"I think, ultimately, the United States is making a terrible mistake by thinking that the answer for our country lies in trying to fix other countries...the answer is much closer to home. I don't see how we can't get our own employers to stop hiring people illegally."
More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, undocumented migrant workers are still among the last in the U.S. to receive protection against the virus that has infected more than 31.4 million people nationwide.
Despite an onslaught of criticism from Republicans and calls to travel to the scene of the U.S. migration crisis, Harris said top aides have been delegated to oversee the issues at the southern border.
Climate change was included in the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence's annual threat assessment, which was publicly released on Tuesday.
Enhancing law enforcement presence in Central America could push migrants into dangerous terrains, one immigration advocate warned.
Newt Gingrich said the Biden administration's goal was "to have the maximum number of illegal people in the United States" during his appearance on 'Fox and Friends.'
"(Hint: [She's] still not at the border)," reads Haley's mocking meme tweet.
Immigrants do not arrive at our borders wishing to abuse our welfare system, scam Social Security, or establish drug cartels.
"We couldn't find one instance of you complaining and calling that out when [former] President Trump was president," Chris Wallace said Sunday.
Los Angeles County officials announced on Friday that the Pomona Fairplex would temporarily house "thousands of young people" who are crossing the southern border alone. The site will become at least the third major facility of its kind in Southern California
"This is out of control. It's the middle of the night. We've seen dozens of children flow freely across the border in just the past few minutes," Scalise tweeted.
The Texas senator said the migrant situation at the southern border was at its worst in a decade following a visit last month.
Giammattei said that physical barriers can be crossed, but additional opportunities in one's homeland compels citizens to stay.
Latino and Black activists who spoke to Newsweek said it isn't helpful to their groups or the communities they advocate for to wait until day 101 to press the administration on issues they consider to be urgent agenda items.
The House Speaker's comments came after the U.S. recorded almost 19,000 unaccompanied migrant children traveling across the southern border in March.
On Wednesday, the governor held a press conference outside of the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, which is reportedly housing more than 1,000 unaccompanied children.
The number is at least 60 percent higher than the previous record of 11,494 in May 2019.
The vice president visited the bakery in Chicago on her way to a COVID-19 vaccination site to discuss matters related to the pandemic.
"This is chaos that could have been prevented if they'd kept in place the policies President Trump," Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said of the surge in migrants arriving along the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday.
The former vice president announced the launch of Advancing American Freedom on Wednesday.
"We need to reinstitute the 'Stay in Mexico' policy. We need to make sure that the border wall is constructed. We need to start building it again," the congressman from Georgia said.
"While construction remains paused, there is a review underway, taking a look at the funds that had been allocated," said White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
Immigrant rights groups said Harris's roles as vice president and in charge of diplomacy with Central American countries make her uniquely suited to advocate for immigrants.
While Biden has made it a priority to cancel border wall construction, some areas may still be worked on to fill leftover gaps in the barrier, the homeland security secretary said.
Kim advocated for Congress to pass legislation that gives DACA recipients a way of remaining in the U.S. but stopped short of calling for citizenship.
The Biden administration is reportedly looking at addressing "gaps" in the wall.
The longer the border problem drags on, the more voters may listen to Trump as he plots his political comeback, Democrats told Newsweek.
The El Chaparral migrant tent city in Tijuana is less than half a mile from the U.S. border. It hosts more than 2,000 migrants who are trying to enter the United States legally through the asylum process. About 500 are children.
Despite a positive overall job approval, a majority of Americans have an unfavorable view of the president's handling of immigration and firearms legislation.
"More than a Dream, America is a need," the woman in the Tijuana tent migrant camp told Newsweek. "We need protection. I need a better life for my family."