Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is in a can’t-win situation.
But no Cabinet official has spent more time over the past 3 1/2 months working with Democratic and Republican senators behind closed doors to broker a border security deal in the supplemental funding bill.
Mayorkas, a Cuban immigrant, has called since early 2021 for Congress to take legislative action to change immigration and border laws to address the enormous flow of immigrants illegally crossing the border each month.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, center, arrives for closed-door negotiations on a border security deal at the Capitol, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023, in Washington. Negotiators are rushing to reach