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Kevin McCarthy requests Kamala Harris attend FBI-CIA terror briefing: ‘I know she hasn’t been to the border’

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Two weeks ago, President Joe Biden announced Vice President Kamala Harris would lead the administration’s diplomatic efforts to address the root cause of the illegal immigration surge in the U.S.

Since assuming her new role, Harris has yet to hold a single press conference or travel to the border.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has requested a classified briefing from the FBI and CIA after federal authorities revealed Monday that two Yemeni men on the FBI’s terror watch list were allegedly caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. This was the second time the men were caught near the border.

McCarthy has asked Harris to attend the briefing.

“I know she hasn’t been to the border,” McCarthy told Fox News. “I don’t know if she’s ever been briefed on this, but I think it’d be important that all the leaders, because this isn’t about Republican or Democrat, this is about the security of our nation. And everybody should be making sure our nation is secure.”

In addition to Harris, McCarthy has also requested the briefing be shared with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

“We’ve got data that’s showing more than a thousand people come across every day that don’t even get encountered. So this is a real concern,” he said.

Sara Carter, who has been reporting from the border, called these people “got-aways” and said there’s a “big concern” that some of these immigrants entering the U.S. could be terrorists.

“Those are got-aways, those are people that they cannot identify, people that they have not traced, people that disappear into our country without any identity whatsoever,” Carter explained. “There’s a big concern among intelligence officials that some of those people could be terrorists.”

“So we know people on the terrorist watch list are coming into America,” McCarthy said. “How are they coming in? How many do we assume got through that we did not catch? Why were they on the watch list? What were they doing coming into the country? Do we have any intel based upon what did they have planned once they entered into the country? Who were they going to meet up with?”

“Who have we not caught that are now inside the country?” McCarthy asked.

V.P. Harris and President Biden have yet to make any plans to travel to the southern border.

Follow Annaliese Levy on Twitter @AnnalieseLevy

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DHS Secretary Mayorkas Says We Cannot Remove ‘11 Million Undocumented Individuals’ Unlawfully in U.S.

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Troubling details were unearthed during the questioning of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas by the Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-IA). Grassley asked Mayorkas about a DHS memo from September 30 which reads: “The fact an individual is a removable noncitizen will not alone be the basis of an enforcement action against them.”

“Does that reasoning apply to the [1.2] million illegal immigrants who have received due process and been given a final order of removal by an immigration judge?” Grassley asked Mayorkas.

“We cannot remove 1.2 million individuals, nor can we remove more than 11 million undocumented individuals, individuals who are unlawfully present in the United States, who might not have final orders of removal” Mayorkas answered.

Mayorkas also stated that he had issued the due process policy after drawing on “tremendous experience not only as a member of the Department of Homeland Security but as a federal prosecutor.”

Grassley pressed Mayorkas, asking, “should any of them be removed?”

“Of course,” Mayorkas said. “I do believe that individuals who pose a public safety threat, who pose a national security threat, who pose a border security threat, should be removed, and we should be smart and effective in our use of resources, and we should focus on the well-being of our communities and prioritize individuals for removal.”

In his opening statements, Grassley addressed Mayorkas and stated, “When you allow the ACLU and open-borders immigration activists rather than career law enforcement professionals to dictate the terms of your immigration and border policies, then you shouldn’t be surprised when record-shattering numbers of people start showing up at the border to take advantage of that.”

Grassley continued, “When you run DHS like it’s an ‘Abolish ICE’ fan club, you shouldn’t be surprised when you have an illegal immigration crisis on your hands.”

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