A massive loophole exists in the Biden administration’s latest program to admit certain migrants into the U.S. has a massive loophole that allows for applicants to be in another safe country before when they apply, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confirmed to the Daily Caller News Foundation.
President Joe Biden announced in January the process for Haitians, Cubans, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans to apply for humanitarian parole as illegal immigrants from those countries surged the border.
Immigration attorney Maria Herrera Mellado told the DCNF that she’s had clients approved for the program while in safe third countries, and one from Venezuela who has a pending application while vacationing in Mexico.
“Our clients, some of them, they just arrived to a third country. Let’s say they buy a plane ticket,” Herrera Mellado told the DCNF, adding “It happened. They just happen to be in the Dominican Republic or [on a] short vacation.”
“At the end of the day, a lot of people who are coming here are not the ones who are in great need to come here. They happened to be in another country and they have a wealthy immediate relative,” she said.
Former acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan believes the loophole is illegal, he told the DCNF.
“You could be anywhere and still apply for parole, even though they’re in a safe third country, which is yet another example of why we say this is a perversion, violation of the law that they’re using as a shell game to claim victory that they’re addressing the crisis,” Morgan said. Read more…