Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas echoed former President Donald Trump during a recent behind-closed-doors meeting, vowing to stand up for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, advocate for more deportations and take on sanctuary cities, according to a report.
Taking several stances apparently at odds with President Biden’s softer approach on immigration as compared to that of Trump, Mayorkas made the comments during a virtual town hall with ICE employees last week, according to The Washington Times, which reviewed notes from the meeting.
“I’m 100 percent opposed to the abolition of ICE,” Mayorkas reportedly said, rebuffing what has been a rallying cry among some left-wing immigration advocates.
“It is the opposite of what I think needs to occur,” he continued. “I think we need to strengthen our policies and practices and communicate more effectively what we do and why we do it.”
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