The action by Republican initiators was based on the fact that Alejandro Mayorkas deliberately ignored existing immigration laws.

The House of Representatives voted to remove the US Secretary of Homeland Security from his position, and then began a debate on the political fate of Alejandro Mayorkas in the Senate.

In the House of Representatives of Congress, due to the immigration crisis on the southern border of the United States and the record number of illegal arrivals, Republicans, with their majority, began the so-called impeachment proceedings against the member of the Biden administration responsible for border control. .

The recall initiative did not receive a majority of lawmakers last week, and the question was put to a vote again on Tuesday, when the motion was approved by a narrow majority.

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According to the rules of impeachment, the proceedings will continue before the Senate, which must decide whether to remove the Secretary of Homeland Security, also responsible for border security, Alejandro Mayorkas.

According to expectations, there is no political reality that the minister’s dismissal will win a majority in the Senate with a democratic majority. This was also acknowledged by Mike Johnson, Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, but at the same time he said that “Mayorkas is an exceptional case in the history of the United States, because no minister has caused more harm to the United States.” The country is from him.”

The impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives by the Republican initiators were based on the fact that Alejandro Mayorkas deliberately ignored existing immigration laws, which exacerbated the situation.

Based on a decision of Congress, procedures for removing the US Secretary of Administration were initiated once, in 1876.

Illegal immigration to the United States has become increasingly dangerous over the past three years. On the Mexican side, nearly 2.5 million people were apprehended at the border in the fiscal year ending in late September 2023, most of whom were allowed to enter the United States after a brief detention. In December last year, the number of illegal crossers arrested at the southern border exceeded 300,000 in one month, a historic record.

(The opening image shows Alejandro Mayorkas. Photo: AFP/Stephanie Reynolds)

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