By Michael W. Cutler, May 2, 2022
Department of Homeland Security Secretary (DHS) Alejandro Mayorkas testified last week before Congress about the immigration crisis and the administration’s plans to terminate Title 42, which would likely amp up the entry of illegal aliens even when such numbers are already at unprecedented levels.
As we shall see, no one should be surprised at the level of nonfeasance, misfeasance and malfeasance demonstrated on a daily basis by Mayorkas. They are all too predictable!
Fox News reported on a particularly heated exchange between Mayorkas and Congressman Jim Jordan, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee.
Here is a jaw-dropping excerpt from the report:
Republican Rep. Jim Jordan was cut off and left seemingly stunned while grilling Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on whether 42 illegal immigrants on the terror watch list have been released into the United States.
“Forty-two illegal immigrants were encountered at our border are on the terrorist and no-fly list. Are any of them still in our country?” House Judiciary Committee ranking member Jordan asked Mayorkas Thursday during a Capitol hearing.
Jordan was then informed that his time has expired, but the Ohio Republican continued pressing Mayorkas to respond.
“This is an important question for this committee,” Jordan continued.
“Congressman, I will deliver to you a response with respect…” Mayorkas said while Jordan kept pressing him. Mayorkas added that “some of them may still be in detention.”
The fact that known terrorists have apparently been released from custody by what is supposed to be the “Department of Homeland Security” is beyond comprehension!
As I noted in a previous article:
On October 13, 2021 the Washington Times reported, EXCLUSIVE: DHS drafts plan to allow fraudsters to keep citizenship: Memo would constrain ability to pursue denaturalization cases.
Here is how that report begins:
The Homeland Security Department is circulating a draft proposal that would severely curtail its attempts to strip citizenship from people who were naturalized based on fraud.
The Washington Times saw a draft of the memo, from Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the heads of the three immigration agencies. The memo says people might not apply for citizenship because they worry about losing it in the future.
“Naturalized citizens deserve finality and security in their rights as citizens,” the memo says. “Department policies should not cause a chilling effect or barriers for lawful permanent residents seeking to naturalize.”
The 9/11 Commission was crystal clear in warning that the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, and other terror attacks were made possible by multiple failures of the immigration system – including border security and fraud committed in visa applications and in applications for immigration benefits.
Perhaps the DHS chief should be a bit more concerned about undermining national security, public safety and the survival of Americans than he is about the “chilling effect” for immigrants seeking United States citizenship!
Nevertheless, the Biden administration has blithely and, indeed, intentionally acted in apparent violation of both 8 U.S. Code § 1324 and the Constitution of the United States, specifically Article IV, Section 4 which states:
The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.
Predicting the future is a dicey undertaking.
Jules Verne was one of the rare authors who accurately predicted the creation of submarines
(Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea) and even predicted manned spaceflight to the moon in 1865 (From the Earth to the Moon) which, incredibly, depicted a space cannon erected in Florida that would send three men on a voyage to the moon.
However, Verne was the exception. Think of how many predictions made by “futurists” have been flat-out wrong. Think of how many pollsters failed to predict that Donald Trump would win the 2016 Presidential Election.
Many investment companies, in advertising their successes, frequently include the disclaimer, “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.”
Therefore I am more than a bit reluctant to predict the future. However, while I did make a prediction that has proven to be all too accurate, I take absolutely no satisfaction in getting it right.
In December of 2020, I predicted that, if Alejandro Mayorkas was appointed DHS Secretary, he would take a wrecking ball to that vital but overwhelmed and beleaguered agency and turn it into the Department of Homeland Surrender.
It has become abundantly clear that the Biden administration hand-selected Mr. Mayorkas precisely because of his multiple failures when he was the Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and also when he was promoted to the position of Deputy Director of Homeland Security during the Obama administration.
As I noted in my articles, Mayorkas was investigated by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) during his tenure in the Obama administration and found to have improperly approved visas for aliens who had links to terrorism and others who had ties to Terry McAuliffe’s electric-car company.
Yet Mayorkas was confirmed by the Senate and he is now blatantly endangering national security, public safety and public health with the apparent blessings of the administration.
The senators who voted to confirm Mayorkas’ appointment as the head of DHS need to be held accountable by their respective constituents in light of his open hostility to immigration law enforcement during his stint with the Obama administration.
Those senators did not need a crystal ball, they only needed to take seriously the objections raised by some of their colleagues or, perhaps, they should have just read the OIG report.
Mike is a Senior Special Agent, INS (Ret.)