The national emergency at the U.S-Mexico border is becoming more undeniable every day-even by the Left. The latest numbers from the U.S. Border Patrol reveals that more than 17,000 illegal immigrants were released into the U.S. interior in less than 12 days. Our overwhelmed border agents are being forced into Obama’s “catch and release” de facto because detention facilities are overwhelmed. Once released into the U.S. with a court date, most never show up for their asylum hearings let alone get deported. If this rate holds, DHS is on track to release half a million border crossers into the U.S. by year’s end. That, ladies and gentlemen, is a crisis.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is continuing its mass release of border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the United States, most recently releasing more than 17,000 migrants in less than two weeks.
According to newly obtained data by Breitbart News, DHS released about 17,065 border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the U.S. between March 21 and April 1, a mere 12-day period. Since December 21, 2018, DHS has released about 125,565 border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the country.
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.