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Sunday shows preview: Biden administration grapples with border surge; US mourns Atlanta shooting victims

Sunday shows preview: Biden administration grapples with border surge; US mourns Atlanta shooting victims
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This week’s Sunday shows are expected to be dominated by talk of the surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border and the killings at Atlanta-area spas that resulted in eight deaths.

The Biden administration is facing close scrutiny as it continues to grapple with a surge of migrants at the southern border.

Over 14,000 unaccompanied minors are currently in federal custody, an administration official told The Hill on Thursday, including 9,5000 child migrants in the care of Health and Human Services, and about 4,500 in the care of Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Republicans are blaming the surge on President BidenJoe BidenFauci says school should be open 'full blast' five days a week in the fall Overnight Defense: Military sexual assault reform bill has votes to pass in Senate l First active duty service member arrested over Jan. 6 riot l Israeli troops attack Gaza Strip Immigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart MORE’s shift from the hard-lined immigration approach of former President TrumpDonald TrumpProject Veritas surveilled government officials to expose anti-Trump sentiments: report Cheney: Fox News has 'a particular obligation' to refute election fraud claims The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? MORE.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro MayorkasAlejandro MayorkasImmigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart Carper urges Biden to nominate ambassadors amid influx at border Colonial Pipeline says it has restored full service MORE will be traveling to El Paso,Texas on Friday with a bipartisan group of senators to view CBP operations and a briefing on how unaccompanied minors are being processed, transferred and sheltered.

DHS said in a statement that Mayorkas's visit will be closed to press due to “privacy and COVID-19 precautions,” fueling criticism that the Biden administration hasn’t been transparent about conditions at the border.

Mayorkas is scheduled to appear on ABC’s “This Week," NBC’s “Meet the Press,” CNN’s “State of the Union,” and “Fox News Sunday.”

Meanwhile, the United States is grappling with the killings at three Atlanta-area spas last week that resulted in eight deaths, including six Asian-American women. Authorities on Thursday released the names of the victims who were killed at Young’s, including Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Yan and Daoyou Feng.

The suspect, Robert Aaron Long, is facing four counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault for the attacks at Young’s Asian Massage in Cherokee County. Authorities said that Long claimed to have shot up the spa to get rid of “temptations” for his sexual addiction, though they are investigating if race also played a role.

Sen. Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockDC statehood bill picks up Senate holdout Georgia senators introduce measure allowing voters to have access to water while waiting Cruz outspending other senators on Facebook ads: report MORE (D-Ga.), who will appear on “Meet the Press,” said during an interview on Sirius XM’s “The Joe Madison Show” that Long was a “sick and misguided individual,” and that it was more important to highlight the victims’s stories.

The killings drew spotlight to a broader trend of anti-Asian violence, which has been on the rise during the coronavirus pandemic

Biden and Vice President Harris visited Asian-American leaders in Georgia on Friday in wake of the attacks. Biden called on American to unite against hate and racism.

Rep. Judy ChuJudy May ChuHouse to consider anti-Asian hate crimes bill, protections for pregnant workers this month Padilla introduces bill to expand California public lands Democrats praise Biden for recognizing Armenian genocide MORE (D-Calif.), who will appear on ABC’s “This Week,” blamed the rise of anti-Asian hate on Trump’s rhetoric around the coronavirus pandemic.

“President Trump clearly stoked the flames of xenophobia against [Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders] with his rhetoric,” Chu said in a press conference on Wednesday.

Below is the full list of guests scheduled to appear on this week’s Sunday talk shows:

ABC’s “This Week” — Mayorkas; Gov. Doug DuceyDoug DuceyAbrams issues sharp rebuke to Arizona GOP governor for signing 'devastating anti-voter bill' Arizona governor signs controversial election bill into law Detroit police chief planning GOP gubernatorial run against Whitmer MORE (R-Ariz.); Rep. Michael McCaulMichael Thomas McCaulHouse lawmakers roll out bill to invest 0 million in state and local cybersecurity Asian American lawmakers say State's 'assignment restrictions' discriminate Senate Intelligence panel working on legislation around mandatory cyber breach notification MORE (R-Texas); and Chu (D-Calif.)

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Mayorkas; Warnock; and Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntOn The Money: Biden, Senate GOP take step toward infrastructure deal as other plans hit speed bumps Senate GOP to give Biden infrastructure counteroffer next week Biden says he and GOP both 'sincere about' seeking infrastructure compromise MORE (R-Mo.)

CBS’ “Face the Nation" — Sens. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthBipartisan Senate bill introduced to give gyms B in relief Duckworth says food stamps let her stay in high school If you want Julie Su at the DOL, don't point to her resume MORE (D-Ill.) and Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanCarper urges Biden to nominate ambassadors amid influx at border Fudge violated the Hatch Act, watchdog finds House conservatives take aim at Schumer-led bipartisan China bill MORE (R-Ohio); Los Angeles Mayor Eric GarcettiEric GarcettiBiden administration in talks with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti for India ambassador post: reports Hillicon Valley: DOJ to review cyber challenges | Gaetz, House Republicans want to end funding for postal service surveillance | TikTok gets new CEO Mass vaccination site at Dodger Stadium to shut down by May MORE (D); Moncef Slaoui, who led the the U.S. vaccine development effort under Trump

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Mayorkas; Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinSweeping election reform bill faces Senate buzz saw Police reform talks hit familiar stumbling block Biden's internal polling touts public support for immigration reform MORE (D-Ill.); Reps. Young Kim (R-Calif.) and Michelle Steel (R-Calif.); Gov. Asa HutchinsonAsa HutchinsonRepublican governor of Arkansas says 'Trump is dividing our party' Genetic material from 1993 killing revealed years after another man executed for crime, groups say Arkansas governor allows bill targeting critical race theory in state agencies to become law MORE (R-Ark.)

Fox News Sunday” — Mayorkas; Sen. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonTim Scott sparks buzz in crowded field of White House hopefuls Opposition to refugees echoes one of America's most shameful moments White House defends CDC outreach to teachers union MORE (R-Ark.)

Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” — Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonImmigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart GOP split on counteroffer to Biden's spending Rand Paul clashes with Fauci over coronavirus origins MORE (R-WI); Stephen MillerStephen MillerLawsuit from Stephen Miller group alleges racial discrimination in distribution of COVID-19 relief Yang: Those who thought tweet in support of Israel was 'overly simplistic' are correct Yang's tweet in support of Israel draws praise from conservatives MORE, former White House senior adviser; Ric Grenell, former acting director of national intelligence; and Rep. Jeff Van DrewJeff Van DrewWe can't let sand mining threaten storm-buffering, natural infrastructure Sunday shows preview: Biden administration grapples with border surge; US mourns Atlanta shooting victims Pro-union bill passes House, setting up lobbying battle in Senate MORE (R-N.J.)