A new report shows the arrests of illegal immigrants already in the United States plummeted under the Biden administration; raising even more questions about the White House’s failing immigration policies.
“Interior arrests of illegal immigrants by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are expected to have dropped sharply in Fiscal Year 2021 to approximately 70,000 administrative arrests – coinciding with restrictive new rules placed on agents by the Biden administration,” reports Fox News. “FY 2021 ICE data has not yet been finalized, but it is on track to show around 70,000 administrative arrests by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) when it is eventually released.”
“That is down from 103,603 arrests in FY 2020, which in turn was down from 143,099 in FY 2019 and 158,581 in FY 2018. The FY 2021 data was first reported by The Washington Post, which reported that the data is the lowest level in more than a decade,” adds Fox. “While FY 2021 includes the final months of the Trump administration, it also included with the beginning of the Biden administration — which issued guidance for ICE agents in February that dramatically reduced the scope of enforcement priorities.”
“For the first time, our guidelines will, in the pursuit of public safety, require an assessment of the individual and take into account the totality of the facts and circumstances,” Mayorkas said in a statement announcing the memo.
Read the full report at Fox News.
100% KENNEDY: Biden’s Immigration Plan Like ‘Giving Whiskey and Car Keys to a Teenager’
Senator John Kennedy perfectly summed up the Biden administration’s response to the spiraling border crisis Tuesday; saying the plan is like “giving whiskey and car keys to a teenager.”
“I think that the reason the vice president went to Guatemala and met with President [Alejandro] Giammattei is to offer him billions and billions of American taxpayer dollars to try to make his country better, and with no disrespect but that’s like giving whiskey and car keys to a teenager,” Kennedy told “Fox & Friends.”
‘Like Giving Whiskey And Car Keys To A Teenager’: Sen. Kennedy Mocks Giving Guatemala Taxpayer Money https://t.co/BCem6VDYt1
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 8, 2021
“President Giammattei is an authoritarian. He presides over a corrupted administration. They’re probably going to steal the money. Corruption is rampant,” Kennedy continued. “Now, you don’t have to be Einstein’s cousin to figure all of this out.”
100% KENNEDY: The Only Geniuses in Biden’s Dept. of Homeland Security ‘Are the Visitors’
Senator John Kennedy ripped the Biden administration’s handling of the southern border Monday after learning the White House is paying $2 billion to STOP wall construction; calling the move “a crime against nature and intelligence.”
“I read the article about President Biden, Biden’s decision to pay the contractors $2 billion not to build the wall, not to finish the wall, and here’s my conclusion about that,” Kennedy told “Fox & Friends.”
“What do you call a genius in President Biden’s Homeland Security Department? A visitor,” Kennedy quipped.
“What he’s doing is a crime against nature and intelligence,” he added.
“Border walls work and we’ve had a border wall for 30 years in America,” Kennedy said. “Every president since then has supported it including President [Barack] Obama and President [Bill] Clinton, except President Biden. I think the conclusion is almost inescapable, folks, that President Biden believes in open borders.”
Sen. John Kennedy Rips Biden After News Of $2 Billion Halt To Border Wall Construction https://t.co/4q4PQBQ99k
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 26, 2021
Video emerged on social media Thursday apparently showing a group of Central American migrants being escorted across the border by Federal Agents and placed into waiting vehicles operated by Border Patrol.
“NEW: More groups of migrants being walked through the border gate to a waiting Border Patrol van here in Del Rio this morning. This is one of several groups we’ve seen come through today. Our drone team in RGV says 300+ have already crossed in La Joya, TX as of 9am,” posted Fox Los Angeles’ Bill Melugin.
NEW: More groups of migrants being walked through the border gate to a waiting Border Patrol van here in Del Rio this morning. This is one of several groups we’ve seen come through today. Our drone team in RGV says 300+ have already crossed in La Joya, TX as of 9am. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/QilYPqRCmO
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 22, 2021
This group of Haitian men just walked through the border gate and turned themselves in to Border Patrol. We have seen hundreds of Haitians arriving here in Del Rio this week. The flow of migrants showing up is almost nonstop every day unless there’s a big storm. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/KmHcYccLul
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 21, 2021
Watch Kennedy’s comments above.