Watch: DHS Mayorkas Defends Open Border Policies

FILE - In this July 25, 2013, file photo Alejandro Mayorkas, President Obama's nominee to become deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on his nomination. President-elect Joe Biden is filling out his administration …
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President Joe Biden’s border security chief, Alejandro Mayorkas, is testifying at a Senate hearing about his loose border policies, which are allowing many migrants — and drug shipments — into the United States via multiple loopholes in border law.

The hearing is being held by the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs.

Democrats are trying to focus the hearing on migrant children, with the topic of “DHS Actions to Address Unaccompanied Minors at the Southern Border.”

Democrats want to focus the border debate on “children” because that frame helps Biden keep the support of swing-voting women.

That focus on children allows Democrats and supporting media to ignore the role of the cartels, the harm done to migrants and their home countries, and the damage done to American wages and families.

The senior Republican on the panel is Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH).

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