Sunday, March 19, 2023

NYC ICE Office ‘fully booked’ for Migrant Appointments Through Late 2032; Report: Migrant Asylum Appointments Booked Through 2032 at NYC's ICE Office

NYC ICE office ‘fully booked’ for migrant appointments through late 2032: document
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New York City’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office is “fully booked through October 2032” for appointments to process migrants released at the southern border, according to an official document exclusively reviewed by The Post — making the Big Apple the ideal destination for migrants with dubious asylum claims and causing a massive headache for those with valid ones.
The backlog means migrants may have to wait almost a decade just to enter the immigration court process — which is beset by further delays stretching out years, sources said.
“If you want to stay here and fight your case for 12 years [and] if you do your research or the cartels do their research … that’s actually pretty clever,” said Thomas Homan, the acting ICE director from January 2017 through June 2018.
The Biden administration released into the US 802,396 non-citizens who were apprehended after illegally crossing the southwest border in the 23-month period from late March 2021 through Feb. 13, according to a Feb. 18 document on ICE letterhead.
Historically, migrants who illegally crossed the southern border with asylum claims were issued a Notice to Appear (NTA) in immigration court.
But to cope with a record-breaking wave of new arrivals, the Biden administration in early 2021 added a new step and issued migrants a Notice to Report (NTR) to the ICE office near their final destination to get placed into court proceedings.
Authorities stopped issuing NTRs in late 2021 and imposed the Alternatives to Detention (ATD) “parole” program on most migrants released at the border, who generally submit to GPS tracking or reporting on a smartphone app.--->READ MORE HERE
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Report: Migrant Asylum Appointments Booked Through 2032 at NYC's ICE Office:
Appointment backlog means many migrants can remain in country for almost a decade before court date
Asylum claim appointments for migrants apprehended at the southern border are booked through 2032 at Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in New York City, according to an agency report reviewed by the New York Post.
The appointment backlog means many migrants can remain in the United States for almost a decade before they face immigration court to argue their case. The Biden administration released into the United States more than 800,000 non-citizens apprehended at the border between March 2021 and February 2023, according to the report, and New York City was the top destination for the immigrants.
The report comes as an immigration crisis unravels at the United States' northern and southern borders. More than 5.5 million illegal immigrants have crossed the southern border since Biden took office, and more than 1.2 million have evaded law enforcement.
An 846 percent increase in migrants apprehended in New York, New Hampshire, and Vermont pushed Customs and Border Protection to move at least two dozen agents from the southern border to the north. In January 2023, 367 migrants were apprehended, compared with 24 in January 2022. --->READ MORE HERE
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