Sec. of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas pleaded with migrants not to cross the border illegally as Title 42 nears its end.
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Hundreds of migrants are already sleeping on downtown sidewalks of El Paso and overflowing the city's shelters as Title 42, which allows for easier expulsion of migrants, comes to an end.
Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and Acting Asst Sec. of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Ricardo Zuniga update on planning and operations before the lifting of Title 42.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday said it will be chaotic at the border immediately after the policy change.
Biden's comments were more candid than the message his press secretary sent hours earlier about the lifting of Title 42, which allows easier expulsion of migrants.
“We believe we have a robust process to deal with what is going to occur after Title 42 lifts,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at Tuesday’s daily briefing.
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