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Mayorkas vows to replace Trump-era immigration policies
On Monday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas discussed efforts to reverse immigration policies established by the Trump administration, including those involving children.
We are determined to achieve and, quite frankly, we are working tirelessly to replace the cruelty of the old administration with an orderly, humane and safe immigration process. It’s hard and it will take time. We are obligated, in the service of public health, including the health of those who are considering coming, to impose travel restrictions under CDC Title 42 authorities and send them back to Mexico. And we did. We need individuals to wait, and I will say they will wait with one goal in mind, and that is our ability to rebuild a system as quickly as possible so that they don’t have to make the dangerous journey, and we can provide access to humanitarian aid from their country of origin. We are not apprehending a 9 year old child who came alone, who crossed Mexico, whose parents – whose loving parents – had sent this child alone. We are not deporting this 9 year old child to Mexico when the country of origin of this child was Guatemala, Honduras or El Salvador.
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