It has been a mixed week on the immigration front.
Yesterday, we reported that Secretary Mayorkas was moving asylum cases out of the court to USCIS, which means we can expect our immigration numbers to go through the roof this year.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, a federal judge just removed the hamstring the Biden administration put into place that prevented ICE agents from removing illegals from the country.
The move by the Biden administration to turn over asylum cases to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agents was a stunning announcement for conservatives.
Rather than allow the cases to go through the courts and be presided over by immigration judges, officials at the agency will now hear the claims.
Now, we know Biden will have his pro-illegal immigration operatives in place in these positions, so it is a reasonably safe assumption that most of these asylum requests will be granted.
This ruling will help alleviate some of that problem.
U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. Newman issued an order that will place an injunction on the deportation limits that have been placed on ICE.
Mayorkas has made it clear that crossing the border illegally is now not the sole means whereby ICE can deport someone.
He stated that they could only be deported immediately if they are “national security threats” or pose a “public safety” threat.
As we have seen, even in those cases, deportation is not always being approved.
In his decision to remove the restrictions, Judge Newman wrote, “The States sue because they believe DHS skirted Congress’s immigration enforcement mandates when it issued a policy that prioritizes certain high-risk noncitizens for apprehension and removal.
“At bottom, that is what this dispute is about: can the Executive displace clear congressional command in the name of resource allocation and enforcement goals?
“Here, the answer is no.”
This is a big win for conservatives, but the question is how long it will be before Mayorkas figures out another way to skirt the rules.
Source: The Blaze