Migrant 'Parole' and President Biden’s Approach to the Southern U.S. Border

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President Joe Biden speaks with members of the US Border Patrol as they walk along the US-Mexico border fence in El Paso, Texas, on January 8, 2023. (Photo by Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images)

This month, the Biden Administration began allowing migrants from Haiti, Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela to seek “parole” to enter the United States and stay temporarily. The move is seen as a way to alleviate the numbers of people showing up at the nation’s southern border hoping to seek asylum. Immigration rights advocates have been disappointed by Biden’s lack of sweeping reforms or policy changes, and for leaving policies from the Trump administration in place. We check in on the situation along the border and Biden’s efforts on immigration policy.


Hamed Aleaziz, immigration policy reporter, L.A. Times

Tyche Hendricks, senior editor covering immigration, KQED

Salvador Rivera, correspondent based in San Diego, BorderReport.com