The National Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council is going straight to President Trump in a new letter confirming reports that border patrol agents are “overwhelmed” and unable to detain or arrest illegal immigrants. The ICE union explained that agents are resorting to “catch and release” to make room for the latest new illegal border crossers, and these individuals are being released into the U.S. interior due to deportation backlogs. The news is making waves ahead of what is expected to be a veto by President Trump of the Democrat-led “termination” of the emergency declaration.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
The National Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council says agents are being “overwhelmed” by mass, unchecked illegal immigration to the United States.
In a letter to President Trump this week, the ICE union wrote that the Catch and Release program — whereby border crossers and illegal aliens are swiftly released into the interior of the U.S. after being detained — is in “overdrive,” as agents are forced to release illegal aliens en masse to make space for new border crossers who, likewise, will eventually be released.
The ICE union letter notes:
As you know, every day thousands of illegal aliens are being released into the United States by your Administration. ‘Catch and Release’ is not just happening, it’s in overdrive. Catch and release must continue as ICE doesn’t have sufficient custody space to hold the massive number of family units illegally entering the United States every day.