‘Mistakes made’: DHS Chief admits release of untested migrants into communities

‘Mistakes made’: DHS Chief admits release of untested migrants into communities
Alejandro Mayorkas (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Baby steps: First he admits they screwed up, then he concedes this is a crisis, then he resigns, and Biden has to explain to the American people what happened, which should be fun to watch.]

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas admitted Wednesday that his department has released migrants who jumped the border into communities without testing them for the coronavirus, but he said officials are working to fix the problem.

Testifying to Congress, Mr. Mayorkas was unable to say how many people were released without testing over the nearly two months the Biden administration has been in office.

He repeatedly said it was his “policy” to test for coronavirus infection, but two hours into a hearing with the Homeland Security Committee, he admitted that the department was falling well short of that goal. He did add that improvements have been made.

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“There have been times when we have not met our responsibility as well as we should have. Those instances are brought to the attention of leadership, and they are addressed and we improved based on the mistakes made,” he said.

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