Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas defends Kamala's trip to El Paso - but dodges question over whether she will visit migrant tent camps where children are self-harming and trying to escape | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas defends Kamala's trip to El Paso - but dodges question over whether she will visit migrant tent camps where children are self-harming and trying to escape

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Monday it was he who suggested Vice President Kamala Harris pinpoint her border visit in El Paso – rather than the Rio Grande Valley border where the lion's share of detentions are occurring.

He spoke after a Friday border visit by Harris failed to assuage some critics, who asked why she didn't focus her trip on the areas where childhood arrivals have overwhelmed the federal response.

'It was my recommendation to visit El Paso,' Mayorkas told CBS This Morning on Monday. 'El Paso is actually one of the busiest of the nine sectors across the southwest border and it also provides the opportunity to see the full expanse of our work,' said Mayorkas, who accompanied Harris on the trip.

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