No Surprise: Most Illegals Skip Immigration Hearings

84% of illegals allowed to roam free in the U.S. while they await deportation hearings never show up for the hearing according to new figures just released by the Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review.

Meanwhile, 70% of detained illegal aliens did show up for their hearing before an immigration judge.

“That strategy is obviously a complete failure because such a high percentage of these people who were not detained have simply melted into the larger illegal population and have no fear of immigration enforcement,” said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies.



The figure clearly show illegal aliens who can melt into the general population face little chance of facing immigration justice and most would rather live as an illegal alien then take the chance of staying in a facility and facing a judge.

The data set from the Department of Justice looks at all women and children detained from Central America beginning July 18, 2014, when Obama declared the immigrants to be an enforcement priority and ordered the courts to treat them on a priority basis.


Since then, ICE detained 83,385 adults and children and completed 24,842 cases. Of those, more than 64 percent, or 16,136, didn’t show up for court, and fewer than 4 percent, or 908, agreed to leave voluntarily.


But compare the number of removals for women and children who were detained against those who were not. Among those families who were allowed to remain free after their initial appearance in court, 84 percent never showed up again for their case. They remain free, scattered in cities across America. By contrast, 70 percent of those detained did show up before a judge.


“These figures are very strong evidence that the Border Patrol was right all along, that these people were coming because they knew they would be allowed to stay, that they were not planning to make some kind of plea for humanitarian status such as asylum,” said Vaughan.