Friday, May 3, 2024

Biden’s Precarious Parole Programs for Illegal Immigrants: The BorderLine; More ILLEGALS Enter U.S. Under Parole Than Legal Immigrants are Issued Green Cards

Photo: David Peinado, NurPhoto/Getty Images
Biden’s Precarious Parole Programs for Illegal Immigrants: The BorderLine:
In a Home Depot parking lot near San Diego, California, last month, five Haitian men were waiting for under-the-table work at six in the morning. Three hours later, the group numbered about 25. Migrant men hanging around a Home Depot is a common sight, but why would these guys from Haiti—from thousands of miles away in the Caribbean—be in El Cajon, California, minutes from the Pacific Ocean?
The answer is President Joe Biden’s novel, brazen immigration “parole” programs.
I chatted with one of the Haitians—let’s call him Michel. He and his friends entered the U.S. under the mass immigration parole program Biden opened for Venezuelans in October 2022 and expanded to Cuba, Haiti, and Nicaragua in January 2023.
Under this parole program, up to 30,000 aliens a month—who would never qualify for a visa—can apply using a phone app operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, called CBP One. Once approved, they can fly into U.S. airports to apply for parole. This is a formality, since almost all of those allowed into the country using CBP One are given parole once they arrive in the U.S. Michel has been here two months but hasn’t applied for asylum yet; he said “maybe next month” he would.
I call Biden’s parole programs “McVisas,” because they have all the benefits of a visa but none of the costs or controls. No fee. No medical check. No background check in their home country or others they have lived in. Applicants do need a sponsor in the U.S., but that person can be a nonresident alien or even another parolee.
Michel told me he had been living in Chile for five years, but it was expensive, so he went to Mexico and used CBP One to enter the U.S. He and the other Haitians flew into San Diego because that was where their sponsors were. These sponsors committed to the U.S. government that they would support their parolees, yet here they all were looking for work off the books. And if they get injured or sick, who will care for them? Local hospitals, via the emergency room—or in California, the Medi-Cal program, which now lets illegal aliens of all ages apply for free health care at taxpayer expense.
There’s more to Biden’s parole-a-palooza than the program for Venezuelans, Cuban, Haitians, and Nicaraguans. Thousands more “CBP One appointments are available to noncitizens located in Central and Northern Mexico to schedule a date and time to present at one of eight POEs [ports of entry] on the southern border,” CBP’s website says.
“CBP One is available to all noncitizens without documents sufficient for lawful admission into the United States to schedule an appointment” (emphasis is mine). This means the entire world is eligible to apply, as long as they get to Mexico first.
The Haitians I met, and hundreds of thousands like them, have been allowed to exploit a program that should never have existed in the first place and is rife with loopholes. For one, there are reports of aliens using things called virtual private networks on the internet to mask where they are located to fool CBP One into thinking they are in Mexico. Also, alien-smuggling gangs have figured out how to monetize Biden’s parole programs by charging applicants up to $5,000 for a fake sponsor. --->READ MORE HERE
llustration by Linas Garsys / The Washington Times
More illegals enter U.S. under parole than legal immigrants are issued green cards:
Some 8,447 pounds of fentanyl seized at the border this fiscal year — enough poison to kill 2 billion people.
And 15,000 aliens with criminal convictions or outstanding warrants — including 195 gang members — were arrested after illegally crossing our border.
Violent crime and chaos are sweeping our communities, shown horrifically by the killing of Laken Riley. The person charged with murder in her slaying is a criminal illegal alien.
These are the poisonous fruits of President Biden’s lawless immigration policies. A new report released by the Federation for American Immigration Reform details how Mr. Biden’s abuse of the executive branch’s limited statutory immigration parole authority is pouring gasoline on the border crisis. Millions of otherwise inadmissible foreign nationals are allowed to remain in the country — unleashing a crime wave and creating a shadow immigration system that offers incentives for more illegal immigration, at the American people’s expense.
Between October 2021 and October 2023, the Biden administration’s expanded parole program allowed at least 1.8 million aliens to enter the country illegally. In the first half of fiscal 2023 alone, Mr. Biden admitted more parolees (636,601) than legal immigrants received green cards (549,419).
But this is a far cry from the parole authority Congress established in 1952. Section 212(d)(5)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act provides that the secretary of homeland security may “parole into the United States temporarily under such conditions as he may prescribe only on a case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit any alien applying for admission to the United States.”
In other words, Congress granted the executive very limited authority to allow otherwise inadmissible aliens to enter the country for a limited time for clearly defined reasons.
The Biden administration is warping this tool beyond any stretch of the imagination. By no reasonable interpretation does the statute allow a president to establish special parole programs for specific nationality groups, allow aliens who are encountered crossing the border to enter freely, or grant these illegal aliens permission to work and remain here indefinitely. Mr. Biden is creating an entirely new immigration program operating outside of the law. --->READ MORE HERE
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