That translates to more than 266,000 out of more than 278,000 illegals who requested appointments through the CBP One app from Jan. 12 to Sept. 30, based on documents provided to the committee by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
"[DHS] Secretary [Alejandro] Mayorkas has utterly abused the CBP One app in his quest for open borders. These numbers are proof that Mayorkas' operation is a smokescreen for the mass release of individuals into this country who would otherwise have zero claim to be admitted," said committee chair Rep. Mark Green (R-Tennessee) in a statement on the release of the CBP One app statistics. (Related: Chairman of Homeland Security Committee: Mayorkas has "intentionally violated" law and "lied to congress under oath.")
Green received the documents after he threatened to subpoena Mayorkas if they were not presented by Oct. 20. His committee set that deadline on Oct. 13, months after the original deadline for document production expired.
"To date, the Department has neither produced nor provided a timeline to produce the documents or information requested in the Committee's June 1 and September 14 letters, all of which will assist the Committee's oversight of the Department's CBP One application," Green wrote in an Oct. 13 letter to Mayorkas.
The committee said the first documents receptive to their request came "just minutes" before the deadline. "It shouldn't take a subpoena threat from Congress to get these answers," said Green, who initially requested the documents to lead oversight of the CBP One app on June 1. His initial deadline was June 15.
The committee is particularly concerned about the abuse of the app by drug cartels. "The national security implications are that the cartels are just able to manipulate everything that the secretary is doing to continue their operations," a committee source who requested anonymity told the Epoch Times.
The CBP One app was first issued in 2020 and expanded early in 2021 after President Joe Biden took office and Mayorkas was appointed to head the DHS.
The app has encountered strong criticism from various groups. According to Grant Newman of NumbersUSA, an organization that seeks to reduce the rate of both illegal and legal immigration to America, the 95.8 percent parole rate "speaks for itself."
Newman said it "demonstrates precisely why DHS fought so hard to keep the data to itself."
"Chairman Green was clearly rightfully concerned that the CBP One app was being used to cover up the Biden Administration's shell game at the border, where illegal immigrants could now schedule their illegal entry at a port of entry rather than in between, and be released to disappear into the interior," Newman noted. "It's a shame DHS doesn't believe Congress [and] the American people deserve to know what's really going on at the border."
Green announced an investigation into Mayorkas' handling of illegals at the southern border last June. He said the probe was part of his committee's oversight duties and vowed to leave "no stone unturned" to discover the facts.
News of how many illegals have been released into America after scheduling appointments through the app came less than a week after the CBP released the number of illegals encountered on U.S. borders this year. The Daily Signal reported that border agents encountered 3.2 million illegals at U.S. ports of entry between Oct. 1, 2022, and Sept. 30, 2023.
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