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Congressmen Biggs & Comer Demand Answers from DHS on Preventing ICE Agents From Enforcing Immigration Laws

October 26, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Andy Biggs (AZ-05) and Ranking Member James Comer (KY-01) sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas demanding answers on DHS’s “Guidelines for the Enforcement of Civil Immigration Law” that will prevent ICE agents from enforcing our immigration laws. 

“Enough is enough. The Biden administration has created a crisis at our southern border and now Secretary Mayorkas is directing ICE agents not to enforce our immigration laws,” said Congressman Andy Biggs. “These guidelines are an affront to the rule of law and will only further incentivize illegal immigration. Instead of preventing ICE from enforcing the law, the Biden administration should be empowering them to keep our country safe. Moreover, Secretary Mayorkas should be removed from his position of authority immediately for implementing crisis-creating policies.”

“What happened to the rule of law? Starting on day one in office, President Biden in both word and action has put illegal immigrants first and Americans last through his radical open borders agenda. Under his watch, masses of children have been held in overcrowded facilities during a pandemic, apprehensions at the southwest border are at levels never before seen, the human smuggling industry is booming, and deadly drugs like fentanyl are harming communities. Now, this administration is directing ICE to cease enforcing our immigration laws. This is unacceptable. It’s time Congressional Democrats do their job and hold this administration accountable.” - Congressman James Comer

Read the full letter here.