Monday, May 15, 2023 by: Belle Carter
Illegal immigrants who crossed the border and got processed for asylum applications have received free smartphones from President Joe Biden’s administration as they wait for their immigration court dates.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has already reportedly issued over 300,000 smartphones to noncitizens who migrated to the United States as part of the “Alternatives to Detention Program” (ATD). According to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), mobile phones are meant to track asylum seekers who are awaiting court dates. They are also used for facial recognition, GPS monitoring and voice identification.
The smartphones cost taxpayers $361,218.08 per day, according to ICE.
The illegals in Brownsville, Texas who arrived in the U.S. on May 11 were issued paperwork with designated court dates set as late as 2032. Those in Chicago and Florida have court dates set in 2035. Others have immigration court hearings set for August 2023 in a Maryland immigration court and March 2027 in a Dallas immigration court. Two people heading to New York City have court dates listed for 2025. While they wait, the migrants can receive a work permit and legally live and work in the United States.
The New York Post reported that around 2.1 million cases are waiting to be heard in immigration courts. There are around 600 immigration court judges deciding asylum cases, and they closed approximately 312,000 cases in the last financial year.
According to data from the Department of Justice, 2022 saw the highest number of asylum applications on record with almost 700,000 filed. Projections based on first-quarter figures suggest that almost 740,000 applications will be filed this year. (Related: As end of Title 42 looms, 90,000 illegals rush to America’s southern border over 10-day period.)
Moreover, ICE recently announced it would allow the heads of some “family units” apprehended at the southwest border to pass, but they will need to wear GPS ankle monitors as they will be subject to curfews instead of being held in custody.
Illegals allowed to request asylum again following lifting of Title 42
After the controversial pandemic-era health measure ban dubbed as “Title 42” ended, a lot of migrants at the Mexico border are hoping to be processed. But Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas declared that “the border is not open.”
“People who arrive at the border without using a lawful pathway will be presumed ineligible for asylum. We are ready to humanely process and remove people without a legal basis to remain in the United States,” he said.
But as of May 12 midnight, illegals are again allowed to request asylum again when they approach official border ports of entry. According to the Guardian, the Biden administration plans to speed up initial interviews by agents to decide who has a case to take to court.
The CBP has been holding up to 28,000 illegals at its facilities, far beyond its stated capacity, two federal officials requesting anonymity told Reuters.
Meanwhile, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives was aiming to pass a hardline bill that would toughen border security and restrict access to asylum.
Visit InvasionUSA.news for updates on the U.S. border situations now that Title 42 already expired.
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