(TheRedWire.com) – Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is responding to criticisms about the expected expiration of Title 42, by stating that officials were getting ready for the order to be lifted later this week.
In an appearance on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” moderator Margret Brennan pointed to the criticisms from Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs (D) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.) when asking Mayorkas about the situation. Mayorkas was quick to say that he disagreed with both the Senator and the governor and that they were prepared to handle the end of Title 42. He proceeded to argue that a migration information center is “specifically set up to communicate with state and local officials.” He added that this is something that they have been doing while also noting that they have been using the local FEMA regional coordinators to keep everyone updated.
He added that he specifically spoke with Sinema within the last couple of weeks and that his office often communicated with hers. Despite this Sinema has blasted the DHS claiming that they have not provided a lot of information on the processing time for immigrants, the number of immigrants, and the transportation used to bring them to her home state.
Hobbs’ criticisms on the other hand mainly focused on the funds necessary in order for emergency shelters to be set up.
On Sunday, Mayorkas told Brennan that Congress needed to push for immigration reforms and that currently, the Department of Homeland Security was doing the maximum possible “within a broken immigration system.”
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