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Oversight letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Attorney General Merrick Garland
June 13, 2024

Senator Cramer Leads Letter Addressing the Biden Administration’s “Mass Amnesty” for Migrants
By US Senator for North Dakota

Recent reports revealed the administration granted thousands of illegal immigrants “mass amnesty” by terminating more than 350,000 asylum cases in a two-year period. This change in practice was instituted by a 2022 memo from ICE Principal Legal Adviser Kerry Doyle, instructing agency prosecutors to advise immigration judges on nonpriority cases suitable for dismissal. As a result, the report indicates 102,550 cases were dismissed in 2022, followed by 149,000 in 2023, and 113,843 cases in the first four months of 2024, compared to just over 26,000 during the entire Trump administration. Since 2021, 77% of asylum seekers have been allowed to remain in the United States, according to a study published by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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