Biden considers handing illegal immigrants I.D.s amidst rise in criminal encounters at border

by Trinity Cardinal

Savannah Hulsey Pointer, FISM News 


The Biden administration is reportedly mulling giving illegal immigrants government-issued I.D.s as the border crisis is being flooded by criminals, according to recent reports.

A recent report once again highlights the crisis at the border, as Border Patrol officials in the Del Rio Sector of Texas detained more than 1,600 migrants previously convicted of crimes while in the United States illegally during the last fiscal year. 

Data reported by Customs and Border Protection indicate that since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2022 (October 1, 2021) agents have attested at least 1,651 criminal aliens attempting to illegally reenter the United States.

Despite traditionally being a rather quiet area, the Del Rio Sector became the busiest of the nine southwest border areas in June, according to Breitbart. Agents in Del Rio apprehended 45,225 illegal immigrants in the month of June alone, which is almost a 50% increase over the same month a year ago. 

Almost three-quarters of those were adults, which is a 68% increase in that demographic over last year.

In total, the Del Rio sector made up 326,177 of the more than 1.6 million migrants that were apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border in the most recent fiscal year.

After being removed, migrants who re-enter the country illegally may be charged with a federal crime, which carries a potential 20-year prison sentence. 

While illegal immigrants are generally portrayed as freedom-loving individuals in search of a better life, border agents also frequently apprehend egregious criminals trying to enter, who are guilty of committing violent crimes. Two such individuals were apprehended on July 12 and 13 when Honduran citizen Jose Francisco Perdomo-Amador, 61, and Guatemalan citizen Henry Orosco-Miranda, 42, were apprehended crossing the Rio Grande River. 

Both men were previously deported in 2021 and 2015, respectively. Perdomo-Amador was convicted of sexual assault in Dallas and sentenced to two years in prison and deported in 2021. While Orosco-Miranda was convicted of lewd and lascivious sexual battery upon the elderly/disabled in Orange County, Florida.

While border agents are overloaded with keeping our borders free of criminals, President Joe Biden and his administration are considering issuing government ID cards to illegal aliens who are set to be released into the United States as part of the Department of Homeland Security’s “catch and release” program. 

According to a report by Axios, “The Biden administration plans to test providing temporary I.D. cards to unauthorized immigrants awaiting a final decision on their cases, according to two government sources familiar with the planning … The administration is hoping to get needed Congressional approval before the end of September to roll out a pilot — before a potential Republican takeover in November …They could be presented to TSA agents to allow unauthorized immigrants to more easily travel by plane or to access certain state benefit programs.”

The program would make it easier for aliens to receive public benefits when in the United States and would likely make the southern border function more as a checkpoint for border crossers, both legal and illegal. 

The strain on American resources and governmental entities is already growing at a rapid pace, with an estimated one million plus illegal immigrants being released in the United States interior between February 2021 and May of 2022.