by Eric Lendrum
Under the administration of Joe Biden, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has begun releasing entire families of illegal aliens back into the U.S. from their custody without setting a date for them to appear before an immigration court, as reported by Breitbart.
Breitbart’s Randy Clark, himself a veteran of the Border Patrol, said that CBP has sent notices to border patrol agents and other immigration enforcement authorities that families are to be released without a formal “Notice to Appear.” Two anonymous officials seemed to confirm Clark’s account.
“This is insane,” one official said. “It is another pull factor that will overwhelm us. We are creating an entirely different class of aliens we will have to deal with years from now. We will never find most of these aliens once they are released.”
In response to the revelations, CBP issued a statement claiming that such practice “is no change in policy.”
“In some cases,” the statement elaborated, “families are placed in removal proceedings further along in the release process rather than while they are at the border patrol station. All families, however, are screened at the border patrol station, including the collection of biographical and biometric information and criminal and national security record checks.”
The new “policy” reflects the widely-criticized “catch and release” policy, wherein illegals are briefly detained by border patrol before they must be released back into America. Many such illegals subsequently go off the grid and disappear, becoming much harder to find once they have made it into the country. Many of them subsequently go on to either commit crimes and be deported, only to return again, or manage to make a life in America without paying taxes, while enjoying many of the same government-provided benefits such as healthcare and education, paid for by American taxpayers. President Donald Trump ended the failed practice of catch-and-release during his administration, while Joe Biden has all but reinstated it.
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Eric Lendrum reports for American Greatness.