(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – More than 250,000 unaccompanied illegal immigrant children have been encountered at the Southern Border since Joe Biden became President 17 months ago. A report points out that they are getting released inside the US, contributing even more to the massive problem with illegal minors.
US Customs and Border Protection data shows that exactly 257,110 unaccompanied migrant children have been intercepted at the Southern Border under the Biden administration.
Shortly after they get apprehended by Border Patrol agents, the children are quickly released in the custody of sponsors across the US instead of being returned to their countries of origin, Breitbart News writes in a report.
The current situation may call for a “DACA 2.0”, a new law similar to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – at least as far as the Democratic Party and President Joe Biden is concerned.
DACA was adopted under then-President Barack Obama back in 2012, and it has prevented the deportation of some 800,000 illegal immigrants who were brought to the US as children.
It allowed illegal immigrants under 31 to ask the US government not to deport them if they had arrived before 2007 and were below 16 years of age. The DACA protection also allowed them to work legally in America and required that they reapply every two years.
However, newly arriving illegal immigrant children are ineligible for protection from deportation under DACA.
“Here’s the problem that this administration is not even realizing — they’re creating the next generation of DACA. We have not even figured out what we’re going to do with the previous generation, and they’re creating the next generation,” commented Rudy Karisch. He is a former senior agent of the Border Patrol agency.
Last Friday marked the 10th anniversary since DACA was adopted. Still, during that period, the US Congress has not developed any permanent solution for the illegal immigrants protected by it.
In 2017, President Donald Trump tried to terminate DACA but failed to strike a legislative deal needed to achieve that. In 2020, the US Supreme Court upheld the program even though lawsuits over it keep popping up.
“The DACA program, as… kept alive by the courts, requires the applicant, among other criteria, to have entered the US and been resident there since June 15, 2007. So as currently configured, the program would not be open to arrivals who have been in the country less than 15 years,” wrote MPI Communications Director Michelle Mittlestadt.
Karisch emphasized that there already are 2 million cases pending before only 500 immigration judges nationwide, and some of these take up to eight years to resolve.
“The backlog with the court systems is just getting insane. It’s not going to get any better. They’re creating a problem that’s just going to continue to grow,” Karisch argued.
DACA 2.0: Biden releases 250,000 unaccompanied migrant children into US https://t.co/ivuEXO0JiE
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 21, 2022