UPDATED 1:50 PM PT – Saturday, July 3, 2021
A group of sheriffs along with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Texas announced they are suing the Biden administration for failing to arrest and deport illegal criminals. In a complaint filed this week, at least four counties in the state along with ICE officers, accused Joe Biden of enticing criminals to illegally immigrate to the U.S.
“The ICE officers involved in this case are absolutely astounded at what their superiors are asking them to do: releasing people charged with rape of a child, releasing people charged with dealing drugs and resisting arrest,” said Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
🎙️LISTEN: Texas Sheriffs and Federal ICE Officers trust Kris Kobach to take on the illegal actions of the Biden Administration. Kris joined @PeteMundo on @kcmotalkradio this morning to discuss the lawsuit brought on behalf of law enforcement. #ksleg https://t.co/nVXB2UdwgM
— Kris W. Kobach (@KrisKobach1787) July 2, 2021
This comes as the Biden administration issued a memo back in February, saying it would not deport immigrants unless they are a known or suspected terrorist, part of a criminal gang, or convicted of an aggravated felony.
Kobach, who is representing the lawsuit, said the move has only fueled the crisis at the border and encouraged more illegal immigration.