States sue to stop Biden’s new border “parole” policy set to bring in 30,000 more immigrants per month

GOP-led states sued Tuesday to try to stop President Biden’s “parole” program that would create a new pathway for up to 30,000 immigrants to enter the US each month.

The states, assisted by America First Legal, said the program has no legal basis and extends the power of probation far beyond what it was intended to do.

“This is a dramatic escalation in the open border crusade: Biden not only freely admits illegal aliens arriving at our borders, but is now going to foreign countries to pre-approve countless illegal aliens to flood our country without any legal basis. . whatever it is,” said Stephen Miller, president of the AFL and architect of President Trump’s immigration policies.

He called the Biden plan “illegal, unconstitutional and despicable.”

Mr. Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said they believe the program can ease pressure on the southern border by turning potential illegal immigrants from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela into legal immigrants.

Those who come must have sponsors in the USA

Those from the four nations who arrive without being part of the program are supposed to be expelled.

The Biden administration is admitting the $30,000 a month through the probation power, which is supposed to be for individual cases where there is “significant public benefit” or “urgent humanitarian reasons.”

Analysts say the public benefit was meant for cases like when someone was needed to testify in court, while the humanitarian category was meant for cases like life-saving medical care.

The idea was that they would return home after the probation period ended.

In recent years, however, it has become a safety valve for the surge of immigrants at the border who have discovered pressure points in the US immigration system. Under the law, they are supposed to be detained until a decision can be made on their cases, but with limited detention space, the Obama, Trump and Biden administrations have used probation to catch and release people.

In a legal filing justifying the parole program, Homeland Security said the new program meets the “urgent humanitarian needs” test in the law by giving people in troubled countries “a safe mechanism” to escape.

Homeland Security said it meets the “public benefit” test because probation turns some entrants into legal participants. That allows authorities to perform at least some checks on people before they show up.

The department also said parole makes life easier for migrants, who won’t have to pay smugglers and make a treacherous journey.

The law requires that parole be granted on a case-by-case basis. The regulatory filing repeatedly claims that’s what the new policy does, but experts said it’s hard to square that claim with the massive numbers.

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