(CNN) The Biden administration is developing a new program for immigrant families released to the U.S. that would track them through a fast-track deportation process, including one that would require them to remain under house arrest, according to multiple sources familiar with the plans.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed in a statement that Family Expedited Removal Management (FERM) will place some family heads in detention, such as GPS ankle monitors, and subject them to curfews in four cities.
Los Angeles Times First reported In the project.
Families still have the opportunity to apply for asylum under this program and, if they qualify, go through the asylum procedure. Families not found to have credible fear are subject to removal under an expedited deportation process known as “expedited removal,” which bars them from the United States for five years.
The plan is one of several efforts by the Biden administration to manage the flow of migrants — in this case, families — along the U.S.-Mexico border following the expiration of Covid-19 border controls. Title 42.
“[Enforcement and Removal Operations] “We are committed to imposing safe and humane immigration consequences on those who enter the United States illegally,” ICE ERO Executive Associate Director Corey Price said in a statement.
“Families should not listen to the lies of smugglers. Non-citizens traveling with their children who do not have a legal basis to stay in the United States, such as single adults, will be subject to immediate removal and barred re-entry for at least five years,” the report said. continued.
Last year, ICE piloted a similar program with immigrants living in Baltimore and Houston and instituted a dusk-to-dawn curfew.
Administrative officers They are racing to deal with a significant increase in the number of immigrants trying to enter the U.S. as Title 42 — a pandemic-era provision that allowed officials to quickly deport migrants encountered at the border — expires.
The Biden administration came under fire earlier this year amid reports that officials were considering restarting family custody, which ended the practice. President Joe Biden. Officials said there are no plans to roll back the practice.
But the high number of border arrests in recent days has brought the challenge facing the administration into sharp focus.
U.S. border officials encountered more than 10,000 migrants at the U.S. southern border on Tuesday, according to a Homeland Security official, already surpassing government estimates after Title 42.
Among the new policy measures the administration is implementing is a new asylum rule that would bar asylum seekers from the United States. A rule proposed earlier this year would have considered migrants en route to the border, such as Mexico, ineligible for asylum in the United States unless they first sought asylum. Immigrants who make appointments through the CBP One app will be exempt, officials said.
This story has been updated with additional details.
Correction: The headline and story have been updated to reflect what the Los Angeles Times originally reported on the show’s release.
CNN’s Jack Forrest contributed to this report.