Team Biden has released 50,000 illegal immigrants into the country without even giving them a court date. And — surprise, surprise — just 13 percent have reported as required to Immigration and Customs Enforcement on reaching their destinations.
Yet the administration continues its catch-and-release policy, with 7,300 migrants in the Rio Grande Valley alone let go without notices to appear in the past week.
President Joe Biden restored the old “catch and release” policy of releasing many illegal immigrants while telling them to later check in with the feds — simply hoping they’ll comply to seek permission to work.
Oops: Only 6,700 of the 50,000 who arrived between mid-March and mid-July did so, Axios reports, citing Homeland Security data. About 27,000 migrants are still within their 60-day window to report. But 16,000 have let the deadline lapse without contacting ICE.
These are people who entered the United States illegally, after all. Why think they’ll start honoring the law once they’ve made it in?
Total southern-border apprehensions for the year have already reached 1 million — a number not seen since December 2006 — and show no signs of slowing. It was more than 188,000 for last month alone, the worst June in over two decades.
And while Biden’s CDC moves to re-mask America, his administration is releasing tens of thousands of unvaccinated migrants across the country: ICE says 30 percent of illegals in its custody have refused the jab.
DHS spokeswoman Meira Bernstein told Axios, “Those who do not report, like anyone who is in our country without legal status, are subject to removal by ICE.”
That’s laughable. On his first day in the White House, Biden put a moratorium on deportations, and he just reiterated his push to give all illegal immigrants in the country a pathway to citizenship.
Expect more migrants to come — and more migrants to be let loose without court dates.