Biden’s day one immigration executive order will be devastating to U.S. border towns because it prevents law enforcement from turning illegal immigrants over to ICE when they are arrested.
To give one example, El Paso County law enforcement turned over more than 8,300 illegal immigrants to ICE agents in 2018. Reeves County turned over nearly 7,700. Every one of these would have been released back into the community under Biden’s order.
“Biden’s order is a reckless experiment that is bound to have a human cost,” Vaughan notes.“If the new Biden deportation policies had been in force and applied to ICE’s 2018 interior caseload, a total of 91,993, or 96.5 percent, would not have been subject to removal. Only about 3,367, or 3.5 percent, would have been considered appropriate to remove from the country.”
Thousands of those illegal immigrants committed serious crimes including burglary, homicide, sexual assault and drug trafficking. Now, all of those illegal immigrants will be allowed to stay in the U.S. and will be released into the population rather than facing any consequences for their crimes.
The order is a disaster for the country, especially border towns and others nearby, and it needs to be changed as soon as possible.
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