Victory! Texas Court Nullifies Biden’s Criminal Alien Releases Nationwide

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June 13, 2022

Court finds White House “priorities” violate federal law, cause havoc

WASHINGTON—On Friday, a federal district court in Texas vacated Biden administration policies that had the purpose and effect of releasing large numbers of dangerous alien criminals into America. The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) had filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case showing that these policies violate the law.

In its brief, IRLI showed that the detention and removal of these criminal aliens is mandatory under the law. IRLI also placed Biden’s policies in their larger context: a whole series of Biden non-enforcement policies that, working together, have explosively increased unlawful entry by aliens—including many fugitives from justice and other criminals—from around the world.

In vacating the administration’s release policies, the court agreed with IRLI that detention and removal are mandatory. In its 96-page opinion, the court also showed in great detail how the administration’s policies are deliberately constructed to achieve an inconceivable purpose: the release of dangerous alien criminals—including rapists, child molesters, and other violent criminals—back into the country.

As the court explained, the law requiring criminal aliens to be detained and removed has a good reason: in the past, 84 percent of criminal aliens who had been released back into society committed crimes again, 44 percent doing so within the first year of their release.

“Too often, aliens lawfully admitted and given permission to work in the United States turn out to be criminals,” explained former Acting ICE Director and IRLI Senior Fellow Tom Homan, who provided hours of expert testimony in the case. “These are criminals we certainly don’t need and don’t have to accept, and in fact Congress passed a law revoking their permission to be in this country and sending them back home after they have served their time in prison. The Biden administration may have twisted motives for wanting more dangerous criminals roaming the streets of America, but they still have to enforce the law as written, and we’re glad the court made that clear.”  

“Revoltingly, advocates for policies like these always say their actions are based on ‘love,’” said Dale L. Wilcox, executive director and general counsel of IRLI. “I guess they assume that they themselves, personally, most likely will not be victimized by the alien criminals they release. But they know that many, many people will become victims, often in ways that destroy their lives. So, when they do everything they can to release as many dangerous criminal aliens as possible, that’s not love, but its opposite. It’s war on the American people. We applaud the court for so painstakingly spelling out how the administration’s policies, both openly and deviously, work to thwart the law, and for striking them down.”

The case is Texas v. United States, No. 6:21-cv-00016 (S.D. Tex.).

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