The former acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection said that nearly 30,000 people who illegally crossed the southern border and been taken into federal custody have been released into the U.S. since January.
Mark Morgan, the former top border official, said that the releases have been directly from Border Patrol and that people were not transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
"You're not going to find that anywhere because they're locking down the information," Morgan said.
In March, the Greyhound bus company asked Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to ensure that migrants who want to board its buses from the border have tested negative for COVID-19 before traveling through the U.S.
In January, agents were ordered by the Biden administration to not turn away any children who show up alone. Families are also not being turned away since Mexico lacks the room to accommodate those people.
🔦 The Border Patrol began releasing people into the U.S. during the influx of more than 500,000 people because the government had no way to hold them.