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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is facing criticism for withholding monthly data on the number of illegal migrants released into the U.S. following interactions with border agents, according to a former immigration judge. Andrew Arthur, an immigration judge for eight years, revealed that while DHS tracks the total number of migrants released after encounters with border agents, the data is not made public due to concerns that it could reflect negatively on the Biden Administration.

Arthur argued that the lack of transparency is an attempt to conceal the release of over 100,000 migrants per month into the U.S. and to downplay the impact of these releases on local communities. He pointed out that DHS should similarly share this information to the monthly data on encounters with illegal immigrants, which is already posted online.

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This controversy has drawn attention from various quarters. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) criticized the lack of transparency, emphasizing that the public has the right to know this information. Rep. Darrell Issa, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, pushed for daily reporting of the total number of migrants being released by DHS. Critics also noted that ICE publishes statistics on migrant transfers and releases but fails to disclose how many released migrants were encountered at the southwest border and subsequently transferred to ICE custody.

Amidst debates about the impact of released immigrants, including legal and illegal ones, on the country, lawmakers like Senators Ted Cruz and Rep. Stephanie Bice have reintroduced “Kate’s Law” to increase penalties for illegal immigrants committing felonies. However, studies from institutions like the Cato Institute have shown that illicit and legal immigrants are less likely to be convicted of crimes than native-born Americans as a percentage of their populations.

In conclusion, concerns are being raised over the DHS’s lack of transparency regarding the monthly release of illegal migrants after interactions with border agents. Critics argue that the public has a right to this information, while proponents of stricter immigration policies emphasize the need for greater accountability in handling the issue. The debate surrounding the impact of these released migrants on crime rates further adds complexity to the situation.