DHS chief defends Biden admin on immigration, says Trump 'gutted' system

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Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Monday defended the Biden administration's handling of unaccompanied migrant children at the border against growing criticism, saying he hopes to give families separated under President Donald Trump the option to reunite in the USA while blaming the prior administration for having "gutted" the immigration system. "And we are not expelling young children", Mayorkas said at a White House press briefing.

The numbers of children and families arriving at the U.S. -Mexico border have risen in recent months and Biden, who took office on January 20, has faced criticism from Trump and other Republicans for rolling back hardline border policies.

During former President Donald Trump's time in office, more than 5,500 migrant children were separated from their parents when they entered the country, and more than 1,400 parents were ultimately deported without their children. I think it is important to understand what we have inherited, because it defines the situation as it now stands'.

"Trustworthy information and communications technology and services are essential to our national and economic security and remains a top priority for the Biden Harris administration", the statement said.

'We did not have the personnel, policies, procedures, or training to administer those laws, Quite frankly, the entire system was gutted. "I must tell you that it pains me profoundly to say this today on March 1st, the 18th anniversary of the US Department of Homeland Security", the DHS secretary said.

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"In addition, they tore down the Central American Minors Program that allowed children to access laws of protection without having to take the perilous journey north".

Thousands of children were separated from their parents at the border under Trump's "zero tolerance" policy, which charged parents with federal immigration offences and sent them to jails while children were labeled "unaccompanied" and placed in shelters. "We have, though, already begun". "We have not had the time to put in place an immigration system, an immigration policy".

"We work with Governor Cuomo just like we work with Governors across the country".

During the October 2020 election debate, Biden, in response to a question from Trump about whether he would close down the oil sector of the U.S. economy, said that he is planning to "transition from the oil industry" and eventually lead the nation towards renewable energy.

"Perhaps worst of all, Joe Biden's decision to cancel border security has single-handedly launched a youth migrant crisis that is enriching child smugglers, vicious criminal cartels, and some of the most evil people on the planet", Trump said.

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