America's border crisis continues to drag on, with millions of illegal migrants entering the country since President Joe Biden took office. However, it appears that disaster is about to get much worse.
According to NBC News, Customs and Border Protection has been directed to start "releasing migrants into the U.S. without court dates or the ability to track them."
The network noted that in 2021 the Biden administration responded to overcrowding at custodial centers with a program known as Alternatives to Detention program.
Under its provisions, migrants were tracked using a smartphone app and provided with a court date. However, the latest directive dispenses with even those requirements.
It comes as a new wave of illegal immigration is set to come with the conclusion of Title 42, a Trump-era COVID rule which allowed migrants to be swiftly deported.
One DHS official who spoke to NBC News on the condition of anonymity was quoted as saying, "We’re already breaking and we haven’t hit the starting line."
Meanwhile, Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz acknowledged that his agency is not in a position to track all of the arrivals.
Despite repeatedly attempting to downplay the scale of America's border problem, Biden recently acknowledged that the situation is "chaos" and has been "for a number of years."
Q: "Can you expand on what you meant when you said there's going to be chaos at the border?"
BIDEN: "Say that again?"
Q: "Can you expand on what you meant when you said there'd be chaos at the border?"
BIDEN: "We've had chaos at the border for a number of years" pic.twitter.com/TBqJFPCmcs
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 10, 2023
Fox News noted that the end of Title 42 isn't just an immigration concern, as some observers have also pointed to its environmental impact.
That includes a massive upswing in human traffic through state and federal wildlife refuges along with more waste being left behind.
Mark Krikorian serves as executive director at the Center for Immigration Studies, and he highlighted those dangers during an interview with Fox News.
"Before they put up the fencing in Arizona, and this probably still happens, there were smugglers driving vehicles over the border, smashing down 200-year-old saguaro cactuses. It was serious stuff," Krikorian said.
"I went along with a trash collection team from the Tohono O'odham reservation in Arizona, a huge reservation down there, and there was garbage everywhere," he added.