Tuesday, September 28, 2021

America Without Borders: Mayorkas Says as Many as 12K Out of 17K Migrants Have Been Released into U.S., and ‘it could be higher’; And More Could Follow; Mayorkas Downplays Border Crisis: ‘Nothing New’

Mayorkas says as many as 12K out of 17K migrants have been released into U.S., and ‘it could be higher’
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas admitted Sunday that the vast majority of Haitian migrants who crossed the southern U.S. border in recent weeks have already been released into the United States, and it is possible that more will follow them.
So far, approximately 12,400 of the people are having their cases heard by immigration judges, while another 5,000 are being processed by the Department of Homeland Security. Currently,, only 3,000 are in detention.
"Approximately, I think it's about ten thousand or so, twelve thousand," Mayorkas told "Fox News Sunday" when asked how many have already been released. He then acknowledged that this number could very well go up as the 5,000 other cases are processed.
"It could be even higher. The number that are returned could be even higher. What we do is we follow the law as Congress has passed it," Mayorkas said.
The secretary said the administration "will make determinations whether they will be returned to Haiti based on our public health and public interest authorities."
Mayorkas said that those who are released have conditions placed on them, "are monitored by us," and authorities "ensure their appearance in court as the law requires."
Host Chris Wallace noted that according to the Department of Justice 44% of those who are released miss court appearances. When asked whether many of the thousands who have just been released will just stay in the U.S., Mayorkas insisted that the system will work. --->READ MORE HERE
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Mayorkas admits 12,000 Haitians released in US — AND MORE COULD FOLLOW:
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas admitted on Sunday that more than 12,000 Haitian migrants who had been camped out under a bridge near Del Rio, Texas, have been released into the US and more may follow them.
He told “Fox News Sunday” that there are about 12,400 Haitians in the process of having asylum claims heard by an immigration judge, while around 5,000 are being processed by the Department of Homeland Security.
About 3,000 are being detained.
“Approximately, I think it’s about 10,000 or so, 12,000,” Mayorkas responded when asked how many migrants have already been released.
He added that the number could go beyond 5,000 as other cases are processed. --->READ MORE HERE
DHS Chief Mayorkas: Haitian Migrant Crisis Is ‘Nothing New’:
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday” that the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, which most recently created a magnet for Haitian migrants, was “nothing new.”
Anchor Chris Wallace said, “Hasn’t this administration created a magnet? Haven’t you given Haitians and a million more immigrants will you have an encounter with since Joe Biden came into office? Haven’t you given them a reason to believe there’s a reasonable chance if they come into this country, they will end up being released into the country and have months or perhaps years to stay here?”
Mayorkas said, “Chris, this is nothing new. We’ve seen this type of irregular migration many, many times throughout the years. I don’t know if Governor Abbott said the same thing in 2019 when there were more than a million people encountered at the southern border.”
Wallace said, “It has gotten worse. The statistics of your own department show that the flood of people coming illegally across the border has gotten worse under the Biden demonstration.” --->WATCH the FULL INTERVIEW HERE
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