Homeland Safety Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is visiting southern Texas on Friday as criticism continues to mount over the Biden administration’s dealing with of the spiraling border crisis.
The Division of Homeland Safety mentioned Mayorkas can be touring with a “bipartisan” group of senators and that the visit can be closed to press due to COVID-19 considerations.
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) dropped information of Mayorkas’ visit alongside the border in El Paso, Texas, in a Thursday interview with Fox Information.
“I’m spending the day tomorrow with Secretary Mayorkas. He’ll be right here,” Portman mentioned, with out offering particulars.
“We’ll be taking a look at among the points together with this enormous downside with unaccompanied children coming throughout the border,” he added. “These numbers have elevated much more dramatically to the purpose that proper now we’ve got a real crisis within the detention services … We’re gonna discuss that tomorrow and we’ll see a few of these services. And we’ll have an opportunity to discuss what I noticed tonight.”
Hundreds of migrants from Central America and elsewhere have been making an attempt to cross the US-Mexico border since President Biden took workplace — and the feds have been scrambling to home the surge of unaccompanied minors.
In an interview earlier this week, Biden issued a warning to them: “Don’t come over. Don’t go away your city or metropolis or neighborhood.”