January 10, 2023

In Brief: Biden’s Immigration ‘Parole’ Scam

The president is willfully failing to execute the laws faithfully when it comes to illegal immigration.

We’ve written about Joe Biden’s recent immigration speech and his photo op at the border, including some information about his scam to reduce the number of encounters with illegals. Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy digs in to what the policy changes actually mean.

We must have a “safe, orderly, and humane processing” of “migrants” seeking to enter the United States. Prepare to hear that a lot, particularly on Sunday at President Biden’s drive-by in El Paso. It’s the new Biden administration mantra. If you hear it often enough, Biden hopes you’ll pass into just the right detached, transcendental state — the state that seems to befall him now and again (and again … and again …). That way, you might not notice that Congress has already enacted into federal law the “safe, orderly, and humane process” for aliens who enter our country in violation of our laws.

It’s called detention.

McCarthy notes the drastic increase in illegal aliens crossing the border since Biden took office and stopped enforcing the law. “As anger over his non-enforcement policy mounts,” he says, “Biden is now trying to hoodwink the country into believing that he is getting tough on illegal-alien entries, despite two years of aiding and abetting millions of them.” He goes on to explain in detail:

It’s why on Thursday, Biden announced a new policy, dramatically warning Latin America that aliens who show up at the border without legal authorization to enter will be denied the opportunity to apply for asylum.

On cue, the media-Democrat complex shrieked and blubbered about how very distressing it all is to “human-rights organizations.” But it’s a scam, and they’re in on it. The monitory tone of the coverage is misdirection. Buried deeper in the reporting is an alternative illegal-entry route the administration is pedaling — softly and disingenuously when addressing the American people, but loud and clear south of the border.

Biden and his factotum, Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, are telling aliens the world over who want to come to the United States that they just need to let us know they’re coming ahead of time. For this, they just need to use an app or avail themselves of various hubs in Mexico (and elsewhere, to be sure). The idea is that Biden will then purport to grant them parole before they get to the border. The fiction is that this way, when the alien hordes later show up at the border, they won’t be “without legal authorization” anymore. The parole decreed by the chief executive will be treated as if it were a visa granted under legitimate American law.

“Wait a second,” you’re thinking, “hasn’t Biden already been paroling hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens?” Yes, he has. But see, the parole has been happening after the aliens get “encountered” at the border. (Encounter is a euphemism that the government employs because it doesn’t want to say arrest — that, after all, would imply detention, which the government is not doing, though the law requires it.)

The Biden administration doesn’t want to do the parole post-encounter anymore. Is that because of our national-security problem? Don’t be silly: It’s because of Biden’s embarrassing political problem.

If the parole happens after the encounter, then the alien gets counted as a “migrant” who has been captured trying to enter illegally. With these illegal-alien arrest numbers now racing past 300,000 a month, Biden is on pace to exceed, by leaps and bounds, the 2.3 million “encountered” in fiscal year 2022 (which ended last September and thus doesn’t count the nearly 1 million more since then). As if this were not a bad enough look, Biden then presumes to parole a goodly chunk of these “migrants” into the country. Government reports must thus reflect the dreaded “capture and release” of illegal aliens by the million.

To address this political embarrassment, Biden has concocted a form of what we might call “migrant laundering.” The illegal aliens will now apply for parole before they get here, so that when they arrive at the border — voila! — they are no longer illegal; they’ll have their Biden parole codes. Border agents (the Welcoming Committee) will find the code right there on the app, perhaps loaded onto one of those cellphones illegal aliens are given gratis, courtesy of Uncle Sam (a.k.a the American taxpayer). That means there will no longer be reason to count these aliens in government stats as illegals caught at the border and then released onto our streets. You’re to conclude that the aliens are no longer illegal because they have Biden administration parole authorization, as if that were the same thing as authorization under the laws of the United States.

The result: The administration will tell us that there has been a dramatic decline in the number of “migrants” “encountered” each month while trying to cross the border “without authorization.”

This whole scheme, McCarthy argues is clearly illegal and unconstitutional. “In impeachment parlance,” he says, “Biden is willfully failing to execute the laws faithfully, and rather than preserving the Constitution as his oath requires, he is shredding it.”

Read the whole thing here.

Honorable mention on the same subject is an article by political analyst Margot Cleveland, in which she concludes, “Joe Biden has no intention of securing our border or faithfully executing his duties as the president of the United States.”

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