The Washington Post fact-checker called DHS Secretary Alexander Mayorkas’s statement that most immigrants who come into the country illegally are “promptly” deported “mostly false” and said the statement had “significant factual error and/or obvious contradictions.”
Around one million of the 1.5 million Americans that have come into the country in the last year have final deportation orders out for them, but they have either disappeared or eluded ICE.
Post writer Glenn Kessler claimed that at least a million illegal immigrants have been excluded from deportation, which is most of the ones that came across the border under Biden.
“Certain nationalities, such as Mexicans, appear on a faster track to deportation. But others are not,” Kessler claimed.
Sen. Robert Portman (R-OH) also rebutted Mayorkas’ claims in a hearing on May 4, pointing out that if asylum claims are rejected, the illegal immigrants can then appeal the judgment before a regular immigration court judge, which can take a great deal of time.
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