Repub­li­cans con­front May­orkas for giv­ing ille­gal immi­grants free­dom over deten­tion

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Republicans confront Mayorkas for giving illegal immigrants freedom over detention

House Repub­li­cans hound­ed the Biden administration’s top bor­der offi­cial, Ale­jan­dro May­orkas, on Tues­day for allow­ing mil­lions of ille­gal immi­grants to roam the coun­try rather than be held in fed­er­al deten­tion facil­i­ties while they await immi­gra­tion court pro­ceed­ings.
GOP law­mak­ers on the House Home­land Secu­ri­ty Com­mit­tee attempt­ed to poke holes dur­ing a hear­ing on Capi­tol Hill into Mayorkas’s state­ments that the Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­ri­ty wants to detain more immi­grants at U.S. Immi­gra­tion and Cus­toms Enforce­ment deten­tion cen­ters but was stretched too thin finan­cial­ly to do so.
“There are thou­sands of beds avail­able per day, rough­ly 9,000 on aver­age in FY 2022, 3,000 a day in FY 2023,” said House Home­land Secu­ri­ty Chair­man Mark Green (R‑TN) dur­ing a DHS appro­pri­a­tions hear­ing Tues­da …