The recent executive order signed by President Joe Biden is a blatant overreach by the executive branch of the government. This order opens the door for hundreds of thousands of migrants to enter the United States by the end of the year. The measure expands a previous policy granted to refugees fleeing Ukraine, Haiti, and parts of Latin America. Using the temporary protected status label, the White House hopes to see new entrants from Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Haiti by the end of 2023.
The Pew Research Center predicts the policy, if successful, would result in the largest expansion of legal immigration in decades. The move is being made under the guise of attempting to reduce the flood of illegal crossings at the southern border, but it is really an attempt to circumvent Congress.
Republicans have already filed lawsuits in federal court to suspend the program. The move is just another example of the Biden administration’s abuse of executive authority and its apparent objective for immigration policy: open borders and amnesty for all.