With more than two months left to go in the fiscal year and no end in sight to the ongoing border crisis, the Biden administration has already released roughly 50,000 illegal aliens into the United States without first issuing them a court date – and most of them aren’t bothering to set one up.
That not-so-shocking information comes courtesy of Axios, which reports Department of Homeland Security data shows that of the tens of thousands of illegal aliens caught at the border and released into the interior U.S. without court dates, only 6,700 – roughly 13 percent - have reported to ICE offices within the 60-day window they were given to self-declare their presence in the country and begin official immigration proceedings. Another 27,000 are still within the allowed time frame, but have yet to self-report.
More than 16,000 – around one-third – have officially missed the 60-day window altogether.
And the revolving border door isn’t scheduled to be shut down anytime soon. Axios also added that according to Democrat Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar, “as of Monday, 7,300 migrants in the Rio Grande Valley sector had been released during the past week without court dates.”
DHS spokesperson Meira Bernstein reportedly told Axios that "[t]hose who do not report, like anyone who is in our country without legal status, are subject to removal by ICE,” though it remains unclear how the administration will manage to track them down after having released them into the country with no documentation.
On top of those released without hearing dates, thousands more illegal aliens have been released into the country by the Biden administration with official notices to appear in court, though it’s not yet known how many will show up for their scheduled hearings. As of the end of June, more than 1 million illegal aliens had been caught crossing the U.S. border illegally this fiscal year, marking a 20-year high with three months remaining. Border agents have estimated another 1,000 or more illegal aliens are crossing each day unpursued as agents struggle to deal with the unprecedented influx of families and children flooding in.