Joe Biden Helps Illegal Alien Accused of Killing Teen Escape Deportation from US
Mother of a 19-year-old blasts Biden's immigration policies
President Joe Biden is facing fire from the mother of a 19-year-old killed by an illegal immigrant in a hit-and-run after his “sanctuary country” orders helped the accused evade deportation.
19-year-old Adrienne Sophia Exum was killed by Heriberto Fuerte-Padilla, an illegal alien from Mexico in November 2020.
Padilla was driving highly intoxicated at the time and was charged with fleeing the scene of the crash and drunk driving.
Now Biden’s sanctuary country orders ban Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents from arresting and deporting illegal aliens unless they meet narrow thresholds of criminality
As The Daily Mail reported:
While the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initially wanted authorities to deport Fuerte-Padilla after Texas issued its punishment, the federal agency changed its mind because the individual does not qualify for priority deportation under Mayorkas’ new rules issued in September 2021 to try and lower the number of removals.
Representative John Katko, Republican Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, said Biden’s rule is the latest example of how his "failed border policies" are dangerous and have proven the administration "incompetent."
“From a gutted immigration enforcement system to strained frontline border security resources, this administration continues to ignore the rule of law," Katko said in a statement.
"President Biden’s policies have sapped the morale of frontline homeland security personnel and undermined the security of American communities," the statement added.
The Homeland Security Department initially said it wanted authorities to pick him up and deport him once Texas punished him, but then it changed its mind. Under rules issued in September by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Fuerte-Padilla doesn’t qualify as a priority anymore. [Emphasis added]
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also told Texas that it was canceling deportation requests — known as “detainers” — on other illegal immigrants, including some who pleaded guilty to felony charges of evading arrest or had convictions for drunken driving, drug possession or domestic assault injuring a family member. [Emphasis added]
Biden is also helping illegal aliens Jose Godoy Vasquez of Guatemala and Nay Thar of Thailand evade deportation.
Vasquez was convicted of drunk driving, domestic violence, and drug possession, while Thar has convictions for drunk driving, drug possession, fleeing police, and secretly getting contraband into prison.
“Unlawful presence in the United States, alone, will not be a basis for immigration enforcement action … it is a matter of justice and equity as well,” Mayorkas said.
Biden put Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of addressing the migration crisis, but quickly her office rebranded her role to looking into "root causes" in Northern Triangle nations that lead to mass migration to the U.S.
Many have criticized Harris for not doing enough to quell the prevailing crisis facing America’s southern border.