The House Oversight Committee will clasp a proceeding connected Tuesday to study astir nan business connected nan crushed at nan confederate border, straight from main patrol agents who woody pinch nan situation each day.
The proceeding comes arsenic Republicans, who power nan committee, are ramping up unit connected Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas – pinch immoderate calling for his impeachment.
"We’ll beryllium bringing successful Chief Patrol Agents to amended study really Mayorkas has near them behind," committee personnel Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., tweeted Monday morning, adding that nan caput "must beryllium impeached."
Biggs announced past week that he was introducing an article of impeachment against Mayorkas, claiming that nan secretary's refusal to complete nan building of a separator wall arsenic good arsenic insufficient staffing person contributed to massive amounts of fentanyl flowing into nan United States.
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Testifying astatine Tuesday's proceeding will beryllium Chief Patrol Agents Gloria Chavez and John Modlin of nan Rio Grande Valley Sector and Tuscon Sector, respectively. Originally, nan committee had called Chavez and Chief Patrol Agents Jason Owens, Gregory Bovino, and Patricia McGurk-Daniel, but DHS initially tried to support main patrol agents from testifying.
"I americium pleased that nan DHS is nary longer taking specified a position," Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., said successful a missive to Mayorkas past week.
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The proceeding comes arsenic migrants proceed to travel to nan separator successful staggering numbers. According to statistic from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, December 2022 saw 251,487 southwest onshore separator encounters, up from 179,253 successful December 2021, 73,994 successful December 2020, and 40,565 successful December 2019.
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So far, Mayorkas has resisted calls for him to measurement down aliases beryllium impeached, telling ABC News past month, "I've sewage a batch of activity to do, and we're going to do it."
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