DHS Releases 24K Border Crossers, Illegal Aliens into U.S. in Two Weeks

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John Binder
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26 March 2019
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National News
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The Department of Homeland Security released 24,000 foreign family members who crossed through the United States-Mexico border into the U.S. over the course of two weeks this month, Breitbart News has confirmed.

In newly confirmed federal data from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, Breitbart News has learned that the country’s Catch and Release program has resulted in the mass release of border crossers and illegal aliens on a weekly basis.

For months, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials have said privately that the Catch and Release program has been taken to new heights, while ICE union officials declared this week that the program was in “overdrive” under the direction of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Between March 5 and March 20, about 24,000 border crossers and illegal aliens have been released into the interior of the U.S. while they await their immigration and asylum hearings. The vast majority of these foreign nationals never appear at their hearings and the overwhelming majority are never deported from the country after release by DHS.

The Catch and Release process often entails federal immigration officials busing border crossers into nearby border cities and dropping them off with the promise that they will show up for their immigration and asylum hearings, sometimes years later.

The data obtained by Breitbart News reveals those 24,000 individuals were released through these areas:

  • 2,500 border crossers released in San Diego, California
  • 4,000 border crossers released in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 7,500 border crossers released in El Paso, Texas
  • 10,000 border crossers released in San Antonio, Texas...