Posted on February 27, 2024

Biden Admin Used Parole Loophole to Free Laken Riley Murder Suspect into U.S.

John Binder, Breitbart, February 26, 2024

The illegal alien charged with kidnapping and murdering 22-year-old nursing student Laken Riley got into the United States thanks to President Joe Biden’s parole pipeline at the nation’s porous southern border.

Jose Antonio Ibarra, a 26-year-old illegal alien from Venezuela, was arrested and charged this month with kidnapping and murdering Riley while she was out for a morning run around the University of Georgia campus in Athens, Georgia.

Laken Riley

Laken Riley

Jose Antonio Ibarra

Jose Antonio Ibarra

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have since confirmed that Antonio Ibarra is an illegal alien who first arrived at the United States-Mexico border in September 2022 near El Paso, Texas. Rather than being held in detention or immediately removed, he was released into the United States interior via Biden’s parole pipeline.

Biden’s parole pipeline is part of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’s expansive Catch and Release network at the border where every day thousands of illegal aliens are apprehended and then promptly released into American towns and cities with the expectation to show up for an immigration hearing years down the road.

DHS officials have privately suggested that about 5,000 illegal aliens are released into the United States interior every day under Biden and Mayorkas. The DHS secretary, according to Border Patrol agents, has privately admitted that about 85 percent of all illegal aliens arriving at the border are released into American towns and cities.

Even after Antonio Ibarra was released into the United States interior, ICE officials confirmed he was arrested in August 2023 in New York City and charged with injuring a child under 17 years old as well as with a motor vehicle violation.

The city’s sanctuary policy, as well as New York state’s sanctuary law, ensured that Antonio Ibarra was freed from jail before ICE agents could request custody of him. It is almost certain that if he had been handed over to ICE agents, he never would have been in Athens months later.