Recently, a federal judge blocked Joe Biden’s attempts to limit the authority of ICE, or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Biden had attempted to block ICE’s ability to arrest various illegal immigrants; however, Judge Drew Tipton ruled that Biden was in violation of earlier decisions made by Congress with regards to his attempts to narrow down the varied categories of illegal immigrants who could be arrested by border agencies.
Furthermore, Tipton also observed that Texas and Louisiana are likely to prevail with their pending lawsuit against Biden, noting that Biden was also in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act.
Previously, Biden ordered ICE to zero in on the deportations of criminal immigrants, as well as those who illegally crossed the border, after November 2020.
According to Tae Johnson, the ICE Acting Director, the reason for Biden’s order is to presumably focus “limited resources” on individuals and cases that are mostly likely to pose massive threats to national security, as well as public safety and border security.
Therefore, the agency will be able to executive its law enforcement mission “more ably and effectively,” according to Johnson.
“Like every law enforcement agency at the local, state and federal level,” Johnson continued, “we must prioritize our efforts to achieve the greatest security and safety impact.”
US Judge Drew Tipton has once again ruled against the Biden administration, blocking rules that limited who ICE agents should arrest and deport from the U.S.
It's another setback for the Biden administration's immigration agenda and a victory for Texas and other GOP-led states. pic.twitter.com/AIp7kUAcQu
— Camilo Montoya-Galvez (@camiloreports) August 19, 2021
Due to Tipton’s ruling, however, Biden’s policy has now been reversed. As a result, all illegal immigrants may now face eventual removal from the United States.
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez weighed on in the drop, noting that he would have liked to see “more data” in order to ascertain “what other factors may have played into that” in order for him “to better understand the numbers.”
Gonzalez also added that he finds the situation “concerning,” which is why he would like to ensure that all actions are strategic and objectives are “prioritizing properly” so that it is possible to continue pursuing individuals who “pose the greatest threat to … communities” across the nation.