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Wed May 22, 2024, 07:37 PM May 22

Secretary of Homeland Security Mayorkas speaks at Economic Club of Washington, DC

This is the approximately hour-long video of Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas being interviewed by David Rubenstein at the Economic Club of Washington, DC on May 17. C-SPAN has a transcript auto-generated based on closed captioning.

He covered a wide range of topics such as border control, cybersecurity, and the recent immigration bill that stalled in Congress. In this talk, he took on certain misconceptions that have unfortunately become widespread in discourse, for example about fentanyl: "Over 90% of the fentanyl smuggled into this country is smuggled in passenger vehicles and commercial trucks traveling through our ports of entry."

It's unfortunate this speech didn't attract very much accessible press coverage beyond usual hit pieces by Breitbart and Fox.
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