Posted on June 7, 2024

Analysis: Biden Order Unlikely to Stop Mass Release of Migrants into U.S.

John Binder, Breitbart, June 6, 2024

President Joe Biden’s executive order regarding the United States-Mexico border is unlikely to stop the administration’s mass release of migrants into American communities, an analysis from the left-wing American Immigration Council states.

The order, detailed by Breitbart News, allows the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to restrict areas of the border between Ports of Entry only after 2,500 migrants have been encountered per day on average over a seven-day period.

This is the equivalent of about 17,500 migrants arriving at the border each week — about a million migrants a year. The order, though, is filled with exemptions for subgroups of migrants who could still apply for asylum despite crossing between Ports of Entry.

Analysis from the American Immigration Council suggests Biden’s DHS will unlikely halt its mass release of migrants into the U.S. interior, stating, “If the government cannot solve all these operational issues overnight, it will likely have to continue releasing large numbers of people into the country.”

The analysis states:

Recent history indicates that the U.S. will be unable to put everyone through the new, more restrictive processes, and that a significant number of people will still be released into the United States pending court hearings — even though they may be deemed ineligible for asylum at those hearings. [Emphasis added]


In the first six months of this fiscal year, the analysis notes, more than 671,000 migrants have been released into the U.S. interior with Notices to Appear (NTA) before a federal immigration judge at a later date — some of which are nearly a decade down the road.