In recent developments, Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) has disclosed a significant increase in the number of illegal immigrants under their supervision. The count has surged from 3.3 million prior to President Biden taking office to a staggering 5.7 million.
This revelation emerged through ICE paperwork outlining the Biden administration’s proposed “Release and Reporting Management” (RRM) program. The initiative, which has drawn comparisons to welfare assistance, is poised to offer free food, housing, and medical services to these illegal immigrants, incurring a substantial cost to taxpayers.
BREAKING REPORT: Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] ADMITS it is currently overseeing a RECORD 5.7 MILLION MIGRANTS in the United States..
President Biden now wants to provide 'medical services and housing' to all.
"Release and Reporting Management" [RRM] program:… pic.twitter.com/vtXnZxXOkx
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) October 12, 2023
Former ICE director Tom Homan expressed concerns about the RRM program. He asserted that it essentially aims to provide welfare benefits to 6 million individuals and criticized the provision of legal assistance to illegal aliens at the expense of taxpayers.
Homan described these combined services as a “massive giveaway” that could potentially cost billions of dollars.
The RRM program, as outlined in the Request for Information (RFI) form, entails an array of services, including legal assistance, psychosocial support, therapy, medical care, food and clothing distribution, housing, public transportation information, parental guidance, education resources, and repatriation and reintegration services.
This program is designed to replace ICE’s existing “non-detained programs” and is intended to apply to the “non-detained docket,” currently encompassing 5.7 million individuals. Notably, this figure excludes individuals detained in facilities while awaiting deportation or in ICE detention centers for processing at the border.
One concerning revelation is that, according to ICE estimates for fiscal year 2023, only 194,632 migrants are currently being monitored through GPS or other technological means as part of the Alternative to Detention (ATD) program. This indicates that millions of migrants are essentially free to move about the country without proper tracking.
Furthermore, the Biden administration’s tenure has witnessed the U.S. Customs and Border Protection grappling with a historic influx of illegal migrants. Agency data indicates that migrant encounters exceeded 2.76 million in 2022.
A Department of Homeland Security assessment has even acknowledged the disconcerting loss of track of 177,000 migrants after they were admitted into the country. These developments underscore the critical challenges and debates surrounding immigration policies in the United States.