(Patriot Insider) – The usurper Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security has announced that they are no longer fining illegal aliens who refuse to leave the US. Not only that but they also say they’re canceling all debt previously incurred by criminal aliens who have remained illegally in America.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made the announcement on Friday and claimed that President Trump’s implementation of the Immigration and Nationality Act in 2018 which requires the federal government to fine illegal aliens who refuse to leave the country, was ineffective.
President Trump simply made the decision to actually enforce a provision of the act after it had been ignored for more than 20 years. The Trump administration started fining illegal aliens up to $500 per day that they refused to leave the US.
In some cases this resulted in fines up to $500,000. The fines would be perfectly reasonable and justifiable in a sane, rational world. American citizens are fined when we break the law. Why should illegal aliens get special treatment when they break the law to come here and then break the law every day they remain here?
Mayorkas sees things differently, however. In the statement he said that DHS is rescinding the use of fines on illegal aliens and claimed that the practice is not effective in deterring illegal immigration.
Apparently, opening the borders and promising illegal aliens a free ride on American taxpayers’ dime is the effective strategy for deterring illegal immigration. Considering the Biden administration has one of the worst border crisis ever seen on their hands, it’s ironic to hear Mayorkas claim what Trump was doing was “ineffective.”
“There is no indication that these penalties promoted compliance with noncitizens’ departure obligations,” Mayorkas said in a statement. “We can enforce our immigration laws without resorting to ineffective and unnecessary punitive measures.”
It sure doesn’t seem like anyone in the Biden regime is enforcing any kind of border or immigration laws whatsoever.
The statement further contends that the DHS has reviewed the “detailed data regarding the issuance of such fines since 2018” and came to the conclusion that the fines “were not effective and had not meaningfully advanced the interests of the agency.”
In conclusion, the department is doing away with the fines and “ICE intends to work with the Department of Treasury to cancel the existing debts of those who had been fined.”
This latest move is just another by the Biden regime giving more incentive for illegal aliens to come to the US in violation of our laws. There doesn’t seem to be any repercussions for doing so now.
Breitbart reports that according to analysis done this month, 1.2 million border crossers are expected to be apprehended at the US-Mexico border and that’s not including those who successfully cross into the country.
Currently there are anywhere from 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the US, costing taxpayers around $134 billion every year.
Under Joe Biden this number is only going to skyrocket.
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