DHS Seeks to Curb Surge of Migrants at Border

Press secretary unveiled series of new policies.

The illegal immigration surge at the southern border has the Department of Homeland Security taking new steps to secure the border and assist migrants seeking asylum.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said one of these steps would be the relocation of migrants from where they cross to other parts of the country. She explained they will use “lateral flights, which is a newer step that we have started to take, which is moving migrants from one part of the border to another where there might be more processing capability or facility capacity to expel migrants under Title 42.”

President Biden’s administration has faced criticism for previously implementing policies that encouraged the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus on the border. The press secretary also claimed the administration is moving to increase the speed by which unfit migrants are deported out of the U.S.

The number of migrants encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border reached a new high in June, as over 1 million people had attempted to come to the U.S. in the first six months of 2021. This number does not include those not apprehended.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For border agents and officials processing migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • For DHS leaders as they implement the steps the administration has outlined.

Sources: One America News, USA Today


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