President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has initiated a troubling Catch and Release policy, which has resulted in more than half a million migrants being released into the United States. This foreign population now exceeds the size of Sacramento, California, and poses significant challenges to our nation’s security and resources.
Since taking office, Biden has implemented this expansive parole pipeline, transforming the U.S.-Mexico border into a European-style checkpoint. Instead of enforcing strong border security measures, border crossers are briefly detained and then released into the country’s interior. This approach has led to the release of over 541,000 migrants into our communities.
The breakdown of this figure shows that nearly 170,000 migrants from Latin America and the Caribbean, more than 163,000 Ukrainians, 133,000 migrants through Biden’s controversial migrant mobile app, and 77,000 Afghan nationals have been allowed into the country through this parole pipeline in less than two years. However, it’s important to note that the actual numbers could be even higher.
Previous estimates from the Center for Immigration Studies suggested that the total number of released migrants surpassed one million. This means that a foreign population larger than Jacksonville, Florida, has been brought into American communities by the Biden administration.
Moreover, under Biden’s watch, the illegal alien population in the U.S. has grown to nearly 17 million, which is an alarming increase of 2.3 million illegal aliens since he assumed office. This influx is straining our resources and exacerbating existing immigration challenges.
The Biden administration’s lax approach to border security and its failure to address the immigration crisis are deeply concerning for conservatives. The United States must prioritize strong border enforcement and ensure that immigration policies are designed to protect our citizens and uphold the rule of law.