July 7

Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas announced on July 7 the implementation of new “family reunification parole” programs. These programs allow certain foreign nationals from Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras who have relatives in the United States to immediately enter the country rather than wait for a visa. The DHS action is a legally doubtful exercise of the Secretary’s parole power which makes immigration increasingly unmanageable, waving through inadmissible migrants en masse.