New Biden Policy Forces ICE to Censor Arrest Reports of Criminal Aliens
Specific facts involving the arrests to be censored
The Biden administration has instructed ICE agents to censor reports with specific facts involving the arrest of criminal illegal aliens.
An ICE Enforcement and Removal officer told Breitbart Texas that agents were told to redact the information before submission to Immigration Courts or the public as part of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The anonymous source said the insertions are meant to hide the truth when criminal aliens are released instead of deported after crimes.
The emails from the Acting Assistant Director of ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations reads in part:
As information related to enforcement priority determinations may not be final at the time a case is processed and may further develop over time, please do not include this information in the I-213 narrative.
When this information is included in the I-213 please be aware of the need to redact that information when it is filed with EOIR/Immigration Judges or turned over in FOIA requests.
Such a move to hide information from an arrest report is unprecedented.
The report allows the officer to record the circumstances of an arrest and the detention of the arrestee.
Attempts to prevent an officer from documenting facts at the time of arrest place the officer in legal jeopardy at a later date if asked to testify.
ICE officers take a person into custody after he is released from jail on a criminal offense but do not meet the Biden Administration’s policy threshold for deportation.
Instead of documenting the release on the arrest report, the report goes silent on the matter.
If the criminal alien re-offends, the prior arrest record will not show that the ICE officer was simply obeying orders to release and rather has to defend himself as if it were his poor judgment.
The sources say he has never been told to withhold decision information in an arrest until Biden's policy was implemented.
He notes that officers could face professional consequences when criminal aliens re-offend when they are released.
The enforcement and removal policy limits officer's ability to arrest and remove a criminal written approval—creating a significant administrative burden.
The number of arrests and removals conducted by ICE has been reduced due to the policy.
Last month, Biden's expansion of his breakdown of interior immigration enforcement, or “sanctuary country” orders, give illegal aliens more options to avoid being arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.ICE officials told Congress they would open an “ICE Case Review” process, which would allow illegal aliens to challenge their arrest and detainment.