Biden DHS chief Mayorkas fires nearly all Trump era members of Homeland Security Advisory Council despite border crisis

JOE Biden's DHS chief Alejandro Mayorkas fired nearly all Trump-era members of the department's advisory council despite the border crisis.

Mayorkas has been slammed for the move, which including giving the ax to 32 members of the advisory council, including several Donald Trump allies.


 On Friday, Mayorkas sent out a letter to the ousted members telling them he planned to "reconstitute" the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), and that their roles were ending immediately.

Only three members were kept on.

The move to ax the majority of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) advisory council comes as the Biden administration is facing mounting criticism for an apparent influx in migrants attempting to cross into the US illegally.

Among the axed is Ken Cuccinelli, the former Virginia attorney general who was a big supporter of the former president's immigration policies.

Cuccinelli called the move "a mass firing, a good old fashioned purge."

"It’s a sign they simply won’t brook any dissent. It’s consistent with other things they’re doing like supporting H.R.1 which has free speech limitations, it’s consistent with them not letting media into border facilities," he told Fox News.

"This is a part of a broader pattern and practice by Biden’s administration of being the most Stalinistic in my adult lifetime."

The HSAC was set up to offer guidance to the secretary on issues like counterterrorism and immigration enforcement. Members aren't paid, but the move to let so many go at once still shocked many.

Former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan told Fox News that he was not surprised that he was removed, but was shocked that almost the entire council was during the middle of a border crisis.

"I've been enforcing immigration laws since 1984 and this administration has clearly shown it had no intension of enforcing our laws because they decapitated ICE," he said.

"Border Patrol agents are turning into welcome agents so my role on HSAC would be null because I'm an enforcement guy.

"I'm surprised it took this long to take me off because I'm out there telling the American people the truth … but yea, I'm surprised that in the middle of this crisis that you get rid of the whole HSAC."

Homan added that the council is supposed to bring in ideas from all sides of the political spectrum, adding "I'm surprised because the administration needs all the help it can get right now."

President Biden spoke about the border crisis during a press conference — his first as president — on Thursday.

He acknowledged that his administration has a lot to work through, but also blamed the influx of migrants attempting to cross on the time of year.

He pointed out that this seasonal migrant surge happens "every solitary year."

This "is the time [migrants] can travel with the least likely chance of dying in the desert," Biden explained, also noting that the majority of migrants trying to cross illegally are being sent back.

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