Impeaching Mayorkas: High Crimes and Misdemeanors Or Politics As Usual? : Consider This from NPR Immigration and management of the U.S. Southern Border is always a politically charged issue, but especially at this moment.

House republicans are trying to advance articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. They say he has refused to comply with the law and has breached the trust of the public.

Meanwhile President Biden is describing the U.S. immigration system as broken.

All this is playing out as a government funding bill is tied to the border and a presidential election is months away.

Impeaching Mayorkas: High Crimes and Misdemeanors Or Politics As Usual?

Impeaching Mayorkas: High Crimes and Misdemeanors Or Politics As Usual?

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas holds a press conference at a U.S. Border Patrol station earlier this month in Eagle Pass, Texas. House Republicans are trying to advance impeachment proceedings against the Secretary over what they say is his mismanagement of the border. Crossings have recently dropped dramatically. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas holds a press conference at a U.S. Border Patrol station earlier this month in Eagle Pass, Texas. House Republicans are trying to advance impeachment proceedings against the Secretary over what they say is his mismanagement of the border. Crossings have recently dropped dramatically.

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Immigration and management of the U.S. Southern Border is always a politically charged issue, but especially at this moment.

House republicans are trying to advance articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. They say he has refused to comply with the law and has breached the trust of the public.

Meanwhile President Biden is describing the U.S. immigration system as broken.

All this is playing out as a government funding bill is tied to the border and a presidential election is months away.

This episode was produced by Brianna Scott and Kai McNamee. It was edited by Roberta Rampton, Kelsey Snell, Justine Kenin and Courtney Dorning. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.