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May 28 2021
Federal Government Taking ‘Very Close Look’ at Vaccine Passports for Travel: DHS Secretary
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the federal government and his agency will evaluate whether to use a “vaccine passport”-type system for travelers coming into and out of the United States.The Epoch Times
Aug 20 2022
Nearly 5 million foreign nationals have entered the U.S. illegally since Biden took office
Since President Joe Biden took office and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas altered federal immigration policies, roughly 5 million people from over 150 countries have entered the U.S. illegally, according to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol data and border agents who provide "gotaway" numbers to The Center Square.
"Gotaways" is the term CBP uses for those who’The Center Square
Apr 29 2022
Biden’s Ministry of Truth
Afederal speech czar? Just as the Founders imagined it, no doubt.
Earlier this week, Department of Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told Congress that his agency is creating a “Disinformation Governance Board” to combat “misinformation” coming from Russia as we near this year’s midterm elections. The Biden administration’s new Committee on Public Information will be led byDavid Harsanyi
Jul 10 2022
Biden Administration Asks Supreme Court to Rule on Immigration Enforcement
The Biden administration asked the Supreme Court Friday to reinstate immigration enforcement guidelines that a lower court blocked after Texas and Louisiana filed suit arguing that the policy lets too many noncitizens with criminal records go free while their cases are processed.
The guidelines focus detention efforts on noncitizens deemed to threaten national security, public safetyWall Street Journal (News)
May 06 2022
Democrats blast Biden over looming border surge
Democrats lashed out at administration officials Thursday, saying there’s no indication that Homeland Security is ready to handle the massive surge of illegal immigrants that experts say is coming.
Two weeks of appearances by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and other department experts have done little to quell those fears.
“Is the administration prepared?” Sen. Jon Ossoff, GeorgiaWashington Times
Nov 17 2021
Cruz Spars With Homeland Security Secretary Over ‘Biden Cages’ For Migrant Children
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) clashed Tuesday with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over conditions for migrant children at border detention centers.
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Cruz referred to the border facilities housing migrant children as “Biden cages.”
“How many children have been in the Biden cages in calendar year 2021?” Cruz asked Mayorkas.The Daily Wire
Jul 14 2021
Cubans and Haitians fleeing by boat warned against traveling to US
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday vowed to turn away Cuban and Haitian refugees who attempt to arrive in the US by boat amid crises in their countries.
“Allow me to be clear: If you take to the sea, you will not come to the United States,” Mayorkas said at a news conference.
Cuba on Sunday had its largest protests in decades, with citizens denouncing theNew York Post (News)
Aug 12 2021
Border Patrol Encountered 212,000 Migrants in July, Breaking 21-Year Record
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced Thursday that border patrol agents apprehended over 212,000 undocumented migrants in July, breaking the 200,000 threshold for the first time in 21 years, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data.
During a stop at the border in Texas, Mayorkas commented that 212,672 migrants were encountered in July, a 13 percentNational Review
Mar 21 2021
Homeland Security Secretary Says ‘Border Is Closed’ but U.S. Won’t Expel ‘Vulnerable Children’
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Sunday underscored the Biden administration’s messaging to migrants that the southern border is closed, though he noted that it would not expel “vulnerable children.”
Mayorkas’s comments came in response to a question by Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet the Press regarding whether the administration had created a “market efficiencyNational Review
Sep 28 2021
DHS chief says 1 in 5 migrants have ‘illness’ after Del Rio fiasco
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Monday that the “rate of illness” among illegal immigrants who have arrived at the US-Mexico border in recent months is “approximately 20 percent” — days after admitting that thousands of Haitian migrants who set up a temporary encampment under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas were not tested for COVID-19.
“When one is speaking of 7,000 or 7New York Post (News)