Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must stop “the madness” of the expanded Catch and Release policy that has allowed more than 161,000 border crossers and illegal aliens to be released into the interior of the United States since December.
As Breitbart News has reported, DHS has released about 8,200 border crossers and illegal aliens into the U.S. over the past seven days through an expanded Catch and Release policy wherein federal immigration officials have had to grapple with less detention space and increased implementation of release programs for foreign nationals.
During an interview with Fox News on Friday, Kobach called on DHS to end the Catch and Release policy and stop issuing work permits, as well as food stamps, to those released into the country from federal custody. . .
We’ve got two months in a row with over 100,000 so they’re continuing to come. There’s no more bed space at the detention centers. We have got to address this crisis because what’s happening is most of them are making fraudulent claims of asylum. They have no basis for it, but they claim it. Then they’re being turned loose into the United States and they’re being told ‘Come back in six years for your hearing.’ [Emphasis added]
And in the meantime, we’re giving out work permits to most of them. We’ve got to stop giving these out … and food stamps, by the way. We’ve got to stop giving out the benefits. We’ve got to stop turning people loose in the United States who probably have no basis for claiming asylum. [Emphasis added]
(Read more from “Kris Kobach Reveals the Message U.S. Sends to Illegal Aliens” HERE)