WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) today blasted Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ so-called “plan” to address President Biden’s border crisis:
“Let’s be clear: the only plan Secretary Mayorkas has is to make President Biden’s border crisis worse by continuing to release illegal border crossers into the United States—just at a faster rate. We’ve called on Secretary Mayorkas multiple times over the past year to provide us with a plan to end the Biden Administration’s self-inflicted crisis at our southern border. The fact it has taken Secretary Mayorkas over a year to provide anything detailed demonstrates this administration’s gross incompetence. Secretary Mayorkas’ so-called “plan” only doubles down on the Biden Administration’s failed open borders policies that created this crisis. If the Biden Administration wants to end the border crisis, it must keep Title 42 in place, fully reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols, end catch and release, finish the border wall, and quit calling for amnesty for illegal immigrants. It’s outrageous that Secretary Mayorkas and President Biden continue to be beholden to open borders advocates instead of putting Americans first.”
Oversight Committee Republican lawmakers have called on Secretary Mayorkas multiple times to provide his plan to address President Biden’s border crisis (February 4, 2021, February 19, 2021, March 10, 2021, and April 19, 2021). Illegal immigrants arriving at the southern border have made it clear they are coming because of President Biden’s open borders agenda.