DHS Electronically Tracking Migrants

More than 47,000 migrants are “missing.” 

After losing track of over 47,000 migrants released from Border Patrol custody, the Department of Homeland Security has begun tracking all illegal immigrants released at the southern border with electronic monitoring. 

President Biden’s administration began to implement this new policy at some point in the fall after seeing the failure of its previous program which relied on migrants to check in with the government on their own. Of the more than 100,000 released under the old policy between mid-March and August, estimated to be 47,000, have failed to check-in. Because Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had no information about them, DHS does not have any idea where they have gone. 

The National Records Center developed the Electronic Workload Reporting and Tracking System to record and track those listed in alien files, and record the actions taken to requests for response. An electronic database will record and track incoming information. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the officials of ICE and Border Patrol as they seek to process thousands of migrants crossing the border.
  • For the DHS secretary as systems of tracking are used to identify non-citizen residents in the U.S.
  • For Secretary Mayorkas to seek God’s direction as he heads Homeland Security.

Sources: Washington Examiner, DHS.gov, Newsmax 


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