(TheRedAlertNews.com) – The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has understated the number of illegal aliens it has released inside the US without any tracking equipment by over 18,000 percent, a report has revealed.
ICE’s website says there were 266 illegal immigrants released inside the United States without tracking devices such as cell phones or ankle bracelets as of November 19.
However, an internal document of the federal government’s largest agency obtained by The Daily Caller reveals the actual number of non-trackable illegals set loose inside the country as of November 14 is 49,459.
The leaked figure is more than 18,000% (“eighteen thousand percent”) higher than the publicly reported one.
The vast underreporting of the illegal aliens set free in the country without any way to track them was revealed by a document given to participants in an event on ICE’s “Alternatives to Detention” program, which took place on Thursday.
The participants in the forum included top-level agency officials such as its director, Tae Johnson, but also leaders of nonprofit organizations.
The “Alternatives to Detention” program was set up in 2004 to monitor illegals set free inside the United States without wearing ankle bracelets or mobile phones.
For the time being, ICE has not commented to offer any explanation of the giant discrepancy.
“The Biden administration is hostile to transparency, and when it does publish data, it refuses to respond to media inquiries regarding significant discrepancies like this,” a former ICE official is quoted as saying.
The former official confirmed the number of non-trackable illegals was underreported by ICE.
“Likely, ICE communication staffers are having a lot of difficulty defending this administration’s chaotic and lawless policies,” the former ICE operative added.
Another unnamed source familiar with the “Alternatives to Detention” program confirmed that the newly leaked number was accurate.
ICE uses the program as a “flight-mitigation tool” under which illegal immigrants are set free in the US interior to await years-long court proceedings on whether to be granted asylum.
More than 5.5 million immigrants, among them more than 1 million gotaways, have entered the United States since Joe Biden occupied the White House 22 months ago.
Of those, at least 2.3 million remain inside the country – including the gotaways and at least 1.3 million who were detained and then released to await their court hearings.
The illegal immigrant influx is expected to rise after December 21, the final date of Title 42, the Trump-era public health policy allowing migrants to be expelled during the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 2.4 million illegals have been expelled under Title 42 since it was adopted in March 2020. Last month, the policy was killed by a Washington, DC-based federal judge.
ICE is underreporting the number of illegal aliens released into the country without any tracking technology by more than 18,000%https://t.co/JALE3kvhBl
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 1, 2022