The House of Representatives subpoenaed the DHS secretary on Monday. Could this lead to Mayorkas being impeached?
From The Hill. House Republicans on Monday subpoenaed Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, seeking information about a program that allows citizens of Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela to enter the U.S. on a temporary basis.
The House Homeland Security Committee in April sought a suite of documents on the “CHNV parole program” including all communications about its establishment and a breakdown of data related to applicants.
Modeled after the Uniting for Ukraine program that allowed those fleeing the war torn country to temporarily reside in the U.S., the Biden administration has been allowing up to 30,000 citizens from the four countries to enter each month.
In seeking information about the program, the committee in April cast it as an effort “that assists large swathes of illegal aliens into the interior of the United States. DHS has repeatedly reached far beyond its Congressionally authorized statutory authority to choose the groups it prefers to grant entry into the United States.” …
On Monday, committee Chairman Mark Green (R-Tenn.) said the requests “remain unsatisfied and are now 102 days delinquent.”
The request comes as Green and the committee have begun work on a report that could serve as the basis for a possible impeachment of Mayorkas, pledging to turn it over to the House Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over such matters.
DHS said Monday they have turned over the bulk of what the committee asked for.
“DHS has provided substantial materials in response to the Homeland Security Committee’s request. The Department also communicated to the Committee that we will provide additional data as it becomes available. Instead of working with us, they have unnecessarily escalated to a subpoena,” DHS said in a statement. …
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