"Dead-End Strategy": GOP Impeaches Mayorkas as Democrats Push Hard-Line Border & Immigration Policy

Seg1 cesar migrants

For the first time ever, the House has voted to impeach a Cabinet member. After failing on its first try last week, the Republican-led House voted Tuesday to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over the Biden administration’s handling of the U.S.-Mexico border. This comes as Congress continues to debate packaging hard-line immigration measures with foreign military aid. “The sad reality is that the politics of immigration policy have really taken over in Congress,” says law professor César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, who discusses the Democrats’ “dead-end strategy” of trying to “out-tough the Republican Party when it comes to immigration policy.” He also discusses his new book, Welcome the Wretched: In Defense of the “Criminal Alien”, which makes the case for not deporting undocumented immigrants even if they commit a crime. “I want immigration law to reflect the reality of the humans that it is supposed to serve.”

Full article on the Democracy Now website at http://www.democracynow.org/2024/2/14/mayorkas_immigration

Story imported via RSS from DemocracyNow.org
RSS Article Source: http://www.democracynow.org/2024/2/14/mayorkas_immigration

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. On Democracy Now!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events. Support Democracy Now: https://www.democracynow.org/

Leave a Reply