Since President Biden has taken office, the DHS has permitted hundreds of thousands of border crossers and undocumented immigrants to enter the US without facing charges. CBS News reported that nearly 600,000 such individuals were issued a Notice to Report (NTR) to ICE or an Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program, allowing them to live in the US without appearing before an immigration judge. Additionally, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody disclosed that in the summer of 2021, over 150,000 border crossers and undocumented immigrants were released with only a NTR.
Border crossers and undocumented immigrants released into the United States under the Biden administration’s Catch and Release network is much greater than the number of those released with an NTR. According to Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), roughly two million illegal immigrants have been allowed into the country since President Biden took office, with an additional 1.2 million successfully crossing the border. This results in a total population of illegal aliens in the US that is equal to the size of the entire state of Mississippi, estimated to be 2.9 million people.
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— Julia E. Ainsley (@JuliaEAinsley) February 3, 2023
The majority of Americans are against President Biden’s Catch and Release network. A recent poll conducted by the Los Angeles Times and YouGov found that 65% of Americans believe that the DHS should detain or deport border crossers and undocumented immigrants, while only a minority of around 20% support the Catch and Release network.
The Catch and Release network introduced by the Biden administration has faced criticism from across the political spectrum. It has been regarded as a breach of immigration laws and a potential danger to national security. Additionally, it is believed that this policy will only encourage further illegal immigration by sending a message that there will be no consequences for entering the US. The argument surrounding this topic will likely persist as the Biden administration advances its immigration policies.
The preceding article is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Conservative Institute