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Stephen Dinan

Stephen Dinan

Stephen Dinan can be reached at sdinan@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Stephen Dinan

Asylum seekers receive food as they wait for news at the border, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Tijuana, Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) ** FILE **

Alejandro Mayorkas to testify before Congress amid border surge

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will testify to Congress on March 17, giving lawmakers their first crack at prodding him over his handling of the border surge that's left children mired in detention and put COVID-positive migrants out into American communities. Published March 9, 2021

Venezuelan migrants rest as they walk towards Bogota, passing through Tunja, Colombia, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Immigration officials in Colombia expect 200,000 Venezuelans to enter the country in the following months, enticed by the prospects of earning higher wages and sending money home to feed their families.  (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

DHS grants deportation amnesty to 323,000 Venezuelans

Homeland Security announced a deportation amnesty Monday for hundreds of thousands of migrants from Venezuela because of ongoing political unrest in the South American country, moving to cement a policy President Trump had put in place in his last days in office. Published March 8, 2021

Texas Governor Greg Abbott delivers an announcement in Montelongo's Mexican Restaurant on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Lubbock, Texas, in this file photo. (AP Photo/Justin Rex)  **FILE**

Texas surges resources to border amid migration 'crisis'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday announced Operation Lone Star, which he said would integrate the state's own resources to try to contain damage from the new migrant surge that's struck the Biden administration. Published March 6, 2021

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

McCarthy challenges Biden to confront border 'crisis'

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the top House Republican, demanded Friday that President Biden acknowledge a "crisis" at the border and come up with new solutions that don't include telling illegal immigrants to come to the U.S. Published March 5, 2021

In this Sept. 30, 2020, photo, a passerby walks past a hiring sign while entering a Target store in Westwood, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) **FILE**

$100 trillion in new debt over next 30 years: CBO

The government has opened the spending spigot over the last year to deal with the coronavirus crisis -- but the Congressional Budget Office says unless something changes, Uncle Sam's freewheeling ways will last long after the pandemic is over. Published March 4, 2021

A Honduran man seeking asylum in the United States wears a shirt that reads, "Biden please let us in," as he stands among tents that line an entrance to the border crossing, Monday, March 1, 2021, in Tijuana, Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

GOP demands hearings on border 'crisis' amid migrant 'surge'

Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee labeled the border a "crisis" and demanded Thursday that the panel hold a hearing to explore the Biden administration's troubled handling of the situation. Published March 4, 2021