New Records Unveil Surprising Scope of Secretive ‘CBP One’ Entry Scheme Began far earlier and let in many more nationalities in far greater numbers than publicly disclosed

By Todd Bensman| Center for Immigration Studies

In January 2023, the Biden Administration announced what has become the cornerstone of its “new lawful pathways” strategy to manage the historic volumes of foreign nationals illegally crossing the U.S Southwest border.

The White House announcement explained that inadmissible aliens from four of the most numerous nationalities crossing illegally – Venezuelans, Nicaraguans, Haitians, and Cubans – would be able to use the “CBP One” mobile phone app to schedule an appointment with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers, in order to be escorted through a port of entry (POE) and quickly granted temporary “humanitarian parole” and released into the country.