Conservative Legal Scholars Criticize GOP Effort To Impeach Alejandro Mayorkas

Washington, D.C. (February 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas records a video message to DHS employees.

Multiple conservative legal scholars have attacked the House Republican Conference’s attempt to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayrokas as unconstitutional, according to letters and op-eds published on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mayorkas has been the target of House Republicans’ ire since he assumed office, owing to the dramatic increase in the number of illegal immigrants who have entered the United States via its southern border with Mexico, which rose to nearly 2.5 million in Fiscal Year 2023, according to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The frustration with Mayorkas’ policies and previous testimony before Congress has led to an impeachment inquiry against him, which conservative legal scholars attacked in comments published on Tuesday.

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