Posted on June 13, 2024

Border Patrol Memo Instructs Agents to Release Migrants From Over 100 Countries Into the US

Jennie Taer, New York Post, June 9, 2024

Border Patrol agents in California have been told to release migrants from over 100 countries into the US, despite the Biden administration’s new border ‘crackdown’, according to a leaked memo obtained by The Post.

Migrants from all but six countries in what border patrol calls the ‘eastern hemisphere’ – made up of Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe – who cross illegally into the San Diego border sector will be released into the US according to the memo, first reported by the Washington Examiner.

Only adult migrants from Georgia, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan will be immediately sent for removal from the US, per the memo.

Others will be released with a future court date but won’t be able to pursue asylum, according to Fox News.


Border Patrol data reviewed by The Post showed there were more than 10,000 migrants recorded crossing the southern border over the weekend – showing migrants are undeterred by Biden’s new restrictions.

President Biden’s new border rules went into effect last Wednesday and mean new asylum applications will not be processed until there are less than 1,500 encounters with illegal border crossers for seven consecutive days.

The Post recently obtained leaked Border Patrol documents telling agents that even with the new orders in place adults and families “who are very hard to remove (such as countries which do not permit charter repatriation flights) … may be considered for processing of Expedited Removal or placed into section 240 removal proceedings.”

These would include migrants from China – over 27,000 of whom have been encountered in the San Diego sector since October – and countries such as Brazil, Ecuador and Peru.