Real world consequences: Congressional inaction forces ICE to release thousands of migrants in Texas

Thanks to inaction by the GOP-led Congress, half of which will soon be controlled by Democrats, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in southern Texas are being forced to release thousands of migrants who entered the U.S. illegally.

According to CBS News, about 400 migrants were released in El Paso just two days before Christmas, with an additional 200 on Wednesday.

Failed U.S. Senate candidate and new darling of the Left, Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, tweeted that an additional 500 migrants are expected to be released today.

“Many thanks to volunteers & donors who ensure that we take care of families being released by ICE in El Paso. 200 to be released today. Over 500 tomorrow,” O’Rourke tweeted Christmas Day.

So, what’s going on? Why is ICE dumping now-homeless migrants onto city streets in El Paso?

In a word, the law.

While Leftist activist federal judges can make it up as they go along, ICE is required to follow the law and thus is stricted in how long it can detain migrants, CBS News reported.

On Monday, ICE issued a statement pointing the finger of blame squarely at Congress for allowing the restraints to remain in place rather than empower the agency under the rule of law to deal with an influx of migrants.

“After decades of inaction by Congress, the government remains severely constrained in its ability to detain and promptly remove families with no legal basis to remain in the U.S.,” the statement said, according to KDBC, CBS4 in El Paso.

“To mitigate the risk of holding family units past the timeframe allotted to the government, ICE has curtailed reviews of post-release plans from families apprehended along the southwest border,” the agency continued.

“ICE continues to work with local and state officials and (non-governmental organization) partners in the area so they are prepared to provide assistance with transportation or other services,” the statement said.

According to KFVS12, the city expects a total of more than 1,200 undocumented migrants in the coming week — all with no housing or means of feeding and taking care of themselves. Many are being moved into shelters but space there will run out soon, no doubt.

And this doesn’t even account for the hundreds and likely thousands of other migrants ICE will soon have to dump back into U.S. cities because that’s the law.

What’s more, now that Democrats are taking over control of the House, there is zero chance leader Nancy Pelosi will allow a vote on any new legislation that would reform current laws hampering ICE’s ability to remove people in the country illegally — not that Democrats would pass one anyway.

America has the first president in modern history ready, willing, and able to sign major immigration reform legislation that would close asylum loopholes, empower border agents, and assist immigration courts in handling the backlog of cases awaiting mitigation, but GOP leaders in the House and Senate weren’t interested.

Elections indeed have consequences.

POTUS Trump’s not the problem when it comes to immigration reform. It’s the Washington political establishment.

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11 Comments on "Real world consequences: Congressional inaction forces ICE to release thousands of migrants in Texas"

  1. Somebody needs to remind the white Irish guy that his oath of office is to the CITIZENS of The USA! Not foreigners. Somebody needs to get about 10 busses full of these illegals and drop them off at his house, tell them Beto gave them an invitation to camp out at his place. Then we’ll do the same to all the other politicians that forgot where their loyalties lie.

  2. IF terrorists were to attack and kill congress, we could give them a ticker tape parade and then execute them for being terrorists. Just maintaining the “No good deed goes unpunished.” paradigm.

  3. Being smart is restricted to the human brain but stupidity goes all the way to the bone. It is time Americans wake up and realize that electing stupid democrats is not safe for ALL of us.

  4. Susan Jancarek | December 26, 2021 at 3:30 pm | Reply

    I thought they were deporting them as fast as they were illegally entering? Why didn’t we just load up buses, etc. and transport them to Central America? This should have been going on regularly….and if they were coming in faster than normal, than at least shift around by transporting the older detainees by the newer ones to keep buying time. Trump needs to buy some buses…a lot of buses for the DHS just for the purpose of DEPORT!!!

  5. The Dems love this…these are their future voters! Texas taxes will have to go up because of the activist judges. This what they want….our money and the votes of those who are willing to give up their liberty for freebies.

  6. Parasites, everyone of the invading pos.

  7. Real world consequences?

    180 Americans Killed by Illegal Aliens

    Unfortunately, there are many, many more.

  8. I guess just like the border wall Americans are going to have to take care of this too with whatever fore necessary

  9. “…ICE…is stricted in how long it can detain migrants, CBS News reported.”
    ICE DOESN’T detain migrants. ICE detains illegal aliens.

  10. Waiting for the coming pandemic that is walking across the border. These are citizens of countries that don’t vaccinate . Until liberals are personally affected nothing will change. It is going to be sad, tragic and unnecessary. All it takes is a mutated strain of measles, mumps, whooping cough, flu etc. To render our vaccinations useless. This is true for all illegals, middle east refugees etc. 100 years ago the Spanish Flu killed 50 million people.


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