In a Breitbart, exclusive U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents revealed that the Biden administration’s immigration policies, instead of deporting illegal immigrant criminals released from prison, have to release them to the streets of the United States, with a high probability of recidivism.
An agent located in Del Rio, Texas, who spoke on condition of anonymity, explained that what was normally done before the new Democratic administration took office was to deport illegal immigrants who were imprisoned for having committed crimes. Yet now, precisely because of the memo Biden issued shortly after taking office, these criminals are being released on U.S. soil.
“The man is an illegal alien; he has no claim to be in or remain in the United States and no relief from deportation,” the agent explained about the case of a recent criminal illegal immigrant. “It’s a no-brainer. We normally just reinstate the removal order and be done with it.”
The agent spoke of how these criminals re-offend, which infringes on the safety of Americans and needlessly duplicates work, something that in the Donald Trump era did not happen.
“Prior to January, this man would have been swiftly removed to Mexico—only blocks away from the jail,” he added. “I don’t have a crystal ball and I cannot tell you who will or will not hurt someone in the future, but we mostly arrest criminal aliens. Most of our arrests come straight out of jail. Guess what, many are released right onto the streets,” the agent explained.
In other words, illegal immigrants who commit a crime have a better chance of staying in the country than an immigrant who crosses the border illegally because the criminal is released from prison in the United States once his or her sentence is over.
ICE agents are ordered not to expend resources on illegal immigrants who are not terrorists or have violent criminal records.
“We are arresting fewer criminal aliens than ever in our agency’s history,” the agent stated. “I don’t know what it will take for people to wake up and see what potential danger this will cause in the future.”
Agents with low morale because they can’t do their duty
Another ICE agent working in the Houston unit revealed that his superiors, under White House regulations to deport fewer immigrants, limited the number of arrest operations that fugitive apprehension teams can conduct to only one every two to three weeks, resulting in only eight arrests per month.
The limitation imposed by the Democratic administration is resulting in agents losing motivation to carry out their mission.
“Our guys don’t even want to come to work anymore. They view this as dereliction of their duties and, for some, they believe this is a criminal act,” the source explained.
Before January 2021, the ICE facility in Conroe, Texas, housed about 600 illegal immigrants caught in operations, ready to be deported during the Trump era. Now, due to the new open border policies, there are barely two occupied beds.
“That’s over $60,000 we are wasting every day in bed space and meals. It is a perishable commodity that we could use if they would only let us do our job.”
Historically Democratic border towns flip to Republican
Democrats’ open border policies and leniency on illegal immigration appear to be taking their toll.
In the recent election in McAllen, Hidalgo County, Texas, the Republican candidate won. For the past 49 years, the mayor’s office has been in the hands of Democrats.
Thanks to Trump’s ‘America First’ policies, Republicans gained a lot of ground in Hispanic and African-American communities by signaling Americans’ rejection of globalist policies and opting to preserve national identity.