Sen. Lee’s comments on DHS Secretary Mayorkas vote

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Thursday after voting against Alejandro Mayorkas’s nomination to become Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security:

“Not only is Mr. Mayorkas the chief architect of the illegal and unconstitutional DACA and DAPA programs, but he also was found by the DHS Inspector General to have given special access to wealthy Democratic donors for the corrupt EB-5 visa program. The combination of Mr. Mayorkas’s expansive view of unlimited executive power coupled with his established track record of favoritism for partisan allies makes him a very dangerous choice to head the Department of Homeland Security for the American people.”

The Supreme Court decision upholding the 5th Circuit’s decision finding the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Resident (DAPA) unlawful can be found here.

The Supreme Court decision noting that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) was not a valid enforcement action can be found here.

The Inspector General’s report finding Mayorkas granted “special access” to the EB-5 program can be found here.