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The leaders of Biden have exposed the new direction for the invasion of immigrants who put forward a major threat to public safety, while still leaving intelligence in the hands of other leaders and diplomats.
“What we have done is that we have led our staff to use discretion to focus on people who are undermining national security, public security and border security,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tells NPR.
Under new circumstances, mentioned in the memorandum from Mayorkas to Immigration Culture and Implementation by other organizations, mere presence in the US without legal permission “should not be the basis” of immigration authorities to arrest or deport someone.
For many, the ICE became de facto in the face of former president, Donald Trump, for the sake of refugees, as agents were free to arrest anyone they met in the country illegally. With these innovations, the Biden management is trying to free itself from those plans.
“It is an indisputable fact,” said Mayorkas, “that many undocumented people … have made great strides in our communities in this country for years.
But like many Biden-run operations, new laws were quickly launched from all sides.
These guidelines “sit somewhere between midnight and chaos,” according to Jon Feere.
“Violating American immigration laws is not a reason for anyone to be held accountable for violating American immigration laws,” he said. he wrote Feere, a former ICCE chief of staff during the Trump administration is now at the Center for Immigration Study in Washington, which supports lower enrollment rates.
This new guide outlines the key initiatives planned within the framework from the Biden leadership earlier this year. But after criticism from Republicans and hardliners going abroad, the final approach offers a chance for INICE representatives to make a decision on who threatens public safety.
Proponents of migration are concerned that free speech could lead to harassment.
“This new direction falls short of the commitment of Biden’s leadership and promises to formulate a comprehensive immigration plan,” said Yaritza Méndez of the New York Road Buildings advocacy group.
“They have stopped using their intelligence, agents like ICCE have a terrible history of intimidating, arresting and dividing communities. We cannot continue to build on a plan that harms the communities in which we live,” said Méndez spokesman.
But Secretary of DHS Mayorkas pushed back on that concern.
“Yes, it leaves intelligence in the hands of agents. But this intelligence is directed. It is expected. It is controlled. It is controlled,” Mayorkas told NPR.
He said the UNICE officials should look at different factors in deciding who to arrest and evict – and that DHS will put security in place to ensure that they do so.
“We will hold ourselves accountable internally, and we will be accountable to the public and beyond,” he said.