(PatriotNewsDaily.com) – On Wednesday, members of the House Committee on Homeland Security launched an oversight probe into Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The investigation which is connected to the “unprecedented crisis” across the U.S. borders, started with a preliminary report which was announced by committee chairman Mark Green (R-TN).
Green stated that the probe would specifically look into the last two years of Mayorkas’s time in office and the number of encounters across the border. It will specifically be examining whether there is a “dereliction of duty” especially as the number of encounters at the border has doubled. He added that at least 1.5 million got-aways have been allowed to come into the country, and the drug cartels have been using the Southwest border to transport fentanyl into U.S. communities.
He proceeded to state that this was not a matter of a “coincidence” but rather it showed a “dereliction of duty.” He added that according to witness testimony and insight from the border the American people have had to deal with the effects and costs of this failure to secure the border.
He finally notes that in order to understand how this unprecedented crisis came to be the committee will need to look into the “intentionally reckless policy decisions” made by Mayorkas that allowed this situation to unfold.
The 55-page report also starts with talking about the unprecedented influx of migrants, which according to reports from Customs and Border Protection has resulted in 5.2 million apprehensions at the Southwest border. Across the Southern, Northern, and maritime borders, there have been a total of 6.1 million apprehensions.
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