According to government data, the Biden administration has authorized the legal entry of a record 521,000 migrants into the United States over the past two years through its humanitarian parole authority. The figure includes over 160,000 Ukrainians, 148,000 from Latin America and the Caribbean, and about 77,000 Afghan evacuees. The use of humanitarian parole to facilitate entry represents a shift from past US immigration policy, in which parole authority was used more sparingly and often on a case-by-case basis.

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