Skip to content

Mayorkas Gives Telling Answer On Why Border Is Not Secure

President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, gave a telling answer on why the U.S.-Mexico border is not secure during his confirmation hearing in the Senate on Tuesday.

Mayorkas, who currently serves as the deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said that the current administration inherited a “daunting” situation at the southern border. He said it was the result of years of mismanagement and neglect by the previous administration.

Mayorkas noted that the current administration has taken a number of steps to address the situation, including increasing the number of personnel at the border, providing additional resources for processing and housing migrants, and working with the governments of Mexico and Central American countries to address the root causes of migration.

However, he said that the situation is far from resolved, and that the Biden administration is still working to address the issues that have caused the current situation. He also noted that the administration is taking a whole-of-government approach to the issue, and that it is looking to address the root causes of migration, such as poverty, violence, and lack of opportunity.

Mayorkas’ comments come as the Biden administration is facing growing pressure from Republicans to take a tougher stance on border security. The administration has been criticized for its decision to roll back some of the Trump administration’s immigration policies, such as the Remain in Mexico program.

Mayorkas’ comments also come as the Biden administration is seeking to pass immigration reform legislation in Congress. The legislation is expected to include a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, increased border security measures, and measures to address the root causes of migration.

Mayorkas’ comments provide insight into the Biden administration’s approach to border security. They suggest that the administration is looking to address the underlying issues that have caused the current situation, rather than relying solely on enforcement measures. This approach is likely to be welcomed by many Democrats, who have long argued for a more humane approach to immigration policy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

en_USEnglish