Tag Archives: Alejandro Mayorkas

Fully Vaxxed DHS Secretary Tests Positive For COVID

CNN reports: Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who is vaccinated, tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday morning, according to department spokesperson Marsha Espinosa. “Secretary Mayorkas tested positive this morning for the COVID-19 virus after taking a test as part of routine pre-travel protocols. Secretary Mayorkas is experiencing only mild congestion; he is fully vaccinated and will isolate and work at …

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DHS Taking “Close Look” At Vax Passport For Intl Travel

Axios reports: Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas on Friday told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that the U.S. is “taking a very close look” at the possibility of requiring vaccine passports for international travel. While vaccine passports could be seen as helpful to reopening international travel, there is no one central international vaccine passport system, making them a target for …

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DHS To Conduct Internal Review To Root Out Extremists

The Washington Post reports: The Department of Homeland Security will carry out a “comprehensive review” of its agencies to root out violent extremists within its ranks who may harbor racial or ethnic hatreds, Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced in a statement Monday. The Biden administration has directed DHS to increase its efforts to counter violent extremism and white-supremacist violence, which the …

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DHS Sec Axes Trump-Era Holdovers Including Cuccinelli

The Washington Post reports: Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas fired most members of the department’s independent advisory council on Friday, a purge that included several allies of former president Donald Trump and veteran officials who served under both parties. Most members were nominated during the Trump administration, including a fire chief in northwest Arkansas, sheriffs who backed the former president’s …

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FEMA To Help Manage Minors In Growing Border Crisis

The Associated Press reports: The Biden administration is turning to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help managing and caring for record numbers of unaccompanied immigrant children who are streaming into the United States by illegally crossing the border with Mexico. FEMA will support a governmentwide effort over the next three months to safely receive, shelter and transfer minor children …

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Senate Confirms Alejandro Mayorkas As DHS Secretary

CNBC reports: The Senate confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday to lead the nation’s Department of Homeland Security, making him the first Latino to hold the role. The Senate voted 56 to 43. His ascension to the agency’s top role comes less than four weeks after supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol and as the nation struggles …

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