Questions about the administration’s policy of releasing illegal immigrants into American towns have voters questioning the vetting system.
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas admitted he cannot say for sure whether or not illegal aliens on the terror watch list have been released into American communities.
- Mayorkas was testifying before the House Judiciary Committee when he said he didn’t know where illegal aliens accused of terrorism or ties to terrorism might be after being apprehended.
- Some 42 illegal aliens on the FBI Terrorist Watch List or No-Fly List have been apprehended at the southern border.
MORE ON MAYORKAS TESTIMONY BEFORE CONGRESS:
- The DHS official was being questioned by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) who asked: “Secretary, have any of the 42 illegal migrants on the Terrorist Watch List or No-Fly List encountered at our southwest border been released into the United States?”
- Boyorkas replied, seeming to skirt the issue saying, “as I mentioned before, I will provide that data to you. With respect to the disposition of each one, I do not know the answer to your question.”
- “The Secretary of Homeland Security does not know the answer to the status of 42 individuals who came to our southern border illegally, are on the N0-Fly List and the Terrorist Watch List,” Jordan responded. “You do not know whether they have been released or not into the country. That’s your testimony?”
- “Ranking member Jordan, as I’ve said before, I will provide you the data,” Mayorkas responded before Jordan called his response “amazing” and yielded his time.
- The Biden administration has been receiving pushback, particularly from Republicans, over their decision to bus and fly illegal aliens awaiting a court date to communities around the nation.
- More recently, Biden has released a plan to offer more taxpayer support for non-government organizations to provide more efficient transport for the influx of immigrants expected to be placed around the nation if Title 42 comes to an end.