Mayorkas denies plans to leave DHS in coming weeks: ‘False rumor’

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Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Mayorkas denies plans to leave DHS in coming weeks: ‘False rumor’

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The head of the Department of Homeland Security denied during a congressional hearing that he is planning to exit the Biden administration in the next two months.

Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) questioned DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in a heated exchange before the House Homeland Security Committee Tuesday about his future.

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“It’s been rumored, Secretary, that you’re going to resign prior to January 3rd. Any truth to those rumors?” Higgins asked.

“That is a false rumor,” Mayorkas said.

Some Republicans have called for Mayorkas to resign or be impeached for how they said he has failed to gain control of the U.S.-Mexico border, where, since 2021, more illegal immigrants have been encountered crossing the border than at any time in national history.

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Chris Magnus, who oversaw the 60,000-person Customs and Border Protection agency within the DHS, was forced out of his post over the weekend.

The Senate approved Mayorkas by a vote of 56-43 in February 2021.

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