The Department of Homeland Security is considering a policy change that would increase the number of illegal immigrants released into the US, according to a report.
As the country faces a crisis with hordes of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border, Homeland Security is planning to update its Alternatives to Detention program to be more efficient, Fox News reported Friday.
Migrant families are detained by Border Patrol agents in La Joya, Texas on April 14, 2021. Corbis via Getty Images
Launched in 2004, the program provides various levels of supervision on a case-by-case basis for those who are in the middle of immigration proceedings and don’t have legal status. It involves in-person meetings, unannounced visits and GPS monitoring, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement website says.
Illegal immigrants have recently been released without Notices to Appear in court — and just notices to appear at their local ICE office.
Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs says “illegal aliens aren’t stopping in border