The Biden DHS has created a new parole loophole to let tens of thousands of migrants each month enter the U.S. legally with work authorization and the ability to stay in the U.S. for at least two years (which we all know means permanently).
The expansion of Title 42 on January 5 allows 30,000 Venezuelans, Cubans, Nicaraguans, and Haitians per month to come into the country legally if they have a U.S. sponsor. Mexico will take another 30,000 migrants per month.
Another related program, CBP One, is a mobile application that lets migrants make appointments at a port of entry and enter the country legally rather than illegally.
The administration claims that these programs are reducing the flood of migrants over the border, but they are doing little more than turning illegal immigrants into legal ones, with no security about who is getting in or not.
Conservative states seek to block “reforms”
“These expanded border enforcement measures are working,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement Wednesday. “It is incomprehensible that some states who stand to benefit from these highly effective enforcement measures are seeking to block them and cause more irregular migration at our southern border.”
Not everyone is buying the administration’s claims, however.
Former Deputy DHS Secretary Ken Cuccinelli told the Daily Caller that Mayorkas’s statement was “bull***t.”
“Numbers are not down,” Cuccinelli said. “They’re at record levels. Even if they went down from those record levels in the absence of the previous month record, it’s still the record level. They’re literally importing an entire State of the United States of America every couple of months worth of people. We can’t absorb this. And they know that and that tells you that their intent is to undermine what anybody grew up thinking of as America.”
“Loophole you can drive a truck through”
December had the highest illegal immigration number on record with 250,000 migrants crossing the border.
“They’re using parole. Much like the Obama administration did DACA. It’s creating a loophole you can drive a truck through. What security comes from this? He can’t identify any security that comes from this. He can’t identify any reducing the flow of illegals coming to the country that he won’t admit illegals. Yeah, right. He’s facilitating it. The guy is an official government human trafficker,” Cuccinelli added.
Retired Deputy Patrol Agent in Charge of the El Paso Station Clay Thomas said more time was needed to see whether the new methods were working to reduce immigration.
“Everything’s not going great,” Thomas said. “This has just been implemented. There’s no metric to determine whether it’s a success or not. In order to determine success on something you have to give it time…a period of time to show a metric of success. I would assume that that would be no less than three to six months to be able to look and see how it’s working to problem solve it.”
More than 7,500 immigrants from Venezuelans, Cubans, Nicaraguans, and Haitians have entered the U.S. since the parole program was started, plus hundreds more through CBP One.
The administration has been using CBP One to effectively turn illegal immigration into legal immigration, which is something it should not be doing without congressional approval.