Sunday, November 28, 2021

ICE Arrests Plummeted Under Biden Guidance; Officers Averaged an Arrest Every Two Months; Under Trump, ICE Aggressively Recruited Sheriffs as Partners to Question and Detain ILLEGALS

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ICE arrests plummeted under Biden guidance; officers averaged an arrest every two months:
CE authorized just 20,858 arrests in the six months after the Biden administration announced new rules restricting which illegal immigrants could be targeted — or an average of just one arrest every two months for each deportation officer.
That’s down exponentially from the Trump years, when the rate averaged two arrests each month, and it’s even worse compared to the peak Obama years, when the ratio was about four arrests each month.
But even though U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it’s catching fewer people overall, it’s arresting more aggravated felons, which ICE says is proof the new rules are working to allow officers to focus on the most valuable targets.
In 5½ months after the Feb. 18 issuance of the new rules, ICE recorded 6,046 arrests of aggravated felons, compared to 3,575 during the pandemic-stricken 2020.
The government revealed the numbers in a court filing earlier this month as it sought to defend the new “priorities” guidance laying out guardrails on which immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally should be arrested or deported by federal officers.
Under the rules, only immigrants without documentation who are considered national security threats, recent border crossers or aggravated felons are automatic arrest and deportation priorities.
If officers want to target someone outside those categories, they must write up a justification and get preapproval. --->READ MORE HERE
Photo by Calla Kessler/The Washington Post
Under Trump, ICE Aggressively Recruited Sheriffs as Partners to Question and Detain Undocumented Immigrants
Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins had spent years advocating for the removal of undocumented immigrants when he received a prized photo in his inbox in February 2019. It came from a group that has long fought to slash the number of immigrants allowed into the United States.
In the photo, Jenkins and more than three dozen other sheriffs posed under a chandelier in the East Room of the White House with a beaming President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
Jenkins, serving his fourth term as sheriff in the western Maryland county, quickly forwarded the photo to an acquaintance. “Check this out,” he wrote in an email obtained by The Washington Post.
“Pretty important!” she replied moments later. “You all meet to discuss how to get rid of the illegals?”
“Indeed!” Jenkins wrote back. “I have had the pleasure of being with the Pres on at least five occasions.”
The White House gathering in September 2018 was part of a two-day media and lobbying blitz by the Federation for American Immigration Reform to promote border control and immigration enforcement, including a contentious national program known as 287(g) that for years has drawn support from Jenkins and other sheriffs. --->READ MORE HERE
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