Over 1,500 Illegal Aliens Released into San Diego Streets in Mass Release

The city of San Diego suffered a massive influx of illegal aliens after over 1,500 were released onto the streets at once.

As Fox News reports, San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond claimed that the Border Patrol deliberately released over 1,500 illegals over the course of a three-day time span, dropping them all off at the Iris Transit Center in San Ysidro. The release followed the sudden closure of an alien processing center that had been operated by a non-profit and funded by $6 million in taxpayer money; the center had been located in an abandoned elementary school.

“It’s disgraceful for our country and what we’ve become and the fact that this is how we treat immigrants,” said Desmond. “Border Patrol is their Uber, San Diego is their travel agent.”

Desmond pointed out that the San Diego Migrant Welcome Center ran out of funding in just four and a half months, spending roughly $1.5 million per month. The center gave illegals a shelter and even allowed them such privileges as phone chargers. Since October, the center had processed over 81,000 illegals.

“We’ve got a legal system in place, where people can apply online throughout the world, they can go to an embassy, they can come in with dignity, without having to cross through a fence or go through a river,” Desmond continued. “And right now, what we’re allowing to happen is, we’re allowing people who just walk across the border to jump ahead of the line. And I don’t blame them for doing it if we’re allowing it to happen. Why apply legally, if you can just jump ahead of the line?”

The scandal highlights the large role played in the migrant crisis by so-called “nonprofit” groups which primarily focus on helping the illegal aliens, including providing them with shelter and transportation, and even guiding them into the country and helping them to their final destination, in what could be considered a form of human-trafficking for profit. Some groups even claim religious identities such as Catholic charities, leading to wider backlash from religious and conservative Americans.

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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: CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO - FEBRUARY 06: Migrants cross the border to USA through Gate 36 and to be received by elements of the Border Patrol and the Texas National Guard for the processing of their request to migrate, captured from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on February 06, 2024. (Photo by Christian Torres/Anadolu via Getty Images)