After pick up title 42 The evacuation policy in force during the health crisis, undocumented migrant crossings at the US-Mexico border have decreased by 50%, As the Secretary of Homeland Security said on Sunday, Alexander Mayorkas,
in an interview with the network ABCMayorkas noted that there have been “We’ve been preparing for this change for months and months, and we’ve consistently executed our plan”,
After the end of the health emergency last Thursday night, the United States rolled back the application of Title 42, which Expulsion of undocumented migrants without the possibility of requesting asylum under the pretext of the COVID-19 pandemic, However, it established other restrictions and would be deported through regulations title 8,
At the beginning of the week, the authorities closed with the arrest of some 11,000 daily migrants a number that decreased due to new migrant measures There were 6,200 arrests on Friday and 4,400 on Saturday,
“The United States Border Patrol has seen a nearly 50% drop in the number of people apprehended at our southern border compared to the number earlier in the week before Title 42 expired.” declared Mayorkas, who recalled that those who cross the border without permission or without requesting asylum will be will be expeditiously deported and, in the event of a repeat offense, will be banned from entering the US for five years,
“In fact, we have already evacuated thousands of people coming to our southern border. We are enforcing our immigration laws under Title 8.”He added.
For his part, Mayorkas denied that the immigration policy of the current Pres. Joe Biden resembles former president Donald Trump since he said The government has implemented the “biggest expansion” in legal terms to migrate to the country in history.
He also emphasized that the executive has “Human Obligation” to respond to requests for asylum, but also who has “responsibility” to confront the networks of human traffickers who profit from migrants.