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Mayorkas to Congress “Southern border Secure”

The heads of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Counterterrorism Center and FBI testified before Congress Tuesday about the biggest threats facing this country. Members of the House grilled DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas about the security at the southern border, where data shows a record 2.38 million migrant encounters in the last fiscal year. […]

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Top U.S. border official Chris Magnus resigns

The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection stepped down from his job late Saturday following a year of record migrant apprehensions at the southern border. The White House announced that CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus offered his resignation, and that President Biden has accepted. “President Biden appreciates Commissioner Magnus’ nearly forty years of service and […]

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Mayorkas alerted that no Haitian migrants were ‘whipped’ before WH presser

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was told that the photographer who captured a clash between Border Patrol agents and Haitian migrants in Del Rio had said that the incident was being misconstrued — hours before Mayorkas joined a White House press conference where he didn’t challenge the false narrative. The Sept. 24, 2021 email, obtained […]

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Mayorkas Claims Southern Border Is ‘Secure’, Border Patrol Says Otherwise

Multiple Border Patrol agents are pushing back against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ claim that the southern border is “secure” — just as agents on the frontlines of the historic migrant crisis are struggling to cope with the overwhelming numbers facing them. There were more than 207,000 migrant encounters in June alone, the fourth month […]

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Mayorkas admits he ‘failed’ explaining mission of ‘disinformation’ board

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said “there’s no question” he could have more effectively communicated the purpose of his newly-created “disinformation” board after critics framed it as a crackdown on free speech. Mayorkas said on “Fox News Sunday” that the Biden administration “could have done a better job in communicating what it does.” Mayorkas announced […]

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Is Biden’s new ‘Ministry of Truth’ constitutional?

Federal and state lawmakers, constitutional scholars and other experts are expressing concerns with the Department of Homeland Security’s new misinformation board, which they say is the Biden administration’s attempt to stifle free speech. Mayorkas announced during testimony Wednesday before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security that DHS had created a Disinformation Governance Board to […]

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White House’s new ‘Ministry of Truth’ disinformation board announced by Mayorkas

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday defended a recently-announced Department of Homeland Security effort to combat “disinformation” on issues related to COVID-19 and elections. Asked by Fox News White House correspondent Jacqui Heinrich for more information what DHS’ Disinformation Governance Board would be doing specifically, Psaki said, “I really haven’t dug into this […]

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Pressure builds over spiraling border crisis; Is Mayorkas to blame?

A letter sent this week by more than 130 House Republicans that expressed “grave concerns” about Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ suitability for office is the latest instance of Republicans in the chamber ramping up their oversight efforts on the DHS chief amid a spiraling border crisis – a push that has included rumblings of […]