Saturday, February 24, 2024

White House Threatens Mass Release of Illegal Aliens: Joe Biden’s DHS Drafts Plan to ‘Mass Release’ Illegal Aliens into U.S.; White House Says ICE Will Reduce Deportations, Detention Capacity if Republicans Don't Pass Border Bill

White House Threatens Mass Release of Illegal Aliens:
After the Senate voted down an immigration deal that largely maintained the status quo, the Washington Post reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is now threatening to release thousands of aliens and cut detention capacity due to budget shortfalls.
The White House confirmed the essence of the Post’s report, saying the Administration may indeed be “forced” to reduce “its removal operations, its total detention capacity and more” due to budget shortfalls. According to the Post, the agency’s shortfall is nearing $700 million, a relatively small portion of the ICE’s annual budget, about $9 billion.
Questions are now being raised about how the department could so poorly predict the fiscal disaster, and what the department plans to do about it. The challenges faced by ICE are a direct result of President Biden’s own policies, which ICE has been implementing since Inauguration Day. While Americans typically see Border and Customs Protection (CBP) agents on the front line, ICE also plays an important role in helping to process the illegal aliens and transport them to detention facilities around the country. ICE also conducts fugitive operations when criminal aliens are released from sanctuary cities, operates removal flights, and monitors more than six million illegal aliens who are awaiting their immigration court date.
Funding for the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of fiscal year 2024 is still being debated by Congress, and the continuing resolution to keep the department open expires on March 8. But if Congress does not appropriate more funding, ICE does not have to cut its operations. The Department of Homeland Security could “reprogram” dollars from other agencies – such as the Coast Guard, Secret Service, FEMA or Transportation Security Administration. Indeed, DHS could take money from FEMA’s Shelter and Services program—a program that provides hundreds of millions worth of services to illegal aliens arriving in the U.S. – and reprogram some of that money to ICE.
This is not the first time that ICE has suffered budgetary constraints and considered releasing immigration violators and criminals. In February 2013, the Obama-Biden Administration released around 2,200 illegal aliens in detention facilities because of across-the-board cuts to departments and agencies. There was public backlash and congressional hearings that questioned why the department was not better prepared and whether they considered the effects on public safety. The White House, at the time, stated that it played no role in the releases. --->READ MORE HERE
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Report: Joe Biden’s DHS Drafts Plan to ‘Mass Release’ Illegal Aliens into U.S.
President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is drafting plans that would include a “mass release” of illegal aliens currently in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody into the United States, a new report reveals.
According to the Washington Post, DHS is considering having ICE release thousands of illegal aliens in the agency’s custody into American cities and towns as the Biden administration claims they need billions from Congress to avoid carrying out the plan in a seemingly quasi-extortion scheme.
The Post reports:
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has drafted plans to release thousands of immigrants and slash its capacity to hold detainees after the failure of a Senate border bill that would have erased a $700 million budget shortfall, according to four officials at ICE and the Department of Homeland Security. [Emphasis added]

Some of the proposed cost savings in ICE detention would occur through attrition — deportations — but much of it would have to happen through the mass release of detainees, said the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss internal deliberations. [Emphasis added]
RJ Hauman of the National Immigration Center for Enforcement (NICE) suggested that Biden’s DHS is not spending funds as they were allocated by Congress, noting that the agency was given more funding for detention space than they had even requested.
“Congress gave the Biden administration more money than they requested for the detention of illegal aliens. So what is ICE spending money on that created this volitional budget gap?” Hauman told Breitbart News. --->READ MORE HERE
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