The new policy implemented by the Biden administration allows Cuban and Haitian migrants who would have been expelled to stay and receive public benefits.
Cuban and Haitian migrants who have been paroled into the US are now able to receive cash, food stamps, and Medicaid benefits, according to the US Department of Health & Human Services' Office of Refugee Reintegration. The agency's new program allows about 30,000 individuals from various countries, including Cuba, Haiti, and Nicaragua, to enter the country on a monthly basis.
Those from Haiti and Cuba who entered the US illegally were previously required to leave under Title 42 of the Trump administration's executive order. The Biden administration pushed to end the order, but Republican-led states sued it. The courts have since been asked to decide on the fate of the order.
According to the Department of Health & Human Services, Cuban and Haitian parolees can now benefit from various public programs, such as food stamps, cash assistance, and Medicaid.
The agency also provides financial support to various non-profit organizations that provide services to the Haitian and Cuban migrants.
Haitian and Cuban nationals residing in the US who have been paroled can now receive around $400 a month in public assistance, NBC Miami reported. They can also apply for aid within the first five years of their stay in the country.
In fiscal year 2022, the US Customs and Border Protection encountered over two million migrants. The number continues to increase, with more than 250,000 encounters occurring in December.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Daily Caller.