DHS Secretary Mayorkas admits smugglers ‘sometimes’ get trucks of migrants through the border
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas stresses the crisis at the southern border “requires a regional response” after admitting that criminals “sometimes” get trucks carrying migrants across the border after the deadliest smuggling incident in US history
- Mayorkas admitted on Sunday that ‘sometimes’ trucks with migrants arrive at the southern border by US authorities
- “This is a regional challenge that requires a regional response,” Mayorkas told CBS Face the Nation host Margaret Brennan.
- Comes after an abandoned blistering semi-truck was found on the side of the road outside of San Antonio, Texas on Monday
- The incident killed 53 migrants and dozens more in critical condition
Alejandro Mayorkas admitted on Sunday that “sometimes” trucks carrying migrants pass US authorities on the southern border after the deadliest human smuggling incident that left 53 people dead last week.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary said smuggling syndicates have “developed” and become “extraordinarily organized” in recent decades.
“This is a regional challenge that requires a regional response,” Mayorkas told CBS Face the Nation host Margaret Brennan in a Sunday morning interview.
He added that border and immigration officials within DHS are working with “our partners in the south” to bring to justice the smugglers responsible for the deaths of 53 people and to prevent more such tragedies in the world. take place in the future.
A semi-truck loaded with about 100 migrants was found abandoned Monday on the side of the road on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas. The death toll rose from 50 to 53 on Wednesday and dozens more were found in critical condition after suffering brain damage and internal bleeding from being left in a blistering tractor trailer.
When asked if he predicts the border crisis will get worse, Mayorkas replied: “No.”
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas admitted on Sunday that ‘sometimes’ trucks carrying migrants pass US authorities on the southern border
An abandoned blistering semi-truck was found Monday on the side of the road outside San Antonio, Texas with dozens of migrants dead or in critical condition. Death toll rose to 53 . on Wednesday
The migration crisis continues to deepen under the current administration as the CBP hit 239,416 migrants in May – the highest since Biden took office
This denial comes despite a record number of southern border crossings under President Joe Biden for three straight months.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) found 239,416 migrants in May alone – a slight increase from April when they encountered 235,478 border jumpers.
Despite insistence that the southern border be closed, the migrants have not stopped flooding from Mexico.
Many predict the crisis will deepen as the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Biden administration can end Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), better known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy.
MPP required immigration enforcement to return migrants to Mexico after crossing illegally to await US court proceedings
The 2019 policy was introduced as a way to send asylum seekers out of the country instead of spending taxpayers’ money to detain or release them in the US while they await immigration court proceedings.
Biden’s DHS attempted to end the policy but was challenged in court. Lower court rulings said they violated proceedings by ending the policy, but the Supreme Court said Thursday in a majority opinion that they acted lawfully and could end MPP.