Joe Biden’s team has ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents not to arrest and deport illegal immigrants unless they have been convicted of aggravated felonies against Americans, a report said.
“The orders require ICE agents prioritize convicted illegal alien aggravated felons, a fraction of the United States’ illegal alien population which totals anywhere between 11 to 22 million today,” Breitbart News reported on Sunday.
Biden’s orders “are likely to prevent 9-in-10 deportations that would have otherwise received authorization from ICE officials,” the report said.
“Forget sanctuary cities — this turns America into a sanctuary country. Prominent leftists have spent the past months calling to ‘abolish ICE.’ The Biden administration effectively just made their wish come true,” former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official, now with the Heritage Foundation, Lora Ries said in a statement.