The Biden administration has stated its intent to issue some form of temporary ID card to illegal immigrants that could eventually be utilized to gain access to travel via domestic airlines.
The new program, which is titled the “ICE Secure Docket Card program,” is funded by a grant of $10 million in the fiscal year 2024 appropriations bill from the Biden administration, which claims, “$10,000,000 for the ICE Secure Docket Card program to allow noncitizens access to immigration files and documents.”
This new card will ostensibly be handed out to illegal immigrants that are waiting on the final decisions about their status, explained a pair of government sources to Axios, which went on to add that the Biden admin is seeking Congressional approval before October in order to head off any potential blockages about the program if Republicans take back the House as a result of the 2022 midterm election in November.
This new card will show the illegal immigrant’s full name, nationality, and a corresponding QR code.
“Specifics of the program are still under development, but a primary goal of the SDC is to improve current, inconsistent paper forms that often degrade rapidly in real world use. Pending the outcome of the pilot, ICE will consider further expansion,” explained a spokesperson for ICE to CNN.
It was previously reported by The Daily Wire, that a federal document was unveiled back in June that claimed that the Biden administration was issuing cash payments or reimbursements to any underage illegal immigrants or their relatives for travel to locations all over the country. The outlet reported:
The Department of Health and Human Services document, which deals with settling “unaccompanied minor” illegal immigrants in the U.S., says under the category “Sponsor Travel Support” that U.S. taxpayers will foot the bill if the minor can’t. …
“Historically, [Office of Refugee Resettlement] had a 20% funding cap on travel for sponsors if a sponsor was unable to pay,” explained the document. “This cap has been lifted and supplemental funding requests are now permitted. As of March 22, 2021, ORR can pay for the sponsor, UC [unaccompanied child], or escort’s travel upfront as well as reimbursements.”
Back in September of 2021, Alejandro Mayorkas, the Homeland Security Secretary, issued a memo that stated:
The fact an individual is a removable noncitizen therefore should not alone be the basis of an enforcement action against them. We will use our discretion and focus our enforcement resources in a more targeted way. Justice and our country’s well-being require it.
Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) questioned Mayorkas about whether or not his statement would even apply to illegal aliens who had a final removal order against them.
“We cannot remove 1.2 million individuals,” answered Mayorkas. “I would not necessarily accept the fact that all of them have received due process.”