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Homeland Security Secretary Visits Border Ahead of Title 42 Ending

As the border restriction known as Title 42 is set to end in just a week, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas paid a visit to the border amid growing numbers of migrants crossing into the United States.

The Biden administration has been facing bipartisan criticism over its handling of border policies, especially in light of the record number of illegal border crossings.

Secretary Mayorkas, in an interview with NBC News’ Julia Aisnley, responded to concerns about the lifting of Title 42.

He stated that while there are challenges at the border, the administration’s responsibility is to plan and execute on those plans.

He assured that they have been working diligently to address the situation.

During his visit, Secretary Mayorkas engaged with border agents to discuss the current state of affairs.

The Biden administration has been under scrutiny for its border policies, but Mayorkas insisted that their strategies are effective and the border is secure.

He highlighted their efforts in maximizing resources and leveraging an extraordinary workforce.

However, not everyone agrees with this assessment.

Hidalgo County Sheriff expressed disagreement, stating that there are areas on the southwestern border where federal partners do not have control, indicating that the border is not completely secure.

In Congress, there is a bipartisan proposal to extend Title 42, which Secretary Mayorkas did not specifically address during the interview.

With Title 42 set to expire next week and the anticipated spike in border crossings, the Biden administration faces ongoing challenges in managing the situation at the border.

Critics and supporters continue to debate the effectiveness of their policies and the level of border security achieved.

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