DHS secretary and lawmakers travel to U.S.-Mexico border amid influx of asylum seekers

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Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is travelling to the U.S.-Mexico border Friday with a group of bipartisan lawmakers as an influx of migrants seek asylum, creating a backlog of unaccompanied minors in U.S. custody.

Mayorkas will be joined by top members on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senators Gary Peters and Rob Portman, as well as leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, Senators Chris Murphy and Shelley Moore Capito, according to a DHS official.

The group is going to El, Paso, Texas,…

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