A DHS asylum officer was found to be posting pro-Hamas sentiments on social media. Has that officer’s bias bled into her governmental work?
From Breitbart. Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas belligerently refused to answer questions about the agency’s appointment of a HAMAS supporter to an office that he created to fast-track citizenship approvals for migrants.
“Has she been fired?” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) asked Mayorkas during a hearing at the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Mayorkas refused to explain his department’s treatment of Nejwa Ali, the asylum officer who was placed on leave after she used social media to celebrate Hamas’s terrorist attacks on Israel on October 7 that murdered more than 1,400 people.
“I am not in a position to speak to an ongoing personnel matter,” Mayorkas insisted. …
But Mayorkas also refused to explain his hiring process for new Asylum Officers, or his decision to expand the power of low-level Asylum Officers to fast-track migrants into citizenship.
How many cases did she adjudicate? … Did she adjudicate any cases involving Israelis seeking asylum in this country? All Let me just point you to what else she posted on social media where she drew attention to the fact that she is an immigration and asylum officer, [saying] “#immigrants, #asylum seekers, #Palestine, $RefugeesWelcome.” This is on her LinkedIn post where she has her professional affiliation posted.
So I think the American people deserve to know: Has Has she admitted, contrary to law, individuals who should not be in this country? Or denied Jewish refugees — whose genocide she’s advocating — [the] asylum that they deserve an answer.
The scandal highlights the conflict in Mayorkas’s sincere and simultaneous policies of accelerating worldwide migration into the United States while also guarding Americans from attacks by those migrants.
This high-risk policy has been starkly exposed since Hamas’s attack on October 7, as many migrants — and sympathetic “woke” Americans — are denouncing Israel’s hard-nosed self-defense policies in the Gaza strip. …
A DHS asylum & immigration officer posted support for the genocide of Israelis. She’s still on DHS payroll.@SecMayorkas won’t comment on whether that warrants her termination, or on her asylum decisions, which may have been influenced by her support for terrorists.@HawleyMO pic.twitter.com/F4tzGL0gbG
— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) October 31, 2023
There is little trust among GOP Senators of Mayorkas. In many prior Hill hearings, Mayorkas has stalled GOP questioners and even argued that the border is secure.
Shortly after the Hawley exchange, for example, Mayorkas tried to blame his mass migration on an “unprecedented level of migration in the hemisphere.”
Sen. Mitt Romney(R-UT) responded, tartly:
What led to that unprecedented level of immigration illegally into the country happens to coincide with your becoming Secretary of the Department that is responsible for border security and President Biden becoming president. The key factor that has changed here is your administration. …
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(Excerpt from Breitbart. Photo Credit: Washington, DC — May 27, 2005 — Detail of the Homeland Security Flag. This can be used on FEMA publications. Photo By Bill Koplitz/FEMA photo