While national security remains at risk as illegal immigrants continue to surge the porous southern border, the Biden Administration reportedly released over 70,000 illegal immigrants into the United States since the beginning of August.
This shocking revelation by Fox News reporter Bill Melugin found that is just the number of illegal immigrants allowed in the U.S. since Aug. 6. But, Biden’s border crisis started long before then.
Melugin obtained exclusive copies of Border Patrol documents that revealed various significant findings. Among these included 31,977 migrants that were “released via parole,” given temporary legal status and made eligible for work permits.
Because of the lax border policy known as “catch-and-release,” the government will have no way to track their whereabouts once inside the country while they await court dates. Many of them don’t even show up for their hearings at all.
The most damning finding of all is that an increased number of work permits have been approved for thousands of illegal immigrants, proving the government is employing a double standard vetting process to selectively approve permits for illegal immigrants than for foreigners who are attempting to enter the U.S. legally.
Border patrol records divulged by Melugin also document at least 94,570 of these migrants were released via Notices To Report (NTR) since March 20.
In order to speed up migrant processing, an NTR typically requires a quick check-in with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at any ICE office nationwide, rather than attending a formal court hearing. Those that do check in are not immediately deported nor detained while their case proceedings continue. This can change at any time if federal officials happen to find any criminal or negligent background that may pose a national security risk.
The number of illegal migrants released under parole this year is record-breaking, as well. Former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott, a CBP official who previously served under the Biden administration, originally told Fox News that CBP never approved more than a handful of these requests for illegal immigrants within a year prior to this current year, much less thousands at a time. For stark comparison, Melugin reported the number of illegal immigrants released under parole totaled to 32,000 since August, and counting.
Scott also said that “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 apply to the current situation.”
“As a field chief, I don’t believe I ever approved more than 5 or 10 paroles in a year,” the retired border official said. “When I did, I ensured that the alien was monitored continuously and was detained or removed as soon as the circumstances allowed.”
The documents uncovered by Fox also showed that over 40,000 illegal immigrants, aside from the ones aforementioned, have been released with no status as in, no Alternatives to Detention (ATD), nor NTRs. ATD is described by the Department of Homeland Security as a method of preventing federal custody of illegal immigrants by partnering with NGOs to offer critical services as they await immigration proceeding outcomes. Melugin added those with approved ATDs typically require a tracking method either with an ankle monitor or by phone to ensure their whereabouts, but that does not appear to be the case with new migrants.
The documents also showed that in a single day in Del Rio alone, 128 single adult illegal immigrants were released into the U.S. with no way to track them, which suggested they were free to relocate and disappear, never to be seen again if they so pleased.
The Biden administration has made it abundantly clear their intent would be to become the most “humane” immigration administration in the country, despite the fact that those crossing illegally are breaking both state and federal laws. The federal government is admittedly turning a blind eye to those crimes, while choosing to crackdown on others.
This cherry-picking of what laws to enforce and which ones to ignore has worsened the ongoing humanitarian crisis unfolding at the southern border.
According to CBP, more than 200,000 illegal immigrants were detained at the border in August for a second consecutive month. 400,000 illegal migrants are expected to arrive in the coming month.
The lack of law enforcement on behalf of federal officials inspired controversial individuals, such as human traffickers, to test these exceptions by motivating caravans of thousands of migrants to stir up tensions with National Guard, CBP officials at the southern border. More migrants, mostly Haitians, are expected to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border in the coming weeks, despite the recent disaster that unfolded within the Del Rio Sector when more than 15,000 migrants huddled under one bridge for days.