DHS Chief Mayorkas Grilled Over Alleged Flyers Asking Migrants in Mexico to Vote for Biden

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas testifie
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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was grilled by Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) during a hearing over an alleged flyer that the Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project claims asks migrants to vote for President Joe Biden in November.

On Tuesday, officials with the Oversight Project posted an alleged flyer from Resource Center Matamoros which they said was discovered by independent journalists in Mexico working with a website known as Muckraker.

The flyer asks migrants to “… vote for President Biden when you are in the United States. We need another four years of his term to stay open.” The flyer has not been verified by Breitbart News and does not appear on the Resource Center Matamoros website.

Bishop raised the issue with Mayorkas at a budget hearing on Tuesday, questioning DHS’s role in ensuring migrants are not voting in local, state, and federal elections after they are released into the nation’s interior.

“The Heritage Foundation Oversight Project has released this document that is allegedly a flyer distributed by a non-governmental organization in Mexico called the Resource Center Matamoros … which is said to read, in part, if translated, ‘Reminder to vote for President Biden when you are in the United States. We need another four years of his term to stay open,'” Bishop said during the hearing:

I understand that RCM has denied that this is authentic. There are competing reports about it. Let me ask you this, what actions is the Department of Homeland Security taking to ensure that, especially given the millions of illegal entries including the two million got-aways, noncitizens are being prevented from registering and voting unlawfully? [Emphasis added]

Mayorkas responded, saying “individuals who are not citizens of the United States cannot vote in federal elections” and suggested DHS does “not oversee the election enrollment process. What we do is enforce our borders.”

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at jbinder@breitbart.com. Follow him on Twitter here.


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