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Leaked Border Patrol Docs Show Over 160,000 Illegal Immigrants Recently Released Into U.S. With Little Or No Supervision

Washington, DC – President Joe Biden’s administration has quietly released at least 160,000 illegal immigrants into the U.S. since late March, many of whom have been free to spread throughout the nation with essentially no supervision.

President Biden’s administration has also been very liberal with its use of parole authority, which gives migrants a form of legal status allowing them to become eligible to apply for work permits, FOX News reported.

The staggering numbers were contained in a leaked U.S. Border Patrol document recently obtained by FOX News.

According to the document, at least 94,570 illegal immigrants have been released into the U.S. with Notices to Report (NTR) since March 20.

Illegal immigrants who are issued NTRs are only required to stop by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office when they arrive in whatever area of the country they want to stay as their final destination, FOX News reported.

A whopping 72,000 illegal immigrants have been released into the U.S. since Aug. 6th alone, FOX News reported.

Approximately 40,000 were kicked loose on their own recognizance, while another 32,000 were granted parole.

Parole authority is intended to only be used on a case-by-case basis for “significant public benefit” and “urgent humanitarian purposes,” according to federal law.

The Biden administration has been extremely generous with parole authority, using it far more frequently than the handful of cases typically granted in years past, FOX News reported.

Former U.S. Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott, who used to work under President Biden, said he believes the federal government is abusing its parole authority powers, according to the news outlet.

Scott reviewed the leaked documents and noted that regulation and law mandates 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 told FOX News. “As a field chief, I don’t believe I ever approved more than 5 or 10 paroles in a year. When I did, I ensured that the alien was monitored continuously and was detained or removed as soon as the circumstances allowed.”

About 19 percent of the illegal immigrants who were released into the U.S. between 2014 and 2020 failed to show up for their immigration proceedings once they were granted access, FOX News reported.

U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection (CBP) encountered more than 200,000 illegal immigrants in July and August, which constitute some of the highest numbers seen in the past 20 years.

CBP is currently bracing for the arrival of what some have predicted could be the largest surge ever of illegal immigrants trying to enter the U.S. from Mexico, according to FOX News.

An illegal immigrant who was deported back to Honduras after being convicted of homicide in Florida was caught sneaking back into the U.S. again late last month.

The convicted murderer was one of 24 arrests U.S. Border Patrol agents made in conjunction with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers during multiple operations on Sept. 27, according to a CBP press release.

The illegal immigrant and five others were apprehended together by McAllen Border Patrol Station agents south of Mission.

While they were conducting records checks on the members of the group, they discovered the man was previously convicted for homicide in Miami, Florida, according to the press release.

He was sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by three years of probation, and was subsequently deported, the CBP said.

It is unclear how many times the convicted killer has entered the U.S. illegally.

Additional arrests occurred later in the day when DPS troopers asked agents from the CBP Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station to assist them near Rio Grande City after a carload of people took off on foot during a traffic stop, according to the press release.

The officers arrested five people, including the driver, who was subsequently arrested on charges of smuggling people and evading arrest.

Information gathered during the investigation led the troopers, agents and officers with the Rio Grande City Police Department (RGCPD) to a “suspected migrant stash house” located in Rio Grande City, according to the CBP.

Seven more illegal immigrants were apprehended there.

Agents at the Weslaco Border Patrol Station responded to another call for assistance from troopers after another “migrant stash house” location was discovered in Pharr, according to the press release.

A total of 12 illegal immigrants from Ecuador, Peru, Central America, and Mexico were arrested at that location, as well as a person charged with smuggling and being the caretaker of the stash house.

CBP agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) have arrested over 150 gang members so far this fiscal year, according to the press release.

They’ve also discovered over 440 stash houses during the same period.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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