(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) The Biden administration finds itself embroiled in yet another crisis amid allegations of illegally facilitating the entry of hundreds of alleged inadmissible illegal aliens into the United States.
The accusations have prompted a new investigation by the Republican-led House Oversight Committee and the Subcommittee on National Security, focusing on the Department of Homeland Security’s mishandling of parole authorities.
In a joint statement, the lawmakers expressed their concerns over the administration’s parole grants exacerbating the border crisis. They stated, “The Committee on Oversight and Accountability continues to investigate the Biden Administration’s disastrous policies and mismanagement that have contributed to a historic border crisis.”
Highlighting the alleged misuse of parole, Comer and Grothman added, “The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently implemented further processes to provide unlawful categorical parole, in violation of clear statutory language, to large numbers of inadmissible aliens.”
According to the lawmakers, Biden and Mayorkas have been exploiting the use of patrol to greenlight access to tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who fit in certain categories. Comer and Grothman concluded, “The flagrant abuse of the parole statute is evidenced by the fact that the Biden Administration has paroled over a million inadmissible aliens into the United States in just over the last two years.”
They accused Biden of granting parole to “illegal border crossers apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents as well as inadmissible aliens presenting themselves at ports of entry after making appointments through the CBP One mobile application.”
The Republican lawmakers have set a deadline of July 7 for Mayorkas to respond to their inquiries. The new investigation follows the introduction of impeachment articles against Mayorkas by several Republican lawmakers two weeks prior.
Simultaneously, the House Committee on Homeland Security is already investigating Mayorkas over allegations of dereliction of duty. Representative Clay Higgins (R-La.), a ranking member of the Homeland Committee, introduced impeachment proceedings against Mayorkas on June 7.
While Mayorkas has largely dismissed the impeachment threats, expressing dubious concerns for the alleged dangers of climate change instead, the allegations and investigations continue to cast a shadow on the Biden administration’s handling of immigration and border security.
Read the Comer and Grothman’s full letter to Mayorkas here.