Joe Biden has directed various federal agencies to significantly roll back criteria for making arrests and ordering deportations of illegal aliens, according to Fox News.
The overhaul comes after a memo that was issued on January 20th, Biden’s first day in office, which directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to rescind several Trump-era immigration policies that made it easier to arrest and deport illegals. Biden similarly signed several executive orders that strengthened protections for illegal aliens who qualify for DACA amnesty, and ordered a stop to all construction on the border wall.
The memo claims that “due to limited resources, DHS cannot respond to all immigration violations or remove all persons unlawfully in the United States. Rather, the DHS must implement civil immigration enforcement based on sensible priorities and changing circumstances.”
Included in Biden’s reversal of federal immigration policy was an attempted moratorium on all deportations for the first 100 days of his presidency, which was halted by a federal judge in Texas after the state sued the Biden Administration over the proposed moratorium.
The relaxing of immigration restrictions is meant to encourage illegals to file formal paperwork with federal agencies without the possibility of being immediately deported. The new guidelines also make it impossible for federal authorities to deport illegal aliens for such crimes as drunk driving and assault, while also making it even harder for authorities to arrest wanted illegals who are being held in jail. Some have said that these widespread shift in enforcement policy has essentially resulted in ICE being all but formally abolished, as it is no longer capable of doing its job as intended.