President Biden is under fire, this time from a coalition of state attorney generals, for his bizarre decision unilaterally cancel President Trump’s highly successful “Operation Talon” which targeted sexual predators who are living in the United States illegally.
As ABC 4 notes:
The letter was directed to Pres. Joe Biden, the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and Acting Director of ICE Tae Johnson. The effort has been spearheaded by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt.
“We’re working hard to fight human trafficking and sex crimes in South Carolina and allowing convicted sex offenders who are here illegally to remain in our country makes absolutely no sense,” said Attorney General Wilson. “These trafficking and sex crimes are repugnant to human decency generally and to children specifically.”
In a letter, the attorneys general argue that canceling Operation Talon could encourage sexual predators who seek to enter the country illegally and worsen issues of sexual assault and trafficking in the immigrant community.
And as Human Events reports, Biden’s decision may end up encouraging sex predators to increase their attacks on children:
“The United States’ population of illegal immigrants includes disturbingly large numbers of criminals with prior convictions for sexual crimes,” the letter reads. “According to data collected by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, during the period from October 2014 to May 2018 ICE arrested 19,572 illegal aliens with criminal convictions for whom the most serious prior conviction was a conviction for a sex-related offense.”
“Meanwhile, an increasing number of illegal aliens are entering the United States after having been previously convicted of sexual offenses,” it continues. “The cancellation of [Operation Talon] effectively broadcasts to the world that the United States is now a sanctuary jurisdiction for sexual predators. This message creates a perverse incentive for foreign sexual predators to seek to enter the United States illegally and assault more victims, both in the process of unlawful migration and after they arrive. It will also broadcast the message to other criminal aliens who have committed other offenses that any kind of robust enforcement against them is unlikely.”
The letter begs perhaps the most important question: “If the United States will not remove even convicted sex offenders, whom will it remove?”
Once again we are left with more questions than answers regarding what the Biden Administration’s true motives behind canceling ‘Operation Talon’ actually were.