Posted on May 14, 2023

DHS Paroled 6,000 Migrants on Thursday Alone

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, May 12, 2023

As the Department of Homeland Security catches and releases illegal immigrants into the U.S., one burning question is how much authorities actually know about whom they’re releasing.

Border Patrol agents say the answer is not very much.

“Vast majority of the millions of illegal aliens [President] Biden is allowing into our country are not being properly vetted, for anything,” the National Border Patrol Council said on Twitter. “Nobody has any idea who they are, what medical conditions they have, what their records are, or what their intentions are. Period.”

That’s worrisome at a time when the numbers at the southern border are shattering records, with 10,000 people a day being caught.

One DHS source said the department paroled or released 6,000 people into the country on Thursday alone.

The department didn’t respond to a request for comment on that figure, but political appointees in the Biden administration insist that everyone they encounter is properly screened, whether they are being released or not.

“U.S. Customs and Border Protection screens and vets individuals whom we encounter,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas recently told reporters.

Blas Nunez-Nieto, his assistant secretary, echoed that to reporters on Friday: “Regardless of how we process noncitizens in our facilities, they all undergo rigorous national security and public safety vetting,”


Some countries don’t cooperate, however, which means that if the migrant has a criminal history at home, U.S. officials might miss it.