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Thursday, 08 December 2022 08:16 GMT

US releases more than 300,000 illegal immigrants while using tracking devices


(MENAFN) According to reports, the administration of President Joe Biden has significantly increased the usage of a program that releases illegal immigrants into the United States as they wait for their immigration petitions to be processed.

Based on the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) figures, there were 316,700 migrants enrolled in the government's so-called Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program as of September 24, an increase of 266 percent from when Biden assumed office in January last year. The numbers revealed that the number of foreigners registered in the ATD program had never previously surpassed 300,000 until last month and had never reached 200,000 until last March. They were obtained by a data-gathering organization at Syracuse University and originally published by the Daily Caller.

The USD2.2 billion initiatives is marketed as a method to free up jail space while making sure that migrants show up in court for an immigration case hearing. Nevertheless, the majority of participants are kicked out of the ATD program before their cases are resolved since the nation's immigration courts are overburdened and backed up due to the surge in migrant traffic at the United States-Mexico border. According to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study published in June, nearly a quarter of applicants who are denied ATD status fled from immigration authorities rather than appearing in court and perhaps being deported.

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