The Biden administration has just given immigration prosecutors that want to further the Democrat agenda a gift horse.
A memo recently slipped through the cracks that has given considerable latitude to ICE prosecutors in terms of the cases they should be prosecuting.
The new order offers a slew of exceptions that can now be granted to individuals who would have been deported under Trump.
The rule of law… doesn’t matter any longer when it comes to illegal immigration.
The memo, which was initially published by BuzzFeed, in part, states, “Prosecutorial discretion is an indispensable feature of any functioning legal system.
“The exercise of prosecutorial discretion, where appropriate, can preserve limited government resources, achieve just and fair outcomes in individual cases, and advance the department’s mission of administering and enforcing the immigration laws of the United States in a smart and sensible way that promotes public confidence.”
This discretion has been extended to criminal cases, as ICE prosecutors were told to consider “the extensiveness, seriousness and recency” of the crimes before hitting the deportation button on a case.
Illegal immigration advocates were delighted at the softer stance on deportations.
Greg Chen with the American Immigration Lawyers Association stated, “At long last [ICE’s Office of the Principal Legal Advisor] has issued a memo that sets clear priorities for the hundreds of ICE attorneys prosecuting immigration cases so they can actually decide which of the 1.3 million cases in the immigration court backlog should move forward and which should not be using up finite government resources.”
He added, “Prosecutorial discretion is the hallmark of smart and effective law enforcement that was entirely absent during the previous administration and resulted in harmful consequences to people who have resided in the U.S. for years and that Americans overwhelmingly agree would not make sense to expend effort deporting.”
So, the next time you see a story about a rape, murder, or DUI that resulted in loss of life and the suspect is an illegal immigrant that had been released, remember this memo.
Source: The Hill