According to a new report, illegal aliens convicted of crimes or arrested for them were deported significantly less under the Biden administration.
According to the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), there has been a 71% decrease in removals of illegal aliens arrested for crimes under Biden, and a substantial decrease in removals of convicted felons.
According to the Daily Wire, Jessica Vaughan, the director of policy studies for CIS, released a statement in regards to the data, saying, “Immigration enforcement in the interior of the country has dropped dramatically under President Biden’s policies. These policies have exempted nearly all but the most serious criminal aliens from arrest and removal and have imposed cumbersome new procedures and paperwork for ICE officers to complete cases.”
Only 16,351 individuals were removed after being arrested under President Joe Biden’s first nine months in office, compared with nearly 56,000 during the same period in 2019 under former President Donald Trump.
Deportations of convicted felons decreased by 9,000 between the 2020 and 2021 fiscal years, while overall removals declined from 186,000 to 59,000. Removings declined as the number of immigrants crossing the southern border reached record levels.
The number of enforcement actions decreased by 80% in Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Vermont. Enforcement fell by 90% in some counties, including several in Georgia.
Biden’s administration wants $3 billion in funding before the end of Title 42, a Trump-era measure that allows some asylum seekers to be turned away because of COVID.
DHS officials predict that crossings will increase even more after Title 42 ends on December 21. Nearly 8,000 crossings take place each day, which some Republicans have compared to an invasion.
The new report on illegal aliens has been met with deep concern at the levels of illegal immigrants residing within our borders and the lack of secure policies to protect our nation. Americans are rightfully infuriated with President Joe Biden and his administration for the lax immigration policies established, especially those resulting in dramatically less deportations of convicted felons than prior administrations. This is simply unacceptable and not in line with what Americans expect from their government – secure our borders now and fund more effective efforts to deport illegals. Without more intentional deportation plans, Americans risk further threats to national security, financial costs, and lasting shifts in American culture that must be acknowledged. We must all continue to press forward for secure borders, additional funding for stronger border protections, and elevated levels of deportations for a secure future.