Republicans on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform told Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas that there will be an investigation into the crisis currently at the border.
They sent a letter to Mayorkas saying that “it is important for the American people, and their elected lawmakers, to understand the role Biden Administration policies have played in fueling the border crisis.”
The top Republicans on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform has informed Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas that House Republicans will be investigating the crisis at the southern border once they take control next year.
The committee’s ranking member, Rep. James Comer, informed Mayorkas in a letter Monday that House Republicans will be investigating the crisis at the southern border.
“Committee Republicans are continuing to investigate how Biden Administration policies have created the worst border crisis in American history,” Comer wrote in the letter. “In Fiscal Year 2022, there were record-shattering levels of illegal immigration, migrant deaths, suspected terrorist encounters, and trafficking of deadly narcotics like fentanyl.”
“It is important for the American people, and their elected lawmakers, to understand the role Biden Administration policies have played in fueling the border crisis, the impact of emergency measures required to respond to the resulting catastrophe, and what the Administration’s plan is, if any, to reverse course and resolve the situation,” the letter continued.
So far, 5.5 million illegal immigrants have been encountered at the border under Biden – this was according to a report from the Federation for American Immigration.
A startling 5.5 million illegal immigrants have been encountered on our borders just since President Biden took office, a report from the Federation for American Immigration Report (FAIR) found.
“Some 2.7 million migrants—those who illegally entered or were otherwise inadmissible at a port of entry—were encountered at our borders in FY 2022, bringing the total under President Biden to a whopping 5.5 million,” FAIR’s report revealed.
GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is now vowing to hold hearings physically at the border.
He said he wants Democrats to see the border disaster firsthand.
McCarthy is doing all he can now to make a case for him being Speaker.
NEW: GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tells me he plans to hold congressional border hearings physically at the border to force Democrats to see crisis firsthand. Says he was “shocked & outraged” when he heard DHS’ Mayorkas testify under oath last week that border is “secure”. pic.twitter.com/lTN6BLOX2r
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) November 22, 2022
Let’s hope McCarthy keeps his promise.