The Biden administration has faced significant criticism from Republicans — and an increasing number of Democrats in recent months — for its lax policies regarding border security and immigration law enforcement.
Estimates indicate nearly 4 million individuals have illegally crossed the border into the United States since Biden took office in 2021, including a staggering 1.5 million who were able to evade authorities and disappear into American communities undetected.
Of those who were stopped by border agents thus far in President Joe Biden’s term, only about 0.3% of them have been deported. That statistic was revealed in a new congressional report based on data released by the Department of Homeland Security.
According to evidence provided by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security and Enforcement, more than 200,000 of the 2,148,738 immigrants stopped and later released during the period reflected in the data were granted “illegal categorical parole” by authorities.
The actual numbers are assuredly much higher since the time frame referenced in the report ended in March. Nevertheless, the House Judiciary Committee claimed a victory since they were able to receive any of the damning information at all.
More than 99% of illegal aliens released by the Biden Administration between Jan 20, 2021, and Mar 31, 2023, remain in America.
Thanks to relentless…
— House Judiciary GOP 🇺🇸 (@JudiciaryGOP) October 9, 2023
In the new report, Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Tom McClintock (R-CA) determined that “only 5,993 illegal aliens who were encountered at the southwest border and who were placed in removal proceedings before an immigration judge during that time” have been deported.
“In other words, of the at least 2.1 million aliens released into the United States since January 20, 2021, the Biden Administration has failed to remove, through immigration court removal proceedings, roughly 99.7 percent of those illegal aliens,” they concluded.
Furthermore, despite leftist claims that the migrants pouring across the border illegally are largely doing so to escape persecution in their home countries, the report determined that a paltry 6% of those encountered by authorities have since undergone asylum screenings.
As the report determined: “Even the Biden Administration has previously acknowledged the loophole of the low credible fear standard, as it incentivizes mass illegal immigration into the United States by aliens whose claims most likely will ultimately be denied because they are economic migrants and not asylum seekers fleeing persecution.”