More than 212,000 migrants suffered in July
first on Granthshala: House Republicans led by Representative Chip Roy, R-Texas, on Tuesday presented a motion of inquiry to the House to try to get answers from the Biden administration on the situation at the southern border.
vow The request that the administration, through the president, submit documents and communications related to the administration’s handling of the border, comes after complaints by Republicans that the Department of Homeland Security is not responsive to requests for information.
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“We want answers, we want them now, and the Democrats in charge of the executive branch are trying to keep the truth from the American people,” Roy said in a statement.
He said Republicans are planning to “use every tool available” to make the Biden administration transparent about its role in the crisis: “Enough is enough; American lives are at stake here.”
The proposal includes information related to the number of migrants who entered the US illegally, details of migrants, number of migrants removed, number of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents reassigned to migrant shelters and more. Several migrants have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been released.
It also seeks information relating to the temporary facility in Donna, Texas where images emerged of migrants packed together in cramped facilities, and the amount of money obliged or spent since January for expenses related to the care of migrants.
Resolve’s sponsors include Reps. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, Brian Babin, R-Texas, Buddy Carter, R-Ga., Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Bill Posey, R-Fla., Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., and Ted Budd, RN .C.
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The resolution has been submitted, but the rules that allow it to be voted on are currently suspended in the chamber, so it is unclear what will happen after the specified 14-day response period if there is no response from the administration. .
More than 212,000 migrants were apprehended at the border in July. While many have been expelled through Title 42 public health protections, many others have been left in the US – especially migrant families with unaccompanied children and young children.
The Biden administration has blamed root causes such as poverty, corruption and violence in Central America, while also blaming the Trump administration for shutting down asylum avenues. However, Republicans have blamed the administration for dismantling Trump-era policies, such as the Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP) that fueled the boom – which has increased since Biden entered office.
House Republicans wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Meyerkas last month, condemning the “horrendous” border numbers, and threatening to file a motion to investigate if the information is not provided.
“These numbers are appalling and are a direct result of the Biden administration’s weak border policies and your lackluster performance as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security,” the lawmakers said. written in the letter.
“If no response is received, we would like to move a motion of inquiry under Clause 7 of House Rule XIII, to which your department will have to respond,” the letter said.
“The American people and migrants wanting to come here are better off than the chaos of a wide open border.”