Three years ago, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched a mobile application, CBP One, which includes features to facilitate faster entry into the U.S. for eligible migrants seeking work.
The mobile app allows foreign nationals to submit information for background and security checks so they may be considered for quick parole into the U.S.
During prepared remarks in January of this year, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas laid out three criteria individuals using CBP One would have to meet in order to be eligible for entry into the U.S. to live and work for a period of two years.
“To be eligible, individuals need to (1) pass rigorous security vetting; (2) have a supporter in the United States who will provide financial and other support; and (3) complete vaccinations and other public health requirements,” he said.
Mayorkas also warned that people who illegally crossed the U.S. southern border with Mexico would “face consequences.”
Nine months later, documents now reveal that hardly any real vetting by the federal government is taking place, as nearly all of the hundreds of thousands of migrants seeking access to the U.S. under the program have been granted entry.
According to new records obtained by the Center for Immigrations Studies (CIS) through FOIA litigation, from January through September 2023, the DHS rejected only 698 out of 225,000 applications, meaning that DHS officials have accepted 99.97 percent of applicants.
“Biden’s DHS is either importing perfect angels over the southern border or breaching promise of security vetting,” CIS said in a report about the new information.
Quick paroles are not only happening with migrants walking on foot across the southern border. Just a week ago, CIS disclosed that DHS have authorized hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals to fly on commercial airlines directly from countries south of Mexico into 43 airports in the U.S., where those individuals are quickly paroled into the country.
CIS says the new data “demonstrates that Biden’s DHS has implemented no improvements in the six months since it vastly expanded these quick-parole programs.”
The organization also says, “Against repetitive assurances that all who submit security information through CBP One interfaces would require rigorous vetting, this implausibly small rejection number would decisively demonstrate that Biden’s DHS is hurriedly and indiscriminately waving through almost anyone who applies, without regard to fraud or ineligibility such as home nation criminality.”