Why bother to have a border if this is the shenanigans that are going to happen. This week, with the battle over the border wall raging in Washington between the White House and Congressional Democrats, the Department of Homeland Security reportedly released a couple thousand border crossers into the country.
A DHS official confirmed to Breitbart News that the U.S. Border Patrol and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is releasing more than 2,000 family units caught at the U.S.-Mexico border, citing a lack of detention space.
The border-crossing adults and the children they arrived at the border with will be released and given a court date for an immigration hearing. The adults will be given ankle monitors, though the DHS official says the process of keeping track of border-crossers via ankle monitors is not effective.
Border Patrol and ICE are experiencing major issues with detention space at the Yuma, Arizona sector of the border, as well as in San Diego, California, El Paso, Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley sector of the southern border.
The DHS official said there is not nearly enough bed space for family units at border detention facilities, while Border Patrol encounters about 2,100 border-crossers a day with more than 60 percent of those adults bringing children with them in the hope to be quickly released into the interior of the country.
Why is this happening the way it is when reports are also that the people seeking asylum technically should be quarantined for communicable disease testing before being released?
A DHS spokesperson blamed the country’s immigration loophole, known as the Flores Settlement Agreement, in a statement to Breitbart News.
“We are living through an immigration crisis that is in part driven by a disastrous ruling by a district court judge in the Ninth Circuit that incentives illegal alien adults to put their children in the hands of smugglers and traffickers,” Waldman told Breitbart News in a statement. “The Flores Settlement Agreement has created an immigration loophole that rewards parents for bringing their children with them to the United States.”
The ninth circus again. President Trump is looking to close this loophole but has yet to be able to do so.
In the meantime, thousands of border-crossers who arrive with children whether theirs or someone else’s is now walking free within the United States with no hope of truly tracking their movements.