration.
Grows for Mayorkas to resign have grown to the point where Representative Pat Fallon (R-Tx.) filed articles of impeachment against Mayorkas on January 3rd, with the resolution going through on Monday night.
Other Republicans have expressed support for impeaching Mayorkas if he does not voluntarily resign, including incoming Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca.)
The Daily Caller Reports–
Republican Texas Rep. Pat Fallon introduced articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, accusing the high-ranking Biden appointee of failing to address the crisis on the southern border.
Fallon filed the resolution on Jan. 3, the first day of the 118th Congress, but due to the drawn-out speakership race, the resolution did not go through until Monday night. Fallon said Mayorkas has “abdicated his duties” as head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and that he must be removed from his position.
“It is unfortunate that we have gotten to this point, but it is necessary. Secretary Mayorkas’s potential impeachment is not an accident. He has willfully abdicated his duties at Secretary of Homeland Security and actively mislead Congress and the American people. To make any progress at our southern border, he must go,” Fallon told the Daily Caller after introducing the resolution.
Other House Republicans, including Speaker Kevin McCarthy, have threatened to impeach Mayorkas over his handling of illegal immigration.