|Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas|
Commissar of Homeland Security
|Assumed office |
February 2, 2021 –
|Net worth||$10+ million|
Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas (born November 24, 1959) was appointed Commissar of Homeland Security by the Biden junta in November 2020 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in early February 2021. Allegations of corruption and immigration fraud have dogged Mayorkas for more than two decades.
Mayorkas is a Greek American nationalist.
Biden border crisis
- See also: Biden border crisis
On March 16, 2021 Mayorkas boasted of being on pace to receive a 20 year high influx of illegal immigrants. Five days later on March 21, Mayorkas was confronted on multiple mainstream media Sunday talk shows about the complete failure of the junta to handle the border crisis which they themselves created.
No COVID-19 testing
The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was not doing any COVID-19 testing on people apprehended at the border. The national Sheriffs Association estimated that up to 50% of all illegal immigrants were covid positive. Congressional Democrats blocked a Republican bill which would require the Department of Homeland Security to test all apprehensions for covid. Restoration of the Obama era Catch and Release program led to the release of covid infected illegal aliens into American communities. The junta further scraped the “public charge” rule—a government policy that sought to limit admissions of immigrants likely to become reliant on government benefits.
Babies in cages
The junta renewed the Obama era program of locking migrant children in cages. The New York Times reported the junta was holding 3250 kids in "jail-like facilities" 38% longer than the law allows. CNN reported that the Biden junta was holding at least 3,200 children - more than any previous record number - in facilities with only 500 beds.
Reports indicated that human traffickers were purchasing children for $3200. Drug cartels often recruit or kidnap migrants, hold them for ransom or murder them if their families don't comply with the operatives' demands. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador expressed concern over the junta incentivizing human trafficking and organized crime. Evidence at the border suggested children were being raped.
According to CBS News, children were held in overcrowded conditions, and some were having to sleep on the floor and were going hungry. One immigration lawyer representing the children said there were kids who have only showered once in seven days and weren't allowed to shower more often. The children were not allowed outdoors and complained of not seeing the sun in days. The Donna complex which is supposed to hold only 250 people held 1,800, or 729% of its pandemic era capacity. The migrants were not able to observe any social distancing because of the massive number of people. CBS reported the number quickly ballooned to 13,000.
The Washington Post reported “[y]oung people are waiting in cramped, austere holding cells with concrete floors and benches. Lights remain on 24 hours a day, agents say, and there are few places to play.” Paul Wise, a court-appointed immigration monitor, reported “significant overcrowding.” Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy said he “fought back tears” when a 13-year-old girl spoke of being separated from her grandmother. NBC News reported that the junta issued a gag order refusing media access to the jail like facilitiies where children were being kept in cages.
By March 19, 2021 NBC News reported the CBP was holding 5,049 children illegally beyond the time allotted by law in substandard facilities. James O'Keefe of the prestigious Project Veritas organization reported,
|“They [illegal immigrants] are separated by age or physical size depending on room. Fifty were COVID positive in these cells over the last few days. There have been multiple sexual assaults, normal assaults and daily medical emergencies.”|
Biden also canceled the Trump era Operation Talon which focused on deporting illegal child sex traffickers and sexual predators. The order essentially shut down ICE operations. An estimated 117,000 migrants crossed the border at the going rate for smuggling humans of $10,000 each, totalling well over $1.1 billion for the cartels and human trafficking networks. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador expressed concern over the junta incentivizing human trafficking and organized crime. Reports indicated that human traffickers were purchasing children for $3200. Drug cartels often recruit or kidnap migrants, hold them for ransom or murder them if their families don't comply with the operatives' demands. Evidence at the border suggested children were being raped. @red_pill_latina said on Instagram,
|"Where is AOC…where is the outrage of the media? Democrats in the Biden administration are making traffickers and cartels more powerful and dangerous than ever. If you voted for Biden, this is what you voted for. You claim to support the Latino community yet you don’t support strong border security. Latinos are the main targets/victims of human traffickers at the southern border. Specially the most vulnerable, innocent little children. If you voted for Biden this is the reality you voted for."|
After inviting more than 2 million white Hispanics into the country illegally, the Biden regime expelled more than 10,000 Black Haitians, rounding them up on horseback with whips. Rep. Ilhan Omar accused the junta of “human rights abuses.” Mayorkas accused a reporter of “assuming the facts” when asked about the possible use of whips. Chief propagandist Jen Psaki said, “I don’t think anyone seeing that footage would think it acceptable or appropriate,” she said at a press briefing. “It’s horrible to watch.”
Rep. Andy Biggs announced in a press release on August 6, 2021,
|“Secretary Mayorkas is a threat to the sovereignty and security of our nation. As a result of his actions and policies, America is more in danger today than when he began serving as Secretary. He is willfully refusing to maintain operational control of the border and is encouraging aliens to enter our country illegally. Under his direction, DHS is systematically releasing COVID-19 positive aliens into our communities, subjecting the American people to unnecessary and avoidable risks. Secretary Mayorkas is failing to faithfully uphold his oath of office and is presiding over a reckless abandonment of border security and immigration enforcement, at the expense of the U.S. Constitution and the security of the United States.”|
Mayorkas was caught on audio during a private meeting with U.S. Border Patrol agents on August 12, 2021 saying, “A couple of days ago I was down in Mexico, and I said look, you know, if, if our borders are the first line of defense, we’re going to lose and this is unsustainable.”
In October 2010 Sen. Chuck Grassley made a complaint to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano based on whistleblower allegations. The allegations accused Mayorkas of heavy-handed pressure on career employees to turn out more asylum approvals for the agency's "customers", while undermining fraud and ineligibility detection efforts. Grassley's office interviewed seven employees, examined hundreds of pages of supporting documents, and presented the results to Napolitano. Grassley noted,
|"Unfortunately, the evidence suggests that Director Mayorkas is fostering an environment that pressures employees to approve as many applications as possible and condones retaliation against those who dissent."|
Among the inquiry's chief findings:
- Mayorkas had become "visibly agitated" during a visit to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) California offices when told employees there wanted to root out fraud. "Why would you be focusing on that instead of approvals?" he reputedly demanded. A witness said "his message was offensive to a lot of officers who are trained to detect fraud."
- At a management conference, Mayorkas directed top officials to find ways always to "get to yes" regarding "customer" immigrants who filed visa applications. He told his subordinates to "look at petitions from the perspective of the customer" and that the goal was "zero complaints", implying that approvals were the means to that end.
- At a conference in Landsdowne, Va., Mayorkas said there were some "managers with black spots on their hearts" who can't see their way to grant benefits and that he was "dealing" with them and also subordinates "too close" to them, with immediate involuntary reassignments.
- The California USCIS office was told to abandon an important anti-fraud measure that checked for high-risk applicants on a government database, and fraud specialists had to stop investigating such applications.
Besides strong-arming USCIS employees to "get to yes" instead of valid denials or fraud investigations, during Mayorka's 2010-2013 USCIS years the FDNS directorate was never allowed to refer cases to prosecutors, subpoena witnesses, or even carry guns. A damning December 2015 GAO report found that the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (FDNS) asylum fraud prosecutions rarely, if ever, occurred during the Mayorkas years. It found that half of the eight USCIS field divisions had referred either one fraud case to U.S. attorney's offices from 2010 to 2014 or none at all. One office reported that not a single referral had been accepted in the prior two years. Another reported that its U.S. attorney had accepted no asylum fraud referrals since 2010.
As Deputy Secretary of DHS in the Obama administration, Mayorkas was investigated for pushing for a visa for a vice president of Huawei, the main Chinese technology company that was sanctioned for providing software that could be used to spy on American citizens. The visa was in return for its investment in Gulf Coast Funds Management, a company partly headed by Hillary Clinton’s brother Tony Rodham. Gulf Coast sought investment capital under the EB-5 program from Huawei for Green Tech Automotive, a car company owned by former DNC Chair and Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe.
Mayorkas came under investigation by the DHS Inspector General for his role in helping Gulf Coast secure approval to participate in the EB-5 program after it had been turned down by DHS and its appeal was rejected. At the time, Mayorkas was head of the United State Citizenship and Immigration Services, charged with administering the EB-5 program that offers foreign investors, mainly Chinese, a path to citizenship in return for a $500,000 cash investment that is used to create 10 jobs in the U.S..
The Inspector General also criticized Mayorkas for doing the bidding of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid by expediting the “review of investor petitions involved in funding a Las Vegas hotel and casino notwithstanding the career staff’s original decision not to do so.” The inspector general said “Mayorkas pressured staff to expedite the review. He also took the extraordinary step of requiring staff to brief Senator Reid’s staff on a weekly basis for several months.”
The Mayorkas scandal developed when McAuliffe wanted to build a plant to manufacture electric cars in the U.S.. To raise money for the project, McAuliffe went to China with Bill Clinton and Tony Rodham to speak to potential investors. Huawei, eager to get its top officials into the U.S. and to lift the stigma of having been denied visas, was more than willing to invest in Rodham's and McAuliffe's company in return for visas.
Huawei had repeatedly tried to purchase stakes in American telephone and communications companies, only to be denied permission by the Foreign Investment Review Board on national security grounds because of links to the Chinese military.
Mayorkas was involved in the Pardongate scandal. The Washington Post reported, "California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, whom Biden has announced he intends to nominate as health and human services secretary, and Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden’s pick for homeland security secretary, were among several prominent Los Angeles figures who reached out to the White House about the sentence of Carlos Vignali Jr., whose father was a wealthy entrepreneur and major Democratic donor in California." On Bill Clinton's last day in office in 2001, he commuted Vignali's sentence — after being contacted by Becerra and Mayorkas and after Vignali's father, Horacio, paid $204,000 to Hugh Rodham, brother of Hillary Clinton.
"U.S. Attorney Alejandro Mayorkas provided critical support for the Vignali commutation that was inappropriate, given his position," a congressional investigation report stated. "Mayorkas, the top federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, was asked by Horacio Vignali to call the White House in support of his son's clemency petition. Mayorkas then called the White House about the Vignali commutation" and later conceded that "his call conveyed support for the Vignali commutation ... despite his knowledge that the prosecutors responsible for the Vignali case opposed clemency."
- Sganga, Nicole; Montoya-Galvez, Camilo (February 2, 2021). Senate confirms Mayorkas as secretary of homeland security over GOP objections. CBS News. Retrieved March 22, 2021.