Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee have begun rolling out their investigative plans for next year in the wake of securing the House majority, and their plans include questioning nearly a dozen individuals within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The Republicans, led by ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), sent a notice Friday to Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas requesting “prompt testimony” from Mayorkas and ten others with key roles in immigration and cybersecurity.
The Republicans stated in the notice, first obtained by Breitbart News, that they “anticipate requiring testimony” early next year from the individuals, who work in U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA):
- Alejandro Mayorkas
- Ur Jaddou, USCIS
- Tae Johnson, ICE
- Kerry E. Doyle, ICE
- Blas Nunez-Neto, CBP
- Chief Raul L. Ortiz, CBP
- Jennifer Daskal, Office of the General Counsel
- Adam Hunter, Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plan
- Jen Easterly, CISA
- Geoff Hale, CISA
- Julia Treanor, CISA
The testimonies will occur in committee hearings or in transcribed interviews, which Republicans will have the authority to arrange once they take control of the committee in January. Jordan is expected to serve as committee chairman.
Read the notice below:608492772-Letter-to-DHS
Mayorkas has become one of Republicans’ top targets amid illegal migration at the southern border surging to record-breaking numbers under his watch.