JOE Biden issued an order to "immediately release all" undocumented migrants in Texas custody, reports say.
The memo, from the Department of Homeland Security to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), was reportedly sent out after the new president signed an executive order on his first day in office.Joe Biden signed several executive orders during his first few days as US PresidentCredit: Reuters The claims that Biden ordered all undocumented migrants in Texas to be released, were made on Tucker Carlson tonightCredit: Fox News
It called for a 100-day pause in deportations, according to an email obtained by Fox News.
"Tucker Carlson Tonight" has since obtained an internal email sent Thursday to ICE officers in Texas that shows how the order was enacted, according to reports.
"As of midnight tonight, stop all removals," the email reads.
"This includes Mexican bus runs, charter flights and commercial removals (until further notice) ... all cases are to be considered [no significant likelihood of removal in foreseeable future]."
"Release them all, immediately. No sponsor available is not acceptable any longer."Migrants gather inside the fence of a makeshift detention center in El Paso, Texas in 2019. Credit: Getty - Contributor People in custody for cases related to illegal entry into the United States, sit in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas, in 2018. Credit: AP:Associated Press A picture inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detention facility shows children at Rio Grande Valley Centralized Processing Center in Rio Grande City, Texas, U.S.,Credit: Reuters
The Sun has reached out to both departments for comment.
The official who sent the email noted that he was just "the messenger" explaining the directive, Fox News reports.
Biden signed a series of executive orders undoing Trump's signature policies in his first few hours and week as US President after being inaugurated on Wednesday.
Soon after being sworn-in, Biden's announced a 100-day pause on deportations of most people living in the country illegally, along with a new priority system for those who will still be subject to removal.Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the US on January 20.Credit: Getty Images - Getty
The Department of Homeland Security released a memo outlining the categories of immigration offenders who will continue to be subject to arrest and eventual removal.
Migrants who arrived at the border after November 1, 2020, will still be deported.
Immigrants already in the U.S. who pose a national security or public safety risk including anyone convicted of an "aggravated felony" are also a top priority under the new department-wide guidance, the Daily Mail reports.
On Friday, Texas attorney general Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit seeking to block Biden's move to pause the deportations.
Paxton said the state would face “irreparable harm” if the deportation moratorium was allowed to go into effect.
He also Paxton argued that the deportation moratorium violated the president’s constitutional duty to execute federal laws.
Paxton, a Republican, also said the temporary freeze violated an enforcement agreement the state brokered with the outgoing Trump administration earlier this month.