Reuters: Texas sheriffs say ICE memo fueling crime along border

IRLI In The News

July 1, 2021

By Daniel Wiessner

Four Texas sheriffs and a group representing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers filed a lawsuit on Thursday claiming the Biden administration is hobbling their ability to arrest and deport dangerous criminals.

In a complaint in Galveston, Texas federal court, the sheriffs and the Federal Police Foundation, ICE Officers Division said a February memo instructing officers to prioritize arresting individuals who pose a threat to national security or have been convicted of aggravated felonies has left them unable to detain people charged with other serious crimes.

Read the full story at Reuters.

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