Border Crossers Granted 2031 Check-In Date
A Colombian woman who had entered the U.S. illegally by crossing the border in El Paso, Texas, was recently released and instructed to check in with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in New York City in 2031. This shocking decision has sparked criticism from immigration attorney Matthew Kolken, who has been practicing immigration law for nearly 30 years.
Kolken, who has been named "Lawyer of the Year" twice in immigration law, expressed his disbelief at the release of his client with an 8-year check-in date. He believes that this decision highlights the Biden Administration's backdoor amnesty policy for anyone who attempts to enter the U.S. through the southern border.
The case of this Colombian woman, whose identity has not been revealed, has raised concerns about the backlog of immigration cases due to an influx of illegal immigrants claiming asylum at the southern border. Kolken firmly believes that his client has a strong asylum case, but the current situation at the border has made it uncertain whether they will get a chance to present their case in court during the 2031 check-in.
The situation at the southern border continues to worsen, with record numbers of migrant encounters this week. According to sources from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), over 12,600 migrant encounters were recorded in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Monday alone. This number does not include the thousands of migrants who were still waiting to be processed in the Del Rio Sector.
Biden is scheduling preliminary asylum hearings into 2031 and beyond. This is de facto amnesty. The immigration court system is completely broken and Biden's open border immigration policy is directly to blame.
— Matthew Kolken (@mkolken) December 12, 2023
A senior CBP official stated that the current level of encounters poses a serious challenge for the agency. The CBP is only funded through a continuing resolution, which means that it cannot spend more money than it has. The agency is currently utilizing all available resources to deal with the overwhelming numbers.
These large groups of migrants are being transported to the border and then pushed across the border to intentionally overwhelm the Border Patrol. The CBP is only equipped to handle half of the current volume of encounters, and is pulling all available levers to provide additional support. To assist with the increasing numbers, the Department of Justice Bureau of Prisons is even providing transportation at various locations along the southwest border.
The CBP has also stated that the safety and security of both its officers and agents, as well as the migrants themselves, are a top priority. However, the increasing numbers and lack of resources make it difficult for the agency to effectively do its job and protect everyone involved.
The case of the Colombian woman who was released and given an 8-year check-in date has raised questions about the current immigration system and the policies in place. As the situation at the southern border continues to worsen, many are calling on the government to address the issues and implement effective solutions to manage the influx of illegal immigration.