With all the world’s technology at his fingertips, Biden’s going with the phone check-in.
According to a new report from The Washington Free Beacon, the Biden Administration is dropping $80 million dollars on a new system to monitor illegal immigrants who are released into the country. One problem: it prohibits any GPS tracking —migrants check in by phone.
This will make it impossible to locate them once released into the country.
From The Washington Free Beacon:
“The system, according to government records reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon, is meant to track illegal immigrants via monthly check-ins via phone. Migrants released into the U.S. interior aged 18-19 are eligible for the program. Any GPS monitoring that would give exact locations, such as ankle monitor tracking, is explicitly forbidden, according to the contract.”
“This sort of thing is popular among the left. It sounds great but the reality is that people in these programs will likely never be [deported],” former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Ron Vitiello told the Free Beacon. “There’s nothing at the end of these programs. If they don’t report in, that’s that. They’re now a fugitive.”
Back in April, the White House defended the use of smartphones being handed out to migrants at the border, claiming that they help keep track of them once they enter the country.
“We need to take steps to ensure that we know where individuals are and we can track and we can check in with them,” former White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.
But now the plan is to give them an untraceable phone and let them roam the country? Yep —it’s called an “Alternatives to Detention” (ATD) program, and almost all migrants qualify.
“The Alternatives to Detention program has already proven to be a costly failure with thousands of aliens disappearing from monitoring every year, and there’s no reason to think this will be any different,” Jon Feere, former DHS senior adviser and director of investigations at the Center for Immigration Studies, told the Free Beacon. “The goal should be to quickly determine whether these individuals have a valid case, and if not, to quickly deport them. Instead, DHS is developing a massive social services program that will benefit NGOs with no guarantee any of these individuals will actually return home when ordered to do so.”
During a recent Fox News appearance, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) says immigration is at its highest point since 1960, with more than 4.2 million migrant crossings since Joe Biden took office.
“We’ve now had in a year and a half under Joe Biden, 4.2 million people cross illegally into this country; it’s the highest rate of immigration into this country in 62 years, and the explosion of drug trafficking — last year we had 100,000 people die of overdoses just in my home state of Texas; we had over 1,600 people overdose on fentanyl,” Cruz told Fox News.
President Biden says the U.S. has the facilities at the southern border to process all of the migrants coming into the country —but members of his own DHS won’t back that up.
“Either the Biden administration is uninformed or they’re lying,” a senior DHS official told the Free Beacon. “We cannot process the numbers flooding our borders and the administration’s solution is scrambling for ways to let people in faster.”