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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
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 30 2021
U.S. officials think massive surge at southern border possible if Covid restriction is lifted Thursday
U.S. officials are quietly preparing for what they think could be the biggest surge in traffic at the southern border in decades if a Covid restriction that has blocked most migrants for almost two years is lifted Thursday.
On a call this week with senior Department of Homeland Security officials, Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas asked whether the department was prepared for a worst-caseNBC News (Online)
Nov 16 2021
US President Joe Biden entered the White House promising to tackle immigration challenges that have remained unsolved for decades.
Yet since he took office in January, the US has seen a record influx of migrants at its southern border, prompting criticism of the administration's policies from across the political spectrum.
Some two million "encounters" between government agentsBBC News
Sep 26 2021
A number of Haitian migrants at the U.S. southern border held refugee status in Chile, abandoned ID cards viewed by the Daily Caller show.
More than 15,000 migrants camped under the Del Rio Bridge in Del Rio, Texas, before the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) cleared the camps on Friday, sending the migrants to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing centers along theThe Daily Caller
Dec 21 2021
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Monday that it will use border wall funds to close some unfinished gaps in the wall that former President Trump started.
President Biden shut down all construction on the wall when he entered office on Jan. 20, leaving large sections of the wall incomplete and construction material sitting unused on the border.
Piles of unusedFox News (Online News)
Dec 15 2021
President Joe Biden will get a first-hand look at the devastation wrought by this weekend's deadly tornadoes when he travels to Kentucky on Wednesday, as recovery efforts ramp up and the scale of the disaster comes into sharper focus.
Biden will travel to Fort Campbell for a storm briefing and then will visit Mayfield and Dawson Springs, two of the towns hardest hit by the storms, toUSA TODAY
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)
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
May 03 2021
Four families separated at the southern border under former President Donald Trump will be reunited in the United States this week, the Biden administration revealed this week.
Speaking to reporters Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas declined to offer the identities of the children, only describing them as from age 3 to “teenagers who have had to live without theirNew York Post (News)