The continuing stream of nonwhite invaders now seeking “asylum” in the US has continued to grow exponentially as word has leaked back that their sheer numbers have overwhelmed the existing US system to cope—leading entire “family units” just to be released into the US, it has emerged.
As detailed in a new study by the Center for Immigration Studies on the March 2019 report by the Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), the immigration courts’ growing asylum backlog raises significant questions about the capability of the US immigrant system to process the flood of so-called “family” units entering illegally with children at the Southwest border, which could lead to immigration enforcement breakdown.
The TRAC report warned that “arrivals greatly outnumber the families in court proceedings” and that “the number of family units apprehended by Border Patrol or detained at ports of entry dwarfs the actual number of cases that have thus far made their way to immigration court.”
The report said that as of February 28, 2019, the number of pending cases on the court’s active docket topped eight hundred and fifty-five thousand (855,807).
This is an increase of over three hundred thousand (313,396) pending cases over the backlog at the end of January 2017 when President Trump took office. This figure does not include the over three hundred thousand previously completed cases that EOIR placed back on the “pending” rolls that have not yet been put onto the active docket.
The CIS said in its review that “far more family units are being apprehended than are actually appearing on the immigration court dockets, likely because families are being released to appear for later credible fear determinations, giving many the opportunity to remain here indefinitely.
“News travels fast, and if we lack the resources to adjudicate credible fear claims in a timely manner, more aliens will come here, knowing they’ll likely be able to remain at-large in the US.”
Another explanation for the lag time, the CIS added, “could be a failure by asylum officers to place family units who have been found to have a credible fear into removal proceedings in a timely manner.”
Under section 235(b)(1)(B)(ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), aliens who are found to have a credible fear are subject to mandatory detention for further consideration of the application for asylum.
“It is doubtful that ICE is detaining tens of thousands of family units until immigration judges can make determinations on their asylum applications. This, again, would mean that those aliens are being released indefinitely.” The CIS report said.
If any alien’s purpose in coming to the United States illegally is to live and work in the United States (the reason for the vast majority of illegal entrants), the release of that alien gives other foreign nationals a strong incentive to enter the United States illegally.
“If there is significant lag time between apprehension and either credible-fear determinations, or the placement of aliens found to have a credible fear into removal proceedings, or the docketing of cases of aliens found to have a credible fear with the immigration courts, and those aliens are at large in the United States during such lag times, those incentives increase,” the CIS said.