126 Parole Orders over 7 Decades: A Historical Review of Immigration Parole Orders
17 July 2023
President Biden has used the immigration authority known as “parole” to permit many immigrants to enter the country or remain in the country legally. But his actions have deep historical precedent. Under section 212(d)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(5)), the Attorney General and later the Secretary of Homeland Security has had the authority to waive the normal restrictions on entry and allow certain noncitizens to enter the United States since 1952.
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