Biden Regime Amnesty For Illegal Alien Children Opening Up Floodgates

I have written frequently on the Biden Regime Administrative Amnesty, the process by which the Biden Regime is bypassing the legal requirements placed on aliens in the immigration process. In this illegal amnesty the Biden Regime is ignoring legal requirements placed on aliens in the immigration process, making up new immigration categories to benefit aliens both inside and outside the United States, as well as refusing to enforce the immigration laws of the United States.

All three aspects of this Administrative Amnesty are in force in an unlawful program the Biden Regime has for aliens from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, inaccurately called the Central American Minors (CAM) program. This program is presented as an either refugee program or a humanitarian program for the minor children of mostly illegal aliens from those countries. However, despite the lies in the program’s title, this has nothing to do with minors, as it includes not only adult children of mostly illegal aliens, but also adult parents of those children, i.e. an alien in the United States with both a spouse and children outside the United States qualifies. This is essentially an amnesty, not for illegal aliens, but for likely illegal aliens. So aliens are getting amnesty before they even become illegal.

The Biden administration is rolling out the application process for the Central American Minors (CAM) program that seeks to reunite migrant children with parents or legal guardians in the U.S.

On Monday, the State Department and Department of Homeland Security announced the CAM application has been approved, and new applications will be accepted starting on Tuesday.

The White House says the reopening of the CAM program, coupled with eligibility expansion components of Biden’s multi-pronged approach to address the challenges of irregular migration through North and Central America will help address the root causes of migration at its source.

KTSM 9 News spoke with senior administration officials on background who said CAM will also provide legal pathways for citizenship, while also strengthening collaborative migration management that aligns with other pillars of the Biden administration’s approach to address migration.

Enrollment For Central American Minors Program Reopens, White House Officials Say, by Erin Coulehan, Border Report, September 13, 2021

Ostensibly the program is to end the mass asylum surge at the border and end the smuggling of the children of mostly illegal aliens already in the United States.

“Our goal is to help families and children stay at home by addressing the factors that push them to make a difficult decision to leave and rebuild our asylum system to deter irregular migration,” officials tell KTSM.

However, that is a lie. The program is designed to reward illegal immigration and to replace the historic American nation with a non-White majority.

Initially, CAM created by the Obama Regime as part of their administrative amnesty for illegal alien and to encourage mass immigration. It was ostensibly limited to “lawfully present” parents of those minors, though the term “lawfully present” does not mean what it sounds like it means. Generally the term “lawfully present” in immigration law administration means that an alien has a legal status, either admitted or paroled, or has a pending immigration petition even if the alien is illegally present in the United States. That is not a term of law, but of practice, the practice being that generally the government ignores certain groups of illegal aliens, such as those with a currently pending immigration petition, and they are then de facto legally present. However, that has no basis in law. This can cover tens of thousands of illegal aliens and it fools the average person into thinking that illegal aliens are not benefiting from the practice.

And this is even more true of the current incarnation of the CAM program. Under the Biden Regime we get a long list of illegal aliens who are deemed to be “lawfully present” as the program states.

Only certain parents or legal guardians who are lawfully present in the United States may request access to the program for qualifying children.

Central American Minors (CAM) Refugee and Parole Program, unattributed, US Citizenship And Immigration Services, undated.

The list starts with the children of Legal Permanent Residents (LPR) who have their own program for those waiting for an immigrant visa for their children, the V Non Immigrant Visa (NIV) One of the claims of the adovcates for illegal aliens is that LPRs have to wait too long for an immigrant visa to be issued for their children. Well the wait for immigrant visas for the minor children of LPRs is long, but since most LPRs include their children on their own immigrant visa petitions, there is not a large number of aliens in this situation, but in any event, it is their own fault for either not being able to naturalize, which only takes 3 years if married to a U.S. citizen or 5 years if not. Basically the V NIV is for those too dumb to even learn minimal English language skills required for naturalization. But the numbers are minimal.

But the real issue is that large numbers of illegal aliens are eligible to sponsor both adult and minor aliens under the CAM program.

Officials say a greater number of qualifying individuals now have access to this program. Eligibility to petition will now be extended to include legal guardians (in addition to parents) who are in the United States, pursuant to any of the following qualifying categories: lawful permanent residence; temporary protected status; parole; deferred action; deferred enforced departure; or withholding of removal.

Moreover, this expansion of eligibility will now include certain U.S.-based parents or legal guardians who have a pending asylum application or a pending U visa petition filed before May 15, 2021.

First, one must understand what does lawfully present really mean. Under immigration law as written, an alien to be lawfully present, the alien must have been either inspected and admitted to the United States in some non-immigrant or immigrant category or paroled into the United States, as well as not having violated the terms and conditions of admission. Now, that generally means that an alien must have entered the United States legally and maintained that status by not violating their status, mostly meaning not worked illegally, not overstay the period of admission, or be a criminal.

But almost none of the parents petitioning meet that status. Almost all either entered illegally or entered legally but violated the terms and conditions of admission, with most both working illegally and overstayed the period of admission. Therefore, most will not qualify, except that the CAM program will include all who entered illegally as fraudulent asylum applicants! Remember the illegal alien surge of 2014, as well as the 2017 surge, when the caravans started bringing illegal aliens to the border to file fraudulent asylum applications? Every single alien who claimed asylum since 2014 will be eligible for this program of family reunification for illegal aliens, who themselves only had to apply for asylum, but not even have to appear for their asylum hearings.

That leaves a few thousand covered by Temporary Protected Status (TPS), the only other status for which there can be made an argument that they are “lawfully present.” TPS is a status, but is not either admitted or paroled, so, while TPS is in a statute, it still is not a legal status. Similarly, parolees are included, which means that the government will be paroling children of other parolees into the United States. And since parole is not a permanent status nor is there a means of giving LPR to parolees, it raises the question of why bring more parolees into the United States to join other parolees who have no legal future? Better to just revoke the parole status of those here and send them back to their children in El Salvador, Honduras, or Guatemala.

Then we have another group of illegal aliens; deferred action; deferred enforced departure; or withholding of removal. All these are basically administrative amnesties for illegal aliens whom the government refuses to deport. Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) is for illegal aliens ordered deported or subject to deportation. It is a legal fiction and does not provide a legal status for the alien, but the government agrees to let them leave when they want, which means never. Deferred action is an illegal alien whom was arrested and charged in immigration court and is not a legal status, but charges were dropped and withholding of removal, which is a form of asylum for aliens who do not qualify for asylum, basically criminal aliens precluded from obtaining asylum.

By hook or by crook, CAM covers most Honduran, Guatemalan, and Salvadoran illegal aliens. It is illegal on its face. Such a program needs an Act of Congress, just like other amnesties did.

And one really knows that CAM is a fraud because it gives the aliens included in it two bites at the apple. First, applicants must apply for refugee status, and if they fail that application, then they apply for parole into the United States.

The United States is establishing an in-country refugee/parole program in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to provide a safe, legal, and orderly alternative to the dangerous journey that some children are currently undertaking to the United States. This program will allow certain parents who are lawfully present in the United States to request access to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for their children still in one of these three countries. Children who are found ineligible for refugee admission but still at risk of harm may be considered for parole on a case-by-case basis. The refugee/parole program will not be a pathway for undocumented parents to bring their children to the United States, but instead, the program will provide certain vulnerable, at-risk children an opportunity to be reunited with parents lawfully resident in the United States.

In-Country Refugee/Parole Program for Minors in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras With Parents Lawfully Present in the United States, unattributed, Fact Sheet U.S. Department of State, November 14, 2014

Basically, the purpose of CAM is to allow large numbers of illegal alien to bring other aliens to the United States. It is unlawful, just as the courts have determined that other such programs created by the Executive Branch are illegal, such as the DACA program and the DAPA program. Neither the President nor an inferior official may create an immigration program that is outside the parameters of the immigration programs created by legislation. CAM is an open ended immigration program not provided for in law. Just as Congress has repeatedly refused to protect so-called DREAMers from deportation, so Congress has refused to send to the President legislation to create a program to bring the minor and adult children of current illegal aliens to the United States.

A Hero In Times of Trouble, Ken Paxton

We can only hope that Republican Attorneys General, who successfully stopped DACA, DAPA, and other administrative amnesties will act here as well; Ken Paxton, a nation turns to you. Stop the latest Biden Amnesty!

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