Leaked documents obtained by Fox News are proving just how secretive the Biden administration has been when it comes to handling illegal immigration and our border security. The numbers of immigrants being released into the U.S. “with little to no oversight, supervision or immediate risk of deportation” reports Fox news.
Reporter Bill Melugin out of Los Angeles has been covering the border crisis and tweeted documents showing the astounding numbers of immigrants:
“NEW/THREAD: According to Border Patrol documents provided by a source, the federal gov has released over 70,000 illegal immigrants into the U.S. since August 6, including 31,977 released via parole (temp legal status, eligible for work permits). 94,570 released via NTR since 3/20.”
NEW/THREAD: According to Border Patrol documents provided by a source, the federal gov has released over 70,000 illegal immigrants into the U.S. since August 6, including 31,977 released via parole (temp legal status, eligible for work permits).
94,570 released via NTR since 3/20 pic.twitter.com/ag5OMsYw27
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) October 13, 2021
The 94,570 released via NTR, or a ‘notice to report’ are only required to check in with an ICE office when they get to their final destination, which could be anywhere in the country. “Those who check in are not deported or detained as their immigration proceedings move forward” writes Fox News.
32,000 released via parole allows the migrants a form of legal status and the ability to apply for work permits. Federal law intends the use for parole to be on a case-by-case basis for “urgent humanitarian purposes” and “significant public benefit.”
The Biden administration has been using it broadly, when typically only a handful of parole cases are granted by officials. Former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott served under Biden and told Fox News the administration is abusing 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,” said Scott, adding that the number of paroles brings into question 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.”