‘Every peace officer in the United States should be extremely concerned about the attitude, the lawlessness, the complete, abject removal of law.’
The Biden administration’s new “catch and release” policy has Border Patrol agents allowing “thousands” of illegal aliens into the country who may be infected with Covid-19, a Texas sheriff is warning.
The illegal immigration issue was front and center on Tuesday’s edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight, where the show host broke down the incredible lawlessness taking place on the border that’s “punishing” and endangering Americans.
“Tonight we learned that the Joe Biden administration is releasing thousands of foreign nationals living here illegally into American neighborhoods without bothering to test them for the coronavirus,” Carlson outlined, before throwing to a clip of White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki seemingly unaware of the issue.
“What could be done to provide COVID testing to migrants at the border?” a reporter asks Psaki in the clip. “Because right now, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is saying they’re having to catch and release some migrants without giving them any kind of COVID test before they’re entering the community. So what is being done? What could be done?”
“Are you suggesting they’re letting people in across the border without testing them? Or, tell me a little bit more about—” Psaki responds.
“They’re being released,” the reporter continues. “They’re having to [release them] because of the executive order that the president signed earlier this week.”
“Which executive [order]? Which one?” Psaki asks the reporter.
Carlson also recounted comments from National Border Patrol Council Brandon Judd, who said, “So we’re releasing people without knowing [if they’re infected], which obviously puts the public at risk.”
He broke it down even further: “When we release people that break our laws without bothering to test them for the virus – the same virus we’ve used as a pretext for wrecking your life – what we’re saying in the clearest possible terms [is]: ‘We don’t like you.’”
“This isn’t a policy. It’s an act of aggression. It’s designed to humiliate you and demoralize you. Reckless, nondestructive immigration policy is the penalty or paying for your white supremacy.”
Appearing on the show, Texas-based Sheriff A.J. Louderback of Jackson County confirmed tales about the situation on the border are “absolutely true,” adding the administration has all but defunded Immigration and Customs Enforcement via executive fiat.
“[A] memo that I received this week, it’s essentially a ‘defunding ICE by memo’ … a memorandum that was sent out by [then-acting Homeland Security Secretary] David Pekoske on Jan. 20 or 21. So this is a particularly devastating document for Texans and Americans here in the United States,” Sheriff Louderback told Carlson.
“The message really has been sent, when I read it first and looked at it, it’s a message to the world: You can come here illegally. You could commit crimes here against Americans and remain here illegally.”
Blaming the Biden administration’s hasty eagerness to remove Trump policies, Louderback compared the current situation to the Obama years, claiming immigrants and agents lives’ are being put in jeopardy.
“[W]e walked this path and from 2008 to 2016,” he responded. “This program that was released by memorandum is very similar to the Priority Enforcement Program in 2014 and 2015, where people were able to commit crimes against Americans. The COVID issue conveniently overlooked during this time. So you know, I struggle for a thought process, like many Americans and Texans, on how the administration can conduct themselves in this manner, and promote a lawless attitude here where people are going to get hurt, seriously injured, killed, and people vowed to stay here, which is unbelievable. Yet here we sit with this situation.”
Louderback concluded with a warning to law enforcement: Biden does not have your back:
“Every peace officer in the United States should be extremely concerned about the attitude, the lawlessness, the complete, abject removal of law.”
“We have a nullification of the law going on here. We’re not going to enforce anything.”
Louderback’s comments echo those of fellow sheriff Chuck Jenkins, who recently told Fox & Friends the Biden administration was effectively opening up the border.
“Americans should be outraged,” the sheriff of Frederick County, Maryland, said. “What he’s done is effectively and functionally dismantled ICE, basically telling agents to stand down. There will be no enforcement.”
“These types of laws lead to more victims of crime, more violent crime, gangs infiltrating this country… Americans won’t be safer.”
H/T: The Blaze