Posted on July 6, 2023

Biden Admin Again Increases Number of Migrants Allowed Into US via Controversial App

Adam Shaw, Fox News, July 5, 2023

The Biden administration is once again increasing the number of migrants it potentially allows into the U.S. each day under the controversial CBP One app as its policies face a number of brewing legal challenges.

Customs and Border Protection says it is allowing 1,450 migrants a day into the U.S. each day via CBP One – a mobile application that was expanded earlier this year to allow migrants to upload data and make appointments at ports of entry to be processed into the U.S.

Initially, the agency was allowing 1,000 people in each day ahead of the end of Title 42 in May. In June, it increased the number to 1,250. The latest change means the number of migrants entering the U.S. each day via the process has increased by nearly 50%.

“CBP is expanding the number of available appointments at ports of entry for the second time in less than two months, through scheduling enhancements and operational efficiencies,” said acting CBP Commissioner Troy Miller said in a statement. “By utilizing innovative technologies like CBP One™, we are improving the delivery of our homeland security mission and providing for safe and efficient processes at ports of entry.”

Since Title 42 ended, more than 49,000 migrants have had appointments at ports of entry due to the new process. Appointments are allocated via a lottery. The app is also used to allow nationals from Haiti, Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua to apply to fly directly into the U.S. under humanitarian parole.


Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has branded the use of the app a “concierge service” for migrants.

Meanwhile, 18 states led by Indiana are challenging the asylum rule – calling it a “combination of a half measure and a smoke screen.”