Florida Republican Rep. Carlos Gimenez called the Biden administration's handling of the U.S.-Mexico border "almost criminal," adding that he thinks the administration is releasing thousands of migrants into the U.S. in the hopes they will ultimately become Democratic voters through comprehensive immigration reform.
Border patrol has reportedly released 50,000 illegal immigrants without a date to appear in court, and only 13% have reported to an ICE office. In the past, migrants eligible for release into the U.S. after being stopped at the border were assigned court dates.
There were about 20,000 apprehensions of individuals attempting to enter the U.S. illegally last week at the Rio Grande sector of the border alone. It is unclear how many of those individuals were released into the interior of the U.S.