Mayorkas Faces Impeachment Efforts: A Dive into the Violation of His Oath as Border Chief

 July 24, 2023

A recent Republican report has made bold accusations against President Joe Biden’s pro-migration border chief, claiming that he violated his sworn oath of office. The controversial report, disclosed on July 20, points to Alejandro Mayorkas, the current Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), who had sworn the oath on February 2, 2021. The report, titled “DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ Dereliction of Duty,” comes from the House Committee on Homeland Security under the leadership of Rep. Mark Green (R-TN).

The American people expected him to abide by his oath, defend the homeland, and uphold the Constitution. If Mayorkas has failed to uphold his oath, he should be considered derelict in his duty as secretary.

As per the source publication, the report forms a crucial part of the Republicans' five-point effort to build a case for Mayorkas’ impeachment. The report also places Mayorkas at the center of the ongoing illegal immigration crisis in America since January 2021.

Mayorkas' Controversial Policies at the Heart of the Crisis

The report leaves no stone unturned in accusing Mayorkas of sparking the current crisis through his policies. It claims that he is either willingly responsible for the crisis through his extreme policies or that he is an inept, inflexible leader, negligent of his duties. It adds that in either case, he failed to secure the border, defend the homeland, and keep the American people safe, thereby violating his oath.

The report, however, came into question when it coincided with the same day Republicans held a contentious hearing. This hearing revealed evidence suggesting then-Vice President Joe Biden accepted bribes from foreign officials, often through his son, Hunter Biden. This event, unfortunately, overshadowed the GOP report, giving media outlets a reason to overlook it.

Misgivings Around the Impact of the Report

Further undermining the report's impact was its leak to the pro-establishment site, where it received a disappointing response from readers. The report also drew criticism for glossing over the substantial economic damage caused by Mayorkas’s welcoming stance towards wage-cutting, rent-spiking migrants. Notably absent were mentions of “wages” and “salaries,” and the only reference to the employment of migrants was in relation to Footnote 318.

The report was criticized for lacking a clear theme or explanation as to why Mayorkas decided to violate his oath of office. Without such clarification, it seemed to be a chain of unconnected claims to the readers.

I am incredibly proud of my record in federal service, and I love serving our country. This country gave my family, including me, a new life. We fled the communist takeover of Cuba. And it’s a tremendous source of pride for me to have served our country and to continue serving our country … I have a very good understanding of who I am and what I am trying to do for our country … False accusations do not dent that one bit.

Rising Rents and House Prices Spurring Voter Discontent

Despite the backlash, the report mentions the growing resentment among voters, including swing voters, over escalating rents and house prices across the United States. The Republicans’ report also highlights the forced labor among child migrants and reveals important data on the tax funds spent on migrants.

The report is comprehensive, containing much pertinent data and numerous damning statements, grouped into five sections:

- Section 1: Laws and Court Orders Mayorkas Has Ignored, Abused, or Failed to Follow
- Section 2: Actions Taken to Encourage and Facilitate Mass Illegal Immigration
- Section 3: Actions Taken to Spread Illegal Aliens Across the Country
- Section 4: Mayorkas’ False and Dishonest Statements
- Section 5: Dereliction By the Numbers

Of particular note is Section 4, dedicated to “Mayorkas’ False and Dishonest Statements,” which spans a total of 40 pages.

Ignoring Immigration Laws and Court Orders

The report ends with a sharp conclusion, asserting that Mayorkas has neglected, abused, or failed to enforce almost a dozen laws passed by Congress. Where laws unambiguously prohibit or demand specific actions by the secretary, it argues that Mayorkas has consistently done the opposite. The report highlights that since January 2021, under the watch of Biden and Mayorkas, roughly 6 million people have been imported through various legal, illegal, and quasi-legal means, a rate of immigration three times higher than American births.

Mayorkas, who is described as a pro-migration zealot, has been quoted as saying that his border management is “all about achieving equity, which is really the core founding principle of our country.”

Mayorkas' Stance on Pro-Migration

Despite the massive inflow of about 2 million global economic migrants in 2022, Mayorkas insists that the border is “secure.” He has dismissed any criticism of his policies, which have been described as deadly and favoring wealth-shifting by the elite.

Mayorkas asserted in February 2023 that the laws passed by Congress were less important than his pro-migration priorities. In his words, “Our goal is to achieve operational control of the border … [with] policies that really advance the security of the border, and do not come at the cost of the values of our country.”

Mayorkas claimed on April 27 that his policy offers carrots and sticks to migrants: “We are building lawful pathways for people to come to the United States without resorting to the smugglers. At the same time we are imposing consequences on those who do not use those pathways and instead irregularly migrate to our southern border.”

Despite the controversy surrounding him, Mayorkas finds support from business groups favoring the colonialism-like Extraction Migration policy.

The report raises several crucial issues:

- Allegations of Mayorkas violating his oath of office.
- Accusations of sparking the immigration crisis through his policies.
- Ignoring immigration laws and court orders.
- Prioritizing pro-migration policies over laws passed by Congress.
- His claim of offering "carrots and sticks" to migrants.

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