The states of Arizona and Montana are trying to block new regulations under the Biden Administration that would stop most deportations of illegal immigrants.
If asked about the poorest policy choice I’ve ever seen in government, this would be a strong contender, blindly releasing thousands of people, including convicted criminals and those who may be spreading COVID-19 into our state, is both unconscionable and a violation of federal law. This must be stopped now to avoid a dangerous humanitarian crisis for the immigrants and the people of Arizona.Mark Brnovich, Attorney General, Arizona
The Attorneys General for the two states say Mexican drug cartels activity have been escalating since the end of 2020 because the cartels expected that President Biden would have a "hands off" attitude regarding the border.
Read the lawsuit here. It asks the court to declare the Biden administration policy illegal and unenforceable.