Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) has written a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, telling him to resign in the wake of the record-breaking border crossings seen under President Biden.
Two million border crossers and illegal aliens have been apprehended by Border Patrol since October 2021.
I write with alarm over record-setting levels of illegal immigration into our country. According to your own department’s statistics, Customs & Border Protection agents have now encountered over 2 million illegal immigrants crossing our southern border this fiscal year. This is substantially higher than last year’s record 1.7 million encounters, and the year is still not even over. This number represents more than a four-fold increase in illegal immigration compared to FY 2020. And these are only the official statistics, which fail to capture the many got-aways who evaded detection. After two years on the job, you have demonstrated that you have no intention of enforcing our immigration laws.
Your total abdication of responsibility to secure the border has consequences.It has resulted in a record 78 individuals on a terror watchlist entering our country this year alone. And those are only the ones we know about.
Sadly, I think you do. This was the predictable result of your open border policies. Your intentional disregard for our country’s immigration laws makes you unfit to remain in office. You should resign.
From Breitbart News:
The record-breaking illegal immigration this fiscal year also comes as Biden has hugely expanded his catch and release operation to free over a million border crossers and illegal aliens into American communities from February 2021 to May 2022.
A DHS Inspector General (IG) report…reveals that the Biden administration is releasing border crossers and illegal aliens into American communities without issuing them tracking numbers known as “A-numbers.”
More over at Breitbart News:
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is calling on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign as President Joe Biden’s administration set a new record for illegal immigration to the United States. https://t.co/FeTWXVt9TH
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