A border-state Republican has launched impeachment proceedings against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, asserting America has decidedly become more vulnerable since he took over.
“His impeachment is well overdue and critical for the security of our nation,” Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs tweeted on Tuesday.
In a statement, Biggs added, “Secretary Mayorkas is a threat to the sovereignty and security of our nation. As a result of his actions and policies, America is more in danger today than when he began serving as Secretary.”
“He is willfully refusing to maintain operational control of the border and is encouraging aliens to enter our country illegally. Under his direction, DHS is systematically releasing COVID-19 positive aliens into our communities, subjecting the American people to unnecessary and avoidable risks.”
“Secretary Mayorkas is failing to faithfully uphold his oath of office and is presiding over a reckless abandonment of border security and immigration enforcement, at the expense of the U.S. Constitution and the security of the United States,” Biggs argued.
The actual impeachment resolution filed by Biggs states that Mayorkas “has violated, and continues to violate, this requirement [to uphold the law] by failing to maintain operational control of the border and releasing hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens into the interior of the United States.”
By doing that, the resolution says, “His actions have directly led to an increase in illegal aliens and illegal narcotics, including deadly fentanyl, entering the United States.”
Continuing, the resolution notes, “During the Trump Administration, the Department of Homeland Security constructed approximately 450 miles of new and replacement border wall system; an additional 285 miles were either under construction or in the pre-construction phase at the end of the Trump Administration in January 2021. Under Secretary Mayorkas’s direction, the Department of Homeland Security terminated contracts for additional border wall construction despite funds being appropriated by Congress for this purpose. His decision has left key portions of the southern border unsecured and cost American taxpayers billions of dollars.”
Biggs also argues that by publicly acknowledging that his department is simply releasing thousands of “inadmissible aliens” into the heart of the country, Mayorkas admitted, “that under his direction, the Department of 4 Homeland Security is violating the law.”
“The Secretary of Homeland Security does not have the option of simply releasing those aliens into the interior of the United States,” the resolution says.
The second article of impeachment concerns COVID-19.
On that count, Biggs maintains that “instead of detaining aliens as required by law, under Secretary Mayorkas’s direction, the Department of Homeland Security has released and transported hundreds of thousands of aliens into the interior of the United States without properly screening the aliens for COVID-19 to ensure that the aliens would not spread COVID-19.”
“In many other cases, aliens known by the Department of Homeland Security to have COVID-19 were released into the interior of the United States. These actions have subjected the American people to unnecessary and avoidable risks and have strained border communities’ limited health services and resources,” the resolution adds.
By failing to assert his authority under federal public health laws “to the fullest extent possible,” and by releasing potentially contagious aliens into the interior of the United States and transporting said aliens throughout the United States, Mayorkas has placed Department of Homeland Security personnel and the American people at risk.
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