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Amid a mounting immigration crisis, the Biden administration declares: ‘the border is closed’ – SBS News

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says management of the issue has been complicated by policies inherited from the Trump presidency and by the COVID-19…

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“The border is closed.”
With those words, a top US government official on Sunday pushed back against fast-mounting criticism that it has bungled immigration policy, spurring an influx of migrants in the biggest crisis to emerge under the new president. 
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the administration’s message to would-be border-crossers was simple: “Now is not the time to come. Do not come. The journey is dangerous. 
“We are building safe, orderly and humane ways to address…

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