Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who previously claimed that the U.S.-Mexico border is “secure” amid a record level of illegal immigration, is now attempting to convince the American people that what the country actually needs is even more immigrants willing to skirt the nation’s laws.
He weighed in on the issue during a recent interview with The New York Times, asserting that instead of enforcing immigration laws already on the books, U.S. officials should instead be embracing some type of amnesty for the millions of migrants already in the U.S. illegally.
“Wouldn’t it be more orderly, and wouldn’t it be responsible governance to be able to deliver a lawful pathway to fill what we have, which is a labor need, and cut the exploitative smugglers out and give individuals a path to arrive lawfully, safely, in an orderly way, to perform labor that we need?” he asked. “They can send remittances home. They can return home when their work is done. Isn’t that an element of a workable immigration system?”
Given the massive number of migrants who have entered the nation and disappeared into communities nationwide since President Joe Biden took office, however, it is notable that Mayorkas’ proposal was short on details about how ushering in even more migrants would differ from the status quo.
Of course, critics have long asserted that Mayorkas has been derelict in his duties by failing to prioritize border security throughout a continuing crisis brought on by Biden’s lax immigration policies.
His record on the border has sparked an impeachment effort on Capitol Hill that currently includes a pair of articles advanced by the Republican-led House Homeland Security Committee last month.
On Newsmax, we discussed just how much CNN and the rest denied there was ANY reason to impeach Mayorkas for malignant neglect at the border. House Republicans can't be newsworthy. No, the only super-serious hearings are Democrat hearings, like the Pelosi-Picked Panel on Jan 6. pic.twitter.com/NsPWm2rCus
— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) February 3, 2024
The primary assertions contained in the articles involve allegations of the secretary’s “willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law” and “breach of trust” related to his public statements and testimony regarding the state of the border.
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN), who serves as the panel’s chairman, said upon the approval of the articles of impeachment: “Today is a grave day. We have not approached this day or this process lightly. Secretary Mayorkas’ actions have forced our hand. We cannot allow this border crisis to continue.”