Biden Said, ‘I Don’t Want To Defund The Police’ But DHS Statements Shows He Is
Police departments around the country get a lot of aid from the federal government for training, equipment, and even overtime. However, DHS Homeland Security head Alejandro Mayorkas announced some of the funding is drying up; they are defunding the police.
During a committee hearing with House lawmakers, Mayorkas hinted that plans on terminating the funding and programs that allows local police to partner with ICE agents to keep criminal illegal aliens off the street.
“I’m certainly aware of some of the abuses of the 287(g) program and I believe that I brought an example of that abuse to an end recently,” Mayorkas said, adding:
I am engaging with the men and women of ICE in the development of Secretary’s enforcement guidelines. And once we have done that, I do intend to continue my dialogue with sheriffs and chiefs of police … to see how we can most effectively partner in the service of … smart and effective law enforcement.
Mayorkas claimed that ICE’s 287(g) program has a dark history however didn’t give any examples of corruption.
Mayorkas already terminated a 287(g) detention center agreement with Bristol County, Massachusetts which held criminal illegal immigrants. The agreement with Bristol County terminated by the Biden Administration help police turn over to ICE agents criminal legal aliens charged with: Attempted murder, rape of a child, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, indecent assault and battery on a child under 14-years-old, strangulation or suffocation, arson, armed carjacking, identity fraud, credit card forgery, breaking and entering, drug possession.
Former ICE official Jon Feere said that Mayorkas termination of the program may violate the legal terms of the agreement.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas offered no analysis as to why he has ordered ICE to end the 287(g) agreement with Bristol County. It appears that the political appointees at DHS targeted this 287(g) agreement without any discussion with subject-matter experts or officers in ICE’s 287(g) Unit. Had they done so, Biden’s staff would have learned that they were about to make an apparently arbitrary and capricious decision that is in violation of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) and a reckless threat to public safety. [Emphasis added]
Federal law enforcement programs that have kept Americans safe are now on the chopping block because Biden is going to defund the police.