Department of Homeland Security

DHS Extends Ban on Legal Nonessential Land Border Crossings

The Department of Homeland Security announced on Friday an extension of the non-essential travel ban at land border ports along the U.S./Mexico and U.S./Canada borders. The ban, now in place for over 18 months, prohibits nonimmigrant visa holders from entering the United States for recreational travel, shopping, or visiting relatives.

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RANDY CLARK: Daily Migrant Apprehension Record Set on Day DHS Secretary Visits Texas Border

Border Patrol officials in the Texas Rio Grande Valley announced a new sector record for the apprehension of migrants in a 24-hour period. The apprehensions, which were recorded on Thursday, totaled nearly 4,000 throughout the day. Ironically, the record-breaking apprehensions occurred on the very day Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas visited the area to get a firsthand look at conditions on the ground in South Texas.

ROMA, TEXAS - APRIL 29: Honduran immigrant Trinidad Tabora, 93, is wheeled from the bank of the Rio Grande after crossing the border from Mexico on April 29, 2021 in Roma, Texas. She and her granddaughter (L) were smuggled across the border with other Central American asylum seekers during the …