WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Lance Gooden (R-TX) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas following an Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report. DHS’s negligence in tracking nearly 177,000 migrants after entry reveals gross incompetency and risks to national security.

"This is a clear display of the Biden administration's disregard for our borders and the safety of the American people," stated Congressman Gooden. "We're talking about potential criminals and traffickers slipping through due to administrative failures. The Biden Administration, and the NGOs it funds, are complicit in the over 8 million migrants trafficked into our country. "

The report exposed rampant address fraud, with some addresses linked to charities and federal agencies being used repeatedly. Gooden's letter called for immediate action and transparency from Secretary Mayorkas. Congressman Gooden demanded answers to key questions:
  1. What is the plan to improve internal requirements when migrants don't have a valid U.S. address?
  2. What efforts is DHS making to improve interagency communication to ensure flagged migrants can be located?
  3. How many migrants with false addresses were flagged by law enforcement?
  4. How many migrants does DHS estimate it has "lost" within U.S. borders?
  5. What are the names of the 25 charities listed by migrants in the OIG report?
Read the full letter here.

Cosigners: Chris Smith (NJ), Troy Balderson (OH), Nancy Mace (SC), Byron Donalds (FL), Jake Ellzey (TX) Thomas Tiffany (WI), Chuck Fleischmann (TN), Pete Sessions (TX), Lauren Boebert (CO), John Rose (TN), Diana Harshbarger (TN), Brian Babin (TX), Matt Rosendale (MT), George Santos (NY), Jay Abernolte (CA), Scott Perry (PA), Andy Ogles (TN), Josh Brecheen (OK), Keith Self (TX), Ralph Norman (SC), Bob Good (VA), Claudia Tenney (NY), Scott Franklin (FL), Ronny Jackson (TX), Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA), Michael Guest (MS), Ken Buck (CO), Daniel Webster (FL), and Pete Stauber (MN).