FILE - In this Monday, March 1, 2021 file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington. The Biden administration is turning to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help managing and caring for record numbers of unaccompanied immigrant children who are streaming into the U.S. from Mexico. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says FEMA will support a government-wide effort over the next three months, Saturday, March 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
The head of Homeland Security predicts there will be a large number of immigrants arriving at the southern border this year.
On Tuesday, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the United States could be about to see more immigrants at the border this year than “anytime in the past 20 years.”
The report says in February more than one-hundred-thousand immigrants arrived at the southern border. Mayorkas says in that number were many unaccompanied minors, twice as many as this time last year.