Border Patrol Released 50,000 Migrants into U.S. without Court Date: Report

Axios reported Tuesday that border agents released approximately 50,000 migrants into the U.S., without giving them a date or setting a court date.Thousands of illegal migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border were instructed to contact U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement instead of being assigned a court date. These migrants were allowed 60 days to appear at an ICE office.According to Axios, only 6,700 migrants arrived at ICE offices between mid-March-mid-July according to a source who was briefed on data provided by the Department of Homeland Security. Another 16,000 migrants failed to show up at an ICE office by the deadline of 60 days. 27,000 have not yet reported to ICE, but they are still within the 60 day time limit.Border Patrol agents usually release migrants into custody to the U.S. and give them a date to appear at immigration court. Here, a judge will decide if they should proceed with their asylum cases. According to reports, the major increase in illegal border crossings led to the decision to release migrants without giving them a date at court.According to a source from the Border Patrol, BP is forced to release people almost immediately after they are apprehended because there is not enough space.In June, Border Patrol agents saw 188,000 migrants cross the border. This is the highest number of migrants this year and the highest monthly total for a decade. Chief Brian Hastings of the Border Patrols Rio Grande Valley Sector noted that more than 20,000 migrants had been apprehended within the sector in the last week.This is the hottest time of the year, and apprehensions have been on the rise. In June, #USBP Apprehensions crossed the 1 million mark. NOW - This week, #RGV apprehended over 20K illegally present migrants. Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings (@USBPChiefRGV) July 25, 2021Hastings posted on Twitter that June's Apprehensions had surpassed the 1 million mark. NOW - Rio Grande Valley agents arrested more than 20K illegally residing migrants this week.National Review: More