Biden Announces Parole Amnesty For Nearly One Million Immigrants

 June 18, 2024

President Joe Biden recently unveiled a controversial plan that targets nearly a million immigrants for parole amnesty and work permit opportunities.

This initiative primarily benefits around 500,000 illegal immigrants married to U.S. citizens and select DACA participants, drawing sharp criticism for its perceived lack of benefits to American citizens, Breitbart reported.

In a detailed proposal, the Biden administration aims to provide parole and work permits to approximately 500,000 undocumented immigrants who have been in the U.S. for at least a decade and are married to American citizens. This policy extension also includes several DACA recipients, a program started under President Obama in 2012 that legal complications have since hampered.

Intricate Legal Frameworks in Development

According to a report from the Washington Post, "Details for both programs are still being worked out and are expected to be made public over the summer." This timeline allows the administration to finalize the legal intricacies needed to effectively implement the initiatives amidst potential legal pushbacks.

Support for these measures has been vocal from various sectors including, an advocacy group led by key tech figures like Mark Zuckerberg. They argue the economic benefits of allowing undocumented immigrants to work legally outweigh the perceived drawbacks.

Opposing Views and Growing Controversy

Public sentiment on this decision is divided. A notable fraction, including a significant number of Hispanic voters, prefer stricter policies on deportation over amnesty. The lack of direct benefits to American citizens in Biden’s plan has been a major point of contention, sparking debates on the fairness and fiscal impact of such broad immigration reforms.

John Feere, a former Trump immigration official, expressed skepticism about the strategic success of the plan: "I don't think they’re going to be successful, but they need to have something to point to say ‘Things are only bad because...of a lack of political resolve from Republicans.'"

Marielena Hincapié, a scholar at Cornell Law School, echoed a different sentiment regarding the potential impact of these programs: "Hopefully, it will also inspire people to not sit this one out," highlighting the civic engagement that might arise from this contentious issue.

Economic and Social Impact

Since the early 1990s, and more significantly from 2019 under Biden’s tenure, the U.S. has experienced profound shifts in job allocation and wage patterns due to rising immigrant numbers. Critics argue this trend contributes to wage stagnation and the diversion of wealth.

The National Immigration Center for Enforcement has taken a hard stance against the policy, arguing that it places an undue financial burden on American taxpayers for programs supporting illegal immigrants. "Biden is about to make OVER A MILLION ILLEGAL ALIENS eligible for federal benefit programs like welfare, food stamps, and Medicaid," the organization claims, adding, “All paid by You, the American taxpayer.”

As summer approaches, the administration is racing to finalize the details of these programs, bracing for the legal battles and public debates that lie ahead. The new policies are expected to begin in a few months, marking a critical period for U.S. immigration policy.

In conclusion, President Biden’s recent parole amnesty proposal is set to redefine the landscape of U.S. immigration, amid a complex backdrop of economic considerations and political controversy. The coming months will be crucial in determining how these policies unfold and the direct effects they will have on the American public and the undocumented immigrants seeking legal recognition and opportunities.

About Victor Winston

Victor is a freelance writer and researcher who focuses on national politics, geopolitics, and economics.

Top Articles



Receive information on new articles posted, important topics and tips.
Join Now
We won't send you spam. 
Unsubscribe at any time.

Recent Articles

Recent Analysis

Copyright © 2024 -
A Project of Connell Media.