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May 21 2022
A federal judge on Friday blocked the Biden administration from ending Title 42, a Trump-era border policy, days before it was scheduled to lapse.
U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays of the Western District of Louisiana granted a request for a preliminary injunction made by the attorneys general of over 20 states on Friday, according to Fox News. The attorneys general sued the federalThe Daily Wire
Apr 27 2021
The Department of Homeland Security will delay the requirement for air travelers to have a Real ID-compliant form of identification, pushing it back 19 months, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday.
The deadline was supposed to be Oct. 1, but it's now being postponed until May 3, 2023. Similar delays in the past have been the result of a lack of full state compliance with theNBC News (Online)
Nov 24 2020
As of Monday evening, “President-elect Joe Biden [had] named six leaders of his foreign policy and national security teams.” These include Antony Blinken as Secretary of State, Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of Homeland Security, Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence, John Kerry as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Jake Sullivan as National Security Adviser, and Linda ThomasThe Flip Side
Feb 22 2021
The Biden administration is reportedly proposing reorganizing Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a move that would drastically cut down on deportations of illegal immigrants.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas outlined the proposal in a call last week with ICE officials in Texas. Mayorkas suggested shuffling thousands of immigration agents into investigative rolesThe Daily Wire
Aug 15 2021
Injunctive lawsuits by Missouri and Texas were successful in reinstating critical aspects of Trump's immigration policy after a ruling by an Amarillo District Court judge. The District Judge ruled that the Biden Administration "failed to consider several critical factors" before terminating the policy in June 2021.
The politically controversial 'Remain in Mexico' program required asylumThe Post Millennial
Apr 25 2022
Elections have consequences. Or at least, they are supposed to.
When the American people voted to replace former President Donald Trump with now-President Joe Biden, that should have meant that many of Trump’s policies — including policies governing the US-Mexico border — could be abandoned and replaced by policies supported by Democrats. That is, after all, how democratic republicsVox
Jun 23 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday will make her first visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, her office announced, after she has faced criticism from members of both parties for failing to go there despite her role leading the Biden administration’s response to a steep increase in migration.
Harris will visit the El Paso area, accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro MayorkasAssociated Press Fact Check
Mar 02 2021
A briefing scheduled for President Biden this afternoon outlines the need for 20,000 beds to shelter an expected crush of child migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, Axios has learned.
Why it matters: The rapid influx of unaccompanied children is becoming the administration's first new crisis. A presentation created by the Domestic Policy Council spells out the dimensions withAxios
Nov 24 2020
Presumed President-elect Joseph R. Biden said Monday he wants Alejandro Mayorkas to lead the Homeland Security Department, tapping an Obama-era mainstay who helped create the DACA program that protected “Dreamers,” but was also part of the team that expanded family detention.
Mr. Mayorkas, born in Cuba, would be the first Hispanic person and first immigrant to head the department,Washington Times
May 21 2021
THE DEPARTMENT OF Homeland Security announced on Thursday the agency will be shutting down the controversial immigration prison in Georgia where dozens of detained immigrant women were subjected to nonconsensual gynecological procedures, including hysterectomies.
The memo, sent by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, instructs U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement toThe Intercept