Alejandro Mayorkas, the secretary for homeland security, refused to call the situation at the southern U.S. border a “crisis” during a House hearing on Wednesday, even though he acknowledged earlier this week that border apprehensions are on pace to reach levels not seen in 20 years.
“Mr. Ranking Member, I’m not spending any time on the language that we use,” Mayorkas told Republican Rep. John Katko during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing when asked if the surge should be characterized as a crisis. Read More
Customs and Border Protection confirmed that apprehensions along the U.S.-Mexico border have fallen for the eighth straight month, a consequence the agency directly attributed to “successful” administration policies. Read More
Border Patrol apprehensions on the US-Mexico border dropped in January, marking a decline for the eighth consecutive month, according to CNN. Read More
Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said Monday that border apprehensions have steadily decreased in the past three months, giving Mexico credit for its increased cooperation. Read More