In response to the growing number of illegal immigrants entering the US through the southern border, Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs proposed articles of impeachment Wednesday against Alejandro Mayorkas, the head of the US Department of DHS.
As the head of the federal agency responsible for the border, Mayorkas has been experiencing a surge in illegal migration. In December, the number of migrants apprehended at the border reached over 250,000. This led to the introduction of impeachment articles by several Republican congressmen.
In response to the increasing number of drugs coming into the country from the southern border, including fentanyl, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized over 14,000 pounds of the synthetic opioid in fiscal year 2022. More than half of that came from the first three months of the next fiscal year.
The resolution states that the actions of Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas have made the US' border less secure. He has encouraged illegal immigrants to illegally enter the country.
On January 3, Texas congressman Pat Fallon presented articles of impeachment to Mayorkas. In August 2021, Donald Trump's former chief of staff Andrew P. Biggs had also introduced similar articles against the DHS secretary.
In November, Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy of California said that he would seek to impeach Mayorkas if he did not resign from his position.
In response to the allegations, the Department of Homeland Security defended its operations. It stated that it would continue to enforce the laws and secure the country's border. It also noted that it would build a safe and orderly immigration system.
The Department of Homeland Security criticized the congressmen for blaming someone else for the country's broken immigration laws. Instead, they should work on developing solutions to address the issue.
DHS didn’t respond to a request for comment about the recent articles.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on DAILY CALLER.