Biden Administration Cuts Power of ICE by 80%

According to a Washington Post report, President Joe Biden’s deputies have taken away the ability of ICE officers to safeguard 300 million Americans from illegal migrants.

The report outlines a memo that imposes reduced enforcement priorities for the nation’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers. The 90-day rules will block roughly 80 percent of deportations, the Post says:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers will need preapproval from a senior manager before trying to deport anyone who is not a recent border crosser, a national security threat or a criminal offender with an aggravated-felony conviction, according to interim enforcement memo issued by the Biden administration Thursday.


The 93,000 individuals arrested by ICE officers in the U.S. interior last year had more than 374,000 criminal convictions or pending charges on their records, but only about 10 to 20 percent appear to be the kind of aggravated felony convictions that would make them a priority under Biden’s rules, ICE statistics show.

The memo puts the interests of the state above citizens. “General criminal activity does not amount to a national security threat,” it stated.

Biden’s policy is intended to prevent the detention and removal of long-present illegals, including illegals with criminal records.

The new policy will require ICE officers to stand aside when most illegals are being released from state and local prison, especially if the illegals have U.S.-born children.

This will make it difficult for ICE’s agents to protect Americans’ right to a national labor market free of wage-cutting illegal workers. This comes at a time when millions of unemployed Americans are being forced to fight for jobs and wages against a rising inflow of poor migrants.

A Breitbart report said that Biden’s policy would allow the deportation of just one in every 33 caught and deportable migrants:

An analysis by Center for Immigration Studies Director of Policy Jessica Vaughan details how the Biden order “will prevent the arrest and removal of nearly all of ICE’s caseload of criminals — including many aliens who have been convicted of the most serious crimes on the books.”

Specifically, Vaughan analyzed ICE deportations from 2018 when more than 95,000 criminal illegal aliens were removed from the interior of the United States.

“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,” Vaughan notes. “Only about 3,367, or 3.5 percent, would have been considered appropriate to remove from the country.”

a However, a Biden official used the Washington Post to argue that there are certain exceptions:

The new rules “do not exempt any individual unlawfully in the United States from enforcement” or deportation, Department of Homeland Security officials said, but rather provide clearer directions to the ICE officers afforded broad latitude under Trump.


The bottom line is that this policy will allow foreign criminals to conduct more crimes against Americans. For example, Breitbart reported in July 2020:

Ivan Robles Navejas, a 28-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was arrested and charged by the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office on six counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle and three counts of intoxicated vehicular manslaughter.

According to police, Navejas was driving drunk when he crashed into members of the Thin Blue Line motorcycle club — made up of active duty service members, law enforcement officers, and retired officers.

The three men killed in the crash include:

  • 48-year-old retired officer Joseph “GT” Paglia of Chicago
  • 74-year-old retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jerry “Wings” Harbour of Houston
  • 20-something retired U.S. Army officer Michael “Psycho” White of Chicago

Records obtained by KENS 5 News reveal that Navejas has a criminal arrest record dating back to 2013. That year, Navejas was arrested for evading arrest and was eventually convicted in 2015.

In 2016, Navejas was arrested for driving drunk. The case was never prosecuted and although Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) came in contact with Navejas, the illegal alien was not enough of a priority to arrest and deport.

When the fatal crash occurred, Navejas had been out on bail for a 2018 case in which he allegedly hit a man with his truck — pinning him up against his truck and another vehicle — before biting his ear off and biting his back.

The memo will be replaced by another set of rules to be issued in less than 90 days by Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden’s secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

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