DH Seeks Volunteers to Help With "Overwhelming Surge" at Border

Article author: 
Isabel Van Brugen
Article publisher: 
U.S. News
Article date: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Article category: 
National Issues
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking volunteers from among its agencies to assist in dealing with an “overwhelming” migrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border, as the Biden administration continues to deny that there’s a crisis.

“Today, I activated the Volunteer Force to support Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as they face a surge in migration along the Southwest Border,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in an email to employees on March 8, obtained by several news outlets.

“You have likely seen the news about the overwhelming numbers of migrants seeking access to this country along the Southwest Border,” Mayorkas said. . .