Captain Obvious: Mayorkas Predicts Increased Border Chaos As Title 42 Ends

  • Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday there would be a surge in migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border when Trump-era policy Title 42 ends in less than a month. The policy is set to end on May 11.
  • Migrant encounters topped 1.2 million at the southern border between October and March, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
  • “We do anticipate a surge in the number of encounters at our southern border,” Mayorkas told Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Gary Peters during a hearing Tuesday.