Reps Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Tom McClintock (R-CA) have asked for documents from DHS regarding documents in which the Trump administration warned the Biden Administration about getting rid of their border policies.
They warned them this would happen.
Two House Republicans are demanding documents related to reporting that President Joe Biden’s transition team was warned by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials about the possible consequences of reversing his predecessors immigration policies.
In a letter sent to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday, first shared with Newsweek, Representatives Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) accused the new administration of refusing to “accept responsibility for the growing humanitarian and security crisis.”
“This refusal to accept responsibility is startling in light of a news report that suggests the Biden Administration was warned that reversing President Trump’s successful immigration policies would lead to a surge at the border,” they wrote. “We write to request documentation relating to these warnings.”
The report referenced, published by NPR on March 23, featured former acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf stating that career agency officials stressed problems would arise at the U.S.-Mexico border if the new administration removed immigration policies such as “Remain in Mexico” and other asylum measures. The concerns were allegedly raised during multiple briefings the department held with Biden’s transition team.
This is more evidence that this crisis was avoidable.
Had Biden just acknowledged Trump’s successes at the border instead of attacking him in the name of politics then this crisis would not exist.
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