Immigration Enforcement on the Honor System

By Mark Krikorian | National Review

The immigration-court equivalent of an indictment in the criminal context is called a Notice to Appear. When illegal aliens are apprehended at the southern border, they are usually issued an NTA, and so if they don’t appear for the hearing, they can be ordered deported in absentia.

But sometimes the flood of illegals responding to Biden’s “La Invitacion” has been so overwhelming that border agents are basically Lucy in the chocolate factory, without the time even to issue NTAs. In that case, they simply print out a “notice to report,” giving the illegals 60 days to turn themselves in to an ICE office in the interior, and dropping them off at the bus station. This is essentially immigration enforcement by the honor system.

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