DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas emphasized the need to fix the fundamentally broken immigration system in the United States, stating that there are 12 million undocumented immigrants contributing to the country’s “well-being.”
He highlighted the necessity for congressional action to address the issue and expressed hope that Congress will take action.
“The answer is quite clear and quite straightforward, and we’ve been waiting for it for about 30 years, Mayorkas said. (Trending: Biden Shamefully Removes God From National Address)
“And that is to fix a system that everyone agrees is fundamentally broken. And we need congressional action, both for the lawful pathways, that really need to be more robust in statute, and for the 12 million people who are here in the United States who have been contributing so fundamentally to our country’s well-being.”
“They’re our neighbors, our friends, our fellow congregants. They provide — are frontline workers. We need to do something, and I am hopeful and remain hopeful that Congress will do it.”
“The president, on his first day in office, presented Congress with a proposal.”