(NEWSnet) — The Biden administration on Thursday said it would immediately begin turning away Cubans, Haitians and Nicaraguans who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

Instead, the administration will accept 30,000 people per month from the four nations for two years and offer the ability to legally work, as long as they come legally, have eligible sponsors and pass vetting and background checks.

The president has seen the numbers of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border rise dramatically during his two years in office.

There were more than 2.38 million stops during the fiscal year, the first time the number cracked 2 million.