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Jun 25 2021
Fending off unabated criticism from Republicans about her failure to visit the U.S.-Mexico border since being tapped as immigration czar, Vice President Kamala Harris reportedly plans to visit a stretch of the boundary this week.
Harris will arrive in El Paso, Texas, on Friday alongside Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, her office confirmed. No other information about theHuffPost
Jun 02 2021
Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued a statement blasting President Joe Biden for dismantling the Remain in Mexico border policy, and calling his successor “the first American President who doesn’t want America to be a nation at all.”
Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas announced the ending of the Remain in Mexico policy in a memo Tuesday night, saying it did not help withNewsmax (News)
Mar 22 2021
As the United States sees a sharp increase in immigration under President Joe Biden’s administration, the nation must respond from a place of principle — and Utah offers solid foundations from which to start.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas this week directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist as 4,200 children were being kept in poor, crowdedDeseret News
Mar 17 2021
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday the U.S. is expected to reach the highest number of people apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in two decades.
“We are on pace to encounter more individuals on the southwest border than we have in the last 20 years. We are expelling most single adults and families. We are not expelling unaccompanied children," Mayorkas saidNBC News (Online)
Mar 20 2021
First photo inside El Paso migrant center obtained by Fox News, as southern border situation intensifies
Fox News has obtained the first photo taken from inside the El Paso Service Processing Center in Texas, dated March 8, from Customs and Border Patrol (CBP).
The photo, which shows a mother and two children, whom authorities transported from the Rio Grande Valley sector to El Paso, comes after Biden Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas visited the El Paso facility on FridayFox News (Online News)
Aug 12 2021
Customs and Border Protection apprehended 212,672 migrants at the southwestern border in July, the agency said Thursday, a 12% increase from 188,000 encounters in June. Only 154,288 encounters were unique, however, with 27% involving migrants previously encountered in the last year. Many of the migrants were expelled, CBP said: “The vast majority of single adults and many families continue toWall Street Journal (News) National Review CNN (Online News)
Mar 16 2021
“Hundreds of immigrant children and teenagers have been detained at a Border Patrol tent facility in packed conditions, with some sleeping on the floor because there aren’t enough mats, according to nonprofit lawyers who conduct oversight of immigrant detention centers.” (AP News)
“The Biden administration is turning to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help managing andThe Flip Side
Jun 02 2021
President Joe Biden's administration officially ended the controversial "remain in Mexico" policy that former President Donald Trump implemented in respect to migrants seeking asylum in the U.S.
A U.S. Department of Homeland Security memo issued on Tuesday shut down the policy, technically known as Migrant Protection Protocols, after Biden had issued an executive order on Feb. 2 to haveThe Blaze
Mar 14 2021
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pointed fingers at former President Donald Trump, insinuating that he’s to blame for the crisis at the border during an appearance on ABC News’ "This Week" Sunday.
"This is a humanitarian challenge to all of us," she said. "What the administration has inherited is a broken system at the border and they are working to correct that."
Biden's latestFox News (Online News)
Mar 05 2021
The surging number of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has posed a "stressful challenge" for the Biden administration, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas acknowledged Monday, while insisting that the influx of undocumented children has not reached a "crisis" level.
"Quite frankly, we are working as hard as we are, not only in addressing the urgency ofCBS News (Online)