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Jul 14 2021
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)
Jul 15 2021
People fleeing Cuba and Haiti by boat will not be allowed to enter the U.S., even if they demonstrate fear of being persecuted or tortured in their home countries, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas warned on Tuesday.
"Allow me to be clear: if you take to the sea, you will not come to the United States," Mayorkas said, highlighting the dangers of traversing the Caribbean SeaCBS News (Online)
Sep 27 2021
The Biden administration announced plans on Monday to recreate DACA, the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. This comes as a Texas court ruled that the policy, which undertakes to fast-track those for citizenship who were brought to the US illegally by their parents as children.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said that the "Dreamers,"The Post Millennial
Sep 24 2021
Biden administration officials are struggling to explain a massive influx of Haitian migrants, failing to reconcile what is happening at the southern border and what President Joe Biden’s aides have said.
Administration officials insist the thousands of Haitian migrants turning up in Del Rio, Texas, are being expelled from the United States upon their arrival.
“If you come to theWashington Examiner
Sep 22 2021
Images of border patrol agents pursuing Haitian migrants on horseback this week sparked a media furor when reporters mistakenly claimed the agents were using whips to subdue the migrants.
The ensuing outrage prompted the Biden administration to launch an investigation this week into the tactics used by mounted border patrol agents, whose alleged actions Homeland Security SecretaryWashington Examiner
Apr 06 2021
Construction on Donald Trump's border wall may continue under Joe Biden's administration, reports suggest.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told department employees that he may be green-lighting work on the wall to plug "gaps" in the current wall.
The Washington Times reported that it reviewed notes from a recent discussion between Mr Mayorkas andThe Independent
Oct 18 2021
Pentagon Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over Vaccine Mandates on Military, Federal Employees and Contractors
Service members from all five branches of the U.S. military, federal employees, and federal civilian contractors have joined in a class-action lawsuit against the Department of Defense over its COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
The 24 plaintiffs “face a deadline under the Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate to receive a COVID-19 vaccine that violates their sincerely held religious beliefs, andThe Epoch Times
Aug 12 2021
The Biden administration is facing a "serious challenge" at the US southern border, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Thursday, saying the US has encountered an "unprecedented" number of migrants illegally crossing the border.
During a news conference in Brownsville, Texas, Mayorkas stressed the sharp increase of migrants arriving at the US-Mexico border, many of whomCNN (Online News)
Oct 09 2021
More than 220 human rights groups on Friday sent a letter to U.S. President Joe Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas expressing their outrage over the administration's plans to reopen and expand immigration detention centers in violation of the president's campaign promises.
The groups—which include Detention Watch Network, the Shut Down Berks Coalition, JUNTOS,Common Dreams
Nov 03 2021
The Biden administration on Wednesday is expected to issue a sweeping new order mandating that nearly all federal agencies patch hundreds of cybersecurity vulnerabilities that are considered major risks for damaging intrusions into government computer systems, officials said.
The new requirement is one of the most wide-reaching cybersecurity mandates ever imposed on the federalWall Street Journal (News)