How many unauthorized immigrants has the Biden administration allowed into the United States after they were apprehended crossing the border?
Citing "internal Homeland Security data and court filings," the New York Times recently reported that "more than one million undocumented immigrants" have been "allowed into the country temporarily after crossing the border during President Biden's tenure." The article notes that "some" of them "disappear into the shadows, never showing up for their court dates or required check-ins," and this is in addition to "the hundreds of thousands who have entered the country undetected during Mr. Biden's term." U.S. immigration law allows people who cross the border without permission to stay in the U.S. if they "have been persecuted or have a well-founded fear of persecution" because of their "race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion if returned" to their homelands. During the Trump administration, 12% of people who were allowed into the U.S. under this law were found to have legitimate claims.