ICE Reportedly Planning Mass Release of Illegal Immigrants After Mayorkas Impeachment

This is an Opinion article that discusses a report made by The Washington Post regarding a planned mass release of illegal immigrants into the United States by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This is an attempt to handle a $700 million budget deficit. The report suggests that ICE will move to reduce its detention capacity from 38,000 beds to 22,000, and it is a response to the failure in passing a foreign aid bill in the U.S. Senate that would have provided $6 billion in supplemental funding for ICE enforcement operations. The article also discusses the impeachment of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for his role in implementing a “catch-and-release” scheme for illegal immigrants. The implication is that the issue reveals a lack of concern for the American people in favor of illegal immigrants.