There is little or no doubt in my mind that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is incompetent and acting in an illegal and unconstitutional manner that rises to the level of impeachable high crimes and misdemeanors.
When Alejandro Mayorkas was sworn into office as the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and took his oath to defend and secure our country, few Americans anticipated that he would preside over the almost complete abandonment of border security and immigration enforcement --pursuing a policy that is both illegal, reckless and that profoundly affects the national security of the United States of America.
There is no doubt that Mayorkas’ duty to preserve the nation’s sovereignty, safeguard the homeland, and uphold established law supersedes politics and allegiance to the President or his political party.
5 U.S. Code § 3331 - Oath of office
“I, ________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.” (Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 424.)
One can clearly observe that Alejandro Mayorkas’ actions have strengthened criminal cartels that smuggle drugs that are killing thousands of Americans and engaging in the trafficking of human beings -- endangering the lives of women and children, Actions that further destabilize border cities and consume precious resources reserved for citizens as part of a social compact.
There is little doubt that Alejandro Mayorkas has become a witting cartel co-conspirator responsible for the largest drug and illegal alien and child smuggling operation in U.S. history.
Alejandro Mayorkas has betrayed his country in a way that makes him more dangerous than most of our foreign adversaries.
Perhaps Mayorkas’ greatest sin is lying to Congress and the American people – perjuring himself by claiming our Southern Border is closed and secure.
Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing exchange with Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI)…
Johnson: "You have repeatedly stated that our borders are not open, they’re closed. Do you honestly believe that our borders are closed?"
Mayorkas: "Senator, I do, and let me speak to that —"
House Homeland Security Committee hearing exchange with Representative Michael Guest (R-MS)…
Guest: “Since you have been Secretary, since the Administration has taken over we have seen that there have been more than 2.4 million encounters, a number greater than 15 of our individual states. Just looking at the last six months, CBP reported that they have arrested 14,150 individuals with known criminal convictions, 321 known gang members.
“And we know that 23 individuals were encountered who were on the terrorist watch list. Mr. Secretary, you have repeatedly lied. You've lied to Congress and you've lied to the American people when you said that the border is secure. Here in September, a hearing in which Representative Pfluger asked you this question, is the border more secure under your leadership than when you started.
“Your answer: Congressman, the border is secure.
“We're executing our plan. And I've been very clear and unequivocal in that regard. Just over a year ago, you were interviewed by ABC. Martha Raddatz. She said this. We've heard the sheriff say it, the governors say it, and the immigrants I've spoken to say it. They're coming across the border because they believe they will be welcome under the Biden Administration.
“You yourself three weeks ago are not saying don't come. We're saying don't come now. President Biden had a stronger message later, but the messages are mixed at the best, Mr. Secretary. Your response: Martha, good morning. The message is quite clear. Do not come. The border is closed. The border is secure. And so my question to you, Mr. Secretary, are you testifying as you sit here today that the southwest border is secure?
Mayorkas: “Yes, I am. And we are continuing to work to make it more secure.”
Any person can see that the Border Patrol agent was controlling his horse (notice the upraised thumb) and not whipping the fleeing illegal alien, whose position relative to the cameraman created a false narrative. Yet, Mayorkas threw the Border Patrol under the bus instead of immediately correcting the record – until after the media eviscerated that Border Patrolman.
Mayorkas spoke at a White House press briefing and said that the images of agents in Del Rio were “horrifying” and “do not reflect who we are, who we aspire to be for the integrity and values of our truly heroic personnel in the Department of Homeland Security.” “The investigation into what occurred has not yet concluded. We know that those images painfully conjured up the worst elements of our nation’s ongoing battle against systemic racism.”
The patrolman was excoriated in the media and his life unnecessarily turned upside-down.
The latest diversionary media release…
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DHS Statement on District Court Ruling on Title 42
As we have repeatedly stated, Title 42 is not an immigration authority, but a public health authority employed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to protect against the spread of communicable disease, in this case, COVID-19.
[OCS: If public health is the issue and it is controlled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, why are they allowing large numbers of illegal aliens to enter the country without health screening for diseases, many of them endemic to foreign countries and almost unknown in the United States? Where is the demand for the type of health certificates needed for entry via a VISA?]
We will comply with the court’s order to continue enforcing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Title 42 Order as long as it remains in place.
[OCS: It appears that this is a matter of selective enforcement as the DHS refuses to enforce existing immigration laws.]
Meanwhile, DHS will continue to execute its comprehensive, whole-of-government plan to manage potential increases in the number of migrants encountered at our border.
[OCS: The people crossing the border are not “migrants,” they are illegal aliens – criminals who have violated our borders. The correct policy would reduce the number of illegal aliens crossing the border and immediate summary deportation of those caught.]
As part of this effort, DHS has established a Southwest Border Coordination Center to execute those plans. DHS will also increase personnel and resources as needed, and has already redeployed more than 600 additional law enforcement officers to the border.
[OCS: The real issue is not the “numbers” but the enforcement policies and personnel assignments of the DHS.]
It appears that the Biden Administration and its cadre of progressive communist democrats will appeal a federal judge's temporary restraining order that is based on the claim that individual states have an interest in the matter as well as the federal government because they are likely to see the state's resources overwhelmed by a hoard of illegal aliens. Of course, President Biden has checked out long ago and the show is being run by the Obama acolytes who want to destroy America from within. Another reason to vote every Democrat out of office.
Should the feckless and ineffective GOP assume the majority in the House and Senate, will theY impeach Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, who has immeasurably failed to uphold his oath of office and materially damaged the United States – with, the effects being felt long after he leaves office.
We are so screwed when politics outweighs personal honor and loyalty to the Constitution of the United States.