This story is going to surprise many people. Why? Because most people don’t know what’s really going on at the southern border of the United States (probably because, for some bizarre reason, so many people still actually watch the mainstream media).
But this surprising story is still really happening, We’re not making any of this up. Charlotte Cuthbertson gives us the details:
A group of sheriffs and active Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have filed suit against the Biden administration for its “unlawful and unconstitutional” requirements regarding the arrest and deportation of illegal aliens.
The plaintiffs are seeking an injunction to a Feb. 18 memorandum that they say “commands ICE officers to violate the specific terms of federal immigration law.”
“The relief we are seeking is that the court order ICE and the Department of Homeland Security to simply follow the law,” lead attorney Kris Kobach said after filing the suit at the Galveston federal courthouse on July 1. “To follow the specific laws … that require them to detain and deport certain illegal aliens.”
The lawsuit […] alleges that “many extremely dangerous illegal aliens who would have been detained prior to the February 18 Memorandum are now not being detained—against the wishes of the ICE officers seeking to detain them, and in violation of federal statutes requiring their detention and/or removal.”
Part of ICE’s job is to track down and remove the 672,000 fugitives who have been ordered removed by a federal immigration judge but are still in the United States.
But the new DHS directive says that ICE agents must first get clearance from supervisors if they encounter illegal immigrants who aren’t convicted criminals during operations.
The decision of whether to arrest the individual needs to take into account whether the person might be suffering from a serious physical or mental illness, a DHS official said at the time.
“We want [ICE] to think about ties to the community, whether the individual has family here in the United States, U.S. citizen family members, and other considerations,” the official said.
Upon the rollout of the new guidelines, a DHS official said that ICE arrests weren’t expected to drop under the new guidelines.
However, ICE reported a record low 2,962 deportations in April, in comparison to an average of 8,634 illegal immigrant deportations per month during fiscal year 2020.
ICE officers have been “rarely granted preapproval for enforcement actions against non-priority aliens,” according to the lawsuit.
That’s right. Biden set up a situation in his campaign for a flood of illegal immigrants to come to the U.S. Then, his administration made it nearly impossible for law enforcement to do their jobs to keep people safe because the administration wants law enforcement to be “nice.”
Look, I don’t want bullies in law enforcement, but if a police officer sees someone kicking someone else’s head in, I don’t want that police officer to have to radio for permission to wade into the fray and crack some skulls in order to save some lives.
But, apparently, the Biden administration, like most leftists, doesn’t live in the real world like the rest of us do.