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Kamala Harris makes it clear to reporters she is NOT in charge of the border and does not have plans to visit: “The President has asked Sec. Mayorkas to address what is going on at the border... I have been asked to address the root causes.”

Ted Cruz blasts DHS Sec. Mayorkas for shutting out media on US border visit

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LIVE NOW: El Paso@RepEscobar  is joined by #ElPaso  leaders to discuss Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas' visit to El Paso.

The Biden Admin loves to pivot – especially away from their own language. Sec. Mayorkas admitted there's a border surge on today's WH call multiple times, but the Biden Admin echoes the Squad and says there isn't one. Acknowledge the problem and solve it. It's that simple.

@jacobsoboroff  examines Pres. Biden's responses to questions about immigration policy: "He did not commit to eliminating immigration detention for children...the line from Sec. Mayorkas has been, 'border patrol stations are no place for a child.'"

In the wake of the deadly Atlanta shooting, DHS Sec. Mayorkas tells @MarthaRaddatz , "We are very focused on domestic violent extremism. It is the single greatest terrorism-related threat that we face in our homeland."

"We are safely processing the children who do come to our border," Homeland Security Sec. Mayorkas said. "We strongly urge, and the message is clear, not to do so now. I cannot overstate the perils of the journey that they take."

DHS Sec. Mayorkas says the border is closed to migrants as the Biden admin. predicts the U.S. is on pace to see the largest immigration wave in 20 years.

DHS Sec. Mayorkas defends Biden admin.’s handling of a new surge of unaccompanied minors on the US-Mexico border amid humanitarian and security concerns, adding that the admin.’s message to those seeking entry is that “the border is closed.”

DHS Sec. Mayorkas defends Biden admin.’s handling of a new surge of unaccompanied minors on the US-Mexico border amid humanitarian and security concerns, adding that the admin.’s message to those seeking entry is that “the border is closed.”

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CBS News has learned that 13,000+ unaccompanied minors are being held in U.S. custody for an average of 120 hours, far longer than the 72 hours allowed by law. More migrants are attempting to cross into the U.S. now than in the past 20 years, according to @DHSgov  Sec. Mayorkas

Asked by Rep Katko if he would call the situation at the border a crisis, Sec Mayorkas says, "I'm not spending any time on the language that we use. I'm spending time on the operational response to the situation at the border."

NEW: Pres. Biden signs 3 executive orders focused on immigration, including action to create a task force led by DHS Sec. Mayorkas to reunite children separated from parents under the Trump admin. "I'm not making new law. I'm eliminating bad policy."

DHS Sec nominee Alejandro Mayorkas: "I don't drive to be a govt servant & serve the American public to cut ribbons around the country & have fun. I work really hard & I have worked really, really hard throughout my nearly 20 years of govt service to bring honor to the office."

Happening now, a packed schedule of cabinet confirmation hearings: -DHS Sec nominee Alejandro Mayorkas -Treasury Sec nominee Janet Yellen -Director of National Intelligence nominee Avril Haines Later today: -Sec of State nominee Antony Blinken -Defense Sec nominee Lloyd Austin

Alejandro Mayorkas, President-elect Biden's choice for DHS Sec., will be the first Latino and first immigrant to head the dept., if confirmed by the Senate.

NEW: President-elect Biden announces key picks for his foreign policy team: • Sec of State: Antony BlinkenHomeland Security Sec: Alejandro Mayorkas • DNI: Avril Haines • US Amb to UN: Linda Thomas-Greenfield • NSA: Jake SullivanClimate Envoy: John Kerry

Biden Transition announces Blinken, Sec of State; Alejandro Mayorkas, Sec of Homeland Security; Avril Haines, Dir of National Intelligence; Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Amb to United Nations; Jake Sullivan, Nat Sec Adv; and John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.

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Biden cabinet picks so far: Sec’y of State: Anthony Blinken Nat’l. Sec. Advisor: Jake Sullivan Dir. Of Nat’l Intel: Avril Haines DHS: Alejandro Mayorkas U.N.: Linda Thomas-Greenfield Climate Special Envoy: John Kerry

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