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    US Customs and Border Protection is sending additional agents to the Mexican border in response to a mounting migration crisis. The agency, which includes the Border Patrol, said in a Monday statement that the agents will be arriving to help address a spike in apprehensions, including of unaccompanied children. “Due to fluctuations along the Southwest Border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is deploying additional Border Patrol agents to the Rio Grande Valley Sector area of operation,” the agency said in a statement. Hundreds of agents may be redeployed from assignments along the US coasts and the northern border with Canada, the New York Times reported. The Biden administration is dealing with a significant uptick in border apprehensions, with Republicans accusing President Biden of sparking the surge by relaxing some of former President Donald Trump’s policies. In January, which featured the final weeks of Trump’s term and the start of Biden’s,...
    More On: us customs and border protection Surge of 13,000 Central American minors to US border expected in May Customs officials find corn flakes-coated surprise ICE nearly released sex abuse convicts despite Biden memo Biden WH can’t say how it is refuting perception that the US border is open US Customs and Border Protection is sending additional agents to the Mexican border in response to a mounting migration crisis. The agency, which includes the Border Patrol, said in a Monday statement that the agents will be arriving to help address a spike in apprehensions, including of unaccompanied children. “Due to fluctuations along the Southwest Border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is deploying additional Border Patrol agents to the Rio Grande Valley Sector area of operation,” the agency said in a statement. Hundreds of agents may be redeployed from assignments along the US coasts and the northern border with Canada,...
    Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas inveighed against the Trump Administration's immigration policy during an appearance in the White House briefing room Monday it took apart the immigration system 'in its entirety.' Mayorkas said the administration 'tore down' systems in place for Central American minors and 'gutted' the system overall – even as he acknowledged there is currently a 'stressful challenge' at the border, as waves of migrants continue to try to make it into the U.S. despite the administration's urgings.  'I have explained that quite clearly. We are challenged at the border. The men and women of the Department of Homeland Security, are meeting that challenge,' Mayorkas said. 'It is a stressful challenge. That is why, quite frankly we are working as hard as we are not only in addressing the urgency of the challenge, but also in building the capacity to manage it, and to meet our humanitarian aspirations...
    Washington — The surging number of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has posed a "stressful challenge" for the Biden administration, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas acknowledged Monday, while insisting that the influx of undocumented children has not reached a "crisis" level.  "Quite frankly, we are working as hard as we are, not only in addressing the urgency of the challenge, but also in building the capacity to manage it," the newly confirmed secretary said in his debut appearance at the White House press briefing. U.S. officials along the southern border took roughly 2,000 migrant children into custody last week, according to government data reviewed by CBS News. Nearly 400 children were taken into custody on Friday alone. In January, the last month for which statistics are available, the Office of Refugee Resettlement received more than 4,000 unaccompanied children from immigration officials, a 19% increase from December. In his remarks,...
    The Biden administration will allow separated migrant families the option of being reunified either in the United States or their county of origin, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on Monday.  'We are hoping to reunite the families, either here or in the country of origin. We hope to be in a position to give them the election,' Mayorkas said during the daily White House press briefing.  If the families choose to be reunited in the United States, the administration would look to help them remain in the country.  'If, in fact, they seek to reunite here in the United States, we will explore lawful pathways for them to remain in the United States, and to address the family needs, so we are acting as restoratively as possible,' he added.  The Biden administration will allow separated migrant families the option of being reunified either in the United States or...
    (CNN)The Biden administration could reunite migrant families separated at the US-Mexico border under former President Donald Trump in the United States, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Monday. Mayorkas, who's leading the family reunification task force established by President Joe Biden, said the administration hopes to reunite separated families in the US or in their country of origin. "We hope to be in a position to give them the election. And if in fact they seek to reunite here in the United States, we will explore lawful pathways for them to remain in the United States and address the family needs," he said. The Biden administration is relying on a Trump-era policy to turn away migrants at borderThe administration is working closely with counsel for separated families, along with other partners, to chart a path forward. "We are doing it along with the countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras...
    Federal agents expect to see 13,000 unaccompanied migrant children arrive on the U.S.-Mexico border in May, which is more than any month during the 2019 humanitarian crisis, according to a report. Customs and Border Protection took into its custody 5,900 children who showed up at the southern border in January without a parent or guardian, less than half of the number of children it believes is coming, according to Axios. In May 2019, CBP took more than 11,400 solo children into its custody. The agency is already struggling to hold minors in its custody because its holding stations are not suited for children and coronavirus restrictions make it difficult to detain people safely. CBP, which oversees the Border Patrol, is supposed to transfer all children to the Department of Health and Human Services within three days of taking custody of a child, but the agency is increasingly unable to...
    By BEN FOX, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — State and local governments will be required to spend a portion of nearly $1.9 billion in annual federal public safety grants on the fight against domestic extremism and improved cybersecurity, the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday. The requirement reflects the security priorities of President Joe Biden's new administration as it confronts a growing threat from extremists and the fallout from a suspected Russian hack of government and private-sector computer networks. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said it was the first time since the agency, which was created in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, had directed that domestic violent extremism be specified as a national priority in programs to help state and local law enforcement agencies respond to emergencies. “Today the most significant terrorist threat facing the nation comes from lone offenders and small groups of individuals who...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — State and local governments will be required to spend a portion of nearly $1.9 billion in annual federal public safety grants on the fight against domestic extremism and improved cybersecurity, the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday. The requirement reflects the security priorities of President Joe Biden’s new administration as it confronts a growing threat from extremists and the fallout from a suspected Russian hack of government and private-sector computer networks. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said it was the first time since the agency, which was created in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, had directed that domestic violent extremism be specified as a national priority in programs to help state and local law enforcement agencies respond to emergencies. “Today the most significant terrorist threat facing the nation comes from lone offenders and small groups of individuals who commit acts of violence motivated...
    She was a last-minute addition to the cast of gothic costume drama The Essex Serpent after Keira Knightley pulled out. But Claire Danes looked just the part when she was pictured filming the TV adaptation of the popular novel on the banks of the Thames in Wapping, east London. The American actress, 41, is best known for playing CIA officer Carrie Mathison in hit American political thriller Homeland. She has replaced Miss Knightley, 35, in the new production because of the British star’s concerns about finding childcare during the pandemic for her two small daughters. Pictures show Miss Danes in Victorian clothes as lead character Cora Seaborne, wearing a long black skirt and top, gloves and a muffler Claire Danes looked just the part when she was pictured filming the TV adaptation of the popular novel on the banks of the Thames in Wapping, east London RELATED ARTICLES...
    More On: Eric Swalwell GOP lawmakers slam Swalwell impeachment role over China honey-trap past Schumer pushes Trump impeach trial to Feb. 8 as Biden preferred Pelosi puts Swalwell back on Homeland Security panel despite spy scandal US Rep. Eric Swalwell compares Trump to Osama bin Laden Rep. Eric Swalwell’s Republican colleagues on the House Homeland Security Committee are asking the FBI to brief them on the California Democrat’s relationship with Chinese spy Fang Fang. The GOP legislators say that it’s important to understand Swalwell’s relationship with Fang, who seduced US politicians as part of her work, to protect themselves and national secrets. The 14 Homeland Security Committee Republicans, led by Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC), wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray that “Members of Congress must understand the threats we now face and the extent of damage already done.” “As our nation faces a growing security threat from the Chinese...
    EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans are requesting that FBI Director Christopher Wray hold a briefing on Rep. Eric Swalwell’s, D-Calif., past ties to an alleged Chinese spy -- asking that lawmakers be informed of the "full extent" of Chinese targeting of Members of Congress."As our nation faces a growing security threat from the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) attempts to infiltrate and undermine the United States Government, we write to request a full briefing regarding counterintelligence threats to Members of Congress, including information related to Rep. Eric Swalwell’s ties to a suspected Chinese intelligence operative," says the letter from 14 House Republicans, including Rep. Dan Bishop, R-N.C. and Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member John Katko. SPEAKER PELOSI NAMES REP. SWALWELL TO RETURN TO THE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE DESPITE SPY TIES Republican Letter to Wray Requesting Briefing by Fox News on Scribd The concern about Swalwell originated in December, when Axios reported that a Chinese...
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to dissolve the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Department of Homeland Security in a massive overhaul to the immigration system after it was revealed Joe Biden reopened facilities for housing unaccompanied minors arriving at the border. 'It's only 2 [months] into this admin & our fraught, unjust immigration system will not transform in that time,' the New York progressive representative posted to Twitter Tuesday evening. 'That's why bold reimagination is so [important.]' She asserted: 'DHS shouldn't exist, agencies should be reorganized, ICE gotta go, ban for-profit detention, create climate refugee status & more.' The far-left congresswoman is also pushing a proposal by fellow Democratic Representative Pramila Jayapal demanding the U.S. let in refugees fleeing an area due to climate change – known as 'climate refugees'. AOC blasted the administration for reopening a temporary influx center for unaccompanied minors in Carrizo Springs, Texas and another shelter in Miami,...
    Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee this week urged President Biden to reconsider lifting sanctions on Iran, warning that doing so would be a "historic mistake" while saying that the nation poses an "ever-imminent threat to American democracy and national security." The letter, signed by committee Ranking Member John Katko, R-N.Y., and Republicans on the panel, comes after the Biden administration ended the Trump administration’s position on the "snapback" of U.N. sanctions on Tehran. REPUBLICANS SLAM BIDEN'S MOVE TO DROP IRAN SANCTIONS PUSH "In the interest of homeland security, we write to express our gravest concern over the possibility of sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic of Iran," they wrote to the president. "As one of the longest standing countries listed by the U.S. State Department as a State Sponsor of Terrorism, Iran has repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism and has shown flagrant disregard for any restrictive...
    A Somerset County man admitted that he flew to the Philippines to have sex with a minor he met online. James A. Diggs, 45, of Somerville, went there several times to have sex with four underage victims after arranging meetings online, federal authorities had charged. Rather than go to trial, Diggs took a deal from the government and pleaded guilty before a U.S. District Court judge in Trenton via teleconference Monday to traveling outside of the United States to engage in criminal sexual activity. Diggs first used an online messaging app to “persuade, induce, entice, and coerce” the first victim to agree to have sex with him for money or gifts during what became an October 2018 visit to the Southeast Asian country, Acting U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Rachel A. Honig said. He headed there out of JFK Airport in Queens at least seven times over four years, she said....
    By Sarah Marsh and Rodrigo Gutierrez HAVANA (Reuters) - A group of Miami-based Cuban musicians including reggaeton duo Gente de Zona launched an impassioned anti-Communist anthem this week that has gone viral, sparking a furious state response. Gente de Zona, Yotuel of hip-hop band Orishas fame and singer-songwriter Descemer Bueno collaborated on the song with two rappers in Cuba, Maykel Osorbo and El Funky, who are part of a dissident artists' collective that sparked an unusual protest against repression outside the culture ministry last November. "Homeland and Life" repurposes the old slogan "Patria o Muerte" ("Homeland or Death") emblazoned on walls across the Caribbean country ever since Fidel Castro's 1959 leftist revolution and expresses frustration with being required to make sacrifices in the name of ideology for 62 years. The lyrics refer to ideological intolerance, the partial dollarization of the economy, food shortages and the exodus of young Cubans who...
    U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson; waits in line to fill his propane tanks Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Houston. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Texas is in a state of emergency and President Joe Biden is expected to sign a major disaster declaration after a request from Texas Governor Greg Abbott after the two leaders spoke Thursday night. Rolling blackouts, power outages, food and water becoming scarce are the scenarios in some parts of Texas that are facing a deadly cold snap that has shocked not only the state but also the bodies that are trying to find warmth in the midst of freezing temperatures that have dipped below zero. Read More: Lights come back on in Texas as water woes rise in the South Carlos Mandez waits in line to fill his propane tanks Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Houston. Customers had to wait over an hour in the freezing...
    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Dozens of ancient coins seized in 2017 at the U.S.-Canada border in Blaine have been transferred to the University of Washington to be studied, authorities said. “These 51 Greek Hellenistic and early Islamic coins had no legal providence associated with them to validate if they were lawfully acquired and imported to the United States,” said a statement by Homeland Security Investigations Pacific Northwest, which has the authority under federal law to lead investigations involving illegal importation and distribution of cultural property and art. Agency documents on the coin transfer said a suspect returned to the U.S. in 2017 through the Blaine border crossing after he was refused entry into Canada, The Bellingham Herald reported Thursday. Customs and Border Protection searched the suspect's vehicle and discovered the coins, which were similar to ones found on the Red List of Afghanistan Antiquities at Risk, documents said. Homeland Security...
    21 Careers That Are More Likely To Lead To Divorce Most Dependable Cars in America Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/6 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life These Masks Are 'Extremely Dangerous,' Dept. of Homeland Security Warns We all have our preferences when it comes to the masks we use day in and day out, but some are more popular than others. Now, the high demand of one mask in particular is having an unfortunate consequence. The Department of Homeland Security just issued a warning that many counterfeit versions of one type of mask have been in circulation, which could be leaving you vulnerable to the virus. Read on to find out if your mask could be counterfeit and for more news you should know about your face...
    More than 11 million counterfeit N95 masks across five states have been seized by the Department of Homeland Security in recent weeks, and authorities say suspected victims of the scam include hospitals and medical facilities in at least 12 states. That total includes 1 million fake masks seized today at a warehouse in Western Maryland, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced Wednesday. An initial criminal investigation revealed China to be the source of the fake masks purportedly made by U.S. manufacturer 3M, said Steve Francis, director of the Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, which is led by Immigration and Customs Enforcement's investigative arm Homeland Security Investigations. "They're extremely dangerous," Francis told reporters. "They're providing a false sense of security to our first line responders, to American consumers. I can't stress how important it is to ensure we have the legitimate 3M N95 masks that are being deployed to our first...
    The U.S. government has confiscated around 10 million phony N95 masks which are being sold to hospitals, frontline workers and government organizations. Homeland Security agents busted a warehouse Wednesday in which thousands of counterfeit 3M N95 masks were housed prior to being shipped out, The Associated Press (AP) reported. 3M is a company located in Maplewood, Minnesota, and specializes in producing N95 masks that have been approved by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). BREAKING: Homeland Security says it has seized roughly 10 million phony N95 masks in recent weeks in an ongoing counterfeit investigation. In the most recent seizure, hundreds of thousands of counterfeit masks were intercepted in an East Coast warehouse. https://t.co/P4ChgIm6ik — The Associated Press (@AP) February 17, 2021 Homeland Security informed roughly 6,000 individuals in at least 12 states that they may have unknowingly purchased the counterfeit masks, putting themselves at...
    Rinaldo Nazzaro, 47, the founder of The Base, a neo-Nazi terrorist organization, once worked for the Department of Homeland Security, it has been reported The 47-year-old American founder of a neo-Nazi terrorist organization who is currently living in Russia was once employed by the Department of Homeland Security, the federal agency confirmed on Wednesday. Rinaldo Nazzaro, the founder and leader of The Base, reportedly posted letters of appreciation from DHS and the Pentagon complimenting him for his job performance. He is thought to have worked in intelligence analysis at DHS and in terrorism training for the military.  One letter that has Marine Corps letterhead praised Nazzaro for helping to kill 13 targeted insurgents.  The three undated letters included one from DHS as well as two that featured official Marine Corps letterhead, according to Vice. ‘I can confirm that Rinaldo Nazzaro worked at DHS from 2004 to 2006,’ a spokesperson...
    Federal authorities have seized millions of fake N95 masks over the past few weeks and are notifying healthcare workers and others about the phony protective equipment. Homeland Security Department agents captured hundreds of thousands of fake 3M brand masks intercepted on Wednesday at a warehouse on the East Coast, the latest operation in an expansive federal investigation into the counterfeit masks across the country during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Associated Press, the total number of phony N95 masks that have been taken into custody tops 10 million. In addition, DHS officials said that investigators have notified 6,000 people in a dozen states who might have been provided the fake masks, which are being purchased unknowingly by hospitals and organizations looking to bypass 3M’s normal supply chain given shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Not only do they give a false sense of security, how dangerous...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security seizes roughly 10 million phony N95 masks in ongoing counterfeit investigation across the US. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday moved to scrap a contract signed at the tail end of the Trump administration that could have allowed a union of deportation officers to stall the implementation of certain immigration policy changes. The agreement, signed the day before President Biden's inauguration by Ken Cuccinelli, the second-in-command at DHS at the time, gave a union representing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officers the ability to "indefinitely delay" the implementation of agency policies, according to a whistle-blower complaint filed by the Government Accountability Project. The complaint, filed earlier this month, said the contract would effectively grant AFGE National ICE Council 118, a 7,500-member organization that twice endorsed former President Donald Trump, "veto authority" over certain policy-making at ICE. "The agreements grant NIC 118 extraordinary power and benefits — far more than what DHS agreed upon with its other employee unions which did not...
    By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has announced its first hearings to examine the Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol, calling in the former chief of Capitol Police and the former heads of security for the House and Senate, all three of whom resigned immediately after the attack. Two Senate committees will meet next week to begin a broad examination of the security failures that led to the vast breach, in which five people died. In addition to the Feb. 23 hearing, the two committees are pressing for information from almost two dozen agencies and departments about the response. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Rules Committee announced Tuesday that they had invited former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger and former House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving to the hearing, along with Robert...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has announced its first hearings to examine the Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol, calling in the former chief of Capitol Police and the former heads of security for the House and Senate, all three of whom resigned immediately after the attack. Two Senate committees will meet next week to begin a broad examination of the security failures that led to the vast breach, in which five people died. In addition to the Feb. 23 hearing, the two committees are pressing for information from almost two dozen agencies and departments about the response. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Rules Committee announced Tuesday that they had invited former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger and former House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving to the hearing, along with Robert Contee, the chief of...
    Congress will hold its first hearing next week with officials who were responsible for securing the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, when supporters of former President Donald Trump forced their way into the building and rioted. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Rules Committee will hear from former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, former House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, former Senate Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper Michael Stenger, and acting Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee on Feb. 23. The 10 a.m. hearing will "examine the security failures that led to a breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021," and look at how the offices prepared and responded to the deadly attack, which resulted in the deaths of five people, including a Capitol Police officer. News Senate Homeland Rules U.S. Capitol Building U.S. Capitol Police National Security Donald Trump Riots Congressional...
    President Donald Trump looks on at the end of his speech during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021.Jim Bourg | Reuters The NAACP and Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, on Tuesday sued former President Donald Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and two right-wing extremist groups, alleging they conspired to incite the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The lawsuit, which is expected to be joined by other Democratic lawmakers, cites the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act in accusing the defendants of conspiring to prevent Congress from confirming the election of Joe Biden as president. That law was passed 15 years after the end of the Civil War in response to violence by the racist KKK and its intimidation of members of Congress from the...
    President Donald Trump looks on at the end of his speech during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021.Jim Bourg | Reuters The NAACP and Rep. Bennie Thompson, the Democratic chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, on Tuesday sued former President Donald Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and two right-wing extremist groups for conspiring to incite the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The lawsuit, which is expected to be joined by other Democratic lawmakers, cites the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act in accusing the defendants of conspiring to prevent Congress from confirming the election of Joe Biden as president. That law was passed 15 years after the end of the Civil War in response to violence by the racist KKK, and its intimidation of members of Congress from the South....
    Shared videos and photos of men abusing young children -- and even infants -- are sending a South Jersey man to federal prison for a plea-bargained eight years. Bruce Jackson, 32, must serve just about all of the sentence because there’s no parole in the federal prison system. Federal Homeland Security Investigations agents said they found files 61 videos and seven photos shared on a public peer-to-peer network from the IP address of a Bridgeton home in Cumberland County owned by the mother of Jackson’s children. The images included one of a man and pre-pubescent female, both naked, having oral and anal sex and masturbating, as well as sadomasochism and bestiality, a complaint on file in U.S. District Court in Camden. Agents raided the home in August 2018 and seized several devices, as well as a thumb drive found with Jackson’s wallet and ID in a backpack, Acting U.S. Attorney...
    Shared videos and photos of men abusing young children -- and even infants -- are sending a South Jersey man to federal prison for a plea-bargained eight years. Bruce Jackson, 32, must serve just about all of the sentence because there’s no parole in the federal prison system. Federal Homeland Security Investigations agents said they found files 61 videos and seven photos shared on a public peer-to-peer network from the IP address of a Bridgeton home in Cumberland County owned by the mother of Jackson’s children. The images included one of a man and pre-pubescent female, both naked, having oral and anal sex and masturbating, as well as sadomasochism and bestiality, a complaint on file in U.S. District Court in Camden. Agents raided the home in August 2018 and seized several devices, as well as a thumb drive found with Jackson’s wallet and ID in a backpack, Acting U.S. Attorney...
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Federal agents investigating a financial scheme fatally shot a man in South Florida on Friday, authorities said. The shooting occurred in Coral Gables and involved agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Miami Herald reported. Coral Gables is located just southwest of Miami. “During a large-scale financial investigation, an individual brandished a weapon at special agents with Homeland Security Investigations, as a result agents fired at the suspect,” agency spokesman Nestor Yglesias said in a statement. The agents were treated at a local hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, Yglesias said. Investigators recovered a weapon at the scene, Yglesias said. Florida state law enforcement officials were investigating the shooting. The man wasn’t immediately identified. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    President Joe Biden continues rapidly dismantling former President Donald Trump’s effort to secure the U.S. border with Mexico, announcing on Friday he will reverse Trump’s Remain in Mexico policy for migrants seeking refugee status and will admit at least 25,000 people into the country. And not only will thousands of migrants be allowed into the interior of the country, but they will be released into American communities to await legal proceedings. Biden’s policy also flies in the face of border detention policy from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that calls for the swift return of migrants to their home country to protect Americans from further exposure to the coronavirus. “Beginning on February 19 the Department of Homeland security will take steps to begin processing individuals who under the previous administration, had been forced to remain in Mexico,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday. ABC7...
    Around 25,000 asylum-seekers who were ordered under former President Donald Trump to wait in Mexico while U.S. immigration courts processed their requests will now be allowed to cross the border starting next week, the Biden administration announced Friday.  The Department of Homeland Security said the change in plans for those currently placed in Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) -- often referred to as "Remain in Mexico" -- will go into effect on Feb. 19. The Trump administration introduced the policy in January 2019 and said it was critical to reversing a surge of asylum-seekers that peaked that year.  "As President Biden has made clear, the U.S. government is committed to rebuilding a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system," Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement. "This latest action is another step in our commitment to reform immigration policies that do not align with our nation’s values."  In this August 2019 photo, migrants -- many of whom were returned to Mexico under the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico"...
    JOE Biden is set to allow 25,000 asylum seekers from Mexico to flood into the United States next week while they wait for hearings. The first group with active cases will be allowed in the United States on February 19, authorities said. 5Joe Biden is set to allow asylum seekers into the United StatesCredit: Splash News They plan to start slowly with two border crossings each processing up to 300 people a day and a third crossing taking fewer. Administration officials declined to name them out of fear they may encourage a rush of people to those locations. The move is a major step toward dismantling one of former President Donald Trump’s most consequential policies to deter asylum seekers from coming to the US. About 70,000 asylum seekers were enrolled in “Remain in Mexico,” officially called “Migrant Protection Protocols,” since it was introduced in January 2019. 5They...
    The Biden administration will begin allowing Central American asylum seekers who had been forced to remain in Mexico into the United States to have their claims heard. The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that starting Feb. 19, the thousands of migrants who had been forced to wait in Mexico for months under the Trump administration's Migrant Protection Protocols will be allowed into the U.S. for processing. Approximately 25,000 asylum seekers have open, undecided cases and will be brought in. “As President Biden has made clear, the U.S. government is committed to rebuilding a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system,” said Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. “This latest action is another step in our commitment to reform immigration policies that do not align with our nation’s values. Especially at the border, however, where capacity constraints remain serious, changes will take time." This is a developing story. News Biden Administration Joe...
    Homeland star Clare Danes is set to headline the series adaptation of “The Essex Serpent”, following Keira Knightley’s exit from the Apple TV Plus project. Knightley, who has two young children, pulled out of the show in October in what was described in the British press as concerns over childcare during the coronavirus pandemic. Acclaimed filmmaker Clio Barnard is attached to direct the period drama, based on author Sarah Perry’s 2016 novel. Shotgun Wedding: Josh Duhamel Replaces Armie Hammer in Jennifer Lopez Starrer Set in 1893, the story revolves around a newly widowed woman Cora, played by Danes, who, having been released from an abusive marriage, moves from Victorian London to a small village in the county of Essex. She is fascinated by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area. Anna Symon has penned the adaptation. Step Up Season 3: Christina...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Department of Homeland Security is investigating a counterfeit N95 mask operation. RELATED: Police Arrest Man Accused Of Killing Woman Found Dead On Interstate 80 Ramp In Pa. Fake 3M masks were sold in at least five states to hospitals, medical facilities and government agencies. RELATED: Federal Judge Rules Rachel Powell, Mercer Co. Mother Arrested In Capitol Riot, May Be Released Pending Trial The 3M company is considered the gold standard for N95 masks. The company’s website has tips on how to spot fakes – including tips on what to look for on the packaging and quality control. MORE: Monroeville Man Arrested On Multiple Child Sexual Assault Charges You can find that information by visiting this link.
    Southfield (CW50) – There is no doubt that the people of Detroit love the city they live in, but what kind of impact does the city of Detroit make on the people who grow up here and move away to pursue careers outside of the city? Karinda L. Washington grew up in Detroit, eventually choosing a career path in the medical field. She began as a pre-med student at Eastern Michigan University, but after her junior year, she decided that the path she had chosen wasn’t right for her. Her father pushed her to choose a path in which she’d be happy doing something for free. This led her to change her major in her final year and complete graduate school with a degree in public relations. Washington would go on to spend nearly a decade at the nonprofit Michigan Legal Services, helping people in low-income communities. RELATED: Wayne County Executive...
    The Biden administration is not allowing U.S. Customs and Border Protection to return unaccompanied children at the southern border to Mexico despite a court order that allowed it, two people with knowledge of the situation told the Washington Examiner. The Department of Homeland Security "made a policy decision not to," one of the people said. On Jan. 29, just over a week into the Biden administration, a three-member panel of circuit court judges in Washington, D.C., halted a lower court decision that had blocked children from being removed, a practice that had been taking place since March 2020. Despite the panel's decision in favor of CBP, the Department of Homeland Security told immigration and border agencies that they would not be permitted to continue turning back children to Mexico and other countries of origin. Approximately 300 unaccompanied minors have been encountered at the border daily in recent weeks....
    HOMELAND star Claire Danes is set to make an epic return in The Essex Serpent. This comes after former star Keira Knightley quit the show due to childcare concerns. 4Claire Danes will be the new lead of Apple Tv+ series The Essex SerpentCredit: Getty Images - Getty Variety reports the Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines actress will now portray the role of Cora. The series was based on the original 2016 novel of the same name by Sarah Perry. For those who don't know, Cora is a widow who was in an abusive marriage and leaves London to go to a small Essex village. She moved with her son and she is also interested in rumours about a mythical serpent and becomes very invested in a local myth. 4Claire starred as Carrie Mathison in HomelandCredit: Showtime Networks 4Claire will be replacing Keira Knightley as the lead in the Apple TV+Credit: Getty...
    Former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tom Homan argued on Wednesday that "President Biden has declared the entire country a sanctuary jurisdiction," which he said means "more tragedies are going to come." "People will die, people will be raped, people will be victimized by criminals that shouldn't even be here. It's coming," Homan told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday. Homan was referencing Biden’s immigration actions when he signed a slew of executive orders, some of which rolled back parts of former President Trump’s immigration policy. U.S. immigration authorities will revise their approach to arrests and deportations under President Biden, according to Homeland Security officials. "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently rescinded two 2018 policy memos related to the issuance of Notices to Appear when processing requests for immigration benefits," USCIS spokesman Matthew Bourke said Sunday. "The agency was directed to rescind the relevant policy in a [Department of Homeland Security] memo issued Jan....
    Neera Tanden, President Biden's nominee for budget chief, is set to face an old foe at her second confirmation hearing Wednesday: Bernie Sanders. Tanden, widely considered to be Biden's most vulnerable nominee, addressed the first major hurdle to her confirmation Tuesday by apologizing for her past social media remarks during her first hearing. But on Wednesday, she'll go head to head with the Vermont senator with whom she publicly clashed during his unsuccessful 2016 and 2020 White House campaigns. Sanders chairs the Senate Budget Committee, which has jurisdiction over confirming the White House's Office of Management and Budget director with the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Sanders and his allies have long been openly hostile toward Tanden. They believe Tanden, an alumna of former President Bill Clinton's administration and a fierce supporter of Hillary Clinton, used the Center of American Progress, of which she was president and CEO,...
    A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) intelligence briefing has revealed how officials failed to identify and thwart threats of unrest ahead of the Capitol riots last month. In the wake of 9/11, DHS set up an extensive national security network called the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, to share intelligence among federal, state and local law enforcement and prevent potential violence or similar attacks.  Ahead of the January 6 insurrection in DC, the Wall Street Journal reported that officials were notified about alarming online discussions about rallying calls for war, weapons and maps being shared of the Capitol in the days leading up to the Stop the Steal rally. The outlet reported that DHS warned of the heightened potential for violence in the build up to the protest, though mentioned no specific threat for January 6 - the day Congress was due to certify the results of the 2020 election. ...
    A Maryland sheriff warned of President Joe Biden’s immigration actions on Monday, arguing that "Americans will not be safe" and "immigrant communities will not be safe." "These types of laws lead to more victims of crime, more violent crime [and] gangs infiltrating this country," Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said on "Fox & Friends" Monday. Jenkins also said Americans should be "outraged" at Biden for his immigration actions, arguing that the president has "dismantled ICE" by "basically telling the agents to stand down." Jenkins made the comments reacting to an interview by an unnamed official who told The Washington Post on Sunday that the Biden administration "abolished ICE without abolishing ICE."  "The pendulum swing is so extreme," the official continued. "It literally feels like we've gone from the ability to fully enforce our immigration laws to now being told to enforce nothing." U.S. immigration authorities will revise their approach to arrests and deportations under President Biden, according to Homeland Security officials....
    TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – For Super Bowl 55, federal and local security measures have been put in place. Local, state and federal public safety partners wasted no time stressing the importance of protocol during the annual Super Bowl public-safety press conference on Wednesday. “There are no credible threats to the Super Bowl or any related activity at this moment,” said Mike McPherson, Special Agent in Charge with the FBI. He added, “I assure you the FBI, along with the law enforcement and public safety partners here with me today have planned, prepared and practiced to make this – a historic Super Bowl, safe and secure.” CW44 News At 10 From cybersecurity to Homeland Security and the FBI, there was one mission shared to provide you at home with the information you need to safely and securely enjoy Super Bowl festivities. David Pekoske, the Acting Secretary with the...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas, who last week became the first Latino and immigrant to hold the post, on Saturday reaffirmed his resolve to fight domestic terrorism, one of the greatest threats to the United States. Mayorkas, who served as deputy secretary at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under President Barack Obama, was sworn after the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of outgoing Republican President Donald Trump. "To see the insurrection, to see the horrific acts of Jan. 6 were not only personally devastating, but ... that created in me a commitment to redouble our efforts to fight hate and to fight one of the greatest threats that we face currently on our homeland, which is the threat of domestic terrorism," Mayorkas told CNN in an interview that aired Saturday evening. Mayorkas also said the Biden administration was working with...
    As the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs take their marks on the 50-yard line Sunday at Super Bowl LV, 70 federal, state and local agencies will be flanking Raymond James Stadium.  Hundreds of law enforcement officers, including 500 personnel from the Department of Homeland Security,  are descending on the most sparsely attended National Football league championship ever, amid a pandemic that has been raging in the U.S. for almost 11 months. Roughly 22,000 people will file into the stadium Sunday — under a quarter of the usual Super Bowl crowd — a number that includes 7,500 vaccinated health care workers hailing predominantly from Central Florida with tickets courtesy of the NFL.  While the in-person attendance will be severely limited, the Super Bowl is the most watched televised event of the year, attracting 100 million viewers or more. For that reason, the security stakes are exceptionally high.  "It's...
    WASHINGTON - Security and police forces in and around Washington will be operating at what they describe as “a high-level of readiness” as the impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump gets underway next week, worried the event could serve as a flashpoint for American extremists still angry over the outcome of the presidential election. Officials have been hesitant to share specifics about the intelligence, some of which has been described as disturbing chatter on social media platforms. But following the siege of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, which resulted in the deaths of five people, they have been public about not wanting to leave anything to chance. "We must demonstrate an overt security presence in (Washington) D.C., at least for now," Christopher Rodriguez, director of the city’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, told lawmakers during a hearing Thursday. “We believe that this posture is essential to...
    WASHINGTON - Security and police forces in and around Washington will be operating at what they describe as “a high-level of readiness” as the impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump gets underway next week, worried the event could serve as a flashpoint for American extremists still angry over the outcome of the presidential election. Officials have been hesitant to share specifics about the intelligence, some of which has been described as disturbing chatter on social media platforms. But following the siege of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, which resulted in the deaths of five people, they have been public about not wanting to leave anything to chance. "We must demonstrate an overt security presence in (Washington) D.C., at least for now," Christopher Rodriguez, director of the city’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, told lawmakers during a hearing Thursday. “We believe that this posture is essential to...
    (CBS Tampa) – The Department of Homeland Security Investigations is increasing its efforts this week to find vendors selling counterfeit Super Bowl merchandise. Last year the department seized $123 million worth of counterfeit sports items. Officials with the Department of Homeland Security Investigations says most counterfeit products, like t-shirts, will be made of low quality material and will look like the design was ironed on. Brian Weinhaus with DHS says, “If something seems like too good of a deal, it probably is.” Weinhaus explains when it comes to Super Bowl clothing, some may look like they are sold by the NFL, but are not. “The real legitimate products are going to use a higher quality level of production,” and there’s several ways to tell is a shirt is legitimate. “The tags. They always have this hologram on them when they are legitimate products from the NFL. You’re able to see...
    Two senior White House officials sidestepped questions Thursday about whether President Biden would direct the Department of Homeland Security to phase out its use of privately run immigration detention facilities, which was a campaign pledge. "We're not going to get ahead of the DHS decision-making process," press secretary Jen Psaki said, pointing to a separate immigration order in which Biden called for a "review" of asylum programs and measures. Biden issued an executive order last month calling on the Department of Justice to cease new contracts with private prisons but did not extend his directive to the facilities operating under the purview of the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, where most illegal immigrants are held. "He has spoken about his concern about these facilities in the past," but action "is under the purview of the Department of Homeland Security to make recommendations to the president...
    By ANITA SNOW and BEN FOX, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has terminated an unusual agreement that Arizona’s top prosecutor signed with the agency in the waning days of the Trump administration to try to restrict President Joe Biden's ability to overhaul his predecessor’s immigration policies. The agency's action was revealed Wednesday as Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican, sued to stop newly confirmed Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas from carrying out Biden's 100-day moratorium on deportations. A federal judge in Texas has already put it on hold. “Arizona’s law enforcement community is particularly concerned that aliens who have been charged or convicted of crimes will be released as a result of DHS’s 100-day moratorium," Brnovich said in the federal lawsuit. He said authorities also worry "that releasing individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic will further stress hospitals and social services at the local...
    PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has terminated an unusual agreement that Arizona’s top prosecutor signed with the agency in the waning days of the Trump administration to try to restrict President Joe Biden’s ability to overhaul his predecessor’s immigration policies. The agency’s action was revealed Wednesday as Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican, sued to stop newly confirmed Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas from carrying out Biden’s 100-day moratorium on deportations. A federal judge in Texas has already put it on hold. “Arizona’s law enforcement community is particularly concerned that aliens who have been charged or convicted of crimes will be released as a result of DHS’s 100-day moratorium,” Brnovich said in the federal lawsuit. He said authorities also worry “that releasing individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic will further stress hospitals and social services at the local and county level.” Brnovich sued after...
    (CNN)Domestic terrorism is "one of the greatest threats" to the United States, newly minted Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told CNN on Wednesday, underscoring that the threat persists."To see the insurrection, the horrific acts of January 6, were not only personally devastating, but created in me a commitment to redouble our efforts, to fight hate and to fight one of the greatest threats that we face currently on our homeland, which is the threat of domestic terrorism," Mayorkas said in an interview with CNN's Ana Cabrera that aired on "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."Biden signs immigration executive orders and establishes task force to reunite separated familiesMayorkas, who was sworn in Tuesday, is the first Senate-confirmed Homeland Security secretary in nearly two years and will oversee the department's sprawling mission, which includes cybersecurity, immigration and Covid-19 response, among many others. He's the first Latino and immigrant to helm the department....
    WASHINGTON - The Senate confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday as President Joe Biden's Homeland Security secretary, the first Latino to fill a post that will have a central role in the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, a sweeping Russia-linked cyber hack and domestic extremism. Mayorkas was confirmed by a 56-43 vote, the narrowest margin yet for a Biden Cabinet nominee. The first immigrant to serve in the job, he is expected to lead a broad policy overhaul of an agency that was accused of being deeply politicized as it carried out President Donald Trump's initiatives on immigration and law enforcement. Alejandro Mayorkas, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to be director of Homeland Security, speaks as President-elect Biden announces his national security nominees and appointees.Mayorkas is a former federal prosecutor who previously served as a senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official. His nomination was stalled in the...
    Reuters February 2, 2021 0 Comments -The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas to head the Department of Homeland Security, making him the first Latino and immigrant to hold the position and further solidifying President Joe Biden’s Cabinet. The Senate approved Mayorkas despite strong opposition from Republicans. As secretary of the sprawling agency, Mayorkas will oversee a 240,000-employee department responsible for border security, immigration enforcement, cybersecurity and disaster readiness and relief, among other missions. Mayorkas, 61, will also stand at the center of Biden’s attempts to reverse many immigration restrictions put in place by Republican former President Donald Trump. Mayorkas is the sixth of Biden’s Cabinet appointments that require Senate confirmation to be approved. Earlier on Tuesday, the Senate confirmed Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary. (Reporting by Richard Cowan and Ted Hesson; Editing by Leslie Adler and Peter Cooney)
    The political process of confirming President Joe Biden’s nominees to various government agencies has begun. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell must now go back to doing what he does best, obstructing while not legislating. It’s a remarkable thing that a man can be elected to a position in our country’s legislative branch, for decades, without ever really doing much legislating besides the very unpopular tax cuts for the rich. On Tuesday, McConnell went to the floor of the Senate to tell the world that he planned on voting against the confirmation of Biden’s choice to head the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Alejandro Mayorkas. "He does not deserve Senate confirmation to lead Homeland Security. Frankly, his record should foreclose confirmation, even to a lower post." This is not a surprise as Mayorkas received no Republican votes back in 2013, when then-President Barack Obama nominated him to become deputy Homeland Security secretary. The only two DHS...
    By Ben Fox | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday as President Joe Biden’s homeland security secretary, the first Latino to fill a post that will have a central role in the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, a sweeping Russia-linked cyber hack and domestic extremism. Mayorkas was confirmed by a 56-43 vote, the narrowest margin yet for a Biden Cabinet nominee. The first immigrant to serve in the job, he is expected to lead a broad policy overhaul of an agency that was accused of being deeply politicized as it carried out President Donald Trump’s initiatives on immigration and law enforcement. Mayorkas is a former federal prosecutor who previously served as a senior DHS official. His nomination was stalled in the Senate by Republicans who wanted to question him further on Biden’s plans for immigration policy. He also faced questions over his management of...
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday as President Joe Biden's homeland security secretary, the first Latino to fill a post that will have a central role in the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, a sweeping Russia-linked cyber hack and domestic extremism.Mayorkas was confirmed by a 56-43 vote, the narrowest margin yet for a Biden Cabinet nominee. The first immigrant to serve in the job, he is expected to lead a broad policy overhaul of an agency that was accused of being deeply politicized as it carried out President Donald Trump's initiatives on immigration and law enforcement.Mayorkas is a former federal prosecutor who previously served as a senior DHS official. His nomination was stalled in the Senate by Republicans who wanted to question him further on Biden's plans for immigration policy. He also faced questions over his management of an investor visa program under President Barack Obama.Biden's...
    Lawmakers on Tuesday confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas as secretary of homeland security, giving the agency its first Senate-confirmed leader since spring 2019 as it confronts a slate of pressing challenges, including domestic terrorism, a widescale cyberattack and a raging pandemic. The Senate voted 56-43 to confirm Mayorkas, making him the first immigrant and first Latino to lead the department, which oversees and enforces U.S. immigration policy. Six Republicans joined Democrats in voting to confirm Mayorkas. [ READ Biden Immigration Orders Review – Not Undo – Controversial Trump Policies ]Mayorkas is expected to begin a long and arduous process of rolling back many Trump administration immigration policies while attempting to rebalance an agency that became increasingly politicized in the last four years and was for the last year and a half led by an official whom multiple federal judges ruled was illegally serving in his position. Mayorkas also faces the formidable task...
    By BEN FOX, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday as President Joe Biden's homeland security secretary, the first Latino to fill a post that will have a central role in the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, a sweeping Russia-linked cyber hack and domestic extremism. Mayorkas was confirmed by a 56-43 vote, the narrowest margin yet for a Biden Cabinet nominee. The first immigrant to serve in the job, he is expected to lead a broad policy overhaul of an agency that was accused of being deeply politicized as it carried out President Donald Trump’s initiatives on immigration and law enforcement. Mayorkas is a former federal prosecutor who previously served as a senior DHS official. His nomination was stalled in the Senate by Republicans who wanted to question him further on Biden's plans for immigration policy. He also faced questions over his management of...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted to confirm Alejandro Mayorkas to head the Department of Homeland Security, meaning he will become the first Latino and immigrant to hold the position and further solidifying President Joe Biden's Cabinet. The vote was continuing in the Senate. (Reporting by Richard Cowan and Ted Hesson; Editing by Leslie Adler) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United States
    Alejandro Mayorkas, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to be director of Homeland Security, speaks as President-elect Biden announces his national security nominees and appointees at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, November 24, 2020.Joshua Roberts | Reuters WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday to lead the nation's Department of Homeland Security, making him the first Latino to hold the role. The Senate voted 56 to 43. His ascension to the agency's top role comes less than four weeks after supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol and as the nation struggles to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The agency, which was created on the heels of the 9/11 attacks, oversees border security, immigration enforcement, cybersecurity and disaster relief. Mayorkas' confirmation was stalled last week when some Republicans argued that Biden's nominee was not properly vetted on pressing immigration issues. On Thursday, Mayorkas' nomination advanced a...
    Alejandro Mayorkas was narrowly confirmed as President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday. The Senate voted to confirm Mayorkas by a 56-43 vote. Despite being one of Biden’s first Cabinet nominees to receive a hearing and multiple Democrats’ push for him to be quickly confirmed, Mayorkas’s vote was held up by Republicans on multiple occasions. Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley said that he would block an expedited vote after Mayorkas refused during his hearing to commit $1.4 billion in appropriated funds towards former President Donald Trump’s border wall, and last week Republicans said that they would filibuster his confirmation vote. Mayorkas is expected to continue rolling back immigration policies adopted by Trump but will be tasked with juggling the simultaneous responses to the pandemic and heightened risks to national security following the Capitol riot. (RELATED: Mayorkas: ‘New Immigration System’ Is Necessary) Mayorkas previously served as...