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(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) – During an appearance on Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week,” Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas downplayed what has been panned as a lackluster effort by the Biden administration at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Mayorkas told anchor Martha Raddatz he thought the Biden administration was doing a “good job.”

Raddatz asked, “What is the plan on the border? You really do have migrants flooding that area. The peak was during the Trump administration, May of 2019, at 144,000 crossings. In May of this year, you hit 240,000 crossings. You may be telling people to stay away, but they keep coming.”

“For the first time since 2011, the president’s fiscal year 2023 budget calls for 300 more Border Patrol agents. And we are hiring case processers. We are addressing this issue vigorously and aggressively, to address the amount of — the number of encounters that we are experiencing at the southern border,” Mayorkas said.

“Just a simple question: Do you think it’s working?” Raddatz asked.

“I think that we are doing a good job,” Mayorkas replied. “We need to do better. We are focused on doing more, and we are doing it with our partners to the south. This is a — this is a phenomena that not only the United States is experiencing. Colombia now has more than 2 million Venezuelans within its borders. Costa Rica has indicated that 2% of its population is Nicaraguan, and that might rise to 5%.”

Mayorkas may be the only one in America, who thinks that they are “doing a good job.”

(FreedomWire.org) – Some of the top Republicans in the House think they’ve found a way to strike at Biden’s disastrous border policies in an effective way: they’re going to impeach Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security, for “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

In fact, they’ve already written a resolution, H. RES. 582, to get the process for that going and start the impeachment ball. The resolution, describing in some of its early text why Mayorkas needs to impeached, accuses him of not doing his duty to defend and control the border, saying:

Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, in his conduct while Secretary of Homeland Security, engaged in a pattern of conduct that is incompatible with his duties as an Officer of the United States, as follows:

Secretary Mayorkas took an oath to defend and secure our country and uphold the Constitution when he was sworn in as Secretary of Homeland Security on February 2, 2021. Article II of the U.S. Constitution tasks the Executive branch—which today includes the Secretary of Homeland Security—with ensuring the laws passed by Congress and signed into law by the President are faithfully executed.

Secretary Mayorkas has failed to faithfully uphold his oath and has instead presided over a reckless abandonment of border security and immigration enforcement, at the expense of the Constitution and the security of the United States. Secretary Mayorkas has violated, and continues to violate, this requirement by failing to maintain operational control of the border and releasing hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens into the interior of the United States.

Secretary Mayorkas has willfully refused to maintain operational control of the border as required by the Secure Fence Act of 2006. His actions have directly led to an increase in illegal aliens and illegal narcotics, including deadly fentanyl, entering the United States.

That’s putting it quite bluntly: the team who wrote it isn’t dancing around the subject but rather means business and is openly accusing him of dereliction of duty.

Axios, reporting on how strong of a measure the resolution is, notes that “Only one Cabinet official has ever been impeached, according to the House historian.” That was a corruption-related dispute that took place during the Gilded Age.

And though the letter, written by Rep. Biggs, puts things so bluntly and leaves little room for compromise, 38 Republicans have co-sponsored it, ready to do what they see as their duty and stop Mayorkas from leaving the border open to illegal immigrant invasion.

McCarthy, however, left some room for compromise when speaking at the border in a press conference, saying “if someone is derelict in their job, there is always the option of impeaching somebody. But right now, he’s got 30 days.”

And while the resolution currently only has 38 co-sponsors, it could rally a good bit of GOP support: a letter recently sent to Mayorkas garnered 133 GOP signatures and it essentially made the same dereliction of duty claim, saying:

As you’ll notice, the reps make a similar argument that Mayorkas has so far disregarded the law in leaving the border open to invasion.

So, if he doesn’t change course and respond satisfactorily in the timeline given him by McCarthy, perhaps the resolution will pick up steam and Mayorkas will be impeached.

(FreedomWire.org) – On January 26, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas met with US Border Patrol agents and made a shocking revelation captured on a recording. In the leaked tape, Mayorkas allegedly told the agent the problem at the border is worse than it has been in “at least 20 years.”

He went on to talk about how difficult it was to control the border throughout all of 2021, and the job has not gotten easier almost a month into 2022.

In an apparent attempt to rally the agents and encourage them to do their best, one can hear the secretary commiserating on the recording with the staff about how unpopular the Biden administration’s policies are among them. He then asked them to try and work “within the framework” given to the US Customs and Border Protection policies.

Some of the agents chimed in to express their dismay about how they feel politicians are presenting them to the public at large. One talked about the allegations against them for “whipping” illegal immigrants, and another spoke about how they feel demonized. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz apparently seemed unhappy with the meeting, stating it became more about complaining than solutions.

Princeton Policy Advisor Steven Kopits estimates a whopping 2.1 million apprehensions in 2022, unless the Biden administration does something to get the situation under control. Needless to say, that huge number brings with it all sorts of ancillary issues and costs.