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House Republicans in the US plan to hold impeachment hearing for Biden’s border chief


WASHINGTON⁢ – The political drama in the U.S. House of Representatives ​continues as the Republican-led committee gears up to‌ advance an effort to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his handling of the U.S.-Mexico border. The committee announced that a hearing⁢ related to the ⁣impeachment allegations will‍ be held⁣ on Jan. 10, with witnesses to be announced in the coming days.

Republicans have ⁤been critical of President Joe Biden’s border control policies, particularly in light of the⁣ record numbers of migrants ‍crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Much of the blame has been directed at Mayorkas, who is Biden’s top border official. The Republicans attribute the surge in illegal immigration to the rollback of some restrictive border policies of former President Donald Trump, the leading candidate of the Republican party.

Despite the impeachment effort, it is highly unlikely that Mayorkas will be convicted in a trial ⁣in the Senate, which is controlled by Democrats. However, the political tension surrounding the issue continues to escalate.

Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of ⁤senators held a negotiating session to discuss ways to bolster security along the southwestern ⁢border with Mexico. Independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema expressed optimism, stating “we’re closing in” on a‌ deal.

Speaking at a press conference near the border in Eagle Pass, Texas, Rep. Mark Green, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, ​accused Mayorkas of intentionally encouraging illegal immigration ‍through permissive policies. He went on to say, “The greatest domestic threat to the national security and the safety of the American people is Secretary Alejandro ⁢Mayorkas.”

On the other hand, Biden officials​ have pointed to record levels of migration and forced displacement in the Western Hemisphere, calling ⁢on Congress to provide more funding for border security. White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre dismissed the allegations against Mayorkas as “a political stunt.”

The ⁤escalating tensions come on the heels of the House​ voting to authorize an impeachment inquiry into whether Biden improperly benefited from his son Hunter Biden’s​ foreign business dealings, despite the lack of evidence of wrongdoing by the president.

The situation at the U.S.-Mexico border remains a pressing issue, with‌ the number of migrants attempting to cross illegally spiking in December. This ⁤surge has⁣ strained the resources ⁣of U.S. border⁣ authorities and receiving communities. However, there has been a recent decrease in arrivals, leading to the reopening of⁤ legal border crossings on Thursday.

U.S. and Mexican officials have agreed to strengthen efforts to curb ​the record migration, with Biden’s cabinet scheduled to meet with Mexican⁤ leaders in Washington later in ⁢January. The ‌ongoing discussions and negotiations reflect the urgency of finding a comprehensive solution to the border crisis.

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  1. Agree. Finally, someone is holding the Biden administration accountable for their mishandling of the border crisis. It’s about time!

  2. Agree. It’s important to address the consequences of the mishandling of the border crisis and ensure accountability for those responsible.


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