Joe Biden is making the border crisis worse in every possible way he can.
However he’s caved under pressure.
Joe Biden was forced to back down under pressure and will allow Border Patrol chiefs to testify.
The House Oversight and Accountability Committee is holding a full committee hearing called “On The Front Lines of the Border Crisis: A Hearing with Chief Patrol Agents” to gather information on the border crisis.
However, the Biden administration tried to stop chief Border Patrol agents from testifying at the hearing. It was only after Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was threatened with subpoenas that he reversed course on his actions.
House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-KY) thanked Mayorkas in a letter on Tuesday for allowing the agents to testify.
“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initially sought to prevent Congress from hearing invaluable testimony from Chief Patrol Agents, believing that DHS’s internal protocols superseded Congressional oversight prerogatives,” Comer said. “I am pleased that the DHS is no longer taking such a position, and will make available as witnesses Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez, Rio Grande Valley Sector and Chief Patrol Agent John Modlin, Tucson Sector.”
“These two law enforcement professionals also serve as Lead Field Coordinators for the border regions that collectively include Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California,” Comer added. “I look forward to their attendance at the February 7, 2023 hearing.”
In a statement, Comer blasted the Biden administration’s border policies which are allowing illegal immigrants to pour into the country and promised to hold the administration accountable.
“The Biden Administration’s radical open borders policies have ignited the worst border crisis in American history. Starting on day one in office, President Biden and his administration rolled back deterrent focused policies, halted the construction of the border wall, gutted interior enforcement, pushed amnesty for illegal immigrants – all of which have made it difficult for U.S. Border Patrol agents to secure the border,” said Comer. “Next week, we will hear firsthand from the Border Patrol about this humanitarian and national security crisis. Oversight Republicans are committed to holding the Biden Administration accountable for its dereliction of duty and look forward to hearing testimony from those on the ground battling this crisis.”
The number of illegal border crossings has risen dramatically under Joe Biden. There were a total of 220,000 apprehensions last month and the DHS reported that the daily average in mid-December was 3,367 illegal immigrants. Last year there were a historic 2.7 million encounters at the border.
Since President Biden took office an astonishing 5.5 million illegal immigrants have been encountered on our borders.
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