Secretary Mayorkas Defends Border Policies

Offers testimony on Capitol Hill regarding the administration’s approach. 

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified in the first of a trio of congressional hearings Wednesday and Thursday regarding the handling of the southern border by President Biden’s administration, as the administration prepares to lift Title 42, a pandemic-era border policy. 

He faced questions from members of the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee at the hearing regarding the administration’s budget request that includes funds to secure the southern border. 

“We have effectively managed an unprecedented number of noncitizens seeking to enter the United States,” Secretary Mayorkas said. 

The administration experienced its largest month of border crossings as Customs and Border Protection encountered 221,303 migrants in March alone. This is topped only by July 2021 figures that saw 213,593 encounters. More than 2.4 million migrants have come in contact with Border Patrol agents since President Biden took office in late January 2021. 

Secretary Mayorkas also said that stopping construction of former President Donald Trump’s southern border wall has cost DHS $72 million—but the cost could be much higher considering much of the project falls under the purview of the Army Corps of Engineers. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of Congress to have discernment as they assess the administration’s use of funding.
  • For Secretary Mayorkas to seek God’s guidance as he oversees the Homeland Security Department.
  • For wisdom for the president and his Cabinet as they determine national and international policies.

Sources: Wall Street Journal, Washington Examiner, Daily Mail 


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