Alejandro Mayorkas, the new US Secretary of Homeland Security, is deeply critical of the immigration policy under former President Donald Trump. He promises improvement – but it will take time.
The new US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas oversees the migration policy of the former US President’s administration Donald Trump Condemned deep cruelty and promised to open the country to those seeking protection. “The previous administration completely abolished our nation’s immigration system,” said Mayurakas at the White House in Washington on Monday. His ministry is working round the clock to replace the “brutality” of the previous government with a “systematic, humane and safe” immigration process. “It’s tough and it’s going to take time.”
Rebuilding an entire system is not easy, stressed Mayorkus. He vowed that the new administration would overcome the tyranny of the Trump administration and rebuild the country’s asylum system. Mayorkas asked those seeking protection to wait until they were on their way to the United States. “We don’t say: don’t come. We say: don’t come now.”
Trump had a tough stance on migration policy
Trump had taken a particularly difficult course in migration policy and tried in various ways to shut down the country and make United States immigration more difficult. The most prominent example was the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico. In addition, there were countless criteria to keep asylum seekers – but other immigrants – away from the United States. Trump always described the situation on the border with Mexico as a serious crisis and emergency and warned that strict border can do without security America Overrun by illegal migrants.
When asked on Monday, Mayorkas categorically stated that he did not see any crisis at the border. Rather, it is a challenge and his ministry works every day to fulfill it.