Florida Attorney General, Ashley Moody announced on Fox yesterday that she is filing a lawsuit and an injunction in federal court on behalf of the people of Florida to stop the Biden Administration’s halt on deportations; adding that the administration is “thumbing its nose to its responsibilities under federal law” via the order.
Moody accurately noted in her statement that the Biden Administration is “required to deport criminal aliens that are here illegally,” but lamented the complete failure of the administration to follow through on that commitment - in the end, Moody explained, this leads to the release of serious criminal offenders onto American streets.
In a statement after the segment on Fox, Moody noted that until the inauguration of President Biden, Presidents of both parties have detained and deported illegal aliens - especially those with criminal histories. Moody concluded:
This [halt in deportations] is a radical shift that places Floridians and our law enforcement officers in greater danger, and that is why I filed suit.
Meanwhile, the states of Arizona and Montana are also taking legal action against the Biden administration in an attempt to block the new rules that would significantly limit the capability of ICE to detain and deport illegal aliens - an action the states say would cause negative consequences for the residents of each state.
Under the new orders from President Biden, ICE would only be able to detain aliens if they pose a threat to national security or commit aggravated felonies. The Administration claims that officers will still be able to arrest aliens, but only after receiving case-by-case authority from their superiors at DHS.
Arizona Attorney General, Mark Brnovich said in a statement:
If asked about the poorest policy choice I’ve ever seen in government, this would be a strong contender. Blindly releasing thousands of people, including convicted criminals and those who may be spreading COVID-19 into our state, is both unconscionable and a violation of federal law. This must be stopped now to avoid a dangerous humanitarian crisis for the immigrants and the people of Arizona.
Montana Attorney General, Austin Knudsen joined the state of Arizona in suing for an injunction stopping the order from going into effect. AG Knudsen stated:
Meth trafficked into Montana by Mexican drug cartels has wracked our state. The problem will only be made worse if the Biden administration continues to allow criminals to stay in the country. Enforcing our immigration laws and helping to keep Americans safe is one of the federal government’s most important functions. The Biden administration is failing its basic responsibility to Americans.
For the complete article on Florida, please visit Florida Politics.
For the full story on Arizona and Montana, please visit the Epoch Times.
Updated: Wed, Mar 24th 2021 @ 1:25pm EDT