Border Chief Reports that 5,800 “Fake Families” were Discovered at the Border

Posted on August 2, 2019

The Acting Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Mark Morgan revealedto a Senate committee on Tuesday that 5,800 “fake families” were discovered to have been trying to enter the U.S. illegally this year.

Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) questioned Morgan during a Senate Homeland Security hearing about the border crisis, asking him “Our laws prevent us from holding people more than 20 days and because we can’t get the information we’re probably releasing them even sooner than that in many cases, correct?”

Morgan responded, “With respect to family units, since March of this year, United States Border Patrol has been releasing family units directly so in some cases they’re being released in under 48 hours into […]