Alejandro Mayorkas

Type: Person
Name: Alejandro Mayorkas
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

Turnover at DHS fueling security woes

Over the past four years, employees have left DHS at a rate nearly twice as fast as the federal government overall, and the trend is accelerating, according to a review of a federal database.The departures are a result of what employees widely describe ... [Published Journal-Gazette - 19 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 2 reports

The Child Migrant Surge

It appears to be over :[T]he fact that, as of August, fewer children are arriving this year than arrived at the same time last year indicates that this isn’t just a seasonal slowdown. It really looks like the flow of children into the country has slowed ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - 7 hours ago]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Caucus Keeps Pushing for Immigration Reform

By Lakshmi GandhiTwo leading members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus met with White House officials this past week week to pass on recommendations for immigration reform.Congresswoman Judy Chu, the chair of the caucus, and Congressman ... [Published NBCNews.com - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Event Recap: NDN Hosts DHS Deputy Secretary Mayorkas

On September 16th, the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas joined NDN at the National Press Club to discuss the Obama Administration's border security strategy and comprehensive response to the influx of unaccompanied ... [Published NDN blogs - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

US officials fight release of migrants on bonds

The US government has had a policy shift on the provision of bonds for illegal immigrants without criminal records who prove that they have a "credible fear" of returning to their homeland.It has halted the process of granting bonds to women and children ... [Published RTE Online - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

The child migrant crisis seems to be over. What happened?

Earlier this summer Washington was in a panic about the  "border crisis" — the arrival of tens of thousands of families and children from Central America crossing over the Texas border.The surge of child migrants has declined sharplyBut by the time Congress ... [Published VOX.com - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Statement by Press Secretary Marsha Catron on Deputy Secretary Mayorkas' Upcoming Trip to California

For Immediate ReleaseDHS Press OfficeContact: 202-282-8010On Sept. 18-20, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas will travel to California to conduct operational site visits at U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection ... [Published Department of Homeland Security - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

ISIS Comes To The Hill

8:45amBy MICHAEL FALCONE ( @michaelpfalcone )NOTABLESTHE VOTE:  Lawmakers are expected to continue debating whether to approve President Obama’s plan to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight ISIS. As ABC’s JOHN PARKINSON points out, during yesterday’s ... [Published ABC News - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 3 reports

DHS Official Claims Border “More Secure Than Ever”

But truth is opposite of what Obama administration suggestsKit DanielsPrison Planet.comIn true Orwellian fashion, the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security claimed the U.S. Border is “more secure than it has ever been before.”Speaking to a liberal think ... [Published PrisonPlanet - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 7 reports

U.S. can't declare victory in border crisis, official says

WASHINGTON - While the number of Central American children surging across the Southwest border has dropped dramatically since June, it is too soon to declare the crisis over, Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday."It would ... [Published Visalia Times-Delta - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 2 reports

'Progress' in slowing child migrations: US official

Washington (AFP) - The United States is making "tremendous progress" in stemming a recent tide of unaccompanied child migrants entering the country via Mexico, a top official said Tuesday."It would be premature to declare victory and to say that the problems ... [Published Yahoo! News - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

DHS: Trusted Traveler Programs Reach Milestones

DHS announced that it recently achieved two major milestones for its trusted traveler programs.TSA's PreCheck application program, which began in December 2013, has enrolled more than half a million travelers. Additionally, Customs and Border Protection ... [Published Aviation News - Aug 28 2014]

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"the advocacy community has pointed out our failings, and we have worked aggressively to correct them" Mayorkas said
However, Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told reporters at the National Press Club Tuesday "there is no credible information that there is an active plot to traverse the southwest border now." Mayorkas cautioned, however, the department is taking the threat from ISIS seriously

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The Child Migrant Surge [Published Atlantic Monthly - 7 hours ago]
The Child Migrant Surge [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - 7 hours ago]
Statement by Secretary Johnson About Today's Wa... [Published Department of Homeland Security - 8 hours ago]
Turnover at DHS fueling security woes [Published Journal-Gazette - 19 hours ago]
Top-level turnover makes it harder for DHS to s... [Published Washington Post - Sep 22 2014]
Caucus Keeps Pushing for Immigration Reform [Published NBCNews.com - Sep 21 2014]
Event Recap: NDN Hosts DHS Deputy Secretary May... [Published NDN blogs - Sep 19 2014]
US officials fight release of migrants on bonds [Published RTE Online - Sep 19 2014]
The child migrant crisis seems to be over. What... [Published VOX.com - Sep 19 2014]
Statement by Press Secretary Marsha Catron on D... [Published Department of Homeland Security - Sep 17 2014]
ISIS Comes To The Hill [Published ABC News - Sep 17 2014]
DHS Official Claims Border “More Secure Than Ever” [Published PrisonPlanet - Sep 17 2014]
Pentagon may call for U.S. ground troops in Ira... [Published Los Angeles Times - Sep 17 2014]
U.S. can't declare victory in border crisis, of... [Published Visalia Times-Delta - Sep 16 2014]
'Progress' in slowing child migrations: US offi... [Published Yahoo! News - Sep 16 2014]
AFP - US-immigration-politics-children-CentrAm-... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Sep 16 2014]
White House: Unaccompanied Minor Crisis All But... [Published ABC News - Sep 16 2014]
ISIS has no 'imminent' plan to cross into US th... [Published al.com - Sep 16 2014]
DHS unaware of any 'active plot' by ISIS to cro... [Published The Hill - Sep 16 2014]
Deputy Homeland Security Secretary: Border 'Mor... [Published Austin American Statesman - Sep 16 2014]
Deputy Homeland Security Secretary: Border ‘Mor... [Published Time - Sep 16 2014]
Deputy Homeland Security Secretary: Border ‘Mor... [Published TIME.com - Sep 16 2014]
Deputy Homeland Security Secretary: Border ‘Mor... [Published Swampland - Sep 16 2014]
DHS official: Feds, heat beating back surge of ... [Published The Hill - Sep 16 2014]
Executive Inaction [Published America Magazine - Sep 13 2014]
NDN Hosts DHS Deputy Secretary Mayorkas at the ... [Published NDN blogs - Sep 12 2014]
If there’s a Pandemic, Homeland Security May be... [Published Government Executive - Sep 09 2014]
Father of man killed by illegal immigrant chall... [Published Washington Times - Sep 03 2014]
DHS: Trusted Traveler Programs Reach Milestones [Published Aviation News - Aug 28 2014]
Telltale Signs: Why TPS Matters Even Now [Published AsianWeek.com - Aug 28 2014]
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The Child Migrant Surge [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - 7 hours ago]
It appears to be over : [T]he fact that, as of August, fewer children are arriving this year than arrived at the same time last year indicates that this isn’t just a seasonal slowdown. It really looks like the flow of children into the country ...
Event Recap: NDN Hosts DHS Deputy Secretary May... [Published NDN blogs - Sep 19 2014]
On September 16th, the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas joined NDN at the National Press Club to discuss the Obama Administration's border security strategy and comprehensive response to the influx of unaccompanied ...
Deputy Homeland Security Secretary: Border ‘Mor... [Published TIME.com - Sep 16 2014]
The U.S. border is “more secure than it has ever been before,” Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday while speaking on the federal government’s response to the surge in minors crossing the country’s southern border unaccompanied. ...
Deputy Homeland Security Secretary: Border ‘Mor... [Published Swampland - Sep 16 2014]
The U.S. border is “more secure than it has ever been before,” Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday while speaking on the federal government’s response to the surge in minors crossing the country’s southern border unaccompanied. ...
NDN Hosts DHS Deputy Secretary Mayorkas at the ... [Published NDN blogs - Sep 12 2014]
NDN and its "21st Century Border Initiative" are pleased to invite you to an important speech next week by Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday, September 16th .  Deputy Secretary Mayorkas will dicuss ...
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