Biden’s New ‘Alternative Immigration Program’ Allows Would-Be Illegals to Enter US

President Biden’s new ‘Alternative Immigration Program’ is allowing would-be illegal immigrants a way to cross into the country legally while receiving federal benefits.

QUICK FACTS:
  • The Biden administration’s “secretive” new immigration program allows immigrants who would have been otherwise considered illegal into the United States.
  • Under the program, the President’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection and officials in Mexicali reached an agreement to where individuals can cross into the country and receive work authorization and the right to apply for asylum.
  • Discreetly identified as the “humanitarian or significant public benefit parole,” hundreds of people a month are selected for escorted government-to-government handoffs through the land port of entry to Calexico, California.
  • According to The Center for Immigration Studies, the move appears to be part of a purposeful plan to create exceptions to court-ordered expulsion policies and also to reduce “illegal” crossing numbers.
  • “Those who attempt to cross the southern border of the United States illegally will be returned. Those who follow the lawful process … will have the opportunity to travel safely to the United States and become eligible to work here,” Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said last month.
FORMER U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES OFFICIAL ELIZABETH JACOBS ON THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION OVERUSING “HUMANITARIAN PAROLE”:

“Humanitarian parole was never intended to be used this way, and Congress made it clear that parole is not meant to be a supplement to immigration policy,” Jacobs said.

BACKGROUND:
  • Biden’s DHS has already given more than a million illegals ‘humanitarian parole,’ and continues to hand it out to around more than 150,000 crossing the border a month, sending only about 35 percent back to Mexico under Title 42 or other authorities.
  • Earlier this month, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) reported that the total number of people who have entered the United States illegally since Biden took office has climbed to 5.5 million.
  • Dan Stein, president of FAIR, shared the stark number during a recent interview on NTD’s “Capitol Report” program, which followed a recent announcement by the Biden administration that nearly 2.8 million illegal border crossers were stopped in the fiscal year ended in September, a record high.
  • “It’s pretty straightforward,” Stein said of the estimate. “If you look at the entire period, it’s about 5.5 million since Biden took office,” adding that FAIR projections estimate the cost to taxpayers to be $20 billion.