Report: Biden’s “Sanctuary Country” policy allowing illegal immigrant sex offenders to be freed onto American streets

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SAN ANTONIO, TX –  Since President Biden ordered ICE not to arrest and deport illegal aliens unless they had been convicted of aggravated felonies against Americans, U.S. streets have been left open for illegal alien sex offenders as well.

In February, President Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued orders to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents that protect most illegal aliens from arrest and deportation.

ICE Director Tae Johnson instructed agents not to arrest or deport illegal aliens unless they were convicted of crimes such as rape, murder, child pornography, sexual abuse of a minor, trafficking firearms, and theft against Americans.

The policy did not require the arrest or deportation of illegal aliens convicted of those crimes in their home country.

An illegal alien, for example, who has been charged with sexual abuse of a child is not eligible to be arrested, detained, or deported by ICE agents because the suspect has not yet been convicted.

Under Biden’s policy, should ICE agents try to arrest an illegal alien who is not a convicted aggravated felon, or a known or suspected terrorist or gang member, they must first get approval through a complicated chain of command where a field director or a special agent in charge must approve the arrest.

At the time of the order, former DHS official and current Director of the Center for Technology Policy and Senior Research Fellow for Homeland Security at the Heritage Foundation Lora Ries issued a statement:

“President Biden ran the 2020 campaign promising to ‘return to norms.’ His new immigration proposal and his new guidance to ICE show that was a complete lie.

“In essence, ICE agents are being told to back down from enforcing the law and doing their jobs. Sadly, this guidance is forcing law enforcement officers to choose between protecting Americans and protecting their careers.  

“Forget sanctuary cities – this turns America into a sanctuary country. Prominent Leftists have spent the past months calling to ‘abolish ICE.’ The Biden administration effectively just made their wish come true.”

Now, an investigation by FOX 29’s Yami Virgin in San Antonio, Texas, found that while releasing illegal aliens into the streets of the U.S. under the Biden “Sanctuary Country” policies, U.S. Marshals are releasing illegal alien sex offenders onto American streets. Virgin wrote:

“Our investigation has found (that) some detainees or convicted felons have been released to the streets instead of being picked up by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE.”

Aristides Jimenez, a former agent in charge of South Texas Homeland Security Investigations, said that at least 36 illegal inmates detained at the Bexar County Jail in San Antonio had to be released when ICE lifted detainers:

“They’re basically telling state and locals to just release them into the community. When ICE is not responding, it underscores the importance of good information sharing and good public safety between state, local and federal entities”

Virgin said that U.S. Marshals have detailed that they have also experienced similar situations where apprehended illegal aliens have been released after ICE dropped detainers:

“The U.S. Marshals have also had to deal with the same situation. Sources tell us at least 2 sex offenders who had ICE detainers were released when the detainers were lifted by ICE. One is Del Rio the other in Austin.

“We asked the U.S. Marshals for a comment, and we received this statement: ‘The U.S. Marshals Service does not comment on issues that are the subject of ongoing or pending litigation.’” 

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Report: Illegal immigrants pouring into the United States under Biden’s ‘Catch and Release’ policy

February 6, 2021

UNITED STATES – In a stark turnaround from the Trump Administration’s hardline immigration policies, the Biden Administration has re-instituted the “Catch and Release” policy that dominated the Obama White House.

The reversal comes as a surge in illegal southern border crossings is overwhelming ICE detention facilities.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reimplementing an Obama-era policy of releasing newly apprehended migrants back into U.S. cities. CBP blames a rising number of apprehended migrants and pandemic concerns at detention facilities.

 The border rush is in part a response to President Biden’s promise of a path to citizenship and his recent executive orders limiting enforcement against illegal immigrants. On Tuesday, Biden signed another executive order ending Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy on prosecuting illegal border crossings.

Under President Biden’s immigration policy, CBP is only permitted to hold an illegal immigrant caught crossing the border for up to 72 hours before they must be released.

After signing the order, President Biden told reporters:

“The last president of the United States issued executive orders I felt were very counterproductive to our security, counterproductive to who we are as a country, particularly in the area of immigration.

“We’re going to work to undo the moral and national shame of the previous administration that literally — not figuratively — ripped children from the arms of their families, mothers, and fathers at the border, and with no plan, none whatsoever to reunify children.”

Just after taking the oath of office on January 20, President Biden promised amnesty to all migrants living inside the United States before January 1. 

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The Coronavirus pandemic has also hampered the CBP’s ability to transport and house detained migrants just as a spike in border crossings is happening.

Some of the migrants now arriving at the border have expressed hope for a more welcoming arrival under the Biden administration as a reason for making the journey north.

CBP Public Affairs Officer Rod Kis said that balancing the pandemic, President Biden’s new policies, and the rush of illegal immigrants at the boarder is creating a situation where some illegal immigrants must be released into the United States. He said:

“CBP has seen a steady increase in border encounters since April 2020, which, aggravated by COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing guidelines, has caused some facilities to reach maximum safe holding capacity.

“Per longstanding practice, when long-term holding solutions aren’t possible, some migrants will be processed for removal, provided a Notice to Appear, and released into the U.S. to await a future immigration hearing.

“As the Administration reviews the current immigration process, balancing it against the ongoing pandemic, we will continue to use all current authorities to avoid keeping individuals in a congregate setting for any length of time.”

Todd Bensman, a Texas-based expert on migration with the Center for Immigration Studies, said what is happening presently is open borders:

“Catch and release, and what you’re seeing right now with no deportation or detention, that is the definition of open borders. They’re doing catch and release, which is the most powerful incentive for mass migration that exists in the world…

“[Because it ensures migrants] can live and work indefinitely inside the United States without authorization. There’ll be no kicking out of anybody, ever, under this administration. They’ve made that clear. They won’t be doing any deportations.”

 

 

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