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Biden admits over 400,000 immigrants into the US by expanding 'lawful pathways': CBP
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Biden admits over 400,000 immigrants into the US by expanding 'lawful pathways': CBP

The Biden administration has flown over 400,000 migrants into the United States since January 2023, according to a monthly update from Customs and Border Protection.

The administration's Department of Homeland Security previously announced new processes to allow nationals from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela to request to come to the U.S. "in a safe and orderly way."

Individuals are considered on a case-by-case basis and must have a supporter already in the country. They must also submit to a "clear robust security vetting" process and "warrant a favorable exercise of discretion," according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' website.

Supporters can be other refugees or asylum seekers. They are required to demonstrate "sufficient financial resources to receive, maintain, and support the individual(s) whom they commit to supporting for the duration of their stay in the United States."

The beneficiary's immediate family members, such as a spouse or child under 21 years old, are also eligible for the program regardless of nationality.

According to CBP, the CHNV processes "were built on the success of the process for Venezuelans established in October 2022."

"This is part of the Administration's strategy to combine expanded lawful pathways with stronger consequences to reduce irregular migration and have kept hundreds of thousands of people from migrating irregularly," the CBP's website read.

"Through the end of March 2024, 404,000 Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans arrived lawfully on commercial flights and were granted parole under these processes," it continued. "Specifically, 86,000 Cubans, 168,000 Haitians, 77,000 Nicaraguans, 102,000 Venezuelans were vetted and authorized for travel; and 84,000 Cubans, 154,000 Haitians, 69,000 Nicaraguans, and 95,000 Venezuelans arrived lawfully and were granted parole."

The DHS' website states that beneficiaries are placed on a "temporary period of parole for up to two years for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit."

A lawsuit filed by the Center for Immigration Studies revealed in March that CBP approved flights to bring in hundreds of thousands of migrants to 43 airports in the United States from January through December 2023, Blaze News previously reported. According to CIS, all of the beneficiaries were preapproved on the CBP's mobile CBP One app.

The Biden administration refused to reveal which U.S. airports the migrants are flying into, claiming it could expose "vulnerabilities."

"The Biden administration's legally dubious program to fly inadmissible aliens over the border and directly to U.S. airports has allegedly created law enforcement vulnerabilities too grave to release publicly, lest 'bad actors' take advantage of them to inflict harm on public safety," CIS stated.

National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd has accused the Biden administration of flying in migrants to artificially reduce the number of migrant encounters at the southern border. He called the program a "bait and switch."

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Candace Hathaway

Candace Hathaway

Candace Hathaway is a staff writer for Blaze News.
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