(ConservativeSense.com) – Most illegal migrants in the US cannot be deported as the Biden administration continues to make a mockery of immigration enforcement laws. In some parts of the country, deportation figures have dropped by more than 90% since Biden entered the White House.
Figures obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) show a collapse in deportations, even of those involved in criminal activity. According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the number of removals across the nation has dropped from 186,000 in 2020 to 59,000 in 2021. The number of convicted felons removed has fallen from 36,000 in 2020 to 27,000 in 2021. In 50 counties or territories, the number of illegal immigrants deported has decreased by a staggering 90%.
Guidance issued by the Biden administration in 2021 restrained the ability of ICE to remove illegal migrants and advised that deportation should only be enforced for offenders who pose national security threats or commit serious felonies. Despite this, the CIS report claims that there has been a steep drop in the removal of felons – including those convicted of homicide.
These policies from the Biden administration will undoubtedly encourage yet more illegal border crossings – already at record highs. In a report from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in June this year, Republicans labeled the situation a “humanitarian catastrophe”. The report states that Biden’s immigration policies are disastrous and compromise the safety of the American people. “Not only will stronger immigration controls protect our own national borders, but they will signal US political will to meaningly address illegal immigration to governments in the region, and signal to transnational criminal organizations and would-be illegal migrants that they cannot illegally enter the United States with impunity”, it read.
Customs and Border Protection data reveals that southern border crossings this year topped 2.76 million, breaking the previous annual record by over 1 million.
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