DHS’ Mayorkas, In About Face, Advocates for Increase in Deportations – By Solange Reyner (Newsmax) / April 7 2021
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in a closed-door meeting with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement vowed to stand up for the agency and advocated for an increase in the number of deportations, according to notes of the meeting reviewed by the Washington Times.
Mayorkas also said DHS would take on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to work with the agency to turn over illegal immigrants hiding out.
California has deemed itself a sanctuary state and other cities include places like Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Portland, Oregon.
“I see cases now where we apprehend and remove individuals that I think need to be prosecuted criminally,” Mayorkas said during a virtual town hall with ICE employees last week where he also revealed that the Biden administration was mulling a restart to Trump’s border wall construction to plug “gaps” in the current barrier.