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National Security Leaders: Impeaching Secretary Mayorkas Won’t Solve Border Security Challenges

February 6, 2024

Press Release


CONTACT: Anna Nix Kumar

Washington — The Council on National Security and Immigration (CNSI) today released a statement reaffirming opposition to the impeachment of Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas ahead of the House vote on the articles of impeachment.

“Blaming Secretary Mayorkas for the current U.S. border crisis and seeking his impeachment is a misguided approach, especially when Republicans and Democrats have been working together on much-needed border policy that could become true reform.

“The impeachment of Secretary Mayorkas would divert attention and resources away from actual progress, and would do nothing to secure the border, ensure the humane treatment of migrants, or reduce processing backlogs. A vote for impeachment would instead set a harmful precedent and disrupt longstanding norms.

“This impeachment, based solely on policy disagreements, will exacerbate existing polarization and risk undercutting our national security. As the articles of impeachment come to the House Floor for a vote, we urge members to vote no.”


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