Republicans Demand Oversight Hearings On Illegal Immigrant ‘Catch And Release,’ Transportation Policies
By: Michael Ginsburg (Daily Caller)
Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are calling on Democratic chairwoman Carolyn Maloney to schedule a hearing to collect testimony on the Biden administration’s use of taxpayer dollars to transport illegal immigrants around the U.S.
As illegal immigration at the southern border hit an all-time high in 2021, the Biden administration ramped up transportation of migrants rather than revamping the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has begun allowing illegal immigrants to show deportation warrants in lieu of photo IDs, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is reportedly using federal contractors to secretly transport migrants around the country.
These “release policies only exacerbate the crisis at our southwest border,” the Republicans write to Maloney, in a letter obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller. “It is imperative that the Committee conduct oversight of the ongoing southwest border crisis and the Administration’s migrant release policies.”