EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Ron Johnson penned a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas demanding that he reveal by the end of the week how many migrants who were apprehended were released into the United States.
“At yesterday’s Senate hearing you failed to answer my questions about basic information on apprehensions at the U. S. border,” the Wisconsin Republican wrote to Mayorkas Wednesday. “Of the approximately 1.3 million apprehensions, how many people have been returned, how many people have been detained, and how many people have been dispersed into the U.S.?”
Johnson’s figure is a reference to the approximate number of apprehensions to date this year.
“When asked for the same information at a House hearing today, you still could not provide the data,” Johnson noted. “As the crisis at the border worsens each week, it is unacceptable that you chose to appear before the American people at multiple hearings unprepared to provide such crucial information.”
In concluding his letter, Johnson said that if Mayorkas cannot give an answer by the end of the week he must “provide a written response explaining why” he cannot answer the question.
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