Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a report on the importance of the Biden administration’s use of immigration parole to improve border security, reduce irregular migration, and promote safe and orderly pathways for people to come to the United States.
The piece argues that the United States needs more migration pathways—not fewer—and that the Biden administration’s use of humanitarian parole is a key first step to build upon.
“The statutory parole authority is one of the few tools granted to the secretary of homeland security by Congress to bring some sense to our inflexible and outdated immigration system. These lawsuits, designed to block the Biden administration’s use of this authority, are frivolous and will only make things worse if they are successful,” said Tom Jawetz, a senior fellow at CAP and author of the report. “The administration—with Congress’ long-overdue help, where needed—must continue to expand existing migration pathways and build new ones to effectively manage migration and meet the country’s needs.”
The report explains that litigation designed to limit the administration’s authority to use parole robustly undermines U.S. leadership in the region and jeopardizes effective efforts at enhancing border management by restricting the executive’s ability to use, improve, and expand lawful migration pathways.
Read the report: “The Biden Administration’s Use of Immigration Parole Authority Is a Smart and Lawful Approach to Today’s Migration Challenges” by Tom Jawetz