The Biden administration has released at least 160,000 illegal migrants since March, according to leaked Border Patrol documents.
A Fox News report revealed that among the 160,000 migrants, there are some 30,000 on limited parole and eligible for work permits. According to Fox News, the thousands of migrants were released with little or no supervision by the authorities.
Since March 20, at least 94,570 illegal migrants have been released in the U.S. with Notices to Report. They are those who are only required to check in at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office when they get to their final destination and if they do so they will not be deported or detained as they regularize their status.
“Since August 6, the administration has released roughly 32,000 immigrants into the U.S. via parole – which gives migrants a form of legal status and the ability to apply for work permits,” Fox News pointed out.
According to federal law, parole is to be used on a case by case basis for “urgent humanitarian purposes” and “significant public benefit”; however, according to former Border Patrol officials, Biden is “abusing” the resource.
“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 told Fox News.
Biden abuses parole authority
According to information obtained by the news outlet, the Biden-Harris administration is also reportedly granting “parole” to tens of thousands of Afghans who recently arrived in the United States following the withdrawal of U.S. troops.
“As a field chief, I don’t believe I ever approved more than 5 or 10 paroles in a year,” he said. “When I did, I ensured that the alien was monitored continuously and was detained or removed as soon as the circumstances allowed”, the former official said.
The documents also show that since August 6, the administration has additionally released 40,000 illegal migrants on their own recognizance.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that there were 208,887 migrant apprehensions in August, which represents a 317% increase over the same period in 2020.