Senators Graham and Cruz have served Alejandro Mayorkas with a warning that he could face impeachment for his failure to even try to control the border.
That action could very well receive some Democratic votes from some of the Democrats in the Senate, including those in the border and swing states. In a letter to Mayorkas on Tuesday evening exclusively obtained by Fox News Digital, the two senators posted information from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
That report shows the border running amok with new highs in the number of illegal aliens who are allowed to enter the United States.
The senators wrote:
“This is a gross dereliction of duty and, if not corrected swiftly, could provide grounds for impeachment.”
“Your failure to faithfully enforce this nation’s immigration laws and willful blindness to the very real humanitarian crisis at our southern border amounts to a gross dereliction of duty and a violation of your oath of office.”
“Despite the heroic efforts by the men and women of Border Patrol, who operate with very little support from Washington, D.C., you have failed to achieve any semblance of operational control of the southern border.”
“Drug cartels produce bulk amounts of fentanyl in Mexico, using the Chinese-supplied ingredients, and smuggle the drug across the U.S.-Mexico border. This amounts to a multi-billion dollar business for transnational criminal organizations, who then launder the money out of the United States and back into China.”
“It is a near certainty that terrorists have already entered the United States undetected, taking advantage of the lenient border policies you have put into place. It is only a matter of time until we will see an attack on American soil from such terrorists.”
According to CBP, there have been “over 4.4 million illegal crossings, out of those there have been 3.5 million apprehended and another 900,000 who got away. I wonder how many of them were terrorists or violent criminals. In addition to illegal aliens, there is also human trafficking and drug trafficking as well. It is no wonder that deaths by overdose set a new record last year and this year it could be even worse. Last year 1208,000 people died from overdoses. In September alone the Border Patrol captured 2,287 pounds of fentanyl which is enough to kill 500 million people.
Both Graham and Cruz, who serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee, prior to this letter have implored Mayorkas and the White House numerous times to make changes and address the border crisis.
Collectively, the Republican senators have visited the border six times in the last two years. Neither President Joe Biden nor “border czar” Vice President Kamala Harris have visited the border since taking office, the senators noted in their letter.
“You have stated multiple times that “the border is secure” even as the crisis rages on,” the senators wrote.
“Vice President Harris apparently shares this same delusion. Perhaps if she or President Biden would visit the southern border and actually see the unending surge of illegal immigration, illicit drugs and human suffering, the White House would feel differently,” they state.
“We fully expect that in a few months’ time a Republican-led Congress will hold you to account for your willful negligence regarding the security of the southern border and the safety of the American people,” the senators conclude.
DHS did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment on the letter.