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MEDIA ADVISORY: Chairman Green Announces First Hearing as Part of Impeachment Proceedings Against DHS Secretary Mayorkas

January 3, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark E. Green, MD (R-TN) announced a full committee hearing on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, to evaluate the impacts on the country of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ failed leadership and his refusal to enforce the laws passed by Congress.

Read the interim reports on Mayorkas’ dereliction of duty, unprecedented cartel control of the Southwest border, the human and financial costs of the crisis, and the waste and abuse of taxpayer dollars. The Committee also released an appendix containing excerpts from transcribed interviews with eight U.S. Border Patrol chief patrol agents and one deputy chief patrol agent responsible for sectors along the Southwest border here. These interviews reveal Mayorkas’ failure to enforce the laws of the United States and instead implementing policies that have caused and perpetuated this immigration crisis.

“For almost three years, the American people have demanded an end to the unprecedented crisis at the Southwest border, and they have also rightly called for Congress to hold accountable those responsible,” Chairman Green said“That’s why the House Committee on Homeland Security led a comprehensive investigation into the causes, costs, and consequences of this crisis. Our investigation made clear that this crisis finds its foundation in Secretary Mayorkas’ decision-making and refusal to enforce the laws passed by Congress, and that his failure to fulfill his oath of office demands accountability. The bipartisan House vote in November to refer articles of impeachment to my Committee only served to highlight the importance of our taking up the impeachment process—which is what we will begin doing next Wednesday.”


WHAT: A House Committee on Homeland Security hearing entitled, “Havoc in the Heartland: How Secretary Mayorkas’ Failed Leadership Has Impacted the States.”

DATE: Wednesday, January 10, 2024

TIME: 10:00 AM ET

LOCATION: 310 Cannon House Office Building


The Honorable Austin Knudsen
Attorney General, State of Montana

The Honorable Gentner Drummond
Attorney General, State of Oklahoma

The Honorable Andrew Bailey
Attorney General, State of Missouri 

Frank O. Bowman, III
Professor Emeritus of Law, University of Missouri School of Law

Witness testimony will be added here.

The hearing will be livestreamed on YouTube and the Committee’s website