After two years of allowing illegal immigration and massive abuse of the asylum system to spiral out of control at the southern border, the Biden administration has now decided to “launder” the process, said senior officials at the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF).
“There are a number of big red flags to the Biden administration’s new border policies,” said Ken Oliver, senior director of TPPF’s Right on Immigration program. “One is that they are continuing to enable hundreds of thousands of new, unjustified asylum claims, along with abusing what should be strictly limited, case-by-case use of humanitarian parole,” Oliver added.
“The way the Biden administration is using parole authority appears to violate the law, in addition to undercutting our legal refugee system,” added TPPF’s Distinguished Senior Fellow for Border Security and retired U.S. Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott, citing the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) § 212(d)(5)(A).
Moreover, Scott pointed out, the Biden administration is essentially allowing Mexico and the cartels to dictate the terms of who can enter the United States. “There is no good reason for the U.S. to allow Mexico to determine the number of Venezuelans, Cubans, Nicaraguans and Haitians, or people of any other nationality for that matter, that we can return to that country after they illegally cross from that country into ours,” Scott emphasized.
“The Biden administration is continuing to circumvent the immigration laws that are on the books,” said Oliver.
“Over 196,000 single adult illegal aliens were encountered by CBP in November of last year. By law, every one of them should have been detained or immediately removed, but the Biden administration is releasing most of them into the country,” Scott concluded. “The border security solution is fairly simple, and we left President Biden a working playbook: don’t release illegal aliens into the U.S. until their claims have been investigated and legally adjudicated.”