Arizona Republican Andy Biggs has pulled the trigger on impeachment articles against Joe Biden’s open borders-loving Homeland Security chief, Alejandro Mayorkas.
Impeachment articles released Wednesday charge Mayorkas with having “subverted the will of Congress and the core tenants of the Constitution.”
Illegal immigration has become a crisis of historic proportions on Mayorkas’ watch, with roughly 2.8 million people flooding the border last year alone.
Despite these astounding figures, Biden and Mayorkas have blithely asserted the border is “secure.” They blame a “broken system” they say they inherited from previous generations of political leadership, but Republicans have said the current crisis is deliberate and self-inflicted.
The impeachment charges Biggs unveiled Wednesday accuse Mayorkas of purposefully refusing to enforce key immigration laws like the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which requires “operational control” of the border, and the Immigration and Nationality Act, which requires illegal aliens to be detained.
The resolution notes that Mayorkas is releasing illegals into the country without a formal “Notice to Appear,” instead trusting immigrants to show up at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office of their own free will.
“This practice is intentionally done to keep illegal aliens off of the immigration court docket and prolong their time in the United States unlawfully,” the resolution states.
Biggs also broadly charges Mayorkas with opening the border by undoing President Trump’s restrictive immigration policies, which were credited with keeping crossings in check.
The impeachment is unlikely to get far in the Senate, which is controlled by Democrats. It’s also unclear whether Republicans can unite their narrow House majority behind the effort, with moderate Republicans calling for a more cautious approach.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has said he would back a formal investigation to determine whether to impeach Mayorkas, who has refused to resign.
“House Republicans will investigate every order, every action. And every failure will determine whether we can begin impeachment inquiry,” McCarthy said in November.
The DHS responded to Biggs by dismissing his threat as “reckless and baseless” political theater, while calling on Congress to “work on legislative solutions for our broken system,” an apparent reference to Biden’s sweeping amnesty bill.
But Biggs says the impeachment isn’t being weighed lightly, noting Mayorkas’ role in the “systematic destruction” of America’s sovereignty.
“What you’re seeing is the systematic destruction of the geographical integrity of the United States of America,” he concluded. “We don’t control our southern border. It is controlled by the criminal drug cartels of Mexico. That is critical to understand why we must undertake this most serious of actions.”