"I by no means diminish the, the humane issue that it presents, but I want to be clear that we do have a plan to address it," Alejandro Mayorkas said.
Thousands of Haitian immigrants have recently arrived at the U.S. southern border seeking refuge after a presidential assassination and powerful earthquake.
More than 10,000 migrants, many of them Haitians, have crossed the Rio Grande river and are camping out under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas denied there was a "contradiction" in the U.S.'s treatment of Afghan refugees and Haitian migrants.
"Individuals who are eligible will receive relief more swiftly, while those who are not eligible will be expeditiously removed," DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said.
"As a result of his actions and policies, America is more in danger today than when he began serving as Secretary," Biggs wrote in a statement.
"These are often loosely affiliated, individuals or sole actors, really motivated by false narratives and ideologies of hate and the like," Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said.
"The Secretary is fully vaccinated, has no symptoms, and has tested negative twice," according to a statement from the Department of Homeland Security.
Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says migrants intercepted at sea will not be permitted to enter U.S.
Analyzing year-to-date figures, RVG accounted for 30 percent of border encounters since October 2020—the most of any area in the southwest—compared to El Paso which saw nearly 13 percent of encounters—the fourth busiest behind Tucson and Del Rio.
One demonstrator held a sign that asked, "Kamala do you hear their screams?"
"The border is very dynamic," Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told a House panel. "There are different needs and challenges at different parts of the border."
Experts from the public and private sectors collaborated to produce a report published Thursday that provides recommendations for responding to ransomware attacks.
The Democratic senator's office said Friday that Alejandro Mayorkas and the DHS will be "held accountable for protecting Arizona communities and ensuring all migrants are treated fairly and humanely."
"President Biden and his Administration are responsible for the resulting crisis at the border," representatives Jim Jordan and Tom McClintock wrote in a letter to Mayorkas on Tuesday.
Other advocates who spoke with Newsweek said it is their strong sense that the DHS secretary is being shielded by lawyers and officials within the agency to protect him from the policy demands of advocates.
The Democratic lawmaker previously said that he "fought back tears" after talking to a migrant child held in a Texas facility.
"We have a short-term plan, a medium-term plan, and a long-term plan," Biden's secretary of homeland security explained.
A 2019 poll found that over 50 percent of non-white military service members had personally witnessed examples of white nationalism or ideological-driven racism within the ranks.
Border Patrol agents are being overwhelmed by the influx of migrant youths at the southern border.
On Monday, a number of Republicans traveled to the border to tour several border facilities. During their tour, several criticized Biden's border policies, with House Leader Kevin McCarthy saying that the situation is "more than a crisis. This is a human heartbreak."
"We are expelling most single adults and families," Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said.
The administration's messaging on the reopened facilities began with what many Democrats and immigration activists characterized as a misfire.
The Missouri Republican has voted "nay" for all six of Biden's Cabinet nominees who have come up for a Senate confirmation vote.