El Paso.- The secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, will visit El Paso next Thursday.
Local media reported that the details of his visit are limited, within the federal agency it was said that the visit will focus on reviews in the workforce.
Mayorkas previously visited Yuma, Arizona, where he met with county officials, nonprofit organizations and Sector Border Patrol agents to understand the needs of his community.
According to recent statistics from Customs and Border Protection, the Yuma sector saw a 2,391 percent increase in apprehensions during the months of October, November and December of FY22, compared to the same period in 21.
For its part, El Paso experienced a 71.7 percent increase in arrests of undocumented persons for the months of October, November and December.
“We are building a humane, orderly and safe immigration system. We continue to enforce the law, both the accountability law and the humanitarian aid law. We are doing it not alone, but in a bilateral and multilateral relationship. With other countries We are dealing with irregular migration from the beginning to the end of the process, providing efficiency, order and humanity at all times,” Mayorkas declared.
After visiting El Paso, the secretary will head to Laredo and then return to Washington to report his findings to the Biden administration.