Secret Report: Biden Grants Amnesty to Over 350,000 Migrants Without Asylum


Biden’s Immigration Oversight

A Report’s Revelations

According to a recent report from Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), over 350,000 asylum cases filed by migrants between 2022 and 2023 were closed by the U.S. government. These cases were dismissed because the migrants involved did not have criminal records or were not considered a threat to the U.S.

Administrative Amnesty

Once their cases are closed without a decision on the merits of their asylum claims, migrants are removed from the legal system and are not required to check in with authorities. They are also legally permitted to travel anywhere within the U.S. without fear of deportation.

Surge in Dismissals

  • 2022 witnessed the termination of over 102,550 asylum applications.
  • In 2023, 149,305 asylum cases were dismissed.
  • 113,843 applications were dropped in the first part of 2024.

Rising Caseload

The surge in dismissed cases comes amid a significant increase in asylum applications. In 2019, before the pandemic, 87,018 such applications were filed, whereas the first three quarters of 2024 alone saw over 175,193 asylum applications.

Immigration Court Backlog

The large number of asylum applications has contributed to an overwhelming backlog in immigration courts. By the end of Fiscal Year 2023, there were nearly 2.8 million pending cases. That number has grown to approximately 3.6 million in FY 2024, with more than half originating from the past year.

Biden’s Border Plan

In response to the ongoing situation, the Biden administration is contemplating imposing restrictions on the U.S.-Mexico border, including:

  • Capping the number of border encounters at an average of 4,000 per day.
  • Considering whether to include asylum seekers with CBP One app appointments in this cap.
  • Introducing a new effort to expedite asylum proceedings.
  • Strengthening processes for dealing with migrants with criminal records or ineligibility for asylum.

Political Considerations

The administration’s border plan is designed to address the issue ahead of the upcoming U.S. presidential election in November, as immigration remains a major concern for many voters. Republicans have repeatedly criticized Biden’s handling of the border, and his proposed restrictions could help mitigate any potential surge in illegal crossings before Election Day.

Measures for Relief

The increased dismissal of asylum cases has provided substantial relief to migrants. Once their cases are dropped, they can apply for asylum again or seek alternative legal status, such as family-based or employment-based visas, or even DACA.

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