By CBS News Staff
Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tae Johnson told the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security on Thursday that—except for a limited number who are put in an “Alternatives to Detention” (ATD) program–his agency cannot track illegal aliens who are caught and then released into the United States.
Johnson made this concession in an exchange with Rep. Ashley Hinson (R.-Iowa).
“Today, can you confirm for me the ability–the inability, rather, for ICE to track illegal immigrants’ location and then their activity within the homeland on that person level following their release by CBP?” Hinson asked Johnson, who had discussed the issue earlier in a telephone call with Johnson.
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