According to a report by Politico, the DHS has hired the services of a law firm that represented House Democrats during the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. Alejandro Mayorkas, the DHS's secretary, will be protected by the firm's lawyers.
The DHS reportedly hired the services of Debevoise & Plimpton, which represented House Democrats during the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, to protect Alejandro Mayorkas, who is expected to be impeached by House Republicans for his handling of the situation at the southern border.
As the House Republicans took control following the midterm elections, several of them, such as Andy Biggs of Arizona and Pat Fallon of Texas, have introduced articles of impeachment against Mayorkas. In November, Kevin McCarthy, the House minority leader, threatened Mayorkas with impeachment if he didn't resign.
The DHS has hired an outside law firm to help protect its mission from the actions of the House Republicans, who have already initiated impeachment proceedings against Mayorkas.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) noted that it will continue to focus on its mission to protect the country and respond to natural disasters and other issues while also securing the border.
A DHS official said that the agency does not want the impeachment proceedings to distract it from its important work. They noted that the department is focused on protecting the country from various threats, such as cyber attacks and terrorist attacks.
Debevoise & Plimpton did not respond to questions regarding the matter.
During Mayorkas' time as the DHS's secretary, the agency has seen a significant increase in the number of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border.
In response to a question about the increasing number of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border, Mayorkas said that the immigration system is broken and needs to be fixed. He noted that he is hopeful that Congress will take action on the issue.
In response to a question about the increasing number of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border, Mayorkas said that the immigration system is broken and needs to be fixed. He noted that the DHS is doing everything it can to improve its efficiency and deliver effective enforcement actions when the law requires.
A request for comment was not responded to by the DHS.
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