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New Report Examines Unprecedented Abuse of Parole by the Biden Administration

In addition to its well-documented and highly visible open-borders policies, the Biden administration has been quietly abusing its very limited parole authority to let foreign nationals enter the U.S. en masse. In a new report, Immigration Parole: The Executive Branch’s Shadow Immigration System, FAIR’s research department reveals that the abuse of this authority under President Biden has become so massive that the number of illegal aliens now being allowed to enter the United States under parole now exceeds the number of people who are admitted to the country through our legal immigration system.

FAIR’s report found that during the first two quarters of fiscal year (FY) 2023, 636,601 foreign nationals gained entry to the United States under parole compared with 545,419 who were granted green cards through our legal immigration process. The first half of FY 2023 was no anomaly. During the two-year period between October 2021 and October 2023, the Biden administration paroled in at least 1.8 million individuals, giving them nearly the same benefits as green card holders, while imposing a huge burden on American society at large.

This indiscriminate use of parole also poses a danger to the safety and well-being of the American public. Jose Ibarra, the alleged murderer of Laken Riley, a 22-year-old nursing student in Athens, Georgia, was among the estimated 1.8 million illegal aliens granted parole by the Biden administration between October 2021 and October 2023. The true number of Americans killed or victimized by illegal alien criminals is much higher, but given many news outlets deliberately do not reveal the immigration status of suspects, we can only be sure in cases where the status is known. Parole will no doubt increase the number of times tragedies like the Laken Riley murder occur.

As the report details, Congress first granted the president authority to allow otherwise inadmissible aliens to the U.S. in 1953. This authority came with explicit limitations. The legislative history makes this abundantly clear by emphasizing that the intention was “to parole inadmissible aliens into the United States in emergency cases, such as the case of an alien who requires immediate medical attention before there has been an opportunity for an immigration officer to inspect him, and in cases where it is strictly in the public interest to have an inadmissible alien present in the United States, such as, for instance, a witness or for purposes of prosecution.” Similarly, Congress made it clear that parolees were to leave the country once the circumstance of their parole had been satisfied. None of those conditions are being met by the Biden administration’s exercise of parole authority.

The Biden administration is not the first to exceed the intended purpose of parole authority. But no previous administration has abused parole power on the massive scale that the Biden administration has. Moreover, foreign nationals who are granted parole are eligible for a host of benefits that other illegal aliens cannot receive. Parolees are eligible for numerous public assistance programs, are granted work authorization, and have the ability to adjust their status to green card holders down the line.

Among the Biden administration’s most egregious (but by no means comprehensive) abuses of parole authority include:

  • Creation of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) One app that allows as many as 40,000 illegal aliens a month to cross at border ports of entry.
  • Country specific parole programs for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans that allow as many as 360,000 inadmissible aliens a year to fly directly to the United States.
  • “Family Reunification Parole” for the above-mentioned nationalities plus citizens of Columbia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Ecuador and Honduras.
  •  Reinstatement of the Obama-era Central American Minors (CAM) parole program that also includes parole provisions for their parents or guardians.

Abuse of parole has been a tool the Biden administration has employed as a way to make mass illegal immigration less conspicuous. DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has touted these parole abuses as “new legal pathways” for people to enter the United States. However, there is nothing legal about these pathways. Under our Constitution, only Congress has the authority to create legal pathways 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.

The full report, Immigration Parole: The Executive Branch’s Shadow Immigration System, which includes a full history of the immigration parole program and all of the ways it is now being abused.

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