- A new report written by the DHS office of the inspector general discovered that Federal officials have no idea where potentially hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants have gone in the US.
Federal immigration officials don’t know the whereabouts of potentially hundreds of thousands of migrants who came across the southern border last year, according to an internal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report obtained by The Washington Free Beacon.
The report reveals that between March and June 2021, when Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents encountered more than 720,000 migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border, agents failed to record the U.S. addresses of approximately one-third of illegal immigrants.
Those who did not provide a U.S. address and schedule an asylum court date are practically untraceable.
Thus far in the 2022 fiscal year, CBP agents have encountered a record 1,746,119 migrants at the nation’s shared border with Mexico. The previous record was set during the 2021 fiscal year, when there were 1,734,686 encounters at the border.