(ConservativeSense.com) – Almost two dozen calls were held between Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) within the first few months of the Biden administration, according to official documents.
The official calendar of Mayorkas, which was obtained by a government watchdog organization called Americans for Public Trust through a Freedom of Information Act request, showed that between February and June 2021, 23 calls were held between the Homeland Security Secretary and the ACLU.
The left-wing civil rights group are major advocates for not detaining illegal immigrants and oppose most of the border security as well as interior enforcement policies toward immigration.
A major revelation of the calendar shows that the calls coincided with a drastic change in policy by the Biden administration after Trump left office. The Biden administration threw out the “Remain-in-Mexico” policy of the Trump-era, sought a moratorium on deportations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and also stopped the construction of Trump’s famous border wall.
These major changes, including the expansion of so-called “catch and release” policies, resulted in the subsequent historic surge of migrants crossing the border, according to Republicans.
Whether the rapid pace of scheduled meetings between the DHS and the ACLU continues is unclear, although the ACLU and immigration activists are currently upset with the Biden administration’s latest moves on immigration in preparation for the ending of Title 42 next month. The Trump-era policy allowed the rapid expulsion of migrants at the border due to the pandemic in 2020.
The executive director of Americans for Public Trust criticized the findings, saying that at a time when the U.S. “was barreling toward an unprecedented border crisis, Secretary Mayorkas gave open-borders activists an unusually prominent seat at the table” in the discussion.
She said that the Biden administration’s “decision to allow the very people advocating to dismantle DHS to shape its agenda” caused today’s crisis and “raises serious questions about who is actually running the show” over there.
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