Alejandro Mayorkas reported a significant reduction in the time that migrant children spend at a migration point in Texas.
US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas reported a sharp drop in the number of children being held at a migration point on the border with Mexico in the city of Donna, Texas.
“Instead of about 3,700 unaccompanied children, there are 334. Previously, they were held there for about 139 hours, now it is about 24 hours,” Mayorkas said.
The trip takes place against the backdrop of a virtual meeting held by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and US Vice President Kamala Harris. The meeting discussed joint measures to resolve the situation with a sharp increase in illegal migrants arriving at the southern border of the United States.
Earlier, Mayorkas said that the Biden administration is engaged in reuniting the families of migrants separated when crossing the border by the administration of Donald Trump.
This week, US authorities reunited four families separated in 2017 and 2018. The White House estimates that more than a thousand migrant families remain separated.