Republicans slam Biden DHS for starting climate change program as border crisis rages

대표. Brian Babin, R- 텍사스, a co-chairman of the House Border Security Caucus, is leading that group, which sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Thursday.

The letter lambastes the secretary for allegeddereliction of dutyfor not focusing on DHS’sintended mission by securing the border and resuming interior enforcement.

Given that we had a record-breaking two million illegal crossings in 2021, we are deeply concerned that this initiative is a misuse of taxpayer dollars, a paltry attempt to distract the American people from your failure to secure the border, and a dangerous reorientation of the Department’s real job: protecting against threats to the Homeland,” the Republicans say in their letter.

Other notable members who signed the letter are Reps. 로렌 보 버트, R-Colo., 앤디 빅스, R-Ariz., Louis Gohmert, R- 텍사스, 칩 로이, R- 텍사스, 다른 사람.

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The DHS program they are referring to is the Climate Change Professionals Program, which the department announced earlier this month. The program falls under the DHS Climate Change Action Group, which Mayorkas created last year.

The Climate Change Professionals Program will be instrumental in helping the Department adapt to our changing climate by providing hands-on experience and guidance to young professionals interested in climate adaptation and resilience,” Mayorkas said of the program. “This program will develop the next generation of climate experts, improve climate literacy throughout the Department, and help us execute our Climate Action Plan to remain mission-resilient while reducing our own impacts on the environment.

대표. Brian Babin, R- 텍사스, attends a news conference with members of the GOP Doctors Caucus after a meeting of the House Republican Conference in the U.S. 수요일의 국회 의사당, 일월 19, 2022. ('내가 여기 오기 전에 너희 모두가 이것을 고쳤더라면, 게티 이미지를 통해 Inc)

대표. Brian Babin, R- 텍사스, attends a news conference with members of the GOP Doctors Caucus after a meeting of the House Republican Conference in the U.S. 수요일의 국회 의사당, 일월 19, 2022. ('내가 여기 오기 전에 너희 모두가 이것을 고쳤더라면, 게티 이미지를 통해 Inc) (Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Image)

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The program will last two years and those who complete it will be eligible for permanent DHS jobs. Its purpose, 부서에 따르면, will be to help DHS adapt to climate risks like floods, 산불, droughts and other extreme weather events.

But the members who signed onto the Babin letter argue it’s bogus to call climate change asecurity threat” 언제 “data shows that deaths from natural disasters are at their lowest point in 120 years and that we’ve seen a 92 percent decline in the death toll from natural disasters since its peak in 1920.

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, 화요일, 11 월. 16, 2021, 워싱턴 국회의사당에서. (AP 사진 / 재클린 마틴)

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, 화요일, 11 월. 16, 2021, 워싱턴 국회의사당에서. (AP 사진 / 재클린 마틴) (AP 사진 / 재클린 마틴)

While we understand the frustration you and the administration must feel knowing that the American people are not buying into your preferred crisis of choice – climate change – we urge you to refocus the work of the Department to its intended mission by securing the border and resuming interior enforcement,” the letter continues. “Doing otherwise is a dereliction of duty, and in direct opposition to the oath of office you swore.

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According to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 데이터 provided in the Jan. court 14 Kinnaman은 그 전화 이후로 말합니다, 있었다 178,840 migrant encounters in December, ~에서 173,620 11 월. That in turn was an increase from the 164,753 apprehensions in October.

1 월. 23, 2022: Fox News footage shows migrants being released into the US.

1 월. 23, 2022: Fox News footage shows migrants being released into the US.

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