President Biden’s Homeland Security Secretary is traveling to Texas to meet with officials in Del Rio, Texas to address concerns that Biden’s border crisis is continuing to spiral out of control. Shocking footage of thousands of migrants crowded beneath an overpass has caused the media to take notice of the shocking conditions and lack of guidance from Biden. As Alejandro Mayorkas travels to Texas to see the crisis firsthand Vice President Harris is reportedly staying behind despite Biden putting her in control of the border response months ago.
The Daily Wire reports:
The meeting follows a decision, made late last week, to deny most Haitian migrants entry into the United States and expel them directly back to Haiti. Flights from Texas to Port-au-Prince began on Sunday and are expected to continue Monday, according to the Associated Press.
“Mayorkas is meeting with state and local officials to address the situation, in which thousands of predominantly Haitian migrants are flooding the border. Many have set up a de facto camp under a bridge to shelter from the 100-degree heat as their numbers swell and they wait to be processed by Border Patrol,” Fox News reported.
The bridge in question has been in use by migrants for some time as they wait to present themselves to CBP, declare an intent to seek asylum in the United States, and be given a hearing date. Recently, according to footage obtained largely by Fox LA’s Bill Melugin, approximately 12,000 migrants have taken up residence under the bridge, awaiting processing.
“We certainly are experiencing a challenging situation, but we are surging resources and we have a multipronged approach to this,” Mayorkas said Sunday in an interview with CNN.
Gov. Greg Abbott has said Texas border authorities are working with the administration to stem the flow of migrants however Biden’s mixed messaging has created a problem to effectively shut the border.