This weeks Sunday shows are expected to be dominated by talk of the surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border and the killings at Atlanta-area spas that resulted in eight deaths.
The Biden administration is facing close scrutiny as it continues to grapple with a surge of migrants at the southern border.
Over 14,000 unaccompanied minors are currently in federal custody, an administration official told The Hill on Thursday, including 9,5000 child migrants in the care of Health and Human Services, and about 4,500 in the care of Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Republicans are blaming the surge on President BidenJoe BidenRussia, China tensions rise with White House New challenges emerge for Biden after strong startFeinstein opens door to supporting filibuster reformMOREs shift from the hard-lined immigration approach of former President TrumpDonald TrumpIllinois House passes resolution condemning state rep. for ‘standing with insurrectionists’Florida Democrats call for election redo after former state senator allegedly tampered with raceBiden and Harris discuss voting rights with Stacey Abrams in AtlantaMORE.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro MayorkasAlejandro MayorkasMexico launches measures to limit border crossings from GuatemalaDemocratic lawmaker ‘fought back tears’ during visit to border facilityBiden team considering sending migrants to Canadian border for processing: reportMOREwill be traveling to El Paso,Texas on Friday with a bipartisan group of senators to view CBP operations and a briefing on how unaccompanied minors are being processed, transferred and sheltered.
DHS said in a statement that Mayorkas’s visit will be closed to press due to privacy and COVID-19 precautions, fueling criticism that the Biden administration hasnt been transparent about conditions at the border.
Mayorkas is scheduled to appear on ABCs This Week,” NBCs Meet the Press, CNNs State of the Union, and Fox News Sunday.
Meanwhile, the United States is grappling with the killings at three Atlanta-area spas last week that resulted in eight deaths, including six Asian-American women. Authorities on Thursday released the names of the victims who were killed at Youngs, including Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Yan and Daoyou Feng.
The suspect, Robert Aaron Long, is facing four counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault for the attacks at Youngs Asian Massage in Cherokee County. Authorities said that Long claimed to have shot up the spa to get rid of temptations for his sexual addiction, though they are investigating if race also played a role.
Sen. Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockBiden and Harris discuss voting rights with Stacey Abrams in AtlantaBiden: Georgia officials ‘helped save our democracy’ by standing up to 2020 pressureBiden and Harris to meet with Stacey Abrams during trip to GeorgiaMORE (D-Ga.), who will appear on Meet the Press, said during an interview on Sirius XMs The Joe Madison Show that Long was a sick and misguided individual, and that it was more important to highlight the victimss stories.
The killings drew spotlight to a broader trend of anti-Asian violence, which has been on the rise during the coronavirus pandemic
Biden and Vice President Harris visited Asian-American leaders in Georgia on Friday in wake of the attacks. Biden called on American to unite against hate and racism.
Rep. Judy ChuJudy May ChuNYPD investigating anti-Asian incident against teenAnger over anti-Asian violence, rhetoric rips through CapitolLawmakers condemn anti-Asian rhetoric at hearing following shootingsMORE (D-Calif.), who will appear on ABCs This Week, blamed the rise of anti-Asian hate on Trumps rhetoric around the coronavirus pandemic.
President Trump clearly stoked the flames of xenophobia against [Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders] with his rhetoric, Chu said in a press conference on Wednesday.
Below is the full list of guests scheduled to appear on this weeks Sunday talk shows:
ABCs This Week Mayorkas; Gov. Doug DuceyDoug DuceyRepublicans launch fundraising vehicle for Newsom recallTwo Republicans can stop voter suppressionOregon governor orders schools to reopen by April 19MORE (R-Ariz.); Rep. Michael McCaulMichael Thomas McCaulMayorkas defends border policy as GOP points to ‘crisis’Overnight Defense: Top GOP senators demand answers on extended Guard deployment, Capitol fencing | Guard costs estimated at 1M | House panel to take up 2002 war authorization repealBiden’s supply chain decoupling moves can rein in China and the climateMORE (R-Texas); and Chu (D-Calif.)
NBCs Meet the Press Mayorkas; Warnock; and Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntConservative group rips Toomey as ‘RINO,’ underscoring GOP’s shiftOvernight Defense: Top GOP senators demand answers on extended Guard deployment, Capitol fencing | Guard costs estimated at 1M | House panel to take up 2002 war authorization repealTop GOP senators: Capitol Police failing to justify beefed-up securityMORE (R-Mo.)
CBS Face the Nation” Sens. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthDemocrats reintroduce measure to address racial disparities in environmental impactsLawmakers condemn anti-Asian rhetoric at hearing following shootingsHouse panel to hold hearing on violence against Asian AmericansMORE (D-Ill.) and Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanBiden to promote relief package in Ohio next weekConservative group rips Toomey as ‘RINO,’ underscoring GOP’s shiftBillionaire Peter Thiel gives million to super PAC backing potential JD Vance Senate bid in OhioMORE (R-Ohio); Los Angeles Mayor Eric GarcettiEric GarcettiState, city leaders push transparency to increase trust in COVID-19 vaccineOvernight Health Care: Biden slams Texas, Mississippi for lifting coronavirus restrictions: ‘Neanderthal thinking’ | Senate panel splits along party lines on Becerra |Over 200K sign up for ACA plans during Biden special enrollment period Overnight Health Care: Biden says US will have enough vaccine for all adults by end of May | Biden calls on all states to vaccinate teachers by the end of March | Texas, Mississippi lift mask mandatesMORE (D); Moncef Slaoui, who led the the U.S. vaccine development effort under Trump
CNNs State of the Union Mayorkas; Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinHillicon Valley: Senate Republicans call for hearing on FTC’s Obama-era Google decision | US grid at rising risk to cyberattack, says GAO | YouTube rolls out TikTok rival in the US Elizabeth Warren: Filibuster ‘has deep roots in racism’Senate Republicans call for hearing on FTC’s Obama-era Google decisionMORE (D-Ill.); Reps. Young Kim (R-Calif.) and Michelle Steel (R-Calif.); Gov. Asa HutchinsonAsa HutchinsonGOP governor: Time for ‘heavy-handed’ COVID-19 restrictions to fall by the ‘wayside’New Arkansas abortion law a sign of the timesSunday shows preview: Democrats declare victory on COVID-19 stimulus; Vaccination efforts provide hope for summerMORE (R-Ark.)
Fox News Sunday Mayorkas; Sen. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonGOP senators introduce bill to push tougher trade stance on ChinaGOP seizes on measures barring trans athletesOn The Money: Details on timing of the ,400 stimulus paymentsMORE (R-Ark.)
Fox News Channels Sunday Morning Futures Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonBlack officer on Capitol rioters: ‘They hated us and they hated our skin color’Former North Carolina chief justice planning Senate runEx-DC police chief: Sen. Johnson comments ‘racist’MORE (R-WI); Stephen MillerStephen MillerThe Hill’s Morning Report Presented by Facebook Biden delivers 100 million shots in 58 days, doses to neighborsMo Brooks teases Senate announcement with Stephen MillerThe hard truth: America will benefit from a sensible immigration policyMORE, former White House senior adviser; Ric Grenell, former acting director of national intelligence; and Rep. Jeff Van DrewJeff Van DrewPro-union bill passes House, setting up lobbying battle in SenateVan Drew, after flipping parties, bashes bills he once backedLawmakers demand changes after National Guard troops at Capitol sickened from tainted foodMORE (R-N.J.)