ICE Has ‘Lost’ 47,000 Illegal Immigrants After Release in 2021

Border Patrol agents were so overwhelmed with illegal immigrants on the southern border last year, that they resorted to issuing a newly-developed “notice to report” to tens of thousands of individuals before releasing them into the United States. The notice requested the illegal alien to report to a local Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office within 60 days, where they’d be issued a “notice to appear”—an official document that includes a date of their first immigration court hearing for their deportation proceedings. Normally, illegal immigrants are given a notice to appear before being released at the border. More than 104,000 notices to report were issued in the five months between the end of March and the end of October last year. Of those, 47,705 individuals have failed to report to ICE, according to official data received by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.). Johnson had requested the information from the Department of …

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