ICE can’t deport criminals. It’s just too stressful for the customer. Yes, you read that correctly. Under the Biden Administration, this is part of the “reorientation” effort.
“While ICE’s new operational plans are not yet final, interim instructions sent to senior officials point to a major shift in enforcement. Agents will no longer seek to deport immigrants for crimes such as driving under the influence and assault, and will focus instead on national security threats, recent border crossers, and people completing prison and jail terms for aggravated felony convictions.
“Generally, these convictions would not include drug based crimes (less serious offenses), simple assault, DUI, money laundering, property crimes, fraud, tax crimes, solicitation, or charges without convictions,” acting Director Tae Johnson told senior officials in a Thursday email advising them on how to operate while new guidelines are finalized.
The Biden administration is attempting to reorient ICE, a law enforcement agency that has seen its priorities swing wildly from one administration to the next. But frustrated ICE officials say the proposed changes will take away agents’ discretion and severely constrain their ability to arrest and deport criminals.”
Sanctuary cities have long hindered ICE from deporting criminals, to the detriment of public safety. As Shelby noted earlier today, there is an attempt to bring lawsuits against sanctuary cities if immigration detainers from ICE are ignored.
Given this new information regarding ICE, there will be a metric ton of immigration detainers that won’t be put in place.
Illegals arrested for
- Drug possession/selling
- Assault (there’s nothing “simple” about any assault)
- Fraud (that includes identity theft)
- Tax crimes
- Money laundering