Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said this weekend that he disagrees with criticism from Democrats that the Biden Administration has failed regarding border crisis.
When asked if he agrees that the administration has fallen short at the border, Mayorkas said he “respectfully disagrees.”
“I would respectfully disagree. We have been planning for months and months, over a year and a half. We have surged resources, asylum officers, Border Patrol agents, processing coordinators to do the data entry work so our Border Patrol agents can to be out in the field. We’ve expanded our holding capacity in Border Patrol stations,” Mayorkas said.
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“We’ve added beds to Immigration and Customs Enforcement in our detention facilities. We’ve increased our transportation resources, the number of flights, removal flights with our foreign partners. We’re setting up regional processing centers now. It’s extraordinary what we’ve done over the past 18 months or so," Mayorkas said. Title 42 ended Thursday at midnight, filling migrant processing centers with more than 25,000 migrants within hours, internal agency data obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation showed. After the end of Title 42, Arizona’s Yuma and Tucson sectors, are 219% and 269% over capacity, respectively.