An ex-ICE official revealed feds are releasing tens of thousands of illegal migrants into and around the US, while the former head of the Border Patrol warns that it’s naïve to think more dangerous bad actors aren’t sneaking in.
An ex-ICE official alleges, due to a never-ending stream of illegal migrants flowing across America’s southern border, US immigration agencies are moving migrants across the country and later releasing them to make room for more.
Tom Feeley, a former field office director for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) who headed up the Buffalo branch, claims that tens of thousands of illegal foreigners are being released into and throughout the United States, the Daily Wire reported.
Feeley said it has become a revolving-door system giving illegal aliens a free pass into the US, Fox reported. Feeley alleged that local field offices are forced to “play the game” to avoid facing retaliation from headquarters, which uses “fear and intimidation” to gain cooperation.
Feeley alleges “ICE headquarters pressures local field offices to release large numbers of migrants to clear room for more people from the border.”
“And as more and more migrants cross the border each day and crowd facilities there,” Feeley claims, “headquarters will often come back and demand yet more releases to make room for even more aliens.”
“It’s happening on a grand scale,” Feeley said. “They’re getting pounded every day fielding calls from headquarters about who they can release to make room for more people on the border.
“And the following week, they’re getting more calls almost daily,” Feeley continued, “again, about who can you release to make room for more people on the border.”
“So basically all we’re doing is we’re catching them at the border, shipping them into the interior, releasing them and getting more and then releasing them and then getting more and releasing them,” Feeley added.
Feeley said that the main way illegal migrants are moved throughout the US is by ICE Air–which is what the iAero flights for ICE are known as.
Fox identified destination cities for iAero flights as Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Denver, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Yakima, Washington; and New York City.
Feeley also said aliens were being flown to Tucson, Arizona; San Diego, California, and El Paso, Texas.
“It’s just another version of catch and release, but on a grander scale,” Feeley said.
Rodney Scott had been widely praised as the head of the US border patrol before President Biden forced him out earlier this year, and now he’s speaking out about the dangers of bad actors exploiting the border crisis.
Scott says what is occurring at the US border is a serious national security threat, the Daily Wire reported.
“The Biden administration’s team at DHS is laser-focused on expediting the flow of migrants into the U.S. and downplaying the significant vulnerability this creates for terrorists, narcotics smugglers, human traffickers, and even hostile nations to gain access to our homeland,” Scott wrote in a warning letter to Senate leaders. “In my professional assessment, the U.S. Border Patrol is rapidly losing the situational awareness required to know who and what is entering our Homeland.”
“Low level, unsophisticated and uneducated smugglers are illegally crossing the border and increasingly evading apprehension daily,” Scott continued. “To think that well-resourced terrorist networks, criminal organization, and hostile nations are not doing the same is naive.”
Scott stated that high-level drug officials within the Mexican drug cartels are masterminding the large-scale illegal entries into the US, creating “controllable gaps in border security” which they exploit to “easily smuggle contraband, criminals, or even potential terrorists into the U.S. at will.”