From the minute Joe Biden walked into the White House, he’s been reversing numerous policies from his predecessor.
He also seeks to establish a much less hard-nosed approach to border security and foreign travelers, which includes changes to ICE.
However, his latest proposal might be a step too far.
Border officials have been concerned about Biden’s more lax approach, and they’ve often called out the new President for questionable decisions.
For instance, Biden’s team wants to focus on restructuring ICE, which would cut way back on deportations.
But as an anonymous source told the Washington Times (via The Daily Wire):
This is an administrative abolishment of ICE as we currently know it.
That’s a powerful and disturbing statement, and it implies that ICE’s authority will be greatly scaled back.
In fact, the Biden administration intends to remove thousands of federal agents from their role of enforcing immigration law.
They would then be reassigned to be “investigators,” and their focus on locating foreigners and deportations would shift.
This is also partly due to Biden’s new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief, Alejandro Mayorkas.
He has received criticism for the way he’s handling the DHS, especially from people like Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR):
Cotton denounced Alejandro Mayorkas, who Biden announced he would pick as his DHS chief on Tuesday, during an interview on Fox News on Wednesday.
Cotton said that Mayorkas’ alleged abuse of the EB-5 visa program, which allows foreigners who invest significant sums into growing U.S. businesses to apply for green cards, ‘disqualified’ Mayorkas from the position.
Cotton also cited the allegation that Mayorkas was guilty of “selling green cards to Chinese nationals on behalf of rich Democrat donors” during the Obama administration.
So, questions continue to swirl around Biden’s DHS pick.
And it certainly appears as if POTUS wants to limit the authority of ICE, which in turn is being branded an “administrative abolishment.”
- Joe Biden’s new proposal translates to an “administrative abolishment of ICE,” according to an anonymous source.
- The proposal would drastically limit the number of deportations.
- Biden’s pick for DHS chief has been accused of “selling green cards to Chinese nationals” for rich Democrat donors.
Source: The Daily Wire