Border Crisis

CHAIR JORDAN: House Judiciary Subpoenas Mayorkas for Slow-Walking Files on Violent Migrants

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.08.23

House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan has had enough of DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ stall tactics. Jordan has issued a subpoena for Mayokras to appear before the Committee for slow-walking requested files on immigrants charged with serious crimes including murder and terrorism.

In a cover letter, obtained by Fox News Digital, Chairman Jim Jordan says that the committee has been seeking the alien files (A-files) of 14 illegal immigrants “charged with serious crimes, such as theft, brutal assault, murder, and terrorism-related charges.”

“The Committee has followed up on its requests – the vast majority of which have remained outstanding for months on end – regularly and on numerous occasions,” Jordan says.

From Fox News:

However, he says that there have only been partial summaries of two A-files produced, with only limited productions. Since then, the committee wrote to DHS in November seeking the outstanding 14 documents, but says it has not received anything.

“Your response without compulsory process has, to date, been woefully inadequate,” Jordan says.

Jordan says the Supreme Court has recognized that Congress has broad power to conduct oversight and the committee has jurisdiction to conduct oversight of matters relating to federal immigration law.

“These potential legislative reforms could include, among other proposals, legislation to enhance the vetting of aliens to ensure criminal aliens are not released into American communities and proposals to end mass catch-and-release. The information the Committee has requested is necessary to inform such potential reforms and to understand DHS’s current application of the immigration laws,” he says.

“Accordingly, and in light of your disregard of our earlier voluntary requests, please find attached a subpoena for the requested documents and information,” he says. Mayorkas is required by the subpoena to produce the documents to the committee on Jan. 8.

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