The Biden administration official in charge of deporting illegal immigrants has made a series of damaging, on-camera admissions about the collapse of immigration enforcement on Biden’s watch.
Corey Price, the top-ranking official at ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), said during a deposition that deportations are down seven times compared to the Obama years, Fox News reported.
Biden official admits deportations way down
Florida attorney general Ashley Moody, who is suing the Biden administration over its immigration policy, grilled Price during a taped September 9 deposition.
When asked if it’s true that Obama in 2012 deported “almost seven times the number of aliens than the Biden administration did in either 2021 or 2022,” Price responded, “That appears correct.”
Price also conceded that ICE arrests have dropped 40 percent compared to 2019, saying, “that appears correct.”
We put a top ICE official under oath, and he admitted that @JoeBiden intentionally weakened immigration enforcement—setting the stage for the border crisis and record-low detention & removals. https://t.co/0eHjZMY4bS pic.twitter.com/sKiU7PAQJA
— AG Ashley Moody (@AGAshleyMoody) September 22, 2022
Dereliction of duty
Moody cited Price’s testimony as proof that Biden is deliberately refusing to enforce the immigration laws “in a way that has never been seen.”
“At every phase of the process, Biden is purposely failing to enforce the law and detain and remove inadmissible immigrants,” she said.
The head of Border Patrol, Raul Ortiz, also testified to Moody that illegal immigrants face “no consequences” under Biden.
Upon entering the White House, Biden moved swiftly to turn the page on his predecessor’s tough immigration policies. Among other radical moves, Biden handed down new ICE guidelines that severely restricted who agents could arrest and deport.
Clearly, immigrants are getting the wrong message: according to the latest figures, more than 2 million illegal immigrants have entered the country this fiscal year, another Biden record.