The Biden administration has launched a new program that will boost illegal immigration by allowing immigrants to fly directly from their country of origin to any US city of their choice, according to newly obtained records.
The new program under Biden will allow immigrants to use the administration’s app to choose a destination and then fly on “ghost flights” to their chosen city.
According to the Center for Immigration Studies, over 210,000 applicants have been processed since January, a population the size of Rochester, New York.
“DHS cajoles tens of thousands of intending illegal border-crossers per month to instead go on the CBP One smartphone application and make an appointment with US officials at land ports of entry instead of crossing illegally,” the report from immigration analyst Todd Bensman said.
“After making an appointment, DHS invites these inadmissible aliens to walk over to the American side at the land ports, where US Customs officials quickly ‘parole’ them in, allowing them to travel to a city of their choice in the nation’s interior,” the report added.
The new report comes as tens of thousands flood the US weekly.
Immigrants on the ground are seen by media reporters, however, those that fly in directly are not, meaning the Biden admin may using the program to avoid negative press reports.
The DHS is hiding where the immigrants are going.
“US Customs officers parole them into the nation, sight unseen, and in numbers publicly unknown,” the CIS said.
According to Bensman, the documents he received provide the total numbers of immigrants and where they have come from, but it does not reveal any of the 43 cities they are heading to.
The report added that some cities are seeing massive numbers of illegal immigrants fly in.
One unidentified city has received the bulk of the flights, Bensman revealed.
“Haitians flew into US airports in the greatest numbers from January through mid-September, a total of 76,582. These Haitians favored one redacted airport over all 36 into which they have flown. Some 47,768 flew into that airport,” the report said.
“The program was offered to Venezuelans a few months earlier, in October 2022. Since then, 63,360 flew into 43 airports, some 39,474 of them into one preferred airport. Some 46,794 Cubans flew into 41 airports, the majority of them, 33,355, favoring one in particular,” it added.
Bensman’s report also said, “It’s likely that the preferred airport in all these cases was Miami, but we won’t know for sure unless CBP provides the unredacted information.”
The CIS said the program differs from Biden’s strategy of flying so-called “ghost flights” into cities late at night.
“Biden officials have rarely, if ever, spoken of this’ family unification’ flight program in the year since implementing it, perhaps mindful of the political outcry over the late-night ‘ghost flights’ that DHS stealthily arranges to ferry migrant children into various airports, and mindful, too, of strong recent political backlash in large US cities like New York and Chicago to paroled migrants busing themselves in from the border,” the report said.
“Here, migrants flying directly into America go uncounted in the monthly Border Patrol tallies, unnoticed, and without media inquiry, virtually all information about it almost hermetically sealed,” the report added.
The report comes hours after Texas Governor Greg Abbott accused the Biden administration of cutting razor wire that the state had previously installed in the border area of Eagle Pass.
Abbott made the announcement Wednesday.
“Texas installed razor wire in Eagle Pass to stop illegal crossings,” Abbott explained on X, formerly known as Twitter.
“Today the Biden Admin CUT that wire, opening the floodgates to illegal immigrants.”
“I immediately deployed more Texas National Guard to repel illegal crossings & install more razor wire,” the Republican governor added after accusing the Biden admin of cutting it at the border.
Meanwhile, a growing amount of Democrats are pushing back against the flow of migrants to American cities.
Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey declared a state of emergency last month over the migrant crisis in her state.
“Massachusetts has stepped up to address what sadly has been a federal crisis of inaction that is many years in the making,” she said in her letter to the feds.