HOUSTON – Starting this weekend, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents will be able to arrest anyone suspected of being illegally in the country.
It comes after a federal judge in Texas ordered the suspension of the Biden government’s order prioritizing arrests to people who pose a threat to public safety, which went into effect on Saturday.
The judge determined that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS, for its abbreviation in English) regulation was illegal, therefore, arrest cases would henceforth have no priority and would be subject to the discretion of immigration agents. ,
federal judge Drew TiptonNominated by former President Trump, it was determined on June 10 that DHS did not have the authority to issue a memorandum issued in September last year outlining the parameters of its immigration arrest policy.
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That memorandum, issued by Secretary Alejandro Mayercas, It noted that the Biden administration was guided by the fact that “the majority of undocumented citizens exposed to deportation had contributed to society as community members.”
Tipton’s mistake It is another in a series of lawsuits that several Republican-controlled states have filed against the Biden administration’s immigration policies.
In the Tipton judicial system, Biden has been responsible for blocking many of the administration’s initiatives, such as, for example, the 100-day moratorium on deportation that he wanted to implement at the start of the administration.
According to ICE data, in FY 2021, 74,082 immigrants were arrested, which is 28% less than the number recorded in FY 2020.
according to immigration attorney nayemeh salem“Deportation orders are expected to increase in the immediate period, as cases that are not a priority will not be closed”, as was the case prior to Tipton’s decision.