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Congressman Scott Perry and House Republicans Impeach Secretary Mayorkas

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Perry (PA-10) voted to impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. In a vote of 214-213, Mayorkas was impeached for both willfully and consistently refusing to comply with federal immigration laws and breaching public trust. The articles of impeachment are the result of a comprehensive Congressional investigation into the causes and consequences of Mayorkas’ lawless behavior that has led to our reprehensible border crisis.

Secretary Mayorkas invited human trafficking, ever-increasing amounts of fentanyl, and lawlessness that’s befalling every community. His perpetuation of Biden’s open border policies demand accountability to our constituents,” said Congressman Perry. “Impeachment is the best tool available to show the American People some level of accountability for Biden’s blatant disregard of the law. Mayorkas earned the distinction in the House; now it’s time for the Senate to host his trial so the American People can see the evidence of his crimes.”

Under the Biden administration, more than 8.5 million illegal aliens have crossed the border into our Country. Of these crossings, more than 1.7 million were known gotaways who evaded U.S. Border Patrol – many of whom are coming from adversarial countries like China and Russia. Last November alone, 4,797 Chinese nationals were encountered at our southern border. To make matters worse, Mayorkas ensured that apprehended illegal aliens are released without mechanisms to guarantee their adjudication in an immigration court. Secretary Mayorkas’ willful refusal to follow the law continues to endanger Americans’ safety and security. 

In 2023, House Republicans passed the Secure the Border Act (H.R. 2), which confirmed and reinforced standing immigration and border security laws necessary to protect American Citizens. The bill ends “catch and release,” strengthens and streamlines the asylum process, protects unaccompanied children from human trafficking, forces President Biden to restart construction of the border wall, and increases the number of Border Patrol agents. The Senate has taken no action on H.R. 2; instead, introduced a “Border Bill” that would cement Biden’s dangerous policies – allowing a free-for-all at our southern border. 

To read the full text of H.R. 2, click here