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House Oversight panel's top Republican Comer tells Mayorkas GOP will investigate border security

Migrants have been crossing the southern border in record numbers, resulting in human trafficking and drug trafficking.

Published: November 21, 2022 3:09pm

Updated: November 21, 2022 6:30pm

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."

Migrants have been crossing the southern border in record numbers, resulting in much human and drug trafficking. ICE recently announced that they have arrested more than 130 illegal migrant sex offenders in the past couple of months. 

"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. 

Rep. Comer said on the John Solomon Reports podcast that the Border Patrol cannot do their job under the current Biden administration. 

"When Donald Trump was president, the Border Patrol was in charge of the border," Rep. Comer said. "Under Joe Biden, they've become the welcoming committee, to anyone from anywhere in the world who wants to come to the United States."

Comer explained that the Committee on Oversight and Reform will have many investigations, but the border will be a top priority.

"At the end of the day, we will have several credible investigations ongoing at the same time," Comer explained. "Including the Biden family influence — that is going to be a major investigation. Now we've announced today that the border policy and decisions of Mayorkas are going to be a major focal point of an investigation and we're going to be announcing more as we lead up to January 3." 

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