(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas will apparently allow low-level officials to replace Congress in determining how many foreigners should be allowed into the United States, Breitbart reported.
According to Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies, Mayorkas plans to delegate to state bureaucrats Congress’ constitutional power to set immigration quotas.
“What they’re doing is giving low-level bureaucrats authority equivalent to Congress as a whole to decide how many foreigners should move to the United States and become American citizens,” he said.
Over one million illegal immigrants entered the United States last year under Mayorkas’ watch. Between illegals and VISA workers allowed in, there are over two million foreigners looking for employment in America every year.
Burgeoning numbers, of course, drive up rent prices, drive down wages, and benefit the wealthy with a trove of cheap labor.
The plan to allow low-level bureaucrats to set immigration numbers was justified under the guise that they are making the immigration process easier.
Officials “say it’s streamlining the process, which it is truly not,” Krikorian said, before suggesting that the main point is to boost total immigration numbers.
“The goal of the regulation is to dramatically increase the number of people successfully getting asylum and to speed that process up as much as possible.”
“Asylum is a profound even existential threat to developed countries,” Krikorian added.
According to Dan Stein, president of the Federation of American Immigration Reform, the move will only serve to worsen the immigration crisis, making the bureaucracy even more incapable of handling the influx.
In Stein’s opinion, this is the Biden administration’s goal.
“This will only encourage more illegal immigration and fraudulent asylum claims, which is the Biden administration’s end goal,” he wrote.
The new rule will likely face lawsuits by advocates for Congress’ constitutional right to set immigration policy.