Homeland Admitted In Emails That It Doesn’t Track Illegal Immigrants Released Within US

Homeland Admitted In Emails That It Doesn’t Track Illegal Immigrants Released Within US

  • February 15, 2024

Robert Cunningham, Capitalism Institute

In a revelation that may cause many to question the efficacy of current immigration policies, newly uncovered documents have brought to light a concerning gap in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) operations.

Utilizing the Freedom of Information Act, the watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust obtained emails between DHS officials and journalists that laid bare the agency’s admission. One such communication with a Washington Post reporter revealed the official’s candid acknowledgment that quantifying how many immigrants move to northern states post-release is a challenge. As the official pointed out, this lack of tracking ends once migrants are out of DHS custody, a fact that has sparked considerable criticism.

Michael Chamberlain, director of Protect the Public’s Trust, has been vocal about his concerns, accusing DHS of shirking its responsibilities and contributing to what he sees as a border security crisis.

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