Latest Alejandro Mayorkas News

Illegal border crossings plunge among Cubans, Nicaraguans

Jan. 25, 2023 18:25 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities have seen a 97% decline in illegal border crossings by migrants from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela since Mexico began accepting those expelled under a pandemic-era order, the Biden administration said Wednesday. The announcement came one day...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 07, 2023 12:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas; Reps. Scott Perry, R-Pa., and Andy Barr, R-Ky.; U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Reps. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., and James Comer,...

A look at the final GOP holdouts McCarthy hopes to sway

Jan. 06, 2023 20:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six GOP members-elect remained opposed to Rep. Kevin McCarthy as he sought to secure enough support late Friday to become the next speaker of the House. Supporters were working to win a couple of them over, which would almost certainly give McCarthy the majority...

Message from US asylum hopefuls: Financial sponsors needed

Jan. 06, 2023 17:40 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Migrants and asylum seekers fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries have increasingly found that protections in the United States are available to those with money or the savvy to find someone to vouch for them financially. President Joe Biden...

US plans for more migrant releases when asylum limits end

Dec. 15, 2022 09:52 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security said more migrants may be released into the United States to pursue immigration cases when Trump-era asylum restrictions end next week, when a Texas congressman says some border officials estimate about 50,000 migrants could be waiting to...

COVID's lingering impact prompts Real ID deadline extension

Dec. 06, 2022 13:36 PM EST

The deadline for obtaining the Real ID needed to board a domestic flight has been pushed back again, with the Department of Homeland Security citing the lingering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for the slower-than-expected rollout. The deadline to have a Real ID had been May 3,...

US says it will expand, extend temporary status for Haitians

Dec. 05, 2022 22:06 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday that it would expand temporary legal status for Haitians already living in the United States, determining conditions in the Caribbean nation were too dangerous for their forced return. The Homeland Security Department said...

Colombia asks for legal status for its people already in US

Nov. 29, 2022 22:17 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia wants the Biden administration to grant temporary legal status to its citizens now living in the United States, noting its own efforts to address regional migration by hosting 2 million Venezuelans who fled their homes. Gustavo Petro, who was...

GOP's new committee leaders prepare blitz of investigations

Nov. 29, 2022 00:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are promising aggressive oversight of the Biden administration once they assume the majority next year, with a particular focus on the business dealings of presidential son Hunter Biden, illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border and the originations of...

McCarthy's pursuit of speaker's gavel comes at a high cost

Nov. 28, 2022 00:22 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leader Kevin McCarthy is in the fight of his political life, grinding through the promises and proposals, cajoling and deal-making necessary to win over reluctant colleagues whose support he needs to become House speaker. Every new commitment from...