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Sunday shows - Biden administration grapples with border surge

Sunday shows - Biden administration grapples with border surge
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The Biden administration's response to the surge of migrants at the southern border dominated the Sunday morning political talk shows, with Homeland Security 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 appearing on multiple programs.

Guests also discussed the deadly shootings at three Atlanta-area massage parlors and an upswing in violence against Asian Americans.

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

DHS secretary says border is closed: 'The message is quite clear, do not come'
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Sunday urged migrants not to travel to the United States, as the Biden administration struggles with a surge of incomers, especially unaccompanied minors, at the southern border.

“The message is quite clear, do not come. The border is closed, the border is secure,” Mayorkas told host Martha Raddatz on ABC’s “This Week.”
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DHS secretary blames Trump administration for current border crisis
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
"We are rebuilding the orderly systems that the Trump administration tore down to avoid the need for these children to actually take the perilous journey," Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said.
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DHS secretary clashes with Fox host over press access at border facilities
By JOHN BOWDEN 
 
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 secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, clashed Fox News host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceSunday shows - White House COVID-19 response coordinator says US is 'turning the corner' House Republican: Cheney has 'failed' GOP conference Facebook oversight board member on Capitol rioters: Trump was 'egging them on' MORE on Sunday over press access to Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) facilities where migrant children are housed before being transferred to Health and Human Services (HHS) housing.
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GOP representative predicts 1 million migrants at the border by summertime
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
“It's gonna get worse. It's gonna get a lot worse springtime, summer, more and more come over,” 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) told host Martha Raddatz on ABC’s “This Week.” “I predict a million people trying to get into this country by the summertime.” 
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Duckworth: Atlanta shootings look 'racially motivated'
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Sen. 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.) on Sunday said that she thought the deadly shootings in Atlanta last week that left eight people dead, including six Asian American women, appear to be “racially motivated."
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Chu on Atlanta shootings: 'This is an anti-Asian hate crime'
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL 
 
“In my mind, and in the minds of many, this is an anti-Asian hate crime,” 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.) told host Martha Raddatz on ABC’s “This Week.”
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Rep. Michelle Steele says she's been called 'Chairman Mao'
By JOSEPH CHOI 
 
Rep. Michelle Steele (R-Calif.), one of the first three Korean American members of Congress, said in an interview that aired on Sunday that she has faced racist attacks, including being called “Chairman Mao.”
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Warnock says 'reasonable gun reform' a necessary response to Atlanta shootings
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
"We need reasonable gun reform in our country," 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.) said without specifying what measures he would like to see passed. "This, this shooter was able to kill all of these folks the same day he purchased a firearm."
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GOP governor: Vaccine hesitancy among Trump voters is 'natural resistance to government'
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
"I think it's a natural resistance to government and skepticism of it. But you look at the breadth of support here in Arkansas for 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, and you have rural voters, you have minority voters and their hesitancy is worrisome, not just here but all across the country,” Arkansas 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) said.
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Cotton: Democrats' infrastructure bill will be focused on higher taxes, 'Green New Deal'
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
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.) in an interview on Sunday threw cold water on the likelihood of Democrats picking up his support for an upcoming infrastructure push.
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DHS chief calls domestic extremism 'greatest' terror threat US faces
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
"We are very focused on domestic violent extremism. It is the greatest threat, terrorist-related threat, that we face in our homeland. We are very focused on it," Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said.
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