Mayorkas: Approximately 12,000 Haitian Migrants Released into U.S. -- 'Could Be Even Higher'

Posted 21 days ago


Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday” that approximately 12,000 Haitian migrants had been released into the United States, and he added that the tally “could be even higher.”

Anchor Chris Wallace said, “I want to start with those 30,000 Haitian migrants who came across the border into Del Rio, Texas, since September 9th, as you say. You say that 12,400 will have their cases heard by an immigration judge, and another 5,000 are being processed by your department. Mr. Secretary, of those 17,400, how many have been released into the U. S. and how many more potentially could be released into the U.S.?”

Mayorkas said, “About 3,000 are actually in detention, and we make those detention determinations in the best interest of the American public. Others are in immigration court proceedings. They are monitored by us. We impose conditions upon them, so we keep in touch with th... (Read more)