Last month, 50,000 migrants who illegally crossed the United States-Mexico border were released into the United States without any consequences.
The migrants were given instructions to report back to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office, although this is not being enforced at the moment.
Only 13% of the migrants actually followed up with an ICE agent, according to a report from The Daily Wire.
This news comes as multiple reports claim that July will be another record-breaking month for illegal immigration, following June.
According to a Customs and Border Protection report, June saw the largest number of migrant apprehensions at the southern border in years, upwards of 20,000 apprehensions per week.
In July, the total number of border apprehensions for 2021 is expected to reach 1 million, putting the border patrol on track to intercept 2 million illegal migrants by the end of the year.
Instead of assigning the migrants a court date for an asylum hearing, the Biden administration is allowing them to walk freely in the United States while promising to check in with ICE.
It’s unprecedented for agents to release migrants without an official notice to appear in court, reported Axios. Where it has occurred recently, migrants have instead been given a list of addresses and contacts for ICE offices across the country and told to report to one of them,”
The hope has been for migrants to show up at these offices after reaching their final destination, to get work permits, Axios continued.
Another roughly 27,000 migrants who crossed and were released during the same time frame have yet to turn up but remain within the 60-day window for reporting. One DHS official emphasized that nearly 70% of migrants are within the 60-day window or have reported to ICE, the news site wrote.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, those who do not report to ICE within the 60-day window will be subject to deportation.
However, these deportation are extremely unlikely to happen.
According to The Washington Post, the Biden administration has significantly reduced ICE deportations. ICE claims that they will be reining in “street-level enforcement” while “refocusing” the “agency mission.”
It’s unlikely that many of these illegal migrants are vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus. Consider also that while these 50,000 migrants were apprehended, while thousands more elude border patrol every day.