The United States-Mexico border is operating as a “DMV” for Ukrainians. Each day, hundreds of people are released into the U.S. interior.
After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in March, the San Ysidro Port of Entry, San Diego, California has processed at most 17,000 Ukrainians. They are now on their way to the U.S. interior via a one-year parole, and possibly more immigration benefits.
It begins with Ukrainians arriving in Tijuana, Mexico. Around 700-800 Ukrainians then enter the U.S. interior each day through San Ysidro Port of Entry. They are screened by Customs and Border Protection agents and released with parole within a half hour.
Ukrainians receive immediate food, essentials, and more from nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), who have set up their headquarters outside San Ysidro Port of Entry.
Breitbart News was told by a source that the process was indicative of how the world’s migrants view the U.S. border. If a person shows up at a port-of-entry along the southern border, their chances of being released into the U.S. interior is extremely high.
Sources told Breitbart News that they are seeing more border crossers and illegal immigrants turn themselves in to Border Patrol agents, rather than trying to evade them. According to one source, about 90% of border crossers in San Diego have turned themselves in because they hope to be allowed into the U.S. interior.
Biden opened a special immigration procedure for Ukrainians, which allows them to apply for parole in the U.S. even though they are overseas. Experts agree that parole was not intended to be used in the manner the Biden administration uses it.
Breitbart News was told by RJ Hauman, Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), that while the idea of helping people whose countries were invaded by a hostile expansionist neighbor is not controversial. However parole was never intended to be used to disregard immigration caps that Congress established to move hundreds of thousand of foreign nationals into America.
He stated that the fact is that Ukrainians are being well assisted in the region and that there are many ways for us as donors to provide monetary and food assistance to alleviate suffering, stabilize the situation, and allow them to return home when the conflict ends.”
Biden also announced last month that the administration would expand the quasi-amnesty program Temporary Protected Statut (TPS), to approximately 75,000 Ukrainians living in the U.S.