DES MOINES, Iowa – Attorney General Brenna Bird joined a multistate lawsuit against the Biden Administration on Tuesday, challenging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) parole program that authorizes hundreds of thousands of aliens entry into the United States.
The DHS announced that it will annually permit 360,000 aliens from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela to settle in the United States with the opportunity for employment. Despite existing law, this program allows aliens to apply for lawful status to stay and settle in the United States for two or more years. Bird says the program effectively created a new visa program without legal activity from Congress.
“The Biden Administration’s open borders agenda is a threat to the rule of law and the safety of our communities,” said Bird. “Illegally allowing 360,000 aliens to settle in the U.S. exacerbates the crisis on our borders and the presence of crime and drugs on our streets.”
Attorney General Bird joined 19 other states in the Texas-led lawsuit.
Read the full lawsuit below:621691479-GOP-state-lawsuit-on-humanitarian-parole-program-1