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Mallorcus states that the immigration crisis is not unique to the United States. "Reflection of economic recession" and "Climate change"

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Land Security Secretary Alejandro Mallorcas said on Sunday that the immigration crisis at the southern border was not limited to the United States, but the global recession and climate change caused a large number of immigrants to southern countries. He said it was flowing.

During ABC's "This Week", Mallorcus was asked by Anchor Marsalats if the Byden administration's policies were working on the US-Mexico border. Border Guard agents have reported a record number of. Immigrant anxietyis trying to break into the United States

"I think we're doing a good job. We need to do better," Mallorcus replied. "We are focused on doing more and doing it with our Southern partners."

Mallorcus said the crisis is global and the global economy. The population is moving north, partly due to the slump in Japan, the COVID-19 outbreak, and the effects of climate change.


DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies during an April 2022 House hearing.

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies at a house hearing in April 2022. (AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana)

"This is a phenomenon that there are more than 2 million Venezuelan people not only in the United States but also in Colombia. Crossing the border, Costa Rica has shown that 2% of its population is Nicaraguan, which could rise to 5%, "he said. 

"The migration taking place across the hemisphere really reflects the consequences of climate change as a result of the recession, increased violence across the region, the COVID-19 outbreak. It's a local challenge and we're working with local partners, "he added.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas visited the U.S. southern border, Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

Land Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas crosses the southern border of the United States Visited, Tuesday, May 17, 2022.(Pool Video)

In multiple immigrant videos killed in Texas during an attempt to smuggle humans at the Southern Border

Mayorkas commented that theDepartment of Land Securityreported last week that border guard agents handled more than 220,000 illegal immigrants. After announcing. In May, set a record high.

Last week, a tractor trailer abandoned in the heat of the suburbs of San Antoniofully reveals the danger of people invading the country afterkilled 53 immigrants. became. At least four suspects have been arrested in connection with this incident.

People line up for a commercial bus that will take them to the San Antonio airport at a warehouse run by the Mission: Border Hope nonprofit group run by the United Methodist Church in Eagle Pass, Texas, May 23, 2022. 

People are lined up on commercial buses going to Sun Mission Antonio Airport in a warehouse operated by: Border Hope non-profit organization operated by United Methodist Church in Eagle Pass, Texas, May 23, 2022. 

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Mallorcus on Sunday, these deathsHe said it was a "tragic result" of smuggling by a human criminal.

"We continue to warn people not to make dangerous journeys," he said. "We are enforcing the law."

Jessica Chasmar is a reporter for FoxNews Digital. Story tips can be sent to Jessica.Chasmar @ and Twitter (@JessicaChasmar).