Matt Gaetz wants answers from DHS on rising illegal immigration
This week, the United States Representative Matt GaetzR-Fla., sent a US letter Homeland Security Sec. Alexander Mayorkas demanding an explanation for the increase in unauthorized persons entering US soil, as well as the Department of Homeland Security‘s (DHS) to identify and deport these people here illegally.
Gaetz called on DHS to repair existing portions of the southern border wall because the structure is under taxpayer-funded warranty.
The letter is below.
Dear Secretary Mayorkas,
The situation on our southern border is untenable. Securing the borders and deciding who can be allowed to enter legally is the main directive of any sovereign nation. Watching hordes of illegal immigrants from around the world pour into our country, unchecked, shocks the conscience of the American people. It is an attack on our sovereignty, and nothing less than a conscious decision to rewrite the rules of civilization, dissolve our borders, undermine our nation-state and displace our people.
The growing need for our existing immigration laws to be faithfully enforced remains due to this administration’s conscious decision to open the floodgates to mass migration. Currently, the wall at our southern border is a fundamental mechanism for mitigating the many negative externalities affecting the United States. Much of the wall along the southern border needs repairs covered by the wall warranty, which the American people have already paid for. Not fixing the wall under its warranty is actively costing taxpayers more money. You must use the warranty to repair and maintain the existing wall.
It is well documented that illegal immigrants show up at our southern border and fraudulently claim asylum in order to be allowed entry. Since President Biden took office, 544,241 aliens who were in the custody of United States Customs and Border Protection were released into the interior. These aliens are bussed and flown all over the country. Under your leadership, the deportations ceased. ICE is currently abducting aliens at the rate of 4,300 per month. It would take 14.5 years to deport just those aliens that DHS released under the Biden administration, when we currently have nearly 1.9 million aliens eligible for deportation.
In light of these concerning facts, please answer the following questions:
• What are you doing to increase the eviction rate? Is there a plan to deport unauthorized internal migrants? If so, what is the plan?
• Where does the government send these unauthorized migrants? Who decides where to send them? How does the administration track internally displaced migrants?
I look forward to your answers to these questions when you testify before the House Committee on the Judiciary.