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DHS chief Mayorkas has ‘no intention of resigning’ in impeachment inquiry


Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has ‘no intention of resigning’ as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has called on him to resign or face an impeachment inquiry from House Republicans.

As Breitbart News reported on Tuesday, McCarthy said Mayorkas should step down as DHS chief. If he resists, McCarthy said he would conduct an impeachment investigation, including Board of Inquiry hearings at the US-Mexico border, against Mayorkas.

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“I’m asking the secretary to resign,” McCarthy said. “He cannot and must not stay in this position.”

“If Secretary Mayorkas does not resign, House Republicans will investigate every order, every action and every failure will determine whether we can begin [an] impeachment inquiry,” McCarthy continued.

In response, DHS spokeswoman Marsha Espinosa told CBS News that Mayorkas had ‘no intention of resigning’ and hailed his leadership even as he oversaw the largest wave of immigration. illegal on the southern frontier of American history.

“Secretary Mayorkas is proud to advance this department’s noble mission, support its extraordinary workforce, and serve the American people,” Espinosa said.

The Department will continue its work to enforce our laws and secure our border, while creating a safe, orderly and humane immigration system. Members of Congress can do more than point fingers at someone else; they should come to the table and work on solutions for our broken system and outdated laws, which have not been reviewed for over 40 years. [Emphasis added]

Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX), who spoke at McCarthy’s press conference, detailed how President Joe Biden’s DHS — with Mayorkas at the helm — opened a little-known parole program that greatly expanded the agency’s Catch and Release operation.

“…millions of unchecked illegal aliens…were apprehended and indiscriminately released into the country,” Babin said. “They robbed, housed, fed, educated, drugged and incarcerated all at taxpayer expense.”

Indeed, since Biden took office, DHS has released approximately 1.4 million cross-border and illegal aliens released into US communities since February 2021 — an alien population exceeding the populations of eight states. This is in addition to the roughly 600,000 illegal aliens who are known to have successfully crossed the southern border since Biden took office.

Newcomers of working age receive work permits from DHS to accept US jobs while awaiting their immigration court hearings.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at jbinder@breitbart.com. Follow him on Twitter here.



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