Documents that were leaked by the U.S. Border Patrol and shared with Fox News showed that President Joe Biden has released 160,000 illegal immigrants into the U.S. since March, and the pace of those releases is not expected to slow down any time soon.
At least 94,570 illegal immigrants have been allowed into the U.S. with nothing but notices to report, which require them to show up at an Immigration Customs and Enforcement office when they reach their destination inside the U.S.
Border Patrol data shows that 90% of those given NTRs never do report back to ICE, the Federalist reported.
Included in the releases are more than 30,000 released under parole authorities that were meant to be extremely limited. Parole releases are eligible for work permits and temporary legal status.
Tens of thousands released on recognizance
“By law and regulation a parole shall only be granted on a case by case basis and only for significant humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit. Neither of these appear to apply to the current situation,” Former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott said, questioning Biden’s use of the process.
“As a field chief, I don’t believe I ever approved more than 5 or 10 paroles in a year,” Scott, who served under Biden, said. “When I did, I ensured that the alien was monitored continuously and was detained or removed as soon as the circumstances allowed.”
Another 40,000 immigrants were released on their own recognizance, the documents revealed. Previously, ankle monitoring or other surveillance were required.
Over 200,000 illegal immigrant encounters at the border took place in each of July and August, Fox News reported. And the situation is likely to get worse, according to Biden’s own administration officials.
Could get even worse
DHS Secretary Alexander Mayorkas reportedly warned that the number of encounters could balloon to 400,000 in the coming months if Title 42 health restrictions are lifted.
Those restrictions prevent migrants from entering the country if certain health conditions exist, and enables the U.S. to send them back when health risks are present.
Planeloads of Haitians were recently returned to Haiti under Title 42, for example, after more than 15,000 camped under a bridge for days near the border thinking they would be let into the country.
Around 12,000 Haitians that were not returned were let into the U.S. by officials, however, Mayorkas admitted later.
With numbers like these, it’s no wonder illegal immigrants keep trying?