The Cloward-Pivening of our immigration system has consequences. And, like this, they’re entirely intended ones.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will run out of money before October unless the Department of Homeland Security pulls millions of dollars from other programs, as the surge of migrants at the border drives up costs, three sources familiar with the details tell Axios.
Invite every illegal to come to America and suddenly ICE is overloaded.
It’s not clear how much of the problem stems from a low early estimate of needs at the border versus management of funds.
The administration shifted significantly toward alternatives to detention in the face of record arrivals at the U.S.-Mexico border. Roughly 300,000 migrants are currently enrolled in these contracted tracking programs, according to internal data seen by Axios. That doesn’t include additional migrant spouses or children who crossed with enrollees.
The alternatives to detention accomplish nothing except to burn more money. So it’s a win-win, crippling immigration enforcement while continuing to release more illegal aliens and bus them around America.
It also planned to spend roughly $15 million on training for its officers to adhere to Biden’s enforcement priorities, which focused on arrests of convicted criminals. Those priorities have now been struck down by a federal court.
ICE had to foot the roughly $100 million bill to restart the Remain in Mexico policy in line with court orders, though a recent Supreme Court ruling will allow the Biden administration to end the program. Another $14 million went toward an increase in detained immigrants making calls, including international calls to family members, according to another source.
This isn’t legitimate spending, it’s enemy activity meant to further break immigration enforcement.