DHS Secretary Mayorkas to travel to South Texas this week

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FILE – In this Monday, March 1, 2021 file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington. The Biden administration is turning to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help managing and caring for record numbers of unaccompanied immigrant children who are streaming into the U.S. from Mexico. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says FEMA will support a government-wide effort over the next three months, Saturday, March 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

MCALLEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas will be in South Texas on Thursday to assess the response to the ongoing influx of migrants in the region.

According to a release, Secretary Mayorkas will meet with local officials and community leaders and will receive operational updates and engage with the DHS frontline workforce.

The details of Mayorkas’ visit are not known at this time.

In May, Mayorkas visited the Rio Grande Valley to tour the migrant processing facility in Donna.

During that trip, Mayorkas glimpsed what life is like for unaccompanied migrant children who come to the United States and are then taken under the care of DHS.

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