Biden To Increase Number Of Migrants Released Into United States By 800%
2 million migrants will try to enter the U.S. southern border illegally in 2021
Democrat Joe Biden is to increase the number of migrants released into the U.S as the border crisis continues to b spiral out of control.
U.S. officials now believe they will see 2 million migrants trying to enter the U.S. southern border illegally in 2021.
That number is more than the population of Vermont, Wyoming, and Alaska combined.
The Washington Examiner reported:
“The Biden administration anticipates that it will be releasing 400 migrant families into the country a day by mid-June as the influx of people encountered illegally crossing the border overwhelms its detention capacity."
“The 400 figure is eight times greater than the 50 families that Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement were releasing from its facilities each day early on in 2021."
"As of mid-March, Border Patrol agents were seeing 500 people arrive as part of a family group per day.”
As of April, illegal border crossings remained near 20-year highs, with 75,000 illegal aliens estimated to be taken into U.S. Customs and Border Patrol custody.
The move by Biden is an attempt to “cope” with the border crisis.
Fox News reported:
“Internal DHS communications reviewed by Fox News show that the department is developing plans to make the Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program more efficient because increasing the number of migrants enrolled in the program is becoming a priority for the department."
“The ATD program, which started in 2004, involves varying degrees of supervision for people who are going through immigration proceedings and do not have legal status."
"According to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement website, ATD can include methods from check-ins at local ICE centers to GPS monitoring and home visits, depending on the immigrant and their background, criminal history and other factors.”
Earlier this month, Biden finally admitted the surge of migrants, including unaccompanied minors at the border, was “crisis” months after he and Democrats refused to used the word to describe the situation.
"The problem was that the refugee part was working on the crisis that ended up on the border with young people,” he said to reporters.
"We couldn’t do two things at once."
"But now we are going to increase the number.”
In March, over 18,500 unaccompanied children crossed the border, 60 percent more than the 2019 record of 11,494.
Biden previously refused to describe the flood of migrants as a crisis in March.
“No,” he replied when a reporter asked him if it was a crisis.