The Haitian migrant situation that unfolded over the past week in Del Rio, Texas appears to be over, for now, however, while the Biden administration wants Americans to believe that they’ve all been processed and flown out of the country, that doesn’t appear to be the case.
According to the Washington Examiner, new reports indicate that of the 15,000 migrants who were camped under the Del Rio bridge, 10,000 of them have been “processed” in Customs and Border Protection’s database. However, some 6,615 Haitian migrants have reportedly been released onto U.S. soil, and given notices to report to immigration court.
Several thousand Haitian migrants are currently being transported long distances to other CBP holding facilities for processing.
What’s going on?
According to a report provided by a career official in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), there are a number of brow-raising statements with regard to how the Haitian migrants are being processed and where they’re going or being sent to.
Under Title 42, roughly 2300 of them were flown back to Haiti, though it was noted that out of the 10,000 or so that were processed, many of them haven’t lived in Haiti, in some cases, for more than a decade.
Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said during a recent press conference that a number of the Haitians who were not immediately expelled under Title 42 were “placed in immigration removal proceedings.”
The documents leaked by the unnamed CBP official, however, state that a number of the migrants who were thought to be included in the group going through removal proceedings “are currently not under removal proceedings,” adding that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “requested and denied (due to humanitarian reasons).”
Those migrants, which apparently number in the thousands, were provided a “Notice to Report,” and subsequently released into the United States.
It gets worse
As witnessed during the Obama administration, illegal immigrants who are captured and processed out of detention facilities with a notice to report rarely ever show up to their immigration proceedings, especially given the fact that currently, there exists an extreme backlog of immigration cases.
Not only is there a complete lack of any law forcing them to show up for proper court processing, but Biden’s lax open-border policies also prevent ICE agents from going into American communities to detain them.
Those who do show up to ICE facilities to begin the process are incentivized, in a sense, as they’re provided an Alien Registration Number, which provides them the chance to secure legitimate jobs.
However, it doesn’t take an immigration policy expert to realize that under Biden’s soft and weak border policies, caravans of thousands of migrants can show up at any time and know that they have a fairly solid chance of eventually making it onto U.S. soil, which is exactly what’s happening right now.