House Republicans Defund Mayorkas’ Salary to $1 in Bipartisan Homeland Security Bill

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Golden and Perez Are Only Democrats to Vote For Bill

House Republicans have defunded Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ salary to $1 in a bipartisan Homeland Security appropriations bill. The bill passed with the support of two Democrats, Reps. Jared Golden (D-ME) and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D-WA).

The amendment to reduce Mayorkas’ salary was introduced by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and passed unanimously. Biggs tweeted about his amendment to “defund Secretary Mayorkas’ salary to $0,” which, almost as low, would actually be $1. He wrote that Mayorkas “is in dereliction of his duties and doesn’t deserve a penny more. If my colleagues won’t impeach him and he won’t resign, this is the next step”:

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Biden’s border chief has overseen record-breaking disaster, including a record number of migrants in August. Since October, Customs and Border Protection has seized nearly 26,000 pounds of fentanyl being trafficked across the Southwest border:

House Republicans have chosen border security as a top priority in the ongoing fight to fund the government. Border hawks pulled a parliamentary trick to withhold the bill from being sent to the Senate until the Senate passed H.R. 2, the tough border security bill passed by the House.

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The bipartisan Homeland Security appropriations bill also includes funding for border security measures such as border walls and border agents. It also includes funding for disaster relief and other important programs.

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  1. Not just the secretary’s salary, but the entire Homeland Security department budget should be zero. The U.S. government is over $33 trillion in debt. Keep adding to it, and at some point the value of the dollar will collapse. The debt-to-GDP ratio is swiftly approaching if not already at danger level.

    Further, the anti-immigrant border control policies are all unconstitutional anyway – except for the importation of slaves after 1808, the Constitution gives the Feds no authority to regulate immigration (who enters the country), only naturalization (the process of becoming a citizen).

    The Border controls are a way to divide, control, and extort money from people, whichever direction they’re moving, and should be abolished. If they consider you a “citizen”, those in power won’t even let you leave the United States legally as you are entitled to do unless you pay their extortion fee for a passport.

    Most of the country has open borders and it works fine. No one wants to have to be detained and robbed in order to go from one city, county, or state to another, and we shouldn’t have to undergo these depredations in order to go from one country to another either. It’s all public land except for the pieces that are private property.

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