A former ICE official has come forward this week to claim that as an overwhelming wave of migrants are crossing the southern border into the United States, U.S. immigration agencies are secretly releasing them deep into the interior of the country.
Planes contracted by the U.S. government are reportedly taking these migrants to places like Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, New York City, Yakima, Washington, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. While the migrants are initially placed into the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) field offices in these locations, they are often later released.
Former ICE Buffalo Field Office Director Tom Feeley alleged to Fox News that ICE headquarters pressures local field offices, which often have limited space at their facilities, into releasing large numbers of migrants so that they can walk free in these interior American cities.
“It’s happening on a grand scale,” Feeley said of what the government is doing. “They’re getting pounded every day fielding calls from headquarters about who they can release to make room for more people on the border. And the following week, they’re getting more calls almost daily, again, about who can you release to make room for more people on the border.”
“So basically all we’re doing is we’re catching them at the border, shipping them into the interior, releasing them and getting more and then releasing them and then getting more and releasing them,” he added.
Feeley went on to reveal the alleged process that ICE follows in releasing these migrants from field offices.
“It’s a lot like a hotel chain,” he explained. “You know ERO can tell how many beds are open at a current facility, and then the people in charge of that aircraft will reach out to the office and say, ‘You know what, you have a hundred beds open, we’re going to send you a hundred illegal aliens.’”
“What’s currently happening now at the headquarters level, which again has never really taken place in the past, they’re actually going through the detain dockets at these facilities and picking out cases they want released to clear out beds so they can ship them more illegal aliens,” Feeley continued. “So it’s just another version of catch and release, but on a grander scale.”
As for the leaders of the local field offices, Feeley said that they have no choice but to “play the game” if they want to avoid the higher-ups at headquarters retaliating against them. He alleged that ICE officials use “fear and intimidation” to get them to do their bidding.
Fox News contacted ICE for comment on the influx and release of migrants from the Chicago Field Office, which has an unusually high number of flights from the southern border that come into Chicago Gary International Airport. Unsurprisingly, ICE declined to provide any specific numbers here, but the agency did admit that migrants are being released from field offices:
“U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has seen an increase in the number of migrants who entered from the U.S. southern border being sent to offices throughout the United States, including Chicago. Custody determinations are made on a case-by-case basis in accordance with U.S. law and Department of Homeland Security policy and entail consideration of the merits and factors of each case while also adhering to current agency priorities, guidelines and legal mandates.”
“Furthermore, when making custody determinations, ICE considers a variety of factors, including an individual’s criminal record, immigration history, ties to the community, health and rehabilitation efforts. Over the past several weeks, ICE has released numerous immigrants who transferred from the border after determining they could safely be released into the community under alternate forms of supervision.”
Feeley responded by telling Fox that when migrants are released, they are only told to check in with ICE via phone before a hearing that could be as much as years in the future. During that time, migrants can have children, which will likely make them harder to deport in the future, according to Feeley, who also alleges that many of these migrants are positive for COVID-19 by the time they are released.
This comes as media outlets around the country are claiming that mysterious planes that appear to have been contracted by the U.S. government are flying to cities all over the nation bringing in children from the border at odd hours. So far this year, two Republican governors have demanded transparency from Joe Biden’s administration on the HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) bringing unaccompanied children into their states.
HHS responded to these demands by claiming that the agency only wants “to safely care for unaccompanied children until they can be unified with a vetted sponsor, usually a parent or close relative.”
“As part of the unification process, ORR is currently facilitating travel for the children in ORR’s custody to their sponsors to prevent any delays. Their parents and relatives are located across the United States (U.S.), and ORR contractors use various transportation modes to unite unaccompanied children with their families,” HHS added. “These modes include air and ground transportation options, taking into account child safety and wellness, travel time, and cost-effectiveness.”
There is clearly some very crooked stuff happening here, and the American people deserve to know exactly what is going on. Over the past few years, Democrats have made it clear that they are prioritizing illegal aliens over real Americans, as they see them as easy votes who will allow them to remain in power for years to come.
If we continue to allow Democrats to get away with this, America as we know it may soon be gone forever, and that’s exactly what the left wants.
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Author: James Samson
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