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Hawley Demands Hearing On Biden Handling Of The Border

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Sen. Josh Hawley, R- Mo., wrote a letter to both Sen. Gary Peters and President Biden calling for a full Senate hearing with testimony from Department of Homeland Secretary (DHS) Alejandro Mayorkas on the “growing crisis at the southern border.”

Peters is chair of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, where Hawley is a member.

It’s highly unlikely that Peters, a Democrat from Michigan, will call Mayorkas to testify.

“I believe that border security is national security. If we fail to demonstrate to the American public that we are operating a controlled, fair, and orderly immigration system, then it erodes public trust in our institutions and the laws passed by Congress,” Hawley said in a statement about the letters.

“And this is not just about the border, scaling back immigration enforcement can have a major impact on both the safety of American communities and the livelihood of American workers across our nation.”

Hawley, in his letter to Biden, said the administration “refuses to accept reality and admit we are in a full-blown crisis,” pointing to White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s avoiding the “crisis” term in press briefings.

In his letter to Peters, Hawley cited an internal email where Mayorkas conceded there was an “overwhelming” number of migran… 

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