GOP Senator Pressing Biden Admin To Disclose Number of Illegal Immigrants Released into US
Added 10-25-21 03:20:04pm EST - “A Republican senator is demanding the Biden administration hand Congress all documents and internal communications related to its decision to release more than half a million illegal immigrants into the United States.” - Freebeacon.com
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A Republican senator is demanding the Biden administration hand Congress all documents and internal communications related to its decision to release more than half a million illegal immigrants into the United States.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R., Wis.), a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, instructed the Department of Homeland Security late last week to provide him and other lawmakers with internal administration communications detailing the exact number of illegal immigrants who have been shipped across the United States after being apprehended at the border this fiscal year. Johnson also wants to know the exact number of illegals who have been let into the United States with a notice to appear before an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, according to a copy of a letter sent to Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas that was obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
"ICE might not be properly assessing these illegal aliens before releasing them into the interior of the U.S.," Johnson wrote, raising concerns shared by many in the GOP. "If true, ICE’s reported actions could threaten the safety and security of all Americans."
Johnson’s investigation into the escalating border crisis comes as the Biden administration grapples with a massive influx of illegal immigrants along the southern border with Mexico. Nearly two million illegal immigrants have entered the United States in fiscal year 2021 alone, and the Biden administration has been releasing immigrants into cities across the country. The issue has generated widespread outrage in Congress and could come to a head in the coming weeks as a group of thousands of migrants travel through Central America on their way to the southern border, where they will strain an already overwhelmed Customs and Border Protection agency.
In addition to the more than half a million illegal immigrants who have been released into the United States, DHS is aware of more than 344,000 "known got-aways," or individuals who evaded apprehension and are likely in the United States illegally with little way for the government to track them, according to Johnson.
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