House Republicans Demand Answers From Mayorkas on the Historic Border Crisis

Yesterday, House Republicans in the Appropriations and Homeland Security Committees grilled Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the mayhem caused by the Biden administration’s reckless open-border policies.

Mayorkas claimed that DHS had “effectively managed” this historic border crisis, yet in private with border patrol agents in August, he called the situation “unsustainable”, and said “we’re going to lose.” Mayorkas also confirmed that halting border wall construction cost $72 MILLION.

BIDEN’S BORDER CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:

  • The Biden administration plans to lift Title 42 on May 23rd, a decision that will only worsen Biden’s Border Crisis.
    • Yesterday, a federal judge temporarily blocked President Biden’s repeal of Title 42 next month in yet another judicial rebuke of the president’s radical Far-Left agenda.
  • According to new CBP data, there were 221,303 migrant encounters at our southern border in March.
    • That’s a new Biden-era high.
    • That is up 33% from February.
    • That is a 542% increase from 2020.
    • More than 7,000 migrants crossed the border per day, on average, in March.
    • March was the 13th straight month of encounters OVER 150,000.
    • Since Biden took office, OVER 2.4 MILLION illegal immigrants have been apprehended at our southern border.
  • These staggering numbers come as we learn that 42 people on the Terrorist Screening Database have been apprehended attempting to illegally enter the U.S. since Joe Biden was sworn in.
  • Border Patrol confirmed last month that over 300,000 know “gotaways” evaded CBP apprehension at the southern border so far in this fiscal year, over 60,000 of which were just in March.
  • The Department of Homeland Security estimates that when Title 42 is lifted, illegal crossings could climb from 12,000 to 18,000 crossers per day.
  • In 2021, the Biden administration dropped deportations by roughly 68%.

BOTTOM LINE: Mayorkas’ testimony only raised more questions and concerns. Today, House Judiciary Republicans will continue House Republicans’ effort to hold him and this administration accountable for this border crisis that endangers ALL our communities.