Leaked Border Patrol documents reveal a massive release of illegals into the U.S. by the Biden administration. At least 160,000 who were caught crossing the border were then allowed to go free stateside since March.
Fox News obtained the documents, reporting that these illegals are being set loose on American soil with very little – if any – supervision. Since March 20, 94,570 or more immigrants were given Notices to Report. These folks are required to check in with an ICE office when they arrive at their final destination. So long as they do check in, they are allowed to remain there while their immigration proceedings move forward. As for those who don’t report, detaining and deporting them would require they be found, first – which might be difficult, especially if they lie about their intended destinations.
Since August 6, another 32,000 or so have been released into the U.S. by way of parole, which gives them a form of legal status and the ability to apply for work permits. Former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott reviewed the documents for Fox and explained that he believes the administration is abusing this power. “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,” he said. “Neither of these appear to apply to the current situation.” He went on to explain that, as a field chief, he doesn’t recall ever approving more than five to ten paroles in a year, and that when he did grant such status, “the alien was monitored continuously and was detained or removed as soon as the circumstances allowed.”
According to an October 15, 2020, report by the Congressional Research Service, which quoted DHS’s 2003 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, between 1998 and 2003, the annual total number of parolees ranged from about 235,000 to about 300,000. That accounts for every immigrant from all countries through the entire year, of course. These Border Patrol documents Fox got only cover one source of immigrants over part of the year. They don’t include, for example, the tens of thousands of Afghans paroled into the U.S. as part of Operation Allies Welcome.
According to another Border Patrol official, between 2014 and 2020, about 81% of those released into the U.S actually reported for their immigration proceedings. If that percentage holds, we can expect 30,000 or more of that 160,000-immigrant total to bail on the process and remain stateside illegally. But a question arises: Were those 81% who did report between 2014 and 2020 supervised like the ones Mr. Scott paroled? If so, the number illegals who simply disappear this year will likely be much higher.
~ Read more from James Fite.