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This week, the Department of Homeland Security attempted to ease concerns many Americans have about the number of illegal immigrants being released into the United States following a recent swarm of Haitian border crossers.
In typical fashion the Biden administration obfuscated the facts, releasing only the numbers that wouldn’t sink their political efforts and destroy reelection chances as pressure continues to mount from both sides of the aisle. The Department of Homeland Security released official numbers of how many Haitian migrants have been processed, expelled, or referred for assessment — but did not include how many Haitian migrants have been released into the United States, instead of leaving an estimated 5,000 individuals unaccounted for in their records.
According to DHS, around 4,600 migrants have been moved from a makeshift shelter constructed under a highway overpass near Del Rio, Texas. Initial estimates put the number of migrants sheltering in Del Rio at around 15,000.
Thanks to Trump’s Title 42 policy which allows Border Patrol to deport immigrants over concerns of COVID-19, the Biden administration reportedly expelled 1,400 Haitians back to Port-au-Prince. That leaves nearly 4,000 left unaccounted for.
DHS refused to say whether the remaining 3,200 – 4,000 migrants — the ones that were processed by have not yet been expelled — were released into the United States.
At least 1,000 of the 4,000 migrants have been processed in Del Rio and given orders to return for an asylum hearing, according to unofficial counts published in recent reports.
“They will be allowed to wait in the U.S. for their asylum claims to be adjudicated, a process that often takes years. CBP hasn’t explained how it determines who is released and who is expelled.”
DHS also did not specify under what criteria Haitian migrants are being allowed to stay. Many have already sought and been granted asylum in other countries like Chile, leaving them likely unable to seek asylum in the United States. Migrants returning to Mexico are also likely to be expelled, according to Many cannot return to Haiti, or have not lived on the island nation in more than a decade.
Despite Biden’s endless “kids in cages” campaign strategy against then-President Donald Trump, witnesses have exposed the harrowing reality that a majority of those left in custody have been families with young children and pregnant women.
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Author: Sebastian Hayworth