Bloomberg Law
March 8, 2023, 6:52 PM

Biden Migrant Parole Makes Border ‘Meaningless,’ Judge Rules (1)

Madlin Mekelburg
Madlin Mekelburg
Bloomberg News

A federal judge in Florida ruled the Biden administration is flouting immigration law by authorizing the release of tens of thousands of migrants into the US under parole-like programs while their asylum cases are processed.

US District Judge T. Kent Wetherell in Tallahassee said Wednesday the administration’s decision to prioritize programs that promote alternatives to detention has “turned the Southwest Border into a meaningless line in the sand and little more than a speedbump for aliens flooding into the country.”

The judge sided in part with the state of Florida, which sued over the federal government policy in September 2021. ...