Hearing: Allegations of Special Access and Political Influence at the Department of Homeland Security

April 30, 2015 2:00 PM | 311 Cannon House Office Building

Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, on the hearing: “Last month, our Committee held a hearing regarding an Inspector General investigation involving allegations against DHS Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The report’s findings are troubling as the IG made some very serious charges against Mr. Mayorkas. Chief among them was he used his position to influence outcomes in select cases for the benefit of politically-connected and powerful individuals. Public service is a public trust and those who violate that trust must be held accountable. The Committee has reviewed the IG report, examined new documents, and continues to diligently work to better understand these allegations. After reviewing this information, I have even more questions about Mr. Mayorkas’ judgement. I look forward to hearing Mr. Mayorkas respond to these allegations.”

Opening Statements

Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Chairman 
Opening Statement [PDF]

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The Honorable Alejandro Mayorkas
Deputy Secretary
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Statement [PDF]