Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas warned that the asylum program will start slow, urging hopeful migrants to stay in place and not travel to the border.

Alejandro Mayorkas, nominee to be Secretary of Homeland Security testifies during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on January 19, 2021 in Washington,DC. (Photo by JOSHUA ROBERTS / various sources / AFP) (Photo by JOSHUA ROBERTS/AFP via Getty Images)