Biden’s DHS Secretary: If Parents Send Children To Border ‘We Will Not Expel’ Them, ‘Will Care For’ Them


Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told CBS News on Thursday morning that if “loving parents” send their child alone to the U.S.-Mexico border, the Biden administration will not only not expel the child, but will also “care for” the child. When asked by one of the hosts how long migrants should wait before trying to reach the U.S., Mayorkas said, “in weeks, in several months, we will expand the legal processes that we already have started to rebuild.” “We already have reinstituted the Central American minors program that was built in the Obama-Biden administration and that was torn down by the prior administration, but we well understand that out of desperation, some children might not wait,” he continued. “Some loving parents might send their child to traverse Mexico alone, to reach the southern border, our southern border. I hope they don’t undertake that perilous journey, but if they do, we will not expel that young child. We will care for that young child and unite that child with a responsible parent. That is who we are as a nation, and we can do it.”

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