Biden’s Stealth Immigration: Thousands Fly In Unseen

Amid the ongoing illegal immigration crisis at the southern border, new information reveals the Biden administration has permitted over 221,000 migrants to enter the United States directly by air, bypassing border scrutiny. These migrants, primarily from Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba, and Nicaragua, have been granted access to flights directly into the interior of the United States as part of the “CBP One” parole program, a pivotal piece of the administration’s approach to border management, initiated ostensibly to reduce the surges of migrants at the border.

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) unearthed these details through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, exposing the extensive reach of the CBP One program and the administration’s methods to curtail illegal border crossings by establishing “lawful pathways.”

These pathways, theoretically, are designed to encourage migrants to schedule appointments with U.S. officials rather than cross the border illicitly. However, the administration’s reluctance to share complete data and its lack of transparency raises critical questions about the program’s implementation and implications.

Although partially redacted, the documents procured by CIS reveal that between late October 2022 and mid-September 2023, 221,456 migrants from the nations mentioned above have been approved for air travel into undisclosed U.S. ports. This number does not include the influx of migrants from Colombia, Ukraine, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, whose data remains unknown and would undoubtedly escalate the total count significantly.

Notably, the migrants entering through this program are technically “inadmissible,” a term generally associated with an inability to enter the country. These migrants are granted the ability to fly directly into U.S. cities of their choice, bypassing border checks and any potential media scrutiny, thereby evading the public eye and any resultant political backlash. The migrants, required to pay for their tickets, are “paroled” into the United States by Customs officers at interior ports, possibly without extensive vetting.

While the administration proudly proclaims the CBP One-based strategy as a solution to mitigate migrant surges at the Southern Border, the concealed nature of the direct-flight and parole program, combined with the administration’s avoidance of providing meaningful data, presents a stark contrast. For instance, when Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-WI) sought information about the program, the administration successfully averted the inquiry, reinforcing concerns regarding transparency.

Moreover, locations of the 43 interior ports of entry used by the program have been deliberately redacted by CBP, purportedly to protect law enforcement techniques or procedures, under an exception claimed under FOIA. However, the reasoning behind such redaction remains inadequately explained, rendering city leaders and residents oblivious to the influx of migrants into their cities, which is crucial for planning, funding, and public input purposes.

In an era where open dialogue is paramount, especially on critical national issues such as immigration, the Biden administration’s secretive maneuvering and the lack of exhaustive, transparent data is profoundly troubling. This program’s secretive execution, coupled with its potential repercussions on national security and social fabric, accentuates the need for stringent oversight and a detailed examination of its impact on the American people.