Biden Unveils Plan to Launder the Unprecedented Flow of Illegal Aliens, Charges FAIR
(January 5, 2023, Washington, D.C.) — The following statement regarding today’s White House announcement of new unlawful programs that seek to enhance, not address the historic crisis along our southern border was issued by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR):
“After two years of denying that the situation at our southern border constitutes a humanitarian, national security, and public health crisis, President Biden has issued new ‘border enforcement measures’ and ‘additional safe and orderly processes’ for unprecedented numbers of migrants attempting to enter the United States illegally.
“Far from stanching the self-inflicted, unprecedented flow of illegal aliens, the Biden administration announced today that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will now grant parole to Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and (per the prior program) Venezuelans facing ‘unique challenges’ in their home countries. This is not a recognized category under current law for granting entry into the United States, nor does it satisfy the requirements of the parole statute. Still, the Biden administration insists that it is creating a humane ‘legal and orderly pathway’ into the United States. Apparently, they have forgotten such a pathway already exists – it’s called a visa.
“The fact that the current administration outright admits that the program was created in response to a specific request from Mexico is even more insulting, as all immigration policy should be guided by the will of the American people – through Congress – and in the national interest. It should not be done to appease a foreign government whose failure to secure its own borders has exacerbated this crisis.
“The president’s plan amounts to nothing more than masking the problem under a claim of limitless parole authority to allow ineligible aliens to enter the country. President Biden is illegally and unilaterally attempting to re-write immigration law, abusing parole authority to essentially create new categories for entry. Only Congress has the power to do this.
“What was unveiled is one of the most egregious and unlawful abuses of humanitarian parole authority in the history of our nation and another example of unconstitutional usurpation of power by a president who is hell-bent on subverting immigration laws and replacing them with his own politically-driven policies – namely, allowing as many people as possible to enter the United States regardless of the impact on the American people and the communities in which they live.
“The statute authorizing parole explicitly states that parole may only be used on a ‘case-by-case’ and ‘temporary’ basis. How can the Biden administration claim with a straight face that they’ll be issuing parole on a case-by-case basis when they’re creating industrial-scale programs out of thin air?
“This is illegal entry under the guise of legality – full stop. The Biden administration doesn’t want to end the crisis, they want to launder it.”
The following is a list of important questions regarding today’s announcement that neither President Biden, nor DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has addressed:
- What are the specific criteria for eligibility in this parole program?
- Will any aliens be barred from participation for criminal activity, gang affiliation, or other derogatory information? If so, what are the specific bars?
- Is there screening for eligibility outside of the U.S.?
- Is there security screening outside of the U.S.? The program allows nationals from these countries to be eligible for parole for two years. What federal and state benefits will parolees be eligible to collect?
- Will DHS place any other conditions on that parole?
- Under what circumstances will DHS revoke the parole of aliens allowed in under this program, and what mechanisms will be employed to remove those whose parole is revoked?
- What will happen to the paroled aliens when they arrive? Will they simply be released into the general population without any tracking or reporting requirements?
- What will happen to these aliens when their two-year parole has expired? Will the government renew these grants of parole indefinitely?
- If these parolees are being persecuted, why are they not seeking admission to the U.S. through the refugee program set forth in law by Congress?
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