(FreedomWire.org) – More than 50 senators have received satellite phones for emergency contact amid mounting worries about security hazards to members of Congress, according to persons familiar with the measures who spoke to CBS News.

According to the report, satellite phones were recently sent to U.S. Senate members so they could stay in touch in the event of a natural or “man-made” crisis.

All 100 senators have been offered this satellite phone technology. Information received by CBS News indicates that at least half have accepted these devices, which the Senate administrative team advises senators to carry with them.

In her testimony to the Senate Appropriations Committee last month, Senate Sergeant at Arms Karen Gibson indicated that satellite communication is being utilized “to provide a secure and backup mode of communication during a crisis situation.”

Gibson stated that these phones act as a safety net in emergency situations that “ensure a redundant and secure means of communication during a disruptive event.” across parts of the country. Federal resources will cover the cost of satellite airtime required to operate these phone devices.

An advisory from the Department of Homeland Security asserted that satellite phones serve as a means for responding to and coordinating government services in the event of a “man-made” or natural disaster leading to a communication blackout. Gibson was appointed at the time by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Satellite mobile phones utilize satellites to communicate with landline, cellular, or other satellite phones in most regions of the world. Responders use satellite mobile phones for emergency communications in order to coordinate response and recovery efforts in remote areas, where there are no landline or cellular telephone networks, or in areas where existing networks are damaged or overloaded during a natural disaster (e.g., severe weather or earthquake) or a man-made incident, including potential chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive events.

Government officials argue satellite phones can help maintain command and control functions during an emergency when existing communications networks are not functioning.

The need for such measures implies an elevated level of perceived threat to senators, however, this could be indicative of a volatile political climate and increased risk of violence or other disruptive events. The use of satellite phones is usually reserved for situations where traditional communication networks fail, such as during natural disasters or severe attacks. The provision of these phones could suggest that there is an anticipated risk of such significant disruption happening, which could trigger concerns about the vulnerability of existing communication infrastructure.

The funding for these security measures emerges from taxpayer dollars. In a period when budgets are stretched thin due to pressing needs like healthcare, education, and infrastructure, the escalating costs of maintaining such heightened security should become a contentious point.

(FreedomWire.org) – The Border Patrol Union is fuming after the Department of Homeland Security tipped off illegal immigrants on Monday night that a “targeted enforcement operation” would be staged in Texas to remove or detain them just two days before the end of Title 42.

The illegal immigrants were reportedly informed of the operation hours before it was set to take place. Agents from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers will be conducting the operation on Tuesday in El Paso where approximately 2,200 migrants are currently camped out or living on the streets a few blocks from major ports of entry that connect the city with Juárez, Mexico.

“Nothing like publicly announcing that dangerous people will be arrested, while warning them ahead of time exactly where to run and hide to avoid arrest,” the Border Patrol Union angrily tweeted late Monday evening.

The National Border Patrol Council, which represents approximately 18,000 Border Patrol agents and support personnel, added, “This entire operation is a sad joke!” They called it “another pandering PR stunt.”

“Serious law enforcement leaders don’t behave this way,” the union charged.

The CBP is beyond frustrated. Its agents have been relegated to administrative paperwork, with agents poised to “process individuals for vetting and placement into Title 42 expulsion or Title 8 removal proceedings, as applicable.” They do contend that any individuals posing a national security risk will be transported to ICE for detention. Many would assert that includes all illegal immigrants but CBP has its hands tied thanks to the Biden administration.

Title 42 was put in place by former President Trump and has been used to expel hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants quickly due to the pandemic. As it is removed, the border will crack wide open with up to 13,000 illegal immigrants swarming over it a day, according to the New York Post. The policy will expire on Thursday.

An additional 1,500 National Guardsman have been sent to the border to add to the 2,500 already there. But they are not truly for enforcement. They will be used for processing as illegal immigrants are allowed to rush over the border inundating cities and resources.

For context, in March, almost half of all migrant encounters ended in a Title 42 expulsion. As it ends, America is bracing for a tsunami of illegal immigrants that the left and President Biden have reportedly orchestrated.

Fox News Digital reports, “A border surge near El Paso has witnessed over 26,000 apprehensions and over 7,000 ‘gotaways’ within just 72 hours, according to official statistics.”

The Border Patrol Union issued its own stark and alarming statistics ahead of the end of Title 42: “Current Biden Admin ‘Secure’ Border Report 10-day average daily arrests 8,100. Of those, 79% rewarded with release into US. 10-day average daily known escapes 2,450 – crashed the border and couldn’t be caught. Unknown escapes? Exactly. Nobody knows. May 11th here in 3 days.”

The CBP revealed that over the weekend, 26,382 migrants crossed the border from May 5-7. It is one of the largest groups of migrants ever seen crossing the border in such a short period of time into Brownsville, Texas with an average of 8,794 migrants coming into the United States each day over the weekend.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Monday that he will be forming an Elite Border Response Force consisting of National Guard Soldiers. They will be deployed “with the tools needed to be effective” including night vision goggles and riot gear.

Reports are coming in that between 700,000 and 1 million migrants could cross in the days that follow the end of Title 42.

Abbott asserts that Texas will proceed to “very quickly build as many barriers as possible to turn back as many people as possible.”

“With the ending of Title 42 on Thursday, President Biden is laying down the welcome mat to people across the entire world,” Abbott proclaimed. “The Texas National Guard is loading Blackhawk helicopters and C-130s and deploying specially trained soldiers for the Texas Tactical Border Force, who will be deployed to hotspots all along the border to help intercept and repel large groups of migrants trying to enter Texas illegally.’

(FreedomWire.org) – During a Senate hearing Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas refused to explain why an exponential surge in child smuggling and exploitation has happened under his watch and denied that the Department had lost track of 85,000 of these children.

Since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2021, 345,807 unaccompanied minors  have been allowed to enter the United States through the southwest land border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics show.

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) habitually releases migrant children to unvetted “sponsors” who force them to take on grueling jobs, or be sexually exploited. In some cases, dozens of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) have been sent to the same residence of an unvetted sponsor.

Thousands of these minors “have ended up in punishing jobs across the country—working overnight in slaughterhouses, replacing roofs, operating machinery in factories—all in violation of child labor laws,” the New York Times reported in February.

In Florida, the State Grand Jury recently released a report accusing the Biden administration of facilitating “forced migration, sale, and abuse of foreign children” through its criminally negligent immigration policies.

“Criminal history, lack of citizen status and even total refusal to submit to a background check does not disqualify sponsors from receiving a UAC,” Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody pointed out in a statement following the release of the Grand Jury’s findings. “One sponsor was given custody despite having been to Florida prison before for battery on a child,” Moody added.

Monthly calls to Health and Human Services (HHS) to report trafficking, neglect or abuse of minors placed with sponsors have exploded since the spring of 2021.

“The Biden administration “ignored or missed” this explosive growth of child labor, the NYT reported on Monday.

In March of 2021, when  images of  men, women, and children packed like sardines into “pods” and sleeping under foil blankets in overflow centers dominated the news, Susan Rice, the White House’s head of domestic policy,  “told staff members she was frustrated with the situation, according to the Times.

Not long after that, the Department of Health and Human Services reportedly “began loosening its vetting restrictions and urging case managers to speed the process along.”

Mayorkas told Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) during the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing Tuesday that he was unaware of the number of unaccompanied children who have illegally crossed the border, but insisted that the department is “incredibly dedicated to the safety and security of those children.”

“Do you know what’s happening to these children? Have you seen this report from the New York Times: Alone and Exploited, Migrant Children Work Brutal Jobs Across the U.S.?” Hawley demanded.

Mayorkis said that he hadn’t.

Hawley displayed the chart showing the “explosive growth” of child labor since Biden came into office.

“I can’t believe this happens in the United States of America in this day and age,” Hawley chided. Citing the NYT’s report, he said, “far from home, many of these children feel intense pressure to earn money. They have to send cash back home to their families while often being in debt to their sponsors for smuggling fees, rent, and living expenses.

You taking children from other countries and putting them into indentured servitude — all facilitated by your policies. Are you proud of this record?

“Senator, horrific exploitation of children is something we do not condone,” Mayorkis replied. “You are incorrectly attributing it to out policies.

Look at the chart!” Hawley shot back. “This massive surge began when you came to office. In your first year in office there was a 342 percent surge of unaccompanied children across the border!”

Citing a CBS report, Hawley noted that the Biden administration’s policy changes had led smugglers to tell migrant youth that they had a better chance of being allowed into the country than they had under Trump.

“Meanwhile, you’ve lost track of tens of thousands of them,” he said. “The Times reviewed data that showed the government couldn’t reach more than 85,000 of these children! Who you just turned over into the hands of smugglers and these are modern day slave traders! And you’re just giving these children to them. What is going on. Why are you doing this?”

Again, Mayorkis claimed there were “a number of factual inaccuracies” in the reports Hawley cited, and began to explain what the department was doing to mitigate the crisis.

Hawley interrupted him to insist on an answer to his question.

“Why is it that you enabled 345,000 children to be smuggled across this border and then sent into the hands of modern day slave traders?” he demanded.

Hawley noted that in 2021, the Biden regime exempted minors arriving at the border without their parents from being subject to Title 42, allowing them “to come into the United States and then to be sent into the interior of the country.”

“Under the last administration, the children were reunited with their families in their home country. You changed that and as soon as you changed it, the numbers exploded,” he added.

“Quite a number of false statements, Senator,” the DHS chief responded.

“What is false about that statement?!” Hawley demanded.

Mayorkis refused to answer, and instead recited his talking points about what the Department plans to do to solve the problem.

“One of the significant policy decisions that we have made is to focus our worksite enforcement, investigative efforts, criminal investigative efforts on unscrupulous employers,” he told Hawley.

Unimpressed, Hawley summed up what he believed caused the crisis.

“You changed Title 42, you allowed hundreds of thousands of migrant children to come across the border and then you made it worse,” he said. “When it became a political crisis for you—when that huge surge of children came across the border because you changed Title 42—when it became an optics crisis—what did you do? You began pressuring officials and agencies to skip the vetting process and get these kids out as soon as possible to sponsors who weren’t vetted,” the senator continued.

“You have at every stage facilitated this modern-day indentured servitude of minor children! Hawley exclaimed. “Why should you not be impeached for this?” he asked incredulously.

Mayokis once again accused the senator of “misstating the facts,” prompting the senator to slam him for using the same modus operandi he always does to “deny, deny, deny.”

“Why have you permitted 345,000 children to come into this country unaccompanied. Why have you permitted thousands of them to be abused and exploited?” he demanded.

“What we do is enforce the law,” Mayorkis replied. “It is stunning to me that you say the prior administration reunited children with their parents,” the DHS director added.

“Oh, I see. So this is their [the Trump administration’s] fault. So you’re not going to take any responsibility for the indentured servitude and exploitation of children that is happening under your watch!” Hawley exclaimed. “Thousands of children are in physical danger—danger because of what you’re doing! You should have resigned long ago,” the senator concluded.

(FreedomWire.org) – The Biden Department of Homeland Security has begun prepping for a potential impeachment battle over HHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

“The Department of Homeland Security has retained outside counsel to help ensure the Department’s vital mission is not interrupted by the unprecedented, unjustified, and partisan impeachment efforts by some Members of Congress, who have already taken steps to initiate proceedings,” a Homeland Security spokesperson told CNN.

“DHS will continue prioritizing its work to protect our country from terrorism, respond to natural disasters, and secure our borders while responding appropriately to the over 70 Congressional committees and subcommittees that have oversight of DHS,” the spokesperson added.

HHS was correct to note that there have been burgeoning “impeachment efforts” against Mayorkas.

But HHS was not correct to call the efforts “unprecedented, unjustified, and partisan,” according to Republicans.

For one thing, Democrats previously impeached former President Donald Trump twice, both times for flimsy reasons that led to no conviction. Note also that under his administration, the border was secure and border crossings fell to a record low rate.

Under this administration and under Mayorkas, more specifically, the border has been completely overrun, with 100,0000+ illegal aliens and so-called “migrants” crossing into the U.S. in any given month, including January.

So many migrants are flooding border communities that said communities have been forced to ship the illegals to northern “utopias” like New York City.

This, in turn, has greatly strained NYC’s resources, as the city has had to convert hotel after hotel into shelters for these hordes of migrants, including single migrant men.

Yet Democrats, including NYC Mayor Eric Adams, remain loyally supportive of the administration, despite its clear-cut failure to secure the border.

As for the Border Patrol agents who actually have to deal with all the hordes of migrants firsthand, they staunchly oppose this administration’s policies.

“Today, thousands of illegal aliens will crash the border and either escape or be released into a community near you. Most aren’t properly vetted. They will be ‘vetted’ based on their actions and behaviors in your community. And if they commit another crime it’s likely the kid gloves will come out and they’ll be coddled and protected. It’s insanity. Think about it,” the official U.S. Border Patrol union tweeted Saturday.

Whether the law firm will be able to prevent the hell awaiting Mayorkas remains to be seen. What’s known is that “House Republicans are really starting to build a case against Alejandro Mayorkas, the Homeland Security Secretary which could serve as the basis for potential impeachment proceedings,” as reported by CNN last month.

In addition, a total of three committees have thus far vowed to hold hearings on the border crisis, including the House Judiciary Committee, the House Oversight Committee, and the House Homeland Security Committee.

(FreedomWire.org) – Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are looking for answers from DHS over allegations that President Biden’s recent visit to El Paso, Texas, was “sanitized,” with migrants cleared away before the president’s first visit to the besieged southern border this month.

“For weeks, large encampments of homeless illegal border crossers—released by the Biden Administration—have encamped on the streets of El Paso,” the letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas from House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said. “These encampments were cleared immediately prior to President Biden’s visit to the city on January 8, 2023. We write to understand the circumstances surrounding the role DHS played in clearing homeless illegal border crossers for President Biden’s visit to El Paso.”

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) sources told Fox News that the Central Processing Center, which was previously overwhelmed with immigrants, was no longer at capacity and the camps of migrants vanished.

Sources had told Fox that the clearing was primarily to address large groups of mostly Venezuelan migrants who crossed into the U.S. without turning themselves into the Border Patrol out of fear that Title 42 rules would get them expelled. 

Since the migrants could not get into shelters, they set up camps and the crime rate increased, with many Venezuelans getting arrested for breaking into cars. Community members complained, according to CBP sources, and Border Patrol agents started making arrests.

Biden’s visit also combined with a sharp drop in migrant encounters. The El Paso sector saw an average of

But Comer is not yet convinced and are asking for documents and communications between DHS and other agencies, as well as the city of El Paso.

“Before the President’s visit, El Paso’s migrant camps were so overwhelmed and unsanitary that local officials were concerned that the camps would become hotbeds for infectious disease,” Comer writes. “The President apparently did not see a single released illegal alien in a border town overwhelmed with illegal border crossers released by his Administration.”

Comer on Thursday announced that the committee will hold a hearing on the border in early February, and has called on a handful of Biden administration career officials to testify, including Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agents Jason Owens, Gregory Bovino and Gloria Chavez and Acting Chief Border Patrol Agent Patricia McGurk-Daniel.

(FreedomWire.org) – Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is responding to Republicans who want him to resign or to impeach him.

He appeared on the ABC show “This Week” on Sunday and said he does not have any intention of resigning, knowing that he faces investigations and even a possible impeachment from the Republican House of Representatives.

“As of yesterday morning, Kevin McCarthy is speaker of the House. And back in November, he suggested that you might be impeached if you don’t resign. Here’s what he said,” host George Stephanopoulos said as he played a clip of what Speaker Kevin McCarthy said.

“If Secretary Mayorkas does not resign, House Republicans will investigate. Every order, every action and every failure will determine whether we can begin impeachment inquiry,” Mayorkas said.

“What’s your response to the speaker?” Stephanopoulos said.

“I am joining the president today on his visit to El Paso, Texas. I’ve been to the border quite a number of times,” Mayorkas said.

“I’m joining the president at the North Mexican Leader’s Summit in Mexico City to work with our partners in Mexico and Canada to address the security of the homeland. I’ve got a lot of work to do. I’m proud to do it, alongside 250,000 incredibly dedicated and talented individuals in the Department of Homeland Security and I’m going to continue to do my work,” Mayorkas said.

“So, you have no intention of resigning?” Stephanopoulos said.

“I do not. I’ve got a lot of work to do, and we’re going to do it,” Mayorkas said.

“Are you prepared for the investigations?” Stephanopoulos said.

“I am. I will be. And I’ll continue to do my work throughout them,” Mayorkas said.

Stephanopoulos asked, “As you said, you’re going to be joining the president today, both at the border and then on to Mexico. What do you hope to accomplish on this mission?

Mayorkas responded, “I have been to El Paso as recently as just a few weeks ago. I’ve been there quite a number of times. I’ve spoken with the president. He has requested my visits to the border. I have gone on my own, of course. And I want him to see the extraordinary work of the men and women of the United States Border Patrol, of Customs and Border Protection’s field operations, how we have surged resources to address a challenge that is not unique to the southern border of the United States. It’s a challenge that is really gripping our entire hemisphere.”

Mayorkas continued, “You know, George, I was in Columbia just a few weeks ago, the country of Columbia. And there are 2.4 million Venezuelans in Columbia now. I was in Costa Rica a few months ago, and Costa Rica’s population is increasing in the number of Nicaraguans. I was in Ecuador a few weeks ago and they too are really experiencing unprecedented migration challenges. This is something that is not unique to the United States. It’s gripping the hemisphere. And a regional challenge requires a regional solution. And that’s one of the elements of the North American Leader’s Summit that we look forward to addressing.”

The city of El Paso is putting its best face on for President Joe Biden who is finally making a visit to the Southern border.

The city has been cleaning up migrant encampments that have been languishing, ahead of the president’s photo op visit, The New York Post reported.

Encampments near the downtown bus station and the Sacred Heart Church, which operates a shelter, have been dismantled by local authorities over the last two nights as the city prepares to host President Biden’s first visit to the southern border, according to a photographer for The Post who witnessed it.

Six buses loaded with mostly Venezuelan migrants were spotted crossing a downtown bridge to Ciudad Juarez, the frontier city in Mexico, Saturday, as police escorted dozens more to a pedestrian crossing.

A Border Patrol agent who did not want to be identified told The Post that 200 people were sent back to Mexico Saturday.

“People are saying that if you are out in the streets the Border Patrol will get you and deport you because the President is coming to El Paso and they don’t want to show him the reality of things,” said Venezuelan migrant Maria Rodriguez said to The Post.

She said that for the past three days she has been living in a dumpster in El Paso.

“I hope we get shelter tonight because it took us a lot of courage to go out of that dumpster after three days…We just don’t want to keep running. All we are asking is for one chance,” she said.

(FreedomWire.org) – Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., on Wednesday revealed newly obtained documents that appeared to challenge DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ May testimony on the controversial Disinformation Governance Board.

In an open letter to Mayorkas, Hawley said the new documents expose that the Board’s plans to partner with Big Tech were “far more extensive” than DHS or the Biden administration has previously acknowledged.

Hawley and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, published documents obtained by a whistleblower earlier this year detailing the scope of the Board.

Mayorkas has already come under fire for his mishandling of the Biden border crisis and calls for his impeachment have been making the rounds. If the Senate establishes as a fact that he lied under oath when testifying before its committees, his impeachment should really be a no-brainer, though the Biden administration will likely seek to defend him and keep him in office, probably with the support of most congressional Democrats.

During his testimony in May, Mayorkas claimed that the Ministry of Truth had only been in its planning stages and that the board “had not yet met” to plan any actions. But the leaked documents show that the board had initially met on Feb. 4, 2022, and had continued to schedule weekly meetings thereafter, despite not having been formally approved or established.

Further, the documents indicate that the board’s plans to partner with the Big Tech companies were “far more extensive” than Mayorkas or the Biden administration ever revealed. The Disinformation Board planned to meet with Nathaniel Gleicher of Meta, who was in charge of the company’s security policy group when they acted to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story.

These revelations only serve to add another layer to the cake of badness surrounding the Biden administration’s coordination with social media platforms in an effort to suppress free speech in the name of “battling disinformation.” These efforts to enlist the aid of Big Tech to silence voices critical of various government policies are a clear violation of the First Amendment’s assurances of the right to free speech. They should be seen as obvious justifications for the impeachment of not only Mayorkas but Joe Biden himself.

(FreedomWire.org) – Kevin McCarthy went to El Paso on Tuesday, an area hard hit by illegal immigrants, and put DHS Secretary Mayorkas on notice. He told Mayorkas to resign or face Congressional investigations after the Republican majority comes into office in January which may lead to his impeachment. McCarthy called a press conference and, as usual, when I checked only Fox was carrying it. The other cable networks show no interest in covering the Biden border crisis unless the administration is fabricating a hoax like Whipgate and falsely accusing Border Patrol agents of abusive behavior towards illegal immigrants. Then, when the investigations proved that there was no unprofessional abuse directed at the illegal immigrants, there were no apologies issued by those who slandered the agents or reports of back pay from suspensions. McCarthy said enough is enough.

“His actions have produced the great wave of illegal immigration in recorded history,” McCarthy said at a press conference in El Paso, Texas, during a tour of the southern border. “This is why today I am calling on the secretary to resign.”

“He cannot and must not remain in that position,” he said. “If Secretary Mayorkas does not resign, House Republicans will investigate every order, every action and every failure to determine whether we can begin an impeachment inquiry.”

“The American public deserves more, deserves better and expects more within their government. Enough is enough. We will do whatever it takes,” he said.

Republicans have been talking about the Biden border crisis since it began just before his inauguration. Biden campaigned on ending deportations, blanket amnesty, and abandoning the rule of law at the southern border and those wishing to come to the United States took him up on the implied invitation. The rest is history.

The unprecedented number of illegal immigrants crossing the border is being ignored by the Biden administration because it is an intentional invasion. What else would you call it? There are too many to process because resources – personnel and financial – are limited. So, they are released into the country, sometimes with instructions to check in with ICE when they get to where they are going. What could possibly go wrong?

It’s all intentional. The five million illegal immigrants apprehended at the southern border since Joe Biden’s term began did not just happen. This was the plan all along. Last week Chuck Schumer said the quiet part out loud. He said that in the lame duck session, the Senate will take up blanket amnesty for all illegal aliens in our country. Not just the Dreamers, who are usually the ones talked about when amnesty comes up, but everyone. Schumer casually said that it may be 11 million people but he’s not sure of the actual number. That’s one of the problems – no one knows how many there are. Of the recorded apprehensions at the border, the totals don’t include those who are gotaways, the ones who ran instead of turning themselves in to law enforcement. And, most who come are coming to find jobs, which is not a legit reason to grant asylum as current immigration laws are written.

Schumer conveniently waited until after the mid-term elections to announce his agenda. Democrats have had complete control of Washington for two years and yet never broached this subject until just now.

McCarthy said that the hearings into Mayorkas’ management of the southern border will be held on the border, which is an excellent idea. Let the White House call it political theatre. The fact is that it will be rather difficult for Mayorkas to continue to lie and claim that the southern border is secure and not wide open when he is on the border himself, among the very Border Patrol agents who deal with the border day in and day out.

Title 42 is coming to an end next month and that means there will be an explosion of additional apprehensions at the border, if Border Patrol agents can keep up. Joe Biden was determined to end all of Trump’s border policies and agreements in order to show how humane he is towards illegal immigrants. The Biden border crisis is anything but humane. It is a humanitarian crisis. It is a dereliction of duty by the president, whose primary job is to secure the borders, protect America’s sovereignty. Mayorkas says he has a plan for when Title 42 (a program put in place at the recommendation of the CDC) ends. We’ll believe it when we see it. So far he has shown no ability to control anything. He looks people in the eye and says that the border is secure when he knows that is a lie. Who would trust his word now?

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre called McCarthy’s trip to the border a political stunt. Because that is all she has. There is nothing worthwhile she can say that the administration is doing on the border so she has to mock lawmakers who are trying to do something. She said they have no plans but the first action will be to begin investigations and try to remove the secretary. That is how it’s done in the business world – a failing manager is fired and replaced. So, yes, that is something.

“I’ve heard that Kevin McCarthy is at the border, and the question we have for Kevin McCarthy–who’s soon to be Speaker McCarthy–is, what is his plan? What is he doing to help the situation that we’re seeing?” Jean-Pierre began. “He goes down there, and he does a political stunt like many Republicans do, but he is not actually putting forth a plan.”

The White House is supposed to have the plan, KJP. Republicans aren’t in control of anything right now. They are organizing, though, and soon some will be held accountable for some of the crises created by Sleepy Joe and his administration. I certainly appreciate the fact that McCarthy is talking about impeachment in order to get rid of Mayorkas but the one problem with that is he is doing Joe Biden’s bidding. He’s following orders from the White House. He would be replaced by someone equally as bad. The solution is to fire Joe Biden in 2024 and get a Republican president in the White House who values border security and American sovereignty, as well as the rule of law. Let Congress fight over reforming immigration law but the border has to be secured first before anything else happens.

(FreedomWire.org) – FBI Director Chris Wray seemed to contradicted Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday.

During a House Homeland Security Committee, Secretary Mayorkas was called to testify,  Rep. Sanford Bishop (R-NC) directed a straightforward question to Mayorkas, which the embattled security chief directly answered.

Bishop first asked Mayorkas, “do you continue to maintain that the border is secure?”

Mayorkas answered, “yes, and we are working day in and day out to enhance its security congressman.”

Rep. Bishop quickly cut off Mayorkas from trying to explain or qualify his “yes” response and pivoted to asking FBI Director Asher Wray the same question.

Bishop then question director Wray, “do you believe the border is secure?”

Wray responded, “Well, I can only speak to border security from our narrow lane. I can speak to it from that lane.”

Wray continued, “We see transnational criminal organizations that are sending their drugs here and that are using street gangs here to distribute it. And that contributes to the violent crime crisis here.”

Director Wray’s assessment of the “significant” criminal activity along the border completely contradicts Mayorkas assertion that the border continued to be secure

“We see significant criminal threats coming from south of the border, whether its guns, drugs, money, violence, we see transnational criminal organizations that are sending their drugs here and that are using street gangs here to distribute it here, and that contributes to the violent crime crisis here,” added Wray.

Wray went on to say that during one joint Border Patrol/ FBI takedown alone, the amount of fentanyl that was seized was enough to kill the entire population of Pennsylvania.

Since President Biden took office, the border crisis and criminal human and drug trafficking have reached staggering levels and Republicans have been able to politically capitalize on the growing crime wave that has swept the nation as a result of the border crisis.

“Mayorkas continues to either lie to Congress or is ignorant. Director Wray’s clear admission cartels are rampant at the border undercuts the Biden Administration’s claim. A GOP majority we will continue to expose these falsehoods through investigations,” stated Rep. Michael Waltz (R) in response to The Floridian’s request for comment.

Congressman-elect Cory Mills, who was one of the very few Republican congressional candidates in the country to actually travel to the U.S.-Mexico border to access the crisis, believes that the Biden administration needs to be held accountable for compromising U.S. national security by refusing to secure the southern border.

“We will hold the Biden administration accountable for every single one of their dangerous and unconstitutional missteps that have put Americans in harm’s way,” said Mills.  “The open border policy this administration has put in place is an imminent threat to our national security and our nation’s sovereignty.”

“There is no way you can say the border is secure if you look at it at any level,” said Rep. Gallego when asked about the Mayorkas remark that the border was secure.

Rep. Pfluger to Mayorkas: “How can you say the border is secure? The American people aren’t buying it.”

(FreedomWire.org) – After spending much of his summer vacation on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, President Biden is heading back to his multimillion-dollar beach house in his home state of Delaware.

Biden is expected to arrive at his $2.7 million summer house in the North Shores community of Rehoboth Beach on Saturday after spending the last couple nights in Wilmington, Delaware, according to data released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). On Wednesday, Biden was briefly at the White House signing of the $739 billion Inflation Reduction Act into law.

This will be Biden’s fifth visit to the Long Shores home this summer, the Gazette reported. After his COVID-19 isolation, he visited the home on Aug. 7 before he briefly returned to Washington to sign the CHIPS and Science Act and then headed to South Carolina, where he spent six days with his family, including his son, Hunter.

Meanwhile at Biden’s multimillion-dollar beach house, he’s building a taxpayer-funded security fence at a cost of nearly $500,000.

In September 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded $456,548 to a Sussex County company to construct a security fence around the president’s home.

The DHS contract with Turnstone Holdings LLC for the “purchase and installation of security fencing” at the residence has since increased to $490,324 this summer, according to the website USAspending.gov, an online database of federal government spending.

The DHS is listed as the main awarding and funding office of the contract while the U.S. Secret Service is listed as the subagency.

Construction of the fence began on Sept. 21 of last year and is expected to be completed by June 6, 2023.

The increase in the fence funding comes as southern border states continue to complain about the Biden administration’s handling of the unprecedented migration crisis along the US-Mexico border.

One state has gotten tired of waiting for the administration to take action, with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announcing last week that his office was moving forward with constructing its own makeshift border wall.

His office is using shipping containers, which measure 60 feet high and 22 feet long, to fill several gaps along the border, namely near the city of Yuma.