Rep. Goodlatte: ‘Overwhelming Amount of Fraud’ in Asylum System
Thousands of asylum seekers have been released pending the disposition of their applications, Fox News reported.
During fiscal 2012, no more than 2,508 of some 24,000 individuals who arrived unlawfully in the U.S. were detained. Some 22,000 were released, several thousand were deported, and a small number were granted asylum, Fox said, citing an Immigration and Customs Enforcement document.
Those let go were conditionally released on bond or some other form of supervision. The system has lost track of some of these and several hundred are known to have escaped, Fox reported. Most of the cases are concentrated in southern border area including Phoenix and San Antonio.