Biden Administration Expands Program to Import More Central American Migrants to U.S.

On Monday, the Biden Administration announced the expansion of a pre-existing program that will see immigration officials importing even more immigrants from Central America into the United States, as reported by The Hill.

The program involved is the Central American Minors (CAM) program, which allows for aliens already residing in the U.S. to request that the government import any minors in their home countries who are dependent on them. The administration defended the move as an effort to reduce stress on the countries that deal with hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens marching through on a regular basis on their way to the United States.

“Strengthening collaborative migration management, which includes creating legal pathways, including CAM, is one of the pillars of the president’s blueprint for a fair, orderly, and humane immigration system,” said an administration official during a conference call with the press.

The CAM program had originally been shut down by the Trump Administration in March of 2017, and was reimplemented by Biden in March, with an expansion of eligibility for the program enacted in June. CAM is already actively looking into numerous case requests from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, among others. The program’s first phase will feature reopening cases that were shut down in the Trump era, while the second phase will allow for entirely new applications.

Other justifications were given for the return of the amnesty program, including claims that providing legal pathways for more migrants would reduce their dependence on coyotes and human traffickers, and that it would also reduce the ongoing flow of illegals across the southern border, a situation which has proven politically detrimental to the Biden Administration and the Democratic Party.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: ROMA, TEXAS - AUGUST 14: A smuggler guides a group of immigrants across the Rio Grande to cross the border from Mexico on August 14, 2021 in Roma, Texas. Recent U.S. Customs and Border Protection figures show more than 200,000 people were apprehended at the border in July, the highest number in 21 years. More than 82,000 of those were family members traveling together. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)