Biden Immigration Error Blocks 200,000 Deportations

An error by the Biden administration will allow hundreds of thousands of migrants to stay in the United States despite the record flow of illegal immigrants into the country. The judge’s order also comes amid mounting Republican criticism of the White House’s approach to the crisis at the southern border and an ongoing dispute with Texas over enforcement.

The Department of Homeland Security did not file the proper paperwork to deport about 200,000 migrants, leading to federal immigration judges dismissing the effort to deport them. This occurred as thousands of migrants did not receive notices to appear before courts. As a result, due to the lack of notice, the potential deportations were denied.

So far this year, there have been almost 11,000 such incidents of cases being dismissed because of the lack of notices to appear.

This represented more than 8% of deportation cases in the country during President Joe Biden’s first three years in office.

Research revealed that a majority of cases in which a notice to appear is not filed result in no further action, in which illegal immigrants are allowed to stay in the country.

The immigration order also came in the same week as a federal judge ruled that illegal immigrants had the constitutional right to bear arms, despite not being citizens.

More than seven million illegal immigrants are believed to have entered the country since Biden took office in 2021. This includes more than three million migrant encounters in 2023, which set an all-time record.

December 2023 saw the number of attempted border crossings exceed 300,000 for the first time in American history.

Much of the flow has accelerated after the Biden administration announced the end of former President Donald Trump’s Title 42 asylum policy.

Separately, Texas vowed this week to continue enforcing its state law making illegal entry into the Lone Star State illegal during a stay by the Supreme Court as it weighs its constitutionality.