Even more stunning is the fact that Border Patrol has encountered 780,633 aliens since the beginning of the 2019 fiscal year. This fiscal year still has two months left to go.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a total of 218,400 migrant family members from its custody since December 2018, reflecting the insurmountable backlog of U.S. immigration courts.
ICE, the agency tasked with carrying out removal orders for illegal aliens living in the U.S., has been forced to let loose a couple hundred thousand migrant family members since December, an ICE spokesperson confirmed to the Daily Caller News Foundation. The Washington Examiner first reportedthe figures.
Of the 218,400 family unit members who were released, around 82,300 were dropped off in San Antonio, and approximately 74,700 were let go in El Paso, Texas, according to information the agency provided. Some 41,000 aliens held in Phoenix have been permitted to be released, and San Diego let loose another 20,400.
The migrants were likely given a Notice to Appear in an immigration court at a later date, but it’s not certain how many will show up on their court date.