President Joe Biden’s policies were the polar opposite of Donald Trump’s when dealing with the issue. The President’s administration contributed significantly to the escalation of the border issue between the United States and Mexico.
Since 2019, the number of arrests made by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has decreased by roughly 50%, and this trend is expected to continue until 2021. The ICE statistics for FY 2021 have not yet been completed, but when it is, it is expected to show roughly 70,000 administrative arrests by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations. It compares to 103,603 arrests in FY 2020, down from 143,099 arrests in FY 2019 and 158,581 in FY 2018.
Agents from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will be confined to detaining three types of illegal immigrants: recent border crossers, national security risks, and aggravated offenders. Outside of those categories, arrests would need to be approved by a supervisor.
According to the reports, Illegal immigrants were fleeing the United States, with green card holders, international students, and guest workers opting to leave on their own rather than join the illegal immigration community. During Trump’s administration, out-migration among non-naturalized citizens in the United States quadrupled.
Moreover, Illegal immigration, on the other hand, soared to unmanageable proportions under Biden’s watch. Border patrol personnel were not only having trouble keeping up, but the Biden administration was publicly penalizing them for performing their duties. Illegal migrants were openly saying they were attempting to breach the border since Trump was no longer President and Biden’s enforcement was significantly weaker.
Now, after they’ve entered the nation, the number of arrests has plummeted and is expected to continue to plummet, especially as elected Democratic leaders continue to demonstrate contempt for ICE and actively seek to defund it.
"I didn't even want to try" says Colombian migrants that crossed illegally into Yuma, Arizona when I asked if they attempted to come under the Trump administration. I also interviewed Nicaraguan migrants that crossed illegally into Yuma that shared the similar sentiment pic.twitter.com/WMaCI0n2SG
— Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) October 12, 2021