The Truth About Biden’s Humanitarian Parole Program: 30,000 Immigrants Arriving Every Month

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A coalition of 21 Republican attorneys general, spearheaded by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, has taken legal action against a controversial immigration policy introduced by the Biden administration. This policy permits around 30,000 immigrants from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela to enter the United States every month and stay indefinitely. This move is part of a broader initiative to address what many Republican leaders see as an ongoing crisis at the southern border.

The legal challenge, led by Paxton and supported by America First Legal (AFL), a conservative legal advocacy group, aims to halt what they call a “parole” scheme. This scheme involves flying thousands of foreign nationals from the countries mentioned earlier directly into the U.S., circumventing traditional immigration processes and Congressional oversight.

So, let’s talk about this influx of 30,000 immigrants every month, courtesy of the Biden administration’s parole program. Now, I know math might not be their strong suit, but even a high schooler can do the numbers here. That’s 360,000 immigrants a year! And what do we get in return? Well, besides the strain on our healthcare, education, and law enforcement resources, it’s like a never-ending party favor for these individuals while the rest of us foot the bill. Maybe the Biden team needs a crash course in basic economics because this math just isn’t adding up for the American taxpayers who are left picking up the tab.

According to the AFL, this program not only allows immigrants to gain work permits but also makes them eligible for public benefits such as food stamps and welfare. This has raised concerns among critics who argue that it exacerbates the existing immigration crisis in the country.

The controversy stems from a policy announced by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in January 2023. The policy initially targeted Venezuelans and later expanded to include nationals from other countries. The administration’s goal was to curb illegal border crossings by providing a legal pathway for these individuals to enter the country, provided they have a sponsor and pass background checks.

Republican-led states like Florida and Texas have been at the forefront of legal challenges against this policy. Florida, in particular, has filed multiple lawsuits against the federal government, winning two cases already. However, challenges persist, with ongoing appeals in the 11th Circuit Court.

The recent legal motion argues that the program places a financial burden on states like Texas, citing increased healthcare and education costs associated with the influx of immigrants. Despite initial claims of reduced border encounters, subsequent data allegedly shows a 25% increase, challenging the efficacy of the program as touted by the Biden administration.

A report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) further highlights the scale of entry facilitated by this parole program, with hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants reportedly benefitting from it.

The legal battle underscores broader political tensions surrounding immigration policies in the United States. It reflects a growing sentiment among Republican leaders that the current administration’s approach to immigration is flawed and requires urgent reevaluation.

While legal proceedings continue, the issue remains a focal point in national discourse, with implications for border security, immigration reform, and the overall functioning of the U.S. immigration system.

Now, let’s break down what’s happening here. This isn’t just about immigration policies; it’s about the integrity of our borders and the responsibilities of our government. The Republican attorneys general aren’t just fighting for the sake of it; they’re standing up for the rule of law and the interests of American citizens. This legal battle isn’t just about numbers but about the impact on our communities, resources, and future.