Sen. Hawley says the Department of Homeland Security has been accused of prioritizing wokeclimate program despite the U.S. Southern border crisis.
- DHS Sec. Mayorkas announced this program by pointing at the impact climate change has ‘on both our national security as well as our collective global security’
- Plan is to create ‘climate literacy’ and the ‘next-generation of experts’
- Missouri Republican stated that the ‘woken policy’ was at the expense the border
- Biden’s major climate initiatives are still stalled in his Build Back Better Plan
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Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) blasted Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas’ announcement of a new Climate change program – saying he was pushing ‘woke’ policies rather than tending to the border crisis.
Hawley, who sits in the SenateThe idea was ripped apart by the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee of the United States, about a week after Mayorkas announced it.
He wrote, “Unfortunately, instead focusing on the crisis south border, you are prioritizing creation of woke, partisan government programs.”
He pointed out a press release by Mayorkas, in which he announced the program to “develop and improve climate literacy throughout Department and help us execute Climate Action Plan to remain mission resilient while reducing our own environmental impacts.”
Sen. Josh Hawley, R.-Mo., accused Homeland Security Department of following ‘woke’ climate policy at the expense the border
Members of the Climate Change Action Group could get full-time DHS positions.
According to Hawley, that was a far cry from the agency’s main mission of protecting the border amid a surge of border crossings – and he asked Mayorkas to specify the legal authority he had to create the program.
“Meanwhile, there is a surge in drug trafficking along the southern border. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), which announced this month that southern Texas had seen a 1,066% rise in fentanyl seizures during the past year, he wrote.
He also mentioned the increase in border crossings with 1.7 million encounters by migrants for the fiscal year 2021, according to Customs and Border Protection.
The Washington Free BeaconThe letter was first reported.
Alejandro Mayorkas Secretary of Homeland Security announced the policies in this month’s issue
After crossing the U.S.-Mexico frontier on December 10, 2021 in Yuma, Arizona, a U.S. Border Patrol agent spoke with mothers-to be from Haiti and their spouses.
Mayorkas claims climate change impacts are driving immigration. People embrace after tornado damage was caused by extreme weather in the region on December 12, 2021 in Mayfield, Kentucky.
Mayorkas (c), who announced the program, pointed out the impact climate change has had on “our national security” and “our collective global security”.
Mayorkas was sent a blistering letter by Hawley.
After President Biden held a press conference lasting an hour and fifty minutes, the letter was sent after he did not answer any questions about immigration.
Hawley asked such questions as: ‘What is the Department’s statutory authority for the Climate Change Professionals Program?’ How does the creation of the Climate Change Professionals Program fit in with the mission and timeliness of current priorities of Homeland Security?
Mayorkas announced the program by pointing at the impact climate change has on “our national security” and “our collective global security”.
“At the Department, it is necessary and will do more for the climate crisis.”
He stated that the negative effects of climate changes on “vulnerable populations” creates “additional migrants and refugee populations.”
This effort comes as many of Biden’s multi-billion climate change programs are in limbo. The president was unable to get 50 votes for his $1.8 Trillion Build Back Better plan.