The Biden administration is allegedly misusing its immigration parole power by approving immigrants almost universally using the DHS’s CBP One immigration app, according to the HHS.
After months of being blocked by the DHS, the House Committee on Homeland Security finally got their hands on documents that show 95.8 percent of migrant applicants who want to come to the United States to seek refuge are allowed to enter and are then be released. The papers show that the refugees are let go with little screening. The records cover the time period from January to September 2023 and also show that 266,846 of the 278,431 refugees were permitted to enter the U.S. This is a much higher percentage than the number of protection cases that were approved by immigration courts.
Mark E. Green (R-TN), who is the head of the committee, said in a statement, “Secretary Mayorkas has been totally abusing the CBP One app in his push for open borders.”
Additionally, Green said, “These numbers show that Mayorka’s operation is just a smokescreen for letting a lot of people into the country who have no right to be there. Putting tens of thousands of these individuals into our neighborhoods when they haven’t been properly vetted is foolish, especially since global pressures are rising and our enemies are becoming more brazen. Congress shouldn’t be forced to threaten with a subpoena to get this information, but we will continue to fight for the truth regardless.”
TRAC, a group at Syracuse University that collects, studies, and shares statistics, says that 37% of people who apply for asylum are approved in the end. The fact that almost all people who apply for asylum through the CBP One application are admitted at ports of entry does not explain why immigration judges have generally approved fewer asylum applications when cases are finally decided. According to records provided by DHS, the total amount of successful asylum decisions is much lower than the astonishingly high parole rates through CBP One. This is true even though the total number of favorable asylum decisions has been higher under Biden’s administration compared to previous years.
Based on the papers that DHS gave to the House Committee on Homeland Security:
“In total, 95.8 percent of all illegal immigrants who made appointments through the CBP One person who applied between January and September 2023 was eventually given a ‘Notice to Appear’ (NTA) and allowed to come back to the U.S. on parole.”
“278,431 appointments had been made, with 266,846 of these people freed into the innermost parts of the U.S. in order to file asylum claims.”