Migrants with extreme circumstances can now enter U.S. while awaiting asylum
WASHINGTON — A Nicaraguan woman with stage 3 breast cancer; a deaf Central American man who could not understand how to navigate the immigration system; a Cuban man who had not seen his newborn son. All were denied entry to the United States by the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy.
Now, under the Biden administration, Customs and Border Protection has granted parole, allowing entry to the United States for these and other immigrants with extreme circumstances as they await their asylum hearings.
The Department of Homeland Security confirmed to NBC News that it has begun the process of granting parole on a case-by-case basis even before the Biden administration officially begins to process the tens of thousands of asylum seekers awaiting entry to the U.S. in cities like…