Neither President Biden nor Vice President Kamala Harris are scheduled to accompany Mayorkas to the border. Biden put Harris in charge of the crisis last month and although she said in late March she would visit the border “op 'n sekere punt” no trip has been publicly scheduled.
Mayorkas’ scheduled visit also follows Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s call Wednesday for a San Antonio migrant housing facility to be shuttered amid allegations that some children living there have been sexually assaulted.
Mayorkas took a hard line on border security while speaking with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees last week, according to the Washington Times. He said he would fight sanctuary cities that don’t comply with the agency and wants to see an increase in deportations for illegal crossings.