Parolees Arriving in U.S. Want White-Collar Jobs

Joe Guzzardi
3 min readFeb 20, 2023
Photo by: Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP
A family of asylum seekers from Columbia crosses the border at Roxham Road into Canada on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, in Champlain, N.Y.

President Joe Biden, the magic man who can convert illegal immigration into legal immigration with the stroke of his pen, took bows at his State of the Union address. Biden tried to convey the impression that granting immigration parole to illegal aliens from Nicaragua, Haiti, Venezuela and Cuba converted their status to legal. Biden boasted: “Since we launched our new border plan last month, unlawful migration from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela has come down 97 percent.”

Patting himself on the back during his SOTU speech, Biden neglected to mention that his latest sovereignty-destroying immigration scheme is unlawful and unconstitutional. Since his inauguration, Biden has consistently broken immigration laws and mocked Americans who want enforcement, not $20 billion-dollar giveaways to 5.5 million unlawfully present foreign nationals.

Backing up to Biden’s disingenuous assertion that illegal immigration “from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela has come down 97 percent…,” it’s true on its face. But the back story that explains the how and the why that precipitated the drop is more telling and reveals — again! — the extent to which Biden blatantly breaks immigration laws.

In early January, the Biden White House and the Department of Homeland Security issued a press release that promised “border enforcement measures to improve border security” and — for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans — “create additional safe and orderly processes.” The migrants, the press release claimed, are “fleeing humanitarian crises.” Going forward, 30,000 migrants a month, 360,000 annually, will be parole-eligible, but conveniently for Biden, because they will be entering legally, their totals won’t be included among the numbers for illegal immigrant border surgers.

In 1996, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 gave statutory power to temporarily “parole” aliens into the United States “in emergency cases, such as the case of an alien who requires immediate medical attention” or “a witness or for purposes of prosecution.” But to curb parole abuses, the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act clearly stated that only on a case-by-case basis, and assuming compelling humanitarian reasons or urgent public need, can parole be granted.

Obviously, 30,000 per month is neither case-by-case nor a pressing public necessity. The rewarded aliens, with unknown intentions, will be arriving from far-left, authoritarian countries, including impoverished Haiti. For citizens concerned about safety and security from extremists, DHS assured the public that all migrants are thoroughly vetted, a physical impossibility since too little confirmable data is immediately available to U.S. officials.

While aliens from the parole-designated countries aren’t lined up at the border, the 97 percent decline Biden touted, the migrants are nonetheless U.S. bound, and likely lifetime residents. Here’s an example of how parole will work out: as the Los Angeles Times reported, a 25-year-old Cuban engineer applied online for parole. Within a week, he landed in Florida, hoping to eventually earn a master’s degree from MIT, and then get a white-collar IT job. The young Cuban’s dreams conflict with many U.S. high school grads who also aspire to quality education and high-paying jobs, a reality that Biden doesn’t care about. If the Cuban migrant’s dreams go awry, he can collect welfare and await U.S. citizenship, the greatest gift. Look for the Cuban’s tale to endlessly repeat itself as other parolees arrive.

Enforcement advocates wonder what lawbreaking immigration venture Biden will embrace next, and whether Congress will intervene to save the nation from the president’s lawlessness. They won’t have to ponder long. The Canadian border is the latest sieve for illegal immigrants. The Border Patrol’s Swanton, Vermont, sector, responsible for protecting New Hampshire, Vermont and the northern tip of New York, is generally the most active region in the north.

Agents say that they’ve detected “historic” levels of illegal crossings, with a nearly 900 percent increase in encounters. Included are Canadians, Indians, Chinese, Mexicans, Filipinos, Brazilians and Columbians. The word is out: Biden and his Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Majorkas are patsies. The Biden-Mayorkas tandem’s message to the world is come, settle and thereby deny Americans of their own dreams for a better life.

Joe Guzzardi writes about immigration issues and impacts.

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Joe Guzzardi

Syndicated columnist Joe Guzzardi writes about American baseball history and immigration issues.