Backdoor for illegal migrants lets in more than legal pathway – Washington Examiner

The number of illegal migrants “paroled” into the United States under President Joe Biden’s open border system has surpassed those who are granted green cards and are legally allowed into the United States.

A new review of federal data showed that 545,419 migrants entered legally during the first two quarters of fiscal year 2023. By comparison, another 636,601 came through the backdoor parole system, created years ago as a tool to be rarely used.

The Federation for American Immigration Reform said that as a result, Biden and his team have destroyed the system followed by decades of immigrants and created another “shadow” system that has let in a record number of illegal immigrants.

“The Biden administration has taken a program that, by statute, is supposed to be temporary and exercised on a case-by-case basis and created what they term as a ‘new legal pathway’ for people to enter and remain permanently in the country,” said Dan Stein, president of FAIR, a group dedicated to enforcing current immigration laws.

Unprecedented abuse of immigration parole authority by the Biden administration is currently allowing more illegal aliens into the United States than the U.S. admits through the legal immigration process, finds a new report by FAIR.

— Federation for American Immigration Reform (@FAIRImmigration) March 21, 2024

“To be clear, there is nothing legal about these pathways. Under our Constitution, only Congress has the authority to create legal avenues for people to enter the United States. Nevertheless, the administration has usurped that authority to implement what amounts to a shadow immigration system that now exceeds in scope the formal legal immigration process,” he added.

In the report shared with Secrets, FAIR said that the parole system does not conduct as thorough a vetting process as the legal pathway that grants green cards for work.

They noted that it allowed in established criminal Jose Ibarra, who is accused of murdering Laken Riley, the Georgia nursing student, last month.

Many apply to come in through a border patrol app that allows them to buy a ticket to a U.S. city. The Center for Immigration Studies reported this month that thousands have flown to 43 cities the administration refuses to identify.

FAIR said the system “allows citizens of certain countries who don’t have visas and are ineligible to be admitted to fly directly to the United States. Upon their arrival, they receive parole, are released, and become eligible for work permits and other benefits. Illegal aliens who are granted parole to enter the U.S. have undergone inadequate vetting, increasing the national security and public safety risks to Americans.”

FAIR and CIS have said that many who are paroled into the U.S. are typically not admitted through the legal system.

“The Biden administration is using parole to release huge numbers of illegal aliens caught crossing into the U.S. or arriving at the border and allowing them to stay indefinitely. This takes place despite federal laws that require detention and removal of those aliens,” FAIR said.

The group continued, “The number of otherwise inadmissible aliens who have been paroled into the U.S. has skyrocketed under President Biden. According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in just the first nine months of FY 2023, 876,577 paroles were granted by Secretary Mayorkas. DHS has three agencies that have authority to grant parole: Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). In just the first three quarters of FY23, CBP granted 802,764 paroles, including 498,628 paroles by the Office of Field Operations and 304,136 paroles by the U.S. Border Patrol.”

Parolees are typically given a court date to make their case to stay, but most never show up, the report said.


The group urged Congress to shut down Biden’s parole system.

“The Biden administration has engineered the largest abuse of parole authority in the history of immigration to the United States. The abuse of parole has created chaos both at our borders and in cities like New York that are straining under the financial and social stress that the unlawful mass parole of aliens creates. These unlawful actions undermine the integrity of America’s borders and dilute our national sovereignty,” said FAIR.