Source: RT en Español
What it’s about: The article features remarks made by a migrant woman who was detained at the U.S. border. She comments on the harsh treatment that she received by immigration officials. The article also states that migrants who are caught around the border must use an electronic ankle monitor and cannot travel more than 75 miles away from the court where they are scheduled to appear for their case processing.
What’s false about it: The claim that migrants who are caught must wear ankle monitors is false. The Intensive Supervision Alternative Program (ISAP) is a program run by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that relies on electronic monitoring with ankle bracelets to track the status of undocumented immigrants once they are in the U.S. and before they appear in court. ISAP was introduced in 2004 and offers border agents one way to deal with migrants that are caught, though it is certainly not the mandated option as the article suggests. The Risk Classification System, for example, uses a computer algorithm to determine whether an individual that is caught is deemed risky and can help an agent decide whether to detain or release the person. Ultimately, however, the decision falls under the discretion of the agent.