Republicans to Summon Mayorkas Before House Judiciary Committee for Border Investigation

Republicans are planning to summon Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to testify before the House Judiciary Committee for the coming border investigation.

In wake of securing the House majority, GOP lawmakers on the Committee have begun rolling out their investigative plans for next year.

Their plans include questioning nearly a dozen individuals within Democrat President Joe Biden’s DHS, including Mayorkas.

On Friday, Republicans, led by ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), sent a notice to Mayorkas requesting “prompt testimony.”

The note summons Mayorkas and ten others with key roles in immigration and cybersecurity.

According to Breitbart, the Republicans stated in the notice that they “anticipate requiring testimony” early next year from individuals who work in U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

They called for the following officials to testify:

  • Alejandro Mayorkas
  • Ur Jaddou, USCIS
  • Tae Johnson, ICE
  • Kerry E. Doyle, ICE
  • Blas Nunez-Neto, CBP
  • Chief Raul L. Ortiz, CBP
  • Jennifer Daskal, Office of the General Counsel
  • Adam Hunter, Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plan
  • Jen Easterly, CISA
  • Geoff Hale, CISA
  • Julia Treanor, CISA

The testimonies will occur in Committee hearings or in transcribed interviews.

Republicans will have the authority to arrange the hearings once they take control of the Judiciary Committee in January.

Jordan is expected to serve as House Judiciary Committee chairman.

In their letter Friday, Republicans warn they “may be forced to resort to compulsory process to obtain” the requested documentation if Mayorkas fails to provide it before January.

Read the full letter here.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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