Biden Administration Under Fire for Allegedly Flying Migrants into US to ‘Mask’ Border Crisis

In a recent interview with The Post, National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd raised concerns over the Biden administration’s handling of the ongoing border crisis. According to Judd, the administration has been orchestrating the transportation of migrants into the US via flights, a move he believes is aimed at downplaying the severity of the border situation.

“It’s just a bait and switch,” Judd remarked, suggesting that migrants are being paroled into the country through airports rather than attempting to cross the border conventionally. This tactic, he argues, allows the administration to maintain a semblance of control over the border while accommodating a steady influx of migrants.

Judd’s assertions come amidst a backdrop of escalating border crossings, with February witnessing a record-breaking average of over 6,500 apprehensions per day. The Biden administration’s decision to introduce a program in January 2023 offering humanitarian parole to migrants from countries like Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela has further fueled criticism. Since its inception, this program has facilitated the entry of more than 386,000 migrants into the US, bypassing the rigorous screening typically required at border crossings.

Republican lawmakers have been quick to condemn the administration’s approach, with calls for an immediate halt to the flights and legal challenges to the parole program. Despite these efforts, a Texas federal court dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block the program, allowing the administration to continue granting parole status to an estimated 30,000 migrants each month.

Judd’s concerns extend beyond the immediate impact on border security. He warns of a looming amnesty program that could accommodate the approximately 8 million illegal migrants expected to reside in the US by the end of fiscal year 2024. Such a program, he argues, would only serve to incentivize further illegal immigration and undermine efforts to secure the border.

The Biden administration has defended its immigration policies, citing humanitarian considerations and the need for comprehensive reform. However, critics like Judd remain skeptical, pointing to the potential long-term consequences of the administration’s actions.