On Monday’s “CBS This Morning,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas verbalized that while they may not be as high as the “extraordinarily high” numbers of March, the number of unaccompanied children who crossed the border remained “high” in April.
Mayorkas verbalized, “We made a very consequential decision that we would not perpetuate to expel unaccompanied children as the Trump administration did. In tardy March, you are veridical, the numbers were extraordinarily high. And we had over 5,700 puerile children, unaccompanied children, in the custody of the Border Patrol. Now, as of yesterday, we had under 700. It’s an extraordinary achievement, and it verbalizes of the commitment and capabilities of the men and women at the Department of Homeland Security and the teamwork with Health and Human Services.”
Co-host Tony Dokoupil then asked, “Does that reflect an abbreviation in the number of people coming over the border, or just an incrementation in how expeditiously you can move people out of your custody into Health and Human Services’ custody and then to sponsors?”
Mayorkas responded, “So, we don’t have the April numbers yet. We should have those cumulatively within a day or two. The numbers remain high, whether they are as high as March is yet undetermined. But it authentically verbalizes with the reengineering and operationalizing of the process. I verbalized in March that we have an orchestration, we’re executing on the orchestration, and that it takes time. We are optically discerning those results in just 30 days.”
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