Fox: Biden Administration Guidance Limiting ICE Arrests Sees Pushback from 16 States

 

A coalition of 16 attorneys general is pushing back against “interim guidance” issued under President Biden’s administration which limits the number of deportations and immigration-related arrests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The interim guidance memorandum, issued in February, prevents immigration officers from arresting some illegal immigrants unless they fall into three categories: those who pose a threat to national security, those who have crossed the border since Nov. 1, and those who committed “aggravated felonies.” Brnovich has warned that if ICE doesn’t pick up convicted illegal immigrants who don’t fall under the three categories for arrest, they will endanger surrounding communities.

The coalition, led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, filed an amicus brief at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, asking the court to deny the administration’s request for a stay pending appeal, so that Biden’s guidance to stop enforcing immigration laws will be stopped while the case makes its way through the appeals process.

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