Amid a massive increase in the number of immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexican border, a leading Texas lawmaker is now calling for an impeachment.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, argued for the impeachment of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas during a recent appearance on Fox & Friends this week.
According to Crenshaw, the failure of the DHS to secure the border is grounds for impeachment. According to Crenshaw, it’s “a deliberate dereliction of constitutional duty on the part of the secretary of Homeland Security… to protect this country.”
The border has become a challenging issue and one that a growing number of Americans have expressed disappointment in the Biden Administration for failing to manage. Indeed, a recent survey released by Associated Press showed that 35% of Americans approve of Biden’s work at the southern border, down from 43% approval in April of this year. Only 60% of Biden’s own party approves of his job on the border, and 64% of Americans as a whole disapprove.
Meanwhile, illegal immigration has more than tripled since Biden took office according to the CBP.
“In August, U.S. Customs and Border Protection played an important role in Operation Allies Refuge and Operation Allies Welcome, as well as in support of the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Ida and the people of Haiti after their earthquake. We rose to those challenges even as we continued our vital work in support of our economy and national security at our ports of entry and along our borders,” said CBP Acting Commissioner Troy Miller. “In August, CBP processed a significant growth of legitimate travel and trade, with commercial truck transit on par with numbers at this point in Fiscal Year 2019, and passenger vehicle, pedestrian travel, and air travel numbers continuing to progress toward pre-pandemic levels.”