Posted on February 8, 2024

DHS Chief Mayorkas: Americans Killed by Illegals ‘Should Not Be Politicized’

John Binder, Breitbart, February 7, 2024

American deaths at the hands of illegal aliens “should not be politicized,” Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who is facing impeachment, told the Washington Post this week.

In a long profile by the Post, Mayorkas is featured as a victim of attacks by Republican lawmakers. This week, House Republicans fell just shy of the majority needed to approve articles of impeachment against Mayorkas, though leadership has vowed to try again.

One of the reasons House Republicans have sought to impeach Mayorkas, as the Post notes, is the federal government’s inability to protect Americans from illegal immigration. Last year, for example, Mayorkas recalled having to face Angel Mom Elisa Tambunga.

Tambunga’s 71-year-old mother, Maria Tambunga, and her 7-year-old daughter, Emilia Tambunga, were killed in a Texas crash caused by a human smuggler from the United States-Mexico border that was trafficking 11 illegal aliens into the country.


Mayorkas acknowledged to the Post that the Tambunga case is “just extraordinarily tragic” and followed up saying that losses like the Tambunga family have suffered “should not be politicized.”

The remark comes as Mayorkas refused to face Angel Families last month who told their stories before the House Homeland Security Committee and blamed his actions at the southern border for each of their daughters’ deaths.