Mark Green (R-Tenn.), House Homeland Security Committee chairman, announced in a Wednesday press conference that there is evidence that migrants with ties to the Chinese military have been released by the Biden administration in the United States.
During Wednesday’s press conference, Green told the Daily Caller that he has evidence that some of the Chinese migrants that have illegally crossed the southern border and been released into the United States under the Biden administration’s immigration policies have connections to China’s People’s Liberation Army and the Chinese Communist Party.
“In terms of the verification that the individuals released into the United States have ties to the PLA came from a sector chief and I’ll leave it with that at this point,” Green said. “We have a classified briefing coming up in the very near future.”
The Daily Caller previously reported that Border Patrol has witnessed an increase of encounters with Chinese migrants at the southern border of 393% between October 2022 and April of this year. Border Patrol reportedly encountered 9,711 Chinese migrants at the border during that period of time.
Green’s comments come as his committee is conducting a five-phase probe of into the leadership of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Green has argued that Mayorkas is guilty of “dereliction of duty” due to the current situation of the southern border.
“I believe that the major fault falls with Secretary Mayorkas,” Green said during Wednesday’s press conference.
A spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security presented a defense Wednesday to the Daily Caller News Foundation with regard to the leadership of Mayorkas.
“Secretary Mayorkas is proud to advance the noble mission of the Department, support its extraordinary workforce, and serve the American people,” the spokesperson said. “The Department will continue to enforce our laws and secure our border, protect the United States from terrorism, and improve our cybersecurity, all while building a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system. Instead of pointing fingers and pursuing baseless attacks, Congress should work with the Department and pass comprehensive legislation to fix our broken immigration system, which has not been updated in decades.”