Lindsey Graham slams Biden's parole in place expansion as being a 'disaster'

Graham said that the program would encourage more illegal immigrants to come to the United States.

Published: June 23, 2024 3:35pm

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Sunday slammed President Joe Biden's expansion of the parole-in-place program as being a "disaster" and without any legal basis.

"From the average American's point of view, what Biden did is a disaster. He took a can of gasoline, and he poured it on a fire," Graham said on "Fox News Sunday."

"He unilaterally gave 500,000 people legal status, calling it parole in place. There’s nothing in our law – he’s the most lawless president ever on immigration – there's nothing in our law called parole in place."

Graham's remarks came after Biden announced a program last week that would create a pathway for illegal immigrants and their children to obtain the status of lawful permanent resident if they are married to or the child of a U.S. citizen.

Graham also said that the program would encourage more illegal immigrants to come to the United States and that former President Donald Trump handled the border far more effectively.

"The idea is spreading around the world – Biden just gave amnesty legally to half a million people – 'Maybe I should keep coming.' The reason the border is broken is Biden chose to overturn every policy Trump had," Graham said.

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