Witnesses on ‘Biden’s Border Crisis’ Set for Judiciary Committee

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) speaks during an on-camera interview near the House Chambers during a series of votes in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington on Jan. 9, 2023. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

By Janice Hisle
January 30, 2023Updated: January 30, 2023
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Witnesses are slated to testify about the Mexican border crisis to the powerful Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 1.
“The hearing, ‘Biden’s Border Crisis—Part One,’ will examine border security, national security, and how fentanyl has impacted American lives,” the committee’s Republicans said in a Jan. 30 news release.
The first three witnesses: Dale Lynn Carruthers, a judge in Terrell County, Texas; Mark Dannels, sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona; and Brandon Dunn, co-founder of Forever 15 Project that seeks to prevent fentanyl deaths such as that of Dunn’s 15-year-old son Noah Adam Rodriguez.

Earlier this month, President Joe Biden downplayed the chaos related to the record numbers of illegal aliens crossing the Mexican border into the United States. In a meeting with the Mexican president, Biden stated that his administration had made great strides toward resolving “irregular migration.”
On Jan. 17, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) sent a letter to Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Jordan complained that previous requests for information and documents about the U.S.-Mexico border crisis have gone unanswered.
“This stonewalling must stop,” Jordan wrote, threatening to issue orders compelling compliance with requests for information and testimony.
Mayorkas is among the DHS employees who may be called to testify, according to a previous letter that Jordan sent.

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As The Epoch Times previously reported, the House Oversight Committee is also investigating the crisis, which is seeing a record numbers of illegal aliens pouring across Mexico’s border into the United States.
Republicans have vowed to hold the Biden Administration accountable for the humanitarian, public health, and national security problems that illegal immigration has triggered.
During Biden’s first two years in office, a record number of illegal immigrants died while crossing the border or soon after.

Mimi Nguyen Ly and Charlotte Cuthbertson contributed.

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