Posted on July 26, 2023

House Republicans Call Out Biden’s DHS for Dismissing, Closing 92K Deportation Cases in Single Year

John Binder, Breitbart, July 25, 2023

A group of House Republicans, led by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), are calling out President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for closing or moving to dismiss nearly 92,000 deportation cases last year {snip}


The Republicans write:

The Secretary can undoubtedly connect the dots to realize that a massive amount of case dismissals is a component of the incentives this administration offers illegal aliens daily. You might try enforcing the law and allowing it to serve as a deterrent to illegal entry. Historical precedent exists to support the idea.

You and OPLA leadership can make every argument you want about the latitude and benefits of using prosecutorial discretion, but this directive, coupled with this administration’s dangerous immigration policies, can only lead us to one conclusion — you have found another avenue to circumvent federal immigration law and exploited it to the detriment of the American people. [Emphasis added]


In particular, the Republicans want to know precisely how many deportation cases were dismissed versus those that were administratively closed {snip}