Border Patrol in Rio Grande Valley releasing illegal crossers into US without court date

According to a new report from Fox News “Fox News confirmed Sunday that Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) have begun to process and release illegal border crossers who claim asylum without issuing a Notice to Appear (NTA) – allowing them to depart custody without scheduling a court date for a hearing.

The unprecedented move places the responsibility of seeking an asylum hearing on the migrants through Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or legal assistance.

Multiple Border Patrol agents confirmed the new process to Fox News, revealing that they have been directed to use prosecutorial discretion (PD) to forgo the hours-long process of paperwork required to issue an NTA amid the surge of migrants at the border.”

The report adds “instead, migrants are registered into the system with biometrical data taken and largely released into the public – in one instance – at a bus station in McAllen, TX. The processing is being done mostly at a temporary outdoor processing site. Border Patrol agents emphasized that this does not apply to unaccompanied children.”

A CBP official told Fox New the crisis at the border has “become so dire that BP [Border Patrol] has no choice but to release people nearly immediately after apprehension because there is no space to hold people even to do necessary NTA paperwork.”

Rep. Lauren Boebert reacted to the bombshell news by tweeting “This is the very definition of an “open border”.

George P. Bush tweeted “Unacceptable. This is a direct result of the Biden Administration’s reckless actions on the Texas/Mexico border. The answer to overflowing shelters is not unfettered access with no repercussion. Rule of law must continue to stand in America.”