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Nov 17 2022
More than four months before voters handed Republicans control of the House of Representatives, top White House and Department of Homeland Security officials huddled in the Roosevelt Room to prepare for that very scenario.
The department and its secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, had emerged as top targets of Republican ire over the Biden administration’s border security policies – ireCNN (Online News)
Jan 23 2023
House Republicans’ attempt to bring a border security bill to the floor as early as this week was thwarted after backlash from more moderate Republicans, delaying not only a pledge Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) made to a handful of lawmakers but also the fulfillment of a key campaign promise to a Republican base eager for tougher immigration laws.
The bill, introduced by Rep. ChipWashington Post
Apr 29 2022
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas faced a political onslaught this week during his appearances on Capitol Hill. Republican lawmakers grilled the nation's topic public safety official on his record responding to the surge at the border and the Biden administration's move to lift the Title 42 public health order barring certain migrants from seeking asylum.Newsweek
Oct 21 2022
A standoff over the debt ceiling. Aid to Ukraine on the chopping block. And impeachment proceedings against homeland security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas – or perhaps even president Joe Biden himself.
With polls indicating they have a good shot of winning a majority in the House of Representatives in the 8 November midterms, top Republican lawmakers have in recent weeks offered aThe Guardian
Apr 03 2023
TOOELE — A man who police say brought his infant son with him while he conducted a drug deal, and then ended up shooting and killing a 17-year-old boy when he thought he was being robbed is facing serious charges. Deyvis Alejandro Velasquez-Galeas, 25, of Salt Lake City, was charged Monday in 3rd District Court with murder and illegal discharge of a firearm, both first-degree felonies; andKSL
Nov 01 2022
Earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) created an internal board dedicated to combating misinformation and disinformation. Despite scrapping it after facing criticism, new reporting indicates that the agency is still pursuing the constitutionally dubious project.
The DHS announced the Disinformation Governance Board in April specifically to address RussianReason
Nov 29 2022
The Biden administration on Tuesday defended its push to deport fewer illegal immigrants before the Supreme Court.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced in September 2021 new priorities for deportations that limited illegal migrant apprehensions and removals to risks to national security, public safety and border security. Texas and Louisiana suedThe Daily Caller
Nov 21 2022
House Republicans demanded data Monday from the Biden administration on the number of border jumpers who are being prosecuted as illegal immigrants, saying they suspect the administration has been lax in using a key tool to stem illegal immigration.
In a letter, shared first with The Washington Times, Rep. Andy Biggs, Arizona Republican, and 13 other GOP lawmakers prodded AttorneyWashington Times
Nov 19 2022
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday identified 42 employees from Democratic President Joe Biden's White House and administration, who they expect to testify next year after their party takes control of the chamber.
In Nov. 18 letters to White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain and other top administration officials, 19 Republican members of the House JudiciaryReuters
Apr 28 2022
The Department of Homeland Security has spent $72 million in shutdown costs to stop building portions of former President Trump’s border wall, Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told Congress on Wednesday.
That money went to cancel contracts and deal with supplies in the pipeline for projects Mr. Mayorkas canceled.
He said that doesn’t include money the Pentagon spent to cancelWashington Times