Despite assurances from Homeland Director Alejandro Mayorkas that the border is not wide-open, President Biden has opened his border, and it is wide open.
Biden has brought more than 300,000 Ukrainian nationals to the United States in the past year. To put that into perspective, it’s twice the population of Charleston, South Carolina; Jackson, Mississippi; Savannah, Georgia; and Syracuse, New York, in one year.
Biden is using a process called humanitarian parole. Typically, those eligible for immigration programs are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Humanitarian Parole has brought 125,000 Ukraine nationals and another 175,000 using Temporary Protected Status, another quasi-government amnesty program.
Over the past two years, the parole program has brought over one million foreign nationals into the United States, equal to more than the populations of Alaska, Delaware, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming.
By comparison, 740,000 immigrants legally obtained permanent resident status in the United States in fiscal year 2021.
Like our wide-open southern border, businesses nationwide are looking at Ukrainian nationals as another source of cheap labor at the expense of jobless American workers.
The North Dakota Oil Fields starting up after Covid are desperate to hire roustabouts for oil rig operations. The North Dakota Petroleum Council is looking for people in Western states to act as sponsors of Ukrainian nationals to work the oil fields.
Illinois employers hope that paroled Ukrainian workers can solve Illinois’ ongoing labor shortage in restaurants and other service industries.
In November and December of 2022, 230,000 immigrants were released, and in January and February 2023, Biden’s Homeland Security released another 40,000 paroled immigrants into the US.
The parole program has become so popular among illegals they often ask the Border Patrol for parole. It’s becoming a travel agency fully funded with US taxpayer dollars.
At least two states have had enough of Biden’s Parole Program and are suing. Florida was successful in their lawsuit, and a Texas case is pending before the Supreme Court.