Biden admin to begin releasing 400 migrant families into the country per day
The Biden administration is preparing to release 400 migrant families per day into the country by June, as holding centers are facing record numbers of illegal immigrants arriving at the southern border, according to a breaking report from the Washington Examiner.
Based on information in a government document, the Examiner reported that the 400 number is eight times larger than previous amounts of migrants the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been releasing daily since early 2021. Border Patrol was previously releasing 50 family units per day.
“The number of individuals enrolled in the ICE Alternatives to Detention program has increased from 50 per day to 200 per day in March 2021,” the document from ICE that the Examiner obtained states.
“Within 90 days, the enrollment is projected to double to 400 per day. It is because of this unusual and compelling urgency that the Government requires the [emergency family reception sites] to meet the critical mission requirements of housing, feeding, transporting, and providing medical attention to these thousands of asylum-seeking families along the southwest border,” it stated.
The number comes as a result of record border crossings, both from single men and unaccompanied children.
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