(FixThisNation.com) – On Wednesday, the Biden administration announced that the new border measures which began being enforced last month have already had an effect in reducing the number of migrant encounters along the border in December.
This statement came only one day after 20 states said that the program was unlawful. The new humanitarian parole program that the administration has been promoting, provides a way for up to 30,000 immigrants to arrive from Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, or Haiti each month by airplane. The one requirement for them to be eligible for this program is that they had never before tried to illegally enter the U.S. or Mexico illegally.
Title 42 was also expanded by the administration so that it can now cover these nationalities as well. In the past year, there has been a big increase in migrant encounters. In December alone there were more than 251,000 migrant encounters, marking a new record number of encounters.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, the implementation of this program led to a 97 percent decrease in encounters with migrants from those four countries. As a result, January is expected to have the lowest border encounter numbers since February 2021.
The agency further reported that on average there were 3,367 fewer people traveling from those found counties. The agency used these numbers as proof that the program had been working properly.
Despite this, the 20 Republican states proceeded to sue the program which they have dubbed as unlawful.
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