Migrants who are released into the interior are usually handed a “notice to appear,” which instructs them to come to an immigration court on a certain date to begin their proceedings. The timely process was ignored this year as Border Patrol was overseeing a record-breaking migrant influx.
The Biden administration is going to send court docs to at least 78,000 immigrants who crossed the border illegally and were released into the United States without due process, CBS reported.
According to anonymous officials cited in the report, US immigration authorities are sending out packets of legal documents instructing migrants, many of whom are families with children, to appear in court before immigration judges, who will decide whether the newcomers will be permitted to stay in the country.
The so-called “Operation Horizon” strategy, reportedly devised by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), aims to deport tens of thousands of migrants who obtained ad hoc processing near the southern border. Migrants are expected to get “notices to appear,” as well as other documentation, from the agency.
Since the early March surge in illegal immigration…