DHS Defends Rapid Release of Migrants, Says Cost to Communities Are ‘Costs of a Fundamentally Broken System’

5
437
IAN HANCHETT 18 May 2023

On Wednesday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Top Story,” DHS Assistant Secretary for Border and Immigration Policy Blas Nuñez-Neto defended the rapid release of migrants and stated that “we appreciate and really understand the cost that our communities are bearing when it comes to the challenge posed by migration to the border and we view those as the costs of a fundamentally broken system that the U.S. Congress has not updated in decades.”

Host Tom Llamas asked, “Assistant Secretary, do you think it was the right move to sort of rapidly release all of those migrants? Again, process them, take them in, vet them, give them a court date, but we were talking about tens of thousands of migrants who are now out on the streets of America, and, in many cases, putting pressure on local governments who do not have the room to house them.”

Nuñez-Neto responded, “So, I would say a couple of things there: The first is that, as you noted, every individual we process is thoroughly vetted against our national security and public safety systems. And any individual who could pose a threat to the community — individuals with outstanding warrants or individuals who may have a link to terrorism — are detained and are not released. And I would also say that presidents of both parties have, at times, had to release individuals from custody in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the migrants in our custody, but also of the men and women who work for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. And the last point I would make here is that we appreciate and really understand the cost that our communities are bearing when it comes to the challenge posed by migration to the border and we view those as the costs of a fundamentally broken system that the U.S. Congress has not updated in decades.”

Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

5 COMMENTS

  1. All of these Illegal Alien Criminals, drug dealers, human traffickers, rapists, robbers, terrorists need to be “released” back to their country of origin and any US based assets seized to pay the costs! All of their families need to be included if they are not valid US Citizens or US Residents!

    Time to clear up the scum and make sure we get rid of all these felons! If any of them have a valid asylum claim, then file it OUTSIDE of the USA at any US Embassy or Immigration office and REMAIN out of the USA until their application is approved and valid immigration documents provided, then proceed to the nearest US Border with all documentation and come on in! No one should ever be admitted into the USA without a valid Visa, Amnesty, Residency or Citizenship documentation. All others need to remain OUT OF THE USA until they get this documentation. Anyone found in the USA illegally needs to be immediately removed without any court or legal proceedings – IMMEDIATELY!

  2. No one believes this corrupt government that has overtaken the USA. Thousands coming in and never show up for court dates. Benefits being given to these illegal intruders, and no care or concern for Americans in distress.

  3. Well,…

    Time to CANCEL THE EMPLOYMENT OF ALL SUPERVISOR and ABOVE, Jerk their retirement packages and file MALFEASANCE OF OFFICE criminal charges for being TOO INCOMPETENT to perform the required duties of the offices.

  4. WE ARE BEING INVADED AND DHS IS LIKE A TRAFFIC COP ON VALIUMS,STOP, STOP. WHY AREN’T THEY STOPPING ? IF INCOMPETENTCY WAS A FATAL DISEASE DHS OFFICIALS WOULD BE DEAD.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here