Biden Considers Handing Out Free ID Cards to Illegal Aliens Released in the U.S.

The Biden Administration is reportedly considering a new measure to provide government-issued identification (ID) cards to all illegal aliens who are released into the United States after being apprehended, in a drastic expansion of the controversial “catch and release program.”

As reported by Breitbart, Biden’s intentions with the new ID cards is to make it even easier for illegals to receive public benefits after they are released from the custody of border authorities. The cards would be issued to them shortly after they are arrested, following their illegal border crossings.

The ID cards would be temporary at first, with the White House planning to get approval from Congress by the end of September, before the midterm elections in November where the GOP is widely expected to retake the U.S. House of Representatives, and possibly even the U.S. Senate.

The cards would primarily be provided to illegals who are still waiting for the final decision on their immigration cases, and could be presented to TSA agents in order to allow the illegals to travel by plane.

“Catch and release,” a policy which largely does not enforce immigration law and essentially amounts to amnesty, was halted under the Trump Administration, to great success, before it was re-implemented by Biden as part of his broader “open border” policy. The Biden Administration has been actively working to resettle illegals throughout the nation’s interior, transporting them by plane or bus to various states further into the country, and mostly halting deportations. Monthly totals of illegal border crossings have skyrocketed to the highest on record. From February 2021 to May 2022, over one million illegal aliens were released into the country following their apprehension.


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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: Migrants on the Puebla-Mexico highway on Dec. 9, 2021. A migrant caravan continues across the Mexican territory towards the border with the United States. Carlos Pacheco/Xinhua via Getty Images