Texas, Louisiana Sue Biden Admin for Its Alleged Refusal to Take Custody of Criminal Illegal ImmigrantsEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Attorneys general from Texas and Louisiana on Tuesday took the Biden administration to court alleging that it is refusing to take custody of illegal immigrants convicted of serious crimes after the administration set rules narrowing its immigration enforcement priorities. The states are seeking to block two Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memorandums issued early in the administration that established “interim enforcement priorities,” which narrowed immigration enforcement to three categories: individuals who have been engaged in or suspected of terrorism or espionage; immigrants who crossed into the United States illegally on or after Nov. 1, 2020; and individuals convicted of an “aggravated felony.” The attorneys general argue that the memoranda failed to prioritize detention of criminal aliens with final orders of removal, criminal aliens convicted of drug offenses, or criminal aliens convicted of crimes of moral turpitude. The result of implementing the two memoranda, the lawsuit argues, has led to the U.S. Immigration and Customs …Read More

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