Swamped and overloaded with a massive influx of people at the southern border, the US Department of Homeland Security has released approximately 7,000 migrants into the interior of the United States over a five-day period ending on Wednesday, according to Breitbart News, citing information they obtained on ‘catch and release.’
The catch and release process often entails federal immigration officials busing border crossers into nearby border cities and dropping them off with the promise that they will show up for their immigration and asylum hearings, sometimes years later. The overwhelming majority of border crossers and illegal aliens are never deported from the country once they are released into the U.S. –Breitbart News
Over the five-day period, El Paso, TX received 2,800 of the 7,000 border crossers, while San Antonio, TX received 2,200, Phoenix – 1,200 and San Diego – 800.
According to former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) told Breitbart that the Trump administration could take several steps to immediately end catch and release, including creating more detention facilities where immigration court hearings can be quickly heard.
The expanded use of catch and release by the Trump administration has forced communities like Yuma, Arizona, to declare a local state of emergency as the city and county is unable to deal with soaring levels of illegal immigration.
Since December 21, 2018, about 153,000 border crossers and illegal aliens have been released into the interior of the U.S. This dictates that DHS is releasing about 38,250 border crossers and illegal aliens into the country every month with close to 10,000 released every week and about 1,400 released every day. –Breitbart News
At this rate, almost half-a-million border crossers could be released into American communities by the end of the year. According to the Pew Research Center, there were 10.7 million illegal immigrants in the United States at the end of 2016.