Under his administration, a record number of immigrants have entered the country illegally, mostly by way of the southern border. In the same manner, the fewest number of illegals were sent back home. Naturally, these aliens have swelled to alarming proportions, causing a big drain on the country's economy and further spiking inflation.
Further, their sustained growth is alarming. According to Statista, there were 11.39 million illegals in the U.S. in 2018. It ballooned to 15.5 million last year based on Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) data.
These figures are hardly surprising, considering the policies favoring the aliens laid out by Biden since he took the helm on Jan. 20, 2021. Biden junked former President Donald Trump's policies designed to keep the illegals out, including stopping the construction of the border wall.
Now, the implications of what Biden has done are being unraveled, even by his own people.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody pointed to the recent testimony of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations Executive Director Corey Price as evidence that the Biden administration is intentionally under-enforcing federal immigration law in a way that has never been seen. (Related: Biden orders ICE to stop deporting illegal alien sex offenders.)
The Biden administration's officials are "flagrantly violating the very federal laws they swore to uphold," said Moody, citing as an example Price's testimony on Sept. 9, during the deposition process of Moody's lawsuit against Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other border authorities. A video of Florida Chief Deputy Attorney General John Guard questioning Price was aired by Fox News.
Fox News also presented data showing that "from 2008 through 2016, ICE removed about 400,000 illegal immigrants, and never less than 230,000 per year. However, in 2021, under Biden, they had only deported 55,598."
In comparison, under Trump's watch in 2020, a total of 236,151 were removed from the DHS and 167,327 were returned, according to Statista. To make the distinction clear, removals are the compulsory movement of an inadmissible alien out of the U.S. by court order, while returns are the movement of a deportable alien out of the U.S. without an order.
According to Price, "border authorities had detained only about 40 percent of the illegal immigrants in 2021 than they did in 2019 under the Trump administration."
Moody told Fox News: "Our deposition provides even more proof that the Biden administration is intentionally under-enforcing federal immigration law 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."
No wonder, FAIR estimates that about 4.9 million aliens have invaded the country in 18 months under the Biden administration with many of them already integrating into communities.
The ICE officials tried to dissuade the government from implementing their "reckless policies" but their advice went unheeded, bared Moody. That's why she's pointing at Biden as the culprit behind "the border crisis and the surge in American deaths from Mexican fentanyl.”
The mention of fentanyl is significant because the synthetic opioid is now the leading cause of death for American adults between the ages of 18 and 45. Also, fentanyl got smuggled in through the border, between 2020 and 2021, nearly 79,000 people died of fentanyl overdoses, according to data from Families Against Fentanyl.
Last year, the U.S. Border Patrol reported a total of 1,662,167 apprehensions, less than the 1.68 million reported in 2020, meaning tens of thousands of illegals were able to make their way through with thousands more trying their luck daily. On Sept. 24 alone, there were nearly 6,000 apprehensions, according to Statista.
The case of Price wasn't the first evidence of Biden's negligence or incompetence in handling the border crisis. In July, Moody tweeted the deposition of U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz.
"After the Biden administration denied that they were engaged in catch-and-release, and that they were responsible for the historic surge at our southern border, Florida got the Chief of Border Patrol to admit, under oath, the truth," said Moody. "The Biden administration caused the surge, made the border less safe, and is flagrantly violating the very federal laws they swore to uphold."
No surprise there. Biden has flouted the law and committed blunders since Day 1 of his term. From unconstitutional vaccine mandates, spiking inflation and the exodus of illegal aliens, Biden just couldn't get it done right.
Watch the video below showing how the Biden administration is paying illegal immigrants to move to the United States.
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