Biden creates a new Parole program for migrants to discourage people coming to the US borders and offers legal path for 30,000 migrants per month
✅President Biden said January 5, 2023 that the U.S. would immediately begin turning away Cubans, Haitians and Nicaraguans who cross the border from Mexico illegally. This is a big change in the US border policy and should reduce migrants coming to the US borders by the thousands.
The new rules expand on an existing effort to stop Venezuelans attempting to enter the U.S. at the US borders, which began in October. The new online parole program for Venezuelans discourages coming to the border, and instead encourages to apply online for parole and requires a US Sponsor. The new Venezuelan parole program led to a dramatic drop in Venezuelans coming to the southern border. Together, they represent a major change to immigration rules that will stand even if the US Supreme Court will end Title 42, a Trump-era public health law that allows CBP to reject asylum seekers at the borders in the interests of American public health.
▶“Do not, do not just show up at the border,” Biden said as he announced the changes, even as he acknowledged the hardships that lead many families to make the dangerous journey north.
“Stay where you are and apply legally from there,” he advised.
☝US Department of Homeland Security stated that they will begin denying asylum to those who refuse to follow the legal pathways and do not first ask for asylum in the country they traveled through en route to the U.S. This is sometimes called “transit country ban.”
Instead, the U.S. will accept 30,000 people per month from Nicaragua, Cuba, Haiti and Venezuela for two years with parole status, and offer the ability to work in the U.S. legally, as long as they come legally, have eligible sponsors and pass vetting and background checks.
🗣“This new process is orderly,” Biden said. “It’s safe and humane, and it works.” Biden’s administration has been pressured by the American public to gain control over the US Borders and solve the border crisis.
The new policy could result in 360,000 people from these four nations lawfully entering the U.S. in a year, a huge number. But far more people from those countries have been attempting to cross into the U.S. on foot, by boat or swimming; migrants from those four countries were stopped 82,286 times in November alone.
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