Mayorkas cites ‘immediate need’ to waive regulations, build border wall in Texas as immigration surges Mayorkas’ announcement comes as migrant numbers in September broke new records

By Adam Shaw| Fox News

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is citing an “acute and immediate need” to waive dozens of federal laws to build a border wall in south Texas where illegal migration has surged.

It’s a sharp contrast to dismissals of the use of such barriers in the early days of the administration.

The agency posted an announcement on the U.S. Federal Register that outlines construction in Starr County in the Rio Grande Valley Sector, where the administration says there is “high illegal entry.” The agency says there have been over 245,000 migrant encounters in the sector this fiscal year.