Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration has announced plans to grant work permits and protection orders to hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals who have illegally crossed the border into the United States.
Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced late Wednesday that over 700,000 illegal aliens already living in cities across America will qualify for the new protections.
The program will allow 242,700 illegal aliens from Venezuela to qualify for an existing temporary protection designation, DHS said.
An additional 472,000 Venezuelans are expected to qualify for the new designation to receive work permits and stay in the U.S. without fear of removal.
All Venezuelans who arrived before July 31 this year will qualify for the program.
During Wednesday’s announcement, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas blamed “the conditions in their home country” for the new rules.
“Temporary protected status provides individuals already present in the United States with protection from removal when the conditions in their home country prevent their safe return.”
“That is the situation that Venezuelans who arrived here on or before July 31 of this year find themselves in.
“We are accordingly granting them the protection that the law provides.
“However, it is critical that Venezuelans understand that those who have arrived here after July 31, 2023, are not eligible for such protection, and instead will be removed when they are found to not have a legal basis to stay,” Mayorkas added.
According to federal data, Border Patrol recorded more than 1.6 million illegal crossings at the southern border between October 2022 and July 2023.
A record 2.2 million illegal crossings were made in fiscal year 2022.
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Meanwhile, New York’s Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul asked the Biden administration for expedited work permits for illegals.
Hochul claims that permits are needed to help the state with the roughly 60,000 illegal aliens who are living off the taxpayer.
New York City’s Democrat Mayor Eric Adams recently issued a disturbing warning to his residents about the impact of Biden’s border crisis.
As Slay News reported, Adams warned that the flood of migrants into NYC “will destroy New York City.”
He warned the public that he sees no end in sight to Biden’s self-made crisis.
“I’m gonna tell you something, New Yorkers, never in my life have I had a problem that I didn’t see an ending to,” Adams said.
“I don’t see an ending to this.
“This issue will destroy New York City,” the mayor declared.
“One hundred ten thousand migrants we have to feed, clothe, house, educate the children, wash their laundry sheets, give them everything they need, health care.”
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In Texas, Eagle Pass Mayor Rolando Salinas Jr., who serves roughly 28,000 residents along the southern border, issued an emergency declaration on Tuesday over the border crisis.
According to the announcement, Salinas declared an emergency after the arrival of a few thousand illegal border crossers.