House Republicans are calling on Democrats to hold a hearing on the influx of migrants at the southern border, arguing the surge could pose risks to national security.
The push by GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee comes as Republicans hammer Democrats over the rising number of migrants and warn of increased criminal activity.
The subcommittee should hear directly from officials from the Department of State, Department of Justice, and Department of Homeland Security about what the Biden Administration is doing to address the criminal activity caused by the Biden Administrations radical policies, Reps. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel Jordan’Cancel Culture’ is just free speech holding others accountableGaetz, Jordan ask House Judiciary to probe conservatorships, citing ‘Free Britney’Hillary Clinton brings up ‘Freedom Fries’ to mock ‘cancel culture’MORE (R-Ohio) wrote in a letter to Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeeUnion-owned bank backs reparations for Black AmericansHouse passes bill to renew Violence Against Women ActWatch live: Pelosi discuses Violence Against Women ActMORE (D-Texas) who leads Judiciarys Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Apprehensions at the southern border exceeded 100,000 in February, a 28 percent increase from the previous month, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.
Most of those migrants have been expelled under a policy that originated during the Trump era that allows swift deportation due to COVID.
The White House has made repeated pleas for would-be migrants to ignore false information that the border is now open under President BidenJoe BidenThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Forget about comity in CongressBorder surge scrambles Senate immigration debateGOP looks to measures barring trans athletes to rally votersMORE.
It is not safe to take the journey, it is not safe in a time of pandemic to arrive at the border. Families and single adults are being expelled. Let us build, let us rebuild if I may, a safe, orderly way for you to apply for humanitarian relief under the laws of our country. That is who we are, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro MayorkasAlejandro MayorkasThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Forget about comity in CongressOfficials urge Biden to appoint cyber leaders after SolarWinds, Microsoft hacksReport finds growing white nationalist threatMORE said Thursday morning on CBS News.
The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday said the U.S. is on pace to encounter more individuals on the Southwest border than we have in the last 20 years.
Republicans contend that the swelling figures could have an impact on the ability of Customs and Border Protection to maintain its law enforcement responsibilities, including responding to drug trafficking.
Because of the Biden Administrations immigration policies that have caused a surge of alien encounters along the U.S. southern border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) now has to divert its resources away from its priority missions and law enforcement duties to secure the border and instead process illegal aliens, the two House GOP lawmakers wrote in their letter, which was signed by eight other Republican subcommittee members.
While Republicans blame Biden, the new administration has pointed the finger at its predecessors, arguing former President TrumpDonald TrumpBorder surge scrambles Senate immigration debateGOP looks to measures barring trans athletes to rally votersHouse GOP holdouts muddle Trump vaccine messageMORE created pent-up demand at the border by working to limit migration for four years.
We can’t just undo four years of the previous administration’s actions overnight. Those actions didn’t just neglect our immigration system; they intentionally made it worse. When you add a pandemic to that, it’s clear it will take significant time to overcome, Roberta Jacobson, Bidens southern border czar, said at a White House press briefing earlier this month.