House GOP pushes to oust Kamala Harris as ‘Border Czar’ amid border crisis

by Summer Lane

House Republicans have introduced a bill that would remove Kamala Harris as the “Border Czar” amidst a mounting crisis at the southern border that saw a staggering two million migrants arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2021.

Harris is currently the head of the Biden administration’s strategic team to assess and assuage problems with the American immigration system. Yet, the border crisis is worse than it’s ever been in our country’s history. According to a report from the Washington Examiner, more migrants were arrested in 2021, for example, than in 2000 when Bill Clinton was president.

According to Ryan Fournier, the founder of Students for Trump, there were 164,973 encounters with illegal migrants at the border in February, “a 63 percent increase from last year.” He added in a statement on GETTR, “This is beyond a crisis at this point and Kamala has done nothing to mend it.”

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has included information on the total number of migrant encounters and U.S. Border Patrol for the fiscal year, from October 2021 to September 30, 2022. So far, they have reported 805,157 encounters.

Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, introduced the legislation that would strip Harris from her role overseeing the southern border crisis, according to a second Washington Examiner report.

In a statement on Twitter, Rep. Jackson posted a video of himself standing at the southern border in the Rio Grande valley, decrying the influx of illegal migrants.

“We got 1.7 million people postured to cross this border in the next few weeks,” he stated, “when Title 42 expires, because President Biden is letting it go. This is a crisis. This is a national crisis and a national security issue for our country. Where is our ‘border czar’ Kamala Harris? She has never been down here!”

The newspaper reported the resolution to remove Harris from her position as “Border Czar” is supported by 26 GOP co-sponsors.

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