Florida AG: DHS docs show Biden administration grasp of harm done by border policies

It has been clear to many that since even before Inauguration Day 2021 that now-President Joe Biden and his administration were poised to facilitate a dangerous and unprecedented weakening of the nation’s southern border, and according to Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, she has the smoking-gun documents to prove it, as Fox News reports.

During an appearance on America Reports, Moody revealed that as part of ongoing litigation between the state of Florida and the Biden administration, she has obtained documentation indicating that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was untruthful when he recently told a congressional committee that the federal government was appropriately handing the situation at the border with Mexico.

According to Moody, materials secured via the Freedom of Information Act prove that Biden and his DHS secretary fully grasp the fact that suspending the Remain in Mexico policy and the imminent lifting Title 42 removal protocols will allow cartels to “exploit migration flows and entrench themselves in the smuggling cycle…endanger vulnerable individuals, amass illicit profits that feed cartel violence in Mexico and along the border, and create a volatile border environment.”.

Also noting Mayorkas’ dishonesty during testimony before Congress, Moody further declared, “And now we have uncovered through Florida’s litigation that not only does Biden understand that the transnational criminal organizations are facilitating, organizing and profiting millions from the illegal immigration into our country, they also understand with the cancelation of Title 42 – and this is in [Customs and Border Patrol’s] words – ‘there will be significant safety implications.’”

Despite the indications from Moody that Biden and Mayorkas are fully aware of the havoc their policies are unleashing in the homeland, the administration’s push to flout federal immigration law continues apace – to the great irritation of a federal judge in Florida earlier this month.

As the Center Square noted, U.S. District Judge T. Kent Wetherell recently denied the Biden administration’s request to toss Florida’s attempt to stop the “catch and release” immigration practice, which sees startling numbers of arrivals let loose into the country’s interior with little chance they will ever be apprehended or adjudicated.

During the course of that litigation, the Biden administration claimed that Florida had no legal standing to even challenge its immigration policies, measures it astonishingly argued were “beyond judicial review.”

Wetherell rightly blasted the administration’s premise, saying, “Suffice it to say the Court is wholly unpersuaded by Defendants’ position that they have unfettered discretion to determine how (or if) to comply with the immigration statutes and that there is nothing that Florida or this Court can do about their policies even if they contravene the immigration statutes.”

“This position is as remarkable as it is wrong because it is well established that no one, not even the President, is above the law and the Court unquestionably has the authority to say what the law is and to invalidate action of the executive branch that contravenes the law and/or the Constitution,” the judge added, though whether the administration will reconcile itself to that reality and start acting accordingly, only time will tell.