by John D. Guandolo
When objectively assessing his actions and policies, one has to wonder if Alejandro Mayorkas, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is an agent for a hostile foreign power/entity, or just criminally negligent.
Since taking office, Secretary Mayorkas has made clear he puts America and the safety of American citizens, the Rule of Law, and the obedience to law at the bottom of his list of priorities, which is not what one might expect from a Cuban-born man whose parents fled Castro’s Cuba as refugees and brought him to the United States as a child.
When Secretary Mayorkas says his “highest priority” is to reunite foreign families illegally crossing into America and works to support these criminals instead of fulfilling the requirements of his office, he is in violation of his oath and U.S. law.
To be clear, leaders in positions of authority who take an Oath of Office have a legal duty to know their official duties and know or conduct due diligence to know “all enemies foreign and domestic.”
Leaders do not get to say “I didn’t know.”
For a man like Alejandro Mayorkas to NOT KNOW or understand things he is required to by his Oath and professional standards – like the application of federal law which directly applies to his lawful duties – that equates to “Unprofessional conduct.”
The standard is not whether children are separated from their parents because of the parent’s criminal behavior.
When people die as a result of unprofessional conduct – like American citizens killed in the U.S. by communists and jihadis – that is legally called “criminal negligence” and we put doctors and lawyers in jail for it.
When a police officer arrests someone for driving while drunk and there are children in the vehicle, those children are separated from their family because the parent committed a crime.
In domestic abuse cases, often times one or both parents are separated from their children because a crime was committed by one or both of the parents.
When people illegally cross any U.S. border, the expectation should be they will be arrested and processed per the law. Those who unthoughtfully drag their children through this process are to blame for any separation of the children, not the government which defends its border.
Again, when Secretary Mayorkas says his “highest priority” is to reunite foreign families illegally crossing into America, he is in violation of his oath and U.S. law.
If people are in distress and want a safe haven, America is here as a beacon for the world. We have laws and a process for people to legally enter the United States, but a nation which does not defend its borders will not survive.
Those people in positions of authority, like DHS Secretary Mayorkas, should uphold their oaths and enforce the law or be prosecuted, or at least fired, for violating both.