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NATIONAL REVIEW: DHS Secretary Insists ‘Border Is Closed,’ Defends Response to Migrant Crisis

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During a House Appropriations Committee hearing, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday insisted that “the border is closed” and defended the Biden administration’s management of the influx of migrants illegally entering the United States. Republicans demanded answers from Mayorkas about the relaxed interior enforcement his department has been directing Imm...

CNS NEWS: DHS Secretary Mayorkas: What’s Going on at the Border ‘Is Not an Invasion’

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DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Wednesday that what is happening at the border “is not an invasion” and that the Biden administration is improving the administrative process in a way not done before by prior administrations. During a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Rep. Steven M. Palazzo (R-Miss.) asked Mayorkas what the administration is doing to stop the “invasion taking place ...

THE CHRISTIAN POST: Top CBP official tells Congress fentanyl seizures at border up 308% in fiscal year 2021

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An official with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection told members of Congress Wednesday that fentanyl seizures at the United States-Mexico border have increased by 308% in the fiscal year 2021. Troy Miller, the senior official performing the duties of commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, appeared before the House Appropriations Committee’s Homeland Security Subcommittee to discus...

FOX 8: Garland seeks millions more for Justice Department

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Attorney General Merrick Garland is appealing to Congress to beef up funding for the U.S. Department of Justice. Appearing at his first budget hearing Tuesday, Garlands asked for millions more to support initiatives designed by President Joe Biden’s administration. “From protecting voting rights to prosecuting hate crimes like those experienced by our Asian American and Pacific Islander communitie...

POLITICO: GOP pressures Garland on border

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Attorney General Merrick Garland faced criticism from Republicans over the Biden administration’s immigration and policing policies on Tuesday as he navigated his first Capitol Hill appearance since taking his new post in March. However, during a two-hour House hearing, the former judge managed to completely escape questioning on some of his department’s most attention-grabbing work. Topics not r...

Palazzo & Colleagues Concerned About Biden's Approach to Border Security

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4), member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, has joined several of his colleagues in a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, expressing concerns over immigration-related Executive Orders signed by President Biden. The group is urging the secretary to enforce the immigration laws pass...

Palazzo Secures Funding for Key Priorities in Defense, Homeland, and Commerce Appropriations Bills

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4), member of the House Appropriations Commerce, Justice, and Science and the Homeland Security subcommittees, today voted to pass the Defense; Commerce, Justice, and Science; Financial Services and General Government; and Homeland Security Appropriations Bills for the 2020 Fiscal Year. “Mississippi has a long-standing tradition of supporting a stron...

Palazzo Votes Against Partisan Funding Bill that Fails to Address Border Crisis

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) released the following statement after opposing legislation that stripped critical funding from the emergency supplemental appropriations bill meant to provide humanitarian and security relief to the overwhelmed southern border: “Once again, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats should be ashamed of this partisan hijack. It is further proof that they are...

Palazzo Votes Against Amnesty for Undocumented Immigrants

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) today released the following statement after opposing H.R. 6 which provides amnesty for illegal immigrants. "I find it reprehensible that Democrats want to provide mass amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants instead of focusing on the actual crisis on our border. We should not pass legislation that rewards illegal behavior and incentivizes hun...

Palazzo Discusses Impact of National Guard on the Southwest Border

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Click here for full remarks Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4), chairman of the National Guard and Reserve Caucus and member of the Mississippi National Guard, today in a hearing for the House Appropriations subcommittee on homeland security discussed the impact of the National Guard on the southwest border with acting secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, Kevin McAle...