February 02, 2021
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) spoke out today against the Senate confirmation of Alejandro Mayorkas to be the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
“Alejandro Mayorkas is a poor choice for DHS Secretary and I am concerned for the department under his watch. His priorities and previous roles at DHS under the Obama administration make it clear Mayorkas has no intention of continuing the last administration’s successful policies that secure our borders and keep America safe. Quite the opposite. He wants to reverse the progress we made over the last four years. Under President Obama, he helped pursue reckless immigration policies, including Obama’s illegal executive actions to provide amnesty to five million illegal immigrants, his support of sanctuary cities and general refusal to enforce federal immigration laws. There is no doubt Mayorkas will continue down this dangerous path as Secretary of DHS.”
Last week, Sen. Inhofe cosponsored multiple pieces of legislation to promote responsible immigration policies and stand up against sanctuary cities. Link here.