The southern border of the United States has been an open gateway for millions to flow into the country ever since President Biden took office. Independent journalists like Jeff Rainforth have taken it upon themselves to go personally to the border and shoot footage of the unbelievable flow that the Biden Administration seems to be welcoming.
Not refugees, not those fleeing persecution, but mostly military-age men from around the globe seem to have found their way to northern Mexico and, with the help of the cartels, are entering the U.S. and disappearing.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is the government official who is supposed to be protecting our borders. It is impossible to claim that he is doing that, and now Congress has taken action.
From my time on the border near Lukeville, Arizona. The port of entry closed because so many illegal aliens were there. Mostly male illegal aliens from the African countries of Senegal and Guinea which are majority Islamic. Tensions were very high because people tried to cut in… pic.twitter.com/COoB6te6AE
— Just Jeff From Cali (@liberty_clarion) January 19, 2024
Earlier this month, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) released a memo citing 64 times the Biden administration has failed to uphold U.S. border security, and on Friday, Johnson stated his intention to call for a vote on the articles of impeachment against Mayorkas.
The New York Post reports:
A Republican-led House panel approved articles of impeachment against him earlier Wednesday for having “willfully and systematically” flouted federal immigration laws and breached the public trust.
A woman with the NGO Samaritanos Sin Fronteras talks to illegal aliens from all over the world in Lukeville, Arizona. She was with a guy from the NGO Humane Borders who was filling water tanks. Blue flags at the water stations lead illegal aliens to BP pick-up spots. The water… pic.twitter.com/PIGjFydkEI
— Just Jeff From Cali (@liberty_clarion) January 30, 2024
The House Homeland Security Committee voted 18-15 along party lines for the two articles of impeachment, affirming that Mayorkas failed to detain migrants crossing the border before deciding whether to grant asylum.
The articles also state that the secretary ignored records requests from the committee and misled Congress about having “operational control” of the US border and maintaining that it is “secure.”
Look at this guy who just broke into the country and immediately has a problem with authority. This isn't going to end well… for us. I filmed tens of thousands just like him coming through in Arizona during my 7 weeks camped in Lukeville. pic.twitter.com/JCvVx0dDZB
— Just Jeff From Cali (@liberty_clarion) January 27, 2024
The marathon hearing, which dragged on for more than 15 hours, saw several procedural attempts by Democrats to tank the impeachment effort, with Republicans insisting that their year-long investigation had uncovered sufficient evidence that Mayorkas violated his oath of office.
The Post noted that moderate Republicans who have been hesitant regarding the impeachment are now firmly in the camp of making it clear that the border is out of control and Mayorkas should be held accountable.
Biden and his “stolen land” socialists want every American neighborhood to look like this. I filmed their riots undercover. They believe your ancestors stole this land, not that God gave it to them. From my 7 weeks camped on the border in Lukeville. @InfoUncensored… pic.twitter.com/P2MWkRY2lR
— Just Jeff From Cali (@liberty_clarion) January 31, 2024
Moderate Republicans have increasingly expressed willingness to move forward with the vote, with Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) telling reporters on Monday he now favored impeachment.
Chairman Mark Green (R-Tenn.) pointed out that even Democratic members of Congress such as Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas and Sen. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania had referred to Mayorkas’ handling of the border as a “crisis.”
He went on to note six reports released by majority committee staff on the “costs and consequences” of the Biden administration’s border policies and hearings with state attorneys general and grieving mothers — one’s daughter was murdered by an illegal alien; the other’s died of a fentanyl overdose.
Both sets of majority witnesses urged the House panel to impeach Mayorkas, whereas legal scholars called by the minority argued the secretary’s actions had not risen to the level of “high crimes and misdemeanors.”
“For almost a year, committee Democrats have turned a blind eye to the victims of the border crisis, while berating us for spending what they believed was too much time investigating Secretary Mayorkas’ handling of the border,” Green said in his opening remarks.
“If your refusal to obey the law leads to the death of your fellow citizens, you no longer deserve to keep your job, you’re breaking the people’s trust.”
Mayorkas is of course protesting the censure, saying it is politically motivated and ignoring the invasion that all Americans are now seeing through coverage by Rainforth Report and others.
The Post continues:
In a letter hours before the hearing, Mayorkas denounced Green’s committee for making “politically motivated accusations and personal attacks” against him, while agreeing that the US immigration system was “broken.”
“We have provided Congress and your Committee hours of testimony, thousands of documents, hundreds of briefings, and much more information that demonstrates quite clearly how we are enforcing the law,” he wrote.
“Daily removals and returns are nearly double what they were compared to the pre-pandemic average from 2014 to 2019. The majority of individuals encountered at the Southwest Border throughout this administration have been removed, returned, or expelled.”
Ranking Member Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) dismissed the proceedings as a “sham impeachment” and said Republicans had “failed to make a constitutionally viable case.”
Punctuating the events in his lame-as-usual manner, President Biden has thrown his hands up in response to the border situation, his administration’s allowance of the situation, and accountability.
Asked about the border on Tuesday, Biden told reporters, “I’ve done all I can do.” Just what Americans want to hear from their president in a crisis.
Speaker Johnson, who is not lame, is now demanding that Biden sign an executive order ending “the mass release of illegals and dangerous persons into our country.” If Biden will not sign such an order, his actions will stand in defiance of U.S. border security and against the American public.