Report: Border Patrol has released 30,000 illegal immigrants directly into the country since January

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Border Patrol has released approximately 30,000 illegal immigrants directly into the country since January as facilities designed to hold migrants overflow amid the ongoing immigration crisis, a former top border official under the Trump administration announced on Tuesday.

Former acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan told the Washington Examiner that the migrants were released by Border Patrol without being transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities, where families can be held for 20 days.

“You’re not going to find that anywhere because they’re locking down the information,” Morgan reportedly said, adding that he was personally given the information by Border Patrol officials.

Morgan made the remarks after a roundtable discussion in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas which included lawmakers, local ranchers, medical officials, and business leaders.

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The news comes as the Biden administration continues to grapple with a worsening crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border as unprecedented numbers of migrants surge into the country anticipating lenient treatment.

Though publicly downplaying the crisis as a “challenge,” the administration is clearly scrambling to manage the rapid influx and is now apparently electing to simply release migrants into the country as space to house them runs out — and perhaps without issuing court dates.

Normally, illegal immigrants released into the public are given a Notice to Appear, which is a charging document issued by immigration enforcement authorities to commence deportation proceedings against an individual in a federal immigration court.

But a report surfaced last week indicating that the situation had become so dire that in the Rio Grande Valley that Border Patrol was considering releasing illegal immigrants without providing a court date.

A senior source reportedly told Fox News that the border situation has “become so dire that BP [Border Patrol] has no choice but to release people nearly immediately after apprehension because there is no space to hold people even to do necessary NTA paperwork.”

Fox News noted that “such a decision would be unprecedented if enacted and would place the responsibility of seeking an asylum hearing on the migrants through Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or legal assistance.”

It should be noted that Morgan’s report to the Examiner did not specify whether or not the released migrants had been issued a court date. However, if it is true that they were released before being transferred to ICE, then the suggestion may be considered likely.

The mass release of migrants into the country is not unprecedented, though the rate is certainly concerning. Morgan himself oversaw the release of some 218,000 migrant “family members” over a roughly 8-month period in 2019.

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11 Comments

  1. They released a lot of Covid and who knows what other diseases. Time for Biden and his BITCHES to be put in prison for subjecting the population to extreme endangerment.

    1. FIRST THINKS FIRST-charge Trump for the death of over 500,000 Americans & the millions who were needlessly exposed to the virus by his neglect to act promptly

      1. A dumb ass you have to charge Obama for that one it started when he was the president. That is on him and the Democrats all know it period.

  2. This is an impeachable offense if I ever saw one. Start the proceedings. I know, since the swamp is full of dems and sheep, it probably won’t go anywhere, but at least it will expose the magnitude of this blatant mistake that they are so desperately trying to hide.

  3. They should take all the folks Not legally coming across the border pack them into busses and ship them directly to the capitol building and white house.

  4. Only those individuals who voted for Biden and the democrats should have to pay for the keep of these illegals. They should all be dumped in D.C. like they are being dumped in Texas, Arizona, California. I am extremely tired of having to pay for the education, food, housing, and healthcare for those who have come in breaking the law and jumping the line to come into this country. There are many who are trying to enter this country legally. They have to prove that they will not be wards of the state and will be able to take care of all their needs. These illegals don’t care about American taxpayers, just like the democrats don’t give a hoot about citizens who are veterans, homeless and unemployed.

  5. PLEASE Get A: Bawhy not for children that are lost? Back Round Check, Finger Prints for EVERYONE Not Just 14 and Above. We do it in America for our on children? Why not Finger-Print ALL The Children! Especially, lost and abandoned Children? WAKE-UP! And YES TO DNA Samples of All Illegal Immigrants. AMERICAN’S Deserve To Know Exactly Who These People Are? And That the Children Actually Belong to Whoever they show up with? The DNA is a Tool To Reunite Children. It keeps them SAFE. Not used over and over agin to get Adult Illegal Immigrants into America! … DNA Samples is a Must.

  6. Every member of the Biden Administration and member of Congress who is responsible for this catch and release policy of illegal immigrants without corona testing should immediately be charged with the attempted murder and/or reckless endangerment of every American citizen.

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