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SHOCK: CBS Grills Biden Administration Over Terrible Circumstances at Border

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In contrast to the journalists at ABC, who last week buried the tardy go to by Kamala Harris to the border, CBS on Monday really grilled Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the continued catastrophe that’s the southern border.

This Morning co-host Tony Dokoupil singled out the Vice President, “Mr. Secretary, there’s been some bipartisan criticism that you simply visited El Paso and never the Rio Grande valley the place lots of the migrants make the precise crossing…. What was the choice?” 

He then repeatedly demanded to know whether or not Harris desires to know simply how unhealthy issues are on the border: 

TONY DOKOUPIL: Mr. Secretary, why not go to Fort Bliss, simply ten miles away and has a whole lot of unaccompanied migrant kids reportedly in very tough situations? 

ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS: The Vice President and the President directed Xavier Becerra, the secretary of Well being and Human Providers, to go to Fort Bliss which is underneath his accountability. He is doing so at the moment. 

DOKOUPIL: It was simply ten miles away. Why not embody it on the Vice President’s journey? 

MAYORKAS: Effectively, you realize, we had fairly a bit to see, and we have been in a position to meet with the CBP, Customs and Border Safety, personnel within the central processing middle and port of entry.

 

 

In different phrases, the Vice President was too busy to see the migrant kids struggling in poor dwelling situations? Dokoupil even introduced up Title 42, a Trump coverage that permits for speedy expulsion of illegals: 

Mr. Secretary, I simply wish to get a query in on Title 42. That is a Trump-era coverage that permits the administration to primarily block asylum claims from tens of hundreds of single adults and migrant households. Your administration has been seeking to repeal Title 42. The place does that stand, and if you happen to do repeal it, are you ready for the influx? 

Dokoupil followed-up: “And also you’re ready both manner?” 

Kudos to CBS for really asking robust questions on Harris and the border. Let’s hope that ABC wakes as much as what actual journalism will be. 

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A partial transcript is beneath. Click on “broaden” to learn extra. 

CBS This Morning
6/28/2021
8:05

TONY DOKOUPIL: Vice President Harris says the Biden administration stays centered on the foundation causes of unlawful immigration. She was making her first journey to the southern border since Harris was assigned  the —  the lead to answer a rise in migration alongside the border there. She visited a Customs and Border Safety facility in Texas on Friday. Went to a port of entry and met with neighborhood leaders in El Paso. 

KAMALA HARRIS: Our administration, you will need to be clear, is working to construct a good and a purposeful and a humane immigration system. We really feel very strongly about that. And as you realize, we inherited a troublesome scenario. 

DOKOUPIL: Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas joins us now, accompanied Harris on the journey. Good to see you. We heard her say the Vice President say the administration inherited a troublesome scenario. What was that scenario as you noticed it on Friday? 

DOKOUPIL: Mr. Secretary, there’s been some bipartisan criticism that you simply visited El Paso and never the Rio Grande valley the place lots of the migrants make the precise crossing. What was — make the precise crossing. What was the choice? 

MAYORKAS: It was my determination to go to El Paso. It is one of many busiest of the 9 sectors throughout the southwest border, and it additionally offers the chance to see the total expanse of our work. Not solely the central processing middle the place we encounter migrants, convey them to shelter for switch to Well being and Human Providers, however we have been in a position to go to the port the place we propel lawful commerce and journey via that port of entry. So we have been in a position to see the total expanse. And El Paso is kind of busy. In actual fact, we encountered simply over 113,000 people this fiscal 12 months. 

DOKOUPIL: Mr. Secretary, why not go to Fort Bliss, simply ten miles away and has a whole lot of unaccompanied migrant kids reportedly in very tough situations? 

MAYORKAS: The Vice President and the President directed Xavier Becerra, the secretary of Well being and Human Providers, to go to Fort Bliss which is underneath his accountability. He is doing so at the moment. 

DOKOUPIL: It was simply ten miles away. Why not embody it on the Vice President’s journey? 

MAYORKAS: Effectively, you realize, we had fairly a bit to see, and we have been in a position to meet with the CBP, Customs and Border Safety, personnel within the central processing middle and port of entry. The Vice President was in a position to meet with migrant kids and perceive why they fled their dwelling in desperation.

DOKOUPIL: Mr. Secretary, I simply wish to get a query in on Title 42. That is a Trump-era coverage that permits the administration to primarily block asylum claims from tens of hundreds of single adults and migrant households. Your administration has been seeking to repeal Title 42. The place does that stand, and if you happen to do repeal it, are you ready for the influx? 

MAYORKAS: Title 42 shouldn’t be an immigration coverage. It’s a public well being coverage that the Facilities for Illness Management implements. And the CDC as it’s generally recognized will proceed Title 42 or discontinue it if and when the general public well being scenario so dictates. It is pushed by what’s in one of the best public well being pursuits of the American individuals. 

DOKOUPIL: And also you’re ready both manner? 

MAYORKAS: We’re planning — that is what we do. We all know tips on how to handle tough conditions, we develop plans, we execute our plans, we’ve got unimaginable personnel within the division of homeland safety.