Immigration courts have receipts for fewer than four out of every ten unaccompanied alien children
Not an accident. Not incompetence. This is what lawless authoritarianism looks like.
The Department of Justice does not have receipts for more than half of the unaccompanied alien children apprehended at the southwest border by Border Patrol since the start of fiscal year 2013, government records show...
EOIR has recorded 20,814 receipts marked as juvenile in fiscal year 2014 as of June 30, but Border Patrol recorded 57,525 apprehensions of unaccompanied alien children during the same time frame. This means immigration courts have receipts for fewer than four out of every ten unaccompanied alien children apprehended by Border Patrol this fiscal year...
Immigration courts have completed only 9,630 cases marked as juvenile in fiscal year 2014, government data show, despite more than 20,000 juvenile receipts recorded and more than 57,000 UAC apprehensions made in fiscal year 2014 as of June 30, 2014. Mattingly tells NRO it’s important to remember that some of the juvenile cases completed this year may have been first brought in previous years. Not all of the cases completed in fiscal year 2014 were brought in fiscal year 2014.
So yes all those promises about them all being sent home were ridiculous lies. Not only is the system too backed up, but the entire game has been rigged to make that even more impossible than usual.
Any Republican who claims that the people behind this mess can be trusted to oversee border security in exchange for amnesty, when they are unilaterally running amnesty, is selling just as big of a lie as they are.