Mayorkas faces new call for dismissal of bilingual publication

El American, a bilingual, conservative-leaning news site, called on Monday for the removal of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, calling him a “cynical, incompetent and dishonest political actor.”

The publication says Mr Mayorkas oversaw a collapse of the country’s borders, with the chaos fostering an increase in migrant deaths, fueling the rise of violent smuggling cartels in Mexico and allowing an unconscionable amount of illegal opioids to seep through. beyond the border.

El American said it generally promotes Hispanics to higher positions regardless of their political leanings, but said Mr Mayorkas’ frontier failures “are so immense that they should no longer be ignored”.

“By deliberately exacerbating the crisis, Mayorkas is betraying his oath of office,” the editors wrote, saying the push to remove the secretary should be bipartisan. Just this week, Democratic Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser called for National Guard support to deal with busloads of migrants arriving in the nation’s capital, calling it a ‘tipping point’. Mayorkas, as to he remains silent.

El American becomes the latest voice to speak out against Mr. Mayorkas, who is inflamed on all sides of the immigration debate.

Immigrant rights advocates demonstrated outside his Georgetown home last week, saying his department had “terrorized” immigrants who are illegally in the country by carrying out its arrest and deportation responsibilities.

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Meanwhile, those who support stricter immigration say Mr Mayorkas has all but ended domestic law enforcement and has overseen an unprecedented race across the border for newcomers.

Capitol Hill Republicans have vowed that if they win control of the House in the November election, they will pursue impeachment.

El American said the country couldn’t wait that long.

“It is now up to Congress to act against this cynical, incompetent and dishonest political actor,” the editors said in a scathing denunciation of Mr. Mayorkas.

Asked this spring about the possibility of a dismissal, Mr. Mayorkas dismissed it.

“I’m focused on mission and supporting our amazing workforce,” he told CNN.

Jorge Granier, co-founder of El American, told The Washington Times that there have been a number of breakdowns with the Biden administration’s border policy, but “it all comes down to Mayorkas.”

“We are overrun on the southern border, the administration is doing very little, the responsible is Alejandro Mayorkas, and he has shown complete and utter incompetence,” Granier said.

Jacob L. Thornton