Republicans threaten to subpoena Mayorkas over file on alleged Laken Riley killer

House Republicans have threatened to subpoena Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas if the department continues to evade its requests to provide information on Venezuelan illegal immigrant Jose Ibarra, who was arrested as a suspect in the murder of nursing student Laken Riley.

Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Tim McClintock (R-OH), and Ben Cline (R-VA) sent Mayorkas a letter Thursday warning the Biden administration official that his failure to respond to the legislative branch’s repeated requests for details on Ibarra’s immigration and criminal history would land him in deep trouble.

“If DHS continues to stonewall the [House Judiciary] Committee’s investigation, the Committee will be forced to use compulsory process,” the three congressmen wrote in the letter, referring to tools, such as subpoena power, House Republicans have to compel information.

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