President Joe Biden aims to prevent border crossings from swamping agenda

Sen. Chris Murphy 'Fought Back Tears' Visiting Detained Migrant Children in Texas

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the administration's message to would-be border-crossers was simple: "Now is not the time to come". He also dissuaded migrants from crossing the border.

"I know on the border".

Mayorkas also said on Sunday that the U.S. border was "secure" and "closed" amid growing concerns over the number of migrants unlawfully entering the US.

Biden addressed the issue as he returned to the White House from the Camp David presidential retreat and said he would visit the border region at some point, although he gave no specific timetable. More than 9,600 entered the U.S.in February, triple the number who arrived in February 2020, according to data released earlier this month. "They have created a humanitarian crisis down here at this border that you have seen now".

Border security experts warned about the consequences of removing these policies.

In the latest sign of what the administration faces, Customs and Border Protection has requested aircraft to move migrants in its custody to processing facilities on the Canadian border to alleviate the crunch, the Washington Post reported. They heard that smuggling organizations would exploit the perception (not to mention the reality) that our borders would be wide open. But they dismissed the experts' advice and rushed to dismantle the entire system - all in the name of politics. Instead, in the span of a just few weeks, the Biden Administration has turned a national triumph into a national disaster.

Trump stressed that the current administration should be a subject of "an immediate congressional investigation" for the purported gag order, imposed on border agents and ICE officers, stating they are "engaged in a huge cover-up to hide just how bad things truly are."

When a reporter asked her to follow up, Psaki corrected herself and referred to "challenges" at the border.

"We have seen large numbers of migration in the past".

Mayorkas blamed the COVID-19 pandemic for authorities' refusal to allow the press inside.

Secretary Mayorkas highlights the encounter of tender-aged minors but omits the fact that HHS statistics show 75 percent of unaccompanied minors are older teenagers (some of whom may not even be minors) who are not being "ripped" from their parents' arms and are not victims of state-sponsored persecution; they are coming here simply to look for jobs. Asked about abuses of would-be migrants kept away from the USA border under those deals, he said: "It's a good policy because it deterred". This Administration's reckless policies are enabling and encouraging crimes against humanity.

"We will not expel into the Mexican desert, for example, three orphan children whom I saw over the last two weeks". That, too, seems inaccurate: Some days the percentage of families being released into local communities appears to have exceeded 80 percent of those apprehended, according to local community officials and other reports. How is this "safeguard [ing] the American public and the migrants themselves" while we're still navigating a global pandemic?

The agency sought assistance from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to relocate people after 1,000 families and unaccompanied children crossed the border Friday morning alone. The Associated Press noted that the reversal of Trump administration immigration policies caused some top immigration officials to worry that there would be a surge in immigration. They are essentially creating reception centers on the front end and a sanctuary country on the back end.

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