(LibertySociety.com) – The Biden administration and its border policies were dealt a blow on March 8th, 2023, when a federal judge ruled in favor of the state of Florida, blocking the use of humanitarian “parole” for illegal crossers, citing a flagrant violation of immigration law. The new parole policy has been allowing for the release of illegal migrants into the country on a massive scale, but according to immigration law, parole is only supposed to be used on a “case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit.”
The case was brought by the Florida Republican Attorney General Ashley Moody, who expressed her belief that the policies of the Biden administration were the direct cause of the crisis at the border, resulting in safety concerns for the American people. The federal judge who issued the ruling, Judge T. Kent Wetherell II, presiding over Florida’s northern district, dealt a blistering rebuke of the policies and decisions of President Biden, stating that Florida proved their case with evidence and that the border has become a “meaningless line in the sand and hardly more than “a speedbump” for migrants, adding that there is nothing wrong with detention pending immigration hearings. Instead of detaining them, they are being released with an ankle monitor or a type of phone monitoring, requiring them to get into contact with authorities after they settle into their new location.
The Biden administration also recently adopted a new rule that will allow 30,000 migrants from various countries per month to come under specific conditions, citing humanitarian efforts. However, many have argued, including the twenty states that have previously sued the Biden administration over the new rule, that it violates current immigration law and is only being utilized to give the appearance that fewer illegal migrants are coming into the country. The Biden administration has seven days to appeal, with the judge issuing a temporary stay on his ruling.
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