(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) Already facing an unprecedented surge of illegal immigration at the U.S. southern border, the Biden regime has concocted yet another scheme to enable even more crossings into states already overwhelmed by the invasion.
In what critics called a capitulation to a problem that President Joe Biden deliberately created, his Department of Homeland Security last week announced it was implementing a program to prevent illegals from trying to sneak across the border by allowing nationals from four Central America countries to jump place in the green card line and enter earlier.
The new so-called parole program uses the cover of “family reunification” for nationals from Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to skip ahead of all other green card-eligible immigrants who still must wait outside the U.S. either for a visa to become available or, as has become increasingly the case, smuggle themselves into the country.
The Family Reunification Parole Process builds off similar programs originated by the Bush and Obama administrations that were scuttled by the Trump administration. Biden’s rejuvenated FRP “intends to welcome as many as 100,000 individuals from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.”
The scheme will do little to actually address the immigration problem, critics contended, and instead of lowering the numbers flooding across the border, will simply make it easier for illegals to enter the country.
“Biden’s parole piñata just poured out more candy: ‘family reunification’ parole for Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras,” the Heritage Foundation’s Simon Hankinson tweeted in response to the DHS announcement. “Statutory per-country caps? Please – orderly lines are for chumps.”
The new program also provides the Biden administration with another tool for obfuscating border surge numbers, according to the Center for Immigration Studies. By providing a new entry scheme for illegals from countries that have comprised a large portion of border encounters, “the Biden administration will be able to further reduce the number of aliens apprehended between ports of entry DHS reports each month, while still allowing large numbers of inadmissible aliens to enter, remain, and work in the United States without a visa,” CIS reported.
“This administration seems intent to discriminate based on national origins in favor of some countries while ignoring green card waiting lists for other countries,” said Rosemary Jenks, vice president at NumbersUSA, an immigration-realist group. “This is not about deterring illegal immigration; this is about bringing additional people into the United States.”
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas hailed the new program as a model of the administration’s “holistic migration management strategy” that provided “a lawful and timely alternative to irregular migration,” moving forward Biden’s immigration goals.
“These new processes promote family unity and provide lawful pathways consistent with our laws and our values,” Mayorkas said. “The Department has proven that the expansion of safe, orderly, and lawful pathways, combined with strong enforcement, is effective in reducing dangerous, irregular migration to the United States.”
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