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Mar 21 2021
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has claimed that the number of people looking to enter the U.S. at the sourthern border could be the highest in 20 years, but in an interview with "Fox News Sunday" he claimed that this is because of the Trump administration's actions, not policy changes that took place in the early days of President Biden's administration.
Biden hasFox News (Online News)
Mar 17 2023
Homeland Republicans to turn up the heat on Mayorkas after Border Patrol chief’s ‘earth-shattering’ testimony
Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee are looking to turn up the heat on DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in the wake of bombshell testimony from Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz that the chairman of the committee described as "earth-shattering."
Ortiz had been the main witness at the committee’s field hearing in McAllen, Texas, on Wednesday and had bucked theFox 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
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
Oct 12 2022
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was told last year that there was no evidence Border Patrol agents had “whipped” or “strapped” Haitian migrants at the US-Mexico border — hours before he bolstered President Biden’s lies about the incident at a press conference.
A Sept. 24, 2021 email to Mayorkas from Marsha Espinosa, assistant secretary of DHS public affairs, highlightedNew York Post (News)
May 18 2022
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has repeatedly claimed that illegal immigrants whose asylum claims fail will be removed "promptly" from the United States – but former Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are pushing back, saying that there is little chance of that happening given the mass release of illegal immigrants into the U.S. and the current policies of theFox News (Online News)
Nov 18 2023
In October alone, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports that 240,988 foreigners were “encountered” attempting to enter the U.S. from Mexico, the highest total for that month in our history. Among them were 13 people on the FBI terror watchlist. Not among them, of course, were the tens of thousands of “gotaways” who sneaked into our country without being caught and could present all kindsThe Heritage Foundation
Apr 22 2022
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is privately voicing his concerns with the Biden adminstration's plan to end enforcement of Title 42 at the U.S.-Mexico border amid a continued surge of illegal crossings that are expected to get worse after May 23.
Axios reported Mayorkas told lawmakers in Congress over the past few week he is frustrated at the Centers for Disease ControlTownhall
Oct 12 2021
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to immediately stop any mass worksite deportation raids, in what is the latest limit placed on ICE's deportation powers.
"The deployment of mass worksite operations, sometimes resulting in the simultaneous arrest of hundreds of workers, was not focused on the most perniciousFox News (Online News)
Oct 17 2023
After watching the fiasco of the Afghan airlift, Republican lawmakers are demanding assurances that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas won’t attempt a repeat performance with Palestinians seeking to flee the new war between Israel and Hamas. Reps. Tom Tiffany and Andy Ogles said Mr. Mayorkas has made a habit of using the U.S. immigration system as an outlet for people from theWashington Times