Biden Does The Unthinkable, U.S. Too Crowded

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( – On Tuesday, more than 11,000 migrants were caught while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, exceeding the 10,000-per-day prediction that the Department of Homeland Security officials had for the end of Title 42. The Biden administration is now preparing to possibly release migrants without them having a court date or the U.S. being able to track them, this is part of an attempt to deal with the overcrowding.

In March 2021, the Biden administration first started releasing migrants into the country despite them not having a court date as part of the Alternatives to Detention program. A mobile app was used by the released immigrants to receive updates on when their court date was scheduled.

The new policy would not require migrants to be enrolled in the program and instead, they would be released on “parole” by being given a notice to report to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office.  A DHS official, not authorized to discuss the case with the media, anonymously told NBC that despite the fact that Title 42 is not meant to expire until late Thursday, they had already seen an increase in incoming migrants that was larger than the expected peak.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas while speaking at a news conference stated that only a fraction of the migrants encountered would be affected by this policy change.

Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz in his own remarks stated that an estimated 60,000 to 65,000 migrants were waiting in northern Mexico for the Title to be lifted. He added that currently, they did not have the capacity to put everyone through the Alternatives to Detention Program.

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