Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) on Wednesday released vital immigration-related documents that show how Biden is reacting to the crises at the border. And not only does it include wide-open borders but defunds ICE at the same time. Brnovich says that arrest records show that increasingly, ICE is being neutered. This despite the fact that the border is totally unmanageable.
ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) looked at historical data to see what effect Biden’s policies had on the border and despite an unprecedented surge, arrests are down more than half. Imagine where we will be by the time Biden’s four years is up. Not that it will matter because Biden has quit spending your grandchildren’s money and is now working on your great-great grandchildren’s money.
Acting Executive Associate Director Enrique Lucero said:
“Rough estimate is book-ins would be reduced by 50% of historical numbers and the vast majority of book-ins would come from CBP transfers. A book-in is defined as an individual entering ice custody from a single event (arrest by CBP or ICE).”
ERO took the historical data and applied the Biden administration’s guidelines to those who were previously apprehended in the fiscal year 2020. The following convicted felons would have been released:
- 3,371 (Assault)
- 4,174 (Dangerous Drugs)
- 85 (Homicide)
- 46 (Kidnapping)
- 225 (Sex Offenses)
- 73 (Sexual Assault)
- 503 (Weapon Offenses)
According to Brnovich, the move is evidence of the Biden administration’s disregard for Americans’ safety.
“The DHS records we have obtained convey a shocking disregard for the safety of American communities by the Biden Administration,” Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a statement. “The Biden Administration and its radical allies are effectively abolishing ICE through administrative acts.”
Data from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appears to back up Brnovich’s claim.
A table on the DHS website shows a staggering number of apprehensions between October 2020 and April 2021. As Customs and Border Protection (CBP) arrests go up month after month, the number of ICE arrests continues to trend downward.
Along with concerns about Americans’ safety, Brnovich believes this is a way for the Biden administration to sidestep U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton’s decision to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the 100-day deportation memo.
As The Daily Wire previously reported, Judge Tipton expressed concerns over the Biden administration’s failure to consult with Texas before changing immigration policies, an agreement Texas and DHS came to under the Trump administration.