Saturday, January 20, 2024

Mayorkas Says Over 85% of Illegal Aliens Are Released Into US Interior; DHS Secretary Admits Over 85% of Migrants Are Being Allowed Into US: Report

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Mayorkas Says Over 85% of Illegal Aliens Are Released Into US Interior:
More than 85% of the illegal aliens encountered at the border are released into the interior of the U.S., according to reports.
Following a private meeting between Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Border Patrol agents in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Monday, sources in the room told Fox News’ Bill Melugin that “Mayorkas admitted that the current release rate for migrants caught crossing the border illegally is ‘above 85%.’”
BREAKING: Per three Border Patrol sources who were in the room, while meeting privately with agents in Eagle Pass, TX today, DHS Sec. Mayorkas admitted that the current release rate for migrants caught crossing the border illegally is “above 85%”.
I’m awaiting comment from DHS.
— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) January 8, 2024
News Nation border correspondent Ali Bradley said she spoke with sources that confirmed Mayorkas had made the statement.
In December, Customs and Border Protection encountered a record 302,000 illegal immigrants at or between ports of entry along the southern border. If 85% of those encountered at the southern border in December were released into the U.S., that totals more than 256,000 people, roughly the same population as Laredo, Texas, where many illegal aliens are crossing.
The number of illegal aliens released into the U.S. in December is nearly the same number of people the Department of Homeland Security employs.
Additionally, if 85% of the 3.2 million illegal aliens encountered in all of fiscal year 2023 were in fact released into the U.S., that’s 2.7 million—more than the population of 15 U.S. states, including New Mexico, Nebraska, and Idaho.
After reaching out to the DHS, Melugin said, “A DHS official did not deny Mayorkas said this today but said the context is that releases ‘ebb and flow.’” --->READ MORE HERE
DHS secretary admits over 85% of migrants are being allowed into US: report:
The Department of Homeland Security admitted “above 85%” of migrants apprehended at the southern border are being released into the United States, according to a report from Fox News.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made the admission during a private meeting with border agents at the overrun Eagle Pass crossing in Texas on Monday, according to three people who were in the room.
The Del Rio sector where Eagle Pass lies saw more than 81,000 migrants hand themselves over seeking a new life in the US in October and November.
The siege on the border has only increased since then, with a monthly record 302,000 migrants encountered, according to ABC sources, most of whom are being waved into the country.
Those arriving are no longer just those fleeing the poverty, political instability and gang violence in Central America, but migrants from China, Turkey, Afghanistan and all across Africa arrive to claim their place on US soil.
Mayorkas — who is facing an impeachment hearing from House Republicans over his handling of the migrant crisis — was pressed during the meeting by the agents over an interview he gave Fox last week in which he said “it would not surprise me at all” if the release numbers were greater than 70%.
Agents did not believe the release rate was that low, according to the sources, and Mayorkas eventually conceded they were currently over 85%.
Once migrants are admitted to the US to pursue their asylum claims they have to regularly check in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). --->READ MORE HERE
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