Hawley Grills Mayorkas on ‘CBP One’ App, Calling it a ‘Ticketmaster’ for Illegal Immigration

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Today in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, slamming him over his failed handling of the crisis at the southern border and his rollout of the agency’s “CBP One” app for illegal migrants. 

Senator Hawley called the Biden administration’s use of the app, saying it incentivizes more illegal immigration, muddles the immigration process, and acts as a concierge service for immigrants to make appointments to come across the border and likely stay in the country illegally.

“So rather than building a wall, Mr. Secretary, you have built Ticketmaster for illegal immigrants,” said Senator Hawley. “Just respond to this—Is it true that they are given no interviews, asked no questions, and simply released into the country?” 

Senator Hawley went on to reiterate Mayorkas’s failure to secure the southern border, and once again called for his resignation.