U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) joined 36 colleagues in demanding an explanation of how most of the thousands of Haitian migrants recently encamped at the Del Rio, Texas, port of entry were released into the interior of the United States instead of facing removal as the Biden administration previously pledged.
The Senators are asking Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to explain the disconnect between the administration’s removal pledge, and the actual handling of the estimated 15-thousand migrants.
“While we applaud the Administration’s original stated intent to expel the majority of migrants under the CDC’s Title 42 order or to expeditiously remove them, we are concerned that DHS did not actually carry out this plan, deployed resources in a manner that weakened border security, and undermined the deterrent effect of any future statements that the Biden Administration will enforce our immigration laws at the border,” the Senators wrote.
Read the full letter here.