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Chairman Green: December Border Numbers “Serve As More Undeniable Proof That Secretary Mayorkas Must Be Impeached”

January 26, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Mark Green, MD (R-TN) released the following statement after Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published border encounter numbers for the month of December, showing an astounding 302,034 total encounters at the Southwest border alone, and more than 371,036 nationwide—both new monthly records, set under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ failed leadership:

“Secretary Mayorkas has outdone himself yet again—never have we seen such catastrophic numbers, even with historically high encounter numbers on his watch. December’s numbers serve as more undeniable proof that Secretary Mayorkas must be impeached. This staggering number of encounters at our borders only happens by design and a willful refusal to comply with the laws passed by Congress. The harsh reality is that this secretary has intentionally opened our borders, sending a clear message worldwide: entering this country illegally means release into the interior, with little to no chance of removal—and the world has responded accordingly. This is intentional, and it is a disaster. 

“This secretary is utterly unfit for the office he holds. He has neglected to fulfill his oath to secure the homeland and to comply with the laws of the United States. And the results have been devastating for our country. History will not look kindly upon his name.”