ICE Deportations Fall to Lowest Monthly Level on Record
Joe Biden promised a 100-day moratorium on deportations during his presidential campaign, and he’s perused a lax deportation policy since taking office.
As the nation faces a crisis on the border that the administration won’t acknowledge, deportations have cratered, further sending the message that border is wide open.
According to Fox News:
ICE deported less than 3,000 illegal immigrants in April – a sign of how drastically the agency’s enforcement capabilities have been limited by the Biden administration.
An ICE spokesperson said the agency deported just 2,962 illegal immigrants in April. The Washington Post, which first reported the figures, also reported that it was the first time the number had dipped below 3,000 and is 20 percent down from March — even amid a massive migration surge at the border that has overwhelmed authorities.
“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has concentrated its limited law enforcement resources on threats to national security, border security, and public safety,” a spokesperson said in a statement. “This has allowed ICE to focus on the quality of enforcement actions and how they further the security and safety of our communities rather than the simple quantity of arrests and removals.”
Under Trump there was a peak 2,600 migrant children in Border Patrol custody in 2019 – or as the media called it, “kids in cages.” That was enough to send them into hysterics – which were noticeably missing when there were over twice as many “kids in cages” under Biden by the end of March. Overall, there are now nearly 25,000 migrant children in government custody.
Our de-facto “Border Czar” Kamala Harris has yet to give a press conference on the situation at the border, and has no plans to visit the border. She has however blamed the “not crisis” on LGBT violence climate change.
Meanwhile, Press Secretary Jen Psaki has adopted blaming Trump as her go too strategy for explaining away a crisis that she simultaneously won’t acknowledge as a crisis – but will acknowledge as a problem big enough that it’s worth blaming Trump for.
What caused this situationa t the border is blatantly obvious to anyone paying attention to Biden’s undoing of Trump’s immigration agenda.
One of the first things Joe Biden did after taking office was to begin undoing Donald Trump’s legacy on immigration through a series of executive orders. Those executive orders aimed to, among other things; establish a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegals, halt border wall construction, rebrand “kids in cages” as “kids in overflow facilities,” and halt deportations.
That sent a clear and immediate message to prospective illegals – and border apprehensions in January promptly jumped 157% year-over-year, only to continue surging since. As if there was any doubt as to what motivated them, back in March, photos of a caravan of migrants wearing “Biden, Please Let Us in!” shirts went viral.
And just days ago, the Daily Caller interviewed illegals crossings the Rio Grande who said they wouldn’t have crossed when Trump was in office. When one illegal was asked if they had a message for Biden, she replied “Thank you for supporting us, we appreciate it.”
Matt Palumbo is the author of Dumb and Dumber: How Cuomo and de Blasio Ruined New York, Debunk This: Shattering Liberal Lies, and Spygate