- Mar 13, 2022
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- Political Leaning
Federal judge rules Biden’s lax deportation policy is illegal
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas broke the law when he wrote new rules limiting which illegal immigrants can be arrested or deported, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, slapping an injunction on ICE that will limit its ability to pick and choose whom to target.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas broke the law when he wrote rules limiting which illegal immigrants can be detained or deported, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, slapping an injunction on ICE that will limit its ability to pick and choose whom to target.
Judge Michael J. Newman’s decision is a serious blow to the Biden administration. From its first days in office, the administration has tried to narrow the pool of illegal immigrants in danger of deportation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Judge Newman said Congress was clear in setting out classes of illegal immigrants who it thought should be mandatory targets and Mr. Mayorkas can’t unilaterally change those.
“DHS contends that seemingly mandatory statutes must be read flexibly to permit efficient law enforcement. At bottom, that is what this dispute is about: can the executive displace clear congressional command in the name of resource allocation and enforcement goals? Here, the answer is no,” wrote the judge, a Trump appointee to a federal court in Ohio.
The Biden administration* has been saying ever since the election that they want to ignore noncriminal illegal migrants to focus on the criminals. That is a lie--as Stephen Dinan points out in the article, detainer requests, arrests, and deportations of criminal illegal migrants are all way down. The truth is that the Biden administration* simply doesn't want to enforce our border laws at all, and have been looking for any excuse not to. But as Judge Newman points out, the administration* doesn't refuse to enforce a law duly passed by Congress just because it doesn't like the law.