Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:10 PM

Acting DHS Sec. McAleenan: 90% Of Families Arriving Recently At The Border Dont Show Up For Hearing

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan how many asylum seekers coming across the southern border show up for their hearings.

“It depends on demographic, the court, but we see too many cases where people are not showing up,” he said, telling Graham that DHS recently conducted a pilot program with family units.

“Out of those 7,000 cases, 90 received final orders of removal in absentia, 90 percent,” he said.

“90 percent did not show up?” Graham asked.

“Correct, that is a recent sample from families crossing the border,” McAleenan clarified.

The percentage of immigrants who show up to immigration court hearings has been a hot topic for the last year or so. Recent numbers (from 2015 and 2016) suggest the number who do not show up is around 40 percent. However, McAleenan appears to be talking about a new pilot study done recently which looks specifically at “family units.”

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