Acting DHS Secretary Reveals Whopping Percentage of Migrants Don’t Show for Their Court Hearings

The number of migrants who enter the U.S. after seeking asylum and are a no-show for their court date is staggering.

Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan told the Senate Judiciary Committee during Tuesday’s hearing that 90 percent of asylum-seekers who come into the country are not to be seen again.

“It depends on demographic, the court, but we see too many cases where people are not showing up,” McAleenan said. “Out of those 7,000 cases, 90 received final orders of removal in absentia, 90 percent.”

“Ninety percent did not show up?” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked.

“Correct, that is a recent sample from families crossing the border,” McAleenan responded.

Watch the full hearing below:

 

“Currently due to a single district court order, we cannot obtain effective immigration enforcement results for the families arriving at our border — they cannot be held for longer than 21 days and do not receive rulings from immigration courts for years,” McAleenan also noted.

Additionally, McAleenan explained the situation at the border as he laid out statistics:

“Last month we encountered a modern record of 144,000 border crossers, a record day of over 5,800 border crossings in a single 24-hour period and the largest single group ever apprehended at our border, 1,036 individuals.

As IJR Red previously noted, Graham said during Tuesday’s hearing that “we’ve reached the breaking point” at the U.S.-Mexico border.

“If you’re on the border, dealing with this problem, you are one of the most patriotic people in this country,” Graham said in praise of border law enforcement.

The Republican lawmaker’s concern to fix the situation at the southern border was also reflected by chief Border Patrol agent of the El Paso sector Aaron Hull, who said Tuesday that every day that the number increases of immigrants flowing to the U.S.-Mexico border in hopes to cross illegally, “every day our border security threats increase.”

What do you think?

11 pledges
Upvote Downvote
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
K. Taylor
Guest
K. Taylor

If you’re going to fix something, you have to agree to the facts first. They have their facts wrong. Hell, Obama had a program where 95% showed up for their hearings. They had been released into the United States and showed up. Perhaps they can use Obama’s program? Oh yeah, they only like white men’s programs and policies.

Sdotwarren
Guest
Sdotwarren

So, why does the Department of Justice website show the exact opposite? With over 90% showing up for court? Where is this guys data coming from? Page 34 https://www.justice.gov/eoir/page/file/1107056/download#page=34

buster
Guest
buster

Why wouldn’t they show up to be granted asylum? Probably because they realize they have no valid case.

Kim
Member

What did they expect?! This is how we have over 2 million illegal immigrants living in our country. Are they that dense that they don’t understand that this is where the problem lies for those who want the border protected with a barrier? By allowing them to enter the country after being caught illegally entering, we’re basically saying to them to ignore our laws. They know they’ll lose at their hearing for lack of an acceptable reason or aren’t here to do anything but engage in criminal activity. They know nothing will happen to them- they know they’ll be fed,… Read more »

Friend
Member

It’s just like jumping bail , I see no difference . They committed a crime -did not show up at court . A warrant should be issued and followed up on ! Treat them no less than an American citizen would be !!!!

martha day
Guest
martha day

they can live on dope money and stay here and stay hidden. they will always have money to get smuggled back across if their deported

Screwtape
Member

No duh. They got what they wanted, entry into the riches of El Norte.

That’s why it’s so important to deny any and all services AND impose harsh punishment on their relatives, even if living here legally. e.g. you sponsored an “asylum” case who disappeared? Let’s revoke your green card or assess huge monetary fines.

Allen Zabel
Member

Say what? This is news? Thank you, Mr. Obvious.

Rubio Calls out Businesses for ‘Stunning Hypocrisy’ After 180 CEOs Condemn Pro-Life States

Joe Biden

Biden Slams Trump as ‘Literally an Existential Threat to America’ in Iowa Speech