ICE Official To Be Interrogated By Congress

Photo by Elijah Mears on Unsplash

( – An Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Biden administration official who is in favor of alternatives to detention (ATD) has had a request from the House Judiciary Committee to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.

On Monday, a letter by Judiciary Chair Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, was sent to Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., who also serves as the ICE’s Office of Immigration Program Evaluation assistant director. According to the letter Jordan is calling for her to provide an explanation of why is in favor of ATD during a time when there is a historically record number of illegal immigrants entering the country.

As they point out in the letter ICE is only detaining and coming from the United States a very small number of illegal immigrants, especially when it comes to those being removed that have a criminal record. They noted that in the 2023 fiscal year, there was a drop of 41 percent in the number of illegal immigrants with criminal charges and convictions that were removed when compared to the 2020 fiscal year. That drop becomes even larger when compared to FY 2019 when there were close to 60 percent more people who were removed.

As the lawmakers point out the decrease in detention and removals has meant that there have been at least 617,607 criminal aliens who have been allowed to continue being free in the country, with many of them people being part of criminal activity again. They further note in the letter that as of Dec. 10, there are over 1.3 million aliens that have a final order of removal while the non-detained docket has more than 6.2 million cases. 

Copyright 2024,