Title 42: Biden authorities continue their deportation efforts and warn people who cross illegally would face harsher penalties – as it actually happened

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The Biden administration is continuing to press forward with deportation plans and is warning those attempting to cross the border unlawfully that they will face tougher consequences. In a statement released on Wednesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the administration is “committed to making sure that those who have entered the United States unlawfully are held accountable” and that “those who violate our immigration laws will be subject to consequences.”

Mayorkas’ statement comes amid reports that the administration is planning to reduce the number of people being deported each year, though he did not specify exactly how many. The DHS Secretary did note, however, that it was “important to remember that the United States will continue to enforce our immigration laws” and that “those who enter the United States unlawfully will be subject to consequences.”

Mayorkas also warned that those crossing the US-Mexico border illegally should “not take the risk of attempting to enter the United States unlawfully,” as they will be “enforced against and removed.” He said that the Biden administration is “working quickly to ensure a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system.”

The Biden administration is also reportedly looking at a number of other immigration measures, including measures to provide temporary protection for those fleeing violence, among other initiatives. It remains to be seen how these initiatives will be implemented, and whether they will be able to successfully reduce the number of people being deported each year.