Sunday, March 12, 2023

Judge Strikes Down Biden’s ‘catch and release’ Border Policy; Federal Judge Unloads on Biden Border Policies as ‘divorced from reality’; Border is "Meaningless Line in the Sand" Under Biden

Judge strikes down Biden’s ‘catch and release’ border policy
A federal judge ruled in favor of the state of Florida on Wednesday and struck down the Biden administration’s use of parole to free illegal migrants in droves that are caught crossing the border.
Judge T. Kent Wetherell II of the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida blocked the Biden administration from using humanitarian parole and “alternatives to detention” to mass release migrants, a policy critics refer to as “catch and release.”
Wetherell, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, blasted the Biden administration in his scathing opinion in support of Republican Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s challenge to the practice, arguing that the southern border has become just a “speedbump” for illegal border-crossers.
“The evidence establishes that Defendants have effectively turned the Southwest Border into a meaningless line in the sand and little more than a speedbump for aliens flooding into the country by prioritizing ‘alternatives to detention’ over actual detention and by releasing more than a million aliens into the country — on ‘parole’ or pursuant to the exercise of ‘prosecutorial discretion’ under a wholly inapplicable statute — without even initiating removal proceedings,” Wetherell wrote.
“There is nothing inherently inhumane or cruel about detaining aliens pending completion of their immigration proceedings,” he added. --->READ MORE HERE
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Federal judge unloads on Biden border policies as ‘divorced from reality’:
A federal judge delivered a severe spanking to President Biden over the southern border, ruling Wednesday that there is an illegal immigration “crisis” and accusing the administration of reducing the boundary to “a meaningless line in the sand.”
Judge T. Kent Wetherell, a Trump appointee who sits in northern Florida, said Homeland Security’s approach of catching and releasing massive numbers of illegal immigrants on “parole” is illegal.
He laid the blame for the crisis squarely at the feet of the president and his policies.
“Collectively, these actions were akin to posting a flashing ‘Come In, We’re Open’ sign on the southern border,” he wrote in a 109-page ruling. “The unprecedented ‘surge’ of aliens that started arriving at the Southwest Border almost immediately after President Biden took office and that has continued unabated over the past two years was a predictable consequence of these actions.”
He ordered the parole policy vacated — though he stayed his ruling for a week to give the administration a chance to appeal the decision.
The decision is a remarkably vocal denunciation of Mr. Biden’s approach to the border, and comes after a trial that Judge Wetherell said made clear how badly the Biden team has bungled things. --->READ MORE HERE
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