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Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas faced tough questions about the situation at the border – which he insisted Friday was not a crisis and was being well managed.
'You now, we have seen the situation at the border managed in an orderly way, we have seen it in extraordinarily challenging circumstances as well,' Mayorkas told CNN when asked if the border was in 'crisis.'
He spoke with thousands of migrants crossing the border each day amid uncertainty about the future of Title 42 enforcement authority, a day after President Biden announced a plan to rapidly expel Cuban, Haitian, and Nicaraguan migrants caught illegally crossing the southern border.
He "told CNN's Poppy Harlow, 'You can rest assured, Poppy, that we're doing everything that we possibly can to build a system that provides humanitarian relief in a safe and orderly way while trying to persuade Congress to fix what is a broken system.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas again denied a 'crisis' at the border and said the situation was being 'managed in an orderly way'
His interviewer pushed back, pointing to 2.4 million encounters migrants had with authorities at the border. The administration relied on Title 42 authority, which rests on the pandemic, to send