As a conservative opinion writer, I cannot help but express my deep concerns over the Biden administration’s immigration policies. These policies have led to a significant drop in the number of deported convicted criminal illegal immigrants, putting our nation’s safety at risk.
The data from ICE reveals a disturbing trend: under Biden’s leadership, deportation targets have fallen sharply. Even more troubling, ICE has set even lower targets for fiscal 2023 and 2024, aiming for only 29,393 deportations each year.
This stands in stark contrast to the higher targets and actual deportations during the Trump administration.
The decline in deportations can be attributed to new restrictions imposed on ICE agents by the Biden administration, limiting their actions to arresting and deporting three specific categories of illegal immigrants.
This narrow focus has undoubtedly contributed to the drop in deportations and raises questions about the priorities of the current administration.
The Biden administration’s approach to immigration enforcement also includes reducing the average daily population of detained adults and scaling down the use of Alternatives to Detention (ATD).
This reduction in detention capacity comes just as the Title 42 public health order is set to expire in May, potentially leading to a new surge in migration.
As a conservative, I believe that it is our duty to hold our government accountable for the safety and security of our nation.
The Biden administration’s immigration policies are failing to prioritize the well-being of American citizens, and we must demand better.