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Homeland Security's Mayorkas accused of 'repeatedly disregarding' immigration laws: House report

Mayorkas is accused of mass-paroling inadmissible illegal migrants into the U.S. and failing to remove and detain migrants as required under law.

Published: July 20, 2023 9:15am

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is accused of "repeatedly disregarding" multiple immigration laws, according to a new House report.

"Mayorkas has been, and continues to be, derelict in the solemn duty to secure the nation’s borders, not only by ending policies enacted to 'control and guard' America’s borders, but by implementing policies that have actively encouraged and facilitated mass illegal immigration," the Republican-led House Homeland Security Committee wrote in its first phase interim report released Tuesday.

The first section of the 112-page report details all of the laws and court orders Mayorkas has allegedly ignored or failed to follow.

"Mayorkas has abused his authority as DHS secretary by repeatedly disregarding multiple laws passed by Congress—laws he swore an oath to uphold," the report states. 

He is accused of mass-paroling inadmissible illegal migrants into the United States as well as failing to abide by the detention and removal requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

The report comes after the House Homeland Security Committee held a hearing last month about the state of the border

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

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