The immigration crisis has reached a new high with overcrowded facilities at our border and not enough resources to handle the overflow of people illegally migrating into our country.
So far this year Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have detained and released over 168,000 illegal migrants into the community and that number will likely continue to rise.
The illegal migrants are ordered to come back for court hearings after being released, but 87% never show up, leaving judges to with no other choice but to file for deportation in their absence.
Nathalie R. Asher, the acting chief of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s deportation branch, said "Family units are not appearing in great numbers."
Asher reported the shocking numbers to senators yesterday at hearing in which immigration officials asked Congress for more resources to deal with the surge of illegal migrants.
Last month about 110,000 migrants were detained at the Southern border. They expect over a million detainments well before the year ends.
Raymondville, UNITED STATES: Detainees wait to be processed inside Homeland Security's Willacy Detention Center, a facility with 10 giant tents that can house up to 2000 detained illegal immigrants, 10 May 2007 in Raymondville, Texas. The 65 million USD facility was constructed as part of Secure Border Initative last July and now where many of the former "catch and release" illegals are detained for processing. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)