Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has called on the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, to resign as the Biden Administration broke the record for border encounters for the second year in a row.
The crisis at the southern border worsened during the month of August 2022. According to the Department of Homeland Security numbers, alien encounters surpassed two million for the first time in U.S. history.
According to a new inspector general’s report, nearly one-third of illegal aliens released during the early months of the Biden Admin. failed to show up at required check-ins. The check-ins with immigration officials were a condition of the aliens’ release into the country.
According to officers involved in the operation, the Biden Administration's attempt to track down and serve illegal aliens released under "catch-and-release" from the border turned into a "complete waste of time."
The Biden Administration's latest budget request includes a reduction in detention beds and in its place they primarily rely on Alternatives to Detention (ATD) where aliens are released and supposedly monitored with technology like ankle bracelets or even smartphone apps. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report detailing that the lax enforcement across the immigration policy sphere extends to internal oversight of their own programs. The report details that while ATD use has more than doubled in the past few years, oversight of the released aliens and the contractors running the program has seen no such expansion.