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Mar 16 2021
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday that the number of migrants apprehended at the United States’ southern border is on track to hit a two-decade high.
“We are on pace to encounter more individuals on the southwest border than we have in the last 20 years,” Mayorkas said in a statement. “We are expelling most single adults and families. We are not expellingThe Daily Caller
Aug 13 2021
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas met privately with Border Patrol agents in Texas and said in leaked audio that the border crisis is "unsustainable" and "we're going to lose" if "borders are the first line of defense."
"A couple of days ago I was down in Mexico, and I said look, you know, if, if our borders are the first line of defense, we're going to lose and this isFox News (Online News)
Aug 31 2021
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas may have called the level of illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border "unsustainable," but he is not taking immediate action to respond to the crisis, according to immigration experts.
In a surprising admission, the Biden administration’s top border official admitted earlier this month in private talks that “if our borders are theWashington Examiner
Apr 28 2022
‘This Is A Mobile Morgue’: Chip Roy Rips Into Secretary Mayorkas, Biden Administration’s Immigration Policy
Republican Texas Rep. Chip Roy ripped Department of Homeland (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas during a Thursday hearing, showing photos of those who have died due to the ongoing border crisis.
During Roy’s time to question Mayorkas during the House Judiciary Committee, he grilled Mayorkas with photos of dead bodies, mobile morgues, dead livestock and more. Roy and Republicans haveThe Daily Caller
Mar 21 2021
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas defended the Biden administration’s immigration policies in Sunday interviews with CNN, NBC News, ABC News and Fox News. Mayorkas urged migrants not to come to the border and said that “the border is closed,” but that the administration would not turn back unaccompanied “young, vulnerable children.” Mayorkas also blamed the previous administrationCNBC CNN (Online News) Fox News (Online News)
Sep 22 2021
Border Patrol agents who were involved in a rough encounter with migrants this week in Texas have been sidelined from law enforcement duties during an investigation into their behavior, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told lawmakers on Wednesday.
The images of agents on horseback seemingly berating and lashing their reins on migrants who breached the border have drawn aWashington Times
Jun 07 2022
The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday issued a warning concerning "the continued heightened threat environment" in the U.S. due to current events and "anti-government/anti authority violent extremism."
Events such as the November midterm elections and the possibility of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade "could be exploited to justify acts of violence against a range ofNewsmax (News)
Apr 28 2022
The Department of Homeland Security has spent $72 million in shutdown costs to stop building portions of former President Trump’s border wall, Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told Congress on Wednesday.
That money went to cancel contracts and deal with supplies in the pipeline for projects Mr. Mayorkas canceled.
He said that doesn’t include money the Pentagon spent to cancelWashington Times
Mar 21 2021
DHS chief says border closed, won't give timeline for facilities capable of handling surge of unaccompanied children
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas declined Sunday to provide a timeline for when the Biden administration will open new facilities capable of handling the surge of unaccompanied children at the southern border.
"We established three new facilities last week. ... We are working on the system from beginning to end. We are working around the clock 24/7," Mayorkas told CNN'sCNN (Online News)
Mar 21 2021
Department of Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas said Sunday that the surge in unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border poses an unprecedented challenge because of actions taken under former President Donald Trump, as critics accuse the current White House of being unprepared for a humanitarian crisis at the nation’s doorstep.
“There was a system in place in bothCNBC