Josh Hawley Calls for DHS Chief Mayorkas to Resign Over Record Breaking Illegal Immigration

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is calling on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign as President Joe Biden’s administration set a new record for illegal immigration to the United States.

As Breitbart News reported this week, around two million frontier workers and illegal aliens have been detained by border police since October 2021 — a record for illegal immigration at the US-Mexico border, a month before the end of fiscal year 2022.

That figure doesn’t include the likely hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who have successfully crossed the southern border every month for the past year and a half, undetected by border police. A recent analysis found that a total of about five million cross-border commuters and illegal aliens have arrived at the border since Biden took office.

Hawley, who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, released a letter Wednesday urging Mayorkas to resign amid news of record-breaking illegal immigration:

I am writing with concern about record-breaking illegal immigration into our country. According to your own department’s statistics Customs and Border Protection officials have now encountered over 2 million illegal immigrants crossing our southern border in this fiscal year. That’s significantly more than last year’s record 1.7 million matches, and the year isn’t even over yet. That figure represents a more than four-fold increase in illegal immigration compared to fiscal 2020. And these are just the official stats, which don’t capture the many escape routes that have eluded detection. After two years on the job, you’ve proven that you have no intention of enforcing our immigration laws. [Emphasis added]

Your complete abandonment of securing the border has consequences. This has resulted in a record 78 people on a terror watch list entering our country this year alone. And those are just the ones we know about. [Emphasis added]

Unfortunately, I believe you do. That was the predictable result of your open borders policy. Your willful disregard for our country’s immigration laws renders you unable to remain in office. You should quit. [Emphasis added]

The record-breaking illegal immigration this fiscal year also comes as Biden vastly expanded its catch-and-release operation to free over a million frontier workers and illegal aliens into American communities from February 2021 through May 2022.

A DHS Inspector General (IG) report this week reveals that the Biden administration is releasing frontier workers and illegal immigrants into American communities without issuing them tracking numbers, known as “A numbers.” The DHS IG report states:

We found that border police failed to issue A numbers to 107 out of 384 migrants, most of whom were released into the country on parole or issued reports to report. Agents didn’t always issue A numbers because they were trying to expedite processing and remove migrants from overwhelmed border security facilities,” the DHS IG report said:

In addition, the Border Patrol did not always keep migrants’ alien files. border guard and US Citizenship and Immigration Services could not provide 80 of the requested 384 migrant files because they were either lost, discarded or on the way. Border Patrol disposed of the files because they did not have A numbers and were unaware of record retention requirements. [Emphasis added]

The Biden administration is yet to announce the number of frontier workers and illegal aliens that DHS released into American communities from June through August 2022.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at Follow him on Twitter here. Josh Hawley Calls for DHS Chief Mayorkas to Resign Over Record Breaking Illegal Immigration

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