Biden’s Troubled Parole System Draws Over a Million Migrants

( – A new report shows an expanded parole system enacted by President Joe Biden has major flaws.

According to federal data, the new expanded parole system has resulted in over a million migrants entering the United States since the program began on Jan. 5, 2023, federal data shows. The Department of Homeland Security program allowed migrants from Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Haiti with a “supporter” in the United States to purchase airline tickets to the United States, where they would be granted parole. The U.S.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection scheduling mobile app CBP One was also unveiled to discourage migrants from crossing the border “unlawfully between ports of entry.” Data shows that under the program, 460,000 migrants arrived on commercial flights to the United States, while another 630,000 sought parolee status using the CBP One app.

Under the program, the CBP, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) were all responsible for vetting and facilitating the parole of these migrants. However, a new report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) shows that once the migrants are granted parole, there is no system in place to track the parole status of the migrants as they travel throughout the country.

Since January 2021, when Biden took office, Border Patrol agents have encountered over 6 million migrants at the southern border. Data from the last fiscal year, 2023, shows that in one year, there were 2.4 million migrant encounters at the border. Between fiscal year 2022 and fiscal year 2023, there have been more than 1.2 million “got-aways” or migrants who were able to get away from Border Patrol agents when crossing the border. Data from the CBP shows that Border Patrol agents have captured more than 40,000 migrants with prior criminal records during the last three fiscal years.

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