GOP: Death of 1,700 Migrants Squarely on Mayorkas’ Shoulders

GOP: Death of 1,700 Migrants Squarely on Mayorkas’ Shoulders

June 16, 2023

Republican legislators are spotlighting the record number of dead migrants found on U.S. soil, but are still silent about the many migrants who have been killed south of the border by President Biden’s open-borders migration policy.

“This suffering and death [on the border] fall squarely on the shoulders of the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security—Alejandro Mayorkas, a man who has been derelict in his duty,” Rep. Mark Green (R-TN), the GOP chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security Committee, said Wednesday as he opened a hearing to begin investigating Mayorkas for an impeachment vote. “More than 1,700 migrants have died on U.S. soil while trying to enter the country illegally on Mayorkas’s watch—people he encouraged to make the journey.”

Democrats and their media allies are silent about Mayorkas’s documented death toll. This cooperative silence comes after Democrats and their media allies filled the nation’s airwaves with emotional lamentations about how then-President Trump temporarily separated several thousand migrants from their children in 2017 — the continuation of a policy begun by the leftist Messiah Barack Obama.

In 2023, however, the evidence shows that Biden and Mayorkas have killed far more migrants than were temporarily separated by Trump’s deputies in 2017. Green provided a few details in his June 14 report on the costs of Mayorkas’ policies. The report is titled “Causes, Costs, and Consequences: Why Secretary Mayorkas Must Be Investigated For His Border Crisis”:

Under Mayorkas’ leadership, CBP has stopped recording the number of migrants found dead on U.S. soil, but in [fiscal year 2021] FY21, the last year for which CBP produced the data, Border Patrol reported 568 dead migrants found at the Southwest border, nearly double the 254 discovered in FY20. In FY22, the number jumped to 853, per reporting from the New York Post.

The report ends by saying, “This is about right and wrong, and whether a cabinet secretary has followed the law, upheld his oath, and been faithful to the public trust. These are questions we have a duty and responsibility to answer.”

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