Two North Carolina airports used in migrant relocation


(The Center Square) – One hundred three were flown to Charlotte Douglas International, two to Raleigh-Durham International among more than 400,000 migrants relocated to the United States in the Biden administration’s mass-parole program in 2023 between January and August.

The figures were obtained and made public last week by the Committee on Homeland Security in the U.S. House of Representatives. Only two of North Carolina’s airports were on the documents and didn’t crack the top 15, by passenger volume, of more than 50 utilized.

Speaking of the Cuban, Haitian, Nicaraguan, and Venezuelan mass-parole program, U.S. Rep. David Rouzer, R-N.C., said, “The program was officially launched in January 2023, and since then 404,000 inadmissible aliens have been paroled into the country. DHS also admitted that none of these individuals have a legal basis to enter the country. This is yet another egregious abuse of power by the Biden administration making the ongoing border crisis even worse while trying to hide the influx of illegal immigrants reaching every corner of the United States.”

The White House said, in launching the program, “Up to 30,000 individuals per month from these four countries, who have an eligible sponsor and pass vetting and background checks, can come to the United States for a period of two years and receive work authorization. Individuals who irregularly cross the Panama, Mexico, or U.S. border after the date of this announcement will be ineligible for the parole process and will be subject to expulsion to Mexico, which will accept returns of 30,000 individuals per month from these four countries who fail to use these new pathways.”

U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., called for accountability of the Biden administration program.

Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports in Florida topped the list with 91,821 and 60,461, respectively. New York City had 14,827, third-most ahead of Houston (7,923) and Orlando (6,043).

Rep. Dr. Mark Green, Republican from Tennessee and chairman of the committee, said, “These documents expose the egregious lengths Secretary Mayorkas will go to ensure inadmissible aliens reach every corner of the country, from Orlando and Atlanta to Las Vegas and San Francisco. Secretary Mayorkas’ CHNV parole program is an unlawful sleight of hand used to hide the worsening border crisis from the American people.

“Implementing a program that allows otherwise inadmissible aliens to fly directly into the U.S. – not for significant public benefit or urgent humanitarian reasons as the Immigration and Nationality Act mandates – has been proven an impeachable offense. Following our subpoena and the House’s impeachment vote – especially in light of the Senate’s complete failure to fulfill its duty to hold a trial – the committee will not rest until this administration is finally held accountable for its open-borders agenda and its devastating impact on our homeland security.”

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