(USA Features) Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will visit two Texas border towns on Thursday as the illegal migrant surge continues to worsen instead of Vice President Kamala Harris, whom President Joe Biden has placed in charge of the crisis.
During his visit, Mayorkas is scheduled to meet with local law enforcement and government officials, DHS employees and staffers with non-governmental organizations, all of whom are working to contain the crisis.
Meanwhile, neither Biden nor Harris have traveled to the border yet as the surge of migrants continues and has developed into a “humanitarian crisis,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said this week.
A group of migrants left a 10-year-old unaccompanied boy from Nicaragua in a field on the southern border. He was found by CBP officials who took him to a migrant facility.
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 7, 2021
The number of migrants and unaccompanied children crossing illegally into the U.S. reached record numbers in March, and they continue to climb.
Biden placed Harris in charge of handling the border crisis March 27. She has traveled the country for other purposes, however, including three visits to her home in California.
Border state officials and Abbott have invited Harris to come see the situation first-hand, but so far she has declined to do so.