Republicans Accuse Biden of Closing Deportation Cases En Masse

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Two Republican Senators are accusing President Joe Biden of a mass pardoning of thousands of illegal migrants by forcing the U.S. federal government to close hundreds of thousands of deportation cases. The U.S.-Mexico border crisis has been raging nearly since the beginning of President Biden’s inauguration in 2021. Since 2021, it has been estimated that more than 2 million migrants each year since then have entered the U.S. illegally under President Biden’s open border policies. The crisis has sparked a major backlash against the Biden administration for its approach to the issue, as concerns about overpopulation and crime continue to be on the minds of Americans and politicians. 

Over the past week, federal data has been released that shows an alarming amount of illegal migrants who have entered the U.S. under President Biden having their deportation cases closed, despite not having legal documentation. GOP Senators John Thune of South Dakota and J.D. Vance of Ohio have recently spoken out against the issue, accusing President Biden of performing a “de facto mass amnesty”, meaning a pardoning of many migrant cases. Thune and Vance have also written a letter to the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas demanding information as well as criminal records on the migrants whose cases have been closed. The two GOP Senators demanded a response from Mayorkas within two weeks

GOP Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri also stepped into the matter by writing a letter as well this past week, accusing Biden of the same amnesty as Thune and Vance. Hawley’s letter stated that Biden has shielded the illegal migrants from deportation due to the cases not being “heard”. 

The said deal data arrived from Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse reported that 77% of migrants have been allowed to stay in the U.S., with only 22% being deported. Around 350,000 migrant cases are alleged to have been pardoned.