The Biden administration is facing numerous problems right now. Afghanistan might be taking up the majority of news time, but other serious issues still linger.
This includes the southern border crisis, which sources say hasn’t improved. Border officials are still begging for assistance and the American people have heard little about this topic in recent months.
Now, though, 16 Attorneys General are pushing back.
Back in February, Biden issued “interim guidance” that limited the number of deportations and migration-related arrests.
Critics quickly condemned the move, saying it dangerously restricted ICE’s power and capabilities. And the results would simply lead to more questionable individuals sneaking into America.
The administration defended the new rules, though.
They claimed it would focus ICE in the right direction: they would clamp down on those who pose a threat to national security, those who had crossed the border since Nov. 1, and those who were guilty of “aggravated felonies.”
However, that leaves a whole lot of open categories.
And many southern state leaders say too many dangerous foreign travelers are endangering U.S. communities. So, a new coalition is going to court against Biden.
From Fox News:
The coalition, led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, filed an amicus brief at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, asking the court to deny the administration’s request for a stay pending appeal, so that Biden’s guidance to stop enforcing immigration laws will be stopped while the case makes its way through the appeals process.
Brnovich made several strong comments in his statement. This includes accusing the current administration of “intentionally” ignoring existing law.
It isn’t the first time Biden has faced such an accusation, as other key Republicans and state officials have made similar claims.
As Brnovich said:
The Biden Administration continues to intentionally violate federal immigration laws and endanger all Americans.
We continue to see the release of convicted felons, COVID-19 positive migrants, and record levels of dangerous drugs into cities across our country.
These reckless policies are illegal, unconscionable and disgraceful. The Biden Administration must be held accountable.
The Attorneys General also warned that the “border is in crisis,” and Biden is guilty of “brazen defiance” of the law.
They’re petitioning the court to break the administration’s “escalating pattern of contempt for the rule of law,” because it has a direct and hugely negative impact on the entire country.
In fact, many have been against this new ICE guidance since the moment it came down.
Back in March, Montana and Arizona took the Biden administration to court over the new rules. At the time, Brnovich called this guidance a “violation of federal law.”
Other states, including Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Ohio have joined the fight as well.
And while this fight rages on, the border numbers get more concerning.
Overall encounters at the border rose sharply in 2021, and spiked again during the summer months. Border officials can’t seem to keep up, and keep asking the government for help.
That help doesn’t appear to be coming, though. And these 16 Attorneys General have had enough.
- 16 Attorneys General pushed back against the Biden administration’s new ICE guidance.
- They claim it’s an “intentional violation” of border and migration law, and it endangers America.
- This marks another step in this lengthy battle, which began in March when multiple states sued to stop the guidance from taking effect.
Source: Fox News