House Republicans demand answers from DHS on 'appalling' border numbers as crisis escalates

The Republicans, led by 担当者. Chip Roy, R-テキサス, point to the continued surge in migrant encounters at the border, 以上で 188,000 in June and reported preliminary numbers that indicate around 210,000 7月に. その間, 以上がありました 830 unaccompanied children encountered in a single day at the border last week.

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION BEGINS FLYING MIGRANTS EXPELLED VIA TITLE 42 INTO MEXICO AMID COVID FEARS

While the Biden administration has blamed root causes like poverty, violence and climate change in Central America for the continued crisis, and has unveiled strategies to tackle those causes, Republicans have repeatedly blamed the Biden’s administration’s policies for fueling the surge.

These numbers are appalling and are a direct result of the Biden administration’s weak border policies and your lackluster performance as the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security,” the lawmakers wrote in the letter, FoxNewsが入手.

DHS’s mission is ‘with honor and integrity, we will safeguard the American people, our homeland and our values.’ Frankly, you are not fulfilling that mission,” 彼らが書きました.

EMERGENCY SHELTER IN TEXAS BORDER CITY EXPANDS CAPACITY AS MORE COVID-POSITIVE MIGRANTS RELEASED

The lawmakers demand a slew of information, documents and correspondence from the department, including a breakdown of the number of migrants brought into Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody, the number of Border Patrol agents reassigned to facilities, the number of migrants who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been released, and the amount of federal funding being spent on caring for migrants coming across the border.

In a sign of growing Republican pressure on both the administration and Mayorkas in particular, the lawmakers give a deadline of Sept.6 and warn that they will move to force an answer under House rules if the department does not respond.

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION RESUMES FAST-TRACK DEPORTATION FLIGHTS FOR MIGRANTS DENIED ASYLUM

If no response is received, we intend to introduce a resolution of inquiry under clause 7 of House Rule XIII that will require your department to respond,” 手紙は言う. “The American people and migrants seeking to come here deserve better than the chaos of a wide-open border.

The letter comes after both Roy and Rep. アンディビッグス, R-アリゾナ。, have called for the impeachment of Mayorkas over his handling of the crisis.

Over the past several months, President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas have blatantly and consistently refused to do their constitutional duty to take care that the immigration laws be faithfully executed, as required by Article II, endangering countless American and foreign lives in the process,” Roy told Fox News Tuesday.

Biggs announced on Friday that he intends to introduce articles of impeachment against Mayorkas.

その間, the administration has recently renewed the Title 42 public health order that allows for the rapid expulsion of migrants at the border, although it is not applying it to unaccompanied children and some migrant families.

Last week it announced that it is flying migrants rejected under Title 42 deep into the Mexican interior, citing the COVID-19 pandemic and the greater transmissibility of the delta variant.

コメントは締め切りました.