Alejandro Mayorkas

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Feds Say Reunited Families Will Be Allowed to Stay in US

'We are acting as restoratively as possible'

(Newser) - Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says the Biden administration is working to undo the damage caused by the border separation policy, which he calls "the most powerful and heartbreaking example of the cruelty" of the previous administration. Mayorkas said Monday that the federal government is "dedicating resources full-time"...

Migrants Made to 'Remain in Mexico' Will Soon Arrive in US

Biden administration rolls back Trump DHS program, will start letting asylum-seekers trickle in

(Newser) - Starting next Friday, asylum-seekers languishing south of the border will start to see a respite. Under the Trump administration, Central American migrants trying to cross into the US from Mexico were made to "Remain in Mexico"—Trump's name for the Migrant Protection Protocols program , set up in...

Biden Signs Second Wave of Immigration Orders

Mayorkas sworn in as Homeland Security chief

(Newser) - President Biden on Tuesday signed a second spate of orders to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies, demonstrating the powers of the White House and its limitations without support from Congress. His orders on family separation, border security, and legal immigration bring to nine the number of executive actions on...

GOP Senator Holds Up Confirmation of DHS Nominee

Hawley says Mayorkas wouldn't commit to spending $1.4B on border wall

(Newser) - President-elect Joe Biden’s hopes of quick confirmation of his nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security have been blocked by a Republican senator. Sen. Josh Hawley said Tuesday that he would block a procedural move to bypass full committee consideration of the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to lead...

DHS Nominee Under Scrutiny After Helping Hillary's Brother

Mayorkas poised to be new No. 2

(Newser) - The Homeland Security chief is on her way out , and now the man pegged to be the new No. 2—and likely interim chief—might be in hot water. Alejandro Mayorkas is under investigation for his role in helping a company run by a brother of Hillary Clinton, the Associated...

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