The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee announced Wednesday that the committee will hold a hearing on “Biden’s border crisis,” marking what will be the first hearing on the ongoing immigration crisis since Republicans swept into the majority. of the Chamber this month.
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, chair of the committee, announced that the hearing will take place on February 1 as “The Biden Border Crisis: Part I.”
“Ready to go to work,” Jordan tweeted.
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The announcement comes a week after House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer announced he will hold a hearing in February and has invited several career administration officials to testify.
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Comer had also sent letters to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas demanding documents and communications related to the surge at the border and the administration’s handling of the massive influx of migrants.
“The American people deserve answers about the role of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in undermining the efforts of Customs and Border Protection agents to secure the southern border“, Comer wrote to Mayorkas.
Republicans have made clear they intend to focus on the Biden administration’s handling of the border crisis, whose policies they blame for a record number of immigrant gatherings that saw 250,000 gatherings in December alone.
Republicans have vowed to increase scrutiny of the administration’s policies, including holding hearings on the southern border, as well as a possible push to impeach Mayorkas.
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The administration has pushed back against the criticism, pointing to what it says are signs that a recent set of border policies, opening avenues for asylum to immigrants of four nationalities while expanding Title 42 removals, are working. It has also promoted its anti-smuggling efforts and cooperation with countries in the Western Hemisphere.
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An administration official told Fox News Digital this week that Biden’s work “to secure record levels of funding for border security and management allows us to detect record levels of fentanyl even before it crosses our border, support the 23,000 agents and officers dedicated to protecting our border and hiring hundreds of new border agents for the first time in years.”
Fox News’ Kelly Laco contributed to this report.