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
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."
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.
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
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."
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.