Biden’s Migrant Mobile App Releases Over 200K Foreign Nationals into U.S.
Joe Biden’s CBP One mobile app has facilitated the entry of nearly 200,000 foreign nationals into the United States since the beginning of the year. This app, part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Catch and Release network, has been operational for over two years. Its purpose is to allow foreign nationals in Mexico who are pregnant, mentally ill, elderly, disabled, homeless, or crime victims to schedule appointments with DHS officials at the border, thus enabling them to be released into American communities.
Between mid-January and July, the CBP One app played a role in bringing more than 180,000 foreign nationals from Mexico to the interior of the United States. June saw close to 40,000 individuals arriving through the app, and this number increased to almost 45,000 in the following month. This influx of foreign nationals exceeds the populations of several cities including Shreveport, Mobile, Santa Rosa, Springfield, Paterson, and Savannah.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas faced scrutiny from Rep. Matt Gaetz, who likened the app to a “Disney fast pass” for foreign nationals seeking entry into the U.S. interior. Despite these border crossings being a fraction of the total number of foreign nationals released into the country since Biden’s inauguration, the scale remains significant. Representative Tom McClintock estimates that over 5.5 million illegal aliens have been encountered at the border, while more than 2.1 million have been directly released into American communities by DHS, and another 1.5 million have successfully entered the U.S. interior without being apprehended by Border Patrol.
In essence, the CBP One mobile app has played a significant role in facilitating the entry of foreign nationals into the United States, raising concerns about the broader immigration policy and its impact on American communities. The numbers involved far surpass the populations of various cities, prompting both political and public debates about border control, national security, and immigration regulations.