Can lawfare be used to stop Biden and his disastrous policies before it’s too late? The GOP-dominated government of Alabama thinks so; it just sued Biden over his refusal to deport illegals. The Daily Journal, reporting on that lawsuit, notes that:
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is suing the Biden administration over claims it is ignoring immigration law that requires the federal government to arrest, detain and deport foreign nationals in the U.S. illegally.
The lawsuit alleges that the Biden administration’s immigration policy exceeds the authority of the Department of Homeland Security, is arbitrary and capricious, illegally bypassed notice and public commenting, and is unconstitutional.
The lawsuit, joined by both Florida and Georgia, attempts to prevent immigration-related agencies such as ICE and CBP from following Biden’s diktats on the issue now or in the future. As Just the News reports:
The AGs are asking the court to nullify the policy, and permanently prohibit DHS, CBP, ICE and CIS from following it. They’re seeking a permanent injunction to end “the Biden Administration’s wholesale abdication of its statutory duties.” Doing so will “prevent the irreparable harm caused by the unlawful release of convicted criminals into their communities,” they argue.
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall released a statement on the matter, saying “The Biden administration cannot ignore the law, nor should it place American lives in jeopardy by allowing criminal aliens to escape the long arm of justice.”
Continuing his takedown of Biden’s policies and depiction of why the lawsuit is so necessary, he added that:
“For more than three decades, a bipartisan majority of Congress has made law that the Executive Branch should arrest, detain, and remove all felon criminal aliens. Congress was justifiably concerned that deportable criminal aliens who are not detained continue to engage in crime and fail to appear for their removal proceedings in large numbers.”
“Congress intended that those arrested and ordered removed by an immigration judge were actually deported. What’s more, officials in previous administrations of both political parties have agreed that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has to prioritize the removal of criminal aliens, and the United States Supreme Court has held that immigration officials ‘must arrest those aliens guilty of a predicate offense.’”
While it remains to be seen if the lawsuit will prove effective in stopping Biden, it is certainly necessary. Under Mayorkas’ policy, illegals are no longer arrested for violating immigration law and are instead only detained if they pose a threat to national security or public safety, a radical change that has made if far easier for illegals to stay in the country.
Mayorkas, speaking about that policy, said it will “require an assessment of the individual and take into account the totality of the facts and circumstances. In exercising this discretion, we are guided by the knowledge that there are individuals in our country who have been here for generations and contributed to our country’s wellbeing, including those who have been on the frontline in the battle against COVID, lead congregations of faith, and teach our children. As we strive to provide them with a path to status, we will not work in conflict by spending resources seeking to remove those who do not pose a threat and, in fact, make our nation stronger.”
That soft on illegal immigration policy needs to end ASAP so that our border is defended; hopefully the lawsuit will prove effective in stopping it.
This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics