Mayorkas heading to Texas to see border crisis as daily encounters top 10,000
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will make a sudden trip to the U.S.-Mexico border on Saturday following a historic week in which daily encounters of migrants attempting to enter illegally topped 10,000 and show no sign of slowing.
The DHS announced on Friday morning that Mayorkas will travel to the Rio Grande Valley of southeast Texas. In an unusual move, Mayorkas will be joined by a foreign dignitary. Honduran President Xiomara Castro will travel with Mayorkas and tour the McAllen area.