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US Border Patrol Says 160,000 Illegal Immigrants Released

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The area under the bridge between Del Rio Texas and Mexico was flooded with migrants as they try to get into the United States. The majority of the migrants were from Haiti. Credit: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

Leaked US Border Patrol documents show that there has been a mass release of illegal immigrants into the United States since March of this year, amounting to 160,000 people.

Revealing that over 135,000 migrants were released into the US just since August 6, the documents show that the Biden Administration has allowed untold thousands of people into the country with little to no oversight.

A Fox News report says that according to the documents it now has in its possession, US officials made broad use of limited parole authorities to enable more than 30,000 of the migrants to become eligible for work permits just since August.

Recently, the ongoing border troubles came to a head after more than 15,000 people massed under a bridge in Texas. After an outcry, the thousands of immigrants, who had waded across the Rio Grande, simply disappeared — and only a few thousand were taken back to Haiti, where many of them originated.

The leaked documents give insight into how the Biden administration has dealt with many thousands of other illegal immigrants, using often with little to no oversight, supervision or even threatening them with immediate deportation.

At least 94,570 illegal immigrants have been released into the country after only being given official “Notices to Report” to immigration authorities since March 20 of this year.

Far from being watched and their cases adjudicated, this amounts to letting thousands of individuals walk across the border with no repercussions and no way of being contacted by the government after that time,

All those who receive such notices are simply required to check in with an ICE office when they reach their final destination – which could be anywhere in the United States.

Even those that do as they are instructed in their paperwork to check in with authorities will not be detained as their immigration proceedings go on.

Just since August 6, the Biden Administration has released approximately 32,000 immigrants into the country via the “parole” system, which allows them to stay in the US legally and apply for a work permit.

However, the law under which these papers are issued was not mean to address the kind of mass illegal immigration that has occurred in 2021 along the Texas border.

Federal law stipulates that the authority to grant parole should be used on a case-by-case basis only, and even then for “urgent humanitarian purposes” and “significant public benefit” according to the report.

Normally, just a handful of people asking for this type of parole are actually granted this status by US immigration officials.

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Former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott, who served under President Biden, analyzed the information and spoke to Fox News, telling reporters that he feels as though the government is acting in excess of its parole authority.

“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,” he said, adding that the amount of paroles threatens the legitimacy of the review and approval process.

“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 documents also indicate that the administration has released 40,000 illegal immigrants since August 6. In one day in the  Del Rio sector, 128 single adult illegal immigrants were let into America without ATD – which usually means tracking by phone or ankle monitor technology.

Republicans have accused the Biden administration’s revision of former President Trump’s border policies of being the reason for the current issues at the border. The administration has countered these claims by emphasizing complex issues like poverty, corruption, and violence in Central America.

“The downturn in economies, the attendant rise in violence, the downturn in economies made more acute by reason of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the suppression of any humanitarian relief over the past number of years, and the pent-up thirst for relief among many different populations,” Alejandro Mayorkas, the secretary of homeland security, told Yahoo News. “I think an accumulation of factors contributes to the rise in migration that we’ve seen.”

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