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Full Committee Hearing on Secretary Mayorkas’ Loss of Operational Control to Drug Cartels

July 18, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday, July 19, at 2:00 PM ET, the House Committee on Homeland Security, led by Chairman Mark E. Green, MD (R-TN), will hold a hearing to examine the reckless open-border policies put in place by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas that have empowered the drug cartels in Mexico to seize operational control of the Southwest border and smuggle illegal aliens, criminals, suspected terrorists, and deadly fentanyl into the United States. This hearing is a part of the second phase of the oversight investigation into Secretary Mayorkas’ actions and policies, which have threatened our national security and the safety of every American.


WHAT: A House Committee on Homeland Security hearing entitled, “Biden and Mayorkas’ Open Border: Advancing Cartel Crime in America.”

DATE: Wednesday, July 19, 2023

TIME: 2:00 PM ET

LOCATION: 310 Cannon House Office Building


Jaeson Jones
Private Citizen, Former Captain of Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism, Texas Department of Public Safety

Jessica Vaughan
Director of Policy Studies, Center for Immigration Studies

Derek Maltz
Private Citizen, Former Special Agent in Charge, Special Operations Division, Drug Enforcement Administration

Vanda Felbab-Brown, PhD
Director, Initiative on Nonstate Armed Actors, the Brookings Institution

Witness testimony can be found here. Additional testimony will be added. The hearing will be open to the public and press. Press must be congressionally credentialed and must RSVP by Tuesday, July 18 at 6pm ET.