Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas sparked a debate this week when he said that the situation on the southern border is not a crisis but a “challenge.”
The comment triggered raucous rebuttals from Republicans, and even one Democrat, who said the releases of untested migrants into Texas border communities during a pandemic is reason for major concern.
But what is a border crisis? U.S. law does not define the term.
The 1,000-a-day line
Jeh Johnson, who led DHS during former President Barack Obama’s final term and was Mayorkas’s boss, said in