On Monday Virginia Sheriff Chuck Jenkins criticized the Biden administration for changes they have made to the nation’s immigration policies, specifically ICE and border enforcement.
Speaking to Fox and Friends, Jenkins said, “Americans should be angry and outraged. What he’s done is effectively and functionally dismantled ICE, basically telling the agents to stand down. There will be no enforcement.”
Jenkins was referring to several changes the Biden administration made that reverse many Trump-era policies, including rules on deportation and enforcement. Jenkins went on to say, “They say they will not deport people who are in this country illegally if they get a DUI, assault, money laundering, property crimes, fraud, tax crimes, solicitation, or charges without convictions, so for a variety of crimes, despite the fact that you are in the country illegally, Sheriff, they won’t deport you.”
These allegations are coming to light after the Washinton Post released an article on Sunday, which stated
“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is preparing to issue new guidelines to agents this week that could sharply curb arrests and deportations … While ICE’s new operational plans are not yet final, interim instructions sent to senior officials point to a major shift in enforcement. Agents will no longer seek to deport immigrants for crimes such as driving under the influence and assault, and will focus instead on national security threats, recent border crossers and people completing prison and jail terms for aggravated felony convictions.”