A brand new report that comes from Axios has revealed that around 50,000 illegal migrants who were captured as they attempted to cross the southern border into the United States were released into the country without having any court dates set. These individuals were given instructions to report back to an office run by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
Only 13 percent of those individuals have followed up with ICE.
And apparently quite a few of these individuals have not been vaccinated or given a COVID test.
The shocking news comes as reports indicate that July may be yet another record-breaking month for illegal immigration along the southern border, similar to June, which saw the largest number of illegal immigrant apprehensions at the United States southern border in years, according to The New York Times. Some areas of the Rio Grande Valley in Texas — one of the most highly trafficked areas of the border — are seeing upwards of 20,000 apprehensions per week, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Total apprehensions at the border for 2021 so far are expected to top one million in July, putting border patrol on track to intercept two million illegal immigrants in 2021.advertisement — content continues below
The situation is so overwhelming, apparently, the Biden administration is simply allowing in some migrants who identify as asylum seekers and, instead of giving them a court date for an asylum hearing, is just allowing them to enter the United States with a promise that they will eventually check in with ICE.
“About 50,000 migrants who crossed the southern border illegally have now been released in the United States without a court date,” Axios stated in their report. “Although they are told to report to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office instead, just 13% have shown up so far.”
Even the folks over at Axios seemed to be totally stunned by this news.
“It’s unprecedented for agents to release migrants without an official notice to appear in court. Where it has occurred recently, migrants have instead been given a list of addresses and contacts for ICE offices across the country and told to report to one of them,” the outlet went on to point out. ‘The hope has been for migrants to show up at these offices after reaching their final destination, to get work permits.”
Of the 50,000 who were released, “[j]ust 6,700 migrants who crossed between mid-March and mid-July showed up at ICE offices as of Monday, one source briefed on Department of Homeland Security data told Axios.”
“Another roughly 27,000 migrants who crossed and were released during the same time frame have yet to turn up but remain within the 60-day window for reporting. One DHS official emphasized that nearly 70% of migrants are within the 60-day window or have reported to ICE,” Axios then stated.
The Department of Homeland Security said that “[w]hile individuals have 60 days to check in with ICE, many are proactively reaching out to ICE to begin their official immigration processing, including by receiving a Notice to Appear. Those who do not report, like anyone who is in our country without legal status, are subject to removal by ICE.”
The removals in question are not likely to happen. The Washington Post wrote that the Biden administration has scaled back a lot of ICE deportations by significant margins, trying to reign in “street-level enforcement” while training an eye to “refocus” the ICE “agency mission.”
After these folks are let inside the U.S., it seems highly unlikely they will end up being removed.