Texas Republican Representative Chip Roy has called for the impeachment of President Joe Biden and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Rep. Roy has called for the impeachment proceedings over the gross mishandling of the border crisis at the federal level.
Illegal immigration has soared under the Biden administration to levels never before seen. President Biden and Vice President Harris have seemingly refused to even visit the border to acknowledge this crisis, let alone provide a plan of action to mitigate it.
Conservative commentator Jesse Kelly said in a tweet:
“What Joe Biden is doing at our border is impeachable. It’s more impeachable than Watergate. This is an attack on the sovereignty of America and it’s coming from the Oval Office. Republicans should move to impeach after 2022.”
Rep. Chip Roy responded to this, endorsing the idea of impeachment. Illegal border crossings have set a new record in 2022 with 2.76 million. This beat the previous record by over 1 million crossings. With the illegal crossings so high and no sign of slowing down coupled with absent leadership from the executive branch, state leaders are having to take matters into their own hands. Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently declared an “invasion” at our southern border, increased security measures, and began constructing his own border wall for the state.
Former immigration judge Andrew Arthur who now works for the Center for Immigration Studies, said that the number of illegal immigrants caught crossing the border in October and November of 2022 was greater than the entire year of 2020.
“In November, agents at the Southwest border apprehended more than 206,000 illegal migrants, an increase over October’s apprehension totals (just fewer than 205,000), and the highest total for that month ever (records go back to November 1999). There are any number of ways to look at last month’s apprehension totals, and none of them are good. Agents at the Southwest border set a new apprehension record in FY 2022, when they caught more than 2.2 million illegal entrants, blowing away the old record (set in FY 2021) by more than 547,000.”
“November is the second month of the federal government’s new fiscal year, and last month agents apprehended nearly 40,000 more illegal migrants than they did in November 2021 — a 23 percent increase. In October and November — the first two months of FY 2023 — agents have caught more than 411,000 aliens who entered illegally over the Southwest border.”
“That’s more apprehensions in just two months than agents made in all of FY 2011, FY 2012, FY 2015, FY 2016, FY 2017, FY 2018, or FY 2020. Only Going to Get Worse. As bad as these apprehension numbers are, they’re only going to get worse once CDC orders, issued pursuant to Title 42 of the U.S. Code in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, expire. Those orders direct DHS to expel all illegal migrants at the nation’s land borders.”
“Even though CDC’s Title 42 orders mandate the expulsion of aliens who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico line illegally, just fewer than 65,100 illegal migrants apprehended at the Southwest border were expelled in November under Title 42 — 31.6 percent of the total. That was the fewest migrants expelled under Title 42 in a month since January 2021, a month in which agents apprehended just over 75,000 illegal entrants and expelled more than 62,000 (an 82.7 percent expulsion rate).”
The Supreme Court recently ruled that the Biden administration may not lift the CDC’s Title 42 orders and that they must remain in place.
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