On Tuesday, Texas and Lousiana Attorys general sued the Biden Administration, claiming the federal government is refusing to arrest illegal immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes.
Central to the suit is the administration’s “interim enforcement priorities,” which call for the narrowing of enforcement into three categories: individuals who are suspected of terrorism, illegal immigrants who entered after November 1 2020 and illegal immigrants convicted of “aggravated felony.”
The suite claims the administration removed detention requests of jailed criminals, not providing detention requests and release of criminals into Texas and Louisiana.
The result, according to the suit, is “dangerous criminal aliens are being released into local communities.” It also claims the release of criminals is a danger to public safety.
In a statement, Texas AG Ken Paxton said “President Biden’s outright refusal to enforce the law is exacerbating an unprecedented border crisis. By failing to take custody of criminal aliens and giving no explanation for this reckless policy change, the Biden Administration is demonstrating a blatant disregard for Texans’ and Americans’ safety.”