U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have set a court date for an illegal alien seeking asylum on January 23, 2031, more than seven years away.

Fox News Correspondent Bill Melugin reports that the Colombian woman seeking asylum crossed illegally into El Paso, and her immigration attorney, Matthew Kolken, is shocked by the six-year wait time to process her claim. 

“Kolken tells me his client is a legitimate asylum seeker with what he feels is an air tight case, but because the system is so backlogged with illegitimate asylum claims, he’s not sure they’ll ever get a chance to argue it in court with her next check in 8 years into the future,” posted Melugin on X. 

“It made me realize the Biden administration is basically providing backdoor amnesty for anyone who wants to show up at the border,” Kolken told Melugin. 

Citizens responded with outrage in the comments. 

“Will be voting in 2 national election cycles before her court date,” posted Dr. Joe Borelli. 

Indeed, even if a Republican—presumably Trump based on polling—retakes the White House in 2024, he would be out of office by 2029, two years before the woman’s court date. 

According to Transactional Record Access Clearinghouse immigration data, the court backlog has reached a record 3 million pending cases. 

Meanwhile, illegal border crossers are released into the U.S. and flown to cities across the country. 

Texas lawmakers passed Senate Bill 4 earlier this month, which makes it a crime to enter the state illegally. However, the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the measure.  

Although the measure is supposed to go into effect on March 5, 2024, it could be tied up in court for much longer. 

Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. She graduated from Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government and is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.