Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers say that President Biden has effectively abolished their ability to carry out their duties due to his implementation of wide-ranging restrictions. The news comes as ICE deportations hit record lows with only 2,962 being recorded last month.
The Washington Post reported:
ICE under President Biden is an agency on probation. The new administration has rejected calls from some Democrats to eliminate the agency entirely, but Biden has placed ICE deportation officers on a leash so tight that some say their work is being functionally abolished.
Far-left lawmakers like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have urged President Biden to completely abolish ICE.
According to The Daily Wire:
The cutback in ICE enforcement comes amid a surge in illegal immigration that the Biden administration has struggled to contain.
Illegal immigration has surged to a 20-year-high since Biden took office as many immigrants flocked to the U.S., hoping that the new president would be more lax toward border crossers than his predecessor. Some federal boarding facilities are now facing severe overcrowding because of the influx of illegal immigrants, many of which are unaccompanied minors.
Biden tapped Vice President Kamala Harris in March to head the administration’s response to the border crisis. Since taking up the role, Harris has yet to hold a press conference on the administration’s plans to handle the crisis and has not visited the border to see the crisis first-hand.
The Biden administration has repeatedly attempted to shift the blame for the illegal immigration crisis on former President Trump.