President Biden has proposed Alejandro Mayorkas, who, 10 years ago, was involved in a scandalous multimillion-dollar fraud linked to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), as director of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Mayorkas, as a DHS official under former Vice President Joe Biden, intervened so that 100 Chinese citizens would receive green cards that identified the immigrants as residents in a “citizenship for sale scheme.”
These applications had been rejected earlier by Mayorkas’s underlings at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency, according to Breitbart on Jan. 26.
But it wasn’t for free. The Chinese had to invest $141 million in now-bankrupt Green Tech Automotive, run in 2010 by Terry McAuliffe, an influential Democratic investor who was chairman of the Democratic National Committee and then governor of Virginia.
McAuliffe collected the $141 million by the end of 2013. In 2018 the company filed for bankruptcy and was sued for fraud by several Chinese investors.
Even with the $141 million, only a few temporary jobs were created before disappearing, giving the lie to officials who had refused to approve resident cards to Chinese nationals due to lack of investment security.
A DHS inspector general report released in 2015 noted that Mayorkas acted inappropriately to get subordinate DHS officials to reverse their negative opinions.
Several employees also accused him of influencing decisions to favor politically connected applicants, yet he continued to hold senior government positions.
It appears that the Democrat focus is on appointing Mayorkas to the job before the Republicans can present the scandal as a reason to reject his appointment.
The vote on whether to give the DHS directorship to Mayorkas could occur today, Jan. 26, in the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Breitbart noted.
If confirmed to the post, among Mayorkas’s projects as DHS director is to halt construction of the border wall with Mexico.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) seeks to stop the appointment and argued his decision.
“Mr. Mayorkas has not adequately explained how he will enforce federal law and secure the southern border, given President-elect Biden’s promise to roll back major enforcement and security measures,” Hawley said, according to the New York Post.
He added, “Just today, he has refused to say he will enforce the laws Congress has already passed to secure the border wall system. Given this, I cannot condone him bypassing the standard vetting process and fast-tracking this nomination when there are so many unanswered questions.”