Thursday, September 14, 2023

Report: DHS Eyes Ordering Illegal Immigrants to Stay in Texas; Biden Administration Considering Plan to Force Migrants to Remain in Texas: Report

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Report: DHS eyes ordering illegal immigrants to stay in Texas:
The Biden administration is pondering a new policy that would order unauthorized immigrants to stay in Texas after they arrive, preventing them from spreading throughout the country, according to a new report Thursday.
The goal is to have the migrants be in a better place for eventual deportation, the Los Angeles Times reported. It would also prevent the massive surge of migrants that’s overwhelmed liberal-led cities across the country.
But it would also likely draw howls of protest from both sides of the immigration debate.
Immigrant-rights activists likely would object to limiting migrants’ freedom of movement. Meanwhile, Texas and its allies among conservatives and border-state officials have said the state already has borne the brunt of an immigrant surge that President Biden has invited.
The Los Angeles Times dubbed the policy “remain-in-Texas,” harkening back to the Trump administration’s successful but controversial “Remain in Mexico” policy.
The paper, citing unnamed sources, said the plan would rely on GPS tracking devices assigned to migrants to ensure they stay near the border.
In order to make much of a dent, though, Homeland Security would have to dramatically increase its use of tracking. --->READ MORE HERE
Texas DPS
Biden administration considering plan to force migrants to remain in Texas: report
The Biden administration is considering forcing migrants who cross into the United States illegally to remain in Texas while they wait out their asylum screening.
Administration officials cite the proposed plan as a way to curb the flow of illegal immigrants at the southern border, The Los Angeles Times reported, citing three U.S. officials not authorized to discuss the matter.
The plan would force migrants to remain in Texas, or possibly other border states by tracking their location through GPS monitoring devices, such as ankle bracelets, the officials told the Times.
The migrants would undergo an asylum screening to determine whether they can remain in the U.S. Officials have discussed working with local groups to provide housing for the migrants.
Fox News Digital has reached out to the White House, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's office and several immigration agencies.
A spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told Fox News Digital that the Biden administration "is committed to expanding safe and orderly pathways for migrants to lawfully enter the United States, while imposing consequences to those who fail to use those pathways."
Since May, DHS has removed or returned over 200,000 people, the agency said. --->READ MORE HERE
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