Posted on December 21, 2023

Colombian Woman Who Crossed Into US Illegally Released, Given 2031 ICE Check-in Date

Bill Melugin and Greg Wehner, Fox News, December 20, 2023

A Colombian woman who entered the U.S. illegally by crossing the border in El Paso, Texas, was released and told to check in with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in New York City in 2031.

The woman’s attorney, Matthew Kolken, told Fox News in the nearly 30 years of immigration law he has practiced, the woman’s release with a check in eight years from now is one of the most shocking things he has ever seen.

Kolken said his client is a legitimate asylum seeker with what he believes is an airtight case.

But because immigration cases are backlogged so much with illegitimate asylum claims, he is not sure he and his team will ever get a chance to argue her case in court at a check-in date eight years from now.

“It made me realize the Biden administration is basically providing backdoor amnesty for anyone who wants to show up at the border,” Kolken, a two-time “Lawyer of the Year” in immigration law said.