Mayorkas — not Biden or Harris — heading to Texas border cities Thursday
U.S. Homeland Safety Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will journey to 2 Texas border cities Thursday, in keeping with stories.
Whereas in El Paso and McAllen, Mayorkas plans to fulfill with native legislation enforcement, Homeland Safety workers and immigration advocates concerning the nation’s migrant disaster, KFOX 14 in El Paso reported.
Neither President Biden nor Vice President Kamala Harris are scheduled to accompany Mayorkas to the border. Biden put Harris in command of the disaster final month and though she stated in late March she would go to the border “in some unspecified time in the future” no journey has been publicly scheduled.
Mayorkas’ scheduled go to additionally follows Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s name Wednesday for a San Antonio migrant housing facility to be shuttered amid allegations that some kids residing there have been sexually assaulted.
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Mayorkas took a tough line on border safety whereas talking with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) workers final week, in keeping with the Washington Instances. He stated he would battle sanctuary cities that don’t adjust to the company and desires to see a rise in deportations for unlawful crossings.
He stated he’s additionally contemplating filling in “gaps” within the border wall regardless of the Biden administration halting building of one in all former President Trump’s signature undertakings, the Instances reported.
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The Biden administration faces a persevering with border disaster with a migrant surge that has led to photographs of migrant kids packed at over-capacity amenities and households being launched into the U.S.
This can be Mayorkas’ third journey to the world, KFOX 14 reported.
Fox Information’ Evie Fordham contributed to this report.