Mayorkas confirmed that roughly 5,000 migrants are still being processed.
U.S. officials say many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the United States, undercutting the Biden administration’s public statements that Haitians who enter the country illegally face immediate expulsion.
DHS chief Alejandro Mayorkas said images of what appeared to be Border Patrol agents on horseback rounding up migrants trying to cross the border “horrified” him.
U.S. officials say more than 6,000 Haitians and other migrants have been removed from an encampment at a Texas border town.
A letter signed by 26 Republican governors, including Doug Ducey, asks Biden to schedule a meeting at the White House within the next 15 days so they can have an "open and constructive dialogue regarding border enforcement on behalf of U.S. citizens in our states and all those hoping to become U.S. citizens."
A spokesman for the Border Patrol’s Tucson sector confirmed the gates were open last week when water from the historic rainfall rushed through the Douglas area near the San Bernardino Wildlife Refuge in Cochise County.
DeSantis said that 6,254 unaccompanied children have been released in Florida.
John R. Modlin, interim Chief Patrol Agent of the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector, said the bogus car was a cloned vehicle similar to ones used by the Border Patrol.
There are expected to be more than 210,000 migrant encounters in July
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol began issuing agents and officers with body cameras with the hopes of reinforcing transparency and better enhance its policing practices.
A U.S. official says the number of children traveling alone who were picked up at the Mexican border by U.S. immigration authorities likely hit an all-time high in July.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Monday it will extend an order under Title 42 which expels noncitizen migrants and prohibits asylum-seekers from entering the U.S. in an effort to stop further spread of COVID-19.
Vice President Kamala Harris released a plan to address the “root causes” of migration amid a surge at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The detainees are being held at what had been an empty state prison in Dilley, Texas, about 100 miles (160.93 kilometers) north of the border city of Laredo, said Robert Hurst, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He said the converted facility will be able to hold more than 950 people.
Florida governor says officers in Texas told him almost 70% of those they interdict are on their way to his state.
Gov. Ron DeSantis, along with a group of Republican lawmakers and state law enforcement officers, were in Texas on Saturday to discuss security along the Mexican border with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
A federal judge in Texas sided in part with groups suing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, saying the program was illegally created by the Obama administration.
Congresswoman Kat Cammack and several Florida law enforcement leaders traveled to the southern border this week, describing the situation there as a humanitarian crisis.
On Monday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Cincinnati seized five shipments of fake Apple AirPods valued at over $1.3 million.
Seven people entered Vermont illegally from Quebec by driving across the lawn of a library that straddles the U.S.-Canada border.