Just 13 percent of the nearly 50,000 illegal immigrants in the US who are released without a court date – and ordered to report to Immigration and Customs Enforcement – said a new report.
Illegal immigrants were given a list of addresses and contacts of ICE offices across the country and one of them was instructed to report in the hope that they would be present after reaching their destination to collect work permits, Axios told on Tuesday.
Citing data from the Department of Homeland Security, the report said only 6,700 migrants who arrived in the US between mid-March and mid-July showed up at ICE offices as of Monday.
And the 16,000 who have not appeared are ahead of the 60-day reporting period when they were apprehended.
About 27,000 migrants who crossed the border and were released during the same time period have also not been screened but are still within the 60-day window.
DHS spokeswoman Mira Bernstein told Axios: “While individuals have 60 days to check-in with ICE, many are continually reaching out to ICE to begin their official immigration processing, including receiving a notice.” including doing.” “People who do not report, such as anyone without legal status in our country, may be removed by ICE.”
The numbers were revealed as migrants were being released by the Biden administration at the border and flooded the country.
Representative Henry Kueller (D-Texas) told Axios that as of Monday, 7,300 migrants in the Rio Grande Valley region had been released over the past week without receiving a court date.
He said 55,000 migrants have been released into the US since March.
According to customs and Border ProtectionThere have been 1,078,226 encounters in the fiscal year 2021, which spans from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021 – a 102 per cent increase over the fiscal year 2020.
The number of encounters has been particularly high in the Rio Grande Valley sector.
Brian Hastings, the chief patrol agent for that area, said in a Twitter posting That 20,000 illegal migrants were caught in a week.
The Biden administration has come under criticism for its inability to deal with the crisis at the border.
President Biden rolled back several former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, an action that critics say is a welcome sign at the US border.
A report by Republican members of the Senate Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management found that the administration is spending $2 billion to halt the construction of a border wall initiated by Trump.