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DHS shuts down 2 migrant facilities over alleged abuse

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The Biden administration announced Thursday that it will be shutting down a migrant facility in Georgia and another in Massachusetts. Both have received reported complaints of inhumane treatment, including forced medical procedures.

Now, the Department of Homeland Security will terminate its previous contract with Irwin County detention center and the North Dartmouth detention center. DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said that this move will lead to “lasting improvements.”

“Allow me to state one foundational principle,” Mayorkas said. “We will not tolerate the mistreatment of individuals in civil immigration detention or substandard conditions of detention.”

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Congressman Biggs to Unveil Impeachment Articles Against DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

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On Wednesday afternoon, Congressman Andy Biggs (R-AZ) will unveil his 118th Congress impeachment articles against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Biggs, along with dozens of Republican congressional members, will hold a press conference at The House Triangle in the United States Capitol.

At least 15 members of Congress will provide remarks advocating for the impeachment of Secretary Mayorkas. Congressman Biggs was the first member of Congress to introduce articles of impeachment against Mayorkas, as early as August 2021.

The escalating border crisis during the Biden administration has led Biggs and other members to conclude Mayorkas’ “dereliction of duty in protecting our nation’s borders constituted high crimes and misdemeanors.”

In late December, The Washington Examiner reported on Biggs’ cited three examples of how he said Mayorkas broke the law.

“First, Secretary Mayorkas has failed to maintain operational control of the border as required under the law,” he said, quoting the Secure Fence Act of 2006’s definition of operational control as “the prevention of all unlawful entries into the United States, including entries by terrorists, other unlawful aliens, instruments of terrorism, narcotics, and other contraband.”

He added: “Second, he may have lied to Congress when he testified that he was maintaining operational control of the border.

The third illegal action, Biggs said, was how Mayorkas had not detained illegal immigrants and instead released more than 1 million people into the U.S.

“The law is clear illegal aliens shall be detained,” Biggs said.

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