Record 316,700 Illegals Released With Ankle Bracelets, Other Tracking

Haitian migrant Rabbiatu Yunusah, 34, left, wears an ankle bracelet while standing next to her daughter Leila, 3, while waiting in line to board a bus at a humanitarian center after they were released from United States Border Patrol upon crossing the Rio Grande and turning themselves in seeking asylum, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

At a glance

  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a record number of illegal migrants with tracking devices and phones, according to new agency data.
  • As of Sept. 24, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had 316,700 illegal migrants enrolled in what is known as “Alternatives to Detention,” which uses a facial recognition application, GPS monitoring and telephonic reporting, according to Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), which obtains data through Freedom of Information Act requests.

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