Three States Sue Biden Administration Over Memo That Curtails Arrests of Illegal Immigrants-US News | The Epoch Times

The attorneys general of three states have sued President Joe Biden’s administration over a memorandum that ordered immigration agents not to arrest most illegal immigrants inside the United States. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen, and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, all Republicans, say the directive from Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is “a brazen display of contempt for Congress’s statutory commands.” Mayorkas, a Biden nominee, wrote on Sept. 30 that being in the country illegally wasn’t enough cause for agents to carry out an arrest. Estimates of illegal immigrants inside the United States range from 11 million to more than 14 million. Mayorkas said agents don’t have enough resources to track down so many illegal immigrants and urged Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to use discretion when making arrests. Only illegal immigrants who pose a threat to national security, public safety, or border security should be targeted …

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