Tuesday, July 25, 2023

House Committee Examines Biden Administration’s Refusal to Enforce Immigration Laws; Tom McClintock Breaks Down Biden Border Crisis: 5.5M Illegals at Border, 2.1M Released into U.S., 1.5M Got-Aways

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House Committee Examines Biden Administration’s Refusal to Enforce Immigration Laws>:
One of President Biden’s first acts in office was to sign an executive order suspending all deportations for 100 days. A federal judge quickly blocked that order, but it nevertheless sent a clear message that his administration would ignore or subvert every immigration law that conflicted with their own open borders policies. The judicial order, notwithstanding, the numbers of illegal aliens deported under the Biden administration have plummeted to historic lows and have been limited to small categories of lawbreakers who are deemed as “priorities” for removal.
For the first two years of this administration, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was able to get away with refusing to enforce immigration laws, while Democrats controlled both houses of Congress. However, with Republicans now in charge of the House, lawmakers have begun to look into whether the administration can simply decide not to enforce laws they don’t like. In June, the House Judiciary Committee held hearings to look into DHS’s handling of the border crisis. The hearing posed the question, “Is the law being faithfully executed?”
Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), who chairs the subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security and Enforcement, zeroed in on the Biden administration’s abuse of our asylum system and parole authority in his opening statement. “The law specifically provides that any asylum claimant shall be detained while their claim is heard. This is now routinely ignored,” McClintock said. “The law specifically provides that parole is to be granted only on a case by case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit. This law is now being ignored while parole is granted en masse to release many tens of thousands of immigrants illegally into our country.”
Among the key witnesses at the hearing was Chad Wolf, the former Acting Secretary of DHS. Wolf explicitly accused the Biden administration of refusing “to follow their legal obligations” to secure the nation’s borders and enforce a whole range of immigration laws. He said the Biden administration intentionally decided to ignore its legal mandate to detain illegal aliens or make them wait in Mexico throughout their immigration court proceedings. Because of the mass influx of migrants that resulted, Wolf noted that DHS is simply releasing migrants with a directive to self-report to a local Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office when they reach their destination, rather than actually charging them and issuing notices to appear in court. --->READ MORE HERE
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Tom McClintock Breaks Down Biden Border Crisis: 5.5M Illegals at Border, 2.1M Released into U.S., 1.5M Got-Aways:
House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement Chairman Tom McClintock (R-CA) detailed, in numbers, the extent to which the nation’s southern border remains more porous than ever under President Joe Biden’s watch.
During his opening statement at the subcommittee’s hearing on Thursday regarding criminal illegal aliens living throughout the United States, McClintock said the Biden administration’s policies have created “sanctuaries for criminal illegal aliens” while forcing “a dystopian nightmare for law-abiding citizens … who must live in them.”
By the numbers, McClintock said there have been more than 5.5 million illegal aliens encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border since Biden took office in late January 2021 — a foreign population that far exceeds the city of Los Angeles, California.
More than 2.1 million illegal aliens, McClintock said, have been released directly into American communities by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This is a foreign population equivalent to the city of Houston, Texas.
Similarly, more than 1.5 million illegal aliens are known to have successfully entered the U.S. interior without being apprehended by Border Patrol. This is a foreign population the size of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“Among the 1.5 million known got-aways, there is no way to estimate the number of terrorists and criminals entering the country,” McClintock said:
But we do know this: By surrendering to border patrol, you are virtually assured of being released into the country. The 1.5 million who have evaded border patrol have done so for a reason: They are either conducting criminal activity or they are hiding criminal records. [Emphasis added]
McClintock also noted the Biden administration “has essentially adopted the sanctuary policies that prevent many dangerous illegal aliens from being deported after they have been convicted and incarcerated for committing other crimes while in the United States.” --->READ MORE HERE
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