April 10, 2022
-Law Enforcement Daily
U.S.-MEXICO BORDER- While most Americans cannot afford to fill their gas tanks, buy chicken and other groceries or buy a used car, the Biden administration is providing $1,000 smartphones to illegal border crossers, allowed into the country by the administration’s virtual “open” sign, according to the Daily Wire.
This past week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, a modern-day Baghdad Bob, defended the administration’s plan when questioned by the press about the decision to give the smartphones to illegals.
During a press briefing, Psaki made the absurd claim that it “is part of our effort, as individuals come into the United States and individuals who are entering who will proceed to immigration proceedings, to monitor and track where they are.”
Psaki was answering a question posed by Peter Doocy of Fox News, one of the only members of the Washington press corps to ask Psaki tough and worthwhile questions. Doocy referred to a Fox News report filed by Bill Melugin, who tweeted:
“Sources tell me w/parole releases, the migrants are asked to turn themselves into ICE in a city of their choice.”
“I’m told many of them are given these phones by the government to track them and allow them to communicate w/ICE, but there’s no way to stop them from being tossed,” Melugin added.
Sources tell me w/ parole releases, the migrants are asked to turn themselves into ICE in a city of their choice. I’m told many of them are given these phones by the government to track them and allow them to communicate w/ ICE, but there’s no way to stop them from being tossed. pic.twitter.com/tAogWloQgy
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) April 5, 2022
During the presser, Doocy pressed Psaki about the possibility that illegals would merely throw away the phones, thus allowing them to avoid being tracked. As Fox News reported:
Doocy asked Psaki whether there was concern by anyone in the administration that some migrants may decide to take the phones and “toss them.”
“Do you have a record of people throwing phones away?” Psaki asked in her typical condescending, snarky voice.
“I’m just asking if that’s a concern,” Doocy replied.
“Our concern is ensuring that individuals who irregularly migrate to the United States proceed through our process of, you know, of course, being monitored, but also participating in hearings to determine whether or not they will be able to stay,” Psaki replied [emphasis added]
According to Breitbart, Psaki claimed the phones given to illegals were part of the Biden administration’s “alternative to detention” program at the border. In other words, the administration’s “open border” program.
Reports indicate there were some 180,000 illegal aliens in the country being monitored with “traceable devices.”
Psaki claims the smartphones use “telephonic” technology which will allow ICE to monitor the movement of illegals, which uses a matching “voice print;” illegals will be “required” to call once a week to check in with ICE.
She also claimed that tablets and smartphones would be used to monitor illegal border crossers utilizing “facial matching” and GPS monitoring. The White House propaganda minister said the program was “all part” of the administration’s effort to track illegals coming into the country without having to detain them. In other words, allow them into the country at which point there isn’t a means to allow them to be tracked, unless they want to.
Psaki claims the monitoring systems allow border officials to “do that effectively” until their immigration court hearings are complete. By “do that,” it’s assumed Psaki meant travel throughout the country at their own whim.
While the purported goal of the program is to decrease the number of illegals being detained by the government, it has in fact had the opposite effect.
For example in March, KXAN NBC News reported that a researcher said the result of the program has been more illegals being released into the interior U.S.
“We saw a pretty significant drop in the latest data we got from U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement down to under 18,000,” Austin Kocher, a TRAC researcher told KXAN’s Border Report. That drop was attributed to:
- Fewer migrants are being held in detention at the U.S./Mexico border;
- A drop in interior enforcement arrests of migrants
- More migrants are being paroled into the United States to await asylum proceedings under the Department of Homeland Security’s Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program.
“TRAC reports that nearly 190,000 migrants currently are in ATD. This includes migrants who report via telephone to their case workers, those with GPS ankle monitoring devices, and those who report via the app Smart LINK from their cellphones.”