Florida AG sues Biden admin over orders restricting deportation of criminal aliens

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has become a respected leader in his party over the course of his response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

He has also gained GOP recognition for his resistance to President Joe Biden’s agenda — including through his state’s lawsuit against the White House for its refusal to detain or deport many undocumented immigrants.

“Refusing to do their jobs”

The Biden administration has attracted mixed reviews for the order, which would even restrict the deportation of individuals previously convicted of or charged with serious crimes.

For their part, Florida officials are taking issue with two guidance memos detailing the White House’s plans to bypass enforcement of various immigration laws.

According to the Washington Examiner, the first memo originated from the Department of Homeland Security on Jan. 20, followed by another that came from the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement nearly a month later.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody explained the state’s position in a statement, asserting: “The Biden administration’s reckless policy of refusing to do their jobs and deport criminals, places all those gains and Floiridans’ public safety at risk.”

She added that “presidents of both parties detained and deported criminals” prior to Biden’s inauguration.

“This is a radical shift that places Floridians and our law enforcement officers in greater danger, and that is why I filed suit,” Moody concluded.

“A public-safety nightmare”

Bolstering the state’s case that the Biden administration is refusing to detain or deport criminal aliens, officials submitted a collection of emails received from various ICE officials informing Florida Department of Corrections Correctional Service Administrator Kimberly Thomas that the agency would not be taking custody of certain individuals due to “current interim enforcement guidelines.”

Moody filed a formal complaint in federal court on Monday, writing that Biden and his administration “violated their oaths of office, flouted Congressional statutes, failed to protect U.S. citizens and immigrants alike, and created what will quickly become a public-safety nightmare” without hours of the president’s inauguration.

As a result of what she called an “abdication of duty,” she insisted that the result of the federal orders will be to “allow criminal aliens to be released into and move freely in the State of Florida, and their resulting crime will cost the State millions of dollars on law enforcement, incarceration, and crime victim’s assistance.”

DeSantis has been a vocal opponent of Biden’s immigration agenda, describing the president’s positions as “terrible policy” and “entirely reckless,” which reports depict as a clear sign of support for the attorney general’s current action in court.

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  1. Good for gov DeSantis and i hope gov abbott does the same. Biden and his coherts are criminals and treated as such.

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  3. Wonder why the news media, except Fox, doesn’t report on the obvious blunders, intentionally by Biden and the administration. He should be talking and doing something about it, instead of telling the world, like Cuomo, how wonderful he is. Less mouth, more action.

    1. GO WHERE THE ILLEGALES ARE COMING IN AND GIVE THEM THE ADDRESSES OF THE PEOPLE THAT WANT THEM IN HERE, AND TELL THEM WHEN THEY GET THERE THE PERSON AT THAT ADDRESS WANTS THEM.

  4. Why hasnt any Republicans brought impeachment to the table!! I kno if President Trump would of done what biden is doing to America it would of happened right after the second failed attempt by dumbocrats! What is going on with dumbocrats being able to get away with any of this BS.

    1. Totally agree. In addition, the impeachment of the Dot-head/Jamaican (Cumala) for encouraging rioting last summer as well as getting rioters out of jail. The Republicans are asleep at the wheel, as usual.

  5. We b need the borders closed and impeachment filed on dementia joe And his cronies. We the People have had MORE than ENOUGH!

  6. This double standard going on must be brought to the front burner! Como’s crime should be secondary to the border! Take these ungrateful idiots in this country to the other countries to live for a year! They should kiss America’s ground instead of burning and smearing it’s policies. What’ the old saying “ Give them Opaze not Blue Waltz perfume”

  7. It’s about time someone stood-up to the senile SOB. China-Joe has only been in office less than two months and he is ruining our country with terrible EO’s and radical Administrative appointments. China-Joe and the Dot-head/Jamaican need to be stopped.

  8. Good for you Governor DeSantis and the officials of Florida for taking action on the immigration case.I hope it inspires more states to do more on this as important as it is.

  9. Its a wonder charges of Human Trafficking and Child Endangerment haven’t been filed against Biden given the increased numbers his reversal of Policies has created. Maybe that is exactly what China wants

  10. Thank God for governors like Florida and Texas has. They have the guts and good sense to say “NO” to idiot Biden’s stupid, illegal, dangerous orders to just open the doors to ILLEGAL ALIENS and all of the crime and costs involved. Putting LEGAL USA CITIZENS @ risk for disease, crime, etc. Wish more Governors had as much courage to step up and just say “NO”.

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