JOHN DERBYSHIRE: Regime Media Rushes To Cover Up Biden’s Flying In 320,000 Illegals In 2023
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[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on]

If, like the younger cohorts of the Democratic Party, you embrace luxury beliefs—e.g., white heterosexuals, especially males, in prosperous countries are oppressors; nonwhites, people in poor countries, plus female or sexually confused persons are oppressed—you will likely think that all the Wretched of the Earth deserve our guilt and reparations.

If, in addition, you are innumerate and do not understand that the Wretched of the Earth outnumber U.S. citizens by more than twenty to one, you will see no objection to us bringing in for settlement as many as wish to come.

Since our currently dominant political party is strongly of that description (and a fair portion of its main competitor party likewise) in flow the Wretched of the Earth, in their millions.

We are well aware of this, of course. We’ve been seeing the footage from our southern border. We’ve been hearing the shrieks of outrage from jurisdictions nationwide at the welfare burdens being imposed on them when their luxury beliefs about huddled masses yearning to breathe free collide with their own fool policies of Sanctuary Cities and universal provision.

Recently, we learned of a program that spares the Wretched of the Earth all the inconvenience of trudging through the Darien Gap and the expense and danger of engaging with people-smugglers. The Wretched can just buy a plane ticket and fly in.

You might call it “Air Biden.”

It’s not quite the Wretched of all the Earth that are eligible, only the Wretched from nine countries: Cuba, Haiti, Venezuela, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, and Ecuador.

There are also some thin requirements to be met. You have to have a valid passport; you have to supply some biometric data to Customs and Border Protection; and you have to have some kind of sponsor—a family member or ”an organization, business, or other entity.”

I guess the scope of that quote includes all those churchy-sounding Voluntary Agencies that Ann Corcoran used to warn us about: Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Catholic Charities, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and the rest.


Upon receiving authorization from Washington, they buy air passage to U.S. international airports where CBP personnel process them for release in short order. All are said to be responsible for paying for their own airfare.

I took those quotes from the article at the Center for Immigration Studies website—by veteran immigration reporter Todd Bensman [Government Admission: Biden Parole Flights Create Security ’Vulnerabilities’ at U.S. Airports, by Todd Bensman;, March 4, 2024].

The article is based on data CIS got from an inquiry under the Freedom of Information Act.

These flights are all under the Regime’s hugely inflated interpretation of the immigration parole system.

According to our written laws, parole should only be granted, ”for emergent reasons or for reasons deemed strictly in the public interest” [8 USC 1182: Excludable Aliens]. Ignoring the law, our current administration gives parole to well-nigh anyone who asks for it.

So the numbers being flown in from those nine countries are huge: an estimated 320,000 last year.

Where are they being flown to? Forty-three regular civilian airports.

Which ones?

That we are not allowed to know. The government is withholding the names of the receiving airports because, further quote from Bensman’s CIS report:

Those hundreds of thousands of CBP-authorized arrivals have created such ”operational vulnerabilities” at airports that ”bad actors” could undermine law enforcement efforts to ”secure the United States border” if they knew the volume of CBP One traffic processed at each port of entry.

You know who those ”bad actors” are, don’t you? They are those snarling, thin-lipped, gun-toting White Supremacist xenophobes that Biden and his Regime Media warn the country about. They are in fact us here at

Hold on a minute, I need to practice my snarl. [Snarl.]

As a footnote here, I should add that Todd Bensman’s report has generated some ripples, mainly because Donald Trump made reference to it in his victory remarks following the Super Tuesday primaries.

In reaction to that, several Regime Media outlets published pieces pooh-poohing Bensman, or at any rate purporting to:

…and others.

To judge by the ones I looked at, none was very convincing. The best-crafted of these efforts was one from the Leftist outlet Associated Press: Claims Biden administration is secretly flying migrants into the country are unfounded, by Elliot Spagat, March 6, 2024.

That one was done with such cunning trickery that Bensman on Thursday posted a 1,200-word debunking of it, title: Fact Checking the Fact Check: CIS Reporting Stands.

Far as I can tell, Bensman remains un-pooh-poohed.

America, however, remains subverted.

John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him.) He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. He has had two books published by com: FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle) and FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT II: ESSAYS 2013.

For years he’s been podcasting at Radio Derb, now available at for no charge. His writings are archived at


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