Catch and release is the process by which alleged “refugees” surrender to the Customs and Border Patrol agents and then are released within a few days. The key to “catch and release” is that a minor has to be involved. This is the famous “loophole” in the law, that fraudulent asylum seekers exploit in order to be released very quickly into the US, when they bring a minor with them to use as a get-out-of-jail-free pass. It leads to mass abuse and exploitation of children by adults who want only to gain easy entry into the US. This two-page document provides a description of the process and a couple of important references.