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Mar 25 2021
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For some reason, Joe Biden and his advisors have determined that referring to the rapidly deteriorating state of affairs at the U.S.-Mexico border as a “crisis” is to their political disadvantage. So White House staffers have been tearing apart the political thesaurus looking for less alarming synonyms to describeDan Schnur
Jun 25 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to El Paso, Texas on Friday to visit the U.S.-Mexico border alongside Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. It's Harris's first trip to the border since President Joe Biden tasked her in late March with exploring the root causes of immigration to the U.S. from Central America. Harris has faced intense criticism, both from Republicans andWashington Examiner CNN (Online News) NPR (Online News)
Jul 29 2022
Citing safety concerns, the Biden administration will complete a portion of border wall construction near Yuma, Arizona.
The area has become popular for illegal border crossings; migrant encounters with U.S. Border Patrol agents in the area jumped nearly 300% in the first nine months of this fiscal year. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the project will close fourThe Daily Wire United Press International Washington Examiner
Sep 22 2021
Thousands of unauthorized migrants congregated at a makeshift camp in Del Rio, Texas are reportedly being released into the United States, despite the Biden administration's pledge to deport people who cross the border illegally. An Associated Press (Center bias) report quoted an anonymous U.S. official who said migrants at the camp, who are mostly Haitian, have been released in recent days onCNN (Online News) Associated Press New York Post (News)
Sep 21 2021
An influx of migrants crossing the Rio Grande River into Texas has created a crisis in the town of Del Rio. Over 16,000 unauthorized migrants were reportedly present at a makeshift camp under a bridge in Del Rio over the weekend. Border Patrol agents have started to apprehend migrants, and roughly 1,000 had been deported to Haiti as of Tuesday. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro MayorkasCNN (Opinion) New York Post (Opinion)
Mar 17 2021
U.S. Border Patrol apprehended nearly 100,000 migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in February. The number of apprehensions, particularly of single adults and unaccompanied minors, have risen increasingly in the past ten months. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said this week that Border Patrol is "on pace to encounter more individuals on the southwest borderNew York Post (News) NBC News (Online) BBC News
Apr 29 2022
Is the government's new Disinformation Governance Board necessary to combat fake news, or is it a threat to free speech?
During a House of Representatives hearing Wednesday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) head Alejandro Mayorkas announced "a just recently constituted misinformation/disinformation governance board." The board will be led by Nina Jankowicz, a misinformationNew York Post (News) Associated Press Homeland Security Today
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Jun 07 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris told potential migrants not to come to the U.S. during her trip to Guatemala on Monday. In a press conference with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, Harris said she and Giammattei discussed some of the root causes of migration and some potential solutions, such as U.S. entrepreneurial investment, anti-corruption initiatives, climate action and otherReuters CBS News (Online) National Review