The U.S.-Mexico border has been so overwhelmed under President Joe Biden that roughly 50,000 migrants who illegally crossed the border were released without being given a court date.
According to a report Tuesday from Axios, instead of a court date, those released have been given a list of contacts and locations of Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices all around the country. They have been told to report at “one of them” within a 60-day window.
The apparent hope is that after reaching their destination — wherever that may be — the migrants will travel to an ICE office to obtain work permits.
One source who had been briefed on data from the Department of Homeland Security told Axios that as of Monday, of all the immigrants who crossed the border illegally from the middle of March to mid-July, only 6,700 of them — 13 percent — had appeared at an ICE office.