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Republican States File Lawsuit to Limit Migrant Sponsorship Program

By February 13, 2023February 25th, 2023No Comments

Twenty Republican led states have filed a lawsuit pleading with a federal judge in Texas to stop the recently established migrant sponsorship program. The migrant sponsorship program, also recognized by the name Welcome Corp, was created by the Biden administration in order to assist migrants seeking refugees in the United States by providing them with assistance directly from volunteers and residents of the nation. The program is set to provide help to approximately 30,000 migrants from four different countries each year as long as they have a sponsor who is a citizen of the United States.

Many Republican states believe that it was wrong for the government to implement the sponsorship program without allowing the public to share their opinions on the matter beforehand. In their lawsuit, the Republican states discuss how the sponsoring program improperly broadens the parole authority’s usage, which they believe should only be made in exceptional circumstances. To counter the lawsuit filed by these states, the White House and a number of immigration activists disagree with what is being said.

In fact, according to the White House, multiple Republican states have prevented financing for border security in the past, along with comprehensive immigration reform, and presently a program that has significantly decreased the number of migrants seeking to enter the nation illegally while offering a safe, legal, and orderly route for those escaping communism or economic collapse. This lawsuit is not the first battle between the Biden administration and Republican led states, but it is the most recent one that is causing a delay in current President Biden’s immigration plans.

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