On Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas rejected calls from leading Republicans to resign – or face impeachment – and emphasized the critical importance of managing migration challenges “gripping” the Western Hemisphere.
“I have a lot of work to do,” Mayorkas said to ABC’s “This Week” anchor George Stephanopoulos. “I’m proud to do it alongside 250,000 incredibly dedicated and talented people in the Department of Homeland Security, and I’ll keep doing my job,” he said.
Mayorkas stated that he would continue to work on any investigations promised by the House Republicans, whose members have been harshly critical of the Biden administration.
As the secretary prepares to accompany Joe Biden on his first trip to the southern border as president, authorities continue to take drastic measures to deal with the tens of thousands of migrants who arrive each month.
“This is not unique to the United States,” Mayorkas explained. “It has engulfed the hemisphere, and a regional challenge necessitates a regional solution.”