“The Biden administration has once again expanded the controversial CBP One app, allowing a greater number of migrants into the United States each day. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that they will now be admitting 1,450 migrants per day through the mobile application, which was recently enhanced to facilitate data uploads and appointment scheduling at ports of entry for processing.
Previously, the daily intake stood at 1,000 migrants before the expiration of Title 42 in May. In June, the number was increased to 1,250. This recent change represents a significant surge of nearly 50% in the number of migrants being processed each day.
Acting CBP Commissioner Troy Miller emphasized the agency’s commitment to employing innovative technologies like CBP One™ to improve the delivery of homeland security missions and enhance the efficiency of processes at ports of entry.
Since the end of Title 42, more than 49,000 migrants have secured appointments at ports of entry through the new process, which allocates slots via a lottery system. Additionally, nationals from Haiti, Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua can utilize the app to apply for humanitarian parole and fly directly to the US.
The Biden administration views this strategy as a crucial element in their efforts to reduce illegal border crossings following the expiration of Title 42. To enforce this strategy effectively, an asylum rule has been implemented to limit migrants from claiming asylum if they entered the country illegally, failed to utilize the CBP One app, or neglected to seek asylum in another country they previously traveled through.
Despite encountering over 200,000 migrants in May alone, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has reported a significant 70% decrease since the termination of the public health order. This decline has been attributed to the strategic measures put in place.
However, the CBP One app, along with the liberal use of humanitarian parole and other pathways for migrants, has faced opposition from Republicans and border security advocates. They argue that the administration is enabling the entry of illegal immigrants through an allegedly unlawful process that abuses the parole power of the agency. Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri has criticized the app, labeling it a “”concierge service”” for migrants.
Furthermore, the asylum rule is facing legal challenges from 18 states led by Indiana, who claim it is a “”half measure and a smoke screen.”” These states contend that the accompanying parole policies will contribute to an increased number of unlawful aliens in the United States, providing them with a quicker path to quasi-legal status, work permits, and access to entitlement programs and social services.
Texas has also initiated a separate lawsuit specifically targeting the use of the CBP One app. Simultaneously, left-wing groups, led by the American Civil Liberties Union, have filed a lawsuit challenging the asylum rule, asserting that it is excessively restrictive and reminiscent of the Trump-era travel ban that was invalidated by the courts.
As the Biden administration faces mounting legal challenges, the expansion of the CBP One app continues to raise concerns among Republicans and border security advocates. Stay tuned for further updates on this evolving situation as we strive to bring you the most up-to-date information on immigration policies and their impact on the United States.
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